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Me and my fiancée are filing for the k-1 visa very soon. We have read that we need to send messages of our message History. We have been messaging for a couple years on multiple apps. Any ideas on what we should do as far as what Evidence we should provide of our messages?

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10 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

Me and my fiancée are filing for the k-1 visa very soon. We have read that we need to send messages of our message History. We have been messaging for a couple years on multiple apps. Any ideas on what we should do as far as what Evidence we should provide of our messages?

Not required for the petition.  You need to send proof of having met in person at least once within the past two years, proof of the petitioner's US citizenship, and proof that you are legally able and intend to conclude a marriage to each other within 90 days of the beneficiary's arrival.  Specifically, this includes any divorce decrees, as well as letters signed by both petitioner and beneficiary stating intention to marry each other.  

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13 minutes ago, JeffandNadine said:

Me and my fiancée are filing for the k-1 visa very soon. We have read that we need to send messages of our message History. We have been messaging for a couple years on multiple apps. Any ideas on what we should do as far as what Evidence we should provide of our messages?

This is a common misconception actually. Because most of time these messages aren't really good evidence at all. You need to provide quality evidence not quantity.

 

What country is this for?

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I didn’t submit any chat messages in our I-129f package at all. I sent in boarding passes from trips, itineraries from trips, photos together, photos of us with each other’s families,  and hotel bookings in the cities we visited together. I assembled all of this in a word document so I could explain what we were doing in the pic, when it was, where we were, etc. I also attached my I-94 proving that I was in the USA when I said I was. 

 

Another good thing to add to add in would be passport stamps. I had recently gotten a new passport at the time of our filing (and didn’t have my old passport any longer), so I had no stamps to submit, but it wasn’t an issue and I had no RFEs. But if you have passport stamps in your passport, include them! 


Sent I-129F: Feb 9, 2018

Petition received by USCIS: Feb 15, 2018

NOA1 Text Notification: Feb 20, 2018 

NOA2: Aug 21, 2018 😍

NVC Case # & Invoice ID: Sept 6, 2018

NVC "In Transit": Sept 18, 2018

Case "Ready": Sept 25, 2018

P3 Received: Oct 5

P3 Sent: Oct 16

P4 Received: Oct 18

Medical: Nov 13

Interview: Dec 6 - APPROVED! 

 

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If you still want to add message history to your petition, maybe choose a date (e.g. 15th) and attach a screenshot of messages sent each month on the 15th for the last year or so to show consistency. This isn't a requirement, but I still included some message history in my petition.


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K1 Timeline

07/23/2018    I-129F sent

07/25/2018    NOA1 email notification

07/30/2018    NOA1 hard copy

12/21/2018    NOA2 hard copy

01/10/2019    NVC Case # assigned

xx/xx/2019     Left NVC

xx/xx/2019     Embassy received

xx/xx/2019     Medical

xx/xx/2019     Interview

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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


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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12 hours ago, Hello729 said:

You will be fine.  Just follow what others have said on here.  By the way, she has on a big diamond right.   Does it mean you guys are married?

That means they are engaged. Idk how it is in your culture but in america and european countries you give the woman a ring for the engagement. 

I included a picture of my engagement tweet and my ring in my petition too. 

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44 minutes ago, Toastbear said:

That means they are engaged. Idk how it is in your culture but in america and european countries you give the woman a ring for the engagement. 

I included a picture of my engagement tweet and my ring in my petition too. 

Oh!  And that is interesting indeed.


Thank you so much, everyone!

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6 minutes ago, Hello729 said:

Oh!  And that is interesting indeed.

yeah i know why you asked, because there are engagement parties and other traditional stuff that looks for uscis "too married", but since USCIS is "american", they are ok with this ring tradition (only for the fiance!) since its common for engagements in america.

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7 minutes ago, Toastbear said:

yeah i know why you asked, because there are engagement parties and other traditional stuff that looks for uscis "too married", but since USCIS is "american", they are ok with this ring tradition (only for the fiance!) since its common for engagements in america.

Yepper 


Thank you so much, everyone!

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10 minutes ago, Hello729 said:

Oh!  And that is interesting indeed.

We didn't have an engagement ring. I think the most important thing as others said to have a consistent, continuous relationship and try to include boarding passes, passport stamps, pictures (I wrote on the back the time and place it was taken). I also had an I-94 included just in case. Entry stamps from the places you went together, or when he/she was visiting you. Not everybody keeps the boarding passes because it might be needed for a visa. I clearly was not thinking that when we started to date...

 

For message history, we had e-mails and chats. I mostly filtered out the e-mails and took a screenshot of the list from every couple of months. You might adjust the timeline here, depending on how long you knew each other. Also included a few individual messages which seemed more important in the development of the relationship.(E.g how it would be to live together, picking out furniture, etc)  Do not include sexting and similar messages.

 

 

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17 hours ago, JeffandNadine said:

Me and my fiancée are filing for the k-1 visa very soon. We have read that we need to send messages of our message History. We have been messaging for a couple years on multiple apps. Any ideas on what we should do as far as what Evidence we should provide of our messages?

 

I don't know about you, but I really would prefer to keep my messages to myself and not share them with the US gov't (or any gov't for that matter). I would not include them in your package. They're not necessary for approval. 


Removing Conditions Timeline

Aug. 10, '17: Mailed in I-751

Aug. 21, '17: NOA1

October 23, '18: NOA2- approval

October 30, 18: 10-year GC received

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1 minute ago, usmsbow said:

 

I don't know about you, but I really would prefer to keep my messages to myself and not share them with the US gov't (or any gov't for that matter). I would not include them in your package. They're not necessary for approval. 

Agreed.  I also suspect that they potentially increase the time it takes to approve a petition, as well as the risk of RFE.

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22 minutes ago, Jorgedig said:

Agreed.  I also suspect that they potentially increase the time it takes to approve a petition, as well as the risk of RFE.

Do you think that by sending screenshots of messages that the petition will take longer to be approved (getting an NOA2)? Just wondering if this is based on experience since I've never heard of it before. 

 

We are about to submit our petition and was planning on including some screenshots.

 

 

Thanks for your input! 

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