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    Peace.... got a reaction from TogoAfrica in driving license for K1 visa holder   
    Well here is our story regarding driving here in Ohio. My husband went last week to take the written part of the exam. He passed with flying colors the first time and was told to go to the next window and get his permit to learn to drive here in the states. They asked for his passport, his social security card, our marriage license, and the I797. I just assumed that the first I797 we got was what they were looking for when we first filed. Well, that was wrong and they said we needed an updated I797C. I was like hmmm have no idea what they want. So I came home and asked here on VJ a few people what I needed. I was told that the I797C after applying for AOS would be acceptable. So fortunate for us, we received the I797c three days later in the mail. Today, we went back to the BMV to get his permit at the same location. The lady called someone to verify that the I797 was valid and they said NOPE it had to be an approval not a receipt of notice. I was like what the heck are you kidding me why don't these people tell you this ####### the first time. So anyway, they were like well his Visa has expired and I had to explain to them THIS IS NOT UNITED STATES VISA it is a K1 visa that he used to enter the United States. Well this just went completely over their heads as if they have never heard of this type of visa before. So we left with no permit. I was so frustrated with them, that I went to another place and guess what???? they called the same place and my husband has his permit for 4 years or until EAD or GC comes first then he can get his license with proof.
    I don't know if this should have happen for him, but he got it and now he is driving little by little today.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from kristen_maroc in Questions about Getting Married   
    I too come from a strong christian family but they all understand one thing, and that is we all believe in the same God no matter where we attend our christian services, so marrying in a mosque should not be the issue with a christian family unless of course they have issues of you marrying a muslim to begin with.
    Two years ago tomorrow,, I married my loving husband at the mosque by an Imam and witnesses. The Imam spoke of marriage in great detail and the importance of marriage. Our marriage is valid, and its also recognized in Morocco due to the fact we were married by a muslim and not the courthouse.
    Best of luck...
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    Peace.... got a reaction from kristen_maroc in Questions about Getting Married   
    Just curious, you said you were christian. Can I ask why you cannot be married in a mosque? Im christian and I married in a mosque.
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    Peace.... reacted to Darnell in 200 "teens" RIOT in Louisville Sat night robbing, assaulting people; .......   
    Happy Sock Puppet Wednesday, Y'all !
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    Peace.... reacted to B_J in 200 "teens" RIOT in Louisville Sat night robbing, assaulting people; .......   
    You know, this "person" has issues with more than just race; there's also religion. I guess some people are just messed up.
    And you know what's sad, I've got a couple of question about Islam; but, while this forum should be the place to discuss religion, it definitely is not. And I certainly don't want to bring it to the MENA forum. Those people have a difficult enough time just dealing with immigration - I don't want the hatred from the CEHST pool following me over there.
    Oh well.
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    Peace.... reacted to Ban Hammer in the depiction of Muslims in Hollywood-pilot on ABC family   
    one troll ejected.
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    Peace.... reacted to mota bhai in the depiction of Muslims in Hollywood-pilot on ABC family   
    Nice photos. Glad you've found happiness
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    Peace.... got a reaction from mota bhai in the depiction of Muslims in Hollywood-pilot on ABC family   
    FREAKY? Yeah freaky is a good word too, that's what he likes about me lol.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Operator in the depiction of Muslims in Hollywood-pilot on ABC family   
    FREAKY? Yeah freaky is a good word too, that's what he likes about me lol.
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    Peace.... reacted to LibCampFireClub in the depiction of Muslims in Hollywood-pilot on ABC family   
    Reported! Marvin continues to display upstanding tolerance to difficult topics. He does not deserve such insults!
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    Peace.... reacted to Cathi in the depiction of Muslims in Hollywood-pilot on ABC family   
    stereotypes of Muslims in Hollywood need to be changed. The notion that the people writing this show aren't even of Arabic/Muslim background is ridiculous. Once again depicting all Muslims as terrorists and wife beating control freaks where women have no say in anything and are oppressed, religious and zeolist racists. Tired of seeing all Muslims depicted as American hating ,kidnapping, women stoning terrorists. 99.9% of Muslims are so far from what is depicted in Hollywood and general media. No wonder the general public in the US are afraid of Islam and Muslims. It is ingrained in our brains and it needs to stop. I wish people would educate themselves instead of demonizing over a billion Muslims because of a few crazy extremists who twist Islam for their own agendas and don't follow the true meaning and writings of Islam, their teachings and the Qaran. No where in Islam is murder condoned or allowed., EVER....it's getting old. These stories sell tickets, if it were about a normal Muslim family and their day to day life, people wouldn't be as interested. People would rather watch the demonizing of the religion than know the real truth. Feel free to watch this video.
    http://live.huffingtonpost.com/r/segment/does-alice-in-arabia-fuel-anti-muslim-sentiment/5329942a78c90a467d0004a9
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Tahlisha in K1 Visa - I won't marry him!   
