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Hi All,

I've been lurking around here for awhile but now have questions that I've seen varying answers to on this site.

My Spanish fiancé and I met on OKCupid.  I got an RFE for my fiancé requesting we document his release of info to the site or proof that it's not an international marriage broker (IMB). Most people here say that it's not an IMB and I can include something about the terms of service, but nothing in the terms of service say it's not.

Also, some wrote that if you paid for services on the site, then it is. I had a paid subscription (as a woman it helps to prevent some harassment) though my fiancé had the free subscription and also contacted me first. 

So my question is how do I prove that it's not an IMB? I contacted OkCUpid but their site says they can't guarantee a reply!

Help!

And thanks!

Ann

 

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14 minutes ago, annelle said:

Hi All,

I've been lurking around here for awhile but now have questions that I've seen varying answers to on this site.

My Spanish fiancé and I met on OKCupid.  I got an RFE for my fiancé requesting we document his release of info to the site or proof that it's not an international marriage broker (IMB). Most people here say that it's not an IMB and I can include something about the terms of service, but nothing in the terms of service say it's not.

Also, some wrote that if you paid for services on the site, then it is. I had a paid subscription (as a woman it helps to prevent some harassment) though my fiancé had the free subscription and also contacted me first. 

So my question is how do I prove that it's not an IMB? I contacted OkCUpid but their site says they can't guarantee a reply!

Help!

And thanks!

Ann

 

Me and my husband also met through OkCupid. Just go to Google and search for OkCupid's Terms & Conditions. That's where we got ours. OkCupid admins did not reply to us either when I emailed them before.

 

We submitted whatever we got from Google and our petition was completed in 4 months without any RFE. When you print it out, highlight the word FREE.

 

You should see that at the very first part of the T&C. It says registration is FREE. That's what they are looking for. 

 

Good luck! :)


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2 minutes ago, annelle said:

Yes, but I see a few places online saying it IS an international marriage broker. I guess I can just print the terms of service and write a statement saying we freely contacted each other?

If it is an international marriage broker, I wouldn't be here right now. :) I am already done with K1 and AOS. We did not have issues at all and our timeline was very smooth and quick. Only 4months for both our K1 and AOS process. I have 2 friends who met their husbands through okCupid as well. They are also done with everything. :)

 

I am 101% sure OKC is not an IMBR. Just go ahead and Google their T&C, Print it and you're good to go! ;)


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Sept 23, 2016 - I-129F Packet sent to USCIS via USPS

Sept 28, 2016 - NOA1 email/text
October 5, 2016 - Received the written NOA1. 
October 28, 2016 - Received NOA2 via mail
November 17, 2016 - Called NVC and got case #
November 19, 2016 - Case status changed from At NVC to In Transit
November 26, 2016 - Case status changed from In Transit to Ready
December 22, 2016 - Packet 3 received. 
January 07, 2017 - Medical Exam, 8am - PASSED!
January 25, 2017 - Interview, 8am - APPROVED!!!
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April 13, 2017 - Delivered at USCIS
April 22, 2017 - NOA1 via text and email received with case #s
April 27, 2017 - NOA1 Hardcopies received
May 6, 2017 - Biometrics Appointment Letter Received
May 18, 2017 - Biometrics done
June 1, 2017 - Case Ready to be Scheduled for Interview
July 21, 2017 - Interview is Scheduled for August 28

July 29, 2017 - EAD/AP Approved

August 4, 2017 - EAD/AP on Hand!

August 28, 2017 - AOS Interview, 1:15PM - APPROVED!!!!

September 14, 2017 - Greencard on Hand! 

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OKC is not an IMB. Print the T&C from their website, as stated above. OKC replied to me just fine to verify that they are not an IMB...it just took a few business days.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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