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All,

Is there such a thing as having to much proof for the K1 interview?

What I mean, is if you go to it loaded down with documents, is it going to matter one way or the other?

All in all, she has about 8 lbs. of paper from me...all phone logs (50+ pages,) a few chat logs from each month (another 50+) and with all the bank records, receipts, photobook and everything else, it's going to look like she's carrying the yellowpage books from NY, NY.

Does this sound about right?

How much did your fiance take with her to the interview?

Thanks,

Brian


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well the CFO never bothered to look at my scrapbook of memories and evidences of ongoing relationship that has the chatlogs skype fb ym etc,cards,moneytransfer reciepts,tickets and hotel reciepts ( chatlogs i had with me like around 6 pages only and skype screenshots About 7,i had a pretty heavy portfolio too. ID STILL SUGGEST THAT YOU BRING THOSE you may want to cut it down into like half..as with the chatlogs/ BUT MAKE SURE you have all the important documents COMPLETE,updated and READY im talking about the supporting documents of your affidavit of support and her certificates ( birth certificate,CENOMAR make sure its updated i had to get another one because they expire every 6 months, and police certificate NBI or other country certificate if she stayed abroad for a while.

It really depends on how strong your case is starting from the intial uscis k1 filing ( they have that initial package)

the CO is also particular about the important dates in your relationship so it helps if you do a mock interview with her prior to the big day.

goodluck to you both!! B-)

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Before I sent my package to my fiancee, it was more or less the way you described your package. I cut down tremendously to about 1/4 of the the initial. By no mean I am suggesting you to do the same, I am just letting you know my experience.

If sending that much makes you happy go ahead and send it, I doubt it will do any harm.

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well the CFO never bothered to look at my scrapbook of memories and evidences of ongoing relationship that has the chatlogs skype fb ym etc,cards,moneytransfer reciepts,tickets and hotel reciepts ( chatlogs i had with me like around 6 pages only and skype screenshots About 7,i had a pretty heavy portfolio too. ID STILL SUGGEST THAT YOU BRING THOSE you may want to cut it down into like half..as with the chatlogs/ BUT MAKE SURE you have all the important documents COMPLETE,updated and READY im talking about the supporting documents of your affidavit of support and her certificates ( birth certificate,CENOMAR make sure its updated i had to get another one because they expire every 6 months, and police certificate NBI or other country certificate if she stayed abroad for a while.

It really depends on how strong your case is starting from the intial uscis k1 filing ( they have that initial package)

the CO is also particular about the important dates in your relationship so it helps if you do a mock interview with her prior to the big day.

goodluck to you both!! B-)

CO i mean LOL

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well the CFO never bothered to look at my scrapbook of memories and evidences of ongoing relationship that has the chatlogs skype fb ym etc,cards,moneytransfer reciepts,tickets and hotel reciepts ( chatlogs i had with me like around 6 pages only and skype screenshots About 7,i had a pretty heavy portfolio too. ID STILL SUGGEST THAT YOU BRING THOSE you may want to cut it down into like half..as with the chatlogs/ BUT MAKE SURE you have all the important documents COMPLETE,updated and READY im talking about the supporting documents of your affidavit of support and her certificates ( birth certificate,CENOMAR make sure its updated i had to get another one because they expire every 6 months, and police certificate NBI or other country certificate if she stayed abroad for a while.

It really depends on how strong your case is starting from the intial uscis k1 filing ( they have that initial package)

the CO is also particular about the important dates in your relationship so it helps if you do a mock interview with her prior to the big day.

goodluck to you both!! B-)

Thanks for the info!

We have all of the important documents and I sent a pretty healthy I-129F.

Her interview is next Tuesday...we have been doing the mock interviews and she has all of the important info down.

I'm kind of in anxiety mode...hoping all will go well. We had some birth certificate issues and I am hoping that all that she has plus the fact that she has a college education will override any problems that the bc issue may present, if any.

Thanks again!


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The packet I sent my wife for her interview weighed 12 lbs according to DHL., They looked at 4 or 5 photos and that was about it. I honestly believe that being prepared, the way you're dressed, the way you carry yourself and how professional all your documents are prepared has more to do with the outcome of the interview than the actual documents do. They already have most of the documents she'll take to the interview anyway :thumbs:


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The packet I sent my wife for her interview weighed 12 lbs according to DHL., They looked at 4 or 5 photos and that was about it. I honestly believe that being prepared, the way you're dressed, the way you carry yourself and how professional all your documents are prepared has more to do with the outcome of the interview than the actual documents do. They already have most of the documents she'll take to the interview anyway :thumbs:

Thanks!


