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Hi all I am getting ready to submit everything as soon as the medical is done next week. I have gathered everything that I think I need and I wrote this cover letter.

Can some of the experts on here review my cover letter to see if I missed something or added something incorrectly?

Thank you.

John

USPS

USCIS
P.O. Box 805887
Chicago, IL 60680-4120

December 12, 2016

Re: Concurrent Filing of 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)

Petitioner (U.S. Citizen): John
Beneficiary (Alien Spouse): Mrs. John

Dear Sir/ Madam:

Please kindly find enclosed the concurrent filing of forms:

· I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

· I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

· I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record

· I-864, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the INA

· I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

· I-131, Application for Travel Document

· G-325A, Biographic Information ( Petitioner )

· G-325A, Biographic Information ( Beneficiary )

Contents include:

A. I-130 Petition For Alien Relative

1. Personal check of $420 for I-130 Filing Fee

2. Cover letter of the contents for I-130 packet

3. Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition (Petitioner)

4. Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

5. Copy of US Citizen’s birth certificate

6. Copy of US citizen’s passport of all pages

7. Copy of alien spouse Korean birth certificate with English translation

8. Copy of alien spouse passport biographical page

9. Copy of alien spouse passport stamped pages

10. Copy of alien spouse I-94 form

11. Copy of marriage certificate

12. Form G-325A, Biographic Information (Petitioner)

13. Passport photo of US Citizen with full name on back and name on plastic bag

14. G-325A, Biographic Information (Beneficiary)

15. Passport photo of alien spouse with full name on back and name on plastic bag

16. Evidence of bonafide marriage

i. Affidavit from witness at wedding

ii. Affidavit from witness of relationship

iii. Joint bank account

iv. Selection of pictures that document relationship and wedding ceremony

B. I-485 Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

1. Personal check of $1,070 ( filing fee for form I-485, $985 + $85 biometric fee)

2. Cover letter of the contents for I-485 packet

3. Form G-1145, E-Notification Application/Petition (Beneficiary)

4. Form I-485, Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

5. Copy of alien spouse passport biographical page

6. Copy of alien spouse passport stamped pages

7. Copy of alien spouse I-94 form

8. Copy of alien spouse Korean birth certificate with English translation

9. Copy of marriage certificate

10. Form G-325A, Biographic Information (alien spouse)

11. 2 Passport photos of alien spouse with full name on back and name on plastic bag

12. I-693, Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (sealed by civil surgeon)

C. I-864 Affidavit Of Support Under Section 213A of the INA

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-864

2. Form I-864, Affidavit Of Support Under Section 213A of the INA

3. IRS Tax transcripts for the years 2013, 2014, 2015

4. Copy of W-2s for the years 2014, 2014, 2015

5. Copy of last 4 paychecks for dates: 10/21/16, 11/04/16, 11/18/16, 12/02/16

6. Copy of last bank statement for 10/21/2016 - 11/18/16

7. Copy of petitioner's federal income tax return for the year 2009

8. Copy of petitioner‘s US birth certificate

D. I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-864

2. Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization

3. Copy of passport biographical page

4. Copy of passport stamped pages

5. Copy of Korean birth certificate with English translation

6. 2 Passport photos with full name on back and name on plastic bag

E. I-131 Application for Travel Document

A. Cover letter of the contents for I-131

B. Form I-131, Application for Travel Document

C. Copy of passport biographical page

D. Copy of passport stamped pages

E. Copy of I-94 form

F. Copy of Korean birth certificate with English translation

G. 2 Passport photos with full name on back and name on plastic bag

Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I understand that I may be required to submit original documents to an Immigration or Consular officer at a later date. Please feel free to contact me, if you have any questions. Thank you very much for your help.

