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Hi everybody.

I'd like to ask if someone know about the documentation we need show to INS when we renew conditional GreenCard to permanent?

Is it possible to do so without joint tax return?

His dad is an accountant and always doing my husband tax return. Since he doesn't like Asian(me), we still haven't told him we are married. We are planning to tell him after I get a degree and job etc. So probably it will take few years...

But I am worried if we do tax return separately, can I still get permanent GreenCard?

What should I show them as a proof?

Please somebody give mw advice!!

I realize still my pofile shows I am pending but I got my conditional GreenCard last December. I tried to edit my profile but I couldn't. Sorry for confusion...

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If you are married, your options would be to file married separately or married jointly. Either way, you need to show you are married - because it is the correct status.

Other than that, IMHO, if you want to keep the marriage a secret still, you can try to do your own taxes.

Proof other people used are bills with both names on it, joint lease agreement, joint account, etc. I do not know what is the impact of filing taxes with incorrect status tho.

Good luck !

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I do not know what is the impact of filing taxes with incorrect status tho.

OP: you can amend the previous tax years to the correct filing status by using form 1040X. Agree that if you were married, you (both of you) need to file as either "married filing jointly" or "married filing separately". "Single" is not an option. "Single" is different from "married filing separately" and will come out with a different amount of tax liability.

If you haven't been working and only your husband has been working, amending your previous returns to "married filing jointly" may get the two of you an additional refund -- because you get a larger standard deduction for "married" than you do for "single".

May I suggest a visit to H&R Block or similar?


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Hi everybody.

I'd like to ask if someone know about the documentation we need show to INS when we renew conditional GreenCard to permanent?

Is it possible to do so without joint tax return?

His dad is an accountant and always doing my husband tax return. Since he doesn't like Asian(me), we still haven't told him we are married. We are planning to tell him after I get a degree and job etc. So probably it will take few years...

But I am worried if we do tax return separately, can I still get permanent GreenCard?

What should I show them as a proof?

Please somebody give mw advice!!

I realize still my pofile shows I am pending but I got my conditional GreenCard last December. I tried to edit my profile but I couldn't. Sorry for confusion...

If you are married, you are required by law to file as married (separate or joint).

I think that you should be concerned about what you are doing. This is a potentially big problem (false returns to the IRS, implications of breaking this law while your are a Permanent Resident) and I think that you should find an immigration attorney with family case experience if you are determined to let the father file the tax return.

Your income tax returns are a required part of the I-751 filing. I don't know how you would explain turning in separate returns (single filing status) by saying that you're hiding the marriage from the father.


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You will need to show tax returns for I-751 filing.... how can you be married and his father not know???? so if immigration were to contact his father and ask is your son married he would say NO and you would both be in big trouble...

You are adults if his father dont like it tough... its your lives not his... yes you may not want to cause family upset but your are living a lie... what would happen if something happened to your husband???

come clean put this right and get the right tax returns that you need for the I-751...

Kezzie

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You will need to show tax returns for I-751 filing.... how can you be married and his father not know???? so if immigration were to contact his father and ask is your son married he would say NO and you would both be in big trouble...

You are adults if his father dont like it tough... its your lives not his... yes you may not want to cause family upset but your are living a lie... what would happen if something happened to your husband???

come clean put this right and get the right tax returns that you need for the I-751...

Kezzie

Don't judge, Kezzie. Some of the most successful marriages are based on lies.


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I am not judging.... I am sure they have very good reasons for not telling their family they are married.... but they are going to have problems and the longer it goes on the harder it is to sort out... I am sure his father would rather be told by them than by someone else... because ultimitley that is what will happen....

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Kezzie

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Thanks everybody for responding!

I saw INS website that it's not necessary to file I-751 with the proof of tax return.

Here is what the instruction said.

>>>>

-USCIS Form I-751 (Petition to Remove the Conditions on Residence) signed by both you and your spouse

-Copy of USCIS Form I-551 (Permanent Resident Card)

-Evidence that you did not get married to evade the immigration laws of the United States. Examples of such evidence includes, but is not limited to:

---Leases showing that you and your spouse live in the same place

---Documents that prove that you and your spouse own property together

---Birth certificates of your children

Anyway we decide we will file tax with married jointly, because we don't want to make any trouble. ;P

Thanks again!

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