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Need help: Should I list the joint bankruptcy papers as evidence for I175????

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Hi everybody, I really need help here. I and my husband filed the joint bankruptcy on Apr 11, 2012 ( we were in very bad financial situation that left us no choice but filing). We went to the first meeting of debtors on May 10th and had some papers sent from court showing both our name and address in it about the meeting. Our bankruptcy case will be discharged on July 9th if nothing else happens. However, I must file the form I175 to remove my conditional green card in the next 2 weeks. My question is: should i list the bankruptcy papers as evidence for I175? I think it was a big financial decision. We filed together, of course our marriage are real. However, my concern was that will it look bad for me to the USCIS if they see those papers that can prevent me or making it harder to get the 10 years greencard? Will USCIS find out later about our bankruptcy even if i didnt list down on form I175? Since we got married, our life was very hard with finance, so be honest we didnt take any pictures in different places together, no plane tickets, ect...All we got are some pics that we take by cellphone showing just our faces in there and nothing else, so it will be a weak point for us to prove to USCIS. Bankruptcy papers showed in I175 at least helps us to have more evidence of jointly financial decision. What do you think? Please help me because i dont have too much time here. Thanks !!!!

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First of all, I am sorry that you are going through a difficult financial time.

Hang in there, this too shall pass.

No, I don't think including it would adversely affect your ROC.

Not having pictures to send is not a big deal either. I've seen lots of VJers here say they didn't bother with sending pictures

If you feel funny sending the bankruptcy stuff, look and see what other joint financial documents you have

If you had a meeting with debtors, you must have a couple of loans?

Any of them signed together? You could send that

I'm sure USCIS has a way of finding out if they wanted, but I don't see a reason why they would care

You're not required to disclose this if you don't feel comfortable

And you don't have to send everything you have for ROC. As long as you enough other evidence.

So you won't get in trouble for withholding this very private, very sensitive financial info

This won't be considered material misrepresentation if that's what you're worried about

It's not like saying no to a question on the form when the answer should be yes.

Good luck to you, whatever you decide.


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It's an example of comingled finances. So it is one piece of evidence. Include it. The bankruptcy itself will not help or hurt.


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