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I am from the United Kingdom and I'm currently here in the USA on a M1 Student Visa. I shall be going back to the UK soon to renew my M1 Visa so I can return to the States on September 1st 2017 until sometime in May 2018.


Since being here, I have met the woman that I'm going to marry. She is a UA citizen. We are wanting to get married in August 2018. I am thinking of going through the K1 Visa process. As I will be in the States during that time, I will be starting the process then. 


I have to legally leave the States in May 2018 on the M1 legal status. I know that I have to book a medical examination in London before my Embassy appointment. I am wanting to go back to the UK for a visit in February 2018. Can I, if all documents organised, have my medical examination in February 2018, renter the USA on my M1 Visa to finish my studies, leave the USA in May 2018, go to the Embassy appointment that I would have booked in May/June 2018 and then enter the USA on my K1 Visa ready for August 2018? 


I understand that the medical examination results are valid for six months and that's the length of the validity of the K1 Visa. The dates that I have stated falls into that category, but does my M1 Visa travel in and out of the US inbetween of the medical examination affect anything? 


I would really, really appreciate a response. 


Kind Regards 



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I think you need to research more. The K1 would get you admission to the US and then you would adjust status from K1 to permanent resident based on marriage to a US citizen. You are already admitted to the US on a visa.  If you marry, you can adjust status. Your medical and interview for a greencard are in the US. 


See guide; http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide2


See forum: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/130-adjustment-of-status-from-work-student-amp-tourist-visas/

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I agree that it might actually be easier for you to adjust status right away if you already have a visa, unless you're dead set on getting married AFTER your current M1 is expired.


Even so... getting dates all planned out when the application process length is a toss up is wishful thinking I believe. Especially since embassy scheduling is sometimes far beyond your control.


Regardless, assuming you're super lucky with your dates, no there's no problems travelling to and from the United States BEFORE the K1 is approved. That is.. you can travel to and from before you do your interview without it affecting you. Once you've had the interview (and are approved), you can only enter once to get married.

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