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Background.. K1 still waiting for noa2

 

My fiance and i were just checking air tickets and it seems that roundtrip ticket is cheaper than 1 way.. 

 

Ok so.. The problem lies on, my fiance plans to come ang get me.. Hopefully on the date we expected.. So we were checking those dates.. So ticket would be usa - singapore then singapore to usa... 

 

So can i get the same ticket? Which means i wont be using the usa to Singapore... Will this be ok.. We are just gonna cancel the usa to Singapore (for me) when the date gets closer.. 

 

Thank you all in advance and i hope i explained clearly to get the advice and thoughts that i need.. 

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Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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1 minute ago, ourjourney_pc said:

Background.. K1 still waiting for noa2

 

My fiance and i were just checking air tickets and it seems that roundtrip ticket is cheaper than 1 way.. 

 

Ok so.. The problem lies on, my fiance plans to come ang get me.. Hopefully on the date we expected.. So we were checking those dates.. So ticket would be usa - singapore then singapore to usa... 

 

So can i get the same ticket? Which means i wont be using the usa to Singapore... Will this be ok.. We are just gonna cancel the usa to Singapore (for me) when the date gets closer.. 

 

Thank you all in advance and i hope i explained clearly to get the advice and thoughts that i need.. 

As I recall we also did this.  No consequences, just called and cancelled a couple of days before the “return”

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1 minute ago, ourjourney_pc said:

Background.. K1 still waiting for noa2

 

My fiance and i were just checking air tickets and it seems that roundtrip ticket is cheaper than 1 way.. 

 

Ok so.. The problem lies on, my fiance plans to come ang get me.. Hopefully on the date we expected.. So we were checking those dates.. So ticket would be usa - singapore then singapore to usa... 

 

So can i get the same ticket? Which means i wont be using the usa to Singapore... Will this be ok.. We are just gonna cancel the usa to Singapore (for me) when the date gets closer.. 

 

Thank you all in advance and i hope i explained clearly to get the advice and thoughts that i need.. 

My instinct on this is likely a no but based on what you said- the difference for me lies in where the first flight originates.

I.e. If the FIRST leg is USA to Singapore then likely a NO because if you miss your first flight its considered abandonment of travel and they wont let you keep the return leg. The flights are generally cheaper return for a reason unfortunately.

If the FIRST leg is Singapore to USA then you will be fine- you don't need to use return leg.

Best to check with the airline though to be honest.

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Just now, Nitas_man said:

As I recall we also did this.  No consequences, just called and cancelled a couple of days before the “return”

The one that i wont be using is the usa to Singapore... 

 

The return is the one ill be using... 


Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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2 minutes ago, kiwihurricane15 said:

My instinct on this is likely a no but based on what you said- the difference for me lies in where the first flight originates.

I.e. If the FIRST leg is USA to Singapore then likely a NO because if you miss your first flight its considered abandonment of travel and they wont let you keep the return leg. The flights are generally cheaper return for a reason unfortunately.

If the FIRST leg is Singapore to USA then you will be fine- you don't need to use return leg.

Best to check with the airline though to be honest.

Yeah.. Thank you for your thoughts... 

I should check it with airlines before proceeding with this kind of idea


Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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Just now, ourjourney_pc said:

Background.. K1 still waiting for noa2

 

My fiance and i were just checking air tickets and it seems that roundtrip ticket is cheaper than 1 way.. 

 

Ok so.. The problem lies on, my fiance plans to come ang get me.. Hopefully on the date we expected.. So we were checking those dates.. So ticket would be usa - singapore then singapore to usa... 

 

So can i get the same ticket? Which means i wont be using the usa to Singapore... Will this be ok.. We are just gonna cancel the usa to Singapore (for me) when the date gets closer.. 

 

Thank you all in advance and i hope i explained clearly to get the advice and thoughts that i need.. 

Also, don't forget to cancel your other flight (if the flight you're getting on is the first flight, otherwise it won't be possible with almost any airline). If you don't cancel, it can happen that USCIS thinks you departed the country while waiting for AOS and it can be kind of a hassle to proof you weren't (it surely doesn't happen to many people, but better safe then sorry right?)

