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am I missing anything?

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I-130 Petition for an Alien Relative

Petitioner: SMITH, Robby

Beneficiary: SMITH, Susan

Contents:

1) G-1145

2) passport style photos

3) $420 payment

4) I-130 form

5) G-325A forms

6) Petitioners Passport and Birth Certificate

7) Marriage Certificate with translation

8) Church Wedding Certificate with translation

9) Photos of us together

10) Passport pages to show travel to each other

11) Airline Tickets to show travel to each other

12) Affidavits by third parties

13) Comingling of funds

14) Email between Robby and Susan

15) Letters from Susan

16) Recent History of Video Calls

17) Recent telephone Calls

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I'm ready to send this in.

am I missing anything?

thanks VJ!

I-130 Petition for an Alien Relative

Petitioner: SMITH, Robby

Beneficiary: SMITH, Susan

Contents:

1) G-1145

2) passport style photos

3) $420 payment

4) I-130 form

5) G-325A forms

6) Petitioners Passport and Birth Certificate

7) Marriage Certificate with translation

8) Church Wedding Certificate with translation

9) Photos of us together

10) Passport pages to show travel to each other

11) Airline Tickets to show travel to each other

12) Affidavits by third parties

13) Comingling of funds

14) Email between Robby and Susan

15) Letters from Susan

16) Recent History of Video Calls

17) Recent telephone Calls

.

In my opinion, I think that number 11 is not needed because the passport pages show the same thing. 13-17, I don't think are needed either, might be overkill and are probably better for the interview. How many photos you sending?

Matt

Matt

Edited by Matt1968

USCIC
11-29-11 I-130's mailed together for wife and stepdaughter
12-02-11 Delivered to lockbox
12-06-11 NOA1 wife(email)
12-06-11 NOA1 step-daughter(email)
12-10-11 NOA1 wife(hardcopy)
12-10-11 NOA1 step-daughter(hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Wife(Hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Step-daughter(hardcopy)
NVC
02-07-12 NVC received both Cases
02-10-12 NVC case #'s by phone
02-10-12 Received email/text notification of NOA2's
02-13-12 Received A.O.S bill/DS-3032 C.O.A for wife and step-daughter
02-13-12 Paid A.O.S bill/sent DS-3032 for wife and step-daughter
02-15-12 C.O.A accepted for wife and step-daughter
02-16-12 Recieved IV bill/Mail A.O.S by express mail for both
02-17-12 Paid IV bill for both

02-22-12 Mailed DS-230 for wife and daughter express mail
02-24-12 NVC received DS-230 for both
03-02-12 Cases complete
03-12-12 Interview date received (04/02/2012)
04-02-12 Interview and visa approved!
06-08-12 POE-Boston

Removal of conditions:

03-17-14 sent I-751 to VSC

03-25-14 received hardcopy of I-797 for wife but not step-daughter

03-26-14 step-daughter received hardcopy of I-797

04-28-14 Biometrics appt. for wife and step-daughter

09-09-14 Wife and step-daughter 10 year green card approval

09-18-14 Wife and step-daughter received 10 year green card in the mail

The process has been completed!

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In my opinion, I think that number 11 is not needed because the passport pages show the same thing. 13-17, I don't think are needed either, might be overkill and are probably better for the interview. How many photos you sending?

Matt

Matt

for number 11 I was thinking the same thing. But I wanted to add them to show when my Spouse departed the USA to return home. They never did stamp her passport when she departed the USA. I wonder if they can look her depature in there database? If not..... I want to make it clear to them of her complete travel dates. But I will take your advice and not show my tickets of my travel to Romania because the passport has ALL the arrival stamps and depature stamps.

13 is something they ask for in the instructions so I will keep this.

14 to 17 are optional. so I might as well include them.

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for number 11 I was thinking the same thing. But I wanted to add them to show when my Spouse departed the USA to return home. They never did stamp her passport when she departed the USA. I wonder if they can look her depature in there database? If not..... I want to make it clear to them of her complete travel dates. But I will take your advice and not show my tickets of my travel to Romania because the passport has ALL the arrival stamps and depature stamps.

13 is something they ask for in the instructions so I will keep this.

14 to 17 are optional. so I might as well include them.

As far as proof is concerned, I can tell you what i sent and my I-130 was approved in 54 days.

