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Hi all,

 

We will file AOS, 130, 130A together shortly after we get married so we won't have too many finances as husband and wife comingled yet.  However we ARE already living together.  What are documents we can send in to show bonafide marriage other than all our dating and wedding photos ? We will have a big fat wedding bill to show too. Also we have dinner wiht his folks EVERY weekend, do we need to take photos at dinner? lol Or we spent all Saturday hanging out with his sister at a casino?

 

Thanks! WAnt to make sure we get some good proof in for our initial package b/c like I said we won't have any hardcore finance stuff right after we get married yet.

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They will understand that being recently married and in separate countries you won’t have a lot of things commingled yet. You primarily want to show some time together and regular  communications.

 

Explain in the letter how you met, if online say when and then when in person.

 

Pictures together, travel together (itineraries, receipts) and the like.  Chats (just samples over a period of time).  Anything financial if you have it but not necessary for newlyweds.

 

Kf you’re able to show anything else, it helps, but those are the main things people put in.  Not having a Social Security number precludes you from much else and they realize that.

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K-1 Visa process (I'm the USC [F])

Spoiler

 

Sent packet: August 10, 2018

USCIS Received package: August 14, 2018
Notification in text/email: August 17, 2018
Mail received from USCIS: January 22, 2019
USCIS Approved I-129F Petition: January 17, 2019

NVC Received Case: February 14, 2019

NVC Case # Assigned: February 14, 2019

US Embassy Received: Not sure but got email reply - March 11, 2019
Instructions Received via e-mail: March 19, 2019

Interview: May 7, 2019 - Approved!
Arriving to US/POE: June 12, 2019
Married July 15, 2019

 

AOS Process
Sent packet: July 27, 2019
USCIS Received Package: July 29, 2019
[Hiccup] Package was sent back due to incorrect fee and sent on August 5, 2019.
Notification in text/email: August 12, 2019 @ 12:30AM
Check cashed: August 12, 2019
NOA 1 Mail: August 16, 2019
Biometric:

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My husband and I are living in separate countries during the visa process. This is simply my experience so it's not a ~hard and fast rule~ to follow, but when I submitted my I-130 (which was approved) I supplied the following:

- boarding passes from 10 years of visits 

- passport stamps from these visits

- photos with captions of us together/our families together/our wedding

- evidence of time spent together (like concert tickets that had both of names on it, or trips we took together)

- three third party affidavits (though I've been told on VJ that these really don't bear much weight)

- some chat logs (though I've been told these also don't bear much weight, as quality face-to-face time is most important)

- receipt for our wedding bands + my engagement ring (which was stated to have my mother's diamond in it) + appraisal of the ring with the diamond set in it 

- wedding invitation + bridal shower invitation 

- marriage certificate

 

 

I’ve seen others establish their spouse as an authorized user on their credit cards or bank accounts, as well as power of attorney or beneficiary to wills/insurance policies. My bank and credit cards wouldn’t allow me to do this without an ssn or itin for my husband. 

 

Since submitting that petition, I’ve also added my husband onto my car insurance as a non-driver and my utility bills.


Marriage: 2018-12-28 [in Portugal]

I-130 Sent: 2019-02-24

I-130 NOA1: 2019-03-07

I-130 Approved: 2019-05-31

NVC Received: 2019-06-19 (but no case # yet) 

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9 hours ago, bakphx1 said:

They will understand that being recently married and in separate countries you won’t have a lot of things commingled yet. You primarily want to show some time together and regular  communications.

 

Explain in the letter how you met, if online say when and then when in person.

 

Pictures together, travel together (itineraries, receipts) and the like.  Chats (just samples over a period of time).  Anything financial if you have it but not necessary for newlyweds.

How many photos did you put in?

9 hours ago, bakphx1 said:

 

Kf you’re able to show anything else, it helps, but those are the main things people put in.  Not having a Social Security number precludes you from much else and they realize that.

 

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I put in about 10.  One or two to correspond to each visit.  Someone sent a hundred, all of the same wedding and got static because it was all one day,   Too many is overkill.  Any with family and friends can help.  You want to show a span of time.

Edited by bakphx1

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Can you confirm what you are filing?

Are you abroad and filing a consular Spousal Visa process?

Are you in the US and adjusting status from a different Visa type?

 

Your time line is blank. Please fill that out so we can help you and also so we can determine which forum this post should be in.

Thanks.

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