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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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Hi all!

I (USC) am trying to get everything organized and ready for whenever my fiance receives his package 3. (My 129F petition has been forwarded to the Paris Embassy, so I want to be prepared!) I definitely want to include cover letters to keep everything as organized as possible. Does anyone have any examples of cover letters for their package 3 (for France). My fiance will include the DS-2001 and the DS-230 part I, is that it? I also want to have him do a cover letter for his visa appointment, and I am planning to put one together for my I-134 (because there are so many components). I saw the cover letter on VJ for the I-129F petition, but I was wondering if any of you could give me examples of their package 3, visa appointment, and I-134.

Thank you!!!!!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Ecuador
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In my time on VJ, I've never heard of the need for cover letters for the items/processes that you mention.

Go atop any VJ page, click "Embassy Info," look at Paris, see if cover letters for these items are needed, and follow any tips that might be there.


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Colombia
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For the embassy stage I'm not sure cover letters are needed, but I can't speak for the embassy in France. In Colombia, when you arrive to the embassy, they give you a sheet that tells you the proper order the items are supposed to be in, no cover letter needed.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Argentina
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In my time on VJ, I've never heard of the need for cover letters for the items/processes that you mention.

Go atop any VJ page, click "Embassy Info," look at Paris, see if cover letters for these items are needed, and follow any tips that might be there.

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For the Philippines, we won't need cover sheets as all forms and supporting docs are just handover to the Filipino CO and American CO. I've made few cover sheets for Mike but it's more for his personal use as we don't want to miss any required docs for his medical, interview, and seminar (post interview).

Good luck!


K1
05/22/12 - Mailed I-129F
08/17/12 - Approved I-129F NOA2 (85 days)
11/19/12 - Approved Visa!! (179 days)
12/01/12 - POE Honolulu, HI
12/21/12 - Wedding Day!
AOS, EAD and AP
01/05/13 - Mailed I-485, I-765 and I-131
01/09/13 - USCIS accepted case and received text
01/11/13 - Cashed check
01/08/13 - Received NOA1
01/18/13 - Received Biometrics Appointment Notice
01/22/13 - Early Biometrics Walk-in (scheduled Feb 7)
01/27/13 - We're pregnant!!
02/04/13 - Received Appointment Notice
03/04/13 - Approved EAD and AP (58 days)
03/12/13 - Received EAD and AP combo card
03/12/13 - Interview and Approved GC (63 days)
03/20/13 - Received Green Card

10/3/13 - Baby #1 arrived

2/17/14 - Pregnant again! LOL

10/20/14 - Baby #2 arrived
ROC
01/09/15 - Mailed I-751

01/12/15 - NOA

01/16/15 - Received NOA Letter

01/20/15 - Mailed DMV 1yr Extension

02/05/15 - Received Biometrics Letter

02/09/15 - Early Bio (Walk-IN)

02/19/15 - Biometrics Appointment

06/15/15 - Approved
06/15/15 - Card Ordered and Mailed

08/22/15 - Card Received

N-400 on or after 12/15/15



and they'll live happily ever, ever after...
Relationship Journey: Our pursuit to happiness

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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I made a checklist for myself for the I-134. I didn't want to forget to include any documents or evidence. However, it wasn't a cover letter or anything elaborate. :blink:

YMMV.


Completed: K1/K2 (271 days) - AOS/EAD/AP (134 days) - ROC (279 days)

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Here's what we used for sending the DS forms to London, however, definitely check with others who have gone through Paris to ensure you include everything that's needed.

Immigrant Visa Unit

5 Upper Grosvenor Street

London W1A 2JB

[Date]

The contents of this package include:

• DS-230 (Part I) and attachment with additional information.

• DS-156 (2 Copies)

• DS-156K

• DS-157 and attachment with additional information. (2 Copies)

• DS-2001

Medical Appointment: [Date]

Email address: [Fiancé's (beneficiary) email address]

Sincerely,

[signed by Beneficiary]


Part One: The K-1 Visa Journey:

USCIS Receipt of I-129F: January 24, 2012 | Petition Approval: June 15, 2012 (No RFEs)
Interview: October 24, 2012 - Review | Visa Delivered: October 31, 2012



Part Two: Entry and Adjusting Status:

POE: November 18, 2012 (at SFO) - Review
Wedding: December 1, 2012 | Social Security: New cards received on December 7, 2012.
AOS Package (I-485/I-765/I-131) NOA1: February 19, 2013 | Biometrics Appt.: March 18, 2013
AP/EAD Approved: April 29, 2013 | Card Received: May 6, 2013 | AOS Interview Appt.: May 16, 2013 - Approved Review Card Received: May 24, 2013

Part Three: Removal of Conditions:

Coming Soon...

"When you're born you get a ticket to the freak show. When you're born in America, you get a front row seat." – George Carlin

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: France
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Absolutely no need of a cover letter for the French package 3. Your fiance will only need to send back 2 forms.

Other documents will be asked at the interview one by one, no need for a formal cover letter as well. Just write everything as a checklist on a regular paper for the use of your fiance only, they won't want it at all at the embassy.

Also, I answered your questions twice on the french-american couples topic, don't know if you saw it. :) You may consider asking your questions there, as for now, the process is highly country-specific and you may have answer that won't be accurate for France on the K-1 sub-forum.


K-1 Visa Timeline AOS Timeline

- Aug 31st, 2011 - Mailed I-129F package - May 29th, 2012 - Mailed AOS/EAD/AP package

- Apr 13th, 2012 - Visa received - Aug 24th, 2012 - Green Card received

ROC Timeline

- May 19th, 2014 - Mailed ROC package to CSC

- Aug 8th, 2014 - Green Card received

N-400 Timeline

- Dec 29th, 2021 - Filed online. Got notice that biometrics will be reused.

- Now waiting...

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: France
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Absolutely no need of a cover letter for the French package 3. Your fiance will only need to send back 2 forms.

Other documents will be asked at the interview one by one, no need for a formal cover letter as well. Just write everything as a checklist on a regular paper for the use of your fiance only, they won't want it at all at the embassy.

Also, I answered your questions twice on the french-american couples topic, don't know if you saw it. :) You may consider asking your questions there, as for now, the process is highly country-specific and you may have answer that won't be accurate for France on the K-1 sub-forum.

Thanks again didopage! And good point, I'll definitely post my questions on the French-American couples topic from now on.

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