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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kuwait
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In a nut shell, I had a small wedding with my fiance when I went out there. It was only legal through our church. Not the government. I'm bringing her here as fiance. During interview if they ask for additional evidence should my lady show our wedding pics? Or would that not be wise?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Welcome to the forum.

Not a wise idea at all. :no: If you present anything that looks like a marriage at your K1 visa interview, the CO may assume that you are already married and are therefore ineligible for a fiancé(e) visa.

YMMV,

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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That would really not be a smart idea because if the CO believes you are married you will probabky be denied and told to refile for a CR1

I wasn't aware that you could have a wedding with your church that wasn't a legal marriage so I learnt something new today!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kuwait
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It's kinda a non traditional thing we did. We had part of a blessing there with her family and will have the other final part here with my family. Since her family won't be able to make it to the wedding in the states we took pics so they can have photos of it.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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Make sure that the photos aren't posted on a public medium. Consulates have been known to conduct investigational research into visa applicants.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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In a nut shell, I had a small wedding

That's a problem....with the K-1....and what do you mean a "small" wedding? Either you had a wedding or you did not.

with my fiance when I went out there. It was only legal through our church. Not the government.

What does the US Government say it is?....doesn't matter about the foreign government, only USCIS and the Embassy.

I'm bringing her here as fiance. During interview if they ask for additional evidence should my lady show our wedding pics? Or would that not be wise?

Yes totally not wise.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Kuwait
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She wore a dress I wore a tux. Our priest over there is a family member so we did a small ceremony just for her family there. With pictures and all. I wouldn't call it an official wedding because we didn't file with the state or anything.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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She wore a dress I wore a tux. Our priest over there is a family member so we did a small ceremony just for her family there. With pictures and all. I wouldn't call it an official wedding because we didn't file with the state or anything.

this could almost be an automatic denial. Others have been denied for ceremonies as well. Read some other experiences people have had with these ceremonies on VJ and get back to us. Under no circumstance should you show the photos. None.


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In a nut shell, I had a small wedding with my fiance when I went out there. It was only legal through our church. Not the government. I'm bringing her here as fiance. During interview if they ask for additional evidence should my lady show our wedding pics? Or would that not be wise?

There was a couple with the wife from the Philippines that did something similar, then posted the pictures all over facebook and bragged about it not being a problem. They found out it could have been a problem, except for the long delay between the ceremony and the interview proved no paperwork was ever processed or it would have been in the national records office by then. The CO even told them had the time period been shorter, they would have had a denial. In another country without the record system the Philippines has, it could have been a denial also. Be very careful about blessing ceremonies, particularly if you're dressing as a couple being married. Even engagement rings that look like wedding rings have been known to cause trouble. As has calling each other husband and wife. Much of this has to do with the country and the local customs too. If it looks like a wedding, if they act like it was a wedding, if they treat each other as married, they must be married, sorry here's your denial. Don't be that person.


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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Russia
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Ceremony pictures? What ceremony pictures? No idea what you're talking about ?

Thanks for the advice!

You yourself said you had a wedding.


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

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

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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Be very careful in some countries if it was performed by someone who is allowed to marry ppl it will be considered a legal wedding. For example in Canada if you have a priest do a religious ceremony even if you do not sign anything it is considered a legal marriage and you are not elligible for a K1.


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