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Not really, but I think it's one of the best proof that you have genuine engagement/relationship.. my fiance's mailing me the ring receipt too since we originally sent a copy to USCIS so CO in USEM might ask for the original. Just making sure everything is covered :)


Our K1 Journey:

Family friends for a long time

17 May 2009 - Started Chatting

08 Jul 2009 - Became an Official Couple

21 Jan 2010 - J's birthday/Day he proposed

28 May 2010 - I-129F packet sent to VSC

28 Jun 2010 - Notice date on NOA2/Approved in 21 days!

08 Sep 2010 - US Embassy Interview/Approved!

17 Jan 2011 - Point of entry: Detroit, Michigan

21 Feb 2011 - Day we got married

Adjustment of Status | Orlando, Florida:

15 Mar 2011 - AOS packet was mailed

18 Mar 2011 - Packet Delivered

23 Mar 2011 - Check cashed

28 Mar 2011 - Received NOA1 in the mail for I-485 & I-765

06 Apr 2011 - I-485 Case transferred to CSC

03 May 2011 - Biometrics for I-485 & I-765

11 May 2011 - Green Card & EAD in Production 44 days after NOA1 :)

16 May 2011 - GC & EAD at hand!

Lifting Conditions:

17 Jan 2013 - Receive reminder mail from USCIS to file I-751

09 Feb 2013 - Mailed complete I-751 packet

11 Feb 2013 - Packet Delivered to Vermont

14 Feb 2013 - Check Cashed

18 Feb 2013 - Receive NOA in the mail for I-751 (says conditional status extended for another year, yay!)

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we did not have one at the time of interview and i dont think it will help any,,anyone can get a ring ,,even a ten dollar fake one and put it on for interview,,for us they were looking at facts,,evidence of our relationship that they could verify such as letters,chats,emails and when we met,,pictures,,good luck!!!

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Having a ring and a receipt is not going to make or break your case, but it wouldn't hurt to have them. My then-fiancée had both. Why take a chance? Interview day is the day when you want to present the best case possible for your visa.


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Thanks anyone. I had ring but don't have receipt, thinking if he can sent it now the custom will hold its specially if it such a gold(laptop,or such a expensive things.) hmmm but u have my point all of u thanks for the answer me... one again i THANK u :thumbs:

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08-21-10-arrive USA

09-03-10-got married

APPLYING AOS

11-15-10-FILING AOS

11- 23-10- noa1

12-09-10-biometric

gary and xtine

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Thanks anyone. I had ring but don't have receipt, thinking if he can sent it now the custom will hold its specially if it such a gold(laptop,or such a expensive things.) hmmm but u have my point all of u thanks for the answer me... one again i THANK u :thumbs:

Hello sis! If your problem is only the receipt, tell ur fiance to scan it and email it to u, so u can just print it. :)


K1 Visa
Sept.2009 Sent Petition
Oct.2009 Petition Approved
Nov.2009 Visa Recieved
-------------------------
AOS
Feb. 2010 Sent AOS
Mar. 2010 Biometrics
May 2010 Interview
Jun 2010 GC Recieved
-------------------------
Removing of Condition:
Mar.19,2012---------ROC sent
Mar.20,2012---------VSC received signed by D. Renaud
Mar.23,2012---------Check encashed
Mar.24,2012---------NOA1
Apr.19,2012----------Biometrics (Early Bio 4/11/2012)
May 2012 ------------Biometrics redo

Nov.30,2012---------RFE (fingerprint can't read needs to submit police clearance)

May 2013-------------Received Permanent Residence Card


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Yeah, most of our paperworks are scanned and printed out except the ones where we need real signatures. The only reason I'm even bring the receipt is that we sent a photocopy to USCIS and as I've read Consul Officers HAVE THE RIGHT to ask for the original copy.

TIP: If he's sending you any gifts, don't declare the real amount as Customs at the Philippine Post may tax you even more. So tell him to declare it as a gift with less than $40 value :P You didn't hear this from a Customs Examiner's daughter haha :rofl: Is the ring still with him? If it is, it's never safe to mail valuables such as rings. A scanned version of the ring is enough in my opinion.

