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Hi everyone. 

 

My fiance is currently putting together the paperwork so we can ship it off early next week but i'm incredibly nervous about it all. I know she's going to put it together perfectly fine and i have 100% faith in her but still i can't shake the nervous feeling. Is this normal in this stage?

 

I've been reading so much about how to file it properly and i'm sure we're well prepared. But i'm seeing all these couples put a ton of screenshots of their chatlogs in the proof section and we dont really have much of that considering we either send voicenotes, or do voicecalls on discord. So now i'm afraid that might be an issue 😕 We also don't have any proof we're going to marry except for our engagement announcements on social media. Will that be an issue? We're thinking about printing about those two posts with the proof. And how many pictures of us should we put in there? We forget to take pictures together often since we're just too busy enjoying ourselves.

 

And even if we nail all of that, what about the interview? I'm so afraid of ruining that somehow, even though we're an actual couple and are honest about everything. 

 

Sorry if i'm rambling, i'm just so incredibly nervous and wanted some reinsurance. 

 

 

Bit of info about us, she's 23 and lives in South California, and i'm 26 living in The Netherlands. 

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You are worrying bout nothing.  Just follow the directions you find here on VJ, ask questions, find something to keep you busy during processing time, and relax.  This entire process REQUIRES a GREAT deal of knowledge, patience, planning, time, and money.....

 

 


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I think the most important files are proof of being together in person for the last two years (pictures, boarding passes, passport stamps, hotel receipts etc.) . We didn't even have an engagement announcement and we still got approved. I didn't even include facebook messages or chats. Just one page of screenshot skype logs.

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23 minutes ago, RoaringMdog said:

Hi everyone. 

 

My fiance is currently putting together the paperwork so we can ship it off early next week but i'm incredibly nervous about it all. I know she's going to put it together perfectly fine and i have 100% faith in her but still i can't shake the nervous feeling. Is this normal in this stage?

 

I've been reading so much about how to file it properly and i'm sure we're well prepared. But i'm seeing all these couples put a ton of screenshots of their chatlogs in the proof section and we dont really have much of that considering we either send voicenotes, or do voicecalls on discord. So now i'm afraid that might be an issue 😕 We also don't have any proof we're going to marry

except for our engagement announcements on social media. Will that be an issue? We're thinking about printing about those two posts with the proof. And how many pictures of us should we put in there? We forget to take pictures together often since we're just too busy enjoying ourselves.

 

And even if we nail all of that, what about the interview? I'm so afraid of ruining that somehow, even though we're an actual couple and are honest about everything. 

 

Sorry if i'm rambling, i'm just so incredibly nervous and wanted some reinsurance. 

 

 

Bit of info about us, she's 23 and lives in South California, and i'm 26 living in The Netherlands. 

Eehh man about no evidence that you are going to marry her you have an intent  letter right? If so youre just worrying so much hehe

 

Simple and detailed application is the best!! 

Screenshot of first conversation and very recent chat/phone call conversation maybe few copies is enough.

 

Genuine couples must have no fear during the interview plus you are way too far for that still. You can practice to control your nervousness 😁😁

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34 minutes ago, RoaringMdog said:

We also don't have any proof we're going to marry except for our engagement announcements on social media. Will that be an issue?

The requirement is to have a letter of intent to marry....


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23 minutes ago, missileman said:

The requirement is to have a letter of intent to marry....

We do have that! I wrote one and signed it when i was over there, she wrote hers aswell. We saw some couples put a story about how they met and when they met irl too so she's working on that right now.

 

Thanks for the responses all, calmed me down a fair bit.

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12 hours ago, RoaringMdog said:

We do have that! I wrote one and signed it when i was over there, she wrote hers aswell. We saw some couples put a story about how they met and when they met irl too so she's working on that right now.

 

Thanks for the responses all, calmed me down a fair bit.

It's normal to feel a little nervous about the paperwork, but as long as you follow the instructions very carefully you will be fine :). There's no requirement for chat logs, etc. But if you are looking to include something like this, in my submission I included a screenshot of our mutual discord servers and explained that we played video games with numerous groups of friends together (guessing your situation is similar).


event.png

 

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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12 hours ago, RoaringMdog said:

We do have that! I wrote one and signed it when i was over there, she wrote hers aswell. We saw some couples put a story about how they met and when they met irl too so she's working on that right now.

 

Thanks for the responses all, calmed me down a fair bit.

No love story required 


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13 hours ago, RoaringMdog said:

Hi everyone. 

 

My fiance is currently putting together the paperwork so we can ship it off early next week but i'm incredibly nervous about it all. I know she's going to put it together perfectly fine and i have 100% faith in her but still i can't shake the nervous feeling. Is this normal in this stage?

