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Good day everyone, first I want to appreciate everyone on here who as one way or the other made my k1 visa application run smoothly.

I would like to be clarified regarding buying a flight ticket. My fiancé bought my ticket online from the states using card payment, and then sent me the confirmation page via email. so I would like to know what other thing I would need to have or probably print out aside the booking confirmation page in which I need to tender during check in at the airport. 

Thanks.  

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I booked my fiance's plane tickets prior to her arrival in the U.S.  She just checked in with her ID and had no issues at all.  As long as the ID matches the name on the ticket, should be good.  

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You'll have to check with the airline; different airlines do things differently. But usually you'll be fine with the booking number and a valid ID (and since this is your trip to the US, you'll have your passport with you).

 

I know Anastasia never had any problems using tickets I bought for her to meet me in third countries or on her flight to the US with her K-1, and I just sent her copies of the confirmation email.


K-1                             AOS
NOA1 Notice Date: 2018-05-31    NOA1 Notice Date: 2019-04-11
NOA2 Date: 2018-11-16           Biometrics Date: 2019-05-10
Arrived at NVC:  2018-12-03     EAD/AP In Hand: 2019-09-16
Arrived in Moscow: 2018-12-28   GC Interview Date: 2019-09-25
Interview date: 2019-02-14      GC In Hand: 2019-10-02
Visa issued: 2019-02-28
POE: 2019-03-11
Wedding: 2019-03-14

 

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54 minutes ago, H&T said:

Sometime the agent at the airport will ask for the credit card which used to purchase the ticket, so ask your fiance scan that credit card and email it to you just in case.

Ok I’ll do just that. Thanks for the response. 

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Echoing others who said that some airlines may ask for the credit card.

One way to find out for sure is to call them and find out if this is needed.

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22 minutes ago, Jacen7 said:

Echoing others who said that some airlines may ask for the credit card.

One way to find out for sure is to call them and find out if this is needed.

I'm a million mile flyer and have never been asked this


YMMV

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9 hours ago, payxibka said:

I'm a million mile flyer and have never been asked this

Delta asks this for certain countries, Ghana being one of the. Every time my mother in law goes to Accra for a visit, and we bought her a ticket we have to go to the airport and show the credit card. She is in NYC and we are in Minneapolis, but we just go to MSP and they clear something in the reservation and then she can check in. Definitely worth calling the airline in advance. 

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do you have to change planes outside the USA ?

if so,  is the ticket bought in 2 parts , like flying to say Paris and picking up a new ticket to Boston?

most European countries and airlines allow a US visa holder to change planes unless the ticket is in 2 parts 

one to Europe and pick up a new one to the US

so,  check on this so you don't need a visa in another country

most flights from Africa pass thru Europe for a change of planes

 

and buying online the site often has 2 separate tickets / one you pick up in Europe

 

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19 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

do you have to change planes outside the USA ?

if so,  is the ticket bought in 2 parts , like flying to say Paris and picking up a new ticket to Boston?

most European countries and airlines allow a US visa holder to change planes unless the ticket is in 2 parts 

one to Europe and pick up a new one to the US

so,  check on this so you don't need a visa in another country

most flights from Africa pass thru Europe for a change of planes

 

and buying online the site often has 2 separate tickets / one you pick up in Europe

 

My first stop over is in Casablanca Morocco. 

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16 hours ago, payxibka said:

I'm a million mile flyer and have never been asked this

My wife had this on on of her connections (her flight was a single ticket with multiple stops). They wanted a signed scan of the credit card.

 

Edit: I think it was with Oman Air.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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I can add  my personal experience travelling from Lagos: Take a scanned image of the credit card used to make the purchase.  

 

One other thing to consider is have your US spouse present the credit card at the airline's ticket desk at an airport a day or two before your travel date.

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Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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