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Will receiving EDD benefits while out of the country causes Fiance Visa to be DENIED??

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hello everyone - i am new to this forum. i know what i am asking will be frowned upon by some. i was laidoff recently before the holidays. i just started receiving edd benefits. i want to take some time to visit with my fiance in her country, because we miss each other terribly.

i know, i am suppose to be here in usa looking for work, but if i go..will this cause the USCIS to deny my Fiance Visa based on moral character?? will there be any kind of legal ramifications for myself when they look in to this?? i have not started the K-1 process yet. my plane ticket which departs in a couple of weeks was booked in advanced before this unforeseen predicament. any immediate, insightful suggestions or cordial comments will be greatly appreciated. thanks in advance. -alex

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I'm sorry to hear about your recent unemployment. That said, I personally don't see anything wrong with taking some time for yourself to recover, especially on a previously-planned and partially funded trip.

That said, receiving benefits while on vacation is generally not permitted. You would have to be able and willing to go on vacation without receiving edd compensation for the time that you are away.

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I would investigate how much time you're permitted to be away from your residence.

i am not permitted to leave if i am receiving unemployment benefits here. i am concern if USCIS will deny my fiance visa on these grounds if they found out if i did this.

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i am not permitted to leave if i am receiving unemployment benefits here. i am concern if USCIS will deny my fiance visa on these grounds if they found out if i did this.

can you report that you'll be away and not receive benefits for that time? it could cause worse issues than a k1 being denied.

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unemployment fraud is a crime not sure if misdemeanor or felony. all you have to do to avoid it is say you were not looking and able to work the days you are out of the country and your fine. in california they send you a form every two weeks where you state if you worked and if you were looking and able to work. all you would have to do was say you did not work and you were not looking or able and when you return fill out the form saying you are again looking and able.

that aside how are you going to do the i134 now?

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Alex-

I am sorry you lost your job. I understand you are depressed and want to visit your fiance. However I would advise you to re-assess your priorities. You are jobless and broke. Taking an international holiday is not a smart idea. You would also be committing a crime in doing so. The penalties range from fines to JAIL... Do you want to go to JAIL?? seriously- think about it. They (the EDD) uses software and will know you left the US. .... Then you will have a criminal record when you apply for the visa...

anyway- On VJ discussing illegal activities in a positive or Im intentionally going to commit fraud and want to discuss it kind of way is a NO-NO. so the thread is going to be reported. (sorry)

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