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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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In the guide section on THIS site for I-129F is calls for:

"Documentary Proof of Having Met in Person in the Past Two Years and an Ongoing Relationship"

Going thru the I-129 instructions I see no requirement for proving an "ongoing relationship" just have to prove that we met in person. Am I missing something?

Thanks, Dave

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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In the guide section on THIS site for I-129F is calls for:

"Documentary Proof of Having Met in Person in the Past Two Years and an Ongoing Relationship"

Going thru the I-129 instructions I see no requirement for proving an "ongoing relationship" just have to prove that we met in person. Am I missing something?

Thanks, Dave

No, you have it right. For the I-129F, all you need is evidence you met in person within the past 2 years. However, when your fiancee goes for her interview, she will need to provide evidence of the ongoping relationship ie; phone bills, chats, letters, etc.

July 7, 2004 - Met Aimee in a chatroom

Dec. 25, 2005 - Went to Phils to meet her the first time

January 7, 2006 - Mailed I-129F to Nebraska Service Center.

January 27, 2006 - Received NOA1.

April 18, 2006 @1859 cst - NOA2 - APPROVED!

July 15, 2006 - Packet 4 received

September1, 2006 - Medical

September 8, 2006 - Interview - APPROVED!

October 15, 2006 - Arrived in USA

November 4, 2006 --- WEDDING!!!

April 20, 2007 - Mailed AOS

May 18, 2007 - Biometrics

July 26, 2007---GREEN CARD!(no interview)

April 13, 2009 - Mailed I-751 for Removal of Conditions

May 5, 2009 - NOA (extension approved)

May 18, 2009 - Biometrics appointment arrived today-scheduled for May 29, 2009

August 13, 2009 - Approval for removal of conditions (originally delayed due to RFE)

August 20, 2009 - 10 year green card arrived in mail

June 9, 2010</ - Treygan Isaiah is born

June, 21, 2010 - My adoption of Nathan is finalized

No lawyers and no problems

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Yep I'd agree with Trey, we provided proof of meeting (photos and some airline stubs - as we'd travelled to various places together).

When I went for my interview I also took extra photos, phone records etc...I didn't need to show them, but I'm sure that isn't always the case...

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September 30, 2003- Met while working together in Portsmouth, England

October 12, 2005- Sent I-129F Petition to <!--WORD2URL-01--><!--END WORD2URL-01-->VSC<!--WORD2URL-02--><!--END WORD2URL-02-->

October 14, 2005- NOA1

October 21, 2005- NOA2

February 24, 2006 - K1 Interview

February 28, 2006 - Received visa!! - wooooooo!

July 19, 2006 - due to head out to the States...

Sept 9 - WE GOT MARRIED!!

Oct 18 - filed AOS/EAD/AP paperwork

Oct 30 - received Transfer notice (to California Processing Center)

Nov 28 - received appointment notice for biometrics

Dec 21 - appointment for biometrics

Jan 23 - received EAD card

Jan 24 - received AP

May 17 - received e-mail regarding greencard - IT'S ON ITS WAY!! :-)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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I provided both proofs, as my consulate is the type that likes to see everything in the clear before the interview. So if USCIS approves us with all those, the consulate should be happy. I will provide more proof at the interview though.

(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Russia
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In the guide section on THIS site for I-129F is calls for:

"Documentary Proof of Having Met in Person in the Past Two Years and an Ongoing Relationship"

Going thru the I-129 instructions I see no requirement for proving an "ongoing relationship" just have to prove that we met in person. Am I missing something?

Thanks, Dave

In the guide section on THIS site for I-129F is calls for:

"Documentary Proof of Having Met in Person in the Past Two Years and an Ongoing Relationship"

Going thru the I-129 instructions I see no requirement for proving an "ongoing relationship" just have to prove that we met in person. Am I missing something?

Thanks, Dave

I guess my point is why is information on this site if it is erroneous and NOT needed. I realize it will be needed at a later date but this information is not needed for the I-129F application and therefore should be removed from that section on this site.

Thanks, Dave

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Brazil
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Testimonies from people who went through Rio?

Maybe it was something I read in an article, about not hurting to send more than asked and how consulates appreciate it.

Also, I´m scared of Rio´s consulate as I´ve been mistreated there before and left pretty upset, even though I left with a visa.

