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Good Morning Visa Journey,

Hope everyone is well. I am a new poster to this website, but I have followed the instructions on this website very thoroughly when I filed my I-129F. I met my fiance through a dating website called muslima.com in June 2014...He came to see me twice in September 2014 and Feb 2015 on b1/b2 visa. We filed the I-129F on February 26th, 2015, and got NOA1 on March 3rd 2015. However we got an RFE on April 1st that I dont quite understand. I will include details of the RFE below, any help is very much appreciated.

RFE details:

You stated you met your fiance through an online dating website, however you did not provide any specific detail about this website.Submit information about this website and the circumstances under which you and your beneficiary met to establish the relationship.

International Marriage Broker(IMB)

The evidence submitted indicates that you may have the beneficiary through the services of an international marriage broker (IMB). You stated you met the beneficiary through a dating website, although the answer to question 35 on the fiancee petition indicates that you did not meet the beneficiary through the services of an international marriage broker, you did not specify that the website is not an international marriage broker as defined by regulations. An International Marriage Broker is considered a business that charges fees for dating, matrimonial, matchmaking services or social referrals between United state citizens and foreign nationals. As such you must submit a copy of the signed written consent form that the International Marriage Broker obtained from the beneficiary authorizing the release of his personal contact information to you, or documentation to establish that the website is not an international marriage broker.

Me and fiance met through this website, but we both created free accounts and I sent him a like on his page and we started texting, then our relationship developed into talking over the phone, and skyping, then he came to see me in person in September, then again in February. From the terms of use on muslima.com...it indicates the following:

The Service

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 or a matchmaking service. The Company is under no obligation to broker any other member or members for you.

https://www.muslima.com/en/general/termsofuse

Any help will be much, much appreciated...Is this an easy fix? Thank you in advance

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Yea, the last two paragraphs you just wrote here to explain the site and how you two on met there......including the terms of service.... That's what they want and what they're asking for, it's what your RFE says. You came on here with all that information to show us, now...Type up a letter explaining all that, including the terms of service printed out (highlighing the pertinent part about brokering service) along with the web address....should be easy as pie.

You got a RFE because you didn't include that, and USCIS is not about to scoure the internet and research the site.

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Hi, I also met my fiance on Muslima.com 4 months ago and we physically met this month.

Now, I need to fill in the Fiancé visa form (i-129f). According to the site terms of use, they are not an IMBRA.

But, recently the site asked members to fill in an IMBRA form. However, that happened after my date and I already contacted each others.
When i fill the form online nothing happened. They did not do any background check nor my fiance received any consent to sign.

Can you please give an update on your case. Has the USCIS accepted your explanation that the site is not an IMBRA?

Thank you.

Good Morning Visa Journey,

Hope everyone is well. I am a new poster to this website, but I have followed the instructions on this website very thoroughly when I filed my I-129F. I met my fiance through a dating website called muslima.com in June 2014...He came to see me twice in September 2014 and Feb 2015 on b1/b2 visa. We filed the I-129F on February 26th, 2015, and got NOA1 on March 3rd 2015. However we got an RFE on April 1st that I dont quite understand. I will include details of the RFE below, any help is very much appreciated.

RFE details:

You stated you met your fiance through an online dating website, however you did not provide any specific detail about this website.Submit information about this website and the circumstances under which you and your beneficiary met to establish the relationship.

International Marriage Broker(IMB)

The evidence submitted indicates that you may have the beneficiary through the services of an international marriage broker (IMB). You stated you met the beneficiary through a dating website, although the answer to question 35 on the fiancee petition indicates that you did not meet the beneficiary through the services of an international marriage broker, you did not specify that the website is not an international marriage broker as defined by regulations. An International Marriage Broker is considered a business that charges fees for dating, matrimonial, matchmaking services or social referrals between United state citizens and foreign nationals. As such you must submit a copy of the signed written consent form that the International Marriage Broker obtained from the beneficiary authorizing the release of his personal contact information to you, or documentation to establish that the website is not an international marriage broker.

Me and fiance met through this website, but we both created free accounts and I sent him a like on his page and we started texting, then our relationship developed into talking over the phone, and skyping, then he came to see me in person in September, then again in February. From the terms of use on muslima.com...it indicates the following:

The Service

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 or a matchmaking service. The Company is under no obligation to broker any other member or members for you.

https://www.muslima.com/en/general/termsofuse

Any help will be much, much appreciated...Is this an easy fix? Thank you in advance

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Contact the website and ask them for their Terms of Service stating that they are not an IMB. Send a copy of the email response from them stating it is not a marriage broker and a copy of their TOS. Read through the IMBRA forum. There are plenty of posts about this topic.

~Moved from K-1 Process to IMBRA Special Topics ~


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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