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I was thinking about what I should do in reagrds to plane tickets and flying my fiancee here after her eventual Visa approval. It has been stuck in my mind, and she would like me to be there during her interview. I know that is not an absolute requirement, but part of me thinks that it may be worthwhile to do so. So if buying both of our tickets here, and planning to stay there 2 weeks after her interview to wait for her visa to be delivered, that would be a good decision? Or wait for her after her interview and have her Visa in hand... then try to find a plane ticket and pay about double for it being on short notice.

It is somewhat of a gamble, but I've had my petition looked-over and there seems to be no reason we would be denied. I make plenty over the 125% requirement for support, and we are both never married, no kids and no criminal record.

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I was thinking about what I should do in reagrds to plane tickets and flying my fiancee here after her eventual Visa approval. It has been stuck in my mind, and she would like me to be there during her interview. I know that is not an absolute requirement, but part of me thinks that it may be worthwhile to do so. So if buying both of our tickets here, and planning to stay there 2 weeks after her interview to wait for her visa to be delivered, that would be a good decision? Or wait for her after her interview and have her Visa in hand... then try to find a plane ticket and pay about double for it being on short notice.

It is somewhat of a gamble, but I've had my petition looked-over and there seems to be no reason we would be denied. I make plenty over the 125% requirement for support, and we are both never married, no kids and no criminal record.

It may not be denied, but it could be delayed for any number of reasons. Its risky to buy tickets before having the visa.

If you want to keep prices cheap, buy tickets for the off season, September to November is much cheaper than the summer and you may have an easier time finding fare sales.


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Maybe the best way is to get a round-trip ticket for me... and wait and if she happens to get her Visa in-hand while i am there, then we can try to find a ticket that'll match my return flight. If not, then she'll have to fly alone, which is scary to her. She'll have to get over it then, if that is the case. Either that, or she will need to decide if having me fly back with her is more important than me being there for her Visa interview.

Will discuss that with her tomorrow... Thanks for the advice!

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Maybe look into fully refundable tickets only? I really don't know the difference in cost for the flights involved. Or, maybe be prepared to pay the change penalty if they aren't? Some airlines aren't too outrageous to change flights.

I recently changed a non-refundable flight for myself at a cost of $100 but the new fare was $40 less than the original, so it really only cost me $60 to change it.

Just some thoughts... Good luck!


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Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Hi I am a filipina like your wife..My fiancee ( now my husband)went to the Philippines during my interview,It adds self confidence to your fiancee during her interview knowing your there, and just incase that she can't answer some question of CO you are there to answer it for her...It also add as an evidence of bona fide relationship..(My interview

took about 5 minutes before).

And yes fellow VJ"s who give advice to you that it is advisable to buy ticket for her after she got approved. BTW I had my flight from PHil. to USA all by my self..If you both decided that she will have flight her self all she need to do is have self confidence,do not be shame to ask question to airline personnel, and Pray.

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I'd much rather be there for her interview, if I am going to spend the money to fly over there. However, she is really scared to fly by herself, which is why I am considering my original plan.

So, the ability to have a refundable ticket (or change the ticket) if something were to be delayed or, God-forbid, denied seems like the best choice for me. The chance for something to go wrong is minimal, as I've seen the last 200+ Visas for Phils be approved on this site and a failure rate of 3% is considered "high-risk". So the odd are really on our side, when you think of that.

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