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Title: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on September 30, 2011, 08:46:16 PM
This post is just to basically help anyone looking for comparison.


You can find most information about my case at: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=115469 (http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=115469)


I applied for a K-1 Visa (sent in the paperwork Express USPS service) on September 22nd, 2011 - It was received on September 23rd, 2011 - The first NOA was sent on 9/27/11, and was received on 9/30/2011


Thanks!
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Daveman on September 30, 2011, 08:49:53 PM
Well, glad to hear the first step of the process went smooth! Let's hope the rest does as well! Good Luck!  :clapping:
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: ECOCKS on September 30, 2011, 10:30:48 PM
So why are you thinking of renouncing citizenship if you are doing a K1?
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 01, 2011, 06:54:51 AM
I dont want to renounce my citizenship. If you had read my post correctly? I want a dual citizenship for the US and Russia.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 01, 2011, 06:56:31 AM
I alwo dont want to have to pay for a visa every time i wait to go to see my new  family.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Anotherkiwi on October 01, 2011, 03:39:21 PM
I dont want to renounce my citizenship. If you had read my post correctly? I want a dual citizenship for the US and Russia.

Well, you can't have it!
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: viking on October 24, 2011, 11:23:15 AM
pay the $100 or so. How many times do you think you will be going over there? If you can afford the trip you can afford the visa. And there is no way you can be a citizen of both countries.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Shadow on October 24, 2011, 11:45:22 AM
pay the $100 or so. How many times do you think you will be going over there? If you can afford the trip you can afford the visa. And there is no way you can be a citizen of both countries.
That depends on the arrangements both countries have made, and how they are checked.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: tfcrew on October 25, 2011, 04:09:35 PM
  I want a dual citizenship for the US and Russia.
For yourself?
You then would have to immigrate to Russia, and it would still be up to the Russian consulate.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 25, 2011, 05:05:00 PM
We both want to have dual citizenship.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 25, 2011, 06:47:58 PM
What is upstaging? We both just want to avoid having to apply for a visa when we want to travel between our home countries. Well, I guess once she get's her citizenship, it will only be me who has to apply for the visa. However, it's still going to be a hassle.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: tfcrew on October 25, 2011, 09:00:30 PM
  Russian FederationCountry Specific Information

http://travel.state.gov/travel/cis_pa_tw/cis/cis_1006.html
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: TwoBitBandit on October 25, 2011, 10:46:20 PM
Unfortunately, Russia requires you to renounce your prior citizenship if you want to acquire Russian citizenship.  So, you'd have to renounce your western citizenship.


I realize that the Russian government is being a big pigheaded in this respect, since it's possible for a Russian to acquire another citizenship without losing Russian citizenship.  Go figure, it's a quasi-dictatorship and they make the rules.


Even if you wanted to go down that route, you would have to first become a permanent resident of Russia and go live there for a certain amount of time.  Marrying a Russian citizen while you live abroad doesn't give you a path to citizenship.


It is fairly straitforward (by Russian standards, anyway) to get a residence permit to live in Russia if you're married to a Russian citizen, but you'll lose your residency if you stay abroad too much.


Unless you really want to live in Russia, just put up with the visa process.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 26, 2011, 06:26:03 AM
What is upstaging? We both just want to avoid having to apply for a visa when we want to travel between our home countries. Well, I guess once she get's her citizenship, it will only be me who has to apply for the visa. However, it's still going to be a hassle.

Once you are married, the cost of a visa to visit Russia will be the least of your expenses/worries. 
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: tfcrew on October 26, 2011, 06:58:16 AM
Also....
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Russian_nationality_law

http://visalink-russia.com/russian-federation-law-russian-federation-citizenship.html
http://www.legislationline.org/


http://pravo.levonevsky.org/bazazru/texts25/txt25411.htm
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 26, 2011, 07:59:50 AM

Once you are married, the cost of a visa to visit Russia will be the least of your expenses/worries.

And why do you say tha? I think it is ignorant to not think about saving that cost, I possible.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Muzh on October 26, 2011, 08:37:46 AM
And why do you say tha? I think it is ignorant to not think about saving that cost, I possible.

