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I am so excited to be in this group because it means we are on the home stretch before we can take a small break from immigration. My husband and I were married on July 3rd in Jamaica. I have gathered all documents and will post them Friday if not before. I do have a couple of questions about the I864 bin Part 5 about the sponsor's household size it ask if you are currently married? Do I put 1 in that box because it also say dont count any household member more than once? so I was confused about that question. my 2nd question is about PArt 6 number 22 am i putting an X in the box that say one or more of the people listed in items 8,11,14 and 17 do not need to complete form I-864 bcuz they are the intending immigrant.... I hope I havent confused anyone. and I appreciate all guidance bcuz once I get the answer to these 2 questions my packet will be ready to be mailed.... Thanks in advance 


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

Oct. 31st case arrived at NVC

Nov 2nd received case number

Nov. 13th case in transit to embassy

Nov. 19th Case is "ready" to schedule an interview

Feb. 14th Interview (2019) APPROVED!!!!!!

 

AOS

July 24th: mailed AOS pkt

July 31st: received txt msg of receipt numbers for all documents

Aug 5th received NOA hard copies dated July 31st

Aug. 9th received Biometrics letter in the mail

Aug. 19th Biometrics appt.

 




 

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41 minutes ago, LuFlolady said:

I am so excited to be in this group because it means we are on the home stretch before we can take a small break from immigration. My husband and I were married on July 3rd in Jamaica.

You got married in Jamaica? I thought K1 can only marry within the US.


04-16-2019 - K1 AOS mailed (USPS)

04-23-2019 - Texts received, NOA date

05-17-2019 - Biometrics, Fingerprint Completed status

06-20-2019 - RFIE date (response mailed 6-25)

06-28-2019 - Response to RFIE Received status

 

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Posted (edited)
22 hours ago, LuFlolady said:

I am so excited to be in this group because it means we are on the home stretch before we can take a small break from immigration. My husband and I were married on July 3rd in Jamaica. I have gathered all documents and will post them Friday if not before. I do have a couple of questions about the I864 bin Part 5 about the sponsor's household size it ask if you are currently married? Do I put 1 in that box because it also say dont count any household member more than once? so I was confused about that question. my 2nd question is about PArt 6 number 22 am i putting an X in the box that say one or more of the people listed in items 8,11,14 and 17 do not need to complete form I-864 bcuz they are the intending immigrant.... I hope I havent confused anyone. and I appreciate all guidance bcuz once I get the answer to these 2 questions my packet will be ready to be mailed.... Thanks in advance 

I need to follow up on this, too. You were married in Jamaica?

21 hours ago, Vans said:

You got married in Jamaica? I thought K1 can only marry within the US.

 

Edited by Ontarkie
Removed reply from another thread because of split

The Beginning 2017-2018

Spoiler

             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

K1 Visa  207 days

Spoiler

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut & Turkey

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

3/5/19: In Transit

3/6/19: Paid MRV fee

3/11/19: Embassy Received/Case Ready

3/11/19: Medical

3/19/19: INTERVIEW! -  cancelled 3/13 by the Embassy

3/14/19: Embassy called to reschedule 

4/5/19: INTERVIEW 2.0! - APPROVED!

4/8/19: CEAC - Non Immigrant Application Received

4/9/19: CEAC - NIV - Administrative Processing

4/10/19: CEAC - Issued

4/12/19: VOH!

4/30/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX

AOS 2019

Spoiler

4/30/19: POE

5/10/19: Marriage

5/11/19: Sent AOS paperwork to Rapid Visa

5/22/19: Rapid Visa sent to USCIS

5/24/19: USCIS received date for AOS/EAD/AP

5/29/19: USCIS notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

6/4/19: NOA1 arrived in the mail

6/8/19: Biometrics letter arrived in the mail

6/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

6/14/19: Biometrics completed - walk in

8/6/19: "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview" status

 

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Posted (edited)
21 hours ago, celie&joseph said:

I need to follow up on this, too. You were married in Jamaica?

