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Hi everyone 

 

Yesterday i sent my packet 3 to the embassy as my interview date will be on September 15th

Along with packet we sent some pictures together and a short story of what happened in our relationship during the time we filed for the visa and also mentioning the small family celebration we had when his family came to visit me and my family here in Egypt

 

Actually we were totally against this idea but our lawyer insisted on sending it saying that he did this so many times before 

 

What happened is that i received a call today from Egypt's embassy 

An Egyptian lady called and she asked me couple of questions about when was the last time he came to visit and where did we go and what are the exact dates 

But she started the questionnaire with the word husband not fiance and i corrected her saying that he is my fiance not my husband

 

Since i hang up with her i felt so nervous cause the way she was talking it was like she's suspecting that we're married

 

I just want to know has anyone here ever encountered this before with egypt's embassy?

And Should i be worried about this call?

 

Thanks in advance

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Your Lawyer was wrong in advising you to send pictures with a family gathering. I don't know what the overall picture of the gathering suggestions but from the questions you received from your call from the embassy I suspect they see it "maybe" as a wedding celebration. Keep in mind this is only my speculation. You did do a smart thing my correcting her on the "husband" reference as I think that was the path she was heading down.

 

There have been may cases that what you see as a "party" to what the CO sees as a possible "wedding". I would hate to see you come all this way and get denied because of an innocent picture. Here are some examples and from there you'll need to make your own decision. If you want more information than in the upper right corner of this page is a search box. Use the words "marriage ceremony" and you will have more examples. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/641345-k-1-visa-wedding-ceremony/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/665760-221g-confusion-where-is-my-fiances-case/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/639695-k-1-visa-denied-what-now-appeal/

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2 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Your Lawyer was wrong in advising you to send pictures with a family gathering. I don't know what the overall picture of the gathering suggestions but from the questions you received from your call from the embassy I suspect they see it "maybe" as a wedding celebration. Keep in mind this is only my speculation. You did do a smart thing my correcting her on the "husband" reference as I think that was the path she was heading down.

 

There have been may cases that what you see as a "party" to what the CO sees as a possible "wedding". I would hate to see you come all this way and get denied because of an innocent picture. Here are some examples and from there you'll need to make your own decision. If you want more information than in the upper right corner of this page is a search box. Use the words "marriage ceremony" and you will have more examples. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/641345-k-1-visa-wedding-ceremony/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/

 

From <http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/677434-july-2018-noa2-nvc/?page=32>

 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/665760-221g-confusion-where-is-my-fiances-case/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/639695-k-1-visa-denied-what-now-appeal/

All of this!!!!

 

OP you definitely should not have had a celebration or party or anything that would resemble a wedding 

Hopefully it works out for you, but if not be prepared for a real wedding and a CR1


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34 minutes ago, Greenbaum said:

Your Lawyer was wrong in advising you to send pictures with a family gathering. I don't know what the overall picture of the gathering suggestions but from the questions you received from your call from the embassy I suspect they see it "maybe" as a wedding celebration. Keep in mind this is only my speculation. You did do a smart thing my correcting her on the "husband" reference as I think that was the path she was heading down.

 

There have been may cases that what you see as a "party" to what the CO sees as a possible "wedding". I would hate to see you come all this way and get denied because of an innocent picture. Here are some examples and from there you'll need to make your own decision. If you want more information than in the upper right corner of this page is a search box. Use the words "marriage ceremony" and you will have more examples. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/641345-k-1-visa-wedding-ceremony/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/690759-k1-interview-denial/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/665760-221g-confusion-where-is-my-fiances-case/

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/639695-k-1-visa-denied-what-now-appeal/

First thank you so much for your reply

Second we didn't send any pictures of the celebration it was just written

We sent couple of pictures of his family when we invited them for dinner in my house and we were all wearing casual outfits

 

And thanks for the links i'll go through all of them

 

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35 minutes ago, Kastrs said:

All of this!!!!

 

OP you definitely should not have had a celebration or party or anything that would resemble a wedding 

Hopefully it works out for you, but if not be prepared for a real wedding and a CR1

We did it cause my family wouldn't let me leave with my fiance without the celebration

Actually we tried to get married before applying for a k1 but it was a very complicated process and my fiance didn't have that much vacation days to spend in Egypt until we get married so we applied for a k1

 

And we mentioned this when we filed for our k1 visa

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36 minutes ago, Gia & Dave said:

First thank you so much for your reply

Second we didn't send any pictures of the celebration it was just written

We sent couple of pictures of his family when we invited them for dinner in my house and we were all wearing casual outfits

 

And thanks for the links i'll go through all of them

 

Reading between the lines of what I'm suggesting is that you cease giving information that IS NOT an official request from anyone connected to your case. That information that you voluntarily give can be used against you. That's the summary from most of those I provided. Good luck.


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On 8/8/2019 at 8:13 AM, Gia & Dave said:

We did it cause my family wouldn't let me leave with my fiance without the celebration

Actually we tried to get married before applying for a k1 but it was a very complicated process and my fiance didn't have that much vacation days to spend in Egypt until we get married so we applied for a k1

 

And we mentioned this when we filed for our k1 visa

knowing Egypt like I do your lawyers was very wrong, the embassy on less evidence has in the past accused people of being too married for a K1 and nothing like what you sent in was ever presented.

 

getting married in Egypt is not as complicated, my husband and I got married there in less than 3 days, everything was completed and we got married at the ministry of justice.

 

I would like to think that they are not going to be as critical anymore but they will.

 

good luck

 

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