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So me and my partner haven’t officially planned a wedding. We know what we want, but haven’t “officially” planned it. We were going to plan it while the visa is being approved because it takes forever. 
I know you should have a letter of intent to marry with signatures of us both. Is this enough proof for them? I can take a picture of the ring, and I can technically make a prototype wedding invitation, but I don’t know the dates and location because god knows whenever the visa will be approved.
I am also wondering, can the signatures on the letter be digital? My partner doesn’t have a printer, but he can go to the library if it’s necessary. 

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 have u file the K1 yet or not? if you havent file it, u can submit proof when u meet, pictures, boarding pass, chat log, and letter of intent to marry, if you have receipt of the ring purchase ( if any ring) u can submit that too. no need to submit any wedding plan yet since u wont know the exact date yet.

 

i will do wet signature and then scan it

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The letter of intent (one for each of you) is sufficient. Having an engagement ring or any wedding plans are not necessary. However, if you have any additional evidence of your intent to marry, it is fine to include it. 

 

We did include a receipt for the engagement ring with our packet, but it wasn't required or anything. 

 

Don't use digital signatures. However, it is okay if the beneficiary has to scan or copy the signed letter to get it to the petitioner. 


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20 minutes ago, Livdays said:

So me and my partner haven’t officially planned a wedding. We know what we want, but haven’t “officially” planned it. We were going to plan it while the visa is being approved because it takes forever. 
I know you should have a letter of intent to marry with signatures of us both. Is this enough proof for them? I can take a picture of the ring, and I can technically make a prototype wedding invitation, but I don’t know the dates and location because god knows whenever the visa will be approved.
I am also wondering, can the signatures on the letter be digital? My partner doesn’t have a printer, but he can go to the library if it’s necessary. 

Letters of intent to marry is generally sufficient.  

15 minutes ago, Misscloud said:

 have u file the K1 yet or not? if you havent file it, u can submit proof when u meet, pictures, boarding pass, chat log, and letter of intent to marry, if you have receipt of the ring purchase ( if any ring) u can submit that too. no need to submit any wedding plan yet since u wont know the exact date yet.

 

i will do wet signature and then scan it

The letters of intent to marry need to be submitted with the petition, or they’ll get an RFE.

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have u file the K1 yet or not? if you havent file it, u can submit proof when u meet, pictures, boarding pass, chat log, and letter of intent to marry, if you have receipt of the ring purchase ( if any ring) u can submit that too. no need to submit any wedding plan yet since u wont know the exact date yet. 

 

this one right ? @Jorgedig

 

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6 minutes ago, Misscloud said:

have u file the K1 yet or not? if you havent file it, u can submit proof when u meet, pictures, boarding pass, chat log, and letter of intent to marry, if you have receipt of the ring purchase ( if any ring) u can submit that too. no need to submit any wedding plan yet since u wont know the exact date yet. 

 

this one right ? @Jorgedig

 

Right.   Just clarifying that the letter in particular must  be including with the petition.   The other stuff can be, but isn’t necessary.

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1 hour ago, Livdays said:

I am also wondering, can the signatures on the letter be digital? My partner doesn’t have a printer, but he can go to the library if it’s necessary.

https://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc
 

Your parent can hand write the above, sign, date, send you the digital photo. You can print the photo and submit. 
 

Why are you doing I-129F?

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Just to clarify that while per instructions letter of intent is sufficient, there have been plenty of RFEs since September where much more evidence is requested. Yes, down to the circumstances of the wedding ceremony.

 

I guess it comes down to how convincing we can be in saying "how can I plan something with this much uncertainty with my case" :D 

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47 minutes ago, Lynxyonok said:

Just to clarify that while per instructions letter of intent is sufficient, there have been plenty of RFEs since September where much more evidence is requested. Yes, down to the circumstances of the wedding ceremony.

 

I guess it comes down to how convincing we can be in saying "how can I plan something with this much uncertainty with my case" :D 

Also, I suspect that the beneficiary’s country of origin also can trigger RFEs for intent.

2 hours ago, Mike E said:

https://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc
 

Your parent can hand write the above, sign, date, send you the digital photo. You can print the photo and submit. 
 

Why are you doing I-129F?

Because they’re doing a fiancé visa?

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1 minute ago, Jorgedig said:

Also, I suspect that the beneficiary’s country of origin also can trigger RFEs for intent.

Agreed, although I must disclose all of my sources were Russian or Russian-speaking in beneficiary origin.

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Just now, Lynxyonok said:

Agreed, although I must disclose all of my sources were Russian or Russian-speaking in beneficiary origin.

Probably much more common for Russia.

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20 hours ago, Jorgedig said:

Also, I suspect that the beneficiary’s country of origin also can trigger RFEs for intent.

 

Interesting...


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I've seen some sources online saying different things, so I just want some clarifications.

When making the letter of intent to marry, can I use a already made sample and fill out our names in the respected areas?

Does the letter of intent to marry need to include how we met, when we met, etc. or is that done on a separate, declaration letter?

Do both parties need to make declarations of how we met, or just the petitioner should make one?

 

I've also seen sources say I (the petitioner) need my birth certificate, drivers license, and passport. Do I need all of these? I've seen other sources say I only need a birth certificate. What about the beneficiary? Will he need to provide his passport, birth certificate, etc.?

 

Also, we aren't "officially" fiancés yet, he told me he will propose to me whenever he comes back to the US in April-July. The ring he wants to use is passed down from family in WW2, so there's no receipts. We obviously DO intend to get married, I just want to get this form in as soon as I can since the wait times are ridiculous. Is it still okay to send it now? I don't want to send it while he's in the US because I don't want to fill out I-94.

 

I'm sorry for asking so many questions, I just want to make sure I get everything right and that I understand fully 😭 I tend to misunderstand what I read so I just want clarification.

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Have you read the K-1 guide here on VJ?  

K1 Fiance Visa Step-by-Step Guide on Filing an I-129F for a Foreign Fiance - US Immigration & Visa Guides - VisaJourney

Here is the example they use. 

[PETITIONER’S OR BENEFICIARY’S NAME]
[PETITIONER’S OR BENEFICIARY’S ADDRESS]

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

[ADDRESS OF FILING LOCATION]

or when submitting for interview

United States Department of State
United States Consulate,
[name of country where Embassy is located]
[Embassy Address]

 

 

 

(Date mm-dd-yyyy)

 

 

 

Dear Sir or Madam:

 

I, (applicant’s or beneficiary’s name), do hereby state that I am legally able and willing to marry (petitioner’s or beneficiary’s name), and intend to do so within 90 days of my arrival into the US using the K-1 visa.

 

 

 

 

Yours truly,

 

(Signature)

 

(Print name)


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