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Hello all,

I hope to send my I-130 package on Monday, but have a few questions.

-From the guide page I see that personal checks are now accepted (hence not a MO)...I just want to confirm if this is still current info before making out a regular check from my checking account.

-I have the following in my package (am I missing anything?):

Cover Letter (listing/explaining contents)...

• I-130

• Marriage Certificate (Petitioner and Beneficiary)

• G-325A; birth certificate; passport style photo (Petitioner)

• G-325A; birth certificate; passport style photo (Beneficiary)

• G-1145

• Proof of an ongoing relationship (a few pics; tel and e-mail records; a joint credit card statement; flight/trip docs; mailed post cards)

-I am currently not earning above the poverty level (working part time as just finished a degree program); however, will either be working full time soon or have a willing joint sponsor. I presume that this is irrelevant at this stage, yet can this create problems at the next stage? To clarify, I mean that although I'll be able to meet above the poverty level by the next phase of the process will having applied in the beginning not meeting this requirement be a problem?

~Note that this is for the IR1 Visa...my husband and I have been married for over two years

I thank you in advance for your help,

Liz

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photocopy only -> Marriage Certificate (Petitioner and Beneficiary


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the personal check is good, to us department of homeland security. put your name, address, phone number,and your alien registion number, date , be sure it's made out correctly use a paper clip it to the 1-130, and make copies.

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the personal check is good, to us department of homeland security. put your name, address, phone number,and your alien registion number, date , be sure it's made out correctly use a paper clip it to the 1-130, and make copies.

Why would you put a name, address, phone number etc on your check and I wonder where :wacko: ?

I've just sent regular check payable to US Department of Homeland security and got my NOA1 already.

And there's need to put you A# (it's required for citizenship process) as well.

to Liz09: birth certificate is not required for beneficiary at USCIS stage. "Read I130 instructions" - per Darnell :D .

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-I am currently not earning above the poverty level (working part time as just finished a degree program); however, will either be working full time soon or have a willing joint sponsor. I presume that this is irrelevant at this stage, yet can this create problems at the next stage? To clarify, I mean that although I'll be able to meet above the poverty level by the next phase of the process will having applied in the beginning not meeting this requirement be a problem?

You have to be at or above 125% of the poverty level in order to sponsor, otherwise, a joint sponsor will be necessary. These are the current poverty guidelines.

It's only an issue when the NVC requests the I-864 from you and you subsequently file it. The level you were at before (such as the date when you filed the petition) is not relevant.


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Thanks Darnell, jkelly07, nickky, Ryan H for taking the time to reply.

-Darnell, yes I am only sending copies of docs...though of course original signed forms.

-Nickky, the instructions do indicate to send a birth certificate or copy of passport pages in order to establish the petitioner's citizenship, or proof of PR status if applicable. I am a USC.

-Ryan H, I thought my income at this stage would not be a problem...thanks a bunch for reassuring me that this won't be a problem later either.

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-Nickky, the instructions do indicate to send a birth certificate or copy of passport pages in order to establish the petitioner's citizenship, or proof of PR status if applicable. I am a USC.

Hm, where's here beneficiary's birth certificate :unsure: ?

And I was telling you about beneficiary's one B-).

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Nickky, the petitioner has to send in a birth certificate to prove they are a US citizen with the I130. The beneficiary does NOT have to send one until the NVC stage with the DS230/DS260. Please stop giving out wrong information.


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Nickky, the petitioner has to send in a birth certificate to prove they are a US citizen with the I130. The beneficiary does NOT have to send one until the NVC stage with the DS230/DS260. Please stop giving out wrong information.

Excuse me, I think you're not reading carefully what I've posted. And I'm not giving the wrong info. You've said exactly what I did in my above post. Look here: "to Liz09: birth certificate is not required for beneficiary at USCIS stage".

And here what you say: "The beneficiary does NOT have to send one until the NVC stage with the DS230/DS260"

Isn't that the same?

I was only talking about beneficiary's BC and not petitioner's one.

And, I think, you are not giving the complete info on petitioner's BC for USC. IF the USC is naturalized what BC are you talking about?

BC for USC only applies in case if the USC is originally born in the USA.

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