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That is the day it expires. Need 2 travel before that date 2 the US


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16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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When a K1 expiration date says "April 9" Does that mean it is the last day to use the Visa? or does it mean that it is no longer valid on April 9?

I would take it to mean that April 9 would be the last day the visa holder could enter the USA and use the K1 visa. However, I would not advise anyone to cut it that close to the expiration date! Probably best to come at least a week before the visa expires.


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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When a K1 expiration date says "April 9" Does that mean it is the last day to use the Visa? or does it mean that it is no longer valid on April 9?

April 8 would be the last day to travel. April 9 the visa is no good. Bear in mind that once used to enter the USA, the expiration date on the visa is meaningless. The legal stay is then governed by the expiration date on the I-94.


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April 8 would be the last day to travel. April 9 the visa is no good. Bear in mind that once used to enter the USA, the expiration date on the visa is meaningless. The legal stay is then governed by the expiration date on the I-94.

So you're saying that the expiration date is only determined at the departure point and not the destination?

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So you're saying that the expiration date is only determined at the departure point and not the destination?

Not at all. I'm saying that the K1 is a single entry visa that "dies" once it's used. Upon entering the USA it cannot be used again so it's expiration date is meaningless. The user will have an I-94 (departure card) stapled into their passport indicating when their allowed 90 day stay ends. They are to marry the petitioner in the USA before the 90 days ends. That's how the K1 visa works.

Think of it like a $50 gift card with an expiration date. Once you've spent the fifty bucks (entered the USA once) the expiration date of the gift card is meaningless as is the expiration date of the visa.


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So you're saying that the expiration date is only determined at the departure point and not the destination?

I think it would be at the POE. Isn't that when the visa is used?

-James


James and Cynthia

08-22-2008 - Met my wonderful wife in the Philippines.
03-21-2010 - I proposed to her in the Philippines.
09-07-2010 - I-129F filed for K-1 Visa.
09-12-2010 - NOA1 confirmation email received.
11-02-2010 - I visitied the Philippines again.

02-07-2011 - NOA2 email recieved. Approved.
03-22-2011 - Case at USEM.

04-15-2011 - Interview Date. She passed.
05-01-2011 - POE

06-25-2011 - We were married.

-Life has been great ever since.

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I think it would be at the POE. Isn't that when the visa is used?

-James

A "visa" is used to enter a country, yes. However, when flying, the airline will verify that the traveler has a valid visa to enter the countries they'll transit and/or their destination. The visa must be valid for the date of entry. From most nearly all countries, people will enter the USA the same day they depart the country they depart from. Exceptions tend to be when crossing the dateline, where they could arrive a day before they leave. Another exception would be a late night departure from Western Canada arriving after midnight the next day in the Eastern USA.

Don't cut it close. I've spent more than one extra night in another country due to flight delays.


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