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I have my official interview letter now, and seriously, it doesn't say anywhere that I have to show proof of our relationship. Is that so obvious it's assumed? And how often, under what circumstances, do they ask to see it in Montreal?

I'm not worried too much, my fiance and I see each other almost every week, sometimes twice a week. However we have hardly any photos, mostly because he hates having his picture taken, and it's usually just the two of us with no one to take them. Also I had months and months of MSN chat logs, but my main drive stopped working a couple weeks ago and I had to reformat it, and lost it all. I do have every email sent between us for the past 3 years (before we even met), and a lot of them detail our plans of when I'm visiting him. Plus phone bills, receipts from when we go out together, etc.

I'd like to get my record of every time I've crossed the border, since they do keep track (lol I've seen their computer screens) but I'm not sure a random customs officer will give that to me, has anybody ever asked for that?

Just don't want any trouble, it's been pretty smooth for us so far and I don't want to mess everything up at the interview, since he won't be with me to sort it out.


AoS Timeline

08/26/10 Visa received

08/27/10 PoE Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls

09/10/10 Married!

10/14/10 AoS, AP and EAD apps mailed

10/26/10 Received NoAs for all 3

11/16/10 Biometrics appt

11/24/10 RFE on AoS, missing tax forms

11/29/10 Received RFE in mail, sent back forms

01/05/11 Received interview letter in mail

02/03/11 AoS Interview -- APPROVED!!

02/12/11 Green card in mail!

Removal of conditions will be Nov 2012

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I was actually suprised to see such a brief interview letter as well.

I assume they expect us to check the consulate website.

Or that our lawyers will tell us what to do.


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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Honestly, I haven't read many accounts in the last few months of people being asked for proof of bona fide relationship. Having said that, I think it's wise to take what you can, but not fret about not having enough. Screen shots of email folders...phone bills...joint plane / hotel tickets...things like that will be good backup, and it's smart to bring some supporting info just in case. But realistically, it's not asked for very often. You just don't want to be caught by surprise by being the first person to have it asked for, and not being able to provide it!


Married: 07-03-09

I-130 filed: 08-11-09

NOA1: 09-04-09

NOA2: 10-01-09

NVC received: 10-14-09

Opted In to Electronic Processing: 10-19-09

Case complete @ NVC: 11-13-09

Interview assigned: 01-22-10 (70 days between case complete and interview assignment)

Medical in Vancouver: 01-28-10

Interview @ Montreal: 03-05-10 -- APPROVED!

POE @ Blaine (Pacific Highway): 03-10-10

3000 mile drive from Vancouver to DC: 03-10-10 to 3-12-10

Green card received: 04-02-10

SSN received: 04-07-10

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Mailed I-751: 12-27-11

Arrived at USCIS: 12-29-11

I-751 NOA1: 12-30-11 Check cashed: 01-04-12

Biometrics: 02-24-12

10-year GC finally approved: 12-20-12

Received 10-year GC: 01-10-13

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I was not asked for anything. I actually didnt bring anything because I didnt get the chance to print off photos and we dont have many chat records etc.

My fiance was there at the interview with me as well. Is your fiance coming to the interview? If so, I doubt you'd be asked for relationship information.

I don't think you can get a record of how many times you've crossed the border, I think that's info for border officers only.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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99% of people in Canada, are not even asked for proof of relationship, BUT it is good to take a few items. Take a few pics of the two of you together, one doesnt need a whole album,lol, any travel receipts. I highly doubt the POE officer is going to print off their screen. I wouldnt worry too much, a few pics usually suffices if they even do ask.


Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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No, he won't be there with me, he's never been allowed into Canada. Don't ask why.. it's an extremely stupid reason but they threatened him with arrest if he tried to enter again. Gonna try to get him a waiver asap.


AoS Timeline

08/26/10 Visa received

08/27/10 PoE Rainbow Bridge, Niagara Falls

09/10/10 Married!

10/14/10 AoS, AP and EAD apps mailed

10/26/10 Received NoAs for all 3

11/16/10 Biometrics appt

11/24/10 RFE on AoS, missing tax forms

11/29/10 Received RFE in mail, sent back forms

01/05/11 Received interview letter in mail

02/03/11 AoS Interview -- APPROVED!!

02/12/11 Green card in mail!

Removal of conditions will be Nov 2012

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Canada
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We weren't asked for anything. Heck, they didn't even take our DS156, DS156K, etc. I thought that was weird, but I also noticed that the CO had it in his stack from our packet 3.

No matter what I think you should still take something. No matter if 100% of us on here weren't asked for it, I'd still bring it. You never know if the CO you get will be the one that wants to see it. Better safe than sorry!


Naturalization

04/10/17- N-400 Filed

04/12/17- Received Phoenix, AZ Lockbox

04/13/17- Credit Card Charged

04/14/17- NOA

05/08/17- Biometrics

05/11/17- In Line

05/22/17- Interview Scheduled

06/28/17- Interview(Approved)

08/29/17 - Oath Ceremony

 

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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We brought originals of whatever we'd already sent and a few extra plane ticket receipts for trips since we'd applied. They didn't ask us for any proof.


