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Hello VJ friends...Please help me to answer my friend's problem...Hmmm she has US military boyfriend in 4months of chatting him they decided to file K1 visa..but the problem is they haven't meet yet in person coz the commander of his bf didnt allowed him to take vacation... Is there any exception in filling K1 visa? Are they qualify eventhough they havent yet meet in person? thank u friends i appreciate ur reply

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Hello VJ friends...Please help me to answer my friend's problem...Hmmm she has US military boyfriend in 4months of chatting him they decided to file K1 visa..but the problem is they haven't meet yet in person coz the commander of his bf didnt allowed him to take vacation... Is there any exception in filling K1 visa? Are they qualify eventhough they havent yet meet in person? thank u friends i appreciate ur reply

One of the basic requirements is u have to meet your fiance in person, so tell ur friend to meet her BF first...It's just a waste of time and money if they filed the petition if they haven't meet personally...

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One of the basic requirements is u have to meet your fiance in person, so tell ur friend to meet her BF first...It's just a waste of time and money if they filed the petition if they haven't meet personally...

One of the basic requirements is u have to meet your fiance in person, so tell ur friend to meet her BF first...It's just a waste of time and money if they filed the petition if they haven't meet personally...

hmmm but her bf telling her theres an exceptions in filling K1 esp. her Bf is US military? Is it true?

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hmmm but her bf telling her theres an exceptions in filling K1 esp. her Bf is US military? Is it true?

yeah there's an exemption states there but is it applicable to their situation?check this out http://www.uscis.gov/portal/site/uscis/menuitem.eb1d4c2a3e5b9ac89243c6a7543f6d1a/?vgnextoid=640a3e4d77d73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD&vgnextchannel=640a3e4d77d73210VgnVCM100000082ca60aRCRD

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hmmm but her bf telling her theres an exceptions in filling K1 esp. her Bf is US military? Is it true?

No. Its hard enough to qualify in the P I anyway. Forget the idea of reinventing the wheel. Follow the rules & procedures or be denied. Dont waste time & money on anything less.

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Its hard enough to qualify in the P I anyway.

Please don't spread such misinformation. Qualifying for K-1 or CR/IR-1 Visa is not difficult in the Philippines... Tourist Visas are difficult in the Philippines though.

Edited by Bob 4 Anna

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If he is in the military, he can file the I-129f under the berift of the military, stating unable to met in person due to military issues. Unable to get leave to meetin person. He has a special circumstance. It may be after filing, the USCIS or NSC may pressure a grant of leave in order to verify meeting, or allow him leave for escorting her through embassy. Depending on his location in the world, there may be a military reason not to grant a leave due to the time it would take to get to the Philippines and back to station. there is no harm in filing. they may grant it, or may deny, in which he can appeal, or maybe they will RFE. The written rule is eeting in person in the last 2 years. However, there are special circumstances which negate this rule: such as religious beliefs or military needs.


K-1 Visa Timeline:

02/11/2011 - Engaged at her house by her Godmother.

02/18/2011 - Engagement party with relatives - propose in Visayan.

02/24/2011 - K-1 packet sent.

09/18/2011 - POE, Viva Las Vegas, Baby !!!!! Home to Phoenix.

12/10/2011 - Official Wedding

07/05/2012 - Princess Rose born.

07/07/2012 - AP/EAD received.

07/17/2012 - AOS passed. (Birthday for Mama Rayos)

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If he is in the military, he can file the I-129f under the berift of the military, stating unable to met in person due to military issues. Unable to get leave to meetin person. He has a special circumstance. It may be after filing, the USCIS or NSC may pressure a grant of leave in order to verify meeting, or allow him leave for escorting her through embassy. Depending on his location in the world, there may be a military reason not to grant a leave due to the time it would take to get to the Philippines and back to station. there is no harm in filing. they may grant it, or may deny, in which he can appeal, or maybe they will RFE. The written rule is eeting in person in the last 2 years. However, there are special circumstances which negate this rule: such as religious beliefs or military needs.

military can request expedited processing once the petition is filed. there is no waiver for special circumstance, there are only two ways to get a waiver...

1. If the requirement to meet would violate strict and long-established customs of your or your fiancé(e)’s foreign culture or social practice.

2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.

the second is nearly impossible to obtain.

Edited by sunandmoon

US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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Before anything else, are they really sure that is "love" what they have right now? They are only communicating for 4 months and worse they didn't even meet in person yet. I sound like antagonist but let's face it, we are often fooled by our own feelings. Why do u think America has a lot of divorce cases?

You will know someone very well when u live with him in 1 roof. I just read some people posted their regrets of getting married without knowing their partners very well first. Marriage is not a game. You should think about it a million times and assess yourself if you are really ready for a long time commitment. It's not about visa or a better life. It's about your happiness and contentment once you enter a married life.

