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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand

Hello, after a visa is approved is it better to get my fiancée here to the states on a round trip ticket or can I just buy a one way ticket for a couple hundred bucks less? Anyone every had problems because the ticket was 1 way?

03/03/2010 - I129F Sent

03/10/2010 - NOA1

03/22/2010 - Touched

05/01/2010 - Touched

05/03/2010 - Touched

05/04/2010 - NOA2

05/11/2010 - NVC Sent Case to Embassy

05/12/2010 - Embassy Received

06/17/2010 - Packet 3 received (1st one lost in the mail)

06/30/2010 - Packet 3 sent to Embassy

07/02/2010 - Embassy received Packet 3

08/20/2010 - Packet 4 and Interview Date received

09/14/2010 - Interview.....Approved

09/21/2010 - Visa received

12/27/2010 - Entry into the USA. POE Los Angeles

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Hello, after a visa is approved is it better to get my fiancée here to the states on a round trip ticket

or can I just buy a one way ticket for a couple hundred bucks less?

Anyone every had problems because the ticket was 1 way?

There is NO stigma attached to not having a return ticket.

If you look at the logic of the IO, there may be an eyebrow

raised if there is a 2-way, because after all, you're coming

on a fiancee visa but you're only tentatively going to remain

in the States? They may ask why there is a two-way and

the reply may be "I have to attend my sister's wedding."

Whichever is cheapest; 1 ways will often be 70%+ the value of a 2-way,

so they will seem to be more expensive for what you are getting,

but only if you have a DEFINITE DATE for a return visit (some family

event that she HAS to be at) would I go for a 2-way, because in the

end you're only going to end up buying a one-way for her to return

to the States.

My wife came on 29 December on a 1-way and I'll be buying

a 2-way for her visit to her son's university graduation in July.

In view of all the unrest that took place in the spring, we would have

been on pins & needles wondering if the graduation ceremony

might be cancelled on account of the violence if she had come

on a 1-way in December.

Sometimes it's better not to plan too far ahead.

02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Thailand

One way is slightly cheaper. Not much though.

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bangkok, Thailand

Marriage : 2006-11-08

I-130 Sent : 2008-02-22

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-10

I-129F Sent : 2008-04-08

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-04-14

I-129F touched: 2008-05-06

I-130 touched: 2008-05-09

I-129F approved 2008-09-05

I-130 approved 2008-09-05

NVC received 2008-09-12

Pay I-864 2008-10-08

Pay IV bill 2008-10-08

Receive Instruction 2008-11-05

Case Complete 2008-11-18

Medical 2009-01-19/20 passed

Receive Pkt 4 2009-01-30

Interview 221g 2009-02-23

Second interview 2009-03-02 Approved

POE DFW 2009-03-07

Received SS card 2009-03-17

Received GC 2009-04-01

Done for 3 years or 10 years. Haven't decided yet.

(I'm going for the IR-1 and blowing off the K-3. Even if it takes an extra couple months, it's worth it to not have to deal with USCIS again)

"Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, the wretched refuse of your teeming shore. Send these, the homeless, tempest-tost to me, I lift my lamp beside the golden door!"


Please fill out I-130, wait 6 months for approval, then 3 more months for an interview. (Unless of course we've bombed your country into the stone age, then you qualify for expedited processing.)

Welcome to the USA!!!

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