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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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My fiancé and I were thinking about going to St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Island, on our honeymoon after she arrives in the US from Mexico on a K-1 visa and we marry.

On the surface, this sounds like it should be no problem as she would technically not be leaving the USA while waiting on her permanent residence status after marriage, and no passports are required to travel to US territories, but a friend of mine who married a man from Peru warned that they might hassle her at the airport and it could cause problems.

What do you think? Any advice is appreciated.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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she would technically not be leaving the USA while waiting on her permanent residence status

This one sentence is enough to say, probably not a good idea, I wouldn't do it if it was me. NOT worth the risk.

Theres always Hawaii.


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I traveled to the USVI accompanied by my US citizen wife in August of 2008. Aside from the fact that it is a third world country with screaming poverty outside the hotel resort complexes, I have never been scrutinized as much before and ever since. I have been asked to show my Green Card and my passport (!) at least 8 times in 1 week. Think Mexican strolling along the border fence (no pun intended).

Read this to get an idea:

http://studenttravel.about.com/b/2009/03/31/will-you-need-a-passport-for-us-virgin-islands-travel.htm

On contrast, Hawaii, especially Maui, is a paradise and I've been there several times since 1995.

You've been warned. If you fly to St. Thomas nonetheless, you will need a car!

Happy Honeymoon.


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My fiancé and I were thinking about going to St. Thomas, the U.S. Virgin Island, on our honeymoon after she arrives in the US from Mexico on a K-1 visa and we marry.

On the surface, this sounds like it should be no problem as she would technically not be leaving the USA while waiting on her permanent residence status after marriage, and no passports are required to travel to US territories, but a friend of mine who married a man from Peru warned that they might hassle her at the airport and it could cause problems.

What do you think? Any advice is appreciated.

Is not an immigration issue for you... go for it if you want


YMMV

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