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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: China
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Hi everyone,

I entered US in early April 2013 on a CR1 visa and now we are preparing to file I-175 form in January. Well, I am the one who actually preparing documents now and my husband will go through it with me later on. I have downloaded several versions of cover letter on various website, including VJ. I have noticed the I-175 form is supposed to be filled up by me, the foreign spouse. But it seems those sample cover letters are written by US citizen?

Now I am a bit confused...Who should write the cover letter? US citizen or foreign spouse? Thanks in advance for any answers.


Our Visa Joureny:

CR1

 

USCIS
09/20/2012- Filed I-130 through USPS
11/26/2012- NOA 2: APPROVED
12/21/2013-Sent DS-3032 and Opt-ined EP
12/28/2013-EP accepted
01/03/2013-Paid both AOS Bill & IV Bill, sent both scanned AOS & IV Packages
01/31/2013-Case Completed at NVC & Interview Date scheduled
02/05/2013-Medical
03/18/2013-Interview Date, approved! Visa was printed on the same day!
03/21/2013-Visa in hand!
04/09/2013-POE
04/18/2013-Received SSN
05/02/2013-Greencard received!

ROC

 

01/23/2015-I-751 Package mailed

01/27/2015 Check shown cashed

01/30/2015 NOA1 received

02/06/2015 Biometrics Notice

02/26/2015 Biometrics App

07/01/2015 New Card is being produced

07/08/2015 Card was mailed!

07/09/2015 Card was picked up by USPS with a tracking #

07/10/2015 Card in hand!!!!

Nationalization

Spoiler

06/02/2017 N-400 Package mailed

06/05/2017 Check cashed

06/07/2017 email\text acceptance 06/17/2017 NOA1 Recevied

06/23/2017 Biometrics Notice

07/05/2017 Biometrics App

09/20/2017 In Line for Interview

11/18/2017 Interview scheduled

12/19/17 Interview day, passed!

01/24/18 Oath Ceremony, proud citizen!

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Japan
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It doesn't matter either way. A cover letter isn't required, just something prepared by applicants to summarize what's in the package for the officers' convenience if they want to look at it. So, either by you, your spouse, or both is fine! Good luck on your application!


Day 0 - 2 May 2012 Mailed AOS package overnight delivery
Day 139 - 17 September 2012 Interview & APPROVED on the Spot!! :)
Day 145 - 23 September 2012 Received Green Card!

ROC - Eligible June 19 2014

Day 0 - 18 June 2014 Mailed ROC package via 2 day priority

Day 42 - 29 July 2014 Approval and Card Production Email

Day 49 - 5 August 2014 Received Green Card

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: China
Timeline

Thank you Seth!


Our Visa Joureny:

CR1

 

USCIS
09/20/2012- Filed I-130 through USPS
11/26/2012- NOA 2: APPROVED
12/21/2013-Sent DS-3032 and Opt-ined EP
12/28/2013-EP accepted
01/03/2013-Paid both AOS Bill & IV Bill, sent both scanned AOS & IV Packages
01/31/2013-Case Completed at NVC & Interview Date scheduled
02/05/2013-Medical
03/18/2013-Interview Date, approved! Visa was printed on the same day!
03/21/2013-Visa in hand!
04/09/2013-POE
04/18/2013-Received SSN
05/02/2013-Greencard received!

ROC

 

01/23/2015-I-751 Package mailed

01/27/2015 Check shown cashed

01/30/2015 NOA1 received

02/06/2015 Biometrics Notice

02/26/2015 Biometrics App

07/01/2015 New Card is being produced

07/08/2015 Card was mailed!

07/09/2015 Card was picked up by USPS with a tracking #

07/10/2015 Card in hand!!!!

Nationalization

Spoiler

06/02/2017 N-400 Package mailed

06/05/2017 Check cashed

06/07/2017 email\text acceptance 06/17/2017 NOA1 Recevied

06/23/2017 Biometrics Notice

07/05/2017 Biometrics App

09/20/2017 In Line for Interview

11/18/2017 Interview scheduled

12/19/17 Interview day, passed!

01/24/18 Oath Ceremony, proud citizen!

 

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Our I-751 cover letter and contents were prepared and signed by both of us.

