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hey guys,

i think now i have everything ready to send after reading the guide on VJ about 10 times i still have two questions :

1-what is it better send only one check ($1365) or send 3 separate checks ($930+$80+$355)?

2-I'm applying for I-130,I-485 and I-765 and if the evidence repeat on one or more forms should i send an extra copy or just one can be use for all forms since they are on the same file(EX.for I-130 requires birth certificate with translation of no-USC that is also require on form I-485 so that means i need one copy for each form?)

I'm going to list here what I'm sending so you guys with more experience can check and help me out :)

Form G-1145 E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance;

Cover letter with all the forms and evidence include in the package;

Form I-130 filled and sign;

Form I-148 filled and sign;

Form I-765 filled and sign;

Form I-846 filled and sign with copy of last 2 years W-2 and joint State and federal tax return;

Form I-846 filled and sign for the joint sponsor with last 3 years w-2 ,federal tax returns, job letter and copy of passport;

Form I-693 in a sealed envelope;

1 Copy of USC passport;

1 Copy of No-USC passport plus I94 front and back and visa used to entry in US;

1 copy of No-USC birth certificate with translation attached;

1 Copy of marriage certificate(married in 07/28/2008 (L) );

1 Form G325A dated and sign for USC (only one page )with one 2X2 photo attached;

1 Form G325A dated and sign for no-USC (again only one page ) with 2 2X2 photo attached;

copy of Chase bank statement and AT&T bill in both names;

and checks(still waiting to see what is better to send only one or 3 checks.

uff ... hope everything is right and hopefully we are gonna be back on the May Applicants topics(nice birthday gift 05/23) :dance:

thank you :thumbs:

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Each application (Form) requires it's own evidence. Plan accordingly.

I would separate the I-130 from the 485, and make separate checks for each one. (As per the VJ guide, assemble each package (130/485) as a separate group.

Form I-148?

No I-131?

My Advice is usually based on "Worst Case Scenario" and what is written in the rules/laws/instructions. That is the way I roll... -Protect your Status - file before your I-94 expires.

WARNING: Phrases in this post may sound meaner than they were intended to be. Read the Adjudicator's Field Manual from USCIS

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Try to do a research on this forum, there were a lot of users who opened topics with very detailed check lists. I remember one user- Rebeccaandphil who presented a great checklist on one of their topics. Try to look for this user's topics and you will find it. If you are out of status don't file I-131. Good luck!

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Each application (Form) requires it's own evidence. Plan accordingly.

I would separate the I-130 from the 485, and make separate checks for each one. (As per the VJ guide, assemble each package (130/485) as a separate group.

Form I-148? I think it was written wrong PO meant I-485

No I-131? Looks like they are not filing for AP

I-130 Sent : 08/15/2006 F2A (spouse of LPR)

I-130 Approved : 03/29/2010

AOS data section: Filed I-485 & I-765 (more details see About Me section)

04/30/2010 - Mailed out

06/02/2010 - RFE

08/11/2010 - Interview Date - APPROVED

08/23/2010 - Green Card at Home :)

Hubby's USC

Service Center : Dallas TX ; CIS Office : New York City NY

05/29/2010 - Date Filed

06/08/2010 - Email & phone mess with case number.

06/07/2010 - Checks cashed

06/11/2010 - NOA Date

06/21/2010 - Biometrics letter

07/07/2010 - Biometrics appointment

11/11/2010 - Interview Date

Waiting for interview letter

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How others said. Two separate application, each with its own evidence. Two checks for $355,- and $1010,-($930,- and $80,-).

In memo of the check write what is it for and name.

I don't think you need your birth certificate with I-130 just with I-485. But you will need to attach your G-325 with each application.

Also 2 passport photos of yourself with I-485.

Good luck!

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05/04/10 I-485 touched

05/24/10 Biometrics letter received (dated 5/20, mailed 5/21)

05/26/10 Walk-in biometrics done

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I took each application as a seperate case and attached all relavant documents to it with a paper clip. Then put all applications in one large envelope and sent them out. I had sent out the I-130 seperately as at the time I lacked certain documents for the I-485. So when it was time to send out the I-485, I attached the NOA1 for I-130 to the I-485 application for eligibility/proof.

Good Luck

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