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Please do K1  visa holders need to pay the $220 USCIS Immigrant Fee? And why?

 

Is there any particular airports in US that K1 visa holders are required to pass through?

 

What are the questions and things needed from a K1 visa holder at the airport?

 

Your response appreciated in advance.... 

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1. yes. because the government says so

2. no

3. Your passport and visa. Answer any questions. They don't usually have many.


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any international flight will bring u into an international airport with Customs and immigation 

don't open the packet / sealed packet goes to immigation officer at POE

i see Nigeria is luckier than Morocco 

52 K1 approved in July

and 58 in August

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/legal/visa-law0/visa-statistics.html

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14 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

1. yes. because the government says so

2. no

3. Your passport and visa. Answer any questions. They don't usually have many.

 

19 minutes ago, geopro1010 said:

Please do K1  visa holders need to pay the $220 USCIS Immigrant Fee? And why?

Is there any particular airports in US that K1 visa holders are required to pass through?

What are the questions and things needed from a K1 visa holder at the airport?

Your response appreciated in advance.... 

1. You do NOT need to pay the visa fee. 

2. No specific airport or POE is required at all. 

3. Passport, visa, and the packet. 

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Just now, Cyberfx1024 said:

 

1. You do NOT need to pay the visa fee. 

2. No specific airport or POE is required at all. 

3. Passport, visa, and the packet. 

has to be paid before the get a social security card (i think thats the fee that covers that).... so at some point, yeah they need to pay it.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

 

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3 minutes ago, geowrian said:

No. The immigrant fee is for immigrants. A K-1 visa holder is not an immigrant. They have to go through AOS, in which the green card processing fee is wrapped into the I-485 costs.

 

Thank you. that at least answers the question and i learned (or rather, remembered, because i think i knew that lol) something.


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5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

 

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3 hours ago, debbiedoo said:

has to be paid before the get a social security card (i think thats the fee that covers that).... so at some point, yeah they need to pay it.

A CR1 (as an example) must pay that fee to receive their SSN. K1 pays a AOS fee after marriage to get other documents and the SSN.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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5 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

A CR1 (as an example) must pay that fee to receive their SSN.

Technically, any immigrant visa holder can go to the SSA office with the I-551 endorsement below and apply for a SSN.

Immigrant_Visa_CBP_endorsement.jpg


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5 hours ago, Greenbaum said:

K1 pays a AOS fee after marriage to get other documents and the SSN.

And many K-1s have been successful in obtaining SSNs before marriage (and AOS).


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5 hours ago, TM92 said:

Technically, any immigrant visa holder can go to the SSA office with the I-551 endorsement below and apply for a SSN.

Immigrant_Visa_CBP_endorsement.jpg

 

5 hours ago, Diane and Chris said:

You don’t have to pay for a social security card. 

 

5 hours ago, TM92 said:

And many K-1s have been successful in obtaining SSNs before marriage (and AOS).

Yes each of your explanations is more precise then mine. I left out what you added. No one pays for a SSN. The CR1 fee is not for the SSN but the convenience of having it sent as part of the Green Card filing and processing. K1's still are required to appear in person to get a SSN with no fee. Their GC comes after filing the AOS package. 

 

Thanks for the additional information


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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6 hours ago, TM92 said:

And many K-1s have been successful in obtaining SSNs before marriage (and AOS).

I always recommend doing that just to ensure that you have it. 

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17 hours ago, geopro1010 said:

Please do K1  visa holders need to pay the $220 USCIS Immigrant Fee? And why?

 

Is there any particular airports in US that K1 visa holders are required to pass through?

 

What are the questions and things needed from a K1 visa holder at the airport?

 

Your response appreciated in advance.... 

There us NO immigrant fee for K1. I believe the airport has to be an international airport with customs and immigration  and the immigration dept will take your K1 visa packet and may ask a few questions like what is the purpose of your trip for which you can just say you have come to get married. Immigration did not ask my fiance anything at all. They just handed him back his passport.  We entered through JFK in NY. It was a very quick and easy entry

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