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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Hi Everyone,

Is is okay for my Canadian fiance to visit me while we wait? For a couple of weeks? Would we be risking a petition denial? Is there a chance he would not be allowed into the US while we wait for the I-129F?

I filed the I-129F on Feb 6, 2008 and nothing else has happened. The CSC seems to be taking FOREVER! This process feels so isolating, but I am thrilled to have found you all for support!!



2-5-08 Mailed I-129F to CSC

2-7-08 Received & check cashed

2-12-08 NOA1 Received

6-10-08 NOA2 Approved

7-3-08 Packet 3 Received

7-5-08 Packet 3 Mailed to Consulate

7-22-08 Packet 4 with Appt date Received

8-5-08 Interview at Montreal Consulate -- APPROVED (exactly 6 months later)!

8-8-08 Visa arrives

9-4-08 Fiance crosses

9-14-08 Wedding!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria

There is nothing against visiting. The problem is there is an increased chance that they won't let him in. He should bring whatever proof he has that he has to be back in Canada. And be prepared to be turned back . They will see the petition as intent to immigrate so he has to convince them that he doesn't intend on doing it yet.

Good luck

First visit:2007-09-12 to 2008-09-23

I-129F Sent : 2007-11-24

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-11-30

I-129F NOA2 : 2008-03-31

NVC Received : 2008-04-21

NVC Left : 2008-04-23

Consulate Received : 2008-04-28

Packet 3 Received : 2008-05-20

Interivew date : 2008-08-07 CO asks inappropraite questions

His father died: 2008-08-18

Retain Marc Ellis 2008-09

Visited Nigeria again: 2008-11-12

petitioned returned to CSC :2008-11-27

returned to USA 2008-12-13

His father buried 2009-01-03

picks up K1 visa Nov 2009

Marriage Dec 2009

take throne as Igwe /Lolo 2010 or 2011

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

I went down for about 4 months while awaiting interview and had no problems. They just wanted to make sure that i had a return ticket and reason to come back to Canada. Just don't lie.

Check out this thread...


Edited by MarkNAshley


Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) : 2008-03-13

Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-18

AOS Transfer** :

Interview Date : 2008-07-23

Approval / Denial Date : 2008-07-23

Approved : 2008-07-23

Got I551 Stamp :

Greencard Received:


Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) :

Bio. Appt. : 2008-03-18

Approved Date : 2008-04-24

Date Card Received : 2008-05-03

Comments : Packet Arrived in Chicago - Feb 20, 2008

Check cashed Feb 28, 2008


Date Filed : 2008-02-15

NOA Date : 2008-02-26

RFE(s) :

Date Approved: 2008-04-24

Date Received : 2008-05-01

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

Yes you can definitely have visits while the visa is processing but like other have mentioned you need to show proof that he is going to back to Canada. So, a letter form his employer, a lease, other bills, and of course a return ticket. I've also read that it's good to carry all of the documents you have filed.

My bf and I intend to travel back and forth just as we normally do throughout the process.

Removing Conditions

Sent package to VSC - 8/12/11

NOA1 - 8/16/11

Biometrics - 9/14/11

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Filed: Timeline

Many of us have travelled back and forth without a problem. Check this link for info on how to assure a successful crossing: Visitation FAQ's

If he does get turned back for lack of proof of ties it will not impact the K-1 visa. It happens to a lot of people and the US Consulate is familiar with it.

Have a great visit. :)


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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada

what Krikit said. :)

*Cheryl -- Nova Scotia ....... Jerry -- Oklahoma*

Jan 17, 2014 N-400 submitted

Jan 27, 2014 NOA received and cheque cashed

Feb 13, 2014 Biometrics scheduled

Nov 7, 2014 NOA received and interview scheduled

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