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Hello, I'm organizing docs to send with our I-751 petition. My husband is the US citizen. I have a few questions:

1. We don't have a joint bank account. In this case, should we still send copies of our separate bank accounts? Or not send them at all?

2. None of the utilities companies allowed a joint-name account (we did ask), so we have some bills under my name and some under my husband's. Should we still send copies of these (might they help in proving joint residency)?

3. We have the following joint financial records: a. apartment lease contract (for current and previous residences); b. joint tax returns for 2 years; c. auto insurance covering both of our cars; and d. my husband's retirement savings showing me as a beneficiary. Would this be sufficient on this requirement?

4. Besides, we will be sending two affidavits from friends, letters addressed to both of us, photographs with friends and family, and some copies of hotel bills & air tickets from our trips. Would this be sufficient?

5. We moved across the country since I obtained my conditional residency, so we don't have all of the documents covering all the period since our marriage. We have at least the last 1 1/2 years. Would this be permissible, if we perhaps explain it in the cover letter?

(I'd actually brought docs for the missing period to the green card interview 2 years ago, but the INS didn't keep most of them - didn't even look at most of them. I was granted conditional residency on the day, so I discarded the papers when we were moving, not realizing I'd need them again.)

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

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Hello, I'm organizing docs to send with our I-751 petition. My husband is the US citizen. I have a few questions:

1. We don't have a joint bank account. In this case, should we still send copies of our separate bank accounts? Or not send them at all?

Bank correspondence addressed to you individually, but with the same address, serves the function of showing that you live in the same place.

2. None of the utilities companies allowed a joint-name account (we did ask), so we have some bills under my name and some under my husband's. Should we still send copies of these (might they help in proving joint residency)?

Same as #1--and most utilities don't do joint accounts, so that's normal :)

3. We have the following joint financial records: a. apartment lease contract (for current and previous residences); b. joint tax returns for 2 years; c. auto insurance covering both of our cars; and d. my husband's retirement savings showing me as a beneficiary. Would this be sufficient on this requirement?

Those look like very good pieces of evidence; we used similar (deed for the house w/both names instead of rental docs).

4. Besides, we will be sending two affidavits from friends, letters addressed to both of us, photographs with friends and family, and some copies of hotel bills & air tickets from our trips. Would this be sufficient?

We opted not to use affidavits, but if you do, be sure to include the correct information about the person writing the letter.. I don't remember all the details, but they must include certain personally-identifying info & it's posted somewhere at uscis.gov

5. We moved across the country since I obtained my conditional residency, so we don't have all of the documents covering all the period since our marriage. We have at least the last 1 1/2 years. Would this be permissible, if we perhaps explain it in the cover letter?

You can only submit what you have, and make it look the best you can. :)

(I'd actually brought docs for the missing period to the green card interview 2 years ago, but the INS didn't keep most of them - didn't even look at most of them. I was granted conditional residency on the day, so I discarded the papers when we were moving, not realizing I'd need them again.)

Any input would be greatly appreciated!

I'm sure you've learned by now--save *everything*! I found that a lot of these same docs are required for the naturalization application, so don't put them too far away!

HTH


Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

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alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

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Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

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yes anything that you have with both names on is what they are looking for. each thing you have with seperate names is ok, but joint is crucial hope this helps


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