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Hi, my fiancee will be leaving the Philippines soon on her K1 visa. She will have a stop in Hong Kong before leaving for the final stop here in the US. Can she leave the airport while waiting on the layover? With a Philippines passport, she can visit China for less than 30 days. But is it okay while there woth the K1 visa? Or does she have to stay at the airport regardless of having her Philippines passport? Thank you.

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My wife is from the Philippines.  We flew through China on our way back to the US after she received her K1 visa.   Just so you know - the "Visa" is a document inserted into the foreign passport.  Your wife will still be using her Philippines passport while she travels.  On arrival in the US - the K1 Visa will be recognized by US immigration.   Outside the US - your wife is a filipino citizen, so I don't see any problem with her wandering around (although with protests happening in HK .. not sure I would wander too far).   

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26 minutes ago, Jrock7 said:

Hi, my fiancee will be leaving the Philippines soon on her K1 visa. She will have a stop in Hong Kong before leaving for the final stop here in the US. Can she leave the airport while waiting on the layover? With a Philippines passport, she can visit China for less than 30 days. But is it okay while there woth the K1 visa? Or does she have to stay at the airport regardless of having her Philippines passport? Thank you.

It won’t affect her K-1. As long as HK doesn’t require a visa for Philippine nationals 

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So since she has a Philippines passport, it is okay to leave the HK airport. She just needs to be careful with protests going on. She will just return to the airport for her connecting flight and leave. Does she need to check out to leave the airport and check back in to board the flight?

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25 minutes ago, Jrock7 said:

So since she has a Philippines passport, it is okay to leave the HK airport. She just needs to be careful with protests going on. She will just return to the airport for her connecting flight and leave. Does she need to check out to leave the airport and check back in to board the flight?

Those are questions she can ask Customer Support in the airport.  They Customer Support counters in the airport staffed to help travelers with questions.  When going from the Phils flight - connecting to the US flight ... our large bags (checked in at Manilla) were automatically transferred to the new flight.  We had to walk from one gate ... go through security again to have our carry-on bags checked and go through a metal detector to get to our new departing gate.   I don't think she would need to worry about any large bags already checked-in ... but she will go through security screening when entering the airport a 2nd time.    Again - with it being China - I personally would verify everything with a local C/S Representative before leaving the premises.  

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1 hour ago, Jrock7 said:

Hi, my fiancee will be leaving the Philippines soon on her K1 visa. She will have a stop in Hong Kong before leaving for the final stop here in the US. Can she leave the airport while waiting on the layover? With a Philippines passport, she can visit China for less than 30 days. But is it okay while there woth the K1 visa? Or does she have to stay at the airport regardless of having her Philippines passport? Thank you.

Her k1 visa only matters once she presents herself at a us port of entry.   She could travel the world with that visa in her passport 


YMMV

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