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My Husband and I are heading back to Nicaragua on the 10th of August and returning on the 20th. I'm assuming that his GC and Nicaraguan passport is all he will need for immigration clearance. If anyone has any recent experience I would love to hear it. We have a direct flight from Newark NJ to Nicaragua. When we return we go through Atlanta which was also our POE. My husband is about one year into his 2 year GC.

My questions are what documents should we have with us and when we come through Atlanta and which line should my husband wait in? Can he get in the citizen line with me? Thank you in advance for any feedback. Having a few pre-trip jitters. :wacko::unsure:


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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oh go,and have fun.enjoy the world.dont be affraid.his nicaraguen passport will get him into there.his us immigration card will allow entry into usa.

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Moving from UK forum to Working & Travelling forum, as this is not a UK-specific question, the OP is not from the UK, and concerns travel after the GC.

And to the OP: yes, he needs his Nicaraguan passport and green card with him, no need for anything else. He is now eligible to go in the same line as you, as it is for both citizens and permanent residents. Have a wonderful trip -- and RELAX! :)


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I just came back from Japan 3 weeks ago, on business. It was my first trip out of the US since getting my GC (K-1 visa). I was a little sad that I had to give back my I-94 from the K-1 entry [i didn't have an AOS interview, so they didn't take it then.]

Reentering the US, my Canadian passport and GC were all that was required. I went through the "Citizens and Residents" line. The CBP officer looked at both, expressed some interest in my K-1 visa, stamped my passport with a normal entry stamp and wrote "ARC" on the line in the stamp (which I'm led to believe stands for "Alien Registration Card"), said "good luck" and "welcome back" which was nice :), and let me through. Easy peasy. A coworker of mine, on the same trip, who is a US green card holder from Albania, had to have his picture and fingerprints taken, but that's just on a machine right there in the booth - no secondary inspection necessary.

Getting back in with a green card wa the easiest encounter with US Customs and Immigration I've ever had in my entire adult life, including my K-1 entry!


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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Moving from UK forum to Working & Travelling forum, as this is not a UK-specific question, the OP is not from the UK, and concerns travel after the GC.

And to the OP: yes, he needs his Nicaraguan passport and green card with him, no need for anything else. He is now eligible to go in the same line as you, as it is for both citizens and permanent residents. Have a wonderful trip -- and RELAX! :)

Thanks!! Didn't realize that I posted on a UK specific form... :oops:


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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I just came back from Japan 3 weeks ago, on business. It was my first trip out of the US since getting my GC (K-1 visa). I was a little sad that I had to give back my I-94 from the K-1 entry [i didn't have an AOS interview, so they didn't take it then.]

Reentering the US, my Canadian passport and GC were all that was required. I went through the "Citizens and Residents" line. The CBP officer looked at both, expressed some interest in my K-1 visa, stamped my passport with a normal entry stamp and wrote "ARC" on the line in the stamp (which I'm led to believe stands for "Alien Registration Card"), said "good luck" and "welcome back" which was nice :), and let me through. Easy peasy. A coworker of mine, on the same trip, who is a US green card holder from Albania, had to have his picture and fingerprints taken, but that's just on a machine right there in the booth - no secondary inspection necessary.

Getting back in with a green card wa the easiest encounter with US Customs and Immigration I've ever had in my entire adult life, including my K-1 entry!

That sounds like a nice experience and a breeze. We did not have an interview for AOS either since we were transfered to CA. So they took your K-1 visa at entry...interesting. It's funny how the little things represent the mile stones. I don't want to give up ours either. Thank you for putting my worries at ease. :rolleyes:


K-1

I-129F Sent : 2008-10-10

I-129F NOA1 : 2008-10-15

I-129F NOA2 : 2009-03-01

Visa Received : 2009-03-20

US Entry : 2009-03-26

Marriage : 2009-05-23

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed : 2009-06-04

NOA Date : 2009-06-11

Bio. Appt. : 2009-06-23 (original date July 10th)

AOS Transfer: 2009-07-02

Touch: 2009-07-03

Touch: 2009-07-06

Touch: 2009-07-07

Touch: 2009-07-08

Touch: 2009-07-10 with email regarding pending status.

Touch: 2009-07-20

Touch: 2009-07-21

AP and EAD Approved: 2009-08-03

AP Touch: 2009-08-04

AP Touch: 2009-08-05

EAD second email and Touch 2009-08-06

EAD Touch: 2009-08-07

AOS Approved: 2009-08-10

ROC: petition filed 5-18-11

NOA1 received 5-27-11

Biometrics 7-11-11

Decision Date 1-9-12

Approval letter 1-12-12

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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That sounds like a nice experience and a breeze. We did not have an interview for AOS either since we were transfered to CA. So they took your K-1 visa at entry...interesting. It's funny how the little things represent the mile stones. I don't want to give up ours either. Thank you for putting my worries at ease. :rolleyes:

Actually, I handed the I-94 to the airline people on departure, per instructions. Interestingly enough, only the airline folk right at the international leg want it - the airline folk on the domestic leg connecting to the international departure didn't care. I was tempted to keep it, but I'm pretty sure that would have complicated my entry.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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My Husband and I are heading back to Nicaragua on the 10th of August and returning on the 20th. I'm assuming that his GC and Nicaraguan passport is all he will need for immigration clearance. If anyone has any recent experience I would love to hear it. We have a direct flight from Newark NJ to Nicaragua. When we return we go through Atlanta which was also our POE. My husband is about one year into his 2 year GC.

My questions are what documents should we have with us and when we come through Atlanta and which line should my husband wait in? Can he get in the citizen line with me? Thank you in advance for any feedback. Having a few pre-trip jitters. :wacko::unsure:

No need to worry. His home country issued passport is all he needs to leave the U.S and the greencard will get him back in the states. He will get in the U.S citizen/Permanent Residence line to go through immigration at the POE. I did the same on Wednesday on my return back from holidays. Some people get their fingerprints and photo taken at the CBP desk so don't be alarmed if they ask him to do so. It only takes 30 seconds.

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