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#1 RosyMad

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:15 PM

Hey ya'll just another quick question.. The 3rd party affidavits that we are going to be sending along with the I-130, does anyone know if they have to have a signature and notarized or is their contact info enough since they arent a MUST?
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USCIS (155 Days)

12/20/2010 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lock Box via USPS Express Mail
12/22/2010 - Delivered (online tracking confirmation)
12/27/2010 - NOA1 Email and Text from USCIS. Off to CA!!
12/30/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received. Priority date is 12/22/2010.
02/16/2011 - Touched
05/26/2011 - NOA2 155 days after NOA1!
05/31/2011 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received. No text or email notification.


NVC (21 Days)

06/10/2011 - NVC Received
06/14/2011 - NVC Case & IIN Numbers Received
06/14/2011 - DS3032 Sent via Email
06/16/2011 - AOS bill generated and paid
06/17/2011 - DS3032 Accepted
06/20/2011 - AOS shows as PAID
06/20/2011 - IV bill generated
06/22/2011 - IV bill paid
06/22/2011 - AOS package sent
06/24/2011 - IV shows as PAID and package sent/AOS package delivered
06/27/2011 - IV package delivered
06/30/2011 - Medical Exam
07/11/2011 - SIF!
07/12/2011 - CASE CLOSED
09/23/2011 - INTERVIEW at 8am
09/23/2001 - APPROVED!!
10/06/2011 - POE at LAX

LIFE AFTER THE FACT

02/23/2012 - OUR SON WAS BORN!

#2 PollyPocket

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:21 PM

I can't say for anyone else, but I CAN tell you that I submitted my I-130 with two third party affidavits--they DID include the peoples' contact info, but they were NOT notarized. We were approved with no RFEs.

Good luck!
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#3 magdasal

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:41 PM

Hey ya'll just another quick question.. The 3rd party affidavits that we are going to be sending along with the I-130, does anyone know if they have to have a signature and notarized or is their contact info enough since they arent a MUST?


Well, I guess it depends on whether they get to those or not...an affidavit, by definition, should be notarized and must include the contact/identity information USCIS specifies...of course, your evidence may be so good, they don't really care (and that may be the case...they are considered the lowest level of relationship evidence according to many). I say, if you include them, then get them signed and notarized...otherwise, don't bother sending them.
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02/01/2010 - Married
08/30/2010 - I-130 sent
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02/14/2011 - DS-230 Sent
03/29/2011 - I-864 Sent
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#4 RosyMad

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Posted 04 December 2010 - 11:48 PM

Well I am hoping we dont need to have them signed. We were thinking we can send them since we want to send them asap, and in the meantime before his interview have them mail us another copy of their letter with their signatures. Which will kill two birds with one stone.. The first being letters addressed to us both and the second the affidavits being signed. I just dont want to get my packet sent back, but I am the type that worries about the anyway..lol..

Another question.. Does anyone know why we need to send a copy of the back of my birth certificate?

Thanks,
Rose
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USCIS (155 Days)

12/20/2010 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lock Box via USPS Express Mail
12/22/2010 - Delivered (online tracking confirmation)
12/27/2010 - NOA1 Email and Text from USCIS. Off to CA!!
12/30/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received. Priority date is 12/22/2010.
02/16/2011 - Touched
05/26/2011 - NOA2 155 days after NOA1!
05/31/2011 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received. No text or email notification.


NVC (21 Days)

06/10/2011 - NVC Received
06/14/2011 - NVC Case & IIN Numbers Received
06/14/2011 - DS3032 Sent via Email
06/16/2011 - AOS bill generated and paid
06/17/2011 - DS3032 Accepted
06/20/2011 - AOS shows as PAID
06/20/2011 - IV bill generated
06/22/2011 - IV bill paid
06/22/2011 - AOS package sent
06/24/2011 - IV shows as PAID and package sent/AOS package delivered
06/27/2011 - IV package delivered
06/30/2011 - Medical Exam
07/11/2011 - SIF!
07/12/2011 - CASE CLOSED
09/23/2011 - INTERVIEW at 8am
09/23/2001 - APPROVED!!
10/06/2011 - POE at LAX

LIFE AFTER THE FACT

02/23/2012 - OUR SON WAS BORN!

