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My fiance is from the Philippines. We met March 2018 met it person May 2018 and filed July 2018. I visited her twice last year. She's very worried that she might be denied on the interview because of lots of scary stories about the denials like about the length of the relationship, the age gap thing. Can you please help us on this matter? Would it be better if I come with her on the interview because we have planned before to just pick her up. Thank you for reading and helping us here. 

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* Moved from IMBRA to K-1 P&P. IMBRA is not a factor in the OP's question. *

 

Being there at the interview is a positive.

 

Manila in particular does not tend to have an issue with age gaps, although I have seen at least 1 recent report in which an age gap was presumed to be part of the issue in a refusal.

 

Best wishes!


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

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: 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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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

* Moved from IMBRA to K-1 P&P. IMBRA is not a factor in the OP's question. *

 

Being there at the interview is a positive.

 

Manila in particular does not tend to have an issue with age gaps, although I have seen at least 1 recent report in which an age gap was presumed to be part of the issue in a refusal.

 

Best wishes!

Thank you. Her interview is on March 7th. 

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My fiance is from the Philippines. We met March 2018 met it person May 2018 and filed k1 July 2018. I visited her twice last year. She's very worried that she might be denied on the interview because of lots of scary stories about the denials like about the length of the relationship, the age gap thing. Can you please help us on this matter? Would it be better if I come with her on the interview because we have planned before to just pick her up. Thank you for reading and helping us here.

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Almost half of K1 visas are from the Philippines. It is relatively easy to get a K1 visa from the Philippines but it certainly doesn't hurt to visit again. 

 

You do not need to be at her interview. 


 

 

 

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1 minute ago, britishandusa said:

Almost half of K1 visas are from the Philippines. It is relatively easy to get a K1 visa from the Philippines but it certainly doesn't hurt to visit again. 

 

You do not need to be at her interview. 

What about our time? Like what you read I met her online March 2018 and Engaged when I visit her May. Would there be a problem with this? She's very anxious. Thank you. 

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1 minute ago, karen & shawn said:

What about our time? Like what you read I met her online March 2018 and Engaged when I visit her May. Would there be a problem with this? She's very anxious. Thank you. 

Again, perfectly normal for the Philippines. The embassy there is very used to large age gaps and lightning-fast relationships. For other countries it could be an issue. 

 

Although another visit wouldnt hurt. This is the person you plan to spend the rest of your days with, after all. 


 

 

 

 

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1 minute ago, JFH said:

Again, perfectly normal for the Philippines. The embassy there is very used to large age gaps and lightning-fast relationships. For other countries it could be an issue. 

 

Although another visit wouldnt hurt. This is the person you plan to spend the rest of your days with, after all. 

Well thank you. Better then be with her on the interview day. Coz our plan was she will attend the interview herself and I will pick her up when she has her visa. I just wonder what's gonna happen on the interview? Will I be there sitting or they will ask Me questions as well? Thanks

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~~Duplicate threads merged. Please only start one thread for the same or related topic.~~


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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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48 minutes ago, karen & shawn said:

Sorry. I don't know how to delete the one in imbra. 

Anytime something like this happens just report the thread and we can move it,  Or like Geowrian one of our friendly Organizers when they find it they can move it :) 


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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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1 hour ago, karen & shawn said:

What about our time? Like what you read I met her online March 2018 and Engaged when I visit her May. Would there be a problem with this? She's very anxious. Thank you. 

I am filipino. Below is my timeline: 

 

Feb 27, 2016 - Met my husband in TX; Dated for 3 days 

Mar 27, 2016 - Visited him again for 4 days

Mar 31, 2016 - We got engaged

Apr 4, 2016 - Left US

Apr 19, 2016 - sent out I129F Application

April 27,2016 - received NOA1

Jul 20, 2016 - received NOA2

Aug 24, 2016 - Visa Interview and Approved On the Spot

Dec 16, 2016 - Point of Entry (DFW)

 

At the time of my K-1 VISA Interview, we only had 2 pictures and all taken at the same day. 

No issues so far. Im due for ROC this year. 

 

 

Edited by SB5130

Pinoy Ako! ^_^

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1 minute ago, SB5130 said:

I am filipino. Below is my timeline: 

 

Feb 27, 2016 - Met my husband in TX; Dated for 3 days 

Mar 27, 2016 - Visited him again for 4 days

Mar 31, 2016 - We got engaged

Apr 4, 2016 - Left US

Apr 19, 2016 - sent out K1 Packet

April 27,2016 - received NOA1

Jul 20, 2016 - received NOA2

Aug 24, 2016 - Visa Interview and Approved On the Spot

Dec 16, 2016 - Point of Entry (DFW)

 

At the time of my K-1 VISA Interview, we only had 2 pictures and all taken at the same day. 

No issues so far. Im due for ROC this year. 

 

 

Wow. Thanks for sharing. 😊

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