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If you filed a DCF case abroad, be so kind as to help your future DCFers and let us know what you filed for your I-130 application.

I'm also interested in visa application submissions, so throw that in if you like.

Please include the Consulate you used and what year you filed. Thank you!!

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DCF filed in Athens Greece August 2002

I-130 Cover Letter

August 2, 2002

Officer-in-Charge

U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Service

C/O American Embassy

Vassilissis Sofias 91

101 60 Athens Greece

To the Immigration Office in Athens:

I am a United States citizen temporarily resident in Greece. I am married to a British citizen who is resident in Greece. I wish to return to the United States later this year and to have my husband come with me to make our residence there together.

Please find enclosed my I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on behalf of my husband DAH.

In support of my petition please find included:

 Receipt of payment of $130 USD or the Euro equivalent

 A copy of my birth certificate

 A copy of my US passport

 Form G325A for myself

 An ADIT photograph of myself

 Form G325A for my husband

 An ADIT photograph of my husband

 A copy of the divorce decree of my husband's first marriage

 A copy of the death certificate for my husband's second wife

 An original certified copy of our marriage certificate, with Apostille endorsement

 An original certified copy of the official translation of our marriage certificate and Apostille from Greek to English

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

Signature:

meauxna

August 2, 2002

I appreciate your review of this petition. I understand that when this petition is approved, you will notify the Immigrant Visa Department of the US Consulate in Athens and they will contact the beneficiary of the petition, my husband. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance. My local contact information follows.

Enthusiastically,

me @ my local contact info

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Visa Application Cover Sheet (aka Packet 3)

"Packet 3" Cover Sheet

Sponsor: meauxna -- SS# (mine) -- DOB: (mine)

Sponsored Immigrant: DAH -- Spouse DOB: (his)

This "Packet 3" Includes:

 Form DS-230 Part 1 Application for Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration (two pages)

PREVIOUSLY SUBMITTED

 Form OF-169A Checklist & Instructions of Immigrant Visa Applicants

 Form OF-169 Checklist & Instructions of Immigrant Visa Applicants (4 pages)

 Copy of Passport: DAH

 Copy of Birth Certificate: DAH

 Copy of Police Certificate, Great Britain: DAH

 Copy of Police Certificate (Pinikou Mitrou Typo Beta & Typo Alpha), Greece: DAH

 Copy of Naval Service Record: DAH

 2 ADIT photos: DAH

ONE ADDITIONAL PHOTO PHOTO SUBMITTED AT MEDICAL EXAMINATION

 Evidence Of Support Form I-864

 Copy of Previous Divorce Decree: DAH

 Copy of Death Certificate of Previous Wife: widower: DAH

 Copy of Current Marriage Certificate with Apostille Certification and certified translations from Greek to English

 Form FC-029 Certifying Photocopies

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Affidavit of Support Form I-864 Cover Sheet

(same identifying info as before)

This Affidavit of Support Includes:

 Form I-864 Affidavit of Support (six pages)

 2 Continuation Sheets

 Explanation of Part 5: Immigrant's Assets and Offsetting Liabilities

 Parts 4 & 5 Explained: Summary of Income and Assets to Satisfy Income Requirements of Form I-864

 Tax Return Transcripts 1998, 1999, 2000

 Explanation of Tax Year 2001 Returns

 Proof of Assets: Stocks Bonds/Certificates of Deposit

 Statements from My Very Own Financial Services, Inc. 7/20/2002-12/16/2001 (eight pages)

 Proof of Assets: Real Estate

 2002 Property Tax Statement to show Market Value

 My County, My State Assessor Data updated 7/15/2002 to show Market Value

 Account Details of Mortgage held by My Mortgage Company to show Liens/Liabilities (ten pages)

 Proof of Shared Household with Immigrant

 Letter from Landlord

 Copy of shared bank account, Big Fat Greek Bank

 Rent contract 2002 showing joint tenancy

 Form I-864A Contract Between Sponsor and Household Member (three pages)

 Proof of Immigrant's Income and Assets

 P60 Annual Statement of Pension Earnings, Big Payola UK Ltd 1998, 1999, 2000 and conversion of funds to US Dollars

 Payment Transfer for Pensions Fund to joint bank account, Big Fat Greek Bank

 Copy of bank passbooks, Big Fat UK Bank proving funds for 12+ months

Household size: 2

125% of poverty guideline: $14925

Sponsor/Immigrant's Income: $xxxxxx

Difference $ xxxxx

Multiply by 5 $xxxxxxx

Minimum required cash value of assets

Actual cash value of assets: $xxxxxxxx

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Detail of Immigration Expenses

