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Fresh relationship, not much "evidence", is it impossible?

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Hey,

So me and my husband to be met two years ago and have been a bit on and off, but this summer we decided to become a couple since we are really much in love. We attended his brother's wedding, who was marrying my best friend, and after that, he proposed! We want a simple wedding with the closest people, but since we wanna stay in the states (he's the american citizen) we also wanna start this green card process for me as soon as possible.

We're both from the same country, but met in the states (although we traveled to our home country this summer together). We don't live together yet, although I'm planning on moving to him after New Years. We have very few pictures but some, and I guess we could share our mail convos and text messages, and we were thinking of opening a joint bank account together. i could also ask my mother and his brother to write us letters of "proof" or whatever. But apart from that, we don't have much 'evidence'. I was thinking of putting my name on his lease since I'm moving there anyway. What else can be done? Is it enough?

We want to get married so we can start our life together here in the states, but I'm currently on tourist visa (I've been a student for these past two years) but it's not something I've planned at all, and I'm honestly a bit shocked that he was willing to marry me after just dating for a few months, but we both feel that we must give "us" a chance.

So realistically, what is it that we should try to get to help strengthen our case? Except photos, what else? And the fact that I've been on a student visa for so long, will that affect this? I just don't want it to look suspicious.

thanks for all the help!

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You should definitely move in together before filing your application. With proof of that (preferably multiple forms of proof), joint bank account, and a handful of pictures you should be OK for the initial application. Collect more evidence during the two years before filing to remove conditions.

Any other financial comingling you can do and provide evidence of is also a good idea, e.g. car/life/health insurance, credit cards.


Spouse-based AOS from out-of-status H-1B, May - Aug 2012

Removal of conditions, Aug - Nov 2014

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As hmh33 said you should move in with him before filling for AOS.

Definitely let him put you on his lease, open a checking/saving account or tell your husband to add u on his current account.

Collect as many pictures as you can, especially from your wedding even though it's gonna be a small wedding it doesn't matter!

Your husband should add you on his health insurance policy as a beneficiary (I'm assuming he is working and do have a health insurance, dental, vision etc)

Also if you have saved airplane ticket from your trip together that would be helpful as well.

Print out text messages and email conversations!

Your husband should add you on his car insurance policy as well .

Affidavits of bona fide marriage from parents and family give a little weight so don't bother having them!

Good Luck :)

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