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ATTN To: USCIS
: I-130
PO Box 21700
Phoenix, AZ 85036

Subject: I-130 Petition for my spouse BENEFICIARY'S NAME (Original Submission)

Dear Sir/Madam:

I, xxxxxxxx, a citizen of the United States, would like to file a petition I-130 for my spouse, xxxxxxxxxx


Please find enclosed the following required and supporting documents:

  1. Check for I-130 filing fee
  2. Completed and signed form I-30
  3. Completed and signed form I-130A
  4. Completed and signed form G-1145
  5. 2 photographs of petitioner
  6. 2 photographs of beneficiary
  7. Copy of my birth certificate (2)
  8. Copy of petitioner passport
  9. Copy of benificiary passport
  10. Copy of our marriage certificate original and translated
  11. Copy of divorce decrees petitioner
  12. Copy of divorce decrees beneficiary original and translated
  13. Copies of affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of our marriage. (2)
  14. Photos, passport stamps, hotel receipts, boarding passes, train tickets for 6 years.

I have 1-6 papercliped together, 7-9 papercliped together 10 papercliped together, 11-12 papercliped together, 13 papercliped together 14 I have photos on 8x10 sheets of each year and behind the photo sheets I have passport stamps, hotel receipts , boarding passes, train tickets. We have 4 years with matching boarding passes, one set of matching train tickets, I have world remit receipts where I sent her money, receipts where I sent her flowers. Mail receipts where she sent me packages. I have them separated in clear slider binders. I bank with Wells Fargo, they said she has to sign in person to be added on my bank account. So this is all I have. Fell free to comment . Thanks, Jack

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your letter should tell how you meet (online or in person) and a little story of relationship

don't use paper clips

organize it into your above / i think others say binder clip for the whole batch is ok

you should keep a copy of all this plus the check for the payment

Edited by adil-rafa

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No binders! They don’t like binders! 

 

Photos of spouse only needed if currently in the USA.

 

Passport of beneficiary not required unless you are using that to show evidence of time together (passport stamps).


 

 

 

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My wife is in Spain. I used slider binders, they just slip off. It mentions do not use binders or folders that they cannot easily disassemble. If its best I will not use. I will look over the above link. Thanks, Jack

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

 

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20 hours ago, Jack Lee said:

ATTN To: USCIS
: I-130
PO Box 21700
Phoenix, AZ 85036

Subject: I-130 Petition for my spouse BENEFICIARY'S NAME (Original Submission)

Dear Sir/Madam:

I, xxxxxxxx, a citizen of the United States, would like to file a petition I-130 for my spouse, xxxxxxxxxx


Please find enclosed the following required and supporting documents:

  1. Check for I-130 filing fee
  2. Completed and signed form I-30
  3. Completed and signed form I-130A
  4. Completed and signed form G-1145
  5. 2 photographs of petitioner
  6. 2 photographs of beneficiary
  7. Copy of my birth certificate (2) If you include this, your passport copy is not needed if your birth certificate is from the US; if it's not a US birth certificate, it's not needed at all.
  8. Copy of petitioner passport If you opt for this, then you don't need the birth certificate copy; the purpose of this is to establish the petitioner's US Citizenship and one item is all that is needed.
  9. Copy of benificiary passport Not needed at this time
  10. Copy of our marriage certificate original and translated
  11. Copy of divorce decrees petitioner
  12. Copy of divorce decrees beneficiary original and translated
  13. Copies of affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties having personal knowledge of the bona fides of our marriage. (2)  Skip these in favor of evidence of time spent together in-person; such affidavits carry little to zero weight in the overall evaluation of a file.
  14. Photos, passport stamps, hotel receipts, boarding passes, train tickets for 6 years.

I have 1-6 papercliped together, 7-9 papercliped together 10 papercliped together, 11-12 papercliped together, 13 papercliped together 14 I have photos on 8x10 sheets of each year and behind the photo sheets I have passport stamps, hotel receipts , boarding passes, train tickets. We have 4 years with matching boarding passes, one set of matching train tickets, I have world remit receipts where I sent her money, receipts where I sent her flowers. Mail receipts where she sent me packages. I have them separated in clear slider binders. I bank with Wells Fargo, they said she has to sign in person to be added on my bank account. So this is all I have. Fell free to comment . Thanks, Jack

 

As already mentioned, don't use the slider binders, just use metal clips.


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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Thanks for the mark ups. I was born in Spain on a US Air Force Base. One is a Birth abroad certificate from the United States. The other is my Spanish birth certificate filed here. I did not get dual citizenship just USA.  

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***Hijack post removed; if you have your own question, you need to start your own thread.***


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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