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Hello VJ family,

Questions are:

1. I just want to know the exact port of entry. my husband wants to get me ticket and my route is Manila to Guam, Guam to Hawaii then Hawaii to Houston. Now where is my POE Guam?. actually i have 2 hours waiting time in guam unlike in hawaii i dont need to get off from the plane.

2. as i mentioned here in my previous post, i already done my usem interview for k3 april 12, 2010. waiting for my visa to be released. just today NVC sent IV bill invoice to my husband amounting to $400 and he paid it. do i need to go through for another interview? I am confused.

NEED HELP. :help:


Met my husband 2007
Officially Girlfriend and Boyfriend March 2008
Engaged/Asked permission to my family June 2008
Marriage October 2009
File I130 November 2009
File I129F November 2009

December 15,2009 CFO ( Commission on Filipinos Overseas)

Feb. 6, 2010 change passport to married name
I129F Approved February 18, 2010
I130 Approved March 9, 2010
Medical March 30 & 31, 2010 passed
Choice of Agent April 1, 2010
Interview April 12, 2010 AP reason NBI
IV FEE April 19, 2010 $400
NBI Interview May 14, 2010 written explanation
June 15, 2010 DS-230, finger scanning and swearing-in for CR1
June 17, 2010 Petition upgrade from K3 to CR1 Approved Thank you Lord
June 19, 2010 13:54 Saturday Visa in hand
July 10, 2010 Port of Entry Detroit.
July 19, 2010 Letter from POE filled out for
September 14, 2010 1st Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 17, 2010 2nd Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 20, 2010 Green Card yeheyyyy
December 22, 2010 Social Security Card
March 3, 2011 State ID
April 30, 2012 File Removal of Condition
May 5, 2012 Received and encash check
May 7, 2012 NO1 and 1 year Ext. while waiting for the approval of 10 year GC
June 4, 2012 Biometric Appointment
Jan. 31, 2013 Received Notice of RFE
Feb. 7, 2013 Sent RFE
Feb. 13, 2013 Vermont Service Received RFE
Mar. 22, 2013 RFE approved ordered reproduction of New Card
Mar. 28, 2013 Received New Card

Aug. 8, 2015 File N-400

Sept. 9, 2015 Biometric Appointment

Feb. 1, 2016 Interview

Feb. 18, 2016 Oath taking ( American Citizen Done).

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hmm I thought you would do immigration in guam and customs in hawaii...I would like to know this too because Mhay is flying those 2 places on the way to alaska.

your husband didnt pay 400 before your interview?

Edited by Scott and Mhay

For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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hmm I thought you would do immigration in guam and customs in hawaii...I would like to know this too because Mhay is flying those 2 places on the way to alaska.

your husband didnt pay 400 before your interview?

My husband did not pay the $400 because we wanted the fastest route so we do the k3 way and i pay $131.00 here in manila for non immigrant. but while waiting for the visa our petition for CR1 was approved too.


Met my husband 2007
Officially Girlfriend and Boyfriend March 2008
Engaged/Asked permission to my family June 2008
Marriage October 2009
File I130 November 2009
File I129F November 2009

December 15,2009 CFO ( Commission on Filipinos Overseas)

Feb. 6, 2010 change passport to married name
I129F Approved February 18, 2010
I130 Approved March 9, 2010
Medical March 30 & 31, 2010 passed
Choice of Agent April 1, 2010
Interview April 12, 2010 AP reason NBI
IV FEE April 19, 2010 $400
NBI Interview May 14, 2010 written explanation
June 15, 2010 DS-230, finger scanning and swearing-in for CR1
June 17, 2010 Petition upgrade from K3 to CR1 Approved Thank you Lord
June 19, 2010 13:54 Saturday Visa in hand
July 10, 2010 Port of Entry Detroit.
July 19, 2010 Letter from POE filled out for
September 14, 2010 1st Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 17, 2010 2nd Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 20, 2010 Green Card yeheyyyy
December 22, 2010 Social Security Card
March 3, 2011 State ID
April 30, 2012 File Removal of Condition
May 5, 2012 Received and encash check
May 7, 2012 NO1 and 1 year Ext. while waiting for the approval of 10 year GC
June 4, 2012 Biometric Appointment
Jan. 31, 2013 Received Notice of RFE
Feb. 7, 2013 Sent RFE
Feb. 13, 2013 Vermont Service Received RFE
Mar. 22, 2013 RFE approved ordered reproduction of New Card
Mar. 28, 2013 Received New Card

Aug. 8, 2015 File N-400

Sept. 9, 2015 Biometric Appointment

Feb. 1, 2016 Interview

Feb. 18, 2016 Oath taking ( American Citizen Done).

