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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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We are planning a Ocean Cruise for our Honeymoon to the Caribbean directly after our Wedding when my fiancee arrives from the Philippines.....she will be on either K1 status or on AOS......I read some where, I think on the Immigration site that she cannot leave the US....would this include a Caribbean trip???....do we need to change our plans???....is it a non-issue and we can continue to plan our trip???....or is there something we can do.

Thanks in advance


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11/16/2010........Met online

04/08/2011........Trip to Philippines

05/11/2012........Mailed I-129F

05/20/2012........Received NOA1 hard copy

Waiting patiently........................................

And still waiting........................................

11/13/2012........NOA2 received...its about time!!!!!...2 days short of 6 months waiting

11/19/2012........NVC received Case

11/21/2012........NVC sent Case to Manila

11/28/2012........Manila received Case

12/05/2012........Paid visa fee

01/22/2013........Consular Interview

Sign the VSC petition to complain of their slothfulness:.......... http://signon.org/si...rl&r_by=5349797

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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We are planning a Ocean Cruise for our Honeymoon to the Caribbean directly after our Wedding when my fiancee arrives from the Philippines.....she will be on either K1 status or on AOS......I read some where, I think on the Immigration site that she cannot leave the US....would this include a Caribbean trip???....do we need to change our plans???....is it a non-issue and we can continue to plan our trip???....or is there something we can do.

Thanks in advance

If she is entering on a K1 visa and you get married, she cannot leave the United States until she receives AP. The K1 visa is good for a one time entry into the states to get married


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Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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If she is entering on a K1 visa and you get married, she cannot leave the United States until she receives AP. The K1 visa is good for a one time entry into the states to get married

Thanks for reply.....could you please clarify what AP is.....do we need to apply for AOS, and then wait??


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11/16/2010........Met online

04/08/2011........Trip to Philippines

05/11/2012........Mailed I-129F

05/20/2012........Received NOA1 hard copy

Waiting patiently........................................

And still waiting........................................

11/13/2012........NOA2 received...its about time!!!!!...2 days short of 6 months waiting

11/19/2012........NVC received Case

11/21/2012........NVC sent Case to Manila

11/28/2012........Manila received Case

12/05/2012........Paid visa fee

01/22/2013........Consular Interview

Sign the VSC petition to complain of their slothfulness:.......... http://signon.org/si...rl&r_by=5349797

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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We are planning a Ocean Cruise for our Honeymoon to the Caribbean directly after our Wedding when my fiancee arrives from the Philippines.....she will be on either K1 status or on AOS......I read some where, I think on the Immigration site that she cannot leave the US....would this include a Caribbean trip???....do we need to change our plans???....is it a non-issue and we can continue to plan our trip???....or is there something we can do.

Thanks in advance

Just an FYI - your AOS will be filed after you marry as you will be required to submit your marriage certificate as part of your AOS application. You will also want to file the AP/EAD applications with the AOS application. The processing time to receive the AP/EAD card can be approximately 3 months+. She cannot leave the US without this AP card. If she does then her application will be considered abandoned. I would plan for a honeymoon in the US.

Thanks for reply.....could you please clarify what AP is.....do we need to apply for AOS, and then wait??

AP is advanced parole and upon approval of that she will be allowed to leave. Yes you do need to apply for Adjustment of Status and then wait. The waiting time is quite long for some people. You should review the AOS forum on this website to give you a better understanding of what will be required.


NATURALIZATION -WOOOHOO

Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

I am a US Citizen!!!

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No AP = No outside US travel (well you can but she'll be refused entry)

Good luck!


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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OK....I understand now....thanks folks...we'll aim for somewhere in the Homeland...she wants to see some snow also....so we'll just drive north and maybe rent a cozy mountain cabin with a hot tub and learn to ski :dance:


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11/16/2010........Met online

04/08/2011........Trip to Philippines

05/11/2012........Mailed I-129F

05/20/2012........Received NOA1 hard copy

Waiting patiently........................................

And still waiting........................................

11/13/2012........NOA2 received...its about time!!!!!...2 days short of 6 months waiting

11/19/2012........NVC received Case

11/21/2012........NVC sent Case to Manila

11/28/2012........Manila received Case

12/05/2012........Paid visa fee

01/22/2013........Consular Interview

Sign the VSC petition to complain of their slothfulness:.......... http://signon.org/si...rl&r_by=5349797

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Our circumstances are different from yours. Chinook and I went on a "closed loop" cruise to Alaska last May. A closed-loop cruise is a cruise which begins and ends at a U.S. port, but has a stop in another country. In our case, the cruise began and ended in Seattle, but had a stop in Victoria, British Columbia, Canada.

At that time, Chinook had a ten-year green card and a Philippines passport. Her green card was in her married name, and her Philippines passport was in her maiden name. One thing we learned is that the name on the boarding pass for the cruise must match the name on the passport. So, Chinook's boarding pass was issued in her maiden name.

When we checked in for the cruise, Chinook brought her Philippines passport, her green card, and our marriage certificate. We brought our marriage certificate to bridge the gap between the two different names. At check-in, the cruise line made a copy of Chinook's green card and a copy of the bio page of her passport. They didn't ask to see our marriage certificate.

Also, we learned that Canada does not require a visitor's visa for green card holders. I also learned that Chinook only needed her green card to reenter the U.S. Chinook had no problem entering Canada. In fact, no one was checking any papers at the dock in Victoria. Also, no one was checking any papers at the dock when we returned to Seattle.

I researched all of this before we left on the cruise. I contacted the U.S. CBP, the Canadian equivalent of the CBP, the Canadian Embassy in Seattle, and the cruise line. The cruise line was very helpful once I got past the tier-one customer service rep. Also, the documentation requirements on the cruise line's website may be different than what you find out from other sources, and it may be stricter than what the governments tell you.

