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Hello Everyone,

First, Thank you for responding to my previous posts. I am going to be getting engaged in december of this year. We are a middle class family and plan to do a very small ceremony (with only immediate family member present) probably at my fiance's home in india. We will have pictures taken of us putting the rings on. My question is will this be a problem because the pictures wont show a big ceremony and when will they require the pictures? Do i have to send the pictures with I129f packet?

Thank you for your help in advance.

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Pictures sent with the I-129F should show the "intended couple" together (only). I suggest you not show anything that would infer a wedding, although the aforementioned is clearly an engagement. USCIS may misinterpret the photos and it “might” cause problems.

Send photos with the two of you without rings or ceremonies.

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Pictures sent with the I-129F should show the "intended couple" together (only). I suggest you not show anything that would infer a wedding, although the aforementioned is clearly an engagement. USCIS may misinterpret the photos and it “might†cause problems.

Send photos with the two of you without rings or ceremonies.

Engagement pictures or anything official about engagement is never required. Some pictures together and with family would be nice but keep anything ceremonial to yourself for the reasons William outlined.

The only evidence of engagement you need is the signed letters of intent.

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I think every country is different .

i think engagement pictures causes problems in India cause the USA embassy there always think that the couples are married somehow and they r not just engaged .

but at the same time engagement pictures are ok in another country ...

so be safe and keep them for your self and don't send them.

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Pictures sent with the I-129F should show the "intended couple" together (only). I suggest you not show anything that would infer a wedding, although the aforementioned is clearly an engagement. USCIS may misinterpret the photos and it “might†cause problems.

Send photos with the two of you without rings or ceremonies.

Engagement pictures or anything official about engagement is never required. Some pictures together and with family would be nice but keep anything ceremonial to yourself for the reasons William outlined.

The only evidence of engagement you need is the signed letters of intent.

Thanks from me as well for the engagement evidence information.

As Vermont is now speeding up, I am now looking at all of the information for packet 3, and was worried about this point. We do not have any pictures, and I do not have a ring as we decided that I would rather have a combined engagement/wedding ring, I was thinking about sending some engagement cards which we received which did seem silly but that was all we had

Thanks for your help with this and putting my worries on this point to rest

Shaz

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The others are right about India, there have been a LOT more problems for the people with engagement ceremonies. Many people file for K1 visa who have no solid evidence whatsoever that they are engaged, and they get approved fine. :yes: (Same with my hubby and me, we just decided ourselves to get married and there was no engagement ceremony, rings or anything :no:) Sometimes if there are pictures of rings and a ceremony, the Consulates in India demand a guest list with everyone's name, address and phone numbers, and names and addresses of vendors who provided catering, the rings, etc. What a headache! Where there was no engagement ceremony, they can't ask all that and they can't be suspicious it was really a wedding instead of engagement.


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Thanks from me as well for the engagement evidence information.

As Vermont is now speeding up, I am now looking at all of the information for packet 3, and was worried about this point. We do not have any pictures, and I do not have a ring as we decided that I would rather have a combined engagement/wedding ring, I was thinking about sending some engagement cards which we received which did seem silly but that was all we had

Thanks for your help with this and putting my worries on this point to rest

Shaz

Listen Shazzer!!! :P

Don't worry yourself. You have cards, emails ect to show you got engaged! I sent you one too didn't I?!?! :bonk: Send copies of those in with packet 3, then take them with you to the interview.

Hehe. Love you! :dancing:

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My hubby (then fiance) was not asked anything about engagement photos or ceremony. In fact reading a lot on VJ, I can't remember many times those things were asked at the interview. :no:


***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

Naturalization
July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!

Divorce

Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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My hubby (then fiance) was not asked anything about engagement photos or ceremony. In fact reading a lot on VJ, I can't remember many times those things were asked at the interview. :no:

Yea, we sent our wedding photos in for our AOS package. They are not required, but we sent them in anyway...


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  • RFE Delivered: 2008-10-10
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