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Hello members,

 

I just submitted the K1 visa application on 8/3/2020 this Monday.  I haven't seen my fiancee in Mexico for several months now because of the pandemic.  My question is:

 

1.  Can I (US citizen) travel to Mexico now to visit her?  Do I need to apply a Mexican tourist visa?  Does Mexico enforce any 2 week mandatory quarantine?  What's your recent travel experience to Mexico?

 

2.  Is it a good idea for my Mexican fiancee to travel to the US to visit me using her B2 tourist visa while waiting for her K1 visa application?  Any Mexican member here traveling to the US recently?

 

Thank you.

 

Kevin

 

 

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15 minutes ago, kev and julia said:

1.  Can I (US citizen) travel to Mexico now to visit her?  Do I need to apply a Mexican tourist visa?  Does Mexico enforce any 2 week mandatory quarantine?  What's your recent travel experience to Mexico?

 

You can still fly into Mexico without any issues.  If you fly in your airfare includes the ¨tourist visa¨

 

15 minutes ago, kev and julia said:

2.  Is it a good idea for my Mexican fiancee to travel to the US to visit me using her B2 tourist visa while waiting for her K1 visa application?  Any Mexican member here traveling to the US recently?

Her flying in is still fine.  The land border is still closed for tourism northbound.  Southbound just depends on where you are crossing.

 

 

I still fly or land cross monthly but I also have a Mexican green card.  Haven´t had any issues.  We went to Mexicali for lunch a few weeks ago.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Depends where you are.  For example, the land crossing at Nuevo Progreso (south of Weslaco, TX) is open in both directions.  Call CBP at your intended port to ask how they're handling things and how they've heard that the Mexicans are handling things when you cross and seek to return.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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25 minutes ago, kev and julia said:

I am in DC and she is in Mexico City

Definitely flying.  Should even be nonstop flights, I presume.

Accordingly, call the CBP port at (IAD? BWI? DCA?) to ask their protocols.

Have your lady call the Mexico City authorities to learn the same.

Post your findings here so that others can have a recent update. :) 


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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My husband (USC) just visited for 3 weeks arriving mid July and left a few days ago without issues. No need to quarantine. He was questioned why he was traveling though and I was going to have a procedure done so he said that.

 


Service Center: Texas Service Center SRC

Consulate: Juarez, Mexico

I-130 NOA1: 2019/03/21

I-130 NOA2: 2019/09/17

NVC DQ: 2020/01/21

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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I flew to Queretaro a week ago without any issue.  No different than any other trip other than they are screening everyone, asking you to fill out a questionnaire about CoVid, and they are taking temperatures.  This is at the QRO Airport, so I don't know about MEX.  No quarantine required.   No issue returning to the US.  Go see your woman....enjoy.   

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