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Hello. This might be a bit long but I want to provide as much background to my situation so those who can help me get a good picture of where I am.. My USC spouse and I (a Zimbabwean national resident in the UK) are in the process of putting together our petition for i130. We met back in June 2019 while he was stationed here in the UK (he's USAF). We spent nearly every day together and have several visits with his friends, my friends, my family and I even met his father when he came to visit. He then got orders to PCS and he went back to the US in November of 2019. We continued our relationship long distance throughout 2020, then when travel bans were lifted, he returned to the UK to visit me in December 2020 and during that visit we got engaged. We decided it would be easier to get married here in the UK since I have family here and his family wouldn need visas to enter the UK as they are USCs who hold US passports. As per UK laws a couple that intends to marry is required to "give a notice of intent to marry" at their local Registrar's Office. Also, the UK laws say that if a person is intending to travel to the UK to marry or give notice of intent to marry, they have to apply for a Marriage Visitor Visa. Since hubby is a US passport holder he didnt have a lot of experience with the ins and outs of applying for visas, so I put together most of what he needed and he applied and got his visa. He came to the UK and we gave notice of intent to marry. Great! We planned the wedding: small and intimate but with both sets of parents in attendance and some of both our aunts and uncles. Now, fast forward to today we're looking to start putting together our i130 petition pack. We've split our responsibilities into two parts: he will put together all the financial and legal aspects since he has records of the military docs that list me as his spouse and dependant, the docs that have me listed on his insurance as his beneficiary, his requests to his chain of command for all his visits etc. I am supposed to put together proof of relationship, ie; gathering photos, chats, details of trips etc. So this is where my question comes in: How many photos and chat logs would suffice to prove our relationship is bona fide? We talk EVERYDAY texting on WhatsApp and we have a lot of photos, with friends, family, of the wedding, trips and getaways. We have receipts from AirBnBs, his flights... I could go on and on. I just need a guideline as to how MUCH content I should provide. I don't want to overdo it but I don't want to come up short. Thank you for reading and any pointers would be appreciated. Taffy
Hello I created this timeline so we can help each other out. I just applied for my husband and got my receipt yesterday priority date :09/10/2021 I had already submitted a different case and got denied(Appealing was not going to work out because it will take the same amount that a new petition would, and most likely be denied) wish me luck on this one because I have put my heart into it
Hello, I have two questions here: My wife's parents (who are green card holders) want to petition their unmarried daughter (who is over 21) from China. How many years will this take? If my wife (who is a US citizen), petitions for her unmarried sister, how long will this take?