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ahh so you might need to do another interview...you might want to call the embassy to find out.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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My husband did not pay the $400 because we wanted the fastest route so we do the k3 way and i pay $131.00 here in manila for non immigrant. but while waiting for the visa our petition for CR1 was approved too.

Go for the CR-1 if you can. WAY,WAY better visa. You'll have to pay a MINIMUM of $1010 to adjust status for the K3. That's not counting civil surgeon fees plus the hassels of a AOS interview in the US.

Just a few reasons why to go with the CR-1. If you are eligible for a IR-1 then you would be nuts going with a K3!

The K3 has to adjust status which cost $1010 + $131 visas application fee.

Have to go thru the cost and hassles of getting a I-693 also.

K3 normally has to do biometrics and have a AOS interview. Time off from work cost the petitioner. PLUS the hassles of submitting the paperwork and going for the interview. Tain’t fun.. Especially if denied or questioned. Ever done a Stokes interview?

That’s the second interview if they are in doubt of your relationship.

Also a possibility of being deported. Yeah doesn’t happen much but it happens.

K3 has to wait about 90 days after they file to get EAD or GC so they can get SSN and be able to work.

CR-1 can work as soon as they get the GC and SS card in the mail. Normally with 6 weeks.

Can’t do a LOT of things without SSN. Like work or get a drivers license in some states.

Some K visas don’t get GC for a LONG time.

If petitioner goes belly up before you get GC you stand a chance of being deported.

If the petitioner loses his/her job after the interview you don’t have to worry about getting a co sponsor to adjust status!

CR-1 cost about $470

Get their GC and SS card in the mail within 6 weeks of arrival.

No biometrics , dealing with civil surgeons, AOS interviews, going to SSA for SS card.

I’m sure I’ve missed a few things.

Bottomline is anyone that goes with the K3 the way things are now are masochist!

Yeah I did but at that time K3s were a LOT faster. That’s not the case anymore.

Edited by Dakine

K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship

!! ALL PAU!

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Hello!

Let me share my experience.

I also took the guam-hawaii-houston route. Flew this March 16, 2010. Guam will be your POE and your visa packet will be asked from you there. You will go to this area/room where you will be interviewed. A CBP officer will ask you basic questions about you and your fiance. Then after, he will stamp on your I-94 as to how long will it be valid. Right after, you will be given a short brown envelope with the big print "USPHS". The CBP officer told me to hand it over to a CBP officer in Hawaii, but when I did that, they informed me to give it to the immigration officer at IAH.

From Guam, you'll board to a new plane going to Hawaii. From Hawaii, you'll pick up your luggages and have them checked by the Customs. Leave your luggages, go to your next gate for boarding. When in Hawaii for boarding, be sure to quickly get your luggages, have them checked and go straightly to your next plane. Move fast so you won't ran out of time. I had a 2 hours lay over, but I almost missed the flight.

When already in IAH, be sure to give your brown envelope to the immigration area and then get your luggages.

Thanks. I hope this helps.

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Go for the CR-1 if you can. WAY,WAY better visa. You'll have to pay a MINIMUM of $1010 to adjust status for the K3. That's not counting civil surgeon fees plus the hassels of a AOS interview in the US.

Just a few reasons why to go with the CR-1. If you are eligible for a IR-1 then you would be nuts going with a K3!

The K3 has to adjust status which cost $1010 + $131 visas application fee.

Have to go thru the cost and hassles of getting a I-693 also.

K3 normally has to do biometrics and have a AOS interview. Time off from work cost the petitioner. PLUS the hassles of submitting the paperwork and going for the interview. Tain’t fun.. Especially if denied or questioned. Ever done a Stokes interview?

That’s the second interview if they are in doubt of your relationship.

Also a possibility of being deported. Yeah doesn’t happen much but it happens.

K3 has to wait about 90 days after they file to get EAD or GC so they can get SSN and be able to work.

CR-1 can work as soon as they get the GC and SS card in the mail. Normally with 6 weeks.

Can’t do a LOT of things without SSN. Like work or get a drivers license in some states.

