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I read on a k-1 forum on this website about a facebook issue that came up during interview.

My question is, do immigration officers at USCIS/ and or NVC and/ or Consulate lookup your facebook for investigation purposes? I just got bored of facebook and closed it a few months ago.. so I don't even have one. And as for my wife, she likes spending time on facebook so she has one active but she uses my last name with her first name which is not her full legal name- yet. Her legal name is her maiden name.. we never changed her name because all her documents were in her maiden name and we didn't want to spend time changing her last name to my last name before filing the petition. So....... do they try to lookup your facebook when you don't provide it voluntarily? I mean does it help in processing to have your facebook sitting out there for them to search or does it not matter? As you can tell, I'm not a fan of facebook and would rather not have one. Could it be an issue?


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Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

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Yes, it could be an issue. They can and have denied people for this exact reason before.


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An issue for you not having one? No, I don't remember being on the list of required things. An issue for your wife...maybe. Just depends on which way the wind is blowing that day. It shouldn't really matter but if they see she is using one name there and another on documents they might ask questions, even though it's completely dumb as facebook is not any kind of legal document and simply a social network.

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Hi,

Someone recently posted that when they said they had provided all their pictures at an interview, the consular officer when into the back room and came back with pictures from Facebook of "an introduction." The couple did not disclose them, and in fact mislead the officer by saying there were no more pictures because they did want it to be mistaken for "a traditional wedding."

Yeah, they search without your permission.

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I really hope they dont read too much into it. My husband and I got married at the Ministry of Justice and didnt do a big ceremony for our wedding (thus, no pics of a family wedding), but we are planning to do that when he's here with my family.

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An issue for you not having one? No, I don't remember being on the list of required things. An issue for your wife...maybe. Just depends on which way the wind is blowing that day. It shouldn't really matter but if they see she is using one name there and another on documents they might ask questions, even though it's completely dumb as facebook is not any kind of legal document and simply a social network.

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Yes. Thank you. It is completely dumb as facebook is a play thing and nothing official. Me and my wife talk daily...... for hours on the phone. Why should anyone have to display their private life on a public platform? Ridiculous.


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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I really hope they dont read too much into it. My husband and I got married at the Ministry of Justice and didnt do a big ceremony for our wedding (thus, no pics of a family wedding), but we are planning to do that when he's here with my family.

I hope so too. Best of luck to you guys. My understanding has been that the local embassy is well accostumed to local traditions and such so should be fine.

I do not think they look at every single beneficiary's FB but yes, there have been cases where they do; more in high fraud countries or where there were red flags already.

You not having one is totally fine. She using your married name is fine too, as you ARE legally married(it might be an issue if you were doing a K1)

I see. Well our case is as straight forward as can be so hoping for the best. Thank you.


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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To clarify, not having a Facebook account is fine (I don't either); the problem may be her using your surname as her name on Facebook. This may lead to them believing you are already married, rendering her ineligible for a K-1 visa.

As I said, this has happened before.


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11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

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Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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To clarify, not having a Facebook account is fine (I don't either); the problem may be her using your surname as her name on Facebook. This may lead to them believing you are already married, rendering her ineligible for a K-1 visa.

As I said, this has happened before.

Oh no. You misunderstood. We are married and there is no k-1 in our case. We filed IR-1/CR1 i-130 so she likes using my last name on facebook but we just didn't update her last name from her maiden name to my last on her ID card, passport etc. that's all. Sorry about the confusion.


IR-1/CR-1

NOA-1 December 16, 2014

REF- June 24, 2015 ---------------190 days since NOA 1

RFE Respond- July 5, 2015 ----

NOA- 2 July 24, 2015 ------------- 220 days since NOA 1

NVC Sent- August 04, 2015 ----- 11 days since NOA 2

NVC Rcvd- August 18, 2015 ---- 14 days later
Case ID & IIN obtained- August 21, 2015 (over phone)

DS 261 completed- August 25, 2015

AOS Paid- August 25, 2015

Documents Sent- September 28

IV Paid- September 28, 2015

Document Scan- October 2, 2015

DS 260 Completed- October 5, 2015

Case Complete- October 29, 2015 --------- 27 days since Case Complete

Interview Scheduled- November 14, 2015 (Interview date- December 15, 2015)

Medical Done- November 23, 2015

Interview- December 15, 2015

Result- Need joint sponsor. Liquid assets not accepted.

... Looking for joint sponsor now.

Visa In Hand- .....

POE- .....

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Ah, when you said you read it on a K-1 forum I took that to mean you were filing for a K-1.

As a CR-1 you won't have any issue then, or at least not with this.


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Day 0 (4/23/12) Petitions mailed (I-360, I-485, I-765)
2 (4/25/12) Petitions delivered to Chicago Lockbox
11 (5/3/12) Received 3 paper NOAs
13 (5/5/12) Received biometrics appointment for 5/23
15 (5/7/12) Did an unpleasant walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX
45 (6/7/12) Received email & text notification of an interview on 7/10
67 (6/29/12) EAD production ordered
77 (7/9/12) Received EAD
78 (7/10/12) Interview
100 (8/1/12) I-485 transferred to Vermont Service Centre
143 (9/13/12) Contacted DHS Ombudsman
268 (1/16/13) I-360, I-485 consolidated and transferred to Dallas
299 (2/16/13) Received second interview letter for 3/8
319 (3/8/13) Approved at interview
345 (4/3/13) I-360, I-485 formally approved; green card production ordered
353 (4/11/13) Received green card

 

Naturalisation

Day 0 (1/3/18) N-400 filed online

Day 6 (1/9/18) Walk-in biometrics in Fort Worth, TX

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I don't think so. It's private, and they respect people's privacy. Besides, if you don't have an FB account, then they won't care. This issue will only pop up is if you mention it or use it as one of your pieces of evidence. If you do, then obviously they might ask for further details.


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04/04/16 In Line for an Interview (txt, email, and checked case status)

05/16/16 Scheduled for an Interview (Case Status Online)

05/20/16 Received I/L
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07/20/16 Oath-taking at LACC ( I AM NOW A US CITIZEN!!!)

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When the fiancé of a friend of mine went to his K1 interview, the consulate asked for their past 2 years of facebook messages. Neither of them used their real names on facebook. When they submitted the messages with their oddball fake facebook names on them, the consulate didn't ask any questions about it.They know people often don't use their legal names.

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For some it can be an issue if they think there is some dishonesty,

not every petition are looked at on FB but I believe having met at a

site or online may peak the interest of an adjudicator they may check

tf parties are still online & what are they up to...One individual was

on here 2014 trying to find out how to sort out his denial, at the interview

he was shown records of a torrid online relationship & promises after he

married a USC he said it was not serious but it was to USCIS & he

was from a MENA country...Social media have cost many ppl in many ways

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