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How many copies of bank statements (checking and saving) should be sent? One copy or every month's statements from wedding?

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How many copies of bank statements (checking and saving) should be sent? One copy or every month's statements from wedding?

Thanks:)

We sent copies of all our monthly financial documents for the previous two years. Our package was 500+ pages, but covered it all.


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Every month or every quarter from wedding if possible :) same with any other accounts you have/had.


ROC from CR-1 visa (Green Card expiration date was Nov 24th 2016)

 

Link to the evidence I submitted. Be sure to send evidence spanning your entire marriage (especially for K-1) or as far back as you can. Just one or two bank statements will not cut it. I primarily focused on the two years of living here since I came in on a CR-1. If you don't have the fundamentals (i.e. joint accounts/policies), you can explain why in the covering letter. E.g. "While we do not have joint utilities, we both contribute to them from our joint bank account".

 

September 26th 2016: I-751 package sent to CSC

September 28th 2016: Package delivered
September 30th 2016: Check cashed
October 3rd 2016: NOA1 received with receipt date of 09/28/16
November 3rd 2016: Biometrics received with appointment date of 11/14/16.
November 14th 2016: Attended biometrics appointment
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We sent what we thought was a representative sample with our initial packet and got an RFE.

We then sent every bank and credit card statement including transaction pages with our response which amounted to something like 250 pages. We got approved a month later.

Obviously we think you should send it all. ?

Good luck!

Edited by SM & EF

07/31/05 First met in Ft Lauderdale

06/26/13 DOMA overturned

07/16/13 Married in Rockville, Maryland

08/22/13 Day 0 Mailed AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11/20/13 Day 90 AOS Interview completed - Approved!

09/01/15 Day 740 I-751 Mailed ROC packet to California Service Center

04/08/16 Day 960 I-751 RFE received - need to provide more evidence of financial commingling

05/03/16 Day 985 RFE response sent

06/07/16 Day 1020 I-751 approval notice received

06/16/16 Day 1029 10-year greencard received

11/16/16 Day 1182 Mailed N-400 citizenship application

08/21/17 Day 1460 Received alert that naturalization interview was scheduled

09/28/17 Day 1498 N-400 interview completed - Approved!

10/20/17 Day 1520 Oath ceremony finished - now a US Citizen

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Is the last 7 months bank statement enough?

No. You have to cover last 2 years. Don't just send last 7 months.

I used 3 statements that were 9 months apart, some people send quarterly statements, some send every month but the key is to span last two years not just recent months.

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Thank you all!

I thought all the montly statements would be too much, but it looks like I have to send them all.

Happy New Year to all:)

We sent copies of all our monthly financial documents for the previous two years. Our package was 500+ pages, but covered it all.

Every month or every quarter from wedding if possible :) same with any other accounts you have/had.

We sent what we thought was a representative sample with our initial packet and got an RFE.

We then sent every bank and credit card statement including transaction pages with our response which amounted to something like 250 pages. We got approved a month later.

Obviously we think you should send it all. ?

Good luck!

Is the last 7 months bank statement enough?

No. You have to cover last 2 years. Don't just send last 7 months.

I used 3 statements that were 9 months apart, some people send quarterly statements, some send every month but the key is to span last two years not just recent months.


05-21-2014: Interview in Montreal: K1 Visa Approved with Administrative Processing

07-03-2014: CEAC STATUS UPDATED: K1 Visa Issued.

07-12-2014: Marriage

07-28-2014: Filed I-485, I-765, and I-131.

08-01-2014: NOA1 for I-485, I-765, and I-131

08-26-2014: Biometric

09-18-2014: EAD

03-30-2015: I-485 Interview and got approved on site:)

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On 12/27/2016 at 0:34 PM, SM & EF said:

We sent what we thought was a representative sample with our initial packet and got an RFE.

We then sent every bank and credit card statement including transaction pages with our response which amounted to something like 250 pages. We got approved a month later.

Obviously we think you should send it all. ?

Good luck!