My fiance is military too, if he can't come here because of work, i go there instead. We see each other 4 x in a year. If there's a will, there's away! :bonk:

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Before anything else, are they really sure that is "love" what they have right now? They are only communicating for 4 months and worse they didn't even meet in person yet. I sound like antagonist but let's face it, we are often fooled by our own feelings. Why do u think America has a lot of divorce cases?

You will know someone very well when u live with him in 1 roof. I just read some people posted their regrets of getting married without knowing their partners very well first. Marriage is not a game. You should think about it a million times and assess yourself if you are really ready for a long time commitment. It's not about visa or a better life. It's about your happiness and contentment once you enter a married life.

My fiance is military too, if he can't come here because of work, i go there instead. We see each other 4 x in a year. If there's a will, there's away! :bonk:

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Please don't spread such misinformation. Qualifying for K-1 or CR/IR-1 Visa is not difficult in the Philippines... Tourist Visas are difficult in the Philippines though.

You have a different view than I do. We see from the responces there are different opinions about the O Ps question. You didnt offer info on the subject. What do you think they should do?

I have seen many questions here on V J about being granted a K 1 in the P I. Few are easy. Many have problems. All of them post questions here on VJ or we wouldnt know they needed help. From what I have seen it can be difficult.

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2. If you prove that the requirement to meet would result in extreme hardship to you.

the second is nearly impossible to obtain.

Yes, if there is a will there is a way. She could always go to him, but then again, we do not know where in the world he is. She may not be able to travel, or parents may not even allow her to travel to see him. Anything is possible.

As for extreme hardship. I would say going AWOL or pushing commander for leave would cause an extreme hardship on him. He could already be in the doghouse in military terms for asking for leave and have some hard assignments to perform. the bigger thing to also ask, is does he earn enough money to support both him and her within the guidelines? He may be on the ropes if he is a PFC.


K-1 Visa Timeline:

02/11/2011 - Engaged at her house by her Godmother.

02/18/2011 - Engagement party with relatives - propose in Visayan.

02/24/2011 - K-1 packet sent.

09/18/2011 - POE, Viva Las Vegas, Baby !!!!! Home to Phoenix.

12/10/2011 - Official Wedding

07/05/2012 - Princess Rose born.

07/07/2012 - AP/EAD received.

07/17/2012 - AOS passed. (Birthday for Mama Rayos)

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Yes, if there is a will there is a way. She could always go to him, but then again, we do not know where in the world he is. She may not be able to travel, or parents may not even allow her to travel to see him. Anything is possible.

As for extreme hardship. I would say going AWOL or pushing commander for leave would cause an extreme hardship on him. He could already be in the doghouse in military terms for asking for leave and have some hard assignments to perform. the bigger thing to also ask, is does he earn enough money to support both him and her within the guidelines? He may be on the ropes if he is a PFC.

come on Darren, you know that would not be grounds for a extreme hardship waiver, don't you think it would be more helpful to the OP to give realistic expectations, than to have them chasing some pipe dream.

also on the other issue, your off base. an E3 makes 21,089. the poverty guidelines for military household size of two is 15,130.


US Embassy Manila website. bringing your spouse/fiancee to USA

http://manila.usembassy.gov/wwwh3204.html

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As for extreme hardship. I would say going AWOL or pushing commander for leave would cause an extreme hardship on him. He could already be in the doghouse in military terms for asking for leave and have some hard assignments to perform.

^^^ Complete and utter nonsense... :lol: ...but funny!

I seriously doubt the USCIS would consider it a hardship for him to wait until he's granted a leave. It will cost him $340 to find out.


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You have a different view than I do. We see from the responces there are different opinions about the O Ps question. You didnt offer info on the subject. What do you think they should do?

I have seen many questions here on V J about being granted a K 1 in the P I. Few are easy. Many have problems. All of them post questions here on VJ or we wouldnt know they needed help. From what I have seen it can be difficult.

Looking at the other Regional Discussion forums, it seems that all the same questions that are asked here, are asked there as well (how long for noa2?, how to fill out the I-129 forms?, what do I do in NVC stage?, how to schedule med exam?, what to expect at interview?, etc.). The reason it may appear that more people from the Philippines are needing help might have something to do with the large numbers of filers from PI. Looking at the Visa Immigration Timelines here on VJ, the Philippines has, by far, the most petition filers:

K1 Visas (for the last 360 days):

Philippines 576

U.K. 236

Canada 186

Columbia 98

Russia 95

So really, it's not that getting a K1 Visa is more difficult in the Philippines, it's just that there are more people here on VJ from the Philippines seeking those Visas (and naturally, asking more questions/having problems).

To the OP - most likely it will be quite difficult without having met in person. They like to know that a real relationship exists, and spending time together, meeting family, etc. plays a big part of that. I haven't been here on VJ for years like many others have, but I can't recall reading about a fiancee/marriage Visa being approved without the couple having met first. If it has happened, it's got to be quite rare indeed!

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