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I am making travel arrangements for my fiancé. She just received the visa and I just want to make sure I don't mess up booking her flight. I had a huge hassle flying in due to Orbitz mess up my routing so I am now very careful to double check everything.

For her to get to her point of entry will she need anything more than her stamped passport. I imaging she will connect in Hong Kong or Tokyo, any issues there.

Orbitz routed me though Bejing and really complicated my visit but that is another story. What about the point of entry. I will bring her to the Miami airport but the POE will probably be Chicago, San Francisco or Los Angeles. At POE she will be asked some questions and show the visa and give them the sealed packet? What is the better POE?

Anything else to know?

Thanks in advance.
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**Moved from K1 to Philippines. Questions are not related to a K1 process. Poster needs advice on traveling from Philippines to the US and this question can be best addressed here.

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I am making travel arrangements for my fiancé. She just received the visa and I just want to make sure I don't mess up booking her flight. I had a huge hassle flying in due to Orbitz mess up my routing so I am now very careful to double check everything.

For her to get to her point of entry will she need anything more than her stamped passport. I imaging she will connect in Hong Kong or Tokyo, any issues there.

Orbitz routed me though Bejing and really complicated my visit but that is another story. What about the point of entry. I will bring her to the Miami airport but the POE will probably be Chicago, San Francisco or Los Angeles. At POE she will be asked some questions and show the visa and give them the sealed packet? What is the better POE?

Anything else to know?

Thanks in advance.
:)

My wife came through Chicago in April of 2011. Her stamped passport and brown envelope is all she needed. They just asked her a few basic questions like do you love your Fiancee? When do you plan on getting married. She was through customs in about 10 minutes. Good luck!


K1 Visa
08.04.10 sent I-129F to Vermont Service Center
08.12.10 NOA1
08.18.10 Touched
10.03.10 Touched
01.27.11 NOA2 Notification Text & Email
02.01.11 NVC Received
02.03.11 Received NOA2 Hard Copy by Mail
02.03.11 NVC Sent case to US Embassy in Singapore
02.09.11 Consulate Received
02.10.11 Consulate sent out Packet 3
02.16.11 Packet 3 Received
02.18.11 Medical Appointment (Passed)
02.22.11 Sent in Packet 3 checklist
02.22.11 Waiting on Interview date
03.16.11 Interview Scheduled (Approved)
04.07.11 Visa in Hand
04.14.11 Arrive in USA (POE Chicago / No problems)
04.21.11 Civil Wedding
AOS
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05.24.11 NOA 1 AOS/EAD/AP Received Hard Copy 05.31.11
06.15.11 AOS case transferred to CSC Received hard Copy 06.18.11.
06.20.11 Biometrics done today as a walk in. No problems. (The actual appointment was scheduled for 07.12.2011)
07.23.11 EAD Card/Document Production & AP Post Decision Activity
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08.01.11 Received EAD/AP Combo card in the mail.
08.04.11 Email Notification that GC is approved. (This came one year to the day that I sent the K1 package in.)
08.08.11 Received Welcome letter in the mail.
08.10.11 Greencard in Hand (It was actually dated 07.29.11 my wife's birthday!!)
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05.31.13 Check Cleared (We are on our way!)
05.29.13 NOA1 (Received 06.03.13)
06.11.13 Early Bio Metrics done today. No problems. (The actual appointment was scheduled for 06.28.2013)
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Yup that is about it - Passport with visa and CFO sticker, DO NOT OPEN envelope. And bring a pen as she will need to complete the I-94 on the airplane before landing.

Your on the other coast from me so don't know about POE for your wife, we came through Honolulu which was very easy and not crowded.


Hank

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If you go from Manila to Guam to Honolulu - is Guam your POE or does it wait until Honolulu?

from what I have read from the previous posts about this, many said its honolulu :)

Edited by NikkiWicki

03/27/2012- I-129F sent to USCIS

04/02/2012- NOA1 email

04/05/2012- NOA1 hard copy received

07/23/2012- finally some light! RFE via EMAIL

08/05/2012- Sent RFE reply from Philippines

08/09/2012- RFE Reply Response Review Notification Email

08/15/2012- NOA2 Approval via Email

08/22/2012- Hard copy of NOA2 received!

08/24/2012- MNL case number noted!

08/31/2012- Physical Exam at SLEC- Passed!

09/07/2012- Big Day! Interview-> APPROVED!

09/14/2012- CFO Seminar->done!

09/18/2012- Visa on Hand!, CFO Sticker DONE! YAY!!!!

10/04/2012- America Here I Come!!!

10/05/2012- Touchdown Chicago!

