If you intend to marry someone who is from another country and have them come live with you in the United States, you have to apply for a Fiance Visa. However, simply applying for a visa doesn't mean that you will live happily ever after in the same country. As part of the application process, you have to prove that you have a true and genuine relationship and that you have strong ties to each other. If you can't prove it, your visa may be denied, which means your fiance will not be able to enter the country until you file an appeal and it is granted.
To avoid problems in the application process, it's important that you can clearly document and prove your relationship. Unfortunately, many people get rid of evidence, thinking that it's not important. Following are three steps you need to take now so you can prove you have a real relationship when the time comes.
Save All Correspondence
Save all written correspondence, or a good portion of it, that occurs between yourself and your fiance. If you communicate mostly online, be sure to save emails that cover a broad range of time. While you don't have to save all emails, it's a good idea to have several from different days, months and years, depending on how long you've been in a relationship. If you chat mostly through instant messaging or on video chat, be sure to take screen shots of your correspondence. Many instant messaging applications allow you to save all conversations, but you have to have it set to do so.
Keep Adequate Phone Records
If you call your fiance using a prepaid phone, it might be difficult to get phone records. To circumvent this problem, think about getting a land line or cell phone so you can get a monthly statement of all the calls you've made to each other.
Take Plenty of Pictures
In order to get a visa, you must have met your fiance in person. This is best proved with pictures. In fact, pictures of the two of you together are required. Take as many photos together as time allows while you're together. If you attend multiple functions together, take pictures at each of them. Avoid taking all the pictures you're going to use on the same day. You want to establish that you spend time together.
When you apply for a visa, you will have to prove that you are in a real relationship. Anything that you save to show officials that you are truly together will be of great benefit to you. If you have specific questions relating to immigration, make sure to contact a lawyer with a firm like David Borts Law Office.Share
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