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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines

Affidavits carry little to no weight. Being notarized only verifies who signed it, not the authenticity of what was stated, nor does the CO have any way to verify any statements or assess the credibility of the writer.

I'd suggest focusing on time spent together, regular communication (chats, calls, etc.), and any sort of financial commingling (i.e. being beneficiaries on insurance plans and such). Things normal married couples do.



AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received





12/1/16: sent

12/14/16: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received



4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017



5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE



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...NOTE: In addition to the required documentation listed above, you should submit one or more of the following types of documentation that may prove you have a bona fide marriage: (1) Documentation showing joint ownership of property; (2) A lease showing joint tenancy of a common residence, meaning you both live at the same address together; (3) Documentation showing that you and your spouse have combined your financial resources; (4) Birth certificates of children born to you and your spouse together; (5) Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the marital relationship. Each affidavit must contain the full name and address of the person making the affidavit; date and place of birth of the person making the affidavit; and complete information and details explaining how the person acquired his or her knowledge of your marriage; or (6) Any other relevant documentation to establish that there is an ongoing marital union.


This is from the USCIS instructions. 


We had ours sworn, affirmed and notarized.

Edited by VeVe

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Philippines
17 hours ago, Dee Dee said:

Hello, does a affidavit of support bona fide evidence for spouse petition from family members for the i-130 need to be notarized?



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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ghana
On 5/8/2019 at 10:52 PM, Dee Dee said:

Hello, does a affidavit of support bona fide evidence for spouse petition from family members for the i-130 need to be notarized?

Notarization not required

Edited by nastra30

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