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Hello, everyone. first time posting

After a month of gather paperwork and doing researches myself. Finally today I am feeling confident to send out the package, but I will want to post my package details over here, see if anything needed to included in it or that's good to go.

I have package on the following order, with my cover letter on top of everything.

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ADDRESS 

DATE

USCIS

Attn: I-130

PO Box 21700

Phoenix, AZ 85036

 

RE:     I-130, Petition for Alien Relative

Petitioner:      AAA

Relative:         BBB

To Whom It May Concern:

I am filing the enclosed Form I-130, Petition on behalf of BBB, the beneficiary. I, AAA, am a U.S. citizen petitioner, and BBB is my spouse. I am an active duty military member who was stationed in Yokota Air Base, Japan.  A permanent change of station order separated my spouse and myself. She is on my order and could not come with me because she does not have a valid visa.  I kindly request a military expedite on my application.

 

The following documents accompany and support this petition:

1.      Form G-1450, Authorization for Credit Card Transactions, to cover the filing fee;

2.      Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance, to get the application notification at the earliest time;

3.      Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative;

4.      Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary, for the beneficiary;

5.      Two (2) photos of the petitioner;

6.      Copy of petitioner’s Certificate of Naturalization, petitioner’s U.S. Passport and beneficiary’s Foreign Passport;

7.      Copy of original foreign marriage certificate of petitioner and beneficiary; Copy of original family register (birth certificate).  Both certificates are translated and notarized.

8.      Evidence of bona fide marriage.

If you have any questions or concerns, please call me at 123-123-1234. Thank you for your prompt consideration of this I-130 Petition.

Sincerely,

AAA

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Questions:

1. I put cover letter on top of entire package, is this correct? I've seem most application put the money order/ check on top of everything. (In my case, I have cover letter, then G-1450)

2. Both G-1450 and G-1145 instruction states that to put on top of package, but which one actually goes on the very top?

3. Rest of the documents are in order just like the cover letter. Anything seems off?

4. My spouse is still in Japan, obviously she doesn't need to sign the 130A per instruction, and I am preparer.  and according to filling instruction, I don't need to included 2 passport photo of beneficiary in the package since she is not in the US.

is it better to leave it that way?  OR should I scan the 130A to her, she can sign and scan it back to me. She can also take passport photo and I will go print it here in the US.   Is this too extra and just follow what instruction directed, just don't do it?

5. I've stabled 130, 130A since they are multiple pages, and everything else is just single page documents, I just place behind the forms, should I stable them as well, or leave it that way.

6. I am still active duty military, how possible are they going to expedite my application based on my cover letter?  (Actually maybe I will just call military help line after I get the case#, see how it goes.).

 

Thank you for your time for reading this.

Edited by Rexxx

I-130 Sent : 2019-03-22

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 NOA1(Account Access Letter) :

2019-04-04

2019-04-07

I-130 Called Military Hotline for Expedite (requested accepted)

2019-04-08

Not sure if they will approve, finger crossed.

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To be honest , I have read different opinions concerning photos of the beneficiary even if not in US.

Personally, I included my photos too although I am not in US.

Maybe other members can clarify.

Regarding signature ,I have not signed either as I am not in US.

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6 minutes ago, Greekwife said:

Have you checked whether you eligible for Direct Consular Filing?

I know the process takes shorter through direct filing.

I asked about it through email...They said I can if I’m still station in Japan, but since I already PCSed, even though just last month. I have to go regular route.


I-130 Sent : 2019-03-22

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 NOA1(Account Access Letter) :

2019-04-04

2019-04-07

I-130 Called Military Hotline for Expedite (requested accepted)

2019-04-08

Not sure if they will approve, finger crossed.

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Don't staple anything, it's best to just use paper clips or something, since everything will need to be separated by the adjudicator. I included two photos of my husband even though he's not in the states because I had read some people got RFEs for those even though the instructions state otherwise. I did it just in case.

 

I included a money order so I didn't use the G1450 form but I put my G-1145 over everything then cover letter and paperclipped the money order and our passport photos to the front since it was smaller than everything else and I didn't want it to get lost in the shuffle.

 

I'm not familiar with the process for military personnel. But good luck with everything!


Marriage :

2018-04-19

I-130 Sent :

2018-05-18

I-130 NOA1 :

2018-05-22

   
   

I-130 Approved :

2018-11-28

NVC Received :

2019-01-03

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :

2019-02-20

Pay AOS Bill :

2019-02-20

   

Send AOS Package :

2019-03-05

   

Receive IV Bill :

2019-02-20

Pay IV Bill :

2019-02-20

Send IV Package :

2019-03-05

Case Completed:                      

Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :

 

Interview :

2019-03-15

2019-04-11

 

 

2019-05-21

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Read those instructions again carefully and then take out any civil documents that are not actually required at the petition stage.  Interpret the word "or" literally.  Supply one, not both.  Beneficiary's birth certificate is needed later, not now.


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52 minutes ago, carmel34 said:

Beneficiary's passport is not needed.  Follow the instructions exactly.  Expedite for military is only available for deployment reasons.

Got it.

The reason why I meantion expedite because as below “

Exceptional Circumstances
The following are some examples of exceptional circumstances when USCIS will likely authorize DOS to accept and process an I-130 petition:
(1) Military emergencies: A U.S. service member abroad becomes aware of a new deployment or transfer with very little notice. This exception applies in cases where the US service member is provided with exceptionally less notice than would normally be expected by most service members in his or her position.”

 

deployment OR TRANSFER with very little notice, I did just transfer, thought maybe them a call after get my case#.


I-130 Sent : 2019-03-22

I-130 NOA1 :

I-130 NOA1(Account Access Letter) :

2019-04-04

2019-04-07

I-130 Called Military Hotline for Expedite (requested accepted)

2019-04-08

Not sure if they will approve, finger crossed.

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1 hour ago, Rexxx said:

Got it.

The reason why I meantion expedite because as below “

Exceptional Circumstances
The following are some examples of exceptional circumstances when USCIS will likely authorize DOS to accept and process an I-130 petition:
(1) Military emergencies: A U.S. service member abroad becomes aware of a new deployment or transfer with very little notice. This exception applies in cases where the US service member is provided with exceptionally less notice than would normally be expected by most service members in his or her position.”

 

deployment OR TRANSFER with very little notice, I did just transfer, thought maybe them a call after get my case#.

Expedite is always worth a try and it doesn't cost anything so I would suggest do more research on it, contact USCIS, and go for it.  Anything to speed up this long crazy process!  Good luck!

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1 hour ago, Rexxx said:

 

deployment OR TRANSFER with very little notice, I did just transfer, thought maybe them a call after get my case#.

You ALREADY transferred.  Read carefully.  Interpret "literally", not "conveniently".


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