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Cheers, I'm American with a fiancee who is Taiwanese- We've been together for 8 years. She's currently visiting the US with a 90 day tourist visa as part of the visa waiver program- she's visited twice so far, this is her second visit. From what I understand, obviously it's not a good idea to get married on a tourist visa; so we're going to go the K-1 route-

When this tourist visa is done, she will go back to Taiwan and await a K-1 visa- But.. She has been previously living / working in China for the past 10 years and doesn't really have any ties in Taiwan anymore.. Is it possible to have a K1 interview in the USA? or in China? Or is it mandatory that she goes back to Taiwan and wait to be called for the interview? Her passport is Taiwanese.

Any input is greatly appreciated..


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The consular processing happens overseas at consulates/ embassies. Not possible to do inside the us.

If she's a resident in China, she can request her interview to take place there. In order to do so, she will need to contact the embassy that deals with k1s there and request that.

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Marry now stay and adjust.

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It's not a bad idea to get married in a tourist visa at all. Get married and keep her already!

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Yes as stated, marry now and adjust. People will probably try and tell you otherwise, but this is perfectly fine as she didn't enter the US with immigration intent. Good luck!

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NOA1 -- 2-24-2016

NOA2 -- 05-02-2016

NVC received -- 05-13-2016

NVC left -- 05-18-2016

Embassy received -- 5-22-2016

Interview Date -- 8-31-2016

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I 100% agree with the above posters. As it was not her intent when entering the US, you can now marry & file for her Green Card (Adjustment of Status).

Follow this guide:


She must NOT leave the US until she receives her AP (Advance Parole).

Entry on VWP to visit then-boyfriend 06/13/2011

Married 06/24/2011

Our first son was born 10/31/2012, our daughter was born 06/30/2014, our second son was born 06/20/2017

AOS Timeline

AOS package mailed 09/06/2011 (Chicago Lockbox)

AOS package signed for by R Mercado 09/07/2011

Priority date for I-485&I-130 09/08/2011

Biometrics done 10/03/2011

Interview letter received 11/18/2011

INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 12/20/2011

Approval e-mail 12/21/2011

Card production e-mail 12/27/2011


Resident since 12/21/2011

ROC Timeline

ROC package mailed to VSC 11/22/2013

NOA1 date 11/26/2013

Biometrics date 12/26/2013

Transfer notice to CSC 03/14/2014

Change of address 03/27/2014

Card production ordered 04/30/2014


N-400 Timeline

N-400 package mailed 09/30/2014

N-400 package delivered 10/01/2014

NOA1 date 10/20/2014

Biometrics date 11/14/2014

Early walk-in biometrics 11/12/2014

In-line for interview 11/23/2014

Interview letter 03/18/2015

Interview date 04/17/2015 ("Decision cannot yet be made.")

In-line for oath scheduling 05/04/2015

Oath ceremony letter dated 05/11/2015

Oath ceremony 06/02/2015

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