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Hi there

so I have my K1 visa in hand, my fiance and I live in Seoul together, we have decided to leave Korea mid March.

now I am wondering how the process at the airport goes, if we're traveling together do we have to wait in separate lines or if I am held up can he wait with me, or does he have to go wait somewhere else??

how long have other people been held up at the airports? I am from Iran so I am sure it will take longer just would like to know how it works. :)

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Hi there

so I have my K1 visa in hand, my fiance and I live in Seoul together, we have decided to leave Korea mid March.

now I am wondering how the process at the airport goes, if we're traveling together do we have to wait in separate lines or if I am held up can he wait with me, or does he have to go wait somewhere else??

how long have other people been held up at the airports? I am from Iran so I am sure it will take longer just would like to know how it works. :)

First of all, Congrats!

You would be in separate lines. You at the non-immigrants/visitors line while he stays at the Citizens/immigrants line. He cannot be on the same line with you so he'll just wait for you in front. Don't worry, you would not lose sight of him.

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You should be able to go through together. If there is someone organizing the lines just tell them you are together and that your fiance is a K1.

In our case we went through the Resident/Citizen line. The CBP officer had married her husband on a K1 so all went well.


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Hi there

so I have my K1 visa in hand, my fiance and I live in Seoul together, we have decided to leave Korea mid March.

now I am wondering how the process at the airport goes, if we're traveling together do we have to wait in separate lines or if I am held up can he wait with me, or does he have to go wait somewhere else??

how long have other people been held up at the airports? I am from Iran so I am sure it will take longer just would like to know how it works. :)

We were wondering the samething. Rohan already has his ticket to come here, through POE Miami FL. We will also be coming up together (hopefully Aug3)


FEB 11,2011 MAILED K1-VISA TO TX @ 09:38am

FEB 14,2011 Delivered LEWISVILLE TX 75067 @ 10:24am (signed by David Sawyers)

FEB 16,2011 NOA1 DATE (TRANSFERRED TO VSC)

FEB 18,2011 TOUCHED (USCIS TEXT/EMAIL NOA1 RECEIPT @ 2:48 AM)

FEB 23,2011 RECEIVED NOA1 HARD COPY

JULY 12,2011 NOA2 DATED

JULY 15,2011 NOA2 HARD COPY

JULY 25,2011 NVC RECEIVED CASE (GOT KNG2011#)

JULY 26,2011 NVC SENT TO KNG, JM

JULY 27,2011-AUG 3,2011 VISIT R!!!!

AUG 3,2011 USEM SENT PKG 3

AUG 4,2011 EMAILED USEM DS230 Pt.1/RUNNA PAID VISA FEE

AUG 29,2011 MEDICAL

SEPT 12,2011 INTERVIEW

SEPT 19,2011 2ND INFO WINDOW INTERVIEW

OCT 5,2011 POE MIAMI

OCT 10,2011 Wedding Date

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They can make you use different lines, but if you ask to be on the same line, they will usually permit you.

So make sure you both can use your cell phones in the United States so you can stay in touch in case they make you separate.

Congratulations on the visa, not an easy thing for a citizen of Iran to get.

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We asked to go through together and they sent us all through the immigration line. When we got there, he looked at my mixed race daughter (same last name at that point) and said, "she's your daughter?!" Erm, yeah?! You'd think the notion of a white woman actually having intimate relations with a black man was something he couldn't fathom actually happening. And then he pointed to Ry and goes, "And who's he?!!" Erm... my fiance. "But he's not got a visa, huh?" Erm, no. He's a US Citizen... doh. lol

Anyway, Ry had to wait outside the secondary room for us, took about 30 minutes.


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K-1/K-2 NOA1 - POE: 9 February - 9 July 2010

Married: 17 July 2010

AOS mailed - Interview : 22 November 2010 - 10 March 2011

ROC mailed - approved: 14 February - 18 June 2013

Citizenship mailed - ceremony: 9 February - 7 June 2017

 

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First of all, Congrats!

