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13 minutes ago, Moe&Mimi said:

Has anyone file a K1 visa petition for a Lebanese fiancé? If so, how long did your process take? ☺️

It's a two step process.   Petition approval and Visa application.   The petition approval is not country dependent and similar for everyone 


YMMV

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AP will be the unknown.


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Run of the mill K1 visas are taking anywhere from 12-18 months, that is without any complications, RFEs, AP,  etc. When you add into the equation that the beneficiary is from a Middle East or North African (MENA) country, all bets are off. As previously mentioned Administrative Processing (AP) at the embassy/consulate is typically long and protracted likely due to exhaustive background checks, and vetting processing. There is no formula or set pattern for this AP, some folks experience years of being stuck in AP if coming from a MENA country. Check in at the MENA Regional Forum for more information about processing times. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/97-middle-east-and-north-africa/

 

Good luck on your immigration journey. 


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33 minutes ago, Pitaya said:

Run of the mill K1 visas are taking anywhere from 12-18 months, that is without any complications, RFEs, AP,  etc. When you add into the equation that the beneficiary is from a Middle East or North African (MENA) country, all bets are off. As previously mentioned Administrative Processing (AP) at the embassy/consulate is typically long and protracted likely due to exhaustive background checks, and vetting processing. There is no formula or set pattern for this AP, some folks experience years of being stuck in AP if coming from a MENA country. Check in at the MENA Regional Forum for more information about processing times. https://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/97-middle-east-and-north-africa/

 

Good luck on your immigration journey. 

Run of the mill k1s are not taking 12 to 18 months.  More like 8 to 9.

 

 

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YMMV

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it took us 7-8 months to get approved without any RFE/delays....and about 9 month to get to the interview stage at the embassy. it all depends if their calendar is full or empty.


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On 10/28/2019 at 6:28 PM, payxibka said:

Run of the mill k1s are not taking 12 to 18 months.  More like 8 to 9.

 

 

Its about time, Igor's stats say about 7 months at this time....even better.

https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1historical/

 


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On 10/28/2019 at 3:19 PM, Moe&Mimi said:

Has anyone file a K1 visa petition for a Lebanese fiancé? If so, how long did your process take? ☺️

It took us 4.5 months to get approved at USCIS stage and another 2 months at Embassy stage so total 6.5 months. He just got his visa in April and entered the US in May.


 

K1 Fiance Visa: 207 days                                                                                                                               AOS from K1 w/EAD and AP: 173 days

09/12/19: NOA1 old site (9/17 new site)                                                                                                     05/22/19: AOS package mailed to Chicago, IL

01/28/19: NOA2 new site (old site never changed)                                                                                   05/24/19: USCIS Received date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/19/19: NVC Received                                                                                                                                05/29/19: Notice date for AOS/EAD/AP

02/20/19: Case Number Assigned                                                                                                               06/19/19: Biometrics Appointment

04/05/19: Interview - APPROVED!                                                                                                                06/14/19: Biometrics Completed - walk in

04/08/19: CEAC-NIV Application Received                                                                                                 08/06/19: Ready to be Scheduled for Interview Status

04/09/19: CEAC-NIV Administrative Processing                                                                                       10/11/19: Interview Scheduled status

04/10/19: CEAC- Issued                                                                                                                                 11/05/19: EAD/AP approved

04/12/19: Visa in hand                                                                                                                                   11/16/19: EAD/AP card Received

04/30-5/1/19: POE via IAH - Houston, TX                                                                                                   11/18/19: AOS Interview - APPROVED! same day status change to Approved, then New Card being Produced

05/10/19: I Do's!                                                                                                                                               11/??/19: Green Card in Hand

                                                                                                                                       

 

ROC:                                                                                                                                                                   Citizenship:

>08/??/21: File ROC                                                                                                                                         >08/??/22: File for Citizenship

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11 hours ago, celie&joseph said:

It took us 4.5 months to get approved at USCIS stage and another 2 months at Embassy stage so total 6.5 months. He just got his visa in April and entered the US in May.

Awesome! I hope our process doesn’t take much longer than that! 

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