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Its unclear to me if if i have to submit a birth certificate and passport for my wife (intending immigrant visa beneficiary). I went to Manila and we were married. I am now back in the states and I want to file the I-130. I have the marriage contract copy and have been waiting on her new passport. But now i think i can file without her passport. is that correct? Can someone please help?

Thanks

Also, I noticed there are fee changes in April 13 this year. Is the fee for I-130 submission still $420?

Thanks again

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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You don't need your wife's passport or birth certificate photocopies for the I-130. When you get to the NVC stage they will ask for all the applicant's (your wife's) documents. Make sure to send only a photocopy of your marriage certificate with the I-130 because you will need to send the Original to the NVC.

Yes, the fee for the I-130 is still $420. The IV fee has changed, but you don't have to worry about paying that for a bit.

If you want to research what happens after your petition is approved, read this link:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/nvc/nvc_1335.html


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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You don't need your wife's passport or birth certificate photocopies for the I-130. When you get to the NVC stage they will ask for all the applicant's (your wife's) documents. Make sure to send only a photocopy of your marriage certificate with the I-130 because you will need to send the Original to the NVC.

Yes, the fee for the I-130 is still $420. The IV fee has changed, but you don't have to worry about paying that for a bit.

If you want to research what happens after your petition is approved, read this link:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/nvc/nvc_1335.html

Thank you very much. Now I know I can file in about 1 week instead of waiting for the passport.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Thank you very much. Now I know I can file in about 1 week instead of waiting for the passport.

You're welcome! Best of luck. :)


Married Sept.3,2010

02/11/2011: I130 Sent

02/21/2011: NOA1

06/22/2011: NOA2

06/30/2011: NVC

07/05/2011: DS-3032 email received

07/05/2011: DS-3032 emailed

07/06/2011: AOS Bill received

07/06/2011: AOS Fee Paid

07/09/2011: I864 Sent

07/11/2011: IV Fee Bill received

08/30/2011: IV Fee Paid

09/30/2011: IV Pkg Sent

10/24/2011: RFE (we dragged our feet from here on)

(forget all this for now, let's go on holiday!)

03/13/2012: NVC CASE COMPLETE!!

04/05/2012: Received interview appt email

06/22/2012: Medical @ Knightsbridge

06/29/2012: Interview 8am-Result: Pending

??/??/????: I601 Filed at Lock-Box

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