Let the Waiting Begin: Day One

Enclosed please find form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, and the supporting documents. The petition is filed by Amanda, a USC on behalf of Good Man, a citizen of Republic of Korea, whose eligibility is based on marriage to Amanda. Their marriage took place on 03/06/2009.

Concurrently with this I-130, Good Man and Amanda have filed form I-485 and all the supporting documents.

Contents of I-130 and supporting documents
1. Filing fee for I-130 to USCIS: $355 as check
2. I-130 petition filed by Amanda, petitioner on behalf of Good Man, beneficiary

3. A copy of ALL pages of the passport of Amanda
4. A copy of the birth certificate of Good Man along with English translation
5. A marriage certificate
6. Form G-325a completed by Amanda
7. One passport-type photo of Amanda
8. Form G-325a completed by Good Man
9. One Passport-type photo of Good Man
10. Evidence of a bona fide marriage
– A copy of Health Insurance verification of coverage by Fancy Expensive Insurance Company

(Policy Holder Name: Amanda, Covered Member Name: Good Man)
– A copy of monthly bill of Verizon Cellphone plan (Amanda and Good Man)
– A copy of a joint tenancy lease of a common residence

Contents of I-485 and supporting documents
1. Filing fee for I-485 to USCIS: $1010 as check.
2. Form I-485 Application To Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status

3. A copy of non US Citizen spouse’s passport (biographical page and visa entry stamp)
4. A copy of non US Citizen spouse’s valid I-94 (front and back copies)
5. A copy of the birth certificate of Good Man along with English translation
6. A marriage certificate
7. Form G-325a completed by Good Man
8. Two passport-size photos of Good Man
9. Sealed Form I-693, Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status
10. Form I-864EZ, Affidavit of Support Under Section 213A of the Act

– including additional required supporting documents (tax return, W2, current pay stub)
11. Form I-765, Application for Employment Authorization
– including additional required supporting documents; a copy of I-20 and two passport-type photos
12. Form I-131, Application for Travel Documentation and statements

Operation Immigration: Cost

Total cost so far:
Fiancé & Marriage Visas: A Couple’s Guide to U.S. Immigration: $27.56

Passport photos: $38
Health Check: $150
TDAP and MMR: $48
Translation: ~30 minutes of fixing Kwanjangnim’s computer
Chest X-ray: $46
Copies (I): $11.36
Passport photos of Amanda: $16.78
Copies (II): $26.85
Postage with Return Receipt: $10.85

I-130 Filing: $355
I-485 Filing: $1010
Total: $1,740.40

Operation Immigration: Timeline

Mailed AOS/EAD/AP to Chicago Lockbox: 6/1/2009