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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

My husband and I just got married last weekend in Canada (we both live here). I am dual citizen. He is only canadian. I just bought a house in washington state and take ownership tomorrow. Unfortunately due to border restrictions and travel, I will not be moving into the house until next spring (if even then if the borders are still not open because then we wouldnt be able to see one another). Currently, we do not live together and we were not planning on living together until he came down to the states to live in my house. We do not see any point in moving in together right now (because we would both have to move out of our current living situation) and I will hopefully be moving into my house this Spring. As we are completing the  I-130 forms, we have come to the part where you submit your evidence. We do not live together, and we do not share bank accounts. It then says we could use some affidavit's as proof. How many are required? The more the better? etc. Is there any other ways of proof they will accept ? thank you so much : )

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
7 minutes ago, kaelyra said:

How many are required?


None, anything that follows 'in addition to required' means it's not required.


8 minutes ago, kaelyra said:

The more the better?


These affidavits are carry little to zero weight in the overall evaluation of a file.


9 minutes ago, kaelyra said:

Is there any other ways of proof they will accept ?


To dispatch with the semantics, you will be submitting evidence, not proof.  Your strongest evidence is anything that you can come up with that shows time spent together in-person, the sky is the limit as to what you can think of.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

FWIW, I just answered a similar question over in this thread, page 1. 


I provided:

  • 40 pages titled 'Moments from our Shared History' and include emails, pictures, plane tickets, all sorts of things. This includes Kevin suggesting we see a play for our first date, an email from my parents after meeting Kevin for the first time, pictures of making pizza for my family in Mexico, us at a cousin's wedding, multiple family reunions, and tons of stuff from our own wedding - pictures, planning documents, guest book photo, etc.,
  • 8 pages of family pictures. We both have kids from previous marriages and our pictures clearly show our kids in various stages of growing up all while we were a couple. All our kids are graduated now but we have family pictures dating back to when some of them were still in elementary school.
  • 3 pages of pictures of gifts and notes we wrote each other over the years. 
  • 15 pages of pictures and memorabilia from various couple moments - hiking, a weekend visit to Seattle, profile pictures from Facebook, going to a company Christmas party and the like
  • 1 page that is a printout of his I-94, something you can print online, showing all his visits to the states to see me. 
  • 1 page of my Google Maps timeline showing many of my visits to Canada.
  • 15 pages of affidavits from family and friends who have known us for years.


Dec 29 2018 ------ Married

Jan 23 2019 ------ I-130 submitted

Feb   1 2019 ------ NOA1

Dec 30 2019 ------ NOA2


Feb 11 2020 ------ Welcome letter email received

Feb 12 2020 ------ Case Creation date

Feb 12 2020 ------ IV and AOS bills visible. Paid same day.

Feb 15 2020 ------ AOS and IV bills showing paid, AOS and DS-260 accessible

Feb 18 2020 ------ DS-260 (plus documents) and AOS documents submitted

Feb 19 2020 ------ DQ email received

Nov 16 2020 ------ Interview email received


Dec   2 2020 ------ Medical with Dr. Cheema

Dec 14 2020 ------ Interview at Montreal consulate

Dec 22 2020 ------ Passport returned with visa

To Infinity and Beyond

Dec 28 2020 ------ Immigration fee (green card processing fee) paid

Jan 01 2021 ------ POE Peace Arch, with 20' U-Haul

Jan 11 2021 ------ Social Security card received

Mar 26 2021 ------ Green card received, IR-1

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