    One trip to morocco, eight,days.... I'm sorry, you both really needed more face to face time before jumping into a marriage.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from JibsDayo in How much money your husband gives you per month?   
    Yeah same here, when my husband got here from Morocco, it was perfectly normal to ask him if he needed anything on a daily basis. After a few weeks of receiving his social security card, I added him to all my bank accounts where he received his on ATM and debit card to use for whatever he needed. Now that he has been working a few years, he just goes to the stores and shops whenever he needs something now.
    As far as the home stuff, we both enjoy cooking a lot. If I'm not home in the evening when he has a off day, I will come home to a wonderful moroccan dinner. I never have to make the bed lol, it's done as soon as his feet hits the floor. He does his own wash as he always did in Morocco. I don't work, so I basically do all the grocery shopping, etc. and keep up the little necessary things inside the home.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Cathi in How much money your husband gives you per month?   
    Yeah same here, when my husband got here from Morocco, it was perfectly normal to ask him if he needed anything on a daily basis. After a few weeks of receiving his social security card, I added him to all my bank accounts where he received his on ATM and debit card to use for whatever he needed. Now that he has been working a few years, he just goes to the stores and shops whenever he needs something now.
    As far as the home stuff, we both enjoy cooking a lot. If I'm not home in the evening when he has a off day, I will come home to a wonderful moroccan dinner. I never have to make the bed lol, it's done as soon as his feet hits the floor. He does his own wash as he always did in Morocco. I don't work, so I basically do all the grocery shopping, etc. and keep up the little necessary things inside the home.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Scott & Annie in Late in the game   
    I was confused of this too before I filed ROC. I called three separate times just to confirm about putting my USC daughter from my previous marriage on the 751.
    I was told by on three separate phone calls, ONLY children of the alien removing conditions should be listed.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from user19000 in What to do when immigrant spouse leaves   
    Why? Because they divorced? That's just ridiculous
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Cathi in Let's hear it from spouses of Morocco whose marriages are working!   
    Six years ago we met....Today we share together our three year wedding anniversary. What an amazing journey it's been. Would I do it all over again? Yes, a million times over. When mohammed got here to the states, he embraced America as if he had lived here his entire life. The most challenging part was the food. Mohammed was intrigued with our grocery stores as I was with Marjane in Morocco. For the first year, I only worked part time, which made his days shorter and less boring. Every Friday, I would take him to the mosque, where he met many Moroccans. I was amazed how many friends he made and all the nice married couples, and some just like us waiting for immigration to finally be over. We have made a joyous life together and we are always preparing for our future, and making the big move out West is our goal now. As others here, we are a pretty laid back couple. We enjoy going to movies, camping, picnicking, fishing, traveling and just chilling out at home cooking some good Moroccan dishes. I couldn't ask for a more compassionate and loving husband, and a wonderful step father if I may say so. If there is one important thing my husband has taught me, it's the importance of patience. As I learn more and more about Islam, I learn more about him as a whole person. I love hearing him pray when the house is silent, I tell him it's like music to my ears.
    In the end, each and every moment we share together, we find peace, love and respect, and if that's what my future holds with him, I look forward to each and every day.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from LizzieBee in Let's hear it from spouses of Morocco whose marriages are working!   
    Six years ago we met....Today we share together our three year wedding anniversary. What an amazing journey it's been. Would I do it all over again? Yes, a million times over. When mohammed got here to the states, he embraced America as if he had lived here his entire life. The most challenging part was the food. Mohammed was intrigued with our grocery stores as I was with Marjane in Morocco. For the first year, I only worked part time, which made his days shorter and less boring. Every Friday, I would take him to the mosque, where he met many Moroccans. I was amazed how many friends he made and all the nice married couples, and some just like us waiting for immigration to finally be over. We have made a joyous life together and we are always preparing for our future, and making the big move out West is our goal now. As others here, we are a pretty laid back couple. We enjoy going to movies, camping, picnicking, fishing, traveling and just chilling out at home cooking some good Moroccan dishes. I couldn't ask for a more compassionate and loving husband, and a wonderful step father if I may say so. If there is one important thing my husband has taught me, it's the importance of patience. As I learn more and more about Islam, I learn more about him as a whole person. I love hearing him pray when the house is silent, I tell him it's like music to my ears.
    In the end, each and every moment we share together, we find peace, love and respect, and if that's what my future holds with him, I look forward to each and every day.
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    Peace.... reacted to venusfire503 in Let's hear it from spouses of Morocco whose marriages are working!   
    I love this thread - I was just thinking it might be a good idea to have 2 pinned threads - one about relationships that didn't work out (what is most commonly posted), and another about relationships that are working. It would be a good way to show both, and have some balance. This way, if someone is concerned for any reason, they could read the 'warning' thread, but if they need to read something positive (the journey is so difficult, and hearing negative things is sometimes a little too much) they can read about the success stories.
