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Hey guys, well..., we got our RFE.

There's 3 listed on there;

1. Lack of signature (Easy yay!)

2. Letter of Intent (a little confused..)

3. Additional proof of having met in person (kinda crazy)

I was hoping maybe our experienced VJ'ers who have gone through the process can give some insight?

For the letter of intent, we used the template we have here on VJ. I'm not sure what was wrong with the first one but we'll use the same just making sure to sign with blue ink and indicated the date we signed it.

Additional proof is where is gets really crazy. This is what we included in the initial packet;

- copy of passport stamp

- copy on his itinerary

- boarding passes (only departure though with his name and Philippines on it, he cant find the arriving ones)

- hotel receipts (from 3 different ones)

- tour package receipts

- utility bill (from the condo we stayed at)

- medical receipt and prescription (he got sick while he was here)

- pictures of us together

I honestly thought that would be enough, but apparently it isn't.

We will be sending the same exact things (except maybe pictures) because it really all the proof that we have. I'm not sure what else they are looking for.

Any advice guys?


K1

06-23-2011 -- Mailed K1 packet

06-24-2011 -- Received by USCIS

06-27-2011 -- NOA1

11-28-2011 -- RFE

01-03-2012 -- NOA2

02-28-2012 -- Medical (Passed)

03-01-2012 -- Interview (Approved)

03-16-2012 -- Visa printed

03-21-2012 -- Visa on hand

04-03-2012 -- POE: St.Paul,MN

Next up; AOS

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Hey guys, well..., we got our RFE.

There's 3 listed on there;

1. Lack of signature (Easy yay!)

2. Letter of Intent (a little confused..)

3. Additional proof of having met in person (kinda crazy)

I was hoping maybe our experienced VJ'ers who have gone through the process can give some insight?

For the letter of intent, we used the template we have here on VJ. I'm not sure what was wrong with the first one but we'll use the same just making sure to sign with blue ink and indicated the date we signed it.

Additional proof is where is gets really crazy. This is what we included in the initial packet;

- copy of passport stamp

- copy on his itinerary

- boarding passes (only departure though with his name and Philippines on it, he cant find the arriving ones)

- hotel receipts (from 3 different ones)

- tour package receipts

- utility bill (from the condo we stayed at)

- medical receipt and prescription (he got sick while he was here)

- pictures of us together

I honestly thought that would be enough, but apparently it isn't.

We will be sending the same exact things (except maybe pictures) because it really all the proof that we have. I'm not sure what else they are looking for.

Any advice guys?

There's 3 listed on there;

1. Lack of signature (Easy yay!) OK

2. Letter of Intent (a little confused..) the first letter of intent is written by the USC petitioner, make sure you got the right addressee and address

3. Additional proof of having met in person don't send the exact same things; you're being asked to submit proofs in other forms (pictures of the two of you with fiance/e's family, friends, co-workers etc indicating the dates and places/events) greeting cards, chat logs, text messages, emails, phone bills showing each other's numbers etc etc =)


I-129F, AOS, ROC

02-11-2008 Sent out I -129F in mail

02-13-2008 NOA 1

03-14-2008 NOA 2

04-07-2008 Medical exam passed

04-25-2008 Interview, visa aproved, no RFEs!

04-25-2008 Waiting for DELBROS/NSO

05-07-2008 Visa on hand ! Wow, less than 3 months! Thank you Lord!

05-26-2008 POE Detroit, no problems, thank God!

07-01-2008 Married 07-01-08, civil, just us w/ his parents

07-16-2008 Mailed out AOS package

07-19-2008 wedding ceremony

08-19-2008 biometrics appointment

08-25-2008 i-485 touched

09-23-2008 i-485 touched

09-30-2008 i-131 approval notice THANK YOU LORD!!!!

10-04-2008 Received my EAD

10-06-2008 Received my AP...yehey, i can go back to Phil for xmas!

