Cover Letter I 130 And I-485 Document Checklist




  1. 03-23-2016, 10:51 AM#1
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    Concurrent filing of I-485, I-131, I-765, I-130 Cover Letter/Checklist

    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    P.O. Box 805887
    Chicago, IL 60680-4120

    March 22, 2016,
    Adjustment of Status Application - Concurrent Form I-485 and Form I-130 U.S. Citizen: <insert> (Alien Spouse): <insert>
    Dear USCIS Officer,

    Please find enclosed concurrent an adjustment of status application for <insert>. Included in this application are the following documents:

    Check in the amount of $420 for I-130
    Form G-1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance
    I-130 Petition For Alien Relative
    Copy of US Citizen's passport biographical "page"
    Certified Copy of marriage certificate
    Copy of F-1 Visa, I-20, SEVIS confirmation
    Copy of CBP I-94 Retrieval Print-out
    Copy of transcript from <school>
    Copy of Alien’s passport biographical “page”
    Copy of Alien’s birth certificate
    G-325A Biographical Information for Petitioner
    Passport-type photos
    G-325A Biographical Information for Applicant
    Passport-type photos
    Proof of bonafide marriage
    Photos
    Copy of lease
    Copy of proof of joint bank account
    Copy of insurance policy

    Warm regards,

    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    P.O. Box 805887
    Chicago, IL 60680-4120

    March 22, 2016,
    Adjustment of Status Application - Concurrent Form I-485 and Form I-130 U.S. Citizen: <insert> Applicant (Alien Spouse): <insert>

    Dear USCIS Officer,

    Please find enclosed concurrent an adjustment of status application for <alien>. Included in this application are the following documents:

    Check in the amount of $1,070 for I-485 (including biometrics)
    Form G-1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance
    I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence Or Adjust Status
    Copy of applicant's birth certificate
    Copy of applicant's passport biographical "page”
    Copy of applicant’s social security number
    Copy of CBP I-94 Retrieval Print-out
    Certified Copy of marriage certificate
    Copy of F-1 Visa, I-20, SEVIS confirmation
    G-325A Biographical Information for Applicant <insert>
    Passport-type photos (2)
    I-864 Affidavit of Support
    Copy of Sponsor's Federal Tax Return for year 2014
    Copy of Sponsor’s Naturalization certificate
    I-765 Application For Employment Document
    Passport-type photos (2)
    Copy of applicant's passport biographical "page”
    I-131 Application For Travel Document
    Passport-type photos (2)
    Copy of F-1 Visa, I-20, SEVIS confirmation
    Copy of applicant's passport biographical "page”
    Copy of CBP I-94 Retrieval Print-out
    I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record (unopened)

    Warm regards,


    I have a few questions, I'm really trying to avoid RFEs!
    a) I have black and white copies of the passport does this matter?
    b) How strict are they on the passport photo rules?
    c) Is it enough to have the tax information from 2014, my sponsor hasn't filed for 2015 yet?
    d) Anything else I should add/ take out
  2. 03-23-2016, 09:43 PM#2
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    There are many examples of cover letters and checklists to choose from, some more detailed than others.
    You are trying to make your package as user friendly to USCIS officials as possible so having a checklist that contains information on what they will be reviewing is useful.

    The address is obviously for USPS delivery so be sure it us sent via that method.
    Some have said its preferential to have colour copies of the passport but the important thing is making sure it's clear and legible. So black and white will suffice.
    Passport size photos is the ususl 2"x2” you should ensure you meet the full criteria on the size and how they are to be taken. It is common that the actual photos used for official purposes now cone from the biometric appointments by all accounts.
    Dont forget to have your full name on the back of them.

    As for the I-864 tax return, it is the latest filed tax return so if only the 2014 is available then so be it. Although only optional, its preferred if the preceding 2 years are also included (3 tax returns in total). I'm not entirely sure if the USCIS will wonder why your sponsor hasn't filed 2015 yet but there is 3 weeks left to file so not that unusual.

