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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I wanted to ask if anyone knew anyone that was denied with the K1 Visa at the border crossing or flight departure? My fiancé is going to be coming soon and I am so scared that this might be scenario. Has anyone faced this? what advice do you have for me?


11-25-2011 - NOA1 - Applied for K-1 Fiancee Visa for my Canadian love living in Vancouver from Pakistan, sent package to California
04-23-2012 - NOA2 - Application Approved, waiting for interview date.
07-23-2012 - NOA3 - Email from Vancouver consulate that we are receiving letter to send packet 3.
07-23-2012 - NOA3 - Packet 3 - Letter received to submit DS-230 and Checklist to get a interview scheduled.
12-07-2012 - Interview - Received white paper requesting more documents.

04-10-2013 - Sent additional documents via Loomis for Van Consulate.

05-10-2013 - Email stating passport is at Loomis for pick up.

05-13-2013 - Passport returned requesting 1. Police Reports which we have previously submitted 2 times and also stated 2. Administrative Processing.

08-29-2013 - Received letter stating Visa Denied due to Moral Turpitude, Also note that we can apply for wavier I-601

12-31-2013 - Receipt date for I-601 Waiver - Waiting for results.

07-10-2014 - Interview, Visa Approved, Administrative Processing.... waiting....

8-1-2014 - Visa Issued

11-18-2014- flight booked for Fiance

1-2015 -Married, Registered for SSN, Registered for AOS, Work Permit and Advance Parole

10-2015 - AOS interview, approved.

Approximately 4 year journey to get everything done.

 

8-2017- Filed for Green Card - USCIS I-751 Petition (Form CRI-89, Petition to Remove Conditions of Permanent Resident Status )

 

Waiting to hear back on getting a Green Card....

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I wanted to ask if anyone knew anyone that was denied with the K1 Visa at the border crossing or flight departure? My fiancé is going to be coming soon and I am so scared that this might be scenario. Has anyone faced this? what advice do you have for me?

I never heard a K-1 visa holder gets denied when is trying to enter the US. Though A K-1 visa is under non-immigrant visa but also is bear an immigrant visa. Which means no reason the holder gets denied while entering the US because that's one of the purpose of K-1 visa, gets married in the US within 90 days.


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- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

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*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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I heard of one case, years ago , but the reason was valid, and even though I can't remember the case exactly it was nothing a normal person would have happen ( criminal act I think )


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I heard of one case, years ago , but the reason was valid, and even though I can't remember the case exactly it was nothing a normal person would have happen ( criminal act I think )

It means the odds are 99 against 1. Pretty small chance the OP's fiancé will get denied.


Know your enemy and know yourself and you can fight a hundred battles without disaster.Strategy without tactics is the slowest route to victory. Tactics without strategy is the noise before defeat

- Sun Tzu-

It doesn't matter how slow you go as long as you don't stop

-Confucius-

 

-I am the beneficiary and my post is not reflecting my petitioner's point of views-

 

                                       Lifting Condition (I-751)

 

*Mailed I-751 package (06/21/2017) to CSC

*NOA-1 date (06/23/2017)

*NOA-1 received (06/28/2017)

*Check cashed (06/27/2017)

*Biometric Received (07/10/2017)

*Biometric Appointment (07/20/2017)

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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It has happened but like Nigeria said it was a valid reason. Basically Montreal and the border didn't agree on whether the they needed a waiver for something or not. the POE wanted the waiver.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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The answer to the immigration officer's answer: "What is the purpose of your trip to the US?" should be precisely corresponding the kind of the visa. If it is K-1, then the answer is - "Getting married!" In case the fiance starts telling about his/her plans of work and studying, the denial is possible.


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Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Georgia

Marriage: 2015-01-11

I-130 Sent : 2015-07-10 - sent from abroad, auto-expedite

I-130 NOA1 : 2015-07-14

I-130 Approved : 2015-08-13 (30 days)

:dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing::dancing:

Received by NVC: 2015-09-02 (in 20 days after the approval) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

Case # assigned: 2015-09-10 (in 8 days after the case was received) - no email notification, info obtained over the phone

DS-261 filled: 2015-09-14

AoS fee paid: 2015-09-15

DS-261 reviewed over the phone:2015-09-17

Agent registration email: 2015-09-18

IV fee available: 2015-09-18

IV fee paid: 2015-09-22

IV fee showed paid: 2015-09-23 right before the end of the working day at NVC - at almost midnight EST.

AoS and IV package received: 2015-09-23

DS-260 filled out 2015-09-24

Scan date: 2015-09-24

Now let's get some patience for 3 weeks and hope CC will come without any delays :luv:

Case complete: 2015-10-21 (27 days)

Interview date issued: 2015-10-23

Received by the embassy: 2015-11-12

Interview date: 2015-12-02 (Request to reschedule for the earlier time denied.)