 

I've been reading so much about how to file it properly and i'm sure we're well prepared. But i'm seeing all these couples put a ton of screenshots of their chatlogs in the proof section and we dont really have much of that considering we either send voicenotes, or do voicecalls on discord. So now i'm afraid that might be an issue 😕 We also don't have any proof we're going to marry except for our engagement announcements on social media. Will that be an issue? We're thinking about printing about those two posts with the proof. And how many pictures of us should we put in there? We forget to take pictures together often since we're just too busy enjoying ourselves.

 

And even if we nail all of that, what about the interview? I'm so afraid of ruining that somehow, even though we're an actual couple and are honest about everything. 

 

Sorry if i'm rambling, i'm just so incredibly nervous and wanted some reinsurance. 

 

 

Bit of info about us, she's 23 and lives in South California, and i'm 26 living in The Netherlands. 

First of all I would just go over the application with her before she sends it out (over skype, FaceTime etc) I worry about the littlest thing, where my husband is way more relaxed, so I feel ya 😉 

 

When my now husband and I filed for K1 there was no engagement, no wedding plans, nothing. It was a 'we've been together for 5 years, we really don't want to be apart anymore' thing and that's how we found K1. In our package we sent 7 pictures (3 or 4 with family/friends, he HATES pics so we don't have many) and the tickets from our trips through Europe and our visits to each other. That's it. We got approved without an RFE.

 

I'm from the Netherlands too, so I know how the interview in Amsterdam is :) We never officially got engaged cause a ring is veeeeery expensive , we didn't announce it on social media, only close friends and family knew we were in the process of obtaining a visa and getting married once I moved. At the interview they just want to know where you've met, if you've ever met her family and the other way around etc. He never asked me about engagement or anything.

 

Once I was in the US we still didn't have a date for our wedding, we just knew we wanted to get marries asap. We did a self uniting marriage 3 weeks after I arrived (legal in only 3 states, PA is luckily one of them) with 2 friends (our witnesses) in our kitchen. 3 weeks later my MIL threw us a wedding party, but that was never in the planning before I moved. We were planning on having dinner with family/friends tho.

 

As you can see, you have nothing to worry about. Try to visit her while your visa is processing so you can take some new pics and airline tickets to the interview (I took 3 new pics to the interview). Other than that, try to relax and prepare for the black hole wait that you're going to get into (what's definitely worth it in the end)

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You can’t “prove” that you are going to marry. No one can read your thoughts and know your true intentions. Social media posts are meaningless. I could post on Facebook that I am going to marry Axl Rose. Means nothing. Aside from the fact I’m married already. You’re over-thinking this. Letter of intent is all that’s required. So far nothing you have posted would suggest any “red flags” or potential obstacles in your case. Low fraud country, similar age, met more than once already, not an arranged marriage, etc. Western Europe embassies don't pay much attention to “love stories”, pages of text messages, albums of photographs. Take a look at the embassy reviews for your country and you’ll find most people were through the interview in less than 10 minutes and were asked no more than a half dozen questions. If you meet the legal requirements, you’ve very little to worry about. 

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15 hours ago, RoaringMdog said:

Hi everyone. 

 

My fiance is currently putting together the paperwork so we can ship it off early next week but i'm incredibly nervous about it all. I know she's going to put it together perfectly fine and i have 100% faith in her but still i can't shake the nervous feeling. Is this normal in this stage?

 

I've been reading so much about how to file it properly and i'm sure we're well prepared. But i'm seeing all these couples put a ton of screenshots of their chatlogs in the proof section and we dont really have much of that considering we either send voicenotes, or do voicecalls on discord. So now i'm afraid that might be an issue 😕 We also don't have any proof we're going to marry except for our engagement announcements on social media. Will that be an issue? We're thinking about printing about those two posts with the proof. And how many pictures of us should we put in there? We forget to take pictures together often since we're just too busy enjoying ourselves.

 

And even if we nail all of that, what about the interview? I'm so afraid of ruining that somehow, even though we're an actual couple and are honest about everything. 

 

Sorry if i'm rambling, i'm just so incredibly nervous and wanted some reinsurance. 

 

 

Bit of info about us, she's 23 and lives in South California, and i'm 26 living in The Netherlands. 

In practical terms, from USCIS point of view they want to see 2 letters of intents, signed, the one from your beneficiary can be copy. Looks through the list of RFE, you will not see many if any "we require more evidence of relationship!" You will see though plenty of "we requite letter of intent!" You do not need cornucopia of evidence, they are mostly matter of fact with their checklist:

  • Is petitioner a  US citizen? Is there a proof of that (e.g. Birth certificate, Certificate on Naturalization) 
  • Are both of them free to marry? (Single, final decrees of divorce etc etc)
  • Have they met in person within last 2 years? (Boarding passes, passport stamps, pictures together)
  • Do they intent to marry each other? (Tricky when you think about, but practically letters of intents, 2 of them, individually signed, satisfy that)

This is basically all. Additional wrinkles are with things like meeting on a dating site, stating you met online without going into specifics of which site might be better, but prepared to provide proof that site is not International marriage broker. 

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