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4 minutes ago, C90 said:

Also, don't forget to cancel your other flight (if the flight you're getting on is the first flight, otherwise it won't be possible with almost any airline). If you don't cancel, it can happen that USCIS thinks you departed the country while waiting for AOS and it can be kind of a hassle to proof you weren't (it surely doesn't happen to many people, but better safe then sorry right?)

Thank you.. But the situation is.. 

Im here in Singapore.. Waiting for noa2...its like im buying a ticket from usa to Singapore.. (but im not in the usa)... Just to be clear.. 

 

So i understand from your answer that you think is not possible since its th3 first flight i want to cancel 

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Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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2 minutes ago, ourjourney_pc said:

Yeah.. Thank you for your thoughts... 

I should check it with airlines before proceeding with this kind of idea

No problem- Good luck with the K1 final stages, it's exciting to be planning the travel side of things. Airlines can be tricky and expensive!

 

Just remember to enjoy those moments- the paperwork continues once you get here! 😂

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Just now, ourjourney_pc said:

Thank you.. But the situation is.. 

Im here in Singapore.. Waiting for noa2... 

 

Its like im buying a ticket from usa to Singapore.. (but im not in the usa) 

Then it's usually not possible since, like someone else already said, the airline sees it as an abandoned flight and they'll cancel your return ticket. But check with your airline to be 100% sure.

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1 minute ago, C90 said:

Then it's usually not possible since, like someone else already said, the airline sees it as an abandoned flight and they'll cancel your return ticket. But check with your airline to be 100% sure.

Yeah thank you... Ill definitely should check with airline.. I hope someone had experience it and share it here.. 


Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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11 minutes ago, ourjourney_pc said:

Background.. K1 still waiting for noa2

 

My fiance and i were just checking air tickets and it seems that roundtrip ticket is cheaper than 1 way.. 

 

Ok so.. The problem lies on, my fiance plans to come ang get me.. Hopefully on the date we expected.. So we were checking those dates.. So ticket would be usa - singapore then singapore to usa... 

 

So can i get the same ticket? Which means i wont be using the usa to Singapore... Will this be ok.. We are just gonna cancel the usa to Singapore (for me) when the date gets closer.. 

 

Thank you all in advance and i hope i explained clearly to get the advice and thoughts that i need.. 

You cannot skip the first leg of any flight. skip the 1st leg means all other flights are cancelled.

I dont know why..  but Return ticket from USA to Asia is always cheaper than asia  to USA.

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2 minutes ago, yuni_yuni said:

You cannot skip the first leg of any flight. skip the 1st leg means all other flights are cancelled.

I dont know why..  but Return ticket from USA to Asia is always cheaper than asia  to USA.

Thank you for this... 

 

With the dates were looking at, its not 😢😢😢


Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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Agreed..missing one leg generally means the entire trip is treated as abandoned.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

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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13 minutes ago, kiwihurricane15 said:

No problem- Good luck with the K1 final stages, it's exciting to be planning the travel side of things. Airlines can be tricky and expensive!

 

Just remember to enjoy those moments- the paperwork continues once you get here! 😂

I know right😁😁😁

Waiting is frustrating... 

Thanks


Our Timeline:

(L)2015(L)

03 Nov - met online app (Skout)

(L)2016(L)

18 Jan - became couple officially

(L)2017(L)

15 Sep - met for the first time in person (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2018(L)

03 Feb - met for the 2nd time (USA to Singapore - 2 weeks)

08 Feb - got engaged 

22 Aug - I129f sent (DIY)

29 Aug - NOA1

          list of worries before approval:

          1) submitted 1 statement/letter of intent both signed by the pet/ben

          2) petitioner's accidentally/stupidly committed DWI after i129f submission

01 Sep - met for the 3rd time (Singapore to USA - 2 weeks)

(L)2019(L)

16 Jan - NOA2 (140 days from Noa1 - No RFE)

06 Feb - case received by NVC (21 days from Noa2)

08 Feb - case number received

WAITING FOR PACKET 3 FROM EMBASSY

May 2019 - 4th meeting :goofy:

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9 minutes ago, ourjourney_pc said:

Thank you for this... 

 

With the dates were looking at, its not 😢😢😢

Its not? The reason why you wanna buy ticket route USA-SIN-USA because  flight cost is cheaper than route SIN-USA-SIN right?

if you find any flight SIN-USA-SIN that cheaper than SIN-USA (one way) only,   you can buy it and cancel the 2nd leg (the return) after arrival in USA.

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