    Have any documented evidence available for the I-131 form to back up your request.

    Cheers

  3. 03-30-2016, 12:57 PM#3

    my status up to now since Parole in Place up to I 765

    USCIS
    09/25/15 submitted PIP.
    10/16/15 reciept for PIP. i-131
    10/24/15 name change
    11/07/15 reciept name change
    12/11/15 called uscis for fingerprints?
    12/14/15 interview for PIP
    12/14/15 For PIP, photographs.
    12/22/15 PIP called permit is ready
    _______________________________________
    01/04/16 I-130-I-485 photo.
    01/04/16 Money order I-485 Bio
    01/04/16 money order. I-130
    01/05/16 Second set photos.
    01/05/16 Med exam. Tb test.
    01/05/16 Rubiolla.
    01/05/16 Flu vaccine.
    01/07/16 Xrays for tb test.
    01/07/16 USPS package.
    01/07/16 USPS package sent
    @1:30 by priority mail
    express 2days
    Trak# EL******US
    01/08/16 USPD package delivered
    @1:13 signed by R M*****o
    INS ******7
    ___________________________________1787 total amount of money spent
    01/14/2016 receipt Numbers text &
    Email all Saying they are
    from form I-797 @ 11:25
    pm- checked Online said
    reciept # not Found
    01/19/2016 Receipt online found
    I485-099 working on
    Case, mailed notice
    I130-100 describes how
    We will process case
    I765-101 describes how
    We will process case
    Follow instructions on notification
    I131-102 follow instruction
    01/19/2016 mail receipts, I-130 & I-485
    Had mistakes called to
    correct them 1800#
    I765&I131 everything is ok
    Waiting on bio appoint
    01/20/2016 I-485 fingerprint fee
    Accepted on 01/13/16
    01/29/2016 ASC Biometrics appoint.
    02/08/16 sent on 01/23
    01/29/2016 service request letter
    correction
    02/08/2016 biometrics done TSC
    02/29/2016 case is ready to be
    scheduled for an
    interview i485 online
    03/20/2016 we scheduled you for
    your interview and mailed
    You an interview notice.
    Your interview on Ap 26
    MSC-009
    03/24/2016 we ordered your new
    card for Receipt Number
    MSC-101, and will mail it
    to the address you gave
    03/24/2016 On March 24, 2016, we
    approved your Form I-
    765, Application for
    Employment, Receipt
    Number MSC101. We will
    mail your approval notice.
    Please follow the
    instructions in the notice.
    03/28/2016 On March 28, 2016, we
    mailed your new card for
    Receipt Number 101, to
    the address you gave us.
    03/29/2016 i765 approval notice by
    Mail
    03/29/2016 On march 29, 2016, the post
    office picked up your new card
    for receipt number MSC101
    we mailed your new card to the
    address you gave us. The tracking
    number assigned is 92******60

    Now I am just waiting on my card. To see if it is a combo card since the status for I-131 has not changed. I'll keep updating as days go by. GOOD LUCK TO ALL OF YOU!! ohh and this was filed in TEXAS
  4. 08-11-2016, 11:41 AM#4
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    Question

    Hello, I have a question. I am planning to enter the US on a B1/B2 visa, my spouse is a US citizen. Is it advisable to file I130,I485,I765 concurrently when I get to the united states?
  5. 08-11-2016, 11:55 AM#5
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    Hello, I have a question. I am planning to enter the US on a B1/B2 visa, my spouse is a US citizen. Is it advisable to file I130,I485,I765 concurrently when I get to the united states?
  6. 08-11-2016, 06:09 PM#6
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    I would like to ask a question, too. My husband became a permanent resident last year. In October 2015 he filled a petition for me, the I-130 form, if I am not mistaken. In December 2015 I got a B2 tourist visa. In the same month, the petition filled for me was approved and at this moment mu case is with the NVC. We just have to send them all the documents and we are ready for the visa interview. But, currently I am in the US with the tourist visa I told you about and we were wondering if it would be easier for us to apply for adjustment of status, since I am here already. We were considering this thinking that this will save us a trip back to Romania and that things might be easier. Thank you!

