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My wife and I have had joint checking and savings accounts since before we were even married in 2010. So, I have nearly 3 years of statements showing joint ownership and use of the bank accounts.

I'm getting ready to send off the I-751. I have probably 30 pages of good "other" evidence...tax returns, warranty deeds, insurance etc. but I printed over 200 pages of bank statements...one statement for each month since we are married. To be honest the package looks a bit ridiculous and I'm wondering if the officer will be annoyed that our package is so huge. Should I just send one statement per quarter for the last 2 years instead of one for every month for the last 36 months?

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I had a similar dilemma with chat logs. I have chat records going back to 2006, so even if I printed just the preview lists from gmail, it would have been a book. I ended up just printing a single page of representative previews from each year, so it was just 6 pages instead of 100+

I can't tell you how well this will work... I just sent it in 2 weeks ago. But I assume that an overview demonstrating logevity should be convincing enough.

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My wife and I have had joint checking and savings accounts since before we were even married in 2010. So, I have nearly 3 years of statements showing joint ownership and use of the bank accounts.

I'm getting ready to send off the I-751. I have probably 30 pages of good "other" evidence...tax returns, warranty deeds, insurance etc. but I printed over 200 pages of bank statements...one statement for each month since we are married. To be honest the package looks a bit ridiculous and I'm wondering if the officer will be annoyed that our package is so huge. Should I just send one statement per quarter for the last 2 years instead of one for every month for the last 36 months?

That looks a huge Package. You dont need to send statements for each month. Just select some random months from begining to now. Like any 3 months from each year(2010,2011,2012).

Edited by Er Neal

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printing them ? printing bank statements?

change your printer driver, so you get 2 per page.

can get even more fancy, use front and back, so it's 4 printed pages per physical sheet o paper, front and back.

I say send em.

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Thanks, I've decided to send one statement for each quarter from 2010 - present. So...if anyone cares to know here is our package:

1) Completed form and $590 fee check

2) Front and back color copy of wife's greencard

3) Residential & office address history since she became a permanent resident...we have moved several times

4) IRS transcripts showing joint returns filed in 2010 and 2011

5) Front and back copies of both of our Texas driver's licenses showing the same address

6) Quarterly joint checking and savings bank statements from 2010 - November 2012.

7) Warranty deed showing joint ownership of a rental home in Houston Texas

8) Warranty deed showing joint ownership of our home in Austin Texas

9) Official state of texas birth certificate for our daughter born in May of this year with our names as parents

10) Joint vehicle lease agreement for my wife's car

11) Affidavits from two co-workers testifying to the legitimacy of our marriage/relationship in Texas

12) State Farm liability insurance certificate for my wife's car showing both of our names

13) State Farm homeowner's insurance certificate showing coverage of our Austin home in both of our names

14) State Farm life insurance policy on me showing my wife as beneficiary

15) Photos of us and our new daughter spanning from the date my wife entered the US with her visa to now

That's it! Hope it's enough and the only thing we hear is an approval!

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My wife and I have had joint checking and savings accounts since before we were even married in 2010. So, I have nearly 3 years of statements showing joint ownership and use of the bank accounts.

I'm getting ready to send off the I-751. I have probably 30 pages of good "other" evidence...tax returns, warranty deeds, insurance etc. but I printed over 200 pages of bank statements...one statement for each month since we are married. To be honest the package looks a bit ridiculous and I'm wondering if the officer will be annoyed that our package is so huge. Should I just send one statement per quarter for the last 2 years instead of one for every month for the last 36 months?

Don't give them every bank statement. Just give them the first and a last bank statement. This is enough evidence that you've kept your finances co-mingled.

Thanks, I've decided to send one statement for each quarter from 2010 - present. So...if anyone cares to know here is our package:

1) Completed form and $590 fee check

2) Front and back color copy of wife's greencard

3) Residential & office address history since she became a permanent resident...we have moved several times

4) IRS transcripts showing joint returns filed in 2010 and 2011

5) Front and back copies of both of our Texas driver's licenses showing the same address

6) Quarterly joint checking and savings bank statements from 2010 - November 2012.

7) Warranty deed showing joint ownership of a rental home in Houston Texas

8) Warranty deed showing joint ownership of our home in Austin Texas

9) Official state of texas birth certificate for our daughter born in May of this year with our names as parents

10) Joint vehicle lease agreement for my wife's car

11) Affidavits from two co-workers testifying to the legitimacy of our marriage/relationship in Texas

12) State Farm liability insurance certificate for my wife's car showing both of our names

13) State Farm homeowner's insurance certificate showing coverage of our Austin home in both of our names

14) State Farm life insurance policy on me showing my wife as beneficiary

15) Photos of us and our new daughter spanning from the date my wife entered the US with her visa to now

That's it! Hope it's enough and the only thing we hear is an approval!

This is plenty.

Edited by bsd058

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Don't give them every bank statement. Just give them the first and a last bank statement. This is enough evidence that you've kept your finances co-mingled.

Bsd, for removal of conditions, they specifically ask for documents spanning the years of your marriage, not just for first and last.

One a quarter sounds great to me.

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I agree with Harpa - One statement for each quarter. Other than that - as SteveD said, it is never too much evidence (my package, for example was about 5 inches thick). Nonetheless, your list sounds good to me, as it contains high quality pieces of evidence. Go ahead and send it. Good luck on your journey!

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