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cover letter for concurrent i-130 and i-485, i-765, i-131 filing

#1 atmosn

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Posted 17 July 2010 - 11:41 PM

Hi all

Am about ready to file my concurrent i-130 and i-485, (i-765, i-131)filing in the next week or so and this is my cover letter... Please feel free to have a look and critique, as this is home of the AOS gurus any and all help will be much appreciated!

USPS
USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL
60680-4120

or

Express Mail and Ups
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

July 18, 2010

Re: Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) and I-131 (Application for Travel Document)

Petitioner (U.S. Citizen):
Beneficiary (Alien Spouse):

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed concurrent filing of forms: Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) for my husband, [] I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) and I-131 (Application for Travel Document) and supporting documents.

Contents include:
1. Payment of US$355 for I-130

2. Payment of US$1,010 for I-485

3. I-130 Petition For Alien Relative
• Form G1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance
• US Citizen’s birth certificate
• Intending immigrant’s birth certificate
• Intending immigrant’s passport biographical page
• Intending immigrant’s passport visa page
• Intending immigrant’s stamped passport pages
• Copy of marriage certificate
• G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant
• Passport Photo of US Citizen with full name on back and name on plastic bag
• Two passport-type pictures of intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)

Evidence of Bona fide Marriage
- Copy of joint Bank Statement for the period April 2010 - July 2010
- Copy of apartment lease agreement
- Selection of Pictures that document relationship and marriage

4. I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of valid I-94 form (front and back)
• Copy of passport's biographical page
• Copy of passport's entry stamps
• Copy of Marriage Certificate
• Copy of Birth Certificate
• G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant
• Two passport-type pictures of intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)
• I-693 Vaccination Supplement (Completed by a Civil Surgeon sealed in an envelope)
- Copy of Chest X-Ray results

5. I-864 Affidavit Of Support


• Copy of petitioner's federal income tax return for the year 2009
• Copy of W-2s for the year 2009
• Bank Statement for the period May 2010 – July 2010
• Copies of pay stubs for the period January 2010 – July 2010
• Copy of Petitioner birth certificate

6. I-765 Application For Employment Document
• Copy of passport’s biographical page
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of Form I-94 form (front & back)
• Two (2) Passport-type photos

7. I-131 Application For Travel Document
• Explanation for Eligibility on a separate sheet dated & signed
• Copy of passport’s biographical page
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of Form I-94 form (front & back)
• Two (2) Passport-type photos

Signature


AM I READY??
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08/2007 Entered the Usa on F-1
08/2008 Met my wife
06/2010 Got Married
07/19/2010 Mailed I-485, I-130, I-756 and I-131
07/24/2010 Received 5 I-797 notices, emails and texts
07/28/2010 Received Biometrics notice for 08/18

#2 Young Love

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 07:41 AM

USPS
USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL
60680-4120

or

Express Mail and Ups
USCIS
Attn: FBAS
131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor
Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Why do you have both addresses listed? Pick the one based on your shipping method


July 18, 2010

Re: Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) and I-131 (Application for Travel Document)

Petitioner (U.S. Citizen):
Beneficiary (Alien Spouse):

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed concurrent filing of forms: Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) for my husband, [] I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization) and I-131 (Application for Travel Document) and supporting documents.

Contents include:
1. Payment of US$355 for I-130

2. Payment of US$1,010 for I-485

3. I-130 Petition For Alien Relative
• Form G1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance
• US Citizen’s birth certificate
• Intending immigrant’s birth certificate
• Intending immigrant’s passport biographical page
• Intending immigrant’s passport visa page
• Intending immigrant’s stamped passport pages
• Copy of marriage certificate
• G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant
TWO Passport Photo of US Citizen with full name on back and name on plastic bag
• Two passport-type pictures of intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)

Evidence of Bona fide Marriage
- Copy of joint Bank Statement for the period April 2010 - July 2010
- Copy of apartment lease agreement
- Selection of Pictures that document relationship and marriage