11-14-2008 DMV driving test-passed! thank you Lord!

11-18-2008 Received RI driver's license

11-30-2008 Went home to PHILs for the holidays

12-21-2008 Church wedding!

01-08-2009 AOS Approved! thank you Lord! no interview required!

01-16-2009 Received GC in mail

09-02-2010 Sent out application for ROC

09-08-2010 Received NOA1

09-10-2010 Received Biometrics Notice

10-06-2010 Biometrics

12-06-2010 Approved! Thank you Lord God!

12-11-2010 Received NOA2 and 10-yr GC in the mail =)

N-400

10-03-2011 Sent N-400

10-07-2011 NOA1 date

10-25-2011 Biometrics

12-02-2011 Civics Test/Interview (passed)

04-09-2012 Oathtaking (got my little USA flag and souvenir photo!)

Matthew at 1yr

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...greeting cards, emails, text messages are of no help with proving someone has met in person. I would send more pictures for sure, if there are some with family that would be even better. Pictures may be considered secondary evidence but when they have included a variety of receipts... that seems next on the list.


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don't send the exact same things; you're being asked to submit proofs in other forms (pictures of the two of you with fiance/e's family, friends, co-workers etc indicating the dates and places/events) greeting cards, chat logs, text messages, emails, phone bills showing each other's numbers etc etc =)

I forgot to mention that we have sent snail mailed cards, and emails along with the initial packet :lol:

All the examples they listed on the RFE we've sent in. I wish we held off sending some of them. The majority of couple going through K1 said 'overload the evidence' but boy its biting us in the butt. I was honestly hoping that they misplaced it because I can't think of any reason why they would be asking for the same things.

I do have chat logs and screen shots and will send those along too to hopefully help. Thank you for the suggestion :yes:

...greeting cards, emails, text messages are of no help with proving someone has met in person. I would send more pictures for sure, if there are some with family that would be even better. Pictures may be considered secondary evidence but when they have included a variety of receipts... that seems next on the list.

That true. It's just crazy, I thought proving he's been here will be easy because of all the receipts we've sent.

I will be sending more pictures of us at Manila Ocean Park and him at Rizal Park. Unfortunately he is alone in that picture (it was just the two of us) but he's wearing the same clothes on another picture I'm sending of us together inside Manila Ocean Park.

I've read on here on VJ about sending in letters from my friends and family attesting they have met him in person while he was here in the Philippines. What do you guys think? It doesn't qualify as proof but just to corroborate that he was here and met me?

Thank you guys for your replies. I really appreciate it.


K1

06-23-2011 -- Mailed K1 packet

06-24-2011 -- Received by USCIS

06-27-2011 -- NOA1

11-28-2011 -- RFE

01-03-2012 -- NOA2

02-28-2012 -- Medical (Passed)

03-01-2012 -- Interview (Approved)

03-16-2012 -- Visa printed

03-21-2012 -- Visa on hand

04-03-2012 -- POE: St.Paul,MN

Next up; AOS

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...greeting cards, emails, text messages are of no help with proving someone has met in person. I would send more pictures for sure, if there are some with family that would be even better. Pictures may be considered secondary evidence but when they have included a variety of receipts... that seems next on the list.

nevertheless, they "back up" the pictures and receipts =). better to submit more than less =)


I-129F, AOS, ROC

02-11-2008 Sent out I -129F in mail

02-13-2008 NOA 1

03-14-2008 NOA 2

04-07-2008 Medical exam passed

04-25-2008 Interview, visa aproved, no RFEs!

04-25-2008 Waiting for DELBROS/NSO

05-07-2008 Visa on hand ! Wow, less than 3 months! Thank you Lord!

05-26-2008 POE Detroit, no problems, thank God!

07-01-2008 Married 07-01-08, civil, just us w/ his parents

07-16-2008 Mailed out AOS package

07-19-2008 wedding ceremony

08-19-2008 biometrics appointment

08-25-2008 i-485 touched

09-23-2008 i-485 touched

09-30-2008 i-131 approval notice THANK YOU LORD!!!!

