If both spouses have kept their marriage a secret and don't live together how can they prove that their marriage is in 'good faith'?
By their actions, they can demonstrate that the marriage is in good
faith. If they choose to live separately but share in everything as
typical structured families do; then there is no real difference in
their marriage. They may have decided to live apart and that be the
only separation from the marriage however; contribute in every
other matter, big or small; however their vows to each other and
witnesses does not appear to have severed unlike SOME married
partners who do reside together. Consider doing your taxes and
responded to married lived apart or filing separately. Do either of
those questions presume that a marriage is not in good faith.
Perhaps their solace is the time away from each other with modern
day technology, they perhaps still converse, discuss and solve
problems, and visit each other frequently for for what ever reason,
still do not reside together and yet; the good faith marriage
appears clear. It is the actions of the parties that determine the
marriage and their declaration of same. Thanks
They will likely have a difficult time proving it to the USCIS as
the agency only recognizes marriages between citizens and
non-citizens as being valid if they represent traditional unions.
The couple must reside together as a married couple for at least
three years before the non-citizen is eligible for applying for
citizenship, assuming he or she already has obtained permanent