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K1 and Family GC approved and at Consulate - what to do?

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My fiancé has a hood problem his family sponsored visa was finally approved and our k1 has been approved.  They are both at the consulate/embassy waiting for the next move.  Should we try to do both simultaneously or just do the family visa?  Any idea on how long either could take?  I know the fiancé visa would be faster but the family visa would not require change of status.  Good problem to have but really confusing. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Roni and Carlos said:

My fiancé has a hood problem his family sponsored visa was finally approved and our k1 has been approved.  They are both at the consulate/embassy waiting for the next move.  Should we try to do both simultaneously or just do the family visa?  Any idea on how long either could take?  I know the fiancé visa would be faster but the family visa would not require change of status.  Good problem to have but really confusing. 

 

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Not confusing, go for the IR visa,  


YMMV

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Easy choice.  Go with the family visa.  Keep the K-1 going as a backup.  

 

No AOS.  No removal of conditions.  No proving a bona fide marriage.  Can work immediately upon entry; don't got to wait 6 months for an EAD.  Can go to school immediately upon entry.  Can travel leave and return to the US immediately; don't got to wait 6 months for AP.  

 

 

Edited by aaron2020

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5 minutes ago, aaron2020 said:

Easy choice.  Go with the family visa.  Keep the K-1 going as a backup.  

 

No AOS.  No removal of conditions.  No proving a bona fide marriage.  Can work immediately upon entry; don't got to wait 6 months for an EAD.  Can go to school immediately upon entry.  Can travel leave and return to the US immediately; don't got to wait 6 months for AP.  

 

 

^^^^ This times 100.  The K1 visa sucks.


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Go with the immigrant visa over bob-immigrant visa every time. Easier case, costs less, and no AOS required. Easy decision. 

 


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

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: 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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Family visa.... so you are off the hook for I864 later when doing AOS for K-1.   I864 is you are the financial sponsor ... it only expires when either dies, become USC or worked 10 yrs SSN.   Divorce doesnt count.  I heard of people who divorced, had new bf or gf, refused to remarry and live off the I-864 used as alimony negotiations. FOR LIFE.

 

Family visa faster, none of your legal concern, father sponsoring son, clean.   Also emotionally, no one owes nobody for a GC.

 

 


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5/20/2019 - I129 Submitted

5/22/19 - NOA1

 

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7 minutes ago, flfreddy said:

Family visa.... so you are off the hook for I864 later when doing AOS for K-1.   I864 is you are the financial sponsor ... it only expires when either dies, become USC or worked 10 yrs SSN.   Divorce doesnt count.  I heard of people who divorced, had new bf or gf, refused to remarry and live off the I-864 used as alimony negotiations. FOR LIFE.

 

Family visa faster, none of your legal concern, father sponsoring son, clean.   Also emotionally, no one owes nobody for a GC.

 

 

Departs is another 


YMMV

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Father sponsors the son.   I-864 they want you to cosponsor for the family (unmarried son) F4 visa right?   Technically you dont have to.   Father or brothers or other aunts or uncle family is better in my opinion, as like I mentioned if things go south, you are not off the hook for I-864 easy.  Imagine the scenario of your bf gets the gc , then something happened and either has a change of heart.  Now he is not even your husband and you are stuck with a I-864 potential liability if he becomes a public charge -  FOR LIFE pending the 4 exit conditions.

 

If things are ok, no problem.  I am just giving you scenarios to consider - of course in my heart I wish you a successful marriage.

Edited by flfreddy

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5/20/2019 - I129 Submitted

5/22/19 - NOA1

 

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