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So here's my situation. I'm a Canadian citizen applying for my K-1 Visa to immigrate to the USA. During the time in which my visa is processing, it is highly inadvised that I go and visit my fiancé in the USA. However, is he allowed to visit me in Canada during this time?

Thanks in advance.

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Yes, you may visit - both ways

In fact, there is a sticky posted that is entitled 'yes you may visit'

Visit as often as you can. My husband came to Canada once a month during our process

good luck


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So here's my situation. I'm a Canadian citizen applying for my K-1 Visa to immigrate to the USA. During the time in which my visa is processing, it is highly inadvised that I go and visit my fiancé in the USA. However, is he allowed to visit me in Canada during this time?

Thanks in advance.

Who told you this? You can visit the US while the I-129F is being processed. Just the same, he can also visit you in Canada.

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I too filed from Canada and came to visit my husband a few times while we were in the fiancée process. They never hassled me at the border and there was never any issue about it. :)

Good luck and enjoy the ride!


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Who told you this? You can visit the US while the I-129F is being processed. Just the same, he can also visit you in Canada.

I ran a google search and every result I received about me visiting him in the USA said that while I CAN go, it's advised against because of my pending visa application because dealing with border security would be an enormous hassle because of my intent to immigrate and said pending visa.

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So I just had a look at the "Yes you may visit" pinned topic, and this paragraph was what my concern was about.

The answer is yes, visits are allowed. But whether you will actually be admitted lies entirely in the hands of the officer questioning you upon entry. And face it, hearing you've got a sweetheart you're intending to/have married waiting for you in the US is going to set off a "he/she is just going to stay here forever" bell to that officer. It's your job to convince that officer that you have a life back in your home country that you fully intend, and will, go back to.

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I would imagine you wouldn't have a lot of issues as long as you didn't show up at the border with all your life possessions, and had proof of your intent to return to the Great White North (South for those of us in Detroit or Alaska). I have read a couple of recent threads of Canadiens visiting while awaiting a K1 application here on VJ, I don't have the links, but you might be able to find them with the search tool.

Good Luck!


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