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FilipinaHeart or FilipinoCupid IMBRA or Not?

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Hi all,

I'm filling out the I-129F and not sure what to put for the infamous Question #19.

I've done the search here on VJ and it seems that nobody has had a problem with their Visa if they met on CherryBlossoms or FilipinaHeart or similar websites.

My question though is do I mark YES or NO for question #19?

I was going to mark NO and then put this in the box below:

WE MET ONLINE AT THE WEBSITE: WWW.FILIPINAHEART.COM, (NOW WWW.FILIPINOCUPID.COM) WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY EXEMPT FROM THE IMBRA LAWS. THE SERVICE IS AN INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICE THAT FACILITATES CONTACT BETWEEN MEMBERS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE SEEKING FRIENDSHIP OR A RELATIONSHIP. IT IS NOT A MARRIAGE BROKERING SERVICE, MAIL ORDER BRIDE SERVICE NOR A MATCHMAKING SERVICE.

What do you think?

Thanks,

J

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Hi all,

I'm filling out the I-129F and not sure what to put for the infamous Question #19.

I've done the search here on VJ and it seems that nobody has had a problem with their Visa if they met on CherryBlossoms or FilipinaHeart or similar websites.

My question though is do I mark YES or NO for question #19?

I was going to mark NO and then put this in the box below:

WE MET ONLINE AT THE WEBSITE: WWW.FILIPINAHEART.COM, (NOW WWW.FILIPINOCUPID.COM) WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY EXEMPT FROM THE IMBRA LAWS. THE SERVICE IS AN INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICE THAT FACILITATES CONTACT BETWEEN MEMBERS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE SEEKING FRIENDSHIP OR A RELATIONSHIP. IT IS NOT A MARRIAGE BROKERING SERVICE, MAIL ORDER BRIDE SERVICE NOR A MATCHMAKING SERVICE.

What do you think?

Thanks,

J

You will check No. No need to put explanation. You would put explanation if you check Yes and you meet through a MARRIAGE BROKERING SERVICE.

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If you met her on Filipina heart/cupid... just state the date you started communicating and the web site name. This is not a marriage broker. Typing a story of how you met is a waste of their time and they are too busy to read it. Just be specific and clear. Unless you are a muslim from Pakistan, I wouldn't bother to list every meeting detail. I was born in the USA and just typed my response in the few lines that were available on the form and we were approved with no RFE's. Her interview is in 2 weeks.

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FilipinaHeart or FilipinoCupid are NOT marriage brokers. Just answer the question "No" and add nothing else.

There is no need to mention in your cover letter how you met - I don't know why people are sayng that. There is no requirement for a cover letter at all. Most include one just to list what is enclosed in the package.

No mention of meeting online is needed at all in the petition. At your interview, the CO may ask how you initially met. You can then mention the web site and it will not be an issue at all.

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I met Jessa on FilipinaHeart. I searched a lot just as you have and came to the same conclusion as what people are posting here. If USCIS doesn't consider them to be a marriage broker, then the answer is 'NO'. I provided a supplement page to write how we met as the box provided is too small. The only mention of FilipinaHeart was that we initially met on there. All of the rest was about the progression, meeting dates and places, a general idea of how we spent our time, and a declaration of our intentions. Short, to the point, and with facts so now, the wait begins. I don't think we have a problem with this as many are pointing out. No need to list the website's TOS or policies if 'NO' is the answer.

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Hi all,

I'm filling out the I-129F and not sure what to put for the infamous Question #19.

I've done the search here on VJ and it seems that nobody has had a problem with their Visa if they met on CherryBlossoms or FilipinaHeart or similar websites.

My question though is do I mark YES or NO for question #19?

I was going to mark NO and then put this in the box below:

WE MET ONLINE AT THE WEBSITE: WWW.FILIPINAHEART.COM, (NOW WWW.FILIPINOCUPID.COM) WHICH IS SPECIFICALLY EXEMPT FROM THE IMBRA LAWS. THE SERVICE IS AN INTERNET INFORMATION SERVICE THAT FACILITATES CONTACT BETWEEN MEMBERS WHO MAY OR MAY NOT BE SEEKING FRIENDSHIP OR A RELATIONSHIP. IT IS NOT A MARRIAGE BROKERING SERVICE, MAIL ORDER BRIDE SERVICE NOR A MATCHMAKING SERVICE.

What do you think?

Thanks,

J

the answer is NOT... :no:

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