Timelines for finishing up a K-1 after approval?
by Mark Butcher
(Winston Salem, N.C.)
I have two questions, if you know.
1. Once an I-129F is approved, how long until your Russian woman goes to the Doctor?
Then she has interview, so again how long for this to happen?
Then how long till she receives her visa?
2. Any tips on this? I plan to meet Natasha in New York. I've read she goes to a special area since she's entering via K-1 Visa. I've heard every pilot on Aeroflot announce that if you have a connecting flight go to the express lane and skip this. Most of the people on my return flights are immigrants. And I've had 8-10 flights at this point. We will have a flight waiting on us that flies from N.Y. to N.C.
When I visit her over the Russian holidays I will give her a U.S. phone so she can call me at JFK. I'm a bit concerned about finding her easily. It's a huge airport, and she's never been to the U.S. Maybe we should just meet at the area for luggage and w/phone we're all good. But if you have any ideas about keeping this point simple and smooth please share. I want to find her quickly.
Also perhaps a room in N.Y. for one night is more intelligent than a flight from N.Y. to N.C. within a few hours of her landing. When I buy my tickets that's the only schedule I've ever found. My gut says we may miss that type of flight per the schedule be a bit tight if she's asked questions. I don't know what happens when she enters JFK for 1st time? TY
P.S. She's planning to bring a cat. Russian cats have passports, lol. But; would you know if this is a problem for her/us?