Would it be possible to get married in the US on a K1 visa and come back to the Philippines right after marriage while processing for adjustment of status?-Karen
The K1 fiance visa is a single-entry visa. This is not a multiple-entry visa. It is for the sole purpose of coming to the United States, getting married and filing for the adjustment of status to get a green card. So for this reason, no, you should not travel until you get your green card in most cases. If you have an emergency come up and you’re unable to get your green card and file for adjustment status, at a minimum you need to file for what is called advance parole. This is also known as a travel document.
You do not want to leave the United States without that travel document. And here’s why.
If you travel back to the Philippines without that travel document there is a good chance that the CBP agents are going to block you from reentering the United States and you may have to start the process all over again. We’ve heard this happen far too many times. Someone comes to the United States, they get married and then they get the call that a family member’s sick and then they’ve got to travel back before they’d even applied for the green card or received the advance parole card. Then they set themselves back up to a year and thousands of dollars.
When you adjust your status with RapidVisa, we can help with the travel document. It is important that you inform us if you have an emergency when you’re applying for your adjustment of status at 800-872-1458.