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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.  


N-400

12/30/2019  Filed N-400 online

12/30/2019  NOA1

01/09/2020  Walk in biometric set up by IO at Ft. Myers to be done at ASC Ft. Myers.  Biometric completed.  Original Biometric was scheduled for  01/23/2020.  Estimated       Case Completion time 10 months (November 2020).

 

 

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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

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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


i 485, 130, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite 5/22 faxed info

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

06/19/2019    Social Security Card received in mail

10/07/2019     Received interview date letter for 11/7/19

11/07/2019     AOS Interview-Norfolk

11/10/2019     APPROVED (notification rec'd 11/10, approval dated 11/8)

11/14/2019     Case status update that card is in mail ❤️ received 11/16

DONE FOR TWO YEARS!!! ;)

 

Filed everything ourselves from K1, then married, withdrew k1, decided to adjust directly and filed I-130 and AOS ourselves with no RFE's or delays.

 

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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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