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Just double checking if this is everything I need including format. I have questions to :

#13 ; we have been married since July 01 2018 living together in Indonesia, we also lived together prior to our marriage for 4 months. So what documents do I need for my situation ? A letter from our witnesses at our wedding ? A letter from our community/ village leader ? Or should we open a joint bank account here in Indonesia ? Or skip as suggested by someone ?

#14 photos, , passport stamps, hotel receipts, boarding passes, train tickets ? What is this ? Do I show my bank statement with records of every place we went to , stayed at , and ate at ? My passport and visas for the last two years will show I’ve lived in Indonesia. Is this necessary if we live together here in Bali ?

 

 

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

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36 minutes ago, Halo Bule said:

Just double checking if this is everything I need including format. I have questions to :

#13 ; we have been married since July 01 2018 living together in Indonesia, we also lived together prior to our marriage for 4 months. So what documents do I need for my situation ? A letter from our witnesses at our wedding ? A letter from our community/ village leader ? Or should we open a joint bank account here in Indonesia ? Or skip as suggested by someone ?

#14 photos, , passport stamps, hotel receipts, boarding passes, train tickets ? What is this ? Do I show my bank statement with records of every place we went to , stayed at , and ate at ? My passport and visas for the last two years will show I’ve lived in Indonesia. Is this necessary if we live together here in Bali ?

 

 

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

Looks good.  We married over there.  No witness letters needed.  Just the marriage book (or in Bali probably just a marriage certificate)

No every record of every place you’ve been either.  Toss in a couple of wedding photos  and copies of all of your passport stamps or if you have a resident permit that’s even better.

Bank accounts require SS numbers usually.  Save it for when the plane lands.

 

You have two other issues.  

One, you need to demonstrate intent to domicile in the US.  That’s on you.  Bar is pretty low but they’ll ask.  I got grilled (me, not my beneficiary LOL)  

You appear to be banking in the US already.  An address, drivers license, voter registration, etc are all good. Embassy’s gonna want to know your plan.

 

Two you have to sponsor your wife financially.  Read up on the affidavit of support.  It’s the biggest hurdle when both spouses live overseas.  Takes US-based income, liquid assets (really liquid), or a co-sponsor.  Start working on that now.

 

Good luck to both of you.  We miss Indo LOL

 

 

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@nitas_man 

 

Thank you. I will add you to my contacts. I presume your wife is Indonesian? Yes we are racing to file before October 15 2019 , which will be hard because we will be visiting 5 other countries in September. We are nervous and we always have questions.

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Form I-864A help Please

 

I am trying to figure out page 2 part 2 for my boss/ friend in USA which he will be filling out.

He is a friend and also my employer, the owner of the company that I work for. I will not be living with him but we live in the same area. we meaning my wife and I.

what do I Specify in the box OTHER ? friend or employee or something else?

financially he is eligible, are there other requirements like having to be a actual relative or live in the same house?

 

 

Part 2.  Your (the Household Member's) Relationship to the Sponsor

Select Item Number 1.a., 1.b., or 1.c. I am the intending immigrant and also the sponsor's spouse.

1A:  I am the intending immigrant and also a member of the sponsor's household.

1B: I am not the intending immigrant.  I am the sponsor's household member. 

1C: I am related to the sponsor as his/her:

  1. Spouse Son or Daughter (at least 18 years of age)
  2. Parent Brother or Sister
  3. Other Dependent (Specify) (WHAT DO I WRITE HERE ?)

 

 

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here Is a checklist for petition i-130 for my wife/ beneficiary

I am trying to figure out if I have everything I need here especially what i need from her co-sponsor (line4-7)

Her Co sponsor is my employer and also a god friend. I am assuming he can be a co-sponsor since he has considerable  assets and owns a business. He has partners to. can someone tell me if I have everything here? I have everything else ready but I am trying to make things easy as far as paperwork for the co-sponsor. he will have to write a contract to? what does that look like ? thanks

 

 

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


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. Completed and signed I-864 A from myself the PETITIONER and MY friend/ employer who will be the beneficiary’s CO-SPONSOR.
  6. Most recent IRS federal tax return and w-2’s from both sponsor and co-sponsor
  7. Co-sponsor owns a business or has partners so he is including one of these forms along with his federal tax return: Schecule C (profit and loss from business) or schedule D (Capital Gains) Schedule E (supplemental Income or Loss)
  8. 2 photographs of petitioner
  9. 2 photographs of beneficiary
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Copy of benificiary passport Not needed at this time
  13. Copy of our marriage certificate original and translated
  14. Copy of divorce decrees petitioner 
  15. Copy of divorce decrees beneficiary original and translated
  16. 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.
  17. Photos, passport stamps, hotel receipts, boarding passes, train tickets for 2 years.
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this was another question I had on previous post not answered yet :

 

Form I-864A help Please

 

I am trying to figure out page 2 part 2 for my boss/ friend in USA which he will be filling out.

