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1-130 Cover Letter. Is this one OK?

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Filed: Timeline

USCIS

P.O. Box 804625

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

Nature of Submission: I-130 Application

Dear Sir or Madam:

Enclosed please find my Form I-130, Petition for Alien Spouse for [spouse] and supporting documents. Contents include:

1. Form I-130

2. G-325A Biographic Information for petitioner with passport style photo.

3. G-325A Biographic Information for spouse with passport style photo.

4. Copy of petitioner U.S. Passport.

5. Copy of Certificate Of Marriage.

6. Copies of beneficiary information for three (3) of the petitioner's financial institutions as evidence of a Bonafide Marriage.

7. Three (3) affidavits signed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of the relationship as evidence of Bonafide Marriage.

8. Photo copy of receipt of the wedding ring purchased by the petitioner as a secondary evidence of Bonafide Marriage.

9. Photo copies of saved boarding passes from the trip to the Philippines in January, and also for the return trip in March as a secondary evidence of Bonafide Marriage. Copies of the boarding passes for the return trip to the USA in January and the trip to the Philippines were not saved.

10. Three (3) copies of saved chat logs as a secondary evidence of Bonafide Marriage.

11. Copy of saved appointment confirmation form the United States embassy in Manila as a secondary evidence of Bonafide Marriage.

12. Six (6) pieces of Pictures as a secondary evidence of Bonafide Marriage.

13. A check in the amount of $420.00 for application fee attached to the front of the cover letter.

Please note that there was a religious ceremony on January 24, 2011 and an official civil wedding that took place on March 4, 2011. We were unaware of the requirement to make an appointment with the US embassy to obtain the Affidavit in Lieu of a Certificate of Legal Capacity to Marry. When we found out about this the earliest appointment we could get was for January 19, 2011. In the Philippines one must wait at least ten (10) days from the day of filing for a marriage license before obtaining the marriage license. This unplanned turn of events necessitated a second trip to the Philippines for the civil wedding, which took place on March 4, 2011. Thank you for your assistance in this matter

Very truly yours,

[Petitioner]

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Looks Good...you explained the wedding situation which helps. I didn't even send a cover letter...I literally threw the package together & paperclipped it the day before I was flying out to visit my husband. No wedding photos, no chat logs, no money wires...a couple boarding passes, a few recent phone bills & 2 affidavits from relatives. Mine will be the anorexic packet amongst the obese! lol..if 10 visits in 2yrs doesn't prove bona fides then they'll get the kitchen sink next time around. Yours sounds more prepared..


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
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USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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They completely ignore the cover letter--it is really for YOU to be sure you have included everything.

Well that's once less thing I'll lose sleep over...thnx Magical


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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They completely ignore the cover letter--it is really for YOU to be sure you have included everything.

Agree :thumbs: ! Personally, I never sent (while dealing with USCIS) any cover letters and have no willing to do that in the future :hehe: . They are not needed, so I don't understand why some people are really focusing on attaching them.

Well, I guess, this is their choice :yes:

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