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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Has anyone had any trouble entering the US on a K-1 visa only having a one way ticket? Trouble with the airlines or POE or anything? Thanks!


03-16-2011 -- MARRIAGE!!! so happy:)

Adjustment of Status

3-30-2011 -- (day 00) AOS package sent (AOS, EAD and AP)

4-02-2011 -- (day 01) Package delivered

4-06-2011 -- (day 05) NOA1 Text

4-09-2011 -- (day 08) NOA1 Hardcopy

4-16-2011 -- (day 15) Biometrics appt received (May 9, 2011)

4-22-2011 -- (day 21) Case Transfered to CSC

5-09-2011 -- (day 38) Biometrics taken

5-24-2011 -- (day 53) EAD card production ordered

5-27-2011 -- (day 56) I485 Card Production ordered!!!

6-02-2011 -- (day 62) Welcome Letter Received

6-03-2011 -- (day 63) Green Card and EAD/AP Cards RECEIVED!!!

Done with Immigration for TWO WHOLE YEARS!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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This is a FAQ,

Answer buy whicheve is cheaper.

K-1 is an immigrant intent visa, a one way ticket is normal.

My wife entered USA on a K-1 and a one-way ticket.

If you do buy a round trip ticket, make sure you cancel the return trip or the airline may hit you with a penalty charge.


OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

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Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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You can enter on a one way ticket or round trip. We had a one way. Whatever is cheaper. Wishing you the best!


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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My husband had no issues. He actually said, although slow because of the crowds, he moved through at JFK with no problems at all. I think it is pretty common, especially with the K1 visa. Go with the one-way if it is cheaper. :thumbs:

Jackie

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I've also read one post also where one member's spouse didn't properly cancel his return trip and the airline didn't update their passenger manifest...as a result his AOS was refused.

This is a FAQ,

Answer buy whicheve is cheaper.

K-1 is an immigrant intent visa, a one way ticket is normal.

My wife entered USA on a K-1 and a one-way ticket.

If you do buy a round trip ticket, make sure you cancel the return trip or the airline may hit you with a penalty charge.


Be smart, have a plan, and hang on to the people you love. - Chris Gardner

 

N-400 Timeline

02-23-2018: Sent N-400 Application online

02-23-2018: Date on NOA, retrieved from online account

02-23-2018: Date on Biometrics Appointment Letter (Biometrics Appointment at Jacksonville ASC on March 13, 10:00 a.m.)

03-08-2018: Biometrics complete

04-05-2018: Case status updated - Interview Scheduled on May 10, 2018, 10:15 a.m. :D

05-10-2018: Citizenship Interview - Passed English and Civics Tests, Recommended for Approval! :D 

06-19-2018: Received email and text notification: Naturalization Ceremony Scheduled; waited for letter to be uploaded on online account - it has been set on Wednesday, July 25, 3:00 p.m.

07-25-2018: I am now a U.S. Citizen!

 

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If you do buy a round trip ticket, make sure you cancel the return trip or the airline may hit you with a penalty charge.

If you buy a round trip ticket, MAKE SURE you cancel the return as soon as possible. Somewhere on VJ is a thread in which the visa holder came to the US on a round trip ticket and did not cancel the return. The airline gave the seat up to someone flying standby but did not change the passenger manifest. Those manifests are reported to homeland security. When the visa holder went to the AOS interview, the officer had a record of that seat on the plane being used, by the visa holder. He assumed the visa holder left on that return ticket (therefore abandoning the K1 process), then came back into the country, without documentation for the "current" visit, hence illegally. They were denied AOS and deportation processing began. They had 30 days to appeal and prove their case.

You don't want to have to go through that. In many cases the RT ticket is cheaper (not in our case), so it's OK to do either. Just remember to cancel the return.

I've also read one post also where one member's spouse didn't properly cancel his return trip and the airline didn't update their passenger manifest...as a result his AOS was refused.

