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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by ollyruffy: 11:34pm On Oct 09
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?

I was moved to respond to your question so that you don't jeopardize your visa chances of approval.

My sincere and technical advise to you is not to do any form of traditional marriage before you enter the U.S. on K1. If you conduct the marriage, it is not technically advisable to hide it from the VO since terms of your visa is against any form of marriage before you use the visa. If you hide and they find out during your interview, point of entry or later in the U.S. You have technically commuted a visa fraud and can lead to a bigger problem for you and your spouse. Lieing or hiding is not permitted or tolerated in U.S. immigration process.

If you conduct the marriage and tell the VO, it is the VO's discretion to deem you married or not. There is a 50% chance the VO might deem you married. If that happens, your visa will be denied and the K1 petition be sent back to USCIS to expire. It is not advisable to take this risk because many people have been denied K1 in the past based on deem married.

You can conduct traditional marriage after you have your advance parole. This will be after your wedding in the U.S. and you have filed for adjustment of status.

Wish best of luck !

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by folarinstr: 12:17pm On Oct 12
Hello house,

Is CR1 visa still being approved for nigerians?

Pls i await your reply, thanks
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Gudnexvincent01: 2:12pm On Oct 12
Paccus:
do you have any information with regards covid19 protocol.. will a visitor to Nigeria need to do covid19 test and isolate when in Nigeria??


This might be helpful
https://nitp.ncdc.gov.ng/onboarding/homepage
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by folarinstr: 4:48pm On Oct 12
Hello

Ive asked this question since morning but no reply yet. Pls anyone with reliable answer?


Is CR1 visa still being process or approve for nigerian(s)?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by TheEnforcer: 5:26pm On Oct 12
I thought immigrant visas have been banned from Nigeria by the state department
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by folarinstr: 8:51pm On Oct 12
Thats why i want to know if CR1 is among the banned visas
TheEnforcer:
I thought immigrant visas have been banned from Nigeria by the state department
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Paccus: 10:18pm On Oct 12
folarinstr:
Thats why i want to know if CR1 is among the banned visas
yeah, it’s banned for now
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by folarinstr: 12:21pm On Oct 13
But some are still applying, pls why?
Paccus:
yeah, it’s banned for now
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Paccus: 1:39pm On Oct 13
folarinstr:
But some are still applying, pls why?
You can apply of course but they most likely will put it on Administrative processing
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Gudnexvincent01: 12:00am On Oct 15
Hello guys!

How long will it take my boyfriend to get his visa after his biometrics appointment?

His appointment is on the 12th of next month, so will he have to remain in Atlanta Georgia until his visa is out?
Thanks
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Coquinoqui: 9:20am On Oct 16
Good morning house. Pls for those of you that have kids even if you not filling for your child do you have to bring his/her birth certificate to the interview? Secondly as a single man never married do I have to bring bachelor certificate to the interview just in case?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 5:18pm On Oct 16
Coquinoqui:
Good morning house. Pls for those of you that have kids even if you not filling for your child do you have to bring his/her birth certificate to the interview? Secondly as a single man never married do I have to bring bachelor certificate to the interview just in case?

Hello Coquinoqui,

Are you inquiring about the K-1 interview to be held in Lagos?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 5:22pm On Oct 16
Gudnexvincent01:
Hello guys!

How long will it take my boyfriend to get his visa after his biometrics appointment?

His appointment is on the 12th of next month, so will he have to remain in Atlanta Georgia until his visa is out?
Thanks

Hello Gudnexvincent01,

He should get that information from the officials, when he gets the Biometrics done. Many things have changed due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Coquinoqui: 8:56pm On Oct 16
select500:


Hello Coquinoqui,

Are you inquiring about the K-1 interview to be held in Lagos?
.

Yes k1 interview but am in Dakar Senegal my application will be sent here not Nigeria
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 12:30pm On Oct 17
Coquinoqui:
.

Yes k1 interview but am in Dakar Senegal my application will be sent here not Nigeria

@Coquinoqui,

Okay. I believe it's advisable to show them all the information in regards to any kids you have, including the child's birth certificate.

Also, you can take along your Bachelor's degree certificate. Make sure you also take along photocopies of all your original documents.

They will only view the originals and then you can give them the photocopies, if they wish to collect them.

Cheers!

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Coquinoqui: 11:00pm On Oct 17
select500:


@Coquinoqui,

Okay. I believe it's advisable to show them all the information in regards to any kids you have, including the child's birth certificate.

Also, you can take along your Bachelor's degree certificate. Make sure you also take along photocopies of all your original documents.

They will only view the originals and then you can give them the photocopies, if they wish to collect them.


Thanks man yes I will take my son birth certificate with me. But I was referring to bachelor certificate of single or certificate of no marriage. Do I have to present this in my interview? Although its not a requirement but you never can tell. What do you think
Cheers!
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by select500: 11:08pm On Oct 17
[quote author=Coquinoqui post=95046959][/quote]

@Coquinoqui,

Yes, you can go along with the proof of been single as well.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by dicsnemma: 8:20pm On Oct 20
Hi Fam!!!

