Jump to content

20 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

My spouce has his interview in ciudad Juarez. We live in Houston and are heading over to Mexico. We know the most direct rout is I-10, but I don't know if there are any check points. If we are leaving the U.S. would it even be an issue? We have proof of his apointment, would that help?  Or should we just avoid roads that close to the border?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
8 minutes ago, Mm2017 said:

My spouce has his interview in ciudad Juarez. We live in Houston and are heading over to Mexico. We know the most direct rout is I-10, but I don't know if there are any check points. If we are leaving the U.S. would it even be an issue? We have proof of his apointment, would that help?  Or should we just avoid roads that close to the border?

When is his interview? I've read here on the forums of people who drive to Juarez from other states without any issues. I would think that due the crises that is occurring in Houston, I would not see any check points being setup.  

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

They announced that even with All the Harvey mess they would not be closing checkpoints.

His interview is on the 5th but he has finger printing this Saturday. 

Part of me feels like there has to be away to get to Juárez with out any issues since Its some thing they are requiering us to do. 

But im just trying to make sure ee wont have issues since he is still technically illigal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
5 minutes ago, Mm2017 said:

They announced that even with All the Harvey mess they would not be closing checkpoints.

His interview is on the 5th but he has finger printing this Saturday. 

Part of me feels like there has to be away to get to Juárez with out any issues since Its some thing they are requiering us to do. 

But im just trying to make sure ee wont have issues since he is still technically illigal.

There should not be any issues as long you have the documentation with you to prove you are going for the interview. So good luck.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
57 minutes ago, Mm2017 said:

My spouce has his interview in ciudad Juarez. We live in Houston and are heading over to Mexico. We know the most direct rout is I-10, but I don't know if there are any check points. If we are leaving the U.S. would it even be an issue? We have proof of his apointment, would that help?  Or should we just avoid roads that close to the border?

I have lived in many cities close to the border in CA and AZ and driven from and to the U.S. many times. In my experience the check points are located on the side of the road where you are traveling from Mexico to the U.S. and never the opposite way. Since you are traveling to Mexico, you should be fine and won't be stopped by border patrol.

 

On your way back, your husband will have his I-550 stamp on his passport to prove he is legally in the U.S.

 

Best of luck during your trip to Cd. Juarez and his interview.

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
10 hours ago, Mm2017 said:

My spouce has his interview in ciudad Juarez. We live in Houston and are heading over to Mexico. We know the most direct rout is I-10, but I don't know if there are any check points. If we are leaving the U.S. would it even be an issue? We have proof of his apointment, would that help?  Or should we just avoid roads that close to the border?

You shouldn't have an issue. When's his interview?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I hope somebody who has driven from Houston to El paso can give a detailed information, meanwhile you can check this map that I have seen before.

 

Good luck!

 

https://www.google.com/maps/d/viewer?mid=1L872WkbWL11Zob-E9Oyk_Zen1Ws&hl=en_US&ll=30.36332925760974%2C-107.83628500000003&z=6

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to General Immigration-Related Discussion.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On 9/1/2017 at 10:18 AM, Mm2017 said:

My spouce has his interview in ciudad Juarez. We live in Houston and are heading over to Mexico. We know the most direct rout is I-10, but I don't know if there are any check points. If we are leaving the U.S. would it even be an issue? We have proof of his apointment, would that help?  Or should we just avoid roads that close to the border?

I drove from Austin to El Paso. Only checkpoint is on I-10 east bound at about Sierra Blanca. Road is mostly lonely, you see more border patrol when you get nearer to El Paso. Worst case scenario, take show the letter with the appointment. Take the Zaragoza bridge, takes you right to the consulate area.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Also interested in an update, and a report on any interactions at the checkpoints.


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(!).

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
On September 5, 2017 at 4:03 PM, bammy17 said:

How did the interview go? Mine is on Friday 

We managed to get to Mexico with no issue. He had his interview  Tuesday and it all whent well, he was approved! Now we are just waiting around for is DHL delivery.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 hour ago, Mm2017 said:

We managed to get to Mexico with no issue. He had his interview  Tuesday and it all whent well, he was approved! Now we are just waiting around for is DHL delivery.

Congrats! How did the interview go? We have the medical tomorrow. Did they ask for police report?

1 hour ago, bammy17 said:

Hot but bearable

Glad we have awesome ac in the hotel. Good luck on the interview tomorrow and I hope all goes well! Keep us posted.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×