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Hey Everyone,

I'm in the process of filing I-130 application for my wife. Just needed guidance on what documents we need to submit with the form, as we are unsure what the I-130 instructions suggest.

The only thing we are sure about are the following:

  • Signed form.
  • Marriage certificate.
  • $420 fee (is personal check ok? or they need cashier check/money order?)
  • 1 Passport photo for each (me and wife)
  • Copy my naturalization certificate to proof my citizenship.
  • Address where application is going to (in this case Chicago lock box)
  • G-1145 form completed for each (me and wife)

Wife is currently in the US and has visitor visa B1/B2, which expires about 6 months. We are hoping to get her interview date before her visa expires, so she can go back her home country and do the interview there.

Thank you, Thank you and Thank you! :)


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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I read the instructions file, but wanted to see if I missed anything based on my first post.


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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You will not get an interview date before her tourist visa expires, not if everything goes normally (no expedite). The best I would hope for is NOA2.


flying.gif 2006 - met online  | 2008 - met IRL  | 2011 - engagement  | 2012 - wedding | 2013 - IR-1 | 2014 - child | 2015 - POE | 2018 - N-400 

Check my About me for the full IR-1 or N-400 timeline.

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Hikergirl, isn't it G-325A? Not G-325s!


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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Ivy,

Please elaborate. This is consular processing, and if all goes to plan, the average time is 6-7 months, but can be done little or little more. So where do you imply the delay to be?


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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Ivy,

Please elaborate. This is consular processing, and if all goes to plan, the average time is 6-7 months, but can be done little or little more. So where do you imply the delay to be?

Oh, your post or time line did not say that (or I might have missed it). It would be different for you then. Sorry.


flying.gif 2006 - met online  | 2008 - met IRL  | 2011 - engagement  | 2012 - wedding | 2013 - IR-1 | 2014 - child | 2015 - POE | 2018 - N-400 

Check my About me for the full IR-1 or N-400 timeline.

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Thanks Ivy!


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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So it looks like I'm all set. Send the form and documents Monday!

Next step, NOA-1!


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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Just realized I answered your question the way they would havetongue.png

This is what i sent in with my I130: I was approved without RFE. But that doesn't mean everyone will be...

Copy of Beneficiary's passport

Copy of Beneficiary's Birth certificate

Copy of Petitioner's & Beneficiary's wedding invitation card

1 Passport type Photo of the Beneficiary

Copy of Petitioner's Certificate of citizenship

Copy of Petitioner's Drivers license

Copy of Petitioner's U.S. Passport with Entry & Exit Stamps

Copy of Petitioner's and Beneficiary's Marriage Certificate

Copy of Petitioner's and Beneficiary's Photos together

1 Passport type Photo of the Petitioner

The Amount of $420.00 Payable to U.S. Department of Homeland Security

Edited by preethi

vj terminology to know

NOA = notice of action :P

ISO = immigration service officer

NBC = (same as MSC)national benefits center

RFE = request for evidence

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Thanks Preethi, you are awesome!

Did you send the payment as a personal check or cashier check/money order?

Thanks


My IR-1 Consular Proccess
11.05.2005: Interview Success at London, England.
03.02.2011: Naturalized Citizen.

Wife IR-1 Petition
09.01.2012: Met wife in Melbourne, Australia.
05.16.2013: Marriage Ceremony.
05.19.2013: I-130 Sent to Chicago Lockbox.
05.21.2013: I-130 Delivered at Chicago Lockbox. Routed to NBC.
05.24.2013: I-130 Fee Check Cashed.
05.28.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1).

Adjustment of Status from B2 Vistior Visa

09.06.2013: I-485 sent with copy of I-130 and I-765.

09.07.2013: I-485 packet arrived Chicago Lockbox.

09.09.2013: I-485 packet accepted.

09.10.2013. I-485 and I-765 case numbers assigned, and check cashed.

09.10.2013: Notice of Action (NOA-1) for I-1485 arrived via email.

09.18.2013: Biometrics Fingerprints Appointment.

XX.XX.XXXX: Employment Authorization Card

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Thanks Preethi, you are awesome!

Did you send the payment as a personal check or cashier check/money order?

Thanks

You are very welcome. It was personal check.


vj terminology to know

NOA = notice of action :P

ISO = immigration service officer

NBC = (same as MSC)national benefits center

RFE = request for evidence

z2k0rd6.png

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You do not need the beneficiary's birth certificate or passport at the petition stage unless requested by the USCIS.


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