 

 

Yes I was married in ochos Rios 🇯🇲 Jamaica

Edited by Ontarkie
edited quote to show question to the OP and not a question to another member

Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

Oct. 31st case arrived at NVC

Nov 2nd received case number

Nov. 13th case in transit to embassy

Nov. 19th Case is "ready" to schedule an interview

Feb. 14th Interview (2019) APPROVED!!!!!!

 

AOS

July 24th: mailed AOS pkt

July 31st: received txt msg of receipt numbers for all documents

Aug 5th received NOA hard copies dated July 31st

Aug. 9th received Biometrics letter in the mail

Aug. 19th Biometrics appt.

 




 

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1 hour ago, LuFlolady said:

Yes I was married in ochos Rios 🇯🇲 Jamaica

I'm a bit confused... How is it you got married in another country, but received the K1 Visa?


06/30/19 - Wedding Day!!

07/17/19 - AOS Packet Mailed

07/19/19 - AOS Received

07/24/19 - NOA1 Date

07/29/19 - Hard Copy Received

08/02/19 - Biometric Letter Received 

08/16/19 - Biometric Appt.

 

❤️ From Worlds Apart... to a Lifetime Together!! ❤️

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Posted (edited)
4 hours ago, LuFlolady said:

Yes I was married in ochos Rios 🇯🇲 Jamaica

Oh okay , so I'm going by assumptions that you got married before you or your spouse arrived in the US but after your K1 visa was issued so please correct me if I'm wrong.

 

If you were using the K1 visa to get to the US, you had to have entered unmarried. Assuming you were married in Jamaica before entry, the K1 Visa would have become invalid upon marriage. I'm guessing Customs wasnt aware of your marriage when the visa was stamped, so I would consult with an attorney to make sure they dont consider it visa fraud. 

 

At this point I'm not sure what the avenues are. If all is well, I'm assuming it's either one of two:

-you have to file for an I130 along with your I485 or

-if it can be considered visa fraud by entering married on a fiance visa, he/she may have to return to their home country and reapply via the spousal route.

 

Again, feel free to correct me if I'm understanding incorrectly.

Edited by celie&joseph

The Beginning 2017-2018

Spoiler

             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

K1 Visa  207 days

Spoiler

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut & Turkey

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

3/5/19: In Transit

3/6/19: Paid MRV fee

3/11/19: Embassy Received/Case Ready

3/11/19: Medical

3/19/19: INTERVIEW! -  cancelled 3/13 by the Embassy

3/14/19: Embassy called to reschedule 

4/5/19: INTERVIEW 2.0! - APPROVED!

4/8/19: CEAC - Non Immigrant Application Received

4/9/19: CEAC - NIV - Administrative Processing

4/10/19: CEAC - Issued

4/12/19: VOH!

4/30/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX

AOS 2019

Spoiler

4/30/19: POE

5/10/19: Marriage

5/11/19: Sent AOS paperwork to Rapid Visa

5/22/19: Rapid Visa sent to USCIS

5/24/19: USCIS received date for AOS/EAD/AP

5/29/19: USCIS notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

6/4/19: NOA1 arrived in the mail

6/8/19: Biometrics letter arrived in the mail

6/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

6/14/19: Biometrics completed - walk in

8/6/19: "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview" status

 

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Even if the I485 was filed now, they would see the wedding certificate is from another country and questions would be asked. My advice would be to post a topic here and see what options other members give or consult with an attorney.


The Beginning 2017-2018

Spoiler

             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

K1 Visa  207 days

Spoiler

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut & Turkey

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

3/5/19: In Transit

3/6/19: Paid MRV fee

3/11/19: Embassy Received/Case Ready

3/11/19: Medical

3/19/19: INTERVIEW! -  cancelled 3/13 by the Embassy

3/14/19: Embassy called to reschedule 

4/5/19: INTERVIEW 2.0! - APPROVED!

4/8/19: CEAC - Non Immigrant Application Received

4/9/19: CEAC - NIV - Administrative Processing

4/10/19: CEAC - Issued

4/12/19: VOH!

