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Hi, I really need your help, my husband and  I just got married on march 3rd, we have a 6 years relationship, I used to live in Mexico but I  have almost  a year living in the US, I am a US citizen so Im trying to get a spousal visa for my husband, I already filled the documents but one of the requirements is to send documents that prove the varacity of our relationship, we dont share bank accounts or have any child, what can we do??

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Send whatever evidence you do have. Photos are good, but usually aren't enough in themselves. You can provide evidence of phone calls, video chats, chat transcripts, etc. You are recently married, so that will be taken into account in terms of the amount of evidence you provide,  so don't worry about what you have right away. Just keep gathering more evidence for the interview later.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

?/?/?: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Anything you can give to prove your relationship and marriage is legit. If your marriage certificate is in another language, make sure you get a copy with English translation.

I pretty much was on the same boat and I think one thing that made it more convincing is filing taxes as married joint. I understand that he has no SSN, but you can apply for ITIN. 

With Federal, state tax forms and ITIN application will suffice at this point. During his interview, you can turn in the rest of the documents .  

 


04/21/2016 : Married

11/17/2016 : I-130 sent ( NSO marriage certificate took forever) 

11/23/2016 : I-130 case accepted notified by email NOA1

01/27/2017 : USCIS APPROVED NOA2

02/04/2017 : NOA2 hardcopy received in mail

02/28/2017 : Case received by NVC

03/02/2017 : Agent assigned 

03/07/2017 : Case number assigned with invoice

03/28/2017 : Fees paid (IV and AOS)
04/05/2017 : DS260 online form completed
04/09/2017 : IV and AOS package sent to NVC
04/12/2017 : Requested for NVC expedite
04/17/2017:  NVC expedite approved 

04/18/2017:  In Transit 

04/20/2017: Received in Manila (may schedule for interview)
05/11/2017: SLEC -CLEARED 
05/25/2017: Interview @ Manila Embassy - APPROVED

05/30/2017: VISA on hand plus packet

06/08/2017: POE: California  

06/14/2017: Social Security card received through DS260 filing

06/24/2017: Green card received 

 

CRBA 

04/10/2017: CRBA sent to Embassy via FedEx 

04/19/2017: Appointment scheduled 

05/04/2017: Interviewed and approved 

05/17/2017: CRBA certificate on hand

05/26/2017: U.S Passport on hand

06/02/2017: Paid for ECC and Extension fees

06/08/2017: POE

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21 hours ago, geowrian said:

Send whatever evidence you do have. Photos are good, but usually aren't enough in themselves. You can provide evidence of phone calls, video chats, chat transcripts, etc. You are recently married, so that will be taken into account in terms of the amount of evidence you provide,  so don't worry about what you have right away. Just keep gathering more evidence for the interview later.

Thank you so much

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20 hours ago, sy1983 said:

Anything you can give to prove your relationship and marriage is legit. If your marriage certificate is in another language, make sure you get a copy with English translation.

I pretty much was on the same boat and I think one thing that made it more convincing is filing taxes as married joint. I understand that he has no SSN, but you can apply for ITIN. 

With Federal, state tax forms and ITIN application will suffice at this point. During his interview, you can turn in the rest of the documents .  

 

thanks a lot!!

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On 5/17/2017 at 0:59 AM, Karen9312 said:

Hi, I really need your help, my husband and  I just got married on march 3rd, we have a 6 years relationship, I used to live in Mexico but I  have almost  a year living in the US, I am a US citizen so Im trying to get a spousal visa for my husband, I already filled the documents but one of the requirements is to send documents that prove the varacity of our relationship, we dont share bank accounts or have any child, what can we do??

