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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: China
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HI... we recieved our K1 Visa 3 days ago.. i will go to china and escort her home though immigration in OCT.. We are very happy about this. However I dont seem to find any information on what needs to be done AFTER she comes here to the United States or even if anything needs to be done prior to her coming.. can someone please point me in the right direction.. there are so many posts and honestly I have looked up so much stuff I end up in the same places..

thank you for your help

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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hi

I don't believe anything prior is necessary, but once she enters, you have 90 days to get married

once you're married, you file adjustment of status for her to get the GC

congrats!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: China
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hi

I don't believe anything prior is necessary, but once she enters, you have 90 days to get married

once you're married, you file adjustment of status for her to get the GC

congrats!

thanks.. that's what i thought but she seems to think something else is required because of some FAQ on ustraveldocs........ we shall see.. ty again

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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Not sure if you have to do anything prior to her arrival. You may want to ask that question in the China regional forum to see if you have to do anything specific to China related to informing them of her departure. As to what you do after she arrives, apart from getting married within the 90 day period, I would go down to the SSA soon after arrival (even before getting married) and get a SSN with a printout of her I94 and her Chinese passport. Then look at the requirements for getting her on insurance, bank accounts, etc after you are married. Then start preparing the AOS package (see guide). There is no time limit to file the AOS package (including the EAD/AP) after marriage, but it is recommended to do this soon so you can keep the journey moving forward.

Good Luck

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Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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:guides: easily accessible at the top of the forum page. In particular, the K1 Flow Chart: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

Good luck on your immigration journey.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Not sure if you have to do anything prior to her arrival. You may want to ask that question in the China regional forum to see if you have to do anything specific to China related to informing them of her departure. As to what you do after she arrives, apart from getting married within the 90 day period, I would go down to the SSA soon after arrival (even before getting married) and get a SSN with a printout of her I94 and her Chinese passport. Then look at the requirements for getting her on insurance, bank accounts, etc after you are married. Then start preparing the AOS package (see guide). There is no time limit to file the AOS package (including the EAD/AP) after marriage, but it is recommended to do this soon so you can keep the journey moving forward.

Good Luck

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

^^^yeap^^^ I would only add to wait about 10 days to 2 weeks after POE before going to the SSA office (it takes some time for her to get into "the system"), but do it before two weeks prior to the expiration of her I-90 (90 days from POE). Good luck!


Mahalo/Salamat!

Steve and Joan
Met on Facebook 2/24/12
Met in person 6/5/12
Second visit 10/2/12
Engaged 10/3/12
NOA10/15/12
Third visit 12/10/12
Joan got her passport! 2/20/13
NOA2 4/24/13
Fourth visit 5/28/13
CFO 5/30/13
Embassy Interview APPROVED 6/6/13

Joan passed through immigration in Hawaii! She's home! 6/13/13

MARRIED 8/24/13

AOS, EAD and AP petitions sent to Chicago via Express Mail

EAD/AP Received 11/13/13

AOS Interview APPROVED 11/26/13

2-year Green Card in hand 12/5/13

ROC (I-751) sent to CSC via USPS Express Mail 8/31/15

ROC check cashed 9/4/15

ROC Biometrics 10/1/15

ROC Approval 4/6/16 (waiting for actual card)

Permanent Green Card Arrived 4/14/16
Naturalization Interview 2/22/17 APPROVED!

Oath Ceremony 3/21/17--Joan is a US Citizen!

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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^^^yeap^^^ I would only add to wait about 10 days to 2 weeks after POE before going to the SSA office (it takes some time for her to get into "the system"), but do it before two weeks prior to the expiration of her I-90 (90 days from POE). Good luck!

Since the I-94s are now automated, there is no need to wait weeks in order to be found in the system. People are applying for the SSN within days of arrival.

After arriving in the US via the K-1>

Print out your I-94 info > https://i94.cbp.dhs....94/request.html

Follow this guide for getting the SSN > http://www.visajourney.com/content/ssn

After getting married >

Follow this guide for AOS > http://www.visajourn...content/k1k3aos

The fees are listed here > http://www.uscis.gov/i-485

The fees for the I-765(EAD-work authorization) and I-131(AP-advance parole for travel) are waived when filed with a pending I-485, so include both of those too. It takes about 60-90 days to receive the EAD/AP combo card, which will allow you to work(along with an SSN) and re-enter the US when traveling abroad while waiting for the green card approval.

You need all the supporting documents for each form as well, so read the instructions for each one. You can also search here on VJ for what to include with each form if you get stumped. There are also example forms here on VJ you can look at when filling out the forms. They can be helpful.

And here are the details you need about whether or not you need to see a civil surgeon > http://www.visajourn...-3025-or-i-693/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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Since the I-94s are now automated, there is no need to wait weeks in order to be found in the system. People are applying for the SSN within days of arrival.

Cool! Thanks for the update!


Mahalo/Salamat!

Steve and Joan
Met on Facebook 2/24/12
Met in person 6/5/12
Second visit 10/2/12
Engaged 10/3/12
NOA10/15/12
Third visit 12/10/12
Joan got her passport! 2/20/13
NOA2 4/24/13
Fourth visit 5/28/13
CFO 5/30/13
Embassy Interview APPROVED 6/6/13

Joan passed through immigration in Hawaii! She's home! 6/13/13

MARRIED 8/24/13

AOS, EAD and AP petitions sent to Chicago via Express Mail

EAD/AP Received 11/13/13

AOS Interview APPROVED 11/26/13

2-year Green Card in hand 12/5/13

ROC (I-751) sent to CSC via USPS Express Mail 8/31/15

ROC check cashed 9/4/15

ROC Biometrics 10/1/15

ROC Approval 4/6/16 (waiting for actual card)

Permanent Green Card Arrived 4/14/16
Naturalization Interview 2/22/17 APPROVED!

Oath Ceremony 3/21/17--Joan is a US Citizen!

Kayak small lagoon crop 10 72 for VJ.jpg

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