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Hey everyone. I hope your visa process goes smooth. 

Could any of you share some thoughts with the following. In the  online immigration visa application, there is a question asking if one ever sought to obtain a visa or entry to the USA by misrepresentation. A few years ago, I applied for B1/B2 visa and was approved. At the interview and POE, I said that my purpose of visit is meeting my classmates (I studied in the USA), though my main purpose was visiting my boyfriend who is my husband now. In the application itself that time I honestly answered that I know people in the USA and stated my classmate info (and we visited her during that trip). I came back home, visited US a few times but never overstayed my visa. We got married only 1.5 years after my first trip on the tourist visa. Do you think it is better to say that I used misrepresentation to get a visa and explain why in the cr1 visa application or tick no? Maybe some of you  were in the same situation once.Thank you for any input. 

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3 minutes ago, thatguyuknow said:

It's hardly misrepresentation. You weren't lying when you said you're on holiday to visit classmates. 

 

You've obviously omitted information, but that's not the same as misrepresentation.

I hope CO thinks the same. I think it is called lying by omission which is usually considered quite bad by COs judging by the information I have found online. 

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16 minutes ago, Diachka said:

I hope CO thinks the same. I think it is called lying by omission which is usually considered quite bad by COs judging by the information I have found online. 

Well, clearly you “lied by omission” because you thought you’d be denied the visa if you told the truth. Correct?

 

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mis·rep·re·sen·ta·tion
/ˌmisreprəzenˈtāSH(ə)n/
noun
 
  1. the action or offense of giving a false or misleading account of the nature of something.
     
     

June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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Was the intent specifically to see your boyfriend and not see your classmates?  Honestly, intent is difficult to prove.  If you did actually see your classmates it may not be misrepresentation.  It is definitely a gray area.  


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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1 hour ago, Diachka said:

Just a little addition. We got married in my home country, so I didn't use my tourist visa to get married in the USA. 

I reall think you need to calm down and you will be fine. 

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6 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

I reall think you need to calm down and you will be fine. 

I agree but they want to know how to answer the question.  I would say "no" personally but I would never suggest that anyone lie on a petition. That would be wrong...😉


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Rose)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (AJ)

January 23, 2019 -  NOA-2 (Aira)

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

IMG_6043.jpeg.f00e0714733e6533148a7bb56d286460.jpeg

 

 

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6 minutes ago, John & Rose said:

I agree but they want to know how to answer the question.  I would say "no" personally but I would never suggest that anyone lie on a petition. That would be wrong...😉

I would personally just say that I wanted to see my classmates and HOPEFULLY spend time with my boyfriend. Something like that should be fine. 

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