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K-1: Intent to Marry Proof *other than* Letters of Intent

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Hi all, 


I was hoping to any of you could help evidence of proof to get married. We are planning to get married at the city hall/clerk's office in New York City as soon as I arrive in the US. The New York City Clerk's office does not accept appointments or reservations for wedding ceremonies. The plan for our wedding ceremony is to do plan a larger event/ceremony when we have more planning time and are more certain about the timeline since we cannot gauge how long the US government will take to process this paperwork. I understand that in the official US immigration website, the only proof it asked of is a 'Letter of Intent' dated and signed. However, from my research, I have seen a lot of couples put in receipts of wedding venue, wedding invitation card, catering services, etc, and I'm afraid that providing just the letter would not be enough, and will result in RFE, which will slow down the process even further. 


This info about how we've met may or may not be relevant: We met in graduate school together in the US. Worked in the same city and lived together for 6 months, but I needed to leave because I was not able to obtain the H1-B. It has been about 15 months apart, but we have taken about 6 trips since then, and 2 more on the horizon. 


Really appreciate in advance for all the help. 


Thank you so much! 


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People who submit anything other than the letter of intent with regards to their upcoming nuptials are doing so as relationship evidence, not proof of intent to marry.  Only the letter is needed for that.  

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Actually, not attaching your various wedding booking receipts will NOT result in RFE. Letters of intent are good enough. If you have some receipts, sure, you can attach them but they don't hold much weight nor do they prove much. 

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1 March 2018 (Thu): FedEx 2-Day 10.30 AM to Chicago, IL.
5 March 2017 (Fri): Delivered to Chicago, IL. <Signed for by: J. Chyba>
10 March 2018 (Sat): NOA1 hardcopy's date.
12 March 2018 (Mon): Check cashed.
13 March 2018 (Tue): Received text and e-mail notifications.
16 March 2018 (Fri): NOA1 hardcopy via normal mail.

16 March 2018 (Fri):: Biometrics appointment letter's date.

22 March 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment letter via normal mail.

5 April 2018 (Thu): Biometrics appointment at 9.00 am.


AOS Updates Post-Biometrics

19 July 2018 (Thu): Text and email notifications stating that as of 17 July 2018, case is ready to be scheduled for an interview and a notice will follow.


EAD + AP Updates Post-Biometrics

6 August 2018 (Mon): NOA2 hardcopy's date.

6 August 2018 (Mon): Text and e-mail notifications received. New card is ordered and being produced.

9 August 2018 (Thu): Text and e-mail notifications received. Card is picked up by USPS.

10 August 2018 (Fri): NOA2 hardcopy via normal mail.

11 August 2018 (Sat): Combo card sent from Lee's Summit, MO via Priority Mail and no signature was required at delivery. Mailman dropped it in the mailbox like regular mails.

** Approved in 158 days **



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