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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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I got a request for evidence. Sigh.

Here is my recommendation. Start writing letters to each other that are not embarrassingly mushy or inappropriate that state in them specific times that you were together.

Possible examples:

" Baby, remember when we were at the beach together on your mom's birthday and I lost my sunglasses? I finally got a new pair."

"Honey, when we were in Moquegua for Easter, that was the best time ever. I want to celebrate one of our anniversaries there with our future children."

" I think I still have cramps in my legs from dancing with you so much at that wedding of your crazy classmate on the first of July."

Whatever. Just be sure to include that you were together and refer to a specific date.

Sigh.

My own fiancee was jumping the gun and referring to me as "esposa" in all his letters and finally quit when I got nasty about it, but every one of his letters, cards, etc refer to me in that way.... sooooo.

In addition, go ahead and gather a couple of affidavits (probably best if they are in English) also.

For your own ease, if you must do this and it takes weeks for mail to cross the ocean like it does for us, just go ahead and do this now.

Here is the body of the RFE:

<<<"

Submit evidence that you and your fiancé(e) have met each other in person at some time during the two-year period from July 13, 2009 until July 13, 2011, the filing date of your petition.Evidence should include, but is not limited to:

--Copies of travel documents (itineraries, tickets, hotel accommodations, etc.)

--Photos (date and place of the photo must be handwritten on photos)

--Letters written to each other after your meeting(s), referencing the specific date and place of your meeting(s)

--Photocopies of your passport and/or your fiancé(e)'s passport, (including biographical data pages and pages showing entry and exit stamps)n showing that you have both been present in a given location at the same time.

--Affidavits of friends, neighbors, or other knowledgeable associates. All affidavits must conform to the guidelines cited below:

Written statements sworn to or affirmed by two persons, other than yourself and the person you are petitioning for, who were living at the time the event(s) occurred, and who have personal knowledge of the event you are trying to prove. The persons making the affidavits may be relatives and need not be citizens of the United States. Each affidavit must contain the following information regarding the person making the affidavit: his or her full name and address; date and place of birth; relationship to you, if any; full information concerning the event; and complete details concerning how he or she acquired knowledge of the event.

">>>

I don't have letters that I can send and the only people who can write affidavits for us in English are also travelers that I can't get a hold of. This has to be submitted within 3 months. With it taking a full 30 days or more sometimes for the mail to travel from Lima to Houston (I don't know why, but this has happened more than once!), and the difficulty accessing people who were with us that can verify our relationship, I really, REALLY wish we had done this first. So, everybody else, get busy. The other stuff I already have.

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Attention NEW K-1 Filers: (2012) Possible 1st year costs = Possibly 3K+$ for first year including fees for mailing, documents, supplies, etc.. NOT including travel costs. Process: 1.)Apply-340$ 2.)RFE? 3.) Med-300??$ 4.)Interview-350$ 5.)Surrender passport. 6.)Get Visa. 7.)Fly here. 8.) Marry in 90 days. 9.) Submit apps to stay, work, & travel-1070$ 10.) Biometrics-More fingerprinting 11.) GREENCARD ISSUED APR 9TH, 2013-11 MONTHS FOR AOS!
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I got a request for evidence. Sigh.

Here is my recommendation. Start writing letters to each other that are not embarrassingly mushy or inappropriate that state in them specific times that you were together.

Possible examples:

" Baby, remember when we were at the beach together on your mom's birthday and I lost my sunglasses? I finally got a new pair."

"Honey, when we were in Moquegua for Easter, that was the best time ever. I want to celebrate one of our anniversaries there with our future children."

" I think I still have cramps in my legs from dancing with you so much at that wedding of your crazy classmate on the first of July."

Whatever. Just be sure to include that you were together and refer to a specific date.

Sigh.

My own fiancee was jumping the gun and referring to me as "esposa" in all his letters and finally quit when I got nasty about it, but every one of his letters, cards, etc refer to me in that way.... sooooo.

In addition, go ahead and gather a couple of affidavits (probably best if they are in English) also.

For your own ease, if you must do this and it takes weeks for mail to cross the ocean like it does for us, just go ahead and do this now.

Here is the body of the RFE:

<<<"

Submit evidence that you and your fiancé(e) have met each other in person at some time during the two-year period from July 13, 2009 until July 13, 2011, the filing date of your petition.Evidence should include, but is not limited to:

--Copies of travel documents (itineraries, tickets, hotel accommodations, etc.)

