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Finally to the point that I'm starting to consider POE!

I live in New York but I'm from California and I am going to be in California the first week of April. My fiance's interview is March 19th so it is likely going to work out that it would be most convenient for him to fly into California then we'll go to New York together.

I know that it is permitted for him to come in at any POE, but I definitely don't want any problems. Does anybody have experience with this and did the immigration make it more difficult for the fiance coming in? Especially if he does not have a ticket yet to NY?

Please just answer if you have experience with this.

Thanks!


19-Sept-14: I-129F Delivered

23-Sept-14: NOA1 (I-797C ~ Texas Lockbox accepted I-129F)

24-Sept-14: NOA1 (E-mail & Text)

Sent to California Service Center

3-Nov-14: Requested expedite by mailed letter with UN Human Rights Reports (Humanitarian Situation)

14-Nov-14: NOA2 (I-129F Petition Approved ~ E-mail & Text)

1-Dec-14: NVC Received Case

2-Dec-14: NVC Case Number Assigned

9-Dec-14: Embassy Received

3-Feb-15: "Package 3" Received/Turned In

25-Feb-15: "Package 4" - Received Interview Date

19-Mar-15: Interview ~ Approved

27-Mar-15: Visa Issued

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It does not matter where he enters the US, or where he will travel to, or not travel to, once he enters. He can freely travel domestically within the US. The K-1 is just for US entry and after its one time use, it becomes null and void.

Wherever he first enters the US is where he will turn in the sealed envelope. His 90 days will start then.

~ Moved from K-1 Process to Working & Traveling During US Immigration - topic is travel ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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My question is not travel based. It is specific to K-1 Port of Entry. I want to know if he will be hassled more due to his POE not being the state that I reside in. My question should not have been moved out of K1 forum.

It does not matter where he enters the US, or where he will travel to, or not travel to, once he enters. He can freely travel domestically within the US. The K-1 is just for US entry and after its one time use, it becomes null and void.

Wherever he first enters the US is where he will turn in the sealed envelope. His 90 days will start then.

~ Moved from K-1 Process to Working & Traveling During US Immigration - topic is travel ~


19-Sept-14: I-129F Delivered

23-Sept-14: NOA1 (I-797C ~ Texas Lockbox accepted I-129F)

24-Sept-14: NOA1 (E-mail & Text)

Sent to California Service Center

3-Nov-14: Requested expedite by mailed letter with UN Human Rights Reports (Humanitarian Situation)

14-Nov-14: NOA2 (I-129F Petition Approved ~ E-mail & Text)

1-Dec-14: NVC Received Case

2-Dec-14: NVC Case Number Assigned

9-Dec-14: Embassy Received

3-Feb-15: "Package 3" Received/Turned In

25-Feb-15: "Package 4" - Received Interview Date

19-Mar-15: Interview ~ Approved

27-Mar-15: Visa Issued

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OP, you received your answer (and the correct answer, and the only answer) in the first line of the first response, which comes from one of VisaJourney's most knowledgeable members:

It does not matter where he enters the US, or where he will travel to, or not travel to, once he enters.

Furthermore, the topic is travel, and the move of the thread from K-1 Process to Working & Traveling was justified.

This process is not easy, and we can't ever really exhale until the beneficiary is granted entry to the U.S. The truth is that CBP agents rarely harass a K-1 entrant, because they reason that the entrant has recently been investigated thoroughly on the consular level. That said, it's poor form to try to restrict your pool of respondents with "please just answer if you have experience with this" and to chastise knowledgeable members who are trying to help you. Thank you for remaining aware of this in the future.

TBoneTX

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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My question is not travel based. It is specific to K-1 Port of Entry. I want to know if he will be hassled more due to his POE not being the state that I reside in. My question should not have been moved out of K1 forum.

Entering the US with the K-1 visa and going through immigration and dealing with the CBP at the POE is about traveling during US immigration. How is that not travel based?

I also did answer your question. You can enter the US at any of the US ports of entry. No one has a specific one assigned that they must use. People fly into different states for all kinds of reasons, the main one being connecting flights. There would be nothing to hassle your fiance about in that aspect. Once you have entered the US through your POE, then you are free to travel anywhere domestically within the US.

You can also check the POE reviews for the airport you will enter through. It may give you an idea of what the process is like and how long it takes at that particular POE > http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/poereviews.php

And here is another thread with this same topic that was just posted today > http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/539720-travelingentering-from-any-state/


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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