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Evidence of ongoing relationship at the interview stage

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Hi everyone, 

 

I've been struggling with the amount of evidence I should take to the interview. 

 

This is a list of things I'm taking with me to the interview:

 

-Boarding passes, scans of passports  stamps, invoices from the hotel,  invoice of my wedding dress and a quote of the place we'll be marrying at. 

- W-2s , 1040s, paystubs,  bank statements and balances , letter from employer. 

- 10  Pictures of us together  printed on photographic paper and several collages of us talking on webcan with dates plus additional pictures of our trip and screenshots of our call logs on  Facebook from the latter 6 months. 

 

Now here comes the hard part : Printing chats screenshots 

I want to take with me previous chats before our engagement also newer ones after we filed the petition, as of now I have about 300 screenshots of chats from 2017 and 2018 plus adding some from this year. 

 

Is it necessary that I organize those by month? How many days of screenshots I should print per month?  I feel like taking about 100 or more  pages of conversations is too much.

 

I'm a very minimalistic person and based on that I made the petition package, but this time I'm not so sure about the quantity of proofs I must take with me. Last thing I want is to undergo through AP.

 

Any info or tips are welcome. 

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Timeline of your relationship yes. Travel evidence where you spent time together (itineraries, passport stamps, hotel reservations, fun stuff you did together) yes.  Photos yes.  Wedding planning / info yes.  

They will want bulleted highlights of your relationship from beginning to present that you can review with them in a 15-20 minute interview.  That’s about all the time you get, so focus as much of it as possible on your times together, not apart and focus the rest on what you plan to do after US arrival.

 

We’ve never submitted anything like chat logs.  

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I suggested you took with you a photo album instead of 10 pictures at the interview.

A photo album that show's a lot of pictures in the album that tells how you started till now . I meant proof all your commitment.

Because the CO are very interested seen all this sometimes which speak more than a paper work.

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3 hours ago, Eric&Mirella said:

Hi everyone, 

 

I've been struggling with the amount of evidence I should take to the interview. 

 

This is a list of things I'm taking with me to the interview:

 

-Boarding passes, scans of passports  stamps, invoices from the hotel,  invoice of my wedding dress and a quote of the place we'll be marrying at. 

- W-2s , 1040s, paystubs,  bank statements and balances , letter from employer. 

- 10  Pictures of us together  printed on photographic paper and several collages of us talking on webcan with dates plus additional pictures of our trip and screenshots of our call logs on  Facebook from the latter 6 months. 

 

Now here comes the hard part : Printing chats screenshots 

I want to take with me previous chats before our engagement also newer ones after we filed the petition, as of now I have about 300 screenshots of chats from 2017 and 2018 plus adding some from this year. 

 

Is it necessary that I organize those by month? How many days of screenshots I should print per month?  I feel like taking about 100 or more  pages of conversations is too much.

 

I'm a very minimalistic person and based on that I made the petition package, but this time I'm not so sure about the quantity of proofs I must take with me. Last thing I want is to undergo through AP.

 

Any info or tips are welcome. 

Do you have the visa payment receipt ? Also you need the interview confirmation page, DS160 confirmation page. You can attatch 4 pics, 2 chat logs for each month(4 pics on an A4 paper,4 chat logs on an A4 paper) but not sure if the consulate officer will see them .Here in my country, the USA consulate officers aren't interested in those evidences. They prefer to ask you questions directly  to know if all is true . Also the affidavit of support is more important thing at this stage.

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**post moved from K1 Process to Mexico, Latin & South America. OP is at embassy stage.

 

Hi OP,

 

As a suggestion, click on the Venezuelan flag on your profile and read the embassy reviews. These reviews tend to be very detailed and will give you an idea of what your fiancee should take to the interview. Some embassies require more or fewer things than others.

 

Keep it simple and put yourself in the shoes of the consular officer. You can make a few picture collages (that's what we did) from different trips. If you already presented copies of boarding passes and such, don't add them again. This is the time to show you have continued to have a relationship beyond the filing date. 

