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I-29f submitted for Moroccan Fiance

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Hi,

 

I just submitted by I-29f for my Moroccan fiance. I have two questions.

 

1. Realistically how long are we looking at waiting?

 

2. I am the woman and I am 6.5 years older than him. I’m 27 and he’s 21. I am half Moroccan and our families know each other really well. We grew up together when I spent summers in Morocco. I have known him my whole life. Will we have an issue getting the visa? Will they give us a hard time?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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no issue with age

(u say u've known him all your life, and in Morocco cousins can marry,  so is he a cousin?

if so ,  can cousins marry in your state )

if not the above ,  then u are still of child bearing age and that's good

u have kept proofs of your trips to see him like boarding passes, etc

they will probably not  give u a hard time but will look closely to make sure you're not just trying to help someone to get to the US

so,  the CO will ask,  "why not marry in Morocco where both families could attend ?"

 

incha yekbel

best to u both

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15 minutes ago, JeanneAdil said:

no issue with age

(u say u've known him all your life, and in Morocco cousins can marry,  so is he a cousin?

if so ,  can cousins marry in your state )

if not the above ,  then u are still of child bearing age and that's good

u have kept proofs of your trips to see him like boarding passes, etc

they will probably not  give u a hard time but will look closely to make sure you're not just trying to help someone to get to the US

so,  the CO will ask,  "why not marry in Morocco where both families could attend ?"

 

incha yekbel

best to u both

We will have a big wedding in Morocco inchallah with all of our family there. We will just have the wedding, but get married in the US. Do you have any insight on the time we will wait? I know the steps but I’m worried Morocco will be so slow

 

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Just in case I misread, you mean to have the wedding in Morocco AFTER your marriage in the US correct?  Because that is the only order it can occur if you do not want any issues.

 

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33 minutes ago, Salama said:

 

Please, do not have a wedding in Morocco.  K1 is for fiance's only.  That means people who are not wed.  His case will be denied if you have the wedding before he completes the K1/AOS or K1/AP process.

 

After your fiance arrives in the US, you need to marry within 90 days of his arrival.  If you want to travel back to Morocco to have the wedding, then you will need to apply for the adjustment of status (AOS) after marriage and also for advanced parole (AP).  Currently AOS has been taking over a year and AP has been taking 6-10 months.   If he leaves the US before AOS is completed, or before AP is authorized, he will be considered as abandoning his AOS case and you two will have to start all over with the immigration process by applying for a spouse visa.

 

If you have just submitted the I-129F, then expect about a year before your fiance can arrive in the US.  Then about a year before he can travel out of the US.  So about 2 years before you can hold the wedding in Morocco.

 

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CR1 would seem to be a better solution 


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17 minutes ago, SteveInBostonI130 said:

Please, do not have a wedding in Morocco.  K1 is for fiance's only.  That means people who are not wed.  His case will be denied if you have the wedding before he completes the K1/AOS or K1/AP process.

 

After your fiance arrives in the US, you need to marry within 90 days of his arrival.  If you want to travel back to Morocco to have the wedding, then you will need to apply for the adjustment of status (AOS) after marriage and also for advanced parole (AP).  Currently AOS has been taking over a year and AP has been taking 6-10 months.   If he leaves the US before AOS is completed, or before AP is authorized, he will be considered as abandoning his AOS case and you two will have to start all over with the immigration process by applying for a spouse visa.

 

If you have just submitted the I-129F, then expect about a year before your fiance can arrive in the US.  Then about a year before he can travel out of the US.  So about 2 years before you can hold the wedding in Morocco.

 

We wont be wed it would be just a party

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3 minutes ago, Salama said:

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We wont be wed it would be just a party

AFTER the marriage in the US correct?

 

This is such a terrible idea.  Please do some searches about why this is a bad idea - especially with loved ones in high fraud countries.

 

Good luck 


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2 hours ago, Boiler said:

CR1 would seem to be a better solution 

yes,  especially if u intend to have the marriage celebration in Morocco

As said,  going for K1 means coming to US,  marrying here,  and going thru an intensive AOS process at a cost of $1225 and u don't get to leave the US for at least a year (today's timelines)

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15 hours ago, canadian_wife said:

Just in case I misread, you mean to have the wedding in Morocco AFTER your marriage in the US correct?  Because that is the only order it can occur if you do not want any issues.

 

Good luck

Yes after

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12 hours ago, JeanneAdil said:

yes,  especially if u intend to have the marriage celebration in Morocco

As said,  going for K1 means coming to US,  marrying here,  and going thru an intensive AOS process at a cost of $1225 and u don't get to leave the US for at least a year (today's timelines)

Yes I understand the process of the k1. I know the Cr1 is recommended, esp since you get the green card right away upon entry. However, that is not the route chosen.

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23 minutes ago, Salama said:

Yes I understand the process of the k1. I know the Cr1 is recommended, esp since you get the green card right away upon entry. However, that is not the route chosen.

Well,  u will more than likely be ok with interview as u say,  he knows u and family well

it is hard for a person to come and not be able to work or travel home for a year or more while waiting for green card and AP

so,  after he goes thru POE and gets that i 94 , apply as fast as u can for the SS # and card

 

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If possible, submit photos of you,  him and the family  from  your childhood at interview . It would not hurt and maybe could help your case since you have known each others since childhood

Morocco is a hard embassy to get past. 

And don't submit any party pics, the embassy could interpret them as wedding celebration pics.

 

 

 

Jeanne is right, a marriage visa would be best in long run, able to work, and cheaper in many ways.

 

Best wishes


 

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2 hours ago, Beth & Achraf said:

If possible, submit photos of you,  him and the family  from  your childhood at interview . It would not hurt and maybe could help your case since you have known each others since childhood

Morocco is a hard embassy to get past. 

And don't submit any party pics, the embassy could interpret them as wedding celebration pics.

 

 

 

Jeanne is right, a marriage visa would be best in long run, able to work, and cheaper in many ways.

 

Best wishes

Yup I have tons of photos of me with his mom,dad,brother,sister. Recent and old! 

 

I get that you and Jeanne suggest CR1, that is not the route chosen, as I told Jeanne.

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2 hours ago, Beth & Achraf said:

If possible, submit photos of you,  him and the family  from  your childhood at interview . It would not hurt and maybe could help your case since you have known each others since childhood

Morocco is a hard embassy to get past. 

And don't submit any party pics, the embassy could interpret them as wedding celebration pics.

 

 

 

Jeanne is right, a marriage visa would be best in long run, able to work, and cheaper in many ways.

 

Best wishes

When you say hard embassy to get past…what do you mean? Also what was your personal experience?

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