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Filed: Country: Israel
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Here is my cover letter. Anything need to be adjusted before I send it in? Also, two quick questions:

What is the letter (written by me) describing our relationship called?

Also, included close to 25 photos, 3 pages of G Chat records, 15 email pages and 10 pages of Skype screenshots? Is this too much?

Thanks in advance.

Dear Sir or Madam:

I, ___________, a US Citizen, am submitting the documents contained in this package for the I-130 for my wife, ___________, a citizen of Israel.

Enclosed, please find:

1) Cover Letter (This document)

2) Payment in the form of a personal check for $420

3) Form G-1145

4) Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

5) Copy of Petitioner’s birth certificate

6) Copy of Marriage Certificate

7) Form G-325A completed by Petitioner, including passport size photograph

8) Form G-325A completed by Beneficiary, including passport size photograph

9) Evidence of a bona fide marriage, including:

a. Letter describing Petitioner and Beneficiary relationship

b. Three Affidavits from family and friends

c. Copies of Petitioner and Beneficiary passports

d. Skype video call logs (1 screenshot per month apart)

e. Google Chat logs

e. Email correspondence between Petitioner and Beneficiary

f. Airline itineraries (domestic and international travel)

g. Credit Card Statements serve as proof of travel

h. Brokerage, Retirement and Bank Account Beneficiary Designations

i. Lease application listing beneficiary as cohabitant

g. Pictures of Petitioner and Beneficiary

Sincerely,

_____________

Address, Chicago, IL, 60614

480-xxx-6416

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date.

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Filed: Country: Israel
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My understanding was I only needed the birth certificate or copy of every page of my passport, not both. I am not a naturalized citizen. I guess I'll make a copy of every page of my passport, already using a few pages to show I travelled abroad.

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Here is my cover letter. Anything need to be adjusted before I send it in? Also, two quick questions:

What is the letter (written by me) describing our relationship called?

Also, included close to 25 photos, 3 pages of G Chat records, 15 email pages and 10 pages of Skype screenshots? Is this too much?

Thanks in advance.

The cover letter looks great.

The letter written by you is called "A History of our Relationship" By: You

This is a good number of photo's, are you sending actual photo's or did you make a color copy of several photo's on one page? I did the color copy's and advised my husband would bring in all photo albums during interview.

I did not have any chat records because my husband doesn't type, but I did include three years of phone records. Every month, every phone number highlighted and the time we talked.

Hope this helps.

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I was going to send in actual labeled photos. Do you think that is too many? I could go the photocopy route if you think that is better... Also, can you clarify if I need both a birth certificate and a passport or just one?

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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My comments on your letter are in bold next to each item:

Here is my cover letter. Anything need to be adjusted before I send it in? Also, two quick questions:

What is the letter (written by me) describing our relationship called?

Also, included close to 25 photos, 3 pages of G Chat records, 15 email pages and 10 pages of Skype screenshots? Is this too much?

Thanks in advance.

Dear Sir or Madam:

I, ___________, a US Citizen, am submitting the documents contained in this package for the I-130 for my wife, ___________, a citizen of Israel.

Enclosed, please find:

1) Cover Letter (This document) :thumbs:

2) Payment in the form of a personal check for $420 :thumbs:

3) Form G-1145 This will go at the very top of the file.

4) Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative :thumbs:

5) Copy of Petitioner’s birth certificate You can use this instead of your passport.

6) Copy of Marriage Certificate :thumbs:

7) Form G-325A completed by Petitioner, including passport size photograph :thumbs:

8) Form G-325A completed by Beneficiary, including passport size photograph :thumbs:

9) Evidence of a bona fide marriage, including:

a. Letter describing Petitioner and Beneficiary relationship :thumbs:

b. Three Affidavits from family and friends :thumbs:

c. Copies of Petitioner and Beneficiary passports Beneficiary's passport is not need at this stage, yours is not needed either if you submit a copy of your birth certificate.

d. Skype video call logs (1 screenshot per month apart) :thumbs:

e. Google Chat logs :thumbs:

e. Email correspondence between Petitioner and Beneficiary :thumbs:

f. Airline itineraries (domestic and international travel) Copies of boarding passes are better, itineraries by themselves do not prove actual travel.

g. Credit Card Statements serve as proof of travel :thumbs:

h. Brokerage, Retirement and Bank Account Beneficiary Designations :thumbs:

i. Lease application listing beneficiary as cohabitant :thumbs:

g. Pictures of Petitioner and Beneficiary :thumbs:

Sincerely,

_____________

Address, Chicago, IL, 60614

480-xxx-6416

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date.

I was going to send in actual labeled photos. Do you think that is too many? I could go the photocopy route if you think that is better... Also, can you clarify if I need both a birth certificate and a passport or just one?

Answering your second question first, you only need a birth certificate or a copy of your entire passport, not both. For pictures, you can print them out on standard paper, just be sure to indicate who is in them and when and where they were taken.

Edited by Ryan H

Our journey:

Spoiler

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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Filed: Country: Israel
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Keep reading it's best to put photos on 8 x 11 paper, still have the physical photos. Was going to use those since they are already labeled. If I choose to do this, do I need to put them in a plastic bag? Been hearing submitting actual photos isn't good anyways. Thanks in advance.

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To clarify, I am only showing copies of passport stamps to prove travel.

That's good.

Keep reading it's best to put photos on 8 x 11 paper, still have the physical photos. Was going to use those since they are already labeled. If I choose to do this, do I need to put them in a plastic bag? Been hearing submitting actual photos isn't good anyways. Thanks in advance.

If you choose to submit actual pictures, then yes, put them in a plastic bag.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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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