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When my daughter arrives with her K1 Visa she has to clear customs/border security. Although she has no reason to be denied entry at this final hurdle she would love the reassurance of my Fiancé standing by her side. Short of him flying over and flying back there with her is there any way he can apply to the airport to be permitted to escort her from the plane and through the customs/border security process?

 

I know you can apply to accompanying someone through to the departure gate but is it possible to escort someone from the arrivals lounge?

 

 

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not that ive ever heard of.

 

even getting though to departures is rare, except perhaps for parents seeing off their unaccompanied children on their flight, with special permission. Otherwise, you have to have a boarding pass to get past security.


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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Nope. No way for a non-traveler to cross into the immigration counters area.


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9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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I couldn't even get to the international baggage area to help my wife....lol...


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Wouldbe nightmare if they allowed that, best bet is to come in on the same plane.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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1 hour ago, Worriedmum said:

When my daughter arrives with her K1 Visa she has to clear customs/border security. Although she has no reason to be denied entry at this final hurdle she would love the reassurance of my Fiancé standing by her side. Short of him flying over and flying back there with her is there any way he can apply to the airport to be permitted to escort her from the plane and through the customs/border security process?

 

I know you can apply to accompanying someone through to the departure gate but is it possible to escort someone from the arrivals lounge?

 

 

Is it your daughter's K-1, or yours?  Is your daughter flying as an unaccompanied minor?  Are you already in the US with your fiancé, or are you traveling together?  Your post does not really make sense.

 

Depending on where in the US your final destination is, you could fly into Canada, and then come across the border and activate the K-1 together.  That is what my husband (then fiance) and I did, but only because Air NZ flies directly to Vancouver and not Seattle.  It worked out very well for us - no problems at all.

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16 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Is it your daughter's K-1, or yours?  Is your daughter flying as an unaccompanied minor?  Are you already in the US with your fiancé, or are you traveling together?  Your post does not really make sense.

 

Depending on where in the US your final destination is, you could fly into Canada, and then come across the border and activate the K-1 together.  That is what my husband (then fiance) and I did, but only because Air NZ flies directly to Vancouver and not Seattle.  It worked out very well for us - no problems at all.

K1 minor? That would be different.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Just now, Jorgedig said:

Exactly.  OP refers to daughter's K-1, yet her (OP's) fiance.  Confusing post.

OP is her Mother

 

Daughter has a K1.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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1 hour ago, Worriedmum said:

Although she has no reason to be denied entry at this final hurdle she would love the reassurance of my Fiancé standing by her side

This detail changed the meaning of her post.

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1 hour ago, Worriedmum said:

 Although she has no reason to be denied entry 

Please be careful with this believe. Only US citizens are guaranteed entry.


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17 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

This detail changed the meaning of her post.

Sorr

 

18 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

This detail changed the meaning of her post.

My bad sorry. Meant to say HER fiancé !  I’d be in a lot of trouble with my husband of 26 years if I had a fiancé haha. 

 

Ive heard back from the customs office and I have the official answer which is it is not allowed but I don’t know how to delete this thread on here now

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Thread is closed at OP's request.


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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