Sincerely,

John

Edited by johhny5

12/31/2015 Met the woman that would be my wife

10/31/2016 Made her my fiance

11/28/2016 Got married at the court house

12/08/2016 Medical exam done

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12/10/2016 [ Day 000 ] AOS package mailed out by USPS flat rate ( I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 )

12/12/2016 [ Day 002 ] Delivered and signed by R. Mercardo

12/22/2016 [ Day 012 ] Checks cashed by USCIS Chicago

12/28/2016 [ Day 018 ] Received text & email e-Notices of acceptance

01/03/2017 [ Day 024 ] Received hard copy NOA1 ( Received Date - Dec 13, Notice date - Dec 23 )

01/07/2017 [ Day 028 ] Received biometrics appointment letter ( Notice date: Dec 31 2016 )

01/17/2017 [ Day 038 ] Biometrics Appointment ( Completed )

03/09/2017 [ Day 089 ] Received letter of interview appointment scheduled Apr 6

04/03/2017 [ Day 114 ] Received notice that EAD / AP card was being produced via text and email

04/06/2017 [ Day 117 ] Went to Scheduled Interview. I-485 Approved same day

04/07/2017 [ Day 118 ] Received hard copy notice that EAD / AP card was being produced 

04/15/2017 [ Day 128 ] Received EAD / AP and Greencard on the SAME DAY

 

 

 

 

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I just found a type but I guess I cant edit my post. Line C7. Shouldn't be there.


12/31/2015 Met the woman that would be my wife

10/31/2016 Made her my fiance

11/28/2016 Got married at the court house

12/08/2016 Medical exam done

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/10/2016 [ Day 000 ] AOS package mailed out by USPS flat rate ( I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 )

12/12/2016 [ Day 002 ] Delivered and signed by R. Mercardo

12/22/2016 [ Day 012 ] Checks cashed by USCIS Chicago

12/28/2016 [ Day 018 ] Received text & email e-Notices of acceptance

01/03/2017 [ Day 024 ] Received hard copy NOA1 ( Received Date - Dec 13, Notice date - Dec 23 )

01/07/2017 [ Day 028 ] Received biometrics appointment letter ( Notice date: Dec 31 2016 )

01/17/2017 [ Day 038 ] Biometrics Appointment ( Completed )

03/09/2017 [ Day 089 ] Received letter of interview appointment scheduled Apr 6

04/03/2017 [ Day 114 ] Received notice that EAD / AP card was being produced via text and email

04/06/2017 [ Day 117 ] Went to Scheduled Interview. I-485 Approved same day

04/07/2017 [ Day 118 ] Received hard copy notice that EAD / AP card was being produced 

04/15/2017 [ Day 128 ] Received EAD / AP and Greencard on the SAME DAY

 

 

 

 

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Hey Johnny5

I used your package as a checklist to make sure that I am not missing anything

Should be sending my package towards the end of this week~ around Thursday


 

 

J1 Waiver Timeline- No-Objection Statement

  • Statement Of Reason Received October, 11 2016
  • Passport Data Page Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-2019 Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-3035 October, 11 2016
  • Fee Received October, 11 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November 07, 2016
  • Incomplete Information Letter Sent November 08, 2016
  • Change of Address Received November 09, 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November, 25 2016
  • Department of State Decision: Favorable Recommendation. Date Recommendation Sent November, 30 2016
  • USCIS NOA December 13, 2016 - Dated December 6, 2016
  • USCIS NOA - approval - March 21, 2017 - Dated March 13, 2017 (Waiver Journey Done)
AOS FROM J-1 (Married Jan 04, 2016)
  • Day xx - Dec-10-2016 Package sent
  • Day 00 - Dec-12-2016 - AOS Package Delivered [Chicago Lockbox]
  • Day 09 - Dec-21-2016 - Checks Cashed
  • Day 11 - Dec-23-2016 - electronic NOAs X4!!! (12:30 am) email and text notifications
  • Day 15 - Dec-27-2016 - NOAs in the mail; Dated 12/22/2016
  • Day 26 - Jan-07-2017 - Biometrics letter for 1/18/2017
  • Day 28 - Jan-09-2017 - Successful walk-in for biometrics (Cleveland USCIS)
  • Day 29 - Jan-10-2017 - RFIE (I-864)
  • Day 45 - Jan-26-2017 - RFIE response sent 
  • Day 49 - Jan-30-2017 - RFIE delivered to USCIS @ Lees Summit, MO
  • Day 50 - Jan-31-2017 - RFIE response received by USCIS (case update)
  • Day 100 - March -22-2017 - EAD card being produced (4 text msgs!!)

