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Hi everyone, I'm sorry if this is a repeat topic, but I couldn't find the answer anywhere.

I'm gathering my i-864 affidavit of support package. I am the petitioner (for my Hungarian husband) and I have one joint sponsor (my father).

1) How do I check off the cover sheet if some of the documents enclosed are Not Applicable for myself, but ARE included for my joint sponsor, and vice versa?

2) Do I need to include forms that were already established in the I-130 (proof of relationship? marriage certificate, photos, etc?) Shouldn't this be a given since the i-130 was approved?

3) Since we are not in the USA, I am unemployed, and my husband has a Hungarian income. Would it be appropriate to include his diploma and/or employment record to show that he has skills and can find a job in the US? Or is this covered in the Visa application? Can I assume all our documents will be reviewed by one entity, or are they so disorganized as they seem that everything should be sent twice or thrice to make sure someone knows we have everything?

4) Does anyone else think we could start a "Locks of Love" organization with all the hair we've collectively pulled out trying to deal with NVC? ( response not necessary)

Thank you!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Answers:

  • Use separate cover sheets for each I-864.
  • No; however, civil documents which includes a marriage certificate will need to be included in the visa application package (also referred to as the DS-260 package).
  • No

Our journey:

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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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Except now I'm confused, because first I had a cover sheet that was a checklist, then I had it sent to my email from the NVC website to print a better copy... and it's a different one, just big letters and a bar code.

We just send out both. The "Checklist" first and then for each packet a print from the AOS payment with the Bar code on

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We just send out both. The "Checklist" first and then for each packet a print from the AOS payment with the Bar code on

Thank you.

That's what I'm going to do.

Also, I'm realizing that if we send the AOS package first (before the IV and supporting documents can be collected/translated), then the bottom half of the checklist is N/A (#3, supporting documents).

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I have the same question regarding the proof of relationship. I will follow your thread. I hope we can get an answer soon

From the website:

If you completed Form I-864A, submit evidence that proves your relationship to the sponsor (the person who filed Form I-864). You can prove your relationship by submitting a photocopy of one of the documents below:

  • Birth certificate;
  • Marriage certificate;
  • Adoption certificate;
  • The petitioner or joint sponsor’s most recent Federal Income Tax Returns, if you are listed as a dependent; or
  • A signed, written statement describing the relationship

I am not using form I-864A, so I don't need this. If you are using form A, you can simply include a photocopy of the certificate (however, as I understand, for the IV supporting documents, you need the original or CERTIFIED copy)

I imagine if you're submitting the AOS and IV together, you don't need the same document twice in the same envelope.

If they are being submitted separately, then yes, you probably need to submit it twice (a photocopy in the AOS, a certified copy with the IV)

But again, this is not my situation, so if you want absolute answers from a "veteran" immigrant, keep checking!

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3) Since we are not in the USA, I am unemployed, and my husband has a Hungarian income. Would it be appropriate to include his diploma and/or employment record to show that he has skills and can find a job in the US?

Thank you!

Thank you!

I guess #3 had several questions, so I don't know which one you're answering. I will also check topics on the cover LETTER that people write and see if there are any hints in those about the order of documents and checklist.

I'll clarify what I was answering. Including your husband's diploma and employment record is irrelevant to your I-864. Don't bother including it because it carries zero weight when the I-864 is being reviewed.


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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