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Hi everyone,

 

I'm in need of guidance.

 

My fiancée and I have decided to cancel my K1 visa petition in favour for her to come to Sweden instead. This for multiple reasons but mainly because I'm still under the 2-year-rule, with a year left to serve.

 

We got as far as to the stage of being able to book an interview for me at the embassy for my K1 visa, but haven't booked one (for reasons of no longer being interested in the K1). 

So we thought that we would cancel the K1 visa application. The end date for us being able to book an interview is coming up fast so we need to cancel it soon.

 

I have a couple of questions.

 

1) How do we proceed to cancel our petition?

2) Will there be any consequences with future applications?

 

Just to clarify, we are still a couple and plan to marry. For now we plan to live in Sweden but in the future we might want to be able to move to the US together.

Our thoughts are that we by then will use another method than K1 visa, but we are worried that the cancellation of this visa could affect our chances in the future.

 

I hope that you guys can help out and that my questions were clear.

 

Best regards,

EngineerSwede

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2 hours ago, EngineerSwede said:

1) How do we proceed to cancel our petition?

A petitioner or applicant may withdraw a petition or application prior to adjudication. Withdrawal is a voluntary action. It should not be coerced, although it may be suggested as an alternative to a formal denial. Whenever a withdrawal is received, it should be acknowledged, in writing, for the record. 

 

2 hours ago, EngineerSwede said:

2) Will there be any consequences with future applications?

If withdrawn, none. And if you refile, you will only be asked why you did not push through with the initial petition. You can tell them about your decision that she move to Sweden. 

2 hours ago, EngineerSwede said:

Just to clarify, we are still a couple and plan to marry. For now we plan to live in Sweden but in the future we might want to be able to move to the US together.

You may get married in Sweden and file for spousal visa in the future, that is also an option. :)

 

Best of luck, you guys! :)


K1 Visa Timeline (4 months / September 2016 to January 2017):

Sept 23, 2016 - I-129F Packet sent to USCIS via USPS

Sept 28, 2016 - NOA1 email/text
October 5, 2016 - Received the written NOA1. 
October 28, 2016 - Received NOA2 via mail
November 17, 2016 - Called NVC and got case #
November 19, 2016 - Case status changed from At NVC to In Transit
November 26, 2016 - Case status changed from In Transit to Ready
December 22, 2016 - Packet 3 received. 
January 07, 2017 - Medical Exam, 8am - PASSED!
January 25, 2017 - Interview, 8am - APPROVED!!!
January 30, 2017 - Visa on Hand! 

Our K1 Visa Process on our blog: https://happilyhaberlafter.wordpress.com/2018/04/21/k1-visa-process/

 

AOS Timeline (4 months / April 2017 to August 2017):

April 11, 2017 - Dropped off packet at USPS
April 13, 2017 - Delivered at USCIS
April 22, 2017 - NOA1 via text and email received with case #s
April 27, 2017 - NOA1 Hardcopies received
May 6, 2017 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received
May 18, 2017 - Biometrics done
June 1, 2017 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
July 21, 2017 - Interview is Scheduled for August 28

July 29, 2017 - EAD/AP Approved

August 4, 2017 - EAD/AP on Hand!

August 28, 2017 - AOS Interview, 1:15PM - APPROVED!!!!

September 14, 2017 - Greencard on Hand! 

Our AOS Process on our blog: https://happilyhaberlafter.wordpress.com/2018/05/13/adjustment-of-status-greencard-application/

                                                     SEE YOU IN 2 YEARS, USCIS! 

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4 hours ago, EngineerSwede said:

Hi everyone,

 

I'm in need of guidance.

 

My fiancée and I have decided to cancel my K1 visa petition in favour for her to come to Sweden instead. This for multiple reasons but mainly because I'm still under the 2-year-rule, with a year left to serve.

 

We got as far as to the stage of being able to book an interview for me at the embassy for my K1 visa, but haven't booked one (for reasons of no longer being interested in the K1). 

So we thought that we would cancel the K1 visa application. The end date for us being able to book an interview is coming up fast so we need to cancel it soon.

 

I have a couple of questions.

 

1) How do we proceed to cancel our petition?

2) Will there be any consequences with future applications?

 

Just to clarify, we are still a couple and plan to marry. For now we plan to live in Sweden but in the future we might want to be able to move to the US together.

Our thoughts are that we by then will use another method than K1 visa, but we are worried that the cancellation of this visa could affect our chances in the future.

 

I hope that you guys can help out and that my questions were clear.

 

Best regards,

EngineerSwede

ONLY the US petitioner can withdraw a petition. Your fiancee should contact USCIS formally to withdraw the approved I-129F.

 

As for you, you should contact your local embassy to inform them that you will not proceed with the application. 

 

I doubt there would be any consequences IF you guys do the abovementioned things and provide them with the reason that you have stated here. But best to have some kinda formal record of such correspondence with USCIS and embassy for theirs and your future reference.


For my I-129F and K-1 detailed timelines, please refer to my timeline page :)

 

AOS + EAD + AP

Spoiler

1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
12 March 2018 (Mon): Check cashed.
13 March 2018 (Tue): Received text and e-mail notifications.
16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

16 March 2018 (Fri):: Biometrics appointment letter's date.

22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.

 

AOS Updates Post-Biometrics

19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.

 

EAD + AP Updates Post-Biometrics

6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

10 August 2018 (Fri): NOA2 hardcopy via normal mail.

11 August 2018 (Sat): Combo card sent from Lee's Summit, MO via Priority Mail and no signature was required at delivery. Mailman dropped it in the mailbox like regular mails.

** Approved in 158 days **

 

 

If you require my attention or response in the public forum, please quote or tag me in your post as I have turned off the auto-follow function. 

My VJ inbox is always open too. I'm happy to share what I know or assist where I can.

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