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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Hey Mena folks,

I'm new to VJ and this question is for those of you who went through the K1 process. I have visited my fiance twice in Morocco and both times I stayed with his family. The problem is that since I stayed with his family I can't really PROVE that I was in Taza because I don't have any hotel receipts etc. So I am trying to use my currency exchange receipts as proof that I was in Taza. Do you think this will be sufficient. Second, unfortunately its all in French and Arabic so I need it to be translated. How did you guys go about getting you docs translated? My fiance speaks english but I don't think I would call him fluent. And I work offshore and so I don't have the time available to me to hunt for a translator. What are your suggestions for translation?

I'll give my thanks in Advance...Shukran!

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Welcome to Vj,

Meanwhile did you take pictures with them? Your flight tickets there?

Those are evidence you can show....

Its understandable you stayed with them...so get picturs to also indicate that meanwhile your flight ticket down there is Evidence.


K-1 TIMELINE

I-129F Sent :2007-09-06

I-129F NOA1 : 2007-09-10

I-129F RFE(s) :2007-09-30

Visa Approved :2008-01-07

Consulate Received : 2008-01-14

Interview Date : 2008-06-02

Visa Received : 2008-06-12

US Entry : 2008-06-26

Marriage : 2008-08-02

Total days from filling 1-129F till Interview 270days

AOS TIMELINE

Sept 12, 2008- Sent AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago (finally)

Sept 15, 2008- Delivered

Sept 18, 2008- Noas AOS/EAD/AP (yaay!!)

Oct 7th 2008- Case transferred to CSC

Oct 15, 2008- Biometric APPT (smooth and quick)

Oct 16, 2008- Case pending ......

Update....

EAD Card production ordered ........ 12/03/2008

Ap approved...approval notice sent 12/03/2008

Ap arrives in mail... dated ..............12/12/2008

EAD approval mail sent ..................12/11/2008

EAD arrives in mail ........................12/15/2008

AOS Touched .................................01/12/2009

AOS card production ordered...........02/27/2009

ROC TIMELINE 2011.

Jan 1st 2011 mailed in I751

Feb 15th 2011 Biometric appointment

May 24th 2011 Petition Approved

May 25th 2011 Card production ordered

May 31st 2011 Card recieved

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Welcome to VJ!

Things you can use as evidence are

Flight ticket receipts

receipts from any place you visited

pictures

letters from family and friends (yours and his) talking about your trip

passport visa stamps

itemized phone statements showing phone calls

receipts from packages sent

These are just a few ideas of things he can provide to prove a real relationship. One of the best things is pictures. Nothing shows ur visits better than photo evidence.

Good luck on your journey!

(F)amal (F)


Visited Jordan-December 2004

Interview-December 2005

Visa approved-December 2005, 1 week later after supplying "more information"

Arrived U.S.A.-December 2005

Removed Conditions-September 2008

Divorced in December 2013

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Morocco
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I never stayed in hotels the 3 times I went there.

Some things I showed as proof I was there:

Copies of my passport, which were stamped

boarding pass stubs (the one you get to keep)

copies of etickets

copy of my bank statement showing I'd used my debit card there

Pictures with the date setting on it (even if your camera does do it, many photo printing will put the date on there if you choose that setting - since they're digital pics, it already knows the date the pic was taken)

And as others said - pictures. Many of the pics I submitted in the original petition were ones that clearly showed I was in Morocco (scenic, landmark specific ones)......


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2009-07-11 AOS packet mailed (and supposedly delivered the same day)

2009-07-15 NOA1 for I-485, I-131, I-765 (USCIS rec'd date is 07-12)

2009-08-05 Case transferred to CSC

2009-08-12 no biometrics yet.......called on 30 day mark to report no biometrics, a service inquiry has been made on the case.....

2009-08-25 - received Biometrics appointment letter!

2009-08-27 I-131 (AP) approved

2009-09-15 Biometrics appointment

2009-09-15 EAD Card production ordered!

2009-09-23 EAD Card received

2009-10-06 GC approved/card production ordered

2009-10-13 GC received in the mail!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Lebanon
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I only stayed in a hotel once when I went to lebanon and I didnt get a receipt from the hotel. So my proof was simular to everyone elses. This is what I had.

Copies of my passport, which were stamped

Boarding pass stubs (I kept everything including bag tags - didnt need them though)

ATM receipts

Copy of my credit card statement showing I'd used my credit card there

Pictures - lots and lots of pics - I hate the date setting on my pics so I just wrote the date and what was going on in the pics.

I put several pics of us in the packet along with allot of us with his family.

Good Luck and let us know if you have any other questions..


