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Travel While K3 Pending ?

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Hi again.

After reading snowberrypie's post, it brought up an interesting question. Can my husband visit the US while his K3 Visa is pending?

We were under the impression that he could not (not sure where we got that from). I was planning on visiting him, but being a teacher, my schedule doesn't allow for long breaks. It's always easier for him to come to the US, as his job is more flexible.

My question is, can he come to visit the US? He'd only be visiting for 2 weeks or so... Also, how hard is it to enter/what should we expect?

I've read that if he does visit, he should bring proof of ties to the UK (bills in his name, lease, pay stubs, etc.)

If anyone has any input, that'd be really helpful. Reading these posts and comments always helps us to feel a little calmer and less alone.

Thanks so much!

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Some state "visiting friends, or family" and provide strung evidence that they will return back home, like letter from employer, return tickets, ect.

I have visited my husband a few times now and I'm always very straightforward about it. As in "I'm going to visit my husband." I always carry and show the NOAs, which seems to have satisfied them, and most lately, my interview letter.

You should search for posts about visiting and the visa waiver program. I'm pretty sure there are repercussions if he gets denied entry.

Edited by girl 37

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HI. I'VE CROSSED THE BORDER TWICE DURING THE PROCESS AND ONCE WITH THE KIDS I JUST SAY I'M VISITING HUBBY AND WILL GO BACK ON SUCH AND SUCH A DATE, SO FAR SO GOOD NO HASSLES I THINK THE CANADIAN IS MORE INTERESTED IN THE WHOLE PROCESS. BUT NOW SINCE WE CAN ONLY MEET FOR WEEKENDS I MEET HIM HALFWAY IN MONTANA. KEEPS THE STRESS LEVEL DOWN (L) TERRY

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when you do enter the United States be very honest but don't give more info then they ask....

if you are denied entry, it should not cause repercussions on your visa process...

now if you were banned or deported that is a different story....

Edited by MarilynP

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wasabisnack,

That would depend on the reason for the denial. If they simply don't believe that he has non-immigrant intent, and allow him to withdraw his request to enter and he departs on the next plane back home, then it will not hurt the K3 visa application.

Yodrak

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I think I'm also wondering - if he were to get denied for some reason, would that hurt our K3 application?

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I went to visit my husband in the US over the labour day weekend.

When told them I was visiting my husband, I was asked if he worked in the US and if he was a US citizen.

I was then asked to show my return ticket.

The agent drumed his fingers for a few seconds- swiped my passport, then let me in.

Actually, each time I have travel and stated I was seeing my 'boyfriend'- then my fiance, I was asked to show a return ticket. I'd say that's of great importance....that and telling the truth ;)

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Canada Is not part of the Visa Waiver Program, its an entirely different animal.

Lots of UK people have come to visit the US while they wait for K3 or K1 or whatever. And still others have been denied entry and barred until they receive their visa. In most cases, a denial will not negatively affect the later visa application, but be sure to mention it in the appropriate spot on the forms.

I'd suggest for a UK person to be coming to the US to get a flight with a transfer in Ireland, they have US pre-clearance there, and if you're denied entry its a much shorter trip home than a direct flight to the US and back on again.

The only consequence of being denied entry really is the loss of money for airfare, loss of time spent with your spouse, and the humiliation of how POE officers can sometimes treat you. BTDT.

Make sure to bring copies of NOAs as well as ties to UK. Its no guarantee, but sometimes its worth the expense.

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I visit my husband in the US at least twice a month. I've never had an issue with immigration. I always carry my documents showing proof of ties but have never been asked to produce them. Only once were we even remotely "grilled" and that was at Lewiston Border and my husband and I were both traveling from Canada to the US to visit his family. The officer made it VERY clear to me that I could NOT stay in the US and had to return to Canada. I told him I have every intention of returning to Canada & that I wouldn't do anything to jeopardize my Visa application. He seemed satisfied with that & wished us good luck and a safe journey. I think bottom line is if they believe you are trying to "sneak" across the border or not.

Anyways, that's my experiences.. or lack of :)

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