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Hey Guys, My fiance and I decided through many conversations to get married. He never popped the question and we never anounced our engagement due to safety precautions in his home country. He wasn't working during his visit so we never got a ring and probably won't be getting a ring for a while. I have a ton of skype logs, phone records, and pictures of us together and with eachother's families. Will this count as Evidence of Engagement?


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Hey Guys, My fiance and I decided through many conversations to get married. He never popped the question and we never anounced our engagement due to safety precautions in his home country. He wasn't working during his visit so we never got a ring and probably won't be getting a ring for a while. I have a ton of skype logs, phone records, and pictures of us together and with eachother's families. Will this count as Evidence of Engagement?

Well, the requirements in taking the K-1 visa process didn't make it compulsory that you must provide evidence of engagement such as ring. After all, the intention of using the K-1 Process is to get married within 90 days of arriving in the U.S which automatically means you have agreed to get married before even filing(A.K.A engagement). What's important is that you can prove that you have met within the last two years which you have, provide evidence of ongoing relationship such as the likes of the skype logs, phone records or email which you have as well. . You don't have worries and you are good to go. Start gathering all your infos and file ASAP :)

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What qualifies as proof of an engagement?I am just curious.In some parts of the world an engagement is a ceremony but in the Western world, its just a proposal and an engagement ring so how can one prove an engagement with anything other than a ring?

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What qualifies as proof of an engagement?I am just curious.In some parts of the world an engagement is a ceremony but in the Western world, its just a proposal and an engagement ring so how can one prove an engagement with anything other than a ring?

In the case of using a K-1 visa process, what qualifies as a proof of engagement is a letter of intent to marry from both the beneficiary and the petitioner. Whether you had ceremony or ring doesn't matter but that you both have agreed to get married within 90 days of Arrival in the U.S. As long you have proof of having met in person within the last two years and have evidence of ongoing relationship such as emails, chats, text messages phone calls between both of you, there is no problem. I hope this helps

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sweet thanks for the advice I wrote a really sweet letter of intent, and signed it and scanned it to my fiance today. thanks to VJer help we have all our loose ends tied up pretty tight.


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Hi! I just wanted to let you know that my fiance and I had the same situation, we never had a formal engagement (with a ring and all), and it was not a problem at all. We provided lots of photos, conversations, Skype records, etc., and it was fine. Don't worry!

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sweet thanks for the advice I wrote a really sweet letter of intent, and signed it and scanned it to my fiance today. thanks to VJer help we have all our loose ends tied up pretty tight.

They might not even look at it. In Juarez they seem to only want a new letter of intent signed by the beneficiary in front of them (unless things have changed again). Also, if you are going to send a letter of intent for the interview, it should be an original and not a scan, if at all possible.


Link to K-1 instructions for Ciudad Juarez, Mexico > http://travel.state.gov/content/dam/visas/K1/CDJ%20-%20Ciudad%20Juarez.pdf

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It doesn't matter whether or not you have a ring. Most people going to Juarez don't wear the ring anyway. My fiancee brought it with her in case they wanted to see it, but she wasn't wearing it. They didn't ask to see it or any receipts. If both people agree to get married, you are engaged! We didn't submit a letter of intent with our paperwork, but turned one in at the interview.


K-1 Visa
04-29-2011: I-129F Sent
05-05-2011: I-129F NOA1
07-18-2011: I-129F NOA2
08-08-2011: NVC Received
08-09-2011: NVC Left
08-10-2011: Consulate Received
08-26-2011: Consulate mailed Packet 3 (invitation letter)
09-01-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in US
09-10-2011: Packet 3 (invitation letter) Received in Mexico
09-22-2011: Interview: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
10-04-2011: DHL Waybill number appears in the afternoon
10-05-2011: Picked up visa from DHL office
11-08-2011: POE Houston, Texas
11-19-2011: Married!

AOS
12-06-2011: Applied for Social Security Number
12-08-2011: AOS package sent (I-485, I-765, I-131, and supporting docs)
12-12-2011: Received Social Security Number and card in the mail
12-20-2011: Received NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131
01-06-2012: Completed ASC appointment
02-02-2012: Received appointment notice for AOS interview on March 1, 2012
03-01-2012: Green card interview: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
03-10-2012: Green card received

ROC

12-27-2013: I-751 Sent

01-02-2014: Received NOA1 for I-751

01-24-2014: Completed ASC appointment

04-01-2014: APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! (no interview)

CITIZENSHIP

11-14-2016: N-400 Sent

05-19-2017: Naturalization interview:  APPROVED!!!!!!!

06-28-2017: Citizenship ceremony

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The USCIS cannot obligate anyone to buy a piece of jewelry and make that a condition for visa approval. Evidence that you've submitted with your application is your "evidence of engagement".


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They're in each other all along.”


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