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Hello! My fiancée's state is Oregon but I'm having my first stop in New York. Am I suppose to give my big sealed envelop to the immigration officer in New York or am I suppose to wait till I get to Oregon before handing over the unsealed envelope to Oregon immigration officer?

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10 minutes ago, Chercy1 said:

OK thanks . I was a bit confused about that. 

You will only go through immigration only once and it is at the first us airport you arrive at or preclearance facility 

Edited by payxibka

YMMV

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8 hours ago, Chercy1 said:

Oh I see! Mmhmm I sure didn't know. Thank God I asked

Well, once you had arrived in NY and deplaned the only path you could take was through immigration and customs because you were on an International flight. Be sure to leave about 4 hours for a layover to give you enough time to go through immigration, customs, baggage claim and then rechecking your bags, back through security, food and then your departure gate. 


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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1 minute ago, Chercy1 said:

 @GreenbaumOh I didn't know that I'm supposed to get my luggage at the JFK airport. Isn't the flight supposed to take my luggage straight to pdx? Wow! 

When you land at JFK,  you first go through immigration.   Then you gather your luggage and go through customs,  once you are clear of customs then you give your luggage back to the airline 


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Just now, payxibka said:

When you land at JFK,  you first go through immigration.   Then you gather your luggage and go through customs,  once you are clear of customs then you give your luggage back to the airline 

Oh I see now! Wow thanks so much for this info. 

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42 minutes ago, Chercy1 said:

Oh I see now! Wow thanks so much for this info. 

It works like this at pretty much all commercial airports in the US when you're connecting from an international flight* to a domestic one. Which I wasn't aware of when I came back from my first meeting with Anastasia and had a relatively short connection in San Francisco which I just barely made ...

 

* a flight from a non-US airport where they do TSA pre-clearance -- most major international airports in Canada and Ireland, Dubai, and possibly a few others -- is treated like a domestic flight for airport security


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1 minute ago, DaveAndAnastasia said:

It works like this at pretty much all commercial airports in the US when you're connecting from an international flight* to a domestic one. Which I wasn't aware of when I came back from my first meeting with Anastasia and had a relatively short connection in San Francisco which I just barely made ...

 

* a flight from a non-US airport where they do TSA pre-clearance -- most major international airports in Canada and Ireland, Dubai, and possibly a few others -- is treated like a domestic flight for airport security

This is quite an interesting info. I'm sure glad I asked

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1 hour ago, Chercy1 said:

 @GreenbaumOh I didn't know that I'm supposed to get my luggage at the JFK airport. Isn't the flight supposed to take my luggage straight to pdx? Wow! 

No worry. When you check-in the airline agent will tell you that while your bags are checked to PDX, you will pick up your bags at JFK and then give them back to the airline right after you exit Customs.

SO, it's deplane, 

go thru immigration,

then baggage claim (by the time you get thru immigration, you bag may be already off the carousel, but it should be right next to whatever carousel it arrived on. You'll see many bags of people who took a long time thru immigration.

Then take your bag and exit thru Customs (Don't bring any fresh foods), as soon as you exit Customs, you should see the place for your airline to take your bags back. 

Welcome to the USA (though the Immigration Officer will probably Welcome you first)

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