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Hi! We are about ready to submit, just have to get our photos and the medical form back from the civil surgeon! I was wondering if anyone wouldn't mind scanning over our cover letters to make sure things look OK and we arent missing anything. Hopefully they will be useful also to someone in the future. I am the USC and my husband is here on an E3 visa from Australia.

Overall Cover Letter:

United States Citizenship and Immigration Services

P.O. Box 805887

Chicago, IL 60680-4120

March 18, 2015

Petitioner (U.S. Citizen): ##NAME##

Beneficiary (Alien Spouse): ##NAME##

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed documentation for the concurrent filing of the following forms: I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), and I-131 (Application for Travel Document). This is an original submission.

Contents include (in exact order):

1. Form G-1145 – E-notification of Application/Petition Acceptance

2. Form I-130 – Petition for Alien Relative

a. Includes cover letter, payment, and supporting documentation

3. Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residency or Adjust Status

a. Includes cover letter, payment, and supporting documentation

4. Form I-765 – Application for Employment Authorization

a. Copy of form I-94 – Arrival/Departure Record

b. Copy of beneficiary’s passport with biographic page and current visa/entry stamps

c. Two passport style photos of beneficiary, ##NAME##

5. Form I-131 – Application for Travel Documentation

a. Copy of beneficiary’s passport with biographic page and current visa/entry stamps

b. Two passport style photos of beneficiary, ##NAME#

Thank you very much.

Sincerely,

##NAME##

i130 Cover Letter:

SUBJECT: Concurrent Filing of I-130, I-485, I-765, and I-131

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed form I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) and the supporting forms and documentation. Contents include (in the exact order):

1. Payment in the form of personal check for $420, payable to Department of Homeland Security

2. Form I-130 – Petition for Alien Relative

3. Copy of United States birth certificate for petitioner, ##NAME##

4. Copy of Australian birth certificate for beneficiary, ##NAME##

5. Copy of marriage license

6. Form G-325A – Biographic Information: Filled out and signed by petitioner, ##NAME##

7. Single passport style photo of petitioner, ##NAME##

8. Form G-325A – Biographic Information: Filled out and signed by beneficiary, ##NAME##

9. Single passport style photo of beneficiary, ##NAME##

10. Evidence of a bona-fide marriage:

a. Title of vehicle exhibiting co-ownership

b. Lease of current residence co-signed (first page and signature page included)

c. Bank statement showing co-ownership

d. Auto insurance with both petitioner and beneficiary listed

e. Selection of photographs exhibiting relationship

i-485 Cover Letter:

SUBJECT: Concurrent Filing of I-130, I-485, I-765, and I-131

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed form I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status) and the supporting forms and documentation. Contents include (in the exact order):

1. Payment in the form of personal check for $1,020, payable to Department of Homeland Security

2. Form I-485 – Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

3. Copy of beneficiary’s passport, ##NAME##: Includes biographic page and current visa with entry stamps

4. Copy of Australian birth certificate for beneficiary, ##NAME##

5. Copy of electronic I-94

6. Copy of certified marriage certificate

7. Form G-325A – Biographic Information: Filled out and signed by beneficiary, ##NAME##

8. Two passport style photos of beneficiary, ##NAME##

9. Form I-693 – Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status

10. Form I-864 – Affidavit of Support

11. Copy of Federal Tax Return for 2014

I am sure I will come up with some questions in the next 24 hours, thank you all for your help!!


Our Timeline!

September 2012 - Met while on work experience

June 2013 - Moved in together

September 2014 - Engaged

November 2014 - Married (private courthouse wedding, plan to get married with friends/family in a few years)

3/20/15 - Mailed I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765 to USCIS via FedEx Overnight

3/23/15 - Day 0 AOS Package delivered to USCIS Chicago lockbox

3/26/15 - Day 3 Checks cashed

3/30/15 - Day 7 NOA1 e-mail for all forms

4/13/15 - Day 22 Received notice in mail for biometrics appointment
4/21/15 - Day 30 Scheduled biometrics appointment successful in Indianapolis
6/3/15 - Day 73 EAD Card in Production!!! Wooo!!!!!!
6/10/15 - Day 80 Received EAD/AP Combination card via USPS
7/10/15 - Day Interview Notification via Email (approximate date)
8/17/15 - Interview in Chicago
9/1/15 - Green Card Recieved

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Quiri, it looks pretty good.

But why are you saying "Please kindly find enclosed form?"

Have you hidden some of the items and want the recipient to go on some sort of treasure hunt to try and find them?