--Photos (date and place of the photo must be handwritten on photos)

--Letters written to each other after your meeting(s), referencing the specific date and place of your meeting(s)

--Photocopies of your passport and/or your fiancé(e)'s passport, (including biographical data pages and pages showing entry and exit stamps)n showing that you have both been present in a given location at the same time.

--Affidavits of friends, neighbors, or other knowledgeable associates. All affidavits must conform to the guidelines cited below:

Written statements sworn to or affirmed by two persons, other than yourself and the person you are petitioning for, who were living at the time the event(s) occurred, and who have personal knowledge of the event you are trying to prove. The persons making the affidavits may be relatives and need not be citizens of the United States. Each affidavit must contain the following information regarding the person making the affidavit: his or her full name and address; date and place of birth; relationship to you, if any; full information concerning the event; and complete details concerning how he or she acquired knowledge of the event.

">>>

I don't have letters that I can send and the only people who can write affidavits for us in English are also travelers that I can't get a hold of. This has to be submitted within 3 months. With it taking a full 30 days or more sometimes for the mail to travel from Lima to Houston (I don't know why, but this has happened more than once!), and the difficulty accessing people who were with us that can verify our relationship, I really, REALLY wish we had done this first. So, everybody else, get busy. The other stuff I already have.

Hi there....maybe I can be of some assistance....I am going to Lima this coming Sunday and back on the 28th...And as luck has it, I am in Houston. I can probably help with transporting documentation back and forth faster.....

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Do not fabricate evidence. Just be honest.

And look to the request and how to answer it.

100 photos of the two of you together may not equal a single photo with an affidavit that the photo was taken within the last two years / a specific date.

As well, you should have passport stamps. A photo copy of the passport stamps are a nice addition.

Don't bury them with useless data. Give them what they need.

And don't make stuff up. If you don't have letters that meet their needs, do not write them for the RFE.


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Interview Sept. 7, 2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Do not fabricate evidence. Just be honest.

...

And don't make stuff up. If you don't have letters that meet their needs, do not write them for the RFE.

Um...no one said didley squat about fabricating evidence. My suggestion is for other people who are filing. Especially people who rely mostly on emails and/or Skype for communication may not have any letters or letters that are not good enough to send. The request states to send in letters. You can't submit them if they don't exist. If you are filing, you can do that during your wait time.

Also, I don't get your reference to multitudes of photos. Where did that come from? Certainly not a response to anything I have said!

Your idea that I am planning to be a liar is very insulting.

I wish I would have known to do this before now--in the last 7 months, we could have gotten these things done and I would not be scrambling now.

G&T, thank you so much for your offer. I will see if my fiance can get the affidavits from the people there and then hand them off to you. I'll promise you to a dinner out, if you want, in exchange for helping me out.

:)

As a side note, the RFE is from Vermont, not Texas. I am not sure why.


Perú's K-1 embassy packet can be viewed in our photos.
Travel Tips for Perú (& South America)
Our Immigration Experience
Seat Guru Flight seating!
Airport Processing Times - http://awt.cbp.gov/
POE-Houston? Pictures and info.....POE-Houston (other languages)....


Attention NEW K-1 Filers: (2012) Possible 1st year costs = Possibly 3K+$ for first year including fees for mailing, documents, supplies, etc.. NOT including travel costs. Process: 1.)Apply-340$ 2.)RFE? 3.) Med-300??$ 4.)Interview-350$ 5.)Surrender passport. 6.)Get Visa. 7.)Fly here. 8.) Marry in 90 days. 9.) Submit apps to stay, work, & travel-1070$ 10.) Biometrics-More fingerprinting 11.) GREENCARD ISSUED APR 9TH, 2013-11 MONTHS FOR AOS!
I've lived in Houston for 10 years. If you have any questions about the city, please message me. :)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Mexico
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As a side note, the RFE is from Vermont, not Texas. I am not sure why.

Texas doesn't do K-1 petitions. They are a processing center for them. They will check your package, cash your check and send it along to California or Vermont.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > https://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ_Ciudad-Juarez-2-22-2021.pdf

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Nicaragua
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My fiance also frequently refers to me as 'esposa' :) .... I have read that you are allowed to black out any information that you find too personal on letters/cards. I would just black out the word, or sentence that it is included in and still use your letters as additional evidence of relationship....

:) Good luck!


