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Hi, we’re in process of removing wife’s conditions on her  2 year permanent resident card, they sent an RFE notice saying we submitted some evidence of bona fide marriage but it’s insuffiecent because it doesn’t cover the period of time from the date of marriage to present time. For examples of additional info, one is affidavits from third parties. We don’t really know anybody for this. My family lives in another state and she doesn’t talk to her few family members. And we never really made any friends, just kind of do our own thing. Is an affidavit from third party required? Only thing I really have is our mortgage paperwork, tax returns, and drivers licenses. We keep separate bank accounts and bills are only my name. We have no kids. Would the mortgage papers and tax returns be enough? Thank you very much In advance! 

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Required and wanted are two different things but based on the evidence you have, ya'll have little to no proof of bona fide marriage.

They want to see as much of the following as possible:
Joint bank accounts (A statement for every 3 months from when the marriage started, until the time of ROC filing is reccomended)
Joint loans
Spouses being each others beneficiaries on 401ks and life insurance

Spouses covering one or the other on insurance
Leases/Mortages together
Bills together, or at least one bill in one name and another bill in the other spouses name both for the same house
Taxes filed together
Power of attorney
Pictures together, vacation receipts, etc. (This isn't top evidence, but it is nice to have, this can be used as supporting evidence, but shouldn't be used as the MAIN form of evidence.)
Affidavits from family or friends (This isn't top evidence, but it is nice to have, this can be used as supporting evidence, but shouldn't be used as the MAIN form of evidence.)

Also, you want anything that you have that covers the 2 years of marriage. So you want two years of lease agreements, two years of bills in each others names, credit or bank statements covering a majority of the two years (one each quarter works), two years of showing ya'll have been together. If you just send stuff that is dated within the last month or two, then it won't be good enough.

With that said, only a mortgage and tax return probably won't be enough at all. You can try and hope they are satisfied, but you'll need to see what you can do about commingling your finances, even if it's just to satisfy USCIS.

You can also write a letter attesting to why you don't have a joint account or much in each others names.

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