  7. 08-27-2016, 04:39 PM#7

    Thanks for sharing. The forum has been very useful. Please check my cover letter

    I am prepared to file and would be more confident if I share and have feedback on my cover letters.
    I contemplated for a while if each Form needs to stand alone and have all the supporting documents or one copy in the whole package is sufficient.
    Thanks



    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    Attn: FBAS
    131 South Dearborn - 3rd floor
    Chicago, IL, 60603-5517

    August, 25, 2016
    Petitioner (US citizen): XXXXX
    Beneficiary (Alien Spouse): XXXXX

    Concurrent filing of I-130, I-485, I-756, I-131
    Dear US official,
    Please review and accept this original submission.
    The enclosed documents are for concurrent filing of the following forms:
    I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to register permanent residence or adjust status),I-765 (Application for employment authorization) ,I-131 (Application for travel document)

    Contents include (in exact order )
    Form G-1145 - E-notification off Application/Petition Acceptance (Four total in the package-attached in front of each Form)
    Form I-130 - Petition for Alien Relative
    Includes: cover letter, payment and supporting documentation
    Form I-485-Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
    Includes: cover letter, payment and supporting documentation
    Form I-765 Application for employment authorization
    A copy of Alien’s valid passport - Biographic Page
    Copy of Alien’s old passport (with Visa) - Biographical page
    Copy of Alien’s Visa and stamp
    Copy of Alien’s I-94
    Copy of Alien’s Social Security Card
    Two(2) passport style photos of Alien
    Form I-131- Application for Travel Documentation
    Two (2) passport style photos of Alien - XXXXX
    Copy of intending immigrant’s I-94
    Copy of intending immigrant’s Old Passport biographical page and visa with stamp
    Copy of intending immigrant’s valid passport biographical page

    Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

    Sincerely:
    XXXXX ph:
    XXXXX ph:XXXXX


    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    Attn: FBAS
    131 South Dearborn - 3rd floor
    Chicago, IL, 60603-5517

    August, 25, 2016
    Petitioner (US citizen): XXXXX
    Beneficiary (Alien Spouse): XXXXX

    Petition for Alien Relative
    Concurrent filing of I-130, I-485, I-756, I-131
    Dear US Official,
    Please review and accept this petition for permanent residence by marriage to a U.S citizen.
    You can find the following forms and supporting documents in the order listed below:
    Form G-1145 e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
    Filing fee of $420
    Form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative, signed and dated by Petitioner XXXXX
    Copy of petitioner's original US birth certificate (front and back)
    Copy of certified translation of beneficiary’s Birth certificate.
    Copy of petitioner's U.S.Passport biographical page
    Copy of Beneficiary’s passport biographic page
    Copy of Beneficiary’s Old passport biographical page
    Copy of Beneficiary’s Visa with stamp
    Copy of beneficiary I-94
    Certified copy of Marriage License and a copy of Marriage Certificate
    Certified copy of Petitioner’s Divorce from previous marriage .
    G-325A, Biographic Information dated and signed by petitioner XXXXX
    Single passport style photo of Petitioner, clipped to the bottom of Form G-325A
    10. G-325A, Biographic Information date and signed by the beneficiary XXXXX
    11. Single passport style photo of beneficiary, clipped to the bottom of the Form G-325A
    12. Evidence of bona-fide marriage
    Copy of US Bank Statement and voided check for Joined bill pay checking account
    Tax Refund 2014/2015-married filing jointly
    Car Insurance card and monthly statement
    Copy of recent online Cell Phone Share Plan AT&T
    Copy of old phone bill (randomly selected- 2015) call detail pages
    Email from a friend - addressed to both
    Copy of an old romantic correspondence originally dated 02/17/2011
    Copies of Photos with family and friends
    Thank you for your time and consideration. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.



