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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I am a little bit confused about something on thats mentioned on the forum. I just recently sent off my 129F petition for my fiance in Canada on March 14, 2006. According to my delivery confirmation from the USPS it arrived at the TSC on Thurday.....March 17. My fiance wants to fly down to Tampa this weekend Friday March 24 to Sunday March 26. Is that something that is risky to do or not. She may fly directly out of Montreal or sometimes its cheaper for us to get a ticket out of Burlington Vermont and she just drives across the border and flies from there making it a domestic flight. Will this do anything to screw up our paperwork or not? Will customs make a big deal of it? It seems like I get some different views on this in this forum. If she can is there anything she should have with her to prove she is going back or is that even necessary. Keep in mind we have not recieved NOA1 yet but could recieve next week. I would like to book her flight today before they get crazy expensive?

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Shannon

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She can try. she may get turned away. As long as she has as much information on her person as possible to prove that she intends to return to Canada at the end of her visit there should be no problems.

It won't affect your petition, really, even if she gets sent home at the border.

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From what I understand as long as your fiancé proves strong ties to Canada (i.e. that she intends to come back until the petition is approved) then she should be ok. Utility bills, rent/mortgage, letter from employer, anything that shows she has to go back home....JUST in case she is questioned by the CBP. Hope this helps.

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From what I understand as long as your fiancé proves strong ties to Canada (i.e. that she intends to come back until the petition is approved) then she should be ok. Utility bills, rent/mortgage, letter from employer, anything that shows she has to go back home....JUST in case she is questioned by the CBP. Hope this helps.

being as the petition was just recieved last thursday do you think that she would even show up as being in the system at all yet......I hate to buy a plane ticket and then find out she never got though

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I don't know, to be honest. But if she is asked what her reason for visiting is...its best to be completely honest.

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Been covered a zillion times here on VJ, so if you do a search you will find many had no problems like myself, while other have been denied!! It pretty much is up to the POE officer. If he thinks you may stay and not return he may deny you entry. I travelled montly to DC while my cr-1 process wa songoing and never had a problem. Nring Ties from Canada, lease, letter from employer, and have a back up plan in case you do get denied. Be honest when ansering the questions but dont add on to much! best of luck

Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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Been covered a zillion times here on VJ, so if you do a search you will find many had no problems like myself, while other have been denied!! It pretty much is up to the POE officer. If he thinks you may stay and not return he may deny you entry. I travelled montly to DC while my cr-1 process wa songoing and never had a problem. Nring Ties from Canada, lease, letter from employer, and have a back up plan in case you do get denied. Be honest when ansering the questions but dont add on to much! best of luck

Hmm...thanks for the info.....We like to travel out of Burlington because its cheaper to fly usually. Her parents usually drive her across the border to fly out of there. They are pretty good friends with some of the American Border patrols. That may be a "safer" option if they know them well.

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Just go for it.................

Just follow the advice of everyone here to bring proof with her and she should be fine.........

Have fun :D

PEGGY & ROGER

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K-1/K-2 AOS APPROVED IN ATLANTA MAY 17, 2006

10 year GC Approved - APRIL 16th ,2009 - Peggy and Jonathan's......

Still waiting for our cards...Had to file I-90 as they sent them to the wrong address.

March 9th, 2010, Received GC that has been lost in the mail for 10 months. Still waiting for my son's that is lost as well.

Filed Waiver for my son's 10 year GC and it was approved. He finally received his GC after its been missing for 2 years.

Thanking God this is over for 10 years.

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i've been down 2x since my petition was filed. flew out of buffalo and had zero problems. i had plenty of paperwork to back me up that i was returning just in case tho. hoping i have no problem now that it's been approved as the boy is flying into buffalo next month for a visit. i'll have paperwork again and i think the fact that i'll not have any clean undies with me should help! :lol:

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i've been down 2x since my petition was filed. flew out of buffalo and had zero problems. i had plenty of paperwork to back me up that i was returning just in case tho. hoping i have no problem now that it's been approved as the boy is flying into buffalo next month for a visit. i'll have paperwork again and i think the fact that i'll not have any clean undies with me should help! :lol:

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so you flew from canada into buffalo or you drove from canada to buffalo........? she lives with her parents right now to save money.....what kind of paperwork do you carry.......? she has a car lease....cell phone bill....but not any rent paperwork or utilities.......people say be honest which i agree with.........so should she just flat out tell the POE officer she is coming to vist me for my birthday.......should she tell them she has a 129 F petition in process or only if asked????........curious about that.........did they ask you about that stuff or did you volunteer that info or was nothing said at all

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Normally they would ask me if I was coming down for business or pleasure I would state pleasure and would return on so and so a date, and that was it. I never had to state if i was coming down to see my wife, and I didnt give it out, lol. Again it all depends on the POE officer. I presented myself well, didnt travel with lots of luggage, thus never gave them the impression I was intending on staying, which of course I didnt until we got the visa. And they never did ask to see any of the proof of Ties to canada, but I had them ready, if they did ask. Most likely you won't have any problems, but there is no gaurentee. Best of luck

Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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i've been down 2x since my petition was filed. flew out of buffalo and had zero problems. i had plenty of paperwork to back me up that i was returning just in case tho. hoping i have no problem now that it's been approved as the boy is flying into buffalo next month for a visit. i'll have paperwork again and i think the fact that i'll not have any clean undies with me should help! :lol:

k

so you flew from canada into buffalo or you drove from canada to buffalo........? she lives with her parents right now to save money.....what kind of paperwork do you carry.......? she has a car lease....cell phone bill....but not any rent paperwork or utilities.......people say be honest which i agree with.........so should she just flat out tell the POE officer she is coming to vist me for my birthday.......should she tell them she has a 129 F petition in process or only if asked????........curious about that.........did they ask you about that stuff or did you volunteer that info or was nothing said at all

i drive to buffalo - cross at lewiston. i rent but am on a montly lease now, so i bring utility bills that are paid 1 month in advance as well as an affidavit from my employer that i've got a job to come back to. they always just ask me where i'm going and why (they do always notice the ring, but none have asked about it) and when i'm coming back. one guy (an elvis wantabe) made me show him my flight itinery but that was it. i answer the questions honestly, but haven't been asked about it at all.

good luck.

k

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My fiance has flown from Vancouver to the states (denver and boston) twice since we filed for the K-1... He didn't have any problems either time... he just answered their questions and didn't offer up any more information than was asked.

He did carry a letter from his boss with him and a his return itinerary, however, just in case they offered up any issues.

Good luck!

Kim/Boston/US

Dave/Vancouver/Canada

4/2005 - met in Vegas!

10/8/2005 - We got engaged!! (with many, many trips between the two!)

K-1 Journey:

12/12/2005 - Sent I-129F to Vermont! (Day 1)

12/13/2005 - I-129F arrives at VSC! (Day 2)

12/16/2005 - Check Cashed! (Day 5)

12/22/2005 - NOA1 received by snail mail (Day 11)

1/10/2006 - NOA2 received by email! (Day 30)

1/14/2006 - NOA2 received by snail mail (Day 34)

1/17/2006 - Letter Received from NVC (Day 37)

1/30/2006 - Fiance receives Packet 3! (Day 50)

3/1/2006 - Medical Exam (Day 79)

3/3/2006 - Checklist Faxed to Consulate (Day 81)

3/14/2006 - Call to Consulate, Interview Scheduled for April 10th!!

3/17/2006 - Packet 4 w/interview date finally arrives!

4/10/2006 - K-1 VISA APPROVED! (Day 121)

6/11/2006 - Border Crossing at Peace Bridge (Buffalo, NY)

6/16/2006 - Legally Married!

10/1/2006 - Our Wedding Day

AOS Journey:

8/7/2006 Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago (Day 1)

8/8/2006 AOS/EAD/AP Arrive at Chicago Lockbox

8/16/2006 NOA1 for AOS/EAD/AP

9/11/2006 AOS Transferred to CSC

10/17/2006 AP Approved (by email)

10/18/2006 EAD touched!

11/25/06 Biometrics scheduled

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so no one actually says the word "fiance"?

I haven't filed yet (it is always something, but hopefully this week!) but I have a terrible poker face. The last visit was easy because I met him to go skiing, and I had all my gear with me, so they didn't even ask if I was meeting anyone - it was obvious I was going skiing. But this time I am taking the bus across the border to the airport to catch a cheaper flight, and those road border guys have ALWAYS asked me million questions about marriage.

Last time they asked me "when are you getting married" we had no plans to do so, so I just said "you and my mother ask the same questions" and they laughed and I went through. But this time we actually ARE planning to get married, so I'd have to tell them. They scare me a little! THey are far more stringent than the airport guys who usually do a little flirting and let me through. Them, I like!

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04/13/06 - I-129F mailed

04/18/06 - NOA1

08/30/06 - NOA2

09/26/06 - received at NVC

09/27/06 - forwarded to consulate

20/11/06 - visa in my pocket!

14/01/07 - POE

13/04/07 - marriage

27/04/07 docs sent in for AOS, EAD, AP

26/06/07 - biometrics appointment

02/17/07 - AP and EAD arrive

03/03/08 - Infopass - where the heck is my AOS interview?? No one knows!

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so no one actually says the word "fiance"?

When I was traveling to be with my fiance while our K-1 was in process I was asked what's the purpose of my visit and where I'm gonna stay. I said "I'm visiting my fiance and gonna stay with him", it didn't create any problems :) Although I was traveling from Israel, not from Canada, but I don't think it matters much. It only depends on the POE officer you stumble on and if they like your replies to their questions. Just be polite and be honest and don't get stressed.

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