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*04/02/12 - NVC Recieved Package

*04/04/12 - NVC Sent Package to Embassy

*04/17/12 - Embassy emailed Packet 4 to me

*04/21/12 - USPS Interview Binder to Carlos

*04/26/12 - Carlos Medical Exam

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*05/04/12 - Carlos Interview 8:00 AM (Has to return with two more documents)

*05/14/12 - Carlos return to embassy with missing documents - VISA APPROVED

*05/18/12 - Carlos picks up VISA at Embassy

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines
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You don't have to start writing snail mail just to provide evidence, if you use Skype/Yahoo/Google you can do screen shots of of your chat screen and save them on your computer to print later.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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JK, thanks for the info. I was unaware of that.

C&A, Our letters don't usually include our names, just our petnames or terms of affection. They could appear to have been letters from other people altogether. Besides, I don't have the required information where I mentioned any specific dates and places in them. They are silly romantic poetry or postcards of specific places we have traveled to without each other.

When I was preparing to file, I made up notebooks for each of us with the same information in them (originals went to him to take to his interview) and copies of everything submitted or to be submitted in the future.

I already was prepared with copies of:

travel documents/ticket stubs/flight confirmations/etc

photos (I did NOT have any that included other people, though--thanks to everyone on here that have already lived through rejection on this detail and told us about it! I now have pix with other people in them.)

Copies of my passport

I don't have letters because they simply don't exist.

I don't have affidavits, but...the person most difficult to get a hold of actually checked his email today and has already written one and emailed me a copy for my approval. My other half can go to him and they can get it notarized and then, thanks to the generous offer of G&T, we can have this (and hopefully one more) in my hands and ready to mail out in less than 2 weeks--woohoo!!!!!!!!

Hopefully they will be convinced of the truth in this relationship. Crossing my fingers for a smooth ride the rest of the way!

:)


Perú's K-1 embassy packet can be viewed in our photos.
Travel Tips for Perú (& South America)
Our Immigration Experience
Seat Guru Flight seating!
Airport Processing Times - http://awt.cbp.gov/
POE-Houston? Pictures and info.....POE-Houston (other languages)....


Attention NEW K-1 Filers: (2012) Possible 1st year costs = Possibly 3K+$ for first year including fees for mailing, documents, supplies, etc.. NOT including travel costs. Process: 1.)Apply-340$ 2.)RFE? 3.) Med-300??$ 4.)Interview-350$ 5.)Surrender passport. 6.)Get Visa. 7.)Fly here. 8.) Marry in 90 days. 9.) Submit apps to stay, work, & travel-1070$ 10.) Biometrics-More fingerprinting 11.) GREENCARD ISSUED APR 9TH, 2013-11 MONTHS FOR AOS!
I've lived in Houston for 10 years. If you have any questions about the city, please message me. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
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Hi there....maybe I can be of some assistance....I am going to Lima this coming Sunday and back on the 28th...And as luck has it, I am in Houston. I can probably help with transporting documentation back and forth faster.....

WOW - that's what is all about - VJ'ers helping others. That is awesome! :thumbs:


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157 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO NOA-2

181 DAYS FROM NOA-1 TO INTERVIEW

07/14/2011 - I-129F sent via FedEx to USCIS
07/15/2011 - Arrived at CSC, signed for by E. Jameson
07/15/2011 - NOA-1 (E-Mail)
07/19/2011 - NOA-1 (Hard Copy)
08/01/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - Touched
12/19/2011 - NOA-2 (E-Mail)
12/22/2011 - X-Ray
12/22/2011 - Lab Work
12/23/2011 - NOA-2 (Hard Copy)
12/27/2011 - NVC Received
12/28/2011 - San Jose Embassy Case Number Assigned
12/29/2011 - NVC Sent Petition via DHL to Embassy
12/30/2011 - Embassy Received Petition, signed for by J. Rodriguez
01/04/2011 - Medical
01/09/2011 - Packet 3 Received
01/12/2011 - Embassy Interview - Approved
01/19/2011 - Visa Received
01/21/2012 - POE (Ft. Lauderdale, FL - USA)
01/23/2012 - SSA Issued Fresy's SSN
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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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I just now received an email telling me that I would be getting a letter for the RFE. hahahaha

The best line in the email is this:

<<<"Your application or petition will be held in suspense during that time.">>>

Suspense? Whomever wrote that line has a sick sense of humor that I can appreciate.


