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Proof of Engagement?

#1 chaigirl

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 01:58 PM

Hi Everyone,

The I129F I filed for my fiance has been processed here in the US and they sent my fiance T the packet requesting all the docs, info they need before he has his interview at the embassy in Dublin. He said one of the things they are requesting is "proof of engagement". What kind of proof? I didn't want an engagement ring, so there's no receipt. I just planned on a plain gold band when we're married. I was never a jewelry person. What else could be proof?

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#2 TruLuv

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:02 PM

Have you made any wedding plans? If so you could use receipts or contracts from them.
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#3 chaigirl

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:07 PM

No receipts. We weren't going to do anything fancy at all, nothing that would take more than 2 weeks to plan. We were really just thinking of something like city hall and a restaurant afterwards, nothing that takes much planning. I never thought being low maintenance would bite me in the a**.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:08 PM

QUOTE (chaigirl @ Apr 23 2009, 03:58 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Hi Everyone,

The I129F I filed for my fiance has been processed here in the US and they sent my fiance T the packet requesting all the docs, info they need before he has his interview at the embassy in Dublin. He said one of the things they are requesting is "proof of engagement". What kind of proof? I didn't want an engagement ring, so there's no receipt. I just planned on a plain gold band when we're married. I was never a jewelry person. What else could be proof?

TIA
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If you already bought the wedding bands, you could use the receipt, but state that you intend to use the bands after the marriage. Or that you are wearing a band as an engagement ring (that's what Latins do!). Did you have an engagement party? Or dinner? If you did and you took any pictures, that would help too.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:11 PM

You could have friends and or family write a letter of intent for you and have it notarized. I sent one from each of my parents with my I129F and may have to do it again when I get to your stage. I am in a similar boat. I do have a ring, but no receipt. I have a picture of him putting it on me though.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:13 PM

Do you have at least the engagement ring and the receipt to show it?

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:18 PM

We went out to dinner just the two of us but never saved a receipt. I'm confused. We lived together for almost a year, I have bills in both our names and pictures and all that kind of stuff. I thought when the I129F was approved here in the States that it meant they recognize our relationship is valid. Now I have to worry about the fact that we didn't spend a fortune unneccesarily (sp?)? I'm really frustated with all these ridiculous hoops we have to jump through.
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#8 baron555

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:23 PM

Maybe they mean Proof of Ongoing Relationship?
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:38 PM

Proof of ongoing relationship I can prove. I've been to Dublin 3 times since September, I have my boarding passes and I also have my astronomical phone bills. I hope that will do.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:40 PM

Go to the example forms on VJ. Look at the "Letter of Intent" That is proof of engagement. Print it, sign it, done.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:46 PM


For many folks - what you might be referring to is a Letter of Intent (from both parties). You can find an example in the Example Forms section.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:47 PM

Thanks afisher. Thanks everyone and wishing you all lots of luck!
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 02:51 PM

QUOTE (chaigirl @ Apr 23 2009, 03:47 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Thanks afisher. Thanks everyone and wishing you all lots of luck!

No problem, and remember to fill in your timeline when you have updates on your status.
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Posted 23 April 2009 - 03:43 PM

What you will want to gather for the interview is proof of ongoing relationship. This would include boarding passes, passport stamps, photographs together, and receipts from any trips made after filing for the I-129F. It would also include phone bills, emails, chat logs, and letters through regular mail. The Consulate Officer must be convinced that it is a real relationship. These pieces of evidence shall assist, but it also includes the non-tangibles, such as the sincerity of your fianc and the bias of the officer. Wish you all the best.
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#15 mr and mrs

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Posted 23 April 2009 - 04:47 PM

we are also 'low-maintenance' and had no formal engagement. we provided nothing that 'proved' that we were engaged OTHER THAN the letters of intent from each of us. no problem at all. it fairly common for couples to have non-traditional engagements - ie, no rings, no big-screen proposal at the baseball park, no engagement party.

ha! and i thought the same thing - 'am i screwed because i dont want to do what everyone else does?' im glad we did it our way. much more 'us'! : )

having said this, i am marrying UK citizen and culturally, this path is acceptable. i have read in other forums for other countries that sometimes cultural norms do play into the equation. seems like in vietnam there is a need for a more formal engagement that involves the bride's family.
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