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Hi! My fiancé was approved today for visa. He is flying next week. I was gonna pick him up from jfk, because the flight is nonstop. But now I find that he can have 3 hour layover and connect to a flight to philadelphia, where I reside. Which will be easier for me not to drive 2 hours on turnpike in middle of the night.

Anyways, my question is what should I tell him in terms of Point of entry? Will it be in Philadelphia since that is the final destination? Or at JFK in between flights?

What happens at POE? What should he be prepared to do/say/expect?

Any advice appreciated thanks.

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Hi! My fiancé was approved today for visa. He is flying next week. I was gonna pick him up from jfk, because the flight is nonstop. But now I find that he can have 3 hour layover and connect to a flight to philadelphia, where I reside. Which will be easier for me not to drive 2 hours on turnpike in middle of the night.

Anyways, my question is what should I tell him in terms of Point of entry? Will it be in Philadelphia since that is the final destination? Or at JFK in between flights?

What happens at POE? What should he be prepared to do/say/expect?

Any advice appreciated thanks.

So he's flight detail is Gambia-jfk-Philadelphia? Jfk is in New York? Am I right? (Pls correct me I'm not familiar with it) so if he's gonna land at jfk, before riding another plane to Philadelphia then his Poe is New York (jfk)

I'll be leaving Manila on March 8, my flight detail is Manila-hnl-las, so my poe where I'm submitting my visa packet is in Honolulu :) hope this helped u a bit :)

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The POE is where the beneficiary goes through Immigration to enter the United States. If the flight goes from Gambia to New York, then NY will be the POE,that's where your Fiance will need to present his passport with K1 visa to the Immigration officer.


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Hi! My fiancé was approved today for visa. He is flying next week. I was gonna pick him up from jfk, because the flight is nonstop. But now I find that he can have 3 hour layover and connect to a flight to philadelphia, where I reside. Which will be easier for me not to drive 2 hours on turnpike in middle of the night.

Anyways, my question is what should I tell him in terms of Point of entry? Will it be in Philadelphia since that is the final destination? Or at JFK in between flights?

What happens at POE? What should he be prepared to do/say/expect?

Any advice appreciated thanks.

POE (Port Of Entry) is the first stop in the US - JFK in your fiance's case.

At POE all passengers must go through Immigration and Customs. Basically your fiance has to stand in line with everyone else (there is a visitior and a US citizen line). When he gets to the Immigration Officer, his fingerprint will be taken and a quick photo. Your fiance tells the officer that he comes the K1 visa, and hands the sealed brownish/yellowish envelope (that he gets from the embassy) to him. The officer will stamp your fiance's passport and he will be off to go. Basically that's it, but some people who come on K1 are being sent to a secondary inspection room where the Immigration Officer has a quick look at the papers. How long it takes is really dependent on how crowded the lines are when your fiance's flight arrives. JFK is a really busy international airport, so going through Immigration could take a few hours.

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Good luck and safe travels to your fiance! :)

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Hi! My fiancé was approved today for visa. He is flying next week. I was gonna pick him up from jfk, because the flight is nonstop. But now I find that he can have 3 hour layover and connect to a flight to philadelphia, where I reside. Which will be easier for me not to drive 2 hours on turnpike in middle of the night.

Anyways, my question is what should I tell him in terms of Point of entry? Will it be in Philadelphia since that is the final destination? Or at JFK in between flights?

What happens at POE? What should he be prepared to do/say/expect?

Any advice appreciated thanks.

Like other's have answered the POE processing is done at the first city the plane lands,

but keep in mind that...while it may convenient for you to not drive 2 hours,

but check the connecting flight layover time difference.

It took my wife 4 hours to go through the POE in Houston because

they misplaced her passport, and had she had a connecting flight to catch,

she would have missed it. Luckily, Houston was final destination and POE.


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Yeah in starting to question my decision for having him go thru jfk to Philly. We both just thought it was best because although I nace that drive 1,000 times to nyc it's due to arrive at 5:30 am and I have a newborn baby he hasn't met her yet either and 5:30 am in airport seems cruel to drag the baby out in the cold and take that trip with all the trucks on the turnpike at night. Whereas when it arrives in philly it's 9:30 am and my extended family will join me.

The concern is that the layover is 2 hours and 57 minutes and it's a west African flight so will be lotssss of non citizens.

From what I have gathered, jfk seems to have some other room for K1 holders, so may I suggest to him to follow the crowd towards customs, but not to jump in line with everyone else, to instead ask immigration officer where he should take the envelope to??

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Hi there. I live in Florida and my husband (fiance at the time) had two connecting flights to get to me. He came from Jordan and stopped in Turkey. Then he travelled to Newark Airport in Jersey which is where the POE occurred. They were a little nasty to him talking to him like he's an idiot and assuming that he doesn't speak English. When in fact he is absolutely FLUENT in the national language of the United States of America. But ANYWAYS, he just gave them the envelope. He answered their basic stupid questions. Some were about me. They were obvious questions that he knew off the top of his head. He wasn't in the immigration thing too long but his flight from Turkey to Newark was delayed and hence his layover was cut short so he missed his flight from Newark to Florida. So they just set him up in a nice hotel next to the airport and gave him a meal card. This was all complimentary provided by the airline as it was not his fault that he could not make his next flight as he was busy in immigration. So they set him up with a fresh flight in the morning (again free of charge) and he came straight to my local airport. It was very convenient and easy. He wouldn't want you to have to put a newborn baby in the car in the middle of the night and drive 2 or 3 hours each way in this winter. I think it sounds more logical to let him stop in one airport and then go to another that is right next to you. Also, its part of his exposure to our country. He will be observing all kinds of different things going on in both airports. Moving to a new country requires great social structure abilities. It's good to strike while the iron is hot!

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what bout manila-guam-hawaii-chicago-dayton.... wondering which one wer the POE

Guam will be POE as Guam is a territory of the USA. The POE is the first city or territory of USA that you land in regardless, if is a lay over stop or final destination.


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Guam will be POE as Guam is a territory of the USA. The POE is the first city or territory of USA that you land in regardless, if is a lay over stop or final destination.

mostly those people who went through guam and hawaii they told me guam wer immigration only were they going to check yoru papers but your going to give the yellow sealed envelop when you land in hawaii.. this is confusing ugh

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mostly those people who went through guam and hawaii they told me guam wer immigration only were they going to check yoru papers but your going to give the yellow sealed envelop when you land in hawaii.. this is confusing ugh

yes. YouandMeForever was right. Guam is "special" in that way.


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mostly those people who went through guam and hawaii they told me guam wer immigration only were they going to check yoru papers but your going to give the yellow sealed envelop when you land in hawaii.. this is confusing ugh

yes it is. Guam would be consider your POE, but you are right you will go through immigrations and customs in Hawaii


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