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we have done court marriage to file for i130 due to my husband work commitment .we have decided to give reception party later.its been one and half years for our marriage.we have pic of our honeymoon,marriage certificate issued by cout,greeting card call logs fb chat viber chat skyp chat records.i want to ask is traditonal marriage is necessary or traditional marriage pic at the time of interview as we dnt have family pics due to court marriage.

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A traditional ceremony is not necessary, but would give you additional evidence of your bonafide relationship to submit to USCIS.

If you have plenty of pictures together, both of the honeymoon, before, and after, alongside your chat records you should be okay. My husband and I had a very small ceremony, and although we dressed up (white dress for me, him in a suit) we didn't have a huge reception or party of any sort. After we were married we went to a restaurant with those we'd invited (about 12 people) and then called it a night. For our petition we submitted pictures of us during the previous times we'd met before the wedding, and pictures of the wedding. We included a sampling of our chat conversations from facebook, skype, and the instant messenger program we use over the two years we'd been talking. I also have him listed as the beneficiary on my life insurance, so we submitted that. Our case was approved without an RFE.

If you have evidence that you've spent time as a couple around other people (friends or family members) that would prove useful to your case to show you've integrated into each other's lives.


September 29, 2012 - First met through a writing forum
January 5, 2014 - Engaged!
June 27, 2014 - Married!

USCIS:
September 23, 2014 - Sent off I-130 package
September 29, 2014 - Priority Date
September 30, 2014 - NOA1
March 26, 2015 - NOA2
April 2, 2015 - Case shipped to NVC

NVC:
April 13, 2015 - Case Number/IIN received
April 15, 2015 - DS-261 submitted
April 15, 2015 - AOS fee paid
April 21, 2015 - AOS package submitted
April 21, 2015 - IV package submitted
April 21, 2015 - Scan date

April 30, 2015 - DS-261 reviewed over the phone

May 12, 2015 - IV fee paid (late due to "EP lock")
May 13, 2015 - DS-260 submitted

May 27, 2015 - AOS/IV packages still not reviewed, flagged for supervisor review

July 10, 2015 - Supervisor review does nothing, flagged for unit manager review
August 11, 2015 - Case Complete!

Interview:

October 6, 2015 - Medical

October 13, 2015 - Interview date (AP - need to submit copy of 2014 W2)
October 21, 2015 - Visa status changed to "READY" and then a few hours later "ISSUED"

October 28, 2015 - Passport received (was available for pickup Oct. 27)
October 28, 2015 - POE fee paid
October 30, 2015 - POE!

After POE:
November 9, 2015 - Received SSN (checked off option to apply on forms)
December 1, 2015 - Received Green Card

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tq u for ur kind reply.....info is very useful for me .... mine case is arrange marriage .... we dnt hv pic befor marriage but hve sufficient pic of honeymoon n trip....will it be sufficient??so confused.

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For arranged marriages, I'm not sure. Hopefully someone else will be able to jump in and provide you with the information you need.

As far as I know, you need to prove that the relationship you have with your spouse is genuine. Hopefully a sampling of chat records will prove that. Please continue to seek advice from others more knowledgeable than I am. I wish you the best of luck!


September 29, 2012 - First met through a writing forum
January 5, 2014 - Engaged!
June 27, 2014 - Married!

USCIS:
September 23, 2014 - Sent off I-130 package
September 29, 2014 - Priority Date
September 30, 2014 - NOA1
March 26, 2015 - NOA2
April 2, 2015 - Case shipped to NVC

NVC:
April 13, 2015 - Case Number/IIN received
April 15, 2015 - DS-261 submitted
April 15, 2015 - AOS fee paid
April 21, 2015 - AOS package submitted
April 21, 2015 - IV package submitted
April 21, 2015 - Scan date

April 30, 2015 - DS-261 reviewed over the phone

May 12, 2015 - IV fee paid (late due to "EP lock")
May 13, 2015 - DS-260 submitted

May 27, 2015 - AOS/IV packages still not reviewed, flagged for supervisor review

July 10, 2015 - Supervisor review does nothing, flagged for unit manager review
August 11, 2015 - Case Complete!

Interview:

October 6, 2015 - Medical

October 13, 2015 - Interview date (AP - need to submit copy of 2014 W2)
October 21, 2015 - Visa status changed to "READY" and then a few hours later "ISSUED"

October 28, 2015 - Passport received (was available for pickup Oct. 27)
October 28, 2015 - POE fee paid
October 30, 2015 - POE!

After POE:
November 9, 2015 - Received SSN (checked off option to apply on forms)
December 1, 2015 - Received Green Card

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is arranged marriage common in Nepal, that could be a problem when it come down to interview. all the same make sure you have answers to all the questions that will be ask during the interview. all the best


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Don't worry about what you don't have. We had no traditional wedding pictures...in fact, we had no pictures of the wedding at all. Focus on the evidence you do have. It is not like you can ethically manufacture evidence that does not exist.

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