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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Hello.

I am from England I was refused entry in accordance with section 217 in May 2013 this was down to me and my American fiancée saying we were going to get married whilst I was using a VWP. I know this wasn't the greatest thing to say but neither of us had a clue about the visas we needed. Anyway in my sworn statement it said before I was allowed re-entry I would have to apply for a fiancée visa. We have now started the process and have received our first NOA and RFE. I was just wondering in the meantime while this is going ahead is there any chance I would be able to use the VWP To visit my fiancée for a holiday as the processing times for the K-1 are around 6 months and we want to see each other.

Anyone got any ideas or have been through this experience?

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Hello.

I am from England I was refused entry in accordance with section 217 in May 2013 this was down to me and my American fiancée saying we were going to get married whilst I was using a VWP. I know this wasn't the greatest thing to say but neither of us had a clue about the visas we needed. Anyway in my sworn statement it said before I was allowed re-entry I would have to apply for a fiancée visa. We have now started the process and have received our first NOA and RFE. I was just wondering in the meantime while this is going ahead is there any chance I would be able to use the VWP To visit my fiancée for a holiday as the processing times for the K-1 are around 6 months and we want to see each other.

Anyone got any ideas or have been through this experience?

The odds are against you considering you were already refused entry to the US as well as while you have a K-1 visa in process. But who knows... Of course you would be taking a risk of being denied entry again and the expense of airplane tickets is to be considered. Good luck and God Bless

Mele Kalikimaka

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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Technically you could apply for a visitor's visa but you are rocking a boat that should not be rocked. If you are denied the visitor's visa based on the prior incident, it will come back to haunt you in the K-1. Better to not try.


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Hello.

I am from England I was refused entry in accordance with section 217 in May 2013 this was down to me and my American fiancée saying we were going to get married whilst I was using a VWP. I know this wasn't the greatest thing to say but neither of us had a clue about the visas we needed. Anyway in my sworn statement it said before I was allowed re-entry I would have to apply for a fiancée visa. We have now started the process and have received our first NOA and RFE. I was just wondering in the meantime while this is going ahead is there any chance I would be able to use the VWP To visit my fiancée for a holiday as the processing times for the K-1 are around 6 months and we want to see each other.

Anyone got any ideas or have been through this experience?

Once denied on the VWP, you cannot use it again. You have to go down the B2 route which costs money and is typically quite difficult. You have to be able to prove ties to the UK (and significant ones at that). Your other half is going to have to come to the UK instead unless you can get the B2.

"What's yours is mine!"

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Thanks for the replies I don't think I will be crossing the pond anytime soon like you all say it's too risky. I just wanted to ask you all when you are refused entry under the VWP is this a lifetime ban to use this again? And do you think it will affect my chances of getting the K-1 visa?

Thanks again.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Italy
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Thanks for the replies I don't think I will be crossing the pond anytime soon like you all say it's too risky. I just wanted to ask you all when you are refused entry under the VWP is this a lifetime ban to use this again? And do you think it will affect my chances of getting the K-1 visa?

Thanks again.

No problems for the k1... If denied on VWP,you cannot use VWP.. But BC you have K1 and marry and adjust, you can travel on your GC

10/14/2000 - Met Aboard a Cruise ship

06/14/2003 - Married Savona Italy

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03/21/2009 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago lockbox

11-30-09: GOT GREEN CARD in mail!!!!!!

Citizenship Process;

1/11/2013: Mailed N400 to Dallas Texas

3/11/2013: interview.. Approved

4/4/2013. : Oath! Now a U.S. citizen!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Welcome to the forum.

Did you get a chance to review the pinned thread at the top of the forum column, Yes You Can Visit? There maybe some useful information there for you.

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/67796-yes-you-can-visit/

Good luck on your immigration journey.

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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Thanks for the replies I don't think I will be crossing the pond anytime soon like you all say it's too risky. I just wanted to ask you all when you are refused entry under the VWP is this a lifetime ban to use this again? And do you think it will affect my chances of getting the K-1 visa?

Thanks again.

Chelsea15,

Aloha. I don't think you have to fear a lifetime ban. That is highly unlikely. But the non US citizen attempting to come the USA at this point is not something I would do. I just would not attempt that at all. But many here have accused me of being a doom and gloomer but I always play it safe. Used to be a Boy Scout and I believe in always being prepared. As a result of planning and preparedness it took us just under 8 months from start to finish on a CR-1 VISA landing together in the USA from Philippines. Not bad time thanks to VJ. I left the US and visited my wife three times in the process. I didn't even consider attempting to bring her here before we had our CR-1 because of all the advice I was given on VJ. Why take a chance when I could go there? So the sacrifice of my wife not visiting all paid off as far as we are concerned. We are together now and I have never been happier in my life. My wife makes me laugh and smile until my face hurts. You can get through this and you both will be fine.

Good Luck but most importantly GOD BLESS

Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas)

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