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Please let me know the format of the affidavit which is to be made according to the following point (from Form i130instr):


"Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship. (Each affidavit must contain the full name and address, date and place of birth of the person making the affidavit, his or er relationship to the petitioner of beneficiary, if any, and complete information and details explaining how the person acquired his or her knowledge of your marriage"


Also please let me know:

1. How many affidavits are required

2. Who can make this affidavit

3. Can it be hand written or typed by computer?

4. Should it be attested from notary?


Best Regards,

Vinay

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Affidavits carry little to zero weight in the overall evaluation of a file. If you have plenty of evidence of time spent together in-person (your strongest evidence), skip the affidavits.

If you are light on other evidence or still wish to include them, here are the answers to your questions:

  1. There is no set number as to how many should be submitted
  2. Anyone who has interacted with you both as a couple on some level
  3. Either, IMO, typed on the computer looks better
  4. Not necessary
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affidavit doesnt have more value. If you can then work on documenting the time spent together in photos that's valuable. not sending them wont harm.

however, we also sent 3 affidavit from frens. It's just the letter from friends and doesn't need to be in any specific format. Well u can use this http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Affidavit

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I researched this myself before sending my petition to USCIS and I found an old RFE letter example from years ago to prepare for the worse case scenario. This was one of the dreaded general RFE's that asked for a broad range of evidences. There it specifically asked for affidavits from both of the petitioners parents. I decided to have my mother (single parent) send an affidavit showing her approval and involvement in my plans for marriage. I think that was beneficial for our case and I think that it could be the most important ones, considering its what they previously needed for processing in the past.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Nepal
Marriage : 2013-07-16
I-130 Sent : 2014-08-12
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-08-15
I-130 Approved : 2015-02-02
NVC Received : 2015-02-17

NVC Case Number Assigned : 2015-02-27

Date of NVC Welcome Letter : 2015-03-02
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-03-10

Submit DS-261 : 2015-03-10
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-03-10
Send AOS/IV Package : 2015-04-08

AOS/IV Scan Date : 2015-04-09
Receive IV Bill : 2015-04-17
Pay IV Bill : 2015-04-17

Submit IV Application/DS-260 : 2015-04-28

Case Complete : 2015-05-04

Interview Letter Date : 2015-05-29

Receive Interview Letter : 2015-06-01

Interview : 2015-06-18

Approved : 2015-06-18

CEAC Visa Status Issued : 2015-06-29

CEAC Visa Status Ready For Pick Up : 2015-07-03

POE: 2015-07-04

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Please let me know the format of the affidavit which is to be made according to the following point (from Form i130instr):
"Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship. (Each affidavit must contain the full name and address, date and place of birth of the person making the affidavit, his or er relationship to the petitioner of beneficiary, if any, and complete information and details explaining how the person acquired his or her knowledge of your marriage"
Also please let me know:
1. How many affidavits are required
2. Who can make this affidavit
3. Can it be hand written or typed by computer?
4. Should it be attested from notary?
Best Regards,
Vinay

1. About 2/3 from each side.

2. Anyone with knowledge of your ties or marriage, a mix from either in the US or overseas.

3. Either, but typed is preferable, aesthetic, and legible.

4. A copy of the person's photo ID should be attached on a separate piece of paper; notary not required.

I attached a doc file as a template that I used.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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while you can use affidavits if you want to. However as others have mentions they are only secondary evidence at most. They are only good with other evidence and does nothing on their own. If you had enough good evidence there really is nosense in using them. I did not use affidavits


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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In my case, I was also asked to submit the proof of bona fide relationship. I sent 2 affidavits, one from my mother and one from my dad. The affidavit has to be comprehensive. In my case, I had no lease, no joint account etc. Therefore, I sent affidavits, call record etc. I got approval 3 days after I submitted the required evidence.

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