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I'm a Montrealer waiting for my K1, which will take me to the west coast. However, I have family in New York who I don't often get to see. Do you know if it's possible to fly to New York (which would have been my POE anyay) with my visa, spend a few days with my family, and then continue on to my fiance's place? Would the border guards accept this (a ticket to NY and a ticket to my fiance) or do they absolutely want you to make your journey all in one day?

I would assume it would be okay, since even if you fly directly to your new home, it's still up to you to complete all the subsequent steps like applying for a SSN and getting married. But I'm aware that my logic isn't always their logic <_<


03/15/2011 - NOA1

05/31/2011 - NOA2

06/??/2011 - NVC received

06/14/2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal

06/20/2011 - Packet 3 sent from Mtl

06/27/2011 - Sent Packet 3 back

07/07/2011 - RFE for Packet 3 sent from Mtl

07/18/2011 - RFE sent to embassy

07/21/2011 - RFE logged

07/25/2011 - Packet 4 sent, interview date made

10/31/2011 - Interview...APPROVED!

11/11/2011 - Visa ready for pickup

12/21/2011 - POE

02/24/2012 - Married!

05/14/2012 - AOS, EAD, AP forms sent

05/21/2012 - NOA1

08/13/2012 - AOS interview...APPROVED!

07/21/2014 - I-751 filed

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Yeah, that's fine. My POE was in San Francisco and I stayed a few days with my brother before I went to PA to see my hubby. No one seemed to mind.. :)


My Journey:

We met through a study-abroad program in Shanghai, China in August of 2009

We got engaged March of 2010

I received my K1 VISA in 6 months (June-December 2010)

We were married 04/02/2011
I received my conditional 2-year greencard (AOS) in 2.5 months with no interview (April-June 2011)

Our son was born 02/03/2013

I received my masters degree in Speech-Language Pathology 04/17/2013

I received my 10-year greencard (ROC) in 3 months with no interview (March-June 2013)

My husband returned from deployment 06/20/2013

My naturalization journey took 4 months (April-August 2014)

I became a US citizen on 08/01/2014

Received passport in 3 weeks (regular processing)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Australia
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I'm a Montrealer waiting for my K1, which will take me to the west coast. However, I have family in New York who I don't often get to see. Do you know if it's possible to fly to New York (which would have been my POE anyay) with my visa, spend a few days with my family, and then continue on to my fiance's place? Would the border guards accept this (a ticket to NY and a ticket to my fiance) or do they absolutely want you to make your journey all in one day?

I would assume it would be okay, since even if you fly directly to your new home, it's still up to you to complete all the subsequent steps like applying for a SSN and getting married. But I'm aware that my logic isn't always their logic <_<

They won't care, notice, or ask... but after all that waiting I wanted to be with my fiance asap.. to each their own i guess :P

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Yeah, that's fine. My POE was in San Francisco and I stayed a few days with my brother before I went to PA to see my hubby. No one seemed to mind.. :)

good to know, thanks!


03/15/2011 - NOA1

05/31/2011 - NOA2

06/??/2011 - NVC received

06/14/2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal

06/20/2011 - Packet 3 sent from Mtl

06/27/2011 - Sent Packet 3 back

07/07/2011 - RFE for Packet 3 sent from Mtl

07/18/2011 - RFE sent to embassy

07/21/2011 - RFE logged

07/25/2011 - Packet 4 sent, interview date made

10/31/2011 - Interview...APPROVED!

11/11/2011 - Visa ready for pickup

12/21/2011 - POE

02/24/2012 - Married!

05/14/2012 - AOS, EAD, AP forms sent

05/21/2012 - NOA1

08/13/2012 - AOS interview...APPROVED!

07/21/2014 - I-751 filed

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They won't care, notice, or ask... but after all that waiting I wanted to be with my fiance asap.. to each their own i guess :P

phew, i'm glad it's not strict!


03/15/2011 - NOA1

05/31/2011 - NOA2

06/??/2011 - NVC received

06/14/2011 - Case forwarded to Montreal

06/20/2011 - Packet 3 sent from Mtl

06/27/2011 - Sent Packet 3 back

07/07/2011 - RFE for Packet 3 sent from Mtl

07/18/2011 - RFE sent to embassy

07/21/2011 - RFE logged

07/25/2011 - Packet 4 sent, interview date made

10/31/2011 - Interview...APPROVED!

11/11/2011 - Visa ready for pickup

12/21/2011 - POE

02/24/2012 - Married!

05/14/2012 - AOS, EAD, AP forms sent

05/21/2012 - NOA1

08/13/2012 - AOS interview...APPROVED!

07/21/2014 - I-751 filed

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So long as you can prove you are married as of 23:59 on day 90, it is ok.


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

2008/08/22 I-751 biometrics completed

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

2010/03/18 Pras' swear-in

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As long as the LORD's beside me, I don't care if this road ever ends.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Netherlands
Timeline

; You can do whateeeeeeeeeeeeeever you want, as long as you:

- marry within 90 days after your arrival

- don't travel outside US before AP/Greencard approved

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heart-119.gif August 28th, 2011: Wedding heart-119.giflove-182.gif

AOS
August 31th, 2011: applied for SS#
September 6th: received SS#
September 26th, 2011: AOS sent
September 30th, 2011: NOA1
October 6th, 2011: NOA1 hard copy
October 26th,2011: Biometrics
October 28th, 2011: case transferred to California for faster processing
December 5th, 2011: received EAD/AP card
February 22nd, 2012: Green card in production
February 27th, 2012: GREEN CARD in hand, yaaay!!!




November 10th, 2013: ROC

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