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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Hello everyone :)

My boyfriend and I want to apply for the K1 Visa. Im from Australia, he lives in Texas. I need to know some things first if anyone has the answers?

Do we have to be engaged prior to applying for K1 visa? We dont have a date yet when we'd like to get married, but we do in the near future. We would like to get married during the 90 day period when im allowed to come back in the states.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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My boyfriend is filling out the K1 visa, we are stuck on 2 things....

He doesnt have a "Alien registration number" what even is that? ?

And with the G-325A form do we both send a copy of this form filled separately?

Also..."Current husband or wife" (if none, so state)? We're not married yet so what should we put in that section? ....Thanks guys!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Ghana
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First of all you have to meet physically takes photos of u and him , then you also take pictures of u nd your friends in the picture nd also take pictures with u nd ur fiance having a good moment with ur parents and family

First of all you have to meet physically takes photos of u and him , then you also take pictures of u nd your friends in the picture nd also take pictures with u nd ur fiance having a good moment with ur parents and family

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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K-1 is a fiance visa so yes, you should be engaged prior to filing it. You also must get married within 90 days of entering the US on a K-1 visa.


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N-400

12/30/2019  Filed N-400 online

12/30/2019  NOA1

01/09/2020  Walk in biometric set up by IO at Ft. Myers to be done at ASC Ft. Myers.  Biometric completed.  Original Biometric was scheduled for  01/23/2020.  Estimated       Case Completion time 10 months (November 2020).  Changed on 07/31/2021 to February 2021.

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kosova
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Hello, I'm actually from Texas too. You do need to be engaged in order to petition for the fiance visa (k1). You will need to provide proof of your relationship mostly through pictures of you two together. Yes you both need to fill out the G-325A and send in originals (with your signatures). With the Alien registration #, he doesn't need to worry about that if he was born in America. If you plan on marrying once permitted the visa, aren't you guys technically engaged already? If it isn't official yet I guess it's okay to start preparing your documents already. They have a pretty detailed guide that may answer more questions here:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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omg thank you, you are so nice! ☺️

We are not engaged, no ring on my finger, no marriage plans yet, we just want to get married within the 90 day period after the visa is granted. Do u think thats a good idea? We have met 3 times in the last 2 years, been together for 7 years. I mean these documents take so long to process we just want to have them done so we are free to marry within a year or so. (when the visa is ready)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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You don't need a ring on your finger to be engaged.


N-400

12/30/2019  Filed N-400 online

12/30/2019  NOA1

01/09/2020  Walk in biometric set up by IO at Ft. Myers to be done at ASC Ft. Myers.  Biometric completed.  Original Biometric was scheduled for  01/23/2020.  Estimated       Case Completion time 10 months (November 2020).  Changed on 07/31/2021 to February 2021.

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kosova
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Oh definitely start preparing your documents. It's a long process that can be pretty stressful. I think the fact you two desire to marry is definitely enough to get started on gathering necessary paperwork. I don't think you need a ring either to be engaged like the above poster said. If you plan to have a big wedding, maybe consider the length of time it will take to have one. I think in America a lot of people take a year or so for such weddings? If you want to be with your boyfriend faster though I say just get married then have your "wedding" later. You both must be growing tired of the distance so I don't think there's any harm in applying for the k1 already. If time doesn't bother you and there's no rush, do whatever you feel is right. (L)

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Yes, so so tired of this distance. I wanna just get the OK to be a permeant resident. Thats what we intend to do, get married with a few witnesses, dont even need the dress or party then later it can happen for real. Probably not a big wedding ^^ we aren't that fortunate. Has your visa been approved? if so how long did it take roughly?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kosova
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Actually we're still at the beginning of our process and I can tell you it's been difficult waiting. Our case has been active for 67 days so far and still no sign of our NOA2 (approval of petition). That's why I'm encouraging you to get your things started already. I've been with my fiance for 2 years only and it's hard enough so for you guys it must be very difficult :(. Same here, we aren't as fortunate since we are a young couple but we plan to do the same as you guys then have our big wedding in his country when he gets his green card (it's cheaper there). I still have no ring either although my mom has offered me one. I think it's more special from the person you love regardless of price. What matters is that you guys are together and seeing from how long you've made it with long distance, you both deserve it the most! :luv: I have a few friends from Australia. It always seemed so pretty there! You might find that Texas is quite conservative in comparison though.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Omg 67 days?? thats tough... :( Ive read it can take 6-7 months. What a drag. Youre right, it is pretty here, although I do feel like i fit in comfortably in his country :) hes centered in Bangs TX, its not very "green" more like country style. But i like it, i just wanna be where he is no matter what our town looks like. ?

