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  1. Didn't see a December thread started so here it is. Congratulations on the submission of your K1 visa application. This forum will be very helpful to you through your visa process "journey" as we call it here. If you have not done so yet please fill out your time line as it makes it easier for other VJers to assist you if you should have any questions later on during your journey. Best advice, is remember why you have submitted your K1 application and do not set very high expectations of the process. Current processing times according to USCIS are 5 to 7 months (for case adjudication only), some could be sooner some much later. Welcome To Visa Journey
  2. There we go, August filers congratulations on your decision to pursue this amazing relationship with your fiancee. This will be a fun journey so like @missileman say buckle your seat belt and prepare for the ride. Feel free to post your questions and share experiences during your K1 application process.
  3. Alright folks, brand new month right here, you all have made to the AOS phase. Congrats and happy new life together. This thread will be for AOS discussions for those who sent their AOS package in August 2018..... Good luck everyone and couple things, EAD/AP taking around 4 to 6 months Expedite Criteria : https://www.uscis.gov/forms/expedite-criteria AOS Checklist: http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos USCIS Processing Times Page: https://egov.uscis.gov/processing-times/ USCIS Inquiry about your case: https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayONPTForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=onpt Enjoy
  4. Hey all I’m starting this thread for any South African couples waiting for their visa to be processed, petition approved, or couples who have already been approved. If you have any stories or advice please do share. I sent my petition in on 02/12/2018 it was delivered 02/15/2018 I received my NOA1 02/20/2018. I’m currently waiting for my NOA2
  5. Didn't see a January thread started so here it is. Congratulations on the submission of your K1 visa application. This forum will be very helpful to you through your visa process "journey" as we call it here. If you have not done so yet please fill out your time line as it makes it easier for other VJers to assist you if you should have any questions later on during your journey. Best advice, is remember why you have submitted your K1 application, do not compare your case to others here in VJ and do not set very high expectations of the process. Current processing times according to USCIS are 4.5 to 7 months (for case adjudication only), some could be sooner some much later. Welcome To Visa Journey
  6. Hi everyone! I'm starting this thread for those of us having their K1 interviews in Buenos Aires during the Argentinian summer. Let's keep each other posted on experiences, doubts, concerns and comments. Good luck!
  7. Hi, I had an account on this forum before but I can't access the email it's linked to, so I've remade- hope this is ok. Recently I abandoned the K-1 Visa, I don't wish to disclose why but we still want to be together and get married, we really do. But what if we want to move back to my home country to marry, are we able to? Especially if we've abandoned a Visa before? Does it look bad/suspicious? The process itself was fine and went smoothly. We did everything by the book. No hiccups as far as actually getting the K1 and going through all the steps. Does anyone know someone I can contact about this sort of thing? Also, most importantly, we still want the opportunity to go back to the US if need be (BOTH of us), whether it's to live there/visit (as a married couple). So let's just say I have them on a fiance visa of some kind (I am from australia, so perhaps a subclass 300? Correct me if I'm wrong. I also saw online someone mentioning a 'i130' but that almost doesn't make sense to me) and we want the opportunity to move over in the near future (after 8 months-2 years say of being in Aus/being married. It really depends). So what if we married in my country but decided to move back to the US after all? I did every single thing by the book and it went great, but does it look suspicious? I take it we can't file for the K1 Visa again and I can't get married over there at this point on any Visa (correct me if I'm wrong though), so while it is tempting to ask about that too I think I know it's out of the question. I know this sounds all a bit strange but any advice/messages are appreciated. Thanx everybody.
  8. Hey everyone I hope you are doing great!, Well, I had my K1 interview yesterday in the US Embassy Algiers,Algeria, the whole process was smooth, not too many applicants, the staff was very friendly, the embassy officer asked me usual question : What is your fiancé's name? How long have you been together? How did you meet? Where did you meet in person? How many days you spent together and where? How did your relationship became romantic? What do you love about him? What does he do for living? Can you list his family memebers and where do they live? Does he live alone? And then he told me "Congratulations! Your visa has been approved" I was very happy and felt a mountain was off of my back, then he told me i will be back with you, he went for about 10 mins, when he came back he gave me a a form to fill that contains my informations such us Name Address Siblings and their date of birth Employers (name, address and employement date) My emails My social media accounts Told me to fill it and give it back to him After i did, he gave me a white slip (221g) and told me my case needs some administrative processing and he gave me back my passport and told me we will email you when we are done and ask you to send us your passport, I left the embassy heart broken, waiting for (god's know how long) they email me... What made me feel sad is because they gave me back my passport. And i am more confused because he approved my application at first, so can you please tell me if you know cases like this or what do you think about it?
  9. We had our interview which went very well, 6 questions. As soon as we told the consul that we have been together since 2014 they gave us a 221g asking for more proof of relationship. Has anyone actually experienced this, and got approved after submission? How long did it take to get approved? Did you have to interview again? Thanks!
  10. Hello everyone! We have sent our documents last friday and ETA to USCIS will be on February 2. 😁
  11. Hi again!!! My case was recently received by the embassy and I made my appointment . But suddenly I'm feeling concerned, I saw my fiance just once in 2018 (we both work) and for this year he was given 2 weeks of no consecutive holidays. We were expecting to see each other before the interview, but his company only approved one week for the month of July and a second week on August. Noa2 expires March 28. And interview is on March 1st. I'm feeling anxious and nervous about seeing each other just once. What should I say if they ask me why we haven't seen each other so often? Of course, the truth, but should I give a short or long explanation. Could this affect our approval? We must travel to a third country in order to see each other. @Greenbaum you've helped me before, do you think this could affect our visa approval?
