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Can someone sanity check my cover letters for AOS from B2/game plan?

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Hiya Folks! 

 

I'm just in need of a sanity check on my cover letters. I saw some examples here had done 1 general cover letter for the whole application, then a 485 cover letter and a 130 cover letter, so that's what I did.

 

My plan is to binder clip each form and it's supporting info together, put sticky tabs on the bottom of the pages to indicate what each sheet/bundle is (like passport, birth certificate, whatever). DThen for payment, do the two checks (one for 485 and one for 130) go all the way at the top of the packet? Or should they go on top of that specific(485/130) document? 

 

We also decided to wait and do the medical when it is requested since there are some long wait times. Do I need to mention that that is our plan in the cover letters?

 

You folks are the best, thank you for everything. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing from here!

 

 

redacted AOS 4.9.19.doc

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23 minutes ago, muricafyeah said:

Hiya Folks! 

 

I'm just in need of a sanity check on my cover letters. I saw some examples here had done 1 general cover letter for the whole application, then a 485 cover letter and a 130 cover letter, so that's what I did.

 

My plan is to binder clip each form and it's supporting info together, put sticky tabs on the bottom of the pages to indicate what each sheet/bundle is (like passport, birth certificate, whatever). DThen for payment, do the two checks (one for 485 and one for 130) go all the way at the top of the packet? Or should they go on top of that specific(485/130) document? 

 

We also decided to wait and do the medical when it is requested since there are some long wait times. Do I need to mention that that is our plan in the cover letters?

 

You folks are the best, thank you for everything. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing from here!

 

 

redacted AOS 4.9.19.doc

It looks good. Regarding the checks I put mine on the very front of the forms that corresponds to it. Putting sticky tabs at the bottom is a good thing, what I did with mine is just put one sticky tab where all the supporting documents start. You don’t have to mention about the medical to your cover letter, once you filed all the paper work you will get a courtesy letter letting you know that you didn’t submit form I-693 and to make sure you bring it on your interview.

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1 hour ago, Pengunista said:

It looks good. Regarding the checks I put mine on the very front of the forms that corresponds to it. Putting sticky tabs at the bottom is a good thing, what I did with mine is just put one sticky tab where all the supporting documents start. You don’t have to mention about the medical to your cover letter, once you filed all the paper work you will get a courtesy letter letting you know that you didn’t submit form I-693 and to make sure you bring it on your interview.

ahhh thank you! You've been a huge help to me and my husband. Thank you thank you thank you!

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Agreed to the above post. 

 

Just one aesthetics comment - I would bold the subject line (as this is what reflects what the cover letter is for) and push it one line down so it is clearly visible and separated from other texts.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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29 minutes ago, muricafyeah said:

ahhh thank you! You've been a huge help to me and my husband. Thank you thank you thank you!

You are very welcome! Hope everything goes well! Make sure that all the photos has your husbands name on the back for his photos and your name on your photo. 

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28 minutes ago, arken said:

Agreed to the above post. 

 

Just one aesthetics comment - I would bold the subject line (as this is what reflects what the cover letter is for) and push it one line down so it is clearly visible and separated from other texts.

Ahhh great point, I adjusted on our actual non redacted version. Thank you for taking the time to look at it, I really appreciate it. Thank you! 

 

5 minutes ago, Pengunista said:

You are very welcome! Hope everything goes well! Make sure that all the photos has your husbands name on the back for his photos and your name on your photo. 

Good call, I had written our names on the bags, but will write it on the back of the actual photos for both of us. Thank you! 

Just realized I left some red text on the OG document in the original post 🤦‍♀️, there's no red text on the non-redacted version, I just left that red on this version so I wouldn't forget to attach it since I had the photos separated for a bit. 
 

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2 hours ago, muricafyeah said:

Hiya Folks! 

 

I'm just in need of a sanity check on my cover letters. I saw some examples here had done 1 general cover letter for the whole application, then a 485 cover letter and a 130 cover letter, so that's what I did.

 

My plan is to binder clip each form and it's supporting info together, put sticky tabs on the bottom of the pages to indicate what each sheet/bundle is (like passport, birth certificate, whatever). DThen for payment, do the two checks (one for 485 and one for 130) go all the way at the top of the packet? Or should they go on top of that specific(485/130) document? 

 

We also decided to wait and do the medical when it is requested since there are some long wait times. Do I need to mention that that is our plan in the cover letters?

 

You folks are the best, thank you for everything. Fingers crossed for smooth sailing from here!

 

 

redacted AOS 4.9.19.doc

 

I would put the checks and the photos before the signed forms, just after the cover letters. We didn't submit our medical, I just included the vaccination form instead. You can include that in the cover letter, why not? I put sticky tabs at the bottom as well, since I have a folder for every form with its supporting docs. Binder clip each package, and then if you want, you can use rubber bands to make sure they all stay together. Here's mine: 

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Charlotte, NC Field Office 

Texas Service Center

 

AOS from Student F-1 Status 

Package Sent (overnight via UPS): 04/04/2019

Delivered to USCIS: 04/05/2019 

Texts & Emails Received: 04/09/2019 (Checks Cashed Out: 04/10)

NOA: 04/09/2019

NOA Mails Received: 04/13/2019

 

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13 minutes ago, muricafyeah said:

Ahhh great point, I adjusted on our actual non redacted version. Thank you for taking the time to look at it, I really appreciate it. Thank you! 

 

Good call, I had written our names on the bags, but will write it on the back of the actual photos for both of us. Thank you! 

Just realized I left some red text on the OG document in the original post 🤦‍♀️, there's no red text on the non-redacted version, I just left that red on this version so I wouldn't forget to attach it since I had the photos separated for a bit. 
 

No problem. This is how I put things together. 

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