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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Canada


My husband and I are currently preparing our documents to apply for the spousal CR1 visa online. I'm wondering if anyone has any experience and/or tips for filing this initial petition online? I'm confused whether we need to provide all of our supporting evidence/documents when filing the initial petition online or when I go for my interview in Montreal? Seems like both but do people tend to bring more proof to their interview?
I should mentioned - we are doing consular processing. I am a Canadian citizen and my husband is an American citizen. If anyone has any advice for consular processing as well, it would be much appreciated :)
So far for supporting evidence we have:
  • Our marriage certificate
  • Joint bank account in the USA
  • Joint credit cards in the USA
  • Utility bills with both of our names on it (electric, internet etc.)
  • Letters, texts and cards we've sent to each other
  • Lease with both our named on it in NY (although I do not live in the states currently)
  • Affidavits from family and friends
  • Google doc with years worth of photos of us together, clearly labeled with date and where we were
  • Google doc of flights to and from Canada and the US, hotel stays and vacation packages
  • Proof of my legal name change in Canada for all government documents -
  • Proof of my legal name change for my dental hygiene/RDH licence and malpractice insurance
Any additional proof we should be including?
Your advice/guidance is very much appreciated! Thank you!
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I believe most folks filing online, and even by mail, scan and upload or include the supporting documentation when filing.  That being said, you should still keep a file and take that to the interview as well.  You may even have more evidence when it comes time for the interview.


Good Luck!

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We applied online. Once you complete application it gives you options and places to upload all documents and evidence. a googledoc wont work. it needs to be a pdf I believe. and everything needs to be uploaded with proper rotation as well. no sideways or upside down scans. good luck! 

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