#5 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:05 AM

Well I am hoping we dont need to have them signed. We were thinking we can send them since we want to send them asap, and in the meantime before his interview have them mail us another copy of their letter with their signatures. Which will kill two birds with one stone.. The first being letters addressed to us both and the second the affidavits being signed. I just dont want to get my packet sent back, but I am the type that worries about the anyway..lol..

Another question.. Does anyone know why we need to send a copy of the back of my birth certificate?

Thanks,
Rose


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#6 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:17 AM

YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS !!! Some Birth Certificates have records on back of them and some do not. Mine does not have any information on the back. My sister who was born in another country on US Base, has information the backside of hers. Thus, since the USCIS instructions read both front and back, then I followed. Be safe Rose, and don't take a chance with it. If yours is blank like mine was, then be sure to write your Full Legal Birth Name, (write: Petitioner), and list it as Page 2 of 2 for Legal Birth Certificate; Then, "BLANK ON ACTUAL ORIGINAL DOCUMENT" Intial and date it .... So if they ask you for copy at interview, you will have the exact document you sent in. Up to you, the clock starts when you send in the application and who wants to wait to be with their fiance's or husband / wife because of a delay from an RFE? Prevent any delay that 'might occur' ahead of time. Regarding Notary on Sworn Statement of Affidavit: No, its not necessary to have it Notarized, BUT it must be witnessed, signed and dated with appropriate witness demographics (name, addy and phone#). Good luck with that Packet. Mari :thumbs:

Edited by Mari & Kadir, 05 December 2010 - 12:19 AM.

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#7 George & Gina

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:23 AM

Well I am hoping we dont need to have them signed. We were thinking we can send them since we want to send them asap, and in the meantime before his interview have them mail us another copy of their letter with their signatures. Which will kill two birds with one stone.. The first being letters addressed to us both and the second the affidavits being signed. I just dont want to get my packet sent back, but I am the type that worries about the anyway..lol..

Another question.. Does anyone know why we need to send a copy of the back of my birth certificate?

Thanks,
Rose


I've read the same thing here on VJ. I'm guessing it's someone be overzealous in their efforts. I'm assuming that you're asking because the back of your BC is blank, same as mine. I copied only the front and sent them that. If I had anything at all on the back, I would have copied and sent it, but I'm not sending them a blank sheet of paper as evidence. If they send me an RFE requesting a copy of the back, then I'll make a copy and send it to them.

George
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11/15/10: I-130 package FEDEX'd to Chicago Lockbox
11/15/10: NSO Marriage and Birth Certificates available for pick-up at NSO
11/17/10: Receipt Date of I-130 petition at Chicago Lockbox
11/19/10: NSO Marriage Cert and Birth Cert (4x each) received by Gina in Philippines

11/19/10: CRBA package couriered to US Embassy in Manila

11/22/10: CRBA package/application including NSO BC & MC received by embassy
11/22/10: NOA1 Date
11/24/10: Electronic notification of receipt received from Chicago Lockbox
11/24/10: Embassy scheduled CRBA appointment for 12/21/2010
11/26/20: Check cashed
11/27/10: NOA1 Hardcopy received via USPS

12/21/10: Interview/Personal appearance at Manila Embassy for CRBA **approved**
01/03/11: CRBA and US Passport for daughter received by Gina via FEDEX


#8 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 12:48 AM

I've read the same thing here on VJ. I'm guessing it's someone be overzealous in their efforts. I'm assuming that you're asking because the back of your BC is blank, same as mine. I copied only the front and sent them that. If I had anything at all on the back, I would have copied and sent it, but I'm not sending them a blank sheet of paper as evidence. If they send me an RFE requesting a copy of the back, then I'll make a copy and send it to them.

George


George,

This is a copy of the USCIS Instructions: Read it for yourself. :bonk:
3. What Documents Do You Need to Show That You Are a U.S. Citizen?

A. If you were born in the United States, give USCIS a copy, front and back, of your birth certificate. NOW, does that look overzealous to you? It came from USCIS! I think if its what they ask for, then we give it to them. Period.

