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I-130 Review/Checklist

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My wife and I are wrapping up our visa and are planning to file tomorrow. I just wanted to go over what we have included and a few other things and make sure we're all good.

We included all of this in a yellow, manila folder marked "original submission" and attn: I-130

 

-Cover Letter marked attn: I-130 and original submission

-$535 cashier's check for filing fee

-2 passport photos of myself, the petitioner (my wife isn't currently in the US, and I-130 instructions state they are not needed if she isn't in the US)

-Form I-130. I'd like to note I had to fill in some parts in black ink, while most of the rest of all the pages was typed. I've read that's okay on threads here..

-Form I-130A

-Form G-1145

-All pages of my passport photocopied as proof of citizenship

-Beneficiary's divorce certificate + translation

-Beneficiary's birth certificate (known as a koseki touhon in Japan) + translation

-Our marriage certificate + translation

-Evidence

          -A simple timeline of our relationship

          -9 pages of pictures together from our video chats and 2 trips we've spent together

          -Note explaining that most of our communication through calls, texts and video chats happens on Snapchat and Facebook; call + text logs from Snapchat and Facebook from July 2018 until now

          -Hotel/Flight/Event reservations from our first 2 trips and a trip we have planned next month

          -Cards/Letters/Receipts we have sent each other over time

          -Paypal transactions

          -Facebook posts

          -Note explaining how we got married but didn't have a fancy wedding ceremony or anything due to the cost of flying tons of people to Japan and how we plan to have a wedding in the states. (keep this or not needed?)

 

I printed everything that had any sort of color on it in color, and I sectioned off each of the points I noted and each section of evidence with paper clips. I also added post-it tab sections at the bottom of each section. I'm shipping UPS so we can get a tracking number.

 

Anything we need to take out, add or change based on what I've listed? Thanks for reading

 

 

 

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44 minutes ago, SandM0812 said:

-Beneficiary's divorce certificate + translation

-Beneficiary's birth certificate (known as a koseki touhon in Japan) + translation

 

The above items are not needed at this time.  I also wouldn't bother with the folder, it will be discarded when your file is received; use binder clips instead.


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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1 hour ago, Ryan H said:

 

The above items are not needed at this time.  I also wouldn't bother with the folder, it will be discarded when your file is received; use binder clips instead.

Thank you for the response, okay I gotcha. I'll just clip the whole thing with binder clips and send it inside a UPS folder

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