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So I'm in the last stages of preparing our I-130 submission for my spouse.  We both live in Taiwan, and will send our petition to the Chicago office.  I'm a born US citizen, and have lived and worked in Taiwan many years.

Questions:

1.  Where in the submission should I put my Taiwanese ARC?  Should it be included as part of the Bona Fides, or earlier in the submission with the IDs?  Do I need to include it at all?  It's a Marriage-based ARC, but that part of the ARC is in Chinese...

2.  In Taiwan they have what's called a "Household Registration," where I am registered as part of my wife's household. In Taiwan, this is tied up with the Marriage Certificate.  Can't have one without the other.  Should I include this with our marriage certificate or with the bona fides?

3.  Where in the petition should I attach our 4 passport-style photos?  And how should I attach them?  Should I put them in a plastic bag?

 

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20 minutes ago, MisterModo said:

So I'm in the last stages of preparing our I-130 submission for my spouse.  We both live in Taiwan, and will send our petition to the Chicago office.  I'm a born US citizen, and have lived and worked in Taiwan many years.

Questions:

1.  Where in the submission should I put my Taiwanese ARC?  Should it be included as part of the Bona Fides, or earlier in the submission with the IDs?  Do I need to include it at all?  It's a Marriage-based ARC, but that part of the ARC is in Chinese...

2.  In Taiwan they have what's called a "Household Registration," where I am registered as part of my wife's household. In Taiwan, this is tied up with the Marriage Certificate.  Can't have one without the other.  Should I include this with our marriage certificate or with the bona fides?

3.  Where in the petition should I attach our 4 passport-style photos?  And how should I attach them?  Should I put them in a plastic bag?

 

Thanks.

1.  Part of bona fide marriage evidence..use it to help front load the I-130.

2.  You need to obtain the english version of your marriage certificate from her Household Registration office.  It is a valid marriage certificate/certification document.  Get several originals.

3.  You can place them in a plastic bag...and attach.

 

Remember:  In Taiwan, a marriage is not legal until it has been registered at Household Registration.......that why the HHR generated  marriage certificate is needed.

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23 minutes ago, missileman said:

1.  Part of bona fide marriage evidence..use it to help front load the I-130.

2.  You need to obtain the english version of your marriage certificate from her Household Registration office.  It is a valid marriage certificate/certification document.  Get several originals.

3.  You can place them in a plastic bag...and attach.

 

Remember:  In Taiwan, a marriage is not legal until it has been registered at Household Registration.......that why the HHR generated  marriage certificate is needed.

Okay, thanks. 

We do have several notarized copies and translations of the Household Registration already.  But based on what you said, does that mean the HHR should be in the first part of the submission, with the Marriage Certificate, and not with the bona fides?

Also, does it matter that the ARC is not translated?  The part of the ARC that describes it as a Marriage ARC is in Chinese..

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1 minute ago, MisterModo said:

But based on what you said, does that mean the HHR should be in the first part of the submission, with the Marriage Certificate, and not with the bona fides?

You should submit bona fide marriage evidence (marriage certificate and the HHR document) along with the initial I-130 to USCIS......front loading the I-130.  HHR can be submitted along with the marriage certificate.....

It is probably best to translate the ARC if you use it.  It can serve as evidence showing the marriage....although, in my case, my Chinese name is quite different  from my English name..

Note : Our English version of the marriage certificate is completely in English.


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28 minutes ago, missileman said:

You should submit bona fide marriage evidence (marriage certificate and the HHR document) along with the initial I-130 to USCIS......front loading the I-130.  HHR can be submitted along with the marriage certificate.....

It is probably best to translate the ARC if you use it.  It can serve as evidence showing the marriage....although, in my case, my Chinese name is quite different  from my English name..

Note : Our English version of the marriage certificate is completely in English.

Thanks that definitely answers my questions.  No worries we have the fully English marriage certificate as well.  We will send the Chinese original attached to the English notarized translation.

 

I do have a separate question that I've been wondering about, though, pertaining to the "photo-story" section of the bona fides.  My question is about how to caption the photos.  Right now, I have captioned each page of two photos with a brief explanation of each photo:  who is in it, where it is, maybe a bit about the situation, and the exact date of the photo.  Is this correct? 

Also, I'm wondering if I should caption the photos in first-person or third-person.  For example, say, "This is my Mom and my brother with..."  Or say it more like, "The petitioner's mother, (name), and brother (name).."

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Just now, MisterModo said:

Thanks that definitely answers my questions.  No worries we have the fully English marriage certificate as well.  We will send the Chinese original attached to the English notarized translation.

 

I do have a separate question that I've been wondering about, though, pertaining to the "photo-story" section of the bona fides.  My question is about how to caption the photos.  Right now, I have captioned each page of two photos with a brief explanation of each photo:  who is in it, where it is, maybe a bit about the situation, and the exact date of the photo.  Is this correct? 

Also, I'm wondering if I should caption the photos in first-person or third-person.  For example, say, "This is my Mom and my brother with..."  Or say it more like, "The petitioner's mother, (name), and brother (name).."

I think captioning the photos is fine.....and, personally, I like the use of first-person....and remember.....think quality of evidence is much better than quantity of evidence......good luck.


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5 hours ago, missileman said:

You should submit bona fide marriage evidence (marriage certificate and the HHR document) along with the initial I-130 to USCIS......front loading the I-130.  HHR can be submitted along with the marriage certificate.....

It is probably best to translate the ARC if you use it.  It can serve as evidence showing the marriage....although, in my case, my Chinese name is quite different  from my English name..

Note : Our English version of the marriage certificate is completely in English.

Since you've lived with your wife in Taiwan for a while, just he evidence you live there with her is all the bona fides you'll need.  The ARC is useless unless in this context unless translated, but I wouldn't bother in your situation.

 


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49 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Since you've lived with your wife in Taiwan for a while, just he evidence you live there with her is all the bona fides you'll need.  The ARC is useless unless in this context unless translated, but I wouldn't bother in your situation.

 

Thanks for the input.  Unfortunately, I didn't have much other quality evidence at that time......At that time, everything was in my wife's name..luckily, we were able to get an English version Household Registration, marriage certificate, etc.........even our lease was just in my wife's name.....


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5 minutes ago, missileman said:

Thanks for the input.  Unfortunately, I didn't have much other quality evidence at that time......At that time, everything was in my wife's name..luckily, we were able to get an English version Household Registration, marriage certificate, etc.........even our lease was just in my wife's name.....

Living in a low fraud country with your spouse is really all the evidence you need.  Higher fraud countries and not living there, would get a different answer from me on this kind of thing.

 


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2 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Living in a low fraud country with your spouse is really all the evidence you need.  Higher fraud countries and not living there, would get a different answer from me on this kind of thing.

 

That makes sense...........Thanks...


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  • Consulate :Taipei, Taiwan
  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
  • I-130 NOA1 : 4/27/2016
  • I-130 Approved :9/8/2016
  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
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  • I751 mailed to Dallas PO Box: 3/28/2019
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