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Hello All,

 

We are ready to send the documents to Uscis but before doing that, we wanted experts opinion if whatever we are filing is enough to get approval or if we need more. Below are the copies which we will be sending:

1) petitioner’s and beneficiary’s  birth certificate.

2) petitioner’s passport(front and back).

3) two photos of both petitioner’s and beneficiary’s.

4) marriage certificate.

5) I-130 form.

6) evidence of bonafide relationship: screenshots of our chat logs from the past two years(3-4 pages of every month whatsapp chat), whatsapp call logs(my lawyer suggested not to saying they are going to hear the recording coz they can but we are adding it anyway), wedding pictures, honeymoon pictures, 2-3 pictures from before when I was in the US with him, screenshot of a dating app(with conversation) where we met, life insurance policy stating I’m the beneficiary.

7) petitioners and beneficiary’s taxes for the past 5 years.

8. 5 years address proof of both of us.

9) bank statements and pay stubs of both of us.

10) petitioner’s passport stamp when he visited me.

11) my previous petitions when I was in the US on H1B.

12) My husband is planning to file his taxes for this year stating he is married. Will that be of any help?

13) petitioner’s mother photo ID( I have no idea why my lawyer asked to add this)

 

 

Please let me know if this is fine. Also, is cover letter necessary? My lawyer said it’s not.

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

I've lined out the items below that you absolutely do not need and put my comments in red and bold:

 

On ‎2‎/‎28‎/‎2019 at 9:50 PM, PoojaCh said:

Hello All,

 

We are ready to send the documents to Uscis but before doing that, we wanted experts opinion if whatever we are filing is enough to get approval or if we need more. Below are the copies which we will be sending:

1) petitioner’s and beneficiary’s  birth certificate.  beneficiary's birth certificate not needed until NVC phase

2) petitioner’s passport(front and back).  not needed if sending birth certificate; if petitioner elects to use passport as proof of US Citizenship, all pages must be submitted

3) two photos of both petitioner’s and beneficiary’s.

4) marriage certificate.

5) I-130 form.

6) evidence of bonafide relationship: screenshots of our chat logs from the past two years(3-4 pages of every month whatsapp chat), whatsapp call logs(my lawyer suggested not to saying they are going to hear the recording coz they can but we are adding it anyway), wedding pictures, honeymoon pictures, 2-3 pictures from before when I was in the US with him, screenshot of a dating app(with conversation) where we met, life insurance policy stating I’m the beneficiary.

7) petitioners and beneficiary’s taxes for the past 5 years.  petitioner's tax information will not be needed until NVC phase and beneficiary's tax information will never be needed

8. 5 years address proof of both of us.

9) bank statements and pay stubs of both of us.  not be needed until NVC phase (beneficiary's will never be needed)

10) petitioner’s passport stamp when he visited me.

11) my previous petitions when I was in the US on H1B.  useless

12) My husband is planning to file his taxes for this year stating he is married. Will that be of any help?  not really, see may answer to #7

13) petitioner’s mother photo ID( I have no idea why my lawyer asked to add this)  useless

 

 

Please let me know if this is fine. Also, is cover letter necessary? My lawyer said it’s not.  cover letter is up to you, most people use it to summarize the contents but it is not a requirement

 

23 hours ago, PoojaCh said:

We have included police verification certificate as well.   that will not be needed until NVC phase

 


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also do not think it's required to submit proof of 5 years of addresses (unless you are proving a lease together as evidence of living together), no? As far as I've heard, the past addresses only need to be listed in the petition, not submitted with proof

Edited by LilyJohansen

Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • Waiting for: NOA2

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21 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

Correct me if I'm wrong, but I also do not think it's required to submit proof of 5 years of addresses (unless you are proving a lease together as evidence of living together), no? As far as I've heard, the past addresses only need to be listed in the petition, not submitted with proof

 

That's correct.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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18 minutes ago, Ryan H said:

 

That's correct.

Thank you, that's what I thought but always good to get a second opinion. In that case, OP, as long as you and your husband's last 5 years of addresses are written and disclosed on the petition, you don't need to send proof (leases, deeds, etc) of that either.


Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • Waiting for: NOA2

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12 minutes ago, LilyJohansen said:

Thank you, that's what I thought but always good to get a second opinion. In that case, OP, as long as you and your husband's last 5 years of addresses are written and disclosed on the petition, you don't need to send proof (leases, deeds, etc) of that either.

 

Although, if they have leases/deeds with BOTH their names, those would be good evidence of bona fide marriage.

 

Edit:  I just noticed you already mentioned that in a previous comment.

 

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7 hours ago, PoojaCh said:

Thank you all for the response. The evidence we have provided is all that we have. I hope that’s enough.

Your evidence is plenty fine, but you do not need to include the things that Ryan has crossed out or your address proof (unless it is proof of living together, then you should include it, but if you are living separately you don't need it), as those things won't help and/or aren't needed until later. Pictures, chat logs, call logs, are all fine enough evidence. By the way: USCIS is not going to bother listening to your ENTIRE phone conversations, I doubt they will even bother listening to them at all. Not sure what your lawyer is on about! Mother's ID is also a strange thing for him to ask for, as that isn't ever needed unless she becomes a cosponsor at the NVC stage.


Our CR1 Journey So Far:
 

USCIS Stage:

  • Feb 8 2019: Sent package
  • Feb 14 2019: Delivered
  • Feb 21 2019: NOA1 (PD Feb 14, 2019)
  • Assigned to Nebraska Service Center (yay... 🙄)
  • Waiting for: NOA2

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