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My husband in Oklahoma got an accident and is in an emergency room. His family contacted me. They want me to come asap... I am applying for a K3 and will they let me in without a visitor visa...? I am trying to contact the embassy but if someone knows please let me know.

Thank you.

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You can travel on the VWP as a citizen of Japan, but there's no guarantee that you will be allowed entry. You should bring as much proof as possible that you will return to Japan following the trip. Unfortunately, I don't think anyone will be able to guarantee you entry in advance. I hope everything turns out for you and your husband.


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Thank you for your reply. I just contacted the U.S. embassy and they are useless. Currently it is 7:30pm in Japan and soon after they answered the phone, they told me to call them back tomorrow. Why do they answer the phone then? I told them it's an emergency and they listened to me, and after they did, they told me to call them back. so stupid. It's so cruel if they don't let me in. He is in an accident...

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Since the embassy was not helpful, I called U.S. Department of State in Washington. A nice lady answered me and said I will have to apply for a medical emergency visa, which I need a letter invitation from his family and a doctor statement. After I receive them, I will have to go to the embassy in Tokyo for an interview. She said it won't take too long since it's an emergency, but just receiving letters from them will take up to a week...

Also, it seems like she doesn't really know what a K3 visa is and she told me to file I-130. I explained that I have already filed it for a K3, and she said I might have to file for change of status... I think she is a receptionist and I will have to call them back at 8:30am so she can transfer me to a Visa officer for better advice, but she understood my situation and tried to advice me as much as she could. I really appreciate that.

It is really pain that I cannot even see my husband even in this situation... My husband and I talked about it before, that if we get an accident, it will be hard to see each other. It was just a small talk we didn't mean. I have never thought it could really happen...

Is it that hard to enter the U.S. even in those situations?? All I need are a proof that he is in hospital and I have a will that I will go back to my country after making sure he is okay right?

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Since the embassy was not helpful, I called U.S. Department of State in Washington. A nice lady answered me and said I will have to apply for a medical emergency visa, which I need a letter invitation from his family and a doctor statement. After I receive them, I will have to go to the embassy in Tokyo for an interview. She said it won't take too long since it's an emergency, but just receiving letters from them will take up to a week...

Also, it seems like she doesn't really know what a K3 visa is and she told me to file I-130. I explained that I have already filed it for a K3, and she said I might have to file for change of status... I think she is a receptionist and I will have to call them back at 8:30am so she can transfer me to a Visa officer for better advice, but she understood my situation and tried to advice me as much as she could. I really appreciate that.

It is really pain that I cannot even see my husband even in this situation... My husband and I talked about it before, that if we get an accident, it will be hard to see each other. It was just a small talk we didn't mean. I have never thought it could really happen...

Is it that hard to enter the U.S. even in those situations?? All I need are a proof that he is in hospital and I have a will that I will go back to my country after making sure he is okay right?

Maybe the family could scan the letter of inviation and doctor's letter and you could print them right away.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Or fax, send a copy to you, as well fax the japan embassy??????????


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Or fax, send a copy to you, as well fax the japan embassy??????????

Yes, you can have them fax/email a copy to you and another copy to the US Embassy in Japan.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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I called them again, and they gave me a different phone number and I called 7 other places after all. Most of them were unnice and all the reps gave me different answers, and the last person I talked to clearly said that there is no way I can visit the U.S. until I get a K3 visa even my husband is in hospital! I didn't think it was right so I kept on asking and she just said have a nice day and hung up on me :angry: I knew they BS a lot but I am really mad this time...

Tomorrow morning I will call the embassy again. Hope someone nice will answer next time. I live far from Tokyo so if I can just fax them, that would be great.

Many of us here live very far from someone we love. It's really tough, isn't it?

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I called them again, and they gave me a different phone number and I called 7 other places after all. Most of them were unnice and all the reps gave me different answers, and the last person I talked to clearly said that there is no way I can visit the U.S. until I get a K3 visa even my husband is in hospital! I didn't think it was right so I kept on asking and she just said have a nice day and hung up on me :angry: I knew they BS a lot but I am really mad this time...

Tomorrow morning I will call the embassy again. Hope someone nice will answer next time. I live far from Tokyo so if I can just fax them, that would be great.

Many of us here live very far from someone we love. It's really tough, isn't it?

Yes, it is hard. We understand your situation. Maybe have someone from your husband's family contact the local Congressman and explain the whole situation. Usually, Congressman's office is very promt and helpful.

I hope and pray for your husband's speedy recovery.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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If you have many things that show you will return to Japan, there are chances you will be let in at POE. Employment letter that they expect you back or college letter, rent obligations, etc.

I really hope your husband will be okay, and that you get to be there for him!!


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May 2 2006 - sent to Consulate

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May 27 2008 - Biometrics Appointment in OKC

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March 24, 2009 - card production ordered

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Thank you very much for your kind words.

Does Congressman help us?? In Japan they don't help citizens directly so it sounds very weird :blink: I searched for Congressman and found him. Can you give me more details about what Congressman does for us???

Thank you.

Usually, there is someone at US Congressman's office deals with immigration issues. Have someone from your husband's family contact the local Congressman's office and explain the whole situation. In addition, you can also email the Congressman's office. Congressman's office can advise you about what you can do. They can also contact the US Embassy in Japan, if they think it is needed.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Thank you very much for your kind words.

Does Congressman help us?? In Japan they don't help citizens directly so it sounds very weird :blink: I searched for Congressman and found him. Can you give me more details about what Congressman does for us???

Thank you.

Ravichan, honey, what do you want these people to do for you? I dont' think you will get your K-3 visa intantly, and you don't need a visa to visit the US--you can come on VWP, right?

Your visa paperwork and your usual ties to home, plus the information about your husband's medical emergency should help you get through the POE---I do not htink you need a special medical emergency visa (that would be for YOUR emergency).

Have you looked to see if you can get an airline ticket?


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Frankly, I don't think that these kinds of things, in and of themselves, will be of much help. She is clearly on record as being willing and able to sever all such ties as soon as she can get a K3 or immigrant visa.

What should be of help is the emergent and emergency nature of this particular situation that causes her to want to visit the USA at this particular time. See needs both evidence of the situation and evidence not just of the ties but that the ties will not be severed until a future date under future circumstances.

Another important point might be a specific period of time to be spent in the USA on this visit, which may be difficult given the uncertainty of the medical situation.

Yodrak

If you have many things that show you will return to Japan, there are chances you will be let in at POE. Employment letter that they expect you back or college letter, rent obligations, etc.

I really hope your husband will be okay, and that you get to be there for him!!

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