    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    Attn: FBAS
    131 South Dearborn - 3rd floor
    Chicago, IL, 60603-5517

    August, 25, 2016
    Petitioner (US citizen): XXXXX
    Beneficiary (Alien Spouse): XXXXX

    Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status
    Concurrent filing of I-130, I-485, I-756, I-131

    Dear US Official,
    Please review and accept this application to register permanent residence or adjust status.
    You can find the following forms and supporting documents in the order listed below:
    Form G-1145 e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
    Filing fee of $1070 (including biometric fee of $85 )
    Form I-485 - filled, signed and dated by intending immigrant
    Copy of Intending immigrant’s valid Passport biographical page
    Copy of Intending immigrant’s I-94 upon entrance( front and back)
    Copy of Intending immigrant’s last valid I-94
    Copy of Intending immigrant’s Old Passport (with visa) biographic page
    Copy of Intending immigrant’s Visa with stamp
    G-325A, Biographic Information, dated and signed by intending immigrant XXXXX
    Two passport style photos of intending immigrant, clipped to the bottom of G-325A
    Form I-693 Report of Medical Examination and Vaccination Record(Filled and signed by Civil Surgeon, Sealed in and envelope)
    Form I-684W Request for Exemption for Intending Immigrant's Affidavit of Support
    Certified Copy from SSA administration showing 40 qualifying quarters
    Copy of Social Security Card (front and back)
    Copy of Note of Approval from SSA with intending immigrant’s name and address
    Copy of intending immigrant’s recent pay stubs June 2016-July 2016
    Copy of intending immigrant’s W-2 for years:2011/2012/2013/2014/2015

    Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.
    Sincerely :
    XXXXX
    XXXXX


    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    Attn: FBAS
    131 South Dearborn - 3rd floor
    Chicago, IL, 60603-5517


    August, 25, 2016
    XXXXX U.S Citizen/Petitioner
    XXXXX- Intending Immigrant/Alien Spouse



    Application for Travel Document I-131
    Concurrent filing of I-130, I-485, I-756, I-131

    Dear US Official,
    Please review and accept this Application for Travel document.
    You can find the following forms and supporting documents in the order listed below:


    Form G-1145 e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
    Form I-131 Application for Travel Document, filled by applicant, signed and dated
    Two (2) passport style photos clipped to the top of Form I-131
    Copy of Intending immigrant's valid passport
    Copy of Intending immigrant’s old passport (with visa)
    Copy of intending immigrant’s Visa and stamp
    Copy of intending immigrant’s I-94








    Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.

    Sincerely:
    XXXXX
    XXXXX

    United States Department of Homeland Security
    USCIS
    Attn: FBAS
    131 South Dearborn - 3rd floor
    Chicago, IL, 60603-5517


    August, 25, 2016
    XXXXX U.S Citizen/ Petitioner
    XXXXX Applicant/Intending Immigrant



    Application for Employment Authorization I-765
    Concurrent filing of I-130, I-485, I-756, I-131

    Dear US Official,
    Please review and accept this Application for Employment Authorization I-765
    You can find the following forms and supporting documents in the order listed below:


    Form G-1145 e-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance
    Form I-765 Application for employment authorization, filed by applicant, signed and dated
    Copy of Applicant's valid passport - Biographic Page
    Copy of Applicant's old passport - biographical page
    Copy of Applicant's Visa and stamp
    Copy of Applicant's I-94
    Copy of Applicant's Social Security Card
    Two (2) passport style photos of Applicant/ Intending Immigrant clipped to the top of Form I-765





    Thank you for your time. Please feel free to contact us with any questions you may have.




    Sincerely:
    XXXXX
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