The I-130 form is a form to petition for an alien relative. It's a form that you usually submit to the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services to petition for a close relative who is intending to immigrate to the US. A cover letter for I-130 forms is not always needed, but when concurrent filing I-130 and I-485, cover letter documents can be helpful to explain the situation. The same can be said when you're only filing one of the two sets of paperwork.
If you're thinking about writing a cover letter for I-130, this article should be able to help point you in the right direction.
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Below you'll find a sample cover letter for I-130, this is the most basic form of an I-130 cover letter, which should always be included in the document package, with the addition of a small amount of detail outlining the circumstances:
Your addressCityStateZip CodeMonth Day, Year
USCISAttn: I-130Address of place of filingCityStateZip Code
Re: I-130, Petition for Alien RelativePetitioner: Your full nameRelative: Their full name
I am writing to inform you that I have enclosed Form I-130 to petition on behalf of (Relative's full name). I, (Your full name), am a United States citizen, and (Relative's full name) is my (name your relationship type).
Included in this package are the following supporting documents for the I-130 petition:
If you have any further questions, please contact me at (Your phone number). Thank you for your consideration regarding this I-130 petition.
Yours sincerely, (Sign your name)(Print your full name)
Now, on a separate page, if you had certain circumstances you wished to explain, you would write something like this:
Re: I-130, Petition for Alien Relative circumstance explanationPetitioner: Your full nameRelative: Their full name
To give you some insight into the details of why I am petitioning for my relative, please allow me to say this:
The relative in question is my mother, and she has fallen under some difficult times. She is currently positioning to immigrate to the United States following a job offer after the last company she worked for was brought out. She is a hard-working, dedicated person, and I know that she is already well under way to applying for citizenship.
I am hoping that by filling in the I-130 petition, I might be able to help her case.
Thank you for your time. Please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any concerns.
Yours sincerely, (Sign your name) (Print your full name)
The structure of an I-130 cover letter can be a little confusing, but we've put together a short guide for you in bullet points, so you can see exactly what you need to include:
If your relative's case is peculiar in any way, you may attach a secondary sheet explaining the circumstances. Start and end this letter the same way as the official I-130 cover letter.
With these tips and both cover letter for I-130 samples, you should easily be able to finish your I-130 filing.
To make a strong i-130 cover letter, you can download the PDF cover letter template in this page and then edit it with Wondershare PDFelement - PDF Editor. This great PDF editor will help you customize the texts, images, forms in the template and make it fit your experience perfectly.
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Updated: 2022-09-06 10:05:16
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