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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: United Kingdom
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Just a quick question while we agonise over our I-129F package over and over.

We have put together documentary evidence of our meeting within the last two years, including scans of passport pages and boarding cards (we've made one visit each way), five colour photographs showing us both, as well as incidental bits and pieces such as hotel bills.

However, I've noticed that the hotel bills from here in the UK don't show both of our names. It's not generally how it's done here - the person who pays (this time, me with my card) has their name on the bill and not the person they're staying with. They clearly show that it was a double room, two occupants, and the dates tie in with the air travel evidence and photos, but without her name are we wasting our time including them? We don't have any hotel bills from the US because we stayed at her parents' house.

Apart from that, we've put in photocopies of letters and packages sent via snail-mail to one another, clearly showing postage date on the postmark, and my international phone bill showing, er, numerous calls to her. One thing we haven't bothered to include are any internet-related items - emails, Skype logs, Google Talk IM logs, and so on. These would run to literally reams of paper, and the general opinion of people who've been through London is that they generally aren't seen as necessary.

But my main question is about the hotel bills - I only just realised that they don't actually say who I was staying with! Is that going to be a problem?

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Looks like you have other strong evidence so you will be all right.

Include the hotel receipt anyway - can't hurt!

Just a quick question while we agonise over our I-129F package over and over.

We have put together documentary evidence of our meeting within the last two years, including scans of passport pages and boarding cards (we've made one visit each way), five colour photographs showing us both, as well as incidental bits and pieces such as hotel bills.

However, I've noticed that the hotel bills from here in the UK don't show both of our names. It's not generally how it's done here - the person who pays (this time, me with my card) has their name on the bill and not the person they're staying with. They clearly show that it was a double room, two occupants, and the dates tie in with the air travel evidence and photos, but without her name are we wasting our time including them? We don't have any hotel bills from the US because we stayed at her parents' house.

Apart from that, we've put in photocopies of letters and packages sent via snail-mail to one another, clearly showing postage date on the postmark, and my international phone bill showing, er, numerous calls to her. One thing we haven't bothered to include are any internet-related items - emails, Skype logs, Google Talk IM logs, and so on. These would run to literally reams of paper, and the general opinion of people who've been through London is that they generally aren't seen as necessary.

But my main question is about the hotel bills - I only just realised that they don't actually say who I was staying with! Is that going to be a problem?


K1 Journey
11/2006...... met for the first time on a night out in London!
11/25/07..... I moved to the UK to be with him :-)
02/27/09..... he proposed!
08/30/10..... sent I-129F
09/02/10..... NOA1
01/27/11..... NOA2 (147 DAYS from NOA1)
03/22/11..... INTERVIEW! (201 DAYS from NOA1) - APPROVED! --> Read the review here!
03/25/11..... visa received!!!
06/09/11..... POE LAX!! --> Read the review here!

AOS Journey
07/22/11.... SSN received
08/27/11.... our wonderful wedding!!
09/23/11.... sent AOS package
09/25/11.... AOS package delivered in Chicago (7:33 p.m.)
10/10/11.... AP rejection letter, refiled 10/17
10/11/11.... NOA1 received via text & email (AOS + EAD only)
10/15/11.... hard copies of NOA1 for AOS + EAD received (dated 10/7)
10/17/11.... refiled AP
10/18/11.... successful biometrics walk-in, Santa Ana, CA (appt for 11/1)
10/20/11.... NOA1 for AP
12/12/11.... call in to USCIS. Told to call back after 12/26.
12/23/11.... I-765 approved

02/1/12...... Interview
02/02/12.... Approved!
02/10/12.... Hubby's GC in hand!

ROC Journey

12/09/13.... sent I-751 to CSC

12/10/13.... package delivered / NOA1

12/12/13.... cheque cashed

01/06/14.... biometrics

04/18/14.... approval letter dated (received 4/22)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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first you applu for 129 and do not send any of this evidence unless they ask for it.

the instucitons are clear with the application instructions. at this point it is application, passport photos, letters of intent to marry in 90 days of arrival and the biographies. Can't remember about passport so look at instuctions for the applicaiton. All this other stufff is be required for the interview. and hotel recipts need to have the applicant's name (the US citizen). but you can explain this i am sure if they aren't.

Just a quick question while we agonise over our I-129F package over and over.

We have put together documentary evidence of our meeting within the last two years, including scans of passport pages and boarding cards (we've made one visit each way), five colour photographs showing us both, as well as incidental bits and pieces such as hotel bills.

However, I've noticed that the hotel bills from here in the UK don't show both of our names. It's not generally how it's done here - the person who pays (this time, me with my card) has their name on the bill and not the person they're staying with. They clearly show that it was a double room, two occupants, and the dates tie in with the air travel evidence and photos, but without her name are we wasting our time including them? We don't have any hotel bills from the US because we stayed at her parents' house.

