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Can i Travel to America when my CR1 is being processed

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hey guys just a quick question

Im looking to travel to the US in December to surprise my wife for her birthday and spend Christmas with her il be there for just 12 days (i have a return ticket) and i have a job as a gas engineer.

I was wondering if i can travel to the US while the CR1 is being processed  

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Yes, you can.  Just be prepared to convince the border officers that you will return to your country after the visit.


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8 hours ago, Ryan H said:

Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.

So it’s fine for me the alien relative aka spouse to travel to the US while the CR1 is is being processed does it matter at what stage or no? 

11 hours ago, missileman said:

Yes, you can.  Just be prepared to convince the border officers that you will return to your country after the visit.

So it’s fine for me the alien relative aka spouse to travel to the US while the CR1 is is being processed does it matter at what stage or no? 

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2 minutes ago, DannyT1991 said:

So it’s fine for me the alien relative aka spouse to travel to the US while the CR1 is is being processed does it matter at what stage or no? 

Yes, it’s fine. Bring evidence for ties to your home country in case they want to see it to be able to decide that you will not overstay.

It does not matter in which stage you are. 


 

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Just now, Daphne K said:

Yes, it’s fine. Bring evidence for ties to your home country in case they want to see it to be able to decide that you will not overstay.

It does not matter in which stage you are. 

I can bring a letter from work and I have a return ticket il be there for only 12 days for Christmas 

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Just now, DannyT1991 said:

I can bring a letter from work and I have a return ticket il be there for only 12 days for Christmas 

That would be good. You could also bring a copy of the NOA 1 (and 2 if you already have it). And remember, answer honestly that you will visit your spouse when they ask etc. 👍🏻


 

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Just now, Daphne K said:

That would be good. You could also bring a copy of the NOA 1 (and 2 if you already have it). And remember, answer honestly that you will visit your spouse when they ask etc. 👍🏻

👍 thank you just a quick question have you visited the states while the CR1 was being processed?

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38 minutes ago, DannyT1991 said:

👍 thank you just a quick question have you visited the states while the CR1 was being processed?

Yes, multiple times even. Around 6 times during the CR1 process (and also around 6 times before).

 

I also managed to renew my Esta while my CR 1 was being processed (my Esta was about to expire), no issues whatsoever. If you have a good track record, you will be fine.

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1 hour ago, Daphne K said:

Yes, multiple times even. Around 6 times during the CR1 process (and also around 6 times before).

 

I also managed to renew my Esta while my CR 1 was being processed (my Esta was about to expire), no issues whatsoever. If you have a good track record, you will be fine.

Thank you 😊 this info has been super helpful 

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My husband did this a few weeks ago. He had his ESTA renewed, brought a letter from our attorney stating he was not intending to stay and adjust status, and evidence of his return ticket. He wasn’t questioned. Customs and visit went smoothly. Best of luck! 


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Just now, Madison S. said:

My husband did this a few weeks ago. He had his ESTA renewed, brought a letter from our attorney stating he was not intending to stay and adjust status, and evidence of his return ticket. He wasn’t questioned. Customs and visit went smoothly. Best of luck! 

What questions did they ask? And did they even ask for the letter? 

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Just now, DannyT1991 said:

What questions did they ask? And did they even ask for the letter? 

Hi,

 

They didn’t ask to see the letter or for any evidence! He simply passed through normally after having his passport scanned. Only question he was asked by a customs officer was the purpose of his visit, to which he said visiting his wife and in-laws. 

 

Hope that helps.


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Just now, Madison S. said:

Hi,

 

They didn’t ask to see the letter or for any evidence! He simply passed through normally after having his passport scanned. Only question he was asked by a customs officer was the purpose of his visit, to which he said visiting his wife and in-laws. 

 

Hope that helps.

Helps big time thank you so much put my mind at ease 😊

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1 minute ago, DannyT1991 said:

What questions did they ask? And did they even ask for the letter? 

If you enter using an ESTA from a visa waiver process, most of the time you will use the automated passport control gate .. no contact at all with CBP officers unless the system flags something, which most times it doesn’t  

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