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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Moldova
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Hey Guys,

Maybe someone can help me with this question...

I've heard that after my fiancée and I get married, she will probably have to wait a year before being allowed to leave the country. Well, for our honeymoon, we thought about taking a cruise to Hawaii. Would this be a problem? Even though we would never be leaving the states, we would still be crossing international waters. If so, could we fly?

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I-129F Sent : 2009-01-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-02-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-05-13

NVC Received : 2009-06-15

NVC Left : 2009-06-17

Consulate Received : 2009-06-24

Packet 3 Received : 2009-07-06

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-07-07

Interview Date : 2009-08-04

Visa Received : 2009-08-04

US Entry : 2009-08-20

Marriage : 2009-11-07

I-485 Sent : 2009-11-19

I-765 Sent : 2009-11-19

I-131 Sent : 2009-11-19

Check cashed : 2009-11-23

I-485 NOA1 : 2009-11-24

I-765 NOA1 : 2009-11-24

I-131 NOA1 : 2009-11-24

Biometrics : 2009-12-22

RFE : 2009-12-25

I-131 approved : 2010-02-02

I-765 approved : 2010-02-05

I-485 approved/card production ordered : 2010-03-16

Green Card in the mail : 2010-03-23

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hey Guys,

Maybe someone can help me with this question...

I've heard that after my fiancée and I get married, she will probably have to wait a year before being allowed to leave the country. Well, for our honeymoon, we thought about taking a cruise to Hawaii. Would this be a problem? Even though we would never be leaving the states, we would still be crossing international waters. If so, could we fly?

As long as the cruise isn't making stops in other countries you will be jsut fine, and Hawaii being part of the US is fair game for flying.


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05/05/2009 - NOA1

07/17/2009 - NOA2

08/27/2009 - Visa Received

10/09/2009 - Married

AOS/EAD

11/18/2009 - NOA1

01/15/2010 - EAD Approved

02/25/2010 - AOS Interview

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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If so, could we fly?

Just as long as your flight doesn't divert to another country too...

Hehe, yes that too!

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05/05/2009 - NOA1

07/17/2009 - NOA2

08/27/2009 - Visa Received

10/09/2009 - Married

AOS/EAD

11/18/2009 - NOA1

01/15/2010 - EAD Approved

02/25/2010 - AOS Interview

Adjuticator's Field Manual

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Moldova
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If so, could we fly?

Just as long as your flight doesn't divert to another country too...

Hehe, yes that too!

:thumbs:

Ah,

This is news I like to hear! Thanks guys!


I-129F Sent : 2009-01-26

I-129F NOA1 : 2009-02-04

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-05-13

NVC Received : 2009-06-15

NVC Left : 2009-06-17

Consulate Received : 2009-06-24

Packet 3 Received : 2009-07-06

Packet 3 Sent : 2009-07-07

Interview Date : 2009-08-04

Visa Received : 2009-08-04

US Entry : 2009-08-20

Marriage : 2009-11-07

I-485 Sent : 2009-11-19

I-765 Sent : 2009-11-19

I-131 Sent : 2009-11-19

Check cashed : 2009-11-23

I-485 NOA1 : 2009-11-24

I-765 NOA1 : 2009-11-24

I-131 NOA1 : 2009-11-24

Biometrics : 2009-12-22

RFE : 2009-12-25

I-131 approved : 2010-02-02

I-765 approved : 2010-02-05

I-485 approved/card production ordered : 2010-03-16

Green Card in the mail : 2010-03-23

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Hey Guys,

Maybe someone can help me with this question...

I've heard that after my fiancée and I get married, she will probably have to wait a year before being allowed to leave the country. Well, for our honeymoon, we thought about taking a cruise to Hawaii. Would this be a problem? Even though we would never be leaving the states, we would still be crossing international waters. If so, could we fly?

I just wanted to point out, that after you're married, file the AOS right away. You can apply for Advanced Parole at the same time. This allows, once you get it back from USCIS, for travel outside of the US until she gets her GC. It usually takes about 3 months from filing, so she won't have to wait a year before travelling outside of the US. I know this doesn't apply to your honeymoon, but just wanted to clear this up for future travel you guys may want to do.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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Hey guys, Hawaii is domestic flying, kinda like going from New York to Dallas or something like that. Nothing to worry about.

Casa de piatra!


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04/09/09 : I-129F Sent to Vermont

04/10/09 : I-129F Received by USCIS

04/14/09 : NOA1

08/19/09 : NOA2

08/24/09 : NVC Received

08/25/09 : NVC Left

08/27/09 : Consulate received

08/28/09 : Packet 3

08/31/09 : Packet 3 sent

09/16/09 : Interview - Approved

09/21/09 : Trip to Dallas

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ukraine
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Hey Guys,

Maybe someone can help me with this question...

I've heard that after my fiancée and I get married, she will probably have to wait a year before being allowed to leave the country. Well, for our honeymoon, we thought about taking a cruise to Hawaii. Would this be a problem? Even though we would never be leaving the states, we would still be crossing international waters. If so, could we fly?

You can definitely fly to Hawaii, not sure about the cruise.

She will no tbe able to leave the US (more correctly, she CAN leave, she cannot return) without an AP or Green card. An AP, if filed with the AOS should take 2-3 months but an AP will not get her INTO other countries she needs a visa for. It will allow her to RETURN. Of course she could travle to her home country.

We got our AP AND green Card within two months from filing AOS, but that is relatively fast, 6 months is probably more "normal" for a green card.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Scotland
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Always file for AP. Regardless of weather or not you will use it, no one can predict what may happen in the future, a family emergency etc; I feel a lot better knowing that if I had to leave to go 'home' I could re enter the USA.

All of the other posters gave you your answer, I would definitely skip the cruise and take the flight.


29/06/2004 Met online

24/10/2004- Officially started dating!

-Various Trips Between the USA and Scotland-

25/12/2007- Steven Proposed, and gave me a lovely Ring!

29/02/2008- Sent I-129F to VSC

22/09/2008-1pm - Recieved Visa!

04/11/2008 -Steven comes back to Scotland for the Celebrations!

09/11/2008- We return home together!

23/01/2009- Wedding!!!

Your I-129f was approved in 108 days from your NOA1 date.

Preparing AOS Forms.

09/4/2009- Sent AOS

11/4/2009- Received and signed for

20/4/2009- Received NOA for AOS/EAD/AP (Dated April 17th)

20/4/2009- USCIS cashed check for $1010

09/5/2009- Biometrics

11/5/2009- Case transferred to CSC

05/6/2009- Received AP

09/6/2009- Received EAD

22/7/2009- Approved!

27/7/2009- Greencard in Hand

Removal of Conditions.

15/5/2011- Received @ VSC

23/5/2011-NOA1

12/07/2011- Biometrics

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Moving from K-1 Process to Travelling Prior to GC forum.

Jon & Dana, there are a number of members who have taken Hawaiian cruises for their honeymoon. In fact, one of our newly married Canada Forum couples are on their way to theirs now. Just call the cruiseline and verify with them.


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Interesting question.

I wonder if it would matter if the ship was flagged US or Non-US.

If you were on a non-US flagged ship, and it went into international waters, could that be considered leaving the US, cancelling the AOS (if so filed) without having an AP?

I think I will ask USCIS and see what they say. :)


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Interesting question.

I wonder if it would matter if the ship was flagged US or Non-US.

If you were on a non-US flagged ship, and it went into international waters, could that be considered leaving the US, cancelling the AOS (if so filed) without having an AP?

I think I will ask USCIS and see what they say. :)

By calling the Customer Service Line? :no:

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