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For us we did one way (it was cheaper) and no issues at POE in Dallas.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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Round trip, because it was cheaper. No issues. When you have a immigrant visa, they don't really care about your ticket situation.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Check both kinds, and get whichever is cheaper.

Note: if you get a round-trip ticket, be sure to call the airline once you arrive in the U.S. and cancel the return portion of the ticket.

(I've read that some people have had issues with their name being on flight manifestos even after they don't check in/show up for the return flight, which leads USCIS to think they've left the country during AOS when they haven't.)

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Check both kinds, and get whichever is cheaper.

Note: if you get a round-trip ticket, be sure to call the airline once you arrive in the U.S. and cancel the return portion of the ticket.

(I've read that some people have had issues with their name being on flight manifestos even after they don't check in/show up for the return flight, which leads USCIS to think they've left the country during AOS when they haven't.)

This. I've heard this also. I think for peace of mind I'll be booking a one way ticket, even if I have to pay a couple hundred extra. I can't imagine explaining to USCIS that you weren't actually on the return flight is an easy discussion


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Check both kinds, and get whichever is cheaper.

Note: if you get a round-trip ticket, be sure to call the airline once you arrive in the U.S. and cancel the return portion of the ticket.

(I've read that some people have had issues with their name being on flight manifestos even after they don't check in/show up for the return flight, which leads USCIS to think they've left the country during AOS when they haven't.)

This. I've heard this also. I think for peace of mind I'll be booking a one way ticket, even if I have to pay a couple hundred extra. I can't imagine explaining to USCIS that you weren't actually on the return flight is an easy discussion

That is only really a relevant issue for K1/K2 visa holders who are subject to the AOS process and can't leave before they have a travel permit to return on. I "solved" this by booking the return ticket so far out that my AP would already be approved.


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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That is only really a relevant issue for K1/K2 visa holders who are subject to the AOS process and can't leave before they have a travel permit to return on. I "solved" this by booking the return ticket so far out that my AP would already be approved.

Ah! That is a good idea!


"Let us not seek the Republican answer or the Democratic answer, but the right answer. Let us not seek to fix the blame for the past. Let us accept our own responsibility for the future." - John F. Kennedy

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keep it simple , one way ticket


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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One way ticket will be just fine


California Service Center
2016-09-08-I-129f petition was received by USCIS
2016-09-12-NOA1 Text and Email
2016-09-16-NOA1 Hard Copy Received
2016-10-03-NOA2 Text and Email (21 days)
2016-10-04-NOA2 Hard Copy Received
2016-10-20-NVC Received (16 days)
2016-10-24-Case Number Received and Hard Copy
2016-10-25- Lagos Consulate Received
2016-11-08- Updated by the Embassy and said Ready for Interview
2017-01-10-Medical
2017-01-26-Interview-APPROVED
2017-01-31-Visa Issued
2017-02-06-Visa in Hand
2017-02-09- POE -- IAD 
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its depend on the price because sometime the return is cheaper and besides airline can not put you on a manifest without boarding and final check in...if you didnt use your return ticket it will be automatically canceled....

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Will there be any issues leaving Nigeria with a one way ticket? The ticket seller seemed to think there would be, or maybe they just wanted more moneythere

there wont be a problem leaving Nigeria with a one way ticket, a vj member recently used a one way ticket on Royal Air Maroc to JFK and he has no problem .so you are good to go


California Service Center
2016-09-08-I-129f petition was received by USCIS
2016-09-12-NOA1 Text and Email
2016-09-16-NOA1 Hard Copy Received
2016-10-03-NOA2 Text and Email (21 days)
2016-10-04-NOA2 Hard Copy Received
2016-10-20-NVC Received (16 days)
2016-10-24-Case Number Received and Hard Copy
2016-10-25- Lagos Consulate Received
2016-11-08- Updated by the Embassy and said Ready for Interview
2017-01-10-Medical
2017-01-26-Interview-APPROVED
2017-01-31-Visa Issued
2017-02-06-Visa in Hand
2017-02-09- POE -- IAD 
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and it doesnt really make any sense for a one entry visa to have a round trip ticket in the first place


 

AOS

05/04/17 - Biometric appointment

05/17/17 - Case ready to be scheduled for interview

07/20/17 - EAD/AP Approved

07/25/17 - GC interview scheduled

07/27/17 - EAD/AP in hand

08/14/17 - GC interview , approved =)

08/18/17 - GC approval notice letter

08/21/17 - GC in hand

 

 

ROC

05/16/19 - Earliest  to apply 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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Will there be any issues leaving Nigeria with a one way ticket? The ticket seller seemed to think there would be, or maybe they just wanted more money.

No ypu are immigrating. And Nigeria could careless. Do what fits for you. We went one way. Much cheaper.

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and it doesnt really make any sense for a one entry visa to have a round trip ticket in the first place

Yeah you are right soulstriker


California Service Center
2016-09-08-I-129f petition was received by USCIS
2016-09-12-NOA1 Text and Email
2016-09-16-NOA1 Hard Copy Received
2016-10-03-NOA2 Text and Email (21 days)
2016-10-04-NOA2 Hard Copy Received
2016-10-20-NVC Received (16 days)
2016-10-24-Case Number Received and Hard Copy
2016-10-25- Lagos Consulate Received
2016-11-08- Updated by the Embassy and said Ready for Interview
2017-01-10-Medical
2017-01-26-Interview-APPROVED
2017-01-31-Visa Issued
2017-02-06-Visa in Hand
2017-02-09- POE -- IAD 
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