Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Lawinshi

K1 interview in 2 weeks... Just found out I'm pregnant!

13 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
Timeline

My fiancé is currently in Peru awaiting his medical appointment (on Wednesday) and then his K1 visa interview (on December 22nd). I just found out a few days ago that I am pregnant (with his child, of course!). Now the panic is setting in...

We met and are both currently employed on a cruise ship. Both of our vacations are scheduled through March 22nd. We plan to get married immediately upon his arrival to the US and then file for adjustment of status and EAD as soon as possible. He needs to get back to work asap so we can afford to have this baby. Would this be reasonable grounds to ask for the EAD to be expedited? I will work as long as possible but I will only be allowed to stay on the ship for so long with my condition. This is really bad timing, but I guess you don't always get to choose when these things happen.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The pregnancy itself may not be enough for an expedite since you have to document financial loss according to their criteria. If you can submit sufficient evidence you can certainly give it a try since I don't think it harms anything. The worst case scenario is that it takes the full 3 months to receive the EAD.


This does not constitute legal advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A normal pregnancy is not a valid reason to ask for an expedite from USCIS; if it were then everyone would be - quite literally - doing it.

Edited by Hypnos

Widow/er AoS Guide | Have AoS questions? Read (some) answers here

 

AoS

Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

Day 341 (12/10/18) Interview was scheduled for 1/14/19

Day 376 (1/14/19) Interview

Day 385 (1/23/19) Denied

Day 400 (2/7/19) Denial revoked; N-400 approved; oath ceremony set for 2/14/19

Day 407 (2/14/19) Oath ceremony in Dallas, TX

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My fiancé is currently in Peru awaiting his medical appointment (on Wednesday) and then his K1 visa interview (on December 22nd). I just found out a few days ago that I am pregnant (with his child, of course!). Now the panic is setting in...

We met and are both currently employed on a cruise ship. Both of our vacations are scheduled through March 22nd. We plan to get married immediately upon his arrival to the US and then file for adjustment of status and EAD as soon as possible. He needs to get back to work asap so we can afford to have this baby. Would this be reasonable grounds to ask for the EAD to be expedited? I will work as long as possible but I will only be allowed to stay on the ship for so long with my condition. This is really bad timing, but I guess you don't always get to choose when these things happen.

Maybe something to consider is to cancel the K1 and instead file a CR1. Yes it sucks in many ways. It might depend on how far are you in the pregnancy. It might work, but remember the EAD and AP would take at least 2-3 months, time that he could not leave the country otherwise would have to start over with the CR1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

No harm trying.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Country: Mexico
Timeline

If he gets a job offer, you can try for an expedite based on that. Here are a couple successful ones. You can most likely find more in a search here.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/453753-how-to-request-to-expedite-your-ead-based-on-a-job-offer/

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/495278-i-765-ead-expedite-successful-experience-with-job-offer/

~ Moved from K-1 Process to Working & Traveling During US Immigration - topic is working ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Spain
Timeline

Of course you can try. I know people who expedited/contacted the congressman because got a job offer while waiting and they got their EAD super fast.

So since he has the ship job already he can send a letter saying they need him, plus the baby thing :)

And Congrats!!


y59om4.png

---------------------------------- Pre I-130 ----------------------------------------

Feb- 25- 2009 - Met in Barcelona Spain thanks to a friend in common ???

11 visits in the next 5 years........ ????????????

Apr - 23 - 2014 - My last entry in the US to visit ✈️

Jul - 18 - 2014 - finally proposes and ask me to stay forever!!!! ❤️??

Jul- 20 - 2014 - I don't get in the flight back to Spain ( that means my ESTA will expire the next day )

Jul - 22 - 2014 - wedding ❤️??

---------------------------I-130, I-485, EAD, AP ----------------------------------

Sep- 12- 2014 - AOS sent to Chicago ?? ( delivered sept 15 )

Sep - 18 - 2014 - AOS texts/ emails received with case number ??

Sep- 19 - 2014 - checks cashed ?

Sep - 21 - 2014- hard copies of NOA received in the mail!!! ??

Sep - 26 - 2014- biometrics letter received!! Appointment for Oct 7

Sep - 30 - 2014 - succesful early walk in biometrics ??

Nov - 22 - 2014 - EAD/AP approved ?? ( 71 days )

Nov - 24 - 2014 - card in production

Dec - 1 - 2014 - card mailed ??

Dec - 3 - 2014 - Combo card received ??

Dec - 15 - 2014 - email received with interview date for Jan 15 2015! ??

Jan - 15 - 2015 - Approved!! ???? Here is our interview experience --> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/531853-aos-interview-from-esta-approved/

Jan - 24 - 2015 - Green card received

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Pregnancy doesn't mean that you have to quit working yourself unless advised to do so. Two bosses I've had didn't quit working until they literally went into labour. The US system doesn't really allow for time beforehand.

It should only take 90 days at most to get the EAD after filing for the AOS and with a job offer it can be expedited.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
Timeline

AP I presume is the issue.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

~~~Closed for review.~~~

***Thread back open, several posts that did not address the OP's questions resulting in derailing of the thread have been removed. Two posts without the derailing content returned below. Either answer the OP's questions without offering extraneous commentary or do not post. Thread bans will occur for any content that derails the thread. Administrative Action taken for one removed post that violated the TOS (personal attack).***

You may be able to get it expedited if your fiancé receives a job offer that is contingent on him getting EAD. I don't know if the pregnancy alone would be enough. See this thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/503784-expedited-ead-denied/

(derailing content removed - VJ Moderation)

Thank you for the advice and kind words from most of you.

(reference to derailing content removed - VJ Moderation)

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

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*

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...