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Hello everyone. My fiance and I met online. We met in a chat room where we video chatted. I know the counselor officer is probably going to ask how we met and to give details. I’m concerned that they will scrutinize this and wonder why my fiance was there in the first place.

 

I know many of you probably met online. How did you answer this question? I don’t want them to think he was hunting for girls online like some Moroccan men seem to do. I know Casablanca is a hard embassy to get approved through.

 

Did anyone else meet in a chat room? If so which one and when?

 

Thanks in advance everyone.

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We met on facebook. Member of the same facebook fan page and became friends. then more.

 

regardless of how you met, you need to be honest and if theres any question about it being an IMBRA site, provide documentation (if you havent submitted already) that its not. Overkill to send Facebooks TOS ( but I sent it regrdless, cause with my luck, id get the ne person who didnt know what facebook WAS) lololol


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We met playing a video game. Now days they aren't surprised ppl meet online. 


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We met on EHarmony........that's how we explained it......

 

You have a point.  Quality evidence is extremely important for some consulates.  Front loading with plenty of face time help.....good luck..


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10 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

We met on facebook. Member of the same facebook fan page and became friends. then more.

 

regardless of how you met, you need to be honest and if theres any question about it being an IMBRA site, provide documentation (if you havent submitted already) that its not. Overkill to send Facebooks TOS ( but I sent it regrdless, cause with my luck, id get the ne person who didnt know what facebook WAS) lololol

It was just some random video chatting website. I was just worried because some people go there for unsavory things. Of course that wasn't our intention. 

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4 minutes ago, missileman said:

We met on EHarmony........that's how we explained it......

 

You have a point.  Quality evidence is extremely important for some consulates.  Front loading with plenty of face time help.....good luck..

Thank you.

13 minutes ago, Ontarkie said:

We met playing a video game. Now days they aren't surprised ppl meet online. 

 

7 minutes ago, Vicki Corpse said:

We also met playing a video game. Modern Warfare 2 on Xbox 360. lol :D

That's awesome.

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We met on a site call date in asia. I hope they don't think bad about this site during are interview.


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Plenty of Moroccan/American couples have meet in chat rooms/Facebook/online in general and do go on to be approved. The best way to increase your chances of approval though the Casablanca consulate is to spend a lot of time in person together. It's not recommended to file the K1 petition, or to get married after/during your very first visit. The CO will focus on the time you have spent together, and how will your fiance can talk about your relationship. Some red flags include a large age difference, as well as the petitioner having been divorced multiple times in the past. 


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Met through facebook. It was a random friend request. Her sister had a mutual friend of mine on Facebook. She messaged me wanting to practice english and we talked as friends for the first few months.  I too often worry if this will be a red flag because of the randomness of it. 

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We met online also. I had a blog and column at the time, and he came across it all the way in Sweden. He commented on a couple of posts and we took it to email, and it just naturally progressed. I don't think it's uncommon these days for people to have met online, especially long distance couples. I believe my husband just simply stated we met online, whenever the question came up. It's not a big issue. :) 


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8 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

Plenty of Moroccan/American couples have meet in chat rooms/Facebook/online in general and do go on to be approved. The best way to increase your chances of approval though the Casablanca consulate is to spend a lot of time in person together. It's not recommended to file the K1 petition, or to get married after/during your very first visit. The CO will focus on the time you have spent together, and how will your fiance can talk about your relationship. Some red flags include a large age difference, as well as the petitioner having been divorced multiple times in the past. 

We have two visits. I'm thinking of doing a third. I'm 11 years older and been divorced twice. I know it doesn't look good. We do have both our families support though. 

 

3 minutes ago, JayHouser said:

Met through facebook. It was a random friend request. Her sister had a mutual friend of mine on Facebook. She messaged me wanting to practice english and we talked as friends for the first few months.  I too often worry if this will be a red flag because of the randomness of it. 

At least you had a mutual friend. I'm worried it will look like he was hunting for girls online. Good luck!

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2 minutes ago, Paul & Mallory said:

We met online also. I had a blog and column at the time, and he came across it all the way in Sweden. He commented on a couple of posts and we took it to email, and it just naturally progressed. I don't think it's uncommon these days for people to have met online, especially long distance couples. I believe my husband just simply stated we met online, whenever the question came up. It's not a big issue. :) 

That's really sweet. :)

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3 minutes ago, EmmNM said:

We have two visits. I'm thinking of doing a third. I'm 11 years older and been divorced twice. I know it doesn't look good. We do have both our families support though. 

Would you consider marriage in Morocco and then going the CR1 spousal visa route? The approval rate for CR1 visas is slightly higher, and also you have the chance to reaffirm the petition and interview again if denied the first time. The CR1 visa is the better visa anyway, as it will allow him to work and travel right away after he arrives in the US, unlike the K1 visa.

 

Ultimately it's up to you and your fiance, but I've seen a lot of K1 cases denied in Casablanca in the past year, even cases with minor red flags, who have done pretty much everything right.


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December 19, 2016: NOA1 receive date 

May 5, 2017: NOA2 hardcopy (still listed as 'received' online...)

May 23, 2017: NVC case number assigned

July 10, 2017: Interview
July 14, 2017: Visa in hand
July 27, 2017: POE at ORD

August 5, 2017: Married!

 

See my 'About Me' section on my profile for a more detailed step by step journey of our K1 Journey through the Casablanca consulate in Morocco

 

AOS Process  

September 8, 2017 : Mailed AOS Packet

September 16, 2017 : NOA1 text/emails (receive date Sept. 12)

October 2, 2017 : Biometrics Appointment

October 13, 2017 : RFIE letter received in mail (they want an English translated Birth Certificate, which we included in the original petition...)

January 24, 2018: EAD/AP Combo Card in hand

August 9, 2018: AOS Interview (Approved)

August 9, 2018: "Card in Production"

August 16, 2018: Green card in hand

 

May 2020: ROC!

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2 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

Would you consider marriage in Morocco and then going the CR1 spousal visa route? The approval rate for CR1 visas is slightly higher, and also you have the chance to reaffirm the petition and interview again if denied the first time. The CR1 visa is the better visa anyway, as it will allow him to work and travel right away after he arrives in the US, unlike the K1 visa.

 

Ultimately it's up to you and your fiance, but I've seen a lot of K1 cases denied in Casablanca in the past year, even cases with minor red flags, who have done pretty much everything right.

We already sent in the K-1. Now what?

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