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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Ok that's what I was afraid of, thank you.

We haven't started any of the process yet, we're trying to figure out which the best route to go is. We want to be together the fastest legal way so would you recommend the Fiance Visa?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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That is the fastest path currently. It has it's drawbacks. There are guides at the top where you will find the comparisons ( price / time to travel permit / time to be able to work )


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Fastest for US immigration purposes is K1, but comes with caveats (such as having to marry on US soil, not being able to work immediately).

See the comparison chart here for alternate options: http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

Your main two choices are I-129f for K1 or I-130 for CR-1 filed via the US, unless you both happen to be UK residents, in which case the DCF path opens up to you.


* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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Yea I'm a US citizen, he's UK citizen. Does the fact that he's in the British Army help move things along? HA

Heh...unfortunately no.


"Wherever you go, you take yourself with you." --Neil Gaiman

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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How is he going to relocate to the USA if he is "in the British Army"?


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).

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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His contract ended while deployed so as soon as the deployment is over he'll be free to relocate. We aren't filing any papers until he's back on UK soil with his military discharge papers though because they've changed his discharge date several times so far.

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Where are you? Are you living in the UK or USA?

You've set your profile to "K3", which is basically defunct at this point, btw. You'll be chasing K1 or CR-1.


* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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OK, cool.

Take a look at this: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

and then read through the K1 guide: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide

That should help you with getting to understand the basic process for the K1. It'll take a few months - so given that he has to do a medical and interview, you'll want to make sure he's back in the UK to do those steps. When does he get back from his deployment?


* I-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London
3rd May 2013 - Married in London

7th May 2013 - I-130 filed
4th June 2013 - NOA2 (approved)
16th July 2013 - Interview (approved)
30th July 2013 - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year green card arrived

 

* How? Read my DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide

* Removal of Conditions (RoC) via California Service Centre
1st May 2015 - 90 day RoC window opened
6th May 2015 - I-751 filed (delivered 8th May, cheque cashed 18th May)
7th August 2015 - Approved / GC production

27th August 2015 - 10 year green card arrived

* Naturalisation (Citizenship) via Phoenix Lockbox

* San Francisco Field Office:
1st May 2016 - N-400 window opened
20th August 2016 - N-400 filed

26th August 2016 - NOA1
13th September 2016 - Biometrics

12th January 2017 - Biometrics (again)
30th May 2017 - Interview (approved)
7th June 2017 - Oath

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Well isn't that the question of the hour HA. I'm not sure. He's not sure. But he said he's on track to finishing this year still. I think honestly he has an idea but because every time he tells me he's done they change the date so I think he's waiting to tell me until it's for real this time. So in the meantime I'm doing all the research that needs to be done before we file.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Welcome to the forum.

Your initial question is often posed. Similar-themed thread from last week (similar response): http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/610586-marriage-abroad-affect-k1/

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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