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I am preparing my wife's ROC application. Do I have to include the entire bank statement, which include every detailed transaction, or will the summary (1st page) suffice?

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1/18/2013 - Married

3/5/2013 - Filed AOS, EAD & AP

3/7/2013 - USCIS Chicago rec'd applications

3/12/2013 - USCIS sends NOA1 email

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We will file ROC soon, and to me they will want to see every detail of every statement, for the last two years, which we plan to send. We are going to cover them up, with pertinent information, about my wife's and my marriage!

We want no rfe's, and give "everything" the guides on this site recommend!

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Should I send every month's bank statement? That's 24 months and each statement has about 6 pages.

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1/18/2013 - Married

3/5/2013 - Filed AOS, EAD & AP

3/7/2013 - USCIS Chicago rec'd applications

3/12/2013 - USCIS sends NOA1 email

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People have had success sending either just the front page, or all the pages. It depends how strong your other evidence is, how stringent the person assigned to your case is and whether they got out of the right or wrong side of the bed that morning. It's argued that more pages show (more) transactions, and thus true co-mingling.

Personally, I don't feel there's a need to send a statement from every month, no. I did four per year. Again, it depends how strong your other evidence is. I'm from the 'less is more' school when it comes to bulk; I'm just not a fan of the kitchen sink approach, as it were, and a (somewhat) lean but compact slew of evidence is easier to sift through, not to mention harder to lose.

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People have had success sending either just the front page, or all the pages. It depends how strong your other evidence is, how stringent the person assigned to your case is and whether they got out of the right or wrong side of the bed that morning. It's argued that more pages show (more) transactions, and thus true co-mingling.

Personally, I don't feel there's a need to send a statement from every month, no. I did four per year. Again, it depends how strong your other evidence is. I'm from the 'less is more' school when it comes to bulk; I'm just not a fan of the kitchen sink approach, as it were, and a (somewhat) lean but compact slew of evidence is easier to sift through, not to mention harder to lose.

I threw the kitchen sink for the K-1 and AOS, but since we moved right after the approval of AOS, I did not keep a detailed account of everything. I have the following right now:

1) 2013 & 2014 Tax Transcript

2) Bank statements (e.g. I will follow your advice of four per year).

3) A couple of dental Insurance bills that state both of our names (One in 2013 and 2014)

4) Health Insurance bills (several of them for 2013 and 2014)

5) Credit Card statements (e.g. I will follow your advice of four per year).

6) Car Insurance statements (she got a license last Oct, so I don't have anything prior to that)

7) I can resend my retirement benefiary, but it has not changed since I filed the AOS.

8) Vacation trip for our first year celebration and vacation pics with the family and friends.

9) I am still debating whether to throw an affidavit of support from friends (as much as possible, I try to keep them off my immigration).


1/18/2013 - Married

3/5/2013 - Filed AOS, EAD & AP

3/7/2013 - USCIS Chicago rec'd applications

3/12/2013 - USCIS sends NOA1 email

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Instead of any affidavits, how about your wills, medical powers of attorney, and similar documents? They're great evidence for ROC and are even more important to have in "life."


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Instead of any affidavits, how about your wills, medical powers of attorney, and similar documents? They're great evidence for ROC and are even more important to have in "life."

Thanks TBone! As for the wills and medical powers of attorney, are you referring to this document? California requires specific provisions to create health care powers of attorneys? Are you referring to this document? http://www.bettzedek.org/resources/.


1/18/2013 - Married

3/5/2013 - Filed AOS, EAD & AP

3/7/2013 - USCIS Chicago rec'd applications

3/12/2013 - USCIS sends NOA1 email

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Four statement per year seems like A LOT to me unless you are short on other evidence. We have tons of other evidence (wills, joint home ownership, joint auto ownership and insurance, child's birth certificate, medical insurance, 401K, own a business together etc.). We will send in one statement per year (since the time of our marriage). Statement dates and account owner names highlighted. That should be enough I hope.

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