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Hello,

I am sponsoring my father and his visa has been approved. We are now trying to make travel plans. My father is a senior and his first time traveling and we want to make it as smooth as possible. We are wanting to buy a straight flight ticket from Manila Philippines to Los Angeles California (13 hours, no transit flights). It so happens that we have family in California, so we would be vacationing there and work around to where my husband and I pick up my father there. Now, my question is, is this going to be a problem with immigration customs and border since we are from KANSAS? Would they question him as to why his final destination is not KANSAS? Does this happen often? We plan to also show him around LA area as well, maybe stay for a week or so before coming home. Would it help if we buy/reserve his ticket to Kansas (showing the date one week after his arrival)? Or show our ticket as well, that we are there to pick him up? Am I over analyzing this? You really just never know with these things????

Thank you!!!!

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No it will not be a problem

Poe (port of entry) is the first city in the USA that he will go thru immigration.It does not matter which city he use for POE

once he clears imigration. He can travel to any state he wants too

A visa is to enter the USA. There is no restrictions on where a person can go

No it will not be a problem

Poe (port of entry) is the first city in the USA that he will go thru immigration.It does not matter which city he use for POE

once he clears imigration. He can travel to any state he wants too

A visa is to enter the USA. There is no restrictions on where a person can go

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ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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