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Question 18 Answer as follows. My fiance John is the petitioner.

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I met Jessica in an internet chat program known as ICQ in the late 1990s. In September of 2002, Jessica moved to Peterborough, Ontario from Dorchester Cape, New Brunswick to attend university and we committed to attempting a relationship January 27th, 2003. I first traveled via Greyhound Bus to visit her in Peterborough, Ontario February 16th-23rd, 2003. Visits thereafter occurred monthly until Jessica spent the summer of 2003 (May-August) at my residence in Port Leyden, NY. Monthly visits to her residence in Peterborough continued until I proposed on December 18th, 2003 while spending Christmas together in Port Leyden, NY.

We have continued regularly, monthly or more frequently, visits since then. Visits lasted from a single night to a couple months. Friends and family have driven us across the border at the Thousand Islands’ Border Crossing, as well as driving my own car.

In the past 2 years we have spent every holiday together at Jessica’s residence in Peterborough, Ontario, including Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and special events such as birthdays and parties. Most notably Jessica was a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding in Booneville, NY on September 2nd, 2006. I intend to marry Jessica once she receives her visa and is finished her degree at Trent University (June 2007).

Evidence documenting some of our visits follows this petition chronologically.

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Reason it's a bit long winded - we don't have a lot of concrete evidence of meeting as far as K-1 standards are concerned, we have:

2 parking tickets with date, time, his car's liscence plate number and my address on them.

1 slip from border immigration when he had to declare a gift for me.

One ATM record (mine) from his sister's hometown during my visit for her wedding.

Photos of us together at various holidays and his family functions.

We are considering staying in a hotel for a night this weekend and having both names on the reciept to help out. We are also considering:

One notarized letter from my best friend, including a picture of the three of us together at a Halloween party.

One notarized letter from his sister, including a picture of John and I together with her at her wedding.

Thanks for any advice you can give. :)

Jessica

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Question 18 Answer as follows. My fiance John is the petitioner.

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I met Jessica in an internet chat program known as ICQ in the late 1990s. In September of 2002, Jessica moved to Peterborough, Ontario from Dorchester Cape, New Brunswick to attend university and we committed to attempting a relationship January 27th, 2003. I first traveled via Greyhound Bus to visit her in Peterborough, Ontario February 16th-23rd, 2003. Visits thereafter occurred monthly until Jessica spent the summer of 2003 (May-August) at my residence in Port Leyden, NY. Monthly visits to her residence in Peterborough continued until I proposed on December 18th, 2003 while spending Christmas together in Port Leyden, NY.

We have continued regularly, monthly or more frequently, visits since then. Visits lasted from a single night to a couple months. Friends and family have driven us across the border at the Thousand Islands’ Border Crossing, as well as driving my own car.

In the past 2 years we have spent every holiday together at Jessica’s residence in Peterborough, Ontario, including Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and special events such as birthdays and parties. Most notably Jessica was a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding in Booneville, NY on September 2nd, 2006. I intend to marry Jessica once she receives her visa and is finished her degree at Trent University (June 2007).

Evidence documenting some of our visits follows this petition chronologically.

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Reason it's a bit long winded - we don't have a lot of concrete evidence of meeting as far as K-1 standards are concerned, we have:

2 parking tickets with date, time, his car's liscence plate number and my address on them.

1 slip from border immigration when he had to declare a gift for me.

One ATM record (mine) from his sister's hometown during my visit for her wedding.

Photos of us together at various holidays and his family functions.

We are considering staying in a hotel for a night this weekend and having both names on the reciept to help out. We are also considering:

One notarized letter from my best friend, including a picture of the three of us together at a Halloween party.

One notarized letter from his sister, including a picture of John and I together with her at her wedding.

Thanks for any advice you can give. :)

Jessica

I think that is more than enough, and is just fine. It is more than I put, and my petition was approved just fine. I just put a couple of lines about how my fiance and I met. So, you may want to actually shorten it a little bit, they are just looking for a paragraph or two. But it looks really good :thumbs::thumbs:

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Very factual. All I wrote was, "We met in a restaurant on August 30, 2005 while I was on vacation with a friend in Germany."

Jen

That's funny Jen, that's about how I answered the question too....just a couple of lines, saying where and when we met.

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Very factual. All I wrote was, "We met in a restaurant on August 30, 2005 while I was on vacation with a friend in Germany."

Jen

That's funny Jen, that's about how I answered the question too....just a couple of lines, saying where and when we met.

We answered what was asked, right? :P

When did they say you'd have your visa in-hand?

