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i need evidence for bonafide marriage for my 1-130 petition.

My wife and i lived together in the Philippines but we dont have any evidence cohabitation. we dont really have any paperwork for shared bank account or any lease. i was hoping that some phone bills and money transfers were good enough.

i also will be having 5 or so sworn letters of affidavit of relationship stating that these persons have seen us living together and attend our wedding.

also i am petitioning my wife's son, my stepson. what kind of evidences would i need to show along with the petition? i have some pictures...(how many do i need?) do i need any sworn affidavits? (how many do i need?)

i have read not to send any original documents. but i was wondering if its different with the marriage certificate, because the certificate has a stamp seal.

one last thing... do i need the sworn affidavit's notarized? i have seen some blogs that say you don't really need them notarized.

Thanks

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such as provision Air tickets, affidavit notarized statements from family and friends both ,love letter, Please Do write down date or year if you know on back of pictures , phone bills, bank statements , westren union recipts, exit and entry passport stamps,show how many time you visit in phillppines,, Thats What We did And results approved

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If you lived together, surely you have some evidence of co-mingling of funds? If not, they likely will ask why not. If you do not have bills in joint names, maybe you at least have bills in each of your names going to the same address?


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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We lived in a very rural area (no phone lines no internet) in the Philippines. we lived in her diseased grandmothers house. I used funds from my savings account. my bank statements show that i withdrew funds from my account from the Philippines. Much of the money i spent with living with my wife came from a savings account my family has in the Philippines. the electricity bill was still in the name of her grandmother. There was no other utility charged.

such as provision Air tickets, affidavit notarized statements from family and friends both ,love letter, Please Do write down date or year if you know on back of pictures , phone bills, bank statements , westren union recipts, exit and entry passport stamps,show how many time you visit in phillppines,, Thats What We did And results approved

Thanks. if this worked for you i think I think i have a good chance. i have similar documents.

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one last thing... do i need the sworn affidavit's notarized? i have seen some blogs that say you don't really need them notarized.

Thanks

We did the same thing but to make it sure, we went to notary public with two of my friend and the lawyer made sworn affidavit's notarized.


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January 2009 : met online via Filipino dating and singles site (Filipino Cupid);

chatting No E-mails.

February 2009 : arrived for first meeting in-person! We become friend.

September 2009 : arrived for second meeting in-person

February 2011 : Arrived for third meeting Engaged!!!

June 2011 : Propose to marry in 2012!!!

February 2,2012 : arrived forth meeting in person

February 3, 2012 : got the capacity to marry from the US Embassy Manila

February 14, 2012: Wedding ceremony at Municipality of Cainta, Rizal Philippines

February 16, 2012: signing the contract of marriage

IR-1/CR-1 Visa

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Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Manila, Philippines

Marriage (if applicable): 2012-02-16

I-130 Sent : 2012-05-07

I-130 NOA1 : 2012-05-14

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i need evidence for bonafide marriage for my 1-130 petition.

My wife and i lived together in the Philippines but we dont have any evidence cohabitation. we dont really have any paperwork for shared bank account or any lease. i was hoping that some phone bills and money transfers were good enough.

i also will be having 5 or so sworn letters of affidavit of relationship stating that these persons have seen us living together and attend our wedding.

also i am petitioning my wife's son, my stepson. what kind of evidences would i need to show along with the petition? i have some pictures...(how many do i need?) do i need any sworn affidavits? (how many do i need?)

i have read not to send any original documents. but i was wondering if its different with the marriage certificate, because the certificate has a stamp seal.

one last thing... do i need the sworn affidavit's notarized? i have seen some blogs that say you don't really need them notarized.

Thanks

Here is an amazing site and information that I found and are using for my Proof of marriage.

Evidence of Bona fides of Marriage

(include as many as apply to you)

Affidavit from petitioner and beneficiary verifying the marriage or relationship

Affidavit from witnesses to the relationship/marriage (parents, siblings, other relatives, close friends)

Wedding announcements, invitations

Church certificate

Wedding pictures

Joint bank account letter (when opened and balance) and recent statements

Joint credit card statement - including receipts from charges made by both of you

Evidence of joint life and cohabitation: monthly bills, insurance, assets etc.

A deed showing co-ownership of your property or a lease agreement with both of your names on the lease

Receipts of money transfer (if applicable)

Phone bills showing your conversations

Receipts of gifts sent online or otherwise

Transcripts of IM chats or Skype calls

Copies of letters and/or e-mails

Copies of holiday cards addressed to you both

Birth certificate of any child that has been born to your marriage

Airline ticket receipts showing trips taken together or to visit each other -- including boarding passes

Copies of the passport stamps from any visits to your spouse's country

Pictures of you together on vacation and/or with family and friends. It's best to include a range of times, not just a bunch of photos from a short period of time

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i need evidence for bonafide marriage for my 1-130 petition.

My wife and i lived together in the Philippines but we dont have any evidence cohabitation. we dont really have any paperwork for shared bank account or any lease. i was hoping that some phone bills and money transfers were good enough.

i also will be having 5 or so sworn letters of affidavit of relationship stating that these persons have seen us living together and attend our wedding.

also i am petitioning my wife's son, my stepson. what kind of evidences would i need to show along with the petition? i have some pictures...(how many do i need?) do i need any sworn affidavits? (how many do i need?)

i have read not to send any original documents. but i was wondering if its different with the marriage certificate, because the certificate has a stamp seal.

one last thing... do i need the sworn affidavit's notarized? i have seen some blogs that say you don't really need them notarized.

