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Marrying a US Citizen-Documents and Information

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1.    DOCUMENTS NEEDED

a.    Copies of biographic page of passport (must not expire within 6 months of application being made) of

 

i.    Wife

 

ii.    Husband

 

iii.    Joint Sponsor

 

b.    Copies of all visas and stamps in passport

c.    Copies of Official Birth Certificates of

 

i.    Wife

 

ii.    Husband

 

iii.    Children

 

iv.    Joint Sponsor

 

d.    Marriage Certificate

 

e.    Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage

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i.    Photographs

 

ii.    Emails

 

iii.    Letters
Bona Fide Marriage Letter INformal
Bona Fide Marriage Letter Formal

 

iv.    Instant messenger conversations

 

v.    Phone records

f.     Four (4) Color Passport Photographs of Husband and Four (4) Color Passport Photographs of Wife
Travel.State.Gov Passport Photo Requirements 

 

g.    Income Tax Records for the Previous Tax Year

 

h.    Pay Stubs for the Current Tax Year

 

If Applicable:

a.    Copies of Official Divorce Degree

 

i.    Wife

 

ii.    Husband

b.    Copies of Criminal History or Police Record

 

c.    Deportation/Removal Order

2.    INFORMATION NEEDED:

 

a.    Name of Wife and all other names used in the past

 

b.    Name of Husband and all other names used in the past

 

c.    Wife’s SSN (if applicable)

 

d.    Husband’s SSN (if applicable)

 

e.    Email and phone number of spouse outside of U.S.

 

f.     Email and phone number of spouse inside the U.S.

 

g.    Wife’s City, State/Province and Country of Birth

 

h.    Husbands City, State/Province and Country of birth

 

i.      When and where did you and your spouse meet?

 

j.      Date and place of marriage

 

k.    Parents of Wife

 

i.    Wife’s Father

 

1.    Full Name

 

2.    City and Country of Residence

 

ii.    Wife’s Mother

 

1.    Full Name

 

2.    City and Country of Residence

 

l.      Parents of Husband

 

i.    Husband’s Father

 

1.    Full Name

 

2.    City and Country of Residence

 

ii.    Husband’s Mother

 

1.    Full Name

 

2.    City and Country of Residence

 

m.   All addresses of spouse outside of U.S. (no abbreviations) for the last five years

 

i.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to present:

 

ii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

iii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

iv.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

v.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

vi.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

vii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

viii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

ix.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

n.    All address of spouse inside the U.S. (no abbreviations) for the last five years

 

i.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to present:

ii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

iii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

iv.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

v.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

vi.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

vii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

viii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

ix.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

o.    Wife’s Employment History for past five years

 

i.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to present:

ii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

iii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

iv.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

v.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

vi.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

vii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

viii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

ix.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

p.    Husband’s Employment History for past five years

 

i.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to present:

 

ii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

iii.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____

 

iv.    (Month/year) ____/_____ to (Month/year) ____/_____