Port of Entry Member Review #16834

Vancouver Entry Date: 2019-03-06

Vans


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Review Topic: Port of Entry Review

Got to YVR at 9:30am three hours before my flight. Checked in luggage and went through security screening like usual which took about half an hour. At CBP where the attendant tells you where to line up, I told her I'm entering on a K1 visa and she directed me to a separate line that was empty. I went up to the next available officer and said I was entering on a K1 visa and gave him my passport with the sealed Do Not Open envelope. He reacted a little surprised but seemed to be familiar with the K1. Perhaps YVR doesn't see a lot of K visa entries... anyways he took my fingerprints just like at the Montreal interview. Then he led me to the secondary screening room and said to wait for my name to be called. You can't use your phone in this area (there's a sign) or they will scold you. After 5 minutes, the lady at the podium called my name, which I thought was interesting because all the other staff were behind counters. She asked for my boarding pass and the address I'll be staying at in the US. After typing on the computer, she mentioned that I have to get married within 90 days of entering. I agreed and she returned my passport and boarding pass and led me out the door. Whole thing was probably under 10 minutes. The best part was hearing other people being interrogated for bringing weird things.

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