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Can we have a mixture of communication evidence from different platforms?


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Husband has just told me he doesn't have old Whatsapp messages due to changing phones often.

I have some older ones but they're on text file documents, backup from previous phones. So no 'raw' messages available apart from 2018/2019 on my phone which I have been taking screenshots of. And I don't have all of them from 2017 afaik (will check again).

Is this a problem? Are text files acceptable?

Is it possible for us to fill in the 'gaps' with other communication, eg emails or FB messenger? I have plenty of FB messages going back to the start of our communication however my husband is prone to deleting his profile and starting a new one. He has aspergers and prone to meltdowns from time to time, he often deletes social media during these times). The old FB messages I have from his previous account has his name but not a photo. Hopefully this is ok, we are discussing our lives and so it relates to our relationship.

I was also thinking of including screenshots of FB posts I've posted a photo etc and friends comment on our relationship, "such a lovely couple etc" is that useful? Do random silly emails from my husband count? Or do they have to be "discussion" emails where we talk about things together? He often sends me memes or links to stuff on Reddit but does that count?

But mostly want to know if we're ok to go for 'mixed communication platforms' due to the lack of consistent Whatsapp messages.

Thanks again for any advice.


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you can use any platform you want. what they want to see is that you have kept in touch during the course of your relationship (at the times that you are apart.

we didnt have any of this because we lived together years before we got married. we only submitted photos.
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you can use any platform you want. what they want to see is that you have kept in touch during the course of your relationship (at the times that you are apart.

we didnt have any of this because we lived together years before we got married. we only submitted photos.
Thank you! That's good to know, so it can be a mixture from different months and so on. Right now I'm scrolling back old FB messages but it's so time consuming. It's taken an hour just to scroll through a month's worth of messages! It takes ages to get there.

Did you not submit messages etc, just photos and they were ok with it?

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yeah, we didnt have any of that cos we were living together all that time and see each other every day. when we applied for the spouse visa, we have been together 19 years and married for 15. so no need for that. for newly married couples, those communications can be vital to show that you had a relationship and not a scam.
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sorry, meant to write something else.

we had letters to the same address, bank statements, rental agreement etc.
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Ah, I get you, proof of living together and stuff. Thanks.

We have been together 5 years almost and I'd like to show evidence across those years. Getting tickets from bookings of our travels together, chats and photos so hopefully that's good enough but the application form makes me nervous, I worry I will make some stupid mistake and be refused our visa.

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it feels overwhelming now but once finished you will realize there's nothing to be stressed about. remember, everybody's situation is different. just compile stuff relevant to you. dont overthink and keep everything simple. The ECO is not really bothered about your stories. they just want to see proof of everything pertaining to your situation.

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