4. I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of valid I-94 form (front and back)
• Copy of passport's biographical page
• Copy of passport's entry stamps
• Copy of Marriage Certificate
• Copy of Birth Certificate
G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant
• Two passport-type pictures of intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)
• I-693 Vaccination Supplement (Completed by a Civil Surgeon sealed in an envelope)
- Copy of Chest X-Ray results <- If that isn't enclosed in the envelope then don't include it


5. I-864 Affidavit Of Support
• Copy of petitioner's federal income tax return for the year 2009
• Copy of W-2s for the year 2009
• Bank Statement for the period May 2010 – July 2010
• Copies of pay stubs for the period January 2010 – July 2010
• Copy of Petitioner birth certificate

6. I-765 Application For Employment Document
• Copy of passport’s biographical page
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of Form I-94 form (front & back)
• Two (2) Passport-type photos

7. I-131 Application For Travel Document
• Explanation for Eligibility on a separate sheet dated & signed
• Copy of passport’s biographical page
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of Form I-94 form (front & back)
• Two (2) Passport-type photos

Signature



Everything else looks perfect to me :)
A lot of people (including myself) make a separate cover letter for each application/petition because I heard that they get split up. It's not necessary but I was just letting you know.
Good luck!

Edited by Young Love, 18 July 2010 - 07:43 AM.

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05/20/10 | Married!

AOS Timeline
06.16.10 | Package received at Chicago Lockbox
06.24.10 | NOA-1 Hard Copies received in the mail
06.28.10 | Biometrics letter received; scheduled for 07/15
07.10.10 | Request for Evidence letter in mail
07.16.10 | Touched: I-485 (RFE accepted, case resumed)
07.22.10 | EAD (I-765) Approved! - day 36
08.05.10 | EAD received!
09.01.10 | AOS Interview in Orlando, FL - Rescheduled
09.22.10 | Rescheduled AOS Interview - day 97 - APPROVED!!
10.02.10 | Green Card received!!
(View my timeline for the complete list)

Miscellaneous Timeline
08.19.10 | Applied for a Social Security Card
08.26.10 | Received Social Security Card in the mail
10.08.10 | Applied for unrestricted SS Card in married name

#3 BULLWINKLE

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:12 PM

Everything else looks perfect to me :)
A lot of people (including myself) make a separate cover letter for each application/petition because I heard that they get split up. It's not necessary but I was just letting you know.
Good luck!



For I-130 you need ONE photo of USC and ONE photo of applicant.
I also included copy of USC passport for I-130
Also, the USC needs to complete the G325A, and sign also.

Edited by BULLWINKLE, 18 July 2010 - 12:14 PM.

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07-2006 Met my sweetheart!!!
01-25-10 Entered the USA on student visa
05-28-10 Married!!!! <3
06-16-10 I693 Medical prepared and sealed
07-14-10 AOS Packet couriered to Chicago
07-16-10 AOS Packet received! Signed by S. Bush :)
07-23-10 CHECK$ CA$HED!!!!! So happy to see money leave my bank account!!!!
07-24-10 NOA received in the mail for AOS/EAD and hubby received AP for me :)
07-26-10 TOUCHED!!!
08-06-10 EAD & Alien Petition TOUCHED!!!
08-24-10 Service request submitted for Biometrics Letter.. waiting, waiting...
09-01-10 2nd service request call put in - Dallas ASC backed up and everything is on hold! :(
09-03-10 Infopass appointment set for September 17th
09-03-10 EAD TOUCHED!!! I might not need my Infopass appt. after all!
09-07-10 Another touch for EAD
09-08-10 EAD TOUCH again! woo hoo!
09-17-10 InfoPas appt @9am. EAD APPROVED on Sept 2.. but still waiting for biometrics
09-20-10 3rd service request to USCIS, escalated to IO. still no bio appt
09-28-10 AP sent to Chicago Lockbox
09-29-10 4th service request to USCIS, useless convo with IO
09-30-10 AP received and signed by USCIS, J.Chyba
10-04-10 Another useless convo with IO
10-06-10 Letter sent to Congressman
10-10-10 Letter sent to Senator
10-11-10 AP Touch
10-13-10 Email received, AP approved :)
10-15-10 Useless SECOND Infopass appt. and useless AP without biometrics
10-16-10 I-512L AP Doc arrived in the mail
10-18-10 Another USELESS call to USCIS
10-19-10 Got my biometrics appt for Nov 3rd!!! early walk in complete 10-20 *SEE ABOUT ME PAGE FOR MORE TIMELINE INFO!*


