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They do at times check Facebook, and have even been known to ask for the password, but that would have nothing to do with you being unable to get into your Facebook. You may have been hacked, but not by the government.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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the government can only access your Facebook if it's set to public view. or if you had it visible to friends of friends and they friended your friend, or if they send a friend request and you add them. Our government has enough problems putting murders, terrorists, and other criminals behind bars (gathering and accessing the information to do this is a challenge enough for them. It would be illegal to access someone's account at will. In terms of social media, they will have as much information as you want them too. So if there is anything someone wouldn't want them to see, it's good to keep profiles to friends view only. Or if you really want to be invisible set your connection parameters to only friends can search for your profile. You'll effectively become invisible on Facebook.

Penguin Ie is correct that they could ask to see it. I've never heard of them asking for a password however, but merely to view the page. And from what I've seen it's rare. Social Media is not the most reliable source for them as it's easily fabricated and can be highly inaccurate.

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1/13/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/18/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/20/12 - NOA1

1/24/12 - Touched

2/09/12 - Touched

8/02/12 - NOA2 (197 Days After Received at VSC)

8/14/12 - Received at NVC (Assigned Case Number)

8/16/12 - Departed from NVC

8/20/12 - Arrived in US Embassy Kiev

8/28/12 - Information Received from Embassy via mail

9/12/12 - Interview (Approved)

9/19/12 - Visa Received via Elin Ltd. (FedEx)

10/05/12 - POE

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They do at times check Facebook, and have even been known to ask for the password, but that would have nothing to do with you being unable to get into your Facebook. You may have been hacked, but not by the government.

In the examples you mentioned about them asking for the FB password.....when did they ask? At the interview?


K1
VSC NOA1 --- March 8, 2012
NOA2 --- October 11, 2012
Visa Approved --- December 17, 2012
POE --- December 22, 2012

AOS
AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 --- March 4, 2013
Biometrics --- April 3, 2013

EAD/AP received --- May 16, 2013

AOS Interview --- August 9, 2013

GC in production --- August 9, 2013

GC received --- August 17, 2013

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Approved May, 2018

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Yes, I heard of it on here a couple of times. I remember one was because in the limited view on FB, the couple said they were "married" when they were going for a K1. I think the other was an AOS interview from Tourist visa with little bonafide evidence.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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I have never read of them asking for a Facebook password. The only thing I have heard of is a Consular Officer having the petitioner or beneficiary's Facebook open at the interview. And to do this, the petitioner or beneficiary must have had their profile easily searchable to all registered users. I actually don't recall hearing of them even asking to do it at the interview either. there's typically a window and it's not like the petitioner can go through the window and type in their information. Unless you have some huge red flags. Or you have made your profile easily accessible, I don't think you'll be hearing much about Facebook at your interview. I'd imagine it's consulate specific too. They'll probably go as deep as they think they need too. But you can control almost every aspect of the information that's available to them now. They've greatly enhanced the privacy features within the past few months.

Edited by Paul86

1/13/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/18/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/20/12 - NOA1

1/24/12 - Touched

2/09/12 - Touched

8/02/12 - NOA2 (197 Days After Received at VSC)

8/14/12 - Received at NVC (Assigned Case Number)

8/16/12 - Departed from NVC

8/20/12 - Arrived in US Embassy Kiev

8/28/12 - Information Received from Embassy via mail

9/12/12 - Interview (Approved)

9/19/12 - Visa Received via Elin Ltd. (FedEx)

10/05/12 - POE

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Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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yup. I read a couple too. Still doesn't seem to common though. And again best thing is to know your consulate. If you're consulate is notoriously difficult then be prepared for anything. I'm not surprised that Pakistan would be difficult.


