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I want my fiancé to visit.... again.

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My fiancé was here in the US visiting me from January 29 - April 27th. We filed for our K1 visa on February 3rd. We are unfortunately at TSC. I want him to come back and visit for a month... like in July. He really wants to come too but is afraid the immigration officer will think he is trying to live here and that would be considered fraud. I told him he worries too much... lol. Do y'all think it is ok for him to come visit again? Or is it better to wait until we get the K1 visa approval?

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He can visit whenever with his current visa. Plenty of couples have done this without issues while their K1 is pending.


My K1 timeline (4 months/NO expedites): http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?cfl=0&id=163489

My AOS timeline (10 months):

08/16/2014 - Sent in AOS package

08/18/2014 - Delivered per USPS website

08/22/2014 - Text of receipt numbers received

08/27/2014 - NOA hard copies received (dated 08/19 and 08/21)

08/29/2014 - Notice date of Biometrics letter

09/11/2014 - Received Biometrics appointment letter

09/18/2014 - Biometrics completed at USCIS Raleigh, North Carolina

11/08/2014 - EAD / Travel Document approved and went to card production

11/19/2014 - Received EAD/AP combo card (dated 11/14/2014)

12/16/2014 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver letter dated 12/11/14

06/24/2015 - AOS approved! Card picked up by USPS KY for delivery

06/26/2015 - Received green card by mail (Yay I can rest for 2 years!)

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General rule is to spend more time outside of the US than in the US, so if he was just here for 90 days, then I would probably say stay outside the US 90 days before coming back-which would make it August. That does not mean at all that he would necessarily be refused to come for a month in July.


Spoiler

 

Married December 19, 2014

I-130 Petition sent January 14, 2015
NOA1 date January 20, 2015 (NSC)

NOA2 date May 28, 2015 :dance::dance::dance:

Mailed to NVC June 4, 2015

NVC Received June 10, 2015

NVC Case Number Assigned June 23, 2015

NVC AoS Invoice via Mail June 24, 2015

NVC Selected Agent Over Phone June 30, 2015 (Unable to logon to CEAC)

NVC IV Invoice via email received July 1, 2015

NVC AoS/IV Package Mailed July 2, 2015

NVC AoS & IV Fee Paid Online (CEAC is working) July 6. 2015

NVC Document Scan Date July 6, 2015

NCV AoS & IV Fee marked as paid in CEAC July, 7 2015

NVC DS 260 Completed July 8, 2015

NVC CC July 30, 2015 (24 days after scan date, about 2 months post NOA2)

Interview Scheduled on August 26, 2015

Interview P4 Email Received August 27, 2015

Medical in Islamabad September 2, 2015

Interview Date September 22, 2015 CANCELLED (Embassy is Over scheduled) :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry: :cry:

Interview Scheduled on September 10, 2015

Interview Date October 14, 2015 APPROVED

Visa Issued October 16, 2015, 9 months start to finish

POE JFK October 26, 2015

GC in Hand Jan 8, 2016

RoC I-751 NOA1 August 31, 2017 (Vermont Service Center)

Biometrics October 2, 2017

I551 Stamp in Passport August 2, 2018

18 Month Extension Letter August 3, 2018

Applied for Naturalization N-400 Online July 30, 2018

Biometrics August 23, 2018

10 year GC is in production September 17, 2018

 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Since he can visit after time has passed on the VWP, he can always come back for a July visit. I would suggest preparing a bit however, because there's no point wasting a lot of money on a flight and time off from work to be turned away.

I petitioned my fiance to come to the US, however, when I visited my fiance in England while our I-129F was pending approval, I took with me a letter from my employer stating that they expected me back to work on XX/XX/XX date and that I was currently employed there. I also brought along bills with due dates. Even though there was NO reason for them to deny me entry, there was a pending government request, so we took precautions.

I would suggest the same for your fiance. If it is not too much trouble, have his employer draft a similar letter and sign it. This shows he is expected to return home. Have him bring a few things that show ties to his country that he MUST return for - rent bills, letter from employer, gatherings he is supposed to attend, etc...

That way, if he IS questioned, he can show proof he is returning home.

Good luck :)


Our K-1 at Texas Service Center

I-129F Sent: 07-02-14 (USPS Overnight Express)
I-129F Rcvd: 07-03-14
NOA1: 07-08-14

NOA1 Hardcopy: 07-14-14

ARN Changed: 07-16-14

NOA2: 01-23-15 (199 days)

Sent to NVC: 01-27-15

NOA2 Hardcopy: 01-30-15 (No consulate listed, inquiry opened)

NVC Received: 02-06-15 (Case # assigned)

NVC Sent: 02-19-15

London Embassy Received: 02-23-15

Readiness Submitted: 03-02-2015

Packet 3 Received: 03-03-2015

Packet 4 Received: 03-12-2015

Medical: 03-04-15 (Passed)

Interview: 04-10-2015 (Approved!)

Visa Issued: 04-15-2015

Visa In Hand: 04-21-2015

POE: 05-03-2015

Wedding: July 10, 2015

3,419 miles (L) Distance means nothing when your heart says "I love you"

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During our K1 process I visited about every twice on VWP about 3 months apart no problem. Only thing I had with me was a copy of the I-129F just in case. They never asked to see anything and they were okay with me visiting my fiance.

Edited by Maria&Seve





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Thank you everyone! We decided it's best to just hang tight and wait it out... 6+ more months to go! I hope it goes faster! :D

Hang on, it might go faster! :)

In case you really want him to come, he should call the U.S. Embassy in Brussels to be sure he could enter the country.

or maybe you can go see him, Belgium is really nice during these warmer months.

Good luck!


K1

AOS

ROC

09/14/2017 : Package Sent (CSC)

09/15/2017 : Package Received (CSC)

09/15/2017 : NOA1 Date

10/12/2017 : Biometrics

--/--/---- : Interview

--/--/---- : Decision

N400

09/01/2018 : Application Sent (online)

--/--/---- NOA1 Date

--/--/---- : Biometrics

--/--/---- : Interview

--/--/---- : Decision

So it's not gonna be easy.

It's going to be really hard;

we're gonna have to work at this everyday,

but I want to do that because I want you.

I want all of you, forever, everyday.

You and me.. everyday.

___The NoteBook

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