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really great site. I am happy its here as we are quite lost.

My gf is from Namibia and has the tourist visa. I met her in windhoek and she also came here recently. We really want to be closer together so are looking into marriage but are unsure of which way to go.

At first we thought k1 would work but she said that she must travel to south africa for the interview and that they may make her come back and forth to which she is not sure she can do that. She is also terrified of traveling to joburg (and s africa in general) and for good reason. She said in namibia they do not do any k1 visa interviews.

I could also visit her, get married there, and do the cr1 thing right? Or, when she visits me again, what if we decide to get married here? Can she just file for and adjustment?

We are confused as to which was is the best considering the fact that she is from Namibia,

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really great site. I am happy its here as we are quite lost.

My gf is from Namibia and has the tourist visa. I met her in windhoek and she also came here recently. We really want to be closer together so are looking into marriage but are unsure of which way to go.

At first we thought k1 would work but she said that she must travel to south africa for the interview and that they may make her come back and forth to which she is not sure she can do that. She is also terrified of traveling to joburg (and s africa in general) and for good reason. She said in namibia they do not do any k1 visa interviews.

I could also visit her, get married there, and do the cr1 thing right? Or, when she visits me again, what if we decide to get married here? Can she just file for and adjustment?

We are confused as to which was is the best considering the fact that she is from Namibia,

Welcome!

You have two visa choices. The first is the K-1 fiancé visa. After she receives this she has 6 months from the date of the medical to enter the country and you must marry within 90 days and the wedding must take place in the USA. This is the quickest way for her to get into the USA for good but has its drawbacks. She will not be able to work or leave the country from when she arrives until around 90 days after you marry. It is also more expensive.

Or you can get married at a location of your choosing and file the CR-1. Takes longer but she will be a permanent resident immediately upon arrival and will be able to work and travel.

Having her enter the country with the intention of marrying and adjusting status is fraudulent. Not worth considering.

Do they do CR-1 interviews in Namibia? If she cannot face going to Johannesburg (and I totally get that, having been there myself) and they do CR-1 interviews in Namibia that might be your answer.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Do they do CR-1 interviews in Namibia? If she cannot face going to Johannesburg (and I totally get that, having been there myself) and they do CR-1 interviews in Namibia that might be your answer.

No immigrant visa interviews are conducted in Namibia.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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hello

we will likely go with the k1 but just thought id ask: if you all were me, would you go with the k1 or cr1? I am able to fly to namibia and marry there...which one seems better?

The K1 is better because you are already in the process for it. She will have to go to S. Africa either way.

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Could you maybe accompany her to the interview?


3/2/18  E-filed N-400 under 5 year rule

3/26/18 Biometrics

7/2019-12/2019 (Yes, 16- 21 months) Estimated time to interview MSP office.

 

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AOS

03/24/11 - Got married in the Boogie-Down Bronx, NYC!
04/21/11 - Mailed I-130,I-765, I-485, I-864 and I-693 - Day 00

04/23/11 - Application delivered - Day 02
04/28/11 - NOA (most forms) - Day 07
05/03/11 - Checks cashed - Day 12
05/31/11 - Biometrics completed in the Bronx, NYC - Day 40
06/24/11 - Received someone else's employment authorization card!!! What the...? - Day 64
07/01/11 - Mailed the poor lady's card back after calling USCIS - Day 71
07/07/11 - Received poor lady's interview notice! What??? - Day 77
07/15/11 - Received my own EAD card - Day 85
08/12/11 - Interview. Approved on the spot! - Day 113
08/18/11 - Received card in the mail - Day 119

ROC
05/28/13 - Mailed I-751 - Day 00

05/30/13 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/31/13 - NOA I-797 - Day 03
06/04/13 - Check cashed - Day 07

06/06/13 - NOA delivered to my home/Biometrics letter generated - Day 09

06/10/13 - Received Biometrics letter in the mail - Day 13

06/27/13 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 30

09/10/13 - Application approved! - Day 105

09/14/13 - 10 year Green Card received! - Day 109

Citizenship

05/10/16 - Mailed N-400 - Day 00

05/12/16 - Application delivered - Day 02

05/13/16 - Credit card payment accepted - Day 03

05/17/16 - Received text & email update - Day 07

05/20/16 - Received 1st NOA (dated 05/13/16) & created ELIS acct - Day 10

05/21/16 - Received 2nd NOA (dated 05/16/16) confirming my DOB and address - Day 11

05/22/06 - Biometrics scheduled (online update) and appt letter was mailed on 05/20/16 - Day 12

05/24/06 - Biometrics letter became viewable online (appt scheduled for 06/07/16) - Day 14

05/27/16 - Received Biometrics letter in mail - Day 17

05/31/16 - Was denied walk-in fingerprints with just 1 person left in line. Milwaukee office, boo! - Day 21

06/07/16 - Biometrics completed in Milwaukee, WI - Day 28

12/21/16 - Passed Citizenship test/Interview was successful! - Day 197

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You can't file k1 you are married


:girlwerewolf2xn: Ana (L) Felix :wub:

K1 March Filer 2016

Interview Approved August 19, 2016

POE September 25, 2016

AOS November Filer 2016

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**** As the OP filed for his K1, and a thread regarding that has been locked, this one is now locked too *****


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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