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Hi guys,

My husband's gc will be expiring in July 18 of this year and I am putting all the evidence and papers together. I have been reading the instructions and the guidance for the form and I do not see anywhere in those documents that we need to send my husband's and mine birth certificates or even the marriage license. Do we need to send those documents or not?

Thanks in advance,

Liz


Married: 2007-03-17 (Monterrey Mexico)

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Enter US: 2008-03-03

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Houston TX

Date Filed : 2008-03-17

Interview Date : 2008-07-18

Greencard Received: 2008-08-05

Lifting Conditions I-751

USCIS office: Vermont Service Center

Date filed: 04-19-2010

Date Packet received : 04-21-2010

NOA dated: 04-22-2010

Check Cashed date: 04-23-2010

Biometrics Appointment: 05-28-2010

Approved : 07-20-2010

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Hi guys,

My husband's gc will be expiring in July 18 of this year and I am putting all the evidence and papers together. I have been reading the instructions and the guidance for the form and I do not see anywhere in those documents that we need to send my husband's and mine birth certificates or even the marriage license. Do we need to send those documents or not?

Thanks in advance,

Liz

Hi Liz,

No, birth certificates and marriage license are not needed for this phase. In this phase, you will need to provide that you are still married and you are still living together. That is the whole reason behind this. Therefore, the evidence will be your proof that you are married and living together. If you like to post the evidence you have already collected, some of us may take a stab at it and suggest some additional things that you may have not thought about.

Just keep in mind, when USCIS says as early as 90 days before expiration, they are really serious about it, and will not accept it even a day earlier. April 19 is when your window opens so good luck!


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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Hi Liz,

No, birth certificates and marriage license are not needed for this phase. In this phase, you will need to provide that you are still married and you are still living together. That is the whole reason behind this. Therefore, the evidence will be your proof that you are married and living together. If you like to post the evidence you have already collected, some of us may take a stab at it and suggest some additional things that you may have not thought about.

Just keep in mind, when USCIS says as early as 90 days before expiration, they are really serious about it, and will not accept it even a day earlier. April 19 is when your window opens so good luck!

Thanks for your quick response..

I am still making copies because they are so many papers..

I have:

1. Copies of my husband's and mine DL.

2. Copies of bank statements joint accounts.

3. Copies of our life insurances with both of our names as 100% beneficieries.

4. Copies of utitily bills on both of our names. However just the front page of those because the telephone bill has 10 pages by itself. Is that ok?

5. Copy of his gc.

6. Copies of 2008 and 2009 joint income tax return

7. Copy of our car loan on both of our names.

8. And most importantly, copy of our baby's birth certificate.

Is this enough eveidence? Do we need to send copies of pictures too? Also, on bank statements they usually have like 6 or 7 pages for each month, do you think its necessary to copy each sheet or just the front page where it has our address and both or our names in there?

Thank you so much for the help!!


Married: 2007-03-17 (Monterrey Mexico)

Visa K3

Enter US: 2008-03-03

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Houston TX

Date Filed : 2008-03-17

Interview Date : 2008-07-18

Greencard Received: 2008-08-05

Lifting Conditions I-751

USCIS office: Vermont Service Center

Date filed: 04-19-2010

Date Packet received : 04-21-2010

NOA dated: 04-22-2010

Check Cashed date: 04-23-2010

Biometrics Appointment: 05-28-2010

Approved : 07-20-2010

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Thanks for your quick response..

I am still making copies because they are so many papers..

I have:

1. Copies of my husband's and mine DL.

2. Copies of bank statements joint accounts.

3. Copies of our life insurances with both of our names as 100% beneficieries.

4. Copies of utitily bills on both of our names. However just the front page of those because the telephone bill has 10 pages by itself. Is that ok?

5. Copy of his gc.

6. Copies of 2008 and 2009 joint income tax return

7. Copy of our car loan on both of our names.

8. And most importantly, copy of our baby's birth certificate.

Is this enough eveidence? Do we need to send copies of pictures too? Also, on bank statements they usually have like 6 or 7 pages for each month, do you think its necessary to copy each sheet or just the front page where it has our address and both or our names in there?

Thank you so much for the help!!

