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Bank Statements with I-751

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Hey All,

Hope alls well. I had a quick question. I am sending bank statements for me and my wifes combined checking accounts which show our name and addresses on the first page. Now should I send the whole statements for the months I am sending i.e pages that also show the transactions and what all I spent/received into my account for that month. I mean is it enough to just send the front page (which should be enough for proving its a combined account) or should I send the whole statement with all my transactions? Thanks for helping out in advance

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Do you have a source for this, R.? Just asking, si man.

Just applying my own thoughts. As the petitioner is wanting to document an ongoing marital relationship an account that shows "normal" use is certainly stronger evidence than an account that has a meager balance and little activity.

As we know here on VJ members get varying results with all levels of detailed info submitted. I would always want a person to present a strong case and avoid delays and RFE's. Better over prepared then under.

Just my 2 cents. Si, man. :)

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Agree with Anh Map. It's easy to open a joint account but just have it be "on paper". If the account just sits there and does nothing it's a nothing account, that's hardly substantial evidence.. you could just have written your names on paper, that's how strong it is..

So yeah :P I would include a statement or two. Personally for my ROC I'll be including a statement from when we became joint on the account, then maybe one every 6 months till the latest one.

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We only included the front pages of our joint Bank statements, although the front page on ours shows the total amount deposited, withdrawed and the final total balance for the month anyway. We didn't see the need for them to see exactly where and what our money is spent on, they can always put two and two together from when we dipped below our average amount after bills and the copy of our joint car title from when bought our car and from our vacations. We submitted 8 front pages from our statements that were about 3 months apart spanning over the time since our interview for AOS.

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I just sent front pages. There's enough info on there to show it's an active account with big balances. We do get a page showing cleared check images, so I included some of those showing we each write checks on the account. We don't write but 3-4 checks a month, but sometimes I pay the gardener and sometimes he does etc, so I thought that said a lot about our sharing an account and financial duties. The jury is still out, but I tried to pare down the extra fluff that didn't show anything in particular except it was page 3 or 4 of something.

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personally we didn't send any bank statements. none of their business where we spend our money. we sent them 3 years worth of irs tax transcripts and copies of our paystubs showing the same mailing address. if we get an rfe than we will resubmit them

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.

They want evidence during the 2 years of marriage, not evidence you submitted to adjust status, USCIS is only interested in evidence during your conditional residence anything before that is meaningless at best.

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.

We never had an interview and didn't submit any evidence with AOS of our marriage since we had only been married about 5 days when it went out.

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Figured I'd reply to this thread since it's on topic rather than start a new one...

Did anyone black out part or all of the account numbers? I'm just wary of "allowing" people to see my full account number along with the names on the account.

And I'm only sending front pages. It shows previous balance, numbers of deposits and withdrawals and ending balance so I figure they can easily tell the account is active.

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.

Joint bank accounts are primary evidence. Note that they are listed first in this thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/220440-i-751-evidence/

I would think you would have to have a lot of other strong evidence if you didn't include anything like this. Co-mingling of finances is considered pretty important.

Also, what you submitted at AOS isn't very important now. They want to know what you're up to SINCE AOS.

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Figured I'd reply to this thread since it's on topic rather than start a new one...

Did anyone black out part or all of the account numbers? I'm just wary of "allowing" people to see my full account number along with the names on the account.

Don't know about bank statements, but the other day I got pulled over by a cop who wanted to see my driver license. I made him wait until I had blacked out my address with a black marker so that he can't visit me at home and stalk me.

You never know . . .

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