Perú's K-1 embassy packet can be viewed in our photos.
Travel Tips for Perú (& South America)
Our Immigration Experience
Seat Guru Flight seating!
Airport Processing Times - http://awt.cbp.gov/
POE-Houston? Pictures and info.....POE-Houston (other languages)....


Attention NEW K-1 Filers: (2012) Possible 1st year costs = Possibly 3K+$ for first year including fees for mailing, documents, supplies, etc.. NOT including travel costs. Process: 1.)Apply-340$ 2.)RFE? 3.) Med-300??$ 4.)Interview-350$ 5.)Surrender passport. 6.)Get Visa. 7.)Fly here. 8.) Marry in 90 days. 9.) Submit apps to stay, work, & travel-1070$ 10.) Biometrics-More fingerprinting 11.) GREENCARD ISSUED APR 9TH, 2013-11 MONTHS FOR AOS!
I've lived in Houston for 10 years. If you have any questions about the city, please message me. :)

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Bolivia
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Em, I like your sense of humor! Sorry you have to go through this, but at least you have a good attitude about it (and that's the most important part, because the challenges will come sooner or later). Best of luck...

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I got a request for evidence. Sigh.

Here is my recommendation. Start writing letters to each other that are not embarrassingly mushy or inappropriate that state in them specific times that you were together.

Possible examples:

" Baby, remember when we were at the beach together on your mom's birthday and I lost my sunglasses? I finally got a new pair."

"Honey, when we were in Moquegua for Easter, that was the best time ever. I want to celebrate one of our anniversaries there with our future children."

" I think I still have cramps in my legs from dancing with you so much at that wedding of your crazy classmate on the first of July."

Whatever. Just be sure to include that you were together and refer to a specific date.

Sigh.

My own fiancee was jumping the gun and referring to me as "esposa" in all his letters and finally quit when I got nasty about it, but every one of his letters, cards, etc refer to me in that way.... sooooo.

In addition, go ahead and gather a couple of affidavits (probably best if they are in English) also.

For your own ease, if you must do this and it takes weeks for mail to cross the ocean like it does for us, just go ahead and do this now.

Here is the body of the RFE:

<<<"

Submit evidence that you and your fiancé(e) have met each other in person at some time during the two-year period from July 13, 2009 until July 13, 2011, the filing date of your petition.Evidence should include, but is not limited to:

--Copies of travel documents (itineraries, tickets, hotel accommodations, etc.)

--Photos (date and place of the photo must be handwritten on photos)

--Letters written to each other after your meeting(s), referencing the specific date and place of your meeting(s)

--Photocopies of your passport and/or your fiancé(e)'s passport, (including biographical data pages and pages showing entry and exit stamps)n showing that you have both been present in a given location at the same time.

--Affidavits of friends, neighbors, or other knowledgeable associates. All affidavits must conform to the guidelines cited below:

Written statements sworn to or affirmed by two persons, other than yourself and the person you are petitioning for, who were living at the time the event(s) occurred, and who have personal knowledge of the event you are trying to prove. The persons making the affidavits may be relatives and need not be citizens of the United States. Each affidavit must contain the following information regarding the person making the affidavit: his or her full name and address; date and place of birth; relationship to you, if any; full information concerning the event; and complete details concerning how he or she acquired knowledge of the event.

">>>

I don't have letters that I can send and the only people who can write affidavits for us in English are also travelers that I can't get a hold of. This has to be submitted within 3 months. With it taking a full 30 days or more sometimes for the mail to travel from Lima to Houston (I don't know why, but this has happened more than once!), and the difficulty accessing people who were with us that can verify our relationship, I really, REALLY wish we had done this first. So, everybody else, get busy. The other stuff I already have.

Thank you, I will keep this and send it to my fiance, he he he


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Peru
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I am really wondering why the RFE. It seems that you had enough evidence to begin with. Do you think that because he used esposa when refering to you had a lot to do with the RFE? I work for Continental Airlines and go to Lima often and will be going around the 7th of Dec. I also am willing to help you with getting documents to Peru. I try to go to see my fiancee once a month or 6 weeks, at the most. I hope that you get apprival soon...good luck/

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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Focus on the primary evidence first - travel documents, receipts bearing your name, passports with entry/exit stamps. Without at least some primary evidence they will not believe you met each other within the past two years. After that, provide at least some secondary evidence, such as photos together. Be sure to write the date, location, and who appears in the photo on the back. If you can nail those two then they'll accept your petition.

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