Scadifi, my apologies, but you are the one showing your ignorance here.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 26, 2011, 09:59:45 AM
Muzh
Obviously this guy has no idea of what he is doing or getting into. 
scafidi454- The visa for Russia can be a pain sometimes and you have to plan ahead of time if you wish to go. If cost and convience are that important to you, perhaps you should look for a bride in a visa free country. 
Good luck and save those pennies. 
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 26, 2011, 10:09:23 AM
And why do you say tha? I think it is ignorant to not think about saving that cost, I possible.


The path to citizenship of Russia will come at a much greater costs financially and otherwise than the 160 bucks it take for you to acquire a visa for each trip that you make.


Honestly scafidi, you haven't researched it much or at all, have you?
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 26, 2011, 07:31:34 PM

I was writing on the Galaxy Tab this morning from the doctor's office, which is why my spelling was so horrible. But thanks for letting me know how ignorant I am.


On top of that, I'm not necessarily looking for cost or convenience. Actually, I wasn't even looking for a bride, unlike most of the people who seek out these agencies.


I am just trying to make the best decision for us, given our circumstances. She and I are both in our early twenties, and we don't want to limit ourselves right now.


I have done some research regarding Russian citizenship, but I have not begun to compile the costs for all of those things. I am in school full-time and have a full-time job. Plus, I was planning my K-1 visa, and my tourist visa to Russia before that (I had to do more than most to get my visa, but I will not tell you all why).


Furthermore, many jobs in Russia require Russian citizenship. So, I can open a wide door for myself by getting the Russian citizenship.


Additionally, an ADDED BENEFIT to having Russian citizenship is CONVENIENCE.  The convenience to be able to purchase a ticket to Russia when I want and not when the Russian government indirectly dictates. The convenience and peace of mind to be able to plan a family trip without having to apply individually for visas, and without having to wait to plan until after the visas are received.


If I were worried about costs, I wouldn't have spent the time and money that I did to go to Russia during a week that I had almost no personal time with my spouse due to her work, meeting some of her family, hanging out with my Russian friends (I have those), and sight seeing.

Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Daveman on October 26, 2011, 08:21:04 PM

I was writing on the Galaxy Tab this morning from the doctor's office, which is why my spelling was so horrible. But thanks for letting me know how ignorant I am.



Well, let's see:

ig-no-rant -- adjective -- 1 a: destitute of knowledge or education <an ignorant society>; also: lacking knowledge or comprehension of the thing specified b: resulting from or showing lack of knowledge or intelligence <ignorant errors>  2: unaware; uninformed

I think you asked your question in the first place because of your ignorance on the subject of dual USA/Russian citizenship. And, I am completely ignorant of the subject as well. Aside from one misguided fool about 50 years ago who ignorantly defected to the Soviet Union, which ultimately didn't turn out so well, I am completely ignorant of anyone who has even tried this, much less succeeded.

Yeah, it seems like a good idea on the surface, but, my guess is that if you actually did pull it off, by the time you did, you'd probably be A) a serious alcoholic from all the frustration and B) have a lot less cash in your pocket from paying your way through the system
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On top of that, I'm not necessarily looking for cost or convenience. Actually, I wasn't even looking for a bride, unlike most of the people who seek out these agencies.



heeeeengh????  I admit utter igorance at this point.

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I am just trying to make the best decision for us, given our circumstances. She and I are both in our early twenties, and we don't want to limit ourselves right now.



That's a phenomenally good idea.

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I have done some research regarding Russian citizenship, but I have not begun to compile the costs for all of those things. I am in school full-time and have a full-time job. Plus, I was planning my K-1 visa, and my tourist visa to Russia before that (I had to do more than most to get my visa, but I will not tell you all why).


Furthermore, many jobs in Russia require Russian citizenship. So, I can open a wide door for myself by getting the Russian citizenship.


