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Hello guys,

I'm applying for my spouse visa in Rio with all the basic documentation, but today I received an email from the consulate asking for more documents such as a letter of motivation, saying where we met, how, proofs of cohabitation before or after the marriage, if I know the whole family...

Is it a normal procedure or they grew up suspiscious by any chance?
Of course our relationship is legitimate so I'm thinking about sending photos of the marriage and with the whole family who was there.
Maybe photos of us during the relationship as well?

I can't imagine why they're asking this so I'm asking for your help to understand.

Thank you very much and any help would be much appreciated!
 

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I don't knowabout the details, but I can tell you there is a move by the French authorities to check on marriages related to visas. They want to verify that marriages are real and not made for the sole reason of a visa.

I have a French grandson who married a Moroccan girl earlier this year. They had separate interviews at the same time to check that they had been living together, knew the families etc.

I'd just give them what they want, the people asking have a job to do.

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It can depend on your exact situation, but I suppose the key issue is whether or not you have registered the marriage in France (i.e. have your livret de famille). If your husband was living in Brazil prior to the marriage, the question will come up as to whether or not he was registered with the consulate while residing there. Or if your relationship developed from a "long-distance" romance, other questions may come up, particularly how often you met before the wedding.

Don't go overboard on providing "proof" particularly if they are asking you for specific documents. When I had my immigration problems, we got attestations from friends swearing that we'd known each other for a few years before we got married, etc. Turned out what they were upset about was that I had no stamp in my passport showing when I had first arrived in France. (The rules were a bit different then - and in the process of changing, so I fell in between the "old" rules and the "new"rules.)
Cheers,
Bev
 

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Hey, thanks for your help!
My husband and I married in France two weeks ago and came to Brazil to apply for my visa.
We also gave the livret de famille, married in France and did everything in France
I wonder why they are asking us this, wanting to get to know about our relationship.

We will provide everything they're asking anyway, I just would like to know if and why they can get suspicious for something legitimate.

Thanks again both of you for helping me with this!
 

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Their job is to be suspicious. Or they may have some experience of fake marriages either with Brazilians or other countries. It's pretty much impossible to tell "why" they challenge someone on a visa application. It's nothing personal (or at least keep repeating that to yourself as you go through all the requests for additional documents).
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Bev
 

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Alright, Bev. Thanks for the info. Hopefully everything will run smoothly after I send the documents.

One last question:
Shall I take the documents to the embassy or can I just reply the email with everything attached? I sent them this question and they haven't replied but I want to figure this out till tomorrow!

Thanks and thanks again! :)
 
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