Photos - should I include just the last 2 years?
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:34 AM
I'm about to submit my I-751 packet, and was just wondering - should I include photos of me and my spouse from just the last 2 years (since I applied for residency), or since we met (6 years ago)? Does it matter? Do I need to put captions with them, saying e.g. "Us together in Venice, 2007", or just simply do a photo-dump or sorts? I'm going to put them all together in a word doc you see. How many photos roughly would everyone suggest is ideal?
Posted 24 September 2012 - 11:39 AM
Technically, you don't need any photos. We included just one (the exhausted morning in the hospital after the birth of little Mini-Bone). The important enclosures are documents that show a merged financial and official personal life.
Thus, your best support will be bank statements (one per quarter since AOS), tax transcripts, copies of wills & medical powers of attorney, birth certificates of children since AOS, etc.
If you want to include a couple of photos, make it something that they haven't yet seen! And include a brief caption.
Edited by TBoneTX, 24 September 2012 - 11:40 AM.
06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).
07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?
09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).
09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).
10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."
12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.
12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.
12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.
01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.
01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.
04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").
05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.
05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).
06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."
07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.
08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).
08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).
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09-10-03 - Met online
10-31-03 - Started dating
09-30-06 - Broke things off Ham wasn't ready for immigration (stayed friends)
12-03-08 - Began dating again...after a certain someone finally realized I was right in what I had been telling him for 2 years. (Had to add that )
12-03-08 - Unofficially engaged
10-19-2009 - Sent I-129F to VCS
10-21-2009 - Check cashed
10-22-2009 - NOA1 Hard Copy
10-23-2009 - Touched
01-22-2010 - NOA2
02-04-2010 - Received Package 3
02-22-2010 - Ham finally went to get his medical done
02-24-2010 - Received the all clear on the medical
03-13-2010 - Submitted paperwork for police check
03-25-2010 - Received the Police Check
04-06-2010 - Submitting the P3 to Consulate
04-11-2010 - Received P4
05-04-2010 - Interview! - Needed more evidence of relationship. Emailed pics and email convos one hour later.
05-05-2010 - Approved!!!!!!
05-06-2010 - VISA IN HAND!!!!!!
06-09-2010 - POE - LAX (Official Proposal!!!)
07-10-2010 - Wedding
08-31-2010 - Mailed off AOS
09-02-2010 - Packet Received
09-09-2010 - NOA1 Emails - AOS, EAD, AP
09-14-2010 - NOA1 Hard Copies - AOS, EAD, AP
10-04-2010 - Biometrics (AOS and EAD)
11-03-2010 - Email and Text that EAD and AP were approved
11-05-2010 - Email and Text that EAD was sent on for production of card.
11-09-2010 - Email and Text that notice regarding EAD was sent (EAD card, hopefully?)
11-30-2010 - AOS Interview Date
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