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Hey All,

Hope alls well. I had a quick question. I am sending bank statements for me and my wifes combined checking accounts which show our name and addresses on the first page. Now should I send the whole statements for the months I am sending i.e pages that also show the transactions and what all I spent/received into my account for that month. I mean is it enough to just send the front page (which should be enough for proving its a combined account) or should I send the whole statement with all my transactions? Thanks for helping out in advance

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Entire statement. The activity is what makes it worthwhile evidence, not just having an account.


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Entire statement. The activity is what makes it worthwhile evidence, not just having an account.
Do you have a source for this, R.? Just asking, si man.

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Do you have a source for this, R.? Just asking, si man.

Just applying my own thoughts. As the petitioner is wanting to document an ongoing marital relationship an account that shows "normal" use is certainly stronger evidence than an account that has a meager balance and little activity.

As we know here on VJ members get varying results with all levels of detailed info submitted. I would always want a person to present a strong case and avoid delays and RFE's. Better over prepared then under.

Just my 2 cents. Si, man. :)


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Just my 2 cents. Si, man. :)
Doesn't 2 cents constitute a meager balance with little activity, huh man? :lol:

06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Agree with Anh Map. It's easy to open a joint account but just have it be "on paper". If the account just sits there and does nothing it's a nothing account, that's hardly substantial evidence.. you could just have written your names on paper, that's how strong it is..

So yeah :P I would include a statement or two. Personally for my ROC I'll be including a statement from when we became joint on the account, then maybe one every 6 months till the latest one.

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We only included the front pages of our joint Bank statements, although the front page on ours shows the total amount deposited, withdrawed and the final total balance for the month anyway. We didn't see the need for them to see exactly where and what our money is spent on, they can always put two and two together from when we dipped below our average amount after bills and the copy of our joint car title from when bought our car and from our vacations. We submitted 8 front pages from our statements that were about 3 months apart spanning over the time since our interview for AOS.


Gemma and Paul - Our Timeline

05/17/2007 - K1 Visa app sent in

05/30/2008 - K1 Visa Interview, approved but suspended pending on new police report, sent new report in 2 days later along with my passport to the embassy

06/10/2008 - Passport delivered to the house with nice visa page stuck inside yipeee!

06/20/2008 - arrived in US

08/02/2008 - tied the knot

08/11/2008 - applied for AOS and EAD

09/11/2008 - NOA arrived for both

09/30/2008 - Biometrics

12/20/2008 - Interview Letter arrived

12/23/2008 - EAD approved!

12/29/2008 - EAD card ordered

02/11/2009 - Interview APPROVED!

02/25/2009 - Green Card in hand!

11/15/2010 - ROC I-751 filed

11/17/2010 - Delivery confirmation for I-751

11/27/2010 - NOA1 (dated 11/17/2010)

12/28/2010 - Biometrics

02/16/2011 - Approval/card production email

02/23/2011 - Ohh ahh.. 10yr card arrived

2011-2017 - vacations, baby boy born in 2014, more vacations, finally remember I could file for Citizenship 5 yrs ago!

01/20/2017 - N400 filed

01/30/2017 - N400 returned with amendments needed

01/31/2017 - N400 resubmitted

02/14/2017 - NOA (dated 02/09/2017)

03/03/2017 - Biometrics 

03/07/2017 - In line for interview
08/21/2017 - Interview letter received 
09/22/2017 - Interview date - Approved

10/17/2017 - Oath Ceremony 

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I just sent front pages. There's enough info on there to show it's an active account with big balances. We do get a page showing cleared check images, so I included some of those showing we each write checks on the account. We don't write but 3-4 checks a month, but sometimes I pay the gardener and sometimes he does etc, so I thought that said a lot about our sharing an account and financial duties. The jury is still out, but I tried to pare down the extra fluff that didn't show anything in particular except it was page 3 or 4 of something.


England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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personally we didn't send any bank statements. none of their business where we spend our money. we sent them 3 years worth of irs tax transcripts and copies of our paystubs showing the same mailing address. if we get an rfe than we will resubmit them


01-27-07 Mailed I-129F Express Mail(USPS)
02-01-07 Transferred to CSC
02-06-07 Official Receipt Notice NOA1
02-12-07 Received Hard Copy NOA1 dated 02-06-07
05-27-07 Faxed letter to Senator Mel Martinez asking his office to check out my case
06-04-07 APPROVED after 119 days!!!
06-18-07 Received Hard Copy NOA2 dated 06-14-07
06-18-07 NVC Received case From CSC assigned MNL#
06-20-07 NVC Forwarded case to U.S. Embassy in Manila!!!
07-05-07 U.S. Embassy Manila receives hard copy of case
07-13-07 Interview issued for Sept. 11th
07-31-07 Aubrey received Packet 4 by DHL
09-11-07 Interview at US Embassy/Approved
10-11-07 Arrived in the United States
12-27-07 MARRIED!!!
07-05-08 Mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131 Priority Mail (USPS)
07-16-08 Received hard copies NOA1 dated 07-11-08
07-22-08 Received Biometrics Letter scheduled for 08-05-2008
08-05-08 Biometrics Completed & Case Transfered to CSC
09-05-08 EAD Card Ordered
09-06-08 Received Advance Parole Documents
02-20-09 Faxed letter to Senator Mel Martinez to inquire about case
04-03-09 RFE for I693 medical exam
05-15-09 AOS Approved.
02-17-11 Mailed I-751 to Vermont
02-22-11 NOA-1
10-17-11 Email received card has been ordered.
10-22-11 Received 10 year card by Priority Mail
02-07-13 Mailed N-400 to Dallas
02-19-13 Received NOA1 dated 02-12-13 and Biometrics scheduled for 03-06-13

09-09-13 Received Oath Ceremony Letter scheduled 9-19-13 in Orlando

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.


