Affidavit

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An Affidavit is a legal document in which someone makes an oath. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Affidavit


It it a common part of evidence to supply proving a bona fide relationship / marriage. In most cases it will need to be signed by the person making the oath in front of a Notary.

Below you will find a template for an affidavit attesting to the bona fide nature of a relationship, there is one for the USC spouse, and one for a third party.

It is not always necessary to supply Affidavits with your I-129F/I-130 Petition, but it can be a common request in an RFE.

Spousal Affidavit

[TOWN/CITY] [COUNTRY]


In re application for a Visa for the United States of America Evidence in support of a bona fide marriage between [NAME] Applicant, and [NAME], Beneficiary


AFFIRMATION OF [NAME]


[NAME], being duly sworn, deposes and says:


1. I am making this affirmation in connection with the application of my wife, [NAME], for a Visa for the United States of America. The contents of the affirmation are based on my own knowledge and are true.

2. I was born on [DATE] in [CITY, STATE].

3. My present address is [FULL ADDRESS].

4. I am the husband of [NAME].

5. I am a United States Citizen and I have submitted an I-130 petition for my spouse, [NAME], in order to obtain Legal Permanent Resident status.

6. In chronological order, the details of our marriage are as follows:

[HOW WE MET]

[HOW OUR RELATIONSHIP DEVELOPED]

[HOW WE DECIDED TO GET MARRIED]

7. Our marriage is a bona fide marriage, and neither [NAME] nor I entered into it for any immigration-related purpose.

8. Our marriage was, is, and continues to be viable.



_________________________ [NAME]


Sworn before me this _______ day of _______, 2008


_________________________


Third Party Affidavit

[TOWN] [COUNTY] [COUNTRY]


In re application for a Visa for the United States of America

Evidence in support of a bona fide marriage between [NAME], Applicant, and [NAME], Beneficiary


AFFIRMATION OF [NAME]


[NAME], being duly sworn, deposes and says:


1. I am making this affirmation in connection with the application of [NAME] for a Visa for the United States of America. The contents of the affirmation are based on my own knowledge and are true.

2. I was born on [DATE] in [TOWN, COUNTY, COUNTRY].

3. My address is [TOWN, COUNTY, COUNTRY].

4. [NAME], the beneficiary, is my daughter.

5. [WHEN THRID PARTY FIRST MET / BECAMAE AWARE OF RELATIONSHIP OF PETITIONER AND BENEFICARY]

6. [OTHER OCCASIONS THRID PARTY HAS WITNESSED FIRST HAND, WHICH CONFIRMS THE RELATIONSHIP IS GENUINE]

7. I have visited [NAMES] in their home in [PLACE], and found them a very happy couple and obviously in love.

8. I was a witness at [NAMES]wedding on [DATE].

9. I have personal knowledge of the bona fide of [NAMES] relationship. Their marriage is legitimate, viable, and not entered into for any immigration-related purpose.


_________________________

[NAME


Sworn before me this _______ day of _______, 2008


_________________________