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My best friend/Roommate is currently in the process of attempting to get a K1 Visa for his girlfriend to marry who resides in Spain. However, they both believe that me being a roommate with him would put that at risk. Is this the case? I have tried looking into it and I cannot find a single thing. Because moving on short notice (I was just told they were looking to do this 2 days ago?) would put me as a college student in a huge financial bind. So trying to see if it is true, what is the likeliness of their denial because of that. Or were they given mis-information. 

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1 minute ago, aaron2020 said:

You have nothing to do with their K-1.  There is no way you would put their K-1 at risk.  They have bad information.

Is there perhaps something that they are mis-reading or perhaps misinformed that they could THINK is related towards that being an issue? I'm just trying to figure it out. I was told they called a lawyer for consultation and that is what the lawyer said. It made no sense, at least to me. 

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3 minutes ago, lordcharles133 said:

Is there perhaps something that they are mis-reading or perhaps misinformed that they could THINK is related towards that being an issue? I'm just trying to figure it out. I was told they called a lawyer for consultation and that is what the lawyer said. It made no sense, at least to me. 

They might be questioning household size ....


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You would not affect their process because you're not claimed on his taxes as a dependent. And if they're asking you to move so they have their own place when she gets here, they have a looong wait for her to come to the US still… 6-8 months at least.


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7 minutes ago, missileman said:

They might be questioning household size ....

I wondered the same thing, but roommates technically maintain separate households despite sharing living quarters (apartment, house, what have you).


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Having worked at a law firm that had an immigration division, I will tell you an attorney will usually always err on the side of an abundance of caution.  There could be a multitude of reasons why they were advised of this, such as raising questions about the validity of the relationship or what the true relationship is between the parties is.  Maybe someone is petitioning an alien fiancée to cover up a homosexual relationship that may be frowned upon, and the alien fiancée receives an immigration benefit for her part in creating a “normal” looking family dynamic.  Personally, I think things like that are an EXTREME stretch, but attorneys are trained to consider all possible situations.

 

In reality, a lot of couples live with someone, like parents or a sibling.  It bears no relevance on the K1 petition though.  As long as you don’t co-mingle finances or depend on your roommate, it would not be of any consequence to them.

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9 minutes ago, Cryssiekins said:

Having worked at a law firm that had an immigration division, I will tell you an attorney will usually always err on the side of an abundance of caution.  There could be a multitude of reasons why they were advised of this, such as raising questions about the validity of the relationship or what the true relationship is between the parties is.  Maybe someone is petitioning an alien fiancée to cover up a homosexual relationship that may be frowned upon, and the alien fiancée receives an immigration benefit for her part in creating a “normal” looking family dynamic.  Personally, I think things like that are an EXTREME stretch, but attorneys are trained to consider all possible situations.

 

In reality, a lot of couples live with someone, like parents or a sibling.  It bears no relevance on the K1 petition though.  As long as you don’t co-mingle finances or depend on your roommate, it would not be of any consequence to them.

Thanks for everyone elses input. 

Question for Cryssie: While we don't have joint bank accounts or anything of the sort, we co-mingle in the sense of the bills and stuff...Does that count towards what you are saying? 

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4 minutes ago, lordcharles133 said:

Thanks for everyone elses input. 

Question for Cryssie: While we don't have joint bank accounts or anything of the sort, we co-mingle in the sense of the bills and stuff...Does that count towards what you are saying? 

No.  That’s normal and typical when you have a roommate.  I meant not on each other’s taxes, not sharing a bank account or credit card, no joint car loan.  Things that typically a husband and wife would do.  

 

Splitting the rent/utility bills is what any adult, regardless of relationship status does when living with a roommate. 

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39 minutes ago, lordcharles133 said:

Hello,

My best friend/Roommate is currently in the process of attempting to get a K1 Visa for his girlfriend to marry who resides in Spain. However, they both believe that me being a roommate with him would put that at risk. Is this the case? I have tried looking into it and I cannot find a single thing. Because moving on short notice (I was just told they were looking to do this 2 days ago?) would put me as a college student in a huge financial bind. So trying to see if it is true, what is the likeliness of their denial because of that. Or were they given mis-information. 

Huh?  

 

There is no, zero relationship between being or having a roomate and eligilibity for a K1 visa.

9 minutes ago, lordcharles133 said:

Thanks for everyone elses input. 

Question for Cryssie: While we don't have joint bank accounts or anything of the sort, we co-mingle in the sense of the bills and stuff...Does that count towards what you are saying? 

No

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Just now, Nitas_man said:

Huh?  

 

There is no, zero relationship between being or having a roomate and eligilibity for a K1 visa.

I am just going off what I was told by my roommate and his girlfriend, though it seems that perhaps they did not delve deeper into the research aspect of it since they only did a consultation with one lawyer before stating this to me. So here I am, doing research. Because it didn't sound all that right to me, and I know very little about the subject, prior to doing research as of late. 

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Just now, lordcharles133 said:

I am just going off what I was told by my roommate and his girlfriend, though it seems that perhaps they did not delve deeper into the research aspect of it since they only did a consultation with one lawyer before stating this to me. So here I am, doing research. Because it didn't sound all that right to me, and I know very little about the subject, prior to doing research as of late. 

Your roomate is an idjit.  

 

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