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Good day!

 

I am currently preparing my documents for my removal of conditions and just want to know if Sworn affidavit verifying bona fide marriage from friends and family needs to be from U.S Citizen? Most of the people who know me and my husband even before we were married are not citizens of the U.S and was wondering if it's okay if they sign for me?

 

Any answers are appreciated. Thanks 

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No, they don't have to be USCs. But surely you have better evidence for ROC than this? You have been living together for two years or more so you should have plenty of better quality evidence. 


 

 

 

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As stated above, statements from friends and relatives are about as much value in the eyes of USCIS as the paper they are printed on. Concentrate on other forms of evidence of more value.


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12 hours ago, JFH said:

No, they don't have to be USCs. But surely you have better evidence for ROC than this? You have been living together for two years or more so you should have plenty of better quality evidence. 

We used our affidavits to help connect pieces of secondary evidence.  For example, my parents wrote and affidavit that mentioned visiting us at our home and traveling with us to Europe.  This coupled with our flight itinerary and photos with my parents on the trip seemed to make the story a bit more complete.  We, of course, also sent in lots of primary documentation to indicate that we lived together and commingled finances.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App (LIN)

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Removing Conditions

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12 hours ago, AstroCanada said:

We used our affidavits to help connect pieces of secondary evidence.  For example, my parents wrote and affidavit that mentioned visiting us at our home and traveling with us to Europe.  This coupled with our flight itinerary and photos with my parents on the trip seemed to make the story a bit more complete.  We, of course, also sent in lots of primary documentation to indicate that we lived together and commingled finances.

Were your affidavits notarized? Is that required?

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On 8/5/2019 at 11:49 AM, Rhea10 said:

Were your affidavits notarized? Is that required?

Not requires nor helpful


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App (LIN)

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox 

March 3, 2020: Approved by CSC

 

N-400

Feb 2, 2020: File N-400 online

Feb 25, 2020: Biometrics

 

 

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Affidavits can be from USC or GC holders. I believe they're helpful but they have to be supported with more evidence  


I-751 #1 - March 2015 (Jointly filed)

April 2015: Bio-metrics completed

11/30/2018 Interview Notice for 01/07/2019

01/07/2019: Withdrawn at the interview due to divorce and another 751 filed after the divorce and switched to the waiver case

 

I-751 #2 - March 2017 (Waiver)

April 2017: Bio-metrics completed

01/07/2019: Interview

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03/15/2019: Had to file I90 since no card was sent

01/28/2020: Card is being produced (I751)

02/03/2020: Card in hand (I751)

 

N-400 #1 Feb 2016 (Pending)(3-year Rule) 

February 2016: N-400 filed under the 3 year rule.

February 2016: Bio-metrics completed

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06/01/2016: Interview was cancelled due to unforeseen circumstances (probably cause the 751 was still pending)

01/16/2019: Case changed online again to interview was scheduled for 03/06/2019

03/06/2019 The Interview (Can't be approved since I'm not eligible for the 3 year rule anymore, will have to file again under the 5 year rule, FML)

03/09/2019: Official Deny letter Via certified mail

 

N-400 #2 March 2019 IOE (Pending)(5-year Rule) 

03/09/2019: N-400 filed online under the 5 year rule (Within 72 hours of the interview)

03/09/2019: NOA1 via web Portal

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03/19/2019: NOA2 via web Portal. Bio-metrics for 04/02/2019

03/21/2019: Successful early walk-in Bio-metrics

01/22/2020: Case changed to Interview was scheduled for 03/06/2020

 

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On 8/5/2019 at 1:49 PM, Rhea10 said:

Were your affidavits notarized? Is that required?

ALL submitted affidavit signatures must be notarized per USCIS........but affidavits are not required, and they are of very little value.........other legal documents normally and naturally generated during a bona fide marriage are of much higher quality evidence.

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Don’t waste your time. Quality evidence supplied avoids interviews and faster approval.

 

we sent in-

joint bank statements.

joint car insurance for both cars.

plane tickets.

birth certificate of our daughter.

pictures from weddings/family occasions/days out-accompanied by the entry tickets. (Approximately 15)

401k.

death benefits .

irs for last 3 years.

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