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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Hello VJ family,I have finished my interview on the 17th, received my approved K1 visa 3 days after, and now ironing out last minute kinks before my departure.

May I ask if the the airports listed as POEs are the only acceptable ones? I am looking to book for July, and I favor Continental Airline for the airport most practical for me and my fiance-1 short lay-over in Narita, then non stop to US; with only 16 hrs of flying time, plus its the nearest airport for my fiance's installation. The airport is not included in the list I found here however, so I was wondering if that is fine for K1 visa holders?

Much thanks again for the help.


9/14/02 - became a couple

5/2/06 - his migration :(

6/17/09 to 12/1/09 - wonderful period of living together in US!

11/28/10 - I-129F sent to Lewisville,TX via UPS

11/30/10 - package received

12/02/10 - cheque encashed

12/7/10 - electronic confirmation of package; routed to VSC

12/9/10 - touched (?)

12/9/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military installation

12/30/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military unit

1/05/11 - NOA1 hard copy finally reached his maibox, yey!

2/25/11- called military helpline to request expedite I-129f processing

/28/11 - received USCIS letter requesting documents to support expedite request

3/11/11 - faxed documents to USCIS

3/22/11 - approval notification of expedite request received through mail

3/25/11 - approval email notification of expedite request

3/28/11 - I-129F petition for fiancee application approved!!! a step closer!!!

4/4/11 - VSC sent to Manila

5/04/11 - Medical at St. Luke's (passed!)

5/05/11 - vaccination

5/17/11 - USEM Interview, approved!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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What list are you talking about?

The first US airport you would fly into from Tokyo would be an acceptable POE. What is the first US airport you would be arriving at from Tokyo?

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October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
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Hello VJ family,I have finished my interview on the 17th, received my approved K1 visa 3 days after, and now ironing out last minute kinks before my departure.

May I ask if the the airports listed as POEs are the only acceptable ones?

No, there are alternatives (probably not practical in your case) such as going through Canadian airport with US-destinations PFI (where you clear immigration & customs) or going through Dublin or Shannon airports in Ireland (both equipped with US mmigration, but not customs, PFI's).
I am looking to book for July, and I favor Continental Airline for the airport most practical for me and my fiance-1 short lay-over in Narita, then non stop to US; with only 16 hrs of flying time, plus its the nearest airport for my fiance's installation. The airport is not included in the list I found here however, so I was wondering if that is fine for K1 visa holders?

Much thanks again for the help.

If the airline lands there after nonstop flight from Narita, it is a POE.

2005/07/10 I-129F filed for Pras

2005/11/07 I-129F approved, forwarded to NVC--to Chennai Consulate 2005/11/14

2005/12/02 Packet-3 received from Chennai

2005/12/21 Visa Interview Date

2006/04/04 Pras' entry into US at DTW

2006/04/15 Church Wedding at Novi (Detroit suburb), MI

2006/05/01 AOS Packet (I-485/I-131/I-765) filed at Chicago

2006/08/23 AP and EAD approved. Two down, 1.5 to go

2006/10/13 Pras' I-485 interview--APPROVED!

2006/10/27 Pras' conditional GC arrives -- .5 to go (2 yrs to Conditions Removal)

2008/07/21 I-751 (conditions removal) filed

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2009/06/18 I-751 approved

2009/07/03 10-year GC received; last 0.5 done!

2009/07/23 Pras files N-400

2009/11/16 My 46TH birthday, Pras N-400 approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Continental Airline for the airport most practical for me

OK - so - where ever there is a continental airline, just come in the USA, ok ?

Someone will take care of you, no worries.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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If the airport has the word "International" in it's name (check it's website if you're not sure), it's a PoE. "International" airports in the US, by definition, have a US Customs and Immigration section to receive and process travelers from other countries.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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What list are you talking about?

The first US airport you would fly into from Tokyo would be an acceptable POE. What is the first US airport you would be arriving at from Tokyo?

Its a list of POEs i found here on VJ. I'm sorry but i cannot divulge more info, as i was warned of military rules before, :bonk: but i can assure the airport is in US :thumbs: Thank you for your help!

