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I had my father write an affidavit testifying to my relationship with my wife and I, but he signed using his middle and last name, which is the name he conducts business with, the one on his credit cards, etc. However, his legal name includes a first name. Some of his credit cards and passport include his first initial and then his middle name. Unfortunately he is now on a long trip so I don't know when he'll be able to revise it.

 

Do you think I'd be okay using the affidavit that just includes his middle and last name, even though my I-130 includes his full first, middle and last name? Or should I not risk it and wait, even though it will push back the timeline for submission by a month or so? Thank you!

 

Note: this is for a DCF in China

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Shouldn't really matter..affidavits carry very little weight to begin with. They will focus on other evidence...living together and other evidences associated with that is the strongest evidence.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 hours ago, geowrian said:

Shouldn't really matter..affidavits carry very little weight to begin with. They will focus on other evidence...living together and other evidences associated with that is the strongest evidence.

Thanks for your input. The problem is we can't prove living together because we currently live in an apartment provided by my university (no lease and no utility bills).

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3 minutes ago, Dongbei said:

Thanks for your input. The problem is we can't prove living together because we currently live in an apartment provided by my university (no lease and no utility bills).

Mail at the same address? Insurance cards with the same address?


Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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5 hours ago, Dongbei said:

I had my father write an affidavit testifying to my relationship with my wife and I, but he signed using his middle and last name, which is the name he conducts business with, the one on his credit cards, etc. However, his legal name includes a first name. Some of his credit cards and passport include his first initial and then his middle name. Unfortunately he is now on a long trip so I don't know when he'll be able to revise it.

 

Do you think I'd be okay using the affidavit that just includes his middle and last name, even though my I-130 includes his full first, middle and last name? Or should I not risk it and wait, even though it will push back the timeline for submission by a month or so? Thank you!

 

Note: this is for a DCF in China

I would just toss the affidavit anyway as they are the weakest evidence.  However, Chinese people do not have middle names.  Their family name comes first, followed by either a one syllable (character) or two syllable "Given Name".  Either way, it's no problem.


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45 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

I would just toss the affidavit anyway as they are the weakest evidence.  However, Chinese people do not have middle names.  Their family name comes first, followed by either a one syllable (character) or two syllable "Given Name".  Either way, it's no problem.

I mean the USC father, who is not ethnically Chinese. Sorry for the confusion.

 

3 hours ago, geowrian said:

Mail at the same address? Insurance cards with the same address?

We have packages mailed to this address. Would that count? No official mail (thats pretty rare in China). No on the insurance cards unfortunately. 

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3 hours ago, Dongbei said:

Thanks for your input. The problem is we can't prove living together because we currently live in an apartment provided by my university (no lease and no utility bills).

You are both in the same country and the stamp in your passport are evidence of that.  You do not have to have actual evidence you live at the same address.  You're signing forms that claim you are.  The consequences of lying on those forms are formidable enough they'll believe you.

 


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