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My fiance and I are thinking of applying for a K-1 Visa. The only problem is we do not have any picture evidence of our meeting. How important is to have pictures attached to the application? 

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It’s very important to have photos of your time spent together! Honestly, I don’t see a petition being ever being approved without any photos in your evidence of proof of an ongoing relationship...

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Pictures are secondary they do not prove you met in the last 2 yrs. 

 

What is your evidence for meeting int he last 2 yrs? 


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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5 minutes ago, Ontarkie said:

Pictures are secondary they do not prove you met in the last 2 yrs. 

 

What is your evidence for meeting int he last 2 yrs? 

He came to Pakistan in March this year

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1 minute ago, MadihaA said:

He came to Pakistan in March this year

Gather the proof he was there then. Boarding passes, passport stamp, hotel receipts, and receipts for food, gifts anything at all.


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Met Playing Everquest in 2005
Engaged 9-15-2006
K-1 & 4 K-2'S
Filed 05-09-07
Interview 03-12-08
Visa received 04-21-08
Entry 05-06-08
Married 06-21-08
AOS X5
Filed 07-08-08
Cards Received01-22-09
Roc X5
Filed 10-17-10
Cards Received02-22-11
Citizenship
Filed 10-17-11
Interview 01-12-12
Oath 06-29-12

Citizenship for older 2 boys

Filed 03/08/2014

NOA/fee waiver 03/19/2014

Biometrics 04/15/14

Interview 05/29/14

In line for Oath 06/20/14

Oath 09/19/2014 We are all done! All USC no more USCIS

 

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Posted (edited)

As mentioned, pictures are secondary but still important. For us we only submitted 5-6 pictures as we don't really do photos together much, but having none at all? Definitely might raise some eyebrows. Technically though for USCIS as long as you can prove meeting through passport stamps, boarding passes, receipts, ect... it may get through the USCIS process or they may honestly send an RFE asking for more proof... but come the embassy stage if it got that far, they may find it very strange that there are no photos at all. Pakistan isn't the easiest embassy either.

Edited by Ben&Zian

08/15/2014 : Met Online

06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

11/18/2016 : Visa in hand

11/23/2016 : POE - Dallas, Texas

From sending of I-129F petiton to POE - 146 days.

 

02/03/2017 - Married 

02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

12/06/2017 - I-485 Approved

12/14/2017 - Green Card Received in mail - No Interview

 

 

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22 minutes ago, DARUMA07 said:

It’s very important to have photos of your time spent together! Honestly, I don’t see a petition being ever being approved without any photos in your evidence of proof of an ongoing relationship...

Negative ghost rider.  Many have never submitted a picture with the I-129F and been successful


YMMV

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As I recall, the i129F doesn’t require photos, just the proof of meeting within the last 2 years, which can be established through boarding passes, hotel receipts, etc.  

 

My husband and I specifically stayed at a hotel one weekend, and had both our names put on the receipt because we had no other way to prove our meeting since I never required a plane ride or visa to visit (and they don’t issue stamps or i94’s to Canadians).  We would just stay at each other’s house.  We did include a picture as secondary evidence which was dated, but I’m confident it could have been approved without that one silly picture. 

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14 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Negative ghost rider.  Many have never submitted a picture with the I-129F and been successful

Me bad then! I have always thought it was just as important as the other evidence that is supposed to be submitted! Did the K1 in 2006-2007...

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1 minute ago, DARUMA07 said:

Me bad then! I have always thought it was just as important as the other evidence that is supposed to be submitted! Did the K1 in 2006-2007...

