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Hello! I NEED HELP! Unable to locate the answer in forums!

I am a US NAVY, Career RETIRED, honorable disharged, FEMALE VETERAN, who will be the APPLICANT/FIANCEE for an ALIEN MAN IN NIGERIA.

I will becoming engaged in the next year. However, I am trying to prepare all the necessary paperwork to file after our Nigerian engagement. However, I was on the USCIS site and saw a "quick sighting," page on military personnel submissions, but, a power outage took the page and I couldn't find again!

I am confused as to where I am to send our K-1 application while in Nigeria?

Do I send to Omaha, Nebraska or Dallas, Texas?

As retired military, do I send to Omaha, Nebraska?

What are the Purposes of Field Offices, do I just use them for forms and information?

If I send this application to Nebraska, does that eliminate the need for interacting with Dallas, Texas?

Does Nebraska do everything I need to be reviewed and approved, then submits directly to his Nigerian Embassy?

Can you request a specific Embassy Consulate or does the US Embassy assign only?

Who do we prove "bachelorhood," in Nigeria? What are the specific criteria needed? Are there specific methods or agencies to document a certificate of notarized proof?

I have read the K-1 Application process, however, there were a few loopholes I couldn't close or resolved.

So any assistance and links would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thanks in advance!

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1st of, being in the military doesn't do anything to the petition, specially now that you are retired. The only "benefit" from it is that you can be expedited if you are being deployed. Also, you are not the applicant, you are the petitioner. Your Nigerian fiance is the applicant. You have to send your petition and go through the same process as everyone else who filed for the Fiance(e) visa.

You send your petition to TEXAS and they will direct which service center will process your petition. This depends what state the petitioner (you) is from. Doesn't matter if you're retired military, you will still send it to Texas.

Field officers are usually only used when there is an issue with your petition that cannot be addressed through a normal phone call or email to the USCIS hotline.

Sending the petition to Nebraska will not do anything for you. They will only send the petition back to you because you filed it at the wrong office. You will need to process it with Texas whether you like it or not.

The flow is send petition to texas > texas transfers to the right service center > upon approval of petition, the service center sends it to NVC > nvc processed it and then sends it to Nigerian Embassy > your fiance goes for his interview and gets his visa if he is approved

I'm not sure how they pick the consulate where your fiance will be interviewed at since I know Nigeria has a couple of US embassies. Someone else will need to answer this for you. I will suggest that they transfer your post to the Nigeria Portal where you will get more country-specific help.

During the initial filing:

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During the interview you must prove that you have a bonafide relationship and that your salary meets the poverty guidelines. Requirements for interview varies per country. EVERYTHING you need to know is under the GUIDES section so Im not sure what loopholes you are talking about. Good luck

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Does Nebraska do everything I need to be reviewed and approved, then submits directly to his Nigerian Embassy?

Can you request a specific Embassy Consulate or does the US Embassy assign only?

Who do we prove "bachelorhood," in Nigeria? What are the specific criteria needed? Are there specific methods or agencies to document a certificate of notarized proof?

Ypur petition will go from Dallas lockbox to service center get Denied, RFE or approved then sent to NVC for case# then sent to Lagos. Only Lagos you have no choice of embassy in Nigeria.

Well you aren't getting married so knd of a moot poit to get a bachelorhood whatever (doesn't exist n Nigeria) to do what?

This doesn't even apply to you. Why are you applying for K1 if you are living in Nigeria?

Be very very careful with your celebration of engagement many have been denied making engagement look like a wedding. No traditional wedding, no brides price allowed.


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Hello! I NEED HELP! Unable to locate the answer in forums!

I am a US NAVY, Career RETIRED, honorable disharged, FEMALE VETERAN, who will be the APPLICANT/FIANCEE for an ALIEN MAN IN NIGERIA.

I will becoming engaged in the next year. However, I am trying to prepare all the necessary paperwork to file after our Nigerian engagement. However, I was on the USCIS site and saw a "quick sighting," page on military personnel submissions, but, a power outage took the page and I couldn't find again!

I am confused as to where I am to send our K-1 application while in Nigeria?

Do I send to Omaha, Nebraska or Dallas, Texas?

As retired military, do I send to Omaha, Nebraska?

What are the Purposes of Field Offices, do I just use them for forms and information?

If I send this application to Nebraska, does that eliminate the need for interacting with Dallas, Texas?

Does Nebraska do everything I need to be reviewed and approved, then submits directly to his Nigerian Embassy?

Can you request a specific Embassy Consulate or does the US Embassy assign only?

Who do we prove "bachelorhood," in Nigeria? What are the specific criteria needed? Are there specific methods or agencies to document a certificate of notarized proof?

I have read the K-1 Application process, however, there were a few loopholes I couldn't close or resolved.

So any assistance and links would be GREATLY APPRECIATED! Thanks in advance!

Wait wait wait.... You are retired so technically, you ARE NOT military ( meaning NOT active duty) anymore so - honorably discharged or not - you will NOT be allowed to go down the military route with immigration. In other words, you need to follow the civilian K1 visa process. Which means that - since you are the USC - you have to petition from the US ( hence the provision for military member stationed abroad does not apply ) for your fiancé. Once your petition here is approved, your fiancé will have to apply from Nigeria, get his appointment at the US embassy, - once approved - move to the US, marry you within 90 days, and adjust status within the time frame. End of story.

Field offices conduct interviews, and have a say in the application process ( for example they can veto your approval if the interview does not turn well), they also hold infopass appointments.

Why would you send your K1 petition from Nigeria? You don't need a formal engagement ceremony to file for K1, if you want to have that ceremony, that is fine, but you can petition for your fiancé before you leave for Nigeria.

You need to file with the service center that " covers" your state.

You don't get to cherry pick your Service center nor your embassy ( why would you want to "avoid" Dallas Texas? If Texas is the problem: Move.)

You do not need to have a formal engagement ceremony, you are just required to write that you intend to marry that person.

Your fiancé needs a birth certificate and ALL divorce decrees if he has been married before, that is how you prove he is single ( so do you by the way)

You need to have the ORIGINAL documents ( birth certif. divorce decrees, etc,) translated ( if needed) by a professional translator and all copy notarized

How do I know that? My ex husband was in the military when we married and he retired ( honorable discharge also and combat vet) right in the middle of my AOS.

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