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    I have printed out the I-129F and see from note 5 that I need 'copies of
    evidence' that my boyfriend and I have met. What do they want to see ?
    Photos, cards, letters ???? Some advice before I start would be good
    please and thankyou


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    Originally posted by sundavies
    I have printed out the
    I-129F and see from note 5 that I need 'copies of evidence' that my
    boyfriend and I have met. What do they want to see ? Photos, cards,
    letters ???? Some advice before I start would be good please and
    thankyou

    Plane tickets, photo's of you two together and with
    each others family will help.


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      Originally posted by Pimpbot
      Plane tickets, photo's of
      you two together and with each others family will help.

      Don
      (my boyfriend) hasn't kept his plane ticket from his visit here in
      November, would the printed itinerary from Priceline suffice ? I
      obviously have photos of him here. Will printed out emails be accepted
      instead of letters ? Photos with my family I can manage no problem
      though I haven't met his family yet - they are mostly in Iowa.


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        Originally posted by sundavies
        Don (my boyfriend)
        hasn't kept his plane ticket from his visit here in November, would the
        printed itinerary from Priceline suffice ? I obviously have photos of
        him here. Will printed out emails be accepted instead of letters ?
        Photos with my family I can manage no problem though I haven't met his
        family yet - they are mostly in Iowa.

        Any evidence you have
        is good- iteneraries if you dont have the actual ticket/boarding pass;
        photos (especially DATED photos) of the two of you together; printed
        emails, letters; I even sent in copies of Sam's Club membership cards we
        got together with date and photos on them. We also sent in hotel
        receipts from two trips I made to Spain.


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          sd,

          As you're posting from British Expats, read the READ ME post by
          Rete at the very top of the index of threads. There appears to be a lot
          that you need to learn.

          Cards and letters don't prove that two people
          have met or when. Save them for the visa interview, there's no need for
          them with the I-129f.

          Photos of the two of you together prove that
          you've met, preferably photos that have the date as part of the immage.


          Also to help prove when you've met, travel documents and hotel bills
          are good evidence. Boarding passes are good travel documents,
          itineraries are pretty useless by themselves - you need something that
          shows you made the trip. Visa stamps in passports are good evidence.


          Your boyfriend didn't keep his boarding passes? You've learned your
          first lesson - don't throw away anything.

          Regards, JEff




          Originally posted by sundavies
          I have printed out the
          I-129F and see from note 5 that I need 'copies of evidence' that my
          boyfriend and I have met. What do they want to see ? Photos, cards,
          letters ???? Some advice before I start would be good please and
          thankyou


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            Originally posted by sundavies
            I have printed out the
            I-129F and see from note 5 that I need 'copies of evidence' that my
            boyfriend and I have met. What do they want to see ? Photos, cards,
            letters ???? Some advice before I start would be good please and
            thankyou

            While letters, emails and phone records are a good
            way to show your relationship is genuine, they do not prove that you
            have been in the same room together.

            Photos of you together are by far
            the best way to show you have met in person. One of the photos Mark and
            I submitted showed us in front of the Busch Gardens entrance sign as
            evidence that we'd met in the States. Photos which include family
            members and/or friends alongside you are also good, as it shows you've
            met other people important to each other.

            Don't worry if you haven't
            met his family yet -- when we filed, I hadn't met Mark's family, either.
            (I hadn't even been to England yet, for that matter!)

            Remember, you
            don't need to inundate them with millions of photos -- just 3-4 will do.
            We actually scanned our photos and put two on each page, with a typed
            caption underneath of who/where/when. Just make sure that the images you
            choose are clear and that you don't look like a couple of ants posing
            for a picture.

            Copies of boarding passes and passport stamps are
            good things to submit as well. We scanned these so we could make color
            printouts of them, but regular b/w copies are probably just fine. Your
            Priceline receipt would be good, too, especially if accompanied by a
            copy of the credit card bill where it was charged.

            As for letters vs
            emails, I don't think USCIS really cares. They're the same thing, just
            sent in a different format. Mark and I also included a copy of a card we
            got congratulating us on our engagement. We also included copies of some
            phone records and of a birthday card I'd sent him.

            ~ Jenney


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              Originally posted by sundavies
              Don (my boyfriend)
              hasn't kept his plane ticket from his visit here in November, would the
              printed itinerary from Priceline suffice ? I obviously have photos of
              him here. Will printed out emails be accepted instead of letters ?
              Photos with my family I can manage no problem though I haven't met his
              family yet - they are mostly in Iowa.

              I submitted Tickets,
              boarding stubs and all the travel documents from the actual booking via
              airline network, expedia etc, etc. Photos are the most important I
              would say. As long as you have a few pictures of you both together, you
              should be fine.


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                We also submitted a copy of the receipt and appraisal for my engagement
                ring, along with emails (between us and between myself and his mom),
                boarding passes and copies of hotel receipts - we, however, didn't submit
                any pics and had no problems.



