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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland
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Me and my girlfriend from Poland want to visit here in the US to get to know each other more. Is the visa process any more difficult to go through from there than other countries? She seems to think it is.

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Me and my girlfriend from Poland want to visit here in the US to get to know each other more. Is the visa process any more difficult to go through from there than other countries? She seems to think it is.

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Do you mean the tourist visa process? I really don't think it is, as long as she has strong ties to her country.


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March 25, 2014: I-129f sent. April 16, 2015: Date filed.

April 1, 2014: NOA1 received & check cashed. April 22, 2015: NOA received.
April 2, 2014: Alien Registration Number changed.
Sep 16, 2014: NOA2 - Petition approved!
Sep 23, 2014: Case shipped to NVC.

Oct 01, 2014: Case arrived at NVC.

Oct 03, 2014: Got our case number!

Oct 06, 2014: Left NVC.

Oct 17, 2014: At the Embassy.

Oct 22, 2014: Packet 3 received.

Nov 03, 2014: Packet 3 sent.

Nov 11, 2014: Medical examination.

Dec 2, 2014: Packet 4 received.

Dec 8, 2014: Interview! (Approved!!!)

Dec 10, 2014: Visa received!!!

Jan 22, 2015: US Entry!

Feb 22, 2015: Happily ever after! :-)

April 16, 2015: Filed Adjustment of STatus.

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She has to prove that she has a strong tie to Poland. It was easier for my mother-in-law to get the visas (2 times..she lost the passport and had to re-apply for the second one). It's better if you can travel to meet her in Poland. I've done that several times before my wife (then fiancee) moved to the US.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland
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She has to prove that she has a strong tie to Poland. It was easier for my mother-in-law to get the visas (2 times..she lost the passport and had to re-apply for the second one). It's better if you can travel to meet her in Poland. I've done that several times before my wife (then fiancee) moved to the US.

Agreed, if your girlfriend is young and doesn't have really strong ties like property, school and a job it will difficult getting a visa but not impossible. Some of my wife's friends have been denied even with good ties. All she can do it try there may be a chance she will get it. Will she be applying in Warsaw? I don't understand why Obama hasn't included Poland in the Visa Waiver program. I despise the thought process that everyone who comes to visit is going to stay. I look forward to every trip to Poland with it's beautiful country and little villages. I live in L.A. and the traffic, lifestyle, busyness and everything else make you want to be somewhere else. Granted the weather is nice but in my opinion that's about all.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland
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She has strong ties but she doesnt understand the process. She applied for the diversity visa before I could explain to her about how the visa process works. Its my understanding that if you apply one way and get denied its much harder to apply for a different visa such as a visitor visa. Is that true?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Poland
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She has strong ties but she doesnt understand the process. She applied for the diversity visa before I could explain to her about how the visa process works. Its my understanding that if you apply one way and get denied its much harder to apply for a different visa such as a visitor visa. Is that true?

I talked to her and she said she didnt apply for the diversity visa yet. It was too difficult. I think that is better anyway.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Welcome to the forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Poland
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She can try to apply for a tourist visa. There is no harm other than the application fee. My wife tried that and got denied but that didn't affect the K1 process at all.

Poland isn't a high fraud country but for some reason tourist visas are getting harder to get.

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