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I'm not sure if this has ever been said here, nor do I know if it's actually true or not. I haven't seen it at all, but I figured I'd let people know.

My fiance crossed into the States today to come and get me for our interview, via Sarnia/Port Huron. He gave the border guard a copy each of NOA2 and P4. (Also had a letter from his boss, but they never ask for it...lol) She happened to mention to him that it was a good thing he decided to cross into the States when he did, because our NOA2 expires next week, and apparently, once it expires, he's not allowed to enter the States at all until he has his interview date, and then he can POE (obviously). He was like "Oh really?" and she said "Yep! I would have had to turn you away, but luckily, you crossed today!" and then wished us both luck on our interview and sent him on his way. ("Easiest border crossing into the States...like evar." -> his words exactly.)

Anyone ever heard of this "rule"?? I mean, I know the border guard has the final say, but to outright deny entry if NOA2 has expired and you haven't had your interview? :unsure: Either way, I'm super glad we decided to have him get me a week earlier now, that's for sure!!! :thumbs:


- Tiffanney & Matthew -

K1 VISA: 09/11/09 - 08/10/10

MARRIED: 10/10/10
AOS/EAD/AP: 02/22/11 - 05/04/11

ROC
04/04/13: Mailed off!

04/09/13: NOA1

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Yeah, that's not a rule. Mathew crossed after his NOA2 expired without any problems at all.

They just like to make up their own rules. :P


Naturalization

04/10/17- N-400 Filed

04/12/17- Received Phoenix, AZ Lockbox

04/13/17- Credit Card Charged

04/14/17- NOA

05/08/17- Biometrics

05/11/17- In Line

05/22/17- Interview Scheduled

06/28/17- Interview(Approved)

08/29/17 - Oath Ceremony

 

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I probably crossed after my NOA2 expired, since I crossed so many times. I don't remember because they never asked to see it, in fact they never once asked me if I has a visa processing, if I had the intention on ever applying for a visa, or if I knew I needed a visa. It's so interesting how people can have such different experiences!

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Total bs..btw i hate that poe...worst treatment ever..

my noa2 expired dec 4th. i went down for xmas..and again for the whole month of february..interview was march 30th..so definately not true.


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No it's not a rule, just another case of a border officer making up their own as they go along.

I wonder if they ever stop to think about how much anxiety their "rules" cause.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Hm, we've never had any issues with Sarnia. :/ We usually get the balding guy who asks "Where are you going? How long you going to be there? Do you have any food?" and that's it. We've only been pulled into secondary twice, once due to my stupidly throwing a blanket into the back (we're assuming, because they searched the car and knocked my box of timbits over...) and the other was a random in which we went inside for an hour or two only to have them ask us the same questions as outside... and that time they didn't search the car.


- Tiffanney & Matthew -

K1 VISA: 09/11/09 - 08/10/10

MARRIED: 10/10/10
AOS/EAD/AP: 02/22/11 - 05/04/11

ROC
04/04/13: Mailed off!

04/09/13: NOA1

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well sarnia refused me entry on my bday back in 2008, ripped apart our car, freaked my dogs out, interogated me for 3 hours, and then brought me to the back to fingerprint / photograph, and refused to tell me anything. i wasn't even allowed to talk to a supervisor. i absolutely detest with a passion that poe....thus how i ended up doing the k1 and joining vj. i wasn't allowed back in the usa for a year..i had tried..same results, although the 2nd time there was no interogation just an outright refusal. but that is just what they did to me. shrug.


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