Copy of passport stamps,(When you leave the USA, you don't get a stamp. Only when entering a foreign country, departing a foreign country, and entering the states).

I also wrote out below it the actual entry and exit dates for each trip.

2 Affidavits from witnesses to our marriage,

Marriage certificate with translation

8 photos(1 with her father, 1 with her mother, 2 from our wedding, 2 of us out and about, and 2 with her daughter)

If you like, shoot me a PM and I will send you a copy of my cover letter.

Matt

Edited by Matt1968

USCIC
11-29-11 I-130's mailed together for wife and stepdaughter
12-02-11 Delivered to lockbox
12-06-11 NOA1 wife(email)
12-06-11 NOA1 step-daughter(email)
12-10-11 NOA1 wife(hardcopy)
12-10-11 NOA1 step-daughter(hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Wife(Hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Step-daughter(hardcopy)
NVC
02-07-12 NVC received both Cases
02-10-12 NVC case #'s by phone
02-10-12 Received email/text notification of NOA2's
02-13-12 Received A.O.S bill/DS-3032 C.O.A for wife and step-daughter
02-13-12 Paid A.O.S bill/sent DS-3032 for wife and step-daughter
02-15-12 C.O.A accepted for wife and step-daughter
02-16-12 Recieved IV bill/Mail A.O.S by express mail for both
02-17-12 Paid IV bill for both

02-22-12 Mailed DS-230 for wife and daughter express mail
02-24-12 NVC received DS-230 for both
03-02-12 Cases complete
03-12-12 Interview date received (04/02/2012)
04-02-12 Interview and visa approved!
06-08-12 POE-Boston

Removal of conditions:

03-17-14 sent I-751 to VSC

03-25-14 received hardcopy of I-797 for wife but not step-daughter

03-26-14 step-daughter received hardcopy of I-797

04-28-14 Biometrics appt. for wife and step-daughter

09-09-14 Wife and step-daughter 10 year green card approval

09-18-14 Wife and step-daughter received 10 year green card in the mail

The process has been completed!

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good luck :thumbs:


Met online : 2009
Married : 07/28/2010


USCIS
Send I-130 : 06/08/2011
Touched : 06/13/2011
got a NOA1 by e-mail and SMS : 06/15/2011
got "I-797C" hard copy of NOA1 : 06/20/2011
got RFE "I-797E" : 10/15/2011
RFE Reply : 12/15/2011
Touched : 12/16/2011
I-130 Approved : 12/20/2011
got "I-797" hard copy of NOA2 : 12/24/2011
Your I-130 was approved in 183 days from your NOA1 date.


NVC
NVC Case Number : 01/13/2012
Pay "$88" AOS Bill and e-mailed DS-3032 : 02/08/2012
Email from NVC, DS-3032 Accepted : 02/09/2012
AOS Fee Shows PAID : 02/09/2012
IV fee invoiced "$404" : 02/10/2012
IV fee invoiced "$230" : 04/18/2012
Pay "$230" IV Bill : 04/30/2012
IV Fee Shows PAID : 05/02/2012
Send AOS and IV packet : 06/09/2012
AOS and IV packet Received : 06/22/2012
Case completed at NVC : 06/29/2012

Interview Date : 08/28/2012 "Denied"

Case Reaffirmed : 07/16/2013

Second interview - Approved : 10/24/2013

Visa Issued : 10/29/2013

Visa in hand : 10/31/2013

For more details please visit my timeline

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As far as proof is concerned, I can tell you what i sent and my I-130 was approved in 54 days.

Copy of passport stamps,(When you leave the USA, you don't get a stamp. Only when entering a foreign country, departing a foreign country, and entering the states).

I also wrote out below it the actual entry and exit dates for each trip.

2 Affidavits from witnesses to our marriage,

Marriage certificate with translation

8 photos(1 with her father, 1 with her mother, 2 from our wedding, 2 of us out and about, and 2 with her daughter)

If you like, shoot me a PM and I will send you a copy of my cover letter.

Matt

I like your packet short and sweet. You always wonder how many pictures and all that. For us unfortunately we were given original copies (photographer has since deleted mater copy) well luggage got lost and wedding pics (courthouse wedding) are gone. So sad and heartbreaking so will have to just send in other pics we have thank God that was on camera and sent through emails and such.

But for us we are dealing with a high fraud country (Nigeria) so don't want them second guessing us.


