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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Leave it to me. I am sitting here going over in my mind any possible objections the consular office might throw at my fiance at his interview. Can someone please reassure me?!

1) I was previously married for 1 1/2 years. We started the divorce process in June of 2014 with a final divorce decree being issued in December 2014. However, once it was issued, I realized my ex had never submitted our marital settlement agreement...... Soooo, I had to go through a process of having the divorce reopened in order to get the agreement attached to the divorce. As a result, the divorce got 'refinalized' in July 2016. We were just waiting for this to happen so we could submit the i129F. I know that normally, there could be a red flag, if someone gets divorced and 2 seconds later applies for a fiance visa. Obviously I will give my fiance certified divorce decrees (both of them) and he can explain what happened, but I'm wondering if they still may wonder about this??

2) Since we didn't know when we would be able to file for the K-1 and I've been living in Morocco for the past year, my family has come to visit us here. However, my grandparents who I am very close to are too old to come visit us. My grandmother insisted we try to get my fiance a visitor's visa in March of this year. Again, I know sometimes this could raise a red flag- someone applied for 1 type of visa, got denied and then applied for another.... Granted, if my fiance explains, it's a reasonable situation. Will this be a problem?

3) I am in the process of launching a startup business (aka I have NO income). That is, except for a fair amount of money (above the 125% poverty line) that I am getting paid by my ex from the marriage settlement agreement. I believe this income counts, however, just to be safe, I have my mom as a co-sponsor. I have no taxes from last year and the year before I just had a small amount. My mother works for the gov't and has a very good job and makes plenty of $. Any issue??

I appreciate any feedback! I should probably go make myself busy on my business, rather than sitting here pondering this stuff :P

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Filed: Other Country: Nigeria
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number 1 depending on your embassy they may not like that , may get scrutiny for that

number 2 isnt a problem if the tourist visa was a simple 214b denial , alot of ppl get denied b2 and apply for k1 right after , some get denied b2 4 times and their k1 isnt affected

number 3 i would say to just prepare all the financial docs well


 

 

 

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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number 1 depending on your embassy they may not like that , may get scrutiny for that

number 2 isnt a problem if the tourist visa was a simple 214b denial , alot of ppl get denied b2 and apply for k1 right after , some get denied b2 4 times and their k1 isnt affected

number 3 i would say to just prepare all the financial docs well

Thank you :) I am hopeful that the paperwork from the divorce will be ample proof that we planned to be divorced long before I met my fiance and that I was technically divorced for 1 year before it got reopened... I plan to give my fiance the court paperwork that shows that the judge reopened the divorce due to my ex committing fraud (by purposely not including the agreement). I hope all this is evidence enough :/

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I was also married before divorced in 2011 . In k1 interview embassy didn't really ask much just how long have I been divorced . As long as everything is there you should be fine

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I was also married before divorced in 2011 . In k1 interview embassy didn't really ask much just how long have I been divorced . As long as everything is there you should be fine

Were you divorced for quite some time before applying for the K1?? My concern is that to them, it looks like I only got divorced in July of 2016 and we applied for the K1 a week later... Like I said, I have 2 divorce decrees, so hopefully that is evidence enough... !

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ireland
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1. should not be an issue; it might be if it was the foreigner who got divorced right before petitioning, or if the ex was also a foreigner you petitioned, but not in your case.

2. No issue, unless he lied to try and get it, such as saying he was married or had kids he was leaving behind when he has none.

3. I am not sure your allimony counts, unless it is long term, but between it and your mom as co-sponsor, you should be fine. Write a short explanation why you do;t have taxes.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Attach a letter of explanation with divorce papers when you submit the applicaiton

Be prepared that a K 1 from Morocco will be denied

Since you are living there, you should marry in Morocco

you can have a ceremony here for family

alimony and child support do count but you should have filed income tax returns even if not taxable

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Attach a letter of explanation with divorce papers when you submit the applicaiton

Be prepared that a K 1 from Morocco will be denied

Since you are living there, you should marry in Morocco

you can have a ceremony here for family

alimony and child support do count but you should have filed income tax returns even if not taxable

Thank you for your response. I am only in Morocco on a tourist visa. I am not a resident. Will it still be denied?? I hope not.

1. should not be an issue; it might be if it was the foreigner who got divorced right before petitioning, or if the ex was also a foreigner you petitioned, but not in your case.

2. No issue, unless he lied to try and get it, such as saying he was married or had kids he was leaving behind when he has none.

3. I am not sure your allimony counts, unless it is long term, but between it and your mom as co-sponsor, you should be fine. Write a short explanation why you do;t have taxes.

phewwww :dance:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Sweden
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Thank you for your response. I am only in Morocco on a tourist visa. I am not a resident. Will it still be denied?? I hope not.

phewwww :dance:

I think she just means that a lot of K1's get denied from Marocco automatically... I've seen several... In our March thread someone said that the day they interviewed every single K1 on THAT day got denied.. i have no idea of percentage wise how common it is, but spouse visa seems to be preffered at US embassy in Marocco.

