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Hello,

We are preparing to mail my huband's I-751 application.

Questions (so far):

1. When submitting our banking information (statements), should we include all pages from the statements we will be submitting? Or is the 1st page enough?

2. Is it OK to scratch through our account number on our bank statements? Just trying to prevent any possibility of ID theft.

3. We would like to submit various envelopes received via mail showing our names individually and together. Should we mail the original or is a copy OK? Do we need to write an explanation detailing who sent the letter and it's content? Even if it's junk mail?

If any of the questions above have already been asked, please forgive me. Nevertheless, thank you in advance for your help.

Boaz


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Hi Boaz,

In answer to your questions, based on my own situation when I submitted the I-751:

1) I only submitted the first page (which showed our joint names and same address, which I highlighted too) of the bank statements. As well, I submitted the statements of every 4-6 months of so, that covered the span of the marriage and conditional residency. After all, why give them the additional irelevant extra pages and extra statements that they don't need?

2) I didn't scratch out the account numbers (maybe I should have, but that doesn't matter, as I only had $0.20 left in there when I sent in my application). However, if you are afraid of ID theft (better safe than sorry, I guess), then yes, scratch out the numbers. I would though keep the first 4 numbers on it (or was it the last 4 numbers, someone else can clarify on this) as I think those are just bank identification numbers, just to show that all the statements are from the same account.

3) I mentioned this before in the other post: "In my situation, I sent in "photocopies" of envelopes and everything else (except for the affidavits, where they asked for the originals). If they don't ask for originals, then sending in the photocopies are fine. After all, you don't want them losing your original documents/paperwork..." I just sent in the copied envelope, and not the copied contents of the mail, as I didn't think that the contents inside were personal and irelevant, especially when it comes to junk mail. No extra explaination needed there. Besides, why would they care what the letter contained inside, especially if it is personal and/or unrelated information. However, if it is related information showing that it refers to you as a joint couple, and you don't mind them reading about it, then yes, you can send the copy of the letter too. For example, if you get a holiday card addressed pn the envelope to the both of you, and it also refers to both of your names on the inside of the card, you can send them a copy of the card and the envelope, or you can send them just the copy of the envelope.

Overall, they are looking for joint names and joint addresses and other joint information, to prove that the marriage and relationship was "entered in good faith and not a fraud". Any detailed particulars about your finances and personal information that is not relevant and is none of their business, which they shouldn't be looking much into that.

Hope this helps. Again, good luck on your immigration journey.

Ant (Still waiting at the VSC....)

Hello,

We are preparing to mail my huband's I-751 application.

Questions (so far):

1. When submitting our banking information (statements), should we include all pages from the statements we will be submitting? Or is the 1st page enough?

2. Is it OK to scratch through our account number on our bank statements? Just trying to prevent any possibility of ID theft.

3. We would like to submit various envelopes received via mail showing our names individually and together. Should we mail the original or is a copy OK? Do we need to write an explanation detailing who sent the letter and it's content? Even if it's junk mail?

If any of the questions above have already been asked, please forgive me. Nevertheless, thank you in advance for your help.

Boaz

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I agree with AntandD's advice, but would just add about the bank statements -- it would not hurt to send some of the bank statements in full, showing the actual activity on the account as well as the names/addresses. That would show these are "real" accounts that are used on a regular basis for your everyday expenses. But if you have plenty of evidence, that might not be necessary.


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You definitely want to show some full bank statements to show activity and deposit of both paychecks in the same account etc. I blacked out the account numbers. I don't care what uscis says about it, but I was not prepared to have our account numbers available for all to see and potentially stolen. They only need to see activity.

For the mail, I sent in copies since the instructions for filing states to send copies.

Good luck!


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