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Getting Married in Uganda Dec 2015...I want to go live in Uganda for the year with my fiance and child....help please

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Filed: Country: Uganda

Hi everyone, long story short...I have a fiance in Uganda and I miss her dearly. I was last in Uganda in August for a month but now wish to go back until our wedding which is in December 2015. My fiance does have a child that is not biologically mine but I provide for financially and have grown to consider her my own that I also miss so much. I would really like to go back to Uganda but have a few questions

1) Uganda visas are only 3 months long, how can I be able to stay there for a whole year ?

2) When we do get married if I am in Uganda for a year I will not have verifiable income and I have just graduated college. During my college life I did not work as my parents felt education was most important and wished for me to just focus on school. They have agreed to co-sponsor and they are very well off people. My father owns a business and having them meet the income recquirment is no problem however I almost zero income history ever....how big of a problem will this be after getting married during the petition process?

3) My fiances child is not mine. How do I go about making sure that not only my fiance (who will then be my wife) be able to bring her daugther to live and get citizenship in America?

Thank you for all your help I really appreciate it!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China


  1. Ultimately, that's up to Ugandan authorities. You will have to see if you can get your stay extended from the relevant authority.
  2. Having a joint sponsor (FYI, joint sponsor is the proper term when referring to an I-864, not co-sponsor)who meets or exceeds the required qualifying amount is not a problem.
  3. If you marry before the child turns 18, you can file a petition for the child.

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria

If you marry in Uganda you will have to file the I130 after you are married and currently it takes over a year from filing to getting the visa. Make sure you plan accordingly. Also you wife/child will get residency first and after a number of years can apply to be a citizen IF they wish.

This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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