I think that too about prices on rings, ive already found some for 50$ on amazon! but i want to wait for him to decide when to purchase one. We just communicate everyday so its not that bad, we miss each other terribly but we also have fun when we spend time together. I hope u two get the approvel and things go well! ☺️ Are either of you allowed to visit each other while u wait for the visa? I dont think i could wait 7 months without booking a ticket..

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Russia
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If you click on the "Timeline" under the a person's picture etc. It will take you to the timeline if they have it filled out, assuming you are using a computer, as for phone click on the person's name and scroll down till you see the words "Timeline". Some people don't have theirs filled out, or people like me, aren't able to file yet but lurk the forums and ask questions so they understand the process better so their process goes smoothly.

After you read the guide on how to do it, I highly suggest you try to fill out the forums and see where you get stuck and work your way around that. That is what I am doing, if I have an question I try to search the forums first, but if I can not find something that fits my scenario, I try to go back as far as 2007, I know things change. If I can not find it, then I will post. Everyone's case is different compared to the next one. Once you do ask questions, please try to be detailed as possible so people can help you out with what is going on in your end.

Gather your pictures (With in the last two years) pass port stamps hotel movie tickets etc. Anything that has yours and his name on it. Or in this case your name on something that is in the USA. Could be a bank statement with a transaction stating USA. A handful of these things should work. Create a timeline starting with the 1st few days of meeting him etc, even better if you still have the photos text messages etc.


I-130 CR1 Timeline  Visa has been issued!!!!!! = ^.^= YAY!

Spoiler

Service Center - Texas

Sent Jan 2nd 2018 

PD: Jan 3rd 2018

E-notification: Jan 8th 2018

NOA1 Hard copy: Jan 12th 2018

NOA2: June 28th 2018, new website. Old website: July 17th sent to DOS (finally appeared July 29th, after 206 days after petition sent and stating not found) Emails & texts: nothing. Hard Copy states NoA2 is June 27, 2018.

NOA2: Hard copy: July 2nd 2018

Sent to DOS: New Website: July 18th 2018. Old website July 17th (Case number was finally found after 206 days of submitting petition, appeared on July 29th.)

Received NVC: July 24th 2018, per calling NVC option 5. 

New Case number #: Via email August 21st 2018. While on the phone with the hubby. Case is PIVOT. 

Fees paid August 21st 2018. Marked as paid on August 23rd 2018.

DS-260 filled and submitted:  August 27th 2018

AOS documents filled and submitted: August 29th, 2018

IV Documents: Submitted August 31st, 2018

Case Complete: September 11th 2018 via website 
Received Interview data: From embassy Oct 13, from NVC: Oct 15th.
Interview: originally Nov 27th, rescheduled to Nov 29th.

AP

Spoiler

Nov 26th 2018 AP.
Interviewed on Nov 29th, was told everything is good, asked for CV / resume, kept passport.

Nov 29th Email submitted.

Nov 30th They sent us an email for a physical copy.

Dec 3rd Submitted. Dec 4th They received.

Dec 7th, 14th,18th, 19th, 20th case was touched.

Dec 21st ready for Pick up. Dec 23rd pick up passport with no visa.  Was told due to holidays they resent passport incase Husband needed it, and to return it back on Jan 9th.

Jan 15th, sent off passport back to Embassy, Jan 16th case updated and received passport. 
Jan 24th case touched. Feb 1st sent email asking if they needed anything from us, replied Feb 5th stating still going thru AP, no change on website. Feb 13th, case was touched. March 5th sent email (not by travel docs) asking what we are waiting on, received auto email, unsure if case touched was touch per auto email.
March 5th, 7th case was touched. Also UStraveldocs passport states "There is no status update available for the passport number submitted"

March 15 Sent message via ustraveldocs about what's going on etc etc.
March 19: reply from Embassy Stating we have been approved and should get visa in 1-2 business days! 

March 20th: Issued!!!!! ViH: March 21st.
POE: Aiming for April 26th. 

Our Visits

Spoiler

Him: J1 Visa (no 2 home requirement) May 2015-Nov 2016 Officially met: Late July 2015 Started relationship mid-Aug 2015

Business trip B1 (Him): May 2017 - Nov 2017

2nd Business trip (Him): Feb 2018 - May 31st 2018

Visit Russia: 1st visit - TBA

2nd visit hopefully when he moves to the USA.

 

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