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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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My fiancé is now 17, can i start the paper work now and based on what I've seen the process might take a year. So by the time she comes here she will be 18 and of legal age to marry? or do i have to wait fro her to turn 18 first?


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I-129F Sent: August 28, 2015

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NVC received: October 22nd, 2015

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At Embassy: November 2nd, 2015

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My fiancé is now 17, can i start the paper work now and based on what I've seen the process might take a year. So by the time she comes here she will be 18 and of legal age to marry? or do i have to wait fro her to turn 18 first?

First, you can started the process now and included parent of consent of hers if she is still minor according to the law of state where you will married her. Someone had done here before and no problem whatsoever. Secondly, please update your timeline so others can help you correctly. Thank you!


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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First, you can started the process now and included parent of consent of hers if she is still minor according to the law of state where you will married her. Someone had done here before and no problem whatsoever. Secondly, please update your timeline so others can help you correctly. Thank you!

Sorry i didn't understand that. You said i can go ahead and start the application ? Do you have a source for that information ?


K1 Visa Journey

I-129F Sent: August 28, 2015

I-129F Received: August 31st, 2015

NOA1 E-Notification: September 4th, 2015

NOA1 Hard Copy: September 8th, 2015

NOA2 E-Notification: September 28th, 2015

NOA2 Hard Copy: October 2nd, 2015

NVC received: October 22nd, 2015

NVC case#: October 23rd, 2015

At Embassy: November 2nd, 2015

Packet 3: November 4th, 2015

Medical: November 5th, 2015

Interview: November 19th, 2015

Immigrant AP: November 19th, 2015

Non-immigrant READY: December 8th, 2015

Non-immigrant AP: December 10th, 2015 (for 1min)

ISSUED: December 10th, 2015

POE: December 12th, 2015

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Sorry i didn't understand that. You said i can go ahead and start the application ? Do you have a source for that information ?

Someone had done on Visa Journey before. His fiancée was 17-year-old from Brazil and he included parental consent from her parents. They got approved for the petition. Try to search here and you can find a bunch of threads have had discussed about marrying under 18-year-old fiancé(e)s.

That's why I asked you to fill your timeline in so others can help you for instance which states do you live in, which country she's from, etc. Those information are very important to help you.

Edited by Girl from Celebes

Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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You both must be free and legally able to marry at the time you file in the state in which you plan to marry. So, if parental consent is needed for a 17 year old to marry in your state, then you will need to include parental consent with your petition. Don't forget to include the proof of meeting within the last 2 years as well.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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My fiancé is now 17, can i start the paper work now and based on what I've seen the process might take a year. So by the time she comes here she will be 18 and of legal age to marry? or do i have to wait fro her to turn 18 first?

Either do what everyone is suggesting or wait until she is 18 +

Good luck


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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So i fill a parental consent with my USCIS application? I don't see a section for it on the I-129F, is there another form?


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I-129F Sent: August 28, 2015

I-129F Received: August 31st, 2015

NOA1 E-Notification: September 4th, 2015

NOA1 Hard Copy: September 8th, 2015

NOA2 E-Notification: September 28th, 2015

NOA2 Hard Copy: October 2nd, 2015

NVC received: October 22nd, 2015

NVC case#: October 23rd, 2015

At Embassy: November 2nd, 2015

Packet 3: November 4th, 2015

Medical: November 5th, 2015

Interview: November 19th, 2015

Immigrant AP: November 19th, 2015

Non-immigrant READY: December 8th, 2015

Non-immigrant AP: December 10th, 2015 (for 1min)

ISSUED: December 10th, 2015

POE: December 12th, 2015

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So i fill a parental consent with my USCIS application? I don't see a section for it on the I-129F, is there another form?

You don't give parental consent as you aren't her father. You will need parental consent from her parents, signed & dated and then add this in with your packet when you are ready to send it off.

Or you can just wait until she's 18

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Watch the laws of her country as well. Some require parental consent past age 18. You need to comply with their laws too or her country might not let her leave to marry you in the US.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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You don't give parental consent as you aren't her father. You will need parental consent from her parents, signed & dated and then add this in with your packet when you are ready to send it off.

Or you can just wait until she's 18

OMG yes i know I'm not the one that fills the consent. Im asking if there is a form that i need to give her father to fill out?


K1 Visa Journey

I-129F Sent: August 28, 2015

I-129F Received: August 31st, 2015

NOA1 E-Notification: September 4th, 2015

NOA1 Hard Copy: September 8th, 2015

NOA2 E-Notification: September 28th, 2015

NOA2 Hard Copy: October 2nd, 2015

NVC received: October 22nd, 2015

NVC case#: October 23rd, 2015

At Embassy: November 2nd, 2015

Packet 3: November 4th, 2015

Medical: November 5th, 2015

Interview: November 19th, 2015

Immigrant AP: November 19th, 2015

Non-immigrant READY: December 8th, 2015

Non-immigrant AP: December 10th, 2015 (for 1min)

ISSUED: December 10th, 2015

POE: December 12th, 2015

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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Watch the laws of her country as well. Some require parental consent past age 18. You need to comply with their laws too or her country might not let her leave to marry you in the US.

