Here is our Experience with DORA at Dallas today

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Name: 
piyalove
Country: 
United States

Hi all Fellow-Kin ,

I am INDC, my wife USC. We would like to share our experience with you all of DORA Dallas.

Appointment: July 25, 2005
Interview: July 25, 2005
Appointment Time: 12:15 pm
Arrived at DORA Office: 12:10pm
Interview: 2:10 pm
Left DORA Office: 2.15 pm

When we arrived the office, we had to go through general security checks. We handed our appointment confirmation printout from Infopass website: infopass.uscis.gov

We went prepared with all documents in duplicate. All originals. List is given below.

The receptionist asked for our ID's. We gave her our driver license and passports. She took the two large envelopes with all the documents and asked us to wait and they will call us. We were called after ten minutes. We were told that one officer will call our name, it may take between 2 to 3 hours or so. We patiently waited. There were around 30 to 35 people before us.

The movement in the office was very fast. More and more people were coming in too. Our turn came around 2.10 pm. We were escorted by the officer to her office. We noticed that everybody at DORA was very pleasant.

After a brief oath ceremony. The officer asked who complied this package. I said both of us. Her reponse was "very neat and organized" about the package, she said this twice.

She asked:

1. Where did you both meet? How long you know each other?
2. How did you both communciated with each other by phone, email?
3. What is your husbands date of birth?
4. What is your residential address?
5. How long I (INDC) has resided at that address?
6. What is your cell phone number? I said that since this a new plan only 10 old. We dont remember the numbers because we don't dial the number it's in the phone memory so we use that. However, our phone's last four digits are...
7. I was asked to put initial on form I-485.
8. Did my wife spoke to my parents?

Later she said this letter is for you acknowledging your application. I will receive instructions for finger printing in the next three days. Please comply and do the necessary. We at DORA will try to process your papers within 90 days. Congratulations.

That's all at the interview. We thanked the officer and wished her a very pleasant day. We both left.

Below is detailed what documents we supplied and how:

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COVER LETTER

Monday, July 25, 2005

US Citizenship & Immigration Services
3010 N Stemmons Freeway
Dallas, TX 75247

Dear Sir/Madam,

Please find herewith TWO brown envelopes labeled as Envelope No. 1 and Envelope No. 2; being my ‘ORIGINAL SUBMISSION” being my petition and for the change of status of my husband Mr. ..

ENVELOPE NO: 1

This envelope contains duly filled: Form I-130, Form G-325A, a Cashier’s Check for $185.00 along with relevant Supporting Documents.

The contents are fastened with an ACCO fastener and indexed in TABS as follows, making it easy in locating items listed as attachments.

1. Form I-130: Petition for Alien Relative: Duly completed. Supporting documents are provided in the “Supporting Documents” section.

2. Fee Payment: A Cashier’s Check for $185.00 payable to "USCIS". Check placed in a transparent pouch.

3. Photos: Two ADIT Color photographs, one each of my husband and myself. Using a felt pen, I have lightly printed our respective names and Alien Registration Number (for myself) on the back of the photographs. Photographs are placed in a transparent pouch.

4. Form G-325A: Biographic Information – Duly completed and signed for my husband and myself.

5. Supporting Documents: Photocopy of the following documents (they are tabbed as #1 and #2… etc):
1. My newly issued and unexpired U.S. passport showing that I am a US Citizen. (One Page).
2. My husband’s Indian passport, showing the picture page and description page, expiration date page, US visa page, and a copy of the Form I-94 (back and forth). (Five Pages).
3. Certified Copy of our Marriage certificate .. (Two Pages).
4. Divorce papers, showing that our prior marriages were legally terminated.
• My divorce paper .. (Eight Pages).
• My husband’s divorce papers .. (Two pages).