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                Originally posted by sundavies
                Don (my boyfriend)
                hasn't kept his plane ticket from his visit here in November, would the printed itinerary from Priceline suffice ? I obviously have photos of him here. Will printed out emails be accepted instead of letters ? Photos with my family I can manage no problem though I haven't met his family yet - they are mostly in Iowa. I submitted Tickets, boarding stubs and all the travel documents from the actual booking via airline network, expedia etc, etc. Photos are the most important I would say. As long as you have a few pictures of you both together, you should be fine. -- Posted via http://britishexpats.com


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                  Originally posted by Jenney & Mark
                  While letters,
                  emails and phone records are a good way to show your relationship is
                  genuine, they do not prove that you have been in the same room together.
                  Photos of you together are by far the best way to show you have
                  met in person. One of the photos Mark and I submitted showed us in front
                  of the Busch Gardens entrance sign as evidence that we'd met in the
                  States. Photos which include family members and/or friends alongside you
                  are also good, as it shows you've met other people important to each
                  other.
                  Don't worry if you haven't met his family yet -- when we
                  filed, I hadn't met Mark's family, either. (I hadn't even been to
                  England yet, for that matter!)
                  ~ Jenney

                  Thanks
                  for all your replies. I have read the root post from Rete and whilst
                  this is obviously helpful, what is more helpful is to hear what you guys
                  have ACTUALLY sent and what has worked. I emailed Don last night to tell
                  him NOT to throw ANYTHING anyway - he's not the hoarder that I am !!!
                  Him being American and obviously being at the very start of this with
                  me, he had no clue what was going to be required of us. Just like I
                  wouldn't know a thing about British Immigration !!! Hopefully in another
                  10 weeks or so when we can start filling in our forms, we will be well
                  armed with what we need - thanks again


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                    Originally posted by sundavies
                    Don (my boyfriend)
                    hasn't kept his plane ticket from his visit here in November, would the
                    printed itinerary from Priceline suffice ? I obviously have photos of
                    him here. Will printed out emails be accepted instead of letters ?
                    Photos with my family I can manage no problem though I haven't met his
                    family yet - they are mostly in Iowa.

                    Hi:

                    Did he not use a
                    PASSPORT to enter the United States? A photocopy of the ID page with
                    the entry stamp by the DHS would be quite nice to show he was here.
                    BTW, that will show up in the DHS computer to show he was here if they
                    chose to check.


                    --
                    Certified Specialist
                    Immigration &amp; Nat. Law
                    Cal. Bar Board of Legal Specialization


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                      Originally posted by Folinskyinla
                      Hi: Did he not
                      use a PASSPORT to enter the United States? A photocopy of the ID page
                      with the entry stamp by the DHS would be quite nice to show he was
                      here. BTW, that will show up in the DHS computer to show he was here
                      if they chose to check.

                      Thanks for your reply but slight
                      misunderstanding - he came to England to visit me. I assume they did
                      stamp his passport in Manchester (they certainly asked him enough
                      questions !!) and in Paris on his way through. I also have the copy
                      of his itinerary from Priceline that shows that his credit card was
                      charged - though I realise that this is not proof that he did actually
                      make the trip


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                        Originally posted by sundavies
                        Thanks for your reply
                        but slight misunderstanding - he came to England to visit me. I assume
                        they did stamp his passport in Manchester (they certainly asked him
                        enough questions !!) and in Paris on his way through. I also have the
                        copy of his itinerary from Priceline that shows that his credit card was
                        charged - though I realise that this is not proof that he did actually
                        make the trip


                        Is there a ticket number on the itinerary from
                        Priceline?
                        Also, speaking as a travel agent, any tickets we issue that
                        are electronic can be looked at after the fact to see if they were used
                        or not. Airlines can do that as well. Possible longshot, but if you
                        contact the airline he flew perhaps they could do a screenprint showing
                        if the ticket was used.


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                          Originally posted by cindyabs
                          Is there a ticket number
                          on the itinerary from Priceline?
                          Also, speaking as a travel agent,
                          any tickets we issue that are electronic can be looked at after the
                          fact to see if they were used or not. Airlines can do that as well.
                          Possible longshot, but if you contact the airline he flew perhaps they
                          could do a screenprint showing if the ticket was used.



                          There is a ticket number on the itinerary, yes. Will I have to go to
                          those lengths - obviously I am willing to do so if needs be. He flew
                          Air France via Paris. He arrived here in November - will they still
                          have details of his ticket ?


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                            sundavies wrote:
                            Originally posted by cindyabs
                            Is there a ticket number
                            on the itinerary from Priceline?
                            Also, speaking as a travel agent,
                            any tickets we issue that are electronic can be looked at after the fact to see if they were used or not. Airlines can do that as well. Possible longshot, but if you contact the airline he flew perhaps they could do a screenprint showing if the ticket was used. There is a ticket number on the itinerary, yes. Will I have to go to those lengths - obviously I am willing to do so if needs be. He flew Air France via Paris. He arrived here in November - will they still have details of his ticket ?
                            How about a frequent flier statement?
                            Did he get FF miles for this?

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                              Originally posted by sundavies
                              There is a ticket number
                              on the itinerary, yes. Will I have to go to those lengths - obviously I
                              am willing to do so if needs be. He flew Air France via Paris. He
                              arrived here in November - will they still have details of his ticket ?


                              Good that it shows a ticket number. You SHOULD NOT have to go
                              to those lengths but yes, details of electronic tickets are available
                              for 18 months I think.


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