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Bona fide marrage or marriage entered in good faith

#1 Theunloved

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 04:25 AM

So, while I was browsing our forum and read some other posts, I run into those terms and actually mixed them up. According to what I've read so far, if you're doing AOS process, you need to prove that your marriage is a real one, not fake, ake bona fide marriage, but if you somehow divorce your spouse before doing I-751 waiver, you need to show evidence that you had entered marriage in good faith. In my opinions, these terms are having the same meaning, correct ? if not, can you guys explain the meaning of them ?
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:06 AM

Bonafide is used for the current- ie at the time of filing, you have a real marriage.
"Entered in good faith" is in the past, and could be one-sided- ie at the time of the wedding, the person got married for the right reasons, but now the relationship broke down, or the person found out their spouse cheated or whatever.
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#3 Theunloved

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:50 AM

In another words, those terms have the same meaning, but just in a different timeline ? So the evidences to support those are pretty much the same if you just ignore the time ?
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#4 Penguin_ie

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:14 AM

Pretty much, yes.
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Posted 30 April 2011 - 06:22 AM

In another words, those terms have the same meaning, but just in a different timeline ? So the evidences to support those are pretty much the same if you just ignore the time ?


Yes, the ultimate meaning is that there was a real relationship and truthful intent of a marriage. Also, as far as the proof, it could be considered the same sorts of documents (joint bank and credit card accounts, insurance policies, leases, mortgages, etc.)
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#6 Theunloved

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Posted 30 April 2011 - 05:19 PM

Thank you so much for clarifying. You guys rock !!! :thumbs:
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