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Living in fiance's home country (legal gray area). Can I include this in my K1 petitioner application?

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I'm a US citizen who's been living abroad for the past 3 years. My fiance (from Singapore) and I have been together this whole time however since we do not have the legal right to live in our partner's home country we have been on extended travel and moving around on tourist visas through different parts of Asia. We typically spend time living in an AirBNB together before traveling to another country. During this time we have set up some more solid roots.

 

In particular we did the following:

 

1. Set up Philippines as our permanent home base (I have dual citizenship there). She has documentation listing this as her residence as well however she's only ever been to PH on a tourist visa

2. Rented 2 apartments on 6-12 month leases in Singapore to serve as an additional home base near her family. In this case, I'm the one who has been in staying on a tourist visa however both contracts specify myself as a tenant

 

Will it be a problem to include these 3 homes in my K1 petitioner application as proof of meeting in person as well as proof of a relationship? I'm worried that the legal gray area might cause issues. Technically we did not work in these foreign countries and were more of "extended long term tourists"

 

 

 

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The only area of concern I see is your ability to establish intent for domicile inside the US.


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52 minutes ago, missileman said:

The only area of concern I see is your ability to establish intent for domicile inside the US.

Well, intent of moving back, holding a US driving license and providing an US address should be sufficient. The OP does not however mention anything about US ;)

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For intent to re-establish domicile I plan to provide (1) letter of intent (2) email conversations schedule interviews with prospective US employers (3) proof of maintaining US bank accounts/brokerages (4) proof of maintaining a US cell phone bill and drivers license and (4) invitation to reside at my parents home with my fiance while we begin to get settled in the states.

 

Would that be enough? I think I have plenty to cover intent of domicile. We have documentation of proof of the relationship and proof of meeting within 2 years as well, however I think the 3 shared homes are the strongest evidence which is why I want to submit it. I'm just unsure if submitting the evidence could potentially complicate things or put us at risk of denial due to not living in the foreign countries with a valid resident visa. 

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37 minutes ago, Toffs said:

For intent to re-establish domicile I plan to provide (1) letter of intent (2) email conversations schedule interviews with prospective US employers (3) proof of maintaining US bank accounts/brokerages (4) proof of maintaining a US cell phone bill and drivers license and (4) invitation to reside at my parents home with my fiance while we begin to get settled in the states.

 

Would that be enough? I think I have plenty to cover intent of domicile. We have documentation of proof of the relationship and proof of meeting within 2 years as well, however I think the 3 shared homes are the strongest evidence which is why I want to submit it. I'm just unsure if submitting the evidence could potentially complicate things or put us at risk of denial due to not living in the foreign countries with a valid resident visa. 

Domicile looks OK to me. The 3 shared homes won't be an issue. Her getting police certificates might be a burden.....be aware that she will have to interview in a country where she legally resides (not visiting) or her home country.


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17 minutes ago, missileman said:

Domicile looks OK to me. The 3 shared homes won't be an issue. Her getting police certificates might be a burden.....be aware that she will have to interview in a country where she legally resides (not visiting) or her home country.

She will need police certificates from everywhere she has lived for a year or more since she was 16. 

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