Documents showing evidence of your marriage

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    • #3238
      Rawan
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      Documents showing evidence of your marriage
      i just got married to my wife, she is here on a B1/B2 Visa, she doesn’t have SSN or EAC yet,
      so i can’t add her to my bank or even add her to anything else like a utility bill.
      can i just send the wedding photo and & vacation photo.
      what else i can send?

    • #3239
      Rawan
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      also, i have one more question,
      my wife i-94 will expire on 02/06/2016, is there be any problem if i file after that day. i am afraid i don’t get the IRS transcript on time and the medical exam too.
      Thank you,

    • #3240
      Mike Sawyer
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      So with the evidences you just need to be creative. My wife and I submitted our rent agreement which included both of our names, our wedding photos, the title of our car which is under both of our names, and our bank account information. When we had our interview, our case officer seemed more interested in our photos than anything else.

      I guess all I am trying to say is you are going to have to think of anything that proves you are a legitimate couple. Anything even as simple as correspondence when you were dating can help to prove your case.

    • #3241
      Rawan
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      Hi @sawyer91
      thank you for the reply.
      even if i am applying for the first green card do we still have to go to an interview.

    • #3244
      gcEZ Team
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      Hi @rsalati,

      Regarding your question about documentation. Send in anything you can find, even from before your marriage, that reflects the length of your relationship – more the merrier. Items include emails, letters, photos etc. anything that shows a connection between you two.

      Also, a lot of times you don’t need a SSN to add someone as a joint account holder. Try calling your utility companies, credit cards and other financial institutions to see if they can add her to your account. I believe few of them don’t need a SSN, and some will accept B1/B2 visa as an acceptable document.

      Regarding expiration of I-94, our recommendation would be to make sure your application is received by USCIS by then. That way you have one less thing to worry about. If you can’t get it out by then, she will fall out of status and start accruing unlawful presence. While this is forgiven by USCIS when applying for green card through marriage to a U.S. Citizen (as long as last entry into U.S. was legal), complications can arise if she is placed into deportation proceedings. We highly encourage you to seek legal advice of an immigration attorneys to see what may be the best course of action for you, if you cannot make the I-94 expiration date.

      Finally, regarding the question about the interview. Every couple has to go through this, there are no exceptions. It’s part of the overall process.

      Hope this information helps.

    • #3486
      Tatiana
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      I and my husband live in his dad’s house, so we don’t have lease agreement, utility bills or anything like that under our names. We do have such evidence of bona fide marriage as letters directed to the same address, emails and photos. Would this be sufficient?

    • #3774
      Elisabeth Parsons
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      karma: 41
      rank: rookie

      Do I need to mail these proofs of marriage or only bring with me for the interview?

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