Jump to content
tayaj

Need Help: Shaadi.com IMBRA?

11 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

My fiance and me were initially introduced through Shaadi.com



Since then we have used other media to converse (Whatsapp/ FB/ Skype/ Phone etc. etc.). I happened to be in the US for work and we met up multiple time over the course of 4 months. Our families have met and spent some time with each other.



Our big Hindu wedding is scheduled for November this year.



We have already filed for I-130 and have receive the NOA (I-797C)



Question: On the the I-129F, what should be the answer to Q19? Does Shaadi.com come under the IMBRA purview?



My view is that since it does not expressly provide services to US nationals or charge additional fees for them, they would not be an international marraige broker. Please advise.



Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My fiance and me were initially introduced through Shaadi.com

Since then we have used other media to converse (Whatsapp/ FB/ Skype/ Phone etc. etc.). I happened to be in the US for work and we met up multiple time over the course of 4 months. Our families have met and spent some time with each other.

Our big Hindu wedding is scheduled for November this year.

We have already filed for I-130 and have receive the NOA (I-797C)

Question: On the the I-129F, what should be the answer to Q19? Does Shaadi.com come under the IMBRA purview?

My view is that since it does not expressly provide services to US nationals or charge additional fees for them, they would not be an international marraige broker. Please advise.

"..Would appreciate a response on the question. Thanks!.."

You don't have to get snippy with a valid question from the poster above. You contradict your own self by referring to your admittedly married spouse as fiance.

You answer to your question is No.


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Lainie: We are already legally married through a court wedding.

The traditional wedding is scheduled for November.

Would appreciate a response on the question. Thanks!

So why are wasting time filling out an I-129F? That's for a fiancé visa for which you are ineligible as you are legally married. It's the I-130 you need at this stage.


 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Kieren: Thanks for your response

@JFH: The I130 might take a long time to process (6-10 months). The I129F can be used to be apply for a K3 visa for a spouse which takes a shorter time sometimes (Not necessarily though). However, for the K3 the pre-requisite is that we should have filed the I130 which in our case we have already done and have received the NOA1.

@Abhishek: No

Edited by tayaj

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@Kieren: Thanks for your response

@JFH: The I130 might take a long time to process (6-10 months). The I129F can be used to be apply for a K3 visa for a spouse which takes a shorter time sometimes (Not necessarily though). However, for the K3 the pre-requisite is that we should have filed the I130 which in our case we have already done and have received the NOA1.

@Abhishek: No

Forget the K-3. It's not going to happen. The I-130 needs to be received before you can send the I-129F. The I-130 will be approved before the I-129F. So the K-3 route will be closed to you.


 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@JFH: That's exactly what I've just been reading on the forums today. Will probably discuss with my husband and not apply for the K3.

I wasn't aware that they've been processing the I130 and the I129F at roughly the same speed. Need to take a call now! :( Seems like this is going to be one long wait.

Thanks for your inputs though! :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

@JFH: That's exactly what I've just been reading on the forums today. Will probably discuss with my husband and not apply for the K3.

I wasn't aware that they've been processing the I130 and the I129F at roughly the same speed. Need to take a call now! :( Seems like this is going to be one long wait.

Thanks for your inputs though! :)

I think people see how quickly California is processing I-129Fs for fiances and think that the I-129Fs for K-3 spouse will be processed just as quickly. But the I-129F for K-3 spouse will be sent to Nebraska (highly likely) and will be a few weeks behind the I-130.

For what it's worth, we also did an I-129F just because it doesn't cost anything except postage and we were getting frustrated with Nebraska wait times. So there's nothing to stop you doing it but don't get your hopes up.

Edited by JFH

 

 

 

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think people see how quickly California is processing I-129Fs for fiances and think that the I-129Fs for K-3 spouse will be processed just as quickly. But the I-129F for K-3 spouse will be sent to Nebraska (highly likely) and will be a few weeks behind the I-130.

For what it's worth, we also did an I-129F just because it doesn't cost anything except postage and we were getting frustrated with Nebraska wait times. So there's nothing to stop you doing it but don't get your hopes up.

Well our I130 has also been sent to the Nebraska center! :(

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×