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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India

Hello Everyone...Actually my wife just became U.S.Citizen and would like to apply for her parents (I-130 IR category).

I looked at the form and guides here and just wanted to confirm few things...

1. the photographs for the beneficiaries (wife's parents) are not needed? when would USCIS ask for this then?

2. the birth certificates of parents are not needed? and again if not needed at this point, when would they ask for it?

I just wanted to make sure as I will be sending out the packet in a day or so.

thanks so much...

07/31/2011 -- US Citizen wife applied for her parents I-130

12/12/2011 -- Got NOA1 ONLY for mom's file


12/22/2006 -- got married in india

01/17/2007 -- I-130 packet sent to NSC

01/27/2007 -- moved to CSC

01/29/2007 -- NOA1 received

04/19/2007 -- NOA2 received

K3 -- I129F

2/12/2007 -- packet sent

2/22/2007 -- NOA 1

4/25/2007 -- notice received in mail

5/10/2007 -- NVC recieved case (finally, after 3 weeks)

5/14/2007 -- NVC sent case to Mumbai embassy

5/21/2007 -- Embassy received case

5/31/2007 -- wife sent in packet 3

6/15/2007 -- wife received packet 4

8/23/2007 -- INTERVIEW DATE wohooooo + got K3 visa on 23rd :)

9/03/2007 -- sweetheart is here in US


9/17/2007 -- AOS/EAD package sent to chicago lock box

9/26/2007 -- NOA 1s for 485 & EAD

10/1/2007 -- biometrics appt letter received

10/13/2007 -- fingerprinting....speed it up guys..

11/28/2007 -- card production ordered - EAD

03/04/2008 -- final interview for greeen card :)

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China

1. the photographs for the beneficiaries (wife's parents) are not needed? when would USCIS ask for this then?

2. the birth certificates of parents are not needed? and again if not needed at this point, when would they ask for it?

When the file reaches the NVC, the NVC will ask for these items. As you already know, along with the I-130, your wife will need to submit a copy of her birth certificate that shows both of her parents names on it. I didn't see anything in the instructions that say photographs of the beneficiary are required at this stage in this instance.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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