4/30/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX

AOS 2019

Spoiler

4/30/19: POE

5/10/19: Marriage

5/11/19: Sent AOS paperwork to Rapid Visa

5/22/19: Rapid Visa sent to USCIS

5/24/19: USCIS received date for AOS/EAD/AP

5/29/19: USCIS notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

6/4/19: NOA1 arrived in the mail

6/8/19: Biometrics letter arrived in the mail

6/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

6/14/19: Biometrics completed - walk in

8/6/19: "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview" status

 

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~~Post and related replies split off to it's own thread from a monthly filer thread. Will move later once the OP clarifies if they had a legal marriage before entry on a K1~~


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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yes we are legally married and yes fiance came on K1 we got married this July 3rd 2019 however i was just sharing that information not asking any advice on where or whether my marriage is legal or not. My questions was about number 21 and 22 on the I485.... however I have figured it out and have posted our paperwork to the Chicago lockbox..... THANKS! :)


Luflolady

 

Jan 26th: Mailed I-129F

Jan 29th NOA1

Feb 2nd: rcvd txt and email case received

Feb 2nd: Check Cashed

Feb 9th: rcvd hard copy of NOA1

Aug. 28th Notified of RFE being mailed

Sept. 1st received hard copy of RFE in the mail

Sept. 4th mailed response to RFE

Sept. 10th received txt that my response to RFE was received

Oct. 10th Received txt that we were approved (NOA2) 30days after RFE response

Oct. 13th received hard copy of NOA2

Oct. 31st case arrived at NVC

Nov 2nd received case number

Nov. 13th case in transit to embassy

Nov. 19th Case is "ready" to schedule an interview

Feb. 14th Interview (2019) APPROVED!!!!!!

 

AOS

July 24th: mailed AOS pkt

July 31st: received txt msg of receipt numbers for all documents

Aug 5th received NOA hard copies dated July 31st

Aug. 9th received Biometrics letter in the mail

Aug. 19th Biometrics appt.

 




 

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I'm sorry if you feel it was an attack; I assure it was not. We were simply trying to advise you since this can be considered a serious issue and can possibly risk your spouse's immigration journey/deportation. All we can do is let you know what can happen in your situation and what steps you can take, but ofc it is up to you if you want to take action or not. Good luck on your journey.


The Beginning 2017-2018

Spoiler

             Trips                 

Late 2017: Met online via Line app

5/16/18 - 5/26/18: 1st trip - Beirut

5/24/18 - He proposed!

K1 Visa  207 days

Spoiler

             K1 Visa             

9/10/18: Petition sent

9/12/18: NOA1 old

9/17/18: NOA1 new

12/1/18 - 12/16/18: 2nd trip - Beirut & Turkey

1/25/19: NOA2 paper

1/28/19: NOA2 new

2/19/19: NVC Received

2/20/19: Case # Assigned

3/5/19: In Transit

3/6/19: Paid MRV fee

3/11/19: Embassy Received/Case Ready

3/11/19: Medical

3/19/19: INTERVIEW! -  cancelled 3/13 by the Embassy

3/14/19: Embassy called to reschedule 

4/5/19: INTERVIEW 2.0! - APPROVED!

4/8/19: CEAC - Non Immigrant Application Received

4/9/19: CEAC - NIV - Administrative Processing

4/10/19: CEAC - Issued

4/12/19: VOH!

4/30/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX

AOS 2019

Spoiler

4/30/19: POE

5/10/19: Marriage

5/11/19: Sent AOS paperwork to Rapid Visa

5/22/19: Rapid Visa sent to USCIS

5/24/19: USCIS received date for AOS/EAD/AP

5/29/19: USCIS notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

6/4/19: NOA1 arrived in the mail

6/8/19: Biometrics letter arrived in the mail

6/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

6/14/19: Biometrics completed - walk in

8/6/19: "Ready to be Scheduled for Interview" status

 

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Posted (edited)
23 minutes ago, LuFlolady said:

yes we are legally married and yes fiance came on K1 we got married this July 3rd 2019 however i was just sharing that information not asking any advice on where or whether my marriage is legal or not. My questions was about number 21 and 22 on the I485.... however I have figured it out and have posted our paperwork to the Chicago lockbox..... THANKS! :)

Without further clarification,  there is only one possible result of the filed i485

 

 

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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