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My wife and I are still waiting on her travel permit. We are in Del Rio right now and have read that although the K1 is a single entry visa you are allowed to walk across the border to Canada or Mexico.

 

We were wanting to visit Mexico for just an hour or two if this is 100% true. Thanks in advance!!!

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4 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Yes you may walk into Mexico

 

You may not walk back without an AP or Green Card.   Did you read otherwise here?

No. I read it somewhere else but trust here more.

Check this link.

 

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/can-fiance-k-1-visa-quick-trip-canada-mexico.html

 

Also type in google automatic visa revalidation

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9 minutes ago, clw654321 said:

No. I read it somewhere else but trust here more.

Check this link.

 

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/can-fiance-k-1-visa-quick-trip-canada-mexico.html

 

Also type in google automatic visa revalidation

Did you read this part from that attorney answer?

"Any time you leave the U.S., however, you are taking a risk. A U.S. border official could be unfamiliar with this provision of the law, or not believe that you’re still planning to get married, or could decide that you have become inadmissible"

 

You have been warned....

Edited by missileman

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4 minutes ago, clw654321 said:

No. I read it somewhere else but trust here more.

Check this link.

 

https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/can-fiance-k-1-visa-quick-trip-canada-mexico.html

Thanks - I guess I learned something new.  Based on the article you should print out the I-94 just to make sure it is in the system.

 

I'm not sure I would be keen on taking the risk of not being admitted back just to go across a few hours.  But then we both really love tacos!


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The CBP site is a little less clear. It expressly mentions students and non immigrant workers.

 

https://help.cbp.gov/app/answers/detail/a_id/1218/kw/revalidate visa/session/L3RpbWUvMTQ0NTAwMjEwMC9zaWQvWTk4dVk0em0%3D

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

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OP-  Let us know how this turns out........


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Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

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Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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9 FAM 502.7-3(C)(7)  K Visa Issuance, Travel

"If a K-1 visa, valid for a single entry and a six-month period, has already been used for admission into the United States and the alien fiancé(e) returns abroad prior to the marriage, you may issue a new K visa, provided that the period of validity does not exceed the 90th day after the date of initial admission of the alien on the original K visa to the United States, and provided that the petitioner and beneficiary still intend and are free to marry.  The alien’s return to the United States and marriage to the petitioner must take place within 90 days from the date of the original admission into the United States in K status.  To issue this subsequent visa the applicant must pay a new MRV fee and provide a new DS-160.  Using the information in the original petition and the new DS-160 create a new case in NIV, and adjust the validity date to fall within the original 90-day time period.  Post should not produce a new additional packet for the K-1 visa holder to present to CBP at the Port of Entry."

 

Source: https://fam.state.gov/fam/09FAM/09FAM050207.html#M502_7_3

 

Edited by Allaboutwaiting

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8 minutes ago, missileman said:

Did you read this part from that attorney answer?

"Any time you leave the U.S., however, you are taking a risk. A U.S. border official could be unfamiliar with this provision of the law, or not believe that you’re still planning to get married, or could decide that you have become inadmissible"

 

You have been warned....

No. I didn’t see that part. I was already telling my wife it’s not worth the risk until she gets her EAD/AP.

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Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

OP-  Let us know how this turns out........

lol... It’s not worth it the more I think about it.

Someone else try and let us know 😂

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1 minute ago, clw654321 said:

No. I didn’t see that part. I was already telling my wife it’s not worth the risk until she gets her EAD/AP.

Get her AP or GC and you are invited to come to Mexico with us.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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4 minutes ago, missileman said:

They are already married.......

Exactly, so the regulation on the link the OP shared, doesn't even apply to their case.

Edited by Allaboutwaiting

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2 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Get her AP or GC and you are invited to come to Mexico with us.

Yes. It’s a confusing topic. We just like to visit West Texas and thought of the idea, plus we are 5 minutes from the border now.

Definitely waiting on EAD/AP card. Before leaving the country.

Thanks a lot guys!!!

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1 minute ago, clw654321 said:

Yes. It’s a confusing topic. We just like to visit West Texas and thought of the idea, plus we are 5 minutes from the border now.

Definitely waiting on EAD/AP card. Before leaving the country.

Thanks a lot guys!!!

I hope she has proof of filing her I-485 or proof of an unexpired I-94 with her...


                               :idea:MSC (National Benefits Center) I-751 filers- Please add your data :idea:                          https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1Id1duRRByZHJmhEzl9N25GqwzcnUyLCR4e4N9W6zGLg/edit#gid=0

 

Retired 20 year US Air Force Missileer (Retired E-8)

Retired Registered Nurse with practice in Labor/Delivery, Home Health, Adolescent Psych, Adult Psych

Retired IT Professional, Software Developer, Database Manager

 

Immigration Journey:

  • Texas Service Center after transfer from Nebraska
  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
  • I-797 extension letter  for ROC dated 4/2/2019  MSCxxxxxxxxxx received: 4/6/2019
  • Biometrics apt received for 4/25/2019: on 4/12/2019
 

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