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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines

hi, sorry to write this on someones forum post. but im new to this site and can not find where to start my own..

my question is, i have been living in the philippines for 3 years now, i have a fiance and a 6 month old son with her, i want to go back to the states, and with my son, only problem is getting A k1 visa for my fiance..

since i met her while i was here, we have not had to write letters or use email ( we live together) we have many pictures, and proof of our child together.

also over the past 3 years i have not worked in the states, i have mostly been supported by my family while being here with part time work showing deposits in my philippines bank reaching $12,000 to $16,000 a year over the past 2 years.

my family who is very financially stable is willing to help sponsor my fiance if my affidavit of support is not sufficient enough.

i would like to file the peition and get it all done while im out here with her and if approved fly back with her and my son.

anyone have ever had a situation like mine, and what do you think the chances of her being approved a k1 visa?

also how can i write my own posts? thank you :)

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New topic split from an existing (and unrelated) thread.

OP, whenever you're in a forum, there will be a blue button with "start a new topic" info on. Click on that and start a new topic.

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

OP, you have another option. You can marry your fiancee in the Philippines and file an I-130 petition at the USCIS field office in Manila. You will have to show that you have maintained or are actively reestablishing a US domicile. By filing abroad, you will probably have the least amount of wait time. The I-129F that is filed to start the K1 process cannot be filed abroad and is subject to the same wait times as all other I-129F petitions that are filed.

Embassies and Consulates have the discretion to disallow co-sponsors in K1 cases and from what I've seen other members familiar with the Embassy in Manila write, the disallowing of co-sponsors there in K1 cases is the norm, not the exception.

However, in spousal visa (and all other immigrant visa categories for that matter), joint sponsors are allowed by law and all Embassies and Consulate follow the law in this regard.

Our journey:


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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