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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hi guys,

 

I support my wife financially but I sent money through remitly with my brother account and name. Do you think it is a good idea to submit money transmit receipt for I-130 application? I can get letter from my brother saying I reimburse him every time he send money to my wife. I don't know will this look fishy for USCIS. Thanks for your assistance in advance.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Denmark
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As said, money transfers are not the best way to show bona fide marriage and can even make it seem worse in some places. Focus instead on other financial assets you may have with your wife, and if you don't have any other assets or financial commingling with your wife, instead focus on time you have spent together in person (pictures, passport stamps visiting each other, boarding passes visiting each other, etc)

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There are far better ways to demonstrate bona-fide marriages than the exchange of money. Focus on evidence of time spent together. 

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Married: September 27, 2014

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Canada
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I could send money to anyone on a weekly basis. does not mean we are married.

 

see the issue?

 

As others have said, you need to focus on other proof of marriage, especially time spent together. Document wise, you can have wills and power of attorneys drafted, you may be able to add to some credit cards, have listed as beneficiaries on insurance documents, etc.

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If sending regular money was evidence of a good marriage then I have a very good marriage with the utility companies!

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Filed: Other Country: China
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5 hours ago, debbiedoo said:

I could send money to anyone on a weekly basis. does not mean we are married.

 

see the issue?

 

As others have said, you need to focus on other proof of marriage, especially time spent together. Document wise, you can have wills and power of attorneys drafted, you may be able to add to some credit cards, have listed as beneficiaries on insurance documents, etc.

Note the "evidence" is not sent as proof of marriage.  The Marriage Certificate does that.  The evidence is to show a bona fide or genuine relationship.  Transferring money is not commingling of finances.  Newlyweds not yet living in the same country don't usually commingle finances.  

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Filed: Other Country: Saudi Arabia
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5 hours ago, JFH said:

If sending regular money was evidence of a good marriage then I have a very good marriage with the utility companies!

Companie(S) = polygamy? LOL

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