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Good afternoon everyone, am engaged to a Korean-American and we're going through the K1 visa application. Fiance received the NOA1 in February 2019 (filed in January 2019). Wondering how long we'll have to wait from here on. It's 15th March here in Singapore. Anyone has a good suggestion on when I should tender my resignation from the company I'm working in and start wrapping up stuffs here in Singapore?

Also, fellow Singaporeans here do you retain your Singapore citizenship after migrating? Or do you renounce your Singapore citizenship?

 

Appreciate any valuable inputs/tips/advices.

Cheers!

 

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The k1 process takes like 10 + months. 

 

In he mean time educate yourself about adjustment of status, ead and advance parole. 


K1

29.11.2013 - NoA1

06.02.2014 - NoA2

01.04.2014 - Interview. 

AoS

03.2015 - AoS started.

09.2015 - Green Card received.  

RoC

24.07.2017 - NoA1.

01.08.2018 - RoC approved. 

 

 

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9 hours ago, JSforever said:

Good afternoon everyone, am engaged to a Korean-American and we're going through the K1 visa application. Fiance received the NOA1 in February 2019 (filed in January 2019). Wondering how long we'll have to wait from here on. It's 15th March here in Singapore. Anyone has a good suggestion on when I should tender my resignation from the company I'm working in and start wrapping up stuffs here in Singapore?

Also, fellow Singaporeans here do you retain your Singapore citizenship after migrating? Or do you renounce your Singapore citizenship?

 

Appreciate any valuable inputs/tips/advices.

Cheers!

 

Length of time is running for approval from USCIS about 8 months which can change.

 

Visa issuance is not guaranteed. Therefore, we recommend that you do NOT make any travel plans, quit your job, or sell your properties, purchase airline tickets that are non-refundable or place deposits for wedding venue's until a consular officer has approved your visa and it has been issued.

 

Singapore citizenship is a topic that can be googled for an answer.

 

Join the group here for "what is next" questions

and join the group of people here from your region:

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/698561-singapore-pr-malaysian-k1-process-coc-vaccinations-packet-3/

 

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Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Singaporean here. In the States now via K1 application, currently going through AOS process (Adjustment of Status). 

 

It's gonna take you 8 months or more from filing to getting your visa in hand. You have to get married within 90 days of entering the US. After you get married, you may go through the AOS process alongside EAD/AP/etc. This can take 4-6 months or more. 

 

Since nothing is certain till your visa is literally in your hand, I'd highly recommend that you only tender your resignation the day you receive the visa. Not the day you get a yes from the consulate officer, not the day you go to the US embassy, but the day you get your passport back and there's a visa in it with all your information 100% accurate. I took a bit of a risk resigning the day I went for the interview which started my one month notice period, but that's fine because my bosses literally told me that if there were any hiccups with the US embassy, they'd be happy to have me back! 

 

Migrating to the US does not mean you'll get US citizenship. Gaining US citizenship will definitely take some time judging by how you will first have to get a green card. However, if later on, you want to gain US citizenship, given that Singapore does not support dual-citizenship, you will have to renounce your Singaporean citizenship. So far, I'm still a Singaporean citizenship soooo... ;) 

 

 


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