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~ 07/05/06 - Met Hayz online by accident

~ 03/30/08 - Packet sent to VSC

~ 04/22/08 - NOA1 issued - Yeah they took it this time

~ 05/22/08 - Touch

~ 07/25/08 - Touch (showed about 1pm on the USCIS site)

~ 07/25/08 - NOA2 sent (must have been later in the day - noticed it on 7/26)

~ 09/10/08 - INTERVIEW - VISA APPROVED ! ! ! !

~ 09/12/08 - VISA RECEIVED

~ 10/17/08 - Arrival in the USA (JFK POE)

~ 10/31/08 - MARRIED! ! !

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~ 03/26/09 - Sent AOS (I-485, I-765, I-131)

~ 03/27/09 - AOS packet signed for by V BUSTAMANTE

~ 04/02/09 - NOA for AOS/ EAD / Travel Doc

~ 04/03/09 - Check cashed

~ 04/25/09 - Biometrics

~ 04/20/09 - Transferred to CSC

~ 04/25/09 - Transfer notice received in the mail

~ 04/27/09 - Arrived at CSC

~ 05/09/09 - Employment Auth / Travel Document Approved

~ 05/12/09 - AP approved - without an interview

~ 05/23/09 - Welcome letter received

~ 06/05/09 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED! ! !

~ 09/11/11 - DIVORCE - DIVORCE - DIVORCE

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Filed: Country: Egypt
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I only stayed in a hotel once when I went to lebanon and I didnt get a receipt from the hotel. So my proof was simular to everyone elses. This is what I had.

Copies of my passport, which were stamped

Boarding pass stubs (I kept everything including bag tags - didnt need them though)

ATM receipts

Copy of my credit card statement showing I'd used my credit card there

Pictures - lots and lots of pics - I hate the date setting on my pics so I just wrote the date and what was going on in the pics.

I put several pics of us in the packet along with allot of us with his family.

Good Luck and let us know if you have any other questions..

Same here, never stayed in a hotel in Egypt.... after the passport stamp, and boarding passes, the photos are the BEST evidence, and it's great if you have them of you with him AND the family members... You need the dates on the boarding passes/visa to show WHEN you were there... and the photos to show WHY you were there and WHO you were there with....

I certainly wouldn't bother having receipts translated unless you get a request for more evidence. Did you use your ATM or credit cards? That would be easier than translation...

Good luck!

K

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Cameroon
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I'm new to VJ and this question is for those of you who went through the K1 process. I have visited my fiance twice in Morocco and both times I stayed with his family. The problem is that since I stayed with his family I can't really PROVE that I was in Taza because I don't have any hotel receipts etc. So I am trying to use my currency exchange receipts as proof that I was in Taza. Do you think this will be sufficient. Second, unfortunately its all in French and Arabic so I need it to be translated. How did you guys go about getting you docs translated? My fiance speaks english but I don't think I would call him fluent. And I work offshore and so I don't have the time available to me to hunt for a translator. What are your suggestions for translation?

I'll give my thanks in Advance...Shukran![/color]

It really doesn't matter where u stay as long as they is evidence that you both have met in person /face to face which I assumed you have based on the photo you posted on your page with him right? ..You can meet you fiancee in heaven or hell but the bottom line is that they want to know that you both have physically seen each other face to face although there are some situation where by USCIS will waive the face to face meeting based on some cultures and if you're in this category then all you have to do is prove to them that you cannot meet face to back based on your culture but you are not even in this category but I think you are find and also copies of your passport entry and exit visa should be a powerful evidence ...But any PHOTO with the two of you is the most POWERFUL even if you both took the photos in the USA it doesnt matter ...as long as it is evidence that you have met

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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Thanks everyone for you responses!!! The advice you have given is great. Unfortunately, I wasn't thinking about putting together a petition for a visa when I went. I wish I would have know I would be because I would have done things a little differently...hindsight is 20/20, right? I didn't use my credit cards while I was there...I always had cash that I exchanged when I got there. I do have my boarding ticket stubs but I didn't fly into his town because there is no airport there. The first time I flew into Tanger and took the train to Fes and then his brother picked me up and drove me to Taza. The second time I flew into Fes and again I was driven to Taza. I'm just trying to be as thorough as possible...I don't think I could handle RFEs extending an already too long process. Anyway...thanks again! :)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Egypt
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When I went to morocco, I stayed at my future hubby's house. And never spent any money myself. All i sent in was boarding passses, ticket stubs, pics and all the regular stuff. Our journey thru the k1 process was about 7 months with no problems.... Welcome to VJ and good luck!


