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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hi

I was married once. our marriage did not work out. so we started to living separate. while we are living separate My ex wife started to see some one and I found my soul mate as well. We filled for divorce and it is back logged for 2 years. After 2 and 1/2 years later our marriage ended. We want to get married to our new partner.

The person I meet she does not live in USA. I meet her 2 years ago and we decided to get married recently. so I would like to bring her here(USA) through Fiancée Visa (K1). Now my question is, should I mentioned that I know my fiancé for last 2 years. would that be a question why I meet someone while my divorce case was on? can I show all the proof that I meet her 2 years ago and we are still in close relationship and we intend to marry each other.

I am preparing my paper works for K1 visa. I am concern about the question 34.a (how I meet my Fiancée). should I mentioned that I know her for 2 years? I went to visit her 4 times within 2 years.

Any suggestion ?

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Hi

I was married once. our marriage did not work out. so we started to living separate. while we are living separate My ex wife started to see some one and I found my soul mate as well. We filled for divorce and it is back logged for 2 years. After 2 and 1/2 years later our marriage ended. We want to get married to our new partner.

The person I meet she does not live in USA. I meet her 2 years ago and we decided to get married recently. so I would like to bring her here(USA) through Fiancée Visa (K1). Now my question is, should I mentioned that I know my fiancé for last 2 years. would that be a question why I meet someone while my divorce case was on? can I show all the proof that I meet her 2 years ago and we are still in close relationship and we intend to marry each other.

I am preparing my paper works for K1 visa. I am concern about the question 34.a (how I meet my Fiancée). should I mentioned that I know her for 2 years? I went to visit her 4 times within 2 years.

Any suggestion ?

In order to fill out K-1,

(1) You have had to know her for at least 2 years

(2) You have met her in person within 2 years

So, yes, you have to mentioned you've known her for 2 years.

The conditions of getting a case approved by USCIS are quite simple, however, Visa Consulate office will look very close into the details about your divorce and the timeline your divorce and your new love.

"can I show all the proof that I meet her 2 years ago and we are still in close relationship and we intend to marry each other."

Yes, and this is the purpose of the interview, to show that you two have entered into a relationship in good-faith. Otherwise, what proofs can you show your relationship is legitimate?

Edited by Ulink2

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I don't think the fact you were going through a divorce when you met her will be an issue, perhaps if you'd met her before the divorce was filed it would raise questions, but there's nothing stating you must be single until the divorce is complete surely? Furthermore, I assume your previous spouse was not brought there on a K1 so it's not going to raise suspicions in that regard.

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June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

December 2018: Case moved to another office

February 2019: I was emailed that I was approved and my card was in production the same day of my N400 interview 😂

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

February 6th 2019: Interview Date! APPROVED!

February 6th 2019: I was asked to return later the same day for my Oath Ceremony! :dance:

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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It was common knowledge when I filed that it was a red flag to have been in a relationship prior to the divorce. At least for dealing with China. Many applicants knew their intended less than a year. Having a " friendship " that evolved after the divorce into a romantic situation perhaps might be better.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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In order to fill out K-1,

(1) You have had to know her for at least 2 years

(2) You have met her in person within 2 years

That is incorrect- you need to have met, but you DO NOT need to know eachother for two years.

Op- while it is not ideal, it is better not to lie to immigration, and showing a long relationship is a plus point too. Plus, you were separated and as long as you can show that, I think you will be ok.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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That is incorrect- you need to have met, but you DO NOT need to know eachother for two years.

Op- while it is not ideal, it is better not to lie to immigration, and showing a long relationship is a plus point too. Plus, you were separated and as long as you can show that, I think you will be ok.

That is correct. I am in the same boat. My divorce was not finalized until June this year, but me and my fiancee not only dated in October but we lived together for a month and a half in Feb. The big key is you cannot start a K1 visa without the divorce paperwork. Make copies of it and mail with the k1 visa packet. That is true. Though the 2 years of knowing each other is not.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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In order to fill out K-1,

(1) You have had to know her for at least 2 years :no:

(2) You have met her in person within 2 years

So, yes, you have to mentioned you've known her for 2 years.

The conditions of getting a case approved by USCIS are quite simple, however, Visa Consulate office will look very close into the details about your divorce and the timeline your divorce and your new love.

"can I show all the proof that I meet her 2 years ago and we are still in close relationship and we intend to marry each other."

Yes, and this is the purpose of the interview, to show that you two have entered into a relationship in good-faith. Otherwise, what proofs can you show your relationship is legitimate?


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kuwait
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That is correct. I am in the same boat. My divorce was not finalized until June this year, but me and my fiancee not only dated in October but we lived together for a month and a half in Feb. The big key is you cannot start a K1 visa without the divorce paperwork. Make copies of it and mail with the k1 visa packet. That is true. Though the 2 years of knowing each other is not.

