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Hello everyone!

In 2015 I was on an exchange student visa for 9 months in the U.S. After that I met my fiancé online, after she had visited me in my home country, Morocco a couple of times, I applied for a visitor visa last October to meet and spend Christmas with her family, unfortunatley my visa was denied even though I respect my previous exchange student visa. Last February we started the K-1 process in order to get married in the states. We are the same age, and we don't have significant differences except I am 6'3 and she is 5'3. 

How do you see our chances? considering Moroccans are not banned from entering the states but they are under vetting.

Thank you! 

 

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It all depends on how strong your case is and how well you present the case. Morocco is a very difficult embassy to go through. So having plenty of time spent together, regular contact, etc. is important.

Are you the same religion (or lack of religion...to be inclusive ;))?

 

I suggest checking out the "Portals" link above and looking through the Morocco portal to help get a good understanding of others in similar positions.

 

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Hello,

 

My guess for the rejection of the B2 visa application is that you have a relationship with an american citizen, you've been to the U.S and know how good it is and maybe you didn't show strong ties to your home country, so maybe the officer assumed that you were intending to settle in the U.S after entering in a tourist visa.

But if you apply for a fiance visa with a strong case I don't see why you could be denied.

My suggestion would be that you do your research on the matter, make a strong case and apply with confidence and patience since this can take a while.

Anyway, good luck in your journey! 

 


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K1 approvals have been low in Morocco over the past year, but to be fair a lot of cases in Morocco do have some red flags like a large age difference, only 1 brief visit, ect. Have either of you been married before? If you are both the same age, both never married and no kids, and have visited in person at least 2 times, I'd say your chances are pretty good. But overall its the CO that you'll need to convince, not any one here on VJ. Good luck!


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Hello! My fiance and I just went through the K-1 process through the Moroccan embassy and we were approved! A lot of the K-1 applications/timelines that I have been following and that have gone through the recent interview process have been approved. (4 out of 8). 

 

10 minutes ago, geowrian said:

It all depends on how strong your case is and how well you present the case. Morocco is a very difficult embassy to go through. So having plenty of time spent together, regular contact, etc. is important.

Are you the same religion (or lack of religion...to be inclusive ;))?

 

I suggest checking out the "Portals" link above and looking through the Morocco portal to help get a good understanding of others in similar positions.

 

Best wishes!

Just like geowrain said, the Moroccan embassy is a very difficult embassy to go through and it was very nerve racking. I know that is is benefical to have a relationship lasting longer than 1 year. They don't want to see a rushed relationship or engagement. In the end, if you have sufficient evidence of your time spent together and demonstration of sufficient contact will be helpful to your case. Feel free to messages me if you want more information.


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5 minutes ago, M+M said:

Hello! My fiance and I just went through the K-1 process through the Moroccan embassy and we were approved! A lot of the K-1 applications/timelines that I have been following and that have gone through the recent interview process have been approved. (4 out of 8). 

 

Just like geowrain said, the Moroccan embassy is a very difficult embassy to go through and it was very nerve racking. I know that is is benefical to have a relationship lasting longer than 1 year. They don't want to see a rushed relationship or engagement. In the end, if you have sufficient evidence of your time spent together and demonstration of sufficient contact will be helpful to your case. Feel free to messages me if you want more information.

 

6 minutes ago, RJandHamid said:

K1 approvals have been low in Morocco over the past year, but to be fair a lot of cases in Morocco do have some red flags like a large age difference, only 1 brief visit, ect. Have either of you been married before? If you are both the same age, both never married and no kids, and have visited in person at least 2 times, I'd say your chances are pretty good. But overall its the CO that you'll need to convince, not any one here on VJ. Good luck!

Both of us never been married nor have kids, and now we are officially 2 years together and on our fourth visit. I just don't know what to expect since my visitor visa was denied out of nowhere. 

 

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A visitor visa will almost always be denied to the usa. It's hard to get a visa here unless it's a reason (student,marraige,work, family). My fiance and i just went through  the k1 visa as well and were approved. As everyone mentioned, if you have a strong case then you will be fine, if you need any help just messgae us. We are more than happy to help. My fiance and i dated less than 1 year and we also met online (instagram), but we also have no red flags and have plenty proof of our genuine relationship. Wish you the best of luck. 

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4 hours ago, Roel said:

K1 are almost always approved, unless you have some serious red flags/you're not single. If you meet basic requirements you should be fine.

 

You're also lucky. You have only 10 inches height difference. One more inch and that would be a serious red flag.

Well, 12 inches on that imperial measuring stick, but ya close :)

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9 hours ago, Samiuniverse said:

 

Both of us never been married nor have kids, and now we are officially 2 years together and on our fourth visit. I just don't know what to expect since my visitor visa was denied out of nowhere. 

 
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I think your chances of being approved is really high...My husband and I also dealt with a difficult embassy and neither one of us have never been married, neither of us have kids, been to his country 4 times within the 2 years after our first meeting in March 2016 (Been together since 2014), and we have 10 year age gap between us but wouldn't be able to tell..However, we were approve..I think that and good, strong quality evidence will do the trick..Good luck on your journey!

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13 hours ago, jskibo said:

Well, 12 inches on that imperial measuring stick, but ya close :)

I'm a centimetre peasant, I can't count inches too well lol. 


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Chances are if you are that much taller than her your visa will almost definitely be denied. I would suggest hiring an experienced lawyer and work on bridging the height gap. 

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16 hours ago, Jenny17655 said:

Chances are if you are that much taller than her your visa will almost definitely be denied. I would suggest hiring an experienced lawyer and work on bridging the height gap. 

If she attends interview get her to wear heels!

In all seriousness, I'm not sure we had to put our height on any of the K1 forms. I don't think its an issue.

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I-129F sent: 12 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA1: 15 Aug 2014
I-129F NOA2: 2 Mar 2015 (199 days from NOA1) **No RFEs!**
NVC Received: 19 Mar 2015
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NVC Left: 20 Mar 2015
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Medical: 10 Apr 2015
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Packet 4 Received: 23 Apr 2015
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Visa in Hand: 19 May 2015
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Email notification that I-131 was approved: 15 Sep 2015
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