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My fiance and I have been waiting since March 3 for our NOA2 ....My seasonal employment is coming to an end . I want to be able to spend my 6 months down south with my fiancé as I do every winter. Is that possible while we wait or should I stay and wait in Canada .

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A visit is a visit. You'll still have to return when it's time for your medical and interview, and then re-enter on the K-1 Visa before marriage. I see no reason why you shouldn't be able to keep your usual winter trip. Just expect (perhaps hope) that it will be interrupted when you get past the NOA2 stage.


Lee & William

8/2/2014 - Sent I-129F Petition with USPS by Express Mail
8/4/2014 - I-129F delivered to dropbox
8/6/2014 - NOA1 Text/E-Mail received
8/11/2014 - Alien Registration Number Changed (Text/E-Mail) / NOA1 Letter received by Mail
3/16/2015 - NOA2 Text/E-Mail received (224 days)
3/20/2015 - Sent to NVC
3/31/2015 - NVC Received
4/1/2015 - Case Number Assigned
4/7/2015 - NVC Sent to Embassy
4/10/2015 - London Embassy Received
4/11/2015 - Medical
4/15/2015 - Packet 3 Received
4/12/2015 - Packet 3 Sent
4/23/2015 - Packet 4 Received
5/18/2015 - Interview - APPROVED
5/30/2015 - Visa collected from courier
6/1/2015 - POE
6/14/2015 - Wedding

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Just be aware CBP has knowledge of everything, so if you tell them you have a k1 pending and plan do be down south for 6 months.....red flag

Trust me I got denied and it's been a nightmare ever since then

If you have no issue that's great news, but just be aware they have the data base and will know on their screen and pending visa

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My fiance and I have been waiting since March 3 for our NOA2 ....My seasonal employment is coming to an end . I want to be able to spend my 6 months down south with my fiancé as I do every winter. Is that possible while we wait or should I stay and wait in Canada .

Yes, you allowed visits to your 'other half'.

That said.. there's a few gotcha's.

When you pass the border, the officer WILL see that you have a K-1 pending. It's not approved yet, that too is visible.

So, first of all:

** BE HONEST ABOUT YOUR VISIT **

and so, when asked what the purpose of your visit is, say that you are visiting your fiance for a few months (as you have been doing for a few years now), and that you of course will return home when the time comes, OR (if that happens sooner) if your NOA2 came through, and you have to get back to Canada for medical, interview and all that.

Be very clear in that you understand that you HAVE to go back, that you CANNOT get married yet, etc.

To help the officer determine that you mean it, bring a letter from your employer stating you're expected back in 6 months (or whatever timeframe), a letter indicating you have an apartment or house, etc etc, all indications that, yes, you really have ties there, and will be going back after your visit.

This should be fine. Just be clear, be honest, and be ready to, when asked, show you still have ties there.

Good luck!


SEP-1994 First met! 12-16-14 POE PHILADELPHIA

05-25-14 Engaged (what took us so looooong!!!?) 12-19-14 MARRIAGE (SIMPLE)

06-19-14 I-129F packet sent to Lewisville Lockbox (USPS overnight) 01-05-15 I-485 (AOS/EAD/AP) package mailed out

06-20-14 USPS messed up, and had to re-route! 01-12-15 NOA text/email received for AOS/EAD/AP

06-23-14 I-129F packet received at Lockbox 02-03-15 Biometrics (Indianapolis)

06-23-14 NOA1 Notice Date (routed to CSC, yay!) 04-07-15 EAD and AP approved, card ordered

06-25-14 NOA1 text/email received 04-14-15 EAD/AP Combo Card received by certified mail.

06-26-14 Check Cashed 06-15-15 Received letter about interview waiver. 6mo to go!

06-27-14 Alien Registration Number changed 08-06-15 Welcome Notice mailed, permanent status registered.

06-30-14 NOA1 hardcopy received 08-14-15 Green Card mailed to me.

09-24-14 NOA2 text/email received *APPROVED* 08-18-15 Green Card (which is green!) in hand!!

09-28-14 NOA2 hardcopy received

10-15-14 NVC received 05-17-17 Time to start ROC !

10-16-14 NVC case number assigned

10-21-14 NVC left (to Amsterdam Consulate)

10-23-14 Consulate Received

10-25-14 PACKET-3 Received (regular mail)

10-25-14 Online DS-160 submitted **** I am the Beneficiary (Fred) ****

10-27-14 Sent reply to Consulate (arrives 10-28)

10-29-14 Touched *** If you have questions about the K-1 journey coming

11-01-14 PACKET-4 Received (regular mail) *** from The Netherlands, send me a message !

11-26-14 MEDICAL *PASSED*

12-04-14 INTERVIEW *APPROVED*

12-06-14 Touched (Administrative Processing)

12-08-14 Touched (Ready)

12-09-14 Touched (Issued)

12-10-14 Received email that package was sent off

12-11-14 VISA IN HAND

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Here is a good guide for K-1 visitors

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1visit

Try to enter on your Enhanced Drivers Lisc or Nexus if you have one, there is generally less questions than on a passport for some reason.

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