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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thank you everyone for helping me out! I am putting the I-130 package together for USCIS.

All Chinese government certified documents I am only submitting copies. Am I right in thinking I should keep the original?

0. Cover letter - signed and date

1. Personal check in the amount of $420 Application Fee

2. G-1145 E-Notification of Petition Acceptance

3. I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

4. COPY of unexpired U.S. passport

5. COPY Certified Birth Certificate with Official Translation (Beneficiary)

6. COPY Certified Marriage Certificate from China with Official Translation (Beneficiary)

8. G-325A (Petitioner)

9. Passport Style Photo (Petitioner)

10. G-325A (Beneficiary)

11. Passport Style Photo (Beneficiary)

Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage:

12. Letter explaining our relationship history, marriage, and our future plans together.

13. COPY of affidavits from family and friends having personal knowledge of the bona fide marriage.

14. Photo pages as evidence to our bona fide relationship and marriage.


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CR-1 Process

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06/10/2011 - I-130 package sent USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/14/2011 - NOA1

10/21/2011 - I-130 approved (NOA2)

11/19/2011 - NVC recevied case

11/21/2011 - Called NVC for AOS bill and DS-3032

11/21/2011 - Paid AOS Bill

11/21/2011 - EP request and DS-3032 to NVC

11/23/2011 - EP came and DS-3032 accepted

11/23/2011 - Submit I-864

11/28/2011 - Paid IV Bill

11/29/2011 - Submit DS-230

12/05/2011 - Case completed

12/08/2011 - Interview date set

12/11/2011 - Medical exam

01/11/2011 - Document intake day

01/12/2012 - Interview - Approved

03/09/2012 - POE - LAX

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Georgia
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Thank you everyone for helping me out! I am putting the I-130 package together for USCIS.

All Chinese government certified documents I am only submitting copies. Am I right in thinking I should keep the original?

0. Cover letter - signed and date

1. Personal check in the amount of $420 Application Fee

2. G-1145 E-Notification of Petition Acceptance

3. I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

4. COPY of unexpired U.S. passport

5. COPY Certified Birth Certificate with Official Translation (Beneficiary)

6. COPY Certified Marriage Certificate from China with Official Translation (Beneficiary)

8. G-325A (Petitioner)

9. Passport Style Photo (Petitioner)

10. G-325A (Beneficiary)

11. Passport Style Photo (Beneficiary)

Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage:

12. Letter explaining our relationship history, marriage, and our future plans together.

13. COPY of affidavits from family and friends having personal knowledge of the bona fide marriage.

14. Photo pages as evidence to our bona fide relationship and marriage.

you need originals for NVC

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Morocco
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they need originals and when it gets to NVC, they also need originals. I had to get 2 copies of all and he sent me one for myself.

If you send copies, they will ask for originals and the process is delayed by that much more.

Thank you everyone for helping me out! I am putting the I-130 package together for USCIS.

All Chinese government certified documents I am only submitting copies. Am I right in thinking I should keep the original?

0. Cover letter - signed and date

1. Personal check in the amount of $420 Application Fee

2. G-1145 E-Notification of Petition Acceptance

3. I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

4. COPY of unexpired U.S. passport

5. COPY Certified Birth Certificate with Official Translation (Beneficiary)

6. COPY Certified Marriage Certificate from China with Official Translation (Beneficiary)

8. G-325A (Petitioner)

9. Passport Style Photo (Petitioner)

10. G-325A (Beneficiary)

11. Passport Style Photo (Beneficiary)

Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage:

12. Letter explaining our relationship history, marriage, and our future plans together.

13. COPY of affidavits from family and friends having personal knowledge of the bona fide marriage.

14. Photo pages as evidence to our bona fide relationship and marriage.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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4,5,6 - photocopies

13 - originals

If you use EP at NVC -

Chinese documents will be scanned in by you, sent via email during NVC processing, then originals must be shown on interview day.

If not use EP at NVC (paper processing only) -

Orignal Chinese documents will be sent in.

Interview day, bring all originals of things sent to USCIS that were submitted as copies.

errata - if you 'home' your account to China, by selecting beneficiary country to China - your posts will show up in the china portal , other China experts can see/respond quickly.

Edited by Darnell

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I read all I can about EP on here and on the state.gov, but still not sure at what stage can I enroll in EP! Can I use EP to submit my i-130? Sounds like I can only do it later in the process because they are talking about a case number change.

I should continue my i-130 submission then enroll in EP later? Thanks!

4,5,6 - photocopies

13 - originals

If you use EP at NVC -

Chinese documents will be scanned in by you, sent via email during NVC processing, then originals must be shown on interview day.

If not use EP at NVC (paper processing only) -

Orignal Chinese documents will be sent in.

Interview day, bring all originals of things sent to USCIS that were submitted as copies.

errata - if you 'home' your account to China, by selecting beneficiary country to China - your posts will show up in the china portal , other China experts can see/respond quickly.


