You can do that, but unfortunately if your husband does not attend, you will likely be denied even if you explain the situation with the best friend because it is necessary for your husband to attend. There is no exception to this. You should try to speak to him if you are still together.
If he refuses to go and you get separated, another option you do have is to file a police report against the best friend if she is threatening your life. Do not take chances. If you end up not being able to get your green card through your husband, you will have the option to file for a U visa if you are a victim of a crime and you have proof and you cooperate with the police. With the U visa eventually you can get your green card too.
FORMS: I-130, I-485, I-864, I-130A, I-765 (work permit- optional), I-131 (travel advanced parole -optional), G-1145 (optional). Throughout the forms, remember you are the PETITIONER and your spouse is the BENEFICIARY. This will help in filling them out. You can find all forms here http://www.uscis.gov/forms
Read the I-864 carefully and make sure your income qualifies, if not you need a joint sponsor.
Together with the forms you will also send:
-Immigration medical exam for your spouse (find a doctor that performs these at https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?action=offices.type&OfficeLocator.office_type=CIV)
-2 passport style photos for you, 8 for your spouse (2 photos each for I-130, I-485, I-131, I-765)
-Checks or money orders $1225 and $535 ($1755 total) made to DEPARTMENT OF HOMELAND SECURITY
-Copy of Marriage Certificate
-Copy of your US passport biographical page
-Copy of your spouse's passport biographical page
-Copy of your spouse's I-94 and last visa
-Copy of your spouse's birth certificate with certified translation if needed
- Copy of both person's divorce judgments or death certificates for previous marriages
- Your last tax returns and W-2/1099
-Documents proving that your marriage is bona fide. Examples: Joint lease agreement, joint bank account, joint income tax filing, joint credit cards, joint bills, joint car insurance, joint health insurance, drivers license with same address, joint memberships, receipts of large purchases together, proof of trips together, many pictures together from wedding and other events alone and with family and friends. Last resort would be sworn affidavits from people that know both of you and are witnesses of the relationship and/or wedding.
Make a copy of your whole packet for yourself. Mail the original to:
PO Box 805887
This is the address if you want to do Express mailing:
131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Once you file all these documents, you will receive a receipt notice in the mail for each of the applications in 2-3 weeks. After that in about 4 weeks your spouse will receive an appointment to have biometrics (fingerprints) taken at the local USCIS office. Your Spouse should then receive a work permit and travel permit (advanced parole) in about 3-4 months, if you sent those applications in also. Your spouse should not travel outside the US until receiving this travel permit or the whole process will be considered abandoned. If your spouse doesn't submit the I-131, travel permit, it's fine;spouse can travel once they receive the green card. They can get a driver's license once they have the work permit.
Your spouse will later receive an interview notice to attend the USCIS/immigration interview in about 4-5 months and then you must both attend the interview.
As far as documents related to the marriage, send in whatever you have by mail at the time that you apply but don't worry if you don't have too much. You can take updated documents to the interview such as updated/more bank statements, updated joint bills, updated lease if it's a new one, updated tax return if you have filed a new one by the time of interview, and an album with many pictures from different times in relationship.
To the interview you will also take the originals of all certificates (marriage, birth, divorce) and passport for both of you.
If all goes well,your spouse will be approved that day and will receive green card in about 2 weeks!
Good luck to you and I hope this answer has helped you!
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