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My fiancé put his sealed envelop in his luggage and it got shipped to NY. What's gonna happen once he reaches NY? He won't have it on him it's going to be in his luggage. Someone help me ! Has this happened to anyone before?

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He may be denied entry.


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Can't you just take his luggage and send the package back to him?


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OMG, what was he thinking? It says everywhere to present the package to the officer on the border....

I think he needs to give it to the CBP officer on the border to be allowed in. I mean they kick up a fuss if the package is even a little torn/opened when presented to CBP, so to not even have the package with him..... :huh: I guess if you're lucky, they'll escort him down to the luggage area so he can retrieve his bag and the package and then bring him up for secondary screening. Hope it works out for you.


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how? They won't let me take it. And he would be here in NY at the point of entry

How was the luggage shipped? With cargo or it arrived on an earlier flight?

Are you sure they won't let you pick up the bag? When I moved back from London, I pre-shipped some boxes and my parents were able to pick them up at the cargo area. All they needed was my full name and the shipment number and it was fine.

If the bag just came with an earlier flight, it will most likely be held by the airline and then, all you need is the luggage tag number and they usually let you pick up the bag. They don't check the name against the luggage, or at least that's been my experience.

At least if you have the package in your hand and is waiting outside the arrival area, your husband can explain that to the CBP officer and hopefully one of them can just come out and pick up the package.

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I am unclear, is the envelope in his checked luggage that will hopefully be on his flight, or was it shipped separately? If it is in his checked luggage, I would have him explain this when he goes through immigration at the POE, and hopefully they will take him to a supervisor to retrieve his bag at the customs carousel. Assuming no damage to the envelope, he should be ok depending on the officials. If it is part of a separate shipment, maybe you can retrieve it then go to the arrivals area, he then needs to explain that you have the envelope, and hopefully they will find you.

Worse case, he is denied entry and everything goes back to his home country and he gets the envelope and books another flight keeping the envelope with him. Could be expensive.

Good Luck!

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It is his checked baggage. But he checked in a day before through the airport hotel where he stayed the night at. So I'm not sure if they ship it before his flight or it gets on the plane he's taking.

It is his checked baggage. But he checked in a day before through the airport hotel where he stayed the night at. So I'm not sure if they ship it before his flight or it gets on the plane he's taking.

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It is his checked baggage. But he checked in a day before through the airport hotel where he stayed the night at. So I'm not sure if they ship it before his flight or it gets on the plane he's taking.

It is his checked baggage. But he checked in a day before through the airport hotel where he stayed the night at. So I'm not sure if they ship it before his flight or it gets on the plane he's taking.

So he's on a connecting flight and has checked in his luggage to his final destination? In that case, his suitcase is at the airport and will arrive with him on the same flight. If he hasn't boarded his final flight to the US yet, have him go to the check-in desk at the airport and tell them that he MUST retrieve his luggage. He just gives the little stub from the luggage tag that he was given when he checked in his bag, then the airline can retrieve the bag for him, he can take out his visa packet and then check in his bag again.

This will only happen though if it's at least an hour or so till boarding, so everyone's suitcases haven't already been loaded onto the plane.

Edited by mallafri76

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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


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NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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He needs to speak to someone at the airport, hopefully the bag has not been loaded yet.

As a matter of security, one's bags will not travel without them. One will not have their bags sent ahead of them. Israel takes flight security very seriously so his bags should still be at the airport.

Good luck

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So he's on a connecting flight and has checked in his luggage to his final destination? In that case, his suitcase is at the airport and will arrive with him on the same flight. If he hasn't boarded his final flight to the US yet, have him go to the check-in desk at the airport and tell them that he MUST retrieve his luggage. He just gives the little stub from the luggage tag that he was given when he checked in his bag, then the airline can retrieve the bag for him, he can take out his visa packet and then check in his bag again.

This will only happen though if it's at least an hour or so till boarding, so everyone's suitcases haven't already been loaded onto the plane.

He's been trying for 3 hours. All they've been telling him is to wait. His flight is in 30 mins now. Fingers crossed please pray for us that they'll bring him his luggage as they said.

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He's been trying for 3 hours. All they've been telling him is to wait. His flight is in 30 mins now. Fingers crossed please pray for us that they'll bring him his luggage as they said.

If his flight is in 30 minutes and they haven't retrieved his bag yet, I don't think it'll happen. :( His best bet now is probably to explain it all to the CBP officer at the border and have them escort him down to the luggage area to retrieve his bag and the packet once in the US. I think I've read about someone else doing this same thing in one of the POE reviews here on VJ. And that time, the CBP officer escorted that person down to get the luggage with the packet inside. Should've been at Dulles or Newark, cause those are the two POEs I've been reading reviews for.

Hope it works out for you.


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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Omg he just got it from bus luggage in the last 20 mins of departure. Thanks everyone for ur comments. Problem is thankfully solved.

Pheew. Congratulations on getting it resolved. Now you can both relax and he can have a nice flight over to his new home. :)


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


heart.gifMarried May 14th 2013 heart.gif



USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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