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Staying in Brazil with K1 pending

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hey all, I have a question about visiting my fiancée. We have the K1 pending and received our noa1 in September. I'm wondering if it's possible to stay with her on a tourist visa until it's approved (assuming it's within a few months). My main concern is the financial paperwork - I assume I will need proof of employment regardless of the amount in my savings account. Even though I'm sure I could return to my job, would it be problematic that I would not be employed while I'm in Brazil?

Thanks everybody!


Sep/05/2014 - I129F Sent

Sep/10/2014 - NOA1

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Barbados
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Uh I'm not 100% sure so don't quote me, but you can visit while the visa is processing, BUT you must return to your native country to do the interview, medical etc. Also not overstaying the amount of time that you've been allotted by customs while your visa is pending is also good lol.


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23 Feb 2013 -- Relations began (L)

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15 Oct 2014 -- I-129F package finished and mailed to Dallas

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Uh I'm not 100% sure so don't quote me, but you can visit while the visa is processing, BUT you must return to your native country to do the interview, medical etc. Also not overstaying the amount of time that you've been allotted by customs while your visa is pending is also good lol.

I think OP is the USC but I may have misunderstood.

OP-- Yes you technically can be in Brazil with them whilst the processing goes on but like you said it may cause problems later down the line when providing financial support etc. I'm sure more seasoned VJ-ers will chip in with more helpful advice soon though. Good luck, whatever you decide.


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August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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What do you mean you're sure you could return to your job? Would you quit or be like on hold?

If you could still get a letter from your job, then you would probably be ok.

Another option is to stay in Brazil until you get NOA2. Then you go back to the US, get your job back and get your letter from them in time for the interview.

If all of this is too complicated and you still want to stay here in Brazil, you can always get a co-sponsor.

What matters is how much you (or the sponsor) are making at the time of the interview.

Good luck!

Edited by Mariana M.

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