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Now, I know questions about 'can you visit' come up a lot. This is SPECIFICALLY not that question. I know that it is not against the laws or in any way illegal to have a foreign fiancee' visit during the process. I already know about bringing evidence to proove ties to the home country, and such.

What concerns me is that when I mentioned my fiancee' visiting me this coming holiday, the response I seemed to get was overwhelmingly:

"We didn't risk it because we didn't want to jeopardize things..."

I'm curious as to how exactly being turned back at the border during the K-1 process would effect the process itself or jeopardize things? What exactly could be the consequences? It's just a little ominous to hear people talk about the 'risks' of it, but never specifically saying what those risks are...


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Now, I know questions about 'can you visit' come up a lot. This is SPECIFICALLY not that question. I know that it is not against the laws or in any way illegal to have a foreign fiancee' visit during the process. I already know about bringing evidence to proove ties to the home country, and such.

What concerns me is that when I mentioned my fiancee' visiting me this coming holiday, the response I seemed to get was overwhelmingly:

"We didn't risk it because we didn't want to jeopardize things..."

I'm curious as to how exactly being turned back at the border during the K-1 process would effect the process itself or jeopardize things? What exactly could be the consequences? It's just a little ominous to hear people talk about the 'risks' of it, but never specifically saying what those risks are...

You can do it if you have proof of ties to your home country. Lease, job letter, etc.

Someone in the OT forum just had a really hard time at POE.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=35136

Another thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=32912

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You wouldnt effect your K1 process at all, as you would be "DENIED" not "DEPORTED", and later in the process there is a question asking if you have ever been denied entry!!, some people on VJ have been denied entry & it has not effected thier visa process at all :thumbs:


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Now, I know questions about 'can you visit' come up a lot. This is SPECIFICALLY not that question. I know that it is not against the laws or in any way illegal to have a foreign fiancee' visit during the process. I already know about bringing evidence to proove ties to the home country, and such.

What concerns me is that when I mentioned my fiancee' visiting me this coming holiday, the response I seemed to get was overwhelmingly:

"We didn't risk it because we didn't want to jeopardize things..."

I'm curious as to how exactly being turned back at the border during the K-1 process would effect the process itself or jeopardize things? What exactly could be the consequences? It's just a little ominous to hear people talk about the 'risks' of it, but never specifically saying what those risks are...

There is no risk if you can explain reasonable that you will leave the country again and that you don't misuse the VWP. I spent most of my K-1 process in the United States.

You need a return ticket and, like I said before, a reasonable explanation. You get denied if you raise somehow a red flag.

Just make sure that the trip doesn't interfere with the K-1 process. I had to pay additional several hundred bucks to rearrange my flights and that just because the consulate was faster than I expected.

But about the trip itself. It is perfectly legal as long as you leave the country again and shouldn't raise any red flag.


Markus - Las Vegas, NV

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Thank you for the replies. As I said before, I do know about bringing evidence and such to proove intent to return and I really don't expect problems.

I just wanted to know what the 'risks' were involved in visiting if you were turned back during the K-1 process. In general, people seem to imply in their statements that there is something terrible that will happen if you do happen to get turned back.

It is some comfort to know that it really isn't as big of a deal as people seem to make it out to be (at least from what I've been told thus-far).


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