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After we marry in the states...can she go on a Honeymoon to Mexico ??

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I'm worried if we leave the states within a month after we marry for Mexico to honeymoon ..that maybe they won't let her back across the border... ???? Or can we ??


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Filed: Timeline

Your wife can not leave the USA until she has either an Aadvance parole or her greencard.... you can file for AP along with her AOS but it takes about 3 months to get... once she has her greencard she can travel abroad with no problems....

You may need to pick a new destination for your honeymoon....

Kezzie

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

You will have to honeymoon within the U.S. until your wife gets her GC or her Advance Parole document, whichever comes first. You can apply for them both right after your marriage.

Good luck.


"THE SHORT STORY"

KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

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Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received

DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!! DONE!!!

KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Thailand
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:yes: Absolutely correct. If you and your wife leave the country without the green card or Advance Parole, she will not be allowed to re-enter. Then you have to go through the K-3 visa process to get her back. I am sure you do not want to do that.

The important point here for EVERYBODY is to realize that the K1 visa is only good for ONE entry into the USA.


6/14/06 - I-129f packet ready to send

6/15/06 - Decided to delay sending and use new form when available

6/28/06 - Finally mailed to Nebraska Service Center

7/20/06 - NOA1

9/20/06 - Touched for the very first time

9/21/06 - Email NOA2 wooohhooo faster than we had hoped for

9/25/06 - Snail Mail NOA2

9/25/06 - Received at NVC, verified with phone call

9/27/06 - Sent to embassy in Bangkok! Hoping my love will be here for the holidays!!!

9/30/06 - Arrived at embassy and waiting for packet 3

10/24/06 - Finally recieved packet 3

11/22/06 - Packet 3 sent to BKK embassy

11/24/06 - Embassy received packet 3

01/08/07 - Received packet 4 from BKK embassy

01/29/07 - Embassy Interview

01/30/07 - VISA in hand!!

02/05/07 - Returning to states with POE @ SFO

04/05/07 - Filed AOS

04/13/07 - NOA for I-485

06/15/07 - Biometrics

03/25/08 - Interview Date

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You had a valid worry.


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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For post-nup honeymoon, no (unless you want to do the honeymoon MUCH later than the marriage); you need to wait till you have AP.

For prenup honeymoon (if it sounds absurd, check the following thread http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=33274), I can't say about Mexico.


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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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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That is very correct! K1 is a single entry visa, Green-Card, or AP required to leave and come back.

Now if you were looking to honeymoon somewhere warm with a Spanish flavor like Mexico, then you might consider Puerto Rico. The territory is on this side of customs and immigration with many domestic flights and is US Territory, so is not considered to be leaving the country.


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That is very correct! K1 is a single entry visa, Green-Card, or AP required to leave and come back.

Now if you were looking to honeymoon somewhere warm with a Spanish flavor like Mexico, then you might consider Puerto Rico. The territory is on this side of customs and immigration with many domestic flights and is US Territory, so is not considered to be leaving the country.

Seconded.

Other choices are:

  1. Miami (you've got enough Spanish-speaking population there)
  2. parts of Texas, Arizona or New Mexico (some of these are quite close to the border, and will have a prominent Spanish-speaking population)

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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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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That is very correct! K1 is a single entry visa, Green-Card, or AP required to leave and come back.

Now if you were looking to honeymoon somewhere warm with a Spanish flavor like Mexico, then you might consider Puerto Rico. The territory is on this side of customs and immigration with many domestic flights and is US Territory, so is not considered to be leaving the country.

Seconded.

Other choices are:

  1. Miami (you've got enough Spanish-speaking population there)
  2. parts of Texas, Arizona or New Mexico (some of these are quite close to the border, and will have a prominent Spanish-speaking population)

I noticed this thread, and I would like if somebody can confirm this. I was under the impression that Puerto Rico is not considered "US enough" for these purposes? We've been looking at USVI or Hawaii as the only tropical getaways allowed us, but I'd love to go to PR, and of course it would be much more economical. And after a year of this "process" (IMBRA case) we NEED a beach getaway.

So has anyone traveled to Puerto Rico for their honeymoon?


K-1 Visa

Consulate : Montreal/Vancouver

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-9

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-05-9

I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-?

RFE Received : 2006-07-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-08-25

NVC Left : 2006-09-01

Montreal Consulate received

and forwarded to Vancouver : 2006-09-13

Vancouver Received

Packet 3 Sent: 2006-09-19

Packet 3 received 2006-09-25ish

Packet 3 Forms faxed back: 2006-09-29ish

Date set for interview 2006-10-5

Interview: 2006-10-25

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
Timeline

Anyone found anything that limits these definitions? (disregard the "communism" ones, they're just for fun)

(36) The term "State" includes the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States.

