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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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We are waiting NOA2 and my fiancee is going to travel to US to visit me for a month, she was here 5 months ago and stayed 30 days. She was in states multiple times before always for 2-3 weeks.

Which POE is more friendly for travel? I heard that Seattle is tough and NY is more easy.

Are there any statistic on POE denied entry or anybody has any experience ? Which POE is better and more friendly?

Thanks

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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We are waiting NOA2 and my fiancee is going to travel to US to visit me for a month, she was here 5 months ago and stayed 30 days. She was in states multiple times before always for 2-3 weeks.

Which POE is more friendly for travel? I heard that Seattle is tough and NY is more easy.

Are there any statistic on POE denied entry or anybody has any experience ? Which POE is better and more friendly?

Thanks

Welcome to the forum.

Though there may be variability between the various POEs, there is also likely variability between the various CBP personnel at the various POEs. :wacko:

YMMV


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From which country is your fiancée arriving? Depending on the flight options available, that would dictate the POE.


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:

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I went through Newark in march. Had tons of documents of ties with me. But I was asked only two questions

1) How long are you gonna stay in Hawaii? (-3 weeks)

2) Is your connecting flight tomorrow? (-yes, arrived at Newark at 9 pm)

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I had a difficult time at Philadelphia airport, without K1 petition, just on my visa waiver program. :crying:

and their service is so bad, and so slow.

the only good thing is there's a corner in the airport we can get free wifi.


~My Timeline~ K1
Consulate : Sydney, Australia
I-129F Sent : 2011-09-30
I-129F NOA1 : 2011-10-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-14
NVC Left : 2012-02-23
Packet 3 Received : 2012-02-27
Packet 3 Sent : 2012-03-15
Interview: May 1, 2012
Visa Received : 2012-05-15 (long 14 days, and there was a big hiccup!)
US Entry : 2012-05-25
+ Marriage : 2012-06-18
+ Applied for SSN: 2012-06-22 (got it 4 days later)


AOS
I-485 with EAD and AP Sent: 2012-07-02
NOA: 2012-7-10
Biometrics: 2012-8-8
EAD/AP card in hand: 2012-9-10
Interview: 2012-9-25 and approved! They took my EAD/AP.
Green card in hand: 2012-10-03 yay!!!

ROC

I-751 sent: 2014-9-9

NOA1 received: 2014-9-13 (dated 9-11)

Bio letter received: 2014-9-25 (dated 9-19)

Bio appt: 2014-10-6 (no interview)

Card in hand: 2014-Dec

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Filed: Country: Mexico
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She is arriving from Russia, she can get flight to NY JFK or Seattle, I ma trying to understand which POE is more "friendly"

I heard that in DC and Seattle people get scrutinized more often even without k1

I would suggest checking through the POE reviews for the airports you are thinking about having her use: http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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