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I sort of mentioned this in another post, but I think it is important so I want to make a new one. My fiancé (the beneficiary) and I (the petitioner) are young (I am 23 and he is 20) but we are both adults and ready to get married. Some members of his family are against it and so are unwilling to disclose information such as parents' exact birth dates and locations. We do have the years though. My question really is, should I explain anything about possible family disapproval or not say anything? I don't want to be probed about it and possibly refused at the interview stage. I don't think it should be an issue, but I am not sure how the embassy views this type of thing. Mostly it is just misconceptions and fears they have of the US rather than disapproval of our relationship. Has anyone had any experience with this?

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As adults you are free to live your lives as you wish and USCIS doesn't care about others views of your intentions, only if you meet the criteria.

Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

As of Dec 7, 2009, now Zero miles apart (literally)!

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I don't have personal experience, but I am "pretty certain" that are places to mark unknown on most of those forms. Just use unknown and don't worry. I can't imagine it is a big deal. I think the process is more about you and him. You'll be fine.

Good luck and God Bless.

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I used unknown on my forms for my fathers address etc as i havent seen him in years. I knew his name and DOB.

I don't think they care too much about that. They get thousands of applications a year. What seems to you a big deal is probably nothing to them. You'll be fine.

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For Costa Rica, you can search anyone in Costa Rica and find out their parents names etc.... married or divorced and if they have registered children. Once you search a person, you can see the parents names. Then you can search them if you need to. You can even get their Cedula.


Married March 9, 2013
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Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
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Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

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