The DS-230 form is now an electronic form called the DS-260 and it is no longer submitted along with the IV packet. Please use below template to create cover letter to send along with IV packet.
NVC Case No: <NVC Case Number>
Petitioner's Name: <Petitioner's Name LAST, FIRST MIDDLE>
Preference Category: CR1 – SPOUSE OF UNITED STATES CITIZEN
National Visa Center
32 Rochester Avenue
Portsmouth, NH 03801-2909
Re: Submitting Application for (CR-1 / IR-1) Immigrant Visa for NVC Case Number ABC201XXXXXXX
To whom it may concern:
My name is <Petitioner's Name FIRST MIDDLE LAST>, and I am the petitioner and appointed agent for NVC case number XXX0000000000. My spouse, <Beneficiary's Name FIRST MIDDLE LAST>, is the beneficiary of this case. Our I-130 has been approved and is currently on file with the NVC.
Please find enclosed the following items comprising the DS-230 packet. I would kindly request that originals of pertinent documents be returned to my spouse at the time of the interview in <Location/City of Consulate> (my spouse can provide photocopies for your official records, if needed):
- Photocopy of the Biographic Data Page(s) of Beneficiary’s Passport
- Photocopy of Certified Birth Certificate of beneficiary (with an attested translation provided) and a copy
- Photocopy of Certified Marriage Certificate
- Photocopy of Certified Passport Office Police Certificate for Beneficiary
- Photocopy of Certified Police Clearance Certificate and a copy
Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any concerns. My contact information is available below.
Thank you very much for your kind attention!
<Petitioner's Name LAST, FIRST MIDDLE>
<Petitioner's Address Line 1>
<Address Line 2> (optional)
<Address Line 3> (optional)
<City>, <State/Province>, <Postal Code>
Phone: <Petitioner's Phone Number>
Email: <Petitioner's E-mail Address>
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NOTE: The above information does not address the specific requirements for any given case and is not a substitute for the advice of an attorney.