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Just want to confirm with others, I am doing the right thing.

My who's in Singapore, tried to come to US after our marriage. We were told prior to her coming that she could come to US and file a adjustment of status (of course we only find out later USCIS reps are useless and have no real idea how the process works). So, the security agent doesn't let my wife into the states since she doesn't have a VISA or a return ticket to Singapore. Now for question 32, it asks:

32: Have you ever been refused admission to the United States at a port-of-entry?

Answer: I said YES (anyone disagree please let me know)

Here's my explanation:

Prior to coming to US, we called USCIS and the representative stated that my wife could come to US and file an ajustment of status. After we got married, I came to US and security agent told me I was misinformed and sent back to Singapore.

Two Questions for forum:

1. Anyone think my wife should say no? If so why?

2. Anyone experience a similar situation and will this delay our application at NVC or consulate?

Thanks for your time.


Dec. 30 2007 <- Sent I-130 (along with G325A)

Dec. 31 2007 <- Received registered mailed e-signature

Feb. 02 2008 <- Check Cashed

Feb. 13 2008 <- NOA 1 received

Nov. 18 2008 <- NOA 2 received

Dec 14, 2008 <- AOS fee paid

Dec 21, 2008 <- DS-3032 received by NVC

Dec 21, 2008 <- I-864 sent into NVC

Dec 26, 2008 <- Paid IV Fee bill online

Dec 29, 2008 <- Confirmed that NVC has received DS-230 & i-864

Jan 12, 2009 <- NVC case complete and interview date for wife is on 2/2/09

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Just want to confirm with others, I am doing the right thing.

My who's in Singapore, tried to come to US after our marriage. We were told prior to her coming that she could come to US and file a adjustment of status (of course we only find out later USCIS reps are useless and have no real idea how the process works). So, the security agent doesn't let my wife into the states since she doesn't have a VISA or a return ticket to Singapore. Now for question 32, it asks:

32: Have you ever been refused admission to the United States at a port-of-entry?

Answer: I said YES (anyone disagree please let me know)

Here's my explanation:

Prior to coming to US, we called USCIS and the representative stated that my wife could come to US and file an ajustment of status. After we got married, I came to US and security agent told me I was misinformed and sent back to Singapore.

Two Questions for forum:

You must tell the truth . IF they find you re lying , you have Big problem. Good luck.

1. Anyone think my wife should say no? If so why?

2. Anyone experience a similar situation and will this delay our application at NVC or consulate?

Thanks for your time.

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I'm not sure why your wife was denied entry. Singapore is on the visa waiver program and she doesn't need to have a visa to come to the USA, only her Singapore passport. What country is her passport from? If she lives in Singapore but has a passport from another country then that might be some of the problems. If she was denied entry they keep record of that. I would just answer the questions honestly. If you don't, and they find out or think you lied on the application then they may never let her come to the USA.

Just want to confirm with others, I am doing the right thing.

My who's in Singapore, tried to come to US after our marriage. We were told prior to her coming that she could come to US and file a adjustment of status (of course we only find out later USCIS reps are useless and have no real idea how the process works). So, the security agent doesn't let my wife into the states since she doesn't have a VISA or a return ticket to Singapore. Now for question 32, it asks:

32: Have you ever been refused admission to the United States at a port-of-entry?

Answer: I said YES (anyone disagree please let me know)

Here's my explanation:

Prior to coming to US, we called USCIS and the representative stated that my wife could come to US and file an ajustment of status. After we got married, I came to US and security agent told me I was misinformed and sent back to Singapore.

Two Questions for forum:

1. Anyone think my wife should say no? If so why?

2. Anyone experience a similar situation and will this delay our application at NVC or consulate?

Thanks for your time.


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I would just answer the questions honestly. If you don't, and they find out or think you lied on the application then they may never let her come to the USA.

I agree, 100%.

If you are ever caught in committing a falsehood on these forms, it will create permanent and possibly insurmountable problems.

The truth may cause complications. But these often can be overcome.


  • 07/17/07 Returned from two months in China. All K1 documents 'in hand'.
  • 07/19/07 Completed preparation of I-129F & associated documentation. Mailed it.
  • 08/03/07 Received NOA1 from the CSC.
  • 12/13/07 Received NOA2 from the CSC.
  • 01/23/08 NVC sent our case to U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou China.
  • 03/31/08 U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou China received, issued case number.
  • 04/05/08 P3 received.
  • 04/06/08 P3 sent.
  • 05/01/08 P4 received.
  • 05/12/08 Flight to China.
  • 06/23/08 Interview at U.S. Consulate in Guangzhou China- PINK.
  • 06/25/08 K1 & K2 visas received.
  • 07/09/08 We all arrive in America, Chicago POE
  • 08/06/08 Fiancee receives SSN (req. for marriage in our state)
  • 08/08/08 Married
  • 09/01/08 Moved into new house. AR-11's filed for wife & son.
  • 09/19/08 AOS / EAD package mailed.
  • 09/25/08 AOS / EAD NOAs.
  • 10/02/08 Biometrics letters.
  • 10/16/08 Biometrics taken.
  • 10/17/08 Case transferred to CSC.
  • 12/08/08 EADs approved / EAD cards issued.
  • 03/05/09 AOS approved.
  • 03/12/09 Green Cards received.
  • 09/17/10 Application for Lifting Conditions Mailed.
  • 10/04/10 NOA1
  • 10/19/10 Biometrics Taken.
  • 01/07/11 Removal of Conditions Approved
  • 02/26/12 Still Happily Married & Doing Well

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Thanks. Agreed, honesty is the best thing.

XiaoBai - Yes thats what we thought as well as what USCIS told us. She has a Singapore passport and she can come to the States without a VISA, but for business or tourism. So when we came to the port, the guy was suprised she was trying to come to US for her final destination. Big mistake on my end as well as listening to USCIS. This forum/website gives me more information then the folks there.

Thanks.


Dec. 30 2007 <- Sent I-130 (along with G325A)

Dec. 31 2007 <- Received registered mailed e-signature

Feb. 02 2008 <- Check Cashed

Feb. 13 2008 <- NOA 1 received

Nov. 18 2008 <- NOA 2 received

Dec 14, 2008 <- AOS fee paid

Dec 21, 2008 <- DS-3032 received by NVC

Dec 21, 2008 <- I-864 sent into NVC

Dec 26, 2008 <- Paid IV Fee bill online

Dec 29, 2008 <- Confirmed that NVC has received DS-230 & i-864

Jan 12, 2009 <- NVC case complete and interview date for wife is on 2/2/09

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They probably thought, when you called, that she was just coming to visit and that's why they said no problem to you when she said she was from Singapore. As you know, even with the visa waiver, she can only come here for the authorized amount of time otherwise she needs to exit and then re-enter. Your lucky in one way, at least she can come here to visit. I don't have that luxury so I'll be making 3 trips to China in the next 8 months. It's always a good idea to buy return tickets anyway. The usually only cost a little more and you can change the dates. Not sure how close you are to the borders but she can always go to Mexico or Canada and then re-enter and get 30 or 60 more days. China actually gave me a multiple entry visa this time so I can do the same thing. Good luck.

Thanks. Agreed, honesty is the best thing.

XiaoBai - Yes thats what we thought as well as what USCIS told us. She has a Singapore passport and she can come to the States without a VISA, but for business or tourism. So when we came to the port, the guy was suprised she was trying to come to US for her final destination. Big mistake on my end as well as listening to USCIS. This forum/website gives me more information then the folks there.

Thanks.


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