(taking out some related to getting married)

M Birth Cert

DAH Birth Cert

Translation Birth Certs to Greek

Translation Marriage Cert & Apostille

DAH Divorce Decree

DAH Police Record UK

DAH Police Record Greece

DAH Military Record

photocopies + binder materials 7/22

Photos (both) I-130

Costs to Athens I-130 tix

Costs to Athens I-130 costs

Petition I-130

FedEx Corrections RFE marriage cert

Photocopies 4/15

DAH NEW Greek Police Cert

DAH Travel Athens Medical tix

DAH Medical Exam

Travel Athens Interview tickets

Travel Athens Interview costs

Immigrant Visa Application

Costs are old, so I'm not going to enter them. I left the travel lines on the list to remind you that the little things will be part of the whole deal and aren't always so little. Travel to Athens was about $175 per person per trip. Our total costs, without the wedding, were in excess of $2100. That did not account for travel to the US. Some form numbers/names have changed; please don't expect your packet 3 to look exactly like mine.

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Pretty simple, but it worked :D

DCF London-December 05, 2005

RE: ORIGINAL SUBMISSION (I-130 & G325A)

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed original submissions of my petition for my spouse to immigrate to the United States.

Documents enclosed are:

1 x I-130

2 x G325A (1 per person)

1 x marriage certificate

1 x deed poll name change (certified copy)

1 x copy of passport biographic page

1 x copy of leave to remain in the UK stamp from passport

We look forward to hearing from you.

Many thanks

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Sponsor: meauxna -- SS# (mine) -- DOB: (mine)

Sponsored Immigrant: DAH -- Spouse DOB: (his)

Silly question but what's the meaning of DAH and DOB ?

:D:D:D

Groomit

heheh..

DAH = Darlling Alien Husband (soon to be Darling American Husband!)

DOB = Date of Birth

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If you filed a DCF case abroad, be so kind as to help your future DCFers and let us know what you filed for your I-130 application.

I'm also interested in visa application submissions, so throw that in if you like.

Please include the Consulate you used and what year you filed. Thank you!!

Meauxna, I shall post my cover letter here even though I shamelessly plagiarised your great letter! :)

Thanks heaps for posting it :)

---

DATE

OUR ADDRESS

Officer-in-Charge

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Department of Homeland Security

c/o American Consulate General

PSC 115

APO, AE 09213-0115

To the Officer-in-Charge,

I am a United States Citizen and Active Duty Military Member based at Ramstein Air Base, Germany. I am married to a British Citizen who lives with me. My current expected return to the United States is in March 2007 and I wish to have my wife return to the United States with me at that time.

Please find enclosed my I-130 Petition for Alien Relative on behalf of my wife Candace L M.

In support of my petition please find enclosed:

• Payment in the form of a personal check for $190.00

• Completed Form I-130: Petition for Alien Relative

• A copy of all pages of my US passport

• A copy of our marriage certificate

• A copy of the annulment decree of my wife's first marriage

• G-325A completed and signed by me

• One passport-type photo of me

• G-325A completed and signed by my wife

• One passport-type photo of my wife

• A copy of my Active Duty Military Identification Card

• A copy of my wife’s Military Dependent Identification Card

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

I appreciate your review of this petition. I understand that when this petition is approved, you will contact the beneficiary of the petition, my wife. Please do not hesitate to contact me if I can be of further assistance; my local address is above and my telephone number is +49 XXX XXXX.

Yours,

CMM

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Edited by Candace

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Here is my Cover Letter, planning on sending it MONDAY, I'm so excited!!..(but so nervous!) :blush:

I don't really like the first sentence though, to many ,,,,,,, , , , ,,, 's. But I'm giving all the important info in just a few sentences. What do you think, how's it look!? What do you think about the order? If something is on the back of the document I'll need to make a copy of that. Am I forgetting something.... :unsure: I need cute little squares like meauxna's! Where'd u get those mo!