Thanks to VJ where you can find people who are dealing with similar things. I was separated but living under the same roof for 9 months when my ex decided to go back to her country and surrendered her green card and we went through divorce there which was finalized in January but I didn't know it was finalized until May this year. In May I met my current fiance through family (arranged marriages are cmmon in this culture) and we fell in love just chatting on Skype and what's App. She was also going through divorce in may and got her final decree in June. So only after we both had required final decrees I went to meet her and applied for K1.

I haven't got my NOA2 yet but hopefully these things don't cause RFEs.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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Having a legally terminated marriage (no waiting period or waiting period is over) is the only requirement for the I-129-F, one day before filing is fine, but of course be prepared for questions at the interview regarding this.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ireland
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It is not illegal to date other people if you are separated from an ex but you may be open to more questioning at interview stage. You can't apply for a K1 until you are officially divorced as you need to be free to marry. Me and my fiancé were together before divorce was final and thank goodness because the ex dragged it out for almost two years lol. We got final decree in august and filed in September.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Just two requirements for K-1, must have met face to face, (and can prove it.,.,in oh so many ways, see guides) and must be free to marry!

Have your certified divorce copy, ( many more than one) ready.

There is no truth, to ""you have to have know each other for two years".,.,..,I knew my wife 5 months, but was not engaged until June 12, filed K-1 on June 22!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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In order to fill out K-1,

(1) You have had to know her for at least 2 years

Wrong....there is no time limit for having a relationship prior to filing the K-1 petition.

(2) You have met her in person within 2 years

Yes, have met in person within 2 years of the date of the filing .

So, yes, you have to mentioned you've known her for 2 years.

The conditions of getting a case approved by USCIS are quite simple, however, Visa Consulate office will look very close into the details about your divorce and the timeline your divorce and your new love.

Yes, the Embassy will most likely ask the beneficiary about the previous marriage and the details and timeline of the divorce.

You also need to be fully divorced and submit a certified copy of the entire divorce decree when you file the petition.

"can I show all the proof that I meet her 2 years ago and we are still in close relationship and we intend to marry each other."

You need to have met in person WITHIN 2 years ago of the date of the filing. If your meeting was one day more than two years of the date of filing, then you petiton will be denied. Sounds like you may need to meet in person again prior to filing.

Yes, and this is the purpose of the interview, to show that you two have entered into a relationship in good-faith. Otherwise, what proofs can you show your relationship is legitimate?


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As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Thailand
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You also need to be fully divorced and submit a certified copy of the entire divorce decree when you file the petition.

certified copy is not required with a I-129-F petition but must be brought to the interview.


9/16/2013-I-129-F Petition Rec`d-(Dallas lockbox, transfered to CSC)
9/19/2013-Notice Date- NOA-1
10/1/2013-Notice Date- NOA-2-I-129-F Petition Approved!
11/1/2013-NVC Rec`d I-129-F Petition
11/14/2013- U.S.Consulate- BKK Rec`d I-129-F
11/23/2013-Rec`d Packet 3
12/1/2013-Medical Exam
12/9/2013-Packet 3 sent to U.S. Consulate-BKK
12/16/2013-Rec`d Packet 4
1/22/2014-Interview/Approved!
1/25/2014-Rec`d Visa/Passport (Korat)

4/30/2014-POE-Chicago-O`Hare
5/1/2014-Successful S.S.# Application(Chicago office)Marriage License(Cook County)
5/2/2014-Married!
5/16/2014-AOS,I-765,I-131 package received by U.S.C.I.S.
5/19/2014-Notice Date- NOA-1`s
5/23/2014-Rec`d Biometrics Appointment Notice
5/30/2014-Early Biometrics(Chicago location)
7/26/2014-I-765 and I-131 Approved (card production)
8/01/2014-Rec`d Combo Card
9/10/2014-Rec`d Potential Interview Waiver Letter
3/20/2015-Filed form with CIS Ombudsman requesting assistance with AOS.
3/21/2015-Rec`d case# from Ombudsman.
4/03/2015-Sent I-765/I-131 renewal documents to U.S.C.I.S.
4/9/2015- NOA Notice Dates-I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/10/2015-NOA Notice Date-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.
4/27/2015-Biometrics Appt.for I-765/I-131 renewal.

5/22/2015-Rec`d RFE for expired Medical Exam.

5/23/2015-Rec`d Renewal Combo Card.

6/8/2015-Updated I-693 Medical Exam sent to U.S.C.I.S. (New York office)

6/20/2015-Rec`d Welcome Letter.

6/24/2015-Rec`d Green Card via U.S.P.S.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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certified copy is not required with a I-129-F petition but must be brought to the interview.

It's required as part of the 129f filing. Read the instructions.

If either of you was married before, submit evidence that all prior marriages have been terminated. Evidence of
termination of prior marriages may include a divorce decree, or an annulment or a death certificate issued by a
competent civil authority.

Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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