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Entering US after Visa granted without using visa?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Ok so this is way ahead of schedule especially since it is our first question....but.....

So firstly thanks to all the help that is on this site already which has just helped us send off the I-129F packet yesterday. This is a great site and well done to all those that contribute, ask and share. :innocent:

My question assumes a successful application and granting of the K-1 visa to me. I know it is valid for a six month period and then 90days from entry in to the country with the visa, but can I enter after receiving it without activating it? i.e. Entering using the normal VWP method. This would obviously then allow us more time to plan a wedding but still enable us to see each other.

Thanks Andy.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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Some Canadians have reported being able to do this but it all depends on the CBP officer at POE, some may allow it, but others may not.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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hmm no I Don't think thats possible

Once you have the K-1 issued, it would come up when you went through customs and they scanned your passport, and since it is only a one-time use, that's all you would get out of it.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong though!

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[size=5]Our Timeline[/size]

05/05/08 - Sent I-129F to VSC
05/14/08 - NOA1
09/01/08 - NOA2
09/11/08 - Petition received by US Consulate in Montreal
09/20/08 - Received Packet 3
10/02/08 - Packet 3 delivered to MTL
10/16/08 - Medical in Halifax
01/15/09 - Interview in Montreal
01/20/09 - Visa in Hand
02/03/09 - Fly to US - POE Halifax NS
03/06/09 - Wedding in Yanceyville, NC

AOS
4/24/09 - Sent AOS package (after too many delays!)
4/27/09 - Signed for in Chicago
5/05/09 - Check cashed and all three NOA1's in the mail
5/14/09 - Received Biometrics appointment letter - Appointment is June 2nd.
6/2/09 - Biometrics at Raleigh field office - they were some of the nicest people :)
6/18/09 - EAD approved and card production ordered
6/20/09- received AP papers in the mail
6/22/09 EAD card arrived in the mail (that was fast eh?)
7/09/09 - received notice of GC appointment date
8/07/09 - Green Card interview at Raleigh Field office at 8:45am - Given RFE for I-693 Vaccination suppliment
9/08/09 - returned RFE to field office. Approved for Green Card
9/09/09 - Received email that Card production had been ordered.
9/17/09 - Green Card in the mail - No more USCIS until June, 2011 :D

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I think the risk of the K-1 being activated is too high to even try it.


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08.01.2011 - I-751 SENT

08.05.2011 - Check cashed

08.08.2011- NOA Received

08.19.2011 - Biometrics Letter Received

09.12.2011 - Biometrics Appointment

01.27.2012 - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!!

02.01.2012 - 10 year GC Received.

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hmm no I Don't think thats possible

Once you have the K-1 issued, it would come up when you went through customs and they scanned your passport, and since it is only a one-time use, that's all you would get out of it.

Someone can correct me if I'm wrong though!

<3 Jen

Yes, it is possible. Some Canadians have been successful at doing this, explaining that they're coming in for a mini-vacation before using their visa, or by asking the Border people if they can do that. If they can't, and they aren't too far away from the border, then it's no big deal. Some people have even asked the Consulate to delay putting the visa in, until they've made one more trip to the US before moving and this request was granted. Again, this has been with Canadians.


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