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I-130 Checklist for Spouse

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Dear all,

I am abou to send my I-130 petition for my husband (We both live in Spain).

I attached all of this documents to my petition:

• Cover Letter (This document)

• Personal check in the amount of $420

• G-1145 (E-notification of Application)

• From I-130: Petition for Alien Relative

• Copy of unexpired U.S. passport (Petitioner)

• Copy of the full Birth Certificate (Petitioner)

• A copy of the Iranian marriage certificate and its English translation

• G-325A and Passport Style Photo (Petitioner)

• G-325A and Passport Style Photo (Beneficiary)

Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage:

• Letter explaining our relationship history and marriage

•Copy of Petitioner's legal registration of address in Spain (Sabadell), and English translation

• Copy of Beneficiary's legal registration of address in Spain (Sabadell), and English translation

• Copy of Marriage Certificate from Iran

• Copy of bank statement showing joint account

• Copy of Beneficiary's passport all pages (evidence for joint trips)

• Photographs as evidence to our bona fide relationship and marriage

Am I missing anything? Or should this be good to go?

Please tell me if it is okay or not? :help:



Edited by Kathryn41
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Am I missing anything? Or should this be good to go?

Please tell me if it is okay or not? :help:

You only need a copy of your birth certificate or a copy of your passport, not both.

Our journey:


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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Thank you very much, :thumbs:

I just sent my I-130 today.


I am beginning to apply for my wife but had a quick question on the I-130. Did you choose a consulate for the interview in the I-130? Or since you live in Spain, you automatically go to the embassy in spain? I am asking because it looks like your spouse is Iranian (as is my spouse)

USCIS (115 days)
10/05/12 – I-130 Sent (FedEx)
10/09/12 – Received at Chicago Lockbox
10/12/12 – NOA1
01/30/13 – I-130 Approved, received email/text notice
02/04/13 – Received NOA2 hardcopy

NVC (50 days)
02/11/13 – Case arrived in NVC
03/01/13 – Received case number, Received IIN, gave email address
03/04/13 – DS-3032 emailed and mailed
03/05/13 – DS-3032 accepted
03/06/13 – AOS (I-864) bill is invoiced and paid
03/06/13 – IV bill invoiced and paid
03/07/13 – AOS bill appears as PAID
03/07/13 – IV bill appears as PAID
03/12/13 – DS-230 form mailed out
03/12/13 – AOS (I-864) package mailed out
03/13/13 – NVC received package
03/25/13 - False checklist email
04/01/13 – Case Complete
04/01/13 – Interview date is assigned
04/01/13 – Received interview package email from NVC
04/01/13 – Case is sent to consulate

Medical/US Consulate/POE
04/15/13 – Scheduled medical
04/18/13 – Picked up medical results
05/09/13 – Interview Date - Approved!!!!!
XX/XX/XX – Picked up Visa
XX/XX/XX – Received welcome letter
XX/XX/XX – Received Green Card

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