I-129F Layout for USCIS

Dear sponsor,

You are now preparing to put together your I-129F Petition for Alien Fiancee.

To begin, starting at the top working toward the bottom.

I-129F Cover Letter 
– (1) copy by itself, make sure you sign your name on it at bottom.
By itself, means do not staple or paper clip to anything else

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G-1145 – Electronic Communications form. (1) one copy by itself.

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I-129F main application– (13) pages hold together with a staple in the upper left hand corner.

  • Make sure you input your social security number Page 1 question 3
    • Make sure you sign your name on page 10 in 6a.

***Attention***
You also have an I-129F Supplemental IMBRA letter that mentions how you and your fiancee found each other and when you met in person? Please also paper clip that letter to the back of your I-129F Petition page 8. of question 54 / 55

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Personal Check or Money order
 – for $535.00 made out to U.S. Department of Homeland Security.
Please attach it with a paper clip on top of your I-129F first page upper right hand corner. Do not abbreviate USDHS.

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Couples 2×2 picture – Please put the sponsors and the beneficiaries (1) 2×2 passport style photo in a small plastic bag together with the receipt.

  • The recipts will let USCIS know when the photos where taken and it lets them know that you are familiar with the 30 day rule?
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  • Please place the ziplock plastic bag or envelope on top of page 1 of the I-129F Application. You do not need to staple or paper clip it, just lay it in this possition.

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Spnsors US Birth Certificate – Place your birth certificate pages in this position by thereself. (photocopy only front and back)

  • Sponsors who do not have a copy of their birth certificate may use photocopies of ever page in their passport in place of a birth certificate.

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Sponsors Fiance Letter of Intent – Take your (1) copy and place in this position by itself. Make sure you sign your name on it with black ink.

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Sponsors Divorce Decrees – If Applicable, sponsors must place divorce decrees / annulments / death certificates in this possition.

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Next is you’re beneficiaires Documents:

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Beneficiaries Birth Certificate – by itself this is your fiancees PSA birth certificate it can be original or it can be photocopy..

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Beneficiaries Fiancee Letter of Intent – by itself, take your fiancees 1 signed copy and place it here.

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Next is:
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Couples Photos – (10) or more couples photos. Print sponsors & beneficiaries full name on back of each, also the date & location the picture was taken. You can place these in a ziplock bag or envelope and by itself place in this possition?
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Sponsors US Passport pages – please take your biographic page and your visa pages that are stamped and make colored photocopies, then staple them together and place in this possition.
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Trip receipts – Keep these items all together in a folder or envelope with your original receipts of each trip to the Philippines, receipts such as boarding pass stubs, flight itineraries, hotel, food, gifts etc…

  • Title your envelope, PROOF OF MEETING you may also put the arrival and departure dates on there?

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Police & Court Records – This could be for either the sponsor or the beneficiary if either one of you have any criminal  convictions?

  • If this applies to you, then get a separate folder to place all police & court records in?
  • Certificate of good conduct or attendance if applicable?
  • Character reference letters signed in front of public notary are also helpful.
  • Best to get a folder and title it POLICE RECORDS of (persons name) then place everything inside of this.

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Next is:

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The below items are not to be used in your petition.
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In the I-129F Petition you will “NOT” need to provide documentation of Proof of an ongoing relationship.
Emails, chat logs, instant messages, phone bills, postal letters, financial support receipts, gifts with pictures and receipts etc..
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Next
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Very IMPORTANT double check every form, to make sure that anywhere asking for signatures are filled in..
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THE NEXT PROCESS IS IMPORTANT TO DO

Make your payment check or money order to the US Department of Homeland Security in the amount of $535.

Sponsors, you probably would be best off to go to Wal-Mart and get a strong durable folder to place you’re entire petition into? Then clamp it shut on all 4 sides with either large paper clips or the paper clamps.

Then place all of that inside an over-sized envelope again something durable that doesn’t bend easy. It is best to use something from the US Postal service.
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Next
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Please mail your petition to the below address

Use the below address and send through the U.S. Postal Service.
Tell them you would like a delivery signature from USCIS, so that you have delivery confirmation.

Mail your Form I-129F package to:

USCIS 
P.O. Box 660151 
Dallas, TX 75266

 

For USPS Express Mail and courier deliveries:
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USCIS
Attn: I-129F
2501 South State Highway 121 Business
Suite 400
Lewisville, TX 75067

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A few days after they get your package you will either get an email like this below example;

Subject: USCIS Acceptance Confirmation

Your case has been accepted and routed to the USCIS California Service Center for processing. Within 7-10 days by standard mail you will receive your official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) with your Receipt Number WAC179000000. With the official Receipt Notice (Form I-797) you may visit www.uscis.gov where you can check the status of your case using My Case Status. We suggest you wait until you have received your Form I-797 before checking My Case Status.

This confirmation provides notification of the date USCIS received your case.  This notice does NOT grant any immigration status or benefit. You MAY NOT present this notice as evidence that you have been granted any immigration status or benefit. Further, this notice does NOT constitute evidence that your case remains pending with USCIS. The current status of your case must be verified with USCIS.

PLEASE DO NOT REPLY TO THIS MESSAGE

 

Or you will get a text massage like the below example;

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

USCIS will send your I-797C Notice of Action receipt within 7 to 10 business days by USPS.

Take a look at what the I-797C NOA1 looks like..

Please email me back to let me know when you got that.