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Hi guys, 

 

When did you quit your job while in the process of K1 visa?

 

I'm getting my interview in Juarez in 30 days, and I'm so anxious about it but most about the job situation:

 

I've been here in this company for 3 months hired by an outsourcing, and the company decided to give me a full time position so now I'm a direct employee, I just signed my new contract last week. They are counting on me to stay for some years... They even got me a new work laptop a phone and they have been trainning me to take care of my department responsibility. (They are investing in me).

 

They don't have any idea about the visa because I didn't mention anything when they hired me, and I feel really bad about this white lie let's say... I feel bad because I've always been really responsible at my jobs and committed with my work, but... I HAVE to leave.

 

I'm just trying to figure out the best moment to quit. We have a strong case, no high risk country or anything so almost sure the visa will be granted but I'm still thinking it's a risk to quit before the interview. (I wanted to let them know I'm leaving an then keep working until I get my VOH)

 

How did you manage to handle this job-life situation?

 

 

 


NOA 1 *NEW* USCIS website: March 01, 2018

RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

RFE Hard copy: October 01, 2018

RFE Response Sent:  October 10, 2018

RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

NVC In Transit: December 11, 2018

NVC Ready: December 13, 2018

Medical: February 18, 2019

CAS (Biometrics): February 19, 2019

Interview: February 20, 2019 - APPROVED!

CEAC Issued: Februery 27, 2019

VOH: March 12, 2019

POE: March 23, 2019

Marriage: May 10, 2019

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8 minutes ago, Daniela M_______ said:

Hi guys, 

 

When did you quit your job while in the process of K1 visa?

 

I'm getting my interview in Juarez in 30 days, and I'm so anxious about it but most about the job situation:

 

I've been here in this company for 3 months hired by an outsourcing, and the company decided to give me a full time position so now I'm a direct employee, I just signed my new contract last week. They are counting on me to stay for some years... They even got me a new work laptop a phone and they have been trainning me to take care of my department responsibility. (They are investing in me).

 

They don't have any idea about the visa because I didn't mention anything when they hired me, and I feel really bad about this white lie let's say... I feel bad because I've always been really responsible at my jobs and committed with my work, but... I HAVE to leave.

 

I'm just trying to figure out the best moment to quit. We have a strong case, no high risk country or anything so almost sure the visa will be granted but I'm still thinking it's a risk to quit before the interview. (I wanted to let them know I'm leaving an then keep working until I get my VOH)

 

How did you manage to handle this job-life situation?

 

 

 

For me it’s just a bit of luck, my contract runs out at the end of February and I won’t be resigning a new one (hopefully my interview is before then but potentially it won’t be). 

 

How much notice are you required to give? I would just give the notice after your interview if I were in your situation. 


K1 Visa Timeline [Approved]

Spoiler

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

01/22/2019    Left NVC

01/29/2019    Embassy received

01/29/2019    Pkt 3 sent

02/01/2019    Pkt 4 received

02/13/2019    Medical

03/00/2019    Interview approved!

04/01/2019    Visa issued

04/02/2019    Visa received in mail

04/06/2019    POE

05/04/2019    Wedding

 

 

Adjustment Of Status Timeline [Approved]

Spoiler

 

05/31/2019    I-485, I-131 and I-765 sent

06/10/2019    NOA1 (electronic) & check cashed

06/11/2019    NOA1 hard copies

07/05/2019    Biometrics walk-in

09/30/2019    Interview scheduled (electronic notification)

10/23/2019    EAD/AP approved

11/00/2019    AOS Interview approved!

11/08/2019    Green card is being produced

11/16/2019    Green card in hand

 

 

 

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Just now, Daniela M_______ said:

Hi guys, 

 

When did you quit your job while in the process of K1 visa?

 

I'm getting my interview in Juarez in 30 days, and I'm so anxious about it but most about the job situation:

 

I've been here in this company for 3 months hired by an outsourcing, and the company decided to give me a full time position so now I'm a direct employee, I just signed my new contract last week. They are counting on me to stay for some years... They even got me a new work laptop a phone and they have been trainning me to take care of my department responsibility. (They are investing in me).

