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Hello,

 

I've been reading through threads on Visa Journey and have been getting mixed messages on whether I should be including how I originally met my fiance. My fianc and I met back in 2012, but the question is asking only about meetings in the last 2 years. Do you guys recommended including how we originally met? If I do this, then I will also probably have to include additional information about the website that we met on and how it isn't an international marriage broker. I'm just wondering what recent applicants are doing?

 

Thanks!!!

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You can add it, Just keep things short and sweet. 

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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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19 hours ago, NSJT said:

Hello,

 

I've been reading through threads on Visa Journey and have been getting mixed messages on whether I should be including how I originally met my fiance. My fianc and I met back in 2012, but the question is asking only about meetings in the last 2 years. Do you guys recommended including how we originally met? If I do this, then I will also probably have to include additional information about the website that we met on and how it isn't an international marriage broker. I'm just wondering what recent applicants are doing?

 

Thanks!!!

My now husband and I met 4 years before we applied for the K1, we just wrote when and how we met and that we have traveled to see each other since in about 3 or 4 sentences. We got approved without RFE (we sent pictures, passport stamps, tickets and hotel bookings from the 2 years before we applied as evidence)

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21 hours ago, NSJT said:

Hello,

 

I've been reading through threads on Visa Journey and have been getting mixed messages on whether I should be including how I originally met my fiance. My fianc and I met back in 2012, but the question is asking only about meetings in the last 2 years. Do you guys recommended including how we originally met? If I do this, then I will also probably have to include additional information about the website that we met on and how it isn't an international marriage broker. I'm just wondering what recent applicants are doing?

 

Thanks!!!

We did not explain how we originally came to know each other.   We simply listed our meeting dates, and that info was supported with passport stamps and the I-94.

 

No RFEs or problems at all.

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I didn't write anything about how we originally met, as I had interpreted the question as you have, as asking only about meetings within the two years previous to filing.  I filed before finding VJ, and I went with a minimalist approach and sent basically the bare minimum of evidence.  I wrote a very brief statement in the space provided stating when/where we had visited each other within the past two years, and I sent photocopies of the stamps in our passports and about 20 photos of us together over the course of our relationship, including photos from the trips I had noted.

 

We were approved, and didn't receive an RFE regarding how we first met.


K1 (I-129F) Filed: Jan 29 2018 (old site), Feb 2 2018 (new site)

POE: Jan 10 2019 [Los Angeles]

Marriage: Jan 12 2019 :wub::dance:

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RFE: Aug 30 2018 (old site updated 8/30; new site 8/31 w/email and text)

RFE hard copy: rec'd 9/4; ret'd 9/6 (old site updated 9/7; new site 9/10, no text/email)

NOA2: Oct 5 2018 [249 days]  (old site updated 10/5; new site 10/7, no text/email)

Case #: Oct 31 2018 [27 days] (called to get number, no email from NVC)

Left NVC: Nov 13 2018 

Consulate Rec'd (DHL): Nov 19 2018

CEAC 'Ready' status: Nov 29 2018

Interview: Dec 17 2018 [Approved!]

 

 

 


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The question is about the first in-person meeting.  Read the questions carefully and literally within the context of the section you are in.  The IMB question gets confused with the meeting question.  They do not care if you met online unless it was an IMB.  They ask you to describe your first meeting in person.  All we said was that we met at the White Moon Bar at Hotel H20 and the date.  We were approved.


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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On 2/13/2019 at 3:28 AM, C90 said:

My now husband and I met 4 years before we applied for the K1, we just wrote when and how we met and that we have traveled to see each other since in about 3 or 4 sentences. We got approved without RFE (we sent pictures, passport stamps, tickets and hotel bookings from the 2 years before we applied as evidence)

Hi, did your hotel bookings show both of your names? Because I have hotel bookings from our travels, but they only have my name on them. Is that okay?

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32 minutes ago, Hemutian said:

Hi, did your hotel bookings show both of your names? Because I have hotel bookings from our travels, but they only have my name on them. Is that okay?

I think it was just in my now husbands name, but it said 2 guests and we provided plane tickets that matched the country of the hotel and the dates that the hotels were booked. 

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14 minutes ago, C90 said:

I think it was just in my now husbands name, but it said 2 guests and we provided plane tickets that matched the country of the hotel and the dates that the hotels were booked. 

Thanks, that makes sense. 

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