    I'm one of those who rarely makes an appearance, because my husband got his citizenship more than 2 years ago. We celebrated our 7 year anniversary recently, and people who see us with each other are surprised we've been together so long because we're so happy! We like to hang out together, even if it's just sitting on the couch, or shoveling snow (like today). He sometimes surprises me at work by showing up to spend my lunch break with me - that always brightens my day. We made it through the entire immigration process, from being in different countries, all the way up through citizenship, and beyond. We were totally different people - on paper - when we met, but our hearts are very similar, which is why I think we've made it despite the odds. We also take good care of each other, and make our marriage a priority.
    venusfire
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    Peace.... reacted to Inluv in Let's hear it from spouses of Morocco whose marriages are working!   
    Nice Idea B.
    Well my husband had a little difficult time with the boredom in the very begining. We live in a very suburban area and it is always quiet. Too quiet. He was accustom to walking out to the pace of people on the streets, being with his friends, family, and by his ocean immediatly.
    Straight off the slaouia truck... it is a difficult to find a job.
    Get footed.....
    And accomplish the things you both wish to do right away.
    Though we were both happy we were together finally and loved each others company, I wished he could have had a few Moroccan/Arabic speaking folks around here to meet. Still looking.
    He missed his food. His missed his FAMILY! He missed the ways he was accustom to. The music. The language.
    All these things I could not provide.
    We went places locally, visiting different cities around So Cal. This was fun to show him all the things here we take for granted yet are very new and different to fresh eyes. But the travel to here and there was not everyday reality.
    At times there were some words of him wanting to go back....then he did.
    He had not been in the U.S. a year yet.
    I certainly did not want him here unhappy.
    Practicality, told me it was way to early to visit but now looking back it was P E R F E C T. After about 2 weeks he was ready to come HOME.
    He missed us so much and I assume, saw that though his family n home were familiar to him and still very important, he no longer had the same priorties there.
    That was back in Oct 2013.
    Now we are in a better state of growth. He is taking advanced level ESL classes in the local college. And will persue his GED. After this...something in the computer field would be up his alley.
    Up by 6 45 am. and on the sprinter train by 7 27. Home by 4, simiar to a work schedule which is healthy for a person.
    I see a depth of improvement/appreciation with his English and interests of furthering his education... that was not ever planned on when we would talk about him finally being here.
    WE assumed he should start working immediatly, to get him acclimated to life here???
    But GOD had other plans, and this is where we are at with him.
    He does his thing, FISHING, all day on his days off from school. He cooks his tajine when he wants to taste Morocco. And we got a IPTV box that connects off the internet broadcasting Arabic, Turkish, Iranian, Kirdish, Russian, Europrean and of course the main Moroccan channels. BTW if you dont already have this...your husband would love it!!! only 30 a month after you purchase the box. Multiple FUTBOL channels too. but that is for me.
    He and my daughter get along very well. She sees a peaceful male figure in the house now. The past expriences were not this way. We all 3 are close and have nice laughs at home. He loves loves my mother and her cooking. She adores his curtious and gentlemanly ways.
    I do try to stay in touch with the other ladies that struggled with me on VJ through the wait and maybe one day they will invite my husband and I to there hometown to visit...hint. That would be interesting and I am game.
    There are realistic ups and downs like in every Marriage(MENA or not)....he just has a sexier accent than some.
    I remain grateful for us being together and not having a horrible story to share.
    Now if he will just make that appointment at the DMV.....
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    Peace.... reacted to destiny64 in Let's hear it from spouses of Morocco whose marriages are working!   
    I didn't ask for good stories for the purpose of other's good fortune affecting anyone. I asked to get some positive feed back from people who had something good to say about their Moroccan spouses. As other posters have commented that it's a common happening, and I will admit it seems to pop up here frequently! Some of us are having good marriages!
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    Peace.... reacted to Avery Cates in What to do when immigrant spouse leaves   
    Bit judgmental without knowing his side of things.
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Luthien in What to do when immigrant spouse leaves   
    Why? Because they divorced? That's just ridiculous
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    Peace.... got a reaction from Ingrid28 in What to do when immigrant spouse leaves   
    Why? Because they divorced? That's just ridiculous
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    Peace.... reacted to livindadream in BIG CHANGE IN MY LIFE!!! NOTHING I EXPECTED!   
    Call me crazy, but I think you are making a big mistake by airing your intentions on a public forum, with your names and pictures attached. If you are not wise enough to see that being this open about the possibility of perjuring yourself here is a bad idea...then you probably aren't going to be able to successfully pull off this ridiculous scheme of "let me bring this man to the States (because I feel bad for him) and then let him run loose and I'll say it just didn't work out". I know you feel bad for the man, but if he's not someone you LOVE enough to marry, then don't commit fraud to bring him to the States as your fiancé.
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