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I'm ready to send this in.

am I missing anything?

thanks VJ!

I-130 Petition for an Alien Relative

Petitioner: SMITH, Robby

Beneficiary: SMITH, Susan

Contents:

1) G-1145

2) passport style photos

3) $420 payment

4) I-130 form

5) G-325A forms

6) Petitioners Passport and Birth Certificate

7) Marriage Certificate with translation

8) Church Wedding Certificate with translation

9) Photos of us together

10) Passport pages to show travel to each other

11) Airline Tickets to show travel to each other

12) Affidavits by third parties

13) Comingling of funds

14) Email between Robby and Susan

15) Letters from Susan

16) Recent History of Video Calls

17) Recent telephone Calls

.

For 6 pick one, not both. 8 is not needed 11, airline tickets do are not evidence of travel. Boarding passes and passport stamps are. 13. Be specific about what evidence you are submitting. 17. What does that mean? If it means copies of telephone bills say that.


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I like your packet short and sweet. You always wonder how many pictures and all that. For us unfortunately we were given original copies (photographer has since deleted mater copy) well luggage got lost and wedding pics (courthouse wedding) are gone. So sad and heartbreaking so will have to just send in other pics we have thank God that was on camera and sent through emails and such.

But for us we are dealing with a high fraud country (Nigeria) so don't want them second guessing us.

Thank you, and sorry about your luggage. I hate when things go wrong, but are completely out of your control. I agree with you concerning a high fraud country, I guess it just depends on what country you're dealing with when it comes to sending in proof. My wife lives in D.R. I'm not entirely sure but I think that might be considered a high fraud country. Many people say don't send to much and others say send as much as you could. I chose the first option. Someone made a observation that it could be as simple as whoever is approving the I-130's, looks at a huge I-130 with tons of stuff and think "Dam, I don't want to deal with that" and then looks at a smaller I-130 and think "I can be done with this very fast and approve it quickly and lower my average approval time." I chose to try that route. I sent two I-130's together(Mother and daughter) and kept them small and compact with the proof I stated earlier and it sailed through. That being said, of course YMMV.

Matt

Edited by Matt1968

USCIC
11-29-11 I-130's mailed together for wife and stepdaughter
12-02-11 Delivered to lockbox
12-06-11 NOA1 wife(email)
12-06-11 NOA1 step-daughter(email)
12-10-11 NOA1 wife(hardcopy)
12-10-11 NOA1 step-daughter(hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Wife(Hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Step-daughter(hardcopy)
NVC
02-07-12 NVC received both Cases
02-10-12 NVC case #'s by phone
02-10-12 Received email/text notification of NOA2's
02-13-12 Received A.O.S bill/DS-3032 C.O.A for wife and step-daughter
02-13-12 Paid A.O.S bill/sent DS-3032 for wife and step-daughter
02-15-12 C.O.A accepted for wife and step-daughter
02-16-12 Recieved IV bill/Mail A.O.S by express mail for both
02-17-12 Paid IV bill for both

02-22-12 Mailed DS-230 for wife and daughter express mail
02-24-12 NVC received DS-230 for both
03-02-12 Cases complete
03-12-12 Interview date received (04/02/2012)
04-02-12 Interview and visa approved!
06-08-12 POE-Boston

Removal of conditions:

03-17-14 sent I-751 to VSC

03-25-14 received hardcopy of I-797 for wife but not step-daughter

03-26-14 step-daughter received hardcopy of I-797

04-28-14 Biometrics appt. for wife and step-daughter

09-09-14 Wife and step-daughter 10 year green card approval

09-18-14 Wife and step-daughter received 10 year green card in the mail

The process has been completed!

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Thank you, and sorry about your luggage. I hate when things go wrong, but are completely out of your control. I agree with you concerning a high fraud country, I guess it just depends on what country you're dealing with when it comes to sending in proof. My wife lives in D.R. I'm not entirely sure but I think that might be considered a high fraud country. Many people say don't send to much and others say send as much as you could. I chose the first option. Someone made a observation that it could be as simple as whoever is approving the I-130's, looks at a huge I-130 with tons of stuff and think "Dam, I don't want to deal with that" and then looks at a smaller I-130 and think "I can be done with this very fast and approve it quickly and lower my average approval time." I chose to try that route. I sent two I-130's together(Mother and daughter) and kept them small and compact with the proof I stated earlier and it sailed through. That being said, of course YMMV.

