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They've been doing US immigration in Ireland a long time, and visas are processed right there too. They tend to be very nice and some people like it because they can enjoy the flight in peace then, knowing they can run into their loved ones arms at the other end.Some reviews here: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php?poe=Dublin%2C+Ireland&dfilter=0


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Hi (or hej),

I boarded in Dublin, although with a K-3 and not K-1 last November.

Back then I had to go thru the immigration in Chicago (unless I'd have flewn from Shannon).

If they have changed it there (I don't know how they'd actually fit the immigration at the airport there) then you may be able to go thru it already in Dublin.

However... I don't see anything about them having changed the process at least on the airport's website

http://www.dublinairport.com/at-airport/latest-news/

http://www.dublinairport.com/at-airport/customs_and_immigration.html

I'd say it's worth to call or email the airport to double-check before booking the flights

http://www.dublinairport.com/contact/

If you will then go the immigration on the US side, planning something like 3+ hours for the next flights (if you have to change) where you arrive should suffice. Lycka till!


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i think i have seen people from ireland get through the immigration lines at ORD in a special line...


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I just went through it in Dublin. Handed my brown envelope over, then had to wait outside an office for it to be all stamped. No issues at all.


K-1 Visa
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2010-07-15 : Visa Received (171 days after NOA1)
2010-08-01 : US Entry (POE: Dublin, Ireland)

AOS, EAD, AP
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2010-08-31 : Date Filed
2010-09-09 : AOS, EAD, AP NOA1 Emails
2010-09-15 : AOS, EAD, AP NOA1 Hard Copies
2010-09-17 : Change of Address; AR-11 filed (online)
2010-09-21 : AOS, EAD, AP Touched
2010-10-04 : Biometrics letter received (at old address; appointment for 2010-10-28)
2010-10-05 : Biometrics letter in-hand
2010-10-05 : Successful biometrics walk-in
2010-10-05 : Touched (AOS & EAD)
2010-10-06 : Touched (AOS & EAD)
2010-10-08 : Contacted local Congress Representative's office, asked for help expediting EAD.
2010-10-12 : Received forwarded email from USCIS through Congress representative's office - AOS "interview ready" and "placed in queue at District Office", EAD & AP approved
2010-10-13 : Touched (EAD & AP)
2010-10-14 : Touched (AP)
2010-10-15 : Touched (EAD) - card production ordered
2010-10-16 : AP arrives in the mail
2010-10-19 : Touched (EAD)
2010-10-21 : EAD arrives in the mail
2010-11-03 : Interview Notice received
2010-12-07 : Interview scheduled (APPROVED)
2010-12-11 : Received official Legal Permanent Residency approval letter
2010-12-21 : Received Green Card in the mail (103 days after AOS NOA1)

Removal of Conditions
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2012-11-21 : Mailed I-751
2012-12-01 : NOA1 Received
2012-12-03 : ASC Appointment Notice received (Biometrics)
2012-12-28 : Biometrics scheduled

2013-08-19 : RFE received
2013-11-06 : Responded to RFE

2014-01-16 : Approved; Green Card ordered

2014-01-29 : Received Green Card in the mail (435 days after filing I-751)

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i think i have seen people from ireland get through the immigration lines at ORD in a special line...
Must be Customs (which is NOT done at Dublin or Shannon, unlike at the 9 Canuck PFI's) rather than immigration, that you're thinking of.

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