You would be in separate lines. You at the non-immigrants/visitors line while he stays at the Citizens/immigrants line. He cannot be on the same line with you so he'll just wait for you in front. Don't worry, you would not lose sight of him.

Not true at all - They will almost certainly let you go through the same line. Just ask - We were told we could go through the visitors line together.


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Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2008-12-02

I-129F Receipt Notice : 2008-12-05

RFE: 2009-02-26

Approval Notice: 2009-03-13

NVC Received: 2009-03-23

Left NVC: 2009-05-12

Stuck at NVC 50 days

Interview: 2009-06-23 Passed!

Visa picked up: 2009-06-25

POE Detroit: 2009-07-04

Married: 2009-09-11

Filed for AOS: 2009-09-22

Biometrics taken: 2009-10-29

Advance Parole approved 2009-11-04

Employment Authorization approved 2009-11-04

AOS Appointment 2009-12-15

AOS Approved 2009-12-15

Green Card Received 2010-01-02

Filed for ROC: 2011-09-17

ROC approved 2012-03-21

Green Card Received 2012-03-26

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Usually, if someone is standing there sorting the lines, you can ask to go through together. I dont know what happens when she goes through secondary to activate the visa. You might have to wait in the waiting area.


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Out of the night that covers me,

Black as the Pit from pole to pole,

I thank whatever gods may be

For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance

I have not winced nor cried aloud.

Under the bludgeonings of chance

My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears

Looms but the Horror of the shade,

And yet the menace of the years

Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,

How charged with punishments the scroll.

I am the master of my fate:

I am the captain of my soul.

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Hi, Malis.

I had this same question and when I came back from visiting my husband in the Dominican Republic over Christmas/New Years, I asked the POE guy that checked my passport. He told me that if when my husband cameto the US, and I was traveling with him, we would both go through the citizen/resident line together. If he came over alone, then he would go through the visitor line. He also told me to make sure that the alien spouse brings their packet givento them by the embassy and to ensure that it is unopened.

This was in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport.

Good luck!


Married in Dominican Republic: 4-Sept-2010

I-130 Packet arrives at Chicago Lockbox: 29-Sept-2010

NOA1: 06-Oct-2010

NOA2: 19-Jan-2011

NVC Received file from CSC: 27-Jan-2011

Received DS-3032 and AOS bill: 27-Jan-2011

Paid AOS bill: 28-Jan-2011

Submitted DS-3032 via email (per NVC's authorization): 30-Jan-2011

Called NVC about AOS packet: 3-Feb-2011 (okay to send documents)

Mailed out AOS packet: 5-Feb-2011

AOS packet delivered to NVC: 7-Feb-2011

DS-3032 received by NVC: 8-Feb-2011

NVC Acknowleges AOS payment: 8-Feb-2011 (finally)

Received IV Bill: 14-Feb-2011

Paid IV Bill: 14-Feb-2011

NVC Acknowledges AOS paperwork was received and requests IV application: 25-Feb-2011

Mailed out DS-230 and supporting civil documents: 26-Feb-2011

DS-230 packet delivered to NVC: 28-Feb-2011

Case completed at NVC: 28-Mar-2011

Waited about 2 weeks for an interview date

Received packet 4 and interview appointment letter: 11-Apr-2011

Interview scheduled at Santo Domingo: 4-May-2011

Spouse had Medical Exam: 15-Apr-2011

Visa Approved!!!! 4-May-2011

Husband received visa from DOMEX: 17-May-2011

Husband's POE date June 24, 2011

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By the way, per the customs regulations in the Fort Lauderdale, Florida airport, you are NOT allowed to use cell phones during customs processing. You are to keep your phones turned off until completely through the customs processing.


