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so I have a rather blonde and silly question I currently in the process making a fiance visa pack to send to my fiance via email in the states we are hoping to start the process when we next meet up for my next trip in October. So here is my question we have pitures and my flight tickets from my previous trip should the tickets be a photocopy or can they be pictures of my flight tickets as I don't currently own a printer as for the stamp in my passport too I thought this might be clearer to send via email, we are trying to keep the costs down as I fear the post going to states will be VERY slow going by previous experiences it took a small box two months to arrive.

Another question with regards to all the stuff I've read online should I get my police checks and birth cerficates done now and notarised my problem being is i'm moving in two weeks and no one in the new area no one will know me which worries me on notarising anything i might need. I want to be prepared but then there is the question shall i wait till I come back from my trip to send copies of notarised b/c and police checks to prove that I am in an ongoing relationship with him.

Thank you for reading and i look forward to any advice

Emmy


~We started chatting online through a chat room in October 2007~

~We decided to have an online a relationship till we felt comfortable enough to meet in January 2008~

~Yay we finally met at chicago airport February 2010~

~Randy asked me to marry him March 2010 (informally with the promise of saving for a ring for my next trip)~

~Stayed with Randy for 3 month Vacation till April 2010 {it was great and I didn't want to come home =0( ~

~October 2010 Went to see randy for a second time for 3 months wohoo (was so sad to leave but it was a great 3 months)~

~25th October 2010 Randy asked me to marry him formally with a twin set ring the day I got there (was the happiest moment of my life)~

~To date saving for a 3rd trip,wedding and birth cert and hopfully applying for a CR-1 visa instead of a K-1 visa as origionally planned~

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so I have a rather blonde and silly question I currently in the process making a fiance visa pack to send to my fiance via email in the states we are hoping to start the process when we next meet up for my next trip in October. So here is my question we have pitures and my flight tickets from my previous trip should the tickets be a photocopy or can they be pictures of my flight tickets as I don't currently own a printer as for the stamp in my passport too I thought this might be clearer to send via email, we are trying to keep the costs down as I fear the post going to states will be VERY slow going by previous experiences it took a small box two months to arrive.

Another question with regards to all the stuff I've read online should I get my police checks and birth cerficates done now and notarised my problem being is i'm moving in two weeks and no one in the new area no one will know me which worries me on notarising anything i might need. I want to be prepared but then there is the question shall i wait till I come back from my trip to send copies of notarised b/c and police checks to prove that I am in an ongoing relationship with him.

Thank you for reading and i look forward to any advice

Emmy


♥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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Something's wrong with the system, i made a reply but it didnt show up.:wacko:

Anyway, Hi!:hehe:

Have u read the guidelines for filing K1 visa here in VJ?it is really helpful.:thumbs:

You will need to submit G325A and Letter of intent to marry~signed and dated.If you and your fiance went on a trip together when he came to visit u, then a photocopy of your passport stamps will do, include copies of

boarding pass, train tickets as well if u have them.Most of the proof of ongoing relationship needed for now, are the ones your fiance already have, like his passport stamps, E-mails, chat logs,etc.If he doesnt have copies of pictures of u together then just send it to him via e-mail so he can print it out here in the US,Im sure he wont mind.(L)

As for other docs like BC, police clearance,their validity expires so what u can do for now is check where u can get it and how long it takes for them to process it, I suggest submit the I129F first then wait for NOA1.

Hope i was able to help.Good luck! :blush:

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♥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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Yes, you can scan/email print out all of that EXCEPT the forms requiring original signatures. I guess if you are waiting (WHY?! isn't the process long enough? :() until your visit in October you can sign without needing to mail things.

You can get your LONG form birth certificate at any time - the information doesn't change, so it doesn't matter if you have the one from when you were born or a new certified copy the day before you need to show it.

Wait for the police certificate, they are only good for 1 year (and the form itself SAYS it expires sooner). A good timing to order that would be about when you get NOA2.

As for finding a professional to sign the back of the picture for that - does it need to be dated? I guess the easiest plan might be to get one made and signed now while you are around people you know, and if you can find someone to sign it closer to when you apply for the acpo thing then just use the new one. If not, try the old one. And, if it's all gone to hell and gets rejected, you'll just have to make a trip back home.


K-1:

January 28, 2009: NOA1

June 4, 2009: Interview - APPROVED!!!

October 11, 2009: Wedding

AOS:

December 23, 2009: NOA1!

January 22, 2010: Bogus RFE corrected through congressional inquiry "EAD waiting on biometrics only" Read about it here.

March 15, 2010: AOS interview - RFE for I-693 vaccination supplement - CS signed part 6!

March 27, 2010: Green Card recieved

ROC:

March 1, 2012: Mailed ROC package

March 7, 2012: Tracking says "notice left"...after a phone call to post office.

