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Just curious, but I've noticed there are a lot of stories about American fiance/e's flying to their partner's country and flying back in with them to the POE - is this necessary or required? I only ask because of money issues; do they require the American spouse to be there? Our plan was to have him fly in through JFK (to get his EAD) and then fly out here.


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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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It is not required or necessary.

I didn't go to the interview so I could fly with my fiance into the US. My reasoning was because he had never been on a plane before and I wanted to experience that with him. Also, I was so tired of going through security after having to kiss my fiance goodbye, I wanted to go through wtih him!


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Just curious, but I've noticed there are a lot of stories about American fiance/e's flying to their partner's country and flying back in with them to the POE - is this necessary or required? I only ask because of money issues; do they require the American spouse to be there? Our plan was to have him fly in through JFK (to get his EAD) and then fly out here.

Not necessary/required in any way. :thumbs:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ghana
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It is not required that the petitioner be there at POE with the beneficiary.

Like Jomo's Girl, I did not go to the interview so that we could come back together. No more airport goodbyes for us :no:


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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I went to the interview to make sure everything would go ok and be there if the CO wanted to talk to me. He never asked to interview me and then we flew back together. It's a personal choice, really.

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Not necessary.. Daniel came to be with me during the interview as enough had gone wrong with our case already and we did not want to take any chances.

We also did not want to say anymore goodbyes (it was the most painful part of the whole procedure to us) It was just so nice to be able to come home together :luv:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I suspect that many of those who fly over and accompany their fiances back have inexperienced travelers as fiances and are there to help make the process smoother, especially if there are language barriers involved. It isn't necessary although it can certainly be nice:-).


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I suspect that many of those who fly over and accompany their fiances back have inexperienced travelers as fiances and are there to help make the process smoother, especially if there are language barriers involved. It isn't necessary although it can certainly be nice:-).

My thoughts exactly and is why I did it...


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I suspect that many of those who fly over and accompany their fiances back have inexperienced travelers as fiances and are there to help make the process smoother, especially if there are language barriers involved. It isn't necessary although it can certainly be nice:-).

My thoughts exactly and is why I did it...

Similar thoughts here. I really wanted to be with them (wife and daughter) at interview time and travel together but it just wasn't practical for us. Instead, I met them at the POE to avoid them overnighting in LA before transferring. We had a nice two day drive home from LAX in a rented mini-van with room for their luggage. I wouldn't have been much help at the transfer in Hong Kong but I sure wish I could have been with them the whole trip.


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Filed: Country: Germany
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We can't afford for me to fly to Germany and come back with P. We've spent enough money on airlines :)

But we decided to have him fly into British Columbia and for me to pick him up there and drive together into the US. For us it was because the flight to BC was cheaper and direct from Germany, the POE at the US/BC border gives the EAD stamp, and we wanted to come through immigration together.

It's nice, but if money is a factor it shouldn't worry you.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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If you have the extra money and more importantly - the time - do it. We just saved the money and then gave it all to our favorite charity - Las Vegas! :lol: and a little bit to Mazatlan (Mexico).


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Peru
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I really would love to fly down there for the interview, but I'd also like to come home with him on the plane. Everything I read highly recommends that I go to the interview in Perú... I'm scared if I don't they'll deny the visa. What does everybody think? I'm kind of going broke from this whole process & don't have a lot of money right now to spend on plane tickets.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Hello,

Being there at the interview doesn't make a difference in the minds of the consular officer for approval. Most importantly when I read your timeline is that you took your time, traveled down there twice then became engaged. Just make sure your K1 has all the supporting documentation you need to show sincerety and you should be fine.

My Masha spoke no English, had never travelled on a plane before and had a 3 year old son with her in tow. Despite me having flown over there twice she let me know she would patiently wait up to a year if necessary until I could travel to Russia and accompany her back. Money wasn't the primary issue as was simply time off from work which I had used up in 2004. When I look back on the whole situation however I don't regret making the 4 day trip. I only spent 3 days in Russia before we left but alone I'm not sure how she would have navigated the ENTIRE journey (taxi to airport, checkin, flight to Paris, connection to Houston, customs, etc.) In fact we spent 2 hours in customs in Houston and it helped that I could go get her something to drink etc.

So if one could accompany thier loved ones back I say go for it. If money is an issue then compromise and meet halfway or don't fret and do your best. Each situation is different.

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Robert and Masha

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