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I am a US soldier returning from nearly 3 years in the Middle East .I went to the Philippines for mid-tour leave and met the girl of my dreams. in fact, two of them! ..as she has a five year old daughter ! I met her on a dating site so we fall under IMBRA. In my past ,years before re-enlisting, and over a period of 25 years of time,i have had multiple alcohol related offenses.some were while driving on suspension .I am ashamed of these convictions and have entered an alcohol treatment program at the local VA as re-hab evidence ,to submit with my I-129F fiance' petition,in case i should need a waiver. Is there anything else i can do? I am now in the National Guard.I am an active member of LifeChurch. I never drink! . While demobilizing from Aghanistam i was diagnosed with a dangerous type of skin cancer.If the I-129F is disapproved because of IMBRA. Is there another way to bring my loved ones here? Due to my illness? Thanks everyone.God Bless all.

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Most dating websites actually don't fall under IMBRA so you really don't have anything to worry about. If the site is one where you paid to be introduced to Foreign women and the women get free membership then yes it probably falls under IMBRA.

The criminal record disclosure is for all I-129f petitioners. If she knows about your convictions then you're fine. One way to get the criminal history disclosure out of the petition & interview process is to Marry her in the Philippines and file an I-130 for her as your wife. You still need to disclose you convictions to her but there is no requirement to submit court records during the immigration process.

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Most dating websites actually don't fall under IMBRA so you really don't have anything to worry about. If the site is one where you paid to be introduced to Foreign women and the women get free membership then yes it probably falls under IMBRA.

The criminal record disclosure is for all I-129f petitioners. If she knows about your convictions then you're fine. One way to get the criminal history disclosure out of the petition & interview process is to Marry her in the Philippines and file an I-130 for her as your wife. You still need to disclose you convictions to her but there is no requirement to submit court records during the immigration process.

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Thanks so much for your reply. To file an I-130,i read that you have to file an I-129F with that as well.So would i just leave the answers to the IMBRA questions unanswered? What if they run an FBI background check and it appears i am being deceptive? Could they call it misrepresentation,and deny it?

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If you're going the CR-1/CR-2 Visa route then you only file an I-130 for each intending immigrant (her and the child).

If you go the CR Visa Route then they will be issued Greencards shortly after POE to the US. See this guide.

Sounds like your thinking about K-3 Visa but that's effectively dead now. In the long run the CR Visa is cheaper and results in quicker Greencard issuance for both of them.

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