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Hi guys

I am a K1 visa, alreafy married, already filed for AOS and my K1 visa expires shortly. Can I travel anywhere withing the US while I wait for the AOS?

Should I just show my passport with the K1 visa expired?

 

thanks

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11 minutes ago, fibelbs said:

Hi guys

I am a K1 visa, alreafy married, already filed for AOS and my K1 visa expires shortly. Can I travel anywhere withing the US while I wait for the AOS?

Should I just show my passport with the K1 visa expired?

 

thanks

You are safe to travel inside the US. Just don't leave the states until you get your AOS. Your best bet though may be to take your Social Security Card information and use that to get either a state issued ID or a drivers license if you don't already have it. Easier to explain than the passport.


K1 Visa:
 

Spoiler

 

17th April 2017: NOA1 Received Date

11th September 2017: RFE Issued

19th September 2017: RFE Reply Recieved

4th October 2017: NOA2 Approval date

9th October 2017: NVC Received
13th October 2017: NVC Case # Received
17th October 2017: Left NVC

23rd October 2017: Consulate Received

9th November 2017: Interview

29th November 2017: POE

8th December 2017: Wedding

 

 

AOS:
 

Spoiler

19th January 2018: NOA1 Recieved Date

25th January 2018: NOA1 Notice Date

2nd February 2018: Biometric Notice Date

23rd February 2018: Biometric Appointment

30th March 2018: Interview Notice Date

9th May 2018: AOS Interview Appointment

9th May 2018: I-485 Approved

14th May 2018: I-797 for I-485 Received

 

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**Post moved from K1 Process to Working & Traveling During US Immigration

 

For clarification, your K1 expired the moment you set foot in US territory. You can travel anywhere within the US.

 

If you still have time left, from the 90 days :thumbs:

If your 90 days are up and you have NOT filed for AOS, try to stay clear from any road checkpoints (near TX, AZ, etc) to avoid having a bad time (not the end of the world if they stop you and you are out of status,  but it will not be a pleasant experience).

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As above - if you look on your K1 visa it will say 'Valid Entry = 1'. Meaning the minute you stepped foot in the US using your K1 that one entry was taken.

 

For clarification again - you can travel within the United States using a Drivers License or another form of identification. You cannot leave the US without Advanced Parole which you should apply for while completing your AOS as there is no extra cost while submitting it with an I-485 application.

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You are safe to travel anywhere within the USA no problems at all. Just make sure you carry your passport and your NOA1 from AOS

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There's no nobody sitting at the state border waiting to check your status. You can just drive between states without a problem. Unless you have a police contact, there will never be a need to show your ID. But like someone said, getting a state ID card is a good way to go here in your situation.

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On ‎9‎/‎26‎/‎2017 at 8:14 PM, cyberfx1024 said:

Just make sure you carry your passport and your NOA1 from AOS

This is crucial.

See the thread pinned atop this forum about "CBP."

You never know when or where you'll encounter them, so shut them off before they have a chance to make your life miserable.


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(!).

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4 hours ago, fordguy61mi said:

There's no nobody sitting at the state border waiting to check your status. You can just drive between states without a problem. Unless you have a police contact, there will never be a need to show your ID. But like someone said, getting a state ID card is a good way to go here in your situation.

You live in Michigan I take it from your profile so you don't know. But down on the SW border there are CBP checkpoints on major highways in land and away from the border. They will make you stop and question you no matter who you are, and I know that from personal experience. 

 

So it is ALWAYS better to have what you need no matter what. 

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On 9/28/2017 at 3:53 PM, cyberfx1024 said:

You live in Michigan I take it from your profile so you don't know. But down on the SW border there are CBP checkpoints on major highways in land and away from the border. They will make you stop and question you no matter who you are, and I know that from personal experience. 

 

So it is ALWAYS better to have what you need no matter what. 

Makes sense with illegal crossings in the south. Yes I'm from Michigan. Never see that here or really anywhere I guess except where you're talking about. But if it happens, they better be prepared.

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I made a copy of our marriage certificate and my wife's NOA1. She keeps that with her passport when we travel. Now that she has her EAD/AP card, it's probably unnecessary to travel with that much paperwork but it certainly can't hurt if you're ever questioned by inland CBP officers.


K1 visa journey: 107 days from NOA1 to visa in hand

Spoiler

01 Oct 2016    Mailed I-129F packet (27 pages)
12 Oct 2016    NOA1 SMS and e-mail               (11 days from sent date)
03 Nov 2016    NOA2 SMS                          (22 days from NOA1 date)
29 Nov 2016    NVC received I-129F petition      (26 days from NOA2 date)
13 Dec 2016    CEAC status shows "Ready"     (13 days from NVC sent date)

03 Jan 2017    Received Packet 4 e-mail (19 days from Packet 3 sent date)
24 Jan 2017    Interview                   (21 days from Packet 4 e-mail)
27 Jan 2017    Visa in hand                     (107 days from NOA1 date)
09 Feb 2017    POE Philadelphia, PA

 

AOS journey: 256 days from NOA1 to GC in hand

Spoiler

06 Apr 2017    Mailed I-485/I-131/I-765 packet (83 pages)

12 Apr 2017    I-485/I-131/I-765 packet delivered

28 Apr 2017    NOA1 SMS                   (22 days from send date)
01 May 2017    NOA1 letters received        (3 days from SMS date)
13 May 2017    Biometrics letter received (17 days from NOA1 date)
26 May 2017    Biometrics appointment     Success!

26 Jul 2017    SR for EAD over 75 days    (90 days from NOA1 date)

07 Aug 2017    SR reply: "case under review"    (12 days to reply)

09 Aug 2017    Infopass appointment      (104 days from NOA1 date)

16 Aug 2017    Contacted representative's office

25 Aug 2017    EAD/AP card approved      (120 days from NOA1 date)

01 Sep 2017    EAD/AP card received via USPS

21 Sep 2017    Contacted representative's office

03 Nov 2017    AOS interview letter received

07 Dec 2017    AOS interview

18 Dec 2017    Conditional (2 year) GC in hand!

 

08 Sep 2019    ROC window opens

 

Cumulative number of pages mailed to USCIS: 110

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On 9/28/2017 at 12:53 PM, cyberfx1024 said:

You live in Michigan I take it from your profile so you don't know. But down on the SW border there are CBP checkpoints on major highways in land and away from the border. They will make you stop and question you no matter who you are, and I know that from personal experience. 

 

So it is ALWAYS better to have what you need no matter what. 

 

You'll have seen the raids on sanctuary cities earlier this week. We got off the train at a central SF Bart station to see a bunch of DHS police hanging around - I didn't know about the raids at the time but I'm guessing it was part of it and that they were looking for .... whatever they look for to decide they need to ask for papers. My friend and I are both immigrants, but both being fair-haired and blue-eyed we weren't stopped or questioned...

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