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2 minutes ago, Roni and Carlos said:

Most of my text messages with my fiancé are in Spanish .  Should I get them translated into English to submit as proof? 

Yup, but you can translate them yourself IF you're fluent in Spanish and English. You also have to write a statement that you're fluent in both.

Don't send too many texts, since they're not hard proof you met in the last 2 years. Pictures, plane tickets, hotel bookings etc are more important in this proces.

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2 minutes ago, Roni and Carlos said:

We did not stay at a hotel...we stayed at his home.  So no receipts other than plane tickets.  Is that ok you think? 

You can't provide what you don't have 😉 So yeah, you're fine. Also send copies of the passport pages showing the stamps from entering the country to visit.

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32 minutes ago, Roni and Carlos said:

So the text messages aren’t useful for showing continuous relationship?  

They can be (especially if your fiancé is from a high fraud country) but it's no proof that you met within the last 2 years.

You can def send the texts, but just pick a few, don't send like a year worth of texts. Pictures, plane tickets, passport stamps etc are proof that you met in person in the last 2 years (especially the tickets and stamps), but a few texts can proof continuous relationship.

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You’re awesome!  Thank you!! There are so many videos with people sending photo album size packages.  It’s very confusing.

 

One or two more questions.  The passport size photos do they have to follow  passport regulations?  And does my fiancé need to sign and mail it to me?  Last question have you been approved for your k-1? 

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Proof of what? All they prove is that you have mobile devices and can read and write. 

 

You dont hace to submit “proof” of anything with the I-129F other than you are a USC (if you are the petitioner), that you have met face-to-face in the last two years and you are free to marry each other. 


 

 

 

 

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

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If you were to decide to submit the texts as evidence (not proof) of a relationship, you do not have to translate them, there is no requirement to translate such evidence.


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14 hours ago, Roni and Carlos said:

Most of my text messages with my fiancé are in Spanish .  Should I get them translated into English to submit as proof? 

No, Mine wasn't in English the CO just tell us " ah, you guys chat en French...? and said yes, she just laugh. Don't worry about translate chat.

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15 hours ago, Roni and Carlos said:

You’re awesome!  Thank you!! There are so many videos with people sending photo album size packages.  It’s very confusing.

 

One or two more questions.  The passport size photos do they have to follow  passport regulations? Yes, American regulations (2"X2") And does my fiancé need to sign and mail it to me? Photo's don't have to be signed, she can mail it or send them digitally and you can print them at a Walgreens or something 

 

Last question have you been approved for your k-1? Yup, in 2018 :) Just got my EAD a month ago and waiting for my GC interview, which can take a while since my local office is Philadelphia and they're very, very busy.

 

Also, I saw other people said they only need proof of meeting in the last 2 years. That is true, but I would still send some evidence of ongoing relationship.

 

The embassy/consulate gets your file before you have your interview, and they'll go over it before they interview you.

 

We sent 7 photo's, all the plane tickets/hotel bookings and all the passport stamps from visiting each other and our travels through Europe (we visited each other about 3 times before filing but knew each other since 2013) just to avoid an RFE. Don't overload (5-7 pics are more than enough) but also don't send barely anything. They like to see you're serious and prepared, but don't like to go through 100 pics and text messages lol.

 

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16 hours ago, Roni and Carlos said:

There are so many YouTube videos and testimonials that you don’t know what information to use or not to use.  Have you done the full process? 

Yeah and there is so much misinformation both on YouTube and FB that is totally BS. They all just want to have clocks or views while spreading misinformation to people. 

 

We had a guy in here about a month ago who was asking about bringing a large amount of chat logs to the interview. This guy has printed out basically 2 inch binder worth of logs for every single month they have been talking. We told him that it wasn't needed and his fiance was ultimately approved.

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They’re not interested in the content but the dates and continuity.  I did random snapshots to show we had an exchange at least weekly (though it was daily).  I didn’t include the whole conversation and I didn’t translate them.

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