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Hi Guys,

I have made a huge mistake on the I-130 and hopefully i am not the only one. Could someone please help in how to go about in fixing this mistake (I just applied and talking to my wife on the phone, she made me realized the mistake. I mailed in my I-130 on July 17 and they have received it July 18, I have not received the receipt yet ). I have filled my Marriage Registration Date instead of Marriage Ceremony Date in Both I-130 and I-325A. Have anyone made similar mistake and how have they fixed the mistake. Please help me out here.

Regards,

TiKi-K3

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Hi Guys,

I have made a huge mistake on the I-130 and hopefully i am not the only one. Could someone please help in how to go about in fixing this mistake (I just applied and talking to my wife on the phone, she made me realized the mistake. I mailed in my I-130 on July 17 and they have received it July 18, I have not received the receipt yet ). I have filled my Marriage Registration Date instead of Marriage Ceremony Date in Both I-130 and I-325A. Have anyone made similar mistake and how have they fixed the mistake. Please help me out here.

Regards,

TiKi-K3

They'll probably catch the mistake and send you an RFE (request for additional evidence). I would probably wait for that. Another choice would be to wait for the receipt and then write the service center listed on the receipt a letter with an explanation and supporting evidence. Be sure to include a copy of the receipt with any correspondence. That could possibly slow processing of the petition down. If you file a subsequent I-129F, you could fill in the correct date and add an attachment with an explanation. Often the petitions are processed together. The other option is that it might not be noticed at all, and can be corrected by submitting evidence at the time of the interview. I think it is common to make a mistake or two on petitions, although definitely not recommended. The important date is the one that is legally recognized in India as the official date of marriage. In some countries the ceremony date does not count, but the date of registration with the official office is what counts. It varies from country to country. Those posting in the Indian portal can advise you on this. What counts in this process is honesty, and if you believe a mistake was made, you do need to correct it, or it can come back to complicate things later in the process. Try not to stress about it too much. I worried about all of the little things I was uncertain about in my kid's petitions and their K-3 was approved without incident. It just took a lot of patience. If paperwork is not your strong point, you might want to enlist someone to help, or at least proof read. An extra set of eyes from someone who cares can really be helpful.

Best wishes on your journey!

Thai Mom

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Wait for and reply to an RFE if one comes. Trying to send a letter with explanation to USCIS will almost certainly not get matched to you file.

Hi Guys,

I have made a huge mistake on the I-130 and hopefully i am not the only one. Could someone please help in how to go about in fixing this mistake (I just applied and talking to my wife on the phone, she made me realized the mistake. I mailed in my I-130 on July 17 and they have received it July 18, I have not received the receipt yet ). I have filled my Marriage Registration Date instead of Marriage Ceremony Date in Both I-130 and I-325A. Have anyone made similar mistake and how have they fixed the mistake. Please help me out here.

Regards,

TiKi-K3

They'll probably catch the mistake and send you an RFE (request for additional evidence). I would probably wait for that. Another choice would be to wait for the receipt and then write the service center listed on the receipt a letter with an explanation and supporting evidence. Be sure to include a copy of the receipt with any correspondence. That could possibly slow processing of the petition down. If you file a subsequent I-129F, you could fill in the correct date and add an attachment with an explanation. Often the petitions are processed together. The other option is that it might not be noticed at all, and can be corrected by submitting evidence at the time of the interview. I think it is common to make a mistake or two on petitions, although definitely not recommended. The important date is the one that is legally recognized in India as the official date of marriage. In some countries the ceremony date does not count, but the date of registration with the official office is what counts. It varies from country to country. Those posting in the Indian portal can advise you on this. What counts in this process is honesty, and if you believe a mistake was made, you do need to correct it, or it can come back to complicate things later in the process. Try not to stress about it too much. I worried about all of the little things I was uncertain about in my kid's petitions and their K-3 was approved without incident. It just took a lot of patience. If paperwork is not your strong point, you might want to enlist someone to help, or at least proof read. An extra set of eyes from someone who cares can really be helpful.

Best wishes on your journey!

Thai Mom


03/12/2007 - Married to my beautiful wife

04/16/2007 - Sent I-130 to VSC via USPS Express Mail

05/12/2007 - NOA1 received by snail mail after a loooong wait

05/14/2007 - Sent I-129F for K3 to Chicago Lockbox via USPS Express Mail

10/22/2007 - I129F APPROVED (161 days), I130 APPROVED (188 days)

11/08/2007 - I129F received at NVC, embassy case number generated.

11/13/2007 - I129F forwarded to embassy.

11/18/2007 - 129F petition received at embassy

01/09/2008 - finally, DOS gives me the interview date, April 16, 2007 (ouch)

01/23/2008 - never got packet 4, emailed embassy

04/11/2008 - picked up packet 4, did medical

04/14/2008 - medical report pickup, no problems

04/16/2008 - interview date- APPROVED!!!!!

04/18/2008 - both of us are home at last, POE JFK!

05/21/2008 - sent AOS and EAD

05/27/2008 - received NOA1 for AOS and for EAD

06/02/2008 - received Biometrics appt letter

06/19/2008 - Biometrics appointment scheduled - DONE

06/19/2008 - both AOS and EAD touched because of biometrics

07/29/2008 - EAD approved.

05/13/2009 - AOS Interview - APPROVED!/ Card production ordered email

05/18/2009 - Welcome Letter received

06/12/2009 - Second card production ordered email

06/19/2009 - Approval notice send email

06/22/2009 - Green Card received

04/09/2012 - Applied for Citizenship by Express Mailing N400 to NBC

04/10/2012 - N400 received by USCIS

06/23/2012 - Biometrics appointment

07/27/2012 - Appointment scheduled for N400 interview

09/05/2012 - Interview passed, oath ceremony completed, and Naturalization certificate received.

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