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Hi, Vjers,

Here is my cover letter. Does it look ok? Do I miss some docs?

Please give me any input.

Thanks.

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Nature of the submission: I-485 – Immediate Relative (spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application.

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find my Form I-485, Immediate Relative (spouse) Family Based Adjustment of Status Application, and supporting documents as follows:

Form I-130: Petition for Alien Relative (Petitioner: XXXX, Beneficiary: XXXXX):

• Photo of Petitioner and Beneficiary & Fee $355 (personal check)

• Copy of Petitioner’s Certificate of Naturalization

• Copy of Marriage Certificate

• Form G-325A for Petitioner

• Form G-325A for Beneficiary

• Copy of bank statement, phone bill and letter from credit card company

Form I-485: Application to Adjust Status

• 2 Passport photos & Fee $1,010 (personal check).

• Birth ceritificate(original) along with translation

• Certificate of Kinship (original) along with translation

• Copy of passport page with nonimmigrant visa

• Form G-325A

• I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record in a sealed envelope

Form I-864EZ: Affidavit of Support

• Copy of Tax Returns 2009, 2008 and 2007 & copy of W-2s

• Petitioner's Employment verification letter & recent pay stubs

Form I-765: Application for Employment Authorization

• 2 Passport photos

• Copy of I-94 (front & back)


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AOS timeline

04/02/2010: AOS sent (I-130, I-485, I-765)

04/05/2010: delivered (day3)

04/12/2010: checks cashed (day10)

04/15/1020: 3 NOAs received (day13)

04/17/2010: biometrics notice(for I-485 & I-765) received (day15)

04/19/2010: walk-in biometrics done, I-485 & I-765 updated (day17)

04/20/2010: I-485 & I-765 updated (day 18)

04/27/2010: I-130 & I-765 updated (day 25)

05/11/2010: actual biometrics appointment day (day39)

05/12/2010: interview letter received, notice date on 05/07/10 (day40)

06/16/2010: interview day - APPROVED!!! (day75)

06/16/2010: I-765 updated, EAD & green card production ordered (day75)

06/17/2010: I-130, I-485, I-765 updated (day76)

06/21/2010: welcome letter & i-130 approval notice (day 80)

06/28/2010: EAD card received (day 87)

06/29/2010: applied SSN (day 88)

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Here is my AOS cover letter for comparison:

(The pronoun "My" indicates my wife, the applicant as it is HER application, not mine.

Applicant: HER Name, Petitioner: HIS Name

Our Address

Sent to:

USCIS

P.O. BOX - 805887

Chicago, IL - 60680-4120

03/29/2010

Nature of submission: I-485 Adjustment of Status & supporting documents

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find my I-485 Adjustment of Status & supporting documents.

Contents include:

Check # 999 for $1010.00

G-1145 Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

I-485: Petition for Alien Relative

I-797C, Notice of Action for receipt of I-129F petition application (copy) {optional}

I-797C, Notice of Action - "Approval" of I-129F petition (copy)

Letter (Bangkok Consulate) announcing my fiancée visa case process. (copy) {optional}

Copy of my current & previous Passports (with 3 copies of first photo ID page).

Copy of my K-1 Visa from Passport with my valid I-94 (front and back).

My birth certificate, Thai national ID card (3copies) and

divorce certificate with English translations and a certified copy our marriage certificate. (copies)

Documents regarding Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status.

from Bumrungrad International Hospital in Bangkok. (copies)

A civil surgeon has completed the I-693 form which is included.

G-325A, Biographic Information filled out, signed and dated with 6 passport-type photos*

I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

I-131, Application for Travel Document

I-864, Affidavit of Support with

2009 Statement of Taxable Earnings

Copy of 2009 form 1040 tax return

Employment letter {optional}

January & February 2010 salary statements

Household Members Information Summary (document from husband's job) - showing status as spouse {optional}

Staff member profile document from work showing my husband's status as staff member {optional}

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.

Total # of pages, including the check and this cover letter: 65.

Signed,

{Applicant and Petitioner}

* I put all 6 photos together so they can attach them to the forms they belong to;

I believe they will have to separate the documents anyway for processing.

Edited by thongd4me

02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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The total payment for AOS is 1010. do not need 355 check. if filed at same tie :unsure:


I-751 Vermont
Mailed 4/03/2012
Check Cashed 4/10/2012
Noa1 4/12/2012 receipt date 4/6/2012
Biometrics 4/19/2012 letter recieved
Biometrics 5/01/2012 done
Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic Toc, Tic toc..................................................