01-27-07 Mailed I-129F Express Mail(USPS)
02-01-07 Transferred to CSC
02-06-07 Official Receipt Notice NOA1
02-12-07 Received Hard Copy NOA1 dated 02-06-07
05-27-07 Faxed letter to Senator Mel Martinez asking his office to check out my case
06-04-07 APPROVED after 119 days!!!
06-18-07 Received Hard Copy NOA2 dated 06-14-07
06-18-07 NVC Received case From CSC assigned MNL#
06-20-07 NVC Forwarded case to U.S. Embassy in Manila!!!
07-05-07 U.S. Embassy Manila receives hard copy of case
07-13-07 Interview issued for Sept. 11th
07-31-07 Aubrey received Packet 4 by DHL
09-11-07 Interview at US Embassy/Approved
10-11-07 Arrived in the United States
12-27-07 MARRIED!!!
07-05-08 Mailed I-485, I-765, & I-131 Priority Mail (USPS)
07-16-08 Received hard copies NOA1 dated 07-11-08
07-22-08 Received Biometrics Letter scheduled for 08-05-2008
08-05-08 Biometrics Completed & Case Transfered to CSC
09-05-08 EAD Card Ordered
09-06-08 Received Advance Parole Documents
02-20-09 Faxed letter to Senator Mel Martinez to inquire about case
04-03-09 RFE for I693 medical exam
05-15-09 AOS Approved.
02-17-11 Mailed I-751 to Vermont
02-22-11 NOA-1
10-17-11 Email received card has been ordered.
10-22-11 Received 10 year card by Priority Mail
02-07-13 Mailed N-400 to Dallas
02-19-13 Received NOA1 dated 02-12-13 and Biometrics scheduled for 03-06-13

09-09-13 Received Oath Ceremony Letter scheduled 9-19-13 in Orlando

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.

They want evidence during the 2 years of marriage, not evidence you submitted to adjust status, USCIS is only interested in evidence during your conditional residence anything before that is meaningless at best.


AOS TIMELINE

AOS package mailed on 12/16/08

AOS package delivered on 12/19/08

Check cashed on 12/26/08

NOA1 received on 12/30/08

Biometrics on 01/20/09

AOS interview on 04/30/09

EAD Card production ordered on 03/17/09

EAD Card received on 03/21/09

AOS interview APPROVED on 04/30/09

Card production ordered on 05/27/09

Welcome letter received on 06/05/09

Card production ordered again on 06/15/09

Permanent Resident Card received on 07/09/09

I-751 ROC TIMELINE

I-751 package mailed on 02/28/2011

I-751 package delivered on 03/02/2011

Check payment cashed on 03/04/2011

NOA1 received on 03/08/2011

Biometrics appointment on 04/05/2011

Card production ordered on 05/06/2011

I-751 Petition Approved on 05/06/2011

Approval letter received on 05/12/2011

Green Card finally received on 07/29/2011

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.

We never had an interview and didn't submit any evidence with AOS of our marriage since we had only been married about 5 days when it went out.

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England.gifENGLAND ---

K-1 Timeline 4 months, 19 days 03-10-08 VSC to 7-29-08 Interview London

10-05-08 Married

AOS Timeline 5 months, 14 days 10-9-08 to 3-23-09 No interview

Removing Conditions Timeline 5 months, 20 days12-27-10 to 06-10-11 No interview

Citizenship Timeline 3 months, 26 days 12-31-11 Dallas to 4-26-12 Interview Houston

05-16-12 Oath ceremony

The journey from Fiancé to US citizenship:

4 years, 2 months, 6 days

243 pages of forms/documents submitted

No RFEs

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Figured I'd reply to this thread since it's on topic rather than start a new one...

Did anyone black out part or all of the account numbers? I'm just wary of "allowing" people to see my full account number along with the names on the account.

And I'm only sending front pages. It shows previous balance, numbers of deposits and withdrawals and ending balance so I figure they can easily tell the account is active.


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Our ROC Journey

Feb 23, 2011: ROC packet sent to VSC

Feb 24, 2011: Packet rec'd at VSC

Feb 25, 2011: NOA date

Mar 04, 2011: Rec'd NOA dated 2/25

Mar 18, 2011: Rec'd Biometrics Appt letter

Apr 08, 2011: Biometrics Appointment

Aug 26, 2011: Approval letter rec'd dated 8/22

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i think people need to remember most of this has already been reviewed at your first interview or when adjusting to permanent resident status. they just want to make sure that you're basically still together. don't overthink this.

Joint bank accounts are primary evidence. Note that they are listed first in this thread:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/220440-i-751-evidence/

I would think you would have to have a lot of other strong evidence if you didn't include anything like this. Co-mingling of finances is considered pretty important.

Also, what you submitted at AOS isn't very important now. They want to know what you're up to SINCE AOS.


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Figured I'd reply to this thread since it's on topic rather than start a new one...

Did anyone black out part or all of the account numbers? I'm just wary of "allowing" people to see my full account number along with the names on the account.

Don't know about bank statements, but the other day I got pulled over by a cop who wanted to see my driver license. I made him wait until I had blacked out my address with a black marker so that he can't visit me at home and stalk me.

You never know . . .


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