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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Japan
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Hi,

Are sworn affidavits required for filing the I751. We got letters (not affidavits) from two friends to go along with our application and other evidence. When I read the I751 instruction's "Evidence of relationship" section, it states "The documents should cover, but not limited to, the following examples" and lists sworn affidavits. I was under the impression they were not required, but the wording is not clear to me.

Thanks,

John

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I'm filing this month and not bothering to include any. I'll let ya know if I get an RFE.. but I think my other evidence is strong enough. We'll see


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POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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Hi,

Are sworn affidavits required for filing the I751. We got letters (not affidavits) from two friends to go along with our application and other evidence. When I read the I751 instruction's "Evidence of relationship" section, it states "The documents should cover, but not limited to, the following examples" and lists sworn affidavits. I was under the impression they were not required, but the wording is not clear to me.

Thanks,

John

Letters should be enough and could be considered as affidavits. Usually, if the IO feels there isn't enough evidence, then they might ask for affidavits but many people filed without them and got approved.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Egypt
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Hi,

Are sworn affidavits required for filing the I751. We got letters (not affidavits) from two friends to go along with our application and other evidence. When I read the I751 instruction's "Evidence of relationship" section, it states "The documents should cover, but not limited to, the following examples" and lists sworn affidavits. I was under the impression they were not required, but the wording is not clear to me.

Thanks,

John

Like you said..it's only given as a suggestion but they're not compulsory. IIt depends how much evidence you have, too.


Wife's I-130:

03/15/2019 NOA1 (Nebraska Service Center)

02/11/2020 Case transferred to Vermont Service Center

02/02/2021 NOA2 الحمد لله

02/04/2021 Approval email
02/12/2022 NVC documents submitted

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: Japan
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Letters are good enough, thats what we sent (but other evidence was WAY stronger then just letters). Got approved without any issues in just over a month.

Thanks to all. We think our evidence should be enough as well, so as long as we aren't required to have affidavits, then we will go with the letters.

John

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Do the affidavits have to be from friends? What about relatives? My parents are really close to use (live on the same street) and my sister is very close to us too.


02.09.2007- Met online (EverQuest 2)

07.11.2008- Met in person (Orlando)

02.14.2009- Got engaged (Toronto)

K-1

03.13.2009- NOA 1

08.24.2009- NOA 2

11.20.2009- Montreal Interview Approved!!

02.01.2010- POE @ Lewiston Bridge

02.25.2010- Applied for SS#

04.29.2010- Beach Wedding!!

AOS

05.27.2010- NOA 1 for I-131, I-485 & I-765

06.18.2010- I-485 transferred to CSC

06.21.2010- Biometrics

07.22.2010- EAD & AP approved

10.28.2010- RFE for I-485- They lost our medical!

12.09.2010- Green Card in hand!

ROC

09.14.2012- Mailed I-751 to VSC

10.26.2012- Biometrics

04.11.2013- 10 Year Green Card approved! No interview :)

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Do the affidavits have to be from friends? What about relatives? My parents are really close to use (live on the same street) and my sister is very close to us too.

Anyone who has great knowledge of your marriage and of your relationship. I think they need to be USCs but not 100% sure of this detail.


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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Filed: Other Timeline

The value of affidavits is fairly dismal to begin with, and further diminished when they come from close or friends and family, basically people who have an interest in working toward the applicant's benefit.

I would only enclose affidavits if I have a fake marriage and simply can't come up with any credible evidence supporting my claim in regard to a genuine marriage. So if you live apart from your husband, have no intermingling of finances and no documents that show both names on it, affidavits might come in handy. Otherwise: forgettaboutit.


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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We sent two affidavits, one from a family friend, a Naturalized USC, and one from her coworker, an LPR. We loosely followed the form of the USCIS provided example, leaving out the notarizing part, and adding something similar to the statement at the end of the I-751.

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