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I got my extension letter and now I am planning my trip to India for two weeks. I am checking tickets and best options are on Lufthansa or Swiss air! anyone have experience using extension letter at Frankfurt or Zurich Airport? do they give hard time? I just want to make sure I book ticket on an airline which do not gibe hard time!


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6 hours ago, abhatia315 said:

I got my extension letter and now I am planning my trip to India for two weeks. I am checking tickets and best options are on Lufthansa or Swiss air! anyone have experience using extension letter at Frankfurt or Zurich Airport? do they give hard time? I just want to make sure I book ticket on an airline which do not gibe hard time!

best is to call the airline in advance and ask if they are aware of the extension letter. Some airline counters employees are not familiar with this extension letter. There is good and bad experience with it from what i have read. 


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No experience with German airports, but my wife traveled through China quite a few times with her extension letter and expired GC with no issues.  Just one suggestion, one time the airline asked to keep a copy of the letter, so make sure you take a few with you as you do not want to give up the original.

 

Additionally, here is a copy of CBP’s Carrier Guide that is handy if an airline clerk has trouble.

 

Good Luck!

 

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2017-Nov/carrier-information-guide-english.pdf

 


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3 hours ago, Bill & Katya said:

No experience with German airports, but my wife traveled through China quite a few times with her extension letter and expired GC with no issues.  Just one suggestion, one time the airline asked to keep a copy of the letter, so make sure you take a few with you as you do not want to give up the original.

 

Additionally, here is a copy of CBP’s Carrier Guide that is handy if an airline clerk has trouble.

 

Good Luck!

 

https://www.cbp.gov/sites/default/files/assets/documents/2017-Nov/carrier-information-guide-english.pdf

 

Thank you so much :) that’s really helpful

8 hours ago, Alabamak1 said:

best is to call the airline in advance and ask if they are aware of the extension letter. Some airline counters employees are not familiar with this extension letter. There is good and bad experience with it from what i have read. 

Thank you :)


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I almost exclusively fly through Frankfurt - they are well aware of the extension letter and have never given me any issues.


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4 hours ago, TabeaK said:

I almost exclusively fly through Frankfurt - they are well aware of the extension letter and have never given me any issues.

Thank you.. yeah Frankfurt is one of the most used stopover for anyone going to India... that will help me a lot!! 


July 15, 2015: Got Married!

August 06, 2015: File I-130

August 20, 2015: NOA 1

May 20, 2016: NOA 1

May 25, 2016: NOA 1

May 20, 2016: Case Sent to NVC

...................................................................

NVC:

06/06/2016: Case received

06/22/2016: Case and IIN#

06/22/2016: Choice of Agent -DS-261

06/22/2016: AOS Fee Invoiced

06/22/2016AOS Fee Paid

06/22/2016: IV Fee Invoiced

06/22/2016: IV Fee Paid

07/08/2016DS-260 Completed

07/14/2016: Sent AOS & IV Packets

07/18/2016: Scan Date

08/19/2016: Checklist ( i received checklist for missing passport copy)

08/29/2016: Second Scan Date

10/12/2016: Supervisor's review

10/17/2016: Case Complete

11/23/2016: Interview Date (Approved)

 

Removal of Condition 🖤💖🖤

12/10/2018: Documents Mailed to Phoenix Lock box

12/14/2018: Documents Delivered

12/17/2018: Case number Received (Nebraska Service Center)

12/24/2018: NOA Received

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