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Quick Question About The Interview to avoid AP

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My husband and I met online and became friends through facebook. We have not met each other before. Before we became friends on facebook he was already friends with my cousin and thats where he found me from. And as time went by we fell for each other and thats how we got into a relationship. And we didn't see each other in person until a few days before we actually got married when I flew to Bangladesh a few months after he moved from London. And my concern right now is that, during his interview, if we tell the embassy in Bangladesh that we met online,than we got married, would it put his case in a risk of AP.



06-11-2011 : We became friends on Facebook

02-05-2012: Fallen in Love (UK+US) (L)

06-12-14 : Engaged :dance:

06-14-14 : Married (F)

09-10-14 : I-130 Sent
11-10-14 : NOA1 Received

03-12-15 : NOA2 Received
03-26-15 : NVC Received

04-12-15 : Submit DS-261

04-16-15: AOS Invoice Paid

04-26-15: IV Invoice Paid

05-15-15: Submitted DS-260

05-19-15: Sent AOS & IV Package

05-21-15: Scan Date

06-21-15: Received checklist by email

06-29-15: Checklist scanned

07-22-15: Case Completed at NVC

07-29-15: Case Completion Email.

09-11-15 : Interview scheduled for 10-05-15

:dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

xxxxxxx: File Sent to Dhaka Embassy

09-16-2015 : Medical Exam Done

10-05-15 : Interview approved :dancing:

10-06-15 : Case was updated to "Administrative Processing" :clock: :clock: :clock:

10-07-15 : CEAC status changed to Issued

:dancing: :reading::devil:


xxxxxxx: US Entry xxxxxx

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Applicants from certain countries typically end up in AP for detailed background checks after an interview. It's common to meet online these days, which by itself is not grounds for AP. Just be straightforward at the interview IF asked; don't volunteer anything, be short and concise with any questions. You did a pretty good job explaining how you met, repeat the same at the interview if questioned.

Helps for the spouse to be at the interview, you should plan to be at the Dhaka embassy with your hubby if at all possible.

Btw, priority date is irrelevant in a IR/CR-1 visa case.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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most of the people on this website have met online or through family or friends. a lot also have married on the first trip and married quickly as well. so no its no grounds for AP but check your country portal and see if AP is common in your country by default. don't stress your 1 in a million that met online and married first trip


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to US Embassy & Consulate Discussion; topic is about this phase of the process.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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