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K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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I think she just means that a lot of K1's get denied from Marocco automatically... I've seen several... In our March thread someone said that the day they interviewed every single K1 on THAT day got denied.. i have no idea of percentage wise how common it is, but spouse visa seems to be preffered at US embassy in Marocco.

I see. Oh boy, I hope not.... I am sure there's a high rate of denials here/ a lot of relationships that may not be so credible. I hope they give people fair chances... If they do, than I am sure we will be fine :)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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There have been a lot more K-1 approvals this past year vs years prior. Be sure to front-load the petition- that is a must for Morocco. If you have the time, read through the Consulate reviews from the beginning on here through to now.... you will see how things have changed, and how some things have stayed the same. Good luck! And don't forget to breathe ?


01/28/2013 I-130 package sent

01/31/2013 Notice of Action Date After POE
02/01/2013 Received e-mail and text notification of acceptance
11/26/2013 Applied for SS#
02/04/2013 Received hard copy NOA1 (case not found in on-line system) 12/02/2013 ELIS site still states "accepted"
03/12/2013 Transferred to the local office 12/27/2013 received green card
04/10/2013 Case still not found in on-line system
04/15/2013 INFO-PASS appointment

05/01/2013 NOA2 sent petition approved

NVC Stage...of course it has to be complicatedreading.gifrolleyes.gif

05/09/2013 Case received by NVC

05/23/2013 Received case #'s from NVC

05/23/2013 DS-3032 sent from husband's e-mail

06/03/2013 First day I can not access payment portal

06/04/2013 AOS Fee invoiced and payment made

06/04/2013 DS-3032 resent with Supervisor Review

06/05/2013 DS-3032 acceptance e-mail

06/05/2013 AOS Fee shows "PAID"

06/06/2013 AOS package express mailed

06/07/2013 IV bill invoiced and payment made (still waiting on documents from Hubby)

06/08/2013 IV package express mailed

06/25/2013 IV reviewed - Checklist (2 errors, Birth document & date on DS-230)

06/26/2013 Requested supervisor review by e-mail & verbal request for birth document (fingers crossed)

06/27/2013 AOS accepted

06/28/2013 Checklist response sent for corrected DS-230 (I had my husband sign extra's just in-case)

08/02/2013 NVC requested a supervisor review on the checklist item over 20 business day window

08/05/2013 Case Complete!!! kicking.gif

08/27/2013 Interview Assigned

10/30/2013 Interview

11/04/2013 Pick up Passport

11/12/2013 POE @ JFK

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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There have been a lot more K-1 approvals this past year vs years prior. Be sure to front-load the petition- that is a must for Morocco. If you have the time, read through the Consulate reviews from the beginning on here through to now.... you will see how things have changed, and how some things have stayed the same. Good luck! And don't forget to breathe ?

haha- breathing. Yes! I almost forgot! We put together a thorough petition with everything we thought would be useful. I mean, I live with my fiance and his family, our families have met each other, we are a legitimate couple, so all we can do is hope things are on our side! At least we are lucky to be with each other. I can only imagine how hard it is for people who aren't...

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I'm no tax expert, but I believe alimony is taxable income and you should have filed taxes. You might want to look at this link :https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc452.html

Sorry, don't mean to pile on to your worries, but better to be prepared i.e. file for your back taxes.

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Sweden
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There have been a lot more K-1 approvals this past year vs years prior. Be sure to front-load the petition- that is a must for Morocco. If you have the time, read through the Consulate reviews from the beginning on here through to now.... you will see how things have changed, and how some things have stayed the same. Good luck! And don't forget to breathe ?

I am not trying to give old information or to scare anyone, simply to be prapared that you might not be in control of what happens at the interview regardless of your K1-package... What I was referring to just happened this fall... One case in our March thread regarding a male fiancé at the Casablanca embassy

http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=227407

read in this thread

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/607683-casablanca-consulate-k1-interview/?hl=%2Bnikkito+%2Binterview+%2Bcasablanca#entry8282373

and another with a female fiancée put in AP with no answers... The embassy doesn't answer calls or emails and I know both of them had good solid K1 applications... Simply be prepared.. If everything does go smoothly, then that's just great! :)

Etrangais: http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=172287

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/587653-i-129f-march-2016-filers/page-626?hl=%2Betrangais+%2Bcasablanca+%2Binterview#entry8309400


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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I'm no tax expert, but I believe alimony is taxable income and you should have filed taxes. You might want to look at this link :https://www.irs.gov/taxtopics/tc452.html

Sorry, don't mean to pile on to your worries, but better to be prepared i.e. file for your back taxes.

You are absolutely correct. However the money I'm getting is for a 'business buyout' of a company we owned together and this was to avoid taxes. We don't have to pay taxes if it's a business buyout :)

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