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Hello everyone,

I have been doing much research about the K1 Visa. I read that because there maybe a age gap between your fiancé and yourself he or she may get denied or subject to a 2nd interview. Has anyone experienced this? Also what type of proof of relationship would be valid if asked during the interview. This is a costly process so I want to ensure that I do this the right way. My fiancé is younger then I am and I am just starting the process. Just looking for helpful tips. Thank you.

Edited by FutureMrsBennett

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The age difference generally is when it is a large age gap... and is that age gap a normal, or culturally normal type of thing in the beneficiary's home country.

And during the interview phase, the CO can ask any questions really. From information orignally put into the I-129F packet, or in the materials given for 'proof of ongoing relationship', or just even random questions....

Edited by Ben&Zian

08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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9 years is not that bad really.

There are people here with 20+ years age gap.

You just have to make sure you have all your paperwork and relationship evidence ready.

Other Jamaica members here could definately help you with the petition as I believe it is encouraged to 'front load' the petition for the US embassy in Jamaica.


08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

03/06/2017 - NOA1's received via text

03/31/2017 - Biometrics appointment Completed

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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Yes that is a huge gap. Thank you for your help. I will make sure I have all documents and prepare my forms appropriately, so hopefully no surprise questions and if so I know we will ace the questions. But I know it is still up to the CO to decide the final decision. Lol, this process is stressful.

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I am 12 years older than my now husband. The Kingston embassy did not give us any problem or even mention our age difference. Some things are very specific to country, culture, custom, and consulate. What may be an issue at one embassy may not at another.

Things to bear in mind with age difference:

1. Country

2. is the woman older or is the man older - If the woman is older is she still of child bearing age?

3. Cultural norms for the region.

As far as relationship evidences we submitted Whatsapp chats, phone log records, pictures, and dates/lengths of my visits. I didn't frontload anything regarding our relationship, only proof of my visits.

Edited by LionessDeon

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I did the cr1 so I'm not sure how the process may be different. I'm 15 years older than my husband. Age was not even mentioned at the interview. My advice is to read the reviews on the embassy page to give you an idea of what to expect. That really helped us a lot!!

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~~Moved to K1 P&P from Introductions - As the OP has K1 related questions.~~


Spoiler

Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Ok great! That is definitely good to know. We are both stressed with the whole process and desperately just want to be together in one place. I really appreciate this advice. How long did it take for the whole process?

Our K1 visa issuance took a very long time but we had a set of circumstances (unrelated to anything we are discussing here) that made ours take longer.

You can review my timeline. I sent in the I-129f in July 2014 and he had his first interview 12-19-14, so five months.

Also, feel free to frontload your I-129f with some relationship evidence if you want. You can msg me.

Good Luck!

Edited by LionessDeon

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