Bethlehem, PA asked in Immigration Law for Pennsylvania

Q: If I sign an affidavit that the marriage w/ a US citizen and foreignor is real can I get in trouble since we met once?

My friend just got married. I only met her spouse once and she wants me to sign an affidavit saying the relationship is real. I don't really trust the spouse based on things I was told. What are the legal ramnifications of signing this? How many people must sign if the sponsor is already the wife? Thank you!

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Christina Marie Turovskiy
Christina Marie Turovskiy
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Cleveland, OH

A: Only sign your name to a document (particularly if you are attesting to the truth and accuracy of the statements, as you are with an affidavit) when you know those statements to be true and accurate. For example, you should have no problem with signing your name to a document that states how you know your friend, how long you have known your friend, that on [blank] date, you learned of your friend's relationship with [blank], and that you are aware that your friend married [blank] on [blank] date, and that you met [blank] once at [blank] type of occasion [describe the specific circumstances of meeting him]. Be honest and make it brief if you don't have much to say. This will protect your own interests and it will help your friend simultaneously with her filing. It is not your job to discuss any suspicions you have, that is for the USCIS reviewing officer to ultimately review and determine. You are only attesting to facts that you know.

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