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Old Sep 14th 2002, 11:45 pm
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Talking K1 fiance visa

Hey people!!!! My fiance and I are about to apply for a K1 visa, (he's the US cit, I'm a Brit) and I was wondering if anyone could help me?
Does anyone know the average initial approval time for the I-129F petition going through Texas? Obviously, it depends on a lot, but just an average figure would do. Also, I've no idea how long the London Embassy take. His parents are moving out of thier apartment and signing it over to him in January, but I'd really like to move in around Christmas time if poss. Shall I tell the embassy this, and will it make a difference and help speed them along? Also, have the POE's stopped issuing EAD's now? I'm hearing conflicting reports, and I don't know what to think. I'll be moving to Fort Lauderdale, but I don't mind travelling a bit if it'll get me permission to work right away. Will the customs officers think it's weird for me to go to an airport miles away from F.L, or will they not care?
Thanks ever so in advance!!!
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Old Sep 15th 2002, 4:13 am
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>>>>confused: Hey people!!!! My fiance and I are about to apply for a K1
visa, (he's the US cit, I'm a Brit) and I was wondering if anyone could
help me?
Does anyone know the average initial approval time for the I-129F
petition going through Texas? Obviously, it depends on a lot, but just
an average figure would do.


---Clive and I went through Texas Service Center and the London Embassy.
Here is our Timeline it may give you some sort of average:

May 24,2002- Mailed money and form off for fiancé's Police Certificate for
United Kingdom.

June 17,2002- Mailed money and form off for fiancé's Police Certificate for
France.

June 17,2002- Mailed letter and SASE to London Embassy requesting the forms
needed for my fiancé's side of the paper work.

June 17,2002 - Mailed I-129f petition from United Kingdom by Swiftair plus
advice of Delivery. ( I was on a 6 month visit to the U.K. and sent all the
paper work from the U.K.)

June 18,2002- My Petition was passed to the overseas postal service for
delivery.

June 25,2002- Received Recorded Delivery Card from Texas Service Center
stating that they had received the petition. It was posted back to me on
June 20,2002 from Mesquite Texas to the United Kingdom.

June 28, 2002- I called my bank and INS has cashed my payment included with
I-129f.

June 28,2002- Received Police Certificate in the mail from the United
Kingdom and from France on the same day.

June 28, 2002- Got a call from back home they received first NOA from Texas
Service Center in the mail.

July 23, 2002- Clive Sends his papers off to London Embassy and request to
open a provisional file.

July 26,2002- Call TSC information line and my petition has been approved.

July 28, 2002- Got a call from back home they received Second NOA from Texas
Service Center in the mail dated July 24,2002.

August 2,2002- Mailed Original I-797 (second NOA) to London Embassy because
we received a reply email and it states: If you have the original I-797
approval notice and you submit that to us we can begin processing on the
basis of this as it can take some time for NVC to forward the petitions to
us.

Aug. 8, 2002- Emailed Embassy to let them know that our personal
circumstances had changed (lost job due to redundancy)

Aug. 8, 2002- Received email back from Embassy stating that no paper work
needed to be changed because of the redundancy and that our interview date
was scheduled for Sept. 3, 2002. The interview pack was sent to us on Aug.
9, 2002.

Aug. 13, 2002- Receive package in the mail giving medical and interview
date.

Sept. 3, 2002- Clive receives his visa from the London Embassy.

Sept. 17, 2002- Clive fly's to Louisiana on his Fiance' visa.


    >>>>Also, I've no idea how long the London
Embassy take. His parents are moving out of thier apartment and signing
it over to him in January, but I'd really like to move in around
Christmas time if poss. Shall I tell the embassy this, and will it make
a difference and help speed them along?


-----If you send off the petition and give a specific wedding date they may
try to accomidate you. I told them we were to marry on Aug. 30th...he
received his interview and medical date in the mail before I left on Aug.
22nd and they were scheduled for Sept. 3 so they weren't to far off. You
should also state your potential wedding date on your letter of intent that
you both send off with the I-129f petition. You need to write one and sign
it and your fiance needs to write one and sign it also.
Here is an example of my letter of intent:

To US Immigration and Naturalization Service:


I, _________, do hereby state that I am legally able and willing to marry
_____________, and intend to do so within 90 days of his entry into the
United States using the K-1 Visa. We have planned a rough estimate for our
wedding for late August 2002, but understand that it can only be done after
approval of Clive's visa and entrance into the United States.

Signed,

    >>>> Also, have the POE's stopped
issuing EAD's now? I'm hearing conflicting reports, and I don't know
what to think. I'll be moving to Fort Lauderdale, but I don't mind
travelling a bit if it'll get me permission to work right away.

-----There are alot of the POE's that don't give out the temp stamp, but
there are still some that do. I think JFK from what I have read are giving
them still. There is a site you could visit to get an idea of which POE is
best to enter in for the work stamp. It is
http://www.k1poelist.com/
just go to the bottom and click on the part that says complete listing and
you can get an around about idea on this matter.



    >>>>>Will the customs officers think it's weird for me to go to an airport
miles away
from F.L, or will they not care? Thanks ever so in advance!!!

This I am not sure of but I don't see any problem with it. Clive is taking a
flight with 3 stops before he gets to Louisiana and it is because he got a
good deal on the flight not because of the temp stamp. His POE will be
through Memphis and I don't think they
give them out there. I really don't see a problem with it but someone will
correct me if I am wrong. Hope this helps you some!!!

I am not a Lawyer.....
This is only my advice from my experience with the K1 process.
(Thought maybe I should add this to my signature with all the caos going on
about this lately....:-)....)

Cheers
Sheila
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