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Hi! 

 

I have been reading negative and positive experiences about showing engagement pictures or having an engagement party and bringing this up a the interview. In my country ( Jordan) there are certain traditions that should be done when it comes to engagement, I haven't followed all of them, and just went for a small immediate family gathering with 3 friends only. which is considered very nontraditional to Jordan, where everyone should be invited to this kind of occasions.  I have read that since the interviewer will be most likely familiar with Jordanian traditions, and since our relationship ( Muslim girl and christian guy) is considered weird to Jordan, this might cause a problem, at this point I dont know if the interviewer should be neutral or not regarding this matter, or if he\she would ask me about having an engagement party, and showing them pictures would make it worse for my case, especially that i was wearing a white simple dress. I wanted to have my own thing, small and simple celebration, but i'm not sure whether or not mentioning that would help, considering the traditions followed by my country. 

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If you're asked about it, tell the truth.

If you're not, don't offer any information. People were denied K1 visa for stuff like this.


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21 minutes ago, Aseel.Na said:

Hi! 

 

I have been reading negative and positive experiences about showing engagement pictures or having an engagement party and bringing this up a the interview. In my country ( Jordan) there are certain traditions that should be done when it comes to engagement, I haven't followed all of them, and just went for a small immediate family gathering with 3 friends only. which is considered very nontraditional to Jordan, where everyone should be invited to this kind of occasions.  I have read that since the interviewer will be most likely familiar with Jordanian traditions, and since our relationship ( Muslim girl and christian guy) is considered weird to Jordan, this might cause a problem, at this point I dont know if the interviewer should be neutral or not regarding this matter, or if he\she would ask me about having an engagement party, and showing them pictures would make it worse for my case, especially that i was wearing a white simple dress. I wanted to have my own thing, small and simple celebration, but i'm not sure whether or not mentioning that would help, considering the traditions followed by my country. 

Is that even possible?


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20 minutes ago, Roel said:

If you're asked about it, tell the truth.

If you're not, don't offer any information. People were denied K1 visa for stuff like this.

they most probably would ask. since it's a normal thing to have engagement ceremonies in Jordan :l

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38 minutes ago, A.Na. said:

Hi! 

 

I have been reading negative and positive experiences about showing engagement pictures or having an engagement party and bringing this up a the interview. In my country ( Jordan) there are certain traditions that should be done when it comes to engagement, I haven't followed all of them, and just went for a small immediate family gathering with 3 friends only. which is considered very nontraditional to Jordan, where everyone should be invited to this kind of occasions.  I have read that since the interviewer will be most likely familiar with Jordanian traditions, and since our relationship ( Muslim girl and christian guy) is considered weird to Jordan, this might cause a problem, at this point I dont know if the interviewer should be neutral or not regarding this matter, or if he\she would ask me about having an engagement party, and showing them pictures would make it worse for my case, especially that i was wearing a white simple dress. I wanted to have my own thing, small and simple celebration, but i'm not sure whether or not mentioning that would help, considering the traditions followed by my country. 

Did you sign the Katib Al Kitab?


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3 minutes ago, missileman said:

Did you sign the Katib Al Kitab?

no, we cant sign it, because the court won't accept it, since he's not converting to islam. 

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Most posts here would say to respond truthfully to whatever Qs are asked, don't volunteer any info not asked about. 


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