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Old Jan 20th 2010, 9:24 pm
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Originally Posted by BritishGuy36 View Post
No it doesn't....go read it again....that's for AOS. You aren't performing AOS.

Perhaps you should read it again? The website quite clearly says:

If you are submitting a G-325A in connection with...

a) N-400 Citizenship, check "Naturalization"

b) I-485 Adjustment of status, check "Status as permanent resident"

c) Fiance visa, [check something]

d) Family based green card (me!!), alien spouse should check "Status as permanent resident"


Thanks to JEff for the insight... and to everyone else, seems it doesn't really matter that much... but always best to try and do things by the book!
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Old Jan 20th 2010, 9:32 pm
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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
Perhaps you should read it again? The website quite clearly says:

If you are submitting a G-325A in connection with...

a) N-400 Citizenship, check "Naturalization"

b) I-485 Adjustment of status, check "Status as permanent resident"

c) Fiance visa, [check something]

d) Family based green card (me!!), alien spouse should check "Status as permanent resident"


Thanks to JEff for the insight... and to everyone else, seems it doesn't really matter that much... but always best to try and do things by the book!
You are not applying for a family based green card; you are applying for an Immigrant Visa.
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Old Jan 20th 2010, 9:33 pm
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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
d) Family based green card (me!!), alien spouse should check "Status as permanent resident"
I looked at the link, and you're right, that's what it says. However, the above item isn't really correct (what they wrote). You aren't applying for a family-based green card, you're applying for a family-based Immigrant Visa. So it's just badly worded on their part.

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You're both right... but it was my impression that they were referring to the filing of a I-130 (not sure if there are any other ways for USCs/USLPRs to bring alien relatives to the US).

Technically, the G-325A isn't about my application for an immigrant visa.... it's related to my spouse's petition for her alien relative (which, hopefully leads to an immigrant visa for me ).
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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
but it was my impression that they were referring to the filing of a I-130 (not sure if there are any other ways for USCs/USLPRs to bring alien relatives to the US).
Your impresssion is correct...they are referring to the filing of the I-130. But filing an I-130 leads to an Immigrant Visa, not a green card (as they make it seem).

Technically, the G-325A isn't about my application for an immigrant visa.... it's related to my spouse's petition for her alien relative (which, hopefully leads to an immigrant visa for me ).
Exactly.

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bw,

Note that that web site is not an authoritative source - it's opinion, as are all of the responses that you've been given here.

My opinion? Both petitioner and beneficiary are submitting the G-325A in support of the I-130 petition, for which the instructions say that both petioner and beneficiary must include an I-485 with the petition.

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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
Perhaps you should read it again? The website quite clearly says:

If you are submitting a G-325A in connection with...

.....

d) Family based green card (me!!), alien spouse should check "Status as permanent resident"
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Quite right, JEff, it's all unofficial... I think I'm going to plump for Other/I-130 Petition for the missus' copy (USC) and Other/Immigrant Visa for mine.

My opinion? Both petitioner and beneficiary are submitting the G-325A in support of the I-130 petition, for which the instructions say that both petioner and beneficiary must include an I-485 with the petition.
Instructions? What instructions?
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Old Jan 20th 2010, 11:23 pm
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bw,

Why is your reason different from your wife's? Both of your G-325As are going with the same I-130 petition (which isn't an immigrant visa application). Just curious. (I understand Brennan's thought process, but Booth is a mystery.)

The instructions that come with the I-130.

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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
Quite right, JEff, it's all unofficial... I think I'm going to plump for Other/I-130 Petition for the missus' copy (USC) and Other/Immigrant Visa for mine.

Instructions? What instructions?
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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
Perhaps you should read it again?

d) Family based green card (me!!), alien spouse should check "Status as permanent resident"
A bit rich to tell others they aren't reading things properly, when apparently you don't even know what you're applying for.

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Technically, the G-325A isn't about my application for an immigrant visa.... it's related to my spouse's petition for her alien relative (which, hopefully leads to an immigrant visa for me ).
....which is why my first response in this thread was......

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When we did it, we checked the 'other' box, and put 'I-130 Petition' on both.
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Old Jan 20th 2010, 11:42 pm
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Originally Posted by jeffreyhy View Post
Why is your reason different from your wife's? Both of your G-325As are going with the same I-130 petition (which isn't an immigrant visa application). Just curious. (I understand Brennan's thought process, but Booth is a mystery.)

The instructions that come with the I-130.
You've made a very valid point, JEff.... there shouldn't be a difference as we're both sending it in for the same reason... I've been converted! I-130 Petition on both!

Both petitioner and beneficiary are submitting the G-325A in support of the I-130 petition, for which the instructions say that both petioner and beneficiary must include an I-485 with the petition.
The instructions for the I-130 don't say that a I-485 has to be filed. Interestingly, the I-130 instructions do say : " Except for your name and signature you do not have to repeat on Form G-325A the information given on your Form I-130 petition. " http://www.uscis.gov/files/form/i-130instr.pdf

I think I'll repeat the info

Brit36, I read it just fine and do understand what I'm applying for... it's not my fault the website has got things a little mixed up.
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Old Jan 21st 2010, 3:44 pm
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bw,

You are quite right, they don't! I should have written 'G325A'

The fingers are quicker than the brain, and often don't listen to the brain anyway!

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Originally Posted by buzwad View Post
The instructions for the I-130 don't say that a I-485 has to be filed.
Originally Posted by jeffreyhy View Post
My opinion? Both petitioner and beneficiary are submitting the G-325A in support of the I-130 petition, for which the instructions say that both petioner and beneficiary must include an I-485 with the petition.
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d) Family based green card (me!!), alien spouse should check "Status as permanent resident"
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Brit36, I read it just fine and do understand what I'm applying for... it's not my fault the website has got things a little mixed up.
You might do at the time I type this, but you clearly didn't when you made the first comment above.

Anyway, as long as you understand now, that's all that matters, going forward.
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