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Your letter is excellent. Some of the evidence of you two meeting is a little weak. It puts either of you in certain places at certain times, but not necessarily together. But combined with photos (date the back of them) make for better evidence. A hotel receipt with both your names and signatures on it would cinch the deal.

Question 18 Answer as follows. My fiance John is the petitioner.

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I met Jessica in an internet chat program known as ICQ in the late 1990s. In September of 2002, Jessica moved to Peterborough, Ontario from Dorchester Cape, New Brunswick to attend university and we committed to attempting a relationship January 27th, 2003. I first traveled via Greyhound Bus to visit her in Peterborough, Ontario February 16th-23rd, 2003. Visits thereafter occurred monthly until Jessica spent the summer of 2003 (May-August) at my residence in Port Leyden, NY. Monthly visits to her residence in Peterborough continued until I proposed on December 18th, 2003 while spending Christmas together in Port Leyden, NY.

We have continued regularly, monthly or more frequently, visits since then. Visits lasted from a single night to a couple months. Friends and family have driven us across the border at the Thousand Islands’ Border Crossing, as well as driving my own car.

In the past 2 years we have spent every holiday together at Jessica’s residence in Peterborough, Ontario, including Halloween, Christmas, Thanksgiving, and special events such as birthdays and parties. Most notably Jessica was a bridesmaid in my sister’s wedding in Booneville, NY on September 2nd, 2006. I intend to marry Jessica once she receives her visa and is finished her degree at Trent University (June 2007).

Evidence documenting some of our visits follows this petition chronologically.

--------------------------------------------------------------

Reason it's a bit long winded - we don't have a lot of concrete evidence of meeting as far as K-1 standards are concerned, we have:

2 parking tickets with date, time, his car's liscence plate number and my address on them.

1 slip from border immigration when he had to declare a gift for me.

One ATM record (mine) from his sister's hometown during my visit for her wedding.

Photos of us together at various holidays and his family functions.

We are considering staying in a hotel for a night this weekend and having both names on the reciept to help out. We are also considering:

One notarized letter from my best friend, including a picture of the three of us together at a Halloween party.

One notarized letter from his sister, including a picture of John and I together with her at her wedding.

Thanks for any advice you can give. :)

Jessica

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Very factual. All I wrote was, "We met in a restaurant on August 30, 2005 while I was on vacation with a friend in Germany."

Jen

That's funny Jen, that's about how I answered the question too....just a couple of lines, saying where and when we met.

We answered what was asked, right? :P

When did they say you'd have your visa in-hand?

3-5 days, wooo hooo, how about you, the same????

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Jessica, it's not at all necessary to provide this much information - the question is simply how you met. One or two sentences is more than sufficient. At the interview, you can provide much more proof of your ongoing relationship - at this phase, it is not requested.

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Very factual. All I wrote was, "We met in a restaurant on August 30, 2005 while I was on vacation with a friend in Germany."

Jen

That's funny Jen, that's about how I answered the question too....just a couple of lines, saying where and when we met.

We answered what was asked, right? :P

When did they say you'd have your visa in-hand?

3-5 days, wooo hooo, how about you, the same????

Yup... same. Last one to post is a rotten egg :P

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Very factual. All I wrote was, "We met in a restaurant on August 30, 2005 while I was on vacation with a friend in Germany."

Jen

That's funny Jen, that's about how I answered the question too....just a couple of lines, saying where and when we met.

We answered what was asked, right? :P

When did they say you'd have your visa in-hand?

3-5 days, wooo hooo, how about you, the same????

Yup... same. Last one to post is a rotten egg :P

Great Great Great Great News I am so Happy For Us Yeaaahhhhhhhhhhh

Happy Happy Happy Happy Dance

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Jessica, it's not at all necessary to provide this much information - the question is simply how you met. One or two sentences is more than sufficient. At the interview, you can provide much more proof of your ongoing relationship - at this phase, it is not requested.

But because our evidence is fairly weak, I want to explain the relationship situation -- we don't stay at hotels or use planes to travel, and because of the canada/usa thing, we don't use passports. I want them to understand that we in fact see each other more than most other visa couples but our evidence is less than most of what they ask for. Am I way off here?

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In the end it's up to you and what you feel comfortable with. But keep in mind that the form says:

Declaration of how you met in person in the last two years. This should be a single typed page regarding question 18 of the I-129F. Make sure to sign and date it

The adjudicator will know that you are US/Canada and that passport stamps are not required. You need to provide evidence that you have met in the past two years so you should still include the items you have listed - my point was just that you don't need several paragraphs to explain the meeting (ours was two sentences) but again, up to you.

Good luck.

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