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I-130 Cover letter. do i have to explain situation?

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Hi guys, 

im preparing I-130, and before i submit it i have a couple of questions:

1.was wondering if i did Cover letter correctly/ the sequence of document? am i missing any documents?

2.Both me and my spouse live abroad, do i have to explain the situation that we live abroad in cover letter? 

3. Im a naturalized USC, do i need to ad my birth certificate from birth country? or just my Naturalization certificate and passport?

FYI: married for 5 years if that matters. do i need more prove that marriage  is in good faith?

thank you in advance!

 

United States Department of Homeland Security

U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS)

Attn: I-130

P.O. Box 804625

Chicago, IL 60680-4107

 

Nature of the submission: I-130 ORIGINAL SUBMISSION

To Whom It May Concern:

 

I, petitioner's name, a citizen of the United States, would like to file a petition I-130 for my spouse, beneficiary's name.

 

Please find enclosed the required and supporting documents, presented in the following order:

 

1.      A check for $535.00

2.      Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

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

4.      Two (2) photos of the petitioner 

5.      Two (2) photos of the beneficiary 

6.      Evidence of Citizenship, copy of Naturalization Certificate

7.      Evidence of Citizenship, copy of petitioner’s passport

8.      Marriage certificate of petitioner and beneficiary

9.      Petitioner’s divorce certificate

9.      Evidence of bona fide marriage

a.       Copy of birth certificates of two (2) children born to petitioner and beneficiary

b.      Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad for two (2) children

c.       Joint bank account

d.      Car insurance

e.       Copy of petitioner’s and beneficiary’s driver’s license showing the same address

f.       Affidavit from family and friends

g.      Boarding passes showing travelling together

h.      Pictures

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That looks good to me.  Some probably isn't needed but it won't hurt.  I would not explain anything on the cover sheet.  I doubt if the adjudicator even looks at that.  They know what they need to see.  I use the cover letter as a checklist for me more than a table of contents for them.


June 6,  2017 - Filed the K-1

April 20, 2018 - K-1 refused

June 11, 2018 - Got married in Pateros, Metro Manila

September 10, 2018 - Filed the CR-1

September 11, 2018 - Priority Date

September 14, 2018 -  NOA-1

January 22, 2019 -  NOA-2 

February 7, 2019 -  NVC Received

March 14, 2019 -  NVC Case Number Assigned

March 15, 2019 -  Paid AOS 

March 15, 2019 -  Paid IV Fee 

March 16, 2019 -  Expedite Request Accepted

March 28, 2019 -  IV Paperwork Submitted

May 1, 2019 -  First "Documentarily Qualified" email

 

PHILIPPINES ONLY!!!  CFO (Commission on Filipinos Overseas) INFO - Can't leave home without it!

 

PDOS (Pre-Departure Registration and Orientation Seminar) is for ages 20-59.  Peer Counseling is for 13-19 years of age.

It is required to have the visa in their passport for PDOS and Peer Counseling.

 

GCP (Guidance and Counseling Program) is for K-1 Fiancee and IR/CR-1 spouse ONLY.   These are the only ones that can attend the seminar without their visa.

 

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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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Answers in bold and red

 

On ‎4‎/‎30‎/‎2019 at 10:03 AM, Delman said:

 

1.      A check for $535.00

2.      Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative

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

4.      Two (2) photos of the petitioner 

5.      Two (2) photos of the beneficiary 

6.      Evidence of Citizenship, copy of Naturalization Certificate  Only need this OR the passport copy, not both

7.      Evidence of Citizenship, copy of petitioner’s passport  Only need one or the other, not both

8.      Marriage certificate of petitioner and beneficiary

9.      Petitioner’s divorce certificate

9.      Evidence of bona fide marriage

a.       Copy of birth certificates of two (2) children born to petitioner and beneficiary

b.      Copy of Consular Report of Birth Abroad for two (2) children

c.       Joint bank account

d.      Car insurance

e.       Copy of petitioner’s and beneficiary’s driver’s license showing the same address

f.       Affidavit from family and friends  Skip these, they carry little to zero weight in the overall evaluation of a file and you have better evidence already

g.      Boarding passes showing travelling together

h.      Pictures 

 


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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