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Urgent Help Needed...Sworn Affidavits of Bona Fide Marriage

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Need some help please. I'm filing the I-130 for my spouse who lives in Lebanon. As part of the I-130, USCIS wants documentation to show that we are in a bona fide marriage such as a lease showing joint tenancy, co-mingling of finances, joint ownership of property, sworn affidavits affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of our marriage or other relevant documentation to establish an ongoing marital union.

My husband lives in Lebanon and has never been to the United States, therefore, we do not have shared property, bank accounts, etc. I am preparing the third party affidavits, however, I don't know if these affidavits should come from my friends and family or do I also need affidavits from my husband's friends?

As far as "other documentation" to establish an ongoing marital union, what might anyone suggest?


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Here is a link to an template for the affidavit:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/143129-affidavits-template/

I recommend that the USC family or friends do the affidavits who are also USC.

My husband and I were recently married when we filed so we didnt have joint property/bank accounts etc either. I did have a permit to drive his car and joint car insurance from a trip to the US. I also included 2 sworn affidavits from both my parents, who had met my husband a few times and were at the wedding. Wedding pictures are good, pictures at different stages of the relationship, copies of postmarked envelopes from letters to each other, copies of passport showing entry into spouses country. This is exactly what I included, had zero problems and an NOA2 in 11 weeks:)

Hope that helps and the best of luck on your journey!!


01-16-2008 Met in Argentina, started dating

07-03-2008 Moved in together

03-01-2011 Married;)

04-21-2011 Sent I-130

04-26-2011 Delivered 1:35p

04-28-2011 NOA1 E-mail, off to CSC

05-02-2011 NOA1 Hard copy, Priority date 4-28-2001

07-14-2011 NOA2 E-mail

I-130 Approved in 11 weeks!!!:)

***A break from paperwork, not quite ready to move to US, together in Buenos Aires and loving married life:))))

NVC JOURNEY

08-01-2011 Case recieved by NVC

04-19-2012 Paid IV and AOS fees online, PROCESSING

04-23-2012 AOS and IV status PAID

07-12-2012 Sent IV packet from Argentina FINALLY:))

07-18-2012 Sent my AOS packet to joint sponsor in US to attach her I-184

07-23-2012 IV Packet arrives at NVC!!!

07-31-2012 Called NVC and received e-mail, IV processed:))

08-07-2012 AOS overnighted via FED EX

08-08-2012 NVC receives AOS

08-14-2012 CASE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!

Patience, Acceptance, Surrender...

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Here is a link to an template for the affidavit:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/143129-affidavits-template/

I recommend that the USC family or friends do the affidavits who are also USC.

My husband and I were recently married when we filed so we didnt have joint property/bank accounts etc either. I did have a permit to drive his car and joint car insurance from a trip to the US. I also included 2 sworn affidavits from both my parents, who had met my husband a few times and were at the wedding. Wedding pictures are good, pictures at different stages of the relationship, copies of postmarked envelopes from letters to each other, copies of passport showing entry into spouses country. This is exactly what I included, had zero problems and an NOA2 in 11 weeks:)

Hope that helps and the best of luck on your journey!!

I take it that you had affidavits from your family as well as his family, is that correct? Are you the USC residing with your spouse in Argentina? Thank you for responding and providing additional information. Good luck on your journey as well.


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I take it that you had affidavits from your family as well as his family, is that correct? Are you the USC residing with your spouse in Argentina? Thank you for responding and providing additional information. Good luck on your journey as well.

I am the USC, temporarily residing in Argentina. The affidavits were from my family only.


01-16-2008 Met in Argentina, started dating

07-03-2008 Moved in together

03-01-2011 Married;)

04-21-2011 Sent I-130

04-26-2011 Delivered 1:35p

04-28-2011 NOA1 E-mail, off to CSC

05-02-2011 NOA1 Hard copy, Priority date 4-28-2001

07-14-2011 NOA2 E-mail

I-130 Approved in 11 weeks!!!:)

***A break from paperwork, not quite ready to move to US, together in Buenos Aires and loving married life:))))

NVC JOURNEY

08-01-2011 Case recieved by NVC

04-19-2012 Paid IV and AOS fees online, PROCESSING

04-23-2012 AOS and IV status PAID

07-12-2012 Sent IV packet from Argentina FINALLY:))

07-18-2012 Sent my AOS packet to joint sponsor in US to attach her I-184

07-23-2012 IV Packet arrives at NVC!!!

07-31-2012 Called NVC and received e-mail, IV processed:))

08-07-2012 AOS overnighted via FED EX

08-08-2012 NVC receives AOS

08-14-2012 CASE CLOSED!!!!!!!!!

Patience, Acceptance, Surrender...

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