Posted by Natasha on January 30, 2001 at 18:21:39:
In Reply to: Re: For Natasha posted by not Natasha on January 30, 2001 at 14:04:47:
I just want to remind you that when you marry in the States you apply for I-485 for the adjustment of status and then it is not advisable to leave the States despite for a very serious reason.
Some time after you submit the application it is possible to apply for an advance parole and one can travel on it and the national passport but it takes months before you actually do it. Another important reason to stay in the country is that the INS is not processing you I-485 when you are out of the country.Anyway, I think this topic is not relevant for this board and if all of you wish to discuss this subject further let's do it on another board - http://planet-love.com/wwwboard/russian/
There will be a lot of interesting info there.
: If you marry there, you will not be able to file for a K-1 visa. You would either file an I-130 for a family member (could take years), or try a direct consular filing.
: If you wish to pursue the K-1, then wait until after you marry in the USA and then have a wedding over there later for her family.
: : No, I said Natasha!
: : Anyway, hello Natasha! I understand this is a travel board but the question sort of pertains to travel and I know you have some insight or can point the right way.
: : I have made several trips to Ukraine and have begun the visa process for my fiancee.
: : I know her family would like to have a ceremony in her town which they can attend.
: : How will this affect the visa process, like a name change and so on? If you can help any I would appreciate it, or refer me to a site which can. I have checked all the normal visa info sites without success.
: : Spaceba.
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