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  1. How do you know if DCF is possible in any given country? I didn't see it come up for this country when I googled it, and when I called the embassy before no one answered at all.
  2. She can leave, the police told us to do what we want and travel where we want. We left the country for a Valentines Day trip to Italy. Needless to say, the charges are not all that serious and have little basis.
  3. Yeah, no criminal charges as of now. But I'm guessing the police record will show the investigation or something like that. It might be a good idea to write an explanation letter, as once it's explained it sounds like there isn't much ground for criminal charges. I know there are plenty of options on what to do regarding visa and marriage choices, but kind of feel like I'm burning the candle at both ends and slowly losing things that are important to me. It seems getting married in both of our countries is a problem, not to mention the visa process might just be a big waste of time with the criminal charges. Meanwhile I am getting pressured to get married and take my life off pause, and if I choose the wrong visa path or travel to any country without the proper proof of return I will be out thousands. Sigh, it's like gambling.
  4. I thought using the B2 to host a destination wedding was allowed. I even read in the guidelines for the State Department that you are allowed to marry on a B2 visa so long as you declare it at the border with your intent to return. So if she were to return home after why would she be immigrating? And in this country people only get K visas if they can't get B visas, as it's usually easier. At first I thought adjusting status in the US wouldn't be a problem, but I guess it is. So we won't do that.
  5. One of the Wikileaks memos was about how many Israeli B2 visa owners commit visa fraud by working on their B2 visas, yet they continue to get visas and extensions and allow this to happen. I even had a friend who married a guy she barely knew because he got caught and was about to get blacklisted for 10 yrs. So I guess this example and getting married on B2 and extending would be the gray area of the B2 visa, but marrying in the US and leaving when your visa expires is ok?
  6. It's a possibility, and I will look into it. Although it is far from my favorite. The idea of a green card marriage made me balk, this option is similar. I did have a friend who had two weddings, and when she got divorced she actually had to get divorced in both countries.
  7. Yeah, it's a relationship problem but it also shapes our visa choices. At this point I think it might not be best to have a wedding in Israel, and I can come to terms with that. But if her K-1 visa is denied after opting to wait for marriage in the US, what then? The perks of choosing K-1 are to expedite the process and spend more time in the US together--but if denied you get nothing. Then I will be forced to come live in Israel for who knows how long while we try our luck at CR1. Alternatively, we could come to the US on B2, get married after 90 days, she leaves the country and waits on CR1 in Israel or extends status in the US. Who cares if the tourist visa gets cancelled after that. Even today she spoke with a friend who got her green card 7 months after getting married on a B1 visa.
  8. I know a lot of Israelis get married in Cyprus, but I don't want to have to go there for every step of the visa process. I thought you had to do all of the interviewing etc in Israel, so wouldn't a third country complicate things? I know part of the process of starting CR-1 is getting the marriage documents translated, so the third countries Embassy would translate it and then we would bring it to the Embassy in Israel? I have no clue. I was worried there may be a problem with coming to the US on a visitor visa again, but if she has a job, the other home ties paperwork, a return flight why would they say no? It is a 10 year visa.
  9. When did this happen? So the option just no longer exists? I guess I was reading too many old forums.
  10. Unfortunately I can only get married in this country if I prove I am Jewish as there is no civil marriage in this country. So I have to wait for that approval process to finish, which will probably be around August, which is when we hoped to have a wedding here. I was considering K-1 because I was worried I would not be considered Jewish, so we could just move to the US and do a city hall wedding there after the K-1 is approved. CR-1 or K-3 are options. We are just trying to choose the visa option that has both of us spending the least amount of time in Israel. I think we've both had enough of living here. The only reason we chose to get married here is because her family demands it. But it sounds like all the visa choices will be equally affected by the criminal charges.
  11. Gah, none of this is fair. This whole trial is going to probably cost tens of thousands of dollars and is a waste of years of our lives--all for something I am positive she did not do. And we can't even put some of that wasted time to good use by getting the visa process started. Her lawyer told us to just get married and get on with our lives, but I don't want to live in a country with so much dysfunction. I know it sounds crazy, but right about now I MISS the US bureaucracy.
  12. You get 6 months and then I applied for an extension for her so she was given a full year. All of her friends said use a lawyer, but I was able to do it successfully myself. At first I thought we could just leave the country shortly before the 6 months expired and get another 6 months upon return. But at the border they said no, you have to file for an extension or go back to Israel when the remainder of the first 6 months expires. And you can easily avoid the draft here legally, if it's done illegally you go straight to prison--no massive waiting period like we're experiencing now.
  13. Georgia16, Wouldn't that be more of a concern for Israel than the US? They have an extradition treaty. There are quite a few public figures children who have fled Israel because of outstanding criminal charges in Israel, because they had dual citizenship before all this started. I noticed they have not been extradited, but then again I think it's all just white collar crime, but so is my fiances. Remember the death of Shimon Peres? His son couldn't come to the funeral because of outstanding criminal charges.
  14. Ben & Zian, I thought it was only fraud if you over stay the B2 visa, so after waiting the 90 days, getting married, and then staying in the US. My fiance would return to Israel within the time frame of the B2 visa (they usually give 6 months). Or are both ways fraud? Obviously trying to avoid that... The problem with the K-1 is that I can't get married in Israel initially, only after marriage in the US and parole is granted. I was trying to avoid having a green card marriage and then a huge wedding after that. My top choice is having one big wedding here in Israel before the K-1 is granted, but it seems that isn't an option either. Not to mention in order to get married in Israel I have to prove that I'm Jewish, so my marriage won't even be legal in this country until that process finishes (eye roll). And even a non-legal marriage would jeopardize the K-1 process. And we have met, she stayed with me for a year last year in the US on B2 and I am staying in Israel on a student visa this year with her.
  15. So I have spent a little over a week researching every. single. visa. option. My head is spinning and I am still not sure what the best course of action is. So here's my situation. My fiance is Israeli and we met spring 2015. She already has a B2 tourist visa. Our goal is for her to come and live and work in the US. Problem: she is facing criminal charges for something she did not do. Currently there is no record of charges at the police station. She is very unlikely to get prison time, and this process has been going on since last summer and can drag for up to 2 yrs, not to mention extremely nontransparent. Is it even worth undertaking the visa process or outstanding criminal charges mean an automatic no? It's for white collar/cyber crime. Should she start the K-1 while her record is blank or should we wait to get married here in August and get K-3? Another option is attempting to get married on the tourist visa in the US after the requisite 90 day waiting period. I mean if a convicted terrorist can get US citizenship (Rasmea Odeh) how important are criminal charges?