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I am making travel arrangements for my fiancé. She just received the visa and I just want to make sure I don't mess up booking her flight. I had a huge hassle flying in due to Orbitz mess up my routing so I am now very careful to double check everything.

For her to get to her point of entry will she need anything more than her stamped passport. I imaging she will connect in Hong Kong or Tokyo, any issues there.

Orbitz routed me though Bejing and really complicated my visit but that is another story. What about the point of entry. I will bring her to the Miami airport but the POE will probably be Chicago, San Francisco or Los Angeles. At POE she will be asked some questions and show the visa and give them the sealed packet? What is the better POE?

Anything else to know?

Thanks in advance.
:)

i had my POE in San Francisco and i had a smooth entry. They just asked me several questions, read some parts on what's inside my brown envelope, showed them my visa and passport and then greeted me Welcome to USA! :)

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I imagine she will connect in Hong Kong or Tokyo, any issues there.

^^^Nope...not if she's simply catching a connecting flight.

You can read about Chinook's POE experience by clicking on our timeline and scrolling down.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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When possible AVOID Chicago. I came back from the RP late FEB 2012 and they were RUDE, PUSHY, RAISED VOICES, NO SMILES, FROWNED FACES and being an Army Veteran of 30 years I am no wimp!!! I would NEVER send My Sunshine through that all alone. I will bring Her through Detroit DTW POE instead.

Mr Pangga :)

Good Luck & GOD Bless


5 OCT 2011 Meet on a Free Christian Website www.jaderune.com
19 OCT 2011 Agree to be exclusive GF & BF after seeing her CENOMAR
10 NOV 2011 He Purchased Round Trip Ticket to Meet Me and Family.
7 to 27 FEB 2012 We Meet and Spent 21 Wonderful Days in Bohol.
26 FEB 2012 Engagement.
12 MAR 2012 I-129F Mailed to Dallas, TX Lock Box.
19 MAR 2012 USCIS email NOA1 and sent to California Service Center.
22 MAR 2012 NOA1 Letter I-797C received from snail mail.
20 APR 2012 Another NOA1 Letter I-797C this time with Alien # Added.
15 AUG 2012 She travels to Cebu an Obtained: NSO, NBI, BC and CFO Seminar Certificate in hand.
28 AUG 2012 NOA#2 I-797, received text and confirmed on dashboard. 162 days from NOA#1.
28 AUG 2012 FEDEX my packet to Her. Added I-134, Newly dated Intent to Marry Letter.
4 SEP 2012 FEDEX received in Bohol.
5 SEP 2012 MNL#, IIN# and BID# all retrieved from NVC.
6 SEP 2012 BPI payment made.
26 SEP 2012 St Lukes Medical PASSED smile.png
9 NOV 2012 Embassy Interview Date: Result = APPROAVED
15 NOV 2012 2GO Visa Delivered

22 NOV 2012 Point of Entry, Detroit, Michigan USA

28 NOV 2012 Marriage License

7 DEC Applied SSN, 17 DEC recieved SS Card

29 DEC Married

Adjustment of Status filed in Mid MAR 2013

AOS has 3 each NOA1 recieved

Biometrics was done mid April 2013.

SS Card changed to Married Name with Madien Name now middle name.

EAD / AP combo-card approved 18 MAY 2013.

AOS Interview was 28 MAY 2013, Approved.

Green Card with EAD/AP recieved 15 June 2013.

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Heck when possible avoid Chicago (and New York) in general as they are - RUDE, PUSHY, RAISED VOICES, NO SMILES, FROWNED FACES

:lol:

Edited by Hank_

Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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from what I have read from the previous posts about this, many said its honolulu :)

Every time we have flown that route Immigration was in Guam and we cleared Customs in Hawaii. This was on Continental/United.


ANDY & MARICAR

N-400 Timeline

05/14/2012 - Mailed N-400 packet to Dallas/Lewisville Lockbox via Priority Mail.

05/21/2012 - NOA1

06/12/2012 - Biometrics

06/29/2012 - Interview Notice

08/06/2012 - Naturalization Interview in OKC PASSED!!!!!!!

09/28/2012 - OATH CEREMONY!!!!!!!

U.S. CITIZEN!!!!!

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When possible AVOID Chicago. I came back from the RP late FEB 2012 and they were RUDE, PUSHY, RAISED VOICES, NO SMILES, FROWNED FACES and being an Army Veteran of 30 years I am no wimp!!! I would NEVER send My Sunshine through that all alone. I will bring Her through Detroit DTW POE instead.

Mr Pangga :)

Good Luck & GOD Bless

I had the same experience in the workers affirmative action paradise of Atlanta. The clerk actually threw papers he did not need back at me. If I had not been on the wrong side of customs in a secure area it would have been on

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