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How important are pictures to prove your relationship?

 

My husband and I are in the middle of filing our I-130 and AOS. We have all the other required “bonafides”  (joint ownership of property, joint checking account, joint tax return, shared utility bills, mortgage statements, marriage contract, report of marriage from Philippine Embassy, Insurance, proof of retirement beneficiary, etc) but when it comes to pictures, we only have 3 and our lawyer says to provide 7-8. Neither my husband or I are fond of having our pictures taken (not the selfie type, either) and we’re mostly homebodies so it’s not like we go on vacations and take lots of photos together. He also has a physical injury that prevents him from sitting down for prolonged periods, which is healing and improving, but for now it makes traveling to visit other places difficult / impossible.

 

Has anyone here had a similar problem? How big of a deal is it to have lots of photos of the two of you in social settings? Even when I used to go on vacations, I tended to take photos of scenery more than myself or other people...

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Pictures are considered secondary evidence and are not even mentioned on the I-130 instructions. 

 

You can include the few you might have, stating date and location. 

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Never submitted a picture with a filed package ever.

 

Brought some to an AOS interview once.  IO glanced through but was more interested in house keys and credit cards.  Shame too.  We had some great pics.  

 

Haven’t bothered with ‘em since.

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On 8/2/2019 at 4:16 PM, jaxgeek2018 said:

How important are pictures to prove your relationship?

 

My husband and I are in the middle of filing our I-130 and AOS. We have all the other required “bonafides”  (joint ownership of property, joint checking account, joint tax return, shared utility bills, mortgage statements, marriage contract, report of marriage from Philippine Embassy, Insurance, proof of retirement beneficiary, etc)

The above does not seem to describe a spouse visa kind of case.  Is the foreign spouse already in the US and adjusting status, or will they go back to Manila to get a spouse visa?


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On 8/2/2019 at 5:16 PM, jaxgeek2018 said:

How important are pictures to prove your relationship?

 

My husband and I are in the middle of filing our I-130 and AOS. We have all the other required “bonafides”  (joint ownership of property, joint checking account, joint tax return, shared utility bills, mortgage statements, marriage contract, report of marriage from Philippine Embassy, Insurance, proof of retirement beneficiary, etc) but when it comes to pictures, we only have 3 and our lawyer says to provide 7-8. Neither my husband or I are fond of having our pictures taken (not the selfie type, either) and we’re mostly homebodies so it’s not like we go on vacations and take lots of photos together. He also has a physical injury that prevents him from sitting down for prolonged periods, which is healing and improving, but for now it makes traveling to visit other places difficult / impossible.

 

Has anyone here had a similar problem? How big of a deal is it to have lots of photos of the two of you in social settings? Even when I used to go on vacations, I tended to take photos of scenery more than myself or other people...

Pictures are secondary evidence ... not vital.   Don't worry about it .. send the 3 you have, call it a good day.

 

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14 hours ago, pushbrk said:

The above does not seem to describe a spouse visa kind of case.  Is the foreign spouse already in the US and adjusting status, or will they go back to Manila to get a spouse visa?

I came to the USA on a work visa. My husband and I met 2 years after I moved here and we were married after dating more than a year. So we’re doing concurrent filing of I-130 and AOS.

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22 minutes ago, jaxgeek2018 said:

I came to the USA on a work visa. My husband and I met 2 years after I moved here and we were married after dating more than a year. So we’re doing concurrent filing of I-130 and AOS.

Yeah I was gonna question how you have all that!

 

Anyway its fine dont worry pictures rarely matter with all you have

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