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#1 Angela256z


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:23 PM

Hi -

I have a friend who is an older USC and she applied for her BF to come on a K-1 visa.  He recently had his interview and was denied because there is an age difference between then 20s to 50s.  How can one prove that this is not a fake relationship and appeal the denial?

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#2 cclr



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Posted 10 September 2013 - 08:30 PM

what country? More details needed.

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#3 dwheels76


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:27 PM

Hi -

I have a friend who is an older USC and she applied for her BF to come on a K-1 visa.  He recently had his interview and was denied because there is an age difference between then 20s to 50s.  How can one prove that this is not a fake relationship and appeal the denial?


What exactly did their 221g denial form say? No way you can be denied just for age difference and no CO will just say that. you denied because of age difference.


You said age difference was 20's to 50's. Do you mean the man is in his 20's and the woman is in her 50;'s?


Best way to show proof of bonafide relationship is visits. face time is #1. here is a list they may consider also. depending on country some weigh heavier than others.


Also what were the questions?

How was their confidence?


many times people think its one thing and its not that at all. This list is for married people but still some engaged folk have some of this.




1. Evidence of Communication Before and After Marriage

  • Phone bills showing who called whom
  • Letters
  • Greeting cards
  • Chat logs
  • Emails / PM’s
  • Delivery receipts (of gifts you send each other)

2. Evidence of Visits / Vacations / Meeting in Person

  • Boarding passes
  • Passport stamps
  • Hotel receipts with both your names
  • Vacation / honeymoon photos
  • Receipts or bank statements showing remote ATM withdrawals (to show you were pulling money from that location at such time)

3. Evidence of Co-habitation During Marriage

  • Birth certificates of any children born to you together
  • Mortgage loan contract or lease contract with both partners’ names in it
  • Utility bills with both partners’ names
  • Receipts with both partners’ names in shipping/billing address
  • Pictures of you two living together

4. Evidence of Joint Ownership of Assets and Shared Financial Responsibility

  • Joint bank account statements
  • Proof of joint credit card use
  • Money transfer receipts
  • Power of Attorney
  • Wills (never used this)
  • Utility bills
  • Life insurance policy showing spouse as beneficiary
  • Health insurance
  • Car insurance

5. Photographic Evidence

  • Photos of you two together
  • Photos of you two with family (such as wedding, parties, kids’ graduation, etc.)
  • Photos of you two in various locations and times

6. Evidence from Others in Support of Bona Fide Marriage

  • Sworn affidavits of friends and/or family
  • Letters/cards from friends and/or family

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#4 jane21


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 09:48 PM


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#5 lost_at_sea


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Posted 10 September 2013 - 10:14 PM

A large age difference can be a huge red flag for some of the high fraud countries (particularly where the would-be wife is older & the USC). Where did they interview?

Edited by lost_at_sea, 10 September 2013 - 10:15 PM.

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#7 mareric



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 12:31 AM

Age doesn't matter when you are in love, we love each other that's what we have in common.. And some people say I'm after of his money its wrong because I'm not, he is not that rich and he is a good christian man! idea9dv.gif

Amen, 1st Corinthians 13:13

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#8 CaizLurol



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Posted 11 September 2013 - 01:58 AM

I wasn't asking it in a judgmental way. I was just wondering cause I see a lot of that on these forums and in every day life with people wanting to immigrate here. I Big age differences. I know this raises some red flags and the OP and her partner have a big hurdle ahead of them.

If you are happily in love then that is a wonderful thing and I am happy for you. I hope you and your husband are together soon.

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#9 canadian_wife


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 04:10 AM

Ok, back on track


Hi -

I have a friend who is an older USC and she applied for her BF to come on a K-1 visa.  He recently had his interview and was denied because there is an age difference between then 20s to 50s.  How can one prove that this is not a fake relationship and appeal the denial?


What country is your friend from?  Who is older?  Where is the beneficiary from?  Sometimes one will interview in country A while being from country B


More details are needed to help your friend


good luck

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#10 c12h22oh


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:16 AM

Sorry man but I do not think so! I have a friend of mine 40 yeas old that his wife and both living in Orlando Florida. This is a living example

therefore your example do not fly here!!    good luck with you journey!!

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#11 iammrsregie


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 06:42 AM



majority of the philipinies girls are like in their 20s nd their husbands probably 65+


um... No.

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#12 Alex & Stela

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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:23 AM

I think everybody in this thread needs to keep their opinions to themselves.

If those involved wanted your opinion on their relationship, they would have asked.

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#13 Penguin_ie


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 07:55 AM

*** one post removed and member thread banned.  Give constructive advice or do not post. *****

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#14 Boiler


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:21 AM


What do you have in common with a man who is old enough to be your father?

Do you mean Grandfather?

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#15 d3adc0d3


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Posted 11 September 2013 - 08:25 AM

The age difference can be a red flag, but in and of itself would not be the sole reason for a denial. There would need to be a lack of evidence regarding a bona fide relationship between the petitioner and the beneficiary.


If they were denied, prior to the interview, then the reason is likely that there wasn't enough evidence supporting that they met.

If they were denied, at the interview, then the reason is likely that the beneficiary didn't answer the basic questions well enough and/or that there wasn't enough evidence of an ongoing relationship to satisfy the requirements.


You need evidence that you met in person, face-to-face in the last 2 years, such as:

  1. passport stamps
  2. boarding passes for plane/train/bus
  3. photos of you together in various places and times
  4. ATM receipts placing you in the beneficiary's country
  5. evidence of you cohabiting together (hotel reservations/leases/rental agreements with both your names)

If it's after the interview you need evidence of your relationship after you files such as:

  1. Phone logs/Text Logs
  2. Chat/IM logs/Skype logs
  3. Emails
  4. Letters/packages sent in the mail
  5. Passport stamps if you visited again
  6. Photos of you together (if you visited again)


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