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    Letters to support I-130s and other immigration matters

    Does anyone have sample letters./affadavits to support the veracity another couple's marriage.

    A friend has been asked to prepare and sign for someone at her church and she wants to see and example of one.

    THANKS!!!!
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    I had friends write letters but they were quite personal, how they knew me and met my husband when we started dating and their knowledge of our marriage with examples...
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    Same here, my friends just pretty much said how long they've known my husband and I. They also spoke of specific things like how all the couples got together twice a month to have couples night. The letters were very short and to the point. I had a total of four letters 2 from his male friends and 2 from my female friends. Of course the letters from the females were nicer but it worked out in the end. My I130 was approved in less than 4 months.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TamHam View Post
    Does anyone have sample letters./affadavits to support the veracity another couple's marriage.

    A friend has been asked to prepare and sign for someone at her church and she wants to see and example of one.

    THANKS!!!!

    I would like to see samples too. My husband and I have known each other for over 5 years, but just got married in June. I feel like we may need to send letters as well, but not sure how to word them. I would really like to see samples to have an idea to show whoever wants to write them for us.
    `````OUR TIMELINE`````
    12/21/12:Mailed I-130 ($420)
    4/11/13:I130 APPROVED!
    5/7/13:Paid AOS fee ($88)
    5/16/13:Paid $230 IV fee
    9/17/13:NVC Case Completed
    10/2/13: APPT DATE/TIME in CDJ for 11/22
    DID NOT GO
    12/31/13: Mailed I601a ($670 = $585 application/$85 Biometrics)
    2/4/14: Biometrics
    6/7/14: RFE
    8/5/14: I601a DENIAL - Did not show hardship for seperation (because i have family here) but did show for relocation
    1/8/15: Mailed I601a Waiver #2
    2/13/15: Biometrics for I601a#2
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    For a more detailed timeline: http://immigrate2us.net/forum/showth...NVC-to-I601a-)

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    the letters that they wont is really just to see how people no of your marriage i looked up this alot and they do say to include some personal details of like double dates and stuff like that you also have to have then include the address and DOB as well and from what i read it is better to have them notarized but im guessing it is not needed
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    There is no need for the petitioner/beneficiary to send affidavits/letters with the I-130. What they should send is what the I-130 requires and pictures like many here have done. I don't think it would hurt to send them but it is just going to put a lot of pressure on the adjudicating IO. just saying.
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    Quote Originally Posted by saca330 View Post
    There is no need for the petitioner/beneficiary to send affidavits/letters with the I-130. What they should send is what the I-130 requires and pictures like many here have done. I don't think it would hurt to send them but it is just going to put a lot of pressure on the adjudicating IO. just saying.
    Saca in the instructions of the i130 it does say to send letters to prove a bona fide marriage. i do not send in any letters though cuz i did not have a wedding just a city hall kinda thing and none of my family was there so i just sent alot of pics and some had dates on them.
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    6/23/12: Second trip to Honduras 2 and a half weeks
    7/10/12: I go back to USA
    8/13/12: I 130 sent
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    hmmmm ...do they require the letters for all I130 petitions..or just the ones that have been married for a short time?? Ive been legally married for 3 years now but we have been together for 7 and we didnt send pics or letters with our I130 app..should I be worried?
    4/2005: got together with my husband
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    Quote Originally Posted by mariadj View Post
    hmmmm ...do they require the letters for all I130 petitions..or just the ones that have been married for a short time?? Ive been legally married for 3 years now but we have been together for 7 and we didnt send pics or letters with our I130 app..should I be worried?
    No need to worry, you should be ok.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NikkiV View Post
    Saca in the instructions of the i130 it does say to send letters to prove a bona fide marriage. i do not send in any letters though cuz i did not have a wedding just a city hall kinda thing and none of my family was there so i just sent alot of pics and some had dates on them.
    If it does and you can get people to write them, go ahead like I said in the post it should not hurt the application if you send a few letters.

    My attorney filed my application and did not asked for letters, send pics if you want to prove you have a bonafide marriage.
    Go here to see my timeline, (currently waiting for the P.W)
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    thats what i did sent i alot of pics
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    8/18/12: I 130 received text @ 12:20 am!!!!
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