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Shoot Em Straight

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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to JeanneAdil in 221G Administrative Review   
    you are suppose to create your own thread when asking a question
    as then it can best to answered by VJ members with experience 
    and no ,  she can not come here for a marriage certificate 
    even if she got a tourist visa,  the officer at POE would refuse entry to USA 
    now, you go to Nigeria and marry
    read the posts in your portal
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to JeanneAdil in Moroccan divorced   
    So . play it off yourself and run the other way
    not emotional just protecting yourself 
    better to stop now than have to run to a shelter later 
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Kissablestyles in Moroccan divorced   
    Because she's the source. I heard his story and hers was the same. She was married 5x and looking for a younger guy, he was looking to get out of Morocco. She didn't say anything bad about him except one thing. That is what I am scared for. She told him she wanted a divorce and I think thats when he punched her. He says he didn't, she removed the charges but he still had to pay a citation. 
     
    She thought she would keep him home, take away the internet, she didn't trust him. After he got the card he left her or she kicked him out. Either way it's not the truth it's just her story and his. The truth will never be known.
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Boiler in quetion about sponsoring my spouse   
    What happens after 30 days?
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Going through in Can anyone explain me why I get this   
    Maybe you could ask your girlfriend to join VisaJourney and we can help explain things a bit better to her?  Especially since she is the one who will be filing the petition.
    This way less of a language barrier when getting good information.
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Jeanne Adil in Problems before removing conditions   
    you can leave anytime u want
    but why not try to go  thru marriage consulling
    at least talk to her and figure out what is best
    only 2 years together and ready to throw out the marriage
     
    she doesn't have to support the removal of conditions 
    and you need a divorce to file the waiver / not going to happen fast
     
    BTW i am sure if you argue a lot she thinks you are the one giving her a hard time/ it works both ways
    why can't you just quit the fights and try getting along / life can really be good but only if you accept the good and bad in others
    and try for happiness
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to mcdull in Injustices and Waking up Dissapointed and Saddened   
    Oh I apologize.
     
    Perhaps moving to Morocco if the love of your life can't make it to America?
     
    After all, it is love, not the place that matters.
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from Uoas in Culture Shock & Adjusting to American Life   
    Food. The language.
    I cant think of one thing that can make it better to adjust...but to be patient and understanding of each other. IF he comes here, he is most likely leaving behind a big close family. This was the biggest struggle. So if you have other Moroccans he can socialize with in your community that's a big plus.... encourage this fellowship.
     
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to savana in Language for Interview   
    my husband still not speak english  well  he study only from youtube and his levell in english A2  and he sometimes understant me and sometimes not  ,  i think will be hard for him the interview
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to RJandHamid in Culture Shock & Adjusting to American Life   
    Hardest adjustment was finding work. We live in a medium sized city and a lot of places are hesitant to hire people with no US work experience. This is probably even more true for MENA men with Muslim names. 
     
    Other than that, my husband misses Moroccan food! He thinks the food in the US is too sweet and processed. Luckily he can cook most Moroccan meals for himself. 
     
    He also sometimes misses the sense of community that you will find in the MENA region, where people generally know their neighbours, celebrate together, share the same faith, ECT. 
     
