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I have a question. So, My parents got their visas approved and they are planning to be here by the end of October. I live in TN and most of my relatives are in California. They wanted to visit their relatives (sisters and cousins) in California for a week before going her in TN. Are they allowed to do that? Can LAX be their POE? 

I want them to visit them since they havent since each other for years, but I dont know if that will cause problems in Immigration.

 

Thanks in advance

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They can enter through any US POE :) If CBP asks them why they are heading there before TN, they can say they visit some relatives. Bottom line, always be honest.


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Yes, they are allowed to do that........yes, POE can be LAX........no issues


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2 minutes ago, KULtoATL said:

They can enter through any US POE :) If CBP asks them why they are heading there before TN, they can say they visit some relatives. Bottom line, always be honest.

Thank you. I am not really sure how POE works and my Mom always freaks out,thats why she has doing things the right way. 😊

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1 minute ago, Edillon12 said:

Thank you. I am not really sure how POE works and my Mom always freaks out,thats why she has doing things the right way. 😊

It's great that she wants to do things right. That would lower the chances of being denied entry into the US :) I hope they have a safe flight!


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1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
12 March 2018 (Mon): Check cashed.
13 March 2018 (Tue): Received text and e-mail notifications.
16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

16 March 2018 (Fri):: Biometrics appointment letter's date.

22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.

 

AOS Updates Post-Biometrics

19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.

 

EAD + AP Updates Post-Biometrics

6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

10 August 2018 (Fri): NOA2 hardcopy via normal mail.

11 August 2018 (Sat): Combo card sent from Lee's Summit, MO via Priority Mail and no signature was required at delivery. Mailman dropped it in the mailbox like regular mails.

** Approved in 158 days **

 

 

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27 minutes ago, Edillon12 said:

I have a question. So, My parents got their visas approved and they are planning to be here by the end of October. I live in TN and most of my relatives are in California. They wanted to visit their relatives (sisters and cousins) in California for a week before going her in TN. Are they allowed to do that? Can LAX be their POE? 

I want them to visit them since they havent since each other for years, but I dont know if that will cause problems in Immigration.

 

Thanks in advance

well first of well congrats for you and your parents. My experience is when my parents got their green cards and came here. they landed in Detroit and CBP asked them why don't they have a flight to Kentucky. My parents replied that they wanted to visit relatives and my sister. There was no problem at all and CBP let them in the country. 

Tell your parents to be honest, only say the truth and everything will be fine. 

Again congrats.

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1 hour ago, Edillon12 said:

I have a question. So, My parents got their visas approved and they are planning to be here by the end of October. I live in TN and most of my relatives are in California. They wanted to visit their relatives (sisters and cousins) in California for a week before going her in TN. Are they allowed to do that? Can LAX be their POE? 

I want them to visit them since they havent since each other for years, but I dont know if that will cause problems in Immigration.

 

Thanks in advance

Congrats to them

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9 hours ago, silkafi88 said:

well first of well congrats for you and your parents. My experience is when my parents got their green cards and came here. they landed in Detroit and CBP asked them why don't they have a flight to Kentucky. My parents replied that they wanted to visit relatives and my sister. There was no problem at all and CBP let them in the country. 

Tell your parents to be honest, only say the truth and everything will be fine. 

Again congrats.

Thank you so much! Awesome, will tell my ever-freaking out Mother that it's okay to visit her sister and cousins in California. Thank you so so much!

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11 minutes ago, mimolicious said:

They can enter anywhere. If CPB asks why they are entering there just tell them to be honest and they'll be fine! Congrats and best of luck!

Thank you 😊 I am very comfortable sending them over there now :)

Will they not have a problem flying to TN? Will they be going to CBP again?

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Just now, Edillon12 said:

Thank you 😊 I am very comfortable sending them over there now :)

Will they not have a problem flying to TN? Will they be going to CBP again?

There should be no issues with CBP while flying domestic inside US.

At least until California exits the US......LOL...kidding.

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First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

Second career-Retired Registered Nurse, experience in Labor& Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent & Adult Psych

Third career-Retired IT Developer & Database Administrator for surgical services dept.

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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