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Hi!

I couldn’t find this type of situation from earlier posts and wonder if anyone has experience. I’m worried our case looks rushed so if anyone has any pointers I’d be grateful.

My fiancé just got his US citizenship (after 10 years in US with GC) and we plan to have our wedding now. Does that raise any red flags, marrying right after the naturalization?

 

Background:

I am Scandinavian (EU passport) and worked in the US on L1 visa. We met there and after dating for a year we moved in together (still have a lease with both names) but my work assignment ended suddenly and I returned to Europe. I still have US SSN, bank accounts and credit cards and I’ve visited twice under the visa waiver program since I left. I hope it’s not a complication!

We’d rather do the CR1 than K1 because I’d like to work as soon as I can return to US. Thanks for any advice!

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3 minutes ago, K&J18 said:

Hi!

I couldn’t find this type of situation from earlier posts and wonder if anyone has experience. I’m worried our case looks rushed so if anyone has any pointers I’d be grateful.

My fiancé just got his US citizenship (after 10 years in US with GC) and we plan to have our wedding now. Does that raise any red flags, marrying right after the naturalization?

 

Background:

I am Scandinavian (EU passport) and worked in the US on L1 visa. We met there and after dating for a year we moved in together (still have a lease with both names) but my work assignment ended suddenly and I returned to Europe. I still have US SSN, bank accounts and credit cards and I’ve visited twice under the visa waiver program since I left. I hope it’s not a complication!

We’d rather do the CR1 than K1 because I’d like to work as soon as I can return to US. Thanks for any advice!

Don't concern yourself about it.  


Removal of Conditions

12/29/2018  Sent ROC package to Dallas PO Box by USPS Priority Mail. 

12/30/2018  ROC package arrived & ready for pickup at Dallas PO Box at 7pm.

01/03/2019  Credit card transaction alert received at 7:10am authorizing charge of $680 to USCIS Dallas Lockbox

01/03/2019  Received text message from USCIS stating original receipt to follow in mail and a receipt number starting with MSC.

01/07/2019  Added receipt number to myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ and it shows case received and nothing to do at this time.

01/11/2019  Received US Postal Service Informed Delivery email at 8:20am showing incoming letter from USCIS.

01/11/2019  Received biometric appointment in the mail.  Biometric appointment is for 01/22/2019

01/14/2019  Completed walk-in biometric at Tampa Field Office.

 

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No issue.

Best wishes.


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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Agree with everybody else.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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youre gold.

 

no problems at all


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

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

12/13/2018        Consulate received/ ready to schedule interview

 

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1 hour ago, K&J18 said:

Hi!

I couldn’t find this type of situation from earlier posts and wonder if anyone has experience. I’m worried our case looks rushed so if anyone has any pointers I’d be grateful.

My fiancé just got his US citizenship (after 10 years in US with GC) and we plan to have our wedding now. Does that raise any red flags, marrying right after the naturalization?

 

Background:

I am Scandinavian (EU passport) and worked in the US on L1 visa. We met there and after dating for a year we moved in together (still have a lease with both names) but my work assignment ended suddenly and I returned to Europe. I still have US SSN, bank accounts and credit cards and I’ve visited twice under the visa waiver program since I left. I hope it’s not a complication!

We’d rather do the CR1 than K1 because I’d like to work as soon as I can return to US. Thanks for any advice!

I got married right after citizenship, now my wife came to the U.S.


CR1

Texas Service Center

NOA1: 7/17/17

RFE: 3/5/18

RFE SENT: 5/3/18

RFE RECEIVED: 5/9/18

Approved: 5/25/18

Sent to NVC : 6/13/18

NVC received: 6/21/18

Case number: 7/19/2018

Pay AOS & IV fees: 7/19/18

CEAC shut down on 7/19/18 until 7/31/18

Ds-260 submitted 8/1/18

Civil and AOS package uploaded: 8/3/18

Case complete: 8/6/18

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Was in the same position, filed right after becoming a US citizen. No issues. In fact was given the same advice from lawyer to avoid confusion and delays. 


My timeline

6-16-17 I-130 sent 

6-20-17 received NOA 1 Texas Service Center

1-24-18 NOA 2 approved 

2-23-18 NVC Received my case

3-30-18 Case Number Assigned

4-3-18 Welcome Letter email from NVC

4-4-18 Paid AOS and IV Fees 

4-10-18 Sent AOS package and Civil Documents 

4-11-18 NVC Processed all fees and Completed D260 form 

4-12-18 NVC Received packet 

4-13-18 NVC Scanned all documents

4-25-18 Case Complete at NVC ("At NVC")

4-26-18 Interview Scheduled (I called to find out :P

4-28-18 Received P4 from NVC

6-15-18 Interview Date! :jest:

221G given on interview

6-26-18 Issued (Finally!)

 

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I got married one month after my naturalization. There is no issue. However, during the interview, the CO did ask my husband, when I got my citizenship. He said one month before our wedding and there was no issue at all. 

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On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 7:36 PM, debbiedoo said:

youre gold.

 

no problems at all

 

On ‎12‎/‎2‎/‎2018 at 7:21 PM, K&J18 said:

Hi!

I couldn’t find this type of situation from earlier posts and wonder if anyone has experience. I’m worried our case looks rushed so if anyone has any pointers I’d be grateful.

My fiancé just got his US citizenship (after 10 years in US with GC) and we plan to have our wedding now. Does that raise any red flags, marrying right after the naturalization?

 

Background:

I am Scandinavian (EU passport) and worked in the US on L1 visa. We met there and after dating for a year we moved in together (still have a lease with both names) but my work assignment ended suddenly and I returned to Europe. I still have US SSN, bank accounts and credit cards and I’ve visited twice under the visa waiver program since I left. I hope it’s not a complication!

We’d rather do the CR1 than K1 because I’d like to work as soon as I can return to US. Thanks for any advice!

there is nothing wrong at all. go ahead and enjoy your life.

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