    One thing he does like about America (at least where we live) is the diversity in landscapes and people. I think one of the most helpful things will be pushing him to make new friends. Overall it does take a lot of patience, especially if he's never been outside of the MENA region. It's almost like a whole different world in some aspects. 
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Derik-Lina in K1 denial because of age   
    The question you two must answer for yourselves and for the Consul:
    Will the Moroccan man Marry a Moroccan wife of the same age of the USC?
    It has been beed done and couples have proven the relationship is true and strong.
    Again, as everyone says the age difference alone is not grounds for denial. 
    There must be other red flags. I suggest that you build a very strong case with many visits
    and longer stays. I also suggest you prepare for a lengthy journey. I hope I am wrong, but
    Best of luck to you two.
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Amit&Julie in K1 denial because of age   
    That is a vastly different example. Different country and culture, and older male USC with young woman is very common in SE Asian countries. The OP should heed the advice from others on here who have been through Morocco.
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from EmmNM in How are the "older" vj members doing?   
    We ladies went through so much together on here....what is happening with everyone? Some of whom I stayed in touch with are divorced...not naming names. And myself we have had our ups and downs like every married couple. Still..... worth working on to stay together . My husband has grown so much living here in the US. I too have seen many things through his eyes....that I would not have noticed if it weren't for his perspective.
    One thing that has been a sore spot for him is that where we live there are not many Moroccans Ok one but he is 2 cities away. I noticed B I G communities in Virginia, Orlando and Boston but here in So Cal we are still searching. We even spoke of possibly relocating in the U.S. to be closer to other Moroccan brothers in these communities. But now I say if that is what will make him happy lets just go back to Maroc and enjoy the family and friends there. The life there is simpler and I miss hearing the Adhan 5 x a day.
    Would enjoy to hear anyone's story of how things are going after the visa and life in the U.S. with your Moroccan husband. Or Jordanian, Or Egyptian.Or MENA.
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Robdiesel in Just Starting the K1 Process   
    Mezyan, 
          I signed up for this only to give you some Direction. As in 2010 I met my spouse in in 2012 we were married in the United States I went through the Visa process and it was a breeze. I recommend that you contact rapidvisa.com and pay for their service and they will prepare everything for you. I don't know what their service runs right now but when I did it back in 2011 and applied for the Visa it ran around $300 for their service you are still going to have to pay for the doctor's visits the passport passport photos you have to pay for the change of status as well as the cost to file with the government those have nothing to do with rapid Visa however at this time they will allow you to make those payments via credit card whereas in the past you had to pay cash up-front for everything. But I can tell you the gentleman that owns rapid Visa his name is Ben. I met Ben when he was in Colorado Springs and now they have moved to Las Vegas. my story ended in a divorce however that did not deter me from looking for love overseas again and I am preparing to use the service for a second time. Good luck check out their website I think you will find that they can be most helpful.
     
    Good luck also be patient the process from the time you first file is going to take a minimum of 6 months up to a year we were approved after 11 months and I went to Colombia for the interview as well.   but we were never asked for a single item additional and there was nothing that ever held up our process. Again good luck and I hope this information was helpful.  Www.rapidvisa.com
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from h&y in Starting K1 Visa for Moroccan Fiance   
    What a horrible reason to take Shahadah.
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to janet3 in K1 (fiancee) Vs. Marriage Visa? - Casablanca   
    It is my understanding that they can and do ask anything during an interview. The interviewer could potentially ask how your adult children feel about having an infant sibling  (since....I assume your wife is capable of having children). From what I have read and heard it is common that they ask about future baby plans...no matter what route you go...K1 or CR1 
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from WantYouToWantMe in Scam?   
    Welcome to VJ.  Stick around the MENA forum and learn more. You did yourself well joining.
     
    Good Luck with your relationship and please let us know how your journey continues.
     
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from Marc_us82 in Finding A Job As A Foreigner   
    Coming from Morocco...one can have a "high school" diploma then ontop of that his Baccalaureate degree, Most likely your SO speaks a few languages too....... be prepared .... He still might find it hard in the beginning finding employment.
     
    What we did is enroll in Commmunity College to improve his English (ended up he tested on the highest level ...So was it necessary?) Yes, Productively it  was for contacts, a daily schedule and easy paced opportunities for him to acclimate into life over here.
    He would take the bus, learn the city on his commute. Meet wonderful educators and ended up with a great recommendation from one of his teachers which he placed on his resume. Having never work in the U.S. it gave a little substance on paper.
    Still it was a struggle to get that first chance. Finally it was a landscaping company that gave him his first .job.
    I have so much more found respect to how hard landscapers work.
    Uggh. He would come home Spent. Dirty. Tired. Sore but very happy to finally work. They loved his dedication to the job and That lead to advancement to foreman with very good health insurance. Over the years,He learned Alot but physically it was too much. Then, he applied for a plumbers apprentice. They trained while you worked on the lowest rung of the ladder. Basically Snaking other peoples CLOGGED drains with heavy machines.  Again it was a hard, dirty job but he was training with other advanced plumbers and on some jobs  learning pipe welding, water heater installation etc...Basically doing his time while getting health ins and a paycheck.  The jobs were very dirty and very physical, But in the meantime he saved to by his first car, then traded in for a truck while building credit.
    So I guess my point is, be patient in your search. Take opportunities that you get and make them work.
    ALSO>>>>People have different ways in Morocco. My husband took a lot personally in the beginning where I would have just brushed it off because I grew up here. We had many evening conversations about "that's just how people are"....and "that's how people handle business here". "Dont let it get to you. Its just that way here.." Kinda a growing and hardening phase. I admit, I am pushy compared to his ways. But I always called it assertive
    Now he has the best job so far. It is not Physically burdening, has nothing to do with Sh%T and he seems very content with goals of saving for his own business one day.
    After the VISA journey is over your SO will have big adjustments and the next journey starts over here.....
     
