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Old 03-17-2015, 11:18 AM
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It can't hurt especially if you have plenty of upload slots available.
Cool, thank you for the advice Mish!

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Thanks Mish. We don't have a CO yet but we might soon, so that could be an option. Would there be any point uploading it now even though we put in our application at the end of December?
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I recently visited my husband in Florida and submitted my travel info and a few photos. I think showing proof of ongoing relationship/commitment is a good idea. It's nearly 5 months since we filed - hoping to hear something before Easter.

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WE HAVE A CO! They sent me an email today requesting my FBI background check (still waiting for it 12 weeks and counting so we went ahead and went through a channeler last Thursday), so that should be back to me one day this week I think? We are crazy excited it's been 5 months and 2 days...Just thought I would share with everyone
Noooiiiice!! Love that type of sharing Falc Awesome news and looking forward to hearing the squeals of delight when it comes through

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Old 03-17-2015, 01:57 PM
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Just got my visa notification!! Went straight to 100!
I'm so excited I could burst! Not going to be able to get much work done now, LOL!
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Haven't finished reading the thread yet (I'm catching up) but in case no one has answered this for you - the questions in the text boxes take the place of those relationship statements. So as long as you each filled them out individually in the applicant's application and the sponsor's application, you're all set.
Really College Girl?

I was under the impression that additional statements were required? In our case we then supplied 3 relationship statements: the online form, our first additional statements we did cause we thought we had to and the second lot our CO asked for!

Hmmm. :-\

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Hi Canegirl I recently visited my husband in Florida and submitted my travel info and a few photos. I think showing proof of ongoing relationship/commitment is a good idea. It's nearly 5 months since we filed - hoping to hear something before Easter.
Hi Gemini, yes I think your right. I think it's important for case workers to see even after the application has been submitted that the relationship is still going strong and that we are seeing each other again. Although I'm sure we all miss our partners like crazy being so far apart.

I'm heading to Florida again as that is where my fiancÚ lives I last saw him in September, so very much looking forward to heading over again in May.

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Really College Girl? I was under the impression that additional statements were required? In our case we then supplied 3 relationship statements: the online form, our first additional statements we did cause we thought we had to and the second lot our CO asked for! Hmmm. :-\
Hey DC, we did the online form and an additional relationship statement with our application. We too thought we had to do it when reading through the booklet.

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Really College Girl?

I was under the impression that additional statements were required? In our case we then supplied 3 relationship statements: the online form, our first additional statements we did cause we thought we had to and the second lot our CO asked for!

Hmmm. :-\
Nope, those text boxes on the application are meant to take the place of the "relationship statement." Hubby and I definitely only used the boxes and we were fine, as have many other folks on the forum. No one's ever come back and said "the CO requested an additional relationship statement" except you, so that's very odd to me.

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Well everyone's experience will be different and thank goodness the COs assess each individually. Maybe no one has said they've been asked for more info on here, but not everyone is on the forum. I know we're not the only ones that uploaded word doc statements (which we each signed and dated as per the instructions). Like I said, no idea why we were asked for another one but it did make it three if you include the online text boxes. Even if they thought we had written them together and wanted to check - we definitely wrote them separately, 15,000 km apart and didn't make changes to each others. I didn't even see what my hubby uploaded till after we'd uploaded/emailed. We have very different styles of writing/language and it's easy to see.

IMO, I think they are way overdue for an overhaul of their information for perspective applicants and website. We were even told on the phone in the early days about changes they had made which they hadn't updated anywhere... lucky hubby made phone call after phone call to clarify otherwise we would have torn our hair out. Not everyone finds and utilises this forum and have access to all the ad hoc info we share from our experiences. We each have to make decisions based on the info we have at hand at the time.

... Grrr... not the first time I've had this grumble, and while our visa has arrived and we can breathe easy for a bit, I hate to think of others struggling through the minefield.

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Well everyone's experience will be different and thank goodness the COs assess each individually. Maybe no one has said they've been asked for more info on here, but not everyone is on the forum. I know we're not the only ones that uploaded word doc statements (which we each signed and dated as per the instructions). Like I said, no idea why we were asked for another one but it did make it three if you include the online text boxes. Even if they thought we had written them together and wanted to check - we definitely wrote them separately, 15,000 km apart and didn't make changes to each others. I didn't even see what my hubby uploaded till after we'd uploaded/emailed. We have very different styles of writing/language and it's easy to see.

IMO, I think they are way overdue for an overhaul of their information for perspective applicants and website. We were even told on the phone in the early days about changes they had made which they hadn't updated anywhere... lucky hubby made phone call after phone call to clarify otherwise we would have torn our hair out. Not everyone finds and utilises this forum and have access to all the ad hoc info we share from our experiences. We each have to make decisions based on the info we have at hand at the time.

... Grrr... not the first time I've had this grumble, and while our visa has arrived and we can breathe easy for a bit, I hate to think of others struggling through the minefield.
We only did the text boxes too.
I guess we didn't find this application so onerous because we'd already gone thru the US version (paper) previously.
We also used an online forum for that too which helped immensely.

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