Additionally, an ADDED BENEFIT to having Russian citizenship is CONVENIENCE.  The convenience to be able to purchase a ticket to Russia when I want and not when the Russian government indirectly dictates. The convenience and peace of mind to be able to plan a family trip without having to apply individually for visas, and without having to wait to plan until after the visas are received.


If I were worried about costs, I wouldn't have spend the time and money that I did to go to Russia during a week that I had almost no personal time with my spouse due to her work, meeting some of her family, hanging out with my Russian friends (I have those), and sight seeing.




Good luck with all of it!


Dave
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 26, 2011, 08:37:13 PM
I only started this thread to provide others with historical data for their future efforts.


Thank you everyone for dissecting my posts, and twisting them into what you believe my intentions are.


By saying "I'm not necessarily looking for costs or convenience" I meant that I have other things on my mind AS WELL or IN ADDITION TO.


I know what ignorance is, and I don't need the definition Daveman. I actually only originally made a statement that I wanted dual citizenship, which snowballed into a discussion of how I could not have it or that I SHOULDN'T EVEN TRY BECAUSE IT'S TOO EXPENSIVE.


I'd really just like for this thread to be deleted now before I end up getting myself banned from this site.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: 2tallbill on October 26, 2011, 08:41:30 PM
We both want to have dual citizenship.


You got off on the wrong foot a little bit but no worries.


The fact of the matter is you can't do it. It doesn't matter your reasons for wanting to
do this only that you can't.


Your wife will be able to keep her Russian passport and when she becomes an American Citizen
she can have an American passport as well. In the interim when she gets her Green Card she
should be able to travel back and forth between the US and Russia with ease. 


Udachi


Bill
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: viking on October 26, 2011, 10:12:41 PM
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/336003-adjustment-of-status-green-card/ (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/336003-adjustment-of-status-green-card/)


Maybe if members here read the above thread, this thread will make more sense. Since the OP already posted a link to this site, I am hoping that this additional link does not go against any TOS.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 26, 2011, 10:19:24 PM

Additionally, an ADDED BENEFIT to having Russian citizenship is CONVENIENCE.  The convenience to be able to purchase a ticket to Russia when I want and not when the Russian government indirectly dictates. The convenience and peace of mind to be able to plan a family trip without having to apply individually for visas, and without having to wait to plan until after the visas are received.


If I were worried about costs, I wouldn't have spent the time and money that I did to go to Russia during a week that I had almost no personal time with my spouse due to her work, meeting some of her family, hanging out with my Russian friends (I have those), and sight seeing.

Well the flip side is the Russian government can also dictate if you can leave or not :(
You stated your spouse, if you are married to a Russian lady then you would need the K-3 visa, if she is still your fiance' then it would be the K-1.
 :offtopic:
You have another post where you listed a resume of sorts for a job in Russia.  All I can say is the western way of doing business is totally different from the Russian way.  Also not speaking the language, you would be like fresh meat in the middle of a shark infested feeding frenzy. It sounds like you are in a hurry and doing 1000+ things.   
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Muzh on October 27, 2011, 08:29:20 AM
Boy, not only ignorant but defensively stubborn.
 
Classic example of youth wasted on the young.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 27, 2011, 09:56:02 AM
Well the flip side is the Russian government can also dictate if you can leave or not :(
You stated your spouse, if you are married to a Russian lady then you would need the K-3 visa, if she is still your fiance' then it would be the K-1.
 :offtopic:
You have another post where you listed a resume of sorts for a job in Russia.  All I can say is the western way of doing business is totally different from the Russian way.  Also not speaking the language, you would be like fresh meat in the middle of a shark infested feeding frenzy. It sounds like you are in a hurry and doing 1000+ things.   


K3, CR1, whichever - If I remember correctly, the USCIS officer told me that I would have to re-apply under a K3 if she were to leave the country without receiving her green card. I have just learned, after researching USCIS's website, that I'd need a CR1.


I didn't quite list a resume on that other post, but I am trying to broaden my reach for a job over there. I don't know what the Russian way of doing business is, but I do know that it's completely different from ours in the United States. Unless there's a book that any of you can recommend on business etiquette in Russia, then I'll have to learn the hard way (i.e. wasting my youth on youth).


