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Including Affadavits of Marriage in I-130 Petition

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Hi all,

I will be filing an I-130 petition in mid-June to bring my husband over here on a CR-1 visa.

I've been advised that I should get notarized affadavits from people close to me attesting to the fact that we

are married and that it's valid.

Does anyone have an example of the wording of the affadavit that I can use? I am at a loss for how to phrase it.

Thanks!


CR-1 VISA

2010-06-01: Get Married!!!

2010-06-15: Mail out I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

2010-06-22: I-130 NOA1
2010-09-30: I-130 NOA2
2011-01-26: Interview - APPROVED! (7 months, 4 days)
2011-02-02: Visa issued and in hand!
2011-02-25: POE - JFK (New York City)
2011-03-14: Received Conditional Green Card
2011-04-01: Received SS Card
2012-03-25: Our son is born!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012-11-27: Mail out I-751 - Removal of conditions
2012-12-03: I-751 NOA1
2013-01-17: Biometrics

2013-05-13: I-751 Approved

2013-05-17: Received 10 year Green Card

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2013-11-27: Naturalization Eligibility (3 years based on marriage)

2013-11-29: Mail out N-400 - Application for Naturalization

2013-12-03: N-400 NOA1

2013-12-06: Check Cashed

2013-12-31: Biometrics

2014-01-27: Place In-Line for Interview

2014-03-28: Interview Scheduled

2014-04-04: Interview Letter Received

2014-05-06: Interview

2014-05-12: N-400 Approved and Oath Date Scheduled

2014-05-22: Oath Ceremony - Become a naturalized citizen!!!

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Hi Debby,

I do believe there are samples of affidavit of supports here somewhere, but I don't have time to look, so I will just tell you how we laid out our letters of support. And I wrote one and so did my husband, anyone who was witness to the events can and it should include the following: hope this helps, Brandy

[HEADER: Affidavit of Support; Spousal Affidavit, etc.]

[Next swear you are telling the truth, here are 2 examples below of that style]

Example #1: BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared ______, who being by me duly sworn, deposed as follows: My name is _____. I am of sound mind, over the age of eighteen, competent to make this affidavit, and have personal knowledge of the facts herein stated.

Example #2: In application for a Visa for the United States of America Evidence in support of a bona fide marriage between myself, _____ , Petitioner, and my husband _____, Beneficiary.

AFFIRMATION OF:____

[include your mailing address and your contact information]

[Next person writing affidavit must state their name and relationship to the petitioner, you, and beneficiary, your husband]

[in the center should be any and all information the person writing the affidavit can state, facts they knew about the beginning, middle, and eventual marriage of you and your husband. For example, they remember when you met because, or they knew it was serious relationship when, people who may be able to attest to the fact that you had a relationship and they should give examples; like for my affidavit I put all the details I put about 3 pages of details I remember to outline the storyline so to speak, of our relationship. Perhaps they saw you off at the airport, or met you in W. Africa, etc.]

[End the affidavit notorzed, I will put two examples]

For example #1:

Thank You!

_________________________

Sworn before me this _______ day of _______, 2008

Example #2:

FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.

Dated: _______________, 2010

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME on this _____ day of _______________, 2010.

Notary Public in and for

the State of _____


~Afrilaskan Queen~

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Hi Debby,

I do believe there are samples of affidavit of supports here somewhere, but I don't have time to look, so I will just tell you how we laid out our letters of support. And I wrote one and so did my husband, anyone who was witness to the events can and it should include the following: hope this helps, Brandy

[HEADER: Affidavit of Support; Spousal Affidavit, etc.]

[Next swear you are telling the truth, here are 2 examples below of that style]

Example #1: BEFORE ME, the undersigned authority, personally appeared ______, who being by me duly sworn, deposed as follows: My name is _____. I am of sound mind, over the age of eighteen, competent to make this affidavit, and have personal knowledge of the facts herein stated.

Example #2: In application for a Visa for the United States of America Evidence in support of a bona fide marriage between myself, _____ , Petitioner, and my husband _____, Beneficiary.

AFFIRMATION OF:____

[include your mailing address and your contact information]

[Next person writing affidavit must state their name and relationship to the petitioner, you, and beneficiary, your husband]

[in the center should be any and all information the person writing the affidavit can state, facts they knew about the beginning, middle, and eventual marriage of you and your husband. For example, they remember when you met because, or they knew it was serious relationship when, people who may be able to attest to the fact that you had a relationship and they should give examples; like for my affidavit I put all the details I put about 3 pages of details I remember to outline the storyline so to speak, of our relationship. Perhaps they saw you off at the airport, or met you in W. Africa, etc.]

