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Getting Ready to send my 1-130 Today

#1 hnewsome

hnewsome

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:31 PM

Hello VJ'ers

Today Im sending my documents to USCIS! Im really nervous to forget something! Also what is the best way to send it. I don't mind the price. Do i need a signature?

Cover letter

XXXXXXXX
XXXX XXXXXXXX
Myrtle Beach, SC, XXXXX

U.S. Department Of Homeland Security
U.S Citizenship and Immigration Services
USCIS
Att-I-130
131 South Dearborn
3rd Floor,
Chicago, IL, 60603-5517

Nature of the submission: I-130 Petition for Alien Relative - ORIGINAL SUBMISSION


To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find my Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative for XXXXXXXXXXX, and supporting documents.
Included are the following documents:

• Personal check in the amount of $420
• Cover Letter
• Filled and signed Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative
• Filled out and signed G-325A (Petitioner)
• Passport Style Photo with name at the back (Petitioner)
• Filled out and signed G-325A (Beneficiary)
• Passport Style Photo with name at the back (Beneficiary)

Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage

Copy of Marriage Certificate
Copy of petitioner's proof of citizenship (Petitioner) Birth Certificate and Passport Copy
Copy of Divorce Certificate (Petitioner)
Copy of the Beneficiary birth certificate in English
Copy of beneficiary divorce certificate in French
Copy of beneficiary Divorce Certificate translated in English

Copy of Credit card statement with Beneficiary as an authorized user
Copy of life insurance form send to North Western Mutual and wife as beneficiary
Copy of phone statement showing joint account.
Copy of phone log conversation between petitioner and beneficiary
Copy of travels receipts visit to each others
Copy of gifts and wedding expenses: wedding planner etc..
Copy of invoice for engagement ring and evaluation of the diamond
Copy of invoice for wedding bands
Copy of invoice for Trips together
Copy of letters addressed to beneficiary and petitioner
Copy of computer screen from Facebook : example wedding reception, friends comment of change of status etc
Copy of computer screen from our Facebook message conversation
Copy of screen from Facebook with pictures during relationship since 2009
Picture from Wedding in Montreal
Picture from Photo shoot in Montreal



Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents. I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer when requested or at a later date.


Signed,




Thank you all for your input! Feel free to correct my english!

Attached Files


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12/08/2008 We met
06/24/2011 Wedding
09/08/2001 Mail I-130 for Chicago Lock Box
09/14/2011 NOA 1 Email that case is forwarded to California
09/19/2011 NOA 1 Paper format dated from September 12th, 2011
03/09/2012 NOA 2 Text on my cell phone.

NVC
04/02/2012 - Case #, IIN # received
04/03/2012 - Combined Invoice Received - AOS Invoice: IN PROCESS
04/04/2012 - AOS Invoice: PAID
04/05/2012 - AOS emailed
04/20/2012- IV Invoice Paid
04/21/2012 - IV Emailed Supporting document
05/03/2012 - Case completed
06/18/2012 - Interview date assigned

U.S Embassy
XX/XX/2012 - Case received
xx/xx/2012 - Medical checkup
xx/xx/2012 - Interview 8AM; Result:
XX/XX/2012 - Visa received

United States
XX/XX/2012 - Port of entry: Montreal
XX/XX/2012 - Welcome notice letter received
XX/XX/2012 - Green card received

#2 Ryan H

Ryan H

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:37 PM

Copy of petitioner's proof of citizenship (Petitioner) Birth Certificate and Passport Copy

Copy of the Beneficiary birth certificate in English


For proof of petitioner's citizenship, only need a copy of birth certificate OR copy of all passport pages; copies of both are not necessary.

Copy of the beneficiary's birth certificate is not needed at this stage. It will be needed when the file arrives at the NVC.

Edited by Ryan H, 07 September 2011 - 01:38 PM.

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013:  Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014:  Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014:  New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


#3 hnewsome

hnewsome

    Junior Member

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:43 PM

For proof of petitioner's citizenship, only need a copy of birth certificate OR copy of all passport pages; copies of both are not necessary.

Copy of the beneficiary's birth certificate is not needed at this stage. It will be needed when the file arrives at the NVC.


Thank you Ryan!

Do I need to put more stuff or It's enough?
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12/08/2008 We met
06/24/2011 Wedding
09/08/2001 Mail I-130 for Chicago Lock Box
09/14/2011 NOA 1 Email that case is forwarded to California
09/19/2011 NOA 1 Paper format dated from September 12th, 2011
03/09/2012 NOA 2 Text on my cell phone.

NVC
04/02/2012 - Case #, IIN # received
04/03/2012 - Combined Invoice Received - AOS Invoice: IN PROCESS
04/04/2012 - AOS Invoice: PAID
04/05/2012 - AOS emailed
04/20/2012- IV Invoice Paid
04/21/2012 - IV Emailed Supporting document
05/03/2012 - Case completed
06/18/2012 - Interview date assigned

U.S Embassy
XX/XX/2012 - Case received
xx/xx/2012 - Medical checkup
xx/xx/2012 - Interview 8AM; Result:
XX/XX/2012 - Visa received

United States
XX/XX/2012 - Port of entry: Montreal
XX/XX/2012 - Welcome notice letter received
XX/XX/2012 - Green card received

#4 kiddy

kiddy

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Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

Express mail, fast and have tracking number.
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#5 Ryan H

Ryan H

    Elite Diamond Member



Posted 07 September 2011 - 01:51 PM

Do I need to put more stuff or It's enough?


You have a good list, the only thing I would add is pictures of the two of you together during your trips.
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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013:  Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014:  Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014:  New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


#6 OnMyWayID

OnMyWayID

    Diamond Member



Posted 07 September 2011 - 02:00 PM

The one thing that seems to cause problems for people more than most is the Divorce documentation from the USC... do you have a certificate or a decree??
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I don't believe it.. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it.   -Ford Prefect


#7 pushbrk

pushbrk

    Straight Talk Member



Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:08 AM

Commenting on these items.

Copy of Marriage Certificate
Copy of petitioner's proof of citizenship (Petitioner) Birth Certificate and Passport Copy
Copy of Divorce Certificate (Petitioner)
Copy of the Beneficiary birth certificate in English
Copy of beneficiary divorce certificate in French
Copy of beneficiary Divorce Certificate translated in English



None of these are about bona fide marriage. With the exception of the Beneficiary birth certificate that is not needed at this stage, each of these items are required items that should appear in the main list with the forms. Unless it is the petitioner's first marriage, there should be a divorce decree or death certificate for the petitioner too.
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Facts are cheap...knowing how to use them is precious...
Understanding the big picture is priceless.  Anonymous


#8 Tike

Tike

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Posted 09 September 2011 - 07:53 AM

I think you have more than enough :) I only sent our marriage certificate, 2 affidavits, statement from insurance company that we have a mutual policy, and a statement from the bank showing co-mingling of financial resources. I don't think you'll need pictures and email correspondence until the interview. My husband and I have been married for 4 years and together for 10 years so I didn't see the point in including additional evidence since it wasn't asked for. However, your situation is probably different and I guess extra evidence won't hurt since you already have everything.
I sent my I-130 to the Chicago Lockbox via express mail from Finland, I recommend that route since it is cheap, safe and you get a tracking number. I didn't see the point in paying a lot of money for FedEx which would only have saved me 2 days. But I am sure FedEx is cheaper when mailing within the US...
The best of luck to you, I sent my I-130 2 weeks ago and got the Notice of Acceptance today :)
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USCIS

08/28/2011 I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox (express mail)
09/08/2011 NOA1/email (rerouted to CSC)



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