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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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my fiance and I plan on going to the courthouse and just getting married there for the 90 day time limit, should everything go as planned. once we've gotten the big bills out of the way (AOS and whatever else) and he finds a job, we'll start planning for an actual ceremony. we don't want to rush the planning in 90 days, and we want to be able to save up some money to spend on it.

does anyone know if that will satisfy the london embassy? I know that people bring wedding invitations and guest lists to their interview... considering we won't have any of that yet, do you think it will hurt our case at all?


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06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: France
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Hi,

We were planning on doing the same thing. I personnally don't think it matters as long as you have other proof that your relationship is bona fide. if they ask me at the embassy I'll explain to them we want a nice ceremony so we need to save some money first. In addition, some people might not want a ceremony and just do the official papers and I don't see what would be wrong with that.

That being said I'd still like to have the input of peoplefor whom it was a problem for their interview.


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Bruno

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K-1 2010 / 08 / 18 - Interview at embassy in Paris, France
AOS 2011 / 01 / 15 - AOS package sent
AOS 2011 / 04 / 14 - Interview

ROC 2013 / 02 / 04 - ROC package sent
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We are planning on doing the same thing so that we can file for AOS quickly so that I can get a job.

We are really hoping we'll be able to get the date in the courthouse the same as our hopeful actual wedding day but we'll see. Being this long apart we'd kinda like to have that 'engagement period' time between the wedding & arriving even tho 'legally' we are married


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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: England
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maybe I should send him the bands we already have to show at the interview ;) we're going to have two separate bands. one for the legal part, which will then be switched out for the real ones at the ceremony.

it didn't feel right to be married without bands (until the ceremony), but it felt wrong to have the permanent bands on before the day we say 'I do' in front of friends and family :)


02-date forgotten-2008: met online playing a game called lineage 2

06-17-2009: met in person for the first time!

06-26-2009: proposal <3

10-6-2009 through 11-3-2009: lived together for a month

03-24-2010 through 03-30-2010: traveled to meet his family

06-16-2010: started printing paperwork for I-129F package

06-25-2010: mailed off the I-129F package!!!

07-06-2010: NOA1 (according to the paper I hadn't got yet)

07-08-2010: check cashed

07-12-2010: hard copy NOA1 received in the mail

07-12-2010: touched

10-03-2010: touched

10-29-2010: NOA2!

11-08-2010: NVC received our petition

01-01-2011: called embassy as we never got packet 3. got "lost" in the mail. worst 2 months ever!

01-18-2011: medical! passed!

02-18-2011: INTERVIEW! APPROVED!!

03-02-2011: FLIGHT! POE: Dulles Airport!

03-09-2011: marriage certificate/license complete!

05-11-2011: mailed out AOS package (after a long fight getting the varicella vax done, and the medical paperwork completed)

05-13-2011: package delivered

08-11-2011: welcome to the united states notice! green card coming in 3 weeks!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: England
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London rarely asks for relationship evidence. They're more so concerned about the I-134. My husband took so many pictures, emails, cards, ticket stubs, engagement ring receipt.. and none of it was needed. So I don't think you have anything to worry about. We had nothing planned for a wedding at the time of the interview. We didn't have a date or an idea of how exactly we'd be married, we just knew we'd be married within 90 days. We didn't have wedding bands picked or bought yet.

We actually planned to do the same thing, but after the court house ceremony, both my parents (divorced) had huge parties for us. So we decided not to have a big wedding, the court house wedding was perfect for us and suited our personalities. We're thinking of renewing our vows for our 5 year anniversary and have a ceremony for that.

But as for London, you shouldn't have any problems with this.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: England
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Yeah they probably won’t even ask. I had no such questions all they cared about was the affidavit of support. Seriously I know everybody says this but as long as you’ve got everything you need and your forms are in order there really isn’t anything to worry about, me and my fiancé could help but laugh as we left because of all the stressing we had done before hand compared to how easy and stress less the interview experience was. Unless something really isn’t right about you or your forms the interview is just a formality to have your signatures witnessed and if you’ve got an interview date you can consider yourselves approved. i know it makes them sound cold but they dont care about the details of your wedding.

But good luck anyway folks (enven tho. you dont need it :) )


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