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Hey! So Im Canadian, My fiancé is American. We do not want to apply for fiancé visa since im only moving down to the US once we get married, on October 13th, here in Canada. We want to start the process now. Can we submit a spouse visa now, (Even if we aren't married yet) knowing that by the time it'll get processed we will be married??

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2 minutes ago, CatJ89 said:

Hey! So Im Canadian, My fiancé is American. We do not want to apply for fiancé visa since im only moving down to the US once we get married, on October 13th, here in Canada. We want to start the process now. Can we submit a spouse visa now, (Even if we aren't married yet) knowing that by the time it'll get processed we will be married??

First step is to be married. Some couples do a legal wedding at the courthouse and the marriage ceremony later.

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No, in order to apply for a spousal visa you need to be married when the us spouse applies for the petition. 


K-1 Met:2002 Dating :2003 I-129F Sent : 2013-06-01 I-129F NOA2 : 2013-08-20 Medical: 2013-12-20 Interview Date : 2014-01-22 POE: 2014-02-19 Wedding: 2014-03-18

AOS/EAD Date Filed : 2014-04-04 BioAppt: 2014-05-13 EAD in Production: 2014-07-08 Interview date: 2014-07-14 Green Card received: 2014-07-19

ROC Date Filed: 2016-04-26 Cheque Cashed: 2016-05-10 NOA1: 2016-04-28 Biometrics: 2016-06-30 Approved: 11-08-2016 Green Card Received: 11-18-2016

 

Citizenship Date Filed: 2017-04-18 Cheque Cashed: 2017-04-24- NOA1:2017-04-21  Biometrics: 2017-05-19 Inline: 2017-07-12 Interview Date: 2018-02-13 Oath: 2018-03-15

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No, the spousal visa is for people who are married. You need to send a copy of your marriage certificate as part of the petition. 

 


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


heart.gifMarried May 14th 2013 heart.gif



USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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If you are not yet married and you want to process a visa, you can process Fiance Visa.

If you want Spousal Visa, you must marry your fiance in his/her country first and must submit marriage documents to process the said visa.

Timeline for processing visa is case to case basis. But  normally spousal visa takes longer than fiance visa. I am on my 7th month processing for my fiance visa.

Good luck!


K1 FIANCE VISA
Met Thru Christian Dating Site - January 29, 2017
Engagement Ceremony - April 12, 2017
Packet sent - May 30, 2017
NOA 1 - June 2, 2017 (Hard Copy - June 6, 2017)
NOA 2 - November 29, 2017

NVC - January 12, 2018 (received); January 19, 2018 (in transit); January 23, 2018 (ready)

MEDICAL - February 9, 2018 (conducted exam); February 12, 2018 (approved)

INTERVIEW - February 26, 2018 (approved)

VISA ON HAND - March 7, 2018

CFO - March 22, 2018

 

POE -  April 17, 2018

SSN - April 27, 2018

WEDDING - May 28, 2018

 

ADJUSTMENT STATUS

Packet sent - June 24, 2018

NOA1 - July 2, 2018

Biometric - July 26, 2018

 

EMPLOYMENT AUTHORIZATION

Packet sent - June 24, 2018

NOA1 - July 2, 2018

Approved - October 12, 2018

 

TRAVEL DOCUMENT

Packet sent - June 24, 2018

NOA1 - July 2, 2018

Approved - October 12, 2018

 

STATE ID - July 11, 2018

DRIVERS LICENSE - December 28, 2018

 

 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, Feejeegal said:

Apply for a fiancé visa. Way faster.

 

9-12 months vs 12-14 months right now. Slightly faster to be together, but longer to work or travel abroad, or get the green card.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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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2 minutes ago, Feejeegal said:

Apply for a fiancé visa. Way faster.

 

OP says "we get married, on October 13th, here in Canada" - so K1 is absolutely useless for them. 

 

Also, K-1 is somewhat faster to get the visa,  however not faster to have the right to work, travel, etc. 

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6 minutes ago, geowrian said:

9-12 months vs 12-14 months right now. Slightly faster to be together, but longer to work or travel abroad, or get the green card.

Oh that’s a bummer🙂..

 

5 minutes ago, Lemonslice said:

OP says "we get married, on October 13th, here in Canada" - so K1 is absolutely useless for them. 

 

Also, K-1 is somewhat faster to get the visa,  however not faster to have the right to work, travel, etc. 

Oh well i130 it is 

 

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