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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by modulus30: 7:04pm On Sep 20
Hello house. Everyone is quiet. Any update from USCIS, the ban, US embassy resumption ??
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Gudnexvincent01: 10:38pm On Sep 20
select500:


@Gudnexvincent01,

Alright then. So what's your question? And have you been able to read this Thread from the beginning?

Cheers!

Yes! Been following this thread for a while now. Now he’s ready to visit but I want to know if the Nigerian Embassy in the US is open for visa application now. He keeps calling and gets no answer. Can he go ahead and apply online?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by modulus30: 12:10am On Sep 21
Hello house. Please i need an urgent answer. Can a student visit his fiance in USA from the Uk and does it have implications to their ongoing k1 visa process. Secondly if he visits from UK at the end of his masters program in UK, are their chances of him continuing to leave in the US with the fiance if he desides not to go back to UK.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Shakiratemma(f): 12:00pm On Sep 21
Gudnexvincent01:


Yes! Been following this thread for a while now. Now he’s ready to visit but I want to know if the Nigerian Embassy in the US is open for visa application now. He keeps calling and gets no answer. Can he go ahead and apply online?

The embassy in the US is open i suggest he tries VisaCentral to help fast track his visa application. My bf used their services and got a approved visa 10days aftet application was submitted
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 1:41pm On Sep 21
Gudnexvincent01:


Yes! Been following this thread for a while now. Now he’s ready to visit but I want to know if the Nigerian Embassy in the US is open for visa application now. He keeps calling and gets no answer. Can he go ahead and apply online?

He should also monitor their websites and also check the OIS offices, depending on the State where he is resident. He should be able to get updates from these sources.

All the best!
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 1:44pm On Sep 21
modulus30:
Hello house. Please i need an urgent answer. Can a student visit his fiance in USA from the Uk and does it have implications to their ongoing k1 visa process. Secondly if he visits from UK at the end of his masters program in UK, are their chances of him continuing to leave in the US with the fiance if he desides not to go back to UK.

@modulus30,

Yes, he can visit his fiancee in the U.S.A., as long as he meets all the conditions necessary for a Visiting Visa.

Living in the U.S.A. after his Master's program will be dependent on the visa status he would have at that time.

Cheers!

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Sukey: 12:48am On Sep 23
Hello house,it’s been a while.I hope y’all have been good and for people in the us,I hope everybody is safe.I just have a concern so I thought I’d air my worry,I filed for aos and ead since February,I was supposed to do my biometrics on the 1st of April but the lockdown was already in effect,up till now I’ve not heard anything from uscis not even to reschedule my biometrics,I can’t do anything as well not even apply for a drivers license cos the dmv said that my visa already expired and they can’t do anything till the uscis does something,it’s really frustrating,I called them a couple of time and they keep saying the same thing,I have to wait and my state is a small state too so I can’t say that they’re that backed up,is anybody also going through stuff like this too cos it’s frustrating the heck out of my life
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Dutchleez(m): 5:08pm On Sep 23
Sukey:
Hello house,it’s been a while.I hope y’all have been good and for people in the us,I hope everybody is safe.I just have a concern so I thought I’d air my worry,I filed for aos and ead since February,I was supposed to do my biometrics on the 1st of April but the lockdown was already in effect,up till now I’ve not heard anything from uscis not even to reschedule my biometrics,I can’t do anything as well not even apply for a drivers license cos the dmv said that my visa already expired and they can’t do anything till the uscis does something,it’s really frustrating,I called them a couple of time and they keep saying the same thing,I have to wait and my state is a small state too so I can’t say that they’re that backed up,is anybody also going through stuff like this too cos it’s frustrating the heck out of my life

Hi Sukey,

We are in same boat and honestly I know exactly how it feels.I filed in April and still waiting to be scheduled for biometrics.

The last time I contacted USCIS, the representative told me If i don’t receive biometrics appointment notice within 90 days of my ASC reopening I should give a call back.

Soon after the 90 days elapsed which is by next month and nothing happens, I hope they won’t have to extend it.

The best we could do now is keep waiting.
But for how long? No one truly knows.

USCIS says one thing today, it changes by tomorrow angry

Cheers
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Cappie: 2:51pm On Sep 25
Sukey:
Hello house,it’s been a while.I hope y’all have been good and for people in the us,I hope everybody is safe.I just have a concern so I thought I’d air my worry,I filed for aos and ead since February,I was supposed to do my biometrics on the 1st of April but the lockdown was already in effect,up till now I’ve not heard anything from uscis not even to reschedule my biometrics,I can’t do anything as well not even apply for a drivers license cos the dmv said that my visa already expired and they can’t do anything till the uscis does something,it’s really frustrating,I called them a couple of time and they keep saying the same thing,I have to wait and my state is a small state too so I can’t say that they’re that backed up,is anybody also going through stuff like this too cos it’s frustrating the heck out of my life