#4 Young Love

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 12:20 PM

For I-130 you need ONE photo of USC and ONE photo of applicant.
I also included copy of USC passport for I-130
Also, the USC needs to complete the G325A, and sign also.

Ah yes, I meant to write "ONE"' but I got confused :bonk: .
They already listed the "G-325A signed by USC" and the USC's birth certificate, so no passport is necessary.
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05/20/10 | Married!

AOS Timeline
06.16.10 | Package received at Chicago Lockbox
06.24.10 | NOA-1 Hard Copies received in the mail
06.28.10 | Biometrics letter received; scheduled for 07/15
07.10.10 | Request for Evidence letter in mail
07.16.10 | Touched: I-485 (RFE accepted, case resumed)
07.22.10 | EAD (I-765) Approved! - day 36
08.05.10 | EAD received!
09.01.10 | AOS Interview in Orlando, FL - Rescheduled
09.22.10 | Rescheduled AOS Interview - day 97 - APPROVED!!
10.02.10 | Green Card received!!
(View my timeline for the complete list)

Miscellaneous Timeline
08.19.10 | Applied for a Social Security Card
08.26.10 | Received Social Security Card in the mail
10.08.10 | Applied for unrestricted SS Card in married name

#5 BULLWINKLE

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:02 PM

Ah yes, I meant to write "ONE"' but I got confused :bonk: .
They already listed the "G-325A signed by USC" and the USC's birth certificate, so no passport is necessary.


Young Love, you had crossed out G-325A signed by USC on the list so I had advised again that it is needed. I threw in a copy of the USC passport, just for good measure....

4. I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of valid I-94 form (front and back)
• Copy of passport's biographical page
• Copy of passport's entry stamps
• Copy of Marriage Certificate
• Copy of Birth Certificate
G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant
• Two passport-type pictures of intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)
• I-693 Vaccination Supplement (Completed by a Civil Surgeon sealed in an envelope)
- Copy of Chest X-Ray results <- If that isn't enclosed in the envelope then don't include it


Edited by BULLWINKLE, 18 July 2010 - 10:02 PM.

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07-2006 Met my sweetheart!!!
01-25-10 Entered the USA on student visa
05-28-10 Married!!!! <3
06-16-10 I693 Medical prepared and sealed
07-14-10 AOS Packet couriered to Chicago
07-16-10 AOS Packet received! Signed by S. Bush :)
07-23-10 CHECK$ CA$HED!!!!! So happy to see money leave my bank account!!!!
07-24-10 NOA received in the mail for AOS/EAD and hubby received AP for me :)
07-26-10 TOUCHED!!!
08-06-10 EAD & Alien Petition TOUCHED!!!
08-24-10 Service request submitted for Biometrics Letter.. waiting, waiting...
09-01-10 2nd service request call put in - Dallas ASC backed up and everything is on hold! :(
09-03-10 Infopass appointment set for September 17th
09-03-10 EAD TOUCHED!!! I might not need my Infopass appt. after all!
09-07-10 Another touch for EAD
09-08-10 EAD TOUCH again! woo hoo!
09-17-10 InfoPas appt @9am. EAD APPROVED on Sept 2.. but still waiting for biometrics
09-20-10 3rd service request to USCIS, escalated to IO. still no bio appt
09-28-10 AP sent to Chicago Lockbox
09-29-10 4th service request to USCIS, useless convo with IO
09-30-10 AP received and signed by USCIS, J.Chyba
10-04-10 Another useless convo with IO
10-06-10 Letter sent to Congressman
10-10-10 Letter sent to Senator
10-11-10 AP Touch
10-13-10 Email received, AP approved :)
10-15-10 Useless SECOND Infopass appt. and useless AP without biometrics
10-16-10 I-512L AP Doc arrived in the mail
10-18-10 Another USELESS call to USCIS
10-19-10 Got my biometrics appt for Nov 3rd!!! early walk in complete 10-20 *SEE ABOUT ME PAGE FOR MORE TIMELINE INFO!*


