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My fiancee lives in Khartoum and i am going to be there next month, should I apply for her visa before I have everything they will want?

Is there an advantage to filing now, or will RFE make it take longer? I am new to this! or should I just wait until February?

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My fiancee lives in Khartoum and i am going to be there next month, should I apply for her visa before I have everything they will want?

Is there an advantage to filing now, or will RFE make it take longer? I am new to this! or should I just wait until February?

First let me explain the wording- you are not applying for her visa, you are petitioning for her. If that petition is approved, then she will apply for her visa and will attend a visa interview. Getting these two things mixed up can be confusing and you will not get the correct answers to your questions.

Now to your questions-

If you file before you go and this will be your first meeting, it will be denied- there will not be an RFE issued for that, as you would have not met the requirements yet.

I'm assuming that you have not yet met before- so while you're there and if this path is the one you'd like to take- get a G-325A and a letter of Intent to Marry signed by your fiancee before you come back to the states, you will need that to file the petition.

Make sure you read through the guides and the form examples- they will probably answer most questions that you have. And VJ members are always around to help as well!

Edited by FN&KO

Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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Also, make sure you take lots of pictures together (with family too if you can), keep any receipts from activities that you do together, and keep your boarding passes. You can use these as proof of meeting.

Edited by FN&KO

Our Journey:
04/19/2014- Met online
10/2014- Visited Nigeria and he proposed!!!! 
02/28/2015- Sent I-129F petition
03/05/2015- NOA1
09/2015- Visited Nigeria again!!!
10/28/2015- NOA2 (237 day wait at TSC)
11/13/2015- Sent to NVC
11/27/2015- Arrived at Embassy
06/2016- Third visit to Nigeria!
06/15/2016- Interview, given option to file I-601 waiver.
08/16/2016- Waiver submitted (no lawyer).
11/21/2016- Waiver approved with expedite.
01/2017- Embassy requested interview. 
04/2017- Fourth visit to Nigeria.  K1 officially denied. 
04/25/2017- NOA1 for 2nd K1.
07/27/2017- Case transferred to TSC.
11/17/2017- Case transferred back to CSC.
01/16/2018- NOA2!! (266 day wait)
03/08/2018- Interview (AP)
05/03/2018- VISA APPROVAL!!!
05/14/2018- Visa issued
05/18/2018- Visa picked up
05/25/2018- HE'S HOME!!! 💙💙💙


God has given me a great knowledgebase through research and other members here on VJ.  Please do not hesitate to reach out if I can be of any assistance to you! 

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My fiancee lives in Khartoum and i am going to be there next month, should I apply for her visa before I have everything they will want?

Is there an advantage to filing now, or will RFE make it take longer? I am new to this! or should I just wait until February?

So, I have an issue that hopefully someone familliar with Sudan can help me with, My fiances dad has gotten some bad advice from an attorney there that doesnt understand US immigration law , and this person has told him

1. that we can go apply for a fiance visa at the US consulate in Khartoum and get approved in 5-7 days.

2. That we can marry while I am there and register the marriage with their government and still apply for fiance visa and the US state department will not find out. Is this true? I am very suspicious about this Idea and am fearful that if they find me to be fraudulent

I am very concerned at this point that there is no way that my Fiance will be able to come here to seattle anytime soon, and i know how difficult and long the process is for couples with a registered marriage is .

please give me some advice; I am becoming very frustrated and depressed

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So, I have an issue that hopefully someone familliar with Sudan can help me with,

None of this is Sudan-specific.

My fiances dad has gotten some bad advice from an attorney there that doesnt understand US immigration law , and this person has told him

1. that we can go apply for a fiance visa at the US consulate in Khartoum and get approved in 5-7 days.

Nope

2. That we can marry while I am there and register the marriage with their government and still apply for fiance visa and the US state department will not find out. Is this true? I am very suspicious about this Idea and am fearful that if they find me to be fraudulent

Yep, it's wrong. If you get married, then you don't qualify for the Fiance Visa, but would for the CR-1 Spousal Visa.

I am very concerned at this point that there is no way that my Fiance will be able to come here to seattle anytime soon,

Yep figure about a year.

and i know how difficult and long the process is for couples with a registered marriage is .

please give me some advice; I am becoming very frustrated and depressed

Read the Guides and Follow the Example Forms, links at the top of this page.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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