Thanks

I'm in the process of figuring out the same thing. I'm including with my packet a photocopy of my wife's driver's license with her new married last name on it, as well as a photocopy of 2 of her credit cards that she has had changed over to her new married last name. Seemed to me like some good stuff to add in there to pad our case a little more, along with the other usual stuff. My wife's name and my name are both on our car registration so I'm including a copy of that, as well as joint bank account statements, and ten wedding pics. My name isn't on our apartment lease so I went to the barangay hall and got a community tax certificate in my name. That proves that I live at our address, and the apartment lease proves that my wife lives at our address; put two and two together and we have proof that we both live at the same address. I hope I'm not overestimating my ability to prove bona fide marriage, but those are some things that you may want to include if you wish. Just provide a copy of the marriage cert; bring the real one with you when you submit the I-130, and also bring it to the interview so they can look at it and compare if they want to. Best of luck -

- Bron (Makati)

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My letters were not notarized. But i had bank statements and paperwork from our cars and our motorcycles and scooters. Everything purchased and registered in our names.

If you dont have paperwork with both names, start now. Open an account in a bank, put a couple thousand pesos in and add a couple thousand every 2 weeks and after 2 months its a an account that you can have a print out for to add to your evidence.

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My husband had an RFE with his I-130 and sent 3 affidavits from family/friends, 1 from us (None of which were notarized because on the RFE statement it said "notarization is not needed, as the statement "I declare..." is good enough"). We also sent about 6-7 photos of the wedding and us together at different places around the world (London, Dover, California ect...)

We also attached a cover letter addressed "To Whom it May Concern" and gave a list of everything we put in. We added our contact information (email,phone number) and said if they had any questions or concerns to please contact us.

In the end the RFE was approved two days later. Whether or not you want to notarize is up to you. I'm not sure if that's a thing only for certain countries or not.


July 19, 2013 - I-130 Filed

July 23, 2013 - Notice of Receipt (NOA1)

July 26,2013 - Request For Evidence (RFE) Notice

July 30,2013 - Evidence Returned

Aug 2,2013 - NOA2 Approved (10 Days)

Aug 28,2013 - Email Received Stating LND # (They Sent Packet 3 on August 27th)

Aug 30,2013 - Packet 3 Received and Sent (DS-230 Part I and II, DS-2001, and Cover Letter)

Sep 4th, 2013 - Medical

Sep 19, 2013 - Packet 4 Received

Sep 27,2013 - Interview - *approved*

Oct 02,2013 - Passport Packet Received (3 working days)

Oct 11th, 2013 - POE Los Angeles

Oct 21st, 2013 - SSN Received
Nov 14th, 2013 - Greencard Received

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Sep 2nd, 2015 - I751 filed

Sep 3rd, 2015 - NOA 1 (Received on Sep 8)

Sep 17th, 2015 - ASC Letter (dated Sep 12)

Oct 2nd, 2015 - Biometrics Appointment

March 2016 - Permanent Resident card received (Expires 3/26)

 

 

 

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I'm assuming this is for DCF right?

When we filed Aug. 14, 2013 I took about 60 pictures we printed out at a internet cafe and the lady at window 25 (2nd floor where USCIS is located) looked through them and just chose 7-8 pictures out. That is all the proof they wanted.

I don't think the US embassy is looking for a gargantuan amount of evidence or paperwork. As for your wifes son, the lady wanted a marriage certificate and his birth certificate and thats it...she didn't even want his 2x2 passport photo. Luckily, we had an extra marriage certificate.

Also remember to take an extra set of Proof of Residency documentation for his petition. I had to go outside and pay 10php a page to copy the lease agreement, globe bill and bank statement. I thought I wouldn't have to submit double, or that thye would keep them, haha..

You are stressing to much about it I think.


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December 14, 2012 - Became a couple heart.gif

February 13, 2013 - Arrive in Manila and finally meet my future wife heart.gif

March 14, 2013 - Marriage Proposal rose.gif

April 15, 2013 - GOT MARRIED!!! heart.gif

August 14, 2013 - Filed DCF I-130 petition for wife and stepson dancin5hr.gif

August 16, 2013 - Send email to USCIS and IVManila for status update..

August 22, 2013 - Received generic 3 month processing time reply email...

August 28, 2013 - NOA2 USCIS petition approval

September 09, 2013 - After calling every day the lady has memorized my cases and physically goes and gets my file from operations to assign case number to it.

September 10, 2013 - Called back to receive MNL CASE NUMBER dancin5hr.gif

September 10, 2013 - Completed online DS-260

September 10, 2013 - Scheduled INTERVIEW (October 29, 2013) and pre-registered St. Lukes Medical Center Extension Clinic

September 16, 2013 - First day of MEDICAL

September 18, 2013 - Second day of MEDICAL (Shots and TST Reading)- PASSED!!! dancin5hr.gif

September 24, 2013 - INTERVIEW APPOINTMENT (Rescheduled from Oct. 29, 2013)

September 24, 2013 - YEHEEEEEEEEY!!!!!!!!!!!! VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 25, 2013 - VISA STATUS changed to ISSUED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

September 27, 2013 - VISA arrived at 2GO SM MALL OF ASIA

September 30, 2013 - VISA ON HAND and CFO STICKER!!!!!!!!!!!!!

October 08, 2013 - Point of Entry ATLANTA -- Final destination DOTHAN, AL

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