  • Day 105 - March -27-2017 - EAD & AP approval notices in the mail

  • Day 107 - March-29-2017 - EAD & AP mailed to me

  • Day 110 - April - 01 -2017 - EAD/AP combo card received

  • Day 319 - Oct - 27 - 2017 - Interview notice for November 30

  • Day 353 - Nov - 30 - 2017 - Interview date. Approved on the spot.

  • Day 361 - Dec - 08 - 2017 - Approval notice in the mail, dated 12/4/2017. USPS update later showing GC picked

  • Day 362 - Dec - 09 - 2017 - GC in the mail. 

 

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Bump.. Can the experts please take a look? I would like to send this out this week if possible.

Thanks in advance.

John


12/31/2015 Met the woman that would be my wife

10/31/2016 Made her my fiance

11/28/2016 Got married at the court house

12/08/2016 Medical exam done

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/10/2016 [ Day 000 ] AOS package mailed out by USPS flat rate ( I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 )

12/12/2016 [ Day 002 ] Delivered and signed by R. Mercardo

12/22/2016 [ Day 012 ] Checks cashed by USCIS Chicago

12/28/2016 [ Day 018 ] Received text & email e-Notices of acceptance

01/03/2017 [ Day 024 ] Received hard copy NOA1 ( Received Date - Dec 13, Notice date - Dec 23 )

01/07/2017 [ Day 028 ] Received biometrics appointment letter ( Notice date: Dec 31 2016 )

01/17/2017 [ Day 038 ] Biometrics Appointment ( Completed )

03/09/2017 [ Day 089 ] Received letter of interview appointment scheduled Apr 6

04/03/2017 [ Day 114 ] Received notice that EAD / AP card was being produced via text and email

04/06/2017 [ Day 117 ] Went to Scheduled Interview. I-485 Approved same day

04/07/2017 [ Day 118 ] Received hard copy notice that EAD / AP card was being produced 

04/15/2017 [ Day 128 ] Received EAD / AP and Greencard on the SAME DAY

 

 

 

 

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1. I-864 is a subpart of I-485 in most applications i have seen just like I-693, however i guess you could do it this way too. Also C7,C8 are not required IMHO.

2. Just one G1145 is enough for all concurrent filed petitions (I130, I485, I765, I131) Somebody please correct me if i am wrong

3. If you are sending original IRS Transcripts you do not need to send W2's or 1040's

4. Birth Certificates of beneficiary are not required in I-765 or I-131


 

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Day 00~12/08/2016: Package received at USCIS PO Box (Concurrent Filing I-130, I-485, I765, I-131)

Day 07~12/15/2016: Checks En-cashed
Day 08~12/16/2016: Electronic NOA's

Day 15~12/23/2016: Physical NOA1 for all 4 petitions

Day 23~12/31/2016: Received Bio-metrics appointment letter for 01/09/2017

Day 32~01/09/2017: Bio-metrics complete as per scheduled appointment

Day 80~02/27/2017: Raised an Online E-Request (SR) for an update on my I-765 which was closed on 3/13 

Day 98~03/16/2017: Tier II officer confirmed status quo for I-765 "Under Review, case should be adjudicated soon"

Day 98~03/16/2017: EAD card is being produced

Day111~03/29/2017: EAD+AP Combo card in hand

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Johhny5
I found another typo here:

