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So now that my fiancee has enter in the USA and is with me what do we need to do next besides getting married?  IS following the K1 Visa guide the best next steps to do?  Thanks.


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06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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Yes follow the guides. You need to get a SS next.


Michele & Schneithers K1 Journey

I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Packet 4 Received : never received ..does it even exist?

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17

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Once married you complete AOS (I-485 with I-864  )      https://www.uscis.gov/i-485    https://www.uscis.gov/i-864

 

You can also complete the I-131 (Advance Parole)  &  I-765 ( Work Authorization)   both free when filed with the I-485.

 

And yes your new bride can get her SS card.

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Hank

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Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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29 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

So now that my fiancee has enter in the USA and is with me what do we need to do next besides getting married?  IS following the K1 Visa guide the best next steps to do?  Thanks.

Get her SSN asap

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No sense in rushing to get the SSN if not listed on the SAVE system yet.  Once listed in SAVE all is good to get the SSN

 

https://www.uscis.gov/save


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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On 10/8/2018 at 7:25 AM, Hank_ said:

No sense in rushing to get the SSN if not listed on the SAVE system yet.  Once listed in SAVE all is good to get the SSN

 

https://www.uscis.gov/save

However, don't wait too long. SSA may refuse to give it to you if your I-94 is close to expiring or is expired.

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6 minutes ago, BlueDevil1442 said:

However, don't wait too long. SSA may refuse to give it to you if your I-94 is close to expiring or is expired.

Correct.   Good catch.

 

Must file before the 14 days remaining mark.   Which would mean day 75 is the deadline to file, or end up waiting for the EAD card (employment authorization I-765) or green card.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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On 10/8/2018 at 7:25 AM, Hank_ said:

No sense in rushing to get the SSN if not listed on the SAVE system yet.  Once listed in SAVE all is good to get the SSN

 

https://www.uscis.gov/save

Do I need to register for the save program to see if she is in the system yet to get her SS?  Thanks.


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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3 minutes ago, Tokenfreak said:

Do I need to register for the save program to see if she is in the system yet to get her SS?  Thanks.

No, not that I am aware of, but I can't say for fact as I never bothered to try checking SAVE.   Most times after POE if you wait about 14 business days the info is there.  Very few even bother checking the SAVE system.   

 

All I was trying to say was don't rush over to SSA shortly after entering the USA to get your SSN .. give CBP/Immigrant/USCIS time to get the info into the system.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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It wouldn't be better to just get the SSN after we are married?  We planning on getting married in 29 days from now?


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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1 hour ago, Tokenfreak said:

It wouldn't be better to just get the SSN after we are married?  We planning on getting married in 29 days from now?

We waited until after we were married.  My wife got her SS in her married name.   

 

Now do be aware that some personal at some SSA offices will refuse to issue the SSN in the married name, they will insist it be in the name listed in the SAVE system.   Even though the SS-5 states that the name may be changed by marriage and a certified copy of the marriage certificate is all that is needed to accomplish that.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Hank_ said:

We waited until after we were married.  My wife got her SS in her married name.   

 

Now do be aware that some personal at some SSA offices will refuse to issue the SSN in the married name, they will insist it be in the name listed in the SAVE system.   Even though the SS-5 states that the name may be changed by marriage and a certified copy of the marriage certificate is all that is needed to accomplish that.

Thanks for the information Hank.  I read here that we both need SSN or we can't get a marriage license.  Do you think this is true?

 

"Spouse and Spouse must appear together and file a written application. Both parties must present their Social Security Card AND a valid driver's license, S.C. identification card, military ID, a current passport, or VISA. The cost of a marriage license is $50.00 (CASH ONLY). There is a 24-hour waiting period after the application is filed before the license can be picked up and the parties can be married.
Males and females must be at least 16 years old to apply for a marriage license. Any applicant under the age of 18 must bring an original birth certificate or a certified copy of the long form. The parent or legal guardian of the minor applicant must appear with the minor to present identification and sign a form consenting to the marriage. If the minor’s legal parents were divorced, a certified copy of the divorce decree is also required."

 

https://www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/dept/court/probate


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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1 hour ago, Tokenfreak said:

Thanks for the information Hank.  I read here that we both need SSN or we can't get a marriage license.  Do you think this is true?

 

"Spouse and Spouse must appear together and file a written application. Both parties must present their Social Security Card AND a valid driver's license, S.C. identification card, military ID, a current passport, or VISA. The cost of a marriage license is $50.00 (CASH ONLY). There is a 24-hour waiting period after the application is filed before the license can be picked up and the parties can be married.
Males and females must be at least 16 years old to apply for a marriage license. Any applicant under the age of 18 must bring an original birth certificate or a certified copy of the long form. The parent or legal guardian of the minor applicant must appear with the minor to present identification and sign a form consenting to the marriage. If the minor’s legal parents were divorced, a certified copy of the divorce decree is also required."

