Adjustment Of Status Cover Letter Example

In submitting Form N-400, Application for Naturalization, applicants must assemble an extensive package of paperwork. Manual M-476, A Guide to Naturalization, contains a “Document Checklist” listing two pages of documentation that individuals may need to include. A cover letter allows applicants to draw it all together by

  • listing their key identifying information and points of contact,
  • confirming that they have fulfilled the requirements making them eligible for naturalization,
  • highlighting any particular concerns or unusual circumstances associated with their case, and
  • detailing the documents included in their package.

Information included in the cover letter should be clear, concise and consistent with the information provided within the packet.

Sample N-400 Cover Letter

 

Applicant’s Full Name

Applicant’s Mailing Address

City, State and Zip Code

Date

 

USCIS

Address of Office

Receiving N-400 Packet

 

RE: Original Submission of Form N-400, Application for Naturalization

Applicant: Applicant’s Full Name

A-Number: Applicant’s Alien Registration Number

In the first paragraph, applicants should list the date on which they were granted permanent resident status. Following sentences should indicate that the applicant has fulfilled the residency and other requirements needed to qualify for naturalization.

The second paragraph is useful for pointing out any concerns or unusual circumstances associated with the application. This should be brief, as paperwork within the packet should contain any needed details.

The third paragraph is useful for listing the documents included in the packet. A typical list may include, for example,

  1. Check # for $725 for $640 filing fee and $85 biometrics fee;
  2. Form N-400, Application for Naturalization;
  3. Form G-1145, E-Notification of Application/Petition Acceptance;
  4. photocopies of front and back of Permanent Resident Card, A-Number A 123 456 789;
  5. photocopy of the marriage certificate for applicant and spouse;
  6. photocopy of spouse’s birth certificate;
  7. photocopy of spouse’s divorce decree;
  8. photocopy and translation of applicant’s divorce decree;
  9. IRS tax return transcript for last 3 years, 2016-2018; and
  10. any other required evidence on the Document Checklist or Form N-400’s instructions that pertains to the applicant’s case.

A final paragraph usually politely requests that USCIS process the naturalization packet. Applicants can also politely request that USCIS contact them with any questions or concerns and provide a phone number. A final, closing sentence should thank USCIS personnel for their time and attention devoted to the case.

 

Sincerely,

Applicant’s Signature

Applicant’s Name

 

Form N-400 Cover Letter USCIS Filing Tips

To ensure that packets can be processed as quickly as possible, USCIS offers two recommendations:

  1. Applicants should clearly mark cover letters and envelopes with the type of submission—Original Submission ofForm N-400, Application for Naturalization, for example.
  2. Applicants should clearly mark cover letters and envelopes with the form number concerned: Original Submission ofForm N-400, Application for Naturalization, for example.

The reference line or subject line that introduces the cover letter’s body text should clearly indicate both the type of submission and form number as well as the applicant’s full legal name and alien number.





  1. 10-09-2014, 07:10 PM#1

    Please Review my Cover Letter AOS?

    I am sending my cover letter so anyone can help me if there is anything missing and let me know, Also i hope it helps whoever need a cover letter example.
    Just one question : How many G-1145-E Am i going to need? One for I-130, another for I-485 , another for I-131, another for I-765 or just One for the whole package?







    United States Department of Homeland Security
    U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services < do I have to write that on the top of the cover letter or just the things bellow are enough?

    USCIS
    FBAS
    131 South Dearborn-3rd Floor
    Chicago, IL 60603-5517 10-10-2014
    Petitioner (U.S. Citizen)
    Beneficiary (Alien Spouse):

    ORIGINAL SUBMISSION : Concurrent Filing of I-130 (Petition for Alien Relative), I-485 (Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status), I-765 (Application for Employment Authorization), and I-131- Application for Travel Document (Advanced Parole)

    Dear Sir/ Madam:
    Please kindly find enclosed concurrent filing of forms: I-130, I-485 I-765 and I-131.
    Contents include:
    1- Money order of $1070 for form I-130 made payable to Department of Homeland Security
    2- Money order of $ for form I-485 made payable to Department of Homeland Security