Apart from that, we've put in photocopies of letters and packages sent via snail-mail to one another, clearly showing postage date on the postmark, and my international phone bill showing, er, numerous calls to her. One thing we haven't bothered to include are any internet-related items - emails, Skype logs, Google Talk IM logs, and so on. These would run to literally reams of paper, and the general opinion of people who've been through London is that they generally aren't seen as necessary.

But my main question is about the hotel bills - I only just realised that they don't actually say who I was staying with! Is that going to be a problem?

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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My hotel bill did not show her name either but it shows that I was there. Also my picture in front of the City hall has only me because we had no one to take our picture. Still we received our approval.


May 2008 Met Online

June 2010 Traveled to GenSan and proposal accepted

July 27th 2010 mailed I129 to Vermount

July 30th 2010 Noa 1

October 03, 2010 "touched"

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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Strong evidence will lead you to a happy result. However at the initial application, you are expected to proof that you met your fiancé in less than two years of the application date. If you have evidences for that one, you will be good. I, myself include the hotel receipt and others will not hurt you.

GOOD LUCK


K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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first you applu for 129 and do not send any of this evidence unless they ask for it.

the instucitons are clear with the application instructions. at this point it is application, passport photos, letters of intent to marry in 90 days of arrival and the biographies. Can't remember about passport so look at instuctions for the applicaiton. All this other stufff is be required for the interview. and hotel recipts need to have the applicant's name (the US citizen). but you can explain this i am sure if they aren't.

I don't know how your IR-1/CR-1 works, but K-1s don't work like you described. Along with the I-129F petition, a K-1er must include proof of meeting within the past two years.


Tahoma and Chinook's K1 story --->> http://www.visajourney.com/forums/user/57425-tahoma/

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Ethiopia
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I don't know how your IR-1/CR-1 works, but K-1s don't work like you described. Along with the I-129F petition, a K-1er must include proof of meeting within the past two years.

That is what you have to include primarily with your I-129f, otherwise RFE will be in your mail with around 30 days of delay from NOA2.

Good Luck

Edited by Love Eth

K-1 Time Line

Service Center:_California Service Center

Consulate: _Frankfurt, Germany

I-129F Sent: _2011-03-20

I-129F NOA1:_ 2011-03-30

I-129F NOA2:_2011-06-18

NVC Received: _2011-07-19

NVC Left:_2011-07-20

Consulate Received:_2011-07-25

Packet 3 Received: _2011-07-28

Packet 3 Sent: _2011-07-29

Packet 4 Received:_ 2011-08-09

Interview Date: _ 2011-08-24

Interview Result:_ Approved(After 3 weeks AP)

Visa Received:_2011-09-21

US Entry:_@ JFK 2011-11-16

Marriage: _2011-12-20

AOS, EAD, AP

Date Filed: _2012-02-07

NOA Date: _2012-02-13

Bio. Appt. Notice recieved_2012-02-17

Bio. Appt.:2012-03-12@ 8:00 AM in Columbus OH

Bio Done:2012-03-05 WALK IN- Columbus OH

State ID: 2012-03-05

DL Permit: 2012-03-08

AOS Transfer: 2012-03-14

AOS Touched @ USCIS: 2012-03-21

EAD/AP Approved & Card Producton: 2012-04-03

EAD/AP on Hand:2012-04-11

AOS_RFE: 2012-09-28

RFE Sent: 2012-11-09

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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first you applu for 129 and do not send any of this evidence unless they ask for it.the instucitons are clear with the application instructions. at this point it is application, passport photos, letters of intent to marry in 90 days of arrival and the biographies. Can't remember about passport so look at instuctions for the applicaiton. All this other stufff is be required for the interview. and hotel recipts need to have the applicant's name (the US citizen). but you can explain this i am sure if they aren't.

You do have to send evidence of having met in the last 2 years while submitting the original 129F. Without the evidence of meeting in person with the application you will get an RFE.


Met online - 12/2008

Met in Person 1st Time - 2/2009

Engaged - 12/2009

Filed I-129F - 3/27/11

Received Electronic NOA 1 - 4/7/11

NOA 2 - 6/29/11 (83 days from NOA 1)

RFE 8/15/11 (Needed proof that Fiancee is in Canada legally, Philippine citizen)

Packet 3 - 9/6/11

Packet 4 - Never Received

Interview 12/1/11

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I don't think the hotel bill proves much by itself. Did he charge anything on the same day in the same city as the hotel? That would put you in the same city on the same day. We sent two Best Buy receipts that were in the same store (my town), minutes apart that had our names printed out on the receipt. Some store machines print the names on receipts. Then each we printed credit card bills showing purchases in Harrods on the same date. I highlighted the tranactions to point it out and wrote at the bottom "Both in Harrods on Jan.4." The evidence is more about meeting within the past two years, and not how in love you are or how many emails you send each other.

