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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kyrgyzstan
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Hi all,

 

My fiancé got her K1 visa on December 5th and will be coming to the US on January 14th. Her POE is in Los Angeles before heading up to Boise. I am concerned however with what interview questions will be asked to her at that particular airport if she gets interviewed.

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My POE 2.5 years ago wasn't LAX, but I just want to say how exciting it is to see another K1 moving to Boise! I had never even heard of Boise before I met my husband, but I'm loving it here, and I hope she will too!

 

Questions are similar at each POE and it's usually nothing compared to the K1 visa interview. They may ask her a few questions about how you met, where she will be living, and maybe about your wedding plans. They'll probably remind her that she has to get married and file for AOS within 90 days or leave the country. It's no big deal, remember her visa has already been approved and they won't deny her entry unless there are serious concerns. Just make sure she has enough time between her flights, as LAX can get pretty busy.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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My fiancee arrived at LAX four months ago. No questions. They did have her wait by the booth for 15-20 minutes while they sent her passport and paperwork off to someone who had to approve it and bring it back.  I have posted before that because she had been in line for 45 minutes before getting up to the booth, she had to pee very badly during this 15-20 minutes but wasn't allowed to leave the booth area to walk to a restroom.

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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7 hours ago, Chris Amos said:

Hi all,

 

My fiancé got her K1 visa on December 5th and will be coming to the US on January 14th. Her POE is in Los Angeles before heading up to Boise. I am concerned however with what interview questions will be asked to her at that particular airport if she gets interviewed.

What interview?  Normal border entry questions,  if even that 


YMMV

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My fiance entered through LAX about 6 weeks ago. They didn't ask anything except the normal questions everyone gets about drugs, produce, etc.  Make sure she has 3+ hours between flights. My fiance had 2.5 hours, missed her connection, and had to spend her first night in the US in a hotel in LA. 

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11 hours ago, Chris Amos said:

Hi all,

 

My fiancé got her K1 visa on December 5th and will be coming to the US on January 14th. Her POE is in Los Angeles before heading up to Boise. I am concerned however with what interview questions will be asked to her at that particular airport if she gets interviewed.

 

The immigration officer may ask a few questions but nothing like the interview but we have seen some who they wanted to question further but that is so rare. She shouldn't have any problems. My wife and 2 children came through LAX and had no problems.

 

1 hour ago, Fogi said:

My fiance entered through LAX about 6 weeks ago. They didn't ask anything except the normal questions everyone gets about drugs, produce, etc.  Make sure she has 3+ hours between flights. My fiance had 2.5 hours, missed her connection, and had to spend her first night in the US in a hotel in LA. 

My wife went through LAX and I planned a 4-hour layover which she used every minute of that time to go through immigration, retrieve her luggage, go through customs then walk to another terminal not to mention stopping for a bite to eat as they were quite Hungary. They had little time at the gate before boarding. So your recommendation should be adhered to in my opinion.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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The hard part is getting the k1. Unless your fiancee does or says something pretty stupid the border agent isn't going to reverse the entire process that lead to the k1 being issued. Normally they'll just ask a few simple questions (where will you be living, etc) and also remind you that you have to get married within the 90 days. It really isn't anything to worry about.


--- k1 visa ---
Texas Service Center (Abandon Hope All Ye Who Enter Here)
I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
Case#, IIN, BIN assigned: 19 Mar 2015
NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
Consultate Received: 23 Mar 2015
Package 3 Received: 26 Mar 2015
Medical: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 3 Sent: 10 Apr 2015
Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
Interview Date: 8 May 2015 (Approved!!!)
Visa Issued: 14 May 2015
Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
Entry to USA: 5 Jun 2015
Married: 21 Jun 2015

---Adjustment of Status---
Sent I-485, I-131 and I-765: 7 Jul 2015
NOA1 for I-485, I-131 and I-765: 14 Jul 2015
Email notification that I-765 was approved: 12 Sep 2015
Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
Email notification that EAD/AP combo card was mailed: 15 Sep 2015
EAD and AP combo card received: 18 Sep 2015
Green Card Received: 3 Dec 2015 [ :)] Previous letter stated interview requirement was likely to be waived

 

---Removal of Conditions---
Sent I-751: 13 Oct 2017
NOA1 for I-751: 23 Oct 2017

Biometrics: 20 Nov 2017
Approved: 20 Dec 2018

Green Card Received: 2 Jan 2019

 

-- Citizenship --
Filed Online: 21 Feb 2020
NOA1 (Online): 22 Feb 2020
Biometrics: 10 Mar 2020

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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The only thing to worry about at LAX is long lines (and if you're not connecting to another flight, LA traffic). My wife arrived through LAX back in March; no issues.

 


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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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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1 hour ago, Greenbaum said:

 

The immigration officer may ask a few questions but nothing like the interview but we have seen some who they wanted to question further but that is so rare. She shouldn't have any problems. My wife and 2 children came through LAX and had no problems.

 

My wife went through LAX and I planned a 4-hour layover which she used every minute of that time to go through immigration, retrieve her luggage, go through customs then walk to another terminal not to mention stopping for a bite to eat as they were quite Hungary. They had little time at the gate before boarding. So your recommendation should be adhered to in my opinion.

We found a very inexpensive last minute flight 2 days after she received the visa, but it only had the 2.5 hour connection. She had fun ordering room service and watching American TV for a night, wasn't the worst thing to have happen to her. She was then 3 hours early for the flight the next day. We got lucky she was able to catch the first flight out the next morning for no additional cost. 

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