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Hi everyone!

We have only three weeks to go before I make the big move to New Jersey on my K1 visa. Russ, my fiance, with be travelling over to the UK on 21st May and then we will be travelling back together on 31st.

I have already looked through the POE reviews and can't find many recent ones for Newark anyway but I still have a few questions...

1) If you travelled with your American fiance, did they allow you to queue tgether in the citizens line or were you separated?

2) Which forms do you fill out on the plane (normally I do the green and the customs form obv)

2) When you were directed to Secondary Passport control, were you permitted to go together?

£) And finally how long in your experience were you kept waiting before you could go?

I'm asking all of this because we have to then travel to cargo to collect our beloved labrador (that I will be really worried about by this point). So I just like to know in advance, what others have experienced...

Many thanks!

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Hi everyone!

We have only three weeks to go before I make the big move to New Jersey on my K1 visa. Russ, my fiance, with be travelling over to the UK on 21st May and then we will be travelling back together on 31st.

I have already looked through the POE reviews and can't find many recent ones for Newark anyway but I still have a few questions...

1) If you travelled with your American fiance, did they allow you to queue tgether in the citizens line or were you separated?

2) Which forms do you fill out on the plane (normally I do the green and the customs form obv)

2) When you were directed to Secondary Passport control, were you permitted to go together?

£) And finally how long in your experience were you kept waiting before you could go?

I'm asking all of this because we have to then travel to cargo to collect our beloved labrador (that I will be really worried about by this point). So I just like to know in advance, what others have experienced...

Many thanks!

1. Thats often up to the traffic control person, I came in with my now wife, and we were able to go into the same line.

2. Customs and I-94 for the person with the K-1 visa.

3. Nope no secondary processing.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Hi everyone!

We have only three weeks to go before I make the big move to New Jersey on my K1 visa. Russ, my fiance, with be travelling over to the UK on 21st May and then we will be travelling back together on 31st.

I have already looked through the POE reviews and can't find many recent ones for Newark anyway but I still have a few questions...

1) If you travelled with your American fiance, did they allow you to queue tgether in the citizens line or were you separated?

2) Which forms do you fill out on the plane (normally I do the green and the customs form obv)

2) When you were directed to Secondary Passport control, were you permitted to go together?

£) And finally how long in your experience were you kept waiting before you could go?

I'm asking all of this because we have to then travel to cargo to collect our beloved labrador (that I will be really worried about by this point). So I just like to know in advance, what others have experienced...

Many thanks!

2) this time the WHITE I-94... Flight crew may try to give you the green one (I-94W) but for you it is the wrong one this time

Waiting time is dependent on how busy the POE is... it took us a good two hours to clear JFK on a late afternoon

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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My POE was LA 1 week ago, but I want to share my experience:

1) If you travelled with your American fiance, did they allow you to queue tgether in the citizens line or were you separated?

I travelled alone, there were many people, so the officer allowed me to go to the citizens line, to go togheter always will depend of the traffic control person

2) Which forms do you fill out on the plane (normally I do the green and the customs form obv)

the custom declaration and I-94 form

2) When you were directed to Secondary Passport control, were you permitted to go together?

NO second control

£) And finally how long in your experience were you kept waiting before you could go?

I'm asking all of this because we have to then travel to cargo to collect our beloved labrador (that I will be really worried about by this point). So I just like to know in advance, what others have experienced...

it took me about 15 minutes to finally take the luggage


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Gambia
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I know it's been a couple weeks since you posted this but I just wanted to add some "helpful" 2cents. I just returned from The Gambia on Friday and came in through Newark. I took the opportunity to ask the officer of the procedure when I return with my fiance. He said my fiance could come in the USC line with me with no problem. He also said that they aren't as busy as the other area airports so it's very likely we could be out in less than an hour. As it was, I was in line for all of 15mins from beginning to end. Everything moved very quickly. I was pleasantly surprised.

I hope this helps you a little. Congratulations!!!