No, there are alternatives (probably not practical in your case) such as going through Canadian airport with US-destinations PFI (where you clear immigration & customs) or going through Dublin or Shannon airports in Ireland (both equipped with US mmigration, but not customs, PFI's).

If the airline lands there after nonstop flight from Narita, it is a POE.

Thank you very much for your reply! I imagine that going thru all the other airports would give me a sore ####### :rofl:

Continental Airline for the airport most practical for me

OK - so - where ever there is a continental airline, just come in the USA, ok ?

Someone will take care of you, no worries.

Yes, it is in US,not a popular destination I suppose. And I did indeed worry that there may not be an immigration officer; I wouldn't want to be stuck in la-la land :blush: Thanks very much for the clarification!

If the airport has the word "International" in it's name (check it's website if you're not sure), it's a PoE. "International" airports in the US, by definition, have a US Customs and Immigration section to receive and process travelers from other countries.

I did what you suggested, and the airport has "International" Thank you for the tip.

I suppose with everyone's replies, there will be an immigration office in the airport; i just would not know what the other members experienced.I'll just have to wear a big smile, whether the officers are strict or not. Thanks again and good luck to your respective journeys!


9/14/02 - became a couple

5/2/06 - his migration :(

6/17/09 to 12/1/09 - wonderful period of living together in US!

11/28/10 - I-129F sent to Lewisville,TX via UPS

11/30/10 - package received

12/02/10 - cheque encashed

12/7/10 - electronic confirmation of package; routed to VSC

12/9/10 - touched (?)

12/9/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military installation

12/30/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military unit

1/05/11 - NOA1 hard copy finally reached his maibox, yey!

2/25/11- called military helpline to request expedite I-129f processing

/28/11 - received USCIS letter requesting documents to support expedite request

3/11/11 - faxed documents to USCIS

3/22/11 - approval notification of expedite request received through mail

3/25/11 - approval email notification of expedite request

3/28/11 - I-129F petition for fiancee application approved!!! a step closer!!!

4/4/11 - VSC sent to Manila

5/04/11 - Medical at St. Luke's (passed!)

5/05/11 - vaccination

5/17/11 - USEM Interview, approved!

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Hello VJ family,I have finished my interview on the 17th, received my approved K1 visa 3 days after, and now ironing out last minute kinks before my departure.

May I ask if the the airports listed as POEs are the only acceptable ones? I am looking to book for July, and I favor Continental Airline for the airport most practical for me and my fiance-1 short lay-over in Narita, then non stop to US; with only 16 hrs of flying time, plus its the nearest airport for my fiance's installation. The airport is not included in the list I found here however, so I was wondering if that is fine for K1 visa holders?

Much thanks again for the help.

Just be careful if you are going to fly Continental that you do not go through Guam then go to Narita. You will be screwed when hit the US the second time. Just something to keep in mind.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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Its a list of POEs i found here on VJ. I'm sorry but i cannot divulge more info, as i was warned of military rules before, :bonk: but i can assure the airport is in US :thumbs: Thank you for your help!

Cool, I did not realize that there was a direct flight from Narita to Area 51. :innocent:


3-5-2011: I-129F Sent

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6-24-2011: NOA2

6-30-2011: NOA2 Hard Copy

7-19-2011: Received Case Number from NVC

08-08-2011: Sent Packet 3 to Embassy

09-12-2011: Received Packet 4 Instructions

09-28-2011: Interview: Approved

10-06-2011: Point of Entry

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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Its a list of POEs i found here on VJ. I'm sorry but i cannot divulge more info, as i was warned of military rules before, :bonk: but i can assure the airport is in US :thumbs: Thank you for your help!

Any airport that you fly into on a commercial flight is a public area. Giving the name here won't violate any military secrets. whistling.gif


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I suspect the rule is most likely that members of the military and their dependants can't say which flights they will take in public forums because that could cause that flight to be a terrorist target. Stands to reason, really.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

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militarygf...

Congratz on your visa approval...!!! :star:

No worries regarding your POE.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Just be careful if you are going to fly Continental that you do not go through Guam then go to Narita. You will be screwed when hit the US the second time. Just something to keep in mind.

