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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom

My fiance and I are filling out our I-129F. Under the box where it ask us to describe the circumstances under which we met, we're having a debate.

Long story short(er): I'd been on an internet forum for a tv show for a few years, he'd joined, we had mutual friends, but hadn't really conversed until one of my friends pointed us toward each other, knowing we'd both be attending a New Year's Party later that year (2002). We talked on the phone once, and chatted online, exchanged PM's a few time before we physically met at said New Year's Party.

I think we should mention meeting online, as I wouldn't want to appear to be hiding something on the first form, but it coming up later in the process. My wording is "We met at a New Year's Party in Edinburgh after having been introduced online and have been travelling to see each other since." He thinks that we shouldn't mention it now, as it might appear we were introduced for the purpose of getting him into this country. His wording is "We met at a New Year's Party in Edinburgh, UK (2002-2003) and have been travelling to see each other regularly ever since."

Any advice on what information is better to give or not give at this stage?

Timeliney Goodness

Late October, 2002 - Exchange PMs on a message board after being pointed towards each other by mutual friends.

December 30, 2002 - Meet in Edinburgh. I change plans to spend my second week of holiday with Chris.

After many, many trips back and forth...

September 27, 2005 - Chris comes over for three months to try the living together thing.

December 23, 2005 - We go to the UK to spend Christmas with his family (our first Christmas together)

January 4, 2006 - Chris almost doesn't get back into the country, but they end up letting him stay another three months.

February 14, 2006 - Attempted proposal. Aborted due to cold food and bad atmosphere.

February 17, 2006 - Successful proposal. Huzzah!

March 20, 2006 - Finally get I-129F Packet together and sent off to Texas Service Center.

March 28, 2006 - NOA1

April 1, 2006 - Touch

April 4, 2006 - NOA1 letter recieved.

June 23, 2006 - IMBRA RFE Notice Date

June 30, 2006 - IMBRA RFE Recieved in Mail, filled out and sent back Express Mail about an hour later.

July 03, 2006 - Touch (RFE recieved by CSC)

July 06, 2006 - Touch

July 07, 2006 - Touch

July 08, 2006 - Touch

July 25, 2006 - APPROVED!!

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I mentioned that we had met online and chatted for several months before meeting each other in person. not sure if it really matters either way but thought if they asked why he was in the usa to begin with we could say it was to meet me :)

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Filed: Country: Canada

I would wager a guess that 80% to 90% of us met online...it doesn't have any bearing on it. All they want to know later on is if this is a bona fide relationship. :)

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Sweden

I would answer the question exactly as you did. It explains both when you met and when you met in person. It is no secret to the USCIS that most of the applications they are processing for fiance/spouse visas originated as an online relationship. Furthermore, the UK is not a location of high immigration fraud, so the fact that you met originally online isn't likely to raise any red flags.


2005-09-23 Sent I-130.

2005-10-05 I-130 NOA1

2006-02-19 *touched*

2006-02-21 RFE

2006-03-09 RFE received by CSC

2006-03-29 I-130 NOA2

2006-03-31 *touched*

2006-04-01 *touched*

2006-04-12 NVC assigned case number


2005-11-18 I-129F Sent

2005-11-29 I-129F NOA1

2005-12-27 I-129F RFE :(

2006-01-13 I-129F RFE Reply sent.

2006-01-25 *touched*

2006-01-26 I-129F RFE received

2006-04-04 *touched*

2006-04-04 NOA2 **approved!!!**

2006-04-20 NVC assigned case number

2006-04-21 case forwarded to embassy

2006-04-26 packet 3 received

2006-05-02 packet 3 sent

2006-05-04 packet 4 received

2006-05-15 Interview in Stockholm **APPROVED**

2006-05-23 My sweetie is coming home!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Israel

My husband and I met online too in a LOTR chatroom. When he was describing how we met he mentioned that we got to know each other online first. Not a big deal nowadays I think, lots of people get to know each other that way.

