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Hi there :)

My husband (a US citizen) and I (from Hong Kong) got married while I am on B2. He is currently filing for I-130 for me along with I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131, G325A and I-693. There are a few lines that we are not sure how to fill in. I am sure one of you out there may be able to help :) Thanks in advance!

I-130

1. Part B, Line 13: my husband was born in Ukraine and have become a US citizen. He lost his citizenship certificate information. What should we fill in here? N/A? Lost? Is it enough for him to provide a copy of his valid US passport to prove his citizenship?

2. Part C, Line 15: Name and address of my current employer. I have quit my job and am not employed in the US. Is it correct to write N/A? Or my last employment in HK?

3. Part C, Line 17: List husband/ wife of your relative. Since my husband is filing for me, should he write his name there?

I-485

1. Part 1 - Current USCIS Status. Since I am filing this with I-130. What should I write here?

2. Part 2 - I am applying for an adjustment to permanent resident status because... Which box should I check? Box a seems right but I do not have an immigrant visa available.

3. Part 3 - Were you inspected by a U.S. Immigration Officer? What does that mean? I needed to go through a booth and the immigration put a stamp on my I-94.

I-131

1. Part 2 - is it correct to check box d (I am applying for an advance parole document to allow me to return to the US after temporary foreign travel)? Do I have to re-fill in all of my personal information in Part 2?

2. Part 3 - It says "if you are applying for an Advance Parole Document, skip to Part 7", should I also ignore questions 4, 5 in Part 3?

3. Part 7 - It asks for explanations on how I would qualify for an advance parole written on a separate sheet, what do people usually write? Any tips?

G325A

1. Applicant's employment in last five years - should I write N/A on the first line (present) and put my employment in HK here too? Or put the HK employment under "last occupation abroad if not shown above"?

I-864

1. I noticed there is a fee of $70 required for the Department of State? Does it mean we have to send in the check with our packet too and makes it payable to Department of State instead of US Department of Homeland Security?

Supporting Documents

1. Both I-130 and I-485 require the same documents (like divorce certificate - my husband was divorced once). Should I submit the same documents twice? Each attached to the respective form?

2. Do I need police clearance if I have never committed crimes or been convicted?

Many many many thanks :)

Ginny


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I-130

1. Part B, Line 13 Is not N/A it is required, he can file form N-565 to replace it.

2. "NONE" or "UN-Employed " not N/A

3. YES :yes:http://www.visajourney.com/examples/INS-Form-I-130.pdf

I-485

1. B2 Visa holder

2. "A" based on the attached I-130

3. Which airport POE did you use to enter the USA on the B2?

I-131

1. NO

2. Yes

3. To visit family while AOS is pending.

G-325A

1. Un-Employed for (Present)

I-864

1. NO Fee, this is part of the $1010 paid for the I-485. This is being processed by DHS, NOT DOS.

Supporting docs.

1. Yes, DO NOT Share any evidence, the I-485, I-131, I-765, I-130 all need their own sets of evidence.

I-130 requires an additional G-325A from you, and one from US Citizen.

2. YES, you will need to get a cert from HK, as well as any other country lived in for more than 1 years since age 16.


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Hi there :)

My husband (a US citizen) and I (from Hong Kong) got married while I am on B2. He is currently filing for I-130 for me along with I-485, I-864, I-765, I-131, G325A and I-693. There are a few lines that we are not sure how to fill in. I am sure one of you out there may be able to help :) Thanks in advance!

I-130

1. Part B, Line 13: my husband was born in Ukraine and have become a US citizen. He lost his citizenship certificate information. What should we fill in here? N/A? Lost? Is it enough for him to provide a copy of his valid US passport to prove his citizenship?

US Passport is OK

2. Part C, Line 15: Name and address of my current employer. I have quit my job and am not employed in the US. Is it correct to write N/A? Or my last employment in HK?

you put, None

3. Part C, Line 17: List husband/ wife of your relative. Since my husband is filing for me, should he write his name there?

Yes

I-485

1. Part 1 - Current USCIS Status. Since I am filing this with I-130. What should I write here?

B1/B2 Visitor

2. Part 2 - I am applying for an adjustment to permanent resident status because... Which box should I check? Box a seems right but I do not have an immigrant visa available.

