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Old 07-25-08, 12:58 PM   #1
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EAD - Cover letter for I-131??

Hello! I was wondering if anyone has any idea of what to write on a cover letter for a work authorization?? Please any suggestions would be really appreciated!!

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I would not write a cover letter but would include a photocopy of my I-485.

CrisTina, all of these applications should be sent in together.. the I-130, I-485, I-131 and I-765.
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HI! Thanks for your reply! I am sending all the documents together, but I read somewhere that I should include a cover page for I-131. I am sending I-485 with the I-864, medical exam, I-131 and I-765. Do you think I should still make copies od the I-485 and attach it to the I-131 and I-765 section? I have the whole application for I-485 together fastened with ACCO fasteners.
Any advice? Thanks so mcuh for all your help Mixchel!!!
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I-131 is the application for Advance Parole. I don't know what you'd put in a cover letter.. "Pleeeease"?
It's an automatic benefit; I've never heard of one being refused.

Are you following this guide and the suggestions for assembling the packet?
http://www.familybasedimmigration.co...-of-status.php
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One thing to note is the following:

"If you are sending more than one case in an envelope, clearly separate the cases by rubber band or clip fasteners."


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I guess I would consider all those forms part and parcel of one case. I thought that note meant if you were sending packets for two different immigrants.
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I guess I would consider all those forms part and parcel of one case. I thought that note meant if you were sending packets for two different immigrants.

Hmmm... now that you say that, I see your point. It does say "case", not "form".


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I guess I would consider all those forms part and parcel of one case. I thought that note meant if you were sending packets for two different immigrants.

Hmmm... now that you say that, I see your point. It does say "case", not "form".

Each application or petition is a separate 'case'. They will be adjudicated independently.


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Hi ChrisTina,
Here is a link that will give you detailed instructions about filing your adjustment of status. http://www.visajourney.com/forums/in...age=i130guide2
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Easily Confused,

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I-131 is the application for Advance Parole. I don't know what you'd put in a cover letter.. "Pleeeease"?
It's an automatic benefit; I've never heard of one being refused.

Are you following this guide and the suggestions for assembling the packet?
http://www.familybasedimmigration.co...-of-status.php

We spoke to a lawyer to handle all the paperwork and when it came time to sign the contract it was more than three times the cost he said, over 7000.00.
I convinced my wife to marry me while she was visiting me on a tourist visa. she has been here for 2.5 months and we have been married for 2 weeks. The lawyer was going to file all the papers concurrently and I believe they are the one's mentioned in this post. We have no unusal circunmtances, she is still here on a valid I-94. Am I going in the right direction here, is there an expert that we can hire to help with the paperwork and frustration of being a newbie? Any calming words, advice encouragement or help would be so appreciated. My new bride is very worried now that we can't afford a lawyer, thank you Mike and Carolina.
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You can hire a lawyer to do your paperwork, sure. Just be prepared to fork out some $ for that priviledge.

Or you can have a consultation with one to make sure your case doesn't have any particular complications, then read up and research the process and file yourself.

Or you can remove the consultation from the above scenario and go it alone completely.

It's all about educating yourself on the process and doing things right. If you can't be bothered to do that, then you're probably better off hiring someone. Just make sure of the voracity of their 'expertise'.
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Thanks Tracy, We have pretty much decided to go on our own. I hope experienced folks like you can help field my questions as we procede. Thanks Again!
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I convinced my wife to marry me while she was visiting me on a tourist visa.

That statement right there definitely concerns me, since this could be considered visa fraud by the USCIS. In order for someone to get a "Non-Immigrant" visa, they have to prove to a CO that they do not intend to immigrate to the US. If the purpose of the trip was to come here and get married, and stay, that is in direct violation of the intent of the NIV.

I have heard of people doing it, and wonder how they get away with it, but I have the feeling they used some legal aide to do it.

It means you would have to file an I-130 and I-485 concurrently, but coming up with the correct Eligibility Category on the I-485 is the tricky part.

I must advise caution if you persue this path.


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I convinced my wife to marry me while she was visiting me on a tourist visa.

That statement right there definitely concerns me, since this could be considered visa fraud by the USCIS. In order for someone to get a "Non-Immigrant" visa, they have to prove to a CO that they do not intend to immigrate to the US. If the purpose of the trip was to come here and get married, and stay, that is in direct violation of the intent of the NIV.


Two points with regard to the guy's statement:
1. There's no immigration problem whatsoever with the guy convincing his wife to marry him no matter when or where he did the convincing. It's quite all right for her to marry him while she was visiting the USA on a tourist visa.
2. He did not say that he also convinced his wife to stay in the USA and try to immigrate while she was visiting the USA on a tourist visa. But if he did that as well, that's also quite all right. The law allows a visitor to change their mind after entry and apply to immigrate on the basis of marriage to a USC. The problem is, how to demonstrate that the decision to immigrate came after entry and not before entry.


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It's the "while she was visiting me" part that concerned me, which seems to imply that she came to visit him on a tourist visa; THEN they got married. If she knew him before coming to visit him, that's where it would become difficult to explain. Correct?


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It's the "while she was visiting me" part that concerned me, which seems to imply that she came to visit him on a tourist visa; THEN they got married. If she knew him before coming to visit him, that's where it would become difficult to explain. Correct?

'while she was visiting' means after she got here, not before.

Again, marrying is not an issue. Deciding to immigrate is the issue.


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It's the "while she was visiting me" part that concerned me, which seems to imply that she came to visit him on a tourist visa; THEN they got married. If she knew him before coming to visit him, that's where it would become difficult to explain. Correct?

'while she was visiting' means after she got here, not before.

Again, marrying is not an issue. Deciding to immigrate is the issue.

Understood. So the question now is: to go back to her country and file an I-130 or to try and adjust status while still here on a Non-Immigrant visa?

Which is the correct process?


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It's the "while she was visiting me" part that concerned me, which seems to imply that she came to visit him on a tourist visa; THEN they got married. If she knew him before coming to visit him, that's where it would become difficult to explain. Correct?

'while she was visiting' means after she got here, not before.

Again, marrying is not an issue. Deciding to immigrate is the issue.

Understood. So the question now is: to go back to her country and file an I-130 or to try and adjust status while still here on a Non-Immigrant visa?

Which is the correct process?

Both are correct. Pick one.


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It's the "while she was visiting me" part that concerned me, which seems to imply that she came to visit him on a tourist visa; THEN they got married. If she knew him before coming to visit him, that's where it would become difficult to explain. Correct?

'while she was visiting' means after she got here, not before.

Again, marrying is not an issue. Deciding to immigrate is the issue.

Understood. So the question now is: to go back to her country and file an I-130 or to try and adjust status while still here on a Non-Immigrant visa?

Which is the correct process?

What?!
It's not for us to decide; none of us are lawyers. The OP met with a lawyer, discussed everything in private as relates to his case and took advice.

BOTH are the "correct" process.


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Mixchel, you are corrrect. I had a total of 4 consults with a lawyer and her deciding to get married is not a problem as long as it is after she has arrived here. We had no intention of marriage at the time of her visit, but as time went on we did not want to seperate.
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Mixchel, you are corrrect. I had a total of 4 consults with a lawyer and her deciding to get married is not a problem as long as it is after she has arrived here. We had no intention of marriage at the time of her visit, but as time went on we did not want to seperate.

Then it sounds like everything is good. Good luck in your journey!


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