(37) The term "totalitarian party" means an organization which advocates the establishment in the United States of a totalitarian dictatorship or totalitarianism. The terms "totalitarian dictatorship" and "totalitarianism" mean and refer to systems of government not representative in fact, characterized by

(A) the existence of a single political party, organized on a dictatorial basis, with so close an identity between such party and its policies and the governmental policies of the country in which it exists, that the party and the government constitute an indistinguishable unit, and

(B) the forcible suppression of opposition to such party.

(38) The term "United States", except as otherwise specifically herein provided, when used in a geographical sense, means the continental United States, Alaska, Hawaii, Puerto Rico, Guam, and the Virgin Islands of the United States.

(39) The term "unmarried", when used in reference to any individual as of any time, means an individual who at such time is not married, whether or not previously married.

(40) The term "world communism" means a revolutionary movement, the purpose of which is to establish eventually a Communist totalitarian dictatorship in any or all the countries of the world through the medium of an internationally coordinated Communist political movement.


K-1 Visa

Consulate : Montreal/Vancouver

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-03-9

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-05-9

I-129F RFE(s) : 2006-07-?

RFE Received : 2006-07-11

I-129F NOA2 : 2006-08-25

NVC Left : 2006-09-01

Montreal Consulate received

and forwarded to Vancouver : 2006-09-13

Vancouver Received

Packet 3 Sent: 2006-09-19

Packet 3 received 2006-09-25ish

Packet 3 Forms faxed back: 2006-09-29ish

Date set for interview 2006-10-5

Interview: 2006-10-25

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I noticed this thread, and I would like if somebody can confirm this. I was under the impression that Puerto Rico is not considered "US enough" for these purposes? We've been looking at USVI or Hawaii as the only tropical getaways allowed us, but I'd love to go to PR, and of course it would be much more economical. And after a year of this "process" (IMBRA case) we NEED a beach getaway.

So has anyone traveled to Puerto Rico for their honeymoon?

FROM FAQ:
5.12)...Is it okay for us to go to the US Virgin Islands or Puerto Rico on our honeymoon without Advance Parole?

A...Maybe not a wise thing to do. Even though these islands are US territories or possessions, you may have to deal with Immigration and Customs to get back to the United States. You might have trouble getting back home if you encounter an insane USCIS (INS) inspector, plus, there are too many opportunities to "technically" leave US jurisdiction (by visiting the adjacent islands, for example). Best to take the honeymoon somewhere in the 50 States, where there is plenty to see and do.

A..(newsgroup)..Let me make it as clear as it was explained to me and which the regulation bears out: So long as the K-1'er does not depart ("depart" is also defined in the reg.) the US after making a legal entry s/he can travel to any other location which includes the USVI, PR, Guam, Hawaii, and Alaska.

The inspector I spoke to gave clear examples. (My alien fiancée) can enter the US and we can fly directly from the mainland to the USVI. We can go wherever we want on the islands so long as we don't "touch" ground or water not under US jurisdiction. When we leave she shows her K-1 and I-94 to immigration (which shows she legally entered the US) and off we fly directly to the mainland. However, if while we are there (USVI) we decided to take a trip to the British islands then she would be denied re-entry. I know I used "directly" in this example but we could fly "outbound" mainland-PR-USVI and "inbound" USVI-PR-mainland without fear because in this case she never "departs" the US.

Inspectors (both mainland and USVI) told me that this is not an unusual occurrence. They see K-1'ers all the time.

http://www.visajourney.com/faq/k1k2visa-enter.html#5.12


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Kezzie,

Point of clarification: Veronica can leave the USA before she has advance parole or her green card.

Chris' concern was can she come back, and as John points out he has a valid concern.

Yodrak

Your wife can not leave the USA until she has either an Aadvance parole or her greencard.... you can file for AP along with her AOS but it takes about 3 months to get... once she has her greencard she can travel abroad with no problems....

You may need to pick a new destination for your honeymoon....

Kezzie

YuAndDan,

The VJ FAQ is pretty good, but it's got its weaknesses.

Yodrak

I noticed this thread, and I would like if somebody can confirm this. I was under the impression that Puerto Rico is not considered "US enough" for these purposes? We've been looking at USVI or Hawaii as the only tropical getaways allowed us, but I'd love to go to PR, and of course it would be much more economical. And after a year of this "process" (IMBRA case) we NEED a beach getaway.

So has anyone traveled to Puerto Rico for their honeymoon?

FROM FAQ: ....

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