=====================

CR-1 Process

=====================

06/10/2011 - I-130 package sent USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/14/2011 - NOA1

10/21/2011 - I-130 approved (NOA2)

11/19/2011 - NVC recevied case

11/21/2011 - Called NVC for AOS bill and DS-3032

11/21/2011 - Paid AOS Bill

11/21/2011 - EP request and DS-3032 to NVC

11/23/2011 - EP came and DS-3032 accepted

11/23/2011 - Submit I-864

11/28/2011 - Paid IV Bill

11/29/2011 - Submit DS-230

12/05/2011 - Case completed

12/08/2011 - Interview date set

12/11/2011 - Medical exam

01/11/2011 - Document intake day

01/12/2012 - Interview - Approved

03/09/2012 - POE - LAX

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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stage = NVC, after I-130 approval. USCIS schlepps the casefile to NVC, where the intake for the Visa Application occurs.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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FOR THE I-130, I guess my point really is - PHOTOCOPIES ONLY (unless I-130 instructions specifically say otherwise) for I-130 submittal.

Anything requiring original signature and is a government form, must be original document.

After I-130 approval, the casefile is sent to NVC, and they have different document requirements, mostly all is original documents there.

If it was a paper case to NVC, later, you'd be sending them on via postal mail.

If it's an EP case to NVC, later, you send scans of PDF files, then originals are taken on interview day in China.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

 

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I also submitted photocopies of 4, 5, and 6 with my I-130. Good luck on your journey!!

Edited by BocaChicaBabe

~~~~USCIS~~~~
02-12-11 -- Mailed CR1 Petition (USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation)
02-14-11 -- Petition delivered to the Chicago Lockbox
02-16-11 -- NOA1 Text/E-mail
02-22-11 -- I-797C received in the mail
05-24-11 -- NOA2 E-mail (no text, no RFE)
05-28-11 -- I-797C received in the mail

~~~~NVC~~~~
06-07-11 -- Case entered into system
06-08-11 -- Received e-mails with DS-3032 and AOS
06-09-11 -- E-mailed and snail mailed DS-3032 and paid AOS fee
06-10-11 -- AOS status: PAID
06-14-11 -- Mailed AOS package (USPS First-Class Mail)
06-15-11 -- DS-3032 e-mail accepted by NVC and IV bill generated
06-16-11 -- Paid IV bill
06-17-11 -- NVC withdrew money for IV bill from my account
06-23-11 -- IV status: PAID
06-24-11 -- Mailed IV package (USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation)
06-27-11 -- IV package delivered
07-11-11 -- Final Review
07-12-11 -- CASE COMPLETE
08-03-11 -- E-Mail received about interview date
09-12-11 -- INTERVIEW

~~~~Removal of Conditions~~~~

08-02-13 -- ROC window opens

08-05-13 -- Mailed I-751 package (USPS Priority Mail with delivery confirmation)

08-09-13 -- Package delivered (Delayed at Post Office)
08-12-13 -- NOA1
08-15-13 -- Check cashed
08-24-13 -- Received biometrics letter for September 10
08-26-13 -- Early walk-in for biometrics
09-16-13 -- Received letter stating our case was transferred to CSC on September 12
10-02-13 -- Received text/email update. Case changed from "transferred to Local Office" to "was transferred and now being processed at a USCIS Office"

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they need originals and when it gets to NVC, they also need originals. I had to get 2 copies of all and he sent me one for myself.

If you send copies, they will ask for originals and the process is delayed by that much more.

I sent copies and was approved in 4 months at USCIS. I sent originals to NVC.


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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Mexico
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The instructions are VERY simple--virtually everything for USCIS is copies, and civil docs for NVC are originals--don't know why this is so hard--it is spelled out in the instructions--all too often we see people send originals to USCIS and then not have them for NVC when they are mandatory.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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# 5 is not needed for I-130 Petition.


USCIS- (77 Days)
I-130 Sent : 04-05-2011
I-130 NOA1 : 04-08-2011
I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
NVC Received : 07-25-2011

NVC Case Closed: 08-23-2011
Medical/VFS/Interview
Interview Date Recieved: 09-02-2011
Medical Completed: 09-16-2011
VFS Fees Paid and Documents Submitted: 10-21-2011
Interview: 11-10-2011

Interview Status: Approved
Visa In Hand: 11-10-2011

USA

P.O.E- Chicago, IL: 12-16-11
Recieved Welcome Letter: 01-03-2012
Received Green Card: 01-19-2012
Re-applied for SSN: 01-23-2012
Received SSN: 01-27-2012

Apply for Removal of Conditions: 09-17-13

ROC- (112 Days)

I-751 Sent (CSC): 11-22-13

Check Cashed: 11-27-13

I-751 NOA1: 11-30-13

Biometrics: 12-23-13
Case Status: Approved
Green Card Issued: 3-14-14

Green Card In Hand: 3-20-14

CITIZENSHIP

Apply For N-400: 1-28-15

Check Cashed: 02-5-15

NOA: 02-11-15

Biometrics: 03-2-15

In Line Interview: 06-10-15

Interview: 07-20-15

Interview Status: Approved

Oath Ceremony: 08-20-15

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