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Hello,

We're encountering a confusing situation. I tried to send my fiance across the border with some of my household goods to be moved in advance, and the border officials told him we need a Fiance Visa to move my goods, they turned him back and wouldn't allow my belongings into the US.

I will soon have my Fiance Visa, but I don't want to move all my things at the same time as I personally move to the States. I don't want to rent a moving truck which will cost $200 when instead we can move all my things for free with our own family vehicles, a little at a time. It's such a waste of money.

Has anyone had a similar problem, and how did you end up solving it?

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I don't mean to sound insensitive here but you might want to chalk up the $200 to extra cost associated with marrying a person from another country. I have lots of stories about unexpected costs associated with going through this immigration process. By the way, the baggage fees for traveling with 2 not-so-large bags on a one way flight from Colombia to USA was $240, to maybe give you a little perspective. Best of luck on your move. Hope it all works out.


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Ask this in the Canadian forum or request the mods to move it to the Cdn forum - and no, you definitely could not have moved your belongings before you :) I assume your distance is short since $200 for a moving truck isn't very much. Maybe someone can give you that as a wedding gift?

Hello,

We're encountering a confusing situation. I tried to send my fiance across the border with some of my household goods to be moved in advance, and the border officials told him we need a Fiance Visa to move my goods, they turned him back and wouldn't allow my belongings into the US.

I will soon have my Fiance Visa, but I don't want to move all my things at the same time as I personally move to the States. I don't want to rent a moving truck which will cost $200 when instead we can move all my things for free with our own family vehicles, a little at a time. It's such a waste of money.

Has anyone had a similar problem, and how did you end up solving it?


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06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

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07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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You can move your belongings a little at a time just fine, but not until after you, yourself, have officially crossed. You have 10 years after that to move all your stuff.

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*** Country-specific thread moved from the "Moving to the US" forum to the Canada regional subforum. ***


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 fiancé been moving my belongings every weekend, and he didn't encounter any problem with it, I hope I won't have any problems too when I POE on the 23rd of aug, I already had my visa since May 6..

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