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Marry with housemate and then long distance, marriage bona fide?

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I'm planning to get marriage with a close friend/housemate I've lived with for three months. Not solely for the visa purpose, but it is a big reason.

The problem is: I'm going back to my country in late November, and would stay there for more than one year for work while applying for the CR-1/IR-1 visa.

Is this considered a red flag? What should we do to prove that our marriage is bona fide? I'm from East Asia and my country probably does not have many marriage frauds.

She will probably visit me 1 time during the year, while I may come back 2-3 times for work.

We could prepare the following documents:

  • Joint bank account statements  
  • Joint car
  • Wedding photos
  • Dating/visit photos
  • Photos with family
  • Contact records (messenger, phone call, etc)

If applying for CR-1/IR-1 seems too risky, would coming back after two years and apply for change of status in the US be a better choice?

I'm not that worried about when I could come back, but whether I could come back.

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ukraine
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52 minutes ago, jack peter said:

I'm planning to get marriage with a close friend/housemate I've lived with for three months. Not solely for the visa purpose, but it is a big reason.

 

Getting married for "visa purposes" is fraud.

 

53 minutes ago, jack peter said:

If applying for CR-1/IR-1 seems too risky, would coming back after two years and apply for change of status in the US be a better choice?

 

Entering on a non-immigrant visa with the purpose of adjusting status and immigrate is fraud.

 

Your post is all sorts of wrong.  Please reconsider your life choice.  Get married to someone because you are deeply in love with them and want to spend the rest of your life with them, not for "visa purposes and other reasons".

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"Marry in haste, repent in leisure."

 

Marrying now for "visa purposes and other reasons" will be obvious to any consular officer interviewing you for the visa, and thinking of marriage/staying to adjust status is wrong.  This isn't what the I-130 is meant for.

 

Go back, make your 2 to 3 visits and her one visit, then consider marriage if you're compatible, genuinely committed, etc.


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06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

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01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I'm predicting the OP's second post on VJ will be defending his position and then after many more people tell him that what he is doing is fraud there will never be a third post.  Just going out on a limb here.  He may or may never marry but we will never know.

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10 hours ago, jack peter said:

I'm planning to get marriage with a close friend/housemate I've lived with for three months. Not solely for the visa purpose, but it is a big reason.

 

 

What should we do to prove that our marriage is bona fide? 

 

You can't.  It's fraud.  How can you make it look bona fide when it isn't?

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14 hours ago, jack peter said:

while I may come back 2-3 times for work.

Do you have a valid visa that allows you to work in the US?

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Doesn't sound like a marriage for love.  And that won't be your only problem is you are re-entering the US with plans to adjust.  Your housemate should also visit you in your home country if this is "love"


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2 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Doesn't sound like a marriage for love.  And that won't be your only problem is you are re-entering the US with plans to adjust.  Your housemate should also visit you in your home country if this is "love"

Yeah, spousal visas are for spouses, not for friends and housemates. 

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11 hours ago, TBoneTX said:

"Marry in haste, repent in leisure."

 

Marrying now for "visa purposes and other reasons" will be obvious to any consular officer interviewing you for the visa, and thinking of marriage/staying to adjust status is wrong.  This isn't what the I-130 is meant for.

 

Go back, make your 2 to 3 visits and her one visit, then consider marriage if you're compatible, genuinely committed, etc.

Thank for your suggestion. I'm thinking about this too.

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39 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

Doesn't sound like a marriage for love.  And that won't be your only problem is you are re-entering the US with plans to adjust.  Your housemate should also visit you in your home country if this is "love"

Love between friends? Marriage has to be for love? I suppose in many cases it's not ...

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