6. Other Evidence:

Photocopy of the following documents (they are tabbed as #1 and #2… etc):

1.Affidavit from our friends: these documents demonstrate that our friends know of our meeting and marriage. I am providing these affidavits due to the fact that we both (my husband and I) do not have any next of kin or close family relative in the USA; therefore testimony from our friends is provided for your kind attention:
• Affidavit from Mrs.. US Citizen, who knows my husband since 1995 and was witness at our marriage in ..(Two Pages)
• Affidavit from Ms.. US Citizen, who knows me since the year 2000. (Two Pages)
2. Apartment Lease Contract, issued by ..(Seven Pages)
3. Texas Certificate of Title of the vehicle jointed owned by us. (One Page)
4. Joint Auto Policy issued by .. (Seven Pages)
5. Electricity bill .. (Two Pages)
6. Water Bill .. (One Page)
7. Phone and DSL internet bill.. (Three Pages)
8. Two separate Certificate of Insurance for Accidental Death Coverage, issued by .. (Thirty eight Pages)
9. Employer Identification Number (EIN) issued by the Department of the Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) ..(Two Pages)
10.Mobile Phone Bill .. (Four Pages)
11.Letter from the Department of Social Security: This shows when I had applied to change my name after marriage. (One Page)
12.Driver license issued by .. (One Page)
13.Medicaid Action Notice, North Star & Texas Star Program confirmation letter and Medicaid ID Card. .. (Three Page)
14.Letter issued by Bank …. showing our jointly owned accounts.. (Two Pages)

ENVELOPE NO: 2

This envelope contains duly filled Forms: I-485, I-693, G-325A and I-864 with relevant supporting documents detailed below and one Cashier’s Check for $385.00 (this one includes $ 70.00 the fee for Biometrics).

The contents are fastened with an ACCO fastener and indexed in TABS as follows, making it easy in locating items listed as attachments.

1. Form I-485: Application to Register Permanent Residence or Adjust Status: Duly completed. Supporting documents are provided in the “Supporting Documents” section.

2. Fee Payment: Cashier’s Check for $385.00, this amount includes $70.00 for Biometrics, payable to “USCIS”. Check placed in a transparent pouch.

3. Photos: One ADIT color photograph of my husband. Using a felt pen, I have lightly printed his name on the back of the photograph. Photograph is placed in a transparent pouch.

4. Form I-864: Affidavit of Support under Section 213A of the Act. Duly completed and notarized. Supporting documents are provided in the “Supporting Documents” section.

5. Form G-325A: Biographic Information – Duly completed and signed for my husband and myself.

6. Form I-693: Medical Examination of Aliens Seeking Adjustment of Status. Report from the Doctor is sealed in a white envelope. This envelope placed in a transparent pouch.

7. Form WR-702: Processing Sheet for Form I-485 duly completed.

8. Supporting Documents: Photocopy of the following documents (they are tabbed as #1 and #2… etc):

1. Employment/Job Letters from my present employers:
• Letter of employment from …..
• Salary pays-slip – June/July 2005.
• Letter of employment from …..
(Three Pages in all).
2. Assumed Name Records – Certificate of Ownership for Unincorporated Business or Profession .. (One Page)
3. Employer Identification Number (EIN) allocated to me by the Department of Treasury, Internal Revenue Service (IRS) .. (One Page)
4. Letter of explanation: This explains the mathematical formula I used in calculating my salary figures in the Form I-864.
5. Affidavit: This explains my solvency that I do not have any bankruptcy, debt, lien or liabilities outstanding. (One Page)
6. Evidence of Assets: Title of Car, jointly owned by us. (One Page)
7. Evidence of Assets: Appraisal Certificate of the vehicle by ..(One Page)
8. My complete recent Federal income tax return for the year 2004, namely 1040. (Five Pages)
9. My W-2 Forms for the last two years, namely 2002 and 2003..(Four Pages).
10.Evidence of Assets: Letter issued by Bank .. (Two Pages)
11.Evidence of Assets: Re: Immigrants assets, Letter issued by Bank.. (Two Pages)
12.Bank Statements from Bank showing deposit/withdrawal history during these months. (Sixteen Pages)
13.Bank Statements from Bank showing deposit/withdrawal history during these months. This info is provided in support of Item Number 11 above. (Fifty Pages)
14.Divorce papers, showing that our prior marriages were legally terminated.
• My divorce paper .. (Eight Pages)
• My husband’s divorce paper .. (Two Pages)
15.Marriage certificate .. (One Page)
16.My husband’s Birth certificates.. (Three Pages)
17.My husband’s Indian passport .. (Five Pages)

I trust the above submission meets with your approval.

Should you need further information or clarifications please do let me know, I will be honored to fulfill those requirements as my duty of a good citizen.

Wishing all the best and good luck to all !

Sincerely
PiyaLove