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Hi! For the How You Met part, can we mention that we met thru a free dating website and name it specifically? Some say don't mention because it might get an RFE, while some say to disclose it. I would like to mention it to establish how we became a couple. 

Thanks in advance! :)

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Yes but be sure to include the "terms of service" from the website. Lots of people don't know that you need to do this and they get RFE's. Print off a copy and include with your submission.


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One more item and that is use Hank's website. All your questions you have asked are covered there. It's free and a very valuable tool to use to avoid setbacks and RFE's.  http://www.visaconnection-philippines.com/i-129f-petition-process.html  This question is covered half way down the page under this topic "I-129F, completing the form:".  


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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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39 minutes ago, Chub08 said:

Hi! For the How You Met part, can we mention that we met thru a free dating website and name it specifically? Some say don't mention because it might get an RFE, while some say to disclose it. I would like to mention it to establish how we became a couple. 

Thanks in advance! :)

I met my fiance on international cupid and mentioned it in the narrative of our story. I also worried for months that I would get an RFE  (because I didn't know about IMBRA at the time of filing) I agree with @Greenbaum if you mention it... include the "terms of service" or statement from the site  (to save yourself the worry)

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Not mentioning it is likely to cause more issues/confusion than mentioning it and providing the relevant info to show it's not an IMB. Many international couples meet online first...just like more and more domestic couples do.


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10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

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4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

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4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

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IF you read the instruction it says something like:

 

Describe the circumstance under how you met, if you have not personally met each other, then explain how the relationship was started"

 

So from reading instruction and from past I-129F when it stated "Describe how you two meet in person in the last two years".

 

Thus I would only put when you actually met in person.

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3 minutes ago, Chris Duffy said:

So from reading instruction and from past I-129F when it stated "Describe how you two meet in person in the last two years".

 

Thus I would only put when you actually met in person.

Correct - question #54 is only about the first in person meeting.

 

However, the RFE issued for this circumstance is actually issued in response to question #55 regarding meeting through an IMB. Without stating how you first contacted each other, it's really just hoping the IO is satisfied with the petitoner's claim that they didn't meet through an IMB without any evidence to back it up. Many have had success here without listing it. Many have received an RFE as well. As such, I say the safer option is to list it and provide the evidence to support the answer.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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