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POE customs on K-1 Visa

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Hello,

I recently got my K1 Visa (yay! dancin5hr.gif) and am starting to prepare for the actual moving. I'll be entering via land border crossing rather than through the airport network.

I'm wondering how actually going through customs with the visa in hand is. Is it smooth sailing? Or do they grill you? I visited my fiance a couple of times while things were in processing, and got turned back once out of three sessions with the Spanish Inquisition--should I be worried that they'll do anything like that?

Also, I'll be with my fiance when I enter the country. Do we have to go to the customs officers separately, or can we go together?

Thanks in advance!

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Chatted and joked, no grilling, while they filled out the forms. Payed the 6$ USD for the I-94 and left.

Crossed with my mom, they never split us up, just stood at the counter together while they went through the package.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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You can go in together. They don't need to grill you, you have your papers saying you're allowed entry. When you go through you just say you're moving to the USA with a K1 visa. They will send you into secondary. You can both go in and they'll process your papers and stamp your passport etc. They say to have a list of items you are moving with you, but they probably won't ask to see it. All in all I would say it probably took about 45 minutes or so and the only reason it took a little longer is that they needed to wait for a computer to become available and the guy needed a little help in processing it as he had only done a couple before.


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July 09, 2012 - Sent in application for I-129f petition for K1 Visa
Dec. 31, 2012 - NOA2
Feb. 23, 2013 - Visa received
March 31, 2013 - POE
April 12, 2013 - Wedding! (41213 prime!)

May 02, 2013 - Sent off AOS, EAD, AP package

May 04, 2013 - Package arrived at Chicago lockbox

May 22, 2013 - Early walk in Biometrics, Alexandria VA

June 03, 2013 - RFE for AOS

June 17, 2013 - RFE response received

July 05, 2013 - EAD and AP approved

July 10, 2013 - EAD card production

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