1/13/12 - I-129F Petition Submitted to Dallas Lockbox

1/18/12 - Received at Vermont Service Center

1/20/12 - NOA1

1/24/12 - Touched

2/09/12 - Touched

8/02/12 - NOA2 (197 Days After Received at VSC)

8/14/12 - Received at NVC (Assigned Case Number)

8/16/12 - Departed from NVC

8/20/12 - Arrived in US Embassy Kiev

8/28/12 - Information Received from Embassy via mail

9/12/12 - Interview (Approved)

9/19/12 - Visa Received via Elin Ltd. (FedEx)

10/05/12 - POE

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yup. I read a couple too. Still doesn't seem to common though. And again best thing is to know your consulate. If you're consulate is notoriously difficult then be prepared for anything. I'm not surprised that Pakistan would be difficult.

Absolutely, it is unusual and if they ask for it, they probably have serious doubts about your relationship already.


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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There was a report a few months ago of someone being asked for their facebook password at a consular interview for a CR1, it was in Turkey.


USCIS STAGE: 16 days No expedite request but USC residing abroad

NVC STAGE: 19 days from case # to case complete

EMBASSY STAGE
03/27/12: interview - APPROVED

04/12/12: POE San Diego

ROC
12/19/14: received reminder letter from USCIS to file for ROC
01/15/14: sent I-751 application
01/16/14: NOA1/1 year extension
01/21/14: check cashed
01/24/14: received biometrics appointment letter for 02/11

05/14/14: received card production notification by e-mail, approval date 05/13

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I know that the process of immigration exposes all facets of information about both the beneficiary and the petitioner but does the government actually hack in people's facebook accts just to get information? For anyone who has heard of this happening were there any other extenuating circumstances.

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Since the above information and links by penguin were directly related to my husband and myself i wanted to let you know One of the main reasons we were asked to show the facebook account was because we used that as part of our proof, our chats etc as well as having over a thousand wedding pics from friends and family and he wanted to see... which wasn't a big deal to us..

The CO told us our case was fine and because of name checks thats where we sit ... he said he will get his visa when the name checks are completed and pakistan is known for long name checks and AP

As for the facebook information.. ive read many places and can't find the searches now but the co was able to find out the other person was talking to other men, women, flirting etc so somehow yes they CAN get into your accounts but they will probably only do this when there is way more than serious doubt. If they have a doubt they will just ask but if something truly isn't right and seriously sometimes even us as untrained CO here can tell something is out of place they CAN and WILL get into accounts. Sometimes even having that be the reason for denial is they had proof that the beneficiary and/or the petitioner was not genuine

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10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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If they asked me for my facebook password, I would tell them to shove it up their #######! :ranting:

Who do they think they are!?!


K-1 Visa Journey
08/05/2011 I-129F sent
08/09/2011 I-129F recieved and signed for by C.Viella @ Lewisville, TX
08/11/2011 NOA1 email recieved
08/12/2011 Cheque cashed by USCIS
08/16/2011 NOA1 Hard Copy recieved
12/05/2011 NOA2 Email recieved: Approved
12/09/2011 NOA2 Hard Copy recieved: Approved
01/10/2012 Medical
01/24/2012 NVC received File
01/26/2012 NVC transferred to Embassy
02/06/2012 Embassy Received
02/08/2012 Packet 3 Received
02/16/2012 Packet 3 Sent back to Embassy
02/17/2012 Embassy Received
03/01/2012 Packet 4 Received
03/13/2012 Interview Date: APPROVED
04/05/2012 POE: Dublin, Ireland

Your I-129f was approved in 116 days from your NOA1 date.
Your interview took 215 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

04/25/2012 AOS sent
04/30/2012 AOS Received and signed for by CHYBA @ Chicago, IL
05/03/2012 Cheque cashed by USCIS
05/04/2012 Biometrics letter sent
05/29/2012 I-485 transferred to CSC
06/01/2012 Biometrics appointment
07/06/2012 EAD+AP Card Production (68 days)
07/14/2012 EAD+AP Card Received

04/18/2013 Filed for EAD+AP renewal
04/19/2013 Contacted Congressman
04/19/2013 RFE for form I-693
05/06/2013 RFE response under review
05/21/2013 AOS APPROVED!
05/25/2013 Green Card IN HAND!

Your AOS was approved in 392 days from your send-date.

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