1. Your original Certificate of Citizenship, or

2. Your Form FS-240 (Report of Birth Abroad of a United States Citizen).

D. In place of any of the above, you may give USCIS a copy of your valid, unexpired U.S. passport issued with a validity period of at least five years. You must submit copies of all pages in the passport.


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#9 George & Gina

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 01:09 AM

Those are the instructions for the I-129F. The OP specifically asked about the I-130, which does NOT specify front and back.

See for yourself:

http://www.uscis.gov.../i-130instr.pdf



George
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11/15/10: I-130 package FEDEX'd to Chicago Lockbox
11/15/10: NSO Marriage and Birth Certificates available for pick-up at NSO
11/17/10: Receipt Date of I-130 petition at Chicago Lockbox
11/19/10: NSO Marriage Cert and Birth Cert (4x each) received by Gina in Philippines

11/19/10: CRBA package couriered to US Embassy in Manila

11/22/10: CRBA package/application including NSO BC & MC received by embassy
11/22/10: NOA1 Date
11/24/10: Electronic notification of receipt received from Chicago Lockbox
11/24/10: Embassy scheduled CRBA appointment for 12/21/2010
11/26/20: Check cashed
11/27/10: NOA1 Hardcopy received via USPS

12/21/10: Interview/Personal appearance at Manila Embassy for CRBA **approved**
01/03/11: CRBA and US Passport for daughter received by Gina via FEDEX


#10 Mariye & Ky

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:01 AM

Those are the instructions for the I-129F. The OP specifically asked about the I-130, which does NOT specify front and back.

See for yourself:

http://www.uscis.gov.../i-130instr.pdf



George


George, the OP had originally asked about her checklist earlier and I told her what I NEARLY MISSED FROM MY INSTRUCTIONS. Therefore, your personal little nasty comment about 'somebody being overzealous was rude and cocky. Tell you what, you stick to your instructions and I'll stick to mine. OK? Mari (L)
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#11 RosyMad

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 02:12 AM

Thanks to both of you for the responses. I do have the same instructions as George, if they are going to make a big deal out of them not being signed then I will have to correct it. As for now all that is done and now on to the pictures we are going to include. Any idea on how much is too much :)
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USCIS (155 Days)

12/20/2010 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lock Box via USPS Express Mail
12/22/2010 - Delivered (online tracking confirmation)
12/27/2010 - NOA1 Email and Text from USCIS. Off to CA!!
12/30/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received. Priority date is 12/22/2010.
02/16/2011 - Touched
05/26/2011 - NOA2 155 days after NOA1!
05/31/2011 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received. No text or email notification.


NVC (21 Days)

06/10/2011 - NVC Received
06/14/2011 - NVC Case & IIN Numbers Received
06/14/2011 - DS3032 Sent via Email
06/16/2011 - AOS bill generated and paid
06/17/2011 - DS3032 Accepted
06/20/2011 - AOS shows as PAID
06/20/2011 - IV bill generated
06/22/2011 - IV bill paid
06/22/2011 - AOS package sent
06/24/2011 - IV shows as PAID and package sent/AOS package delivered
06/27/2011 - IV package delivered
06/30/2011 - Medical Exam
07/11/2011 - SIF!
07/12/2011 - CASE CLOSED
09/23/2011 - INTERVIEW at 8am
09/23/2001 - APPROVED!!
10/06/2011 - POE at LAX

LIFE AFTER THE FACT

02/23/2012 - OUR SON WAS BORN!

#12 George & Gina

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:00 AM

Thanks to both of you for the responses. I do have the same instructions as George, if they are going to make a big deal out of them not being signed then I will have to correct it. As for now all that is done and now on to the pictures we are going to include. Any idea on how much is too much :)


I included minimal pictures with my I-130. I do have hundreds of picture arranged in a pictorial format with dates and descriptions, along with third party affidavits ready to send to the NVC and for my wife to bring to the interview. That said, it can't hurt to include a few pictures of both of you together, looking like the married couple that you are. I'm told that pictures are minor evidence from the USCIS viewpoint, but more important when you get to the NVC or interview/consulate. My main evidences were our marriage certificate and the baby's birth certificate. Notice in the list of valid evidences that there is an OR between each one, I'd send as many as I had available though.

