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Form I-485 Cover Letter




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    Cover Letter for concurrent filling of i-130 & i-485

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    United States Department of Homeland Security
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services
    P.O. Box 805887
    Chicago, IL 60680-4120
    Date: 02/24/2017


    Concurrent Filing of Forms I-130, I-485, I-765, and I-131

    To whom it may concern:

    Kindly find enclosed the following forms, payment, and supporting documents for XXX (citizen of XXX in valid F-1 status) Marriage-Based Adjustment of Status Application. This packet contains the following:
    Two checks: one for $535.00 (I-130 application fee) and other for $1,225.00 (I-485 application fee and biometrics service fee).
    I-130 Petition for Alien Relative.
    I-485 Application to Adjust Status.
    I-765 Application for Employment Authorization.
    I-131 Application for Travel Document

    Thank you for your consideration of the above applications. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this adjustment application packet.



    I-130 Petition for Alien Relative (Concurrent Filing with I-485)

    To whom it may concern:

    Please kindly find enclosed the form I-130 Petition for Alien Relative for my husband XXX (XXX citizen currently in the U.S, in valid F-1 status) and supporting documents. The contents are as follows:

    Form G-1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance.
    Check for $535 (Filing fee for I-130).
    Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative.
    Copy of Petitioner’s Birth Certificate.
    Copy of Petitioner’s Driver License.
    G-325A, Biographic Information filed by Petitioner with one recent passport-style picture.
    G-325A, Biographic Information filled by Beneficiary with one recent passport-style picture.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s XX Birth Certificate.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s XX Passport
    Copy of Beneficiary’s F-1 VISA and stamps.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s I-20.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s I-94.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s Driver License.
    Evidence of Bona Fide Marriage:
    Copy of Marriage License/Certificate.
    Copy of Marriage Certificate from Our Church.
    Copy of Our Car title showing joint ownership.
    Copy of 2016 Joint Federal Tax Account Transcript.
    Copy of Rental lease showing joint tenancy of a common residence.
    Bank Statement and a Void Check, showing co-mingling of finances.
    Joint Donation History to our Church.
    Insurance Policy Card
    Selected pictures that documents our marriage.
    Sworn Affidavit (Letter of Support) Petitioner's Father

    Thank you for your consideration of the above petition. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this petition.



    I-485 Application for Adjustment of Status (Concurrent filing with I-130)

    To whom it may concern:

    Please kindly find enclosed the form I-485 and supporting documents. My eligibility is based on concurrent filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative) by my U.S citizen spouse, and I am currently in valid F-1 status in the U.S. The contents are as follows:

    Check for $1,225.00 (Filing fee for I-485 and biometric services fee)
    Form I-485, Application to Adjust Status.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s XXX Birth Certificate.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s XXX Passport
    Copy of Beneficiary’s F-1 VISA and stamps.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s I-94.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s I-20.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s Driver License.
    Copy of Beneficiary’s Academic Transcripts.
    Copy of Marriage License/Certificate.
    G-325A, Biographic Information Filed by Beneficiary.
    G-325A, Biographic Information Filed by Petitioner.
    Two recent passport-style color picture of the Beneficiary (attached to G-325A)
    I-864, Affidavit of Support filled by Petitioner and the following supporting documents:
    Most Recent (2016) Federal Tax Return Transcript from IRS.
    Paystubs of Petitioner to show proof of employment.
    Paystubs of Beneficiary to show proof of employment.

    I-864, Affidavit of Support filled by a Joint Sponsor and the following supporting documents:
    Joint Sponsor’s Most Recent (2015) Federal Tax Return Transcript from IRS.
    Copy of Joint Sponsor’s US Passport Data page.

    I-693, Medical Examination of the Beneficiary completed by a civil surgeon, in a sealed (unopened) envelope.

    Form I-765 Application for Employment Authorization with the following supporting documents:
    A copy of Form I-94
    Two recent passport-style color picture of the Beneficiary (Clipped to Form I-765)
    A Copy of my Nigerian Passport & F1 Visa Data page

    Form I-131 Application for Travel Document with the following supporting documents:
    Two recent passport-style color picture of the Beneficiary (Clipped to Form I-131)
    A Copy of my XXX Passport & F1 Visa Data page
    A Copy of Form I-94

    Thank you for your consideration of the above application. Please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions regarding this application.

    Sincerely,
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