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Hello, I was wondering if meeting one time would be enough for a k1 visa. I know 1 meeting in a 2 year period is enough to apply but I'm worried that one time meeting won't be enough. My fiancee is from Lebanon and we are 2 years apart in age. We talk everyday via text and video chat. We first started dating in the beginning of April of this year, we met online. 

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3 minutes ago, Misfit122 said:

Hello, I was wondering if meeting one time would be enough for a k1 visa. I know 1 meeting in a 2 year period is enough to apply but I'm worried that one time meeting won't be enough. My fiancee is from Lebanon and we are 2 years apart in age. We talk everyday via text and video chat. We first started dating in the beginning of April of this year, we met online. 

K-1s for MENA countries can be tough.  One meeting will be adequate for a petition approval, but likely not for a consular approval.  

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Just now, Misfit122 said:

I was hoping one would be enough since we both don't have much money and I have bad anxiety, so traveling isn't exactly a thing I can do.

Then you'll have an uphill battle.  Consulates are not interested in such barriers to developing bona fide relationships.

 

Immigration requires lots of time and money.

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2 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Then you'll have an uphill battle.  Consulates are not interested in such barriers to developing bona fide relationships.

 

Immigration requires lots of time and money.

Yes, unfortunately. My parents are going to sponser him since I don't make enough money. 

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The more visits the better.

 

4 minutes ago, Misfit122 said:

we both don't have much money

How do you intended to support your wife for the first 6 to 8 months?


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3 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

The more visits the better.

 

How do you intended to support your wife for the first 6 to 8 months?

Well, he plans to keep working and saving as much as possible beforehand and until he can get a work visa, we'll be staying with my parents. I'm the wife by the way.

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1 minute ago, Misfit122 said:

Well, he plans to keep working and saving as much as possible beforehand and until he can get a work visa, we'll be staying with my parents. 

you might want to consider a spousal visa.  It is cheaper overall and he doesn't have to wait to work or travel.


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Just now, Misfit122 said:

I wonder if we'd have a better chance through that. 

A big advantage of a spousal is that if it is refused you can appeal it.   A K1 refusal can not be appealed if refused.


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43 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

A big advantage of a spousal is that if it is refused you can appeal it.   A K1 refusal can not be appealed if refused.

Once the i129f is returned stateside you cannot appeal


YMMV

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If money is the constraint,  spousal Visa is your best bet


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3 hours ago, iwir said:

If money is the constraint,  spousal Visa is your best bet

Slightly cheaper.  The OP has many issues here, not the least of which is the fact that with only one visit, a MENA country and no viable means of support, approval will be wrought with hurdles.  Like AP.

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