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I’m not familiar with specifics surrounding the Miami International Airport (POE), but my wife went through Guam. As it relates to what happens, I can tell you that they asked her some basic questions, stamped her I-94, and opened her “brown” envelope. You will then be given back the "brown" package, and you will need portions of the “brown” envelope when you file your AOS. The envelope contains their medical information taken prior to the embassy interview. The only advice I can give you is for your fiancée to make certain that the I-94 gets stamped. Additionally, remember your (90) day timeframe to get married starts the day the I-94 is stamped. Congratulations in your steps forward.

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My fiancee has had MIA as her POE every time she comes to visit (50+ times) and she always gets thru without a problem. She's told me the immigration officers are usually nice to her because she's ready when it's her turn - whereas apparently she sees people standing at the window digging thru bags for passports, etc. while the IO gets annoyed. Totally understandable.

I've flown thru MIA once coming back from Venezuela - and I thought it was a nightmare. Maybe my fiancee's used to it but it seemed like a zoo to me. Long lines, rude immigration officers, etc - although to give credit, it was a week after the earthquake in Haiti and I think ALOT of people were coming and going that particular day. The airport is actually pretty nice once past all the POE nonsense - concourse D in particular is very modern and comfortable. I had the "pleasure" of sleeping there that night and it wasn't too bad.

Can't give you pointers specifically regarding K-1 - other than make sure she doesn't open the sealed envelope and make sure you get I-94 stamped - as previously said. Congrats on being so close!

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John, I had someone tell me to make sure you stay together. You will have to go through with her through the international line instead of your usual American Citizen line. They said to just explain what is going on and that you don't want to be separated. Other than that, he said to make sure you have your passport and the package ready to hand over to them. They will ask routine questions and just to be honest. You won't have any problems I am sure.

See you back in the 'Burgh...

Good Luck.

P.S. I leave on the 13th to arrive on the 14th. I am going earlier than planned so Mari and I can take care of some of the business that needs to get done. We are anxious, nervous, and excited.


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Hi John!

Good luck to both of you! We went through Miami POE last month, it went great. We stayed together and entered the "US Citizens" line, (figure I'm a U.S. citizen, and she is my fiance) when we got to an agent I explained we were both coming from Brazil and my fiance is here for the first time on a K1 visa. I gave him the package, we were walked to another room, waited 15 minutes, done! He just said be sure to get married within 90 days, that's it. :thumbs:

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Yes, in agreement.. theK1 visa holder can stay with you in the US Citizen lane.. No need to worry, shewill be ok even if you were not around.. the envelop will be taken by theofficer, she will be escorted to a different office for processing and you canwith her as well.. Offices are quiet nice with any other visas but B2s [unfortunately]..

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Hi John!

Good luck to both of you! We went through Miami POE last month, it went great. We stayed together and entered the "US Citizens" line, (figure I'm a U.S. citizen, and she is my fiance) when we got to an agent I explained we were both coming from Brazil and my fiance is here for the first time on a K1 visa. I gave him the package, we were walked to another room, waited 15 minutes, done! He just said be sure to get married within 90 days, that's it. :thumbs:


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Hello i want to ask question regarding about my port of entry so my fiance book me a flight from manila to hongkong and then hongkong to canada, canada to Pittsburgh where he pick me up.. My question is I'm using k1 visa and it's true? That all immigrants stops in San francisco? .. Did my fiance book wrong flight for me?? Please anyone help me thank you

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