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'Have you made specific travel plans'

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When I filled in the DS-160 form, I put a specific travel month. Thereafter, during my visa interview, when asked by the CO when will I be traveling to the US, I answered that I will probably travel in that same month stated on the DS160 as well, though not sure. And I was telling the truth at the time. The CO checked the date on the DS-160 form and typed something into the computer.


However after some discussion with my fiance, we later figure out that it will be better to travel one month earlier than the date I told the CO.


Would this constitute an issue with the CBP at the Port of Entry? Will it constitute as 'misrepresentation' if the CBP pull out the DS160 and the record and sees what the CO has typed, which might be my statement that I will probably arrive at that date, but now it's different than the actual date I arrive, even though I told the truth at the interview? Or is it as long as the visa is valid then I can travel at any time permitted on the K1?


Thanks.

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Has anyone 'been there, done that'? Same situation, but allowed entry anyway? Or denied entry? Anyone can share some real experiences? Celeste & C thanks for your reply! It helps me to relieve stress because I will be booking my plane ticket soon.

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I can't remember if I answered 'no' to the question and put intended travel date, or answered 'yes' and put a specific travel plan there. Let's assume the worst, that I answered 'yes' and put in a specific travel plan, and later told the CO that I will probably travel in that same month. Then shortly after getting the visa I changed my mind and want to travel a month earlier. Maybe the CBP at the POE will say I lied on my DS160 and lied to the CO?

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I think they ask for that date to have an idea when to interview. On that basis, on the DS160 I suggested a date that was a little earlier than I intended. I ended up getting an interview that was scheduled just 2 weeks or so after the letter inviting me to it (was told its typically 4 weeks in London), which came right after my medical. This gave me time to have a trip to Portugal to see my brother before leaving for the US. I think I still travelled around 2-3 weeks later than I suggested in DS160.

If you get the visa on time, you're good to travel (within the time limits of that visa). Don't worry too much about it, you are over thinking it. No one is going to suggest you lied because your travel plans changed a little. They specifically tell you NOT to book flights or make any firm wedding plans until you have the visa. So no one should have firm unchangeable plans when filling in the DS160.

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