I had checked the flight schedule of Continental airlines, and the route will be Manila to Narita then to Mainland USA. There will be no other stops aside from the Narita lay over. Thank you for the reminder! :yes:

Cool, I did not realize that there was a direct flight from Narita to Area 51. :innocent:

Any airport that you fly into on a commercial flight is a public area. Giving the name here won't violate any military secrets. whistling.gif

I suspect the rule is most likely that members of the military and their dependants can't say which flights they will take in public forums because that could cause that flight to be a terrorist target. Stands to reason, really.

Thank you for understanding HeatDeath! Much as the info withheld may sound silly to others, I really would not want to jeopardize my man's career, nor put the military men and their dependents in danger by breaking rules, no matter how innocent my intention is. Better safe than sorry. :blush:

militarygf...

Congratz on your visa approval...!!! :star:

No worries regarding your POE.

Thank you so much for your never-ending kindness! :dance:


9/14/02 - became a couple

5/2/06 - his migration :(

6/17/09 to 12/1/09 - wonderful period of living together in US!

11/28/10 - I-129F sent to Lewisville,TX via UPS

11/30/10 - package received

12/02/10 - cheque encashed

12/7/10 - electronic confirmation of package; routed to VSC

12/9/10 - touched (?)

12/9/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military installation

12/30/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military unit

1/05/11 - NOA1 hard copy finally reached his maibox, yey!

2/25/11- called military helpline to request expedite I-129f processing

/28/11 - received USCIS letter requesting documents to support expedite request

3/11/11 - faxed documents to USCIS

3/22/11 - approval notification of expedite request received through mail

3/25/11 - approval email notification of expedite request

3/28/11 - I-129F petition for fiancee application approved!!! a step closer!!!

4/4/11 - VSC sent to Manila

5/04/11 - Medical at St. Luke's (passed!)

5/05/11 - vaccination

5/17/11 - USEM Interview, approved!

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For what its worth - the POE list here on VJ is not complete (only the ones folks have requested or the most common ones are listed) and of course, a person's final destination may/may-not be a POE - only the first US Airport (or foreign pre-clearance) is.

For a complete list of all US POEs, see CBP Port of Entry. :thumbs:

Edited by Otto

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Lets see how many direct flights are there from you exit airport directly to the US ? Be careful not to post or email anyone the date of your departure or you WILL have left enough information to have told them the keys ( WHEN WHERE and HOW )


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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For what its worth - the POE list here on VJ is not complete (only the ones folks have requested or the most common ones are listed) and of course, a person's final destination may/may-not be a POE - only the first US Airport (or foreign pre-clearance) is.

For a complete list of all US POEs, see CBP Port of Entry. :thumbs:

i came to the conclusion that the airport and the city are less popular when I could not find in the search tool the name of the airport nor any experiences shared by VJ members. My next worry will be if I will find friends when I've reached the installation, but that will be for another post. :D I found the airport however, on the link you provided, Otto, thank you. For your LOOONG patience with me, double thanks :rofl:


9/14/02 - became a couple

5/2/06 - his migration :(

6/17/09 to 12/1/09 - wonderful period of living together in US!

11/28/10 - I-129F sent to Lewisville,TX via UPS

11/30/10 - package received

12/02/10 - cheque encashed

12/7/10 - electronic confirmation of package; routed to VSC

12/9/10 - touched (?)

12/9/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military installation

12/30/10 - NOA1 hard copy reached military unit

1/05/11 - NOA1 hard copy finally reached his maibox, yey!

2/25/11- called military helpline to request expedite I-129f processing

/28/11 - received USCIS letter requesting documents to support expedite request

3/11/11 - faxed documents to USCIS

3/22/11 - approval notification of expedite request received through mail

3/25/11 - approval email notification of expedite request

3/28/11 - I-129F petition for fiancee application approved!!! a step closer!!!

4/4/11 - VSC sent to Manila

5/04/11 - Medical at St. Luke's (passed!)

5/05/11 - vaccination

5/17/11 - USEM Interview, approved!

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