You DO need to send evidence of meeting in person with the I-129F. And just to clarify, that goes to USCIS to get the petition approved. London is a different ballgame and different agency--Dept of State. London does not want any evidence of meeting, chatting, being in love, etc at the interview.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: New Zealand
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But my main question is about the hotel bills - I only just realised that they don't actually say who I was staying with! Is that going to be a problem?

In the context of your other evidence it shows you were in the same place at the same time, so worth using.


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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You keep spouting off misinformation all over this forum. You should really stop. Giving out bad, outright false, misleading information is detrimental to those going through the immigration processes.

With an I-129F petition, the proof of meeting in person in the last 2 years is basically the most important evidence needed to send with the petition. What the OP listed sounds perfect to send in with their I-129F petition for the proof the USCIS is looking for.

Yes the instructions don't list specifically what the evidence should be.

P.S. Don't know for UK but I've booked at some online sites and have gotten both our names listed on the hotel itinerary.

Edited by LookyWhatIFound

NOA1 - 12/21/15

NOA2 - 04/18/16

NVC Receive - 04/29/16

NVC Welcome - 05/13/16

DS-261 - 05/14/16

AOS, IV PAID - 05/27/16

DS260 done - 06/10/16

Case Transferred to US Embassy in Riga Latvia at the end of October.

If you really want it, you'll find a way!

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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The rules for K1 are straight forward.

Must be free and legal to marry

Must of met within the last 2 years at 1 point

Then the proof to back up your claims.

But I, along with alot of other people here do whats called " Front Loading " on their petitions. I front loaded so bad that the Consulate Officer never looked at my 12 pound 4 1/2" binder that I brought to the interview. The consulate, at least mine, flipped through our initial K1 petition and was satisfied with there being enough evidence.

As for hotel reciepts. I got lucky on one, I used my credit card to pay for the room, but my then fiance, gave his information. So we had that on paper. But the rest, your kinda right, it only shows that you have a receipt ... but its when you peice it together that it makes the puzzle that will complete the entire picture.

It doesnt hurt to have more than enough, and I would rather have to much, than not enough


~~~ Hes the chance Im taking ~~~

April 2007 - Met online

Oct. 2008 - He came to Canada to meet me

Dec 25 2009 officially engaged

March 2010 - sent off I-129F

March 27 2010 - Vermont receives package :)

April 3 2010 - Informed through mail that cheque is cashed NOA1

May 28 2010 - RFE notification ( yeah Im online checking alot >.< )

June 5 2010 - RFE hardcopy received

June 18 2010 - RFE returned ( had done it June 7 - but USPS returned grrrr )

--- case says we should hear from them in 60 days from June 18 ---

June 23 - Touched

Aug4 - Email notification of NoA2 :)

Aug. 10 - NOA2 Hardcopy received

Sept. 13 - Faxed off Package 3

Sept 14 - Interview notification set for Oct. 5

Oct. 5 2010 Interview Passed

March 17 2011 POE Canadian/US border

April 1 2011 Marriage

Mailed AOS June 1

Chicago Lockbox confirms delivery June 3

Check cashed through bank - notification June 9

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Filed: Country: China
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first you applu for 129 and do not send any of this evidence unless they ask for it.

the instucitons are clear with the application instructions. at this point it is application, passport photos, letters of intent to marry in 90 days of arrival and the biographies. Can't remember about passport so look at instuctions for the applicaiton. All this other stufff is be required for the interview. and hotel recipts need to have the applicant's name (the US citizen). but you can explain this i am sure if they aren't.

Wow. you continue to give this advice when it has been noted several times that it is wrong. A K-1 has to provide proof of meeting. Even with a CR-1, what you send to the USCIS is what goes to the NVC and to the consulate. They don't have to and often don't take the time to look at evidence you bring to the interview. Your advice is going to get people an RFE at best and denied at worst.


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
Pay IV Bill : 2011-03-16
AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
Approved!!!!!

I-751 Sent : 2013-07-02

I-751 Bio Appointment Date 2013-08-02

10 Year Green Card Approved!!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Vietnam
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But my main question is about the hotel bills - I only just realised that they don't actually say who I was staying with! Is that going to be a problem?

It won't be a problem, but it's not worth sending them. They would have some value if only the petitioner's name was on them because they would be evidence that the petitioner was in that hotel on that day. With only the beneficiary's name on them they don't prove much of anything that USCIS would want evidence of. They aren't going to question whether the beneficiary was in their own country on any given day. Stick with the other evidence you've got and you should be fine.


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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