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We all met on the internet, well, most of us anyway! How else are you gonna meet somebody 6000 miles away. Tell the truth, it wont hinder your K1 in any way.



May 5th 05 - K1 petition sent to CSC

August 23rd 05 - Visa Approved!!!


December 5th 05 - AOS and EAD sent

December 16th 05 - NOA's received for both AOS and EAD

December 31st 05 - Receive letter for AOS interview

February 6th 06 - AOS Interview - APPROVED

February 16th 06 - Biometrics Appointment

February 22nd 06 - EAD Approved via e mail

February 27th 06 - EAD card in mail!!!

March 6th 06 - Got a job!

March 17th 06 - Green Card Approval via e mail

March 18th 06 - 'Welcome to America' letter arrives

March 24th 06 - Green Card Arrives!

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I would wager a guess that 80% to 90% of us met online...it doesn't have any bearing on it. All they want to know later on is if this is a bona fide relationship. :)

I agree. I put in ours that we met in a chat room, and you shouldn't be worrying about them saying its a fake relationship if you can prove that it is not with evidence (pictures, letter, etc, all of this comes into play at the interview stage).



02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Colombia

The truth is the best policy. :yes:

Good luck,

Peter Miami

Johanna & Peter

Colombia / U.S.A.

I-129F / K-1 Fiancee Visa

08-20-02 - Met Johanna in Armenia, Colombia

10-05-05 - K-1 Sent to TSC

10-14-05 - Received NOA1 by E-Mail (Day 9)

12-22-05 - Reveived NOA2 By E-Mail & Mail (Day 78)

03-03-06 - Interview Date! (Day 149) Approved

03-10-06 - Johanna Arrived

05-27-06 - Married

I-485 / AOS (Did not applied for EAD or AP)

06-05-06 - Sent I-485 application to Chicago via USPS (Day 1)

06-06-06 - AOS Package Delivered at 12:29PM

06-12-06 - Received NOA1 by Mail

06-14-06 - Check Cashed

06-22-06 - Received Appointment Notice for Biometrics

06-26-06 - "Request for Additional Evidence" Online, waiting for letter

06-29-06 - Biometrics Done!

06-30-06 - Received RFE Letter by mail. (Missing Birth Certificate)

07-10-06 - Sent RFE by Express Mail USPS

07-11-06 - RFE Delivered @ 10:54AM Sign by D. Atwell

08-28-06 - AOS Transferred to CSC E-mail & USCIS Website (Day 85)

08-30-06 - Touched #1

08-31-06 - Touched #2

08-31-06 - E-Mail from CRIS & USCIS-CSSO - CSC received AOS Application

09-01-06 - Touched #3

09-01-06 - NOA by Mail Regarding Transfer to CSC

09-05-06 - Touched #4

09-07-06 - Touched #5

09-13-06 - Touched #6

09-15-06 - AOS Approved by Online Status & E-mail

09-21-06 - Received GC and Welcome Letter (Day 109)

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Yup :yes: Most of us on here met online nothing to worry about.

Adele :luv:

> Texas have received out application and cashed the cheque!

We got our NOA1 as at 26 Oct 2005!

Sent to CSC 26 Oct 2005

NOA2 26 Jan 2006

Sent to Embassy 9 Feb 2006

Embassy sent pk3 21 feb 2006

Recd and return pk3 27 feb

Medical 8 March

recd pk4 11 April

Interview 10 May

Visa Approved 10 May

Visa Received 13 May

Fly to Memphis 21 june

Married 1 September

AOS NOA1 23 Jan 2007

Case transferred to Missourri

Case transferred back to CSC feb 01

Card in the mail March 05

Case approved March 005

Welcome to America Letters received March 08

Filed for lifting of conditions - received in Vermont Jan 20 2009

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

I didn't tell them that we met through the internet in the petition. I just put down the dates of my visit to Colombia and gave them the copy of my itinerary. Because I construed it to mean meeting in person not how we got to know each other or how we got introduced.

