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Hi guys,

I am an F-1 student at UF (Gainesville) and I just got engaged to my U.S boyfriend (now fiance :)) of two years. We are planning on getting married this year October. What we are trying to figure out is how we should go about filing the AOS when that time comes around as he is graduating this semester and found a job in Miami so he will be moving there while I will be finishing up my studies in Gainesville (I graduate Spring '16/Summer '16).

The reason I am not following him to Miami is because I pay in-state tuition at UF and moving to Miami would mean having to pay out-of-state tuition (ridiculously expensive!). However, once I am done with school I will be moving to Miami.

My questions are as followed:

1. When should we file the AOS given the timeline? I am not sure if we should wait and file a little before I graduate next year because I think this will raise some red flags and the USCIS will think I am possibly filing because I am graduating? (We would be married a couple months by then so I do not know if that void's the red flag...)

2. If we do go ahead and file the AOS a couple weeks or a month after we get married in October will this raise a red flag? I do have all the documents and evidence showing I pay in-state (About $130 per credit compared to the $500 per credit hour that F-1 students have to pay!). I have looked at universities in Miami but the chances of me paying in-state there is slim to none :(

3. How do you all suggest we go about this since you have to indicate on the form the 'address that you live together in'? Gainesville-Miami is only about 5 hours away so we will be going back and forth as much as possible

Just trying to plan ahead and make sure everything is good to go when we get married :) (in Gatlinsburg btw.. most beautiful place I have ever been to in the U.S in the Fall time)

Thank you all for any advice you may have!!

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~~Moved to AOS from Work, Student and Tourist Visas, from AOS Family - As the OP is in the US on a Student Visas not a K1~~


Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
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Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

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