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Hello everyone,

me and my fiance applied for a k1 visa and we got approved, we reunited in the states but before we got married my mother got very very sick that I had to go back home to be with her. The k1 visa grant only one entry, so technically I cannot reenter the states now, and we have no idea what to do next and what are our options. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

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6 minutes ago, Patriote89 said:

Hello everyone,

me and my fiance applied for a k1 visa and we got approved, we reunited in the states but before we got married my mother got very very sick that I had to go back home to be with her. The k1 visa grant only one entry, so technically I cannot reenter the states now, and we have no idea what to do next and what are our options. Any suggestions will be greatly appreciated. Thank you in advance!

well there are no other options if you want to be together, she/he will need to go to you get married and file for a CR1 visa to get you back into the USA.

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Sometimes if the k1 hasnt expired the embassy will reissue the visa for the same period of time.  You can try that or get married in your home country and seek the CR1 which allows travel asap if necessary. 


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Options:  (in the order I would advise)

 

1. There is a chance (maybe very small), that the US embassy will re-issue your K-1.  You and the US citizen should contact the embassy/consulate asap.

2.  Marry outside the US and start CR-1 process

3.  Refile K-1.

 

 

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One thing rarely thought of is to notify the consulate -- before leaving the U.S. -- of the urgent and valid need to return to the country of origin.  If this isn't done, the chances of reissuance diminish.  For return to the U.S., it's almost always necessary that the original 90 days of the I-94 haven't yet expired.  Nevertheless, you can inquire.

 

Let us know what you're told, and their reasoning.

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

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01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

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On 12/29/2018 at 5:16 AM, TBoneTX said:

One thing rarely thought of is to notify the consulate -- before leaving the U.S. -- of the urgent and valid need to return to the country of origin.  If this isn't done, the chances of reissuance diminish.  For return to the U.S., it's almost always necessary that the original 90 days of the I-94 haven't yet expired.  Nevertheless, you can inquire.

 

Let us know what you're told, and their reasoning.

Unfortunately I didn't know this was an option when I was leaving the U.S. I sent them an email and I got an automatic response. 

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On 12/28/2018 at 2:03 PM, NikLR said:

Sometimes if the k1 hasnt expired the embassy will reissue the visa for the same period of time.  You can try that or get married in your home country and seek the CR1 which allows travel asap if necessary. 

How do you mean "it allows the travel asap if necessary"?

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13 minutes ago, Patriote89 said:

How do you mean "it allows the travel asap if necessary"?

It means once you enter the US via a CR1, you are a legal resident.  You can immediately exit the US, then re-enter as needed......no need to wait for advance parole approval (currently 4-5 months).

 

Edited by missileman

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1 minute ago, missileman said:

It means once you enter the US via a CR1, you are a legal resident.  You can immediately exit the US, then re-enter as needed......no need to wait for advance parole approval (currently 4-5 months).

 

ohh that makes sense! Thank you very much.

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