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2 minutes ago, IloveDanang said:

So you didn’t go through the US citizens side?  Btw, out poE is also DFW.  

You both can go through the same line together.....either line.....I don't think there will be an issue....

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1 minute ago, IloveDanang said:

So you didn’t go through the US citizens side?  Btw, out poE is also DFW.  

No I went through the line with my wife and step daughter and followed them through processing. 

 

Random sample but it was about a 90 min wait. 

 

I have Global entry so 89 min longer than normal 😀

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1 minute ago, IloveDanang said:

Glad to hear that.

I think I would go with her through her line.....


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1 hour ago, jskibo said:

No I went through the line with my wife and step daughter and followed them through processing. 

 

Random sample but it was about a 90 min wait. 

 

I have Global entry so 89 min longer than normal 😀

Global Entry is awesome.  That is the best money I've ever spent!  O'Hare is a nightmare when a few flights show up at the same time.  I waited 90 minutes for my son on the last trip.  He doesn't have Global Entry.

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GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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50 minutes ago, IloveDanang said:

Can I guide my wife through the immigration side?  She doesn’t speak much English.  I think our layover is 2h40m.

We entered through Dulles airport and my spouse was with me,they have same lines with visitors and us citizens, it practically took us just 20 mins to get to cbp due to the long line and we were all there at once (our 2 kids, wife and myself) I had no envelope just my cd which they didn't ask, we had my passport taken and put in a transparent plastic container and sent for secondary (which was done for every IV case) once at secondary my wife and kids were with me alongside others (about 22 in number) we were asked to have a sit and after about 15 minutes, my name was called and my stamped passport handed to me ( no questions asked) with an immigration piece of paper which I was asked to hand to an officer sitting on a desk at the exit and that was it, I was out of there within 45-50 minutes including time spent at baggage claim.

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34 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

Global Entry is awesome.  That is the best money I've ever spent!  O'Hare is a nightmare when a few flights show up at the same time.  I waited 90 minutes for my son on the last trip.  He doesn't have Global Entry.

 

I don’t mean to get off topic but you can get your Global Entry paid by a credit card promotional offering.  That’s how I got mine in addition to the points that I used for your week stay in Ho Chi Minh City.  It really reduced the expense of this trip.  

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2 hours ago, IloveDanang said:

Can I guide my wife through the immigration side?  She doesn’t speak much English.  I think our layover is 2h40m.

Yes, simply go thru the foreign line.     And once she has a state-id she can sign up for Global Entry too.


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1 hour ago, IloveDanang said:

 

I don’t mean to get off topic but you can get your Global Entry paid by a credit card promotional offering.  That’s how I got mine in addition to the points that I used for your week stay in Ho Chi Minh City.  It really reduced the expense of this trip.  

Yep.  The card I used started reimbursing a month after I already filed.  No biggie.

 

If I travel with my wife I would just stay with them in their line.  Right now I think I will be there for the interview but not to take them home.  I have limited time off and they decided the interview support was more important.


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May 22, 2019 -  Second "Documentarily Qualified" email (Step-Son)

May 23, 2019 -  Third "Documentarily Qualified" email (Step-Daughter) 

May 24, 2019 -  Petitions "In Transit"

May 25, 2019 -  Petitions "Ready"

June 2, 2019 -  Packet 3 received

June 25, 2019 -  Interviews

 

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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5 hours ago, IloveDanang said:

So you didn’t go through the US citizens side?  Btw, out poE is also DFW.  

At JFK  i was told he could come thru the USC line with me (if we had come by that airport)

 

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4 hours ago, mniceguy16 said:

We entered through Dulles airport and my spouse was with me,they have same lines with visitors and us citizens, it practically took us just 20 mins to get to cbp due to the long line and we were all there at once (our 2 kids, wife and myself) I had no envelope just my cd which they didn't ask, we had my passport taken and put in a transparent plastic container and sent for secondary (which was done for every IV case) once at secondary my wife and kids were with me alongside others (about 22 in number) we were asked to have a sit and after about 15 minutes, my name was called and my stamped passport handed to me ( no questions asked) with an immigration piece of paper which I was asked to hand to an officer sitting on a desk at the exit and that was it, I was out of there within 45-50 minutes including time spent at baggage claim.

We've entered twice thru Dulles (CR1 and i551 stamp) and were processed at primary each instance. No trip to Secondary. 

They did have separate lines for USC/LPRs and Visitors on the days of our admission. So, it kinda depends. 


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