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Only been in the US for 4 months, need help with proof for bonafide marriage.

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Hello,

 

I came to the United States to visit my boyfriend and we decided to get married in October 2017 because we want to be together and don't want to live in different countries. I am applying for adjustment of states but I don't have the documents required to prove it's a real marriage such as a lease. Because this is sudden we currently live in his apartment with his roommate and won't be able to get our own place until the beginning of next year. What kind of documents can I send considering that I am still on a tourist visa and have been here for 4 months only? So far I only have 2 mails that have been sent to me to our current apartment, and we are getting a joint bank account together. My phone number and phone bill is in his name, I don't know if I can prove that it's mine but he's paying for it, could that be a proof too?

 

I don't know what else I can have to prove that we are together, I would love some advice. Thanks!

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Have him add you to his health insurance through work. Any other insurance policies would be good to have your name on them. You might be able to get your name on his lease without a SSN. Check on that. Get affidavits from family and friends for proof you are in a bona fide marriage (Form I-134).

 

How long is your tourist visa good for? 


AOS

Spoiler

09/22/2017 - Wedding!

 

12/28/2017 - Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485

01/08/2018 - Rejection of I-485 based on incorrect payment (forgot biometrics fee!) 

 

03/05/2018 - Re-submitting of I-130 and I-485

03/07/2018 - Package received at Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2018 - NOA1 received by email

03/23/2018 - Form 179-C received for I-130, I-131, I-485, and I-765

03/27/2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received for appointment on 04/13

04/13/2018 - Biometrics appointment

05/23/2018 - Interview scheduled for 06/27

06/11/2018 - Medical exam done

06/27/2018 - Interview (no decision)

06/29/2018 - APPROVED!

07/06/2018 - GC in hand!

 

ROC Earliest Date - 03/31/2020

 

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Just now, CatP said:

Have him add you to his health insurance through work. Any other insurance policies would be good to have your name on them. You might be able to get your name on his lease without a SSN. Check on that. Get affidavits from family and friends for proof you are in a bona fide marriage (Form I-134).

 

How long is your tourist visa good for? 

Until January but I am sending my application this month. I can provide required information such as lease and insurance during the interview, I'm worried my application won't be accepted because I need time for such proof.

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1 minute ago, duke99 said:

Until January but I am sending my application this month. I can provide required information such as lease and insurance during the interview, I'm worried my application won't be accepted because I need time for such proof.

If your husband speaks with HR at his workplace, he can probably add you to his insurance pretty quickly. You'll need to be verified as a spouse but your name will still be in there before verification. I only joined my husband's insurance this month and I'm also filing this month. But I totally understand time constrictions, I'm worried about not having my birth certificate in time! 

 

I have a feeling you can submit further evidence during the interview so rely on what you have.


AOS

Spoiler

09/22/2017 - Wedding!

 

12/28/2017 - Concurrent filing of I-130 and I-485

01/08/2018 - Rejection of I-485 based on incorrect payment (forgot biometrics fee!) 

 

03/05/2018 - Re-submitting of I-130 and I-485

03/07/2018 - Package received at Chicago Lockbox

03/20/2018 - NOA1 received by email

03/23/2018 - Form 179-C received for I-130, I-131, I-485, and I-765

03/27/2018 - Biometrics appointment letter received for appointment on 04/13

04/13/2018 - Biometrics appointment

05/23/2018 - Interview scheduled for 06/27

06/11/2018 - Medical exam done

06/27/2018 - Interview (no decision)

06/29/2018 - APPROVED!

07/06/2018 - GC in hand!

 

ROC Earliest Date - 03/31/2020

 

event.png

 

 

 

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Hi, I had kinda a situation like yours, after we got married I was living in the apt with my husband and his two rommates/friends. I was not in the lease and my husband either. I could be not sharing a bank account with him because I didn't have a ssn. I sent my application last year in December and it was accepted. I sent as proof of bona fide my marriage certificate, 3 affidavits (my in-laws and a roomate/friend), lots of pictures (some taken during the years of our relationship, some were wedding pictures with family members), tickets to usa when I came to see him, cards I sent to him from abroad (I'm the romantic one lol) and my husband wrote a letter to explain our relationship. You can gather other documents and bring with you later at the interview. They didn't send me any additional information letter (rfe I think it's called) but every case is different so, if you can try to get soon a lease together or insurance together. Also, some banks allow you to be added to your husband account without ssn (mine didn't want to do). I'm currently waiting for my interview letter. :)


 My AOS journey

 

12/22/2016: AOS and I-130 sent

01/10/2017: Checks cashed

01/11/2017: Acceptance confirmation thru e-mails and texts  

01/17/2017: Noa in the mail

01/24/2017: Biometrics appointment letter for 02/02/2017 

02/02/2017: Biometrics taken (I've removed my piercing :(  )

01/30/2017: Got a letter saying I forgot the medical form I-693

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19 hours ago, CatP said:

If your husband speaks with HR at his workplace, he can probably add you to his insurance pretty quickly. You'll need to be verified as a spouse but your name will still be in there before verification. I only joined my husband's insurance this month and I'm also filing this month. But I totally understand time constrictions, I'm worried about not having my birth certificate in time! 

 

I have a feeling you can submit further evidence during the interview so rely on what you have.

thank you!

16 hours ago, Lilith90 said:

Hi, I had kinda a situation like yours, after we got married I was living in the apt with my husband and his two rommates/friends. I was not in the lease and my husband either. I could be not sharing a bank account with him because I didn't have a ssn. I sent my application last year in December and it was accepted. I sent as proof of bona fide my marriage certificate, 3 affidavits (my in-laws and a roomate/friend), lots of pictures (some taken during the years of our relationship, some were wedding pictures with family members), tickets to usa when I came to see him, cards I sent to him from abroad (I'm the romantic one lol) and my husband wrote a letter to explain our relationship. You can gather other documents and bring with you later at the interview. They didn't send me any additional information letter (rfe I think it's called) but every case is different so, if you can try to get soon a lease together or insurance together. Also, some banks allow you to be added to your husband account without ssn (mine didn't want to do). I'm currently waiting for my interview letter. :)

thank you so much and good luck!

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