Taga san ka, Tine?


Our K1 Journey:

Family friends for a long time

17 May 2009 - Started Chatting

08 Jul 2009 - Became an Official Couple

21 Jan 2010 - J's birthday/Day he proposed

28 May 2010 - I-129F packet sent to VSC

28 Jun 2010 - Notice date on NOA2/Approved in 21 days!

08 Sep 2010 - US Embassy Interview/Approved!

17 Jan 2011 - Point of entry: Detroit, Michigan

21 Feb 2011 - Day we got married

Adjustment of Status | Orlando, Florida:

15 Mar 2011 - AOS packet was mailed

18 Mar 2011 - Packet Delivered

23 Mar 2011 - Check cashed

28 Mar 2011 - Received NOA1 in the mail for I-485 & I-765

06 Apr 2011 - I-485 Case transferred to CSC

03 May 2011 - Biometrics for I-485 & I-765

11 May 2011 - Green Card & EAD in Production 44 days after NOA1 :)

16 May 2011 - GC & EAD at hand!

Lifting Conditions:

17 Jan 2013 - Receive reminder mail from USCIS to file I-751

09 Feb 2013 - Mailed complete I-751 packet

11 Feb 2013 - Packet Delivered to Vermont

14 Feb 2013 - Check Cashed

18 Feb 2013 - Receive NOA in the mail for I-751 (says conditional status extended for another year, yay!)

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Yeah, most of our paperworks are scanned and printed out except the ones where we need real signatures. The only reason I'm even bring the receipt is that we sent a photocopy to USCIS and as I've read Consul Officers HAVE THE RIGHT to ask for the original copy.

TIP: If he's sending you any gifts, don't declare the real amount as Customs at the Philippine Post may tax you even more. So tell him to declare it as a gift with less than $40 value :P You didn't hear this from a Customs Examiner's daughter haha :rofl: Is the ring still with him? If it is, it's never safe to mail valuables such as rings. A scanned version of the ring is enough in my opinion.

Taga san ka, Tine?

Sis, i wish i meet u before so i won't pay for less than Php2K for the taxes of the phone my husband sent me before :lol: I might warn him not to declare the real amount. :D


K1 Visa
Sept.2009 Sent Petition
Oct.2009 Petition Approved
Nov.2009 Visa Recieved
-------------------------
AOS
Feb. 2010 Sent AOS
Mar. 2010 Biometrics
May 2010 Interview
Jun 2010 GC Recieved
-------------------------
Removing of Condition:
Mar.19,2012---------ROC sent
Mar.20,2012---------VSC received signed by D. Renaud
Mar.23,2012---------Check encashed
Mar.24,2012---------NOA1
Apr.19,2012----------Biometrics (Early Bio 4/11/2012)
May 2012 ------------Biometrics redo

Nov.30,2012---------RFE (fingerprint can't read needs to submit police clearance)

May 2013-------------Received Permanent Residence Card


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Sis, i wish i meet u before so i won't pay for less than Php2K for the taxes of the phone my husband sent me before :lol: I might warn him not to declare the real amount. :D

Maybe I should post a thread about it. :P But yeah, J also sent me a phone. A phone he bought here on his vacation but wasn't tri-band so he just decided to send it back for me to use. We declared it as $15!! :P And I paid only Php35 for taxes.

And to Tine, I just reread my post and it wasn't clear. Don't scan the ring, scan the ring receipt!! Haha :thumbs:


Our K1 Journey:

Family friends for a long time

17 May 2009 - Started Chatting

08 Jul 2009 - Became an Official Couple

21 Jan 2010 - J's birthday/Day he proposed

28 May 2010 - I-129F packet sent to VSC

28 Jun 2010 - Notice date on NOA2/Approved in 21 days!

08 Sep 2010 - US Embassy Interview/Approved!

17 Jan 2011 - Point of entry: Detroit, Michigan

21 Feb 2011 - Day we got married

Adjustment of Status | Orlando, Florida:

