Gathering Evidence to Support Your Marriage before USCIS
The importance of submitting solid evidence when applying for your green card through a bona fide marriage cannot be underestimated. Beyond the marriage certificate, USCIS is looking for tangible evidence that demonstrates a genuine commitment. To accomplish this, there are two critical moments in the process:
1. Filing the I-130 Application:
The initial application is the first point at which you can demonstrate the authenticity of your marriage. Don’t settle for a simple certificate; instead, compile evidence that paints a solid portrait of your relationship. Pictures over the years, communications, joint financial records and other documents that illustrate your commitment can strengthen your application.
2. Personal Green Card Interview:
The second opportunity to demonstrate your genuine marriage is the interview with USCIS. This is a crucial step and your opportunity to speak directly about your relationship. Be prepared for questions that demonstrate cohabitation, mutual understanding, and the intimate details of your relationship. While some questions may seem trivial, such as who sleeps on which side of the bed, your consistency in answers can reinforce your authenticity.
Key Types of Evidence:
Compiling solid evidence may take time and effort, but it is essential to demonstrate your genuine marriage. Don’t be afraid of the interview; see it as an opportunity to show your authenticity. At Mira Law Group, we are ready to guide you through this process and provide you with the legal support necessary for a successful case.