Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage
Updated on 09/28/2020
At DYgreencard, we prepare a complete marriage green card application package for you. The entire application package will be thoroughly reviewed by an experienced immigration attorney, which secures an approval by USCIS. All you need to do is just answer a few simple questions online and upload documents to our platform. If married to a U.S. citizen, click here to learn more. If married to a lawful permanent resident, click here to learn more.
Bona fide marriage checklist
The following checklist is prepared by an immigration attorney who has extensive experience in marriage-based green card applications. Please kindly note that in the real world, it is impossible that couples have all of these documents. As such, just prepare and collect the documents based on your own situations.
Birth certificate or pregnancy proof for child in common
Joint federal and state tax returns
Bank statements of joint bank account(s)
Statements of joint credit card(s)
Proofs of joint ownership in car, real estate or other asset
Jointly liable mortgage or loan
Family-plan health, dental or vision insurance
Joint vehicle insurance
Joint home insurance
Life insurance, 401k or retirement account, or will indicating one spouse has made the other a beneficiary
Will or living trust in favor of the beneficiary
Family-plan phone bill
Driver license or state ID with same address
School or medical records listing the stepparent as an emergency contact for the stepchildren
Air tickets/hotel records for joint travel or vacation
Photos with families, friends, etc.
Facebook or other social network to show you are couple
Joint membership card(s)
Sworn affidavits from families/friends/etc.
Greeting cards from families/friends/etc.
Split utilities with same address
Statements/letters/shipping labels addressed to either of the couple with same address
Photos (only the couple in the photos)
Air tickets, fares, hotel records, visa stamps, arrival/departure records of visits to each other if not living together
Tickets for show that watching together
Emails, text messages, phone or chat records between the couple
Receipts for any gifts purchased for each other
Useful tips for bona fide marriage document preparation:
Get a sample affidavit letter for marriage immigration in our article Affidavit for Marriage Green Card.
Click here to get a template certification by translator. Learn more about marriage green card through I-485 adjustment of status.
Let DYgreencard help with your bona fide marriage application
DYgreencard can guide you through the process of creating a persuasive I-130 application. Our independent immigration attorneys with extensive experience in marriage green card can be advocates for you as you prove that your marriage is real. DYgreencard can also help you prepare an I-485 application based on marriage. Learn more about what we can do for you.