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We got an RFE for "GOOD FAITH MARRIAGE, INSUFFICIENT EVIDENCE", which in hindsight we probably deserved, as I only sent a few photos, a single page from a bank statement, and the deed to our house in our initial packet. Before I send this off, can you guys look over my cover letter listing my evidence and tell me if you think its sufficient (or if you think it's overkill?) 

I appreciate it so much. Obviously the cover letter is a modified version of the template for the i751.

 

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6/3/2019

 

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 10590

Laguna Niguel, CA. 92607-0590

 

 

RE: Request for Evidence of Good Faith Marriage Of:

 

I-751 Petitioner Jordan XXXXXX (AXXXXXXXX) and US Citizen Spouse Zoe XXXXXX

 

 

Dear USCIS examiner:

 

Enclosed please find our response to your request for further evidence of Good Faith Marriage. My husband and I have been residing together as a couple since October 30th, 2015 when he entered the US on a K1 Visa after two years of our long distance relationship between Scotland and America. We were married on November 2nd, 2015 at our local court house, with plans for a formal wedding with family for April of 2016. Both of our families were in attendance at our formal wedding and have been very involved in our lives both when we were dating and continuing through our marriage. We have resided together, joined our finances, bought a house together, and are currently trying to become pregnant and start a family of our own. I hope with your review of the enclosed evidence, you will see that we are very happily married and certainly entered into our marriage in good faith.

 

Enclosed please find the following documents to verify the status of our marriage and ongoing relationship:

 

  • Copy of our marriage certificate
  • Copies of each of our Florida drivers’ licenses showing the address at which we currently reside together
  • Copies of the leases of the two apartments we lived in prior to buying a house together (please note that in November of 2015 when Jordan moved here, I lived in a condo that I rented from a private owner, so Jordan was not listed on the lease, however we moved into an apartment of our own as quickly as possible and these leases show our joint residency starting in December of 2015)
  • Copy of the Warranty Deed of the house we bought together in December of 2017, where we continue to reside together
  • Copy of the Title Association’s Settlement Statement from purchasing our home
  • Copy of our Home Insurance Policy
  • Copy of our Auto Insurance Policy listing us both as drivers on both our vehicles
  • Copies of a sampling of Full Bank Statements over the last few years including transactional pages showing both of our paychecks entering into our joint bank account and all of our household bills coming out as well as our day to day transactions as a couple

(You may note that all of our bills have my name on them. As I already lived in the area and had existing accounts with the utility companies before Jordan moved over, we never thought it necessary to add his name to the accounts. However please note that I believe our transaction history is representative of a married couple living together)

  • A voided check showing our joint checking account
  • Tax Returns from 2015-2018 filed jointly
  • Copy of our wedding invitation
  • Photos from our wedding
  • Copies of our hand-written vows from our wedding
  • Receipt for the cabin in Tennessee we rented for our honeymoon
  • Photos from our honeymoon in Tennessee
  • Flight Itineraries and Receipts from our April 2017 trip to England and Scotland to celebrate our first anniversary and visit family
  • Photos from our April 2017 trip to England and Scotland
  • Flight itineraries and receipts from our unplanned August 2017 trip to Scotland when Jordan’s father passed away
  • Photos from August of 2018 when Jordan’s family came to visit and stay with us for 2 weeks, including our trips to Disney World and Busch Gardens with his mum
  • A sampling of photos from our every day lives over the past few years
  • A sampling of Facebook posts from our friends and family communicating with us as a married couple
  • An affidavit from my parents affirming our happy marriage

 

You may feel free to inquire at any of the sources of enclosed documentation for validity of their statements, and you are always welcome to visit our home should you ever desire to do so. Please advise me if you have any further questions or problems related to this petition.

 

 

Sincerely,

 

Zoe XXXXXX

 

US citizen spouse

 

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Overall, this seems to be a good response to the RFE.

 

Good Luck!


Visa Received : 2014-04-04 (K1 - see timeline for details)

US Entry : 2014-09-12

POE: Detroit

Marriage : 2014-09-27

I-765 Approved: 2015-01-09

I-485 Interview: 2015-03-11

I-485 Approved: 2015-03-13

Green Card Received: 2015-03-24 Yeah!!!

I-751 ROC Submitted: 2016-12-20

I-751 NOA Received:  2016-12-29

I-751 Biometrics Appt.:  2017-01-26

I-751 Interview:  2018-04-10

I-751 Approved:  2018-05-04

N400 Filed:  2018-01-13

N400 Biometrics:  2018-02-22

N400 Interview:  2018-04-10

N400 Approved:  2018-04-10

Oath Ceremony:  2018-06-11 - DONE!!!!!!!

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That seems like sufficient evidence to prove bona fide and good faith marriage. Any reason why this wasn't submitted initially?

 

Anyways, best of luck to you and your spouse!


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IR-1/CR-1

Spoiler

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
CONDITIONAL GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
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I-751 FILER   
Spoiler
FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018
FILE SENT TO NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER 11-MAY-2019
10-YR GREEN CARDS APPROVED 17-JUN-2019 
10-YR GREEN CARDS RECEIVED 21-JUN-2019 :dance: 
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Good luck with the next step.  Looks like you have done a good job with the evidence. 

 

Sukie in NY


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Spoiler

Our Prior Journey

N-400 Naturalization

18-Feb-2018 - submitted N-400 online, credit card charged

18-Feb-2018 - NOA1

12-Mar-2018 - Biometrics 

18-June-2018 - Notice of interview received

26-July-2018 - Interview  - APPROVED!!!

26-July-2018 - Oath Ceremony Scheduled

17-Aug-2018 - Oath Ceremony

 

 

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Thanks guys, sending it in today!

 

@Amadia, it wasn't sent in initially because I can be a cocky bone head some times and didn't do any research about what to send with this packet. We just wrongly assumed that we had already well established our relationship to USCIS in all our previous applications. Stupid move, I know. Hopefully this will settle everything for us!

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2 minutes ago, superzoe said:

Thanks guys, sending it in today!

 

@Amadia, it wasn't sent in initially because I can be a cocky bone head some times and didn't do any research about what to send with this packet. We just wrongly assumed that we had already well established our relationship to USCIS in all our previous applications. Stupid move, I know. Hopefully this will settle everything for us!

I understand that.....and you are lucky that you even got an RFE and not an immediate denial. New USCIS rules allow the case officers to review and issue RFEs per their discretion if evidence submitted is insufficient.


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IR-1/CR-1

Spoiler

GOT MARRIED: 3-APR-2015 :wub:

HUSBAND FILED I-130: 29-MAY-2015

VISAS IN HAND; GREEN CARD FEES PAID: 21-JUN-2016

PORT OF ENTRY - FT. LAUDERDALE INTL AIRPORT: 06-AUG-2016
CONDITIONAL GREEN CARDS RECEIVED: 23-SEP-2016
mZnpm4.png
 
I-751 FILER   
Spoiler
FILED REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS: 25-JUN-2018
FILE SENT TO NEBRASKA SERVICE CENTER 11-MAY-2019
10-YR GREEN CARDS APPROVED 17-JUN-2019 
10-YR GREEN CARDS RECEIVED 21-JUN-2019 :dance: 
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