George
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11/15/10: I-130 package FEDEX'd to Chicago Lockbox
11/15/10: NSO Marriage and Birth Certificates available for pick-up at NSO
11/17/10: Receipt Date of I-130 petition at Chicago Lockbox
11/19/10: NSO Marriage Cert and Birth Cert (4x each) received by Gina in Philippines

11/19/10: CRBA package couriered to US Embassy in Manila

11/22/10: CRBA package/application including NSO BC & MC received by embassy
11/22/10: NOA1 Date
11/24/10: Electronic notification of receipt received from Chicago Lockbox
11/24/10: Embassy scheduled CRBA appointment for 12/21/2010
11/26/20: Check cashed
11/27/10: NOA1 Hardcopy received via USPS

12/21/10: Interview/Personal appearance at Manila Embassy for CRBA **approved**
01/03/11: CRBA and US Passport for daughter received by Gina via FEDEX


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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:10 AM

Would you recommend taping the pictures to some backing card or putting them all together in a zip-lock; we're also thinking of putting dates and locations on the backs of the pictures... do you think it's needed?
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USCIS (155 Days)

12/20/2010 - Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lock Box via USPS Express Mail
12/22/2010 - Delivered (online tracking confirmation)
12/27/2010 - NOA1 Email and Text from USCIS. Off to CA!!
12/30/2010 - NOA1 Hardcopy Received. Priority date is 12/22/2010.
02/16/2011 - Touched
05/26/2011 - NOA2 155 days after NOA1!
05/31/2011 - NOA2 Hardcopy Received. No text or email notification.


NVC (21 Days)

06/10/2011 - NVC Received
06/14/2011 - NVC Case & IIN Numbers Received
06/14/2011 - DS3032 Sent via Email
06/16/2011 - AOS bill generated and paid
06/17/2011 - DS3032 Accepted
06/20/2011 - AOS shows as PAID
06/20/2011 - IV bill generated
06/22/2011 - IV bill paid
06/22/2011 - AOS package sent
06/24/2011 - IV shows as PAID and package sent/AOS package delivered
06/27/2011 - IV package delivered
06/30/2011 - Medical Exam
07/11/2011 - SIF!
07/12/2011 - CASE CLOSED
09/23/2011 - INTERVIEW at 8am
09/23/2001 - APPROVED!!
10/06/2011 - POE at LAX

LIFE AFTER THE FACT

02/23/2012 - OUR SON WAS BORN!

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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:41 AM

follow the information but change the nomenclature, no such thing as UKSA It's USA or UK, we can be allies but separate.
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Posted 05 December 2010 - 03:46 AM

I included minimal pictures with my I-130. I do have hundreds of picture arranged in a pictorial format with dates and descriptions, along with third party affidavits ready to send to the NVC and for my wife to bring to the interview. That said, it can't hurt to include a few pictures of both of you together, looking like the married couple that you are. I'm told that pictures are minor evidence from the USCIS viewpoint, but more important when you get to the NVC or interview/consulate. My main evidences were our marriage certificate and the baby's birth certificate. Notice in the list of valid evidences that there is an OR between each one, I'd send as many as I had available though.

George


Loto told me about this. either front loading for the I-130 or back loading at the Interview with regards to the evidence of bonafide marriage. all i sent was our marriage cert and birth cert for our daughter. everything else will be brought to the interview.
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4/14/2011: NVC RECEIVED-NO CASE NUMBER YET
4/19/2011: CASE NUMBER ASSIGNED
4/21/2011: AOS BILL PAID
5/04/2011: IV BILL GENERATED AND PAID
5/11/2011: AOS & IV PACKET SENT
5/13/2011: NVC RECEIVED
5/24/2011: RFE
5/25/2011: RFE SENT
6/02/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 1
6/03/2011: ADVANCED MEDICAL DAY 2 PASSED
6/08/2011: SIF
6/09/2011: CC
7/15/2011: 2 YEAR WEDDING ANNIVERSARY
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