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Can hubby visit while K3 is in process?

Old Oct 7th 2002, 5:08 pm
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I found a cheap ticket and I think we're still looking at another 8-10 weeks for an interview at the London Embassy. Meanwhile, his birthday and other holidays are looming. So can he come visit me while the K3 is in process? How can we assure them he doesn't intend to stay? He's from the UK and doesn't need a travel visa.
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Old Oct 7th 2002, 6:27 pm
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Default Re: Can hubby visit while K3 is in process?

Originally posted by jsv888:
I found a cheap ticket and I think we're still looking at another 8-10 weeks for an interview at the London Embassy. Meanwhile, his birthday and other holidays are looming. So can he come visit me while the K3 is in process? How can we assure them he doesn't intend to stay? He's from the UK and doesn't need a travel visa.
That's the problem with the K Visas as they are today. They were supposed to "streamline" the process and reunite families, but my witness has been the opposite.
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Old Oct 7th 2002, 7:33 pm
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jsv888 wrote:
    > I found a cheap ticket and I think we're still looking at another 8-10
    > weeks for an interview at the London Embassy. Meanwhile, his birthday
    > and other holidays are looming. So can he come visit me while the K3 is
    > in process? How can we assure them he doesn't intend to stay? He's
    > from the UK and doesn't need a travel visa.

Proof of reason to return to UK.. Kids there, job there, home there...
Etc... And.. please be sure he has nothing that disqualifies him from
the VWPP.

BTW, people here have gotten the I-130 interview in London faster than
the I-129F interview process for K-3, so this might happen to you.
 
Old Oct 7th 2002, 7:35 pm
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Default Re: Can hubby visit while K3 is in process?

Originally posted by Carl:


That's the problem with the K Visas as they are today. They were supposed to "streamline" the process and reunite families, but my witness has been the opposite.
Regardless the question still has not been addressed.

I know that you realize that they "getting through the POE" is an iffy prospect and only if you go armed with enough proof to sway the most jaded agent, do you stand a chance of making it if you are asked about having a spouse, sweetie or significant other in the US that you are going to visit.

A return ticket is helpful, as is an employer letter stating duration of leave of absence/holiday, lease or deed to residence, minimal luggage and free flow cash, a smile and the proper attitude.

Perhaps it would be easier if you planned on spending those special occasions there instead.

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Old Oct 7th 2002, 8:24 pm
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Well the question has already been answered, but I'll just add to the pile. My
husband has an I-130 in process (TSC) and came to visit me for a month on the
VWPP (or however it's spelled, he's a UKC). He showed the officer a letter
from his employer, a loan statement from his bank, and a letter from his Mum
who owns the house he lives in. The officer didn't ask for these things, but
my husband showed them anyway and all the officer said was "Well you certainly
aren't staying if you have all this stuff". Gave him a funny look (according
to hubby), and stamped his passport. This was Charlotte airport on a flight
from Gatwick.


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Old Oct 7th 2002, 8:37 pm
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Originally posted by Mrtravel:
jsv888 wrote:
    > I found a cheap ticket and I think we're still looking at another 8-10
    > weeks for an interview at the London Embassy. Meanwhile, his birthday
    > and other holidays are looming. So can he come visit me while the K3 is
    > in process? How can we assure them he doesn't intend to stay? He's
    > from the UK and doesn't need a travel visa.

Proof of reason to return to UK.. Kids there, job there, home there...
Etc... And.. please be sure he has nothing that disqualifies him from
the VWPP.

BTW, people here have gotten the I-130 interview in London faster than
the I-129F interview process for K-3, so this might happen to you.
I can only hope it will be faster. He has a job, no kids and no home. What is the VWPP?
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Old Oct 7th 2002, 8:38 pm
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Default Re: Can hubby visit while K3 is in process?

Originally posted by jsv888:


I can only hope it will be faster. He has a job, no kids and no home. What is the VWPP?
Visa waiver program. Got it. No, he's been here many times so no disqualifiers. Thanks for the help.
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