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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Just wanted a bit of good luck and any advice that anyone may have. I was going to go visit my fiance in England but I was told by my employer that if I took the time off I would not have a job when I returned. Obviously, that was not an option. Colin and I decided to take the risk and have him travel here to visit me for a few weeks. He will be arriving next Friday and hopefully they will let him through. He will be bringing our K-1 application, the NAO1, a letter from his employer stating when he is due back at work and a letter from his mother stating that he is expected home because he is going to be in his sister's wedding.

I've heard the horror stories and I've heard the good stories. We've decided to take the risk since we haven't seen eachother in 5 months. If all else fails, at least we'll be in the same country for 24 hours before he gets shipped back.

Does anyone have any other advice for us? Thanks so much.

Lori


Consulate.............London

I-129F sent...........10/22/2010

I-129F NOA1........10/27/2010

I-129F NOA2.........04/06/2011 (161 days)

Interview date.........6/27/2011

Interview result.......Approved!!!

Visa rec....................7/11/11

POE .........................8/5/111

Marriage..................9/10/11 (finally <3)

AOS

Sent.................9/29/2011

NOA1...............10/5/2011

Biometrics.......12/7/2011

Transferred to CSC...........12/15/2011

RFE :( ...................3/16/2012

Approved/Card Production.......4/11/2012

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Macedonia
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Lori, i wish you good luck and i hope it all goes well on the entry. Me and my fiance have been wondering about that part too ... he had no problems when he visited me, but we also got very scared of how it may turn out if i went to visit him after we read the horrible experiences some people had. But also know this, it doesnt mean your fiance will have problems. Every case is different :) So, head up and put on a smile ... im sure everything will go just fine :thumbs:

Good luck and keep us posted on how it went :star:


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Don't fear! Those are good letters you've got ready! Have him bring his itinerary showing his return date too, and possibly his return flight tickets (if you're not printing your own boarding passes).

I've been to the States more than 5 times since applying (nearly every 6 weeks) and haven't gotten any questions when I've been prepared with the above paperwork.

Enjoy your time together!


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May, 2009 - We wooed

June, 2010 - We got engaged, looking forward to a small August 2010 wedding

** Reality Check: K-1 Process**

July 22, 2010 - NOA1

**5 months of patient waiting**

December 29, 2011 - call around for information about delay

January 5, 2011 - RFE notice (first online status update yet!)

January 10, 2011 - RFE Hardcopy

January 13, 2011 - RFE Response acknowledged

January 24, 2011 - NOA2 (at last!!)

February 3, 2011 - application sent from NVC to Montreal (aka. the Abyss?)

March 7, 2011 - Packet 3 sent to me

March 10, 2011 - Packet 3 delivered to Montreal

March 21, 2011 - Packet 4 sent to me

April 5, 2011 - Medical

April 13, 2011 - Interview - approved!

April 20, 2011 - visa in hand

May 9, 2011 - POE (Buffalo, NY)

May 10, 2011 - wedding :)

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I left England with my British fiance in November so he could come visit for the holidays. We were a bit nervous, but came prepared with everything we could. When we got to Border Control in the States, he actually got questioned less at the border than I did. Hope everything goes well for you!


06/30/10 -- I-129F form FedEx'd from Paris
07/08/10 -- Received by CSC
07/15/10 -- NOA1 hardcopy received
07/18/10 -- Touched
12/07/10 -- NOA2!!!
12/13/10 -- NOA2 hardcopy received
12/30/10 -- London receives approved application from NVC
02/01/11 -- Paul's flight back to the UK
02/03/11 -- Medical Exam
02/08/11 -- Medical Results received/logged at Embassy
03/04/11 -- Interview @ 9am APPROVED!!!!!
03/10/11 -- Visa delivered
03/12/11 -- Back home biggrin.png
04/08/11 -- Wedding <3

06/17/2011-- AOS Packet mailed off (finally)
06/24/2011-- AOS Packet received by Chicago Lockbox
07/14/2011-- NOA1 returned to USCIS as undeliverable
07/15/2011-- Address changed and AR-11 filled out
07/18/2011-- Received change of address receipt notice
08/09/2011-- New biometrics appointment letter generated ... but....
08/25/2011-- Was returned as undeliverable....again....still have not updated our zip code in their master file
09/06/2011-- Biometric appointment (was told what time and date by Officer over the phone)
09/14/2011-- Work Authorisation card received in our mailbox!
09/19/2011-- Received online notification of interview date
10/20/2011-- Interview -- APPROVED!
10/28/2011-- Green card arrived in mail

07/24/2013-- I-751 Packet sent to CSC

07/30/2013-- NOA1 received in mail

08/02/2013-- Biometrics Appointment Notice Received

08/23/2013-- Biometrics Appointment

10/30/2013-- RFE Received

11/07/2013-- RFE Packet sent to CSC

11/22/2013-- APPROVED for Removal of Conditions

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks so much for all your positive responses. We are prepared with everything and are looking forward to some time together. The stress of the K-1 and being apart is so trying at times. We really need this time together to enjoy being an engaged couple.


