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Confidential Marriage Certificate and CR1/IR1 Visa

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Has anyone here had successful immigration with their CR1/IR1 visa and had a confidential marriage certificate before applying?

 

I've asked lawyers and they said it should be fine, however, the USCIS, NVC, or interviewer may ask questions. 

 

For a confidential marriage certificate in the State of California, it is required that the two of us live together (for no particular length of time).

 

During the time of our marriage, I was visiting California and staying with my husband, even though I still legally resided in Canada. We asked the officiant if that is enough and he said yes.

 

However, on our i-130 application, we stated that we never lived together as we did not have any utility bills or names on a lease, etc. I'm just terrified that it would be a red flag and we could be denied.

 

Anyone else go through something similar? Thoughts?

 

 

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34 minutes ago, Jaret&Rachael said:

However, on our i-130 application, we stated that we never lived together as we did not have any utility bills or names on a lease, etc. I'm just terrified that it would be a red flag and we could be denied.

USCIS, NVC, etc. probably know that California is very lax with the living together requirement for a confidential marriage certificate. You should be fine.

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1 minute ago, accumbyte said:

USCIS probably knows that California is very lax with the living together requirement for a confidential marriage certificate. You should be fine.

Hey, thank you for this. Immigration can be so stressful sometimes. It's hard enough to do long distance, but the very thought of possible messing up your application is so much stress! Thank you for your reassurance.

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