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Hello everyone, when trying to prove a Bona Fide Marriage through affidavit of support letters
Do the people who write the letters need to sign it physically or can they just write their name on the document and call it a day?

Thanks for the help :)

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The definition of an affidavit is:  “A written statement of facts, sworn to and signed by a deponent before a notary public or some other authority having the power to witness an oath.” In other words, when you sign an affidavit, you’re simply attesting, under law, that you swear a statement written in the affidavit is true.

 

As a side note, affidavits alone are meaningless. They hold little to no weight as far as evidence goes. There are members of this forum who would sign anything affidavits for $10. To prove a Bona Fide marriage, you need documented evidence of times spent together, commingling of financials, assets, taxes, insurances, cohabitation, .... The more of those, the better. You can throw affidavits on top of those. 

Edited by USS_Voyager

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The Affidavit of Support (I-864 for a CR-1/IR-1 visa) is for financial sponsorship.

 

Affidavits as evidence of a bona fide relationship carry very little to no weight. The CO has no way to verify the facts or question the writer, and nobody ever submits a negative one. Pretty much everybody can find people to write one, including scammers.

 

If you are dead set on providing one anyway (I would suggest focusing on other items), it should cover the evolution of the relationship and describe specific events that they personally observed (e.g. "we all went to xyz together for a weekend on m/d/yyyy to enjoy the beach", not "A and B are such a great couple who were meant for each other). Any non-electronic signature should be fine (no notarization required).

But be sure you have plenty of other evidence. Affidavits are still a last ditch item when you don't have more substantial evidence.

Edited by geowrian

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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

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: 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

 

NVC

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

 

K-1

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

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7/19/2017: Visa in hand

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Agree'd with the above.

If you only have say a joint bank account together and a few notarized statements, the statements will basically be brushed off as fluff.

What other proofs were you going to provide?


*More detailed timeline in profile!*
 
Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

 K-1:   2015 Done in 208 days - 212g for Second Cosponsor    

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04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              

                                         
 AOS:   2016 Done in 77 days - No RFE, No Interview                                                                    

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04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 


ROC:   2018 - 2019 Done in 326 days - No RFE, No Interview

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05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

02/27/19 - Biometrics waived 

04/29/19 - New card being produced!
05/09/19 - USPS delivered green card! In hand now!

 

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