 

They don't have any idea about the visa because I didn't mention anything when they hired me, and I feel really bad about this white lie let's say... I feel bad because I've always been really responsible at my jobs and committed with my work, but... I HAVE to leave.

 

I'm just trying to figure out the best moment to quit. We have a strong case, no high risk country or anything so almost sure the visa will be granted but I'm still thinking it's a risk to quit before the interview. (I wanted to let them know I'm leaving an then keep working until I get my VOH)

 

How did you manage to handle this job-life situation?

 

 

 

Don't quit your job before your visa is actually approved and you have it. You won't be the first one to be confident that you're getting approved and ending up with an RFE, denial or long AP (not saying it's going to happen but even USCIS tells you not to quit your job before you have your visa). I quit my job once I had my visa in my hands.

I didn't tell my work either while we were in the process, even when they asked if I was planning on moving to the US just because I was a temp. In the end my boss completely understood and I gave him 4 weeks notice. In my opinion you should give them at least that amount of time and don't quit within a day or so, that would be kinda lame towards your boss

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Just now, Ethan & Shannon said:

For me it’s just a bit of luck, my contract runs out at the end of February and I won’t be resigning a new one (hopefully my interview is before then but potentially it won’t be). 

 

How much notice are you required to give? I would just give the notice after your interview if I were in your situation. 

By law, I can go the very next day after quitting lol. I'm planning to give at least a 3 weeks notice. 

 

And I have to make up a story for the 3 days I have to take off for the interview (consider I'm just taking 3 days off next week because my fiance is visiting but I didnt tell them that was the reason). 


NOA 1 *NEW* USCIS website: March 01, 2018

RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

RFE Hard copy: October 01, 2018

RFE Response Sent:  October 10, 2018

RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

NVC In Transit: December 11, 2018

NVC Ready: December 13, 2018

Medical: February 18, 2019

CAS (Biometrics): February 19, 2019

Interview: February 20, 2019 - APPROVED!

CEAC Issued: Februery 27, 2019

VOH: March 12, 2019

POE: March 23, 2019

Marriage: May 10, 2019

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1 minute ago, C90 said:

Don't quit your job before your visa is actually approved and you have it. You won't be the first one to be confident that you're getting approved and ending up with an RFE, denial or long AP (not saying it's going to happen but even USCIS tells you not to quit your job before you have your visa). I quit my job once I had my visa in my hands.

I didn't tell my work either, even when they asked if I was planning on going to the US just because I was a temp. In the end my boss completely understood and I gave him 4 weeks notice. In my opinion you should give them at least that amount of time and don't quit within a day or so, that would be kinda lame towards your boss

Yeah I wouldnt be capable of doing so, they have been really nice with me and I really like it here... What makes me sad is that I've been kind of lying about the whole thing and I hate not being able to tell the truth :( They would have never given me the position back in October if I would have said that I was leaving in 6 months 


NOA 1 *NEW* USCIS website: March 01, 2018

RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

RFE Hard copy: October 01, 2018

RFE Response Sent:  October 10, 2018

RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

NVC In Transit: December 11, 2018

NVC Ready: December 13, 2018

Medical: February 18, 2019

CAS (Biometrics): February 19, 2019

Interview: February 20, 2019 - APPROVED!

CEAC Issued: Februery 27, 2019

VOH: March 12, 2019

POE: March 23, 2019

Marriage: May 10, 2019

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2 minutes ago, Daniela M_______ said:

By law, I can go the very next day after quitting lol. I'm planning to give at least a 3 weeks notice. 

 

And I have to make up a story for the 3 days I have to take off for the interview (consider I'm just taking 3 days off next week because my fiance is visiting but I didnt tell them that was the reason). 

If you give them notice after your interview that buys you some time to keep busy before you receive the visa in hand and then plan your travel/moving your life to a new country.

 


K1 Visa Timeline [Approved]

Spoiler

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

01/22/2019    Left NVC

01/29/2019    Embassy received

01/29/2019    Pkt 3 sent

02/01/2019    Pkt 4 received

02/13/2019    Medical

03/00/2019    Interview approved!

