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Hi everyone!

I'm in the process of working on my K1 visa petition/application and will be submitting it in about 2 weeks.

I met my fiancee on filipinocupid.com back in 2012 and was reading the posts in the RFE Master List thread in the K1 forum and I see some members are getting RFEs needing to prove that filipinocupid.com is not an international marriage broker. Shouldn't the USCIS know by now that it is just a dating site and not an international marriage broker? Do I need to do anything with my petition before sending it in so that I too won't get an RFE for this?

Thanks in advance!


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Write a letter explaining the site (yes they probably know already), and print out their terms of use, highlighting the part that I quote here....

". The Service

The Service is an internet information service that facilitates contact between members who may or may not be seeking friendship or a relationship. It is not a marriage brokering service, mail order bride service or a matchmaking service. The Company is under no obligation to broker any other member or members for you."

Print this out--------------- http://www.filipinocupid.com/en/general/termsofuse

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USCIS for the petition only needs proof of having met IN PERSON WITHIN THE PAST 2 YEARS. Why even mention filipinocupid? It isn't pertinent as evidence of having met in person.


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Hank,

Point taken. Maybe I will take out the part that we met online back in 2012 in my I-129F Supplement: Part 2, Question 34.a, explanation of meeting in person statement.


ROC:

7/2/18 - ROC packet (I-751) sent

7/5/18 - USCIS CSC received

7/13/18 - NOA (I-797) notice date

7/17/18 - $680 check cashed

7/20/18 - NOA (I-797) received

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If it is an international marriage broker, you need it for IMBRA compliance, but they are not. They are just a dating site.

If you don't mention it and it is disoovered later, it could open a can of worms.

I met my wife at FC and did disclose that fact in my filing. I also enclosed an email I got from FC webmaster explaining how they are not an international marriage broker. It worked fine and nobody questioned it.

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Filipino Cupid is NOT IMB.

I went through Chinese version of that site (same company).

Don't overfeed them with information.

You can simply state that you met online.

The most important part is that you explain that you met in person

within last 2 years.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
11-23-2015 Received updated Social Security Card.
- - - - - - - - - - Pending Future Processing - - - - - - - - - -
05-27-2017 File 10 Year Green Card
08-27-2017 2 Year Green Card Expires
05-27-2018 File USC

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Got it! Thanks again everyone! I won't mention filipinocupid.com in my k1 petition.


ROC:

7/2/18 - ROC packet (I-751) sent

7/5/18 - USCIS CSC received

7/13/18 - NOA (I-797) notice date

7/17/18 - $680 check cashed

7/20/18 - NOA (I-797) received

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Do not mention FilipinoCupid, FilipinaHeart, Date In Asia, etc when filing the K1. It can lead to a RFE.

They are great website (Excluding Date In Asia) to meet chicks in the Philippines..........

Hey DIA is bad? hahaha I met my Filipina wife there and we have been married since Sept 2012, very happily residing in Hawaii together. Buying a house tomorrow. DIA was THE website for me. I met the girl of my dreams there. I am sure there are scammers on all of the websites. Just playing with you anyway. But we are very happy. Had it not been for DIA I would have never met my now-wife.

God Bless

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Hey DIA is bad? hahaha I met my Filipina wife there and we have been married since Sept 2012, very happily residing in Hawaii together. Buying a house tomorrow. DIA was THE website for me. I met the girl of my dreams there. I am sure there are scammers on all of the websites. Just playing with you anyway. But we are very happy. Had it not been for DIA I would have never met my now-wife.

God Bless

I consider myself a International Playboy

I have meet about 300 girls from Philippines on these websites over the years and have been engaged to about 7 girls and had about 40 serious gf from Philippines.

For me I enjoy the chase and the love tango dance of romance.

I have skyped literally hundreds of girls from Philippines, and I have enjoyed it, It just seems that DIA has an abundance scammers.

But in my opinion dating websites is a great way to meet girls, you just have to be careful and diligent......

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Got it! Thanks again everyone! I won't mention filipinocupid.com in my k1 petition.

I think you should mention it in passing, since you are required to provide a statement on how the two of you met. Just don't make it the centerpiece of how you met.

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Hi everyone!

I'm in the process of working on my K1 visa petition/application and will be submitting it in about 2 weeks.

I met my fiancee on filipinocupid.com back in 2012 and was reading the posts in the RFE Master List thread in the K1 forum and I see some members are getting RFEs needing to prove that filipinocupid.com is not an international marriage broker. Shouldn't the USCIS know by now that it is just a dating site and not an international marriage broker? Do I need to do anything with my petition before sending it in so that I too won't get an RFE for this?

Thanks in advance!

I met my fiance on the internet, not a dating site but still the internet. But everyone else in the world thinks we met in the SM mall. Which is a truth too because that's where we first met. I personally don't think the internet counts as meeting someone, on our side the person could be a lady boy, on the filipina side the guy might be some super fat slob. My wife totally agrees with the SM mall story and the rest is history.

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