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Actually I am in a similar situation as well. I got my green card through marriage than got good faith marriage waiver and than Naturalization (5 year rule). I want to sponsor my future spouse for CR1 to get them here. The issue is that we graduated from same degree in the same area of study from the same college in the same year in my home country some years ago. We did not have a relationship or anything. But now my parents are interested that we get married as arranged marriage. Since we graduated from same degree in the same area of study from the same college in the same year in my home country and I got my Citizenship through marriage to a USC that ended in divorce. Do you think embassy and/or USCIS will give us hard time? What are the chances for my spouse to get CR1? Do you think I can get into trouble and get myself deported in all this? Is a suspicion enough to get me deported? I want to ensure I don't get into any trouble unnecessarily. The USCIS should have that info because we both filled out DS 160 form at different points in our lives to apply for US visa. My future spouse's visa was denied though.

Sorry to pile on your question.

Please help.

Thanks

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Actually I am in a similar situation as well. I got my green card through marriage than got good faith marriage waiver and than Naturalization (5 year rule). I want to sponsor my future spouse for CR1 to get them here. The issue is that we graduated from same degree in the same area of study from the same college in the same year in my home country some years ago. We did not have a relationship or anything. But now my parents are interested that we get married as arranged marriage. Since we graduated from same degree in the same area of study from the same college in the same year in my home country and I got my Citizenship through marriage to a USC that ended in divorce. Do you think embassy and/or USCIS will give us hard time? What are the chances for my spouse to get CR1? Do you think I can get into trouble and get myself deported in all this? Is a suspicion enough to get me deported? I want to ensure I don't get into any trouble unnecessarily. The USCIS should have that info because we both filled out DS 160 form at different points in our lives to apply for US visa. My future spouse's visa was denied though.

Sorry to pile on your question.

Please help.

Thanks

Serendipity is a beautiful thing. :)

You won't lose your green card (i.e. "be deported") unless it can be proven you intentionally married a USC to gain permanent residency.

Just as you are stating above, USCIS/embassy would be curious, at least, if you knew each other before, etc.. No one can know if you'll be given a hard time to get CR1. Most applications specifically ask if your current status (LPR or USC) was acquired through marriage to a USC. I suspect that's an indicator for adjudicators to look at this application more closely. Will they find anything in your case if they give you a hard time? Only you can answer that.

I see no reason why you would face any obstacles. People marry former classmates, co-workers, and even neighbors all the time. It happens. USCIS will have to prove you fraudulently planned all along to acquire USC through marriage so you can marry and sponsor your college sweetheart years later. Even in the unlikely event that you did just that, and you wouldn't be the first, the burden of proof is too great and you're more than likely to get away with it.

If you have nothing to hide, then you have nothing to worry about.

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Actually I am in a similar situation as well. I got my green card through marriage than got good faith marriage waiver and than Naturalization (5 year rule). I want to sponsor my future spouse for CR1 to get them here. The issue is that we graduated from same degree in the same area of study from the same college in the same year in my home country some years ago. We did not have a relationship or anything. But now my parents are interested that we get married as arranged marriage. Since we graduated from same degree in the same area of study from the same college in the same year in my home country and I got my Citizenship through marriage to a USC that ended in divorce. Do you think embassy and/or USCIS will give us hard time? What are the chances for my spouse to get CR1? Do you think I can get into trouble and get myself deported in all this? Is a suspicion enough to get me deported? I want to ensure I don't get into any trouble unnecessarily. The USCIS should have that info because we both filled out DS 160 form at different points in our lives to apply for US visa. My future spouse's visa was denied though.

Sorry to pile on your question.

Please help.

Thanks

If it was someone elses case and you were looking at it from afar what would you think.

I do not knw what country you are from, that would also make a difference.

Now if you are French and whatever low opinion we have of the French, unlikely to be an issue.


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Country is not France it is Pakistan. I didn't know that country affects this matter. So of course there is no proof that I had any relationship with my future spouse in college because there can;t be since we just knew each other from class. Just a hunch or suspicion that embassy may or may not have can lead to my status in jeopardy? And my future spouse's CR1 denied? Thanks

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Country is not France it is Pakistan. I didn't know that country affects this matter. So of course there is no proof that I had any relationship with my future spouse in college because there can;t be since we just knew each other from class. Just a hunch or suspicion that embassy may or may not have can lead to my status in jeopardy? And my future spouse's CR1 denied? Thanks

As was stated before in this thread .....yes to extra scrutiny with the CR1 and no to putting your status in jeopardy unless you were proven

to have committed fraud. If you haven't then stop stressing. Yes the country matters because people in France aren't desperate to use a USC

to get out of their country.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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Thanks for the replies. A big relief. How does the govt prove fraud or real? Thanks

There are too many variables to answer that question. Sometimes a clueless fraudster leaves tracks and sometimes they wipe them clean

but the discretionary decision of a CO will have a hunch and refuse to issue the visa. Filed investigations reveal some things also and sometimes what

quacks like a duck is really a duck.

