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My husband(USC) is now starting to fill up the form for my 11 yr.old son(his stepson) but he is confused on how to answer the questions especially on #1 because there is no options that says stepchild?. So how should he fill up the form? should he insert the word "stepchild". Can he also enclose a letter of intent that he is petitioning for his stepchild(my son)?

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Filed: Country: Australia
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It's just classed as child of USC. No option for step-child as it's just child of. My step-father is petitioning for me and in the application he had a cover letter that stated he was petitioning for me, his step-daughter etc. You also need to make sure you include things like your childs birth cert showing his biological father/a marriage & divorce cert for you & his father, and then a marriage cert of you & your current USC husband to prove the child is his step-son.. stuff like that. But yes, in a cover letter mention petitioning for step-child. That's what we did.


My I-130

Mailed I-130 23/08/2012

Received at USCIS 28/08/2012

Rejection of my I-130 due to step-dad accidentally signing wrong box :( 21/09/2012 (6 days out from my 21st!! >;[)

Re-sent application 21/09/2012

Received at USCIS 27/09/2012 (I was right.. ON MY 21ST!!)

Priority date 27/09/2012 - adult child :(

NOA1 date 1/10/2012

NOA1 received in mail 16/10/2012

'Touched' 22/10/2012

Mum's I-130

Mailed I-130 23/08/2012

Received at USCIS 28/08/2012

Priority date of 28/08/2012

NOA1 date 9/09/2012

NOA1 by email 11/09/2012

NOA1 received in mail 26-27/09/2012

I-130 approved 26/10/2012

NOA2 in mail ?/11/2012

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Country: Jamaica
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He is automatically recognised as 'child of USC'.


Petitioner LPR upgraded to USC June 22, 2012
August 22, 2012: case complete
October 18, 2012: Interview (APPROVED)
October 26, 2012: Picked up visa from DHL (delay caused by Sandy)
December 15, 2012: POE Atlanta....................became USC July 2016!!!!

Mothers' Journey (My sister is the petitioner)

September 10, 2013: Sent I-130 (UPS next day service)

September 12, 2013: Received text to confirm delivery

September 16, 2013: Received NOA 1

March 22, 2014: Received NOA 2

April 8, 2014: File Received by NVC

May 26, 2015: Interview (approved)..........now LPR (delays caused by 2 RFE)

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