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My bf wants to marry me in city hall to keep me here (was planning to marry in 2021 anyway). We don’t have any joint bank accounts or own real estate together. What can I do to show bona fide marriage? Plan is to get married and submit for green card right away.

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I don't think you need to prove your bonafide marriage until the Green Card interview. They don't care about immigration status during the wedding. But you will be asked to show proof when you are called in for the interview by green card officials. So you still have time until then

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Got a RFE to show bona fide marriage when my husband and I married in city hall (this was years ago). We sent in joint bank accounts, proof of living together (joint utilities bills), pictures, joint car registration, proof that we were beneficiaries on each other’s 401k and brokerage accounts. Can’t remember what else but you get the gist lol. You still have a lot of time to prepare these if asked, no worry. I was kinda nervous coming into the interview, but it ended up being a super random chat about my work and recent news of my company (company happens to be the biggest employer in the state). We have obviously nothing to hide so as long as you are prepared and confident, you will be ok.

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Start living together, have atleast some document with both your names together on it. Also, don't worry, it's easy and straightforward. Congratulations 🎊 and all the best.

Pictures, Facebook WhatsApp chats, Venmo transactions, receipts and itenary of holidays you had together, pictures of each other with families /, friends, milestone events like graduation or bdays. Best is to create brief timeline of how you both met and relationship to date. One on text messages and one in pics. Use ms word then combine to pdf

Congratulations and feel free to DM. Had sponsored my wife in Australia with same credentials apart from marriage certificate

Congratulations! Opening a join account and staying together would help. You can just open an account and put some money in for common expenses. This will help USCIS trust your application more.

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