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Hi,

Well, settled into life and then you realize that it's immigration time again. My greencard is due to expire in just a little over 3 months and I'm getting all the paperwork and proof stuff together, then I read the "sworn affidavit from friends" part and my world comes crushing down!

I/ We dont have friends!

It probably sounds insane, but we dont!

He works night, I work days.

Our jobs are total opposites, our interests are opposites, and we've been so busy working and stuff that when our life crosses over, we are home!

When I get off work he already left, and once home, I have an 11 yr old son and 9 month old daughter, not really got time to socialize. And when I do have days off work, I go out to eat with my MIL or go to the park and library with the kids, not out with friends partying.... so now what?

Can I get a written letter from a work friend, whom knows my husband from taking messages for me, etc?

I'm at a loss.....

Thanks for any advice,

Sheridan


12/07/05 - receive K1 & K2 visa from embassy

12/09/05 - flew to Lincoln, NE - moving to USA to be with my hun :)

12/27/05 - apply for SSN

02/03/06 - receive SSN

02/04/06 - WE TIE THE KNOT :):)

02/09/06 - applied for State ID - learning to drive.....

02/13/06 - re-applying SSN - married name

02/15/06 - starting AOS and EAD process

02/18/06 - finally got everything in the post (certified mail via USPS)

02/20/06 - package delivered to Chicago (on Presidants Day??)

02/27/06 - NOA1 for 2x AOS and EAD

03/04/06 - biometrics letters received for 2x AOS & EAD

03/13/06 - biometrics appointment in Omaha, NE

03/14/06 - both AOS and EAD got touched... as a result of biometrics?!

06/09/06 - EAD approved

08/03/06 - AOS interview - APPROVED!

11/05/06 - found out we were pregnant :):):):):):):)

07/09/07 - Gabriella is born 7lbs 4oz. - 20 inch. long - an Angel sent from above

05/02/08 - Immigration again... removing conditions this time....

05/09/08 - My son received his extension letter

05/13/08 - I receive my NOA1 - here for at least another year!

05/28/08 - getting my biometrics done

09/30/08 - GC APPROVED - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED!!!!!!!!!

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Hi,

Well, settled into life and then you realize that it's immigration time again. My greencard is due to expire in just a little over 3 months and I'm getting all the paperwork and proof stuff together, then I read the "sworn affidavit from friends" part and my world comes crushing down!

I/ We dont have friends!

It probably sounds insane, but we dont!

He works night, I work days.

Our jobs are total opposites, our interests are opposites, and we've been so busy working and stuff that when our life crosses over, we are home!

When I get off work he already left, and once home, I have an 11 yr old son and 9 month old daughter, not really got time to socialize. And when I do have days off work, I go out to eat with my MIL or go to the park and library with the kids, not out with friends partying.... so now what?

Can I get a written letter from a work friend, whom knows my husband from taking messages for me, etc?

I'm at a loss.....

Thanks for any advice,

Sheridan

Have your MIL give you an affidavit


05/16/2005 I-129F Sent

05/28/2005 I-129F NOA1

06/21/2005 I-129F NOA2

07/18/2005 Consulate Received package from NVC

11/09/2005 Medical

11/16/2005 Interview APPROVED

12/05/2005 Visa received

12/07/2005 POE Minneapolis

12/17/2005 Wedding

12/20/2005 Applied for SSN

01/14/2005 SSN received in the mail

02/03/2006 AOS sent (Did not apply for EAD or AP)

02/09/2006 NOA

02/16/2006 Case status Online

05/01/2006 Biometrics Appt.

07/12/2006 AOS Interview APPROVED

07/24/2006 GC arrived

05/02/2007 Driver's License - Passed Road Test!

05/27/2008 Lifting of Conditions sent (TSC > VSC)

06/03/2008 Check Cleared

07/08/2008 INFOPASS (I-551 stamp)

07/08/2008 Driver's License renewed

04/20/2009 Lifting of Conditions approved

04/28/2009 Card received in the mail

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Hi,

Well, settled into life and then you realize that it's immigration time again. My greencard is due to expire in just a little over 3 months and I'm getting all the paperwork and proof stuff together, then I read the "sworn affidavit from friends" part and my world comes crushing down!

I/ We dont have friends!

