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So I am located in Massachusetts and my boyfriend lives in Dominican Republic.

We have been talking online for over a year. I will be going to see him for the first time face to face next month.

We are in love. Very much so.  My question is, how do I go about getting him here to live with me?

We plan on getting married but the DR does not recognize Gay Marriage so it would have to be done here in MA.

We have no clue about the process of getting him here.  I have a feeling it's going to be a rough ride.

If anyone has any insight on what we can do to get him here. Please let me know.

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Do a few visits, see how things go, you are way ahead of yourself.

“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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first go meet him and spend time together and make sure you two really want to spend your lives together. this is a big step not to be taken lightly.


k1 vIsa is what you will want but take it slow and enjoy the courtship.


good luck

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Same situation for my spouse and I, same sex marriage isn't recognized in his home country of the Philippines. I visited him several times, and we got to know each other over a year of FaceTime and in person visits. The K-1 visa process went pretty smoothly for us, both in the States and the Philippines. Check out the Caribbean forum here on VisaJourney http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/153-caribbean/. Good luck!

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K-1 visas are for foreign fiances to travel to the US and get married.with US citizens.


Here is the full description and steps from the State Department.




The process involves USCIS when the US citizen petitions in the first step and subsequently the US consulate in the Dominican Republic when it interviews and issues the K-1 visa to the foreign fiance.


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Spend some face to face time together. Then if you become engaged and want to marry, file for a K-1 visa. Good luck.



AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received





12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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