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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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Hi All

I recently got my b1/b2 bcc renewed. The original purpose was a business trip, but due to budget issues, the trip has been put on hold until January.

I want to take the chance and visit my husband for Thanksgiving in SF. I will be there for 12 days. However, I did not want to arrive via LAX (the one time I entered there on vacation they were really rude) and instead I chose to enter via DFW, that's where I always enter the US when I travel for work.

The flight has a 11 hour layover, which I will take advantage of and take a short visit to the company HDQ, have a few meetings, boss offered to pay for lunch, ha!

Questions:

1. Is it OK to say that I am coming for business and for vacation? Should I explain the whole thing? Should I just say that I come for vacation? I will have a few business meetings during the day in TX, then move on to spend my short holidays in SF.

2. Do you think I will have any problems? I stated in my visa renewal application that I wanted to use it for business AND for pleasure, and that I would return to my country and continue with the process without attempting AOS, but I know our word is not proof enough.

I am a little nervous.. but I am telling the truth and frankly, I really do miss my husband as most of you understand.

If possible, I would like to hear from South American countries, because I come from Mx.

Any comments will be appreciated!

Best,

UnaMexicana


:yes:Intelligence trumps muscle... Imagination trumps both! :yes:

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Met: January, 2006 :D
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-10-26 (L)
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-04

I-130 NOA2 : 2015-05-14

Shipped to DoS: 2015-05-22

Received at NVC: 2015-06-01

Case Created at NVC: 2015-06-10 (from Julian Date calculation)

AOS and IV Fee Invoiced: 2015-06-11
AOS and IV Fee Paid: Website down as of 06-15... Just waiting...
AOS and IV Fee Paid: 2015-07-05 CEAC site finally UP! :dancing:

AOS and Civil Docs received at NVC: 2015-10-13

NVC checklist for obsolete i864: 2015-11-25

Submit updated i864: ?????? when my lawyer desires... :clock:
Submit updated i864: Did NOT wait for lawywer. Did it myself 2015-12-10
NVC received reply to checklist i864: 2015-12-10 (yes.. same day O.O)

NVC case completed: 2016-01-07
NVC assigned interview date: 2016-01-23
Interview at CJS consulate: 2016-03-30

Visa "Issued": 2016-04-05
Entered the US: 2016-04-27

SSN Arrived: 2016-05-07 ... wow TEN days!

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N-400

Filed Online: 2020-06-30

NOA: 2020-07-01

Biometrics Letter: Waiting...:dancing:
Interview Date: ????

Oath:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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Hi All

I recently got my b1/b2 bcc renewed. The original purpose was a business trip, but due to budget issues, the trip has been put on hold until January.

I want to take the chance and visit my husband for Thanksgiving in SF. I will be there for 12 days. However, I did not want to arrive via LAX (the one time I entered there on vacation they were really rude) and instead I chose to enter via DFW, that's where I always enter the US when I travel for work.

The flight has a 11 hour layover, which I will take advantage of and take a short visit to the company HDQ, have a few meetings, boss offered to pay for lunch, ha!

Questions:

1. Is it OK to say that I am coming for business and for vacation? Should I explain the whole thing? Should I just say that I come for vacation? I will have a few business meetings during the day in TX, then move on to spend my short holidays in SF.

2. Do you think I will have any problems? I stated in my visa renewal application that I wanted to use it for business AND for pleasure, and that I would return to my country and continue with the process without attempting AOS, but I know our word is not proof enough.

I am a little nervous.. but I am telling the truth and frankly, I really do miss my husband as most of you understand.

If possible, I would like to hear from South American countries, because I come from Mx.

Any comments will be appreciated!

Best,

UnaMexicana

Hola!!!

You should be fine, I visited my fiancé over 10 times while the USCIS was processing our case.

I strongly suggest:

  • Stay calm and friendly, you are not hiding anything and you are not a criminal, give honest answers to what you are asked and don't elaborate too much or give them information they were not requesting in the first place.
  • Bring evidence to demonstrate you will return to Mexico after your trip (The return ticket, a letter from employer, etc, etc)

Every time I visited my fiancé I carried tons of evidence to show I had a job in Mexico, but they never asked for it. I arrived thru Laredo, TX, Dallas, TX and once thru Detroit for work. But it is always better to come prepared. I also used to carry my petition package with the different notice of actions from the USCIS to be able to show them: "Hey, this our case, we are in this part of the process, while waiting we visit each other"

Edited by SweetOpossum

Philippians 4: 6-7. "Do not be anxious about anything, but in every situation, by prayer and petition, with thanksgiving, present your requests to God. And the peace of God, which transcends all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus."

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Gracias!! This eases my nerves up a bit!

I'll report on the outcome :)

Hola!!!

You should be fine, I visited my fiancé over 10 times while the USCIS was processing our case.

I strongly suggest:

  • Stay calm and friendly, you are not hiding anything and you are not a criminal, give honest answers to what you are asked and don't elaborate too much or give them information they were not requesting in the first place.
  • Bring evidence to demonstrate you will return to Mexico after your trip (The return ticket, a letter from employer, etc, etc)

Every time I visited my fiancé I carried tons of evidence to show I had a job in Mexico, but they never asked for it. I arrived thru Laredo, TX, Dallas, TX and once thru Detroit for work. But it is always better to come prepared. I also used to carry my petition package with the different notice of actions from the USCIS to be able to show them: "Hey, this our case, we are in this part of the process, while waiting we visit each other"


:yes:Intelligence trumps muscle... Imagination trumps both! :yes:

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Cd. Juarez, Mexico
Met: January, 2006 :D
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-10-26 (L)
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-04

I-130 NOA2 : 2015-05-14

Shipped to DoS: 2015-05-22

Received at NVC: 2015-06-01

Case Created at NVC: 2015-06-10 (from Julian Date calculation)

AOS and IV Fee Invoiced: 2015-06-11
AOS and IV Fee Paid: Website down as of 06-15... Just waiting...
AOS and IV Fee Paid: 2015-07-05 CEAC site finally UP! :dancing:

AOS and Civil Docs received at NVC: 2015-10-13

NVC checklist for obsolete i864: 2015-11-25

Submit updated i864: ?????? when my lawyer desires... :clock:
Submit updated i864: Did NOT wait for lawywer. Did it myself 2015-12-10
NVC received reply to checklist i864: 2015-12-10 (yes.. same day O.O)

NVC case completed: 2016-01-07
NVC assigned interview date: 2016-01-23
Interview at CJS consulate: 2016-03-30

Visa "Issued": 2016-04-05
Entered the US: 2016-04-27

SSN Arrived: 2016-05-07 ... wow TEN days!

=============

N-400

Filed Online: 2020-06-30

NOA: 2020-07-01

Biometrics Letter: Waiting...:dancing:
Interview Date: ????

Oath:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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I have also been in your shoes and the recommendation from Sweetopossum is spot on. Be honest, stay calm and don't say more than what you are asked. During the last year of this process I have been traveling every 4-6 weeks and stay about 3-4 weeks in Seattle with no problem. I always say I come to visit my partner and the length of time I will be there. I also carry the NVC paperwork with me in case, but I have never been asked for anything.

You will be fine. Good luck!

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