At the interview, she was asked the website name and she told them. I have heard there's new legislation about to become law that covers internet 'marriage brokers' but not sure how it applies. Good Luck



March 2 Filed I-129 F

July 21 Interview in Bogota ** Approved ** Very Easy!


Oct 19 Mailed AOS Packet to Chicago


Feb 17 AOS interview in Denver. Biometrics also done today! (Interviewing officer ordered them.)

Apr 25 Green card received


Removal of conditions

March 17 Refiled using new I-751 form

April 16 Biometrics done

July 10 Green card production ordered



Jan 20 filed N400

Feb 04 NOA date

Feb 24 Biometrics

May 5 Interview - Centennial (Denver, Colorado) Passed

June 10 Oath Ceremony - Teikyo Loretto Heights, Denver, Colorado

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Filed: Timeline


I'm curious as to how he makes that connection - what is his train of thought?


My fiance ... thinks that we shouldn't mention [meeting on the internet] now, as it might appear we were introduced for the purpose of getting him into this country. ...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

I think Short, concise, and more importantly HONESTY... is the best policy.

Lots of Date's to factor into the Waiting period...

Started Paperwk. (+/- 40 hours)

11/30/05 Dropped off @P.O. Sent W/Confirmation of receipt

12/09/05 Check Cashed (Deposit Date on Check)

12/19/05 NOA1 physically Recieved

12/15/05 NOA1 (Postmark Date)

12/05/05 NOA1 Offical Recieved Date (Printed on NOA1)

12/14/05 NOA1 Offical Notice Date (Printed on NOA1)

Waiting Begins for NOA2

03/09/06 NOA2physically Recieved

03/07/06 NOA2 (Postmark Date)

03/06/06 NOA2 Offical Date (Printed on NOA2)

Never touched just Approved (Aprox 85-90 days depending on which days you count from)

3/20/06 NVC.... Recieved Processing

3/21/06 NVC Mailed to B.C. Counsulate

Waiting for US Cousulate in BC to Contact us....



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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Thailand

I think your version is perfectly fine, will not cause any problems, and most importantly... IS THE TRUTH!


K-1 Timeline

11-29-05: Mailed I-129F Petition to CSC

12-06-05: NOA1

03-02-06: NOA2

03-23-06: Interview Date May 16

05-17-06: K-1 Visa Issued

05-20-06: Arrived at POE, Honolulu

07-17-06: Married

AOS Timeline

08-14-06: Mailed I-485 to Chicago

08-24-06: NOA for I-485

09-08-06: Biometrics Appointment

09-25-06: I-485 transferred to CSC

09-28-06: I-485 received at CSC

10-18-06: AOS Approved

10-21-06: Approval notice mailed

10-23-06: Received "Welcome Letter"

10-27-06: Received 2 yr Green Card

I-751 Timeline

07-21-08: Mailed I-751 to VSC

07-25-08: NOA for I-751

08-27-08: Biometrics Appointment

02-25-09: I-751 transferred to CSC

04-17-09: I-751 Approved

06-22-09: Received 10 yr Green Card

N-400 Timeline

07-20-09: Mailed N-400 to Lewisville, TX

07-23-09: NOA for N-400

08-14-09: Biometrics Appointment

09-08-09: Interview Date Oct 07

10-30-09: Oath Ceremony

11-20-09: Received Passport!!!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada

To be quite frank, if you didn't meet on the internet, methinks they'd be surprised! ;)

*Cheryl -- Nova Scotia ....... Jerry -- Oklahoma*

Jan 17, 2014 N-400 submitted

Jan 27, 2014 NOA received and cheque cashed

Feb 13, 2014 Biometrics scheduled

Nov 7, 2014 NOA received and interview scheduled

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