Some K visas don’t get GC for a LONG time.

If petitioner goes belly up before you get GC you stand a chance of being deported.

If the petitioner loses his/her job after the interview you don’t have to worry about getting a co sponsor to adjust status!

Thank you so much Dakine.......

CR-1 cost about $470

Get their GC and SS card in the mail within 6 weeks of arrival.

No biometrics , dealing with civil surgeons, AOS interviews, going to SSA for SS card.

I’m sure I’ve missed a few things.

Bottomline is anyone that goes with the K3 the way things are now are masochist!

Yeah I did but at that time K3s were a LOT faster. That’s not the case anymore.


Met my husband 2007
Officially Girlfriend and Boyfriend March 2008
Engaged/Asked permission to my family June 2008
Marriage October 2009
File I130 November 2009
File I129F November 2009

December 15,2009 CFO ( Commission on Filipinos Overseas)

Feb. 6, 2010 change passport to married name
I129F Approved February 18, 2010
I130 Approved March 9, 2010
Medical March 30 & 31, 2010 passed
Choice of Agent April 1, 2010
Interview April 12, 2010 AP reason NBI
IV FEE April 19, 2010 $400
NBI Interview May 14, 2010 written explanation
June 15, 2010 DS-230, finger scanning and swearing-in for CR1
June 17, 2010 Petition upgrade from K3 to CR1 Approved Thank you Lord
June 19, 2010 13:54 Saturday Visa in hand
July 10, 2010 Port of Entry Detroit.
July 19, 2010 Letter from POE filled out for
September 14, 2010 1st Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 17, 2010 2nd Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 20, 2010 Green Card yeheyyyy
December 22, 2010 Social Security Card
March 3, 2011 State ID
April 30, 2012 File Removal of Condition
May 5, 2012 Received and encash check
May 7, 2012 NO1 and 1 year Ext. while waiting for the approval of 10 year GC
June 4, 2012 Biometric Appointment
Jan. 31, 2013 Received Notice of RFE
Feb. 7, 2013 Sent RFE
Feb. 13, 2013 Vermont Service Received RFE
Mar. 22, 2013 RFE approved ordered reproduction of New Card
Mar. 28, 2013 Received New Card

Aug. 8, 2015 File N-400

Sept. 9, 2015 Biometric Appointment

Feb. 1, 2016 Interview

Feb. 18, 2016 Oath taking ( American Citizen Done).

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Hello!

Let me share my experience.

I also took the guam-hawaii-houston route. Flew this March 16, 2010. Guam will be your POE and your visa packet will be asked from you there. You will go to this area/room where you will be interviewed. A CBP officer will ask you basic questions about you and your fiance. Then after, he will stamp on your I-94 as to how long will it be valid. Right after, you will be given a short brown envelope with the big print "USPHS". The CBP officer told me to hand it over to a CBP officer in Hawaii, but when I did that, they informed me to give it to the immigration officer at IAH.

From Guam, you'll board to a new plane going to Hawaii. From Hawaii, you'll pick up your luggages and have them checked by the Customs. Leave your luggages, go to your next gate for boarding. When in Hawaii for boarding, be sure to quickly get your luggages, have them checked and go straightly to your next plane. Move fast so you won't ran out of time. I had a 2 hours lay over, but I almost missed the flight.

When already in IAH, be sure to give your brown envelope to the immigration area and then get your luggages.

Thank you so much Sopinay for sharing us your experience. Good luck

Thanks. I hope this helps.


Met my husband 2007
Officially Girlfriend and Boyfriend March 2008
Engaged/Asked permission to my family June 2008
Marriage October 2009
File I130 November 2009
File I129F November 2009

December 15,2009 CFO ( Commission on Filipinos Overseas)