The fact of the matter is that I am doing a 1000+ things at a million miles an hour, it feels like. As I said, I am also in school full time, working full time, getting the K1 planned, getting ready for my GMAT/MAT/GRE and entrance into a MSA degree, and looking at new jobs for my current degree (switching jobs) that are in another region of this country.


Give me a break.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 27, 2011, 10:13:39 AM
Boy, not only ignorant but defensively stubborn.
 
Classic example of youth wasted on the young.


+1


I didn't quite list a resume on that other post, but I am trying to broaden my reach for a job over there. I don't know what the Russian way of doing business is, but I do know that it's completely different from ours in the United States. Unless there's a book that any of you can recommend on business etiquette in Russia, then I'll have to learn the hard way (i.e. wasting my youth on youth).


The "Russian way" of doing business is quite simple. It requires a LOT of hard cash and getting it into the right hands. Make sure you have plenty.


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The fact of the matter is that I am doing a 1000+ things at a million miles an hour, it feels like. As I said, I am also in school full time, working full time, getting the K1 planned, getting ready for my GMAT/MAT/GRE and entrance into a MSA degree, and looking at new jobs for my current degree (switching jobs) that are in another region of this country.


Give me a break.


You haven't deserved a break. You made a one week trip to Moscow and now you think you know everything which, is quite typical of one a bit too big for his britches.


Most here including myself can really appreciate your enthusiasm. However, it would be wise for you to slow down and give this grand plan much deeper consideration than you have to date. You are coming across as extremely bi-polar.


You can buy a ticket to Russia anytime you please. Or, any where else for that matter. Moving freely between border controls isn't a "right" or guaranteed for anyone to any country. As an example, renounce your US citizenship and it you think Russia is a PITA to get into now, try getting into the US as a Russian citizen. You might see things through a different window.


Ignore the advice here at your own peril but keep in mind, most of it here pertaining to your questions is spot on.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 27, 2011, 10:23:02 AM
Give me a break.

That attitude won't get you far in Russia.  Maybe it is just me, but it appears as if you are in over your head.  You might want to slow down, take a deep breath and concentrate on the most pressing matters that will affect your long term goals (ie completing your education) and think about things like the possibility of moving to Russia after you accomplish some of the basic goals. 
But scafidi454 it's your life, you can take the advice or leave it.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 27, 2011, 11:44:47 AM
I don't think that I know everything about Russia, #1.


I am not planning on moving right now, but only after I finish my degree next May, and only if I could find a job in Russia before then, #2.


I wouldn't renounce my citizenship just to have Russian citizenship, #3.


I am open to living in other countries as well, #4.


I haven't denied that Russia is corrupt and bribery is a big part of their business, #5.


I am only exploring my options right now, and putting in applications, posting a job wanted ad, etc. is just my way of exploring those options. I'm not going to move to Moscow unless I'm sure I can do it.


Again, I'm not going to renounce my US citizenship. So, if I cannot have Russian citizenship without renouncing my current citizenship, I can accept that. There are still ways for me to get Temporary Residency and Permanent Residency.



Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Muzh on October 27, 2011, 12:28:53 PM
I don't think that I know everything about Russia, #1.


I am not planning on moving right now, but only after I finish my degree next May, and only if I could find a job in Russia before then, #2.


I wouldn't renounce my citizenship just to have Russian citizenship, #3.


I am open to living in other countries as well, #4.


I haven't denied that Russia is corrupt and bribery is a big part of their business, #5.


I am only exploring my options right now, and putting in applications, posting a job wanted ad, etc. is just my way of exploring those options. I'm not going to move to Moscow unless I'm sure I can do it.


Again, I'm not going to renounce my US citizenship. So, if I cannot have Russian citizenship without renouncing my current citizenship, I can accept that. There are still ways for me to get Temporary Residency and Permanent Residency.

Scafidi, one thing I know is that you have to be a resident of the EU to work on the EU. Are there exceptions and waivers for Americans to work there? I don't know. Anyone?
 
What I'll tell you is that IF you are going to get a waiver to work on the EU, you better come out with the world's next gratest invention.
 
