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Hi everyone! So, I’ve got a question and it would be helpful if someone could answer this.  
 

I’m currently putting together the I129f form and I am shortly to send it all off soon. However, I have just realised my passport expires in October 2020. I wanted to know since I used this passport information for my form and everything, if I should even send it off or not? Will it affect my whole K1 process...is it allowed to have a passport that will be expiring during the whole process? And what should I do...

 

Thank you to anyone that can help me

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You should probably renew the passport now. Most countries require 6 months of validity left for you to enter.

 

In my experience I actually renewed my passport after completing the DS-260 so there should be no problem if your passport number now doesnt match the one you eventually have when you submit the DS-160 or at your interview. Make sure you keep the current passport though just in case they want to see it for some reason

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You are putting together the I-129F and sending it? So you are the US citizen? You don’t need a valid passport for this. 
 

If you are not the USC, why are you doing the I-129F?

 

 

 

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Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

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14 hours ago, designguy said:

You should probably renew the passport now. Most countries require 6 months of validity left for you to enter.

 

In my experience I actually renewed my passport after completing the DS-260 so there should be no problem if your passport number now doesnt match the one you eventually have when you submit the DS-160 or at your interview. Make sure you keep the current passport though just in case they want to see it for some reason

Hi, thank you for your help. The problem is, I’m going to stay with my fiancé next week. So, I’m not sure how renewing my passport now while I am in the US will work out? Because I would enter through the visa waiver program on my old passport if I do decide to renew my passport while I’m there. I don’t know what will happen..

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10 hours ago, JFH said:

You are putting together the I-129F and sending it? So you are the US citizen? You don’t need a valid passport for this. 
 

If you are not the USC, why are you doing the I-129F?

 

 

 

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Hi, I am helping my fiancé with the whole form right now. I am not the US citizen. 

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6 minutes ago, Lyndaa said:

Hi, thank you for your help. The problem is, I’m going to stay with my fiancé next week. So, I’m not sure how renewing my passport now while I am in the US will work out? Because I would enter through the visa waiver program on my old passport if I do decide to renew my passport while I’m there. I don’t know what will happen..

Renew it after you get back home 

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39 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

Renew it after you get back home 

So are you saying it’s okay to send the form now with my current passport? And that I should renew it when I get back, which will be in like 3 months? 

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7 minutes ago, Lyndaa said:

So are you saying it’s okay to send the form now with my current passport? And that I should renew it when I get back, which will be in like 3 months? 

Yes it is fine.   Mary got a new passport with her married name after we filed our petition.   The consulate updated the info and used the new passport.   


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24 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Yes it is fine.   Mary got a new passport with her married name after we filed our petition.   The consulate updated the info and used the new passport.   

Thank you so much! You have been a great help 🙂 this has been stressing me out haha 

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55 minutes ago, Lyndaa said:

So are you saying it’s okay to send the form now with my current passport? And that I should renew it when I get back, which will be in like 3 months? 

Yes send the form now with the current passport. Lots of people have changed like this.. and other changes .. between the I129f being completed and the DS160 stage of the process. Renew it when you return from your trip   

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10 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

Yes send the form now with the current passport. Lots of people have changed like this.. and other changes .. between the I129f being completed and the DS160 stage of the process. Renew it when you return from your trip   

Thank you so much! I’m grateful for all your help 🙂

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If you’re going to visit your fiancé soon, have you considered getting married when you visit and then filing the spousal visa? Seems crazy to spend so much money on an over-priced tourist visa (which is essentially what the K-1 is), and have to pay another bunch if money to adjust status when you can get married as a visitor, go home and get your CR-1 spousal visa and be a green card holder immediately when you arrive. 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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3 minutes ago, JFH said:

If you’re going to visit your fiancé soon, have you considered getting married when you visit and then filing the spousal visa? Seems crazy to spend so much money on an over-priced tourist visa (which is essentially what the K-1 is), and have to pay another bunch if money to adjust status when you can get married as a visitor, go home and get your CR-1 spousal visa and be a green card holder immediately when you arrive. 

Hello, yes, I have considered the spousal visa but I have read & heard that going down that route is sometimes more difficult & the process takes much longer than if I were to do the K1.

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8 minutes ago, Lyndaa said:

Hello, yes, I have considered the spousal visa but I have read & heard that going down that route is sometimes more difficult & the process takes much longer than if I were to do the K1.

Takes a bit  longer .. is cheaper to get to the GC than K1 .. and you can work and travel internationally from the day you enter the US... not many spouse visa applicants wish they had done fiance route .. many many who did the  fiance route reflect that they wish they’d done the spouse route. 

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9 minutes ago, Lyndaa said:

Hello, yes, I have considered the spousal visa but I have read & heard that going down that route is sometimes more difficult & the process takes much longer than if I were to do the K1.

A couple of months longer, at the most. It’s not more difficult. I don’t know why anyone would think that was the case. 
 

Personally, you couldn’t pay me enough to do

a K-1. Being unable to work for 6 months and unable to leave the country for the same amount of time? No thank you. The loss of wages alone is enough to make my mind up, let alone the feeling of uselessness. I assume you are VWP eligible? You will be able to visit throughout the process. 


Timeline in brief:

Married: September 27, 2014

I-130 filed: February 5, 2016

NOA1: February 8, 2016 Nebraska

NOA2: July 21, 2016

Interview: December 6, 2016 London

POE: December 19, 2016 Las Vegas

N-400 filed: September 30, 2019

Interview: March 22, 2021 Seattle

Oath: March 22, 2021 COVID-style same-day oath

 

Now a US citizen!

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