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My husband will be adjusting his status based on marriage to me, a USC.

 

Along with form i-130 I wanted to send photos of the wedding and photos with the family to help prove a bonfide marriage. What is the best way to do this? Cant I just put them in a ziplock bag and be done with it?

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1 minute ago, Misspippin said:

My husband will be adjusting his status based on marriage to me, a USC.

 

Along with form i-130 I wanted to send photos of the wedding and photos with the family to help prove a bonfide marriage. What is the best way to do this? Cant I just put them in a ziplock bag and be done with it?

Photos don't add significant value.  What status is he adjusting from?  When was your marriage?


YMMV

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10 minutes ago, payxibka said:

Photos don't add significant value.  What status is he adjusting from?  When was your marriage?

He had DACA that was denied to him a year ago. He came in legally with a b2 visa years ago.

We were married the beggining of may 2019

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1 minute ago, Misspippin said:

He had DACA that was denied to him a year ago. He came in legally with a b2 visa years ago.

We were married the beggining of may 2019

I would not send photos because they don't prove bonafide relationship.   You are going to have an interview anyway later on and you can provide evidence of your commingled life at that time 


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9 minutes ago, payxibka said:

I would not send photos because they don't prove bonafide relationship.   You are going to have an interview anyway later on and you can provide evidence of your commingled life at that time 

They wont deny the case right away if they dont find it bonafide?

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1 minute ago, Misspippin said:

They wont deny the case right away if they dont find it bonafide?

Marriage certificate, joint bank accounts,  the commingling of your lives,  is what they are looking for.  Photos don't prove any of that 


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photos dont prove a relationship. i can go next door and take pics with my neighbor, doesnt mean we are in a relationship.

 

You need financial information and joint account information that married couples have naturally.

 

bank accounts

insurance

wills

ownership of property

tax records

etc

 

we married in december and by april when we filed for AOS, had all of this and more. i think i sent a wedding photo. maybe. i dont even recall.


i 485, 131, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite

05/22/2019    Rec'd RFE for job offer letter for expedited EAD. Sent. Also submitted to Senator's Office for their assistance.

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

 

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Most people value their wedding albums and wouldn’t want to just put them in a ziplock bag and just mail them off to USCIS.

 

I would personally view such an action suspiciously, and that the wedding didn’t really matter to the couple as much as the desire to change status.

 

In any case pictures don’t carry much weight and are not the best evidence of bonafides.

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8 minutes ago, Just Observing said:

Most people value their wedding albums and wouldn’t want to just put them in a ziplock bag and just mail them off to USCIS.

 

I would personally view such an action suspiciously, and that the wedding didn’t really matter to the couple as much as the desire to change status.

 

In any case pictures don’t carry much weight and are not the best evidence of bonafides.

we dont have a wedding album but i can print off pics in 20 seconds LMAO


i 485, 131, EAD and AP

04/09/2019    NOA1 received/check cashed i 485 and 131

04/19/2019    Rec'd appointment letter for biometrics

05/02/2019    Biometrics

05/15/2019    Submitted initial request for EAD expedite

05/22/2019    Rec'd RFE for job offer letter for expedited EAD. Sent. Also submitted to Senator's Office for their assistance.

06/05/2019    EAD APPROVAL!!!!!!!!!!  06/06/2019    AP Approval

06/13/2019    Combo Card Received in Mail

 

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I submitted photo evidence with my I-130 during AOS (along with other, stronger bonafide marriage evidence like financial/insurance documents). If you want to do so, don't just put the photos in a bag. If you are working from digital photos, copy them into a Word document, putting 2-3 to a page. Then, either type up captions underneath the photos saying when/where the photo was taken and who was in it, or print the pages out and neatly hand-write the captions. If you have print outs of photos, you can make scans/color copies of them and do the same thing. Make sure your print-outs are clear and the writing legible. To be safe, I printed my photo documents at Staples on high quality paper at the highest resolution possible. 

 

When it came time for my interview, I brought new photos which were screenshots from my iPhone (includes the date/location/time of the photo) with additional information under the captions. The officer had me talk about some of the people in the photos and identify family members from both sides. If you provide photos with your application or at the interview, don't just have them be with you and your spouse. A mix of photos of the two of you, as well as photos of you with one another's families holds a bit more weight. But as others have said, photos will not have a huge bearing on your application, and other more concrete forms of life co-mingling will serve you better overall. 


AOS from TN Status

 

07/07/2018 -- Married

12/01/2018 -- Mailed AOS package (I-130/I-130A, I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131) to Chicago Lockbox

12/03/2018 [Day 1] -- AOS package received at Chicago Lockbox

12/07/2018 [Day 4] -- Credit card charged $1760 for I-130, I-485 + biometrics fee

12/11/2018 [Day 8] -- Four (4) text alerts confirming receipt of case 

12/17/2018 [Day 14] -- Four (4) hard copy NOAs received in mail (Notice Date: 12/10/2018, Priority Date: 12/03/2018) 

12/21/2018 [Day 18] -- Biometrics notice received

12/24/2018 [Day 21] -- Courtesy letter received for I-693

01/02/2019 [Day 30] -- Biometrics completed 

01/07/2019 [Day 35] -- Biometrics review completed

02/13/2019 [Day 72] -- Case is ready to be scheduled for an interview

03/22/2019 [Day 109] -- EAD/AP approved

03/29/2019 [Day 116] -- EAD/AP combo card received

04/10/2019 [Day 128] -- Interview was scheduled

04/16/2019 [Day 134] -- Interview notice received

05/21/2019 [Day 169] -- AOS interview (approval pending review)

05/29/2019 [Day 177] -- Case approved/new card is being produced

06/01/2019 [Day 180] -- Two (2) hard copy approval notices received in mail for I-130, I-485

06/05/2019 [Day 184] -- Green card received 

 

ROC window opens: 02/28/2021

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