I am an American citizen engaged to a wonderful man from Brazil. We met on September 2, 2008 in Granada, Spain. I was there going to school (studying to be a Spanish teacher) and he was there living and working. We were together in Spain until June 9th, 2009. I had to return to the United States to work and continue courses at my regular university. Shortly there after, he moved back to Brazil. In December of 2009, I visited him in Brazil for one month and he asked me to marry him! I said yes and we immediately began getting the paperwork ready for the K-1 Visa. We chose to do it without a lawyer, seeing as we are young and I'm a college student with no money! With all the help we found on this site, I knew we could do it without one! It took us awhile to get everything together, but I finally sent in the papers today (3-2-2010). I'm excited that the process has officially started and I'm hoping and praying it goes by quickly and smoothly.