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1 minute ago, CalaWaheb said:

as soon as i get my passport returned with my visa on it . am i allowed to travel the next day to USA ? or is there a waiting period ?

There is no waiting period. There is expiration date on K-1 that is based on the time of your medical. 

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Due to the international date line there can be waiting period. 

 

It is possible to leave Asia on a nonstop to the USA in the morning and arrive in the USA the night the date before the flight departs.  

 

 

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11 minutes ago, CalaWaheb said:

ok the reason i asking cause i heard i have to wait 10 days after i have my visa in hand so it will be in system supposely 

i refuse  to wait and wait  another 10 days 

I have never heard this.  My husband flew 8 days after he received his passport back with the visa, and had no problems.

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11 minutes ago, CalaWaheb said:

ok the reason i asking cause i heard i have to wait 10 days after i have my visa in hand so it will be in system supposely 

i refuse  to wait and wait  another 10 days 

If it were true, how would you refuse to wait? :) j/k

 

Anyway, as long as you have visa, you can book your flight and travel.  My wife and I travelled just after few days she got her visa.

 

 

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32 minutes ago, CalaWaheb said:

ok the reason i asking cause i heard i have to wait 10 days after i have my visa in hand so it will be in system supposely 

i refuse  to wait and wait  another 10 days 

Some people travel same day 


YMMV

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Hi!

I had visa approved July 24th 2017, Passport in hand on July 26th (on my bday actually, haha) and flew the very next day to Dallas, from Bucharest Romania. So literally no waiting period. I actually got the passport at around 4pm July 26th and bought a ticket right then and there for 2 am July 27th. That is like a few hours in between. All was safe and sound at the customs booth. 


K1 Timeline --> I-129F Sent : 2017-01-03 ~~ I-129F ~~ NOA2 : 2017-04-21 ~~ Interview : 2017-07-24 ~~ Visa : 2017-07-26 ~~ US Entry : 2017-07-29 ~~ Marriage : 2017-08-29 ~~

AOS  Timeline ~~ Package Filed : 2018-06-01 ~~ Bio. Appt. : 2018-06-25 ~~

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18 minutes ago, CalaWaheb said:

ok the reason i asking cause i heard i have to wait 10 days after i have my visa in hand so it will be in system supposely 

i refuse  to wait and wait  another 10 days 

The great thing about paper passports and paper visas is that if the electronic systems are down or the visa not in the database, CBP has to have a good reason to refuse a visa that appears to be valid.   

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13 hours ago, payxibka said:

Some people travel same day 

Yea many applicants at the Juarez embassy, which is only a few miles from the US border, enter the US the same day.


DCF Mexico

06/04/2017: Married

06/24/2017: Mailed I-130

06/27/2017: NOA1 (technically a RFE as we were missing beneficiary ID)

07/06/2017: NOA2

07/12/2017: Case assigned by Juarez embassy

07/17/2017: Packet 3 received

08/15/2017: Interview/Approval!

08/22/2017: Visa received via DHL

09/03/2017: POE

09/16/2017: Permanent Resident Card received

 

Total days from NOA1 to approval: 49

 

I wrote a DCF Mexico guide! http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php?title=DCF_Mexico

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If there was a waiting period they'd print a start date ("valid from") on the visa, as well as an expiry date.


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

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5 hours ago, Limey said:

If there was a waiting period they'd print a start date ("valid from") on the visa, as well as an expiry date.

My wife's K-1 had an Issued Date. Which was 2 days after her interview. But 11 days before it was available to pick up.

 

So point taken. It is probable the visa will be in a database the CBP accesses at POE.

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