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    Default Faster process for my ill fiance

    Hello,

    to anyone that may have information. i have submitted for a k-1 visa for my fiancee of 2.5 yrs and her start date on record for the visa is october 30, 2006. i would like to see if i can get her here sooner because she has sickle cell. right now i am sending her money to get her meds but i would like to see if there is a way that i could get something done to get her here sooner(cleveland, ohio) for the care she needs.

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    cdi

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    I understand you concern as my wife was in a similar situation. Hopefully, you'll have it worked out that you can get medical coverage for her in the states when she gets there. Unfortuantely, most of the 5 years my wife was in the states she was refused medical coverage for her prexisting condition. I would check to make sure that the medical plan will cover her pre-existing condition once she is your wife.

    As far as the visa goes the K-1 visa is the fastest. A cousin of my wife was petioned using the K-1 visa and the process took less 6 months in 2004. You can call your local congressmen to see if it can be expedited. I did this for my wife's visa and I'm sure it took a few months off of the total time but still took over a whole year as I petitioned her as my wife as opposed to my fiancee. I was grossly misinformed by someone at the US Embassy here in the DR and for that me and my wife and daughter had to be apart for more than nine months. BE VERY CAREFUL in believing what info you get from the Embassy, especially if it doesn't come from an american. There is a tangible disrespect dominicans at the embassy have for their own countrymen from my experience.

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    Thank you for your response. I am really excited to have her here. Do you think the disrespect is from envy of wanting to come here too. The reason I ask is because my finacee's family to some extent showed that they were jealous of her relationship with me and she's not really close to her family so it's not like I was taking her away from them.

    cdi

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    Quote Originally Posted by Chip00
    As far as the visa goes the K-1 visa is the fastest. A cousin of my wife was petioned using the K-1 visa and the process took less 6 months in 2004. You can call your local congressmen to see if it can be expedited. I did this for my wife's visa and I'm sure it took a few months off of the total time but still took over a whole year as I petitioned her as my wife as opposed to my fiancee. I was grossly misinformed by someone at the US Embassy here in the DR and for that me and my wife and daughter had to be apart for more than nine months. BE VERY CAREFUL in believing what info you get from the Embassy, especially if it doesn't come from an american. There is a tangible disrespect dominicans at the embassy have for their own countrymen from my experience.
    Chip00: the highlighted part of your post does not apply to the current situation at the Embassy/Consulate in DR. As you stated, this was waaaayyy back in 2004, as of today's date, the actual waiting period for a Fiance or a Marriage based visa is just about the same: 18-24 months total waiting time!

    The only difference right now in both visas is that if you go the K-3 route, married, you won't have much to do once your wife is here in the states, and it would save some money in the long run...but the wait is just about the same!

    The part about not trusting anyone is right on!!!

    cdi747: If you decide to go the Fiance route, you could contact your congressmen/senators/elected officials in your hometown, explain the whole situation, including what I'm saying about the loooonnnggg waiting time in the DR, the longest in the world for a US citizen to petition a fiance or family member, and they might be able to help expedite the case due to the extenuating circumstances with your fiance, although there is no guarantee.

    Good luck!

    MQ

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdi_747 View Post
    Thank you for your response. I am really excited to have her here. Do you think the disrespect is from envy of wanting to come here too. The reason I ask is because my finacee's family to some extent showed that they were jealous of her relationship with me and she's not really close to her family so it's not like I was taking her away from them.

    cdi
    Yes it's probably jealosy/envy. Going to the US is basically like going to heaven for the common Dominican. It is built up very much here.

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    Now i know my fiancee is in love. She is very poor and has nothing there but an everyday life and she is constantly asking me to move there partly because she wants me now and partly because she feels the immigration process is hopeless and is untrusting of it. I have no idea what I would do if I lived there, but I think I would if she was turned down for immigration for any reason.

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    Quote Originally Posted by cdi_747 View Post
    Now i know my fiancee is in love. She is very poor and has nothing there but an everyday life and she is constantly asking me to move there partly because she wants me now and partly because she feels the immigration process is hopeless and is untrusting of it. I have no idea what I would do if I lived there, but I think I would if she was turned down for immigration for any reason.
    My wife was very apprehensive about going to the US being that she is a country girl but everybody "built it up" so much that had her convinced shet was going to love it. Unfortunately, she didn't as she was not able to learn English, which really bisolated her. For that reason we are here.

    They CANNOT deny your wife admission to the US assuming that you are a citizen and your wife has not had any problems with US immigration or with the law - it is only a matter of time.

    Someone just posted that the K-1 visa curently is taking as long as the normal petioning process - for that reason I'm now not sure what is the best route to go. Take the time to get legal advice in the States. You can actually call the USCIS and they will give you some info as well.

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    Listen, perhaps she does love you. But just know that there are all kinds of plots to get an expat and to get out of the country. No, it is not a plot she could devise alone...she would have family and friends advising her on how to slowly reel the fish in. My advice is to test test test.

    The biggest mistake one makes on coming here is to show that one has a little money or that one would make a good provider for the entire family he is marrying into. My advice is that once you meet a woman that you are just crazy about and want to be with...be honest to yourself with what is occurring. Why is she interested in you? Tell her family that you have to leave your country and can never return. What kind of work can you do in the DR because you have such little money...and any money you have been spending was just a one time thing...and see how they handle that one. Seriously, if she passes the test then great. You will be able to go forward knowing that it is legit.

    Now money is always a factor in a relationship...but if that is why she is with you then know that reality...don't sugar coat it.

    Some of you young men need to ask yourself why you are so determined to jump into responsibility so soon. This country is jam packed with women and a single guy can have a great time here if he learns a little spanish, has his own apartment, and can have no fear of walking up to a woman and talking to her. As someone once said to me and left me spellboound "Are you kidding, married in this country". Women here may give off the appearance of not being interested in you....but once you make an effort to engage them specifically in conversation, they perk up...they were interested all the time. You just had to make it happen. So enjoy the single life...there will be plenty of time for responsibility later on.

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    This is the visa forum, any personal advice on the relationship should be sent by PM.

    Let's stick to the question asked

    Thanks

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    I think that Snuffy has touched on why embassy employees can be downright nasty when talking about K=1 or K=3 visas.
    So very, very many hoaxes have been pulled that they are immune to sob stories or "urgent" needs...
    All cases will now have to take what ever the bureaucracy decides that will take. This is a case, really, of the many paying for the few.

    HB

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