07/21/11 filed AOS off tourist visa

07/28/11 USCIS cashed check

07/30/11 Recieved NOA1 and Biometrics letter

08/24/2011 Biometrics

08/25/2011 RFE sent to us for some info we've already sent in

08/30/2011 sent in the rest of info USCIS asked for

09/13/2011 went to congressman's office to sign papers for expedite of work permit, due to financial hardship

09/15/2011 Work permit expedite approved!! He can finally find a job!

09/24/2011 work permit arrives

09/26/2011 Apply for social security number!

09/30/2011 Letter is sent for interview

11/07/2011 INTERVIEW!!!

Its 2012 and still no approval! Still waiting

01/27/2012 Letter sent stating that file was sent on for more review :(

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welcome to VJ

I wanted to say in the beginning of our relationship I had NO idea I would filing papers and gathering all evidence as such however I just did the best I could....I mean we lacked chat records and phone records however, for us, they never really asked or looked for that. Maybe cuz we were married? :huh:

Well good luck to you and in the future keep track of all. Phone records, receipts, etickets, boarding passes, all post correspondence, ring receipts, pix...etc...there is too much to gather, make 2 copies always and keep these files for the long haul....you will need them way down the road :thumbs:

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Egypt
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Granted, we went through Cairo and that was almost 4 years ago, but here's what we included:

*Lots of pictures of us together, and a few with my family and him (they went to Egypt with me once), and a few with me and his family

*Stubs of train trips we took together and places we visited

*My boarding passes to Egypt + passport stamps - I also didn't fly into his hometown, no biggy.

*Copies of letters we exchanged + screen shots of our inboxes throughout our relationship + a selection of emails from throughout the relationship

We never stayed in a hotel, and didn't have any problem.


10/14/05 - married AbuS in the US lovehusband.gif

02/23/08 - Filed for removal of conditions.

Sometime in 2008 - Received 10 year GC. Almost done with USCIS for life inshaAllah! Huzzah!

12/07/08 - Adopted the fuzzy feline love of my life, my Squeaky baby th_catcrazy.gif

02/23/09 - Apply for citizenship

06/15/09 - Citizenship interview

07/15/09 - Citizenship ceremony. Alhamdulilah, the US now has another american muslim!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Morocco
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Welcome to VJ!!!!!!!:)

I would show evidence of your intinerary from when you bought your ticket if it was emailed to you...Currency exchange. When I was there, my husband got everything translated there from a translator. I think for all of our documents he paid about $100 for 20 documents. I don't know how it might be in Taza though. However, I am thinking that you could probably find a place here for them to do it.

My husband also had his father and relatives write letters to say that they knew about the relationship and those were translated as well. So those are some other options. You can even send pictures of you two together at various locations, email logs, phone records. I think for my application I just sent a ####### load. I wish you the best of luck being that we are both new to this too. If you have any questions or need an ear do not hesitate to contact me.

Cassie

Hey Mena folks,

I'm new to VJ and this question is for those of you who went through the K1 process. I have visited my fiance twice in Morocco and both times I stayed with his family. The problem is that since I stayed with his family I can't really PROVE that I was in Taza because I don't have any hotel receipts etc. So I am trying to use my currency exchange receipts as proof that I was in Taza. Do you think this will be sufficient. Second, unfortunately its all in French and Arabic so I need it to be translated. How did you guys go about getting you docs translated? My fiance speaks english but I don't think I would call him fluent. And I work offshore and so I don't have the time available to me to hunt for a translator. What are your suggestions for translation?

I'll give my thanks in Advance...Shukran!


Casandra and Aziz's Timeline
03/26/07 - Received my first call from Aziz
07/21/07 - 1st trip
12/14/07 - 2nd visit to Morocco
05/20/08 - 3rd visit to Morocco
07/10/08 - Married in Morocco
02/15/09 - 4th trip to Morocco

05/12/12 - 1st trip to Morocco together

CR1 Visa Journey
10/06/08 - Sent I-130 Packet
10/09/08 - Received NOA1
04/24/09 - Approval Notice Sent for I-130
07/13/09 - Informed by NVC Casa consulate busy***wait for September interview
07/27/09 - Received appointment letter from NVC WOHOOOOOOOO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09/14/09 - CR1 interview in Casa @ 8:00 am ******APPROVED******
09/15/09 - Visa in Hand
11/07/09 - Travel to US
11/27/09 - Received greencard
ROC
10/21/11 - Sent I-751 package
10/24/11 - USCIS receives the package
10/31/11 - NOA1 received
11/18/11 - Biometrics Interview in JAX
06/27/12 - Approval Notice sent

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09/21/13 - Application filed

09/26/13 - NOA received

10/24/13 - Biometics apt

12/12/13 - Interview date

01/01/14 - Approval notice sent

03/27/14 - Oath ceremony

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