Married in Dominican Republic: 4-Sept-2010

I-130 Packet arrives at Chicago Lockbox: 29-Sept-2010

NOA1: 06-Oct-2010

NOA2: 19-Jan-2011

NVC Received file from CSC: 27-Jan-2011

Received DS-3032 and AOS bill: 27-Jan-2011

Paid AOS bill: 28-Jan-2011

Submitted DS-3032 via email (per NVC's authorization): 30-Jan-2011

Called NVC about AOS packet: 3-Feb-2011 (okay to send documents)

Mailed out AOS packet: 5-Feb-2011

AOS packet delivered to NVC: 7-Feb-2011

DS-3032 received by NVC: 8-Feb-2011

NVC Acknowleges AOS payment: 8-Feb-2011 (finally)

Received IV Bill: 14-Feb-2011

Paid IV Bill: 14-Feb-2011

NVC Acknowledges AOS paperwork was received and requests IV application: 25-Feb-2011

Mailed out DS-230 and supporting civil documents: 26-Feb-2011

DS-230 packet delivered to NVC: 28-Feb-2011

Case completed at NVC: 28-Mar-2011

Waited about 2 weeks for an interview date

Received packet 4 and interview appointment letter: 11-Apr-2011

Interview scheduled at Santo Domingo: 4-May-2011

Spouse had Medical Exam: 15-Apr-2011

Visa Approved!!!! 4-May-2011

Husband received visa from DOMEX: 17-May-2011

Husband's POE date June 24, 2011

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Congrats!!!! I bet it feels awesome to have the Visa in hand!! Have a safe trip :D Time for you to be dancing in the streets! how awesome that tomorrow is Valentine's Day. Celebrate it. :luv:

Rebekah


"Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same." ~ Charlotte Brönte

K1 Visa

2010-06-02: I-129F sent

2010-06-07: NOA1

2010-06-29: NOA2

2010-12-07: Interview Date Interview Result: Administrative Process

2011-02-14: Administrative Process ended. Happy Valentine's Day! hearts.gif

2011-02-22: Approved at Embassy

2011-02-25: Received K1 Visa!!!

2011-03-31: POE Miami, Florida USA!!! 35D.gif

2011-04-22: Wedding Day! Happy Earth Day!!

AOS

2011-05-20: Filed For AOS

2011-05-31: NOA1 for EAD & I-485, and Biometrics Appointment Letter

2011-06-16: RFE

2011-06-21: Biometrics for I-485 & EAD

2011-06-30: Transferred to CSC

2011-07-28: Received EAD card in mail!

2011-09-14: AOS Interview = APPROVED! BOOYAH!

2011-09-23: Greencard received! Blessed Autumn Equinox!

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Stay together. Have your evidence organized and your packet ready. When we went through POE, they actually had a couple (super basic) questions for us, and if we had been in different places, that could have been problematic.

I have always been told we are fine to go to either line - whichever is shorter. When we entered, I think we did the Visitor line and I just politely asked the officer when we got to his window if we were in the right place. He was very kind.

Congrats on the visa - and safe travels!


K1 TIMELINE:

01-24-2008 = Sent I-129F to CSC

01-29-2008 = NOA1 Issued

05-28-2008 = NOA2 (125 days after NOA1)

06-02-2008 = NOA2 Hardcopy received; NVC received petition

06-04-2008 = NVC sent package to Costa Rica

06-10-2008 = Embassy received

06-13-2008 = Picked up Packet 3

06-25-2008 = Interview (28 days after NOA2)

07-05-2008 = Home to the U.S. together!

09-20-2008 = Wedding!

AOS/EAD/AP TIMELINE:

10-15-2008 = Sent giant packet to Lockbox

10-22-2008 = NOA1's Issued

11-04-2008 = RFE on AOS only: need birth certificate, ORIGINAL was taken at interview. GRRR

11-24-2008 = Biometrics

12-22-2008 = Mailed RFE packet back

01-02-2009 = AOS processing resumed

01-16-2009 = Service Request filed for EAD (90 days with no news)

01-27-2009 = EAD and AP approved (102 days after NOA1's)

03-12-2009 = AOS Interview, APPROVED!

REMOVING CONDITIONS TIMELINE:

02-18-2011 = Sent packet to CSC

02-22-2011 = NOA1 Issued

03-21-2011 = Biometrics

04-26-2011 = APPROVED!

DONE WITH USCIS FOR 10 YEARS!!

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