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My wife has never flown to the United States before and she will be flying solo because of my work that I cannot go to the Philippines to fly with her. I was wondering, can someone share your experience with me about your flying experience and your port of entry(POE) to the USA? Does she have to check through a different entry when she arrives in the USA? Her destination is flying from Manila to Minneapolis, MN. Thanks in advance for all of your help. God bless!!!!

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Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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You've posted this twice. Maybe the MODS can combine this with the one in IR-1/CR-1 visa forum. I hope you are checking both as I will answer here.

Her POE will be the first airport she lands at that is on US soil (or has preclearence). If she is landing in say LAX then has a connecting flight to MSP, LAX will be her POE and I would leave pleanty of time for her to get thru customs and immigration. You could fly to LAX and meet her, spend the night and fly to MSP the next day if your schedule will allow it. That way you get to see her sooner and help her navigate the airports in the US and that leaves plenty of time to get thru the whole immigration mess. My wife had a direct flight from Frankfurt to Denver so there was no connecting flight. We did that rather than have her go thru O'hare again.

Congrats on gettng to this step in the process,

Dave

Edited by Dave&Roza

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I actually was wondering about this also. Good thing for me my fiancee's childhood best friend lives in LA. So we'll schedule her POE to be there and her friend will meet her and my fiancee will spend a few days with her friend while I prepare things here for her arrival. A couple more days, but she'll have all the time she needs for entry and customs this way, and finally gets to see her best friends home. So everyone ends up happy.


K1 Visa

Event Date

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

I-129F Sent : 2011-12-07

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-12-13

I-129F RFE(s) : None

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-04-02

NVC Received : 2012-04-06

NVC Left : 2012-04-17

Interview Date : 2012-05-09

Interview Result : Approved

Visa Received : 2012-05-18

US Entry : 2012-06-01

Marriage : 2012-06-08

Processing

Estimates/Stats : Your I-129f was approved in 111 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 148 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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My wife has never flown to the United States before and she will be flying solo because of my work that I cannot go to the Philippines to fly with her. I was wondering, can someone share your experience with me about your flying experience and your port of entry(POE) to the USA? Does she have to check through a different entry when she arrives in the USA? Her destination is flying from Manila to Minneapolis, MN. Thanks in advance for all of your help. God bless!!!!

Congrats and good luck!


"The Marines I have seen around the world have the cleanest bodies, the filthiest minds, the highest morale, and the lowest morals of any group of animals I have ever seen. Thank God for the United States Marine Corps!" - Eleanor Roosevelt, First Lady of the United States, 1945.

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