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Hi everyone!

Im starting to complete the checklist for my application for k1 using I-129F and i dont know how many photos me and my fiance should be included in the app.We have so many pictures from trips, travel,engagement etc.Some say 5-10, others say the more the better.Im confused.And is it ok to watermark the dates on the photos if im sending lots of pics? although i know i still need to write the date, names and location at the back of the pics. And how many letters too?Some say to provide letters from wide range dates but how many is enough to be just right?We both have a box filled with letters and cards but how many is too many???helpsmilie.gifI dont want the process to be delayed for RFE.If anyone can give me an exact number that would be very helpful.Thank's in advance!blush.gif


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AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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Hi everyone!

Im starting to complete the checklist for my application for k1 using I-129F and i dont know how many photos me and my fiance should be included in the app.We have so many pictures from trips, travel,engagement etc.Some say 5-10, others say the more the better.Im confused.And is it ok to watermark the dates on the photos if im sending lots of pics? although i know i still need to write the date, names and location at the back of the pics. And how many letters too?Some say to provide letters from wide range dates but how many is enough to be just right?We both have a box filled with letters and cards but how many is too many???helpsmilie.gifI dont want the process to be delayed for RFE.If anyone can give me an exact number that would be very helpful.Thank's in advance!blush.gif

I take it you are speaking of filing the I-129F petition. It is not an "app" for anything. I recommend photos be printed 9 to a full page in color on plain paper. 12 - 18 is a good number if you have them but zero is OK too. Make sure you concentrate on the required primary evidence like boarding passes, passport stamps and/or in country receipts. Photos are secondary evidence and are not sufficient without primary evidence to go with them.


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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I take it you are speaking of filing the I-129F petition. It is not an "app" for anything. I recommend photos be printed 9 to a full page in color on plain paper. 12 - 18 is a good number if you have them but zero is OK too. Make sure you concentrate on the required primary evidence like boarding passes, passport stamps and/or in country receipts. Photos are secondary evidence and are not sufficient without primary evidence to go with them.

sorry for using the word app.thanks for your reply!:)


♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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I take it you are speaking of filing the I-129F petition. It is not an "app" for anything. I recommend photos be printed 9 to a full page in color on plain paper. 12 - 18 is a good number if you have them but zero is OK too. Make sure you concentrate on the required primary evidence like boarding passes, passport stamps and/or in country receipts. Photos are secondary evidence and are not sufficient without primary evidence to go with them.

i have more questions...Do they also need stamp from his passport or just mine?and the letters i have are from him and my letters to him are over there. so do they need both?They were saying to include engagement receipts but he has it.Im just confused coz most cases ive read are all guys who are here in the US and their fiancees in different countries.wacko.gif


♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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i have more questions...Do they also need stamp from his passport or just mine?and the letters i have are from him and my letters to him are over there. so do they need both?They were saying to include engagement receipts but he has it.Im just confused coz most cases ive read are all guys who are here in the US and their fiancees in different countries.wacko.gif

Passport stamps are to show travel for visits. If you are the female USC, and all travel to visit is your travel, then his passport stamps would be of no use. Use passport stamps that evidence time together in the same country. IMO, a receipt for an engagement ring is of little use but he could scan it and email it to you to include in the petition filing. You'll need his original signed G325a and letter of intent too, so if you don't have those already, he'll be mailing to the USA anyway.


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i have more questions...Do they also need stamp from his passport or just mine?and the letters i have are from him and my letters to him are over there. so do they need both?They were saying to include engagement receipts but he has it.Im just confused coz most cases ive read are all guys who are here in the US and their fiancees in different countries.wacko.gif

Who did the visiting in the 2yr period prior to the 129F petition? If you both did, you only need yours, if he just did, then show his.

You don't really need letters at this stage, as PushBrk talked about. But if your the petitioner - just concentrate on your stuff.

Engagement receipts? not needed for the initial petition. Your fiance can take them with him to the interview (where they look for a bonafide relationship).


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Passport stamps are to show travel for visits. If you are the female USC, and all travel to visit is your travel, then his passport stamps would be of no use. Use passport stamps that evidence time together in the same country. IMO, a receipt for an engagement ring is of little use but he could scan it and email it to you to include in the petition filing. You'll need his original signed G325a and letter of intent too, so if you don't have those already, he'll be mailing to the USA anyway.

Thank you so much! We both have our passport stamped when we went to HongKong for a short trip.Do you think it's of use if i'll provide copy of his stamped pp too, since it would show we were together on that trip?Thanks again! ^_^


♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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Thank you so much! We both have our passport stamped when we went to HongKong for a short trip.Do you think it's of use if i'll provide copy of his stamped pp too, since it would show we were together on that trip?Thanks again! ^_^

Yes.


