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Bonifide Marriage evidence, is mine good?

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Hey guys, hope you are having a great day. I just a few questions regarding my current bonifide marriage evidence.

 

1. I have several pictures of my wedding in the philippines along with family photos, how many and what sizes is good to send? 

 

2. The rest of the evidence I plan to include is a birth cert of my daughter born in the philippines, chat logs from messenger, passport stamps showing i lived with my wife for nearly 2 years while in the philippines, and lastly receipts from Xoom showing i have been sending her money for support since I left.

 

How does everything look? Thanks!


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32 minutes ago, Gaiden79 said:

Hey guys, hope you are having a great day. I just a few questions regarding my current bonifide marriage evidence.

 

1. I have several pictures of my wedding in the philippines along with family photos, how many and what sizes is good to send? 

 

2. The rest of the evidence I plan to include is a birth cert of my daughter born in the philippines, chat logs from messenger, passport stamps showing i lived with my wife for nearly 2 years while in the philippines, and lastly receipts from Xoom showing i have been sending her money for support since I left.

 

How does everything look? Thanks!

 

When we had our interview, the first thing we showed was our daughter's birth certificate and when I reached to pull out more stuff the officer said "that's all I need to see" LOL. 

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11 minutes ago, PolskaKielbasia said:

 

When we had our interview, the first thing we showed was our daughter's birth certificate and when I reached to pull out more stuff the officer said "that's all I need to see" LOL. 

You are off to a great start. Do you ahve a signed lease or mortgage together? Or joint bank accounts? Everything helps.

Good luck

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2 hours ago, Gaiden79 said:

1. I have several pictures of my wedding in the philippines along with family photos, how many and what sizes is good to send? 

 

The way this reads, you're only intending to send wedding pictures, send a few that span the course of your relationship.  There's no set number of how many pictures total, send the ones you feel make the most compelling case.  When I filed, I put 4 pictures (printed from a computer) on one page with explanations for each one.

 

2 hours ago, Gaiden79 said:

and lastly receipts from Xoom showing i have been sending her money for support since I left.

 

Skip these, this actually does not help and could unintentionally hinder your case.

 

 

Your primary focus should be evidence of time spent together in-person, this will be your strongest evidence.  Now that you are living apart in separate countries, you will not be expected or required to have joint accounts, property, etc.


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5 hours ago, Gaiden79 said:

Hey guys, hope you are having a great day. I just a few questions regarding my current bonifide marriage evidence.

 

1. I have several pictures of my wedding in the philippines along with family photos, how many and what sizes is good to send? 

 

2. The rest of the evidence I plan to include is a birth cert of my daughter born in the philippines,  passport stamps showing i lived with my wife for nearly 2 years while in the philippines

 

How does everything look? Thanks!

Your good.  Use what remains of your list above with emphasis on the bold.  Don't worry about the rest.  As many photos as you want, printed up to 9 per page, in color on full sheets of plain paper.  Notice I took out the evidence of you sending her money.  That is NOT commingling of finances and can hurt rather than help.


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On 5/7/2019 at 2:21 PM, PolskaKielbasia said:

 

When we had our interview, the first thing we showed was our daughter's birth certificate and when I reached to pull out more stuff the officer said "that's all I need to see" LOL. 

Nice lol, didn't need much convincing did he. 


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On 5/7/2019 at 2:35 PM, T. Aina said:

You are off to a great start. Do you ahve a signed lease or mortgage together? Or joint bank accounts? Everything helps.

Good luck

None of those things unfortunately. 


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On 5/7/2019 at 2:37 PM, T. Aina said:

Off to a good start.

Signed joint lease mortgage? Joint bank accounts? It helps shows unity.

Good luck

Thanks for advice. I will try to find something with both our names on it even though my daughter's birth cert does lol. 


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On 5/7/2019 at 4:41 PM, Ryan H said:

 

The way this reads, you're only intending to send wedding pictures, send a few that span the course of your relationship.  There's no set number of how many pictures total, send the ones you feel make the most compelling case.  When I filed, I put 4 pictures (printed from a computer) on one page with explanations for each one.

 

 

Skip these, this actually does not help and could unintentionally hinder your case.

 

 

Your primary focus should be evidence of time spent together in-person, this will be your strongest evidence.  Now that you are living apart in separate countries, you will not be expected or required to have joint accounts, property, etc.

Yes thanks for advice. I will make sure to send a variety of pictures. 


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On 5/7/2019 at 7:20 PM, pushbrk said:

Your good.  Use what remains of your list above with emphasis on the bold.  Don't worry about the rest.  As many photos as you want, printed up to 9 per page, in color on full sheets of plain paper.  Notice I took out the evidence of you sending her money.  That is NOT commingling of finances and can hurt rather than help.

Appreciate the clarification. 


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