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I'm not going to use a lawyer, but when I did consult with some lawyers, they told me I will need

a notarized letter from my wife's child's biological father giving permission for her to be in our custody.

We are trying to avoid going to court, and just handle a written agreement. I'm wondering if anyone already

has a letter example or template having been in the same situation. I will also include a paragraph authorizing her daughter

to travel with us back and forth between the US and Canada using a Nexus pass. I'd like to do this all in one letter since

I have to get it notarized.

I do have some legal services that I can use, but if a general used template is available, that will be a start so that I can

present it to the child's father now and get his consent.

Any tips?

Thank you.


----------Our Cruise Love Story-------------


2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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Our letter:

AFFIRMATION OF [ex-husband (child's father)]

Regarding the applications to obtain Legal Permanent Resident status in the United States of America made for:

  • [child's full name] [date of birth]

[ex husband], being duly sworn, deposes and says:

1. I am making this affirmation in connection with the application of my minor children, [child's name(s)], for an immigrant Visa to the United States of America. The contents of this affirmation are based on my own knowledge and are true.

2. I was born on [ex's date of Birth] , in [ex's place of birth]

3. My present address is [ex's current address].

4. I am the biological father of [name(s) of children]; their biological mother is [my name];

5. [my name] and I were married in [city/province/country] [date] and divorced in [city, province, country] [date]; and we share joint custody (or whatever your arrangement is).

6. [new hubby - USC] is a U.S. citizen and the step-parent of [child(s) names].

7. I, [ex-husband], authorize my children, [child(s) names], to immigrate to the United States with their mother, under a petition filed by [husband - USC].

8. This consent includes the ability for [child(s) names] to travel outside of United States with [me] and [uSC} going forward.

Sworn before me at the City of [place]in the Province of [place] this _______ day of ___________________, 201_____

­­­­­­­­­­­____________________________________________________________________________

Notary Public [ex's name]

Edited by ChristinaG

Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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luckily a friend of mine is a family lawyer and with her help (yay free) this is what we've drafted for my ex to sign.... it's also based off another post I believe I found here a while back.......

now the letter I carry with me when we're crossing the border for just a visit is much shorter and just something to the effect that he is aware and gives his consent for me to travel with the girls......


Met in the SCA - DRACO INVICTUS!

08-14-2014 Married in Ann Arbor, MI

 

USCIS.... DONE  in 150 day from NOA1 to NOA2 (TSC)

NVC... DONE  in 116 days from NOA2 to final CC

Final Steps... DONE in 350 days from NOA1 to POE
08-11-2015 POE in Detroit, MI 

 

Removal of Conditions

07-11-2017 NOA1 date (rec'd on 14th)

08-03-2017 Daughter and I completed biometrics

May 2018 - I had to redo my biometrics (reason unknown)

WAC17283XXXXX....and we wait

07-13-2018 I-551 extension stamp (12 mths) obtained at USCIS office in Detroit

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Thank you very much for this! This is extremely helpful.


----------Our Cruise Love Story-------------


2014-04-20/4-26: Took a Caribbean Cruise w/ a Friend


2014-04-22: Met Sarah (a Canadian) on Carnival Cruise in the Caribbean


2014-04-22/4-26: Spent rest of cruise w/ Sarah/Fell in Love


2014-04-30/5-04: Flew Sarah from Toronto to San Diego for a weekend


2014-05-03: I ask Sarah to be my girlfriend.


2014-05-16/5-19: Sarah & I both flew to Costa Rica for a weekend getaway.


2014-07-08/08-25: I visit Sarah in Toronto for the summer.


2014-08-25/09-11: We both fly to San Diego to have her meet my family.


2014-09-09: I propose on a hotair ballon ride. She accepts.


2014-09-11/2015-01-28: I stay in Canada with her on a tourist visa looking for jobs there so we can be together.


2015-01-28: I get hired for a job back in San Diego and return home.


2015-04-09: I return to Toronto to visit.


2015-04-20: We give birth to our son.


2015-05-03: We get married in Canada. (same date we officially became a couple 1 year prior)


2015-05-04: I return back to San Diego for work.


2015-05-06: I begin reading Fiance and Marriage Visas by Nolo (8th Edition)


2015-05-07: I find VisaJourney. Beginning the immigration process to have her, her daughter, and my son come live in the US permanently.


…the rest has yet to unfold…


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