(date)

U.S. Immigration & Naturalization Services

C/O American Embassy

(address)

Respectively to the Immigration Office in Rome,

I am an United States citizen, married to an Italain citizen, residing in Italy, and I wish to build our residence in the United States. Please find enclosed my I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, on behalf of my husband, and a summary of our supporting documents:

:star: Introduction letter listing supporting documents

:star: Filing fee, payable to the U.S. Embassy Rome, in amount of $190.00 USD

:star: Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

:star: Form G-325A, on the Petitioner’s behalf

:star: A copy of the Petitioner’s Birth Certificate

:star: A copy of the Petitioner’s U.S. Passport

:star: A copy of the Petitioner’s Certificato di Residenza

:star: A translation of the Petitioner’s Certificato di Residenza

:star: An ADIT style photograph of the Petitioner, named and dated

:star: A copy of the Petitioner and Beneficiary’s recently issued Marriage Certificate

:star: A translation of the Petitioner and Beneficiary’s Marriage Certificate

:star: Form G-325A on behalf of the Beneficiary

:star: A copy of the Beneficiary’s Birth Certificate

:star: A translation of the Beneficiary’s Birth Certificate

:star: A copy of the Beneficiary’s Italian Passport

:star: An ADIT style photograph of the Beneficiary, named and dated

:star: Form “NOTICE” with the Petitioner’s signatures

I understand that if the I-130 petition is approved, it will be sent to the American Consulate General, Naples. The Consulate will then inform the Beneficiary of the proper procedure to follow in order to obtain the visa. I also understand that if my petition is denied, I will be notified directly by DHS-CIS.

Please do not hesitate to contact me for any questions:

(my info here)

Your review and consideration is appreciated,

(my name and signature), Petitioner

Edited by breezy

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Yaaaaay Breee!!!!!!!!

Congrats on that first step... don't know that I'd ever want to leave Italy, but I wish you all success and smooth sailing! :)

PS: I think your stars are better than the boxes---they are unicode that replaced whatever bullet I had in there before...

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OK I will post mine since it also addresses the issues of the USC filing under a married name when the passport says the maiden name and some other goodies. Some of it may be overkill, but on the other hand, we were not asked to clarify anything.

We filed DCF (mail in) in Frankfurt in June 2006.

________________________________________

Our address

Officer-in-Charge

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

Department of Homeland Security

US Consulate General, Frankfurt

Giessener Strasse 30

60435 Frankfurt, Germany

Phone 49 69 7535-0

Fax 49 69 7410971

June 7, 2006

Subject: ORIGINAL SUBMISSION I-130 Petition from Petitioner (name) for Beneficiary (name)

To whom it may concern:

Please find attached the following forms and supporting documents in conjunction with the I-130 petition for (name):

1. Credit card authorization form for the $190 filing fee

2. I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, completed by Petitioner (name) for Beneficiary (name, her husband). 2 copies.

3. G-325A Biographic Information for Petitioner (name). 4 copies.

4. G-325A Biographic Information for Beneficiary (name). 4 copies.

5. Documents proving Petitioner’s (name) US Citizenship:

a. Copy of birth certificate

b. Copy of passport. Also included in the passport is her German residency permit. See #7 below regarding name change from that stated in the passport.

6. Documents proving Relative’s (name) identity:

a. Copy of birth certificate

b. Copy of passport

7. Marriage certificate proving legal marriage of (name) and (name) and indicating (petioner's) surname change. 3 formats are provided:

a. Standard German version

b. International version

c. Translation of international version (self-translated, I wrote a note that I certify I am capable of translating it and the translation is correct).

Note: (Petitioner) has already visited the US Consulate in Munich regarding the matter of the name change, and her new passport stating the full name (name) will be obtained at the end of June (the old passport is needed for pre-arranged travel before then).

8. Photos of the Petitioner and Beneficiary (separate).

We thank you in advance for your assistance in processing our paperwork!

Signed,

Petitioner

Edited by SuzyBandseer

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Hi meauxna! Thanks for the topic.

We are doing a DCF for an IR1 in Tokyo, Japan.

When we sent our I-130, I didn't included any cover letter. I just simply followed instructions on the US Embassy in Tokyo web page. But now I think it is a great idea to do so. Instead of a cover letter, I sent a copy of the web page check list, with its appropriate marks.

http://japan.usembassy.gov/e/visa/tvisa-ivi130checkmail.html

Talking of expenses, here is an approximation...

$190 for I-130

$20 Birth certificates of my husband

$50 for affidavit of Support for sponsor and joint sponsor

$60 in documents translation from Spanish and Japanese to English

$380 Visa application fee

$20 Police certificate from Japan and Peru

$230 Medical exam

$260 immunization

$280 for 2 travels to Tokyo, for Medical exam and final interview

$20 Photos

A total of $1510.

I am not including travel to US.

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