Regarding Ukraine, I know you can live there with your US passport and work there after you get a work visa. You'll have to grease many hands tho.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 27, 2011, 12:51:38 PM

Scafidi, one thing I know is that you have to be a resident of the EU to work on the EU. Are there exceptions and waivers for Americans to work there? I don't know. Anyone?
 
What I'll tell you is that IF you are going to get a waiver to work on the EU, you better come out with the world's next gratest invention.
 
Regarding Ukraine, I know you can live there with your US passport and work there after you get a work visa. You'll have to grease many hands tho.
You have to either work directly for another government, be a contractor for a government or get a work visa if you stay over 90 days (as an American).   
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 27, 2011, 01:10:47 PM
You have to either work directly for another government, be a contractor for a government or get a work visa if you stay over 90 days (as an American).


Being that I'm going to have my degree in Project Management and Government Contracting, there are jobs open in companies such as Boeing, Lockheed Martin, and Northrup Grumman. Also, there are jobs in other US departments that I'm still exploring.



Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 27, 2011, 01:14:07 PM
You have to either work directly for another government, be a contractor for a government or get a work visa if you stay over 90 days (as an American).


Even that is subject to a background check and approval of the Russian government. We had a poster here sometime back that was denied because of his previous security clearance with the US government.


That situation was albeit an oddity. It is possible to go and live in Russia now. I have a friend who did it for 5 years. Always on renewable homestay visas. He would have to go exit to Finland every 6 months, get his passport stamped and re-enter. So, it can be done. Ironically, now he and his wife choose to live in the states while he gets some medical treatment but, they do plan to return and continue. The difference in him and the OP I suppose is this cat has a steady retirement income and doesn't need to work to survive
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 27, 2011, 02:10:04 PM

Even that is subject to a background check and approval of the Russian government. We had a poster here sometime back that was denied because of his previous security clearance with the US government.


That situation was albeit an oddity. It is possible to go and live in Russia now. I have a friend who did it for 5 years. Always on renewable homestay visas. He would have to go exit to Finland every 6 months, get his passport stamped and re-enter. So, it can be done. Ironically, now he and his wife choose to live in the states while he gets some medical treatment but, they do plan to return and continue. The difference in him and the OP I suppose is this cat has a steady retirement income and doesn't need to work to survive

FP
My post was for the EU (Germany in particular), I have no idea how the Russian government handles this sort of thing. 
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 27, 2011, 03:03:44 PM

FP
My post was for the EU (Germany in particular), I have no idea how the Russian government handles this sort of thing.


It can be done, theres a couple of guys on RWD IIRC that are Americans and living there. Jooky and Chivo and it would appear they do okay. I don't know their particular employment situations or what kind of visas they hold. Then there's Mendy but, I think his situation is somewhat exclusive too.


There was a Canadian I know about that has been in Russia several years teaching english. To my knowledge he had no teaching degree or prior experience. and has to leave periodically as well.


To choose Russia, find a job making a quasi decent wage and get into the fabric of Russia is likely very difficult. Not impossible but full of road blocks


I could be wrong but, from what I have seen, getting into the fabric of Russian life is a challenge
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: GQBlues on October 27, 2011, 03:06:37 PM
Sure! Add Phil D'Amore and Kunstammer (sp) with that list.
 
For the OP, I hope it isn't Annechka.  :P
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 27, 2011, 03:09:13 PM
Sure! Add Phil D'Amore and Kunstammer (sp) with that list.
 
