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Thank you in advance for taking your valuable time to give me your advice! I really appreciate it!

- I am a green card holder (since 2015) and got married before three months outside the US. Now I want to file I-130 petition for my wife, who is living outside the US. I have the following documents:
(1) a copy of my green card.
(2) a copy of our marriage certificate.
(3) a copy of her birth certificate.
(4) two passport size photos of both of us.
(5) fee (money order).
(6) Form I-130
(7) Form I-130a

Since we just got married, however, we don't have evidence of the bona fides of our marriage. But,

- I asked our friends and family members, who know about our relationship and participated in our wedding ceremony, to write letters of affidavit for us. They sent me hand written and notarized affidavits.

- I also have marriage certificate from our church, where we conducted our wedding ring ceremony vows.

So, my question is can I use the letters of affidavit and/or our marriage certificate from our church as evidences of bona fides of our marriage?


Thanks again for the help!
Accosta

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23 minutes ago, LAST said:

Thank you in advance for taking your valuable time to give me your advice! I really appreciate it!

- I am a green card holder (since 2015) and got married before three months outside the US. Now I want to file I-130 petition for my wife, who is living outside the US. I have the following documents:
(1) a copy of my green card.
(2) a copy of our marriage certificate.
(3) a copy of her birth certificate.
(4) two passport size photos of both of us.
(5) fee (money order).
(6) Form I-130
(7) Form I-130a

Since we just got married, however, we don't have evidence of the bona fides of our marriage. But,

- I asked our friends and family members, who know about our relationship and participated in our wedding ceremony, to write letters of affidavit for us. They sent me hand written and notarized affidavits.

- I also have marriage certificate from our church, where we conducted our wedding ring ceremony vows.

So, my question is can I use the letters of affidavit and/or our marriage certificate from our church as evidences of bona fides of our marriage?


Thanks again for the help!
Accosta

Please fill out your timeline to include which embassy your wife would be going through.

 

Affidavits are generally poor evidence.  You need to obtain whatever the legally recognized marriage document for the area where to marriage took place.  This may or may not be the same as a church certificate.

 

You will want to gather more evidence of commingling of assets and building a life together.  A plethora of examples can be found in the guides or by searching here on VJ.

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Evidence of dating, honeymoon trip, photos, phone conversations/chats, flights together, passport stamps, hotel stays together, money sent, etc. Anything a married couple does together. 

 

Passport-size photos are not required. She will have her digital photo and fingerprints taken prior to interview. 


I-751 journey

 

10/16/2017.......... ROC package mailed

10/18/2017.......... I-751 package received VSC

10/19/2017.......... I-797 NOA date

10/30/2017.......... Notice received in mail

10/30/2017.......... Check cashed

11/02/2017.......... Conditional GC expired

11/22/2017.......... Biometrics completed

  xx/xx/xxxx.......... waiting waiting waiting

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Please set up your timeline. 

 

As said, photos and proof of travel are best.  You can include some copies of your communication and add her to your life insurance, add her to you r credit cards, etc.  

 

Have you filed a N-400 yet?


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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