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My husband filed i-130 petition for me several months ago. We have two children that are aged 2 and 5 that are both USC's and are living with me in the UK during this process. It has been extremely difficult for my kids to adjust to this setup. Both of them were very attached to their father but now are very reluctant to speak to him on Skype. We are planning on visiting in a few weeks. I have read some horror stories about being turned away with a pending I-130. Unfortunately I just moved, and am a stay at home mum at the moment, living with my parents. So my ties to the UK are not very strong. My question is what are my chances of being turned back considering my kids are citizens and are of course dependent on me?

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My husband filed i-130 petition for me several months ago. We have two children that are aged 2 and 5 that are both USC's and are living with me in the UK during this process. It has been extremely difficult for my kids to adjust to this setup. Both of them were very attached to their father but now are very reluctant to speak to him on Skype. We are planning on visiting in a few weeks. I have read some horror stories about being turned away with a pending I-130. Unfortunately I just moved, and am a stay at home mum at the moment, living with my parents. So my ties to the UK are not very strong. My question is what are my chances of being turned back considering my kids are citizens and are of course dependent on me?

No answers for you?

I can say there are horror stories but there are probably many more happy stories that aren't told. Nobody can really guess your chances because it is up to the one person whose entry desk you approach out of all the lanes open in every US POE on any given day. In your favor will be --

It's a short trip

You don't go often

You have proof that you are going through the visa process

You're travelling with children who need to see their Dad. What kind of mean person would put those babies back on a plane?


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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