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Signed a lease before getting K1 - Will it come back to bite me?

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I am Canadian. My fiancee is a permanent resident of New Jersey (her family home is there, her driver's license is still NJ, she voted there, etc.), but has been living in Philadelphia and working there since August.

Before she rented the apartment, we had submitted our initial petition. When she rented the apartment, the landlord asked if anyone else would be staying in the apartment during the dates indicated on the lease, we said that I would eventually be immigrating and would be staying with her. I was required to sign the lease. 

 

Is this OK? I was only in the country on a tourist visa.

Should I put this address on the DS-160 form? 

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LPRs cannot do K1.  Is she a USC or LPR as you stated?

 

I assume you meant a resident not permanent resident? After all she voted?

 

You arent a US resident yet so no dont put the us address. 

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You should not list the US adress but it is fine that you are listed on the lease. Me and my now husband did the same. I was visiting in February 2016 and we both signed the lease to the apartment and we didn't file the K-1 until mid March. It was approved and nobody asked about it at any time. Just make sure to not list the Adress on any documents as your residence.


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12 hours ago, aaron2020 said:

If you list a US address as a residence, then you will be admitting that you lived illegally in the US.  Bad idea.

 

If you were visiting, then you should not list a US residence.

I will not be listing the address as a residence. But on the DS-160, it asks: "Where will you be staying in the US?" ...I will be staying at the apartment where I've signed a lease. 

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6 minutes ago, smallgirlbigworld said:

You should not list the US adress but it is fine that you are listed on the lease. Me and my now husband did the same. I was visiting in February 2016 and we both signed the lease to the apartment and we didn't file the K-1 until mid March. It was approved and nobody asked about it at any time. Just make sure to not list the Adress on any documents as your residence.

When you filled out the DS-160, you must have listed the apartment as the place you will be staying, yeah? It asks "Where will you be staying in the US?"

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Just now, Stephen Spencer said:

When you filled out the DS-160, you must have listed the apartment as the place you will be staying, yeah? It asks "Where will you be staying in the US?"

Yes i have listed that address under that question.


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01/25/2017 - Biometrics

04/07/2017 - EAD Approved (112 Days)

04/13/2017 - NOA2 for EAD / AP received Hardcopy

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