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My fiancé and I are planning to just get married through the court when he comes with a few friends, due to our financial situation we are limited and don’t plan on having a huge wedding, very simple..what do I need to send (if anything) to show that’s what we intend to do? We definitely will get married within the 90 days, but it’s just through the court here in Washington state.

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3 minutes ago, Abrha said:

My fiancé and I are planning to just get married through the court when he comes with a few friends, due to our financial situation we are limited and don’t plan on having a huge wedding, very simple..what do I need to send (if anything) to show that’s what we intend to do? We definitely will get married within the 90 days, but it’s just through the court here in Washington state.

Nothing. They just want evidence that you met within the last 2 years.

 

When my now husband and I filed K1 we didn't even have a date or any arrangements for a wedding. The only requirement is that you get married within 90 days, how or where they don't care about.

 

At my K1 interview or POE they never asked for it, and we ended up doing a self uniting marriage about 3 weeks after I arrived with a party 3 weeks later.

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Nothing at all. This is a very common occurrence with K1s. All you need to do is prove you got married when you file AOS


4/14/2018 - Mailed I-129f

10/16/2018 - NOA2

11/13/2018 - NVC received 

11/29/2018 - Consulate received

12/12/2018 - P3

1/10/2019 - P4
3/27/2019 - Interview

4/4/2019 - Visa received 

 

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17 minutes ago, C90 said:

Nothing. They just want evidence that you met within the last 2 years.

 

When my now husband and I filed K1 we didn't even have a date or any arrangements for a wedding. The only requirement is that you get married within 90 days, how or where they don't care about.

 

At my K1 interview or POE they never asked for it, and we ended up doing a self uniting marriage about 3 weeks after I arrived with a party 3 weeks later.

Thank you for the info, really helpful 👍

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35 minutes ago, Abrha said:

My fiancé and I are planning to just get married through the court when he comes with a few friends, due to our financial situation we are limited and don’t plan on having a huge wedding, very simple..what do I need to send (if anything) to show that’s what we intend to do? We definitely will get married within the 90 days, but it’s just through the court here in Washington state.

Court weddings are perfectly ok to do on a a K1 visa. My wife and I got married at the courthouse when she came here in her K1 visa. There  was no issue during the AOS at all for us doing that.

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4 hours ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Court weddings are perfectly ok to do on a a K1 visa. My wife and I got married at the courthouse when she came here in her K1 visa. There  was no issue during the AOS at all for us doing that.

same with us! 

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20 hours ago, Abrha said:

My fiancé and I are planning to just get married through the court when he comes with a few friends, due to our financial situation we are limited and don’t plan on having a huge wedding, very simple..what do I need to send (if anything) to show that’s what we intend to do? We definitely will get married within the 90 days, but it’s just through the court here in Washington state.

Hey. Go on and do your court wedding and USCIS won't care one bit. Just make sure you have your valid marriage certificate (not license) for AOS after the court ceremony. And btw you are making a good financial decision; you should not be in debt because of a wedding.

Edited by nastra30

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20 hours ago, Abrha said:

My fiancé and I are planning to just get married through the court when he comes with a few friends, due to our financial situation we are limited and don’t plan on having a huge wedding, very simple..what do I need to send (if anything) to show that’s what we intend to do? We definitely will get married within the 90 days, but it’s just through the court here in Washington state.

They could care less how or where you get married...just get married within the 90 day window.  You could be married hanging upside down from a tree and it won't matter. 

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9 minutes ago, David & Zoila said:

They could care less how or where you get married...just get married within the 90 day window.  You could be married hanging upside down from a tree and it won't matter. 

 Wait! I could have got married upside down in a tree....?! I know USCIS wouldn't have cared, but my wife might have had something to say about it.....


K1 NOA1: 2018-01-26

K1 NOA2: 2018-08-06

NVC received: 2018-09-04

K1 Interview: 2018-11-14

K1 Visa in hand: 2018-11-22

POE: 2018-12-13

SSN application: 2019-01-08

Marriage: 2019-01-18 (the best bit!)

SSN in hand: 2019-01-28

AOS application: 2019-01-31

EAD application: 2019-01-31

AP application: 2019-01-31

AOS NOA1: 2019-02-14 

EAD NOA1: 2019-02-14

AP NOA1: 2019-02-14

BIOMETRICS: 2019-03-04

AOS CASE READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 2019-03-14 ........... and now we wait..........

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1 minute ago, adamj7 said:

 Wait! I could have got married upside down in a tree....?! I know USCIS wouldn't have cared, but my wife might have had something to say about it.....

Well, I guess the wife would have to wear some kind of rubber straps around her ankles to keep her wedding gown looking respectable.  Aloha!  david

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On 3/20/2019 at 2:26 PM, Cyberfx1024 said:

Court weddings are perfectly ok to do on a a K1 visa. My wife and I got married at the courthouse when she came here in her K1 visa. There  was no issue during the AOS at all for us doing that.

Thank you for that info!! So good to know..so since we don’t know (if) and (when) we may get approved, what should we send (if anything) to reference court marriage? 

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15 minutes ago, Abrha said:

Thank you for that info!! So good to know..so since we don’t know (if) and (when) we may get approved, what should we send (if anything) to reference court marriage? 

We just sent in our marriage license and some pictures we took that day during and after the ceremony. 

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