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I think I remember that this was the case. But don't remember. My fiancee hasn't been approved yet (May 12, 13 is medical, and May 21 is interview). I want to prepare her for the long lines if she has to go at it alone.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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It depends on the airport and even then I think it depends on the person supervising the lines - just ask the officer who is pointing you in the appropriate directions. As for having to do it alone I'm fairly sure that the USC is allowed to be in the foreigners' line, if the other way round is not possible - would mean longer line for you but at least you would wait together.

Good luck!

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I think I remember that this was the case. But don't remember. My fiancee hasn't been approved yet (May 12, 13 is medical, and May 21 is interview). I want to prepare her for the long lines if she has to go at it alone.

Sort of.. you can be in the same line as her... there is a difference. At POE your fiancee most times will have to go to specific window because of the processing, you can go with her.


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Thanks everyone, that is good to know. At least we can wait together even if it is the non-citizen line :).

So the next question is can you and her walk up to the same immigration officer when called, or will each of you have to go up separately?

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Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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Thanks everyone, that is good to know. At least we can wait together even if it is the non-citizen line :).

So the next question is can you and her walk up to the same immigration officer when called, or will each of you have to go up separately?

Same line and yes you can walk up together.

I think I had an idiot when we did ours. She told us to go to USCIS local office in Dallas and do AOS there.

She also asked me if I had paid my income taxes

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Thanks everyone, that is good to know. At least we can wait together even if it is the non-citizen line :).

So the next question is can you and her walk up to the same immigration officer when called, or will each of you have to go up separately?

Yup, we walked to the window together, the agent destroyed the manila envelope and glanced through the documents then did biometric and after done checking things moved on to me, then we left.


Hank

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So what are actually in the 'secret' DO NOT OPEN packet actually? Anything we would want a copy of for historical reasons? Can we get a copy before leaving CBP? Having gone so far and waited so long. I can just see agent f'ng something up and needing to recreate a paper that we don't have. I'm sure it doesn't happen often but in my recent dealings with USCIS I don't place a lot of confidence in ALL their employees.

With our luck we will draw the bad apple when entering the US who screws something up.

Just curious.


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I wonder if you already have green card (IR1/CR1) that the two of you can go through the US Citizen line.


Romans 8:28 - And we know that all things work together for the good of those who love God: those who are called according to His purpose.
Hebrews 11:6 - And without faith it is impossible to please Him, for he who comes to God must believe that He is and that He is a rewarder of those who seek Him.

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My guess is that US Citizen means just that 'US Citizen', not legal resident alien.

Never had the opportunity to exercise the entry, so can't confirm. I'm sure other GC holding members have and can better answer the question.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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So what are actually in the 'secret' DO NOT OPEN packet actually? Anything we would want a copy of for historical reasons? Can we get a copy before leaving CBP? Having gone so far and waited so long. I can just see agent f'ng something up and needing to recreate a paper that we don't have. I'm sure it doesn't happen often but in my recent dealings with USCIS I don't place a lot of confidence in ALL their employees.

With our luck we will draw the bad apple when entering the US who screws something up.

Just curious.

There is no secret in the DO NOT OPEN ENVELOPE it is all the paperwork from your petition onward through to the interview... that's it. Most all of it you had an opportunity to copy before you submitted them ;)


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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Good to know that. I'm sure others may have had the same question.

At least not an impossibility to recreate should it, God forbid, ever be a requirement. Sounds though it would be an issue between USCIS and USEM.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-17
I-130 Sent : 2014-06-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-25
I-130 RFE : 2014-08-11 (Wanted NSO Marriage Certificate, not LCR)
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-08-14
I-130 Approved : 2014-08-27
NVC Received : 2014-09-15
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-09-17
Submit DS-261 : 2014-09-17
Send AOS Package : 2014-09-19
Receive IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Pay IV Bill : 2014-10-03
Received Interview Letter by E-mail: 2015-03-20 (May 5, 2015)
SLEC completed: 2015-04-22
Visa Approved: 2015-05-05
Visa Issued: 2015-05-15 (221g for no CENOMAR!)

Visa Received: 2015-05-21

POE: Chicago 2015-09-14

GC Received: 2015-11-17

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US citizen spouse and I (K-1 fiance visa) lined up together at the U.S. Citizen/LPR immigration line and got processed together by the immigration officer.

Admission stamp, fingerprint scan, photo, sealed envelope from USEM were all dealt with at the immigration counter. No secondary inspection.


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ROC Journey (CA Service Center)

2016-Sep-14: I-751 form, check, supporting docs sent USPS Priority Express

2016-Sep-15: ROC application received & signed for by Lakelieh

2016-Sep-15: NOA receipt date

2016-Sep-19: $590 check cashed by USCIS

2016-Sep-20: NOA/ 1-year extension letter received in mail

2018-Feb-26: ROC case transferred to local office

2018-Mar-06: ROC approved via USCIS website (WAC status check)

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My wife(cr-1) and I(usc) went through the usc/perm resident line together at ohare.

Ended up in secondary while they ran some checks (I goofed up the tickets, put her first and last names swapped, I assume that's why) and we were on our way.

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