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Hello

Well im about to start packing and preparing for the long trip :-) So i was wondering about the POE and what happens there. I read here that can be some mistakes done at the entry, so i would appreciate any suggestion you may have for me to avoid it if possible.

My POE will be Dallas :-)

Im also bringing our wedding rings so i wonder if i need to declare them at the entry or not? And if so, how should i do it?

Thank you for your help

Good luck everyone!


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S-Bone,

This thread answers part of things:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/320020-after-the-i-129f-and-k-1/

Another very recent one talks about declaring personal possessions. I'll see if I can find it, si man.

Edited to add: Couldn't immediately find it, no man, but someone here will help you, si man.

Edited by TBoneTX

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01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.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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Make sure you have all your paperwork together, answer any questions and be patient. Custom officers vary and some may be easier, while others are more difficult to deal with. It is not necessary that you declare your wedding rings or other jewelry unless the value is quite significant. Be polite and respectful, even if the customs officer is not. Everything will go much smoother for you.

I hope your SO will be waiting when you finally emerge from the ordeal. :dance:

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