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Past petitions affecting recent ones

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Not sure about a CR1 but I am sure the CO will scrutinize when you met the second person if you were previously involved in a relationship where you petitioned someone. On the K-1, you can only petition for a person twice in your lifetime. USCIS will send the person you petition a letter informing them that you have previously petitiioned someone else and when, they do this to protect the applicant. Did you cancel the previous petition and have you gotten confirmation from USCIS that it was cancelled. The cancellation process can take up to 5 months.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Not sure about a CR1 but I am sure the CO will scrutinize when you met the second person if you were previously involved in a relationship where you petitioned someone. On the K-1, you can only petition for a person twice in your lifetime. USCIS will send the person you petition a letter informing them that you have previously petitiioned someone else and when, they do this to protect the applicant. Did you cancel the previous petition and have you gotten confirmation from USCIS that it was cancelled. The cancellation process can take up to 5 months.

Good luck,

Where did you get your facts about the CO sending the beneficiary a letter if the petitioner is on their second K1? Please provide the link where you found this information.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Not sure about a CR1 but I am sure the CO will scrutinize when you met the second person if you were previously involved in a relationship where you petitioned someone. On the K-1, you can only petition for a person twice in your lifetime. USCIS will send the person you petition a letter informing them that you have previously petitiioned someone else and when, they do this to protect the applicant. Did you cancel the previous petition and have you gotten confirmation from USCIS that it was cancelled. The cancellation process can take up to 5 months.

Good luck,

I found what I needed. You are incorrect. Below is the link to IMBRA from the USCIS website. Look under "Mandatory Tracking". The USCIS officer will notify you once you file your second petition that you have been entered into a multiple visa petition tracking database. If you file a third petition within 10 years of the first, then they will inform both you and the beneficiary.

http://www.uscis.gov/USCIS/Laws/Memoranda/Static_Files_Memoranda/Archives%201998-2008/2006/imbra072106.pdf

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Russia
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I found what I needed. You are incorrect. Below is the link to IMBRA from the USCIS website. Look under "Mandatory Tracking". The USCIS officer will notify you once you file your second petition that you have been entered into a multiple visa petition tracking database. If you file a third petition within 10 years of the first, then they will inform both you and the beneficiary.

http://www.uscis.gov...imbra072106.pdf

You may be correct about this, but the issue can and does often come up at the interview at the embassy and can make for a nasty surprise if the beneficiary has not been told about the previous petition.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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You may be correct about this, but the issue can and does often come up at the interview at the embassy and can make for a nasty surprise if the beneficiary has not been told about the previous petition.

If you have a real relationship with your new fiancee the you should have already disclosed your entire life story to her, so you don't start your relationship on lies and she is ready for anything at the Embassy interview. My fiancee knows how many divorces I had and especially what happened with my last ex-wife who I petitioned, got approved, married me here in the U.S. And used and betrayed me. Honesty is the best policy and either she accepted me or she didn't. She accepted me and understood. That is why we have a strong relationship.

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Filed: Country: Russia
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I called USCIS and they told me I just need to write a letter to the embassy (I am going through DCF) explaining why my ex and I let the past petition expire. I'm filing for a marriage visa now. Of course my husband knows about my past relationship.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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I called USCIS and they told me I just need to write a letter to the embassy (I am going through DCF) explaining why my ex and I let the past petition expire. I'm filing for a marriage visa now. Of course my husband knows about my past relationship.

Sounds like they want you to submit and IMBRA waiver based on limitations. If so I will try to locate the forma for the one I used. I believe it is structured proeprly.

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Filed: Country: Russia
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I thought this was only for K-1 visas? Now I want to file for a CR1 visa. Either way the forma would be great.

I think I'm okay though since according to the link posted here it doesn't apply for K-3 visas... so presumably marriage visas are okay?

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Filed: Country: Russia
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Bumping to see if anyone has any experience with this.

I managed to find the case number and check the USCIS website. It says the case doesn't exist, so I assume it expired. I'll still write a letter to the embassy to cover my bases.

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