The K1 Fiance visa requires proof that the Petitioner and the foreign fiancé have met in person at least once within a two year period prior to the filing of their visa application.
The easiest and perhaps the best way to prove that you have met your foreign fiancé in person is through pictures. Take lots of pictures when you meet and spend time together and preferably with a camera that automatically dates each photo. If you are using a camera that does not date your pictures, have them developed and date them yourself. I would also suggest taking some pictures in front of an obvious landmark that shows where you are (for example; in front of the Eiffel Tower in France). Pictures with family and at family gatherings are also a good idea.
I would also recommend that you submit copies of all your travel receipts. Airline tickets and boarding passes are good sources of evidence. Submitting copies of hotel and restaurant bills, theater receipts, tickets to shows and tourist attractions are also a good idea. These kinds of pictures show that you have spent time together like a normal couple would when dating, and the location of your pictures provides further evidence of where you were when you were together.
You should also provide a copy of your passport which will show where you have been and when. The entry and exit stamps in your passport will support your claims that you were where you say you were when you met in person.
You can also submit affidavits from people who have personal knowledge that you have met and are in love. Affidavits from family members, neighbors, friends and others who witnessed you together can help prove through their testimony that you and your fiancé have met in person as well.
If you have questions about the K1 Fiance Visa, you are welcome to call me anytime at 1-888-515-3529. I welcome your questions and the opportunity to assist you with your K1 Fiance Visa application.
Attorney Jeff Pettys