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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hello,

I am just about ready to send out my I-130 paperwork. I got court married in India few weeks back. In the required documents, it says that I only need to submit my marriage certificate and one of the evidence for bonafide marriage (referring to this link http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1). I will be submitting around 8 affidavits (along with their individual picture with us) of people who were present at the court marriage. Do I need to send any other documents such as chat logs, other pics, bills, joint account statement, etc now or are they required later in the process?

I will highly appreciate any guidance at all.

Thanks!!

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Really its up to you, I 'front-Loaded' our I-130 petition with tons of Evidence like, Airline Tickets Stubs, hotel receipts, Emails, photos, Chats, Cellphone bills and we have lots more current Evidence for my wife's interview!

Good luck :thumbs:


USCIS

05/29/2011: Married

08/12/2011: Sent I-130 packet.

08/15/2011: NOA1, Priority Date

02/22/2012: NOA2 - Approved

02/25/2012: NOA2 - Received hard copy in mail

NVC

03/06/2012: NVC received

03/07/2012: NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned

03/08/2012: DS3032 sent by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Re-send DS3032 by email (auto response received immediately)

03/13/2012: Received (2)Email with DS-3032 Kit and AOS Bill instructions

03/14/2012: AOS bill appears as PAID

03/16/2012: Mailed AOS package (I-864)USPS EXPRESS

03/16/2012: DS-3032 Accepted Via Beneficiary Email (Took 8 DAYS from 1st Email)

03/20/2012: IV bill invoiced & paid $404.00

03/21/2012: IV bill Payment reflecting PAID / AOS checklist received

03/30/2012: IV package DS-230 sent via USPS Priority

04/02/2012: IV package Delivered @ 11:55 am w/signature

04/12/2012: Re-Sent DS-230 Part 1 W/Photocopy of receipt from Hong Kong Police Via USPS EXPRESS

04/13/2012: DS-230 Part 1 package Delivered to NVC ATTN:DR @11:52am

04/17/2012: CASE COMPLETE (41 Days @NVC)

04/22/2012: Request Expedite

04/24/2012: Expedite Approved!(2days)

04/25/2012: Case sent to U.S. Consulate General in HONG KONG

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

04/30/2012: U.S. Consulate General Hong Kong received

05/16/2012: Interview Scheduled May 22, 2012

05/22/2012: Interview APPROVED!!!!!!

05/26/2012: Visa in Hand (9 months 11 days from NOA1)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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As WrightFamily said, "front loading" seems to be the trend. If you can, try to send some evidence from before & since the wedding as well. Keep in mind that you are basically proving that you did not go into marriage for the purpose of immigration. I know with some religions it isn't customary to have a courtship before marriage, but proof you met and spent time together before the actual wedding day would be helpful for your petition. Best of luck..


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: FB-4 Visa Country: Peru
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As WrightFamily said, "front loading" seems to be the trend. If you can, try to send some evidence from before & since the wedding as well. Keep in mind that you are basically proving that you did not go into marriage for the purpose of immigration. I know with some religions it isn't customary to have a courtship before marriage, but proof you met and spent time together before the actual wedding day would be helpful for your petition. Best of luck..

I sent a small book went I sent in my I-130. I couldn't believe how big it was when I saw it again at the interview. When I submit paper work now I just send the basics (tax returns, bank statements, car notes etc) but nothing in excess.


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USCIS *CR-1 Visa*

2008-07-26 : I-130 Sent

2009-04-02 : Interview at Embassy in Lima, Peru Approved

2009-04-08 : POE Atlanta (256 days from sending I-130)

USCIS *Removal of Conditions*

2011-02-28 : Mailed I-751

2011-03-02 : USPS Delivery Confirmation

2011-03-10 : Check Cashed

2011-03-11 : Touched

2011-03-25 : USCIS confirmed they did not mail NOA 1, given case number

2011-04-05 : Infopass appointment passport stamped with I-551

2011-04-19 : Walk in Biometrics completed (2 weeks early)

2011-05-03 : Biometrics appointment (3 year anniversary)

2011-08-25 : Approved

2011-08-31 : Card in hand (184 days after sending I-751)

*Application for Naturalization*

2012-03-24 : Mailed N-400

2012-03-26 : NOA1

2012-03-29 : Check Cashed

2012-05-14 : Biometrics Appointment

2012-06-04 : Interview Letter

2012-07-09 : Interview in Raleigh, NC (Passed)

2012-07-20 : Oath Ceremony (119 days after sending N-400)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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I sent a small book went I sent in my I-130. I couldn't believe how big it was when I saw it again at the interview. When I submit paper work now I just send the basics (tax returns, bank statements, car notes etc) but nothing in excess.

I didn't send much proof with my petition either, but now I am chewing my nails that husband will get the 3rd degree at interview. :unsure: he will not be happy with me when he gets the packet of stuff he needs to bring to the embassy..shhh


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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yes...yes ....yes :thumbs:


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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I didn't send much proof with my petition either, but now I am chewing my nails that husband will get the 3rd degree at interview. :unsure: he will not be happy with me when he gets the packet of stuff he needs to bring to the embassy..shhh

He probably won't be asked to show any evidence. We just sent in three affidavits with the I-130 as we had none of the other things listed. I took a lot more to the interview but didn't even get to take it out of my bag. This seems pretty normal for London.


01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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He probably won't be asked to show any evidence. We just sent in three affidavits with the I-130 as we had none of the other things listed. I took a lot more to the interview but didn't even get to take it out of my bag. This seems pretty normal for London.

That doesn't surprise me Cathy! In our case, the acpo will be the topic of conversation.. :bonk:


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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I see. :whistle:

Good luck.


