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Filed: Country: Russia
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Hi, I am curious if I have to send my fiancee into the interview with all the original photos initally sent in with my I-129f (about 100 photos) because now I have so many more NEW photos and expect to have more before her interview. Thank you.

Grahm&Sarah

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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I don't think its necessary for you to send those photos. During my interview, I have only 20 photos all in all, ask her to take few photos the first times you met and the recent onesduring the interview.


MY TIMELINE

K-1 Journey

Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Singapore

05/21/07 : I-129F Sent

02/24/08 : INTERVIEW

12/12/07 : MEDICAL

01/09/08 : VISA IN HAND

03/06/08 : Arrive in the US, POE - DETROIT

AOS

03/28/08 : Mailed AOS Packet

04/12/08 : Receive NOA's AP, EAD

05/02/08 : BIOMETRICS

06/11/08 : EAD CARD IN THE MAIL!!!

07/02/08 : GREEN CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED

07/07/08 : GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL & WORKING

03/27/09 : Driver's License issued

Removing Condition

04/03/10 : mailed to Vermont

04/08/10 : NOA1 & 1 yr extension

05/20/10 : Biometrics Appt.

11/19/10 : Interview/Approval

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada
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Hi, I am curious if I have to send my fiancee into the interview with all the original photos initally sent in with my I-129f (about 100 photos) because now I have so many more NEW photos and expect to have more before her interview. Thank you.

Grahm&Sarah

At my interview in Vancouver, Canada, the interviewer asked several questions testing the validity of my relationship to my then-fiancee and then asked to see some physical evidence. She looked at one of the many pictures i brought and was satisfied.

Truthfully, it probably depends on which consulate/embassy your interview is at. Some countries scrutinize applicants more than others due to high fraud rates/discrimination (my opinion). Your answer could be better answered if you filled in that damn timeline!

:)

Bring as much as you think is necessary. In other words, bring lots so you disappoint!

Edited by mary'n'ev

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K-1

03-25-2008 - Filed I-129f

03-28-2008 - NOA1

07-31-2008 - NOA2 (no touches)

09-30-2008 - Packet 3 sent

10-10-2008 - Packet 4 received

10-29-2008 - Interview in Vancouver

AOS

12-16-2008 - I - 485 Package arrived in Chicago (signed by V. Bustamonte)

12-19-2008 - Check Cashed

12-19-2008 - NOA1 Date

01-07-2008 - Biometrics Appointment

03-06-2009 - EAD Card Received

03-13-2009 - AP Received

04-27-2009 - Welcome Letter Received

05-02-2009 - GC Received

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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hi, I am curious if I have to send my fiancee into the interview with all the original photos initally sent in with my I-129f (about 100 photos) because now I have so many more NEW photos and expect to have more before her interview. Thank you.

Grahm&Sarah

Pictures that example your relationship over time are good to have. It doesn't matter whether or not they were included in the original submission.

Please update your profile. You didn't file for an N/A in N/A country. Preparation for the interview varies by Consulate.


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Filed: Country: Russia
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Hi, I am curious if I have to send my fiancee into the interview with all the original photos initally sent in with my I-129f (about 100 photos) because now I have so many more NEW photos and expect to have more before her interview. Thank you.

Grahm&Sarah

Pictures that example your relationship over time are good to have. It doesn't matter whether or not they were included in the original submission.

Please update your profile. You didn't file for an N/A in N/A country. Preparation for the interview varies by Consulate.

Ok - but I do need to give her the original proof (travel documents, receipt hard copies, etc) that I originally submitted copies of to the USCIS, is that right?

p.s. will fill in the blanks shortly, sorry about that!

Grahm&Sarah

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Hi, I am curious if I have to send my fiancee into the interview with all the original photos initally sent in with my I-129f (about 100 photos) because now I have so many more NEW photos and expect to have more before her interview. Thank you.

Grahm&Sarah

Pictures that example your relationship over time are good to have. It doesn't matter whether or not they were included in the original submission.

Please update your profile. You didn't file for an N/A in N/A country. Preparation for the interview varies by Consulate.

Ok - but I do need to give her the original proof (travel documents, receipt hard copies, etc) that I originally submitted copies of to the USCIS, is that right?

p.s. will fill in the blanks shortly, sorry about that!

Grahm&Sarah

As pushbrk implied. Some countries differ. Ones with high fraud require more evidence and trips.


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Filed: Other Country: China
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Hi, I am curious if I have to send my fiancee into the interview with all the original photos initally sent in with my I-129f (about 100 photos) because now I have so many more NEW photos and expect to have more before her interview. Thank you.

Grahm&Sarah

Pictures that example your relationship over time are good to have. It doesn't matter whether or not they were included in the original submission.

Please update your profile. You didn't file for an N/A in N/A country. Preparation for the interview varies by Consulate.

Ok - but I do need to give her the original proof (travel documents, receipt hard copies, etc) that I originally submitted copies of to the USCIS, is that right?

p.s. will fill in the blanks shortly, sorry about that!

Grahm&Sarah

As pushbrk implied. Some countries differ. Ones with high fraud require more evidence and trips.

And yes, it's a good idea for her to have originals of "official documents" available in case the CO wants to inspect them. Usually they don't.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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As pushbrk implied. Some countries differ. Ones with high fraud require more evidence and trips.
And SOME consulates will refuse to accept evidence brought to the interview, and then claim that insufficient evidence was submitted. This is why everyone's timeline needs to be available, so that people can provide answers that are pertinent to the situation, and meaningful.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

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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As pushbrk implied. Some countries differ. Ones with high fraud require more evidence and trips.
And SOME consulates will refuse to accept evidence brought to the interview, and then claim that insufficient evidence was submitted. This is why everyone's timeline needs to be available, so that people can provide answers that are pertinent to the situation, and meaningful.

The situation you describe is not the norm.

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