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Canadian marrying a US citizen. Trying to fill out the k1 forms.

Do I need the affidavit or support when I file or just for the interview?

After I get approved and I go to USA to get married do I bring/ship everything over and stay?

When should I file for AOS?

If I fill out the forms for him do I have to write that down? 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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Please start by reading the guides 

 

The affidavit of support is needed at the interview stage. Once you receive the visa and enter the US you get married within 90 days and preferably file AOS during that time frame too. You can’t leave/renter the country with out your greencard or AP which may take 6 months- year to receive. If you were to leave your spouse would then have to file a new spousal visa. The petition should be completed by the petitioner I’m not sure why you as the beneficiary are completing it. However if there is a section at the end that says if the form is being filled out by someone other than the petitioner then yes you would complete that section.

 

it sounds as if maybe you both haven’t done much research on the k1. I would suggest comparing it to the CR1 to see if that is a better fit for you both (biggest positive is you are able to work and travel immediately)


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1 hour ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

Canadian marrying a US citizen. Trying to fill out the k1 forms.

Do I need the affidavit or support when I file or just for the interview?

After I get approved and I go to USA to get married do I bring/ship everything over and stay?

When should I file for AOS?

If I fill out the forms for him do I have to write that down? 

 

Why are you going with a K-1?  The CR-1 is superior for many couples.

Every couple has their own priorities, and each couple must decide which visa is better for their situation.

K-1
    Possibly Slightly faster arrival in the US   
    More expensive than CR-1    
    Requires Adjustment of Status after marriage (expensive and requires a lot of paperwork)    
    Spouse can not leave the US until she/he receives approved Advance Parole (approx 5-6 months)    
    Spouse can not work until she/he receives EAD (approx 5-6 months)    
    Some people have had problems with driver licenses, Social Security cards, leases, bank account during this period    
    Spouse will not receive Green Card for many months after Adjustment of Status is filed.
    A denied K-1 is sent back to USCIS to expire
  

CR-1
    Possibly Slightly slower arrival in the US 

    Less expensive than K-1    
    No Adjustment of Status(I-485, I-131, I-765) required.    
    Spouse can immediately travel outside the US    
    Spouse is authorized to work immediately upon arrival.    
    Spouse receives Social Security Card and Green Card within 2 or 3 weeks after entering the US    
    Opening a bank account, getting a driver's license, etc. are very easily accomplished with GC, SS card, and passport.

    Spouse has legal permanent Resident status IMMEDIATELY upon entry to US.
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Just now, Random lettcbxiah said:

Plus pandemic now so I don't see how we could get married and do all that

The pandemic has not stopped weddings.  You can marry in the US (Las Vegas is a nice choice) or Canada if you want.   Good luck on your journey.   


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10 minutes ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

@Lucky Cat

As far as I know there's no travel to or from USA. But again I don't want to see him and have to leave again 

Your choice...your life...your money.....your assumption about travel between the US and Canada is inaccurate.  Airlines have never stopped flying between the two countries.

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5 minutes ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

I don't want to see him and have to leave again

A period of separation, for some couples months or even years, is a necessary part of the US immigration process that you can't avoid, there is no way around that.  If you decide together to go for a K-1 visa, and have met in person within two years of filing the I-129F petition, you don't need to see him again, but keep in mind that it may be a year or longer before the K-1 is approved, with the huge backlog of applications ahead of you, and the Montreal Consulate had a long wait before the pandemic.  I also recommend CR-1 as it is a far superior visa.  He can also go to Canada to visit you or you can visit him in the US for short stays to be together during the year or more you are waiting for the petition and visa approvals.

 

Good luck whichever option you choose!

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42 minutes ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

@Lucky Cat

As far as I know there's no travel to or from USA. But again I don't want to see him and have to leave again 

You can fly.   Land crossing for tourism isn't allowed at the moment- that doesn't apply by air. 

 

Doing a spousal still allows you to visit each way during the process.


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June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

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August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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49 minutes ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

@Luckycuds

I've done lots of research but some things aren't clear. So yes I would just stay there and bring all my stuff? And I would fill it out because he hates forms and I like doing it. And no travel on the k1 is fine. Once I'm there I wouldn't leave or travel 

Okay just making sure you know your options. Yes, you would bring everything with you or have it shipped before you leave or after your arrival.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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1 hour ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

Alright ty for the advice. But don't have money to go back and forth all the time. Our situation kinda calls for a k1.

A K1 is more expensive overall. Also, after October, filing for EAD and AP won't be free when filing AOS, so that adds even more expenses. Not to mention that you won't be able able to work for months (I hear EAD takes 7-8 months currently) and that will make your money problems worse. If money saving is the issue, CR1 is a much better choice. 

 

You or him only need to go see each other once and get married before you file. You don't need to go back and forth many times, it's just an option. 

 

I came on a K1 and back then my EAD was free to file and I got it in 4 months. I still had a hard time and I really don't recommend this visa. And it's even worse now. 

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13 hours ago, Random lettcbxiah said:

@Lucky Cat

Didn't want to see him and have to leave again is why k-1. Plus pandemic now so I don't see how we could get married and do all that

There are many states open for business. It would be quite easy to find a place to marry. Visits should also be available for the 2 of you while you wait. Many have done so. 

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Tons of places to get married . . . and get a marriage certificate quickly.   Las Vegas you get the certificate right away.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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