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Hi again.

After reading snowberrypie's post, it brought up an interesting question. Can my husband visit the US while his K3 Visa is pending?

We were under the impression that he could not (not sure where we got that from). I was planning on visiting him, but being a teacher, my schedule doesn't allow for long breaks. It's always easier for him to come to the US, as his job is more flexible.

My question is, can he come to visit the US? He'd only be visiting for 2 weeks or so... Also, how hard is it to enter/what should we expect?

I've read that if he does visit, he should bring proof of ties to the UK (bills in his name, lease, pay stubs, etc.)

If anyone has any input, that'd be really helpful. Reading these posts and comments always helps us to feel a little calmer and less alone.

Thanks so much!

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I have read many posts of people visiting the USA while K1, K3 visa pending. Some state "visiting friends, or family" and provide strung evidence that they will return back home, like letter from employer, return tickets, ect.

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I don't believe that it would affect the petition. I have not read any posts stating that they had problems like that.

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Some state "visiting friends, or family" and provide strung evidence that they will return back home, like letter from employer, return tickets, ect.

I have visited my husband a few times now and I'm always very straightforward about it. As in "I'm going to visit my husband." I always carry and show the NOAs, which seems to have satisfied them, and most lately, my interview letter.

You should search for posts about visiting and the visa waiver program. I'm pretty sure there are repercussions if he gets denied entry.

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HI. I'VE CROSSED THE BORDER TWICE DURING THE PROCESS AND ONCE WITH THE KIDS I JUST SAY I'M VISITING HUBBY AND WILL GO BACK ON SUCH AND SUCH A DATE, SO FAR SO GOOD NO HASSLES I THINK THE CANADIAN IS MORE INTERESTED IN THE WHOLE PROCESS. BUT NOW SINCE WE CAN ONLY MEET FOR WEEKENDS I MEET HIM HALFWAY IN MONTANA. KEEPS THE STRESS LEVEL DOWN (L) TERRY


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when you do enter the United States be very honest but don't give more info then they ask....

if you are denied entry, it should not cause repercussions on your visa process...

now if you were banned or deported that is a different story....

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wasabisnack,

That would depend on the reason for the denial. If they simply don't believe that he has non-immigrant intent, and allow him to withdraw his request to enter and he departs on the next plane back home, then it will not hurt the K3 visa application.

Yodrak

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I think I'm also wondering - if he were to get denied for some reason, would that hurt our K3 application?

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I went to visit my husband in the US over the labour day weekend.

When told them I was visiting my husband, I was asked if he worked in the US and if he was a US citizen.

I was then asked to show my return ticket.

The agent drumed his fingers for a few seconds- swiped my passport, then let me in.

Actually, each time I have travel and stated I was seeing my 'boyfriend'- then my fiance, I was asked to show a return ticket. I'd say that's of great importance....that and telling the truth ;)


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12-22-2006 | Sent out RFE info
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Both country's are on the Visa Waiver Program so I don't think so. The only difference is in Toronto, the US Customs is in the Toronto Airport; So if you get refused, you haven't even entered the US yet.


04-21-2006 | Marriage in Santa Ana, CA
I-130 Process
06-29-2006 | Mailed to CSC
08-23-2006 | Was told application was rejected & sent back
08-30-2006 | Recieved rejected package
09-01-2006 | Resubmitted I-130
09-08-2006 | NOA1 (now that's more like it)
09-13-2006 | Recieved NOA1 in the mail
12-19-2006 | Recieved email RFE
12-20-2006 | Recieved RFE in mail
12-22-2006 | Sent out RFE info
01-09-2007 | NOA2 Email received!
I-130 at NVC
01-24-2007 | Case Number Assigned
02-06-2007 | Emailed DS-3032 COA
02-09-2007 | NVC confirms COA in email
02-20-2007 | DS3032 & AOS Fee Bill Mailed
02-26-2007 | Received DS3032 and AOS Fee Bill
02-28-2007 | Mailed AOS Fee Bill and check
03-13-2007 | I-864 received
03-21-2007 | I-864 sent
05-16-2007 | IV Bill resent from NVC (never got the first)
06-02-2007 | IV Bill received
06-05-2007 | IV Bill payment sent
06-26-2007 | Received DS230
06-29-2007 | Mailed DS230 to NVC
08-15-2007 | NVC process complete but was sent back to US CIS (#@$%#$% this sucks)
11-08-2007 | I-130 returned to NVC
11-08-2007 | Requested expedited interview due to daughters illness
11-21-2007 | NVC approved expedited interview. Mailed to Montreal Embassy Nov 20th
12-11-2007 | Told by contact at US Consulate in Toronto that our interview date will be on Jan 4th.
01-04-2008 | Interview In Montreal. VISA GRANTED
01-11-2008 | Arrival in the US
11-09-2009 | Biometrics taken for 10 year green card
01-20-2010 | Approved- 10 GC ordered for production

06-22-2013 | N-400 package sent

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Canada Is not part of the Visa Waiver Program, its an entirely different animal.

Lots of UK people have come to visit the US while they wait for K3 or K1 or whatever. And still others have been denied entry and barred until they receive their visa. In most cases, a denial will not negatively affect the later visa application, but be sure to mention it in the appropriate spot on the forms.

I'd suggest for a UK person to be coming to the US to get a flight with a transfer in Ireland, they have US pre-clearance there, and if you're denied entry its a much shorter trip home than a direct flight to the US and back on again.

The only consequence of being denied entry really is the loss of money for airfare, loss of time spent with your spouse, and the humiliation of how POE officers can sometimes treat you. BTDT.

Make sure to bring copies of NOAs as well as ties to UK. Its no guarantee, but sometimes its worth the expense.


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I visit my husband in the US at least twice a month. I've never had an issue with immigration. I always carry my documents showing proof of ties but have never been asked to produce them. Only once were we even remotely "grilled" and that was at Lewiston Border and my husband and I were both traveling from Canada to the US to visit his family. The officer made it VERY clear to me that I could NOT stay in the US and had to return to Canada. I told him I have every intention of returning to Canada & that I wouldn't do anything to jeopardize my Visa application. He seemed satisfied with that & wished us good luck and a safe journey. I think bottom line is if they believe you are trying to "sneak" across the border or not.

Anyways, that's my experiences.. or lack of :)


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