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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello friends

I finally have my marriage certificate in hand (takes forever from Ontario). We are filling out the I-130 forms and G-325A copies. Do we need to send some sort of cover letter with these forms? I read somewhere you should reference "I-130 petition" on the outside envelope too. Any tips?

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Monica (L)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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I know this is the cover letter for I-129F, but you can use it as a template for one to match your situation: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Cover_..._for_I-129F.doc

Assembly of the package tips can be found here: http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...p;page=assembly

You should indicate on the outside of the envelope that it is for I-130 petition.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Brazil
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Hello friends

I finally have my marriage certificate in hand (takes forever from Ontario). We are filling out the I-130 forms and G-325A copies. Do we need to send some sort of cover letter with these forms? I read somewhere you should reference "I-130 petition" on the outside envelope too. Any tips?

Cheers

Monica (L)

For everything that you send to USCIS, make a cover letter and itemize what is in the package. That way, they don't have to guess, they only need to match the docs with what you said is in the package. If they raceive something and can't figure it out, you pay with an RFE! So help them to help you with a cover letter.


Fernanda's Timeline

K-1

June 2, 2006 - Mailed K1 Petition

Jun 28, 2006 - NOA1

Oct 05, 2006 - NOA2 - APPROVED after 122 days

Dec 05, 2006 - Received Packet 3 from Consulate

Dec 11, 2006 - Medical Examination in Belo Horizonte

Jan 10, 2007 - Returned Packet #3 to Consulate (SEDEX-10)

Mar 13, 2007 - INTERVIEW SUCCESS! We have our K-1 VISA !!

POE & Texas Wedding

Mar 27, 2007 - POE Houston, TX. No questions. Gone in 10 minutes.

Mar 28, 2007 - Marriage License app

April 4, 2007 - Our Wedding Day!

April 12, 2007 - Apply for SS card with married name

April 20, 2007 - Received SS card

AOS

June 4, 2007 - Mailed AOS

June 6, 2007 - USCIS received

June 11, 2007 - NOA1 for I-485

July 18, 2007 - Biometrics completed

July 20, 2007 - Case transferred from MSC to CSC

July 31, 2007 - AOS Approved - 57 days - Without an Interview!

Aug 06, 2007 - Received Green Card in the mail today!

Jan 8, 2009 @ 8:18PM - Our son was born tonight !!

I-751 - Remove Conditions

July 11, 2009 - Certified Mail to VSC I-751 Package

July 14, 2009 - Check cleared bank

July 20, 2009 - NOA1 & 1 yr extension - Receipt date is July 14. Case# assigned

Sept 1, 2009 - Biometrics completed

Nov 25, 2009 - I-751 is approved. No Interview.

Dec 14, 2009 - 10yr Green Card arrived !

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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I didn't use a cover letter but if you really want be organized go for it. I guess it would not hurt.


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Hello friends

I finally have my marriage certificate in hand (takes forever from Ontario). We are filling out the I-130 forms and G-325A copies. Do we need to send some sort of cover letter with these forms? I read somewhere you should reference "I-130 petition" on the outside envelope too. Any tips?

Cheers

Monica (L)

Cover letter si not required, but it is helpful. You can write what documents you are sending.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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A Cover letter is Optional!!.............it will just get thrown in the trash as soon as the person opening the mail & putting forms/evidence in order opens it!! :yes:


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April/04/2005- Visa journey began!!

We did both K3 & CR1 visa's, got both!!- I returned to England for my CR1 interview after first arriving on a K3 visa!!

May/25th 2006- Green card arrives in the mail................YAY!!

19th June 2006 I Had to go to the Social Security Office to get my number, the DS-230 didnt work for me!!

26-June-2006- Social Security# arrived in the mail....YAY!!

Feb 2008 lift conditions <<<reminder to self!!<<<< went to England for a visit instead, no rush right, 90 days is a long time,LOL

Removing Conditions Begins

Mailed I-751 April 12th 2008

signed for @ NSC April 16th

NOA date April 16th

Conditional GC expired May 5th 2008

Biometrics Detroit May 10th 2008

10 year Green card ordered August 20th 2008

Citizenship any time from feb 2009

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: China
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From the USCIS website:

Cover Letters:

Attorneys may wish to submit a cover letter outlining the benefit sought, and identifying the attached supporting evidence. This can be very useful to the adjudicating officer, especially if the wrong block is checked off on a visa petition. Visa petitions are frequently rejected and occasionally denied because the petitioner appears to be filing for a benefit not authorized by law, i.e., a lawful permanent resident petitioning for a sibling. It should not be assumed that the adjudicating officer will instantly recognize the merits of the case or that she/he will automatically understand the entire request unless you provide a clear explanation of the benefits/actions sought.

http://www.uscis.gov/graphics/fieldoffices...ional/index.htm

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I would put a cover letter on every form(s) that you return to the USCIS, NVC or Embassy, although it may not be required it eliminates confusion and also helps you tick off and show that you have provided all the information required. i.e. with the I-130 package, adding a quick coversheet will show that you were aware of and included the required attachments, such as photos and G325A forms.

It also aids the person that is looking at your case. Some packages such as the I-864 can contain multiple forms, such as I-864, I-864A, Tax returns for different people, etc.. so be providing a cover sheet you can list the information in a formal manner and will help the person dealing with your case..

Another point is when you add a cover letter it lets you explain or add additional information if needed.

And after all.. its not going to hurt your case by adding one.. !! :thumbs:

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I would put a cover letter on every form(s) that you return to the USCIS, NVC or Embassy, although it may not be required it eliminates confusion and also helps you tick off and show that you have provided all the information required. i.e. with the I-130 package, adding a quick coversheet will show that you were aware of and included the required attachments, such as photos and G325A forms.

It also aids the person that is looking at your case. Some packages such as the I-864 can contain multiple forms, such as I-864, I-864A, Tax returns for different people, etc.. so be providing a cover sheet you can list the information in a formal manner and will help the person dealing with your case..

Another point is when you add a cover letter it lets you explain or add additional information if needed.

And after all.. its not going to hurt your case by adding one.. !! :thumbs:

We never sent any info to them except the I-130 (which was approved last year) and the document checklist, which triggered the interview scheduling. :D


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I would put a cover letter on every form(s) that you return to the USCIS, NVC or Embassy, although it may not be required it eliminates confusion and also helps you tick off and show that you have provided all the information required. i.e. with the I-130 package, adding a quick coversheet will show that you were aware of and included the required attachments, such as photos and G325A forms.

It also aids the person that is looking at your case. Some packages such as the I-864 can contain multiple forms, such as I-864, I-864A, Tax returns for different people, etc.. so be providing a cover sheet you can list the information in a formal manner and will help the person dealing with your case..

Another point is when you add a cover letter it lets you explain or add additional information if needed.

And after all.. its not going to hurt your case by adding one.. !! :thumbs:

We never sent any info to them except the I-130 (which was approved last year) and the document checklist, which triggered the interview scheduling. :D

Yes, as stated in previous post it is optional.. (i.e. "Although it may, not be required it eliminates confusion " )

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Morocco
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I used a cover letter stating basic facts and what was in the packet. One thing I have learned though that I think is EXTREMELY important is to use this opportunity to address any possible red flags you might have in your relationship that could cause a delay once the consulate gets it. I learned this one the hard way!

If you have an approved petition that already addresses these red flags the consulate can not send it back for reviews on any of these issues.


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