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    APA got a reaction from shaolincrane in Getting Married in California - Certificate Times?   
    Simple solution:
    https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/728990-negative-attitudes-in-the-forum/
     
    Telling me to google it is not helpful. I did google it, and I’m specifically asking for personal experience with wait times and not looking for canned google information which may or may not be outdated/inaccurate. If you don’t have personal experience with this, then there’s no reason for you to reply. 
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    APA got a reaction from Greenbaum in Cambodia considered a “high fraud” country?   
    I’m going to frontload with quality evidence and hope for the best. We don’t have the normal stuff like letters and gifts, but I’m established here, we’ve been living together and have a lease and several trips to other countries together. I think this puts us in a different league than a lot of applications so hopefully it will go well.  
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    APA got a reaction from Silmaril in Getting Married in California - Certificate Times?   
    I want it for 2 reasons: I don’t want my estranged stalker family getting into my personal business, and I also don’t want my personal business ending up in the never ending data mining machine. If you don’t know a lot about this, research it a bit, it’s huge. I’ve spent the last year getting my information off the internet and out of the hands of data brokers, I have no interest in going back in. These companies digitally mine public records and it gets bought and sold and published on the internet. This is nothing more than a personal privacy issue for me. I’m only hiding it from most of my family and google.
     
    That being said, if USCIS asks me that question, I’ll explain it the same way. I have yet to find a single story of anyone having a problem with a K1 marriage with a confidential license & marriage. The paperwork is all certified by the court, it just doesn’t enter public record. It can still be retrieved by me or my spouse and with a court order. Sure they may question us a bit more, but it is a bonafide marriage. 
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    APA got a reaction from Mike E in Getting Married in California - Certificate Times?   
    Simple solution:
    https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/728990-negative-attitudes-in-the-forum/
     
    Telling me to google it is not helpful. I did google it, and I’m specifically asking for personal experience with wait times and not looking for canned google information which may or may not be outdated/inaccurate. If you don’t have personal experience with this, then there’s no reason for you to reply. 
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    APA got a reaction from green_rabbit in Too much evidence a bad thing in initial filing?   
    https://www.uscis.gov/ilink/docView/AFM/HTML/AFM/0-0-0-1/0-0-0-2061/0-0-0-2073.html
     
    this is fascinating 
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    APA reacted to Penguin_ie in Negative attitudes in the forum   
    I wanted to address the negative attitudes we have seen on the rise recently in the upper/ immigration forums towards those who ask beginner/ simple questions, or have unusually fast or slow VisaJourneys.

    First, there is a tone difference between the Progress forums- which are mostly for support and cheerleading, and the Info forums, which are mostly to have questions answered.   While all our forums are supposed to be welcoming to all and friendly, this is especially important in the Progress forums, which are not to discuss politics, or be negative towards  those fortunate to have their case dealt with quickly, or  critical of those who voice sadness about their own slow progress. These forums are there to uplift eachother!

    Secondly- in the info forums, you may get bad news.  When a question is asked, our members are encouraged to answer truthfully, even if this may not be what the Op wants to hear, because it is important to be informed.  However, the emphasis is still on being welcoming and friendly.  If you need to give bad news, do so gently, and stick to facts; constructive criticism of the Op's plans ARE allowed, but the emphasis is on constructive.  No need to dwell on mistakes (or tell members they should be on 90 Day Fiance- that is a personal attack and automatic suspension), or  illegal actions in the past- instead, encourage and explain legal options for the future.  And ONLY legal options- as per our TOS, VJ does not support, condone or encourage illegal (immigration) actions, and such posts will be removed.

    Ultimately, we are here to help all members, old and new, easy cases and complicated, those who write a fact filled bullet point post and those who are panicking and don't make much sense in their first post. Yes, sometimes questions can be easily googled, or answered via a search of our forums.  But if you feel that way, just scroll past- no need to criticise the OP for asking the question. 
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    APA reacted to Greenbaum in About to file the I-129F but I am so confused   
    We need a little housekeeping on your end. Many of our answers are predicated on the information you supply in your profile. When we look at the left column and can't determine your timeline OR your Embassy it's hard for us to give you a factual answer. Our answers will sometimes be tailored to a specific Embassy hence the reason for you to complete your profile. If you look at the profile of others here, they have a flag for their country, so it makes it easy for us to reply as we can quickly determine their Embassy. The country that should be used is the country where the interview will take place.
     
    So, if you could help yourself out and complete your profile that sure would help us out when we want to reply to your question with factual information.
     
    Go to the top right of this page select your name (it's on the upper right-hand corner)>my profile>[below your picture on the right column] edit my profile. Scroll to the bottom and fill in "Immigration Info". There now we can better serve you.
     
    Once you finish that then return and you will see a flag in your profile. Select it and see what wonderful information will open up for you.
     
    Thanks
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    APA got a reaction from debbiedoo in Too much evidence a bad thing in initial filing?   
    Cambodia doesn’t allow same-sex marriage. Taiwan does but they will not marry someone unless it’s legal for that person in their own country (legal for me, not legal for my fiancé). 
     
    The other countries that allow it are either prohibitively expensive to travel to or nearly impossible for him to get a visa to. K1 is our only feasible option. 
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