 

  • Photos of you and him (include wedding photos)
  • Photos of both of you with family, friends, and or children
  • Add him as an authorized user to your credit card
  • Designate him as a beneficiary wherever possible (401K, life insurance, savings account/plan, checking account, investment accounts, will, benefits)
  • Money order receipts
  • Travel itineraries / receipts with both your names
  • Letters/Emails/Conversation/Call logs

These should help:

 


NVC Process Guide for UK:  NVC Process (timelines, numbers, documents, steps)  

_______________________________________________________________________________________

TIMELINE (CR1 Spouse Visa)
USCIS Phase (Married in England September 3, 2016!)
Spoiler
  • 09-22-2016:  I-130 Mailed to Chicago Lockbox (USPS Priority)
  • 09-25-2016:  USPS Priority delivery confirmation
  • 09-26-2016:  Priority date assigned (USC Spouse)
  • 09-28-2016:  I-797C NOA1 Email/Text received, check cashed; case sent to Nebraska Service Center
  • 10-03-2016:  I-797C NOA1 Hardcopy received
  • 02-15-2017:  Case transferred to Texas Service Center
  • 03-16-2017:  NOA2 Approval Date
  • 03-22-2017:  USCIS sent case to NVC, Case Status changed to "We sent your case to the Department of State for visa processing"
  • 03-23-2017:  NOA2 Harcdopy received

NVC Phase

Spoiler
  • 03-30-2017:  Case Received By NVC
  • 04-04-2017:  Case # and IIN Assigned (called NVC to confirm)
  • 04-05-2017:  DS-261 unlocked & completed, called NVC and reviewed over the phone (IV fee will unlock after a week)
  • 04-06-2017:  Received NVC Welcome Letter via Email, AOS Fee unlocked & paid online
  • 04-07-2017:  Called NVC again and rep stated DS 261 was not actually reviewed.  Re-reviewed DS-261
  • 04-11-2017:  Welcome Letter email received, IV Fee unlocked & paid online
  • 04-13-2017:  DS-260 unlocked
  • 04-14-2017:  DS-260 submitted
  • 04-30-2017:  Affidavit of Support/Documents sent via Fedex Priority Overnight (sent Sunday, to be delivered Tuesday)
  • 05-02-2017:  Affidavit of Support/Documents delivered to NVC
  • 05-04-2017:  Document Scan Date
  • 06-28-2017:  Checklist for Court Records (even though beneficiary has never been to court); escalated to Supervisor who requested case files
  • 07-03-2017:  CASE COMPLETE!!!  Called NVC on July 5 and representative confirmed status
  • 07-11-2017:  Case Complete email confirmation received
  • 07-13-2017:  NVC rep confirmed Interview Date assigned
  • 07-14-2017:  Email confirmation of Interview
  • 07-20-2017:  11 Week (77 day) expected Case Complete from Scan Date (5/4/2017)
  • 07-21-2017:  Appointment with General Practitioner to get all required shots and medical history
  • 08-01-2017,   1:10PM:  Immigration medical with Knighstbridge Doctors in London
  • 08-11-2017:  Medical files received by Consulate
  • 08-16-2017, 12:30PM:  Interview in London!!
  • 08-17-2017:  Visa status changed to Administrative Processing, then several hours later to "Issued"
  • 08-22-2017:  Passport with Visa delivered (paid for home delivery); paid immigration fee and added case to MyUSCIS for alerts
  • 11-18-2017:  Move date 

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Just now, Hopeful diva said:

The branch close by me doesn't! I guess the staff let you open it for reasons best known to him or her but it's on their system that people on b2 visas do not qualify. I have been banking with BOA for close to 10 years. I opened my account with a student F1 visa in 2008

I am thinking it is probably different state regulations perhaps?


02/21/2015 Got married to USC

04/24/2017 Sent AOS package I-130, I-485, I-765 & I-131

04/27/2017 Package delivered to USCIS Chicago Lockbox

05/05/2017 Checks cashed 

05/08/2017 Received NOA in the mail for I-130, I-485, I-765 & I-131

05/19/2017 Received Biometrics Appointment Letter (dated 05/12/2017)

06/02/2017 Biometrics Appointment

08/17/2017 EAD/AP Approval Notice

08/21/2017 EAD/AP card is being produced

08/24/2017 EAD/AP Card mailed out

08/26/2017 Received EAD/AP card in the mail

06/14/2018 AOS Interview

06/14/2018 RFE for Medical at the Interview

06/15/2018 Approved I-130

06/19/2018 Submitted  new medical in person at local USCIS

07/03/2018 Sent renewal for EAD and AP

 

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