 

https://www.berkeleycountysc.gov/drupal/dept/court/probate

That is up to the state/county where you live, varies from state to state.   From what I read regarding S.C. the Alien Identification number may be acceptable also (this is on the visa just below the petitioner info, it might also be on the NOA2 with the beneficiary name), but some judges are demanding the SSN.   Best to call and ask.

 

How To Apply For A Marriage License In SC

To get married in the state of South Carolina, you need to obtain a marriage license. South Carolina does issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The following requirements apply to both residents and non-residents:

  • Both parties must appear together at the office of a South Carolina county probate judge and file a written application. This application asks for the full name, social security number or alien identification number, age, and place of residence of each person. It is a sworn statement that must be signed by both parties and then notarized in the office of the probate judge.
     
  • Some probate judges require both applicants to show their social security cards.

Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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6 hours ago, Hank_ said:

That is up to the state/county where you live, varies from state to state.   From what I read regarding S.C. the Alien Identification number may be acceptable also (this is on the visa just below the petitioner info, it might also be on the NOA2 with the beneficiary name), but some judges are demanding the SSN.   Best to call and ask.

 

How To Apply For A Marriage License In SC

To get married in the state of South Carolina, you need to obtain a marriage license. South Carolina does issue marriage licenses for same-sex couples. The following requirements apply to both residents and non-residents:

  • Both parties must appear together at the office of a South Carolina county probate judge and file a written application. This application asks for the full name, social security number or alien identification number, age, and place of residence of each person. It is a sworn statement that must be signed by both parties and then notarized in the office of the probate judge.
     
  • Some probate judges require both applicants to show their social security cards.

Ok, thanks. I will call the probate judge office and find out.  One last question.  When we go to get her SSN it says we need another form of valid ID (as defined in the SS-5 instructions) besides her passport with the visa in it.  The SS-5 Instructions says this, "If you are not a U.S. Citizen, we must see your current U.S. immigration documents(s) and your foreign passport with biographical information or photograph". What immigration documents are they talking about?  She doesn't have any as they took the immigration K1 Visa packet in the JFK airport when she came through?

 

 


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K-1 Visa

06/19/2017:  Met online on a dating site (Date in Asia)

11/10/2017:  Met in person 1st time (traveled to Philippines: 11/8/2017 - 11/20/2017)

01/29/2018:  I-129F petition sent to the USCIS Dallas lockbox via USPS

01/31/2018:  I-129F petition delivered and signed by USCIS

02/06/2018:  Check was cashed ($535); Received acceptance confirmation email and text from USCIS; Case being transferred to CSC

02/08/2018:  NOA1 hard copy received via USPS (NOA1 received date: 01/31/2018; NOA1 notice date: 02/05/2018)

08/09/2018:  I-129F petition approved (total wait time: 190 days from received date and 185 days from notice date) 

08/13/2018:  NOA2 hard copy received via USPS

08/22/2018:  NVC received I-129F petition

08/23/2018:  NVC assigned case number

09/03/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 1)

09/04/2018:  Medical exam at SLEC (Day 2)

09/04/2018:  NVC sent I-129F petition to embassy

09/05/2018:  Embassy received I-129F petition

09/23/2018:  Met in person 2nd time (traveled to Philippines: 09/21/2018 - 10/07/2018)

09/24/2018:  Interview - Approved! (Interview took 236 days from received date and 231 days from notice date)

09/25/2018:  CFO - GCP (flew back to Manila to get sticker on 10/03/2018)

09/28/2018:  Visa packet in hand (picked up at Robinson's Mall in Bacolod, Philippines)

10/06/2018:  POE at JFK airport in New York

10/22/2018:  Received marriage license application (applied on 10/17/2018)

11/07/2018:  Received SSN card (applied on 10/24/2018)

11/10/2018:  Married to my Honeybun!

AOS/EAD/AP

11/23/2018:  Packet sent to the USCIS Chicago lockbox via USPS

11/29/2018:  Packet delivered and signed by USCIS

12/05/2018:  Check was cashed ($1225); Received three acceptance confirmation texts (one for each form) from the USCIS

12/11/2018:  NOA1 hard copies received (one for each form) via USPS (NOA1 received date: 11/29/2018; NOA1 notice date: 12/03/2018)

12/13/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment notice hard copy received via USPS (notice date: 12/07/2018)

12/26/2018:  Biometrics (ASC) appointment at 9:00am at the USCIS Application Support Center in Charleston, SC

??/??/2019:   EAD/AP combo card received in mail

??/??/2019:   I-485 approved

??/??/2019:  Green card received in mail

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