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legitimate marriage, but no wedding photos!

Old Jun 11th 2004, 3:28 pm
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Default legitimate marriage, but no wedding photos!


I'm in the process of applying for permanent residence (in-land
spousal class), and am worried about proving that our marriage is
legitimate. Here's the story:

My husband and I got married in the States in May 2002. We eloped,
so our parents didn't attend, and got married at a courthouse--no
formal ceremony. Will my application get denied because of this?
Here's the evidence I will provide so far:

--marriage certificate and marriage license
--pictures of my husband and I together during an outing with
family, at the airport, and at Christmas 2002. We'll have recent
pictures of us together at an outing shortly.
--bank statements showing a joint bank account
--a joint lease of the apartment we are currently staying at, as
well as an apartment we lived in while in the States
--many letters and cards from family and to each other, as well as
over 100 pages of e-mails sent to each other before and after our
--a copy of a phone bill proving that we conversed with one another
before we got married while I was in the States and my husband was
in Canada--it is the only phone bill that was saved
--signed, original letters from both sets of parents stating that
they acknowledge, accept, and support our marriage (which is true--
all of the family has known of it for quite some time and are happy
with it.)
--A brief letter from our family doctor stating that I am pregnant--
I am currently 4 months along, so the baby will be born before the
application is approved/denied.

Anything else I should add? Would a lack of wedding photos and the
fact that our parents didn't attend the wedding cause a problem, or
will all the proof I've listed above be sufficient? I'm very worried
about this...

Thanks in advance to anyone that replies!!

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Old Jun 11th 2004, 7:29 pm
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Dear ALB

Relax please relax.

You have more than enough documentation to prove that your marriage is not one of immigration convenience. Just go fresh to the interview.

I am sure that you will be succesfull in your application.

Best luck and take it easy.
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