If you have proven that your intentions were genuine and bona fide and the marriage just didn't work out then fine but if the former USC has left some

information that proves you have used her then you would have a hard time with the CR1.

A soon after GC divorce, an overlapping new romance, a quick new marriage to someone at home can all smell fishy to CO's.


Spoiler

 

I-129F Sent : 3-31-2014, NOA2: 4-6-2014

NVC Received : some dinkelsberry yehoo in the house of clingons send our petition to the wrong consulate.

Consulate Received : July 30,2014 Transfer to right embassy complete.

Interview Date : Oct 22, 2014

Interview Result : AP , requesting another PC (not expired) and certified divorce decree (was submitted)Stokes interview via phone for petitioner 4 hrs after interview.

Oct 23 email notification visa approved.
Visa Received : Nov. 3 , 2014 VISA IN HAND.

US Entry : Nov. 21, 2014

Marriage : Dec 27, 2014

AOS send : May 12, 2015, received May 14, 2015 USPS priority

Email &text : May 18, 2015, check cashed May 19,2015, return receipt May 21, 2015 stamped USCIS Lockbox, NOA1 (3x) May 22,2015

Biometrics : June 1, 2015 letter received for appointment June 8, 2015, successful walk-in June 1, 2015

RFE : June 12, 2015 for income not meeting guideline. Income does ( ! ) exceed guideline.

RFE response : June 26, 2015 returned with a boat load full of financial evidence.

UPDATE: July 5, 2015 updated on all 3 cases, RFE received June 30, 2015.

Service request : Aug 12, 2015, letter received that it will be processed within 90 days from receipt of RFE.

UPDATE: Aug 24, 2015, EAD card being produced/ordered. ( 102 days from AOS receipt day and 55 days from RFE response received.) Thank you Jesus !

Emails : Aug 24, 2015, EAD approved, EAD card ordered.

I-797 EAD/AP approval notice received : Aug 27, 2015

EAD/AP combo card mailed : Aug 27, 2015, EAD/AP combo card received: Aug 31, 2015

Renewal application send for EAD/AP : May 31,2016 (AOS pending over 1 year). Received June 2, 2016,Notice date June7, 2016, emails,texts, NOA1 hard copy

Service request for pending AOS April 21, 2016, case not assigned yet.
Service request for pending AOS June 14, 2016, tier 2 said performing background checks.
Expedite request for EAD/AP Aug 3, 2016, Aug10 notification >request was received, assigned, completed. RFE letter requesting evidence for expedite, docs faxed Aug18

*Service request for I-485 Aug 3, 2016, Aug11 notification> request was assigned. Service request Dec 2, 2016.
AOS Interview letter received Aug 12, 2016

AOS Interview September 21, 2016.

Second Biometrics appointment letters received for EAD and AOS on Aug 15, 2016 for Aug 17 ( 2 day notice).

Second Biometrics completed Aug 17, 2016

Third Biometrics appointment letter received Aug 19, 2016 for Sept. 1, 2016. WTH ?!

EAD/AP (renewal) approval Aug 22, 2016, NOA2 received Aug 25, 2016

Renewal EAD in production notification text and online, expedite successful 4 days after RFE request response was faxed, Aug25mailed,Aug29received.

Sept. 21 Interview, 2 hour interview, we were separated and asked about 50 questions each for an hour each. IO was firm but professional, some smiles.
Several service requests made, contacted Senator and Ombudsman. Background checks still pending.
July 21, 2017 HOME VISIT.  Went well. Topic thread in AOS forum.
Waiting to skip ROC and get 10 yr GC due to over 2 year while pending AOS
AOS APPROVED Oct. 4, 2017 * Green card in hand Oct 13, 2017 !!!!!

First K1 denied after 16 month of AP. Refiled. We are a couple since 2009. Not a sprint but a matter of endurance.

 

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~~Several posts split. Please start your own thread rather then posting your question in an existing thread as it can cause confusion to the thread.~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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