15 Mar 2011 - AOS packet was mailed

18 Mar 2011 - Packet Delivered

23 Mar 2011 - Check cashed

28 Mar 2011 - Received NOA1 in the mail for I-485 & I-765

06 Apr 2011 - I-485 Case transferred to CSC

03 May 2011 - Biometrics for I-485 & I-765

11 May 2011 - Green Card & EAD in Production 44 days after NOA1 :)

16 May 2011 - GC & EAD at hand!

Lifting Conditions:

17 Jan 2013 - Receive reminder mail from USCIS to file I-751

09 Feb 2013 - Mailed complete I-751 packet

11 Feb 2013 - Packet Delivered to Vermont

14 Feb 2013 - Check Cashed

18 Feb 2013 - Receive NOA in the mail for I-751 (says conditional status extended for another year, yay!)

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I am sending her the receipt. I think it can help a bit.


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"The perfection/respect/credibility of a man decreases by the number of marriages he has had and by the number of kids he has outside his current marriage. ", Quote by Bite YourDust
  • Met on yahoo chat through a friend.
  • April 2010 - Decided to meet in person
  • 06.01.2010 - She flew from Dubai to Philippines for vacationing
  • 06.21.2010 - We met in Philippines
  • 06.24.2010 - Engaged
  • 06.28.2010 - Came back to USA
  • 07.05.2010 - She flew back to Dubai (work)
  • 08.02.2010 - Mailed I129F to VSC
  • 08.03.2010 - Delivered to VSC. Signed by D RENAUD.
  • 08.09.2010 - Check cashed
  • 08.14.2010 - NOA1 (Dated 08/06/2010)!!!!!!!!
  • 08.19.2010 - Touched!
  • 08.27.2010 - Received snail mail that typographical error was fixed.
  • 10.03.2010 - Touched!
  • 11.21.2010 - Visited her for a week in Dubai!
  • 02.14.2011 - NOA2 Approved on St. Valentine day!!!!!!!
  • 02.17.2011 - Packet left from NVC to ABU DHABI (Dubai)
  • 02.19.2011 - NOA2 hard copy received
  • 02.22.2011 - Packet reached ABU DHABI's consulate
  • 03.02.2011 - packet 3 & 4 received by email
  • 03.02.2011 - Confirmation of Interview on 04.14.2011 -
  • 03.07.2011 - Fiancee passed medical exam.
  • 04.14.2011 - K1-Visa Approved!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • 04.21.2011 - Picked up Visa !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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is it the engagement ring during the interview is really needed?

pls let me know.... i thank u...

You don't need an engagment ring for the interview.

All these people talking about reciepts for the engagement are insane...


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My fiance and I had a ring. We call it our promise ring (L) (L) He bought it last February, Valentine's Day as a gift, with his engraved name on my ring, and my name on his ring. He bought it only for 350/pair at Silverworks! LOL!

LOL we go those too.. Then I upgraded hers to a diamond engagement ring.. I still wear mine around my neck :thumbs: :thumbs:


AOS Timeline

08-Sep-2010 Married
28-Sep-2010 Mailed AOS packet via Express Mail
29-Sep-2010 Received @ Chicago Lockbox
18-Oct-2010 Received 797C NOA for Biometrics appointment
22-Oct 2010 Biometrics appointment (orig sched for 10/28)
29-Oct 2010 RFE (missing signature)
03-Nov Received RFE @ Chicago Lockbox
17-Nov Case transferred to California
24-Nov "Touched" Now being processed at USCIS office
30-Nov "Touched again"
03-Dec May calls Senator Joe Courtney's office for help getting EAD/AP approved
15-Dec Received AP in mail, no notification via e-mail/txt website doesn't show approval
16-Dec EAD Approved (SMS/E-mail) USCIS indicates it was approved yesterday?
18-Dec EAD Card arrived in mail
25-Mar 2011 GC Arrived

31-May 2013 10yr GC approved

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i was fidgeting with my engagement ring when i had my interview and the consul noticed it. he asked if its my engagement ring and that is all. i was never asked to show any receipts. you'll be alright. good luck!

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