Yung Timeline ko sa K1 Application
is this:California Service Center
12/19/2004 - (I think napasa yung application namin express mail) sent I-129F
12/20/2004 - (Mon) USCIS receives our I-129F
12/22/2004 - NOA 1
01/03/2005 - NOA 2
04/30/2005 - Packet 4 Received
05/13 & 16/2005 - (Fri & Mon) Medical at St Lukes
05/21/2005 - Interview Date
05/25/2005 - Received VISA, got PDOS on CFO and Arrived in US the same day din~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~
For Adjustment of Status ito:
Here's FORM I-485 Adjust Status
It will cost $985 plus $85 for Biometric = $1070.
When we did ours I think the fee was only $285-300+ nakalimotan ko na, but that's the range. And also we included my EAD application together with my Adjustment of Status which cost us another $175 -200.
I know, they increase a whole lot na ngayon.
Tourist visa is not allowed to marry your fiancee but others does it. I don't advice this one, it's your decision.
Here's a link of a thread where I posted what the pros and cons about getting married on a Tourist Visa here in US: http://www.femalenetwork.com/girltalk/index.php/topic,238770.0.html
As for a working visa naman, I'm not familiar with it but I think it's okay to marry someone. Correct me if I'm wrong mga sis but from what I understand is this: may working visa na hindi nag extend to being a permanent residence and may working visa na magiging permanent residence ka. Is there any other difference ba with a work visa with a permanent resident other than what I mentioned? Kasi some people are only here because they are allowed to work but not really a permanent resident, their employer needs to apply for their residency. Their stay here is only valid as long as you are still working in the company that petition you of that said working visa. Pag na football ka pwede ka ng e-deport. But may working visa din na nagaasikaso sa permanent residency mo.
But if you go on a working visa and marry I think okay lang ang pag change ng status mo. You will still apply for the I-485 if you will marry your american fiancee. I guess they will ask you questions during your interview when you adjust your status.
If you marry your fiancee dyan sa Philippines I think mas less ang gastos kasi yung AOS is included na when nag apply kayo.
Yung processing time is the same naman sa fiancee. I think mga 5-8 months din. Since American yung fiancee mo and hindi lang LPR, pag LPR lang hubby to be mo kasi it will take 2-3 years.
If ever you go into this route na pakasal kayo una dyan sa Pinas. There's a thread for that dito: http://www.femalenetwork.com/girltalk/index.php/topic,238199.0.html
The forms to submit is different na din. It's I-130 Petition for Alien Relatives instead of the I-129F FORM.
I-130 - $420 (wow nag increase nanaman sila noong 2010 pa lang nga $355 lang yung I-130 when I petition my parents)
AOS fee - $88
IV Fee Bill - 404
Medical at St Lukes - PHP 9,387.50 ($217)
Misc. (NBI clearance, Birth Cert, Police Clearance etc) - PHP 4000+
Mailing Doc to US - PHP 1000 - 2500
Stay in Manila, Plane tickets going to Manila and food and taxi expenses - I think range $2500 - 3300
Magastos talaga pag nagpepetition tayo.