He is a friend and also my employer, the owner of the company that I work for. I will not be living with him but we live in the same area. we meaning my wife and I.

what do I Specify in the box OTHER ? friend or employee or something else?

financially he is eligible, are there other requirements like having to be a actual relative or live in the same house?

 

 

Part 2.  Your (the Household Member's) Relationship to the Sponsor

Select Item Number 1.a., 1.b., or 1.c. I am the intending immigrant and also the sponsor's spouse.

1A:  I am the intending immigrant and also a member of the sponsor's household.

1B: I am not the intending immigrant.  I am the sponsor's household member. 

1C: I am related to the sponsor as his/her:

  1. Spouse Son or Daughter (at least 18 years of age)
  2. Parent Brother or Sister
  3. Other Dependent (Specify) (WHAT DO I WRITE HERE ?)

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19 hours ago, Halo Bule said:

this was another question I had on previous post not answered yet :

 

Form I-864A help Please

 

I am trying to figure out page 2 part 2 for my boss/ friend in USA which he will be filling out.

He is a friend and also my employer, the owner of the company that I work for. I will not be living with him but we live in the same area. we meaning my wife and I.

what do I Specify in the box OTHER ? friend or employee or something else?

financially he is eligible, are there other requirements like having to be a actual relative or live in the same house?

 

 

Part 2.  Your (the Household Member's) Relationship to the Sponsor

Select Item Number 1.a., 1.b., or 1.c. I am the intending immigrant and also the sponsor's spouse.

1A:  I am the intending immigrant and also a member of the sponsor's household.

1B: I am not the intending immigrant.  I am the sponsor's household member. 

1C: I am related to the sponsor as his/her:

  1. Spouse Son or Daughter (at least 18 years of age)
  2. Parent Brother or Sister
  3. Other Dependent (Specify) (WHAT DO I WRITE HERE ?)

First, clarify what it is you are trying to do.  You are posting in a spouse visa forum.  Affidavits of support are not submitted with I-130 packages in a visa case.  


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20 hours ago, Halo Bule said:

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. Completed and signed I-864 A from myself the PETITIONER and MY friend/ employer who will be the beneficiary’s CO-SPONSOR.
  6. Most recent IRS federal tax return and w-2’s from both sponsor and co-sponsor
  7. Co-sponsor owns a business or has partners so he is including one of these forms along with his federal tax return: Schecule C (profit and loss from business) or schedule D (Capital Gains) Schedule E (supplemental Income or Loss)
  8. 2 photographs of petitioner
  9. 2 photographs of beneficiary
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. Copy of benificiary passport Not needed at this time
  13. Copy of our marriage certificate original and translated
  14. Copy of divorce decrees petitioner 
  15. Copy of divorce decrees beneficiary original and translated
  16. 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.
  17. Photos, passport stamps, hotel receipts, boarding passes, train tickets for 2 years.

You do not provide sponsorship information at this stage.  It is provided at the NVC stage. Also copies of 2 years of boarding passess, train tickets aren't needed. Quality over quantity.  You have been living with here for 2 years so use photos and stamps.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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3 minutes ago, Halo Bule said:

@Paul&Mary at what point do we get a co sponsor ? 

You file the sponsorship info at the NVC stage.

 

https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/the-immigrant-visa-process.html

Edited by Paul & Mary

March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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20 minutes ago, Halo Bule said:

@Paul&Mary at what point do we get a co sponsor ? 

8 to 12 months after filing.  After the petition is approved and at the NVC.  Study the guide and process completely before filing, so you have the proper expectations.

 

Your joint sponsor would appear to be the "close friend" of the "sponsor", you.


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**Moved from Progress Reports to IR-1 / CR-1 Spouse Visa Process & Procedures**


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 🇷🇺  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow* (2016-2017) 🇺🇸 Info about my DCF experience here and here.

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

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Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office

26-Jun-2019: Case ready to be scheduled for interview 

04-Sep-2019: Interview was scheduled - letter to arrive in mail

09-Sep-2019: Interview letter arrived in the mail! ✉️

17-Oct-2019: Interview scheduled @ local USCIS  

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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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