01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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my husband sent proofs of on going relationship, pictures, emails, money transfer receipts, chat logs and more.. the packet he sent was quite thick...


California Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

Marriage : 2011-11-26

USCIS

2011-12-14 : I-130 Sent

2011-12-16 : I-130 NOA1

2012-06-12 : NOA2 -i don't know why this came later than nvc case #

NVC

2012-06-07 : NVC Received , DS3032, IIN, BIN, AOS invoiced

2012-06-07 : Sent DS3032 email

2012-06-07 : Paid AOS fee

2012-06-08 : AOS shows PAID

2012-06-13 : Sent AOS package to NVC

2012-06-14 : DS3032 acceptance

2012-06-15 : IV fee invoiced, paid, in process status

2012-06-18 : IV fee shows PAID

2012-06-18 : AOS confirmed delivered via USPS in NVC

2012-06-18 : package IV mailed via USPS

2012-06-19 : NVC received package IV

2012-06-26 : AOS accepted

2012-07-02 : checklist for DS230 form (lacking info)

2012-07-03 : checklist mailed to NVC via USPS ( expected delivery 07-05)

2012-07-13 : case completed

2012-07-16 : medical done

2012-09-05 : interview schedule

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Sounds good guys. From all the replies, it seems like front loading can only help. So, I will go ahead and provide whatever I can. Besides air line boarding passes, bills, chat logs, and skype logs, joint bank account statement and affidavits, is it wise to send many pictures?

I just don't want someone to look at a thick file, and put it aside for later consideration. Is there any other piece of evidence that I should try and provide besides the ones I listed above?

I was also going to attach form G-1145 so that I can receive notifications via email and text. Does anyone advise against it?

Any thing else I should be careful about while submitting I-130?

Thanks a lot!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia
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I hope someone could help me out with the Bonafide Evidence documents.

I was wondering if someone could provide me with (or point me towards) a template to use for the affidavits for wedding attendees. (We plan on having around 20 fill them out and of a wide variety; friends, family, as well as some of the government officials who attended the ceremony.)

I would greatly appreciate any assistance.

Thank you & many blessings!


June 16, 2011: Met online (Skype) for the first time.
July 27, 2011: Officially a couple/engaged.
March 19, 2012: Met in-person for the first time.
March 23, 2012: Wedding!

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USICS
June 25, 2012 - I-130 Sent via USPS
June 27, 2012 - Lockbox arrival
July 02, 2012 - NOA 1 text/email
July 05, 2012 - NOA 1 hard copy in mail
February 19, 2013 - NOA 2

NVC Stage
February 27, 2013 - NVC receives petition
March 15, 2013 - NVC case number assigned
March 27, 2013 - AOS fee paid online
March 29, 2013 - AOS fee shows PAID
April 1, 2013 - AOS pack mailed
April 4, 2013 - DS-3032 accepted
April 5, 2013 - IV invoiced & paid online
April 9, 2013 - IV fee shows PAID - IV pack mailed
April 22, 2013 - NVC case complete

October 28, 2013 - Interview date - "Administrative Processing"

November 7, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh - "Administrative Processing"

November 19, 2013 - Return to U.S. Embassy of Phnom Penh

November 22, 2013 - Visa Issued

November 26, 2013 - Arrival in the United States of America

December 31, 2014 - Permanent Residence Card (Green Card) issued

July 18, 2015 - First child due!

July 27, 2015 - Baby girl is born!

November 17, 2015 - Biometrics complete

...more to come...

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He probably won't be asked to show any evidence. We just sent in three affidavits with the I-130 as we had none of the other things listed. I took a lot more to the interview but didn't even get to take it out of my bag. This seems pretty normal for London.

The evidence provided should be in relation to the "fraud alert" sirens that you think are going to go off in the reviewing officers head. Offices in UK, Canada Australia etc are not going to question much cause the standard of living is pretty much the same. However people from India, Pakistan, SE Asia etc are going to face much more scrutiny especially since there is not much courtship and much "pre Marriage" proof that an applicant can submit. Visa and Immigration officers still cant wrap their head around a person meeting his/her spouse right before wedding but it still happens more than 60% of cases. The burden of proof is upon applicant.

Better to front load the application as much as you can without overdoing it rather than getting a RFE.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Draygri, there is no specific format for the affidavits. Generally it has the name, birth date, birth place of the witness who attended your marriage ceremony, and his/her relationship with you or your spouse and how long they have known you. And it will have a statement that they were present at the time of your marriage ceremony that took place at this location, on this date. In my affidavit, I had an additional line saying that I am attaching a picture of mine with the bride and groom as an evidence of my presence. Of course, you have to attach a pic of the witness with you guys with each individual affidavit if you chose to include this line.

Hope this helps.

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Sounds good guys. From all the replies, it seems like front loading can only help. So, I will go ahead and provide whatever I can. Besides air line boarding passes, bills, chat logs, and skype logs, joint bank account statement and affidavits, is it wise to send many pictures?

I just don't want someone to look at a thick file, and put it aside for later consideration. Is there any other piece of evidence that I should try and provide besides the ones I listed above?

I was also going to attach form G-1145 so that I can receive notifications via email and text. Does anyone advise against it?

Seems like the consensus around here is that evidence of spending time together is the best, so photos together that are obviously taken at different times and in different places are a good thing to have in your package. We copied/pasted our photos into a Word doc (so we could have several on each individual page, and avoid adding too many pages to our package) with a caption saying who is in each photo and when/where it was taken. For Skype and chats, don't send every chat you've ever had; just take samples over a period of time that shows the duration of your relationship.

Requesting electronic notification is a good move, but don't depend on it entirely. We were alerted by email, but some people get their NOA2 in the mail without ever receiving an email or text.

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