How Social Media can affect the Fiance Visa and Marriage Visa process

Many people have taken to various forms of social media to share pictures and provide information about themselves. In some cases, its used to communicate directly with another person. Unlike emails and phone calls, a record of your communications are not so easily deleted or managed for privacy.  Its important to keep this in mind when you apply for a K1 Fiance Visa or a CR1 Marriage Visa. Your pictures and statements reflect information about who you are and what you are up to.
Imagine filing for a Fiance Visa and stating that you are in love with your fiancé and yet having current pictures of a another boyfriend or girlfriend at home or pictures which strongly suggest a romantic relationship with someone else. Such information will likely be seen by USCIS or the US Embassy and in such a case could seriously compromise your credibility. If USCIS or the US Embassy does not believe you, you will not get your visa.

From the moment you start the process, you have the burden of proving that your relationship is genuine. You will be required to provide proof of how you met, when you met and examples that support your claim that you are in love. The pictures and statements that you post on social media should accurately reflect your claims.
Don’t be dishonest and don’t be careless or the result will likely be a denial.
If you have questions about the K1 Fiance or CR1 Marriage Visa process, please feel free to call me toll free at 1-888-515-3529.
Attorney Jeff Pettys
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