Q: Confused about green card interview
Went to the green card interview today and presented the evidence that was on the letter. This included papers from my bank showing my husband was added (hubby is the immigrant), car insurance cards showing he was added to the car insurance, copy of taxes to show we filed jointly, proof we were on a cruise together and original marriage license. The interviewer said she needed more proof "you have to prove to ME that your relationship is bona fide". I asked her what else do you want? I brought what was on the letter. She then replied, "Yes, but thats the minimum and you have to prove it to me."
No where did I read that I had to try and sway anyones mind, but prove it by the law. Is this even okay?!
This interview was for adjustment of status from k1 visa.
A: The appointment letter generally shows examples of things that could be used to prove a bonafide relationship. Each relationship is different and will have a different mixture of bonafide evidence. Some couples will have extensive financial ties, and few pictures and no children. Other couple will have many pictures and documented trips, letters from friends but few financial documents. The officer looks at what you bring as a whole to make an assessment. If in their view, there isn't sufficient evidence, they can request more evidence that you would normally be able to mail in. Since you already know this may be an issue, you may wish to work on collecting such evidence now in preparation for a possible Request for Evidence.
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A: You were advised correctly. You must produce evidence that your marriage is a bonafide marriage. At least 5 pieces of evidence are required. The evidence you provided may be acceptable. but additional evidence is required Testimony is also taken into consideration. Regardles of what you provide the adjudicator may conclude that you did not convince him/her that your marriage was bonafide. This can result in a denial or it can result in an allegation of marriage fraud.
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