Approved!!!

Visa issued: 2015-12-07

Visa in hand: 2015-12-07

US entry: 2015-12-11

Social Security card arrived only after the visit to SS office, on 01/20

Green Card arrived: 2016-01-27

From NOA-1 to the interview - 141 days (4 months and 18 days)

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This crossed my mind. If entering the US at the Canadian border would be more difficult than just arriving by plane at a US airport? I'm guessing it shouldn't be but I notice things work a bit differently at the NY/Canadian border.

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This crossed my mind. If entering the US at the Canadian border would be more difficult than just arriving by plane at a US airport? I'm guessing it shouldn't be but I notice things work a bit differently at the NY/Canadian border.

I actually called the border at Niagara Falls in May to ask them re: this exact issue (sometimes flights from UK to Toronto are WAAAY cheaper than flying here to Rochester so I wanted to keep options open). They said it isn't a big deal at all.... they may pull you over and check out what you have in your car, etc., but it's the same as coming in through an airport.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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I wanted to ask if anyone knew anyone that was denied with the K1 Visa at the border crossing or flight departure? My fiancé is going to be coming soon and I am so scared that this might be scenario. Has anyone faced this? what advice do you have for me?

Depends on if they start saying specific words, or find guns or explosives or other contraband.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I wanted to ask if anyone knew anyone that was denied with the K1 Visa at the border crossing or flight departure? My fiancé is going to be coming soon and I am so scared that this might be scenario. Has anyone faced this? what advice do you have for me?

Is your fiancé flying into YYZ? If so, why not drive up to Toronto and pick up your fiance and cross over with them? I crossed over in Lewiston, NY with a huge cube van full of my stuff when moving here and when they asked what the purpose of my trip was, I told them it was to activate my K1 Visa. I was with immigration for 45 mins while they activated/processed all my paperwork. Easy peasy!

I actually called the border at Niagara Falls in May to ask them re: this exact issue (sometimes flights from UK to Toronto are WAAAY cheaper than flying here to Rochester so I wanted to keep options open). They said it isn't a big deal at all.... they may pull you over and check out what you have in your car, etc., but it's the same as coming in through an airport.

Liza, nice to see someone living so close to me going thru the immigration process as well.

Regards

Moe from Medina NY


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Is your fiancé flying into YYZ? If so, why not drive up to Toronto and pick up your fiance and cross over with them? I crossed over in Lewiston, NY with a huge cube van full of my stuff when moving here and when they asked what the purpose of my trip was, I told them it was to activate my K1 Visa. I was with immigration for 45 mins while they activated/processed all my paperwork. Easy peasy!

Liza, nice to see someone living so close to me going thru the immigration process as well.

Regards

Moe from Medina NY

I may consider flying into Canada then crossing the border IF I get my visa. The only issue is I would have to take megabus or grey hound bus to New York. I wouldn't want to hold up the bus for an hour.

My fiance is in Rochester. Great to see others from that area as well.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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I may consider flying into Canada then crossing the border IF I get my visa. The only issue is I would have to take megabus or grey hound bus to New York. I wouldn't want to hold up the bus for an hour.

My fiance is in Rochester. Great to see others from that area as well.

Can you take the bus to Erie and have your fiancé pick you up on the Canadian side of the bridge where the bus stops? Then you can cross over together...processing your K1 shouldn't take that long. They are pretty quick there from what I have heard.

It's nice to see that we have a small group here from the Western NY area. I am originally from Toronto but love Rochester....great city and they have a great restaurant there called Trata that is in the old armory.


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Final paperwork sent to lawyer - 14-Dec-2015

GC-Date: Resident Since 02/13/2013

Sent: N-400 Sent 12/21/2015
NOA: 12/24/2015

Biometrics: 01/20/2016
In Line: 01/25/2016
Int Ltr: 01/28/2016
Interview: 03/08/2016
Oath: 04/14/2016
Field Office: Buffalo NY

I am a US Citizen!!!

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Can you take the bus to Erie and have your fiancé pick you up on the Canadian side of the bridge where the bus stops? Then you can cross over together...processing your K1 shouldn't take that long. They are pretty quick there from what I have heard.

It's nice to see that we have a small group here from the Western NY area. I am originally from Toronto but love Rochester....great city and they have a great restaurant there called Trata that is in the old armory.

Well my fiance doesn't drive so that's the issue but I am thinking way ahead here. When I get to that bridge I will cross it.

Yes, Rochester is nice. I'm hoping to get there by June 2015! *fingers crossed*

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With the visa? Chances are pretty much nil as long as you're not married and don't have a ban.

Without the visa chances are small for a Canadian unless they're unemployed etc.


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