It probably sounds insane, but we dont!

He works night, I work days.

Our jobs are total opposites, our interests are opposites, and we've been so busy working and stuff that when our life crosses over, we are home!

When I get off work he already left, and once home, I have an 11 yr old son and 9 month old daughter, not really got time to socialize. And when I do have days off work, I go out to eat with my MIL or go to the park and library with the kids, not out with friends partying.... so now what?

Can I get a written letter from a work friend, whom knows my husband from taking messages for me, etc?

I'm at a loss.....

Thanks for any advice,

Sheridan

I never included any affidavits with my evidence..... the list is only a sugestion not "must-haves".... we were approved and now have the 10 year greencard... so do not worry just make sure you send plenty of other joint evidence.....

Good Luck

Kez

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Filed: Other Country: India
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I would not worry about affidavits. We did not send in any and we got approved. You have a daughter together and that should be more than enough evidence. (we do not have any kids). If you have a lease/mortgage papers showing that you live together and bank statements showing intermingling of finances, you should be fine. Good luck with your immigration journey.

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Filed: Country: Indonesia
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OP,

If you want to include affidavit & you are more comfortable if you include this in your package, you can ask your MIL to get one done for you. I asked both my MIL & FIL (they are divorced).


I-130

Jun 28 2004 : Received at NSC

Oct 25 2004 : Transferred to CSC

Oct 29 2004 : Received at CSC

Nov 8 2004 : Received response from CSC that my file is being requested & review will be done

Nov 10 2004 : Email & online status Approved

Nov 15 2004 : NOA 2 in mail

Dec 16 2004 : NVC assigns case number

Dec 20 2004 : NVC sent DS 3032 to beneficiary, copy of DS 3032 & I-864 fee bill to petitioner

Jan 3 2005 : Petitioner received copy of DS 3032 and I-864 fee bill. Post-marked Dec 23rd.

Jan 11 2005 : Beneficiary received DS 3032 in Indonesia

Jan 31 2005 : Sent DS 3032 to NVC

Feb 8, 2005 : NVC received DS 3032

Feb 21, 2005 : IV fee generated

Feb 25, 2005 : Sent I-864 fee bill

Feb 28, 2005 : I-864 fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 3, 2005 : IV fee bill received

Mar 7, 2005 : Sent IV fee bill

Mar 9, 2005 : IV fee bill delivered to St Louis

Mar 28, 2005 : I-864 fee credited against case.

April 6, 2005 : Received I-864 package

April 7, 2005 : Immigrant Visa fee credited against case.

April 11, 2005 : DS 230 is generated

Aug 12, 2005 : I-864 & DS 230 received by NVC

Sep 14, 2005 : RFE on I-864

Nov 3, 2005 : Checklist response received at NVC

Nov 25, 2005 : Case completion

Dec 9, 2005 : Police Cert requested from the Netherlands

Jan 12 2006 : Interview success - Approved !!

Jan 19 2006 : Visa & brown envelope picked up

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Pakistan
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Hello Sheridan,

Like the others have said it is not necessary but you can have the inlaws write something for you if you wish. Been a long time since you posted and see your staying busy with the kids. Good luck.

Mary


Everything I respond to is from personal knowledge, research or experience and I am in no means a lawyer or do I claim to be one. Everyone should read, research and be responsible for your own journey.

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We did not include any affidavit as evidence either. Just proof of joint account, joint mortgage, joint ownership of car, common bills, etc.


08/17/08: Mailed N400 to TSC

08/19/08: USPS attempted delivery

08/20/08: TSC received N400

08/21/08: TSC cashed check

09/02/08: Received NOA...........Priority date: 08/20/08

..............................................Notice date : 08/22/08

09/02/08: Received Biometrics Notification

09/18/08: Biometrics completed - Charlotte DO

10/24/08: Received Interview Letter

12/08/08: Interview @ 1:00pm. APPROVED!

01/05/09: Oath Ceremony 10:00AM. Now officially a USC!!!

-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-=-

01/17/09: Applied for US Passport and passport card

01/28/09: Received US Passport

01/29/09: Received US passport card

01/29/09: Received naturalization certificate back from passport office

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I was in the same boat. My hubby until recently worked nights, I worked days. My 12 yr old daughter is still in Canada ( ex was a butthead and decided at the last minute he wasn't letting her move)

I had my mom do an affidavit

and I had my boss who met my hubby many times, thru work functions , phone calls etc... I also had our neighbour write one she can attest to me living in the house, seeing me doing the gardening, taking out the trash etc...

