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  1. I’m curious how the evidence of a relationship before intent to marry materialized is looked upon by USCIS as part of I-130 application. Here is our short, but intense timeline. My as of recent wife is an Australian citizen. She “paused” her Australian life earlier this year and decided to travel the world for half a year. I met her on 5/7 this year in Boston, MA and we became instant friends. I decided to join her in her travel and since then we went to May – NYC June/July – Turkey August – Iceland September – Turkey September – Germany In between trips she visited other cities in US on her own, stayed with her mom in Turkey, travelled on her own to Belgium and Germany and also stayed with me in Massachusetts. While I loved her company and travelling together was a lot of fun, we never thought about it evolving into anything more serious and she fully intended to leave back for Australia (she has a return ticket for 10/14 purchased on 7/20). She came back to US last time on 9/21 and got a good amount of scrutiny at the border due to her frequent back and forth travels and staying in US for weeks at the time, but they let her in anyway. She mentioned me and my address as we never tried to hide anything since we were just travelling friends, albeit with benefits. The plan was for her to stay with me for 3 weeks and go back to Australia. But having spent 4 months together and learning a lot about each other we realize that we can’t be apart anymore. The proverbial “life happens” event. Here is the crazier portion of the timeline Shortly after 9/21 we decided to stay together and get married 9/26 – she sent her resignation letter to Australian department of defense which was huge deal for her since it was an amazing job and she jumped thru hoops to put it on hold so she can come back to it later. She still holds another Australian job, but it’s fully remote at the moment. 9/29 – we found out she was pregnant 10/12 (yesterday) – we got married 10/14 (tomorrow) – her original non-refundable return ticket to Australia will expire Earlier in October I started researching option moving forward and currently I’m looking at I130 process and bonafide marriage evidence specifically. Here is what we have when it comes to documents: Marriage certificate Proof of health coverage for her (pending) Money transfers from her Australian bank to mine to comingle $$ She is an authorized user on some of my CC now I will add her as beneficiary for my financial accounts Documentation about being pregnant Recent pictures after her latest return (nothing significant, there was no wedding for now, just town hall official ceremony) Here is what we have from our friends days – tons of pictures from all the places we went, boarding passes, passport stamps, pictures with her friends and family in Turkey, pictures from the wedding of her friend in Germany. While all of this shows that we spent a lot of time together, I’m afraid it somewhat implicates us since it was all before we really decided to stay together and get married. So I don’t know if all that is helpful or harmful. I’m not sure what the best course of action is right now - file I-130 now or wait longer and accumulate more evidence. It would be nice to get EAD and AP sooner rather than later.
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