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My wife had one of those suitcases on wheels full of stuff I sent her. She said she was the only one there with so much stuff. But I wanted her prepared for anything they might have asked her for. At the pre-interview they selected out a handful of key documents to review. THe officer was a kind woman, and Josephine felt comfortable with her and relaxed. If I remember right, the officer mostly just wanted her to tell her about my job. She asked my wife what I did for a living, and my wife told her. The officer then said "I dont know what that job is. Can you tell me about it?" The officer didnt ask for anything I sent, but at least my wife was prepared.

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My wife had one of those suitcases on wheels full of stuff I sent her. She said she was the only one there with so much stuff. But I wanted her prepared for anything they might have asked her for. At the pre-interview they selected out a handful of key documents to review. THe officer was a kind woman, and Josephine felt comfortable with her and relaxed. If I remember right, the officer mostly just wanted her to tell her about my job. She asked my wife what I did for a living, and my wife told her. The officer then said "I dont know what that job is. Can you tell me about it?" The officer didnt ask for anything I sent, but at least my wife was prepared.

Brian in Tennessee

Thanks!

Sounds about like what my fiance will be doing...I told her she will probably have to take her carry-on bag with her to carry all of the docs.

Hoping for a smooth hassle-free interview.

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Brian


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Personally, I think from all that I have read, most people over do it. I also believe that for the most part, you are approved before you arrive, the only ones who would not be approved are those that act like they have something to hide, are doing something illegal, or obviously don't know anything about their mate. The people at USEM are just there to catch illegals, and they probably don't really care that much whether a person gets out of the country or not. They probably figure that if you went to all the trouble to get where you are now, the process is worth it to you to do right. Just my 2¢

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Personally, I think from all that I have read, most people over do it. I also believe that for the most part, you are approved before you arrive, the only ones who would not be approved are those that act like they have something to hide, are doing something illegal, or obviously don't know anything about their mate. The people at USEM are just there to catch illegals, and they probably don't really care that much whether a person gets out of the country or not. They probably figure that if you went to all the trouble to get where you are now, the process is worth it to you to do right. Just my 2¢

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Well, we didn't realize how huge our packet was until I reached my POE. I was told by the IO that my packet (proof of evidence) was the biggest packet he've ever seen. :D

We submitted some prior to the interview and, brought a full hand carry-on bag with me during our final judgement day. :P

I know that some people don't want to over kill their proof of evidence but, IMHO, It is always best idea to load up everything necessary than regret later. :yes:

Good Luck! :thumbs:

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Well, we didn't realize how huge our packet was until I reached my POE. I was told by the IO that my packet (proof of evidence) was the biggest packet he've ever seen. :D

We submitted some prior to the interview and, brought a full hand carry-on bag with me during our final judgement day. :P

I know that some people don't want to over kill their proof of evidence but, IMHO, It is always best idea to load up everything necessary than regret later. :yes:

Good Luck! :thumbs:

That was kind of what I was thinking...give as much concrete evidence without going overboard.

Thanks for the reply!


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That was kind of what I was thinking...give as much concrete evidence without going overboard.

Thanks for the reply!

No worries! :) Good Luck! :thumbs:


Immigration Timeline Summary

10.21.2008 – CR-1 Visa Application Filed (By Hubby's Sec)
09.04.2009 – Visa Interview | Passed
09.10.2009 – Visa Packet Received
09.17.2009 – US Entry | Home
07.05.2011 – ROC Petition Filed
05.01.2012 – ROC Approved (No Interview)
05.18.2012 – 10-year GC Received
06.19.2012 – Eligible to apply for Naturalization
(procrastinated)
06.24.2013 – N-400 Application Filed
09.30.2013 – Civics Test / Interview | Passed
10.03.2013 – Oath Taking Ceremony | Became a USCitizen!
04.14.2014 – Applied for "Expedite Service" Passport (as PI travel date was fast approaching)
04.16.2014 – Passport Issued & Shipped
04.17.2014 – US Passport Received

Our timeline vanished into thin air.

I've contacted the admin several times but I got zero response.

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just to share.....

the CO asked if i have more recent photos....

i pulled out from my thick file, but he never bothered to see them...

while i was holding a bunch of pix, he was already approving my visa......

maybe he was just testing if beneficiaries are prepared......

right after my interview, was able to mingle with some who has to submit more docs through mail....

they thought "this" and "those" docs were not needed.....

the result, issuance of visa was delayed.......

so, my suggestion is......

be prepared.......

good luck and keep us posted......

All,

Is there such a thing as having to much proof for the K1 interview?

What I mean, is if you go to it loaded down with documents, is it going to matter one way or the other?

All in all, she has about 8 lbs. of paper from me...all phone logs (50+ pages,) a few chat logs from each month (another 50+) and with all the bank records, receipts, photobook and everything else, it's going to look like she's carrying the yellowpage books from NY, NY.

Does this sound about right?

How much did your fiance take with her to the interview?

Thanks,

Brian


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