    I-130 Petition For Alien Relative • Form I-130 signed by petitioner • Form G1145 E-Notification of application/petition acceptance
    • Copy of petitioner birth certificate showing birth in the U.S • Copy of petitioner’s American passport biographical page and spanic visa
    • Copy of marriage certificate
    • Copy of applicant’s birth certificate with translation
    • G325A signed by US Citizen petitioner
    • G325A signed by applicant
    • 2 Passport-style photos of petitioner • 2 Passport-style photos of applicant • Evidence of Bona fide Marriage
    - Copy of joint bank account statement from last month (September)
    - Copy of Lease agreement of our home address with both names on the lease
    - Copy of mails sent to same address with both names on the mail
    - Selection of pictures that document relationship and marriage -selection of proof of virtual relationship before physical relationship

    I-485 Application To Adjust Status
    • Money order of $1070 made payable to Department of Homeland Security • Form G-1145 (e-Notification of Application) • Form I-485 signed by applicant • I-693 Vaccination Supplement (Completed by a Civil Surgeon sealed in an envelope)
    • Copy of passport's biographical page
    • Copy of passport's American visa page and entry stamp
    • Copy of I-94 form
    • Copy of Marriage Certificate
    • Copy of Birth Certificate with translation
    • G325A signed by US Citizen
    • G325A signed by applicant • Two (2) Passport-style photos from Applicant and Two from petitioner (placed in a small plastic bag, labeled with full name& birth date)
    Additional: (all those with copy of original docs and translations included.)
    • Copy of applicant’s university letter showing she was a student in home country. • Copy of applicant’s high school graduation proof • Copy of applicant’s notarized letter of request of visa and intent • Copy of applicant’s family tax with applicant’s name in as a dependent and family earnings •Copy of applicant’s saving account in Home country that is going to be transferred to applicant’s U.S bank • Copy of applicant’s home country healthy insurance card, student card and international visa travel money card

    3. I-864 Affidavit of Support from the petitioner US Citizen.
    • Copy of Petitioner’s IRS tax return transcript for the year 2013
    • Copy of Petitioner’s employments letters showing annual income from 2 jobs
    •
    4. I-864 Affidavit of Support from Co-sponsor US Citizen. • Copy of Co-sponsor’s W-2 Wage and tax statement for the year 2013 • Copy of Co-sponsor’s letter of employment stating annual income
    • Copy of Co-sponsor’s birth certificate



    5. I-765 Application For Employment Document
    • Copy of I-94 form of applicant • 1 continuation sheet with other names used complete information
    • Two (2) Passport-style photos from Applicant • Photo copy of biographical page and U.S. visa page


    6. I-131 - Application for Travel Document (Advanced Parole)
    • Copy of I-94 form of applicant • Copy of passport biographical page and U.S visa page • Letter explaining reasons to ask for an Advanced Parole • Two (2) Passport-style photos from Applicant
    Copies of documents submitted are exact photocopies of unaltered documents and I agree to submit original documents at a later date if required.


    Very Truly yours,
    name address phone email

    …………………………. Signature
  2. 01-29-2015, 09:58 PM#2
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    Cover letter

    Hi Diana,

    Do we need a cover letter when we apply form I-485 etc?

    Thank you,
    Yuzu
  3. 01-29-2015, 10:13 PM#3
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    It's not a requirement, but highly recommended.

    --Ray B

    Originally Posted by Yuzu
    Hi Diana,

    Do we need a cover letter when we apply form I-485 etc?

    Thank you,
    Yuzu
  4. 02-10-2015, 01:38 AM#4
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    Extra Documents?

    I've been looking through this forum for some time now for guidance on filing my I-130, I-485 and I-765 concurrently. One thing that caught my attention is that many people are submitting documents not listed in the form instructions. I'm not talking about stuff like relationship photos and documents, since the instructions do specify that you should include them. But there are some that I simply cannot find listed in the instructions. For example, beneficiary's birth certificate with the I-130, submitting BOTH birth certificate and passport of petitioner with I-130 when only either is needed to prove citizenship, beneficiary's passport/visa with I-130, beneficiary's passport biographical page with I-485 when instructions only ask for page containing the visa (some people even submit copies of all pages??), form G-325A for both petitioner and beneficiary with I-485 when it only asks for one from the beneficiary. There are several more I can list, but these are just some of the examples.

