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fying alone, how do i contact my fiance once at POE??

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hello everyone!

i'll be flying alone to the US, POE is Honolulu, then Honolulu to Phoenix. Im not sure if my phone (Globe) would work once I'm outside the country so Im really nervous how I would be able to contact my baby who would be picking me up in Phoenix. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you! :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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There should be pay phones at the airport in case you cant work you cell.


May 2008 Met Online

June 2010 Traveled to GenSan and proposal accepted

July 27th 2010 mailed I129 to Vermount

July 30th 2010 Noa 1

October 03, 2010 "touched"

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Dont panic --once you reach the airport and cleared customs --you can use the coin paid phones at the terminal or just simply ask a USC passenger for a call on his/her cell phone to your honey . I dont think your cell phone from the Pi would work here . Good luck .


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01-21-2015 = N-400 packet delivered
01/25/2015 = E confirmation / Text received

01/26/2015 = Check cashed .

02/02/2015 = NOA1 received (Priority Date 01/21/2015)
02/09/2015 = Biometrics Letter received .

02/18/2015 = Biometrics

02/20/2015 = In line for interview

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There is usually a receiving area for international passengers (even equipped with theatre chairs for people to watch for travelers!) at many airports. I have always been able to find international guests in the receiving area. You can wait and watch them all come out of customs. The passengers all come out of one door and you will see people waiting for you. I usually make a back-up plan to meet at baggage claim if it doesn't work out, and if that doesn't work out, pay phone. (I have never had to use my back-up plan, btw).


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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hi,i was also using globe{ofw} simcard.when i was travelling coming to the usa,all you have to do is to make sure that its roaming.a week before you leave.iparegister mo sa provider mo if youre not using the ofw simcard.gudlak sa byahe

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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if you are using globe postpaid, roaming is already activated. But better to call them and make sure at least 7 days before your departure. If you're using prepaid, here are the steps:

How do I activate my Prepaid International Roaming?

  1. Just send GROAM ON mm/dd/yyyy to request for open roaming duration.
  2. If subs wants to roam for a specific duration, send GROAM ON <START DATE mm/dd/yyyy> <no. of days> to 2884 (i.e. GROAM ON 09/15/2008 28 and send to 2884).
  3. Roaming activation should be done at least 24 hours before departure. You will receive confirmation via text once your International Roaming is activated. Activation via text is FREE of charge.

more details on their website

God Bless on your journey! :)


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K1 Timeline

2010-11-02: NOA1

2011-03-24: NOA2!!! :)

2011-04-08: Case arrived at Embassy ( tracked through DHL)

2011-04-11/12: Medical at St Lukes

2011-04-25: INTERVIEW :) Earliest slot available online is May 6, called to see if there is an earlier date. Got Apr 25 :)

2011-05-11: POE at LAX Airport

2011-06-25: We got married!

2011-08-02: AOS/ AP/ EAD filed

2011-08-09: AOS NOA1

2011-09-06: Biometrics Appointment

2011-10-20: AOS Interview @ Detroit USCIS

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hello everyone!

i'll be flying alone to the US, POE is Honolulu, then Honolulu to Phoenix. Im not sure if my phone (Globe) would work once I'm outside the country so Im really nervous how I would be able to contact my baby who would be picking me up in Phoenix. Any advice would be greatly appreciated.

Thank you! :)

As others have stated above, make sure that your roaming is already activated before you depart. Otherwise you will find yourself anxious and frustrated because you can't call your baby. :P

Have a safe flight home and welcome to the USA! :dance:


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

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I just gave my wife the pin number to a prepaid calling card and she called me from a pay phone when she was in hawaii. If you are using a prepaid sim and you want to make a call I believe you need at least 200 Php on it to make a call.....texting will work at about 20 Php a text (at least that is what my SMART roaming SIM is)

Have a safe trip!


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

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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the hubby buying a pre-paid calling card here in the US and giving you the info to use that calling card is the best and cheapest option. your hubby can buy a $5 calling card. using your globe for roaming calls will cost you a pretty penny.


I-130 for wife and kids

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02/11/2010: I-130 as an LPR mailed certified

02/25/2010: Recvd letters-I-130s was recvd

06/17/2010: Oathtaking - Became a US Citizen

06/21/2010: Called USCIS to let them know to update my I-130 from an LPR petition to a USC petition.

06/25/2010: Case for both sons Touched

06/28/2010: Petition updated to a USC petition (Oldest son)

06/30/2010: Petition updated to a USC petition (Wife & youngest son)

07/19/2010: G-325A returned. Incomplete.

07/30/2010: Completed G-325A mailed back via certified mail

08/04/2010: Certified mail delivered at Laguna Niguel

08/07/2010: Touched - UCSIC received reply to RFE

08/13/2010: I-130 APPROVED!!! (recvd email update)

NVC JOURNEY

08/20/2010: NVC recvd I-130 and case number assigned

09/01/2010: Recvd AOS fee bill & DS-3032 via email

09/02/2010: Paid AOS fee & DS-3032 sent back via email

09/13/2010: AOS packet mailed via UPS

09/15/2010: AOS signed for by NVC. IV fee for wife & kids ready.

10/07/2010: Per AVR/NVC - Need to correct I864W for kids

10/11/2010: DS-230 packet & corrected I-864W sent to NVC via UPS

10/15/2010: Recvd and signed for by NVC

11/02/2010: NVC online fee payment portal SIF. NVC adviced that final stages of review.

11/03/2010: AVR - APPLICATION COMPLETED!!

11/10/2010: Medical...1st day at St. Luke's

11/12/2010: Pick up results for Medical - PASSED!

11/16/2010: USEM interview scheduled on 12/14/10

12/14/2010: VISAS APPROVED!!!!

12/20/2010: Visas received

02/22/2011: Cali bound

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When I arrived in Manila, I borrowed a cell phone from a Pinoy on the plane and called Chinook.

When Chinook arrived here in Seattle, she was able to text me from her cell phone. I don't know who her cell phone provider was.

If you are going to use the pay phone in the airport here in the U.S., don't forget to bring some quarters (twenty-five cent coins).


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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