     
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from SaRy in Finding A Job As A Foreigner   
    Coming from Morocco...one can have a "high school" diploma then ontop of that his Baccalaureate degree, Most likely your SO speaks a few languages too....... be prepared .... He still might find it hard in the beginning finding employment.
     
    What we did is enroll in Commmunity College to improve his English (ended up he tested on the highest level ...So was it necessary?) Yes, Productively it  was for contacts, a daily schedule and easy paced opportunities for him to acclimate into life over here.
    He would take the bus, learn the city on his commute. Meet wonderful educators and ended up with a great recommendation from one of his teachers which he placed on his resume. Having never work in the U.S. it gave a little substance on paper.
    Still it was a struggle to get that first chance. Finally it was a landscaping company that gave him his first .job.
    I have so much more found respect to how hard landscapers work.
    Uggh. He would come home Spent. Dirty. Tired. Sore but very happy to finally work. They loved his dedication to the job and That lead to advancement to foreman with very good health insurance. Over the years,He learned Alot but physically it was too much. Then, he applied for a plumbers apprentice. They trained while you worked on the lowest rung of the ladder. Basically Snaking other peoples CLOGGED drains with heavy machines.  Again it was a hard, dirty job but he was training with other advanced plumbers and on some jobs  learning pipe welding, water heater installation etc...Basically doing his time while getting health ins and a paycheck.  The jobs were very dirty and very physical, But in the meantime he saved to by his first car, then traded in for a truck while building credit.
    So I guess my point is, be patient in your search. Take opportunities that you get and make them work.
    ALSO>>>>People have different ways in Morocco. My husband took a lot personally in the beginning where I would have just brushed it off because I grew up here. We had many evening conversations about "that's just how people are"....and "that's how people handle business here". "Dont let it get to you. Its just that way here.." Kinda a growing and hardening phase. I admit, I am pushy compared to his ways. But I always called it assertive
    Now he has the best job so far. It is not Physically burdening, has nothing to do with Sh%T and he seems very content with goals of saving for his own business one day.
    After the VISA journey is over your SO will have big adjustments and the next journey starts over here.....
     
     
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Ihavequestions in Scam?   
    Backstory: Divorced from an Egyptian and live in Egypt because I like it.
    Where is he from?
    Has he been to university? If so, what's his degree?
    Why can't he practice his English with any of the bazillion English speakers in Egypt?
    Does he have a job? If so, what does he do and how much does he earn?
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from Ayoub&Jennifer in Me and my fiancée we are so confused about from where to start the process K1 Visa   
    Welcome to VJ
    I would also add that it would beneficial for your fiancee to join us on here to gather as much info she can as a the USC filing.
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    Shoot Em Straight reacted to Georgia16 in Denied. When and How do I refile?   
    There is no way they will approve him for a visitor visa after the K-1 denial. He clearly has immigrant intent.
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from Happytobe in How long for marriage in Morocco?   
    We made it in 2 weeks. Had everything prepared.
    This is where Adil And Jeanne can help you if they see your post.
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    Shoot Em Straight got a reaction from Ebunoluwa in K1 Visa Expiring while in AP? Start Over?   
    We are very aware of your long struggle in finally obtaining your spousal visa and AGAIN congratulations... but You should not tell OP to just go and get married to prove their relationship is real.
    AS far as they have posted here...it looks like they are in AP.
    And yes CASA did hand out 221g WIth a reason checked at least when I filed that was their practice.
    *****SORRY EBUNOLUWA **** It was Adil/Jeanne That I was quoting.
    There is too much incorrect misleading opinions that are coming forth and unfortunately people whom are still awaiting for approval might believe ANYTHING.
     
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