How Early after meeting can you submit I-129F petition for Fiance Visa?
How soon can one submit the I-129F petition for Fiance Visa? FAQ#13
The simple answer is, before you submit
“Look around you and get an idea of what is normal”.
The consular officers are trained to seek fraud.
One way they look for fraud is to compare your story
with that of the other couples they interview.
The closer your courtship and timeline looks similar to
what is considered normal (for her country, for your cultures)
the less skepticism.
The further away from the norm, especially on the side
of cutting corners and rushing things, the more skepticism
your petition attracts.
Compare the timeline of your courtship, from your first date
to the day you proposed marriage, compare this with the
timelines of other average couples,from the same culture,and country.
If it is common practice to rush to engagement and elope after only a few
weeks, then your short relationship is consistent with the norm,
and therefore looks reasonable,
If common practice is to have long courtships followed by long engagements,
then your short relationship is NOT consistent with the norm,
time to slow down.
Each situation is different, each consular officer
applies his own experience and judgement.
by Fred Wahl
Fiancee Visa Coach