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Filed: Country: Honduras
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Hello! I recently got married and am starting to collect the evidence to start the I130. We tried to open an account in my husband country (Honduras), but they wouldn't add me to the account since am not a resident of Honduras; we don't have any properties under our names. My question is what other evidence can I submit?

Current Evidence

Marriage Certificate

Wedding Pictures

Honey Moon pictures and itinerary

Authorize User on my Citi Bank CC

I am a Authorize User on his CC

Affidavit of Friends and family (3)

Itinerary of my trips to Honduras

I am also, 6 months pregnant with our first child. Not sure if I can submit evidence of our ultrasounds.

Thanks for y'all help!!!

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You could also include phone records, excerpts of chat logs (ex. WhatsApp, Facebook), evidence of him being your emergency contact at work, evidence of him being listed as beneficiary on your life insurance policy, a written statement from you describing your history together ie. how you met, how the relationship progressed, the proposal, marriage...

Also, itineraries are not very useful as it does not prove you actually boarded the plane. If you have the actual ticket stubs, those are much better evidence!



Married: 5-July-2015
I-130 Petition Sent: 11-May-2016
NSC Received (Our Priority Date): 12-May-2016
NOA2 Received: 30-September-2016 141 days for I-130 approval
NOA2 Hard Copy Received: 06-October-2016
Petition Sent to NVC: 17-October-2016 17 days for petition to be sent to NVC
NVC Received: 21-October-2016 4 days to be received at NVC
NVC Case Number Assigned: 31-October-2016 10 days for case number to be assigned
NVC Welcome Letter Received: 3-November-2016 @ 12:10 AM 3 days from case number assigned until Welcome Letter received and invoices unlocked
IV and AOS Fees Unlocked: 3-November-2016 @ 7:00 AM
IV and AOS Fees Paid: 3-November-2016
DS-260 Unlocked: 7-November-2016 2.5 business days for DS-260 to be unlocked
DS-260 Submitted: 8-November-2016
AOS and IV Documents Sent: 9-November-2016
Scan Date: 14-November-2016 5 days to receive scan date due to a holiday/weekend
Medical expedite requested: 14-December-2016
Medical expedite approved at consulate: 19-December-2016 Expedite approved with consulate but denied at NVC; still need to wait for case complete
Case on Supervisor Review: 22-December-2016
Case sent to the Review Department: 13-January-2017
Case Complete: 24-January-2017     10 weeks and 2 days at NVC before case completed
Case arrived at consulate/CEAC status "Ready": 1-February-2017
Interview: 21-February-2017   We scheduled our own interview because we had an approved medical expedite with the consulate. By sheer luck we got such a quick interview date because someone cancelled their appointment less than 20 minutes prior
Interview Result: Approved!!
Visa Issued: 21-February-2017     Visa issued same day as interview
DHL tracking information received: 22-February-2017     DHL tracking number appeared 28 hours after interview, scheduled for delivery the next day
Visa in hand: 23-Feb-2017
US POE (Minneapolis): 26-Feb-2017

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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USCIS as well as the Embassy will not expect nor require a couple living apart in separate countries to have joint accounts or own property together; don't sweat that.

The sonograms are of little to no use; they only show you are carrying a baby, they do nothing to establish paternity.

Focus on evidence of time spent together in-person, that will be your strongest evidence.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Ecuador
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My husband and I didn't had joint accounts and my case was approved so don't worry for that. You can also include photocopies of your passport pages with entry stamps to Honduras.

Edited by karito9218

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My wife and I also didn't have any joint accounts and we are at least through USCIS (I'm not sure if the Embassy/NVC will scrutinize our relationship more?). We submitted essentially a photoalbum of photos collected throughout our relationship with dates/locations, affidavits from 2 people on each side, in addition to letters from both of our parents. A letter from our Vicar (the man who married us). We did provide print outs of trips, though I realize they may "doubt" them because it doesn't prove you took the flights but we didn't have the ticket stubs (Honestly I haven't gotten a ticket stub on my flights to visit her in years since I use my phone for my boarding pass). I also printed out a skype log (it was like 90 pages....I sent them a portion and said we would bring the entire thing to the embassy) since that was our primary means of communication. Unfortunately, and I spoke to Skype about this, they don't provide a long of hours spoken on skype and since we were doing it on tablets the tablets didn't keep a record (I think when you speak on a computer you can see the length of time at least for your last few conversations). I told skype they should add this functionality and they said I wasn't the first person to ask for it. Oh I also sent them a record of every email I've ever sent her by searching her email address in gmail and printing out the log with all the dates that go back 4 years.

Like I said that got us to the NVC. Not sure if the Embassy will be different. We didn't have wedding or honeymoon photos at the time so we are adding those to our "photo album". I'm buying a house currently in the US and putting her name on the title of the house (It's not on the mortgage, just the title) and will likely submit evidence of that as well to prove I intend to stay with her in the US.

EDIT:

We also aren't authorized users on credit cards

Things I can think to add to your list:

1. Letter from whomever married you? If it was a religious ceremony I would imagine it would maybe add wait that a religious community attests to your marriage. We had to go through a similar (though slightly less scrutinizing) process to applied to get married in a Church of England Church since I was from outside the UK. Part of the process was meeting with the Vicar on several occasions and going to church services multiple times. His letter stated we met this requirements. I'm not sure if you had anything like that. Even a secular service it might help if you had any sort of relationship with the person who married you beyond the day.

2. I would still include the itinerary even if you don't have the ticket stubs. If you have photos from each of your trip you can link them together (though of course they could argue all the photos were taken at the same time or something...but at least for us in the photos we clearly age/hair length changes etc...)

3. In addition to wedding pictures, we also provided more evidence that it was a formalized wedding with guests, caterer etc... Again this depends on your circumstances if you did or didn't do that but we provided receipts from the caterer, photographer, band to show that we didn't just walk up to a Vegas-style church to get married

4. Any evidence of where/how you met? We met while both abroad in Thailand and we specifically provided evidence for why she was there (work, including her contract at the time etc...) and also provided an affidavit from a friend of hers who was with her when she met me

Edited by bcking

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