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Guidance needed for complex marriage/revocation dilemma

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Hi everyone :), 
Thank you in advance for reading and engaging with this post. 

So first the facts:
 

1. In 2016 I was approved for a visitors visa for the US to visit my aunt who wanted to treat me for getting accepted to college at the time.
   - I took my trip in July 2016 and stayed for 5 months.
  - During this 5 months period, I met my boyfriend and I also became interested in studying in the states because I loved being around my aunt and also the additional motivation of being there with my boyfriend.  Therefore, my aunt decided to try to get me accepted to a university in the states.

2.  In 2017 I was accepted for the university, I received a partial scholarship and applied for a student visa.  When I went to the embassy I was denied that visa and my visitor's visa was revoked.

 3. Now in 2019, my boyfriend and I have decided to get married so that we can be together and live a normal life.

So let me provide additional context:

   I believe I was revoked because my primary reason for going to the states came in conflict with my application for the student visa and also my sponsor was not someone I knew personally but, a friend of my uncle.  My boyfriend and I worked earnestly at the time to get everything sorted out and we were both crushed when it didn't work out.
However, over the past three years, my boyfriend and I have been in touch ever since.  He comes to visit for extended periods of time each year.  We talk to each other throughout the day (text and call).  He assists with paying bills and also rent for the apartment I live in and as such he sends money to me almost every month and has been doing so since early 2017.  We have tons of pictures and are truly in a bona fide relationship. And we intend to get my lease renewed in both our names and open a joint bank account so we can start saving for living together.
However, we both fear that due to the previous circumstances it may appear that we are being dishonest and would like to get your input in what you see wrong here and what we can do to make it better.

Please feel free to ask any and every question as we need all the help we can get.

Also if you have any tips regarding the wedding ceremony (we want to keep it simple) we would love to hear it.

Thank you so much!
 

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1 hour ago, Lovely Couple said:

I was denied that visa and my visitor's visa was revoked.

Won;t be an issue for the K1 Visa.   You still need to disclose it.


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April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

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Tourist and student visa denials will not impact your case, as long as you have documents to support your case is in good faith.

 

 My wife had several denials, we disclosed all on DS-260 (marked “Yes” then in additional box, we listed all denials). I expect DS-160 to have similar fields.

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Presumably your student visa was denied under INA 214(b). Assuming so, it means you were unable to overcome the presumption of immigrant intent. That would explain the revocation of the tourist visa as well, since immigrant intent is not allowed on that either.

 

Immigrant intent is not an issue for a K-1 visa.


Timelines:

Spoiler

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:

Spoiler

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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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to What Visa Do I Need - Family Based Immigration forum; OP has not specified which immigration path they will pursue.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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