Charlotte, NC asked in Immigration Law for North Carolina

Q: Hi, What’s the process to dispute someone reporting us for marriage fraud?

Just to add some context to the question, my wife and I recently got married and we’re working on getting her green card (she’s currently covered through DACA).

When I met my wife, I had a friendship with someone that ended pretty badly and we haven’t talked in about 2 years until today. He made contact with my grandmother to get in touch with me so I could sign off on him trading a car I co-signed on with him. Come to find out he knows we’re married and my wife’s concerned about him reporting us. He is the spiteful type to do such a thing so it’s not impossible for it to happen.

Would the documents we’ve submitted for her green card be enough to shows it’s not fake or is it a different process? We have almost 3 years worth of messages, pictures and accounts in our name.


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Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
Nadine C. Atkinson-Flowers
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Philadelphia, PA

A: There is no process. People can write or call the immigration authorities. I suggest that you and your wife make sure you have proof of the marriage to submit. This include things like copies of leases with both your names, joint bank accounts and so on. You have to prove that your marriage is real.

Alexander Ivakhnenko and Agnes Jury agree with this answer

Alexander Ivakhnenko
Alexander Ivakhnenko
  • Immigration Law Lawyer
  • Wheeling, IL

A: The USCIS receives many complaints from disgruntled individuals who allege, out of vengeance, envy, or other personal motifs , to present one's bona fide marriage as "fake", or "fabricated."

In the meantime, completely ignore that person and possibly block her from your personal sites, phones etc.

That does not mean that the USCIS pursues or follows up every such complaint, but on a proactive side, one must assemble, compile, and prepare each submission competently and fully so it satisfiers the reviewing officer on all requisite levels.

Discuss further with an attentive immigration consul of your choice.

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