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hello everybody,

me an my fiancee met on a dating site www.afroromance.com. I have no ideea if that is considered a marriage broker or not.I never really thought about this term "marriage broker".

Can anybody please explain the difference?

Thank you


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hello everybody,

me an my fiancee met on a dating site www.afroromance.com. I have no ideea if that is considered a marriage broker or not.I never really thought about this term "marriage broker".

Can anybody please explain the difference?

Thank you

As far as I know, dating website is not marriage broker. Marriage broker basically a person whose occupation is arranging marriages for others :)

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hello everybody,

me an my fiancee met on a dating site www.afroromance.com. I have no ideea if that is considered a marriage broker or not.I never really thought about this term "marriage broker".

Can anybody please explain the difference?

Thank you

Depends.

If they charge money - and charge differently for USC/LPR's than anyone else, then they would fall under the act (marriage broker)

If they only allow USC/LPR's to use the service, they fall under the act.

If they are open to everyone, charge the same (if applicable) for all users, then they do not.

(Basically - if they are selling a service to marry USC/LPR's to foreign nationals, they fall under the act)

In all cases, the site should have some sort of guidance if they fall under the act, (well - reputable ones will) - because they are suppose to follow the law and act accordingly.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Depends.

If they charge money - and charge differently for USC/LPR's than anyone else, then they would fall under the act (marriage broker)

If they only allow USC/LPR's to use the service, they fall under the act.

If they are open to everyone, charge the same (if applicable) for all users, then they do not.

(Basically - if they are selling a service to marry USC/LPR's to foreign nationals, they fall under the act)

In all cases, the site should have some sort of guidance if they fall under the act, (well - reputable ones will) - because they are suppose to follow the law and act accordingly.

the sites is for everybody, i mean USC date other USC, i don`t know how they charge ,my fiancee is at work now and can`t call him to ask untill later.We never even thought about the site after we met.

My concern is this:

we hired a lawyer to file for us.he sent us a document with his offices mark on it asking if we met trough a marriage broker.without even thinking about it( i know i should have looked into it) and thinking he reffers to a website in general (we never thought about the actual definition of a marriage broker) , we said (because we met online) yes and provided the web adress, physical adress, phone etc of the site .

He never mentioned anything about it after we sent him this info.

I`m really worried now.

Any thoughts?

Thank you so much for your replies.


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If anybody has time to look at it , here is the site: http://www.afroromance.com/

Does this look like a marriage broker?

Thank you


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03/31/2010 filed I129

12/16/2010 Interwiew-Approved

02/07/2011 POE-Chicago

03/16/2011 Wedding!!!

05/23/2011 AOS,EAD,AP apps sent

07/15/2011 EAD, AP approved

10/05/2011 AOS approved

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If anybody has time to look at it , here is the site: http://www.afroromance.com/

Does this look like a marriage broker?

Thank you

I can't see that site now (I block dating websites at my company) - but if it is open to everyone (all over the world), and doesn't change the pay structure - you should be ok.

Did you check the site to see if they say something in their FAQ? Or even email their support/contact?


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Thank you for your reply!you are really helpfull!

i didn`t find the FAQ page but cheked support and contact.They don`t mention anything about "marriage broker" anywhere and i couldnt find words like "marry", "wife", 'husband" anywhere on the page.they just say dating.

I don`t know what to think!i`m really freaking out!

But if it`s not a marriage broker and we told the lawyer it is, will that affect us?

I really never thought about this "marriage broker" thing before so i don`t know anything about this matter.

Thank you so much!


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02/07/2011 POE-Chicago

03/16/2011 Wedding!!!

05/23/2011 AOS,EAD,AP apps sent

07/15/2011 EAD, AP approved

10/05/2011 AOS approved

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After reading more and more posts here i`m even more confused!i`m aware of the fact that i might become annoying but i just want to understand!

Can anybody please tell me what exacly this IMBRA law is?i`m completely unaware of it!please!!!!

Thank you


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12/16/2010 Interwiew-Approved

02/07/2011 POE-Chicago

03/16/2011 Wedding!!!

05/23/2011 AOS,EAD,AP apps sent

07/15/2011 EAD, AP approved

10/05/2011 AOS approved

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After reading more and more posts here i`m even more confused!i`m aware of the fact that i might become annoying but i just want to understand!

Can anybody please tell me what exacly this IMBRA law is?i`m completely unaware of it!please!!!!

Thank you

Here is a good write up.

Basically - it covers how many K-1's you can do, in a period of time, and covers International Marriage Brokers (IMB) - so the beneficiary can get a criminal background check of the USC prior to coming to the US. (seems some were getting killed by USC's because of the lack of good intel prior to coming to the US - google it)

If you told your lawyer you used one, then he should of checked the YES box 19 on the 129F and filled in more info - did he?

The write up above tells you what happens if you use an IMB. (and what they have to do and what the CO will do)

It won't cause a visa not to be issued most likely, but it may delay it, because they have to get the IMB info sorted out.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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It does not appear to be an IMB site.


My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Thank you so much for your reply!!!i apreciate your help so much!!!!

i feel better now!!!:)

But this is the first petition that my fiancee files and he wasn`t convicted for anything, plus he`s in the Police Academy so they checked every inch of his past before letting him in.

Thank you enormously!


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03/31/2010 filed I129

12/16/2010 Interwiew-Approved

02/07/2011 POE-Chicago

03/16/2011 Wedding!!!

05/23/2011 AOS,EAD,AP apps sent

07/15/2011 EAD, AP approved

10/05/2011 AOS approved

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