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I was wondering, could I go to the UK to visit my husband before and during his interview? I have been afraid that I couldn't travel to see him in his home country because we are married and I thought that they would turn me away at the border? If I can, how does that work?

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“ Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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*** Moved to UK regional forum as not CR-1 process related ***

You should have no problems visiting; similar to UK nationals, you don;t need a visa to visit.


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*** Moved to UK regional forum as not CR-1 process related ***

You should have no problems visiting; similar to UK nationals, you don;t need a visa to visit.

When I get to the border and they ask me my purpose for being in the country, do I say that I am there to visit my husband?

I spent a long time in Europe with him a few years ago.


“ Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

~ Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

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When I get to the border and they ask me my purpose for being in the country, do I say that I am there to visit my husband?

I spent a long time in Europe with him a few years ago.

I would always tell the truth.


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I would always tell the truth.

I would tell the truth. No problem with that.


“ Oh, the comfort - the inexpressible comfort of feeling safe with a person - having neither to weigh thoughts nor measure words, but pouring them all right out, just as they are, chaff and grain together; certain that a faithful hand will take and sift them, keep what is worth keeping, and then with the breath of kindness blow the rest away.

~ Dinah Craik, A Life for a Life, 1859

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My wife is in the UK as well and I have been able to visit while waiting for her case to progress. I have always made sure that I have a my travel itinerary showing my return flight, a letter from my employer stating that I am on a paid vacation and when I am expected to return, a copy of my mortgage statement as well as all the paperwork from our CR-1 Case to show that I am truly visiting with no intent to stay permanently.

I am not saying that you will need all of the above that I do, but their biggest concern is that you will remain in the country. You just have to be able to prove you are just visiting and not moving there.

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As soon as you mention having an open visa for him to emigrate to the US, they should let you through. They're not terribly suspicious at that point.

Bring proof of your job and other ties, though, by all measn.


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If you bring evidence that you don't intend to stay in the UK and tell them you are there for his interview, it shouldn't be a problem. I was there in the spring for the interview, and they let me through even though I had a rejected post-study visa there in 2009.

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I visited my husband in Scotland before he moved here. I never had a problem. I was asked where I was staying, who I was visiting and when I was going back. I never stayed more than a week so that may be why I never had any trouble.

Just answer truthfully and have proof of your intent to go home and you should be fine.

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I visited my hubby while the CR-1 was pending. I had absolutely no trouble and no harassment. I brought tons of evidence to show my ties to the US, and didn't need any of it.

My pic to the left was taken on that trip.

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