10-04-2008 Received my EAD

10-06-2008 Received my AP...yehey, i can go back to Phil for xmas!

11-14-2008 DMV driving test-passed! thank you Lord!

11-18-2008 Received RI driver's license

11-30-2008 Went home to PHILs for the holidays

12-21-2008 Church wedding!

01-08-2009 AOS Approved! thank you Lord! no interview required!

01-16-2009 Received GC in mail

09-02-2010 Sent out application for ROC

09-08-2010 Received NOA1

09-10-2010 Received Biometrics Notice

10-06-2010 Biometrics

12-06-2010 Approved! Thank you Lord God!

12-11-2010 Received NOA2 and 10-yr GC in the mail =)

N-400

10-03-2011 Sent N-400

10-07-2011 NOA1 date

10-25-2011 Biometrics

12-02-2011 Civics Test/Interview (passed)

04-09-2012 Oathtaking (got my little USA flag and souvenir photo!)

Matthew at 1yr

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Hey guys, well..., we got our RFE.

There's 3 listed on there;

1. Lack of signature (Easy yay!)

2. Letter of Intent (a little confused..)

3. Additional proof of having met in person (kinda crazy)

I was hoping maybe our experienced VJ'ers who have gone through the process can give some insight?

For the letter of intent, we used the template we have here on VJ. I'm not sure what was wrong with the first one but we'll use the same just making sure to sign with blue ink and indicated the date we signed it.

Additional proof is where is gets really crazy. This is what we included in the initial packet;

- copy of passport stamp

- copy on his itinerary

- boarding passes (only departure though with his name and Philippines on it, he cant find the arriving ones)

- hotel receipts (from 3 different ones)

- tour package receipts

- utility bill (from the condo we stayed at)

- medical receipt and prescription (he got sick while he was here)

- pictures of us together

I honestly thought that would be enough, but apparently it isn't.

We will be sending the same exact things (except maybe pictures) because it really all the proof that we have. I'm not sure what else they are looking for.

Any advice guys?

You could send the same thing but package it differently. Bundle the receipt and pictures base on the dates.

Bundling suggestion:

1st... Passport stamp arrival to and departure from the philipines.

2nd: His itinerary

3rd: 1st itinerary... pictures (put date and place at the back), hotel bills, restaurant bills (if you have it).. stapled together

4th: 2nd itinerary pictures (put date and place at the back), hotel bills, restaurant bills (if you have it).. stapled together

5th 3rd itinerary (put date and place at the back), hotel bills, restaurant bills (if you have it).. stapled together

etc...


K1 Process:

May 1, 2008 Submitted I-129F to CSC

May 8, 2008 Received by CSC

May 9, 2008 NOA1

May 18, 2008 Touched

October 9, 2008 RFE

October 28, 2008 RFE Reply

October 29, 2008 Touched

October 30, 2008 Touched

November 1, 2008 NOA2 (HardCopy)

November 11, 2008 Letter from NVC (Hardcopy)

November 14 & 17, 2008 Medical (Passed)

November 26, 2008 Interview (Passed)

December 5, 2008 Visa Received

December 23, 2008 US Entry (POE: Hawaii)

February 7, 2009 Private Wedding

AOS Process:

March 9, 2009 Mailed AOS Application via Express Mail (I-485, I-765, I-131)

March 10, 2009 USPS confirmed that AOS application was delivered and received in Chicago

March 18, 2009 Received NOA for AOS, EAD and AP

April 8, 2009 Biometrics Done

April 27, 2009 AP Approved

May 1, 2009 AP received in the mail

May 2, 2009 EAD card received in the mail

May 29, 2009 AOS interview (Approved)

June 29, 2009 GC received

ROC Process

March 1, 2011 Mailed I-175 Application via Express Mail

March 4 ,2011 NOA for I-175

April 05,2011 Biometrics [Early Biometrics March 22, 2011]

April 21,2011 Approval

April 27,2011 10 Year Green Card Received

Naturalization Process

March 6, 2012 Mailed N-400 Application via Express Mail

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Hey guys, well..., we got our RFE.

