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(Question for a friend) I am in the UK and my wife just left to go back to the US to wait for our baby to be born. Our case is at the NVC we are waiting for police background checks, in order to schedule an appointment at the Embassy for my visa. Would I be able to apply for the Visa Waiver so that I could spend time with my wife at Christmas and be with her in her last stages of pregnancy? As soon as I am scheduled for an appointment I can travel back to the UK. Thank you for any responses.


GOT MARRIED IN PAKISTAN 11-30-2003

FILED I-130 ON 02-2004

RECEIVED NOA 02-3-2004

FILED K-3 ON 03-04

RECEIVED NOA 03-16-2004

RFE 09-23-04

RECEIVED RFE RESPONSE 10-06-2004

RECEIVED NOA-2 10-25-2004 WITH APPROVAL!

RECEIVED LETTER FROM NVC WITH CASE # 10-29-04

HUSBAND CALLED ISLAMABAD, INT. APPT. ON JAN. 27, 2005

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMPLETED ON JULY 27, 2005

FILED WAIVERS (I-601 & I-212) 8-15-05

I-130 APPROVED ON 8-15-05

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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(Question for a friend) I am in the UK and my wife just left to go back to the US to wait for our baby to be born. Our case is at the NVC we are waiting for police background checks, in order to schedule an appointment at the Embassy for my visa. Would I be able to apply for the Visa Waiver so that I could spend time with my wife at Christmas and be with her in her last stages of pregnancy? As soon as I am scheduled for an appointment I can travel back to the UK. Thank you for any responses.

There is no clear yes or no answer as it's really up to whatever Agent you get that day.

Many people have successfully visited the US while in the visa process, I have several times. While others have been refused entry,some have even had a B2 (visitors visa) in hand only to have it canceled by the CBP Agent.

I am planning on visiting my husband for Christmas with our daughter, let's hope we both get a pleasant Agent and not a Grinch.


04-21-2006 | Marriage in Santa Ana, CA
I-130 Process
06-29-2006 | Mailed to CSC
08-23-2006 | Was told application was rejected & sent back
08-30-2006 | Recieved rejected package
09-01-2006 | Resubmitted I-130
09-08-2006 | NOA1 (now that's more like it)
09-13-2006 | Recieved NOA1 in the mail
12-19-2006 | Recieved email RFE
12-20-2006 | Recieved RFE in mail
12-22-2006 | Sent out RFE info
01-09-2007 | NOA2 Email received!
I-130 at NVC
01-24-2007 | Case Number Assigned
02-06-2007 | Emailed DS-3032 COA
02-09-2007 | NVC confirms COA in email
02-20-2007 | DS3032 & AOS Fee Bill Mailed
02-26-2007 | Received DS3032 and AOS Fee Bill
02-28-2007 | Mailed AOS Fee Bill and check
03-13-2007 | I-864 received
03-21-2007 | I-864 sent
05-16-2007 | IV Bill resent from NVC (never got the first)
06-02-2007 | IV Bill received
06-05-2007 | IV Bill payment sent
06-26-2007 | Received DS230
06-29-2007 | Mailed DS230 to NVC
08-15-2007 | NVC process complete but was sent back to US CIS (#@$%#$% this sucks)
11-08-2007 | I-130 returned to NVC
11-08-2007 | Requested expedited interview due to daughters illness
11-21-2007 | NVC approved expedited interview. Mailed to Montreal Embassy Nov 20th
12-11-2007 | Told by contact at US Consulate in Toronto that our interview date will be on Jan 4th.
01-04-2008 | Interview In Montreal. VISA GRANTED
01-11-2008 | Arrival in the US
11-09-2009 | Biometrics taken for 10 year green card
01-20-2010 | Approved- 10 GC ordered for production

06-22-2013 | N-400 package sent

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Thank you so very much for your quick reply, I wish you luck and Have a Merry Christmas!!!


GOT MARRIED IN PAKISTAN 11-30-2003

FILED I-130 ON 02-2004

RECEIVED NOA 02-3-2004

FILED K-3 ON 03-04

RECEIVED NOA 03-16-2004

RFE 09-23-04

RECEIVED RFE RESPONSE 10-06-2004

RECEIVED NOA-2 10-25-2004 WITH APPROVAL!

RECEIVED LETTER FROM NVC WITH CASE # 10-29-04

HUSBAND CALLED ISLAMABAD, INT. APPT. ON JAN. 27, 2005

ADMINISTRATIVE REVIEW COMPLETED ON JULY 27, 2005

FILED WAIVERS (I-601 & I-212) 8-15-05

I-130 APPROVED ON 8-15-05

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
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I'm in the US right now using the visa waiver thingy (I-94?). I've been here three times now but this was the first time that I got stopped at passport control.

I arrived at Atlanta airport and was asked how long I was staying etc, when I told the guy that I wanted to stay the full 90 days he called for me to be escorted to an interview area where I had to wait with alot of other folk who had been stopped for one reason or another. While there I saw a number of people being told that they were being refused entry to the US and some were even facing prosecution for attempting to enter illegally.

When it came to my turn I explained that my wife and I were going through the K3 visa process and I still had commitments in the UK, financial and family.

Luckily, I had brought copies of our NOA's and when I handed these to him it seemed to sway his decision that I was telling the truth.

So, to be on the safe side, bring as much paperwork with you as you can to show that you're going down the correct channels-I don't mind admitting-I was scared when I was waiting in that room, but if you're honest and bring your paperwork with you then you should be just fine.

Best of luck to you and your wife!

G.

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Filed: Other Country: China
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(Question for a friend) I am in the UK and my wife just left to go back to the US to wait for our baby to be born. Our case is at the NVC we are waiting for police background checks, in order to schedule an appointment at the Embassy for my visa. Would I be able to apply for the Visa Waiver so that I could spend time with my wife at Christmas and be with her in her last stages of pregnancy? As soon as I am scheduled for an appointment I can travel back to the UK. Thank you for any responses.

If your friend is a UK Citizen, the chances are pretty good, he could visit on the VWP, provided he could show strong ties to the UK, like a job and home to go back to. There's no way to know for certain you whether you'll be admitted before you get to the agent at the desk at the point of entry.

You question confuses me because you don't apply for a visa waiver to use the VWP. You simply get on the plane and they let you in or don't when you present your passport at the point of entry.


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