It is common for USCIS to request additional evidence. The only way you can find out is by requesting him to provide you with a copy of any receipt notice he has received to make sure he has filed the petition. Additionally you can request him to provide you with a copy of the request for additionally evidence , which will provide clarity on what the current status is.
As my colleague states, getting a request for evidence is not uncommon. Your daughter's fiancé should hire an attorney to help respond to the request. If not properly replied to, it can result in a denial.
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Are you sure that beging the in-law relationship with mistrust is a good idea? Her lawyer cannot check because the petition is his - the fiance.
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No one could control what other person does or states. I would be concerned especially, as you stated “now he is saying that additional evidence is required. We have reasons not to believe everything he says," there is a presumption by you to feel apprehensive for one or another reason.
We do not know whether there were any filings by anyone to initiate a K-1 visa for your daughter. As minimum, you may request all relevant documents as mentioned from that American Citizen (Request for Additional Evidence, any submissions, filings, correspondence) and have an immigration attorney review that.
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You can check the status online when he gives you the receipt number. You can file a freedom of information act request for a copy of your files.
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