This affidavit of a friend or family member testifying as to the genuine nature of a
relationship and marriage is used by foreign nationals who apply for green cards based
on marriage. The green card applicant is interviewed by an officer to make sure the
marriage is genuine. This is used as evidence to prove that the marriage is genuine by
stating the declarant's relationship to the applicant and the applicant's familiarity with the
married couple. The document can be customized to include any information that the
declarant deems helpful to the green card application process.
AFFIDAVIT OF [FULL NAME]
IN SUPPORT OF FORM [NUMBER OR NAME OF FORM]
I, [NAME], solemnly affirm, under penalty of perjury, that the following is true and
correct to the best of my knowledge and ability. I declare the following:
1. My name is [NAME]. I live at [ADDRESS]. I was born on [DATE OF BIRTH].
I am a citizen of the United States of America.
2. I am the [DESCRIBE RELATIONSHIP TO PETITIONER AND/OR
3. [DISCUSS PRESENCE AND/OR ROLE AT MARRIAGE CEREMONY].
4. [DISCUSS DETAILS REGARDING RELATIONSHIP OF PETITIONER AND
APPLICANT PRIOR TO MARRIAGE].
5. [DISCUSS DETAILS REGARDING RELATIONSHIP OF PETITIONER AND
APPLICANT AFTER MARRIAGE].
6. [DISCUSS YOUR BASIS FOR THE KNOWLEDGE OF THE ABOVE FACTS,
E.G., HOW OFTEN YOU SEE PETITIONER AND APPLICANT].
7. Their relationship and their marriage are both genuine.
I declare under the penalty of perjury under the laws of the United States that this
affidavit is true and correct to the best of my knowledge.
Executed this ______ day of [MONTH] in [CITY], [STATE].
State of _____________________)
County of _____________________)
On _________ before me, ________________________, personally appeared
______________________, whose proved to me on the basis of satisfactory evidence to
be the person(s) whose name(s) is/are subscribed to the within instrument and
acknowledged to me that he/she/they executed the same in his/her/their capacity(ies), and
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that by his/her/their signature(s) on the instrument the person(s), or the entity upon behalf
of which the person(s) acted, executed the instrument.
I certify under PENALTY OF PERJURY under the laws of the State of California that
the foregoing paragraph is true and correct.
WITNESS my hand and official seal.
Signature _________________________ (Seal)
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