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Hi,

 

In order to activate my immigration VISA I will fly to Miami via London.

 

I don´t know if I have correct information, but I´ve heard that the USCIS has outposts or field offices in other airport around the globe. 

 

So if I fly via London, do I have to activate it already there or in Miami which obviously is the in USA?

 

I´ve read something like this in another thread, so I just wanted to hedge myself.

 

Thanks and Greetings,

 

Adrian

 

EDIT: I just found this website: https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/operations/preclearance

 

As "preclearance Locations" there appears, amongst others" Ireland, but not the UK. 

 

So I guess POE will be Miami? Can somebody confirm me that? Thanks a lot!

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Your POE will be Miami....


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5 minutes ago, missileman said:

Your POE will be Miami....

Thanks for your answer, I know that might sound like a stupid question, but I was insecure. 

 

I've recently found the above mentioned website from CPB , so I understand that, if I would fly via Boston for example I already would have to activate my VISA there at USCISs "outpost".

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Wherever you have either pre-clearance or a lay-over in the US before your final destination will be your POE. So if you take the plane to Miami but you have a lay-over in Boston, Boston will be your POE and you will have to hand over you visa package to CBP there. 



 

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1 hour ago, Adriano1012 said:

Thanks for your answer, I know that might sound like a stupid question, but I was insecure. 

 

I've recently found the above mentioned website from CPB , so I understand that, if I would fly via Boston for example I already would have to activate my VISA there at USCISs "outpost".

Boston isn't an "outpost", it is American soil and would be your POE - port of entry - if it is the first place you enter the US. Miami is just your final destination. 

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9 minutes ago, SusieQQQ said:

Boston isn't an "outpost", it is American soil and would be your POE - port of entry - if it is the first place you enter the US. Miami is just your final destination. 

Sorry, I meant the airport in Dublin in Ireland, not Boston in the USA. haha, got confused as Boston is an "irish" city. Sorry!

 

 

If I would fly via Dublin in Ireland to the USA, the POE would be Dublin, Ireland, right?  The following link says it's a preclearance location, also for immigration purposes like DV Visa activation or am I wrong?

 

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/operations/preclearance

 

 

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You are right.  At preclearance locations like those in Canada or in Dublin, you POE at that airport and then fly as if domestically.  


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13 minutes ago, Adriano1012 said:

Sorry, I meant the airport in Dublin in Ireland, not Boston in the USA. haha, got confused as Boston is an "irish" city. Sorry!

 

 

If I would fly via Dublin in Ireland to the USA, the POE would be Dublin, Ireland, right?  The following link says it's a preclearance location, also for immigration purposes like DV Visa activation or am I wrong?

 

https://www.cbp.gov/border-security/ports-entry/operations/preclearance

 

 

Yes, in one of these few places like Dublin or Abu Dhabi where there is pre-clearance, you'd go through immigration procedures there no matter what visa you're on - DV or anything else.

 

 

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