What did you send at first? My husband (US citizen and Law Enf. Officer) is convinced we only need the latest statement. We are also sending almost 50 pictures, documents with each other as beneficiaries of retirement funds and insurance policies, taxes, joint car insurance, joint vehicle purchase, shared phone plan, shared trivial accounts (costco, amazon, etc) and affidavits, of course. Our initial packet (AOS) was almost 200p so there isn't a lot more we can add to that.

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9 hours ago, marynemoga said:

What did you send at first? My husband (US citizen and Law Enf. Officer) is convinced we only need the latest statement. We are also sending almost 50 pictures, documents with each other as beneficiaries of retirement funds and insurance policies, taxes, joint car insurance, joint vehicle purchase, shared phone plan, shared trivial accounts (costco, amazon, etc) and affidavits, of course. Our initial packet (AOS) was almost 200p so there isn't a lot more we can add to that.

Our original ROC packet sounds very similar to what you are listing. If I were you I would include all joint bank and credit card statements going back to your marriage.  

 

Is it possible you will get approved with fewer statements? Yes, but we would have gladly sent the extra statements in the beginning if it meant we had less of a chance of getting an RFE.

 

In the end, the RFE was not a huge deal, so even if you get one, just read what else they are looking for and put together your response.

 

Good luck!

Edited by SM & EF

07/31/05 First met in Ft Lauderdale

06/26/13 DOMA overturned

07/16/13 Married in Rockville, Maryland

08/22/13 Day 0 Mailed AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11/20/13 Day 90 AOS Interview completed - Approved!

09/01/15 Day 740 I-751 Mailed ROC packet to California Service Center

04/08/16 Day 960 I-751 RFE received - need to provide more evidence of financial commingling

05/03/16 Day 985 RFE response sent

06/07/16 Day 1020 I-751 approval notice received

06/16/16 Day 1029 10-year greencard received

11/16/16 Day 1182 Mailed N-400 citizenship application

08/21/17 Day 1460 Received alert that naturalization interview was scheduled

09/28/17 Day 1498 N-400 interview completed - Approved!

10/20/17 Day 1520 Oath ceremony finished - now a US Citizen

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8 hours ago, SM & EF said:

Our original ROC packet sounds very similar to what you are listing. If I were you I would include all joint bank and credit card statements going back to your marriage.  

 

Is it possible you will get approved with fewer statements? Yes, but we would have gladly sent the extra statements in the beginning if it meant we had less of a chance of getting an RFE.

 

In the end, the RFE was not a huge deal, so even if you get one, just read what else they are looking for and put together your response.

 

Good luck!

Thanks! I convinced him so we sent 4 statements per year. I think that should be good. We'll see. I mailed the package already so the wait begins. 

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9 minutes ago, marynemoga said:

Thanks! I convinced him so we sent 4 statements per year. I think that should be good. We'll see. I mailed the package already so the wait begins. 

I bet that will do the trick. Now all you have to do is wait.

 

Just so you know, our RFE came at the same time everyone else in our group was getting approved.  Hopefully you'll get an approval instead of a blue letter. ?


07/31/05 First met in Ft Lauderdale

06/26/13 DOMA overturned

07/16/13 Married in Rockville, Maryland

08/22/13 Day 0 Mailed AOS Package to Chicago Lockbox (I-130, I-485, I-765)

11/20/13 Day 90 AOS Interview completed - Approved!

09/01/15 Day 740 I-751 Mailed ROC packet to California Service Center

04/08/16 Day 960 I-751 RFE received - need to provide more evidence of financial commingling

05/03/16 Day 985 RFE response sent

06/07/16 Day 1020 I-751 approval notice received

06/16/16 Day 1029 10-year greencard received

11/16/16 Day 1182 Mailed N-400 citizenship application

08/21/17 Day 1460 Received alert that naturalization interview was scheduled

09/28/17 Day 1498 N-400 interview completed - Approved!

10/20/17 Day 1520 Oath ceremony finished - now a US Citizen

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