Feb. 6, 2010 change passport to married name
I129F Approved February 18, 2010
I130 Approved March 9, 2010
Medical March 30 & 31, 2010 passed
Choice of Agent April 1, 2010
Interview April 12, 2010 AP reason NBI
IV FEE April 19, 2010 $400
NBI Interview May 14, 2010 written explanation
June 15, 2010 DS-230, finger scanning and swearing-in for CR1
June 17, 2010 Petition upgrade from K3 to CR1 Approved Thank you Lord
June 19, 2010 13:54 Saturday Visa in hand
July 10, 2010 Port of Entry Detroit.
July 19, 2010 Letter from POE filled out for
September 14, 2010 1st Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 17, 2010 2nd Welcome Letter from USCIS
September 20, 2010 Green Card yeheyyyy
December 22, 2010 Social Security Card
March 3, 2011 State ID
April 30, 2012 File Removal of Condition
May 5, 2012 Received and encash check
May 7, 2012 NO1 and 1 year Ext. while waiting for the approval of 10 year GC
June 4, 2012 Biometric Appointment
Jan. 31, 2013 Received Notice of RFE
Feb. 7, 2013 Sent RFE
Feb. 13, 2013 Vermont Service Received RFE
Mar. 22, 2013 RFE approved ordered reproduction of New Card
Mar. 28, 2013 Received New Card

Aug. 8, 2015 File N-400

Sept. 9, 2015 Biometric Appointment

Feb. 1, 2016 Interview

Feb. 18, 2016 Oath taking ( American Citizen Done).

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Hello!

Let me share my experience.

I also took the guam-hawaii-houston route. Flew this March 16, 2010. Guam will be your POE and your visa packet will be asked from you there. You will go to this area/room where you will be interviewed. A CBP officer will ask you basic questions about you and your fiance. Then after, he will stamp on your I-94 as to how long will it be valid. Right after, you will be given a short brown envelope with the big print "USPHS". The CBP officer told me to hand it over to a CBP officer in Hawaii, but when I did that, they informed me to give it to the immigration officer at IAH.

From Guam, you'll board to a new plane going to Hawaii. From Hawaii, you'll pick up your luggages and have them checked by the Customs. Leave your luggages, go to your next gate for boarding. When in Hawaii for boarding, be sure to quickly get your luggages, have them checked and go straightly to your next plane. Move fast so you won't ran out of time. I had a 2 hours lay over, but I almost missed the flight.

When already in IAH, be sure to give your brown envelope to the immigration area and then get your luggages.

Thanks. I hope this helps.

I flew this same route back in Nov 09 and have my Fiancee flying this route on May 3rd. I do not understand customs in Hawaii telling you to give the package to Immigrations in IAH. Once you leave Guam then clear Customs in Hawaii this is all considered domestic flight. When you land at IAH you will disembark the plane on the domestic side hence you will not be dealing with Immigrations nor any where near the international side of the airport where they are at.Where did you have to go once at IAH to locate and Immigrations officer without having to cross all the way over to the International side of the airport

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I flew this same route back in Nov 09 and have my Fiancee flying this route on May 3rd. I do not understand customs in Hawaii telling you to give the package to Immigrations in IAH. Once you leave Guam then clear Customs in Hawaii this is all considered domestic flight. When you land at IAH you will disembark the plane on the domestic side hence you will not be dealing with Immigrations nor any where near the international side of the airport where they are at.Where did you have to go once at IAH to locate and Immigrations officer without having to cross all the way over to the International side of the airport

What was with me wasn't the visa packet (the bulky package delivered through Air21). I already gave that packet in Guam, and then after gave me this short brown envelope, with my name and US address.

When I got at the IAH, I asked the CBP Officer whom to give that envelope (since I was instructed to give it to another CBP officer). But I think that CBP officer didn't understand clearly what I was saying. So he instructed me to inform the receptionist/ lady at terminal C, after I picked up my baggages. SO I did pick up my things, and headed to the that lady at Terminal C and explained my case.

She told me, she doesn't know and that she called immigration and gave the phone to me. I explained my case and instructions given to me by the CBP officers from Guam and Hawaii. He told me that yes, the CBP officer was right. I should hand that envelope to IAH immigration and not in Hawaii. He asked where I was processed and I said in Guam.

The immigration office is at terminal E.But since I already got my baggages, the lady told me I can't get inside so she gave me instructions how to get there. I was confused, so I just waited for my fiance outside terminal C.

Then, left our baggages at our car, and my fiance and I went to terminal E and the officer took our envelope with no question at all.

It was confusing for me, but I'm glad that my fiance got to the airport very early. Our flight got 1 hour and 30 minutes earlier than our expected time of arrival.

Thanks.

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Wow, sounds like a real pain....at least in anchorage it shouldnt be that bad except for having to drive to the other side of the airport (it is in 2 sections). I will have my truck there, so it shouldnt be an issue...just the matter of finding the right person to hand the second envelope off of.


For our Full timeline

event.png

Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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