04/01/2019    Visa issued

04/02/2019    Visa received in mail

04/06/2019    POE

05/04/2019    Wedding

 

 

Adjustment Of Status Timeline [Approved]

Spoiler

 

05/31/2019    I-485, I-131 and I-765 sent

06/10/2019    NOA1 (electronic) & check cashed

06/11/2019    NOA1 hard copies

07/05/2019    Biometrics walk-in

09/30/2019    Interview scheduled (electronic notification)

10/23/2019    EAD/AP approved

11/00/2019    AOS Interview approved!

11/08/2019    Green card is being produced

11/16/2019    Green card in hand

 

 

 

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Just now, Daniela M_______ said:

Yeah I wouldnt be capable of doing so, they have been really nice with me and I really like it here... What makes me sad is that I've been kind of lying about the whole thing and I hate not being able to tell the truth :( They would have never given me the position back in October if I would have said that I was leaving in 6 months 

Things come up in life, that's the risk of owning a business. My boss completely understood when I explained to him why I didn't tell him before since I was a temp but they kept renewing my contract. He was very happy for me, glad that I gave him long enough notice and I also offered him to get the new person familiar with all the processes. I think as long as you do that you'll be fine. And worst case scenario, if your boss is a ####### about it well then that's their problem and they're not the best boss ((s)he could be a little annoyed at first, but they shouldn't get too mad)

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Just now, Ethan & Shannon said:

If you give them notice after your interview that buys you some time to keep busy before you receive the visa in hand and then plan your travel/moving your life to a new country.

 

Yes... actually this is my second moving of country, I left home 2 years ago so I already know what to expect :) 

 

But yes I guess you right!


NOA 1 *NEW* USCIS website: March 01, 2018

RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

RFE Hard copy: October 01, 2018

RFE Response Sent:  October 10, 2018

RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

NVC In Transit: December 11, 2018

NVC Ready: December 13, 2018

Medical: February 18, 2019

CAS (Biometrics): February 19, 2019

Interview: February 20, 2019 - APPROVED!

CEAC Issued: Februery 27, 2019

VOH: March 12, 2019

POE: March 23, 2019

Marriage: May 10, 2019

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2 minutes ago, C90 said:

Things come up in life, that's the risk of owning a business. My boss completely understood when I explained to him why I didn't tell him before since I was a temp but they kept renewing my contract. He was very happy for me, glad that I gave him long enough notice and I also offered him to get the new person familiar with all the processes. I think as long as you do that you'll be fine. And worst case scenario, if your boss is a ####### about it well then that's their problem and they're not the best boss ((s)he could be a little annoyed at first, but they shouldn't get too mad)

Yes they should understand, life plans change... 


NOA 1 *NEW* USCIS website: March 01, 2018

RFE USCIS website: September 26, 2018

RFE Hard copy: October 01, 2018

RFE Response Sent:  October 10, 2018

RFE Received by USCIS:  October 16, 2018

NOA2!!!!! *NEW* USCIS website: November 2, 2018

NVC Received: November 14, 2018

NVC Case Number: November 29, 2018

NVC In Transit: December 11, 2018

NVC Ready: December 13, 2018

Medical: February 18, 2019

CAS (Biometrics): February 19, 2019

Interview: February 20, 2019 - APPROVED!

CEAC Issued: Februery 27, 2019

VOH: March 12, 2019

POE: March 23, 2019

Marriage: May 10, 2019

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I agree with the comment that recommends you don't quit a job, sell a home, buy a plane ticket, put a deposit on a wedding venue, or anything like that, until you have the K-1 visa in your passport and in your hands.  Nearly every week we see examples here on VJ of people who make the mistake of assuming that their visa will be approved by a particular date and then they don't get approved or the visa takes a while to get back to them after the interview or goes into AP or whatever and they pay the price later.  So many things can delay it.  Better safe than sorry and not make assumptions about a process that you mostly have no control over.  Good luck with the rest of the process!

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