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My fiance from the Philippines will be arriving here on April 20th in San Francisco. She will be on a K1 Visa and she wants to stay for 7 days in California with family (San Francisco and Sacramento) she has there before flying to Indiana. I will not be there in California when she arrives or at any point. So on April 27th she will fly to Cincinnati, Ohio arriving early morning on April 28th where I will pick her up and drive her here to Indianapolis a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive.

 

I myself feel like this could give problems but I'm not sure and I am fine with her staying 7 days as long as there is zero risk involved.

 

My fear is that visiting family is not the intent of her K1 Visa and that it will throw red flags to the CBP officer. If anyone has knowledge or experience with this please let me know if there is any issue or risk involved. Thank you!

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3 minutes ago, Camandjam said:

My fiance from the Philippines will be arriving here on April 20th in San Francisco. She will be on a K1 Visa and she wants to stay for 7 days in California with family (San Francisco and Sacramento) she has there before flying to Indiana. I will not be there in California when she arrives or at any point. So on April 27th she will fly to Cincinnati, Ohio arriving early morning on April 28th where I will pick her up and drive her here to Indianapolis a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive.

 

I myself feel like this could give problems but I'm not sure and I am fine with her staying 7 days as long as there is zero risk involved.

 

My fear is that visiting family is not the intent of her K1 Visa and that it will throw red flags to the CBP officer. If anyone has knowledge or experience with this please let me know if there is any issue or risk involved. Thank you!

Not a problem,  


YMMV

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2 minutes ago, Camandjam said:

I'm actually a bit surprised because they seem so strict about everything 

There's no issue.   Nobody will follow her or even care.  There is nothing that says she must immediately go home.


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3 minutes ago, Camandjam said:

I'm actually a bit surprised because they seem so strict about everything 

Why?  CBP doesn't care where she goes once admitted, as long as she abides by the rules of the K-1 visa.  She is free to travel anywhere within the US as long as you two marry within the first 90 days.

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9 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Why?  CBP doesn't care where she goes once admitted, as long as she abides by the rules of the K-1 visa.  She is free to travel anywhere within the US as long as you two marry within the first 90 days.

I just dont know how they operate is all but I feel much better about it now. Is it even worth mentioning to them or only tell them if asked?

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Tell who? Customs? Negative. Just proceed normally. Have her visit her family then fly to Indiana. No need to tell anyone.


Not a newbie but lost my old info years ago) I have been through this process before --all the way through naturalization-- This site has always been a great help to me. 

 

 

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CBP doesn't give a rip about her immediate plans.  If they ask questions, she tells the truth.  Honestly: they don't care.  The US is the US, whether California or Ohio.  As long as she knows the address of her new home, and can explain the plan to marry within the 90 days, she will be just fine.  If  you're extra worried, you can make sure to be available by phone when her flight arrives.

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4 hours ago, Camandjam said:

I'm actually a bit surprised because they seem so strict about everything 

From what I have seen the CBP agents don't know or understand the K1 process

 

When I arrived at POE with my fiancé in Minnesota, I was asked if I had filed taxes for the previous year, and then was told after marriage to go to my USCIS center in Dallas and apply for AOS in person.  


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11 hours ago, Camandjam said:

My fiance from the Philippines will be arriving here on April 20th in San Francisco. She will be on a K1 Visa and she wants to stay for 7 days in California with family (San Francisco and Sacramento) she has there before flying to Indiana. I will not be there in California when she arrives or at any point. So on April 27th she will fly to Cincinnati, Ohio arriving early morning on April 28th where I will pick her up and drive her here to Indianapolis a 1 hour and 30 minutes drive.

 

I myself feel like this could give problems but I'm not sure and I am fine with her staying 7 days as long as there is zero risk involved.

 

My fear is that visiting family is not the intent of her K1 Visa and that it will throw red flags to the CBP officer. If anyone has knowledge or experience with this please let me know if there is any issue or risk involved. Thank you!

 

There is zero issue with her making a stop to visit family.     Your fiancee is not the first that I know of that has done this.


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10 hours ago, Camandjam said:

I just dont know how they operate is all but I feel much better about it now. Is it even worth mentioning to them or only tell them if asked?

 

Stop stressing...  it is totally a non-issue

 

 


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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