Condensed version of my reply :)


Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-129F Sent: 2010-01-08

I-129F NOA1: 2010-01-11

I-129F NOA2: 2010-03-17

NVC Received: 2010-03-24

Consulate Received: 2010-04-02

Open Appointment Letter Sent: 2010-04-47

Open Appointment Letter Rcvd: 2010-05-21

Medical Exam Date: 2010-06-15

Interview Date: 2010-06-16

Interview Result: Approved

Visa Received: 2010-06-17

POE ATL: 2010-09-05

Married!: 2010-10-30

AOS package received: 2010-11-30

Biometrics: 2011-01-13

AOS transferred to CSC: 2011-01-18

EAD card production ordered: 2011-02-09

AP Approved: 2011-02-09

AP Letter Received: 2011-02-12

Green card production ordered: 2011-02-16

Green Card Received!: 2011-02-22

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Australia
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Has anyone had any trouble entering the US on a K-1 visa only having a one way ticket? Trouble with the airlines or POE or anything? Thanks!

One way is fine I did that as it was cheaper than return and I had no worries at all.

Edited by Barbara J

Divorced !st November 2012.

Married only 2 years 1 month

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Jamaica
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Has anyone had any trouble entering the US on a K-1 visa only having a one way ticket? Trouble with the airlines or POE or anything? Thanks!

You'll experience no problem.


Current cut off date F2A - Current 

Brother's Journey (F2A) - PD Dec 30, 2010


Dec 30 2010 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
May 12 2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)
May 23 2011 - NVC case # Assigned
Nov 17 2011 - COA / I-864 received
Nov 18 2011 - Sent COA
Apr 30 2012 - Pay AOS fee

Oct 15 2012 - Pay IV fee
Oct 25 2012 - Sent AOS/IV Package

Oct 29 2012 - Pkg Delivered
Dec 24 2012 - Case Complete

May 17 2013 - Interview-Approved

July 19 2013 - Enter the USA

"... Answer when you are called..."

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Thanks everyone! We do seem to be finding that right now round trips are cheaper. And that tickets are VERY EXPENSIVE. oh whats a little more money spent after going through this process! HA


03-16-2011 -- MARRIAGE!!! so happy:)

Adjustment of Status

3-30-2011 -- (day 00) AOS package sent (AOS, EAD and AP)

4-02-2011 -- (day 01) Package delivered

4-06-2011 -- (day 05) NOA1 Text

4-09-2011 -- (day 08) NOA1 Hardcopy

4-16-2011 -- (day 15) Biometrics appt received (May 9, 2011)

4-22-2011 -- (day 21) Case Transfered to CSC

5-09-2011 -- (day 38) Biometrics taken

5-24-2011 -- (day 53) EAD card production ordered

5-27-2011 -- (day 56) I485 Card Production ordered!!!

6-02-2011 -- (day 62) Welcome Letter Received

6-03-2011 -- (day 63) Green Card and EAD/AP Cards RECEIVED!!!

Done with Immigration for TWO WHOLE YEARS!!!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Have you tried checking one-way prices with miles? They for some reason give you a fairer price that way, so in our case we decided to buy miles and book one-way with those. EZE-PDX (Portland, Oregon) for around $600, half the price of a round trip. Expensive of course but not exorbitantly so just because you need one way!

Thanks everyone! We do seem to be finding that right now round trips are cheaper. And that tickets are VERY EXPENSIVE. oh whats a little more money spent after going through this process! HA


12-04-09 mailed I-129F

12-07-09 I-129F arrived in Vermont

12-08-09 NOA1

12-10-09 check cashed

04-05-10 NOA2 (no touches until approval!)

04-19-10 received at NVC

04-21-10 NVC sent to embassy

04-24-10 arrived at embassy

05-17-10 received packet 3

05-18-10 delivered packet to embassy

embassy asks us for ridiculous things before giving interview date, such as a photocopy of the sealed envelope from the medical exam...

07-27-10 interview

08-05-10 received visa!!!!!

08-06-10 left Argentina

08-07-10 POE (Dallas)

08-12-10 civil marriage ceremony

08-23-10 mailed AOS packet with EAD and AP applications together

08-25-10 packet arrived in Chicago

09-01-10 NOAs

09-02-10 check cashed

09-21-10 received SS number :) had to go into office twice but it worked!

09-23-10 requested EAD expedite

09-24-10 received biometrics letter

09-27-10 successful walk-in biometrics taken

10-01-10 receive EAD expedite request RFE letter

10-04-10 US Representative's office forwards our EAD expedite evidence

10-06-10 expedite for EAD granted, EAD and AP both issued :D

10-09-10 wedding (party!)

01-04-11 AOS interview (rescheduled because we moved, was 12-16-10) Approved!

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I hope not, because I got a one-way ticket! lol


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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