Go Back  British Expats > Living & Moving Abroad > USA
Reload this Page >

Travelling on approved K1 Visa

Travelling on approved K1 Visa

Old Apr 17th 2017, 11:15 am
  #1  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 8
Tapper is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Travelling on approved K1 Visa

I'll get straight to the point.

Visa approved, leaving the UK next month. Close friend recently has gotten in contact, would I be able to visit? He lives in Ireland if that makes any difference.

My apologies if this has been answered before, just desperate for an answer.
Tapper is offline  
Old Apr 17th 2017, 11:28 am
  #2  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 47,704
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Travelling on approved K1 Visa

You mean from the US, I assume?

After arriving in the US using your K-1 visa, you are effective land-locked in the US until after your have married, filed for adjustment of status, and received advance parole. If you leave the US before your advance parole is received your K-1 will be voided and you would have to start over and apply for a CR-1 spouse visa.

Depending on exactly when you get married, from arrival on your K-1 to receiving advance parole, is likely to take 4-6 months.
Pulaski is online now  
Old Apr 17th 2017, 12:04 pm
  #3  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 8
Tapper is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Travelling on approved K1 Visa

Originally Posted by Pulaski View Post
You mean from the US, I assume?
No, didnt make it too clear. I'm still in the UK until May 9th. The plan is to fly over to see him before I depart for the US. I'm aware of being 'landlocked' upon arrival which is why I'm praying I'll be able to visit before I leave the UK.
Tapper is offline  
Old Apr 17th 2017, 12:09 pm
  #4  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 47,704
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Travelling on approved K1 Visa

Originally Posted by Tapper View Post
No, didnt make it too clear. I'm still in the UK until May 9th. The plan is to fly over to see him before I depart for the US. I'm aware of being 'landlocked' upon arrival which is why I'm praying I'll be able to visit before I leave the UK.
You can travel where ever you like from the UK/ outside the US, why wouldn't it? .... That said, traveling to Syria, Iraq, Afghanistan, or Iran before arriving in the US would probably be a mistake.
Pulaski is online now  
Old Apr 17th 2017, 12:14 pm
  #5  
Just Joined
Thread Starter
 
Joined: Mar 2017
Posts: 8
Tapper is an unknown quantity at this point
Default Re: Travelling on approved K1 Visa

I was thinking there wouldn't be an issue but it never hurts to double check. I've made assumptions before and ballsed up.
Tapper is offline  
Old Apr 17th 2017, 12:22 pm
  #6  
Lt Col (Retd)
 
Pulaski's Avatar
 
Joined: Dec 2001
Location: Dixie, ex UK
Posts: 47,704
Pulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond reputePulaski has a reputation beyond repute
Default Re: Travelling on approved K1 Visa

Originally Posted by Tapper View Post
I was thinking there wouldn't be an issue but it never hurts to double check. I've made assumptions before and ballsed up.
OK, fair point. .... You'll be fine to visit Ireland before heading to the US on your K-1.
Pulaski is online now  

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off


Contact Us - Archive - Advertising - Cookie Policy - Privacy Statement - Terms of Service - Do Not Sell My Personal Information

Copyright © 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.