More detailed time line in profile.

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Thanks guys for the replies, ah well I didn't know about the police reports expiring ouch I think I will wait on that one and yup i read the k1 forum guides they are great it's what i'm using to help send the pack to him via email my fiance gets confused easily :lol:

I'm waiting till the second trip as I am heading to get more proof of meeting at the moment I have atm withdrawels receipts, boarding passes, passport stamp of entry as it was on a vwp. I also have bankstatements corresponding the money transfers for my travel card and also to my origional e-ticket confirmation. I have my origonal post office receipts for the 2nd xmas and birthday box i sent to him last year. But only have one photo of us together on our last day from my first trip as well as one of me and his son. He is a camera shy! Still have all my emails and our chat logs but my god they date back almost 2 odd years argh I couldn't imagine trawling through trying to pick the right ones as proof of maintaining our relationship, I have a few phone texts on my mobile phone and also using skype to call which I eventually plan to copy out the call lists to him lord knows how but i'll figure a way. Figured the more I collect the easier it will be for us to both pick from. I know there is alot more to come.

I'm not sure I guess i'll wait for the notarised stuff specially passport sized photographs there is a postie I'm sure will sign it closer to the date needed It's so nervvewracking trying to be prepared. I've prepared my letter of intent to my already just need to sign it as I was under the impression had to be signed in ink and not a photocopy but I will check :)

I've filled my G-325a already with my upcoming address also I will admit i'm suprised on how easy the forms are to Fill out I was expecting nightmares over them none yet.

The only other reason I'm waiting is because he is having trouble finding a job at the moment and that unnerves me due to the i-134 part that will eventually come. He does have family but his adopted parents are in their 60s. I'd idealy like him to get a job before filing for the k-1 because by golly it's an expensive thing to pay for :(

Thanks again everyone


~We started chatting online through a chat room in October 2007~

~We decided to have an online a relationship till we felt comfortable enough to meet in January 2008~

~Yay we finally met at chicago airport February 2010~

~Randy asked me to marry him March 2010 (informally with the promise of saving for a ring for my next trip)~

~Stayed with Randy for 3 month Vacation till April 2010 {it was great and I didn't want to come home =0( ~

~October 2010 Went to see randy for a second time for 3 months wohoo (was so sad to leave but it was a great 3 months)~

~25th October 2010 Randy asked me to marry him formally with a twin set ring the day I got there (was the happiest moment of my life)~

~To date saving for a 3rd trip,wedding and birth cert and hopfully applying for a CR-1 visa instead of a K-1 visa as origionally planned~

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by golly it's an expensive thing to pay for :(

It is expensive!

I don't think you need to wait until you see each other again. For London, you have enough evidence of relationship already. So, if he were to get a job tomorrow.....Anyway, I don't want to seem pushy, just hate for you to spend all those extra months apart when it's probably not at all necessary.

If finances are a concern, and you're going to wait to see him anyway, have you thought about getting married on the October trip and then filing for a CR-1 visa instead? It's a much cheaper path to the green card, and you could start working right away when you got to the US to stay permanently.


K-1:

January 28, 2009: NOA1

June 4, 2009: Interview - APPROVED!!!

October 11, 2009: Wedding

AOS:

December 23, 2009: NOA1!

January 22, 2010: Bogus RFE corrected through congressional inquiry "EAD waiting on biometrics only" Read about it here.

March 15, 2010: AOS interview - RFE for I-693 vaccination supplement - CS signed part 6!

March 27, 2010: Green Card recieved

ROC:

March 1, 2012: Mailed ROC package

March 7, 2012: Tracking says "notice left"...after a phone call to post office.

More detailed time line in profile.

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hi nik thanks for your reply, well I have considered getting married in October. Oddly enough he wanted to get married while I was in the states in March that month there and then. Oh I kind of wish i'd said yeh let's do it but alas we didn't! Lord know's why but I really want my mum to be there when we get married that's kind of dorky. It was a romantic idea but I'm sure even though I'm 26 my family would have been a tad peeved at such an impromptu whim. As it was so kindly pointed out today by a close family member you barely know him (I love that comment spent 3 solid months together day in day out and almost 2 and half years of daily talking as well). It is more than most get in a LDR relationship as seems most get a few weeks here and that made me soo grateful I had longer!

I suggested the K1 route as it seems to be faster option though i'm only going by impression here and thought of the CR1 route seems they both need roughly the same evidence. I'm still thinking of that option but I'm not sure I know they both involve marriage but to be honest it sounds loony would it look wierd having an impromptu marriage and coming back and immediately filing for a CR1 thats my major concern which one will take longer.