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07/28/10 Petition received at VSC then forwarded to Lewisville, TX (received there 7/29/10)

08/02/10 NOA1 Notice date

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08/07/10 Received NOA1 in mail

08/10/10 Touched

10/03/10 Touched

01/31/11 I-129F Petition APPROVED!!!

02/03/11 Received hard copy of NOA2 (although the envelope is stamped Feb 2...so only one day to get to me :) )

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04/26/11 FH received Visa

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Romania
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Our POE was Atlanta, but I travelled with my fiance as well. The line for american citizens was very big and Im glad we talked to someone before waiting. When the guy heard that Im with K1 visa, he guided us to go to a different office where there was no line. They checked the yellow envelope (about 5 minutes) and then we went to another office where they asked us a couple of questions (were there for about 15 min).


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NOA2 - 10/22/2009

NOA2 hard copy received - 10/30/2009

NVC letter received - 10/31/2009

Received package 3 - 11/06/2009

Sent the papers required in package 3 to the embassy - 12/04/2009

My fiance arrived in Romania - 01/31/2010

Medical - 02/01/2010

Interview - 02/02/2010 - Visa approved!!!!

Entered USA (POE: Atlanta) - 02/15/2010

Marriage - 05/08/2010

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this time the WHITE I-94... Flight crew may try to give you the green one (I-94W) but for you it is the wrong one this time

Thanks! This is good info to know!


  • 08/28/08------ Met online
  • 06/07-06/23/09 Met in the Phils
  • 09/09-12/09--- 4 tries to get passport
  • 12/17/09------ Passport ACCEPTED!
  • 02/02/10------ Passport received

K-1:

  • 12/19/09------ USCIS: I-129F sent
  • 12/23/09------ USCIS: NOA1 (case received)
  • 03/18/10------ USCIS: NOA2 ACCEPTED! (85 days)
  • 03/24/10------ NVC: received case
  • 03/29/10------ NVC: sent case to USEM
  • 04/14-04/15/10 USEM: medical exam PASSED!
  • 04/27/10------ USEM: visa APPROVED! (125 days)
  • 05/04/10------ USEM: visa received
  • 05/29-06/14/10 2nd trip to the Phils!
  • 06/14/10------ POE: Minneapolis

AOS:

  • 08/04/10------ WEDDING!
  • 08/30/10------ SS#
  • 09/09/10------ AOS: I-485 sent
  • 10/14/10------ AOS: Case transferred to CSC
  • 10/19/10------ AOS: Biometrics appt.
  • 11/08/10------ AOS: I-485 APPROVED! (60 days)
  • 11/16/10------ AOS: Green card received

ROC:

  • 08/10/12------ ROC: I-751 sent
  • 08/14/12------ ROC: NOA1 (case received)
  • 09/19/12------ ROC: Biometrics appt.
  • 03/25/13------ ROC: RFE
  • 05/04/13------ ROC: Evidence sent
  • 05/29/13------ ROC: Case transferred to Newark (found out on 08/12/13)
  • 07/15/13------ ROC: Service request by phone
  • 07/24/13------ ROC: USCIS letter received - case still pending, transferred to Newark Field Office
  • 08/12/13------ ROC: I-551 stamp on passport at Newark
  • 08/23/13------ ROC: USCIS letter received – interview scheduled
  • 10/08/13------ ROC: USCIS interview; APPROVED! (420 days)
  • 12/06/13------ ROC: Green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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I traveled on the 12th April, and my POE was Denver. But I'll share my experiences anyways.

1) If you travelled with your American fiance, did they allow you to queue tgether in the citizens line or were you separated?

We both queued together.

2) Which forms do you fill out on the plane (normally I do the green and the customs form obv)

It was the white form, if I remembered correctly.

2) When you were directed to Secondary Passport control, were you permitted to go together?

Yes, we were allowed to both go through together. Mind you, it wasn't very busy when we were there and people often make exceptions for us because I am in a wheelchair. I'm not sure if it is usual practice to be allowed through together, but my fiance and I were.

£) And finally how long in your experience were you kept waiting before you could go?

Somewhere around 20 - 40 minutes, I'd say.

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