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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hi there,

I entered the US on a K-1 visa which expired last week. We haven't filed AOS yet but are working on it - we were just waiting to have enough money for the fees, and to get our co-sponsor to help us fill out the needed paperwork. His family is going on a trip within the US in two weeks, that would require us to fly. My question is, though we haven't sent out our AOS yet, can I still travel? My only ID is my passport so I'm worried that it would cause problems. I know that I don't have to go through US customs to fly within the country, but I'm still worried.



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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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Hi there,

I entered the US on a K-1 visa which expired last week. We haven't filed AOS yet but are working on it - we were just waiting to have enough money for the fees, and to get our co-sponsor to help us fill out the needed paperwork. His family is going on a trip within the US in two weeks, that would require us to fly. My question is, though we haven't sent out our AOS yet, can I still travel? My only ID is my passport so I'm worried that it would cause problems. I know that I don't have to go through US customs to fly within the country, but I'm still worried.

Has your I-94 expired?


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[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

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[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
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It won't be a problem. The only official you'll face is the TSA. TSA officers have no authority to question any one immigration status. Their job is just to verify your identity and to make sure you don't bring any thing you're not supposed to bring on a aircraft


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Argentina
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It won't be a problem. The only official you'll face is the TSA. TSA officers have no authority to question any one immigration status. Their job is just to verify your identity and to make sure you don't bring any thing you're not supposed to bring on a aircraft

Not true, immigration officers are often in domestic airports checking identification.

OP: again I ask, is your I-94 expired? Bring a copy of your marriage certificate a copy of your I-94, and if you travel again in the future a copy of your NoA1 for your AOS. Travelling on an expired I-94 without that NoA1 is a little risky. Most people have no issues, but you don't want to be that one caught unprepared if you end up not being "most people".

Better safe than sorry.


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K1 Visa Journey [April 11, 2013 - August 31, 2014]
[2014-09-20] !!! WEDDING !!!
[2014-09-22] Applied for SSN
[2014-09-26] Marriage License in Snail Mail
[2014-10-22] Notification of SSC in mail, will arrive "within 2 weeks"
[2014-10-27] SSC Arrived!

2015-04-30] Mailed AOS Package!
[2015-06-16] EAD Approved!
[2015-06-16] AP Approved!
[2015-06-23] EAD/AP Card Received!

[2015-10-02] AOS Approved (No Interview)!

[2015-10-07] Greencard Mailed

[2015-10-09] Approval Notice Recieved

[2015-10-09] Greencard Recieved!

I used RapidVisa for my petition; a paperwork service. A K1 is $375.00 to use their hassle-free online application system.

Useful Links:
Igor's List | Advanced Search Tool | Q&A With a Former USCIS Adjudicator
Visa Status Checker (Once you get a Case # from NVC) | Offical USCIS Reasons for a K1 Denial

The advice offered by this user is not legal advice. You should contact an attorney to obtain legal advice.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Not true, immigration officers are often in domestic airports checking identification.

OP: again I ask, is your I-94 expired? Bring a copy of your marriage certificate a copy of your I-94, and if you travel again in the future a copy of your NoA1 for your AOS. Travelling on an expired I-94 without that NoA1 is a little risky. Most people have no issues, but you don't want to be that one caught unprepared if you end up not being "most people".

Better safe than sorry.

Yes, my I-94 is expired. That's why I'm concerned. We did get married within the time limit, but we haven't submitted the AOS forms yet, mostly because we need to save up for the fee. We've got most of it together so we're trying to get it sent out before we leave (sometime in the first week of December), but I was just posting this in case we don't get it out by then.



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