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Hi all,


I am hoping that someone can clear up this confusing tidbit as I am preparing my 1-751 package to be sent out in about 2 months time.  


During the K1-visa and AOS process, we understood that our US citizens fiances and spouses were the "petitioners".  As I filled out the I-751, I've realized that the immigrant spouse (myself) is regarded as the "petitioner" and very little is required of the US citizen spouse besides basic information.


The VJ cover letter template for ROC however is written from the perspective of the US citizen spouse, who, from the information required on the forms etc, is largely secondary in this entire ROC process.  Is this confusing to anyone else?  If I didn't see this template I would have written a cover letter and signed it myself.


Just making sure this wasn't a little oversight.  thank you all!

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12/22/16 - HAPPILY MARRIED!!!!

01/09/17 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

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01/27/17 - NOA1 hardcopies received 

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Since the cover letter is not required at all but simply something that is suggested to be done to help USCIS get through your case easily and to potentially give context, it doesn't matter. It doesn't even need a signature, it's not an official document really. I have never written a cover letter at any stage of the process and the had no RFEs or any delays. So, what you did was perfectly fine. 

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  • NOA2/I130 Approved: February 8, 2016 (NO RFE) :)
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The cover letter we had simply stated what the package was being sent in for and a list of the contents. That was about it.

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Relationship:     Friends since 2010, Together since 2013

The K-1 Process:    Done in 208 days                                               


04/27/15- NOA1 Recieved                                                    
06/02/15 - NOA2 Recieved
09/22/15 - Interview       (221g for more documents (a SECOND cosponsor), see profile for more details!)                                            
11/09/15 -  ISSUED!!                                                              
11/10/15 - Passport received                                                
02/20/16 - Wedding!              

 AOS   Done in 77 days                                                                            


04/08/16 - I-485, I-765, I-131 AOS Application recieved by USCIS
04/12/16 - 3 NOA1's received in mail
05/14/16 - Biometrics for AOS and EAD
06/27/16 - I-485 Case to changed to "New Card being produced"  (Day 77)
06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 



05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

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