Matt

I hear ya when you say "Someone made a observation that it could be as simple as whoever is approving the I-130's, looks at a huge I-130 with tons of stuff and think "Dam, I don't want to deal with that" and then looks at a smaller I-130 and think "I can be done with this very fast and approve it quickly and lower my average approval time." I chose to try that route". I too think of that clerk/Adjudicator and really want their life to be simple. Everything I have is on 8X11 paper even pics so in the scanner no need to take out unfold or anything. When I hear the stories on how some people present their stuff its no wonder they sit in USCIS so long (I feel). I can see the office pool taking bets who gets the 5 inch binder with flowers and plastic folders for every single picture and stick ums. WOW

Trust me I have gone from 375 pages down to about 190 of evidence to present. But God help them at the interview because we are coming fully loaded. You see with high fraud we also have a 21 year age difference (me older). So want to put best foot forward. Well you I see are almost at the end of your road. Look forward to watching your story unfold. Love happy love stories.


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For 6 pick one, not both. 8 is not needed 11, airline tickets do are not evidence of travel. Boarding passes and passport stamps are. 13. Be specific about what evidence you are submitting. 17. What does that mean? If it means copies of telephone bills say that.

Do pass port stamps show proof of travel. I'm pretty sure I tossed out my stamped boarding passes.


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I-130 Sent : 2012-03-12

I-130 NOA1 : 2012-03-16

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Do pass port stamps show proof of travel. I'm pretty sure I tossed out my stamped boarding passes.

A passport stamped upon entering a country, is the best possible evidence you actually traveled to that country, yes. Boarding passes are equal evidence. If you have one, the other is redundant.


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I hear ya when you say "Someone made a observation that it could be as simple as whoever is approving the I-130's, looks at a huge I-130 with tons of stuff and think "Dam, I don't want to deal with that" and then looks at a smaller I-130 and think "I can be done with this very fast and approve it quickly and lower my average approval time." I chose to try that route". I too think of that clerk/Adjudicator and really want their life to be simple. Everything I have is on 8X11 paper even pics so in the scanner no need to take out unfold or anything. When I hear the stories on how some people present their stuff its no wonder they sit in USCIS so long (I feel). I can see the office pool taking bets who gets the 5 inch binder with flowers and plastic folders for every single picture and stick ums. WOW

Trust me I have gone from 375 pages down to about 190 of evidence to present. But God help them at the interview because we are coming fully loaded. You see with high fraud we also have a 21 year age difference (me older). So want to put best foot forward. Well you I see are almost at the end of your road. Look forward to watching your story unfold. Love happy love stories.

Thank you, I hope you are succesful as well!

Matt


USCIC
11-29-11 I-130's mailed together for wife and stepdaughter
12-02-11 Delivered to lockbox
12-06-11 NOA1 wife(email)
12-06-11 NOA1 step-daughter(email)
12-10-11 NOA1 wife(hardcopy)
12-10-11 NOA1 step-daughter(hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Wife(Hardcopy)
02-01-12 NOA2 Step-daughter(hardcopy)
NVC
02-07-12 NVC received both Cases
02-10-12 NVC case #'s by phone
02-10-12 Received email/text notification of NOA2's
02-13-12 Received A.O.S bill/DS-3032 C.O.A for wife and step-daughter
02-13-12 Paid A.O.S bill/sent DS-3032 for wife and step-daughter
02-15-12 C.O.A accepted for wife and step-daughter
02-16-12 Recieved IV bill/Mail A.O.S by express mail for both
02-17-12 Paid IV bill for both

02-22-12 Mailed DS-230 for wife and daughter express mail
02-24-12 NVC received DS-230 for both
03-02-12 Cases complete
03-12-12 Interview date received (04/02/2012)
04-02-12 Interview and visa approved!
06-08-12 POE-Boston

Removal of conditions:

03-17-14 sent I-751 to VSC

03-25-14 received hardcopy of I-797 for wife but not step-daughter

03-26-14 step-daughter received hardcopy of I-797

04-28-14 Biometrics appt. for wife and step-daughter

09-09-14 Wife and step-daughter 10 year green card approval

09-18-14 Wife and step-daughter received 10 year green card in the mail

The process has been completed!

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