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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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I have not been able to find the answer to this question no matter how I word the search so I'm hoping someone here can help.

My fiancé came to the US on a K1 visa. We have since married and applied for our Advanced Parole (along with AOS and EAD). My question is not about getting back into the US but about getting into the foreign country where we want to honeymoon.

As a US citizen with a US passport I can go plenty of places visa free or get a visa on arrival. He is Egyptian, and as I understand it would be allowed to re-enter the US with his AP document. I don't understand what or how he's considered for entry into other countries.

I would assume when he enters another country he's considered an Egyptian? Unfortunately that grants him entry almost no where...

SO does that mean he would need to apply for a TOURIST visa to go to another country just as he would as an Egyptian citizen?

That seems incredibly difficult and complicated. But maybe that's the only way to go anywhere internationally on our honeymoon.

Anyone have any insight? Please let me know.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Ukraine
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He will be limited as to where he can go with an egyptian passport.

http://scoopempire.com/countries-egyptians-can-travel-without-visa/

Edited by gregcrs2

N-400

12/30/2019  Filed N-400 online

12/30/2019  NOA1

01/09/2020  Walk in biometric set up by IO at Ft. Myers to be done at ASC Ft. Myers.  Biometric completed.  Original Biometric was scheduled for  01/23/2020.  Estimated       Case Completion time 10 months (November 2020).  Changed on 07/31/2021 to February 2021.

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Until he becomes a USC he will travel as an Egyptian. Canada and Mexico make allowances from green card holders ( that don't apply to AP holders consistently ) Most other places he will need a visa. Once he is a US resident it is usually a bit easier as they will think he has good cause to leave where ever


This will not be over quickly. You will not enjoy this.

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Russia
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This is the list of countries, offering visa waivers for green card holders:

http://www.***removed***/visas/visawaiver.html

Until your husband becomes a US citizen, he will be "considered" an egyptian and travel just like any other tourist.


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Thanks for the info everyone. I appreciate it.

That list will be useful too for the future.

Right now we don't even have his green card yet (waiting for that, it's in process) so turns out we are pretty stuck.

I guess I'll be rethinking the honeymoon.

Thanks again for clearing that up!

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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Just apply for tourist visa for him to whenever country you are thinking to go once he got AP card.

For example It's gonna be very easy to get short-term tourist visa to any Caribbean country, especially if to mention in the application that he is married to US citizen.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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That was going to be my next question spysee!

I know if he was applying as a tourist on his own it would be very difficult. But married to a USC I would think would help.

We would like to go somewhere in the Caribbean.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Russia
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That was going to be my next question spysee!

I know if he was applying as a tourist on his own it would be very difficult. But married to a USC I would think would help.

We would like to go somewhere in the Caribbean.

You are exaggerating the difficulty of getting tourist visas :)

Doesn't matter if you are Egyptian, Mexican, Chinese, Dominican, etc. national - you can easily apply and get short-term visa to almost any country. Just check the official consulates websites and follow their requirements. The only hard ones to get being "3rd tier" country national but still very possible even without US spouse - UK, EU, Australia and New Zealand.

There are 8 used visas from different countries in my Russian passport and lots of visa-on-arrival stamps, just got 1-year multiply Schengen visa to visit EU. Took only 5 days to get.

Never had any problems.

Good luck )

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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No I've gotten Russian, Australian, Chinese and Myanmar visas myself and countless other tourist visas. I understand the process. I'm not confused about it.

But as an Egyptian citizen it's a lot more difficult. At least if you're living in Egypt. He couldn't go anywhere because he didn't have 'strong enough ties'

Americans aren't put through the same rigors.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kenya
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You are exaggerating the difficulty of getting tourist visas :)

Doesn't matter if you are Egyptian, Mexican, Chinese, Dominican, etc. national - you can easily apply and get short-term visa to almost any country. Just check the official consulates websites and follow their requirements. The only hard ones to get being "3rd tier" country national but still very possible even without US spouse - UK, EU, Australia and New Zealand.

There are 8 used visas from different countries in my Russian passport and lots of visa-on-arrival stamps, just got 1-year multiply Schengen visa to visit EU. Took only 5 days to get.

Never had any problems.

Good luck )

This is not correct. EVEN WITH a green card by spouse got denied a visa to a EU country. Reasons? There was not enough evidence given to approve him to convince them he would leave the EU country. Passport, Green card, copy, insurance, airline ticket (RT), job/school letter, joint bank account, bank debit card, AMEX...was provided. So that is not correct what you say. He is from an African country

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: India
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Why can't you just go for a honeymoon somewhere in the USA, for now? You will have all the time in the world to go for a "honeymoon" once he gets his green card and eventually citizenship.As far as Caribbean is concerned,I don't think there is gonna be any issue.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Peru
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Why can't you just go for a honeymoon somewhere in the USA, for now? You will have all the time in the world to go for a "honeymoon" once he gets his green card and eventually citizenship.As far as Caribbean is concerned,I don't think there is gonna be any issue.

True, but even once he has a green card he will still be an Egyptian citizen and have to obtain visas as such (except for a few countries which may grant special privileges to US green card holders regardless of nationality).

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Visa_requirements_for_Egyptian_citizens

There are a few countries in the Caribbean and Latin America on that list.

Edited by lacolinab13

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Thanks everyone.

We have a plan.

There's plenty of places to go still.

We had something very specific in mind that isn't an option now. But that's just fine.

As with everything on this visa journey, we've learned to have a backup and a backup and another backup plan, because the first 2 choices are probably not going to happen!

All is well, we're going to have a good honeymoon! :dancing:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Call and ask crusie lines as they deal with this

he can probably travel on one and visit islands but in the past my brother in law wanted to take his Russian wife on honeymoom cruise and they said NO as she would not be allowed back into the country unless she had a green card / they didn't care about AP

but maybe things have changed and they might be the ones to know

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