  12. So how does a shutdown effect embassies processing Visas ? Do embassies even shutdown ? Or only partially and still have essential services for USC within that country ? I tried forum search ...
  13. When my husband and I initially filed for his K-1 visa, I had a different work situation and was barely above the income threshold, so we used my dad as a joint sponsor, just in case. Now my income is more than sufficient to sponsor my husband, and I can provide evidence in pay stubbs (but not via taxes, yet). Any advice on filing with or without my previous joint sponsor for the adjustment of status, form I-864? Will the adjustment of status be denied if we do not list the same joint sponsor (when we no longer need one)? Thanks in advance
  14. Hi! We will be filing for my AOS shortly, and since tomorrow marks the start of a new month I thought it would be appropriate to start a new thread for all June filers adjusting from K1 visas. If you're filing soon or if you think you'll file within the next few weeks, please join
  15. Any update for k1 visa ? My interview was in October and submit DS 5535 November and still waiting i emailed the US embassy in Lebanon and my case was updated after the email January 12 and tell now there’s no updates! Praying to get my visa soon :()
  16. Dears, So 7 months waiting after submitting for i129f, submitted in Dec 4. We received today the confirmation. My fiancee in USA received text message and I checked it online. I know that now the case will now move to the NVC before the embassy here in Lebanon. I been searching online for the exact documents and applications that I need to take to the interview but can't seem to find it. Also what does my fiancee have to send me other than the affidavit? Much thanks for any guidance
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    Does anyone here who had a clear xray 1 to 3 months before the Slec medical? I heard some from my friends that they have findings on their xrays even if they had clear xrays from previous months. Now it bother me since I have gerd plus allergies and always spitting.
  18. Hey everyone! Any July 2018 filers around? We sent ours on July 5th, waiting for NOA1 Good like and happy waiting!
  19. Hi there! I moved to the US in mid October 2018 and got married to my (now spouse) fiance a week later. We were away on honeymoon and then stuff got crazy over holidays, and we realised just before Christmas that the govt shutdown meant he couldn't access/ download his IRS tax transcripts... Which are required to submit the financial part of the AOS process. I'm now worried that the Govt shutdown may last months and I need to file soon! Any ideas on what we should do? Will they recognise that the shutdown affected people and be lenient? Shall we submit anyway with an explanation, and they'll just RFI us? Is there another way to get that information? Thanks for help in advance!
  20. Hi My K1 visa will expire on February 26 2019, and I am traveling on February 20th, is there any problem with that
  21. I am in the process of filling out a K-1 visa for the love of my life. She is a Swedish citizen and we have been with each other for 2 years now aswell as have met twice for a few weeks since then. My concern is the following and I need advice from people who have been through it aswell as people who can help me in my situation I am a university student graduating next year, as a result I cannot work full time so I am living with my parents while working part time making about $11k a year and have $10k saved. We live in a 2 bedroom apartment in California and there is 6 of us in here, siblings all above 18... I know it’s harsh but I’d rather not explain this situation. Is there an overcrowded rule I need to follow? Like in the UK? Will the USCIS not see this as proper accommodation.. is this even asked in the interview? Since I’m not making enough money what are the odds of my girl even being approved for the interview? I’m a cashier and I live with my parents.. sad. If she does get interviewed would filing 2 affidavits of support be enough? My parents and I both would meet the 125% threshold. If we all filed affidavits. If the forms were present at the interview would it increase our chances? Has anybody actually been approved with this method? Of multiple joint sponsors? Thank you all. My girlfriend knows the situation and we’ve talked it over and I know it will only be temporary that’s why I’m saving to move out of this expensive state. I just hope that for our timelines sake she can succefully come into the country. Please any advice will be appreciated. Do you think I have a positive shot? I don’t want to just throw away the $535 application fee... I need the money as you can see.
  22. Hi all, my fiance is currently a refugee in Italy (that came by way of Libya). He has temporary citizenship there via, a sorgianno. However, he was just told that since he's a citizen of Ghana and there are no issues in Ghana, his sorgianno will expire on June 16, 2018. We are currently in the middle of the process, we received our NOA1 on 11/13/18. Would this situation be a vaild reason to request our application be expedited? Thanks
  23. My case is going through AP since yesterday despite my interview date being March 1st. I read it means the embassy is checking the USCIS package. My question is: Could the approval or denial of a k1 visa happen even before the interview? 🤨
  24. Hi guys, I figured I could start this thread for May 2018 AOS filers in case no one has started one already. I filed for my two children , 11 and 9. They followed-to-join with K2 visas. Whats your case? Good luck to all us and let’s believe. It’s possible.
  25. My boyfriend and I are starting the K1 visa process but are worried about whether my past F1 denials will cause the embassy to believe that I only wanted the F1 to get married. I was an Au Pair in my boyfriend's city, so I have spent a considerate amount of time with him whilst there. After my time as an Au Pair I applied for F1 (via change of status) at a school in the same city and was approved. I then left the US for Christmas and had to reapply for the F1 at the embassy in the UK and was denied last month. We have since decided to get married so that I can be over there with him. I know that previous F1 denials generally don't affect the K1 process, but we are wondering if they could deny our K1 petition assuming I only wanted the F1 to get married (this is not true I have a 4.0 transcript and was working very hard). I also do plan to study over there my original course of study eventually once we are situated, as I do not have a degree from the UK . Does anyone have any experience with this? Thanks for any advice!