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Hi:

 

There are a few things I wanted to run through ya'll just to make sure I am on track.

 

From my understanding of my situation, if my partner's home country does not recognize same-sex marriage, then the route to bring them here would be to file via K-1 Fiance visa, correct?

Which, K-1 Fiance visa requirements for same-sex couples are the same across the board with anyone regardless, correct?

 

Now, here's the other part:

Are there difficulties that anyone has came across when filing K-1 Fiance visa with same-sex partners? Could our application potentially get denied because someone (either here in the US or consulate in my partner's home country) felt that our same-sex relationship was intruding on their religion even though we've met all the requirements on the application with supporting documents? This is really striking my confidence and are there ways to troubleshoot this?

 

Can folks who are in same-sex marriages share what their experiences are when petitioning for a spouse from abroad? Thanks!

 

 

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Just to clarify there is no restriction where you can get married, as long as it is legal, and there is a LOT to be said for going the married route.


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11 minutes ago, txvl66 said:

Hi:

 

There are a few things I wanted to run through ya'll just to make sure I am on track.

 

From my understanding of my situation, if my partner's home country does not recognize same-sex marriage, then the route to bring them here would be to file via K-1 Fiance visa, correct?  yes.....or marriage in a country which allows same sex marriage....then a spousal visa would apply.

Which, K-1 Fiance visa requirements for same-sex couples are the same across the board with anyone regardless, correct?  YES

 

Now, here's the other part:

Are there difficulties that anyone has came across when filing K-1 Fiance visa with same-sex partners? Could our application potentially get denied because someone (either here in the US or consulate in my partner's home country) felt that our same-sex relationship was intruding on their religion even though we've met all the requirements on the application with supporting documents? This is really striking my confidence and are there ways to troubleshoot this?  Should not be an issue.....USCIS and DOS operate under US law....

 

Can folks who are in same-sex marriages share what their experiences are when petitioning for a spouse from abroad? Thanks!  There are many couples here who can share.

 

 

 


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1 hour ago, txvl66 said:

Hi:

 

There are a few things I wanted to run through ya'll just to make sure I am on track.

 

From my understanding of my situation, if my partner's home country does not recognize same-sex marriage, then the route to bring them here would be to file via K-1 Fiance visa, correct?

Which, K-1 Fiance visa requirements for same-sex couples are the same across the board with anyone regardless, correct?

 

Now, here's the other part:

Are there difficulties that anyone has came across when filing K-1 Fiance visa with same-sex partners? Could our application potentially get denied because someone (either here in the US or consulate in my partner's home country) felt that our same-sex relationship was intruding on their religion even though we've met all the requirements on the application with supporting documents? This is really striking my confidence and are there ways to troubleshoot this?

 

Can folks who are in same-sex marriages share what their experiences are when petitioning for a spouse from abroad? Thanks!

 

 

Believe it or not but these type of questions come up alot in regards to same sex couples. The requirements are the same as hetero couples if not a little more lenient for same sex couples. Where are you from btw? Some couples don't feel safe letting their family know what's going on especially in Islamic countries so the family not knowing is not really a big deal unlike hetero couples

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5 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Believe it or not but these type of questions come up alot in regards to same sex couples. The requirements are the same as hetero couples if not a little more lenient for same sex couples. Where are you from btw? Some couples don't feel safe letting their family know what's going on especially in Islamic countries so the family not knowing is not really a big deal unlike hetero couples

What do you mean they are a little more lenient for same sex couples? Could you share some examples?

 

I'm from the US but my partner is from Southeast Asia. Our parents are both fine with us moving forward with tying the knot. I think manuvering through the law may just pose as our biggest challenge.

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40 minutes ago, txvl66 said:

What do you mean they are a little more lenient for same sex couples? Could you share some examples?

 

I'm from the US but my partner is from Southeast Asia. Our parents are both fine with us moving forward with tying the knot. I think manuvering through the law may just pose as our biggest challenge.

Some of the basics that hetero couples need like pictures with family are not really needed or if the family knows of the relationship at all are two big things that they are more lenient on for same sex couples 

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47 minutes ago, txvl66 said:

What do you mean they are a little more lenient for same sex couples? Could you share some examples?

 

I'm from the US but my partner is from Southeast Asia. Our parents are both fine with us moving forward with tying the knot. I think manuvering through the law may just pose as our biggest challenge.

You might get more helpful information if you said in which country your fiance lives.......Maybe someone has similar experience in that country.  Just a suggestion.

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1 hour ago, missileman said:

You might get more helpful information if you said in which country your fiance lives.......Maybe someone has similar experience in that country.  Just a suggestion.

My partner lives in Laos. I know that Laos currently does not recognize same-sex marriages.

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1 hour ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Some of the basics that hetero couples need like pictures with family are not really needed or if the family knows of the relationship at all are two big things that they are more lenient on for same sex couples 

Wow, that is very understanding! Fortunately, that isn't a problem for my partner and I

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40 minutes ago, txvl66 said:

Wow, that is very understanding! Fortunately, that isn't a problem for my partner and I

Yeah it is actually. I remember there was someone on here a couple months back from Indonesia whose family had no idea he was gay or even coming here to get married. He had convinced them that he was getting a work visa to the USA. 

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5 hours ago, txvl66 said:

My partner lives in Laos.

Both K-1 and CR-1 are possible. For CR-1 you first need to get married in a jurisdiction that allows gay marriage. For Iceland, Denmark, etc. he would need a Schengen visit visa. For the US he would need a B-1/B-2 visa:

He'll need to leave the US after the marriage to wait for the CR-1 process to complete.

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Hey there!

 

I'm in a same sex marriage and I didn't found any extra hurdle because of that during the process so far (We currently have the conditional green card). 

 

There is a lot of things to worry about during this process, but that isn't one.

 

Regarding the visa, with the time it takes to get the k1 and then the green card or EAD when in the US, I would advise you to get married in a country that allows it and then file for a spousal visa in his home country. If you have the means to do it of course. Australia, the USA or many EU countries are good options. 

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