My finances are ok i will admit it's a scrimpt just to save for my trips but they're so worth it it's more on his side I worry for he hasnt had much luck on the jobfront where he lives. :blink:

Oh well I'll have to ponder some more and ask for his imput on what he thinks I know he'd go hell lets just get married and you can stay here gawd the simplicity of the idea makes me hoot with laughter. If only!!!!!!!

Thanks again

Emmy


~We started chatting online through a chat room in October 2007~

~We decided to have an online a relationship till we felt comfortable enough to meet in January 2008~

~Yay we finally met at chicago airport February 2010~

~Randy asked me to marry him March 2010 (informally with the promise of saving for a ring for my next trip)~

~Stayed with Randy for 3 month Vacation till April 2010 {it was great and I didn't want to come home =0( ~

~October 2010 Went to see randy for a second time for 3 months wohoo (was so sad to leave but it was a great 3 months)~

~25th October 2010 Randy asked me to marry him formally with a twin set ring the day I got there (was the happiest moment of my life)~

~To date saving for a 3rd trip,wedding and birth cert and hopfully applying for a CR-1 visa instead of a K-1 visa as origionally planned~

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I totally get the desire to have you family around you when you get married - we wanted that too! My mother would have never forgiven me if I'd just gotten married without telling her or trying to make it so she could attend. It's part of the reason why we waited a further 4 months after getting the visa for Nik to come over here for the wedding - time to plan, time for things to go wrong, etc.

Anyway, K-1 you have to get married in the US, and tickets from the UK are probably cheap(er) just now for people to be able to join you for your next trip. ;) Whether they come for a wedding in Oct or next year, they'd have to fly to the US to see it. :D

The K-1 is somewhat faster because you can start the paperwork before getting married - just as soon as you get engaged, really, where as the CR-1, you have to wait until after you get married to get the process started. I would venture to say that nowadays there's enough scatter in the data that some short CR-1 cases get completed before some long K-1s do. Anyway, if you feel like you're waffling at all, take a look at the visa comparison chart... http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

Also, many immigration marriages are a bit less conventional, and heavier on the legal side (court house weddings, weekend in Vegas, etc). From an immigration perspective, it wouldn't look at all strange, believe me! If you can stand it (we couldn't, so no worries), you could get legally married for the immigration stuff, and then once that's all settled, you can have a big ceremony - some people like to celebrate their first anniversary that way.

Edited by Nik+Heather

K-1:

January 28, 2009: NOA1

June 4, 2009: Interview - APPROVED!!!

October 11, 2009: Wedding

AOS:

December 23, 2009: NOA1!

January 22, 2010: Bogus RFE corrected through congressional inquiry "EAD waiting on biometrics only" Read about it here.

March 15, 2010: AOS interview - RFE for I-693 vaccination supplement - CS signed part 6!

March 27, 2010: Green Card recieved

ROC:

March 1, 2012: Mailed ROC package

March 7, 2012: Tracking says "notice left"...after a phone call to post office.

More detailed time line in profile.

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I have a question to add to this, I have seen my fiance several times in the last 2 years and I currently have airline tickets to visit him in England next month. I'm sending our application this week, so should I include my future visit under my explanation of meeting in person and/or a copy of my airfare receipt or do you think it's a moot point since it's in the future?


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07.02.14 - Biometrics appointment

07.07.14 - In line

07.17.14 - 'Yellow Paper' date

09.10.14 - Interview scheduled NOA date

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Thanks guys for the replies, ah well I didn't know about the police reports expiring ouch I think I will wait on that one and yup i read the k1 forum guides they are great it's what i'm using to help send the pack to him via email my fiance gets confused easily :lol:

I'm waiting till the second trip as I am heading to get more proof of meeting at the moment I have atm withdrawels receipts, boarding passes, passport stamp of entry as it was on a vwp. I also have bankstatements corresponding the money transfers for my travel card and also to my origional e-ticket confirmation. I have my origonal post office receipts for the 2nd xmas and birthday box i sent to him last year. But only have one photo of us together on our last day from my first trip as well as one of me and his son. He is a camera shy! Still have all my emails and our chat logs but my god they date back almost 2 odd years argh I couldn't imagine trawling through trying to pick the right ones as proof of maintaining our relationship, I have a few phone texts on my mobile phone and also using skype to call which I eventually plan to copy out the call lists to him lord knows how but i'll figure a way. Figured the more I collect the easier it will be for us to both pick from. I know there is alot more to come.

I'm not sure I guess i'll wait for the notarised stuff specially passport sized photographs there is a postie I'm sure will sign it closer to the date needed It's so nervvewracking trying to be prepared. I've prepared my letter of intent to my already just need to sign it as I was under the impression had to be signed in ink and not a photocopy but I will check :)

I've filled my G-325a already with my upcoming address also I will admit i'm suprised on how easy the forms are to Fill out I was expecting nightmares over them none yet.

