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Hey All,

 

Thinking about maybe to go through with marrying using the Utah remote service, and apply directly after with the i130 with the same evidence we provided for the K1, I have visited my fiance once in their country and planning to visit more time in the next months, should we go through with it and provide same proof for k1, pictures together, gifts, chat logs..etc ?

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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8 minutes ago, Crazy Cat said:

Make sure you physically meet after the marriage BEFORE filing the I-130.   The marriage will not be recognized until you are together after the marriage ceremony.

Appreciate the comment, well I think if we get marriage certificate and apply for i-130 they would only ask for additional evidence after 10-12 months of the processing time when our turn comes and by that time we would have enough proof to send right ?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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1 minute ago, ADAMegel said:

Appreciate the comment, well I think if we get marriage certificate and apply for i-130 they would only ask for additional evidence after 10-12 months of the processing time when our turn comes and by that time we would have enough proof to send right ?

@Mike E What do you think Mike ?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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First and foremost: is Utah marriage recognized in Morocco?

As @Crazy Cat mentioned, you have to "consume" your marriage before you file, as that is the basis of the I-130. Meeting after filing does not establish the basis for filing. 


11/17/2016: Got engaged
11/28/2016: I-130 sent to Chicago IL lock box
01/12/2016: NOA1

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29 minutes ago, ADAMegel said:

Appreciate the comment, well I think if we get marriage certificate and apply for i-130 they would only ask for additional evidence after 10-12 months of the processing time when our turn comes and by that time we would have enough proof to send right ?

No. You must include evidence of meeting in person after the Utah Zoom ceremony and this needs to be done when your US citizen spouse submits I-130.

 

~~ Topic moved from CR1/IR1 Progress Reports to Process & Procedures ~~

Edited by powerpuff

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Taiwan
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1 hour ago, ADAMegel said:

Appreciate the comment, well I think if we get marriage certificate and apply for i-130 they would only ask for additional evidence after 10-12 months of the processing time when our turn comes and by that time we would have enough proof to send right ?

Nope.  You are going to make an extremely critical mistake.  This is basic stuff.  As I said, you MUST meet after the ceremony...BEFORE you submit the I-130.. Otherwise, the marriage will not be recognized by USCIS.  You need to do more research.

Edited by Crazy Cat

May     10, 2017: CR-1 Issued in Taipei, Taiwan

June    23, 2017: POE Dallas, Texas

March 28, 2019: I-751 filed.  "Case ready for interview"....

August 7, 2022: N-400 Filed Online 😁

August 7, 2022: N-400 Receipt Notice

August 7, 2022: Received "Reuse Biometrics" Notice

August 7, 2022: Uploaded request for combo interview

November 10, 2022: N-400 Interview is scheduled (Dec 14, 2022)

December 14, 2022: N-400/I-751 Combo Interview completed and approved.

January 9, 2023:  Oath Ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2023.

January 26, 2023:  Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400

______________________________________

20 years, US Air Force- Retired

Registered Nurse- Retired

IT Professional- Retired

Student of US Immigration- Never Ending

 

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1 hour ago, ADAMegel said:

Appreciate the comment, 

Please ask your questions in this thread instead of starting a new one concerning Utah Zoom Marriages and proxy marriages.

 

All "Utah Zoom Marriage" type marriages in all states require meeting to consummate the marriage before filing the I-130.  You cannot get around the requirement to meet before filing. 

Edited by Crazy Cat

May     10, 2017: CR-1 Issued in Taipei, Taiwan

June    23, 2017: POE Dallas, Texas

March 28, 2019: I-751 filed.  "Case ready for interview"....

August 7, 2022: N-400 Filed Online 😁

August 7, 2022: N-400 Receipt Notice

August 7, 2022: Received "Reuse Biometrics" Notice

August 7, 2022: Uploaded request for combo interview

November 10, 2022: N-400 Interview is scheduled (Dec 14, 2022)

December 14, 2022: N-400/I-751 Combo Interview completed and approved.

January 9, 2023:  Oath Ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2023.

January 26, 2023:  Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400

______________________________________

20 years, US Air Force- Retired

Registered Nurse- Retired

IT Professional- Retired

Student of US Immigration- Never Ending

 

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If you cannot or do not want to meet in order to apply for I-130, then you should stick with your current K1 path instead of trying to find loopholes (that do not exist) to file I-130 without putting in the required effort.


 

 

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12 minutes ago, powerpuff said:

If you cannot or do not want to meet in order to apply for I-130, then you should stick with your current K1 path instead of trying to find loopholes (that do not exist) to file I-130 without putting in the required effort.

Yeah I think we might just go go i130 after we meet. Thanks all for the advices, really appreciate it.

Also should we do anything about our ongoing k1 i129 process or just let it be .

@Mike E @Crazy Cat

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1 minute ago, RedaAd said:

Yeah I think we might just go go i130 after we meet. Thanks all for the advices, really appreciate it.

Also should we do anything about our ongoing k1 i129 process or just let it be .

@Mike E @Crazy Cat

Just let it ride until you get ready to submit the I-130. Then, you can send a withdrawal letter along with the I-130. 


May     10, 2017: CR-1 Issued in Taipei, Taiwan

June    23, 2017: POE Dallas, Texas

March 28, 2019: I-751 filed.  "Case ready for interview"....

August 7, 2022: N-400 Filed Online 😁

August 7, 2022: N-400 Receipt Notice

August 7, 2022: Received "Reuse Biometrics" Notice

August 7, 2022: Uploaded request for combo interview

November 10, 2022: N-400 Interview is scheduled (Dec 14, 2022)

December 14, 2022: N-400/I-751 Combo Interview completed and approved.

January 9, 2023:  Oath Ceremony is scheduled for January 26, 2023.

January 26, 2023:  Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400

______________________________________

20 years, US Air Force- Retired

Registered Nurse- Retired

IT Professional- Retired

Student of US Immigration- Never Ending

 

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42 minutes ago, RedaAd said:

Yeah I think we might just go go i130 after we meet. Thanks all for the advices, really appreciate it.

Also should we do anything about our ongoing k1 i129 process or just let it be .

@Mike E @Crazy Cat

Ideally, you can do the Utah Zoom marriage when you are together next and file the i130 as soon as the marriage certificate is in your hands.

 

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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