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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ethiopia
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Hello everyone,

I have something bothers me this days when I read the required documents to file I130 one of the required documents from the checklists is Evidence of a bona fide marriage ,my question is we got so much proof or documents we can share to uscis but we didn't put enough documents cause we taught that we can share it on the next step on NVC because most of the documents are plenty and its difficult to download in the online site and we taught that what we share was enough, now my question is can we share more documents after we file on  uscis account right now while  still reviewing ?or its just no use to do that now or the documents we already share by itself is enough?

 

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19 minutes ago, G.jack said:

Hello everyone,

I have something bothers me this days when I read the required documents to file I130 one of the required documents from the checklists is Evidence of a bona fide marriage ,my question is we got so much proof or documents we can share to uscis but we didn't put enough documents cause we taught that we can share it on the next step on NVC because most of the documents are plenty and its difficult to download in the online site and we taught that what we share was enough, now my question is can we share more documents after we file on  uscis account right now while  still reviewing ?or its just no use to do that now or the documents we already share by itself is enough?

 

Thanks for help.

Depends on what you already shared.  Read that "evidence...." part of the instructions again and pay attention to the words, "In addition to the required...." meaning "not required  just suggested"  What DID you send over and above what was required?

 

Notice you will not see terminology similar to "all you have" or "as much as possible".

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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You only get two opportunities to send evidence and documentation to show that the marriage relationship is bona fide--first one is with the I-130 petition, and the second is at the NVC stage.  You can also take evidence to the visa interview, but usually the officer has already reviewed the file and made a preliminary decision.  Often we hear of cases where someone took additional evidence of the relationship being bona fide to the interview and the officer does not even look at it, some of these end up with denials and are asked to submit the evidence that they had at the interview, causing a long delay.  Relationship evidence, and whether you need a little or a lot, depends on the circumstances of your relationship, amount of time spent together, in-person, number of visits to be together, if you got married on the first or second visit, age gap, language or religion difference, and most important, country where the interview will be conducted.  For many countries where there is a higher incidence of visa fraud, more high-quality evidence helps to overcome the assumption that the relationship is only to gain US immigration benefits is essential.  So consider what was submitted initially with the I-130, then decide if you should upload more at the NVC stage.  In most cases these days, there are many months and even a year or more between the two opportunities, so couples in a long-distance relationship can see each other many times and start doing some financial co-mingling while living apart (authorized user on credit card accounts, health insurance, beneficiary on life insurance, retirement accounts, bank accounts, will, living will, power of attorney, recent IRS tax transcript filed as married/jointly, etc.).  I suggest that if you have some new good-quality evidence, that was not sent/uploaded with the I-130, collate it all into one Word document, and save it in compressed PDF format and upload it via CEAC as an "additional document" before being documentarily qualified.  Good luck!

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2 hours ago, carmel34 said:

You only get two opportunities to send evidence and documentation to show that the marriage relationship is bona fide--first one is with the I-130 petition, and the second is at the NVC stage.  You can also take evidence to the visa interview, but usually the officer has already reviewed the file and made a preliminary decision.  Often we hear of cases where someone took additional evidence of the relationship being bona fide to the interview and the officer does not even look at it, some of these end up with denials and are asked to submit the evidence that they had at the interview, causing a long delay.  Relationship evidence, and whether you need a little or a lot, depends on the circumstances of your relationship, amount of time spent together, in-person, number of visits to be together, if you got married on the first or second visit, age gap, language or religion difference, and most important, country where the interview will be conducted.  For many countries where there is a higher incidence of visa fraud, more high-quality evidence helps to overcome the assumption that the relationship is only to gain US immigration benefits is essential.  So consider what was submitted initially with the I-130, then decide if you should upload more at the NVC stage.  In most cases these days, there are many months and even a year or more between the two opportunities, so couples in a long-distance relationship can see each other many times and start doing some financial co-mingling while living apart (authorized user on credit card accounts, health insurance, beneficiary on life insurance, retirement accounts, bank accounts, will, living will, power of attorney, recent IRS tax transcript filed as married/jointly, etc.).  I suggest that if you have some new good-quality evidence, that was not sent/uploaded with the I-130, collate it all into one Word document, and save it in compressed PDF format and upload it via CEAC as an "additional document" before being documentarily qualified.  Good luck!

I have only just recently filed (only received NOA1), so definitely still learning about next steps. But, when I am logged into my account on USCIS, they do allow option of addition of more evidence. So do you think it’s better to upload move evidence (of ongoing trips) on USCIS as we go, or is it better to wait until NVC stage and do like you mentioned, just adding all together in one file?

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