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Hello everyone,I am American and my husband is Brazilian. I'm so happy to announce that my husbands visa was approved on May 25th!!! Now we are planning on buying tickets to go to NY. I was wondering Do I have to buy a one way ticket?? One way is double the amount of a round trip ticket, but I don't want to have problems when we get to NY. I don't want immigration to find it strange that we have a round trip even though we wouldn't use it...Any help on this topic is appreciated, thank you. :)


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You can buy a round-trip ticket, just call the airline after arrival and cancel the return portion of the ticket. It's not likely anyone will ask, but if they do, just say the reason.

Congrats on the approval! :thumbs:

Edited by Ryan H

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I bought a one way ticket for august 10th at copa.com and it costed me 300 dollars less then the round trip! Try another airline! :-) good luck!


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Married: 07/27/2010

I 130 Sent: 10/22/2010

NOA1: 10/27/2010

NOA2: 03/11/2011

NVC Received: 03/28/2011

Emailed DS-3032: 03/30/2011

Paid online AOS fee: 03/31/2011

Paid online IV fee: 04/01/2011

Mailed I-864 package: 04/15/2011

Mailed IV package: 04/15/2011

SIF: 05/11/2011

Case Completed: 05/12/2011

Interview date assigned: 05/16/2011

Medical: 05/27/2011

Interview: 06/29/2011

POE at Lax: 08/10/2011

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I too also had the same question. I was thinking if you purchased the round trip ticket, why not go? Just make the return trip WAY after. Like a year after. And if you change the date, then just pay the hundred two two hundred extra to change the ticket price. And buy in advance the return trip.

I am doing this with my wife from India, as I know that she needs to go back as all of her cousins are getting married, and family reunions. So in the long run buying a round trip is useful and saves $$.

Congrats. And why not go to Brazil for the Olympics? eh? sounds pretty cool to go there and support USA.......

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I too also had the same question. I was thinking if you purchased the round trip ticket, why not go? Just make the return trip WAY after. Like a year after. And if you change the date, then just pay the hundred two two hundred extra to change the ticket price. And buy in advance the return trip.

I am doing this with my wife from India, as I know that she needs to go back as all of her cousins are getting married, and family reunions. So in the long run buying a round trip is useful and saves $$.

Congrats. And why not go to Brazil for the Olympics? eh? sounds pretty cool to go there and support USA.......

sounds like a good idea! Thanks!

You can buy a round-trip ticket, just call the airline after arrival and cancel the return portion of the ticket. It's not likely anyone will ask, but if they do, just say the reason.

Congrats on the approval! :thumbs:

Thank you for the info! =)

I bought a one way ticket for august 10th at copa.com and it costed me 300 dollars less then the round trip! Try another airline! :-) good luck!

Thank you I will try different airlines! I just don't want to have to change planes 3 times!!! lol


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LOL I will stop for 2 hours in panama! It will be a normal route though :rofl:


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Married: 07/27/2010

I 130 Sent: 10/22/2010

NOA1: 10/27/2010

NOA2: 03/11/2011

NVC Received: 03/28/2011

Emailed DS-3032: 03/30/2011

Paid online AOS fee: 03/31/2011

Paid online IV fee: 04/01/2011

Mailed I-864 package: 04/15/2011

Mailed IV package: 04/15/2011

SIF: 05/11/2011

Case Completed: 05/12/2011

Interview date assigned: 05/16/2011

Medical: 05/27/2011

Interview: 06/29/2011

POE at Lax: 08/10/2011

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Why buy a round-trip ticket if only needed is a one-way one?

Hubby bought my one-way ticket (JAL-AA / first class) and did not have any problem at all.

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10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
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06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
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04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Thank you!!! :thumbs:


visit my blog! :)http://brazilianspouse.blogspot.com/

Married: 07/27/2010

I 130 Sent: 10/22/2010

NOA1: 10/27/2010

NOA2: 03/11/2011

NVC Received: 03/28/2011

Emailed DS-3032: 03/30/2011

Paid online AOS fee: 03/31/2011

Paid online IV fee: 04/01/2011

Mailed I-864 package: 04/15/2011

Mailed IV package: 04/15/2011

SIF: 05/11/2011

Case Completed: 05/12/2011

Interview date assigned: 05/16/2011

Medical: 05/27/2011

Interview: 06/29/2011

POE at Lax: 08/10/2011

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Go the most cost effective route. But if you buy round trip ticket make sure you cancel it and retain proof of if . I have heard of people having Issues when adjusting status. Because the airlines had there name listed as leaving the country before they could.leagaly


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