What if they don't find what you have hidden?

Enclosed are forms . . . . .



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10 YEAR GREEN CARD PROCESS

July 22, 2017  ROC packet sent to Vermont.

July 24, 2017  ROC packet signed for in Vermont.

August 8, 2017  NOA received at house.  15 days since ROC signed for in VSC.

August 12, 2017 ASC appointment received. 19 days since ROC in VSC.

August 25, 2017 BIO completed. 32 days since ROC received in VSC.

August 11, 2018  18 month 'Courtesy Copy' extension letter received.  Critical number  297

October 20, 2018 18 month 'Official' extension letter received.  Critical number 297

December 4, 2018  USCIS Account shows: On December 04, 2018, we approved your Form I-751, Petition to Remove Conditions on Residence, Receipt Number EAC17297003XX.  On December 04, 2018, we ordered your new card for Receipt Number EAC17297003XX, and will mail it to the address you gave us.

December 7, 2018 USCIS sent notice:  Card mailed.

491 days from NOA issued by VSC until Petition approved.

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Service Center: VSC
First 5 Digits EAC 17297
NOA1 Date: July 24, 2017
Filed N-400: Yes on December 6, 2018, two days after ROC approved.

Case Transferred: No

Approved?: Yes  December 4, 2018.   491 days after July 24, 2017.

     If yes, did you have a RFE? No RFE involved:

     If yes, did you have an interview? No Interview involved:

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CITIZENSHIP PROCESS

December 6, 2018 submitted application on-line.  Estimated Completion Time: 8 months or August 2019.

December 8, 2018 received notice on USCIS that Biometrics scheduled . . . but the actual date was not yet shown.

 

 

 

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Haha, good point! I think I copied that from some other cover letter but it does sound ridiculous. Thanks!


Our Timeline!

September 2012 - Met while on work experience

June 2013 - Moved in together

September 2014 - Engaged

November 2014 - Married (private courthouse wedding, plan to get married with friends/family in a few years)

3/20/15 - Mailed I-485, I-130, I-131, I-765 to USCIS via FedEx Overnight

3/23/15 - Day 0 AOS Package delivered to USCIS Chicago lockbox

3/26/15 - Day 3 Checks cashed

3/30/15 - Day 7 NOA1 e-mail for all forms

4/13/15 - Day 22 Received notice in mail for biometrics appointment
4/21/15 - Day 30 Scheduled biometrics appointment successful in Indianapolis
6/3/15 - Day 73 EAD Card in Production!!! Wooo!!!!!!
6/10/15 - Day 80 Received EAD/AP Combination card via USPS
7/10/15 - Day Interview Notification via Email (approximate date)
8/17/15 - Interview in Chicago
9/1/15 - Green Card Recieved

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This looks awesome and is going to be helpful for us as well, thank you!


07-15-2016     Married

03-25-2017     AOS packet sent (i-130 + i-485 + i-765 concurrent)

03-27-2017     AOS packet received according to USPS tracking number

04-06-2017     NOA1 emails and texts received

04-10-2017     NOA1 hard copies received

04-15-2017     Biometrics appointment letter received

04-25-2017     Biometrics appointment

05-06-2017     RFE mailed

07-05-2017     RFE response mailed

07-06-2017     RFE response received according to USPS tracking number

07-12-2017     RFE response receipt on 07-10-2017 confirmed via email and text

07-22-2017     i-765 case updated with "we updated your name" message

07-25-2017     EAD card mailed

07-26-2017     EAD card mailing notification (email and text) received

07-28-2017     EAD card in hand

08-01-2017     "Interview scheduled" texts and email received

08-01-2017     Hard copy interview letter (I-797C) received

08-30-2017     Scheduled interview.

08-30-2017     9 hours after getting out of the interview received email "we ordered your new card".

08-31-2017     33 hours after getting out of the interview received texts about case updates (i.e. texts were received 24 hours after emails).

08-31-2017     Hard copies of i-130 and i-485 approval notices received.

09-05-2017     "Card mailed" update on USCIS web site with notifications via text and email. Nothing on my USPS dashboard.

09-06-2017     Tracking number posted to USPS dashboard with "pre-shipment info sent".

09-08-2017     Green Card in hand.

09-11-2017     Online Request to fix the typo in the last name on the Green Card submitted.

09-20-2017     Infopass appointment. Result: "It's easier to wait for ROC and make sure they spell you name correctly at that time."

09-25-2017     Email received in response to the online request: "Infopass is the way to do this".

 

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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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