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Hi,

Can some1 please post a sample/copy of what a cover letter for I-485 would look like.....

Thank You

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K1 JOURNEY

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Athens, Greece

I-129F Sent : 2006-06-05

I-129F NOA1 : 2006-06-22

IMBRA RFE email : 2006-07-07

APPROVED :2006-08-23

NVC Recieved: 2006-08-30

Interview: 2006-10-04 ....error in I-134...Rescheduled :-(

2nd Interview: 2006-10-10

RECIEVED K1 VISA: 2006-10-10

HARA ENTERS USA: 2006-10-12

Civil Marriage: 2006-10-16

SSN: Applied 10/26/2006....Received 11/03/2006

AOS JOURNEY

I-485/I-131 Sent: 10/19/2006

Chicago Recieves packet: 10/22/2006

All 3 MO Cashed: 10/27/2006

NAO1 for AP + AOS: 10/30/2006

AP Touches .....................AOS Touches

11/01/06 .....................11/01/06

11/08/06 .....................11/13/06 RFE4Birth Cert :-(

Biometrics Appt' : 11/15/06

SENT RFE: 11/20/2006

RFE Delivered: 11/25/2006

................................................11/29/2006 (Processed RFE)

.................................................12/06/2006 TRANSFERED CSC :-)

12/13/2006.....AP APPROVED!!!

12/29/2006...WEDDING IN GREECE!!!! :-) !!!!

CSC Touches...12/8, 12/11, 12/20, 1/4/07, 1/9, 1/20, 1/25

1/20.... AOS APPROVED!!!!

1/25....Green Card SENT!!!!

2/7......Approval Letter SENT!!!

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Hi,

This is my cover letter, I hope it helps, it was used for EAD also:

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

Date......

Case Type : I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Petitioner: xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

To Whom It May Concern:

Enclosed please find my Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status and Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization and supporting documents. My eligibility is based on admission as a spouse of a U.S. citizen on a K3 visa.

Contents include:

Check : Payment in the amount of $325 - fee for Form I-485

Check : Payment in the amount of $180 - fee for Form I-765

Check : Payment in the amount of $70 - fee for biometric services

I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

Supporting documents:

- Photocopy of petitioner’s birth certificate

- Photocopy of petitioner’s passport

- Photocopy of petitioner’s nonimmigrant visa

- Vaccination supplement received at K3 medical examination

- Evidence of status: Photocopy of I-94 front and back

- copy of I-130 NOA with receipt number xxxxxxxxxxxx

- Photocopy of marriage certificate

- Form G-325a

- Photos

- Affidavit of Support Form I-864

Supporting documents for I-864:

- proof of current employment: letter from employer + pay stub

- 2005, 2001 Federal Income Tax Return

- 2004 Wage and Income Transcripts

I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

Supporting documents:

- Photocopy of petitioner’s passport

- Photocopy of petitioner’s nonimmigrant visa

- Evidence of status: Photocopy of I-94 front and back

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Just so you know, I've seen it on this board that these cover letters are often completely ignored, so don't fret too much about it, worry more about the actual contents of the package. Also, there is a cover letter example in the downloads section (it's for the K1 visa but you can use it as a template for a general cover letter).


Naturalization

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02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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How would someone know if their cover letter was ignored?

That's exactly what I thought when I typed it so that's why I said I've heard it from other people :P I read somewhere that they just get torn off....my main point was really that you shouldn't get too worried about the cover letter and worry more about the stuff inside :)


Naturalization

=======================================

02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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sarah and hicham,

An immigration attorney who used to post to VJ toured USCIS facilities regularly. He posted reports on his web site of what he saw and what he learned from speaking with the people running the facilities. His reports are no longer publicly available, now available only to clients, but some of the older ones from a few years back may still be viewable on internet archive sites.

Yodrak

How would someone know if their cover letter was ignored?
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I don't have my original, but this is what I used for my cover page for the RFE:

RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION –

Evidence of current Nonimmigrant Status

Documentation being submitted:

Letter of Explanation regarding RFE H.(1)

Name used when originally admitted to the United States: Jennifer Dxxxxx

and another for the RFE:

RESPONSE TO REQUEST FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Form being submitted:

Replacement I-864 and Supporting Documentation regarding RFE F.(9) & RFE F.(1)

Edited by xjennyinstereox

I-485 AOS Filing (shortened timeline):

08/25/06 - WEDDING DAY <3

09/14/06 - Medical

09/18/06 - Mailed AOS

10/04/06 - RFE request I-485

10/11/06 - RFE response rec'd by USCIS

10/12/06 - BIOMETRICS done!

