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Hello,

 

My spouse and I have been married and living in Canada for 7 years now. I know when we were applying for Canadian immigration, we had to have photos of the wedding, our time together etc etc. But, at this point, we have been married for 7 years and have a child together. 

For the I-130, we were planning on submitting our marriage certificate, birth certificate of our child, a copy of our joint lease agreement and a copy of our joint bank account statements. Beyond that, is it necessary to provide anymore evidence?

 

 

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5 minutes ago, santoki said:

Hello,

 

My spouse and I have been married and living in Canada for 7 years now. I know when we were applying for Canadian immigration, we had to have photos of the wedding, our time together etc etc. But, at this point, we have been married for 7 years and have a child together. 

For the I-130, we were planning on submitting our marriage certificate, birth certificate of our child, a copy of our joint lease agreement and a copy of our joint bank account statements. Beyond that, is it necessary to provide anymore evidence?

 

 

That's pretty thorough evidence.  Showing that you live together, commingle your finances, and have a child together is great.  If you have any other evidence of joint finances or liabilities, might toss that in as well.  


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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2 minutes ago, AstroCanada said:

That's pretty thorough evidence.  Showing that you live together, commingle your finances, and have a child together is great.  If you have any other evidence of joint finances or liabilities, might toss that in as well.  

I suppose I could throw in some car loan agreements or car insurance paperwork, but even that feels like overkill. I guess more evidence is better than less though.

 

Thanks for the response.

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1 minute ago, santoki said:

I suppose I could throw in some car loan agreements or car insurance paperwork, but even that feels like overkill. I guess more evidence is better than less though.

 

Thanks for the response.

You're coming from a low-fraud country and have solid evidence of living, so it's probably less essential to frontload the petition.  Nonetheless, avoiding an RFE will make your process go that much faster with that much less stress.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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