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K1 fiance visa was approved now looking forward to entering usa and starting my life with my fiance. After we marry within the 90 day allocated period. How does the AOS work.

How long does it take? (APPROX of course!)

When will i be able to travel back to the UK or Honeymoon? (worried i will miss my family and England so may want to visit a couple of times)

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K1 fiance visa was approved now looking forward to entering usa and starting my life with my fiance. After we marry within the 90 day allocated period. How does the AOS work.

How long does it take? (APPROX of course!)

When will i be able to travel back to the UK or Honeymoon? (worried i will miss my family and England so may want to visit a couple of times)

Traveling out of the U.S. requires a greencard or Advance Parole (AP) which comes on a combo card with the Employment Authorization (EAD).

EAD/AP are free applications if you mail them with your AOS and are approved quicker than the greencard. So consider this timeline to figure how long it will take to accomplish each step--

Marry

Wait for marriage certificate to get processed by county.

See a civil surgeon if you didn't complete your shots at Knightsbridge

Prepare three applications with documentation ($1070) - AOS/EAD/AP

Get a NOA1

Start the timer for Advance parole card. Supposed to be approved by 90 days.

Obviously the sooner you start, the sooner you work or travel internationally.

Edited by Nich-Nick

England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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K1 fiance visa was approved now looking forward to entering usa and starting my life with my fiance. After we marry within the 90 day allocated period. How does the AOS work.

How long does it take? (APPROX of course!)

When will i be able to travel back to the UK or Honeymoon? (worried i will miss my family and England so may want to visit a couple of times)

Congratulations!

AOS really depends on your local office, and if you get any RFE's. For a good estimate go here https://egov.uscis.gov/cris/processTimesDisplayInit.doand put in your local field office in the US where you would have an interview. For instance, my local office is in MN, and they're 11 months behind right now...so we aren't holding our breath.

You can't travel outside the US(you can, but won't be allowed back in...) until you have your AP papers. Apply for them and your EAD whether you'll be working or not, they're free if you apply at the same time as your AOS. I got my AP/EAD approved today, 71 days after applying(which is pretty quick, it can take 90)

If you want to honeymoon, wait till after you get AP, or do it in the USA. You can visit family after AP...it should only take 90ish days.


Met 2008. Moved in together 2010. Married 2015. Baby Z joined us 2017 . :wub:

AOS Timeline 350 days

 

May 31/15 - Sent AOS/EAD/AP to USCIS

June 4/15 - Email and text notifications they were recieved

June 10/15 - NOA1 for AOS/EAD/AP Dated June 1

June 17/15- Change of address confirmation

June 22/15- Biometrics appointment received

July 1/15- Biometrics appointment done(5 minute appointment, 8 hour round trip drive <_< )

August 5/15 - Change of address submitted for new location

August 8/15 - Mobile/E-mail notifications for approved EAD/AP :)

August 17/15 - Change of address confirmation after calling in

August 17/15 - EAD/AP Combo card mailed out(To the wrong address, and then lost by USPS)

September 3/15 - Contacted USCIS and was told to re-apply with a new application and fees?! Put in a service request online for lost card, and a complaint

September 8/15 - USPS found & returned card to USCIS

September 15/15 - Ombudsman contacted USCIS

September 17/15 - Card mailed back out

September 19/15 - EAD/AP Combo card finally in hand

September 22/15 - NPIW letter received, dated September 9/2015 estimated 6 month wait

October 13-21/15 - Traveled using AP to visit parents & ship the rest of our belongings out west

November 27-30/15 - Traveled using AP

December 28/15- RFE hard copy, waiting on documents from Canada

January 31-February 7/16 - Traveled using AP

February 10/16 - Sent in RFE, delivered Feb 16

April 16/16 - Service request filed, RFE was never updated online

May 12 - Approved email and status update dated May 10. Service request never was assigned or solved, though.

May 14 - Greencard in hand!

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