What kind of proof of relationship? More time together in person is better than less time together. A couple living together has a better chance than a couple who spent 3 days together in person.
What kind of proof of relationship?
Anthony, Thank you for your inquiry. Allow the relationship to naturally develop, and try to use means of communication that can be shown. For example, no one wants to watch webcam, so that is not a good choice for immigration purposes even if it is a good way to stay in touch. Phone logs, emails, saved IM chats, money transfer receipts, evidence of your time together person such as photos together, hotel and restaurant receipts, and so forth all help. You do not need to do anything special or out of the ordinary. Just be aware that you need to save evidence of your relationship as it naturally develops.
There are two items that can help increase chances of success:
- More time together in person is better than less time together. A couple living together has a better chance than a couple who spent 3 days together in person. We all have work commitments and budgets to consider, so just do the best you can do.
- Also, any show of intimacy helps. By this I mean that a handwritten birthday card means more than an email. Small gifts such as a $10 pair of earrings shows you care. A well prepared display of photos in a binder is better than a stack of photos in a bag. Photos help show how you relate to each other as a couple.
An immigration officer can always deny based on lack of a genuine relationship, but then also immigration officers often violate rules and regulations in reaching decisions. Some officers can be unfair. For this reason, it helps to have attorney assistance in shaping and presenting a compelling case, and also be in a position to respond when problems and issues arise. I hope this helps.