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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Hi Guys!

I feel way out of touch with everyone. Hope all is well with you all!!!!

So, Marcel and I have our interview this Friday and I am wanting to find out if our pictures have to be originals? We have TONS and they are all online. I am ready to have some printed from Sam's Club, but wondered if I really could just print them off a copier at work? This would be on regular printing paper. If NOT how many pictures do you think we should bring along with us?

Thanks for the help!

Much love to you guys...

Melissa and Marcel


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Printed on paper is fine as long as you can see the photo - ie the paper is not so thin that all the ink runs. Good luck!


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
Timeline

Printed on paper is fine as long as you can see the photo - ie the paper is not so thin that all the ink runs. Good luck!

That is better. We may just print so many from Sam's and just print out some on regular paper. Awesome!! Thanks for your help.


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Nigeria
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Good luck!


November 5, 2010 Interview 7am APPROVED!!!!!! (6months 4weeks 1day) THANK YOU LORD!!!!!

(look at my about me page in my profile if you want to see my entire k1 journey)

AOS Journey:

Feb.4, 2011 Mailed AOS packet

Feb. 7, 2011 Pkt delivered in Chicago

Feb. 10, 2011 Received txt and email of NOA for AOS, EAD, and AP

Feb. 11, 2011 Check cashed for AOS

Feb. 12, 2011 Touched

Feb. 14, 2011 received hard copy of NOA for AOS, EAD& AP

Feb. 18, 2011 received appt letter for biometrics

Feb. 28, 2011 biometrics appt @10am

Feb. 28, 2011 received txt/email AOS case transferred to csc

Mar 1, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 3, 2011 received hard copy of AOS transfer to csc

Mar 4, 2011 AOS Touched

Mar 28, 2011 Received txt/email saying card production has been ordered. (1month 3eeks 3days)

Mar 28, 2011 Received 2nd txt/email saying we have registered this customer permanent residence status

Mar 29, 2011 Received 3rd txt/email says card production has been ordered.

April 1, 2011 greencard and welcome letter in hand!!

April 5, 2011 received txt/email EAD card production ordered

Will Start Removing Conditions Dec 2012!!!!

Dec. 26, 2012 mailed ROC paperwork

Dec. 28, 2012 NOA for ROC paperwork

Jan. 7, 2013 received bio appt letter

Jan. 24, 2013 bio appt.

June 22, 2013 10yr green card received

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Thank you!! We appreciate the support.....

There aren't dates on the pics. =( I think we will be okay with that though. I understand why it would help. We will just have to cross all of our toes and fingers....lol


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I'm going to have to disagree with the consensus here.

Bringing photos to an AOS interview is not simply to meet some bureaucratic requirement. You're trying to convince an immigration officer that you have a genuine spousal relationship. Printing off some photos onto plain paper is not only impersonal, it implies that the photos themselves mean little to you. You're not going to be interviewed at a window with a bank teller style slot you have to pass your evidence under. You're going to be seated in an office with an immigration officer, and you'll pass your evidence across the desk when the IO asks for it.

I recommend you spend some time and print your photos onto photo paper, and organize your photos into a nice album, just as you would if the photos themselves were keepsakes. In the IO's mind, if you don't collect your memories like a real married couple then you aren't a real married couple.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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I agree with Jim, I had my interview in march and I thought about doing the same thing you suggested but felt that it might look like I was unprepared. In addition, it's actually cheaper to print at Walmart than printing at home. I felt good that I was prepared, even though the IO never asked to see any picture before the approval.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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I agree with Jim, I had my interview in march and I thought about doing the same thing you suggested but felt that it might look like I was unprepared. In addition, it's actually cheaper to print at Walmart than printing at home. I felt good that I was prepared, even though the IO never asked to see any picture before the approval.

The IO in our case spent more time going through our photo albums (three of them) than anything else. She didn't just flip through them, either. She looked at each picture with genuine interest, and even asked some questions about some of the pictures. We brought three albums - one from my various trips to Vietnam, one which was only engagement ceremony and marriage photos, and one of various photos after my wife arrived in the US. The IO looked through all three albums.


12/15/2009 - K1 Visa Interview - APPROVED!

12/29/2009 - Married in Oakland, CA!

08/18/2010 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!

05/01/2013 - Removal of Conditions - APPROVED!

