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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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My Ukrainian fiancée and her 17 year old daughter just received their K1 (and K2) visas today!! The daughter will be graduating in late June and intends to follow my fiancée here to the United States after graduation. Everything I've been told by my lawyer (hired for advice, not as representation) and found from researching online is that the K2 has up to 1 year to enter USA after the K1 visa was issued. However, both the K1 and the K2 visa both say that they expire on 23 May (6 months from the medical exam). The daughter cannot leave that early. I thought we had 1 year! If anyone has any ideas as to how to fix this, they would be greatly appreciated.

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6 months is normal, as Merrytooth says, sounds like you were either misinformed or misunderstood. They should probably speak to the embassy and see if there's any way to extend the K2, or whether a new application will have to be made at a more appropriate time.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I'd talk to the school. Have them come over earlier apply for advance Parole. Have the daughter work if the school agrees online with them and then have her go back and finish and graduate with her class.

If you get married asap file asap. Expensive but might be possible.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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Merrytooth, thank you for that clarification. I would have thought that my lawyer would have known that. Hmmm. Now, I guess this is an issue of what to do to fix this.

We did DS-160 applications for both and I flew to Kyiv to go to the interview. We only scheduled 1 interview (for my fiancée) and we all attended. Is there some way of having the K2 re-issued or renewed? We explained to the consular officer at the interview that the daughter was planning to stay and then follow after.

The only contact information that I have for the Embassy is their email address. Early in this process this past spring, I sent them an email question. They never responded.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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My Ukrainian fiancée and her 17 year old daughter just received their K1 (and K2) visas today!! The daughter will be graduating in late June and intends to follow my fiancée here to the United States after graduation. Everything I've been told by my lawyer (hired for advice, not as representation) and found from researching online is that the K2 has up to 1 year to enter USA after the K1 visa was issued. However, both the K1 and the K2 visa both say that they expire on 23 May (6 months from the medical exam). The daughter cannot leave that early. I thought we had 1 year! If anyone has any ideas as to how to fix this, they would be greatly appreciated.

Something is wrong here. A K-2 To Join (at a later date) would not be issued a visa at this time. They would have one year from the issuance of the K-1 to notify the Embassy of their intention to immigrate, take the medical and schedule for their own interview during which they would give their passport to the Embassy to have the K-2 visa inserted.

Sounds like they were given a K-2 To Follow (travel with the K-1) instead. Contact the Embassy and have that visa removed and have them update their records.


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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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My Ukrainian fiancée and her 17 year old daughter just received their K1 (and K2) visas today!! The daughter will be graduating in late June and intends to follow my fiancée here to the United States after graduation. Everything I've been told by my lawyer (hired for advice, not as representation) and found from researching online is that the K2 has up to 1 year to enter USA after the K1 visa was issued. However, both the K1 and the K2 visa both say that they expire on 23 May (6 months from the medical exam). The daughter cannot leave that early. I thought we had 1 year! If anyone has any ideas as to how to fix this, they would be greatly appreciated.

The way your post reads both your fiancée and her daughter received their visas already.... there is NO follow to join if that is the case. Both your fiancée and her daughter must clear POE before the expiration of the visa.

Follow to join (within a year of the issuance of the K-1) is for completing the visa application for the K-2 within the following year.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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This is just my opinion but I don't think that you will get special consideration. This is only a privilege, if I were you, I would might and try to sort things out with school. Who knows, your education credentials may not be valued here. See if there's any way out but dont go back to the embassy with your visa and request for extension because you will be starting this whole process again without guarantee of a visa the second time. Good luck.


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Filed: Country: Mexico
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Why would it hurt them to ask the consulate about their options for their situation? The K-2 visa they were issued would not be canceled just because they ask what can be done to help them with their problem. They would probably need to pay all the fees again and supply the interview documentation again, just like is done for a K-1 renewal, but the best that could happen is they agree and tell them what needs to be done. The worst that can happen is that they say no and they will need to use the K-2 within 6 months as it is.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Merrytooth, thank you for that clarification. I would have thought that my lawyer would have known that. Hmmm. Now, I guess this is an issue of what to do to fix this.

We did DS-160 applications for both and I flew to Kyiv to go to the interview. We only scheduled 1 interview (for my fiancée) and we all attended. Is there some way of having the K2 re-issued or renewed? We explained to the consular officer at the interview that the daughter was planning to stay and then follow after.

The only contact information that I have for the Embassy is their email address. Early in this process this past spring, I sent them an email question. They never responded.

A lawyer is not needed. What is needed is contact with the Embassy. Email them multiple times if needed....or call them. You guys made a mistake and your comments at the interview were not taken to heart. Kiev is an easy Embassy to work with.


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