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26 minutes ago, Lnvall said:

No... we chat since june 10, we met first like 2-3 weeks after the first chat, and then we met in every weekend or more then once a week until this point, bc he left to another country to work. We went to holidays together too.

And we will apply in november.

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18 hours ago, Lnvall said:

We can mail our petition in november.

 

Best thing I've read so far: time.

 

Use it wisely to build further evidence of a growing relationship: time spent together (physical and virtual), planning for the future together (for the wedding, for your career in the US, for a family, etc). Think emails between the two of you (better than messenger screenshots), reservations for the wedding, quotes from a wedding planner, etc.

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36 minutes ago, afrocraft said:

You raise a fair point. Consider 2 applicants:

 

A meets potential US spouse for 2 months. They say they want to get married. They apply for K1.

B meets potential US spouse for 2 months. They say they want to get married. They plan a wedding together. Not just a civil one; the whole works: Wire transfers to fund the wedding. Both families/friends attend this international festivity of love. Cultural Hungarian attire. There's pics of B's parents in tears, giving up their sweet daughter to the love of her life. And honeymoon pics and bookings. They apply for CR1.

 

Is it even close?

That or she could find out after option B and giving up everything to move half way around the world that she married some smart *** 🤷‍♀️


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20 minutes ago, afrocraft said:

Best thing I've read so far: time.

 

Use it wisely to build further evidence of a growing relationship: time spent together (physical and virtual), planning for the future together (for the wedding, for your career in the US, for a family, etc). Think emails between the two of you (better than messenger screenshots), reservations for the wedding, quotes from a wedding planner, etc.

We talked and talk about these a lot. Unfortunately we cant meet until the petition, maybe after sometime.

 

How we can make a reservation, until we dont know when we will be approved? But we talked about plans, places, etc. And future together.

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1 hour ago, Lnvall said:

We talked and talk about these a lot. Unfortunately we cant meet until the petition, maybe after sometime.

 

How we can make a reservation, until we dont know when we will be approved? But we talked about plans, places, etc. And future together.

Keep in mind that in order to qualify for the K1 you cant be married or perceived to have married prior to entering the US. I agree with you that its too early now to book anything in the US for the wedding at least nothing that isnt 100% refundable. I know you have said you want to wait till November which is totally up to you when you want to file the application but if I were you and I was very confident in the relationship and my intention to move to the US I would start the process as soon as possible. Here is why:

 

Once you file the petition it will go to one of the USCIS processing centers, if you are lucky it will go to a place like California which is currently processing application from June which means the petition could be approved in 3-4 months. However you could also be unlucky and the petition is sent to Nebraska which is currently processing petitions from February which means it could take 7-8 months to process your petition! (These are numbers according to the VJ processing time). After the approval you can budget another month for the petition to get to NVC. Then another 2 months to get the fees paid, documents sent in and reviewed. Then another month to get the interview date scheduled for usually 4-6 weeks in advance but could be a variable depending on how busy the embassy/consulate is. So in the best case scenario it would take you about 8 months to get everything done in a more worse case scenario it could take 12-13 months. Just keep this in mind :)

 

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9 minutes ago, designguy said:

However you could also be unlucky and the petition is sent to Nebraska which is currently processing petitions from February which means it could take 7-8 months to process your petition!

K-1 petitions are processed only at the CSC, with the exception of a few complex ones that are sent to Vermont.

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2 hours ago, afrocraft said:

reservations for the wedding, quotes from a wedding planner, etc.

DO NOT BOOK ANY WEDDING RESERVATIONS.

It is not required! Plus it is common knowledge that you should not do anything (give up rent, quit your job, etc) until your visa is in hand. Look on the forums how many ppl ended up pushing their big wedding because the visa didn't come on time for the big party....

Get married at a courthouse or pay an officiant and get married in a park or in your living room.

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17 minutes ago, designguy said:

Keep in mind that in order to qualify for the K1 you cant be married or perceived to have married prior to entering the US. I agree with you that its too early now to book anything in the US for the wedding at least nothing that isnt 100% refundable. I know you have said you want to wait till November which is totally up to you when you want to file the application but if I were you and I was very confident in the relationship and my intention to move to the US I would start the process as soon as possible. Here is why:

 

Once you file the petition it will go to one of the USCIS processing centers, if you are lucky it will go to a place like California which is currently processing application from June which means the petition could be approved in 3-4 months. However you could also be unlucky and the petition is sent to Nebraska which is currently processing petitions from February which means it could take 7-8 months to process your petition! (These are numbers according to the VJ processing time). After the approval you can budget another month for the petition to get to NVC. Then another 2 months to get the fees paid, documents sent in and reviewed. Then another month to get the interview date scheduled for usually 4-6 weeks in advance but could be a variable depending on how busy the embassy/consulate is. So in the best case scenario it would take you about 8 months to get everything done in a more worse case scenario it could take 12-13 months. Just keep this in mind :)

 

So bad news is we belong to Nebraska... 

We CANT mail the petition before november, as i said we have to do some paperwork, after he go back to US. And then we can mail.

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8 minutes ago, ineedadisplayname said:

DO NOT BOOK ANY WEDDING RESERVATIONS.

It is not required! Plus it is common knowledge that you should not do anything (give up rent, quit your job, etc) until your visa is in hand. Look on the forums how many ppl ended up pushing their big wedding because the visa didn't come on time for the big party....

Get married at a courthouse or pay an officiant and get married in a park or in your living room.

No we wont, until everithyng will be 100%

we have plans only.

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1 hour ago, Lnvall said:

So bad news is we belong to Nebraska... 

We CANT mail the petition before november, as i said we have to do some paperwork, after he go back to US. And then we can mail.

What do you mean you ‘belong to Nebraska?’  The above poster was incorrect about Nebraska.  I-129f petitions are all currently processed in California, regardless of where you live.

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4 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

What do you mean you ‘belong to Nebraska?’  The above poster was incorrect about Nebraska.  I-129f petitions are all currently processed in California, regardless of where you live.

Okay i was a bit confused. I thought the US petitioners residence is important, which belongs to nebraska service center.

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Just now, Lnvall said:

Okay i was a bit confused. I thought the US petitioners residence is important, which belongs to nebraska service center.

No.  And even for immigrant petitions that are adjudicated at the Nebraska center, it is unrelated to petitioner’s location.

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1 minute ago, Jorgedig said:

No.  And even for immigrant petitions that are adjudicated at the Nebraska center, it is unrelated to petitioner’s location.

Good to hear! So it wont be 12 month? (If everything ok with case)

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Just now, Lnvall said:

Good to hear! So it wont be 12 month? (If everything ok with case)

There is no way of knowing how long any particular case will take.  I was just correcting the myth that K-1s are processed in Nebraska.  

 

There are many many steps to this, and processing times fluctuate greatly.  Nothing about US immigration is fast though.

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