However, our cruise line's website said a passport must be valid for a period of six months after the cruise. Chinook's passport was set to expire only four months after the cruise. However, the cruise line said it was fine. I took that email with us when we checked in for the cruise but did not have to use it.

I don't know what type of cruise you are planning but, at the very least, your wife is going to need to wait for her Advanced Parole (AP). The AP allows her to reenter the U.S. She would likely not be able to enter the U.S. before that time since her K-1 visa has already been used to enter the U.S. She will want to apply for AP at the same time as she applies to adjust her status. If she applies at the same time, then the AP doesn't cost any extra. She'll receive her AP before she receives her conditional green card.

As a first step, I recommend that you check with the cruise line to find out what their rules are for people with Philippines passports, an AP document, and a marriage certificate.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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OK....I understand now....thanks folks...we'll aim for somewhere in the Homeland...she wants to see some snow also....so we'll just drive north and maybe rent a cozy mountain cabin with a hot tub and learn to ski :dance:

You should go to Norther Cali..Big Bear and you could do wine country...or look at staying in a yurt on the ocean in Big Sur for a few nites.


NATURALIZATION -WOOOHOO

Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

I am a US Citizen!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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OK....I understand now....thanks folks...we'll aim for somewhere in the Homeland...she wants to see some snow also....so we'll just drive north and maybe rent a cozy mountain cabin with a hot tub and learn to ski :dance:


NATURALIZATION -WOOOHOO

Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

I am a US Citizen!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Just to be precise, anyone is free to LEAVE the United States in this circumstance. Re-entry is the consideration.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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You should go to Norther Cali..Big Bear and you could do wine country...or look at staying in a yurt on the ocean in Big Sur for a few nites.

Thank for the idea....we are in Alabama, and was considering we might drive to the Tennessee mountains and get a cabin there or drive up to the Great Lakes around to Niagra Falls then to NY city....I've never been that far up north and of course it will be all new to Leila....making a stop at Cedar Point for I am a roller coaster lover and she wants to try...but its all up in the air for now, still thinking.

I am from Cali. and have been there, done that already....but also thought about going there and visiting family and friends. Anything can happen.

Edited by Mick_n_Leila

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11/16/2010........Met online

04/08/2011........Trip to Philippines

05/11/2012........Mailed I-129F

05/20/2012........Received NOA1 hard copy

Waiting patiently........................................

And still waiting........................................

11/13/2012........NOA2 received...its about time!!!!!...2 days short of 6 months waiting

11/19/2012........NVC received Case

11/21/2012........NVC sent Case to Manila

11/28/2012........Manila received Case

12/05/2012........Paid visa fee

01/22/2013........Consular Interview

Sign the VSC petition to complain of their slothfulness:.......... http://signon.org/si...rl&r_by=5349797

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Romania
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Just a heads up - it is already snowing up north, so you'd wanna pack some seriously warm clothes, 36 F here at the moment, but we had less as well.



USCIS [*] 22 Nov. 2011 - I-129 package sent; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - Package delivered; [*] 25 Nov. 2011 - NOA1/petition received and routed to the California Service Center; [*] 30 Nov. 2011 - Touched/confirmation though text message and email; [*] 03 Dec. 2011 - Hard copy received; [*]24 April 2012 - NOA2 (no RFEs)/text message/email/USCIS account updated; [*] 27 April 2012 - NOA2 hard copy received.

NVC [*] 14 May 2012 - Petition received by NVC ; [*] 16 May 2012 - Petition left NVC.

EMBASSY [*] 18 May 2012 - Petition arrived at the US Embassy in Bucharest; [*] 22 May 2012 - Package 3 received; [*] 24 May 2012 - Package sent to the consulate, interview date set; [*] 14 June 2012 - Interview date, approved.

POE [*] 04 July 2012 - Minneapolis/St.Paul. [*] 16 September 2012 - Wedding Day!

AOS/EAD/AP [*] 04 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package sent; [*] 07 February 2013 - AOS/EAD/AP package delivered; [*] 12 February 2013 - NOA1 text messages/emails; [*] 16 February 2013 - NOA1 received in the regular mail; [*] 28 February 2013 - Biometrics letter received (appointment date, March 8th); [*] 04 March 2013 - Biometrics walk-in completed (9 out of 10 fingerprints taken, pinky would not give in); [*] 04 April 2013 - EAD/AP card approved; [*] 11 April 2013 - Combo card sent/tracking number obtained; [*] 15 April 2013 - Card delivered.

[*] 15 May 2013 - Moved from MN to LA; [*] 17 May 2013 - Applied for a new SS card/filed an AR-11 online (unsuccessfully), therefore called and spoke to a Tier 2 and changed the address; [*] 22 May 2013 - Address updated on My Case Status (finally can see the case numbers online); [*] 28 May 2013 - Letter received in the mail confirming the change of address; [*] 31 July 2013 - Went to Romania; [*] 12 September 2013 - returned to the US using the AP, POE Houston, everything went smoothly; [*] 20 September 2013 - Spoke to a Tier2 and put in a service request; [*] 23 September 2013 - Got "Possible Interview Waiver" letter (originally sent on August, 29th to my old address, returned and re-routed to my current address); [*] 1 October 2013 - Started a new job.

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"The north" is exceedingly large, and the weather differs greatly across this vast expanse. It is upper 60s in NYC and the leaves are still green. It is always good to check the weather before traveling anywhere.

Edited by Harpa Timsah

AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Just to be precise, anyone is free to LEAVE the United States in this circumstance. Re-entry is the consideration.

Si man. :thumbs:


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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