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16 minutes ago, Lvncelot said:

Is it ok to book a church for my wedding before I go to the US or before I get my greencard? But it will take place on 2020. Thank you.

Fill out your timeline. We cant guess everything on our own....

What kind of visa, when did you apply etc...

 

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Golden Rule: Never make any plans that you are not willing to change or cancel until the visa is in hand. You never know when your case will complete or if any issues may come up.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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F1, a student visa? So you are already planning on marrying a US citizen/Resident and subsequently applying for GC while in the US?


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Thread is moved from the Polls forum to the Moving to the US forum.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I thought F1 visas required an intent to go home after graduation.    If you are already planning to marry while getting in process of getting an F1 visa you fall into the "willfully misrepresented" yourself category.    You should have applied under a K-1 visa. 

 

Someone correct me if I am wrong here. 

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4 minutes ago, mtempelaar said:

I thought F1 visas required an intent to go home after graduation.    If you are already planning to marry while getting in process of getting an F1 visa you fall into the "willfully misrepresented" yourself category.    You should have applied under a K-1 visa. 

 

Someone correct me if I am wrong here. 

That’s what I asked OP to confirm if that was the plan. Per OP, interview is next month and if he tells the CO about his plan 🤞and gets the visa, no fraud. Will OP gets the visa in that case, highly unlikely.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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.

.

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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Posted (edited)
On 6/25/2019 at 11:22 AM, Lvncelot said:

F1 visa. I already have my interview next month. What I mean is right after I get my visa we're planning to book a church for our wedding and have it scheduled on 2020. But of course I will go to the U.S. first.

 

6 hours ago, Lvncelot said:

It's an immigrant visa

F1 isn't an immigrant visa. 

 

Per USCIS (https://www.uscis.gov/working-united-states/students-and-exchange-visitors/students-and-employment😞

 

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There are two nonimmigrant visa categories for persons wishing to study in the United States. These visas are commonly known as the F and M visas.

 

 

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You may enter in the F-1 or M-1 visa category provided you meet the following criteria:

  • You must be enrolled in an "academic" educational program, a language-training program, or a vocational program
  • Your school must be approved by the Student and Exchange Visitors Program, Immigration & Customs Enforcement
  • You must be enrolled as a full-time student at the institution
  • You must be proficient in English or be enrolled in courses leading to English proficiency
  • You must have sufficient funds available for self-support during the entire proposed course of study
  • You must maintain a residence abroad which you have no intention of giving up.

 

 

 

 

It appears you are obtaining a non-immigrant visa that specifically requires departure at the end of studies so that you can come here and get married and stay.  This is willful misrepresentation.  

 

Please confirm you mean F1 (student visa) and not K1 (fiance visa).

 

Edited by mtempelaar

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1 hour ago, mtempelaar said:

F1 isn't an immigrant visa.

F1 is also shorthand for Family-sponsored first preference category which is Unmarried, adult sons and daughters of US citizens; those in this category must remain unmarried until they clear US POE. https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-bulletin/2019/visa-bulletin-for-july-2019.html

Edited by HRQX

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Posted (edited)

In that case you can do anything you want but probably do only after getting the visa.

Edited by arken

Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

.

.

.

.

Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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On 6/25/2019 at 6:44 AM, Lvncelot said:

Is it ok to book a church for my wedding before I go to the US or before I get my greencard? But it will take place on 2020. Thank you.

Just a reminder: you have stay Single/UNmarried until you step on US soil. 

 

You can book whatever you want thereafter. 

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