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Hello.. I am almost finished with all the information for the i129 form. Are there any tips for organizing this huge packet? Any info you can provide for how you did it and what works the best. I know the website has a guide and I'm using that, but I just wanted to ask others that habe done this for any tips that help out later down the road. Thanks

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We just made sure that the pages in the package came in the same order as on the cover letter. All proof like chat logs, tickets, boarding passes and such we put in an envelope by itself, I think that's the only thing we did a little differently. The rest of the documents were just in one bunch, separated only by paperclips, in the same order as on the cover letter.


K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

ROC: 04-22-2019 - 04-22-2020 (365 days)

 

Naturalization (Los Angeles County Field Office):

04-19-2020 - Earliest filing date

05-01-2020 - N-400 filed online

05-01-2020 - Received date

05-04-2020 - NOA1 online

05-08-2020 - NOA1 hardcopy

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Sweden
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I did as Scandi says except I gave each "bullet" on the cover letter it´s own front page on that particular section, with the same bullet number and a large text saying the same as the bullet point. That way it is easily devidable sections. Each section got a paper clip and the whole bunch got one of those bigger document file clips.

Some sections on the cover letter had "sub-sections" such as the i-129f itself with the attachment to the question of how we met and the proof of meeting.

I didn't put the proof of meeting in a separate envelope I simply made a sub-section with it's own cover letter (added after that sections front page).

Cover letter lay out:

1) XXXXXXXXXXX

a) xxxxxxxxx

b) xxxxxxxxx

2) XXXXXXXXXXX

3) XXXXXXXXXXX

4) Proof of meeting in the last 2 years

5) XXXXXXXXXXX

a) xxxxxxxxx

b) xxxxxxxxx

etc.

so each of those sections got a front section page.... and after the front page of the bullet for proof of having met, as I said, I added another cover letter for that section. That letter sort of had like a "storyline", for example: After this and that we decided to meet...On that and that date we met on that location see attached:

1) copy of xxx's airline ticket and boarding pass

2) hotel receipt

and so on...

I hope that wasn't too confusing lol

Good luck assembling


K1 Visa & AOS

Spoiler

2016-03-19         i-129F Sent
2016-03-24         i-129F NOA1
2016-06-14         i-129F NOA2
2016-07-08         NVC Rec'd
2016-07-12         Case #
2016-07-13         NVC Left
2016-07-14         Consulate Rec'd
2016-07-19         Medical
2016-08-11         Interview Date (approved)
2016-09-06         Issued
2016-09-09         Visa In Hand
2016-10-19         POE Dallas Fort-Worth
2016-10-30         Our Halloween Wedding

2016-11-16         AOS package sent (i-485, i-131, i-765, i-864, g-325a, DS-3025)
2016-11-17         AOS package delivered to Chicago lockbox
2016-11-23         NOA1's by e-mail and text (@ 10:30 pm CT)
2016-11-26         NOA1 hard copies
2016-12-03         Biometrics appointment in mail
2016-12-07         Biometrics (Early walk-in Desoto, appointment was for Dec 13th)

2017-02-17         Notice of card in production by email and text (@8:00 am CT, i-765) - Day 92

2017-02-22         Notice of approval by email and text (@1:00 pm CT, i-765 and i-131) - Day 97

2017-02-22         Notice of card being mailed by email and text (@7:00 pm CT, i-765) - Day 97

2017-02-25         EAD/AP combo card arrived in mail - Day 100

2017-03-03         Notice of green card in production by email and text (@4:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-03         Notice of approval by email and text (@6:00 pm CT, i-485) - Day 106

2017-03-11          Green card arrived in mail  - Day 113

2018-12-03          First day to file for ROC (i-751)

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Be sure to use the correct form:

I-129 = Petition for Nonimmigrant Worker

I-129F = Petition for K1 Foreign Fiance(e)

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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We just used tabs with letters that corresponded to the list on our cover letter. Good luck.


Mahalo/Salamat!

Steve and Joan
Met on Facebook 2/24/12
Met in person 6/5/12
Second visit 10/2/12
Engaged 10/3/12
NOA10/15/12
Third visit 12/10/12
Joan got her passport! 2/20/13
NOA2 4/24/13
Fourth visit 5/28/13
CFO 5/30/13
Embassy Interview APPROVED 6/6/13

Joan passed through immigration in Hawaii! She's home! 6/13/13

MARRIED 8/24/13

AOS, EAD and AP petitions sent to Chicago via Express Mail

EAD/AP Received 11/13/13

AOS Interview APPROVED 11/26/13

2-year Green Card in hand 12/5/13

ROC (I-751) sent to CSC via USPS Express Mail 8/31/15

ROC check cashed 9/4/15

ROC Biometrics 10/1/15

ROC Approval 4/6/16 (waiting for actual card)

Permanent Green Card Arrived 4/14/16
Naturalization Interview 2/22/17 APPROVED!

Oath Ceremony 3/21/17--Joan is a US Citizen!

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