Good point, ill check. But I'm certain she will be 18 by the time she gets the visa. I just want to start the process now, we are tired of waiting !!


K1 Visa Journey

I-129F Sent: August 28, 2015

I-129F Received: August 31st, 2015

NOA1 E-Notification: September 4th, 2015

NOA1 Hard Copy: September 8th, 2015

NOA2 E-Notification: September 28th, 2015

NOA2 Hard Copy: October 2nd, 2015

NVC received: October 22nd, 2015

NVC case#: October 23rd, 2015

At Embassy: November 2nd, 2015

Packet 3: November 4th, 2015

Medical: November 5th, 2015

Interview: November 19th, 2015

Immigrant AP: November 19th, 2015

Non-immigrant READY: December 8th, 2015

Non-immigrant AP: December 10th, 2015 (for 1min)

ISSUED: December 10th, 2015

POE: December 12th, 2015

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OMG yes i know I'm not the one that fills the consent. Im asking if there is a form that i need to give her father to fill out?

Well you can see the confusion I had when you wrote "So I fill a parental consent".

You should just be able to write it out and attach it with your packet as normally both parties need to be over 18years of age and legally able to marry.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Good point, ill check. But I'm certain she will be 18 by the time she gets the visa. I just want to start the process now, we are tired of waiting !!

Understandably so, however you need to be sure you do everything by the book or you risk an RFE which will delay things, or even worse a denial.

If you fill out your time, we can help you with any issues she may have in her country. Everyone consulate is different, and some countries are more stringent than others.

We can help you better prepare your packet if we know what country she is from, and what your state is, as well as if this is a same-sex union.

In order to be eligible for a K1 visa you need to meet the following requirements:

If you petition for a fiancé(e) visa, you must show that:

  • You (the petitioner) are a U.S. citizen.
  • You intend to marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the United States.
  • You and your fiancé(e) are both free to marry and any previous marriages must have been legally terminated by divorce, death, or annulment.
  • You met each other, in person, at least once within 2 years of filing your petition. There are two exceptions that require a waiver:

    1. If the requirement to meet would violate strict and long-established customs of your or your fiancé(e)’s foreign culture or social practice.

    2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.

[source]

Notes on the following:

  • Both the U.S. citizen and the K-1 visa applicant must have been legally free to marry at the time the petition was filed and must have remained so thereafter. The marriage must be legally possible according to laws of the U.S. state in which the marriage will take place. [source]
    • Include any Divorce/Annulments/Death Certificates from any previous marriages.
    • If the fiance(e) is underage, have a notarized letter of consent provided by the legal guardians; check with your local state laws to see if there are any official forms, and with the beneficiary's country to see if there are any restrictions or requirements that must be met.
  • Have met in person within the last 2 years from filing your K1 petition (sending it to USCIS); You'll need evidence such as
    • Passport Stamps
    • Boarding passes
    • Photos of you together in various locations/landmarks
    • Photos of you meeting her family or vice versa
    • Receipts
    • Conversation logs
    • Phone logs

Good Luck!


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lebanon
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She is Syrian.

Can someone please help me find the official Louisiana State laws for marriage? I keep googling Louisiana marriage laws and i get websites that are not official some of which say 17 is the legal age, others say parents MUST APPEAR to give consent? is a contest form not enough?


K1 Visa Journey

I-129F Sent: August 28, 2015

I-129F Received: August 31st, 2015

NOA1 E-Notification: September 4th, 2015

NOA1 Hard Copy: September 8th, 2015

NOA2 E-Notification: September 28th, 2015

NOA2 Hard Copy: October 2nd, 2015

NVC received: October 22nd, 2015

NVC case#: October 23rd, 2015

At Embassy: November 2nd, 2015

Packet 3: November 4th, 2015

Medical: November 5th, 2015

Interview: November 19th, 2015

Immigrant AP: November 19th, 2015

Non-immigrant READY: December 8th, 2015

Non-immigrant AP: December 10th, 2015 (for 1min)

ISSUED: December 10th, 2015

POE: December 12th, 2015

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Applicants under 18 years of age must also bring:


  • Both parents to sign consent forms. Both parents must bring their driver's license.
  • If one parent has full custody, that parent must come in to sign consent forms with his/her driver's license and custody papers showing full custody. Joint custody requires both parent's consent.

[source]



You can also marry in another state. Check the surrounding state's laws.


Edited by d3adc0d3

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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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