I’m telling you it’s super frustrating �.. as if it’s not bad enough Some people that filed in June Already had their biometrics done Some even have gotten EAD Approval. Some Peeps that filed in April are getting interviews date alread. The whole system is just unpredictable.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Gudnexvincent01: 8:21pm On Sep 28
Hello everyone. So my question today is:

Will having a traditional wedding disqualify is from getting the K1 Visa? My parents are insisting on a traditional wedding since they won’t be available for the white wedding when we eventually go to the US. So can we have a small traditional ceremony to make up for that. What will be the result of that? Does the embassy regard traditional wedding as being married?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by emmarino(m): 7:57am On Sep 29
Gudnexvincent01:
Hello everyone. So my question today is:

Will having a traditional wedding disqualify is from getting the K1 Visa? My parents are insisting on a traditional wedding since they won’t be available for the white wedding when we eventually go to the US. So can we have a small traditional ceremony to make up for that. What will be the result of that? Does the embassy regard traditional wedding as being married?
That will disqualify you from getting the k1. Let's here from the elders tho.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by daisydamsy: 7:23pm On Sep 29
Gudnexvincent01:
Hello everyone. So my question today is:

Will having a traditional wedding disqualify is from getting the K1 Visa? My parents are insisting on a traditional wedding since they won’t be available for the white wedding when we eventually go to the US. So can we have a small traditional ceremony to make up for that. What will be the result of that? Does the embassy regard traditional wedding as being married?

You can do your trad but DO NOT mention it during the K1 interview. Don’t even bring or say anything that hints the fact that you are married.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Sukey: 3:39pm On Sep 30
Gudnexvincent01:
Hello everyone. So my question today is:

Will having a traditional wedding disqualify is from getting the K1 Visa? My parents are insisting on a traditional wedding since they won’t be available for the white wedding when we eventually go to the US. So can we have a small traditional ceremony to make up for that. What will be the result of that? Does the embassy regard traditional wedding as being married?


Don’t term it as a traditional wedding,term it as an engagement party.I had a big party in my case and my wife even sent them receipts from various vendors that rendered services to us when she filed,I also went with pictures from the engagement party,having that will make your case more credible just make sure y’all don’t have anything to do with a registry or court for any reason
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Gudnexvincent01: 7:52pm On Sep 30
daisydamsy:


You can do your trad but DO NOT mention it during the K1 interview. Don’t even bring or say anything that hints the fact that you are married.

Okay. Thank you
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Gudnexvincent01: 9:50pm On Oct 02
Shakiratemma:


The embassy in the US is open i suggest he tries VisaCentral to help fast track his visa application. My bf used their services and got a approved visa 10days aftet application was submitted

Hi Shakiratemma. Which office did he apply to? Atlanta or Washington. When did he apply? Was it before or just after the quarantine?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Shakiratemma(f): 10:48pm On Oct 02
Gudnexvincent01:


Hi Shakiratemma. Which office did he apply to? Atlanta or Washington. When did he apply? Was it before or just after the quarantine?

It was in September. Doh he used a Visa agency wch made it more convenient. They sent his application to Washington.He didn't go for bio caturing.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Paccus: 8:36pm On Oct 03
Gudnexvincent01:


Yes! Been following this thread for a while now. Now he’s ready to visit but I want to know if the Nigerian Embassy in the US is open for visa application now. He keeps calling and gets no answer. Can he go ahead and apply online?
do you have any information with regards covid19 protocol.. will a visitor to Nigeria need to do covid19 test and isolate when in Nigeria??
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by nextlevel2222: 1:28am On Oct 04
Hello everyone, I want to give update on my journey so far. It was really a long depressing journey.

RD I-765, I-485 September 12th 2019

BIO October 22th 2019

RFE Nov 12th 2019 for long birthday certificate and recent tax.

RD for RFE December 13th 2019

I called last of the week in February 2020, I can't remember the day precisely to expedite my case.

Expedite request received and evidence request was sent to me.

On the 6th of March 2020, I submitted my evidence through Fax.

My case was denied outrightly on March 13th 2020 due to not submitted the recent tax for 2018.

I filed for MTR, with tax 2018, 2019. RD April 7th 2020.

September 9th 2020 MTR was reopened and approved with I-765.

The card was sent and delivered on 13th September 2020.

The waiting time is crazy but it will surely come. Hang on there guys.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Dutchleez(m): 2:09am On Oct 04
nextlevel2222:
Hello everyone, I want to give update on my journey so far. It was really a long depressing journey.

RD I-765, I-485 September 12th 2019

BIO October 22th 2019

RFE Nov 12th 2019 for long birthday certificate and recent tax.

RD for RFE December 13th 2019

I called last of the week in February 2020, I can't remember the day precisely to expedite my case.

Expedite request received and evidence request was sent to me.

On the 6th of March 2020, I submitted my evidence through Fax.

My case was denied outrightly on March 13th 2020 due to not submitted the recent tax for 2018.