Internet legend.  It has never been as important.  I did previous petitions back in 2004 & 2006, so it has been the same for at least 15 years


YMMV

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8 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Internet legend.  It has never been as important.  I did previous petitions back in 2004 & 2006, so it has been the same for at least 15 years

That’s great! They need to take this off the list of K1 Visa Guide... #2

 

1. Copies of all airline boarding passes, train passes, itineraries, hotel receipts, passport stamps (make sure you can read the dates on the stamps), and other documentary evidence that you have met within the last two years. You may want to highlight or place post-it notes indicating the dates and locations on the copies (to make the adjudication easier) for the person reviewing your file.
2. Color Photo's of you and your fiance together. Make sure you write your names, date, and location on the back of every photo. Provide two to five photo's. If you only have a single copy of the photo, then make a color copy and send that. If it is a digital photo, have it printed at a local photo store such as Walgreens (if at all possible) or if not on a high quality printer. Place photo's in a plastic bag or photo sheet and label the sheet. Note that you may not receive originals of photo's back.

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All we provided was hotel receipts and a receipt from getting into Mount Rushmore, and my airline tickets from my second visit down and my now husband's airline tickets from coming up to see me and maybe 3 photos one of which was a picture of him with my Mum and siblings and me. I am not sure the photos are regarded very highly but we submitted them anyway. 

 

I will say that at our AOS interview the officer we had LOVED the fact I had brought a collage of pictures and asked if he could keep them and was delighted when I said of course that is your copy as I made a copy of it for my desk at work. :) 

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29 minutes ago, DARUMA07 said:

That’s great! They need to take this off the list of K1 Visa Guide... #2

 

1. Copies of all airline boarding passes, train passes, itineraries, hotel receipts, passport stamps (make sure you can read the dates on the stamps), and other documentary evidence that you have met within the last two years. You may want to highlight or place post-it notes indicating the dates and locations on the copies (to make the adjudication easier) for the person reviewing your file.
2. Color Photo's of you and your fiance together. Make sure you write your names, date, and location on the back of every photo. Provide two to five photo's. If you only have a single copy of the photo, then make a color copy and send that. If it is a digital photo, have it printed at a local photo store such as Walgreens (if at all possible) or if not on a high quality printer. Place photo's in a plastic bag or photo sheet and label the sheet. Note that you may not receive originals of photo's back.

It's not needed for the petition, although can be useful if corroborated with the other evidence provided.

 

It may or may not be useful as evidence of an ongoing relationship when frontloading. For some countries, frontloading isn't necessary or even beneficial. For others - especially high fraud ones - it is highly suggested to frontload relationship evidence because the CO may review it before the interview.

 

I hope that clears up the confusion.


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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34 minutes ago, DARUMA07 said:

That’s great! They need to take this off the list of K1 Visa Guide... #2

 

1. Copies of all airline boarding passes, train passes, itineraries, hotel receipts, passport stamps (make sure you can read the dates on the stamps), and other documentary evidence that you have met within the last two years. You may want to highlight or place post-it notes indicating the dates and locations on the copies (to make the adjudication easier) for the person reviewing your file.
2. Color Photo's of you and your fiance together. Make sure you write your names, date, and location on the back of every photo. Provide two to five photo's. If you only have a single copy of the photo, then make a color copy and send that. If it is a digital photo, have it printed at a local photo store such as Walgreens (if at all possible) or if not on a high quality printer. Place photo's in a plastic bag or photo sheet and label the sheet. Note that you may not receive originals of photo's back.

Its not an issue of including photos, it is an issue of required to submit.  I am quite certain a majority of filers include some photo evidence.   Each petitioner needs to decide for themselves, however, I think 1,000 photos, which some have reported doing, is way too much in any circumstance


YMMV

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1 hour ago, MadihaA said:

Hello!

 

My fiance and I are thinking of applying for a K-1 Visa. The only problem is we do not have any picture evidence of our meeting. How important is to have pictures attached to the application? 

First meeting and no photos... what other evidence do you have to show that you have met in person?  Boarding passes, passport stamps, documents that show you both in the same place at the same time?  If you have very little, or nothing, you might consider another visit and take photos this time, as Pakistan is a tough embassy.  More evidence of time spent together with a few photos would be a good idea for Pakistan based on others' experiences there.  Good luck!

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