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Naturalization

02/22/11 - Filed

02/28/11 - NOA

03/28/11 - FP

06/17/11 - status change - scheduled for interview

06/20?/11 - received physical interview letter

07/13/11 - Interview in Fairfax,VA - easiest 10 minutes of my life

07/19/11 - Oath ceremony in Fairfax, VA

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Removal of Conditions

12/1/09 - received at VSC

12/2/09 - NOA's for self and daughter

01/12/10 - Biometrics completed

03/15/10 - 10 Green Card Received - self and daughter

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We weren't asked for anything at our interview, but they did have all the proof that we had sent in with the visa submission. We had sent in copies of phone bills, flight tickets, itineraries,photos and some emails that we had sent each other while dating. Our interview officer never really asked us about it although I could see that he had gone through it. We were asked for that at our AoS interview, but that is a bit down the road for you.

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I wasn't asked for prof either, but my SO was at the interview with me, and I think that makes the difference sometimes. I would just bring what you have! Worst case scenario they want more evidence and your visa issuance is delayed by a few weeks/months. It is extremely rare for Montreal to outright deny someone without at least giving you the opportunity to provide what you have missed.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I'm not planning to bring any proof of relationship except my hubby and my pregnant belly, lol.


08-31-07: MARRIED!

USCS JOURNEY

04-18-08 : Mailed I-130

05-28-08 : Received NOA2

NVC JOURNEY

08-26-08: Mailed Choice of Agent (DS-3032)

09-19-08: DS-3032 received. Notice to pay IV Application Processing fee

06-08-09: Paid $400 IV fee and $70 AOS fee

12-21-09: Mailed AOS and IV package

12-28-09: Failed Login

01-07-10: Case complete!!!

MONTREAL EMBASSY JOURNEY

03-31-10 : Medical exam

04-27-10 : Interview date

11-12-10 : Received Visa

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I interviewed at Vancouver, and she did ask me for proof and when I handed her the stack of pic's I had, she glanced at the top one and that satisfied her. If I remember correctly it's the one I have on my profile page..:lol:. She didn't ask for anything else, even though I brought lots!

My advice would be to have everything organized so you can find it fast. I had three decorative folders with me. The kind you buy at Walmart for less than a dollar, in the stationary section. I had one for relationship, one for medical, one for financial, and when she asked anything concerning any part of that, I knew what folder to go to right away. I really think that impressed her, and the fact I was confident in my answers. I don't know about Montreal, but at my interview it was all basic questions. Best wishes for your interview!

:rofl: @ Reven!!"I'm not planning to bring any proof of relationship except my hubby and my pregnant belly, lol." Yep..I think that's probably proof enough for ya!


K-1 timeline

Sent I-129f Dec. 29, 2008

Received NOA Jan. 10, 2009

NOA2 email sent April 16, 2009, APPROVED

Interview in Vancouver, June 23, 2009 APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!

Wedding, September 19, 2009, South Carolina!!

AOS

Mailed package to Chicago, Oct. 22, 2009

NOA hard copies Nov. 3, 2009

RFE Nov. 17, 2009

Finally mailed back RFE December 15, 2009

Case transferred to CSC January 7th 2010girlfreuya.gif

EAD and AP Approved, cards sent January 8th, 2010!!

AOS approved February 9th 2010 smiley-happy093.gif

Welcome letter and GC received February 16th, 2010

Done with USCIS until 11/08/11

ROC

Sent 1-751 to Vermont Service Center November 18th 2011

NOA November 23, 2011

Biometrics December 23, 2011

RFE Dated Aug. 17; received Aug. 20th

mailed off RFE end of Oct.

Received Email stating card has been ordered Dec. 4

Received Email stating card should arrive within seven days; Dec 6

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I'm not planning to bring any proof of relationship except my hubby and my pregnant belly, lol.

For all THEY know it could be someone else's baby...

Just sayin'!

Read my signature. :P


Married: 07-03-09

I-130 filed: 08-11-09

NOA1: 09-04-09

NOA2: 10-01-09

NVC received: 10-14-09

Opted In to Electronic Processing: 10-19-09

Case complete @ NVC: 11-13-09

Interview assigned: 01-22-10 (70 days between case complete and interview assignment)

Medical in Vancouver: 01-28-10

Interview @ Montreal: 03-05-10 -- APPROVED!

POE @ Blaine (Pacific Highway): 03-10-10

3000 mile drive from Vancouver to DC: 03-10-10 to 3-12-10

Green card received: 04-02-10

SSN received: 04-07-10

------------------------------------------

Mailed I-751: 12-27-11

Arrived at USCIS: 12-29-11

I-751 NOA1: 12-30-11 Check cashed: 01-04-12

Biometrics: 02-24-12

10-year GC finally approved: 12-20-12

Received 10-year GC: 01-10-13

------------------------------------------

Better to be very overprepared than even slightly underprepared!

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I brought pictures, e-mails, packing slips. I bought everything and the kitchen sink because I'm only 20 and I wanted them to take me and my marriage seriously. They asked for nil...and I got approved.<3


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I interviewed at Vancouver, and she did ask me for proof and when I handed her the stack of pic's I had, she glanced at the top one and that satisfied her. If I remember correctly it's the one I have on my profile page..:lol:. She didn't ask for anything else, even though I brought lots!

:lol:!!

I have an almost identical picture of Bill and I with those same yellow glasses on! That's super funny. Any chance yours is from the Toy Story ride at Disneyworld too?

Raven- cute! :lol:

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