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CR1 Guidance, UC and Local, Both living in DR

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US Citizen living in Dr since Childhood (dual citizenship, US and Dominican) and me.

 

Last time around we were thinking about going K1, but resisted and kept living for a while. We eventually got engaged, married, moved in etc. We have a 2 years relationship, married since April

 

Now we are thinking about filing for CR1, we have everything ready to go but since we are filing ourselves we have a couple of doubts that you guys may help.

 

We are filing i130, i130A, G-1145.

 

Evidence so far:

Marriage Cert, extension of my Credit card for her, we have a shared saving account (1-2 months old), evidence of a trip to US to meet her sister, 4 resort trips, lots of pictures in many events, friend meetings, family meetings, engagement surprise, marriage, we have a 2 years whatsapp chat log (thinking of sending small samples? or is it really unnecesary)

We live on her dad's house, so we dont really have utility bills on our names, i do have credit card transactions buying groceries around her house (malls, supermarket), but i think this is weak evidence, maybe im wrong?

 

Doubts:

Affidavits of bonafide marriage from friends, family members, etc, is it worth it?

Since she lives and works in DR, she has never filed US taxes, so we are thinking of getting her sister to joint sponsor for affidavit of support (is this sent with the 130 or after NOA1 and nvc/interview instructions???)

What other evidences would be significant?

Seeing as she is a dominican citizen too, we are planing to fill DFC locally in DR, anything we should take into account?

https://www.uscis.gov/about-us/find-uscis-office/international-offices/dominican-republic-uscis-santo-domingo-field-office

That page talks specifically about DR's office, but its directed to residents, not citizens, so dont know how much it applies to us (cedula, passport entries and exits, work contracts, license etc? should we send all this info we have that they mention for residents?)

 

Any tips? We were thinking of getting an attorney but its expensive, i prefer saving and i feel confident filing forms. Just these doubts...

 

 

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1 hour ago, Axeldr said:

Affidavits of bonafide marriage from friends, family members, etc, is it worth it?

Are the last thing to use if you have nothing else to file

 

1 hour ago, Axeldr said:

Since she lives and works in DR, she has never filed US taxes

She will still be the primary sponsor.  She will need to file taxes if her worldwide income was over approx $12,000 per year.  She can deduct her Dominican income to a point.   Since she has no domicile in the IUS she will need to have plans to show that.  The I-864s are done after the petition NOA2

 

1 hour ago, Axeldr said:

What other evidences would be significant?

proof of your married life, pictures, co mingling of finances.

 

1 hour ago, Axeldr said:

Seeing as she is a dominican citizen too, we are planing to fill DFC locally in DR, anything we should take into account?

DCF is a great option.  It is being eliminated.  That is how we got the the us in 105 days.

 

1 hour ago, Axeldr said:

We were thinking of getting an attorney but its expensive, i prefer saving and i feel confident filing forms.

This is a do it yourself site.  Feel free to ask questions.

 


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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In the case of the affidavit of support, she still fills the 864 even if she doesnt meet the poberty line but we add a joint sponsor (her sister) right? Ill get on the taxes thing asap. 

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