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I’m looking for some  opinions..... I am well aware of the requirement of having met each other within two years of filing the  petition.  I went to visit my fiancé in October 2018, and we will be filing our petition within the next few months. But since it’s approaching a year since we have Physically seen each other and  although  we have plenty of proof to provide , I  was wondering if it would be a good idea to try and have another visit before we actually file the I-129 F.  Any comments and/or experiences would be appreciated . Ultimately the interview would take place at embassy in Mumbai 

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4 minutes ago, Summerbrezz07 said:

I’m looking for some  opinions..... I am well aware of the requirement of having met each other within two years of filing the  petition.  I went to visit my fiancé in October 2018, and we will be filing our petition within the next few months. But since it’s approaching a year since we have Physically seen each other and  although  we have plenty of proof to provide , I  was wondering if it would be a good idea to try and have another visit before we actually file the I-129 F.  Any comments and/or experiences would be appreciated . Ultimately the interview would take place at embassy in Mumbai 

Personally, I felt confident with my fiancé going into the interview. I haven’t seen my fiancé since February and wanted to go but it’s expensive and she wanted to fly back together so I decided to wait until after her interview. So she had her interview yesterday and they told her they wanted me to be there at a different Interview. I know it’s not a requirement, but they requested I be there with my fiancé. I’ll probably head out there in early-mid September. 

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It’s definitely a good idea to see each other as much as possible. It helps to support your case of being a true couple. It’s my opinion that it’s better to make multiple trips and make your length of stay shorter, as opposed to making 1 or 2 trips with a longer length of stay. 


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4 minutes ago, Ruben218 said:

Personally, I felt confident with my fiancé going into the interview. I haven’t seen my fiancé since February and wanted to go but it’s expensive and she wanted to fly back together so I decided to wait until after her interview. So she had her interview yesterday and they told her they wanted me to be there at a different Interview. I know it’s not a requirement, but they requested I be there with my fiancé. I’ll probably head out there in early-mid September. 

I myself planned on attending the interview with my fiancé as well. Best of luck to you and your fiancé. I hope everything works out for you both.

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13 minutes ago, Summerbrezz07 said:

I’m looking for some  opinions..... I am well aware of the requirement of having met each other within two years of filing the  petition.  I went to visit my fiancé in October 2018, and we will be filing our petition within the next few months. But since it’s approaching a year since we have Physically seen each other and  although  we have plenty of proof to provide , I  was wondering if it would be a good idea to try and have another visit before we actually file the I-129 F.  Any comments and/or experiences would be appreciated . Ultimately the interview would take place at embassy in Mumbai 

I think it fulfills the requirement and you should be fine. We filed for our I-129F 6 months after our in-person meeting and it wasn't a problem. As long as the relationship is solid and you can show other evidences I would say you're fine either way. I also waited until the interview in Mumbai (which was one year after our last meeting), and that also was no problem. 

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6 minutes ago, Lynn n Sam said:

It’s definitely a good idea to see each other as much as possible. It helps to support your case of being a true couple. It’s my opinion that it’s better to make multiple trips and make your length of stay shorter, as opposed to making 1 or 2 trips with a longer length of stay. 

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5 minutes ago, Akipog said:

I think it fulfills the requirement and you should be fine. We filed for our I-129F 6 months after our in-person meeting and it wasn't a problem. As long as the relationship is solid and you can show other evidences I would say you're fine either way. I also waited until the interview in Mumbai (which was one year after our last meeting), and that also was no problem. 

Glad to hear someone with a similar experience. We do have solid proof of our relationship , which makes me very confident 

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