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Old Dec 30th 2001, 11:01 pm
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My fiance (UKC) and I (USC) have started the K-1 process. In trying to plan ahead, I am running into conflicting info about when he will be able to work. I live near Detroit, so we are going through the NSC and my local INS is Detroit.

Will he be able to work during the 90 days before we are married? If so, what paperwork will he need and where is it filed? If not, how soon after we are married will he be able to work? What will be needed for that?

Thanks so much in advance. You guys have been very helpful so far.
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Old Dec 30th 2001, 11:51 pm
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1. Do realize that you have to marry withIN the first 90 days of his entry into
the US in order to meet the k-1 visa requirements and give him the ability to
adjust status.

2. I don't think you can get a temporary EAD at Detroit office or port of
entry/airport.
3. You have two choices:
4. have him enter the US at JFK and hope that he gets a temporary EAD stamp
upon entry...this is iffie at best, but might get it. He could then travel
on to Detroit after entry at JFK. (some still seem to get the work auth
stamp at JFK and others don't, this is a hit or miss operation)
5. marry quietly as soon as he gets to the US, get certified copy of marriage
certificate and file AOS in person at Detroit. He will get instant
adjustment of status and I-551 stamp in his passport the ->same
day<-Alvena
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Doc Steen Site: http://www.mindspring.com/~docsteen/...o/visainfo.htm
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I am not a lawyer and this is not immigration advice. This is my personal opinion,
posted for the purpose of discussion only. Locate an immigration attorney in your
area at: http://www.aila.org
========================================= you file. If you have a "big
wedding" planned at a later date, just keep your mouth shut about the first
little marriage and have the second one for family and friends and get on with
your lives together.
 
Old Dec 31st 2001, 12:25 am
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Yeah, I know it has to be within the 90 days and let me tell you, this visa thing is making planning a wedding a total pain. As if planning a wedding isn't stressful enough. We are planning a small, beautiful ceremony, and I really want it to be my *real* wedding, so I would rather not marry beforehand, if possible.

Thanks for the JFK suggestion; we might have to try that.
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