D. I-765 Application for Employment Authorization

1. Cover letter of the contents for I-864

Also, I am not sure about all the supporting documents your are attaching to the I765 or the I131 forms. Too much documents

Edited by WI_CA

 

 

J1 Waiver Timeline- No-Objection Statement

  • Statement Of Reason Received October, 11 2016
  • Passport Data Page Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-2019 Received October, 11 2016
  • Form DS-3035 October, 11 2016
  • Fee Received October, 11 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November 07, 2016
  • Incomplete Information Letter Sent November 08, 2016
  • Change of Address Received November 09, 2016
  • No Objection Statement Received November, 25 2016
  • Department of State Decision: Favorable Recommendation. Date Recommendation Sent November, 30 2016
  • USCIS NOA December 13, 2016 - Dated December 6, 2016
  • USCIS NOA - approval - March 21, 2017 - Dated March 13, 2017 (Waiver Journey Done)
AOS FROM J-1 (Married Jan 04, 2016)
  • Day xx - Dec-10-2016 Package sent
  • Day 00 - Dec-12-2016 - AOS Package Delivered [Chicago Lockbox]
  • Day 09 - Dec-21-2016 - Checks Cashed
  • Day 11 - Dec-23-2016 - electronic NOAs X4!!! (12:30 am) email and text notifications
  • Day 15 - Dec-27-2016 - NOAs in the mail; Dated 12/22/2016
  • Day 26 - Jan-07-2017 - Biometrics letter for 1/18/2017
  • Day 28 - Jan-09-2017 - Successful walk-in for biometrics (Cleveland USCIS)
  • Day 29 - Jan-10-2017 - RFIE (I-864)
  • Day 45 - Jan-26-2017 - RFIE response sent 
  • Day 49 - Jan-30-2017 - RFIE delivered to USCIS @ Lees Summit, MO
  • Day 50 - Jan-31-2017 - RFIE response received by USCIS (case update)
  • Day 100 - March -22-2017 - EAD card being produced (4 text msgs!!)

  • Day 105 - March -27-2017 - EAD & AP approval notices in the mail

  • Day 107 - March-29-2017 - EAD & AP mailed to me

  • Day 110 - April - 01 -2017 - EAD/AP combo card received

  • Day 319 - Oct - 27 - 2017 - Interview notice for November 30

  • Day 353 - Nov - 30 - 2017 - Interview date. Approved on the spot.

  • Day 361 - Dec - 08 - 2017 - Approval notice in the mail, dated 12/4/2017. USPS update later showing GC picked

  • Day 362 - Dec - 09 - 2017 - GC in the mail. 

 

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Thanks all.


12/31/2015 Met the woman that would be my wife

10/31/2016 Made her my fiance

11/28/2016 Got married at the court house

12/08/2016 Medical exam done

---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------

12/10/2016 [ Day 000 ] AOS package mailed out by USPS flat rate ( I-130, I-485, I-765, I-131 )

12/12/2016 [ Day 002 ] Delivered and signed by R. Mercardo

12/22/2016 [ Day 012 ] Checks cashed by USCIS Chicago

12/28/2016 [ Day 018 ] Received text & email e-Notices of acceptance

01/03/2017 [ Day 024 ] Received hard copy NOA1 ( Received Date - Dec 13, Notice date - Dec 23 )

01/07/2017 [ Day 028 ] Received biometrics appointment letter ( Notice date: Dec 31 2016 )

01/17/2017 [ Day 038 ] Biometrics Appointment ( Completed )

03/09/2017 [ Day 089 ] Received letter of interview appointment scheduled Apr 6

04/03/2017 [ Day 114 ] Received notice that EAD / AP card was being produced via text and email

04/06/2017 [ Day 117 ] Went to Scheduled Interview. I-485 Approved same day

04/07/2017 [ Day 118 ] Received hard copy notice that EAD / AP card was being produced 

04/15/2017 [ Day 128 ] Received EAD / AP and Greencard on the SAME DAY

 

 

 

 

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