The only other reason I'm waiting is because he is having trouble finding a job at the moment and that unnerves me due to the i-134 part that will eventually come. He does have family but his adopted parents are in their 60s. I'd idealy like him to get a job before filing for the k-1 because by golly it's an expensive thing to pay for :(

Thanks again everyone

Your fiance is filing a petition. For apetition you need proof you have met ONCE within the last two years. Anything additional you send is unnecssary. We sent ONE photo, the exact photo we sent is at my profile, click on "photos". And copies of my boarding passes and passport stamps. Any legible copy will work.

Your fiance will need your original signature on a letter of intent. We copied the exact sample letters from VJ and inserted our names and dates. An original signature is NOT required on the G-325a but since you are sending him the letter of intent anyway, send him a signed G-325a. Waiting until your next visit will not benefit you in any possible way for the petition. Keep the evidence of your next visit for the visa interview.

Your fiance does not need a job for the petition. He will need the I-134 for the interview and can use a co-sponsor if needed. There is no need for you to wait to file the petition for any reason unless you want to.

Read the guides again, you didn't understand them the first time.

Edited by Gary and Alla

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Thanks nik and Gary for the replies.

I've read up on both CR-1s and K-1 visa both of them just so I understood what each one would require interesting to read, yes I fully understand that we need to have met up once that was this year after 2 year wait and planning to do the same come october just as a 2nd meetup. It's also when he plans for formally ask to marry me and pick out the ring with me there hence the second trip. Plus the upside is the Filing fee's we hope will have gone down by that point YAY. I know he will be the one filing for the I-190f paperwork :D

I just wanted to in essence frontload him with everything we MAY potentially need ie boarding pass copies stamps, atm withdrawels and any chat logs and emails etc etc as they are all with me at the moment. Was a quick question was all so if I came across as misunderstanding I do apologise I have spend the last 3 months reading and writing information down from VJ and just wanted to clarify a few points also moving in two weeks soooo chuckles I can be a bit fuzzbrained with 3 tracks of ooooo new info ahhhh pack and argh blonde moments :dance:

Thanks all again


~We started chatting online through a chat room in October 2007~

~We decided to have an online a relationship till we felt comfortable enough to meet in January 2008~

~Yay we finally met at chicago airport February 2010~

~Randy asked me to marry him March 2010 (informally with the promise of saving for a ring for my next trip)~

~Stayed with Randy for 3 month Vacation till April 2010 {it was great and I didn't want to come home =0( ~

~October 2010 Went to see randy for a second time for 3 months wohoo (was so sad to leave but it was a great 3 months)~

~25th October 2010 Randy asked me to marry him formally with a twin set ring the day I got there (was the happiest moment of my life)~

~To date saving for a 3rd trip,wedding and birth cert and hopfully applying for a CR-1 visa instead of a K-1 visa as origionally planned~

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Thanks nik and Gary for the replies.

I've read up on both CR-1s and K-1 visa both of them just so I understood what each one would require interesting to read, yes I fully understand that we need to have met up once that was this year after 2 year wait and planning to do the same come october just as a 2nd meetup. It's also when he plans for formally ask to marry me and pick out the ring with me there hence the second trip. Plus the upside is the Filing fee's we hope will have gone down by that point YAY. I know he will be the one filing for the I-190f paperwork :D

I just wanted to in essence frontload him with everything we MAY potentially need ie boarding pass copies stamps, atm withdrawels and any chat logs and emails etc etc as they are all with me at the moment. Was a quick question was all so if I came across as misunderstanding I do apologise I have spend the last 3 months reading and writing information down from VJ and just wanted to clarify a few points also moving in two weeks soooo chuckles I can be a bit fuzzbrained with 3 tracks of ooooo new info ahhhh pack and argh blonde moments :dance:

Thanks all again

gawd I blanked ment to type I-129f not I-190f just realised after posting opps serves me right for reading at 130am in the morning -_-

~We started chatting online through a chat room in October 2007~

~We decided to have an online a relationship till we felt comfortable enough to meet in January 2008~

~Yay we finally met at chicago airport February 2010~

~Randy asked me to marry him March 2010 (informally with the promise of saving for a ring for my next trip)~

~Stayed with Randy for 3 month Vacation till April 2010 {it was great and I didn't want to come home =0( ~

~October 2010 Went to see randy for a second time for 3 months wohoo (was so sad to leave but it was a great 3 months)~

~25th October 2010 Randy asked me to marry him formally with a twin set ring the day I got there (was the happiest moment of my life)~

~To date saving for a 3rd trip,wedding and birth cert and hopfully applying for a CR-1 visa instead of a K-1 visa as origionally planned~

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