(Puerto Rico) Luis & Laura (Brazil) K1 JOURNEY
04/11/2006 - Filed I-129F.
09/29/2006 - Visa in hand!

10/15/2006 - POE San Juan
11/15/2006 - MARRIAGE

AOS JOURNEY
01/05/2007 - AOS sent to Chicago.
03/26/2007 - Green Card in hand!

REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS JOURNEY
01/26/2009 - Filed I-751.
06/22/2009 - Green Card in hand!

NATURALIZATION JOURNEY
06/26/2014 - N-400 sent to Nebraska
07/02/2014 - NOA
07/24/2014 - Biometrics
10/24/2014 - Interview (approved)

01/16/2015 - Oath Ceremony


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The instructions for the I-129F do not specify you have to provide proof of an ongoing relationship. All you are required to submit is proof that you have met in the last two years. That being said, each case is unique and some couples will feel more (or less) evidence is needed to prove that meeting took place. I personally would not overload the uscis adjudicator with petition the size of math textbook, save the majority of your goodies for the interview. I had the same question when I first started out, and to be honest the answer varies depending on your case and consulate. My consulate is a real PITA so Im throwing every I have at them, but yours may not be as difficult. Check with other folks who are going through your same consulate and see what experiences they have. Good Luck! :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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greetings,

Although we are appling for a CR1-IR1 I believe the same informacion applies.... at least that was what I was told in consult with lawyer before we submitted our initial package. She explained to me that it is best to paint a simple evidenciary picture with the initial application as this is the basis for application and the first thing consulate sees. Makes sense to me. As such she advised to include in initial petition:

boarding passes

cop of passport pages with stamps of entry

proof of phone conversation via bill- 1 or 2

proof of trips within country with fiancee/spouse- hoel receips, bus ickes ec

several proofs of correspondence cards with envelopes

pictures together( several)- we submitted 2 pages of wedding photos

wedding or engagement congratulations( several)

testimonios from several people who know you as a couple and can attest to the validity of relationship

then in the interview provide all possible-

all boarding passes/ passport stamps

e-mail chats/log

e-mail

phone records

credit card statements - proof of spending abroad

stamped correspondence- cards letters etc

receipt from ring

package receipts

proof of trips/ hotels

wedding or engagement announcement

wedding or engagement invitations

photos of two of you

I personall dont think ou should provide a book in the initial petition but I did include what she suggested with a table of contents and cover page for each section...I am a grantwriter so it follows the lines of successful grant submission.....

suerte

katheleen

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I guess my point is why is information on this site if it is erroneous and NOT needed. I realize it will be needed at a later date but this information is not needed for the I-129F application and therefore should be removed from that section on this site.

Thanks, Dave

It is discussed in some detail here as I always question the same http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=1351&hl=

Also read an interesting article here http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=6769&hl= in a post by ellis-island

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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In my "intent to marry" attachment, I included information about how we met. I also did a cover letter to include a bulleted list of contents including my "proof" of relationship. I then included the actual proof itself and I did it in sections. So trip one included copy of intinerary, hotel receipt, picture (with caption and date underneath) and anything else that seemed reasonable. I also included copies of phone bills (i use a phone card but had online access to charges for 18 months). Finally, I included a picture of my engagement ring which was digitially dated the day he proposed. I'm not saying you need to go to those lengths, but I wanted to make sure I got approval without the back and forth. My application was approved with no additional request for information. Waiting for interview date now.

I found the following site very helpful. It is outdated now (so don't follow instructions on the cost to submit forms, addresses, etc.), but the core content is EXCELLENT! I really appreciate the detail he gives about each step of the process (both technically and personally). I did not know this site existed when I first started and his information was invaluable.

http://www.afst.com/Jamaica/k1/step_by_step.htm

http://www.afst.com/Jamaica/k1/the_journal.htm

Hope this helps.

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In the guide section on THIS site for I-129F is calls for:

"Documentary Proof of Having Met in Person in the Past Two Years and an Ongoing Relationship"

Going thru the I-129 instructions I see no requirement for proving an "ongoing relationship" just have to prove that we met in person. Am I missing something?

Thanks, Dave

No, you have it right. For the I-129F, all you need is evidence you met in person within the past 2 years. However, when your fiancee goes for her interview, she will need to provide evidence of the ongoping relationship ie; phone bills, chats, letters, etc.

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