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Need to ask something 
One of my friend’s story !!!
She and her husband done Skype marriage in a year of 2016 and also registered in their homeland country(pakistan) 2016.
And after that they have met together in a another country and done their all marriage functions in a year 2018 , made photos together videos
 and both families were also present. 
Now they want to enter a spouse case but unfortunately, Skype marriage will not acceptable in a USCIS. 
So now what should they do 
Any best way or suggestions for them .?????

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Is their marriage legal in Pakistan?


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Here is some good information:  https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/when-proxy-or-skype-marriages-are-valid-for-green-card-purposes.html

1 minute ago, Saa Isha said:

 in a uscis website they called skype marriage is a proxy marriage

Under certain conditions, it can be valid for USCIS.


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8 minutes ago, missileman said:

Here is some good information:  https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/when-proxy-or-skype-marriages-are-valid-for-green-card-purposes.html

Under certain conditions, it can be valid for USCIS.


Ok how much chances of rejection in this type of cases 
Is it approved there is chances of approval or not ??
Because thats why still they did not enter a spouse case just they are so afraid of rejection ?

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19 minutes ago, Saa Isha said:

Need to ask something 
One of my friend’s story !!!
She and her husband done Skype marriage in a year of 2016 and also registered in their homeland country(pakistan) 2016.
And after that they have met together in a another country and done their all marriage functions in a year 2018 , made photos together videos
 and both families were also present. 
Now they want to enter a spouse case but unfortunately, Skype marriage will not acceptable in a USCIS. 
So now what should they do 
Any best way or suggestions for them .?????

Was their marriage consummated? 



 

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4 minutes ago, little immigrant said:

Was their marriage consummated? 

My assumption is that it was..........at least in 2018........if so, wouldn't it then be valid for USCIS?


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Proxy marriages are permitted provided that the marriage was consummated after the proxy ceremony. Where were both parties located for the proxy marriage? 

 

And for evidence that the marriage was consummated you don’t need to provide, as someone did in the past, “live action photos”, but evidence you have spent the night together somewhere after that date - a hotel receipt would suffice. 


 

 

 

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2 minutes ago, missileman said:

My assumption is that it was..........at least in 2018........if so, wouldn't it then be valid for USCIS?

Depends if both parties were in a location where proxy marriage is permitted, from my understanding. So if the petitioner lived in a state that doesn’t permit a proxy marriage, it’s null and void unless he was located in a place that does permit proxy marriage at the time.


 

 

 

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1 minute ago, JFH said:

And for evidence that the marriage was consummated you don’t need to provide, as someone did in the past, “live action photos”, but evidence you have spent the night together somewhere after that date - a hotel receipt would suffice. 

🤣  or photos of sheets, etc......


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4 minutes ago, JFH said:

Proxy marriages are permitted provided that the marriage was consummated after the proxy ceremony. Where were both parties located for the proxy marriage? 

 

And for evidence that the marriage was consummated you don’t need to provide, as someone did in the past, “live action photos”, but evidence you have spent the night together somewhere after that date - a hotel receipt would suffice. 


They thought 
Is it very hard to prove in this kind of case thats why did not yet enter a spouse 
Can you tell me step wise now what should they do 
Should they enter a case now ?

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