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30 September 1999

US Department of Justice
Immigration and Naturalization Service
Vermont Service Center
75 Lower Welden Street
Saint Albans VT 05479-0001

Dear Sir or Madam:

I am submitting a petition for my fiancée, Ana Patricia González Nicholson, a citizen of Guatemala, to receive a K-1 Fiancée Visa. I have enclosed the following items in this package:

In support of this petition, I would like to take a moment to explain how Patty and I met. On 2 June 1999, I responded to an ad written and placed by some of her co-workers at the One and Only Personals website ( Patty decided to reply to me even though she did not actually place the ad herself. We began our relationship by exchanging e-mail messages for a week or so. I then made my first telephone call to her home. We continued building our relationship through e-mail messages, private electronic chats and telephone calls. I decided to visit Patty in Guatemala, spending a week with her, her sister and her mother at their home in Colonia Miraflores from 7 July 1999 14 July 1999. Patty and I knew we were deeply in love and leaving Guatemala City at the end of my visit was very difficult for me. We have exchanged several hundred e-mails and spend hundreds of dollars (and Quetzales) on phone calls since the beginning of June. And we have spent the weeks since my visit planning a future together.

I will be visiting Patty and her family again in early November 1999. Patty and I will formally announce our engagement and hold a celebration for family and friends in Guatemala City during that visit. And since Christmas is a very special time of the year for both Patty and I, we would like to marry in late December 1999. We are hoping the US Consulate in Guatemala City can process, approve and issue a Finacée Visa for her by mid-December 1999. Patty already holds a valid Visitor Visa for the USA. She also speaks, reads and writes English fluently.

Patty and I greatly appreciate your attention and assistance in this matter.

Rodney Mark Jones