The K1 Visa++

From a Long-Distance Relationship to Being Together Everyday

This part of the blog will be about how we manage to do all the paperworks needed to be together. It’s called the K1 Visa++ because it doesn’t stop there, there’s a lot more. Many people think that after one approval, it’s done. You’re settled. No! You couldn’t imagine how much time and effort is needed to get things done. That doesn’t even count all the other things in your plate — adjusting to the new country, climate change, being a wife, not having a job, etc.

So hope this help! Shoot a comment below if you have any questions. 🙂

My Visa Timeline

When in PH: + JULY 2014: Engaged! Petition + AUG 16, 2014: Petition submitted to USCIS (I-129F) + AUG 20, 2014: NOA1 received. + OCT 07, 2014: Petition Approved! + OCT 27, 2014: NOA2 in mail. Visa + NOV 04, 2014: Case Number from NVC ready, started visa application. + NOV 10-11, 2014: 2 days…

I-129F, Petition for Alien Fiancé

My boyfriend (now my husband) and I were in a relationship for almost 4 years before we decided to tie the knot. Given that he is an American and I am a Filipina, there’s a lot of paperworks involved to (1) be together in one country, (2) to get married. Doing paperworks is a pain for…

K1 Visa Application

When we found out that the petition we submitted was approved, I started reading to dos and preparing paperworks for my K1 visa application. Requirements and ready to use checklist, helpful sites: US Visas – Department of State website Mrs Presson website The husband sent most of the documents via email, all I needed to do was print…

Getting Married in Portland

Both of us wanted a simple wedding, we wanted it to be intimate, just us. And celebration with family and friends here and in PH will be at a later time. We still haven’t scheduled that though. Don’t fret, I’ll update you once that happens. 🙂 PREPARATIONS: Marriage License. Obtained our marriage license from Washington County, Oregon. What’s…

SSN & State ID Application

These two are considered part of the most important things you need to accomplish when you are in the US. You need a SSN to get a job, collect benefits and get other government services. DMV is where you get your State ID card and/or driver’s license. You can process these 2 as soon as you…

I-485, Adjust Status | I-765, Employment Authorization | I-131, Travel Doc

AOS.EAD.AP. These are the three packets (set of paperworks) needed to be mailed to USCIS after getting married. My husband and I prepared the 3 packets for a week, this is after we got our marriage license. Yes, one week. 😉 Prepared it. There’s a lot of documents so be thorough as you can. Submit…

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