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hey guys!

I already have my K1 visa.

I was wondering how the process on the border works exactly? What should I expect? Will they just look at the visa and open the big brown envelope and keep the papers which are inside? What else?

How long does it take to go through all this? I have to catch a connecting flight.

thanks for your answers.

- Adam

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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hey guys!

I already have my K1 visa.

I was wondering how the process on the border works exactly? What should I expect? Will they just look at the visa and open the big brown envelope and keep the papers which are inside? What else?

How long does it take to go through all this? I have to catch a connecting flight.

thanks for your answers.

- Adam

They gonna give you a I-94 form at the plane or maybe at the immigration border. Just fill it out. They will open the brown envelope and look at your papers. I think mine took like 10 to 15 mins. He asked me some questions like who's my petitioner and what is his address, then I did fingerprint scanning. After that he put stamped on my passport and sign the I-94. They he say congratulations for my upcoming wedding. smile.gif


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times vary from 15 minutes to a few hours depending on the # of international incoming flights at that specific time... many miss the connecting flight if there is not enough time between...


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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In dot points my LAX waiting times...:

  • Once you land at your POE you will need to go through immigration. Once there like stated they open the envelope and check your passport. Scan your prints. You had over the customs form and I-94 that you filled in on the plane. He'll mark something on the customs sheet (after he asked you a couple of qns) and then wave you through. (15 mins standing in line, 15 mins checking of stuff))
  • then collect your bags (mine took 1/2 hour to both come through),
  • go through customs (waiting in THAT line was 1/2 hour)
  • put your bags on another conveyor belt to go back onto the next plane you're on. (pretty quick, maybe 5 mins)
  • Find how to go up to where you go through security again to catch your connecting flight (about 1/2 hour wait in line here for me).

So between landing and going through security it took me: 2 hours and 5 mins -ish. I had around 2 1/2 hours between my flights (my flight landed early, it WAS 1 1/2 hours) and I made it with about 30 mins IF THAT to spare after all the running around etc.

I actually had another flight after THAT connecting flight which I missed. They just booked me on the next one. The way I figured it I was already there, I was through immigration. If I had to wait a couple more hours, much as it sucked at least I was THERE! (didn't stop me getting upset and frustrated though because I missed it by 5 mins :( )

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