#6 BULLWINKLE

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:13 PM

3. I-130 Petition For Alien Relative
• Form G1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance
• US Citizen’s birth certificate
• Intending immigrant’s birth certificate
• Intending immigrant’s passport biographical page, Copy of valid I-94 form (front and back) and COPY OF I-20
• Intending immigrant’s passport visa page
• Intending immigrant’s stamped passport pages
• Copy of marriage certificate
• G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant
• Passport Photo of US Citizen with full name on back and name on plastic bag
ONE PASSPORT PHOTO OF intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)

Evidence of Bona fide Marriage
- Copy of joint Bank Statement for the period April 2010 - July 2010
- Copy of apartment lease agreement
- Selection of Pictures that document relationship and marriage

4. I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status
• Copy of passport page with non-immigrant F1 visa
• Copy of valid I-94 form (front and back) AND COPY OF 1-20
• Copy of passport's biographical page
• Copy of passport's entry stamps
Copy of Marriage Certificate
• Copy of Birth Certificate
G325A signed by US Citizen
• G325A signed by intending immigrant

• Two passport-type pictures of intending immigrant (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name of intending immigrant & alien #)
• I-693 Vaccination Supplement (Completed by a Civil Surgeon sealed in an envelope)
- Copy of Chest X-Ray results
  • 0
07-2006 Met my sweetheart!!!
01-25-10 Entered the USA on student visa
05-28-10 Married!!!! <3
06-16-10 I693 Medical prepared and sealed
07-14-10 AOS Packet couriered to Chicago
07-16-10 AOS Packet received! Signed by S. Bush :)
07-23-10 CHECK$ CA$HED!!!!! So happy to see money leave my bank account!!!!
07-24-10 NOA received in the mail for AOS/EAD and hubby received AP for me :)
07-26-10 TOUCHED!!!
08-06-10 EAD & Alien Petition TOUCHED!!!
08-24-10 Service request submitted for Biometrics Letter.. waiting, waiting...
09-01-10 2nd service request call put in - Dallas ASC backed up and everything is on hold! :(
09-03-10 Infopass appointment set for September 17th
09-03-10 EAD TOUCHED!!! I might not need my Infopass appt. after all!
09-07-10 Another touch for EAD
09-08-10 EAD TOUCH again! woo hoo!
09-17-10 InfoPas appt @9am. EAD APPROVED on Sept 2.. but still waiting for biometrics
09-20-10 3rd service request to USCIS, escalated to IO. still no bio appt
09-28-10 AP sent to Chicago Lockbox
09-29-10 4th service request to USCIS, useless convo with IO
09-30-10 AP received and signed by USCIS, J.Chyba
10-04-10 Another useless convo with IO
10-06-10 Letter sent to Congressman
10-10-10 Letter sent to Senator
10-11-10 AP Touch
10-13-10 Email received, AP approved :)
10-15-10 Useless SECOND Infopass appt. and useless AP without biometrics
10-16-10 I-512L AP Doc arrived in the mail
10-18-10 Another USELESS call to USCIS
10-19-10 Got my biometrics appt for Nov 3rd!!! early walk in complete 10-20 *SEE ABOUT ME PAGE FOR MORE TIMELINE INFO!*


#7 Young Love

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 10:32 PM

Young Love, you had crossed out G-325A signed by USC on the list so I had advised again that it is needed. I threw in a copy of the USC passport, just for good measure....