[End the affidavit notorzed, I will put two examples]

For example #1:

Thank You!

_________________________

Sworn before me this _______ day of _______, 2008

Example #2:

FURTHER AFFIANT SAYETH NOT.

Dated: _______________, 2010

SUBSCRIBED AND SWORN TO BEFORE ME on this _____ day of _______________, 2010.

Notary Public in and for

the State of _____

Thanks so much, this really helps!


CR-1 VISA

2010-06-01: Get Married!!!

2010-06-15: Mail out I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

2010-06-22: I-130 NOA1
2010-09-30: I-130 NOA2
2011-01-26: Interview - APPROVED! (7 months, 4 days)
2011-02-02: Visa issued and in hand!
2011-02-25: POE - JFK (New York City)
2011-03-14: Received Conditional Green Card
2011-04-01: Received SS Card
2012-03-25: Our son is born!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012-11-27: Mail out I-751 - Removal of conditions
2012-12-03: I-751 NOA1
2013-01-17: Biometrics

2013-05-13: I-751 Approved

2013-05-17: Received 10 year Green Card

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2013-11-27: Naturalization Eligibility (3 years based on marriage)

2013-11-29: Mail out N-400 - Application for Naturalization

2013-12-03: N-400 NOA1

2013-12-06: Check Cashed

2013-12-31: Biometrics

2014-01-27: Place In-Line for Interview

2014-03-28: Interview Scheduled

2014-04-04: Interview Letter Received

2014-05-06: Interview

2014-05-12: N-400 Approved and Oath Date Scheduled

2014-05-22: Oath Ceremony - Become a naturalized citizen!!!

OUR VISA JOURNEY IS OFFICIALLY OVER!

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Thanks so much, this really helps!

I'm glad, I know it's nervewrecking getting everything together and properly. And congrats again on your upcoming marriage, though I know it's bittersweet - as you would have loved to bring him home first. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with. Take Care, Brandy


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I'm glad, I know it's nervewrecking getting everything together and properly. And congrats again on your upcoming marriage, though I know it's bittersweet - as you would have loved to bring him home first. Let me know if there is anything else I can help with. Take Care, Brandy

Hi Brandy...

I wanted to ask you something about who has to submit the visa application package....the website is confusing - see the quote from the website below.

It says that the petitioner/agent has to send in all the the info before the visa interview but then it says the applicant gets all the instructions to send in all the info - depends on the consulate.

Also, did your husband appoint you to be the agent?

" Note: The National Visa Center sends appointment packages to the agent for applicants in certain countries when the petitions are filed in the United States. The embassy or consulate sends appointment packages to applicants in all other countries. It also sends appointment packages to all applicants whose petitions are already at the embassy or consulate. "

The website I got this from is http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/types/types_2991.html

I just want to be sure that we both have the original-signed forms that we'll need depending on which one of us is reponsible for sending the form in.

Thanks :)


CR-1 VISA

2010-06-01: Get Married!!!

2010-06-15: Mail out I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative

2010-06-22: I-130 NOA1
2010-09-30: I-130 NOA2
2011-01-26: Interview - APPROVED! (7 months, 4 days)
2011-02-02: Visa issued and in hand!
2011-02-25: POE - JFK (New York City)
2011-03-14: Received Conditional Green Card
2011-04-01: Received SS Card
2012-03-25: Our son is born!

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------
2012-11-27: Mail out I-751 - Removal of conditions
2012-12-03: I-751 NOA1
2013-01-17: Biometrics

2013-05-13: I-751 Approved

2013-05-17: Received 10 year Green Card

--------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

2013-11-27: Naturalization Eligibility (3 years based on marriage)

2013-11-29: Mail out N-400 - Application for Naturalization

2013-12-03: N-400 NOA1

2013-12-06: Check Cashed

2013-12-31: Biometrics

2014-01-27: Place In-Line for Interview

2014-03-28: Interview Scheduled

2014-04-04: Interview Letter Received

2014-05-06: Interview

2014-05-12: N-400 Approved and Oath Date Scheduled

2014-05-22: Oath Ceremony - Become a naturalized citizen!!!

OUR VISA JOURNEY IS OFFICIALLY OVER!

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