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Who did the visiting in the 2yr period prior to the 129F petition? If you both did, you only need yours, if he just did, then show his.

You don't really need letters at this stage, as PushBrk talked about. But if your the petitioner - just concentrate on your stuff.

Engagement receipts? not needed for the initial petition. Your fiance can take them with him to the interview (where they look for a bonafide relationship).

Just to be clear, the letters needed at this stage are actual letters of intent to marry. I mentioned it because she's talking about things HE has as if him having them is some sort of complication. He can scan and email passport pages but not the G325a or letter of intent. Those need original signatures so if not already in her hands, they'll need to be mailed.


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Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

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A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

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Who did the visiting in the 2yr period prior to the 129F petition? If you both did, you only need yours, if he just did, then show his.

You don't really need letters at this stage, as PushBrk talked about. But if your the petitioner - just concentrate on your stuff.

Engagement receipts? not needed for the initial petition. Your fiance can take them with him to the interview (where they look for a bonafide relationship).

I arrived here in the US 4/22/2005, i came home in the Phil Dec 2006 until January 2007 to visit and then another trip last year Feb 2009 till March 2009, we both went to HK for a short trip and before i came back here, he proposed to me. I am always the one visiting since its so hard for Filipinos to get a tourist visa. Thanks!


♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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We both have a box filled with letters and cards but how many is too many?

All you have to do is file exactly what the guide for the K-1 says to file. I did that and added in about 4-5 photos. We 0 problems getting our NOA2. If you have a typical relationship with nothing "odd" about it, just follow the guide and you'll be fine!


"You don't marry someone you can live with, you marry the person you can't live without."

Mailed K-1 on 2-6-10

USCIS received packet on 2-8-10

NOA 1: Received 2-16-10

NOA 2: Approved 4-29-10 (72 Days)

NVC Forwarded Petition to London- 5-6-10

NVC Letter Received: 5-7-1010

London Received Packet: 5-14-10

London Mailed Packet to Rob: 5-18-10

Packet 3 Received by Rob: 5-22-2010

Packet 3 paperwork mailed to Rob 6-12-10

Medical- July 8, 2010

Everything mailed to Embassy 7-19-10

Interview Date: 9-14-10- Approved pending non-machine washed replacement passport.

Entry to US- 10-6-10 POE- Newark

Wedding- 10-23-10

AOS

Mailed AOS paperwork to the Chicago lockbox 1-7-11

Delivery Notification 1-10-11

Text stating application was received 1-20-11

Check Cashed 1-21-11

NOA 1 received 1-22-11

Biometrics letter received 1-29--11

Biometrics appointment 2-24-11

Received notice- I-485 has been transferred to the California Service Center 2-9-11.

3-11-11 - EAD production ordered

3-19-11- EAD Received

3-31-2011- AOS approved without interview

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I arrived here in the US 4/22/2005, i came home in the Phil Dec 2006 until January 2007 to visit and then another trip last year Feb 2009 till March 2009, we both went to HK for a short trip and before i came back here, he proposed to me. I am always the one visiting since its so hard for Filipinos to get a tourist visa. Thanks!

Is there a question in there somewhere? The meetings that are critical to document are the ones in the 24 months prior to petition filing but it won't hurt to document them all. You can mention them all in your answer to question 18 on the I-129F just about as briefly as you did above.

Have you studied the K1 guide, I-129F instructions and the actual petition yet? That's where to start.


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Understanding the big picture is priceless. Anonymous

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A Warning to Green Card Holders About Voting

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/606646-a-warning-to-green-card-holders-about-voting/

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Thank you everyone! I am just waiting for my Oath taking on the 26th so i can make copy of my naturalization certificate and mail in my petition.Im s0o excited!Thank's for all the help!I really appreciate it!blush.gif


♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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I made a scrap book and the consular was sold smile.gif I saw the look on his face.

Awww you made the consular heart melt! heart.gif I'll ask my fiance to bring our scrap book t0o and box filled with letters on the day of his interview! ^_^


♥Timeline♥

AOS

03-11-2011: mailed AOS packet

03-14-2011: AOS packet received

04-16-11:USCIS lost our I485 forms thus received EAD rejection notice

04-18-11: mailed AOS packet AGAIN

04-19-11:AOS packet received by S. Bush

04-29-11: NOA1 hardcopies for I485 and I765 received :)

05-12-11:Successful walk in biometrics

05-25-11:email notification received stating interview on 6/24

05-27-11:hardcopy for interview received

06-24-11:done with interview.no approval yet

06-25-11: received EAD card

06-29-11:email received AOS approved and green card is on its way! yay! :)

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