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Questions regarding organization and documents within I-130 packet

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Hello,

 

I am a U.S. citizen filing from Italy(U.S. Embassy Rome) for my Italian citizen husband. We got married in Italy. I have written my cover letter and I organized almost everything in order as written in the I-130 checklist. For letters, gift receipts, photos, and boarding passes, I numbered it as 

 

16. Letters, gift receipts, text messages, wedding receipts, photos with friends and family, and boarding passes placed in timeline order to evidence the validity of our relationship before, during, and after marriage.

 

because I placed it all in timeline order.

 

With other evidence that proves our marriage is real such as joint bank account and affidavit, I placed them under their own number on my cover letter i.e.

 

14. Notarized affidavit from my mother attesting to the validity of our marriage

15. Joint bank account documents between me and my husband

 

Does anyone know if it is ok if I place it in timeline order? will this be a problem?I just thought it would make more sense this way

 

Also, has anyone submitted an international birth certificate and marriage certificate (ours are from italy, being submitted to Rome) without translations and received no problems?

 

Lastly, I took a passport style photo but there was no space between my hair and the top of the photo, idk if it was just me being stupid or my hair is too big or what but I retook it five times and I received the same result. Seeing as I am not the beneficiary, can this be an issue?

 

Thank you!

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The organization of your supporting evidence really doesn't matter. Each CO has his own system, and will probably reorganize it anyway. Keep it consistent with what you say in the cover letter, so it's easier for them to find everything.

 

If they ask for a translation, give them a translation. They can be very strict about this.

 

Make sure the pictures follow the passport photo rules. They can be very strict about this.

 


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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Thanks for your response @A'n'L

:)

 

Though I shouldve been clear about the certified international certificates. They do come with english translations on the back of the page. Just wasn't sure if it was a problem that they were the "international" kind if that makes any sense.

 

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51 minutes ago, mseh25103 said:

Thanks for your response @A'n'L

:)

 

Though I shouldve been clear about the certified international certificates. They do come with english translations on the back of the page. Just wasn't sure if it was a problem that they were the "international" kind if that makes any sense.

 

Oh, then you should be fine. I've used my multilingual Norwegian birth certificate all the way through the process with no issue (both in the US and at the local consulate).


If it isn't difficult, it isn't worth it.

 

K1 process

9/24/15: I129f sent

9/30/15: NOA1

11/2/15: NOA2

Delayed processing due to work

3/15/16: Medical

4/28/16: Interview (approved)

Delayed entry due to work

8/12/16: POE Detroit

 

9/4/16: Wedding!

 

AOS process:

9/9/16: I485/I131/I765 sent

9/14/16: Received 3xNOAs by text/e-mail (day 2)

9/14-18/16: Received 3xpaper NOAs 

9/23/16: Received biometrics appointment letter (day 11)

10/3/16: Biometrics appointment (day 19)

11/4/16: EAD+AP approved (day 53)

11/16/16: EAD status changed to card shipped (day 65)

11/17/16: EAD/AP combo card received (day 66)

12/30/16: Notice of interview scheduled (day 109)

2/1/17: AOS interview (day 142) - APPROVED

2/8/17: GC received (day 150)

 

ROC process:

11/3/2018: ROC window opens

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In filing my DCF I-130 petition application at the USCIS Field Office at the US Embassy Mexico City, and after focused extensive research, I front loaded my packet with my I-184 and all of my IRS tax and documented financial information.  I knew that after approval of the I-130 petition the packet would be forwarded to the DHS Consular Section at the Ciudad Juarez Consulate, therefore by-passing the NVC process in the USA, for the IR-1/CR-1 IV processing prior to authorization for completing and filing the DS-260, and subsequently the green light to schedule the interview appointment, ACS Biometrics and medical examination appointments.  Here in Mexico the AOS and IV fees will be paid at the Consulate on the date of the scheduled interview.  Just a thought and my two cents for what's it's worth!         

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