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Hi, everyone! We have our I-129 packet ready to send, but now we are confronted with another possible issue: My fiancee is currently in Germany (his home country); however he has been offered a job in Canada. He has worked there in the past and enjoys it there, plus it is much easier to see one another when we're on the same continent, which is nice. Our question is should I send in our packet now, or wait until he's already in Canada on a working visa? Or does it matter either way? I can't seem to find answers to this and am hoping someone on here will be able to help. Thanks so much for your time, all!


2015-08-28 : I-129F Sent

2015-09-01 : I-129F NOA1 (Received) (Transferred to CSC)

2015-09-03 : I-129F NOA1 (E-Notification)

2015-09-08 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-07 : I-129F NOA2 (E-Notification)

2015-10-13 : I-129F NOA2 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-30 : NVC Received

2015-11-05 : called NVC, Received Case Number ( https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker )

2015-11-07 : NVC Sent (checked status via CEAC Stat Tracker "in Transit" - it's not the official Transit Date, probably sent on 11-06)

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received (Frankfurt, Germany)

2015-12-01 : Package 3 Received ( http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa-application ), ( DS-160 )

2015-12-08 : Medical (Hamburg, Germany) ( German panel physicians )

2015-12-15 : DS-3025 (Hardcopy) in the Mail

2016-01-09 : Package 3 Sent to Embassy (Frankfurt, Germany)

2016-01-14 : Package 4 Received (E-Mail)

2016-01-27 : Interview (Frankfurt, Germany) - Approved

2016-01-29 : Visa Received in the Mail

2016-03-22 : POE (Detroit, United States)

2016-03-24 : Applied for SSN

2016-03-28 : Received SS Card in the Mail

2016-06-04 : Marriage

2016-07-20 : AOS Package sent

2016-07-22 : NOA1 (E-Notification)

2016-07-27 : NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2016-08-15 : Biometrics in Charleston, WV

2016-09-30 : EAD Approved and Card in Production

2016-10-20 : EAD Card received in Mail

2016-12-27 : New Card is being produced

2017-01-05 : GC received in Mail

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Hi, everyone! We have our I-129 packet ready to send, but now we are confronted with another possible issue: My fiancee is currently in Germany (his home country); however he has been offered a job in Canada. He has worked there in the past and enjoys it there, plus it is much easier to see one another when we're on the same continent, which is nice. Our question is should I send in our packet now, or wait until he's already in Canada on a working visa? Or does it matter either way? I can't seem to find answers to this and am hoping someone on here will be able to help. Thanks so much for your time, all!

I would wait. You'll have to update his address and employment history anyways, if you submit it now. Your other option is to have him wait in Germany, since the process usually takes less than a year (see K-1 historical processing times).


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K-1 Visa Timeline (Denied, 3 years, 29 days total)
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2009-8-21 - K-1 sent

2009-10-27 - NOA1 received
2009-11-22 - Received request for DS-230
2009-11-26 - DS-230 sent
2010-1-22 - NOA2 received, medical check & interview date (2010-2-11)
2010-2-11 - Interview! Received Blue Slip for China Communist Party membership. sad.png
2010-3-26 - RFE sent, written statement explaining disassociation from CCP
2010-7-22 - Sent an inquiry every month starting 7/22, always still in AP
2010-12-1 - Senator Feinstein's official inquiry, still under AP (yep, doesn't help. Immigration > Senator)

(…many monthly inquiries later…)
2012-6-12 - Final interview scheduled (9/18/2012)

2012-9-18 - K-1 was denied. :cry: We could not overcome INA212(A)(3)(d)

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CR-1 Visa Timeline (Approved, converted into IR-1, 2 years, 1 month, 29 days)
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2012-12-10 - Married in Beijing! <3

2013-5-1 - I-130 sent
2013-5-6 - NOA1 received

2013-12-6 - Case transferred to the TSC

2013-1-9 - (Bogus) RFE received

2013-2-24 - RFE sent

2014-5-2 - NOA2 received

2014-5-6 - Case shipped to NVC

2014-5-14 - Case received at NVC

2014-6-16 - NVC Case Number Assigned

2014-11-15 - NVC Case Complete!

