Jump to content
M2UP

K1 Visa granted but changed mind on where to live

11 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Honestly I have no idea where to put this, it is dealing with a completed k1 visa that has not yet been redeemed. Now we have both decided to move to Australia instead of redeeming her visa. I was wondering if we can utilize the granted visa in any situation. Maybe as a tool to help prove our relationship on the eventual partner visa we will be filing for in Australia. Or are we pretty much just going to let it expire and we essentially just have the sunk cost? I'm assuming it's probably just documents that never get touched again but figured I'd ask if anyone knew anything on it. Thanks

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, M2UP said:

Honestly I have no idea where to put this, it is dealing with a completed k1 visa that has not yet been redeemed. Now we have both decided to move to Australia instead of redeeming her visa. I was wondering if we can utilize the granted visa in any situation. Maybe as a tool to help prove our relationship on the eventual partner visa we will be filing for in Australia. Or are we pretty much just going to let it expire and we essentially just have the sunk cost? I'm assuming it's probably just documents that never get touched again but figured I'd ask if anyone knew anything on it. Thanks

The Visa has a fairly short expiration date, when that date passes it is sunk


YMMV

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
6 minutes ago, M2UP said:

Honestly I have no idea where to put this, it is dealing with a completed k1 visa that has not yet been redeemed. Now we have both decided to move to Australia instead of redeeming her visa. I was wondering if we can utilize the granted visa in any situation. Maybe as a tool to help prove our relationship on the eventual partner visa we will be filing for in Australia. Or are we pretty much just going to let it expire and we essentially just have the sunk cost? I'm assuming it's probably just documents that never get touched again but figured I'd ask if anyone knew anything on it. Thanks

Wise people !!!! Enjoy 😁

Just be aware that the AUST immigration process is much more expensive and more restricted than US ... but still 😁

Edited by Lil bear

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
26 minutes ago, payxibka said:

The Visa has a fairly short expiration date, when that date passes it is sunk

But do you think we could potentially use the granted visa as further evidence in the partner visa?

 

25 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

Wise people !!!! Enjoy 😁

Just be aware that the AUST immigration process is much more expensive and more restricted than US ... but still 😁

More restricted? It was looking like we could apply for the partner visa and get a bridging visa while they decide our case to which I would be able to live and work there with her. Am I off on this?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, M2UP said:

But do you think we could potentially use the granted visa as further evidence in the partner visa?

 

More restricted? It was looking like we could apply for the partner visa and get a bridging visa while they decide our case to which I would be able to live and work there with her. Am I off on this?

You are correct on this .. time is probably longer processing than here .. cost higher ... but benefits are all there . Check if you are eligible for health coverage through Australian  Medicare .. the single payer health care system .. while on the bridging visa. If you aren’t covered it’s not a problem ... health costs in Australia are so reasonable compared to US and bridging essential insurance is also affordable.

restrictions are on several family members  who cannot be petitioned as they can here ... but you got the K1... getting a US spouse visa should not be a problem in the future

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Thanks for the replies, figure I'll add to this; with applying for the partner visa would it be better to come in on ETA or visitor visa? Would it look bad to have a one way flight booked and then file for the partner visa?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 3/25/2019 at 7:04 AM, Lil bear said:

You are correct on this .. time is probably longer processing than here .. cost higher ... but benefits are all there . Check if you are eligible for health coverage through Australian  Medicare .. the single payer health care system .. while on the bridging visa. If you aren’t covered it’s not a problem ... health costs in Australia are so reasonable compared to US and bridging essential insurance is also affordable.

restrictions are on several family members  who cannot be petitioned as they can here ... but you got the K1... getting a US spouse visa should not be a problem in the future

So we were planning on doing the partner visa but we don't meet the criteria of what they consider defacto relationship for 12 months.  We've been together longer than that but never fully lived together outside of visits to eachothers respective countries. We have plenty of evidence(assuming it's about the amount USCIS asks for when they ask for more evidence) would we potentially be better off applying for the prospective marriage visa? Or just marrying on the partner visa? 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, M2UP said:

So we were planning on doing the partner visa but we don't meet the criteria of what they consider defacto relationship for 12 months.  We've been together longer than that but never fully lived together outside of visits to eachothers respective countries. We have plenty of evidence(assuming it's about the amount USCIS asks for when they ask for more evidence) would we potentially be better off applying for the prospective marriage visa? Or just marrying on the partner visa? 

You must be married or defacto as per Australian definition to apply for the Spouse visa  

Marry and apply. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
52 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

You must be married or defacto as per Australian definition to apply for the Spouse visa  

Marry and apply. 

Can i use an ETA and then get married in Australia then?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, M2UP said:

Can i use an ETA and then get married in Australia then?

I have no idea what the Aussie  rules are regarding entering on a tourist visa with the intent to marry and apply for residency. Sorry 😬

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×