    I've gathered from here that the cover letter (also not listed) is highly recommended, but I've been wondering about the reasoning behind the other additional documents. Do they reduce the chances of denial/RFEs, or do people just do it because they're paranoid and want to "cover all the bases".

    This forum has truly been a wonderful resource for me and I thank you for your kind input.
  5. 02-10-2015, 02:08 AM#5
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    You pose a good question, and I'll offer some response.

    Over the years, requirement stipulations on various forms have changed, been dropped, or been added. Many instructions people read or hear are outdated or based on misinterpretations.

    Examples of such additional or unncessary evidence are:
    1. Affidavits for I-751
    2. Second G-325A for petition with I-485
    3. Bank letter with I-134
    4. COVER LETTER
    5. Passport and birth cert for petitioner of I-130 (and I-129F), or even Naturalization Certificate
    6. Evidence of cohabitation and/or commingling of financial affairs with I-130 when submitted at same time as I-485

    At various time in the past, or present, all of the above have been included on form instsructions, dropped, not paid attention to by reviewers, then RFE' s sent by reviewers if absent.

    --Ray B

    Originally Posted by pilotier
    I've been looking through this forum for some time now for guidance on filing my I-130, I-485 and I-765 concurrently. One thing that caught my attention is that many people are submitting documents not listed in the form instructions. I'm not talking about stuff like relationship photos and documents, since the instructions do specify that you should include them. But there are some that I simply cannot find listed in the instructions. For example, beneficiary's birth certificate with the I-130, submitting BOTH birth certificate and passport of petitioner with I-130 when only either is needed to prove citizenship, beneficiary's passport/visa with I-130, beneficiary's passport biographical page with I-485 when instructions only ask for page containing the visa (some people even submit copies of all pages??), form G-325A for both petitioner and beneficiary with I-485 when it only asks for one from the beneficiary. There are several more I can list, but these are just some of the examples.

    I've gathered from here that the cover letter (also not listed) is highly recommended, but I've been wondering about the reasoning behind the other additional documents. Do they reduce the chances of denial/RFEs, or do people just do it because they're paranoid and want to "cover all the bases".

    This forum has truly been a wonderful resource for me and I thank you for your kind input.
  6. 02-10-2015, 03:12 PM#6
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    I see, so it is more an issue with the USCIS reviewers sticking to old instead of updated procedures. I suppose it wouldn't hurt for me to do the same, to avoid the scenario you mentioned about the RFE.

    Many thanks, Ray!
  7. 02-14-2015, 02:33 AM#7
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    please how do i get a civil surgeon to sign my form? i don't have an health insurance plan!! what are my options? pls, am desperate..thanks!!!!
  8. 02-14-2015, 02:49 AM#8
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    You must have a USCIS-listed doctor complete an immigrant medical exam on form I-693 and give to you in a sealed envelope.

    The fee will be between $80 and $400, depending on which vaccinations he gives you.

    To find a USCIS-listed doctor in your area, go to:
    https://egov.uscis.gov/crisgwi/go?ac...ffice_type=CIV

    --Ray B

    Originally Posted by ozeh36
    please how do i get a civil surgeon to sign my form? i don't have an health insurance plan!! what are my options? pls, am desperate..thanks!!!!
  9. 02-20-2015, 04:14 PM#9
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    what to send???

    I'm also in the process of getting my packet together with forms I-130, I-485 and I-765. My question is do we need to submit one set of passport photos and evidence copies for each application?
  10. 02-20-2015, 06:28 PM#10
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    The I-130 needs one passport-style photo each from petitioner and beneficiary.
    The I-485, I-765 and I-131 need two passport-style photos from beneficiary only.

    --Ray B

    Originally Posted by Juliep
    I'm also in the process of getting my packet together with forms I-130, I-485 and I-765. My question is do we need to submit one set of passport photos and evidence copies for each application?
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