For the OP, I hope it isn't Annechka.  :P


Da! But, Phil got a bait of it and returned home
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: viking on October 27, 2011, 04:03:11 PM
Once again. Read his story here.


http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/336003-adjustment-of-status-green-card/
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 27, 2011, 04:04:46 PM
I just don't want to have to go in and out of the country every couple of months.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: GQBlues on October 27, 2011, 04:28:26 PM
Once again. Read his story here.


http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/336003-adjustment-of-status-green-card/ (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/336003-adjustment-of-status-green-card/)

LOL. It is as much a head-scratcher as this thread has been so far. She's a fiancee one time, a spouse another. He's filed a K-1 but not yet filed a K-1 another time. He's looking for work to live in Russia, but filed a K-1..or maybe filed a K-13. Then there's the bit about trying to determine which is less costly K-1 v tourist visa. They would like to permanently live here but he'd like to get a Russian citizenship as it's cheaper and less hassle when and if they travel....he said she tried to get a tourist visa earlier this year, but was denied. Unless I'm mistaken, I thought the OP is the same guy who said he met the gal here during the summer...
 
Whatever! I say...
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: acrzybear on October 27, 2011, 04:33:20 PM

LOL. It is as much a head-scratcher as this thread has been so far. She's a fiancee one time, a spouse another. He's filed a K-1 but not yet filed a K-1 another time. He's looking for work to live in Russia, but filed a K-1..or maybe filed a K-13. Then there's the bit about trying to determine which is less costly K-1 v tourist visa. They would like to permanently live here but he'd like to get a Russian citizenship as it's cheaper and less hassle when and if they travel....he said she tried to get a tourist visa earlier this year, but was denied. Unless I'm mistaken, I thought the OP is the same guy who said he met the gal here during the summer...
 
Whatever! I say...

Yeah, he's all over the place.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 27, 2011, 06:03:44 PM
I just don't want to have to go in and out of the country every couple of months.


You wouldn't want to be inconvenienced I'm sure  :rolleyes2:


You're all over the map scafidi. You need to make some decisions on what your are going to do then, make them happen
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on January 25, 2012, 03:14:21 PM
We met in the summer of 2010 - We were contemplating either doing the K-1 visa to get married here, or to go through ZAGS in Russia (assuming I was able to find a job to live in Russia). Then, if we were to move to the U.S. from Russia after being married in Russia (not in the U.S.), we'd have to do the CR-1.


We've already decided to do the K-1, and that's what this post was about.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Muzh on January 26, 2012, 07:34:27 AM
Well, in that case, congratulations.  :clapping:
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on January 26, 2012, 01:02:11 PM
I just posted this thread for others who may search for "K-1 visa" on this forum.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: calmissile on January 26, 2012, 04:11:16 PM
K-1/K-2 Submitted Aug 15,2011  USCIS Approval Jan 19,2012.  Via California Service Center.  5 months and 4 days.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: TheTraveler on January 26, 2012, 04:19:10 PM
If I were worried about costs, I wouldn't have spent the time and money that I did to go to Russia during a week that I had almost no personal time with my spouse due to her work, meeting some of her family, hanging out with my Russian friends (I have those), and sight seeing.

You flew to Russia to see your fiancee and she gave you almost no personal time?  Was it poor planning on your part?... or hers?
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: TheTraveler on January 26, 2012, 05:42:50 PM
My name is Tyler Scafidi, and I am an American in the United States currently looking for a position in Moscow or Saint Petersburg Russia in the summer or fall of 2012 (after I finish my Bachelor's degree).

Just curious... Are you the same Tyler Scafidi in Ft. Walton Beach FL who hit an innocent stranger in the forehead with a baseball bat?
 
http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/bat-17106-hit-head.html (http://www.nwfdailynews.com/news/bat-17106-hit-head.html)
 
That could have easily killed the guy.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: scafidi454 on October 19, 2012, 04:45:42 PM
Yes, I'm the same guy. He wasn't innocent. Actually, he was a fugitive that was trying to defend his roommate that owed me 4k and told me to go F*** myself.


If you don't watch it, it might happen again.

Additionally, I'm married to Anastasia, the same woman that we were talking about before, now.


F*** off C*** suckers.
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: GoodOlBoy on October 19, 2012, 08:52:31 PM
If you don't watch it, it might happen again..... F*** off C*** suckers.

