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I’m preparing evidence of a bona fide marriage. I have sooo many pictures from my trip and from videochats. I am trying to put 4-6 pictures per page of word documents. The problem is that I also need to include call logs, conversation from our chats, receipts from Xoom, MoneyGram, and Ding, and proof of my travel and lodging. I’ve only been to my husband’s country once, so I feel like photos carry a lot of weight...  How many pages is appropriate? Can pages be front and back? 

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Quality over quantity and include plenty of evidence of where else you met. Face time is very important.


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2 minutes ago, Boiler said:

Quality over quantity and include plenty of evidence of where else you met. Face time is very important.

So you agree that photos of videochats and our time together is more important than some of the other stuff. How many pages of info should I limit it to?

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There have been many threads on this subject, but time together is where I would focus, not video chats etc.


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On ‎10‎/‎23‎/‎2018 at 3:08 PM, Odiegwu said:

receipts from Xoom, MoneyGram, and Ding

 

Forget these, they may be more of a detriment than an asset.


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On 10/23/2018 at 5:18 PM, Odiegwu said:

So you agree that photos of videochats and our time together is more important than some of the other stuff. How many pages of info should I limit it to?

Limit to 20 pages or so.  They aren't going to read more than that.  Think "examples" of how and how frequently you communicate.  They are going to review the file for a "few minutes" not hours.


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3 hours ago, pushbrk said:

Limit to 20 pages or so.  They aren't going to read more than that.  Think "examples" of how and how frequently you communicate.  They are going to review the file for a "few minutes" not hours.

Will do! Most of my evidence so far is photos, boarding passes, handwritten letters, cards, call logs with dates and duration of Facebook calls/videochats, and a few chats over messenger.

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On 10/23/2018 at 6:18 PM, Odiegwu said:

So you agree that photos of videochats and our time together is more important than some of the other stuff. How many pages of info should I limit it to?

video chats are not the same as BEING TOGETHER IN PERSON


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15 hours ago, afrocraft said:

Common question. Be more strategic about your selection. See links above.

Thank you for those links! I think I had seen somewhere that had a link to a thread for the bona fide evidence, but I was checking on something else at the time and didn’t check it out. Then I couldn’t find it again. I had thought to include our first conversation where we met on Facebook, chats/statuses that show when we started dating, some handmade cards and letters, where we talked about marriage,  where we were planning my trip to see him and get married, photos from the trip (I was there 15 days), boarding passes and baggage claims, some future family and finance planning, some chats/video chats between me and his family or him and my family, group chats/video chats with friends, some areas where he’s teaching me his dialect and traditions, and where he or his sisters are telling me how to make different foods from there, a few call logs to demonstrate how frequently and for how long we talk or videochat, and of course the obvious proof (like marriage certificate, court order from my petition for change of name, pay stubs showing my married name, and insurance cards with the married name). This might seem like a lot, but Nigeria is a tough one, and I’d rather make sure they can clearly see that our marriage is genuine and we’re very involved in each other’s lives from family to friends to food to future planning etc. 

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On 10/26/2018 at 5:56 AM, debbiedoo said:

video chats are not the same as BEING TOGETHER IN PERSON

That’s pretty obvious or there would be no need for a petition and immigration proceedings. I’m painfully aware of this truth. Unfortunately I’m not wealthy enough to go live in Nigeria till our case has been decided ☹️ 

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1 hour ago, Odiegwu said:

That’s pretty obvious or there would be no need for a petition and immigration proceedings. I’m painfully aware of this truth. Unfortunately I’m not wealthy enough to go live in Nigeria till our case has been decided ☹️ 

nigeria is an extremely hard consulate. more than one visit will be required.


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8 minutes ago, afrocraft said:

Sigh. Here we go again. I had zero visit, and it didn't matter.

so your one, unique situation applies to everyone. thats why so many k1s are issued out of nigeria.

 

got it.

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