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I-751 Affidavit vs Military Official Memorandum

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My wife and I will file her I-751 very soon and I am trying to get some affidavits from US citizen friends and co-workers for her application. I am in the U.S. Army and my unit commander wants to know if a military official memorandum from the unit commander with the official letter head and his signature would be better than a notarized sworn affidavit?

 

Please let me know. Thank you very much!


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

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Keep in mind that affidavits are not strong evidence for removal of conditions.  You should really concentrate on legal documents normally created during marriage. Fortunately, military couples can usually produce some very strong evidence....insurance documents, ID cards, Tricare documentation, etc are great. ..Good Luck....

 

EDIT:  I am not saying you should not include an affidavit from your commander.  It could serve as an additional piece....

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Affidavits carry very little weight, as anyone can SAY anything.

 

You need to gather evidence that is normal for married couples to have. This should not be difficult. ID's at same address, Bills in both names, mortgage, leases, car titles, insurance, bank accounts, tax records, etc


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Thank you very much!


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

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If your commander is offering to write a letter on your behalf attesting to the validity of your marriage, I would include it.  It is not going to hurt; your commander is a U.S. government official.  

 

Don't forget to include a copy of wife's U.S. Uniformed Services ID card (Form DD-1172).  It includes your name as her sponsor.  

 

Also download and include a DOD Memo attesting to your wife's enrollment in the Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System (DEERS) @ https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/milconnect/

The memo will include your wife's name and state that she is covered by TRICARE.

 

Her military dependent ID and enrollment in DEERS can only be obtained with a valid marriage that has been thoroughly verified by the Department of Defense.  USCIS knows this!

 

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Thank you so much! I've already done that part.


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

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