Consulate.............London

I-129F sent...........10/22/2010

I-129F NOA1........10/27/2010

I-129F NOA2.........04/06/2011 (161 days)

Interview date.........6/27/2011

Interview result.......Approved!!!

Visa rec....................7/11/11

POE .........................8/5/111

Marriage..................9/10/11 (finally <3)

AOS

Sent.................9/29/2011

NOA1...............10/5/2011

Biometrics.......12/7/2011

Transferred to CSC...........12/15/2011

RFE :( ...................3/16/2012

Approved/Card Production.......4/11/2012

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Netherlands
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; He has all the right proof to show them he has strong ties with his home country :thumbs::thumbs::thumbs:

showing his documents, telling the TRUTH and he will be sooooo fine :innocent: Don't worry about it :dance: & enjoy your time together.

Though, my entrance was denied once -last May- and I had to go back to my country. Now that I have strong ties (same documents as your fiance, and copy of our I-129f package, NOA1) I have no problem traveling to the US. I've been there couple of times after my denial, and I'll be going back to the US next month (I go every two months). All they say is "you again?" :innocent: I show them my stuff, and they told me last time: "I hope you'll get married soon, cuz looking at all your stuff is a big hell of a job" :rofl:

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August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
February 27th, 2012: GREEN CARD in hand, yaaay!!!




November 10th, 2013: ROC

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My fiance has been back twice and never had an issue. He brought his itinerary and some work stuff and they didn't even ask to see it! They just said "you're not getting married this time, right?" and he said "Nope" and was on his way! This was at Seatac though, which is a really easy POE, I've heard.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks so much! I CANNOT wait until next Friday at 2:40 pm :) Besides seeing him again, I really need my bathroom painted. He better get used to the "honey do" lists now. :)


Consulate.............London

I-129F sent...........10/22/2010

I-129F NOA1........10/27/2010

I-129F NOA2.........04/06/2011 (161 days)

Interview date.........6/27/2011

Interview result.......Approved!!!

Visa rec....................7/11/11

POE .........................8/5/111

Marriage..................9/10/11 (finally <3)

AOS

Sent.................9/29/2011

NOA1...............10/5/2011

Biometrics.......12/7/2011

Transferred to CSC...........12/15/2011

RFE :( ...................3/16/2012

Approved/Card Production.......4/11/2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Just wanted to let everyone know that Colin arrived Friday without any incident. He made it through customs just fine. A few extra questions but nothing out of the ordinary. Now I get to enjoy three weeks with him. <3


Consulate.............London

I-129F sent...........10/22/2010

I-129F NOA1........10/27/2010

I-129F NOA2.........04/06/2011 (161 days)

Interview date.........6/27/2011

Interview result.......Approved!!!

Visa rec....................7/11/11

POE .........................8/5/111

Marriage..................9/10/11 (finally <3)

AOS

Sent.................9/29/2011

NOA1...............10/5/2011

Biometrics.......12/7/2011

Transferred to CSC...........12/15/2011

RFE :( ...................3/16/2012

Approved/Card Production.......4/11/2012

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Thanks so much for all your positive responses. We are prepared with everything and are looking forward to some time together. The stress of the K-1 and being apart is so trying at times. We really need this time together to enjoy being an engaged couple.

If questioned, always say the truth, stay polite and don't get upset with customs officers. Worst case scenario he could be denied entry and he will get to withdraw his application for entry. This will not hurt the visa application.

Best of luck and enjoy your trip :)


US citizen since April 2016

ROC completed April 2014

AOS from K1 completed February 2012

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Just wanted to let everyone know that Colin arrived Friday without any incident. He made it through customs just fine. A few extra questions but nothing out of the ordinary. Now I get to enjoy three weeks with him. <3

Great news, enjoy the time together. :)

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