Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Ando&sirik

Honeymoon question

6 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Armenia
Timeline

I have a question regarding honeymoon. After the k1 visa is issued and my feonce comes to the states and we get married where can we go to our honeymoon. I was told that she cannot leave the country. But can we go on our honeymoon on one of those cruise ships for like a week? She's going to need a travelers passport im sure, so how long will that take? Any experiences in this field? Thank you for the help.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Anything that would require her to normally have to show a passport to reenter the US upon returning (and that includes cruises that leave US waters and/or visit other countries) is a complete no-go for a K1 visa entrant, if they do not yet have their EAD or advance parole document.

Flying to Hawaii is a popular, safe choice for K1 honeymoons. But anything in the Caribbean is basically out. And even with Hawaii, you'll need to stay close to shore.


DON'T PANIC

"It says wonderful things about the two countries [Canada and the US] that neither one feels itself being inundated by each other's immigrants."

-Douglas Coupland

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

A cruise ship isn't a safe choice because it would involve international ports and such. I've heard about closed loop cruises, but not sure how that works.

You can travel to any US state (there are 50), Puerto Rico, USVI, Guam, American Samoa, and the Northern Mariana Islands. As long as you don't touch a foreign port, you are fine. For example, you have to take a nonstop flight to Puerto Rico instead of making a layover in the DR, same thing when coming back.

There are debates all over VJ about this with some people against and some people for traveling to a US territory, or to Alaska and Hawaii.

These places are part of the US, even though they aren't part of the mainland, they are part of the country as a whole and as such, travel directly to these places isn't considered leaving the US even if you're flying over international waters to get there.

A bad example I can think of because this would cause you to leave the US, is traveling to a place called Point Roberts, Washington; you have to go through Canada to get there, even though it's in the U.S. state of Washington.

Here is a link:

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/980/~/needing-a-passport-to-enter-the-united-states-from-u.s.-territories

Edited by Ian H.

This does not constitute legal advice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Malaysia
Timeline

If the Cruise does not go into international waters(outside the boundaries of the US) you should be safe. Don't even think about a cruise in the Caribbean, Gulf of Mexico. You best bet would be to fly to Hawaii, if you want a Honeymoon.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Jamaica
Timeline

I just returned from the Jamrock reggae cruise to Jamaica on Saturday. My cabin mate only had her birth certificate and drivers license. She entered and exited the ship without any problems at each port. So as far as cruises go passports are not necessarily mandatory. HOWEVER, under a K1 visa I would NOT risk it. Save that type of trip for after AP is received. There are plenty of beautiful honeymoon spots within the USA.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×
×
  • Create New...