I hope everyone is fine and safe, especially our members who are in Naija? A quick update on my case, I got a mail from USCIS yesterday for my interview. However, the date they gave me didn't really favor me as my wife is away on active duty and will not be back before the interview date. I went to the local office today to explain the situation and also showed them a written letter from her command stating that she will be away between the month of October to November. After taking a look at it, the case officer I met placed a call, then came back and told me to still come for the interview with all the necessary documents and supporting evidence. If they still feel the need to contact her, they will. So I hope everything works out, wish me luck. Cheers!!!!

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Treasureprince1: 9:42pm On Oct 20
dicsnemma:
Hi Fam!!!

I hope everyone is fine and safe, especially our members who are in Naija? A quick update on my case, I got a mail from USCIS yesterday for my interview. However, the date they gave me didn't really favor me as my wife is away on active duty and will not be back before the interview date. I went to the local office today to explain the situation and also showed them a written letter from her command stating that she will be away between the month of October to November. After taking a look at it, the case officer I met placed a call, then came back and told me to still come for the interview with all the necessary documents and supporting evidence. If they still feel the need to contact her, they will. So I hope everything works out, wish me luck. Cheers!!!!
all the best bros

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by dicsnemma: 2:42am On Oct 22
Treasureprince1:
all the best bros

Thanks bro!!!

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by dicsnemma: 7:54pm On Oct 22
dicsnemma:
Hi Fam!!!

I hope everyone is fine and safe, especially our members who are in Naija? A quick update on my case, I got a mail from USCIS yesterday for my interview. However, the date they gave me didn't really favor me as my wife is away on active duty and will not be back before the interview date. I went to the local office today to explain the situation and also showed them a written letter from her command stating that she will be away between the month of October to November. After taking a look at it, the case officer I met placed a call, then came back and told me to still come for the interview with all the necessary documents and supporting evidence. If they still feel the need to contact her, they will. So I hope everything works out, wish me luck. Cheers!!!!

Got my Employment Authorization Card by mail today. This is about 18weeks after I mailed off my Adjustment of Status to the USCIS.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by EXLOVER(m): 8:06am On Oct 23
folarinstr:
Hello house,

Is CR1 visa still being approved for nigerians?

Pls i await your reply, thanks
Are you married to him or her yet?
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by modulus30: 8:50pm On Oct 23
Hi good people. Good news. Our case got approval today from USCIS notfying has been movd to NVC. Please has anyone recently gotten interview date from lagos or Abuja embassy. Want to know if they are functional and how long it could take NVC to farward to embassy here in Nigeria

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Treasureprince1: 11:40am On Oct 24
modulus30:
Hi good people. Good news. Our case got approval today from USCIS notfying has been movd to NVC. Please has anyone recently gotten interview date from lagos or Abuja embassy. Want to know if they are functional and how long it could take NVC to farward to embassy here in Nigeria
congratulations on your approval, only Lagos consulate handles k visas, interviews are not happening at the moment following the shutdown due to the pandemic, hopefully they'll resume that soon, my interview for April 2020 was cancelled and we've not been rescheduled yet, all the best to you

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Priceless200(f): 1:55pm On Oct 26
Hello.

Regarding the certain categories visa ban for Nigerians or generally. Which would you guys advice.

Finace visa(coming to US to marry your fiance(e) OR
spousal visa(married already, coming to join my spouse) in US.

Thank you.
Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by molybdenum0012: 5:16pm On Oct 26
Priceless200:
Hello.

Regarding the certain categories visa ban for Nigerians or generally. Which would you guys advice.

Finace visa(coming to US to marry your fiance(e) OR
spousal visa(married already, coming to join my spouse) in US.

Thank you.

From what I have been reading on the tread, I think fiance visa stands a chance in this ban period because it is not even considered as an immigrant visa. Whereas spousal visa is considered as an immigrant visa which is affected by the ban.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Priceless200(f): 9:16am On Oct 27
molybdenum0012:


From what I have been reading on the tread, I think fiance visa stands a chance in this ban period because it is not even considered as an immigrant visa. Whereas spousal visa is considered as an immigrant visa which is affected by the ban.

I see thanks a lot for this. I appreciate

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Okpueee: 11:39am On Oct 27
When will the embassy start scheduling K1 visa interviews. The wait is killing. I miss my fiance.

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Re: USA Fiancee (K1) Visa Thread by Mayorr89: 12:40am On Oct 28
Okpueee:
When will the embassy start scheduling K1 visa interviews. The wait is killing. I miss my fiance.

Recently, F1 students have been able to book appointments and have their visa interviews already. Also dates are now available for B1/B2 in Lagos, I guess for January.. so I believe appointments for k1 visa should be
Made available soon too. Cheers!

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