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I-130 Original letters of support? or photocopy?

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As many have experienced, sending mail from overseas can be a chore and lengthy, as well as unreliable. I have letters of support from friends and family of my wife and obtaining the originals would be a risk. The mail system there is pathetic. I will be sending in the original translations, but will sending a copy of their letter be accepted? (I am sending an 1-130 for my wife in Ukraine who has never been to the USA )

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According to what we are seeing on the new system where u submit online to NVC (copies by internet not originals),   they now expect the originals of all these to be produced at interview

Mail is also not delivered in Morocco but when i had to send things i did it by US postal overnight

took several days going thru all security and customs 

but they did deliver a notice for the person to go to local postal office and sign for it

 

sorry but seems now we have to send all originals to support the application and they will seen at embassy inteview stage

the letter u get now will say this on #4

it also tells the beneficary to go to the embassy web page for a list of drs and that letter is the one to take

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Letters of support carry little weight.  Why bother?  We got married in Ukraine and a few days later applied for I-130.  See my signature below for sequence of events.  US consulate in Kiev is rather easy.  


USCIS

Married: 08/12/2016

I-130 sent: 08/16/2016

NOA1: 08/18/2016

Received email 09/19/2016 that I-130 was approved 09/17/2016.

On 09/21/2016, I-130 approval date changed to 09/19/2016.

I-130 approved: 09/19/2016

Received hard copy NOA2: 09/23/2016

Sent to NVC: 10/11/2016 No text or email from USCIS. Had to log into USCIS account to find out.

NVC

NVC Received: 10/18/2016

Case # and IIN#: 10/27/2016

Choice of Agent -DS-261: 10/27/2016

AOS Fee Invoiced: 10/29/2016

AOS Fee Paid: 10/29/2016

DS-261 reviewed over the phone: 10/31/2016

IV Fee Invoiced: 11/02/2016

IV Fee Paid: 11/02/2016

DS-260 Completed: 11/04/2016

Sent AOS & IV Package: 11/03/2016

Scan Date: 11/07/2016

RFE: 11/09/2016 (NVC wants I-864 instead of I-864EZ)

RFE Response Submittal: 11/09/2016

Case Complete by phone call: 11/10/2016

Case Complete by email: 11/18/2016

Interview Appointment letter by email: 12/01/2016

Left NVC: 12/02/2016

Embassy

Case Ready at Embassy: 12/05/2016

Case Ready and "touched" at Embassy" 12/16/2016

Medical Date: 12/21/2016 Sputum testing required so this sets us back at least a few months.

Interview Date: 01/04/2017  Interview went well.  We are in "administrative Processing" until negative Sputum Test result is received in March.  The consulate will then issue the Immigrant Visa. So there is nothing further for us to do.  We agreed to have the consulate cancel My wife's B1/B2 visa from an older passport and it was stamped "cancelled without prejudice".  We did this now so she would not have to go back to the consulate to have it done later.

Visa Issued:  03/07/2017

Visa in Hand: 03/08/2017

POE:  03/29/2017 Charlotte, NC  Processed quickly at airport (about 20 minutes with CBP) and was not even asked any questions.

Social Security Card:  Received 04/07/2017 (processed through CBP at POE)

Green Card Received:  4/19/2017

 

Removal of Conditions

File ROC (I-751):  eligible 12/29/2018

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4 minutes ago, gregcrs2 said:

Letters of support carry little weight.  Why bother?  We got married in Ukraine and a few days later applied for I-130.  See my signature below for sequence of events.  US consulate in Kiev is rather easy.  

Although I am envious of your quick process, having a lack of bona fide other than receipts, travel and photos, letters have more weight than I would want since our courtship was fairly brief. 

USCIS wouldn't ask for this information unless they carry some weight.

 

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7 hours ago, SMcC said:

Although I am envious of your quick process, having a lack of bona fide other than receipts, travel and photos, letters have more weight than I would want since our courtship was fairly brief. 

USCIS wouldn't ask for this information unless they carry some weight.

 

USCIS does NOT ask for letters of support.  "Affidavits" are simply on a list of possible evidence you could submit, but they really do carry little weight.  Concentrate on evidence of time spent together in person, and examples of how an how frequently you communicate.


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