5/10/2013 Info pass for another year stamp

Tic Toc, Tic Toc.....................................

Second biometrics letter received 7/6/2013

Tic toc tic toc..........................................................................................

4/10/14 info pass for another year

Tic Toc, Tic toc

3/30/2015 info pass for another year stamp

9/10/2015 Notice for I-751 interview 9/22/2015 Our gov is so efficient just gotta love em in charge of health care!!

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Filed: Other Timeline

Imagine you are an Immigration Officer. Good. Now you get a stack of paperwork and your cover letter. Whatcha think?

I tell you what I would like if I were the I.O. I'd like to know who I'm dealing with, in perhaps 1 or 2 sentences. I used this during AOS and during ROC.

For example.

Dear Sir or Madam!

Please find enclosed an I-485 petition for my wife, Jane Doe. A citizen of Thailand, we met at church in April of 2009, dated for 5 months, got engaged in San Francisco in September 2009 and got married in Podunk Holler Nebraska, on January 32, 2010 with all of her friends and family present.

In support of the petition, we've enclosed the following documents:


There is no room in this country for hyphenated Americanism. When I refer to hyphenated Americans, I do not refer to naturalized Americans. Some of the very best Americans I have ever known were naturalized Americans, Americans born abroad. But a hyphenated American is not an American at all . . . . The one absolutely certain way of bringing this nation to ruin, of preventing all possibility of its continuing to be a nation at all, would be to permit it to become a tangle of squabbling nationalities, an intricate knot of German-Americans, Irish-Americans, English-Americans, French-Americans, Scandinavian-Americans or Italian-Americans, each preserving its separate nationality, each at heart feeling more sympathy with Europeans of that nationality, than with the other citizens of the American Republic . . . . There is no such thing as a hyphenated American who is a good American. The only man who is a good American is the man who is an American and nothing else.

President Teddy Roosevelt on Columbus Day 1915

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Jamaica
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The total payment for AOS is 1010. do not need 355 check. if filed at same tie :unsure:

If filing I-485 and I-130, fee total is $1365.00...


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01/06/10 - Got Married

AOS from F-1 visa (2 months 2 1/2 weeks or 82 days)

04/14/10 - Sent AOS Package

04/26/10 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/16/10 - Biometrics letter

05/19/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/07/10 - Interview Appointment in Philly- July 7 @ 11:05 am APPROVED

07/19/10 - 2 YEAR Green Card received

Removal of Conditions (9 months 1 1/2 weeks or 285 days)

04/08/12 - Eligibility date

04/19/12 - Sent ROC Package

04/26/12 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

05/17/10 - Biometrics letter

05/24/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

01/25/13 - APPROVED- ROC card production ordered

02/05/13 - 10 YEAR Green Card received

Naturalization (5 months 2 days or 155 days)

04/15/13 - Eligibility date

06/07/13 - Sent Package

06/20/13 - Hardcopy NOAs Received

06/27/12 - Successful Walk-in Biometrics in Dover DE

07/05/13 - Interview letter sent/In-line notification

08/14/13 - Interview scheduled in Philly @ 1:30 pm APPROVED

11/07/13 - Oath Ceremony

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Thanks for replies.

As just Bob said, I'm thinking about adding a little of info about us, then it'll be 2 pages.

Is the cover letter ok to be 2 pages?


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AOS timeline

04/02/2010: AOS sent (I-130, I-485, I-765)

04/05/2010: delivered (day3)

04/12/2010: checks cashed (day10)

04/15/1020: 3 NOAs received (day13)

04/17/2010: biometrics notice(for I-485 & I-765) received (day15)

04/19/2010: walk-in biometrics done, I-485 & I-765 updated (day17)

04/20/2010: I-485 & I-765 updated (day 18)

04/27/2010: I-130 & I-765 updated (day 25)

05/11/2010: actual biometrics appointment day (day39)

05/12/2010: interview letter received, notice date on 05/07/10 (day40)

06/16/2010: interview day - APPROVED!!! (day75)

06/16/2010: I-765 updated, EAD & green card production ordered (day75)

06/17/2010: I-130, I-485, I-765 updated (day76)

06/21/2010: welcome letter & i-130 approval notice (day 80)

06/28/2010: EAD card received (day 87)

06/29/2010: applied SSN (day 88)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Australia
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I didn't worry about a cover letter for mine. I wrote one up, but figured it's not going to do anything for the immigration officer. I just put my I-485 packet in an A4 envelope and labelled it, then put the I-130 packet in an envelope, labelled it, and then put both those envelopes inside the UPS envelope. I'm sure they know what to do with it.


