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I got the impression that I need a cover letter for each form. I also thought that I should attach supporting documents multiple times based on what each form requests. 

However, the lawyer told me that I only need one cover letter for the whole packet and that I only need to attach supporting document once. What should I do? 

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2 minutes ago, Zu11 said:

I got the impression that I need a cover letter for each form. I also thought that I should attach supporting documents multiple times based on what each form requests. 

However, the lawyer told me that I only need one cover letter for the whole packet and that I only need to attach supporting document once. What should I do? 

What benefit are you seeking?


YMMV

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you posted in the CR1 / IR1 section so assuming this is spouse visa lawyer is correct

one cover letter to tell how you met and traveled to meet in person with any facts to support the case like length of time you have know each other

best on this site to do a timeline and state the country you are dealing with as it helps focus attention from the others going thru the same consulate as you

they are the best source for information

 

don't depend on the lawyer to keep copies of everything for you / he /she should but cover your butt and keep a copy of anything you hand over to the attorney

 

 

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You do not need any cover letter but if you decide to include, include only 1 for

  • Showing some keys in timeline of your relationship
  • Explaining (if any) red flags (be careful which one to include and how to explain)
  • Then a list of what you include in your package

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8 minutes ago, Zu11 said:

AOS based on marriage

You will never get the right answer posting in the wrong forum.   Other posters have already assumed i130 which is not what you seek.

 

The i485/i131/i765 need to be stand alone separate applications.   If requirements are duplicated between application send duplicate evidence.  Assemble each application separately,  do not commingle.   Cover letter is never required but a good road map to guide the adjudicator 

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2 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

you posted in the CR1 / IR1 section so assuming this is spouse visa lawyer is correct

one cover letter to tell how you met and traveled to meet in person with any facts to support the case like length of time you have know each other

best on this site to do a timeline and state the country you are dealing with as it helps focus attention from the others going thru the same consulate as you

they are the best source for information

 

don't depend on the lawyer to keep copies of everything for you / he /she should but cover your butt and keep a copy of anything you hand over to the attorney

 

 

Oh okey, will do! but for example, the I-485 requires a copy of my passport, I-20 etc, but the work permission application also require those things. So I attached a copy of my passport twice for each form but the lawyer told me to only add it once. Is this correct?

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Just now, payxibka said:

You will never get the right answer posting in the wrong forum.   

 

The i485/i131/i765 need to be stand alone separate applications.   If requirements are duplicated between application send duplicate evidence.  Assemble each application separately,  do not commingle.   Cover letter is never required but a good road map to guide the adjudicator 

Did I post wrong?

The lawyer told me to not add any duplicates and to put everything together in one bunch, not in separate folders like I originally did. Very confused

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Just now, Zu11 said:

Did I post wrong?

The lawyer told me to not add any duplicates and to put everything together in one bunch, not in separate folders like I originally did. Very confused

Your post is in the spousal Visa forum when adjustment of status forum would be much better. 

 

The i485 is separated from the i131/i765 and are adjudicated in different places.   One piece of evidence cannot be in two different places 


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1 minute ago, payxibka said:

Your post is in the spousal Visa forum when adjustment of status forum would be much better. 

 

The i485 is separated from the i131/i765 and are adjudicated in different places.   One piece of evidence cannot be in two different places 

Got it. Can I move this thread to the AOS forum? 
The lawyer was surprised about my duplicate evidence for each form. What about having a separate folder for each form? According to the lawyer that would be confusing and messy. I think that sound much more organized. 

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Just now, Zu11 said:

Got it. Can I move this thread to the AOS forum? 
The lawyer was surprised about my duplicate evidence for each form. What about having a separate folder for each form? According to the lawyer that would be confusing and messy. I think that sound much more organized. 

The mods will move.

 

In this situation I would listen to yourself.  


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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Progress Reports to Adjustment of Status from Work, Student, & Tourist Visas forum.


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

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