I'm a male American trying to marry a female Iranian. The I-129F got approved, and the appointment is at the US embassy in YEREVAN, Armenia on the 23rd of September. I am the petitioner for her.
We've been hearing a lot of talk and rumors about Files that are very important, but isn't mentioned on the government sites. Things like an "Engagement registration", being something that you will be denied if you don't have. Is this true? Does such a thing exist?
I'd like to know what evidence/documentation is needed, and what would HELP as well. And if the fact that she's an Iranian applying in Armenia is cause for extra things to be done.
Here's what we've got so far:
-All of the documents from the approved I-129F, with signatures. This means evidence of relationship and proof of us having met.
-Receipt of scheduling the interview.
-Affidavit of support from joint sponsor and myself with W-2, bank account records, and letter from employer. (still working on the 1040) (I am unemployed, which is why I have a joint sponsor.
-New evidence of relationship from AFTER the submission of the I-129F (Skype records, phone bills, emails, and Facebook interaction)
-Copies of the NOA1/NOA2 and letter from NVC
-Visa style photos.
- My birth certificate (original copy) and driver's license (photocopy) serving as a proof of my identity/citizenship.
-Iran doesn't issue birth certificates, but my Fiancee is getting the equivalent in her country.
-Medical exam appointment w/ waiver for pox vaccine (They don't have it in Armenia or Iran, but the waiver is for her to get it once she enters the US).
-Passport valid for travel.
-DS-160 confirmation scan page.
[All Iranian documentation has been officially translated into English]
I'm also considering getting a marriage license for Florida, and using the booking receipt of the chapel we will marry in as evidence. We can get more stuff, I'm sure. I would greatly appreciate help on knowing what other documents to get for the interview. What makes our case stronger? How do we not get denied?