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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hi everyone,

I am offered by a friend to travel to another state which is San Diego but I am stuck here in Missouri because I haven't applied my AOS yet due to financial constraint. Can I travel out of this state even if I don't have the green card yet? what do I need to secure so I could enjoy the opportunity of traveling outside Missouri. Please help. Thank you.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Technically, you can travel anywhere within the 50 United States. Carry your passport with you, and your marriage certificate. There are internal Customs & Border Protection (CBP) checkpoints within a 50- or 100-mile radius of both U.S. borders, particularly with Mexico. If you travel by car or bus, you will want to avoid those. If you fly, you should have no problem as long as the name on your airline ticket & boarding pass matches your identification (passport).


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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As long as you don't leave the U.S you're fine.


K-1 Visa

Engaged 25/01/2011

I-129F sent 25/02/2011

NOA1 received 02/03/2011

NOA2 received 31/05/2011

Medical completed 14/06/2011

NVC received petition 21/06/2011

Petition arrived at SYD consulate 28/06/2011

Packet 3 (via email) received 28/06/2011

Packet 3 sent to consulate 18/07/2011

Packet 3 received by consulate 19/07/2011

Packet 4 received (via email) 20/07/2011

Interview date 09/08/2011

Interview PASSED! 9/08/2011

Visa received 17/08/2011

Flight booked 1/11/2011

POE 1/11/2011

AOS - EAD - AP

Date filed: 9/03/2012

NOA: 13/03/2012

Bio appointment: 04/04/2012

Interview: 19/06/2012

EAD and AP card received: 10/05/2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Hi everyone,

I am offered by a friend to travel to another state which is San Diego but I am stuck here in Missouri because I haven't applied my AOS yet due to financial constraint. Can I travel out of this state even if I don't have the green card yet? what do I need to secure so I could enjoy the opportunity of traveling outside Missouri. Please help. Thank you.

You can travel within the US. As TBoneTX stated, there's a risk of running into an immigration checkpoint if you get close to the US border. If you are out of status then this will be unpleasant, at minimum. If you have your passport with K1 visa and your marriage certificate then they shouldn't try to deport you because you're eligible to adjust status. However, they might still hold you in custody for a while and give you a hard time. Like I said, not pleasant.

San Diego is very close to the Mexican border. CBP and ICE are very active there. There's a chance you may have an encounter with them.

Now, personal observation time....

If you will be paying for this trip then you should reconsider, and spend it on your AOS instead. If your friend is offering to pay for it then maybe you could ask them instead to help you with the AOS expenses, or postpone the trip until you finish the AOS process. You should rethink your priorities. Your adjustment of status is much more urgent than visiting your friend.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Topic moved from AOS from a family visa forum to Working & Travelling During US Immigration forum as a more appropriate location for this discussion


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