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Hi All

We are planning to send out the application next week. I am following the step-by-step guide on the CR-1 wiki and line seven is crossed out stating that it is no longer required that the petitioner's passport/birth certificate is required. I am considering just including it just in case, I don't see why it can't hurt. Did anyone else include a copy of the passport? Also what kind of folder did you use? It suggests that you staple the payment/smaller passport pictures to the form, but I considering just paper clipping everything.

Also I have included in lieu of the marriage certificate 15 pictures (dating back to 2007), some email correspondence (seeing as we have lived/been together the majority of the time there isn't much in the way of electronic correspondences), our newly opened shared bank account in Nepal, and am considering having his sister write a letter on our behalf stating that we have been dating for four years, living together, have approval of the family, etc.

Enough you think?

On the G-1145 form, does it matter whose email we use? We are filing from overseas and see the email notifications extremely necessary.

What I am including:

1. Completed and signed form I-130

2. Check for I-130 filing fee

3. Completed and signed form G-325A and photograph (petitioner)

4. Completed and signed form G-325A and photograph (beneficiary)

5. Copy of my entire U.S Passport to prove U.S citizenship (I copied the ENTIRE thing.....really necessary?)

6. Copy of our marriage certificate

7. Copy of beneficiary’s birth certificate and passport

8. Copies of affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of our marriage

Taken from the guideline!

Thank you again for your insight and suggestions! I really appreciate it!

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Paper clip everything together - we used ziplock clear sandwich bags for the small passports so they wouldn't get scratched by paper clips or get lost in the amount of papers.

Don't use any fancy folders or anything because USCIS will just throw the folder away and re-organize it in their own folder.


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I lined out one item in your list that you absolutely do not need at this time. Beneficiary's birth certificate and passport is not needed until your file reaches the NVC. Sending it now does nothing as the NVC will still request it.

1. Completed and signed form I-130

2. Check for I-130 filing fee

3. Completed and signed form G-325A and photograph (petitioner)

4. Completed and signed form G-325A and photograph (beneficiary)

5. Copy of my entire U.S Passport to prove U.S citizenship (I copied the ENTIRE thing.....really necessary?)

6. Copy of our marriage certificate

7. Copy of beneficiary’s birth certificate and passport

8. Copies of affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of our marriage


Our journey:

Spoiler

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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