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I'm due to enter the US on the 29th at Dallas/Fort Worth.

I just wondered if those with previous experience have an average time it takes to get through POE? I have an hour and a half connection between arriving and my connecting flight. So I'm just hoping this is enough time! If not, we'll deal with it, but I'm curious.

Thank you :)


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Hard to say, there may be a lot of unforeseen variables, such as, the weather, time of day, day of week, air traffic, other international arrivals., etc. Hopefully you will be okay.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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I have never once made a connection through Dallas where I wasn't delayed by the immigration queue alone. You'll just have to wait and see when you get there. Worst case, they'll just bump you to the next connecting flight to your destination.


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I'm due to enter the US on the 29th at Dallas/Fort Worth.

I just wondered if those with previous experience have an average time it takes to get through POE? I have an hour and a half connection between arriving and my connecting flight. So I'm just hoping this is enough time! If not, we'll deal with it, but I'm curious.

Thank you :)

An hour and a half connection time is really pushing it. Ideally you should allow yourself about 3 hours time to clear immigration/customs, pass through security again, and get to your next flight.


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I'm due to enter the US on the 29th at Dallas/Fort Worth.

I just wondered if those with previous experience have an average time it takes to get through POE? I have an hour and a half connection between arriving and my connecting flight. So I'm just hoping this is enough time! If not, we'll deal with it, but I'm curious.

Thank you :)

In the lighter blue menu bar click the word POE, pick DFW, then read other people's experiences. And keep in mind you are travelling at one of the busiest times.


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An hour and a half? That's a bit ridiculous.

I left four hours between my flights but even I couldn't foresee that my flight to the usa would be four hours late taking off leaving me having to spend the night in a seedy hotel in ny.

I would just assume you will miss your connection. It's better that way, then you won't be panicked or rushed.

If you can, get a later connecting flight

If not, check airline polices as it is your responsibility to make sure you have enough time, being stuck at border control/immigration does not mean the airline will transfer you onto another flight for free so if check the policies.

In future leave at least three hours as a gap. You're traveling near the end of December it will be ridiculously busy.

Check every option you have asap.

Edit: processing is not always quick depending on how many people get taken into secondary.

When I got taken there was only two people there but after me there was close to 15, took 30 minutes to get to me but only two minutes to review and send me on my way to yell at the airline.. Which I did.. And won.

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Madme, who are you flying with? is it possible to change to a later flight out of DFW? Are there any other flights after your connection which offer possible standby opportunities if you miss your flight? You might be delayed and miss your flight, but you might sail through and be just fine. There are ways to estimate, but no way to know for sure.

Connections times are always a gamble. You never know what is going to be happening at the POE or even at the departure point, which could lead to delays. I have left plenty time to clear immigration on our December visit when we enter at EWR, but there is always a risk that our outbound could be delayed due to weather, there might be back ups in the airport, and any other possible factors which I have probably not thought of.

Take a note of other flights out later in the day, if any. Also if you are willing to suck up additional cost or if it equals the cost of a hotel overnight, look at other airlines flying to your final destination so that you have the details to hand in case you need them. Check out the nearest hotels to the airport in advance. If things do go pear shaped and you end up missing your connection, it's better to have your options at your fingertips than to be trying to find out what is available and find your way at the airport, feeling anxious and under pressure.

All the best :)


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well said :) taking notes here :)))

Madme, who are you flying with? is it possible to change to a later flight out of DFW? Are there any other flights after your connection which offer possible standby opportunities if you miss your flight? You might be delayed and miss your flight, but you might sail through and be just fine. There are ways to estimate, but no way to know for sure.

Connections times are always a gamble. You never know what is going to be happening at the POE or even at the departure point, which could lead to delays. I have left plenty time to clear immigration on our December visit when we enter at EWR, but there is always a risk that our outbound could be delayed due to weather, there might be back ups in the airport, and any other possible factors which I have probably not thought of.

Take a note of other flights out later in the day, if any. Also if you are willing to suck up additional cost or if it equals the cost of a hotel overnight, look at other airlines flying to your final destination so that you have the details to hand in case you need them. Check out the nearest hotels to the airport in advance. If things do go pear shaped and you end up missing your connection, it's better to have your options at your fingertips than to be trying to find out what is available and find your way at the airport, feeling anxious and under pressure.

All the best :)


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American Airlines has hourly non-stop flights from DFW to San Antonio starting 8am to 11pm. OP should be just fine snagging a ride on a later flight. Alternatively, there are an equal number going to Austin which could be just an hour+ drive for the fiancé to pick her up.


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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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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American Airlines has hourly non-stop flights from DFW to San Antonio starting 8am to 11pm. OP should be just fine snagging a ride on a later flight. Alternatively, there are an equal number going to Austin which could be just an hour+ drive for the fiancé to pick her up.

Austin is nearly 4 hours drive... San Antonio is closer so thats an option if need be. He also has family in Houston so that's another option, but I think we'll just see when I get there. Its not something I could of prevented, that day was the only day I could fly and it was the only flight I could afford. I'll just wing it. thanks


05/16/2014: I-129F sent to Lockbox
05/21/2014: NOA1 text/email received from Texas Service Centre
08/11/2014: Transferred to California Service Centre
09/02/2014: NOA2 received
09/19/2014: NVC received
09/22/2014: NVC left
09/29/2014: London Consulate received
10/01/2014: Filled out DS-160
10/08/2014: Stated readiness for Interview
10/22/2014: Had medical
11/05/2014: Received Interview date, paid and registered for delivery
11/21/2014: Interview - Approved
12/01/2014: Visa Delivered
12/29/2014: US entry
03/19/2015: Married
05/23/2015: Filed for AOS, EAD & AP
06/23/2015: Biometrics Appointment

08/04/2015: EAD and Advance Parole approved

08/21/2015: Received EAD/AP card

09/11/2015: Received letter explaining processing time extended and possible interview waiver

11/02/2015: AOS Approved without Interview

11/10/2015: Received Green Card in the mail

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Austin is nearly 4 hours drive... San Antonio is closer so thats an option if need be. He also has family in Houston so that's another option, but I think we'll just see when I get there. Its not something I could of prevented, that day was the only day I could fly and it was the only flight I could afford. I'll just wing it. thanks

Oh sorry. I was thinking your destination was SA. That is your local USCIS office. Corpus Christi?


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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Oh sorry. I was thinking your destination was SA. That is your local USCIS office. Corpus Christi?

Yes, though I couldn't put that on my profile? It'll just have to be one of those we sort as it goes.


05/16/2014: I-129F sent to Lockbox
05/21/2014: NOA1 text/email received from Texas Service Centre
08/11/2014: Transferred to California Service Centre
09/02/2014: NOA2 received
09/19/2014: NVC received
09/22/2014: NVC left
09/29/2014: London Consulate received
10/01/2014: Filled out DS-160
10/08/2014: Stated readiness for Interview
10/22/2014: Had medical
11/05/2014: Received Interview date, paid and registered for delivery
11/21/2014: Interview - Approved
12/01/2014: Visa Delivered
12/29/2014: US entry
03/19/2015: Married
05/23/2015: Filed for AOS, EAD & AP
06/23/2015: Biometrics Appointment

08/04/2015: EAD and Advance Parole approved

08/21/2015: Received EAD/AP card

09/11/2015: Received letter explaining processing time extended and possible interview waiver

11/02/2015: AOS Approved without Interview

11/10/2015: Received Green Card in the mail

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