2015-1-6 - Guangzhou Consulate received

2015-1-26 - Interview date!

2015-1-26 - 221(g) denial (again)! :cry: Case being transferred to Washington for a SAO.

2015-5-21 - Consulate e-mailed us and asked for her passport! Approved?

2015-5-23 - Submitted passport to CITIC Bank

2015-6-29 - Passport with visa arrived :dancing:... but expires in 16 days, time to hustle!!!

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Thanks for your response! If we do wait, would it be possible for him to complete the interview in Canada, or would he have to go back to Germany?


2015-08-28 : I-129F Sent

2015-09-01 : I-129F NOA1 (Received) (Transferred to CSC)

2015-09-03 : I-129F NOA1 (E-Notification)

2015-09-08 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-07 : I-129F NOA2 (E-Notification)

2015-10-13 : I-129F NOA2 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-30 : NVC Received

2015-11-05 : called NVC, Received Case Number ( https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker )

2015-11-07 : NVC Sent (checked status via CEAC Stat Tracker "in Transit" - it's not the official Transit Date, probably sent on 11-06)

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received (Frankfurt, Germany)

2015-12-01 : Package 3 Received ( http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa-application ), ( DS-160 )

2015-12-08 : Medical (Hamburg, Germany) ( German panel physicians )

2015-12-15 : DS-3025 (Hardcopy) in the Mail

2016-01-09 : Package 3 Sent to Embassy (Frankfurt, Germany)

2016-01-14 : Package 4 Received (E-Mail)

2016-01-27 : Interview (Frankfurt, Germany) - Approved

2016-01-29 : Visa Received in the Mail

2016-03-22 : POE (Detroit, United States)

2016-03-24 : Applied for SSN

2016-03-28 : Received SS Card in the Mail

2016-06-04 : Marriage

2016-07-20 : AOS Package sent

2016-07-22 : NOA1 (E-Notification)

2016-07-27 : NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2016-08-15 : Biometrics in Charleston, WV

2016-09-30 : EAD Approved and Card in Production

2016-10-20 : EAD Card received in Mail

2016-12-27 : New Card is being produced

2017-01-05 : GC received in Mail

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You can schedule for interview in Canada.

I would send application asap so you can let your time start ticking down...

Thanks! That has been our exact thoughts. I really hate to wait, but wanted to make sure it was possible to do it this way.

2015-08-28 : I-129F Sent

2015-09-01 : I-129F NOA1 (Received) (Transferred to CSC)

2015-09-03 : I-129F NOA1 (E-Notification)

2015-09-08 : I-129F NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-07 : I-129F NOA2 (E-Notification)

2015-10-13 : I-129F NOA2 (Hardcopy)

2015-10-30 : NVC Received

2015-11-05 : called NVC, Received Case Number ( https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker )

2015-11-07 : NVC Sent (checked status via CEAC Stat Tracker "in Transit" - it's not the official Transit Date, probably sent on 11-06)

2015-11-09 : Embassy Received (Frankfurt, Germany)

2015-12-01 : Package 3 Received ( http://germany.usembassy.gov/visa-application ), ( DS-160 )

2015-12-08 : Medical (Hamburg, Germany) ( German panel physicians )

2015-12-15 : DS-3025 (Hardcopy) in the Mail

2016-01-09 : Package 3 Sent to Embassy (Frankfurt, Germany)

2016-01-14 : Package 4 Received (E-Mail)

2016-01-27 : Interview (Frankfurt, Germany) - Approved

2016-01-29 : Visa Received in the Mail

2016-03-22 : POE (Detroit, United States)

2016-03-24 : Applied for SSN

2016-03-28 : Received SS Card in the Mail

2016-06-04 : Marriage

2016-07-20 : AOS Package sent

2016-07-22 : NOA1 (E-Notification)

2016-07-27 : NOA1 (Hardcopy)

2016-08-15 : Biometrics in Charleston, WV

2016-09-30 : EAD Approved and Card in Production

2016-10-20 : EAD Card received in Mail

2016-12-27 : New Card is being produced

2017-01-05 : GC received in Mail

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