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My girl thinks it is never - that in Kiev it is a formality.

I know of at least one from this forum. I did see some bad experiences that all ended in eventual approval in the reviews. One denial.

Red flags are age difference (31 years), meetings (3), length of relationship (less than a year) and now an inaccurate G325.

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I think Kiev is pretty easy embassy. I don't think meeting only three times would be a red flag, or having a relationship for less than a year. I know a big age gap may be a red flag but you just need to make sure you have proof of relationship to overcome that. I saw a case online in Ukraine where a woman was 30 years older than her fiancé and they were approved. :)

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Red flags are age difference (31 years), meetings (3), length of relationship (less than a year) and now an inaccurate G325.

Red flags are age difference (31 years), meetings (4), length of relationship (less than a year), length of time between divorce final and meeting (3 months), an inaccurate G325, and an older white guy who might be a Trump supporter. I wrote in Cond Rice and I thought about getting a Condi for president t-shirt but have not found anything here in Kiev to do custom Ts.

Since my divorce was 19 years in the making (it was one year in when she asked me: "why don't you just divorce me?" for the first time), I tend not to think about the short time between final divorce and meeting as a red flag. A CO who does not view marriage as a covenant relationship might be totally clueless about why I stuck it out so long.

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Seems like things are getting tougher in Kiev. Harvidiv was in AP since Nov 2 - nothing required just additional investigation. That was a 4 hour process with 3 interviews with different COs. On that day, another K-1 rejected outright.

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The IV unit might have made changes on the basis of perceived patterns of fraud.

A new IV Chief might have taken over and revised policies & procedures.

Really sorry for anyone legitimate who's been negatively affected by all this.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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