Salt Lake City, UT asked in Immigration Law, International Law and Military Law for Utah

Q: Will the incident in US affect the K1 I have with my filipina fiancee?

We recently planned a honeymoon to Bolivia and we did it for several months. I waited for my fiancee to arrive to Bolivia after I got there, but she could not board that plane to Bolivia as she had to transit in an airport in USA. Customs at that airport made her fill out a sworn statement, and told her to come back when she has a proper visa. They booked her plane ticket back home to Philippines. In addition, our K1 petition recently got approved just before the incident at the USA airport happened to her. Will this incident affect her interview at the US embassy in Manila when she interviews for the K1 visa? If she gets the K1 visa will immigration in USA allow her to go to Salt Lake City airport and allow her to leave there so we can get married and live together after that?

1 Lawyer Answer

Kyndra Mulder

Answered
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Jacksonville, FL

A: The incident may effect her if the government concludes that she was attempting to avoid statutory requirements. However, it sounds like you had documentation to show that this was not the case.

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