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I understand your point, but many people don't print photos anymore - they live online and on computers. Physical photos are more and more rare. I took a film camera to the photo store recently and the people thought I was crazy. I think the IOs want to see that you took photos over the course of your relationship, not make judgements about how many physical photo albums you keep or create. I printed photos from my printer on 8.5 x 11 photo paper. The IO was more interested in the places the photos has been taken and not the format. All he said was "Oh, is this in XXX place? It's beautiful."


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Colombia
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I understand your point, but many people don't print photos anymore - they live online and on computers. Physical photos are more and more rare. I took a film camera to the photo store recently and the people thought I was crazy. I think the IOs want to see that you took photos over the course of your relationship, not make judgements about how many physical photo albums you keep or create. I printed photos from my printer on 8.5 x 11 photo paper. The IO was more interested in the places the photos has been taken and not the format. All he said was "Oh, is this in XXX place? It's beautiful."

I'm going to plop the digital photo frame down on the desk. laughing.gif


N-400

Feb. 12, 2016 - Sent N-400 to USCIS (3-year rule)

Feb. 19, 2016 - NOA1

Mar. 14, 2016 - Biometrics

June 2, 2016 - Interview - Recommended for Approval

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Me also agree with Jim. On our AOS interview 2 years ago, our local office was Sacramento,CA, i still remember clearly how the IO was enjoying looking at our pictures, she was taking her time looking at them. I printed all the pictures on photo paper and arranged them nicely in a photo album. Pictures are prized possesion to us, personally :)

Alrighty, best luck on your interview!!!


Oct 2005 - met my baby

Dec 2006 - he proposed

Feb 2007 - K-1 filed

Dec 2007 - K-1 Visa Interview (denied), the reason: i was overstayed my previous visit in 2000-2003 (my bad)

Feb 2008 - I-601 Waiver filed

Sept 2008 - Waiver approved (K-1 Visa issued)

Jan 2009 - the Wedding Blessing & Reception (Bali, Indonesia)

Feb 2009 - Arrived in the US followed by the Civil Wedding & Reception (again:)

March 2009 - AOS filed

April 2009 - Biometric

May 2009 - EAD card in hand

Aug 27th 2009 - AOS Interview (approved, yaay)

Sept 2009- Green Card arrived in the mail...yippeeeew...(i want to sing of Your Love forever)

June 2011 - ROC filed

July 2011 - Biometric

Dec 2011 - ROC approved (Best Christmas ever, i must've been a really good girl this year :)

The wait would be unbearable but it'll be worth it. It strengthens the love, it attaches you even more to each other, it shows how your man would do whatever it takes to be with you, that he will never give up on you because he LOVES you!! All the waits, stresses, tears, heartaches, all the miserable feelings you feel along the way will be paid off once you get what you've been hoping for...oh and WITHOUT PRAYERS? will be like trying to start a fire with water, JUST WON'T WORK!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
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Be prepared, and print on the best paper possible. Make your documents neat and organized. We had about 20 pounds of documents. That said, every interview is different, and I think they have a good idea of the relationship prior to the interview.

For us, not a single document or photo was examined, (other than ID). The interviewer swore us in, and asked the mandatory questions from the form and removed the I-94 from my wife's passport. Then she asked my wifes mother and fathers name, and my step daughter her birth date.

Interview done - approved.

Good luck

Dave

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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We have over 800 photos. Sorry I am not printing 800 + out at Wallie's world. I work for a greeting card company and will have the others printed on nicer paper and already have an album started. These won't just be thrown together and tossed on the desk. I do understand the importance of these photos.

Thank you all for your opinions.

HUGS!!!!


Met on Facebook: 2009-04

Met in Cyprus and stayed for a month: 2010-04

Started the K1 visa journey: 2010-06

Enagaged: 2010-08-20

Leaving to bring him home: 2010-11-13

Service Center: Vermont Service Center

Consulate: Cyprus

I-129F Sent: 2010-06-12

I-129F NOA1: 2010-06-19

I-129F RFE(s: 2010-07-13

RFE Reply(s): 2010-08-10

I-129F NOA2: 2010-09-03

NVC Received: 2010-09-07

NVC Left : 2010-09-17

Interview Date: 2010-11-19 9am

Your I-129f was approved in 76 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 153 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

"Time is nothing. The desire to love you is everything."

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Scotland
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We have a printer, but find it a hell of a lot cheaper going to Walgreens to print them. They even have special deal until June 11th with 40% off for 4x6, 5x7 & 8x10 prints.

I would never print photos on plain paper, waste of time and not much effort.

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