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Hey everyone! So thankful I have found this site, so many listing have given me great advice for the journey I am about to embark on. However I was wondering if someone would be able to help with my personal situation. I entered the US on a J1 visa in 2013, which I remained on for two years. I then switched to an F1 visa when my Au Pair family offered to help me complete college here knowing it was a dream of mine. During my first semester of college I met a guy (not a student), who is now my very best friend and fiancé! We have been together 3 years, and are now getting married in September of this year which is so exciting!! However some questions I have include: 1) Throughout my education I haven't worked as it is a visa requirement of the F1, I was lucky enough that my sponsors are able to support me so that I can live and study comfortably without the need for employment. For that reason, I have lived with them for most of my education besides the past year (since my engagement) where I have lived with my fiancé - however due to the fact that I am not working I wasn't able to go on the lease and I was also very conscious on following the regulations of my visa. My sponsors simply provided me with a small amount each week to cover the cost of food, books and travel with my city. But now in looking at the AOS paperwork, what address should I put as my own? Does it have to match my visa? Do I have to be on the lease of the address I give or can it be the address of my fiancé? 2) Also we don't have any joint accounts, such as savings etc. I am a card holder on his credit cards but I haven't opened my own credit card here only a debit card. I do have a social security number so should I try to open a joint savings account with him? I am slightly concerned that despite us sharing finances, and living together we have no paperwork to prove that as I was trying to be very compliant with the F1 visa. What would you suggest? 3) We have so many photos from the past three years, from our travels with each others family etc. Is that sufficient to take to the GC interview? Thankyou so much in advance, court.simmy
Hello, again. I just finished filling out the I-129F and now I'm preparing the supporting documents to go with it. I am the U.S. petitioner but I'm currently attending University in the United Kingdom, and my Fiance and I have been living together since I started my program last September. I want to prove that we have been living together for proof that "we have met in the last two years" but I'm not sure if I should include the entire lease agreement or just the part that has our address and then our names as the tenants? I want to provide sufficient evidence but I also don't want to include too much. Also a few other questions I could use some help with. Should I include a photocopy of my student visa for the UK? How many pictures should I include to help our case? I have about 6 picked out but I remember reading somewhere that the recommendation is 2-5. will make sure to include the ones we have with his family but I can't decide which pictures of just us to include. One last question! In the I-129F instructions it says to include one copy of proof of citizenship. I lost my birth certificate when I was in-between apartments during my undergraduate years, since it could take some time to get a new one delivered to my mother, would it be okay for me to just send a photocopy of my passport? Has anyone else done this and had any issues? Should I just play it safe and wait for my new birth certificate (I haven't ordered it yet but wait times are usually a few weeks)?? I really don't want to wait but I don't want to put our petition at risk just because I'm impatient! Thank you for reading! Any advice is majorly appreciated.