Screenshots of chats? Sure, just include a sample.. say 1 from every month after the petition was sent? Same with emails. We actually submitted a screenshot of the email bin where our emails/Gmail chats were to show the frequency we corresponded with. 

 

I don't think Venezuela is a particularly hard consulate. Other countries, may have to submit a lot more than that. So, don't forget and check those reviews for very helpful information. Also, Packet 3 gives you examples of what they are asking for. 

 

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1 hour ago, C-ma'am said:

**post moved from K1 Process to Mexico, Latin & South America. OP is at embassy stage.

 

Hi OP,

 

As a suggestion, click on the Venezuelan flag on your profile and read the embassy reviews. These reviews tend to be very detailed and will give you an idea of what your fiancee should take to the interview. Some embassies require more or fewer things than others.

 

Keep it simple and put yourself in the shoes of the consular officer. You can make a few picture collages (that's what we did) from different trips. If you already presented copies of boarding passes and such, don't add them again. This is the time to show you have continued to have a relationship beyond the filing date. 

Screenshots of chats? Sure, just include a sample.. say 1 from every month after the petition was sent? Same with emails. We actually submitted a screenshot of the email bin where our emails/Gmail chats were to show the frequency we corresponded with. 

 

I don't think Venezuela is a particularly hard consulate. Other countries, may have to submit a lot more than that. So, don't forget and check those reviews for very helpful information. Also, Packet 3 gives you examples of what they are asking for. 

 

Thanks for the suggestion, I've been in contact with other applicants from my country. The embassy in Caracas doesn't even mention if you should take evidence of the relationship or not. Is kinda like a grey area when it comes to that. I got the package 3 from another applicant in advance so I could prepare everything with enough time.  I think I'll add more pictures and 6 screenshots per month. And 2-3 pages for each year we've been talking before our engagement. 

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7 hours ago, Jenna Ting said:

Do you have the visa payment receipt ? Also you need the interview confirmation page, DS160 confirmation page. You can attatch 4 pics, 2 chat logs for each month(4 pics on an A4 paper,4 chat logs on an A4 paper) but not sure if the consulate officer will see them .Here in my country, the USA consulate officers aren't interested in those evidences. They prefer to ask you questions directly  to know if all is true . Also the affidavit of support is more important thing at this stage.

I'm also taking those with me, the weird part is that p3 for Venezuela doesn't mention any proof or evidence of ongoing relationship. However, is expected you take those with you. There aren't many applicants for my country so is a bit hard to find info about it.  Thanks for your reply

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6 hours ago, Eric&Mirella said:

I'm also taking those with me, the weird part is that p3 for Venezuela doesn't mention any proof or evidence of ongoing relationship. However, is expected you take those with you. There aren't many applicants for my country so is a bit hard to find info about it.  Thanks for your reply

I think what you describe should be alright. If they ask you for anything else, ask them to give you examples, perhaps?

 

Best of luck!

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14 hours ago, Eric&Mirella said:

I'm also taking those with me, the weird part is that p3 for Venezuela doesn't mention any proof or evidence of ongoing relationship. However, is expected you take those with you. There aren't many applicants for my country so is a bit hard to find info about it.  Thanks for your reply

You're welcome ! Just getting everything ready for the interview but not too over.The consulate officer won't spend time checking all the documents. You might need to give your documents(except the evidences, bcuz they won't ask you to offer these) prior to go to the interview window. Then remember all the answers you should respond without hesitancy ! If you don't understand what the consulate officer ask you, just ask him or her again politely. 

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6 hours ago, Jenna Ting said:

You're welcome ! Just getting everything ready for the interview but not too over.The consulate officer won't spend time checking all the documents. You might need to give your documents(except the evidences, bcuz they won't ask you to offer these) prior to go to the interview window. Then remember all the answers you should respond without hesitancy ! If you don't understand what the consulate officer ask you, just ask him or her again politely. 

Thank you so much!!

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