Good Luck!


A Lily & A Rose...Together Forever !

April 28th INTERVIEW DATE !!!!!!!! APPROVED

June 30th Arrived in my Sweeties Arms !!

August 4th.2005 Our Wedding

Sept. 19th Sent AOS

Sept 28th recieved NOA for AOS

Nov.05/05 recieved Biometrics letter

Nov.17th Biometrics Appt.

Nov. 22nd. AP Approved

Nov. 25th/05 recieved EAD card

Nov.30th. recieved AP Papers in mail

Dec. 08th/05 Recieved Snail mail letter for AOS Interview Feb 15th 7:40 AM.

Feb. 15th. /06 AOS Interview SUCCESS !!!! no more to deal with for another 2 yrs!

Feb. 27th./06 Recieved Greencard in the mail

August 4th/06 Our First Wedding Anniversary !!

Feb. 8th 08 Sent in Packet to remove conditions

Feb 23rd 08 Recieve NOA letter stating they are extending my Greencard for another year.

March 11th 08 biometrics appt.

May 29th 08 recieved email stating Card production ordered

June 7th 2008 10 yr card recieved.

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My application was prepared by lawer-I could get affidevits but he said it is not nescesary and the weakest of evidence. So, we sent without.

Hi,

Well, settled into life and then you realize that it's immigration time again. My greencard is due to expire in just a little over 3 months and I'm getting all the paperwork and proof stuff together, then I read the "sworn affidavit from friends" part and my world comes crushing down!

I/ We dont have friends!

It probably sounds insane, but we dont!

He works night, I work days.

Our jobs are total opposites, our interests are opposites, and we've been so busy working and stuff that when our life crosses over, we are home!

When I get off work he already left, and once home, I have an 11 yr old son and 9 month old daughter, not really got time to socialize. And when I do have days off work, I go out to eat with my MIL or go to the park and library with the kids, not out with friends partying.... so now what?

Can I get a written letter from a work friend, whom knows my husband from taking messages for me, etc?

I'm at a loss.....

Thanks for any advice,

Sheridan


Karina and Tomy

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I have an 11 yr old son and 9 month old daughter

Well there's your key.

If you have a 9 month old daughter together, that alone is fairly good evidence, better than many couples have. It's even better evidence if you can show that your husband is playing the role of father. Did dad go to prenatal appointments, birthing classes, or the birth itself? Can someone vouch for that fact? Has anyone seen him do other fatherly things with the baby?

Affidavits aren't explicitly necessary. What's needed is that you show the marriage wasn't for the purpose of gaining an immigration benefit. Give them the evidence you DO have that tends to demonstrate this.


04 Apr, 2004: Got married

05 Apr, 2004: I-130 Sent to CSC

13 Apr, 2004: I-130 NOA 1

19 Apr, 2004: I-129F Sent to MSC

29 Apr, 2004: I-129F NOA 1

13 Aug, 2004: I-130 Approved by CSC

28 Dec, 2004: I-130 Case Complete at NVC

18 Jan, 2005: Got the visa approved in Caracas

22 Jan, 2005: Flew home together! CCS->MIA->SFO

25 May, 2005: I-129F finally approved! We won't pursue it.

8 June, 2006: Our baby girl is born!

24 Oct, 2006: Window for filing I-751 opens

25 Oct, 2006: I-751 mailed to CSC

18 Nov, 2006: I-751 NOA1 received from CSC

30 Nov, 2006: I-751 Biometrics taken

05 Apr, 2007: I-751 approved, card production ordered

23 Jan, 2008: N-400 sent to CSC via certified mail

19 Feb, 2008: N-400 Biometrics taken

27 Mar, 2008: Naturalization interview notice received (NOA2 for N-400)

30 May, 2008: Naturalization interview, passed the test!

17 June, 2008: Naturalization oath notice mailed

15 July, 2008: Naturalization oath ceremony!

16 July, 2008: Registered to vote and applied for US passport

26 July, 2008: US Passport arrived.

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