 
 Tyler Lee Scafidi The following Official Record of Tyler Lee Scafidi is being redistributed by Mugshots.com and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. This Official Record was collected from a Law Enforcement agency on 11/04/2011.Address herein provided within Official Records, visualization provided by Google Maps.
  Mugshots.com ID: 4472657 Booking Date: 5/05/2009 at 17:01  Charges: 
StatuteCase NumberBond AmountOffense DateArrest Date
948.06 - PROB VIOLATION (DUI, NO VEHICLE REGISTRATION)08CT3831/3832S05/05/2009
 
 
 
 
Also:
 
 
Tyler Lee Scafidi The following Official Record of Tyler Lee Scafidi is being redistributed by Mugshots.com and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. This Official Record was collected from a Law Enforcement agency on 11/04/2011.Address herein provided within Official Records, visualization provided by Google Maps.
  Mugshots.com ID: 4472660 Booking Date: 4/12/2009 at 20:23  Charges: 
StatuteCase NumberBond AmountOffense DateArrest Date
784.045-1a2 - AGG BATTERY W/ WEAPON$5,000.0004/12/2009
784.045-1a2 - AGG BATTERY W/ WEAPON (ATTEMPTED)$3,000.0004/12/2009
 
 


And:

Tyler Lee Scafidi

 The following Official Record of Tyler Lee Scafidi is being redistributed by Mugshots.com and is protected by constitutional, publishing, and other legal rights. This Official Record was collected from a Law Enforcement agency on 9/18/2011. Address herein provided within Official Records, visualization provided by Google Maps.
 

Mugshots.com ID: 4053087

Booking Date: 11/21/2008 at 07:07
Charges: Statute
Case Number
Bond Amount
Offense Date
Arrest Date 316.061 - LEAVE SCENE OF CRASH W/ DAMAGE TO PROP $1,000.00
11/20/2008
316.193-1 - DUI
11/20/2008
320.02-1 - FAIL TO REGISTER MOTOR VEH
11/20/2008
 

 
http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Okaloosa-County-FL/T/Tyler-Lee-Scafidi.4472660.html (http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Okaloosa-County-FL/T/Tyler-Lee-Scafidi.4472660.html)

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Okaloosa-County-FL/T/Tyler-Lee-Scafidi.4472657.html

http://mugshots.com/US-Counties/Florida/Okaloosa-County-FL/T/Tyler-Lee-Scafidi.4053087.html

 
GOB
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Daveman on October 19, 2012, 10:30:25 PM
Yes, I'm the same guy. He wasn't innocent. Actually, he was a fugitive that was trying to defend his roommate that owed me 4k and told me to go F*** myself.


If you don't watch it, it might happen again.

Additionally, I'm married to Anastasia, the same woman that we were talking about before, now.


F*** off C*** suckers.




We wish you the best with your marriage, but you are no longer welcome at RWD. 
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Faux Pas on October 19, 2012, 11:13:39 PM



We wish you the best with your marriage, but you are no longer welcome at RWD.

Applauded
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Hammer2722 on October 20, 2012, 07:11:10 AM
A real winner this guy. I hope his FSU gal knows what she's in for......
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: Vaughn on October 20, 2012, 10:51:38 AM
I'm a bit surprised that a felon on probation until 2014 could pull off a K-1 to begin with.
 
 
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: TheTraveler on October 20, 2012, 03:37:08 PM
Yes, I'm the same guy. He wasn't innocent. Actually, he was a fugitive that was trying to defend his roommate that owed me 4k and told me to go F*** myself.


If you don't watch it, it might happen again.

Additionally, I'm married to Anastasia, the same woman that we were talking about before, now.


F*** off C*** suckers.

did you ever get your mommy to sponsor your wife's affidavit of support?
 
http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/376185-marriage-job-loss-aos/ (http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/376185-marriage-job-loss-aos/)
 
hahaha!!!
Title: Re: K-1 Visa Applied For 9/23/2011
Post by: TheTraveler on October 20, 2012, 11:54:28 PM
We both want to have dual citizenship...

What is upstaging? We both just want to avoid having to apply for a visa when we want to travel between our home countries. Well, I guess once she get's her citizenship, it will only be me who has to apply for the visa. However, it's still going to be a hassle.

especially with that nagging question on the russian visa application regarding felony convictions, right?