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Thread: K-1 Approved.....fiancee here

  1. #1
    Guest
    Howdy!
    Finacee was delayed in coming here after visa approval.....she arrived November 10.....her visa expires Jan 4. To be in status with INS, we must be married BEFORE her visa expires, or does she have 90 days UPON arrival?
    (Pretty sure I know the answer, just curious what other's opinions are)
    Thankya ver much!
    ~Elvis~

  2. #2
    Guest
    Howdy!
    Finacee was delayed in coming here after visa approval.....she arrived November 10.....her visa expires Jan 4. To be in status with INS, we must be married BEFORE her visa expires, or does she have 90 days UPON arrival?
    (Pretty sure I know the answer, just curious what other's opinions are)
    Thankya ver much!
    ~Elvis~

  3. #3
    Guest
    90 days after arrival, so you're ok.

    I filed a petition on Oct. 11th, but nothing yet...could yoy tell me how long it takes? Like how long for approval here, how long after that?
    Details if possible?

    Thanks,
    Robert

  4. #4
    Guest
    Elvis, I would appreciate you answering my questions...

    Thanks,
    Robert

  5. #5
    Guest
    Howdy.
    Sorry it took me so long to reply to you, Robert. I filed my I-129F on 10/30/2001 (TSC)
    Petition APPROVED on 02/18/2002
    Interview in Moscow 04/23/2002 (resecheduled due to incomplete police check....no maiden name listed)
    Second interview 07/05/2002
    Visa recieved 07/05/2002
    Fiancee arrived 11/10/2002
    Visa expires 01/04/2002

    it is the visa expiration that I'm concerned about.
    Hope that helps, and would love to hear any other opinions about this situation.
    Thankya ver much!
    ~Elvis~

  6. #6
    Guest
    Elvis, there is no reason for concern and you don't need opinions. Here's the law:

    "Who is Eligible
    U.S. citizens who will be getting married to a foreign national in the United States may petition for a fiancé(e) classification (K-1) for their fiancé(e). You and your fiancé(e) must be free to marry. This means that both of you are unmarried, or that any previous marriages have ended through divorce, annulment or death. You must also have met with your fiancé(e) in person within the last two years before filing for the fiancé(e) visa. This requirement can be waived only if meeting your fiancé(e) in person would violate long-established customs, or if meeting your fiancé(e) would create extreme hardship for you. You and your fiancé(e) must marry within 90 days of your fiancé(e) entering the United States."

    The above is from the INS site:
    http://www.ins.usdoj.gov/graphics/howdoi/fiance.htm

    It's clear: you must marry within 90 days after she entered the US.

    It took a long time for her to get the visa, I was was hoping for less...but what can I do?

    Thanks,
    Robert

  7. #7
    Guest
    What Service Center & Embassy are you dealing with?
    ~Elvis~

  8. #8
    Guest
    Congratulations Elvis! You did everything "by the book" -- exactly as requested by the INS -- and you followed every rule. You are a fine example for others who wish to file for their fiances/fiancees (and it looks as though it only took about a year with no glitches). Very good! Thanks for posting your experience and Good Luck to you!

  9. #9
    Guest
    California Center and my fiancee is from the Republic of Moldova (a former Soviet Republic).

    Thanks,
    Robert

  10. #10
    Guest
    Robert
    I think they MUST move faster than TSC.....
    My sweetie would have had her visa sooner if she would have double checked her police report before leaving the station. My bet is she'll be with you before too much of 2003 is finished!
    ~Elvis~

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