There's 3 listed on there;

1. Lack of signature (Easy yay!)

2. Letter of Intent (a little confused..)

3. Additional proof of having met in person (kinda crazy)

I was hoping maybe our experienced VJ'ers who have gone through the process can give some insight?

For the letter of intent, we used the template we have here on VJ. I'm not sure what was wrong with the first one but we'll use the same just making sure to sign with blue ink and indicated the date we signed it.

Additional proof is where is gets really crazy. This is what we included in the initial packet;

- copy of passport stamp

- copy on his itinerary

- boarding passes (only departure though with his name and Philippines on it, he cant find the arriving ones)

- hotel receipts (from 3 different ones)

- tour package receipts

- utility bill (from the condo we stayed at)

- medical receipt and prescription (he got sick while he was here)

- pictures of us together

I honestly thought that would be enough, but apparently it isn't.

We will be sending the same exact things (except maybe pictures) because it really all the proof that we have. I'm not sure what else they are looking for.

Any advice guys?

Letter of intent... we did not follow the VJ sample. I used the VJ sample for my interview document.

My hubby (then fiancee) made a one-liner letter indicating his intent to marry me.

Mine is a card with handwritten acceptance of his marriage proposal. Card is kind of cheesy but they accepted it.


K1 Process:

May 1, 2008 Submitted I-129F to CSC

May 8, 2008 Received by CSC

May 9, 2008 NOA1

May 18, 2008 Touched

October 9, 2008 RFE

October 28, 2008 RFE Reply

October 29, 2008 Touched

October 30, 2008 Touched

November 1, 2008 NOA2 (HardCopy)

November 11, 2008 Letter from NVC (Hardcopy)

November 14 & 17, 2008 Medical (Passed)

November 26, 2008 Interview (Passed)

December 5, 2008 Visa Received

December 23, 2008 US Entry (POE: Hawaii)

February 7, 2009 Private Wedding

AOS Process:

March 9, 2009 Mailed AOS Application via Express Mail (I-485, I-765, I-131)

March 10, 2009 USPS confirmed that AOS application was delivered and received in Chicago

March 18, 2009 Received NOA for AOS, EAD and AP

April 8, 2009 Biometrics Done

April 27, 2009 AP Approved

May 1, 2009 AP received in the mail

May 2, 2009 EAD card received in the mail

May 29, 2009 AOS interview (Approved)

June 29, 2009 GC received

ROC Process

March 1, 2011 Mailed I-175 Application via Express Mail

March 4 ,2011 NOA for I-175

April 05,2011 Biometrics [Early Biometrics March 22, 2011]

April 21,2011 Approval

April 27,2011 10 Year Green Card Received

Naturalization Process

March 6, 2012 Mailed N-400 Application via Express Mail

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be original in your intent to marry, dont do formats. but be short yet precised. send all the same docs and add more pictures. if you can find more that you think may count as evidence then go ahead then put it in. bundle it with a cover page describing the details, dates & location


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Well guys, I sent off what was needed (from me anyways) to Michael and when he gets it he's sending it off to USCIS. Fingers and toes are crossed! :lol:

Thank you so much for everyone's advice, I'll definitely update when we hear back from them.

:)

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K1

06-23-2011 -- Mailed K1 packet

06-24-2011 -- Received by USCIS

06-27-2011 -- NOA1

11-28-2011 -- RFE

01-03-2012 -- NOA2

02-28-2012 -- Medical (Passed)

03-01-2012 -- Interview (Approved)

03-16-2012 -- Visa printed

03-21-2012 -- Visa on hand

04-03-2012 -- POE: St.Paul,MN

Next up; AOS

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