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Wife came on K1, we are married and the K1 is outside 90 days now.  It will be another 5 months before travel authorization.  Customs is not an issue domestically but will there be issues going through security checkpoints?  She would have a foreign passport in her former name with the expired K1 attached.  Should the ticket be booked in her current name, or name to match the passport.  They did check the actual visa in the passport the other times we flew.

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She should carry a photocopy of her I-485 NoA indicating that she has filed for adjustment of status. The chances she'd need it are very low, but better to have it and not need it than need it and not have it. 

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5 minutes ago, RS77 said:

Wife came on K1, we are married and the K1 is outside 90 days now.  It will be another 5 months before travel authorization.  Customs is not an issue domestically but will there be issues going through security checkpoints?  She would have a foreign passport in her former name with the expired K1 attached.  Should the ticket be booked in her current name, or name to match the passport.  They did check the actual visa in the passport the other times we flew.

Always book the ticket in the name that's on her travel document (passport, US DL, GC). She won't have an issue going through domestic security checkpoints

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4 minutes ago, RS77 said:

Wife came on K1, we are married and the K1 is outside 90 days now.  It will be another 5 months before travel authorization.  Customs is not an issue domestically but will there be issues going through security checkpoints?  She would have a foreign passport in her former name with the expired K1 attached.  Should the ticket be booked in her current name, or name to match the passport.  They did check the actual visa in the passport the other times we flew.

If she does not have any other identification like a state license, the easiest thing is to make sure the ticket name matches the passport name.
No, it does not matter if K1 visa is expired. We did the same thing too- and traveled many times on an expired K1
They don't check it. They only care that the person travelling domestically has an identification to match the flight. We just showed them a valid passport and went about our merry way

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Domestic flights security never checked my passport past page 1, always book your flights on her maiden name (to match passport) and there should be no issues. My husband has TSA pre-check, and even though I'm not eligible without American ID, they automatically send me through TSA when I fly with my husband 

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Ticket name has to match the ID Name.  K1 is of no real meaning here.  A copy of the NOA is advised if you are traveling within 100 miles of the boarder (at all times).

 


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18 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Ticket name has to match the ID Name.  K1 is of no real meaning here.  A copy of the NOA is advised if you are traveling within 100 miles of the boarder (at all times).

 

Agreed. No one has mentioned it yet in this post, but CBP is stationed at domestic airports within the US-Mexico border region, and they are checking for the status of people getting on domestic flights. I see them all day, every day. Below is a great threat on the subject that talks about what documents to carry with you at various stages of the process.

 


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2019-03-26 Attended Biometrics Appointment

2019-04-01 Case is ready to to be scheduled for an interview

2019-04-22 Interview Notice received via USPS

2019-05-20 Interview: Approved after 82 days.

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