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Hey Everyone

 

So my fiancee and her daughter have gotten their K1 and 2 visas approved!  Super excited and I'm happy the wait is all over!

Now that I'm going to bring her to the States, I'm curious can we just go to a court or someplace near orange county to get this process done?

 

What are the next steps?  I hears something about Adjustment of Status for her.

We are having a simple wedding in Colombia and I want to have a simple process for her when I get to the states no wedding just legal stuff

 

Any advice or links would be very helpful, Thanks alot 

 

 

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you can get married at your local courthouse. Contact them for details.

 

i dont think you can get MARRIED in Colombia. you could have a ceremony but i think the legal marriage has to occur in the US (i could be wrong on that but a K1 is a FIANCE visa, not a SPOUSE visa). Otherwise, you should have married there and filed a CR1.

 

After you marry, you will file for AOS and EAD/AP. Cost is around $1200. Read through the guides.


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2 hours ago, Bmikey said:

Hey Everyone

 

So my fiancee and her daughter have gotten their K1 and 2 visas approved!  Super excited and I'm happy the wait is all over!

Now that I'm going to bring her to the States, I'm curious can we just go to a court or someplace near orange county to get this process done?

 

What are the next steps?  I hears something about Adjustment of Status for her.

We are having a simple wedding in Colombia and I want to have a simple process for her when I get to the states no wedding just legal stuff

 

Any advice or links would be very helpful, Thanks alot 

 

 

Note, if you get married in Colombia she is no longer your fiancé and the K1 visa would not be valid (if this is wrong, hopefully another member will pipe in).  I would have her come here, get married in a simple civil ceremony, start the AOS process, and once she has the AP/EAD you can plan a wedding celebration back in Colombia if desired.

 

The guides for AOS (Adjustment of Status) are here.

 

https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

 

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Just now, Bmikey said:

Hey Everyone

 

So my fiancee and her daughter have gotten their K1 and 2 visas approved!  Super excited and I'm happy the wait is all over!

Now that I'm going to bring her to the States, I'm curious can we just go to a court or someplace near orange county to get this process done?

 

What are the next steps?  I hears something about Adjustment of Status for her.

We are having a simple wedding in Colombia and I want to have a simple process for her when I get to the states no wedding just legal stuff

 

Any advice or links would be very helpful, Thanks alot 

 

 

You should not attempt to have any type of wedding Columbia before getting married in the us. 

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Your legal wedding MUST be in the US if she is coming with a K-1 visa. You can go back to Colombia once she has her green card or AP approved and have a celebration/vow renewal/wedding party there but the actual legal ceremony absolutely must take place in the USA. 


 

 

 

 

 

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Do not get married in Columbia...the purpose of the K1 is for your fiance to marry you in the United States, not another country. 

If you get married in Columbia first, you will cause problems for yourself once you reach the AOS stage/interview...and is very easily found out once they compare the date of your marriage certificate to the date of entry under the K1.


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28 minutes ago, Going through said:

Do not get married in Columbia...the purpose of the K1 is for your fiance to marry you in the United States, not another country. 

If you get married in Columbia first, you will cause problems for yourself once you reach the AOS stage/interview...and is very easily found out once they compare the date of your marriage certificate to the date of entry under the K1.

Particularly if they try to AOS using a Colombia issued marriage certificate.

 

If this member wasn't so far along, I would certainly advocate for the CR1, but since the K1 is in hand, that makes no sense now.


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Even if the marriage isn't "legal" in Columbia. If you submitted pictures of your marriage in Columbia when you file for AOS, they could quickly realize that a marriage (Formal, Legal, or Ceremonial) took place BEFORE entering the US on a K-1 visa.

While I don't know if it would happen, technically USCIS COULD go the fraud route by saying they invalidated their K-1 visa upon marriage (formal, legal, or ceremonial) and committed fraud when entering the US. 

The K-1 visa isn't permission to marry IN GENERAL, it's permission to come into the US and marry if that's what you choose to do, OR leave if you choose not too. The K-1 visa is only given to those who aren't married, and if they want to marry they need to do so in the US.


No one here will support a Columbian marriage PRIOR to the K-1 marriage. Most people who want a marriage in their home country, will come into the US on a K-1 visa, do a court house wedding for legality, and then have the formal ceremony in their home country once AOS is approved. 



Either way again your next steps now that K-1 is approved, are to come into the US and marry and then file for AOShttps://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

Heavily recommend NOT getting married in Columbia until AFTER the AOS has been approved. 

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6 hours ago, Ash.1101 said:

Most people who want a marriage in their home country, will come into the US on a K-1 visa, do a court house wedding for legality, and then have the formal ceremony in their home country once AOS is approved. 

 

Or, even better, get married in their home country and then apply for a CR-1 spouse visa to avoid the AOS picnic and have the spouse become a permanent resident the moment she arrives. 


 

 

 

 

 

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15 hours ago, JFH said:

Or, even better, get married in their home country and then apply for a CR-1 spouse visa to avoid the AOS picnic and have the spouse become a permanent resident the moment she arrives. 



I agree with that. With AOS wait times going up and up, it would be wiser now just to marry and go for a CR-1.


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