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Hi all,

this question might of been asked before, my boyfriends visa was approved last month December 15th to be exact, he picked up his passport and sealed packet from the local courier today, after checking all of his information we noticed that there is two different expiration dates

Visa expiration date : June 17th 2016

Petition expiration date : April 5th 2106

He will be coming to the US May 17th should I be worried about the petition expiration date? does he have to travel before the petition expiration date? can he have issues when he reaches POE? why is this date marked on the visa?

thank you in advance for all of your help

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the exp date is for the noa2 but he already got the visa so that's useless at this point. The only important date for now is june 17 cause that's the exp date for the visa itself. Congratulations!!!!


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Hi all,

this question might of been asked before, my boyfriends visa was approved last month December 15th to be exact, he picked up his passport and sealed packet from the local courier today, after checking all of his information we noticed that there is two different expiration dates

Visa expiration date : June 17th 2016

Petition expiration date : April 5th 2106

He will be coming to the US May 17th should I be worried about the petition expiration date? does he have to travel before the petition expiration date? can he have issues when he reaches POE? why is this date marked on the visa?

thank you in advance for all of your help

If possible, because you have so much time, could you ask the consulate if they could extend the validity of the petition? While NO, this should not cause any problems because it is the visa expiration date that matters, some people *have* experienced problems with CPB either not understanding or being jerks or whatever. The link I'm about to share may seem dire but it is not-- it all turned out just fine for that user. AND, the big difference is that at that airport (Toronto), the US POE is actually in the Toronto airport! So when they denied her, it's not like she had to get on a plane and go back home. She didn't even get ON the plane (which makes me wonder if that's why they were being so picky-- they knew it was bad but not drastic).

Anyway, call and ask. If they say no, DO NOT worry, there's a better chance of being struck by lightning than having that same problem, but I figure if they can extend it, why not try?

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/567308-k1-denied-at-poe-however-visa-expires-02042016/


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the exp date is for the noa2 but he already got the visa so that's useless at this point. The only important date for now is june 17 cause that's the exp date for the visa itself. Congratulations!!!!

Thank you so much :)

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Thank you all for your responses is better to be prepared so I went ahead and emailed the Embassy today and they just replied saying that the date that matters is the visa expiration date so my boyfriend has until June 17th to get here.. I will print that email anyways and have him bring it on that day :)

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