?
You just crossed it out on your post too... but okay I think they get the drift.
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Posted Image
05/20/10 | Married!

AOS Timeline
06.16.10 | Package received at Chicago Lockbox
06.24.10 | NOA-1 Hard Copies received in the mail
06.28.10 | Biometrics letter received; scheduled for 07/15
07.10.10 | Request for Evidence letter in mail
07.16.10 | Touched: I-485 (RFE accepted, case resumed)
07.22.10 | EAD (I-765) Approved! - day 36
08.05.10 | EAD received!
09.01.10 | AOS Interview in Orlando, FL - Rescheduled
09.22.10 | Rescheduled AOS Interview - day 97 - APPROVED!!
10.02.10 | Green Card received!!
(View my timeline for the complete list)

Miscellaneous Timeline
08.19.10 | Applied for a Social Security Card
08.26.10 | Received Social Security Card in the mail
10.08.10 | Applied for unrestricted SS Card in married name

#8 atmosn

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Posted 18 July 2010 - 11:12 PM

Thank you all, i have duly noted all the comments and am going to include everything you have suggested for good measure. Am really crossing my fingers hoping not to get an RFE...

I will try to figure out how to add a timeline and update once i send everything off tomorrow.

Thanks a lot
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08/2007 Entered the Usa on F-1
08/2008 Met my wife
06/2010 Got Married
07/19/2010 Mailed I-485, I-130, I-756 and I-131
07/24/2010 Received 5 I-797 notices, emails and texts
07/28/2010 Received Biometrics notice for 08/18

#9 BULLWINKLE

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Posted 19 July 2010 - 01:08 PM

?
You just crossed it out on your post too... but okay I think they get the drift.



hahaha! I guess I did...

I-130 - need G325A for APPLICANT AND USC, not needed again for I-485

Does that make more sense? ;)
  • 0
07-2006 Met my sweetheart!!!
01-25-10 Entered the USA on student visa
05-28-10 Married!!!! <3
06-16-10 I693 Medical prepared and sealed
07-14-10 AOS Packet couriered to Chicago
07-16-10 AOS Packet received! Signed by S. Bush :)
07-23-10 CHECK$ CA$HED!!!!! So happy to see money leave my bank account!!!!
07-24-10 NOA received in the mail for AOS/EAD and hubby received AP for me :)
07-26-10 TOUCHED!!!
08-06-10 EAD & Alien Petition TOUCHED!!!
08-24-10 Service request submitted for Biometrics Letter.. waiting, waiting...
09-01-10 2nd service request call put in - Dallas ASC backed up and everything is on hold! :(
09-03-10 Infopass appointment set for September 17th
09-03-10 EAD TOUCHED!!! I might not need my Infopass appt. after all!
09-07-10 Another touch for EAD
09-08-10 EAD TOUCH again! woo hoo!
09-17-10 InfoPas appt @9am. EAD APPROVED on Sept 2.. but still waiting for biometrics
09-20-10 3rd service request to USCIS, escalated to IO. still no bio appt
09-28-10 AP sent to Chicago Lockbox
09-29-10 4th service request to USCIS, useless convo with IO
09-30-10 AP received and signed by USCIS, J.Chyba
10-04-10 Another useless convo with IO
10-06-10 Letter sent to Congressman
10-10-10 Letter sent to Senator
10-11-10 AP Touch
10-13-10 Email received, AP approved :)
10-15-10 Useless SECOND Infopass appt. and useless AP without biometrics
10-16-10 I-512L AP Doc arrived in the mail
10-18-10 Another USELESS call to USCIS
10-19-10 Got my biometrics appt for Nov 3rd!!! early walk in complete 10-20 *SEE ABOUT ME PAGE FOR MORE TIMELINE INFO!*


#10 Innarudenko

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Posted 30 May 2011 - 10:58 AM

Can somebody please tell me if I need to complete the G325A if I'm applying for my sister I-130?
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