Post # 1
Heyo! I am new to this site (my first post!) and I was wondering if anyone has gone through the K-1 (90 day fiance visa) process. I am not crazy like the people on that show I swear haha.. I am Canadian and I was on an F1 student visa a few years ago for my masters degree in Virginia. I met my now fiance in 2013 at the start of my masters in Virginia and we’ve been together ever since! We have been long distance since I graduated in 2015 when I moved to Montreal (currently going into my final year of my PhD in Montreal), while my fiance still lives in Virginia. Long story short, we see each other ~2-3 times a year and we finally got engaged in May 2017 during my last trip down!! I’m so excited!!! We decided I will move back to Virginia and get married there. Any brides, particularily Canadian brides, who went through the K-1 visa process to be your fiance’s 90 day fiance? We are estimating a 2 year engagement (June 2019 wedding) and are trying to figure out when to submit the visa paperwork next year. Online, I see they give a 5-9 month processing average, and was wondering if it’s typically on the shorter side for Canadians and/or people who have already held US (student) visas. I already have a US Social Security Number and paid US taxes while I lived there, etc so I should be pretty easy for them to see my history matches up with my application. Any other words of advice for our visa application is also much appreciated!
Much love <3
Post # 2
I met a guy at the dog park who had just divorced his 90day fiance. He said she was from the Philippines and completely changed once she got to America. She was addicted to her smartphone and spending his money. He said he’ll never marry again, that’s why he got the dog lol
Post # 3
Just commenting to say that 90 Day Fiance on TLC is my guilty pleasure. I love that show! Haha
Post # 4
I am!!! We haven’t started the K-1 process yet, but hopefully will have things rolling by the end of the year!
Post # 5
I was! Like you, I’m Canadian and my husband is American. We met because my best friend has a cottage on the Canadian side and her and my husband went to high school together. To drive from my hometown in Canada to Syracuse (where we currently live) it takes about 3.5hrs to drive.
We applied for the K-1 in September 2015 and I moved to the US in February 2016! It was stressful, and complicated paperwork, but it was soooo worth it! I will be applying for my 10 year green card in March!
Congratulations on your engagement!
My best piece of advice – DO NOT TRY AND PLAN A WEDDING TO MATCH UP WITH YOUR MOVE DATE!!! Seriously, people get screwed over by doing that. Seriously listen to me when I say that! Your immigration paperwork can be held up at ANY point and it could take months or years to get it moving again. I was just extremely lucky. Once you move, do a legally ceremony, submit the AOS paperwork and THEN plan a big wedding! 🙂
If you have any questions don’t hesitate to reach out!
Post # 6
nicoleandaerion2019 : just a thought, depending on your education and career you might be eligible for the TN non-immigrant work visa (up to 3 years). I have had two previous TN visas and they were great, no SI benefits but I didn’t really need it since I was employed. If your career fits one of those eligible it might be something to consider?