There were two occasions when my wife (fiancee at the time) and I had to provide some sort of relationship proof during the k1 fiance visa process. The first time was when filing our USCIS I-129 petition and the second was when I filed my K1 Fiance Visa application. In this post I intend to focus on the first occasion, the relationship evidence that we included with the I-129f (I intend to focus on the K1 application in a later post).
The I-129f relationship proof is meant to provide proof that the couple in question have met each other within the two years before the filing of the I-129 petition application. In our case, my wife (fiancée at the time) was the us citizen applicant and I was the foreign fiancé, so it was she who put in the petition albeit with some supporting evidence from myself.
We were both legally able to marry, neither of us having being married before. This made some things easier as there were no divorce papers etc. to submit to the USCIS as part of our relationship evidence.
We had met on a number of occasions, despite us living on opposite sides of the Atlantic, with me visiting Florida half a dozen times and my wife and her daughter coming to the UK twice to see me. We therefore included photos of us together and photos of us with other members of our family. My wife and I got engaged a month before we filed the I-129 petition, so we also included a photo of the engagement ring on my wife’s hand.
We included ticket stubs for some of the flights we’d taken to visit each other.
Although it probably wasn’t entirely necessary at this stage, we also included some sample copies of the conversations that we’d had with each other on Skype and Instant messaging.
I also wrote a statement, in which I stated that I intended to marry my wife (fiancee at the time) within three months of arriving in the USA. I signed the letter and posted it to my wife, so that she could use it as relationship evidence. My statement sample is below:
I am writing to confirm that I began a romantic relationship with My Fiancee Name in 2009. Although the relationship began online, we have since met six times in person in both the UK and USA. Between visits, our relationship has continued through online chatting, webcam conversations, telephone, letters and email.
In Spring last year, we became engaged to be married.
I have not been married previously.
If a visa is granted, I intend to marry Fiancee Name within 90 days of my arrival in the USA and will make the necessary arrangements in order to do so.