Adjustment of Status from F-1 student.

10/4/09 - Married

3/29/10 - AOS Packet sent

3/30/10 - AOS Packet received in Chicago (Day 1)

4/12/10 - NOA1 for I-485, I-130, I-131 (Day 13)

4/16/10 - Appointment Notice for Biometrics. (Day 17)

4/20/10 - Walk-in Biometrics taken at Buffalo, NY (Day 21)

4/20/10 - EAD application mailed to Chicago, USPS with signature confirmation (Day 21)

4/30/10 - Scheduled Biometrics Appt. (Day 31)

5/1/10 - NOA received for I-765 (Day 32)

5/3/10 - Appointment letter received for EAD Biometrics (Day 34)

5/10/10 - Interview Appt. letter received (dated May 3) (Day 41)

5/20/10 - EAD Biometrics appointment completed (Day 51)

5/24/10 - EAD "touched" (Day 55)

6/09/10 - Scheduled Interview date (Day 71) Informed we needed a co-sponsor

6/15/10 - I-131 (Advance Parole) Approval notice via email (Day 77)

6/16/10 - Follow up interview with co-sponsor affadavit (Day 78) APPROVED

6/21/10 - Welcome Letter received (Day 83)

6/21/10 - Advanced Parole Received (although I've now been approved, so it doesn't matter) (Day 83)

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This brought me a doubt...

G-325A is for the Beneficiary AND the Petitioner? I thought it was just for beneficiary.


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For the detailed timeline, please click "Timeline" under my avatar and check the "comments".

ROC Journey:-

05.12.2012 -- Mailed I-751 packet

05.21.2012 -- Check Cashed

05.15.2012 -- NOA1

05.30.2012 -- Biometric notice issued

06.06.2012 -- Biometrics Date (walk-in). Was scheduled for 06/14

xx.xx.2012 -- Card Production Ordered.

xx.xx.2012 -- 10 Year Green Card Received

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This brought me a doubt...

G-325A is for the Beneficiary AND the Petitioner? I thought it was just for beneficiary.

I don't think there's any doubt there.

My spouse was on a K-1 so I didn't fill in the G-325A for myself in the AOS,

as the I-130 form was not necessary.

The OP, however, has to fill the I-130 and in the checklist at the BOTTOM

of the instructions for that form, if filing for husband/wife, the G-325A

is required for BOTH parties when filing the I-130.good.gif


02/2003 - Met

08/24/09 I-129F; 09/02 NOA1; 10/14 NOA2; 11/24 interview; 11/30 K-1 VISA (92 d); 12/29 POE 12/31/09 Marriage

03/29/-04/06/10 - AOS sent/rcd; 04/13 NOA1; AOS 2 NBC

04/14 $1010 cashed; 04/19 NOA1

04/28 Biom.

06/16 EAD/AP

06/24 Infops; AP mail

06/28 EAD mail; travel 2 BKK; return 07/17

07/20/10 interview, 4d. b4 I-129F anniv. APPROVAL!*

08/02/10 GC

08/09/10 SSN

2012-05-16 Lifting Cond. - I-751 sent

2012-06-27 Biom,

2013-01-10 7 Mo, 2 Wks. & 5 days - 10 Yr. PR Card (no interview)

*2013-04-22 Apply for citizenship (if she desires at that time) 90 days prior to 3yr anniversary of P. Residence

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Japan
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This is what I had which is similar to what my friend's lawyer used lol

Date

U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

Re: I-130 Petition/I-485Adjustment of Status Application

Petitioner: Name

Beneficiary: Name

Category: Spouse of U.S. Citizen

CONCURRENTLY filed with the following application:

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

I-131 Advance Parole

Dear Immigration Officer:

In connection with the above captioned matter, the flowing documents are submitted:

1. Form I-130;

2. Form G-325A;

a. Petitioner;

b. Beneficiary;

3. Form I-485;

4. Form I-864EZ with supporting documents;

5. Copy of Petitioner’s US Citizen Naturalization and U.S. Passport;

6. Copy of Certificate of Marriage;

7. Family Register and Translation, which includes the Beneficiary’s Birth Certificate;

8. Documents evidencing bona fides of marriage: Joint Account, Auto Insurance, Lease, Pictures;

9. Copy of Beneficiary’s Japanese Passport, H-1B Visa, and I-94;

10. Beneficiary’s Medical Examination Results (Sealed) from C.I.S. Civil Surgeon;

11. Passport-style Photographs of the petitioner and the beneficiary;

12. Our Check in the amount of $355 for I-130 and $1010 for I-485.

If you should require any further documents or information regarding this case, please contact us. Your expeditious processing of this application/petition is greatly appreciated.