YMMV.

Good luck on your immigration journey.


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: China
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Another quick question, what's the amount of the check should we include when we first submit the application package? It's said the filing fee is $505, and the biometric fee is $85.

Should we include a $505 check? a $590 check? or a $505 check + a $ 85 check with our I-175 package?


Our Visa Joureny:

CR1

 

USCIS
09/20/2012- Filed I-130 through USPS
11/26/2012- NOA 2: APPROVED
12/21/2013-Sent DS-3032 and Opt-ined EP
12/28/2013-EP accepted
01/03/2013-Paid both AOS Bill & IV Bill, sent both scanned AOS & IV Packages
01/31/2013-Case Completed at NVC & Interview Date scheduled
02/05/2013-Medical
03/18/2013-Interview Date, approved! Visa was printed on the same day!
03/21/2013-Visa in hand!
04/09/2013-POE
04/18/2013-Received SSN
05/02/2013-Greencard received!

ROC

 

01/23/2015-I-751 Package mailed

01/27/2015 Check shown cashed

01/30/2015 NOA1 received

02/06/2015 Biometrics Notice

02/26/2015 Biometrics App

07/01/2015 New Card is being produced

07/08/2015 Card was mailed!

07/09/2015 Card was picked up by USPS with a tracking #

07/10/2015 Card in hand!!!!

Nationalization

Spoiler

06/02/2017 N-400 Package mailed

06/05/2017 Check cashed

06/07/2017 email\text acceptance 06/17/2017 NOA1 Recevied

06/23/2017 Biometrics Notice

07/05/2017 Biometrics App

09/20/2017 In Line for Interview

11/18/2017 Interview scheduled

12/19/17 Interview day, passed!

01/24/18 Oath Ceremony, proud citizen!

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Japan
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Just one check is fine, the fee + biometrics. So 1 check for $590 :)


Day 0 - 2 May 2012 Mailed AOS package overnight delivery
Day 139 - 17 September 2012 Interview & APPROVED on the Spot!! :)
Day 145 - 23 September 2012 Received Green Card!

ROC - Eligible June 19 2014

Day 0 - 18 June 2014 Mailed ROC package via 2 day priority

Day 42 - 29 July 2014 Approval and Card Production Email

Day 49 - 5 August 2014 Received Green Card

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Another quick question, what's the amount of the check should we include when we first submit the application package? It's said the filing fee is $505, and the biometric fee is $85.

Should we include a $505 check? a $590 check? or a $505 check + a $ 85 check with our I-175 package?

1 or 2 checks is of little or no consequence.

http://www.uscis.gov/i-751


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

"Si vis amari, ama" - Seneca

 

 

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: China
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Thank you very much for all your fast replies!


Our Visa Joureny:

CR1

 

USCIS
09/20/2012- Filed I-130 through USPS
11/26/2012- NOA 2: APPROVED
12/21/2013-Sent DS-3032 and Opt-ined EP
12/28/2013-EP accepted
01/03/2013-Paid both AOS Bill & IV Bill, sent both scanned AOS & IV Packages
01/31/2013-Case Completed at NVC & Interview Date scheduled
02/05/2013-Medical
03/18/2013-Interview Date, approved! Visa was printed on the same day!
03/21/2013-Visa in hand!
04/09/2013-POE
04/18/2013-Received SSN
05/02/2013-Greencard received!

ROC

 

01/23/2015-I-751 Package mailed

01/27/2015 Check shown cashed

01/30/2015 NOA1 received

02/06/2015 Biometrics Notice

02/26/2015 Biometrics App

07/01/2015 New Card is being produced

07/08/2015 Card was mailed!

07/09/2015 Card was picked up by USPS with a tracking #

07/10/2015 Card in hand!!!!

Nationalization

Spoiler

06/02/2017 N-400 Package mailed

06/05/2017 Check cashed

06/07/2017 email\text acceptance 06/17/2017 NOA1 Recevied

06/23/2017 Biometrics Notice

07/05/2017 Biometrics App

09/20/2017 In Line for Interview

11/18/2017 Interview scheduled

12/19/17 Interview day, passed!

01/24/18 Oath Ceremony, proud citizen!

 

 

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