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Hello All,

We are preparing our docs to send for removing my wife's conditions on green card.

We got married in 2014, my wife came here 2015, we have a daughter 1yr.

we have following list of documents that we are planning to send:

  1. copy of green card
  2. NYS photo IDs both of us indicating same address
  3. Daughter's birth certificate
  4. tax transcripts for 2014 and 2015 (filed jointly married)
  5. Car Title on both names
  6. Health Insurance cards both of our names and daughters as well
  7. Electric bills on both names
  8. BJs membership cards on both names
  9. Bank Statement on both names

I was wondering if you think this might be enough.

Also, we opened a joint bank account when she came here, however, we got busy with pregnancy and daughter, we didn't use this account at all. I had all the bill payments setup online. There is no activity in the join bank account.

My question is should I include Bank statements in the package or not?

thanks for you help.

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I'd still include it even if there's no activity. It's proof that you guys exist as a joint entity. If they ask, you can explain the circumstance.

If you still have bank accounts in your individual names (without your spouse on them), you should fix that. They do like it when they can see that the bank statement goes from "x" to "x and y".

Regards,
Bill

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Personally, I would not send in statements from a joint account that you do not you show activity. The point is to demonstrate that you have co-mingled your assets, which that account does not do.

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I had / have the same problem. I sent it, to show that we opened it together and it was still opened and then explained the reason why we did not have any activities. I am still in the process of ROC so let's see.. that's the best I could do. the best is to disclose everything. so no RFE are sent

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Opening a joint bank account is a one time event that happened probably in an hour. Even people with fake marriages are capable of opening a joint account.

An ongoing account with no activity is poor proof of an ongoing relationship.

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You can send statements from a joint account showing at least sporadic activity but there's absolutely no point in sending a joint account with zero activity. Seeing a joint account with no activity will only make USCIS question your relationship.

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By that logic sending multiple credit card accounts showing the spouse added to them all, but with little no activity would be suspicious, despite six figures available to spend on the card.

I disagree, as both examples demonstrate a clear financial link, and trust.

In the same way that USCIS really don't care about how you conduct things within your marriage - only that it was legitimate, I am sure they really don't care how you run your finances, but having another piece of evidence with both names on isn't going to hurt, even with little or no activity.

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