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1 minute ago, Julieanna said:

Does anyone know once your K1 visa is approved why they are so strict with the dates also what is the rules about staying in the USA until the adjustment stage as been completed

Well it comes down to human nature. We like to procrastinate. So the 129-f was set up so that there would be end points. Places in time that you must arrive before otherwise everyone would wait and there are possibilities that if there were no deadlines, people would when ready set their appointments. But what happens if 95% of those approved decide that X is a good time to have my case adjudicated. So during that time and for 11 months the Embassy sits idle. Not a good use of time.

 

You can leave the US anytime you want to but your K-1 visa is dead on the day you step on US soil. Leave and you will not be able to return without a new visa. Process all over with lots of questions.

 

Once in country get your marriage completed and then get your AOS package off which will include the I-131 TD (Travel Document). The TD is approved in about 3-4 months after submittal. Once he/she receives the TD card he/she can return back home but not for a long extended stay maybe 90 days. Anything more than that he/she may be deem abandoning the AOS and they will deny the AOS. The rest of the AOS package will take upwards of a year to year and a half to complete adjudication. Then you may travel on the GC within the same times frames I mention earlier.

 

 


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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they are strict with the dates because those are the rules they made.

 

you have to stay in the US until you have AP or until your adjustment is complete. AP is taking around 6 months at this time.

 

if travel is important to you, the CR1 is the visa you want.

 

you also can not work until you have EAD or adjustment is complete.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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One reason for being strict with the dates is because the visa's validity is tied to the medical results. They don't want somebody getting a medical and visa, then waiting an extended period of time where they could have caught an infectious disease. They also want to limit the period due to security checks, police checks, etc. You don't want somebody sitting on a visa for a year where they could have been subsequently arrested for a crime that makes them inadmissible. Sure this can happen anytime, but putting deadlines in place limit the opportunity for this.


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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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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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I have heard from the Embassy and no I can not change the date of the visa as you all said, does anyone know if I got admission on the visa waiver programme in Jan19 could I still get married and adjust my status I really want to be in the UK for Christmas but don't want to jeopardous my relationship with my fiance  as he is telling me to go now

 

 

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16 minutes ago, Julieanna said:

if I got admission on the visa waiver programme in Jan19 could I still get married and adjust my status I really want to be in the UK for Christmas but don't want to jeopardous my relationship with my fiance  as he is telling me to go now

You cannot enter with intent to adjust status. That would be fraud...do not do this.


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

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

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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27 minutes ago, Julieanna said:

I have heard from the Embassy and no I can not change the date of the visa as you all said, does anyone know if I got admission on the visa waiver programme in Jan19 could I still get married and adjust my status I really want to be in the UK for Christmas but don't want to jeopardous my relationship with my fiance  as he is telling me to go now

 

 

No one said that you can change the visa date.  BE VERY CAREFUL with making plans trying to "workaround" these processes.  They have seen it all and there is a possibility that if the plan you mentioned takes place that the US will see that as material misrepresentation or fraud.  Those can mean a ban from any future visas.  Just be careful and realize that there are no easy and legal ways to make this happen much faster.  Many have tried and many have been permanently banned for legally entering the US.  

 


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

 

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On 10/21/2018 at 4:20 PM, Julieanna said:

Does anyone know once your K1 visa is approved why they are so strict with the dates also what is the rules about staying in the USA until the adjustment stage as been completed

When does your fiance visa expire? Are you already in the US or not yet?


Late 2017: Met playing Clash of Queens via Line app

November 30th 2017: Started dating

May 16-26 2018: Met for the first time in Beirut

May 24 2018: He proposed!

August 31 2018: K1 petition sent to Agency

September 10, 2018: Petition reviewed and sent to USCIS

September 12 2018: NOA1 old USCIS site

September 17, 2018: NOA1 new USCIS site and harcopy

 

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