Green Card for Spouse of a U.S. Citizen - Complete Do it Yourself Kit

Description:


Use this kit if you are a U.S. Citizen, and your Spouse is outside the US, and you wish to bring him or her to the US to live as a permanent resident.

This kit will take you step by step through preparing and filing your I-I-130 petition with USCIS, the National Visa Center process, and the U.S. Embassy Interview.

Published: June 28, 2015.


Table of Contents:


Overview


- Who Qualifies
- How the USCIS Determines which Applications it Accepts and Rejects
- Step-By-Step Instructions


Step 1: I–130 Petition


- Completing the USCIS Form I–130
- Completing the G–325A Biographic Data Form – U.S. Citizen
- Completing the G–325A Biographic Data Form – Foreign National Spouse
- Required Supporting Documents for the I–130 Petition
- Sample Cover Letter to USCIS - I–130 Petition
- USCIS Addresses for the I–130 Petition
- Filing the I–130 Petition with USCIS
- Receiving the I–797 Filing Receipt for the I–130 Petition
- What to do while you are waiting for the I–130 Petition Approval
- Receiving the I–797 Approval Notice for the I–130 Petition


Step 2: National Visa Center (NVC) and Consular Process


- National Visa Center (NVC) Process Overview
- Paying the I–864 Affidavit of Support (AOS) Fee Bill
- Gathering the Required Supporting Documents
- Birth Certificate Issues
- Marriage Certificate Issues
- Previous Marriage Termination Documentation Issues
- Passport Photo Requirements
- How to Obtain Police Certificates
- Photocopy of Passport Biographic Data Page
- How to Complete Form DS 230
- How to Complete USCIS Form I–864 - Affidavit of Support
- Definition of a Sponsor
- Definition of Domicile
- Using Income to Qualify
- I–864P - 2015 HHS Poverty Guidelines
- Using Assets to Qualify
- How to complete USCIS Form I–864-EZ - Affidavit of Support
- How to complete USCIS Form I–864 - Affidavit of Support
- How to complete USCIS Form I–864 - Affidavit of Support - Joint Sponsor
- Sample Employment Verification Letter
- Sample Self Employment Verification Letter
- Sample Letter From Sponsor – Did not pay taxes
- Sample Letter from Self Employed Joint Sponsor
- Sending the Package to the National Visa Center
- How to take the Medical Examination
- What to bring to the interview
- Sample Embassy Interview Questions
- Receiving the CR–1 Visa


Sample Completed USCIS / DS Forms:


- I–130 – Petition for Alien Relative
- G–325A – Biographic Data Form – U.S. Citizen
- G–325A – Biographic Data Form – Foreign Spouse
- I–864 – Affidavit of Support
- DS–230 - Application for Immigrant Visa
- Sample Affidavit of Support Fee Bill Invoice
- Sample NVC Document Cover Sheet


Fillable / Editable USCIS / DS Forms:


- I–130 – Petition for Alien Relative
- G–325A – Biographic Data Form – U.S. Citizen
- G–325A – Biographic Data Form – Foreign Spouse
- I–864 – Affidavit of Support
- DS–230 – Application for Immigrant Visa

 



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