I filed for MTR, with tax 2018, 2019. RD April 7th 2020.

September 9th 2020 MTR was reopened and approved with I-765.

The card was sent and delivered on 13th September 2020.

The waiting time is crazy but it will surely come. Hang on there guys.

Wow! Congratulations
It was a long wait with setbacks that yielded great result.

I honestly feel it was unfair for USCIS to deny your applications in March without giving you Notice of intent to deny.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Paccus: 5:42pm On Oct 04
nextlevel2222:
Hello everyone, I want to give update on my journey so far. It was really a long depressing journey.

RD I-765, I-485 September 12th 2019

BIO October 22th 2019

RFE Nov 12th 2019 for long birthday certificate and recent tax.

RD for RFE December 13th 2019

I called last of the week in February 2020, I can't remember the day precisely to expedite my case.

Expedite request received and evidence request was sent to me.

On the 6th of March 2020, I submitted my evidence through Fax.

My case was denied outrightly on March 13th 2020 due to not submitted the recent tax for 2018.

I filed for MTR, with tax 2018, 2019. RD April 7th 2020.

September 9th 2020 MTR was reopened and approved with I-765.

The card was sent and delivered on 13th September 2020.

The waiting time is crazy but it will surely come. Hang on there guys.
Wow, your experience was crazy, congrats you have the card now

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by nextlevel2222: 9:38pm On Oct 04
Dutchleez:


Wow! Congratulations
It was a long wait with setbacks that yielded great result.

I honestly feel it was unfair for USCIS to deny your applications in March without giving you Notice of intent to deny.

People are saying that they don't issue Notice of Intent to Deny if they have already sent you RFE.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by nextlevel2222: 9:38pm On Oct 04
Paccus:

Wow, your experience was crazy, congrats you have the card now

Thank You!
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Paccus: 12:02pm On Oct 05
nextlevel2222:


Thank You!
I wish you Success for your green card
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Laboutique: 8:01pm On Oct 05
Gudnexvincent01:
Hello everyone. So my question today is:

Will having a traditional wedding disqualify is from getting the K1 Visa? My parents are insisting on a traditional wedding since they won’t be available for the white wedding when we eventually go to the US. So can we have a small traditional ceremony to make up for that. What will be the result of that? Does the embassy regard traditional wedding as being married?



My advise to you is don't even bring up anything concerning your traditional marriage, also even in your social media. If you can change your facebook settings to block anyone that isn't your friend from viewing If you have trad pictures there

Because depending on the consular officer some might be adamant on the fact that it is a traditional marriage which is a customary marriage in our culture and it is termed "married".and you know our traditional marriage the man and the woman wear same outfit and all that stuff that goes with it.

I am not saying don't get traditionally married but it should never come up during your interview nor when they do their search because when you fill the ds160 you will submit all your social media accounts names.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Coquinoqui: 11:50am On Oct 06
K1 fiance visa application fee now 510$ not 535$
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Divinegrace0147: 2:35pm On Oct 06
Good news

Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by didodidode: 4:57pm On Oct 06
It makes sense
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Beautyaddy: 1:03am On Oct 07
Laboutique:




My advise to you is don't even bring up anything concerning your traditional marriage, also even in your social media. If you can change your facebook settings to block anyone that isn't your friend from viewing If you have trad pictures there

Because depending on the consular officer some might be adamant on the fact that it is a traditional marriage which is a customary marriage in our culture and it is termed "married".and you know our traditional marriage the man and the woman wear same outfit and all that stuff that goes with it.

I am not saying don't get traditionally married but it should never come up during your interview nor when they do their search because when you fill the ds160 you will submit all your social media accounts names.

Bad Advise!

You really think somehow they will not find out?

Don't do it.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Laboutique: 5:18am On Oct 07
Beautyaddy:


Bad Advise!

You really think somehow they will not find out?

Don't do it.


Madam or oga. Please read my whole post again and note that paragraph means I am not imposing anything on the person,also because I understand their parents opinion. No parent don't wanna be able to attend their kids marriage. Visa or not.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Novartis: 11:10am On Oct 08
The first step in the visa application is the filling of a petition using the form I-129F by your US citizen fiancee whom you must have met in person. The filled form is submitted to USCIS at their US address. If the petition is approved, it is sent to the NVC who in turn sends it to the US Embassy here in Lagos.

My fiancée is coming to Nigeria in January and we would be meeting for the first time. Would she file the petition and submit in the states before she comes or she will do it once she comes to Naija ?

Because I’m guessing she might need to attach our pictures snapped together in the petition ?

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 5:46pm On Oct 09
Novartis:


My fiancée is coming to Nigeria in January and we would be meeting for the first time. Would she file the petition and submit in the states before she comes or she will do it once she comes to Naija ?

Because I’m guessing she might need to attach our pictures snapped together in the petition ?

@Novartis,

She will file the petition when she returns back to the U.S.

Cheers!

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