Hi Liz,

Evidence looks very good. For your tax returns, make sure if you are sending copies of the returns, to send in all pages and copy the W2s. You can also request free IRS transcripts and they can be mailed and faxed to you. I think USCIS prefers transcripts but they do accept tax return copies when all pages are included.

Do you rent or own an apartment or house? If so and both your names are on them, then that will be a great piece of evidence to include. Also, if you have credit cards that have both your names on them, you can include them as well as photocopies of the cards showing your names.

I am pretty sure other members will provide you with some input but it is very good you are starting now and are prepared.

Good luck!


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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We do not have any joint credit cards, our house is under my name and my father's.

I will be sending pictures too.

Thanks


Married: 2007-03-17 (Monterrey Mexico)

Visa K3

Enter US: 2008-03-03

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Houston TX

Date Filed : 2008-03-17

Interview Date : 2008-07-18

Greencard Received: 2008-08-05

Lifting Conditions I-751

USCIS office: Vermont Service Center

Date filed: 04-19-2010

Date Packet received : 04-21-2010

NOA dated: 04-22-2010

Check Cashed date: 04-23-2010

Biometrics Appointment: 05-28-2010

Approved : 07-20-2010

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We do not have any joint credit cards, our house is under my name and my father's.

I will be sending pictures too.

Thanks

Based on what you mentioned here, I would like to recommend two additional items:

1. get affidavits maybe from your father and some friend or other family member.

2. A cover letter usually helps iron out some concerns. Sometimes, it is wise to disclose all important information and not have USCIS wonder why they are not included. So you can inform them that you and your father own the house and that is why there are no leases or mortgages...


N-400 Naturalization Timeline

06/28/11 .. Mailed N-400 package via Priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/30/11 .. Package Delivered to Dallas Lockbox

07/06/11 .. Received e-mail notification of application acceptance

07/06/11 .. Check cashed

07/08/11 .. Received NOA letter

07/29/11 .. Received text/e-mail for biometrics notice

08/03/11 .. Received Biometrics letter - scheduled for 8/24/11

08/04/11 .. Walk-in finger prints done.

08/08/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Placed in line for interview scheduling

09/12/11 .. Received Yellow letter dated 9/7/11

09/13/11 .. Received text/e-mail: Interview scheduled

09/16/11 .. Received interview letter

10/19/11 .. Interview - PASSED

10/20/11 .. Received text/email: Oath scheduled

10/22/11 .. Received OATH letter

11/09/11 .. Oath ceremony

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Thanks for your quick response..

I am still making copies because they are so many papers..

I have:

1. Copies of my husband's and mine DL.

2. Copies of bank statements joint accounts.

3. Copies of our life insurances with both of our names as 100% beneficieries.

4. Copies of utitily bills on both of our names. However just the front page of those because the telephone bill has 10 pages by itself. Is that ok?

5. Copy of his gc.

6. Copies of 2008 and 2009 joint income tax return

7. Copy of our car loan on both of our names.

8. And most importantly, copy of our baby's birth certificate.

Is this enough eveidence? Do we need to send copies of pictures too? Also, on bank statements they usually have like 6 or 7 pages for each month, do you think its necessary to copy each sheet or just the front page where it has our address and both or our names in there?

Thank you so much for the help!!

Liz,

This is pretty much what I sent. The only additional items were our mortgage statements, deed of the house (these are strong pieces of evidence), some e-tickets of flights where we have travelled together and auto insurance documents showing both of our names.

Regards

Nilz

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Liz,

This is pretty much what I sent. The only additional items were our mortgage statements, deed of the house (these are strong pieces of evidence), some e-tickets of flights where we have travelled together and auto insurance documents showing both of our names.

Regards

Nilz

Thanks guys..

Hey Nilz, when did you send the package??

Liz


Married: 2007-03-17 (Monterrey Mexico)

Visa K3

Enter US: 2008-03-03

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Houston TX

Date Filed : 2008-03-17

Interview Date : 2008-07-18

Greencard Received: 2008-08-05

Lifting Conditions I-751

USCIS office: Vermont Service Center

Date filed: 04-19-2010

Date Packet received : 04-21-2010

NOA dated: 04-22-2010

Check Cashed date: 04-23-2010

Biometrics Appointment: 05-28-2010

Approved : 07-20-2010

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