Box A, because you are filling the I-130 concurently

3. Part 3 - Were you inspected by a U.S. Immigration Officer? What does that mean? I needed to go through a booth and the immigration put a stamp on my I-94.

Yes you were inspected.

I-131

1. Part 2 - is it correct to check box d (I am applying for an advance parole document to allow me to return to the US after temporary foreign travel)? Do I have to re-fill in all of my personal information in Part 2?

Box D. no you dont to put personal info

2. Part 3 - It says "if you are applying for an Advance Parole Document, skip to Part 7", should I also ignore questions 4, 5 in Part 3?

Go to part 7 and ignore the rest of the questions in part 3, 4, 5, 6.

3. Part 7 - It asks for explanations on how I would qualify for an advance parole written on a separate sheet, what do people usually write? Any tips?

You qualify because you are filling for AOS and wish to be able to travel during the time your AOS is being processed.

G325A

1. Applicant's employment in last five years - should I write N/A on the first line (present) and put my employment in HK here too? Or put the HK employment under "last occupation abroad if not shown above"?

Put NONE for your present employment, then list your employment history for the last 5 years. no need to list you HK employment twice.

I-864

1. I noticed there is a fee of $70 required for the Department of State? Does it mean we have to send in the check with our packet too and makes it payable to Department of State instead of US Department of Homeland Security?

You are not applying throught the depatment of state you are applying through USCIS so no fee is payable

Supporting Documents

1. Both I-130 and I-485 require the same documents (like divorce certificate - my husband was divorced once). Should I submit the same documents twice? Each attached to the respective form?

Yes

2. Do I need police clearance if I have never committed crimes or been convicted?

NO

Many many many thanks :)

Ginny

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2. YES, you will need to get a cert from HK, as well as any other country lived in for more than 1 years since age 16.

You do not need a Police Certificate if you are filling for I-130 & AOS within the USA.

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Thanks, YuandDan and TayRivers!!!

Looks like I have problems with N/A and NONE :bonk: Haha. Good that you guys help me with that. So, regarding:

1. My husband's US citizenship - we file N-565 concurrently with all those forms? Should I state clear that the N-565 is in support of I-130, Part B, Line 13 then?

3. Police clearance - I notice one of you said yes, and one said no. I would have no way to get it before filing the package. Should I just leave it for now and provide them with the clearance when they ask at a later time?

3. Cover letter - ohmigod, I think I am paranoid on this whole filing process. I am checking all the forms constantly! I understand that I need to attach a cover letter to my packet, would you care to take a look and let me know what you think?

[date]

[our names]

[our address]

USCIS

Attn: FBAS

131 South Dearborn - 3rd Floor

Chicago, IL 60603-5517

Re: Concurrent Filing of I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Petitioner (U.S. Citizen): my husband's name

Beneficiary (Alien Spouse): my name

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed concurrent filing of Forms I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status for my wife, [my name] and supporting documents.

Contents include:

1. Payment of US$1,010

2. I-130, Petition for Alien Relative and supporting documents as listed below:

a. Copy of unexpired US passport [my husband name]

b. Copy of marriage certificate

c. Copy of divorce certificate

d. 1 photo for [my husband's name] and 1 photo for [my name]

e. 1 set of G325A Forms for [my husband's name] and 1 set of G325A Forms for [my name]

f. Proof of our bona fide ongoing relationship and marriage

g. N-565????????

3. I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and supporting documents as listed below:

a. Copy of birth certificate

b. Copy of passport page with nonimmigrant visa

c. 2 photos

d. I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

e. G325A

f. I-864, Affidavit of Support and supporting documents

4. I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and supporting documents

a. Copy of I-94

b. 2 photos

5. I-131, Application for Travel Document and supporting documents

a. Copy of passport

b. Copy of I-94

c. Explanation showing the circumstances that warrant issuance of an EAD

d. 2 photos

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

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

[our signatures]

[our names, printed]

[date]

Thank you all again!

Stay warm,

Ginny :)


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An unrelated post has been split from this thread, moved to the "AOS from WS&T Visas" main forum, and given this thread title: "How to Fill Out I-130, I-485, etc.? [split topic]."

This thread from 2008 is now locked.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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