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My and my fiance are getting ready to file the I-129F. I have been closely following the advise and guidelines found here as well as on other websites/forums/videos and just have a few questions:

 

The evidence we have submitted for having met the last 2 years is: 11 boarding passes. both passports with all stamps, 5 photos of us along with dates and locations. I can see that it is also possible to send extra evidence of an ongoing relationship- such as cards, text conversations. call logs etc but how necessary is this? I assumed this would be required later in the process but not now? If it is recommended then we will provide these.

 

Does it also matter if the cover letter is not typed? We have handwritten the entire form and extra information etc. I have been sure to write clearly and legibly. 

 

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated

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17 minutes ago, prettylilraindrop said:

My and my fiance are getting ready to file the I-129F. I have been closely following the advise and guidelines found here as well as on other websites/forums/videos and just have a few questions:

 

The evidence we have submitted for having met the last 2 years is: 11 boarding passes. both passports with all stamps, 5 photos of us along with dates and locations. I can see that it is also possible to send extra evidence of an ongoing relationship- such as cards, text conversations. call logs etc but how necessary is this? I assumed this would be required later in the process but not now? If it is recommended then we will provide these.

 

Does it also matter if the cover letter is not typed? We have handwritten the entire form and extra information etc. I have been sure to write clearly and legibly. 

 

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated

That sounds like more than enough evidence! The rest of the evidence such as conversations and call logs can be brought later at the embassy interview but you can submit it beforehand if you truly wish. I reckon handwriting should be fine as long as it is in black ink?

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25 minutes ago, prettylilraindrop said:

My and my fiance are getting ready to file the I-129F. I have been closely following the advise and guidelines found here as well as on other websites/forums/videos and just have a few questions:

 

The evidence we have submitted for having met the last 2 years is: 11 boarding passes. both passports with all stamps, 5 photos of us along with dates and locations. I can see that it is also possible to send extra evidence of an ongoing relationship- such as cards, text conversations. call logs etc but how necessary is this? I assumed this would be required later in the process but not now? If it is recommended then we will provide these.

 

Does it also matter if the cover letter is not typed? We have handwritten the entire form and extra information etc. I have been sure to write clearly and legibly. 

 

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated

Are you using the K-1 guide here on VJ? It's here: https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide/

 

Your UK sub-forum has a treasure trove of information. Here is the link: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/forum/99-united-kingdom/ 

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AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

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Removal of Conditions

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5 minutes ago, barashka said:

That sounds like more than enough evidence! The rest of the evidence such as conversations and call logs can be brought later at the embassy interview but you can submit it beforehand if you truly wish. I reckon handwriting should be fine as long as it is in black ink?

that's great! It is in black ink, thanks so much!

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6 minutes ago, prettylilraindrop said:

that's great! It is in black ink, thanks so much!

You're welcome! As mentioned above, check out the K-1 guide here on VJ: https://www.visajourney.com/content/k1guide/

Also, check this out from the USCIS website: https://www.uscis.gov/i-129f

 

Good luck with everything!

 

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25 minutes ago, prettylilraindrop said:

The evidence we have submitted for having met the last 2 years is: 11 boarding passes. both passports with all stamps, 5 photos of us along with dates and locations. I can see that it is also possible to send extra evidence of an ongoing relationship- such as cards, text conversations. call logs etc but how necessary is this? I assumed this would be required later in the process but not now? If it is recommended then we will provide these.

 

Does it also matter if the cover letter is not typed? We have handwritten the entire form and extra information etc. I have been sure to write clearly and legibly. Doesn't matter, one is not even asked

 

Any feedback on this would be much appreciated

I would also recommend submitting your latest I-94 if you have ever visited your fiance over at the states. 

I would also submit your passport with the page that shows your ESTA/passport details, me & my fiance submitted this too and I suppose that looks good in the eyes of a CO.

 

While evidence of the relationship is not a requirement and many would advise against as sending as much as possible with the original petition/"front loading" take a look at the current circumstances of your relationship and see if such evidence would be deemed necessary.  We front loaded mainly out of fear because they would think that we were just a bunch of kids going crazy in the heat of the moment to get married or not being serious enough, etc.  and left it very clear with the evidence submitted this was not the case whatsoever & that marriage was an extremely serious matter for us. 

 

14 minutes ago, barashka said:

I reckon handwriting should be fine as long as it is in black ink?

Correct. 

As per stated by USCIS guidelines for form filing:

" If you hand write your answers, use black ink. Make sure your entries are neat, legible and within the space provided." 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips


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🐇 Sent I-129F: 03/14/2019 

🐇 I-129F NOA1: 03/22/2019 (Received The 18th)

🐇 I-129F NOA2: 06/15/2019 (85 days)

🐇Case transferred to NVC & Case# assigned: 07/10/2019 (25 days) 

🐇 NVC left: 07/23/2019 

🐇 Consulate Received: 07/26/2019 (CEAC switched to ready on the 30th) 

🐇 Interview date: 08/05/2019 (Approved :D:wub:!!!) 

 

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1 hour ago, prettylilraindrop said:

I can see that it is also possible to send extra evidence of an ongoing relationship- such as cards, text conversations. call logs etc but how necessary is this? I ###umed this would be required later in the process but not now?

Your embassy London will not want evidence of an ongoing relationship at the visa interview like some consulates may ask for. If you want somebody to see it, send it now, but it isn't necessary.

 

2 hours ago, prettylilraindrop said:

Does it also matter if the cover letter is not typed? 

A cover letter is not even a requirement so do what you want. My advice to have an easier experience because immigration is a long haul and you'll still be doing this years from now---

  • Get on a computer to prepare your forms. Save the forms you fill out.
  • Go buy a cheap printer/scanner/copier.  Make a photocopy of everything you mail to immigration over the next 5-7 years. 

 

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Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

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