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Hello, I saw that some people post their cover letter contents for double-checking here, so I decided to do the same. If someone could take a look at it, it would be great. I'm filing for AOS from F-1 student status (valid until August).

And then I also have a couple of questions.

1) I filled out the pdfs from the USCIS website and it worked out fine except when I printed them the text that I added in the fields is somewhat thin and hard to see compared to the text of the form. I tried to play with the fonts in Adobe but it didn't seem to make a difference. Has anyone else had the same problem? Is that a big problem?

2) I have everything printed one-sided, I didn't staple anything, just put color sheets between the sets of forms and had simple paper clips to hold forms of more than 1 page. Is that enough?

3) Is one G-1145 form (e-notification form) enough for the whole application or should there be a G-1145 for each form separately (one for I-130, one for I-485, etc)?

Checklist for the concurrent filing of forms:

- Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative);

- I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status);

- I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization);

- and I-131 (Application of Travel Document).

Contents include:

1. Form G-1145 E-Notification of application acceptance

2. Form I-130 Petition For Alien Relative, including:

Check in the amount of US$ 420.00 for I-130

Form G-325A for my husband

Form G-325A for me

Copy of my husbands Birth Certificate

Copy of my husbands US passport

Copy of Marriage Certificate

Passport photos in a plastic bag (1 photo of him, 1 photo of me, names written in pencil on the back)

Copy of a letter from the bank to confirm joint residence and joint bank account

Friends affidavit of the bona fide relationship - original

3. Form I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status:

Check in the amount of US$ 1070.00 for I-485, including the biometrics fee

Form G-325A for me

My Birth Certificate (English translation, translators original notarized statement, copy of the birth certificate)

Copy of passport's biographical page

Copy of the most recent visa

Copy of I-94 form (front and back on the same page)

Copy of Marriage Certificate

Two passport photos of me in a plastic bag

Form I-693 Medical Examination in a sealed envelope - original

Form I-864 Affidavit of Support

Copy of my husbands IRS federal tax return transcript for 2009

Copies of his pay stubs in the last 6 months

4. Form I-765 Application For Employment Document

Copy of the passport

Two passport photos for me in a plastic bag

5. I-131 Application for Travel Document

Copy of the current visa

Copy of the current I-20

Two passport photos in a plastic bag

Explanation of travel

Thanks a lot!

Edited by anek241

AOS from F1

February 18, 2011 - sent via FedEx

Feb.19, 2011 - delivered to Chicago Lockbox

Feb. 28, 2011 - NOAs received

March, 2011 - biometrics letter received, biometrics completed

April, 2011 - Employment card arrived

June, 2011 - Interview notice for July interview

July, 2011 - Interview successful - GC received

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Hi,

did a quick scan of your list, I would put the passport photos for the G-325A in two separate bags and paperclip those on the two forms individually.

I filled everything out on the computer, too but can't see any week font, but I think as long as you can still read it its fine.

You could mention that you used color sheets as separators "for your easy utilization" or something like that.

Didn't file for AP myself, got no experience, pretty sure another VJer can tell you if its ok this way.

I used the words US Citizen for my spouse and beneficiary for me in the letter.

Ask your husband to get a confirmation letter from his employer, stating his time of employment and wages, I don't think it is making a case go forward or not, but latest at the interview they would want to see that.

Oh and regarding the notification - one sheet is enough, but don't totally rely on it, the best friend in this process is your mailbox as you will have literally any documents, decisions or other things in your hand rather then a delayed or even missing online status update.

Welcome to VJ And good luck on your AOS Journey!! :)

We're here to help, give our thoughts and opinions, share our experiences

Maxximus

Edited by Maxximus1074

10/13/2010 - Mailed in The Package (AOS, I-765, I-130)

10/17/2010 - USPS confirms delivery to USCIS

10/25/2010 - Check cashed

10/26/2010 - All applications been worked on aka touched

10/28/2010 - NOA1 Receipts for applications received

11/24/2010 - Received appointment for biometrics in the mail for 12/17 *yay*

12/17/2010 - 9.25 a.m. - 9.45 a.m. Biometrics done !!

12/23/2010 - EAD Approved and Card on its way - Email notification received *yay*

01/03/2011 - WOOOHOOO ...EAD Card in Hand!

01/04/2011 - Oh boy....Received Interview Letter today - February 3rd is the day! :)

02/03/2011 - Interview scheduled 12:45 p.m. - out of there before 1:30 p.m. - further review

Coming home, checking for touches at 5:30 p.m. - CARD PRODUCTION ORDERED !!!!

Thank you All on Visajourney for your inputs, experiences and thoughts!!!

02/09/2011 - Yup another e-mail saying that my card production was ordered.

02/10/2011 - E-mail notification "Approval letter was sent today"

02/14/2011 - Welcome Letter / Approval NOA and Card (separate envelope) received!!! :D

Late November 2012 (have to look up my receipts ;) - mailed in ROC I-751

12/12/2012 - NOA 1, status extension received

12/18/2012 - Biometrics appointment letter received

01/08/2013 - Biometrics done

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Welcome to VJ And good luck on your AOS Journey!! :)

We're here to help, give our thoughts and opinions, share our experiences

Maxximus

Hi Maxximus,

Thank you for all your great suggestions! Vielen Dank!

About the letter of employment, the instructions for I-864 said either the letter or the pay stubs, so we thought one thing would be enough.

And like it when you said that my mailbox will be my best friend :). Thanks a lot, I'll keep it mind.

MFG


AOS from F1

February 18, 2011 - sent via FedEx

Feb.19, 2011 - delivered to Chicago Lockbox

Feb. 28, 2011 - NOAs received

March, 2011 - biometrics letter received, biometrics completed

April, 2011 - Employment card arrived

June, 2011 - Interview notice for July interview

July, 2011 - Interview successful - GC received

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Looks great! You're right, current proof of employment can be either paystubs or an employment letter, and you have one. Good luck!


AOS for my husband
8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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