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Hi everyone, I'm kinda new here and just need some help. I'm about to file my petition (with my husband of course) to lift my conditional status on my residency and just wondering how to organize my documents or what kind of folder should I use to make it more presentable?

Any input will be greatly appreciated.


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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Canada

I just sent my I-751 out at the beginning of September, and I put the cover letter on the top, then the Form I-751, and then all the accompanying documents in the order that I mentioned them in the cover letter.

I attached the check to the cover letter in the upper left hand corner.

The whole package was held together by a big binder clip at the top.

I have not received my NOA yet, but my check cleared the bank 11 days after I mailed the package.


KURT & RAYMA (K-1 Visa)

Oct. 9/03... I-129F sent to NSC

June 10/04... K-1 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

July 31/04... Entered U.S.

Aug. 28/04... WEDDING DAY!!!!

Aug. 30/04... I-485, I-765 & I-131 sent to Seattle

Dec. 10/04... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport stamped)

Sept. 9/06... I-751 sent to NSC

May 15/07... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Sept. 13/07... N-400 sent to NSC

Aug. 21/08... Interview - PASSED!!!!

Sept. 2/08... Oath Ceremony

Sept. 5/08... Sent in Voter Registration Card

Sept. 9/08... SSA office to change status to "U.S. citizen"

Oct. 8/08... Applied in person for U.S. Passport

Oct. 22/08... U.S. Passport received


KAELY (K-2 Visa)

Apr. 6/05... DS-230, Part I faxed to Vancouver Consulate

May 26/05... K-2 Interview - APPROVED!!!!

Sept. 5/05... Entered U.S.

Sept. 7/05... I-485 & I-131 sent to CLB

Feb. 22/06... AOS Interview - APPROVED!!!!! (Passport NOT stamped)

Dec. 4/07... I-751 sent to NSC

May 23/08... 10-Yr. PR Card arrives in the mail

Mar. 22/11.... N-400 sent to AZ

June 27/11..... Interview - PASSED!!!

July 12/11..... Oath Ceremony

We're NOT lawyers.... just your average folks who had to find their own way!!!!! Anything we post here is simply our own opinions/suggestions/experiences and should not be taken as LAW!!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

I did the same as Raymaga,except I didnt put the big binder clip. My cheque cashed in 2 days.

Canadians Visiting the USA while undergoing the visa process, my free advice:

1) Always tell the TRUTH. never lie to the POE officer

2) Be confident in ur replies

3) keep ur response short and to the point, don't tell ur life story!!

4) look the POE officer in the eye when speaking to them. They are looking for people lieing and have been trained to find them!

5) Pack light! No job resumes with you

6) Bring ties to Canada (letter from employer when ur expected back at work, lease, etc etc)

7) Always be polite, being rude isn't going to get ya anywhere, and could make things worse!!

8) Have a plan in case u do get denied (be polite) It wont harm ur visa application if ur denied,that is if ur polite and didn't lie! Refer to #1

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I used an acco clip to bind everything on the top with tabs, and a loose cover letter.

Met the ole man in January 1998

Jan. 2004: K1 visa issued ~ April 2004: Got on a plane ~ Nov. 2004: GC in my mucky hands ~ Dec. 2006: Received 10 YR GC

September 2008 - US passport delivered!

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Filed: Country: United Kingdom
I used an acco clip to bind everything on the top with tabs, and a loose cover letter.

Ditto here.

Put financial stuff with financial stuff etc

I used a yellow highlighter to pick out the relevant parts on busy documents. Stapled like pages together (pages 1, 2 & 3 of a statement etc).

Big ole bulldog clip at the top and buh-bye. :)

Now That You Are A Permanent Resident

How Do I Remove The Conditions On Permanent Residence Based On Marriage?

Welcome to the United States: A Guide For New Immigrants

Yes, even this last one.. stuff in there that not even your USC knows.....

Here are more links that I love:

Arriving in America, The POE Drill

Dual Citizenship FAQ

Other Fora I Post To:

alt.visa.us.marriage-based http://britishexpats.com/ and www.***removed***.com

censored link = *family based immigration* website

Inertia. Is that the Greek god of 'can't be bothered'?

Met, married, immigrated, naturalized.

I-130 filed Aug02

USC Jul06

No Deje Piedras Sobre El Pavimento!

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Below is a copy of the transmittal letter we sent, which lists everything we enclosed.

Everything was in a white 3-ring binder, one of those with the clear plastic sleeve on the front. We inserted a title sheet there with my husband's name, alien registration number, the date, and the words "I-751 Petition To Remove The Conditions of Residence". (Okay, I admit it - I also put little American flag stickers all over it.)

Every item was in its own plastic protector-sleeve, and everything was in the binder in the order it was listed in the letter. The headings in the letter ("General", "Identification", etc.) were how we labeled the index tabs.



July 31, 2006

USCIS Texas Service Center

P.O. Box 850965

Mesquite, TX 75185-0965

Re: I-751 Submission/(name)/A#

To Whom It May Concern:

Please find enclosed the following documents in support of our I-751 Application to Remove Conditions on Residence:


Form I-751 Application to Remove Conditions on Residence w/required photographs

$205 check payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security


Copy (front and back) of Permanent Resident card for (name), A#

Copy of Passport showing Visa

Copy of I-797C Welcome Notice


Copy of Nov 2004-Oct 2005 lease

Copy of Nov 2005-May 2006 lease

Mail addressed to us at current address (June 1, 2006 to present)

Banking and Financial

Copies of sampling of joint checking and savings account statements together with copies of voided checks

Copies 2004 and 2005 joint State/Federal tax returns

Copy of (name) life insurance policy showing (name) as beneficiary

Copy of (name) health insurance showing (name) as spouse/family member


Copies of sampling of joint utility bills

Copy of Title and Registration for jointly owned automobile


Letters from (employer's name) showing that we both work at the same law firm

Copy of joint AAA membership

Affidavits (2) from individuals who know us as a married couple

Copy of cruise confirmation regarding upcoming vacation

Copy of boarding passes from a past trip to Florida

Copy of newspaper article about our husband/wife business venture

Various photographs of us

Christmas, New Year’s, Easter, Anniversary and New Home cards sent to us as a couple

Thank you for your consideration of our petition. We look forward to many more years of happy matrimony!







phone numbers

Enclosures (as stated)


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