11/18/06 - Interview Notice in mail (Day 60)

12/26/06 - *TOUCH* I-765, EAD approval notice sent (Day 98)

12/29/06 - Received EAD, applied for SSN (Day 101)

01/03/07 - *TOUCH* I-130, I-485, I-765 received EAD (Day 106)

01/10/07 - INTERVIEW 9:45am Baltimore! Recommended for approval (Day 113)

05/08/07 - APPROVAL NOTICE & WELCOME TO USA LETTER SENT! (Day 231)

05/14/07 - Received I-130 approval & welcome letter (Day 237)

05/15/07 - Green card ordered (Day 238)

I-751 Filing:

02/06/09 - Mailed I-751! (Day 1)

02/09/09 - I-751 Delivered to Vermont (Day 4)

02/13/09 - NOA 1 (Day 8)

03/06/09 - BIOMETRICS (Day 29)

03/09/09 - *TOUCH* (Day 32)

06/26/09 - 10 year green card APPROVED! (Day 141)

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How would someone know if their cover letter was ignored?

That's exactly what I thought when I typed it so that's why I said I've heard it from other people :P I read somewhere that they just get torn off....my main point was really that you shouldn't get too worried about the cover letter and worry more about the stuff inside :)

haha ok I was just wondering... and I agree that he forms and paperwork are more important than a cover letter, however I still sent one in.

sarah and hicham,

An immigration attorney who used to post to VJ toured USCIS facilities regularly. He posted reports on his web site of what he saw and what he learned from speaking with the people running the facilities. His reports are no longer publicly available, now available only to clients, but some of the older ones from a few years back may still be viewable on internet archive sites.

Yodrak

How would someone know if their cover letter was ignored?

So what did he say about cover letters?

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sarah and hicham,

I located one of his reports here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20041103102555/...all/VSCTour.htm

Only only sentence about cover letters, which says only that cover letters are worthwhile and should be used.

The report is worth reading through - I think it shows that most people's concept of the Service Centers is way off base, most criticisms undeserved. It's unfortunate that these reports are no longer available to the general public, but there's no reason why they should be and it was a great public service while it lasted.

Yodrak

sarah and hicham,

An immigration attorney who used to post to VJ toured USCIS facilities regularly. He posted reports on his web site of what he saw and what he learned from speaking with the people running the facilities. His reports are no longer publicly available, now available only to clients, but some of the older ones from a few years back may still be viewable on internet archive sites.

Yodrak

How would someone know if their cover letter was ignored?

So what did he say about cover letters?

Edited by Yodrak

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October 10, 2006

USCIS Los Angeles

PO Box 805887

Chicago IL, 60680-4120

Case Type: I-485 Application to Adjust Status

Petitioner: Name of - U. S. Citizen

Beneficiary: Name of Foreign Spouse –

To Who it may Concern

Enclosed please find packages for this I-130 petition, and I-485; with their respective cover letters & supporting documents in the following order:

Name of Sponsor here – Sponsor; U.S. Citizen

• USCIS I-130 package- completed and signed with supporting documents

• G-325A in quadruplet -completed and signed with support documents

• USCIS I-864 package -completed and signed with supporting documents

• Support Evidence of our marriage and relationship

Name of Foreign Spouse – Beneficiary Relative Through Marriage

• USCIS I-485 package completed and signed with supporting documents

• G-325A in quadruplet- completed and signed with support documents

• USCIS I-765- completed and signed

• USCIS I-963 – complete & signed in sealed envelope

Please process this petition and application as soon as possible. Thank you in advance for your assistance. Please do not hesitate to call me 555-123-4567 if any additional information is needed.

Respectfully,

Yours and Your Spouse name and Signature

cover_letterex.doc

Edited by Addie_Goodvibes

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IMPORTANT NOTICE:Like you all, I am not an attorney ; I am a layperson (I have laid a lot of persons ) My advice is based on Experience obtained by filing ourselves

AOS met in Japan 1994 married 10/2004

DO:Los Angeles,Ca.

6/17/06 Forms Sent (I-130, I-485, and I-765)

6/19/06 RD I-130,I-485, I-765

6/26/06 NOA rcvd

7/15/06 Biometrics complete Day 22

8/4/06 Interview Notice Rcvd Day 42

9/9/06 EAD Card Received :)Day 78

9/13/06 SS Card Received :)Day 82

9/27/06 AOS Interview Los Angeles APPROVED LPR Day 96

12/04/06 Welcome To the United States Letter received

12/08/06 Green Card Received- expires 12/2016

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sarah and hicham,

I located one of his reports here:

http://web.archive.org/web/20041103102555/...all/VSCTour.htm

Only only sentence about cover letters, which says only that cover letters are worthwhile and should be used.

The report is worth reading through - I think it shows that most people's concept of the Service Centers is way off base, most criticisms undeserved. It's unfortunate that these reports are no longer available to the general public, but there's no reason why they should be and it was a great public service while it lasted.

Yodrak

Thanks for that Yodrak, it really was interesting and humorous. I love the bit about the emails and wondering how people fall in love so fast and fighting over who gets to process the I-129f's!. :)


Naturalization

=======================================

02/02/2015 - Filed Dallas lockbox. Atlanta office.

02/13/2015 - NOA received

03/10/2015 - Biometrics

03/12/2015 - In-Line for Interview

04/09/2015 - E-notification for Interview Letter

05/18/2015 - Interview - passed!

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