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I met my US citizen spouse in August 2014, we were in college together both in the same program, worked together and that is how we met. We got engaged in September 2015 and married this week. I am now working on OPT.We had not really had a definite plan hence the long engagement , but my US spouse is an airline pilot (and I am also a pilot) and we figured it would be very tuff for us to move back home with my family as converting licenses over etc would be a nightmare. We have plenty proof of bona marriage that is not my concern at all, and we are assembling the AOS packet right now to send off on Monday.

My concern is this. In early August this year , we both travelled abroad together (which was really stupid now that I think about it) but we get free flights through his company and thought a quick 3 day trip would be fun. On the return back to the US we were both pulled into secondary and they questioned us about how we paid for the tickets. I guess we got flagged because we only paid around $30 in taxes for the flights, they took copies of all my documents etc and my credit card. When they asked us who we were traveling with we just told them though we were roommates. We are a same sex couple, so honestly I'm not very open about our relationship and haven't been to many people just because I do not know how people view or accept it. Thinking now though that was a lie to them , and we are both scared this is going to get my AOS denied. Do I need to be concerned about this or find another route to get a visa here? Like I said I've been in the US now for almost 5 years, and we have known each other about 2 and a half years. It was not my intention to enter and marry for a GC, and on that specific trip although we were engaged, I was coming back to a job I had. Prior to this POE I had not left the country since December 2014.

Just looking for some advice. Thank you!


F(1) Student on OPT doing AOS

12/05/2016 --> Package sent to Chicago lockbox

12/07/2016 --> Package Delivered

12/15/2016 --> Checks Cashed!

12/16/2016 --> Electronic NOA recieved 23:31

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I don't think you should worry about that if asked just explain to them that you werent prepared to be open about your relationship just like you explained here.


B1/B2 Visa since 2012 > traveled 2013, 2014, 2015, 2016 > Marriage > AOS

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