Pascal and I have to admit that we
were going blindly into this territory *Sigh* We were under the VERY misleading
assumption that all we had to do was to get married within 90 days of his
being here in May of 1999 in order for him to be able to stay. Boy, were
we ever wrong!!!
We have since learned that there is so much
more to the whole thing…and are forever grateful to all of those people
who are in a similar situation who took the time and energy to post their
experiences and all needed information on the subject.
As of now, (November 3, 1998) I have received
the first packet of paperwork from the INS to get the ball rolling. However,
there is a catch to our plan (Isn't there always>?< ) :o)
The problem we have encountered is the fact
that I was disabled in a car accident over 4 years ago, and had what is
to be the last surgery on my legon September 18th. (As of now, the cast
comes off in two more days *YAY*)
According to my doctor, I should be through
with all surgery, and should beable to return to work full time in possibly
February. But this leaves us up in the air on the Affidavit of Support,
which is a vital part of the Immigration since reforms were made in 1996.
We have friends who are willing to cosign with us, but it was a horrible
moment when I first read this online.
So, as of now, we are basically sitting on
our hands, waiting for me to be able to return to work before even filling
the first of the paperwork. We plan on doing it all together when Pascal
is here in December.
Keep checking here, as we will be adding posts
as well as K-1 info links as they become available.
The K-1 paperwork officially began on January
13th, when we pulled out the material while Pascal was here. He signed the
appropriate forms, and we began making a list of what we needed to compile.
And it was PLENTY!!! *Grin*
As of now (3-6-99) we have a pretty good timeline
going. To check it out, click here.
Now, let me take this time to tell you that
this process is far from easy!!! But, if you are sure that this is the person
with whom you want to spend the rest of your life, it is worth everything
thing you have to go through to get it :o)
First things first, you need to order the correct
INS forms to fill out. For the K-1 visa, you can find and order the needed
forms from this website:
and they are mailed to you in about 10 days….there is no charge. But, do
yourself a favor, and when you get them, photocopy them blank first, and
then use the photocopies to fill out….We ended up having to wait on extra
forms to beordered because of this (sigh)
The following is a copy of our index that was
included in our K-1 package.I originally found this in the alt.marriage-usa
visa newsgroup (which, btw, is THE place to find the answers to almost
any K-1 question you could possiblydream up!) and adapted it to fit our
needs, but cannot remember who post edit to give them the credit for it.
If anyone remembers, please email me! To find more specific information
and our personal tips on the topics, just click on the category links.
To check out the newsgroup, go to the News
PLEASE NOTE: We are not legal advisors, and
are posting this material to be used only as reference. Also note that the
address to the INS we usedis for the Nebraska office. Please check with
the INS to find the service center you need to apply to.
Fiancee Visa Application By Pamela
work US Embassy In Amsterdam
Examination In Amsterdam Holland
Examination In Amsterdam Holland
Personal Timeline Of The K-1 Visa