Very truly yours,

My name

My husband's name


05/24/10 Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

06/02/10 NOA issued for I-485, I-765, I-131 (Day 1)

06/03/10 Check Cashed (Day 2)

06/04/10 Received NOA for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 (Day 3)

06/10/10 Biometrics Appointment for 6/25 (Day 9)

06/25/10 Biometrics Done for I-485 & I-765 as Scheduled (Day 24)

07/15/10 Interview request for August 16th (Day 44)

08/03/10 E-notification: EAD Card production & Touched AP (Day 63)

08/06/10 2nd Notification: EAD Card production (Day 66)

08/09/10 Received AP!!! (Day 69)

08/13/10 Received EAD (Day 73)

08/16/10 Interview Appointment (Day 76) -----> APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay :)

08/17/10 E-notification: Card production for Green Card (Day 77)

08/20/10 2nd E-notification: Card production for Green Card (Day 80)

08/23/10 Welcome letter received-Issued on 8/17/10 (Day 83)

08/26/10 E-notification: Post Decision Activity (Day 86)

08/27/10 GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!!!!! (Day 87)

ROC

05/19/12 ROC Window Opens

05/22/12 Mailed I-751

05/23/12 NOA Issued (Mail received per USPS tracking)

06/06/12 Check Cashed

06/07/12 Received NOA

12/10/12 Approved!!! (letter received on 12/12/12, waiting for the card)

12/17/12 10 Year GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!!!!!

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I think people are way too obsessed about the CV. It does not need to be fancy. All you need to do is write down the list of documents you are sending separated by form titles and put the documents in that order. No need to make it 2 pages with anything extra written on it.


AOS Timeline from F1

Sent AOS on April 17

Received and signed on April 19

Got 3 NOAs April 26

Biometrics Appointment Letter received May 1 - dated May 26

Walk-in biometrics rejected May 12

Biometrics Appointment May 26

Interview letter received June 11 - for July 19 APPROVED

EAD Received July 9

GC RECEIVED August 2

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Japan
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I think people are way too obsessed about the CV. It does not need to be fancy. All you need to do is write down the list of documents you are sending separated by form titles and put the documents in that order. No need to make it 2 pages with anything extra written on it.

Good point!

That's why I posted what I used, which is totally copy/past from my friend's lawyer's template.

I hope new filers find this so they won't think too much about it and waste their time...


05/24/10 Mailed I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131

06/02/10 NOA issued for I-485, I-765, I-131 (Day 1)

06/03/10 Check Cashed (Day 2)

06/04/10 Received NOA for I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 (Day 3)

06/10/10 Biometrics Appointment for 6/25 (Day 9)

06/25/10 Biometrics Done for I-485 & I-765 as Scheduled (Day 24)

07/15/10 Interview request for August 16th (Day 44)

08/03/10 E-notification: EAD Card production & Touched AP (Day 63)

08/06/10 2nd Notification: EAD Card production (Day 66)

08/09/10 Received AP!!! (Day 69)

08/13/10 Received EAD (Day 73)

08/16/10 Interview Appointment (Day 76) -----> APPROVED!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yay :)

08/17/10 E-notification: Card production for Green Card (Day 77)

08/20/10 2nd E-notification: Card production for Green Card (Day 80)

08/23/10 Welcome letter received-Issued on 8/17/10 (Day 83)

08/26/10 E-notification: Post Decision Activity (Day 86)

08/27/10 GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!!!!! (Day 87)

ROC

05/19/12 ROC Window Opens

05/22/12 Mailed I-751

05/23/12 NOA Issued (Mail received per USPS tracking)

06/06/12 Check Cashed

06/07/12 Received NOA

12/10/12 Approved!!! (letter received on 12/12/12, waiting for the card)

12/17/12 10 Year GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Italy
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It is pretty much the same as the sample here on VJ. I think many of us have used that template. A list of the documents submitted will be ok, no need to write anything else.

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