Completing Form I-130A

Simplified Guide to Completing Form I-130A

Form I-130A, Supplemental Information for Spouse Beneficiary, is typically used in conjunction with Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative. It is used to provide additional information about the spouse beneficiary.

Here are the general steps on filling out Form I-130A:

Download the Form:

  • Download the latest version of Form I-130A from the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

Read the Instructions:

  • Read the instructions provided with the form carefully. The instructions provide guidance on how to complete each section.

Complete Personal Information:

  • Fill in your personal information, including your full name, date of birth, place of birth, and other relevant details.

Provide Information about Spouse:

  • Complete the sections related to your spouse. This may include details about their name, date of birth, place of birth, address, and other information.

Provide Information about Marriage:

  • If applicable, provide information about your marriage, including the date of marriage, place of marriage, and details about previous marriages if applicable.

Other Information:

  • Complete any additional sections on the form that apply to your specific situation. This may include information about children, previous marriages, and other relevant details.

Sign and Date:

  • Sign and date the form where required. If someone helped you fill out the form, they may also need to sign and provide their information.

Submit with Form I-130:

  • If you are submitting Form I-130A along with Form I-130, make sure to include it with the petition package. Follow the submission instructions provided in the Form I-130 instructions.

Include Supporting Documents:

  • Include any required supporting documents, such as evidence of the marital relationship.
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Check for Updates:

  • Before submitting the forms, check the USCIS website for any updates to the form or instructions.

Remember, this is a general overview, and it’s crucial to refer to the specific instructions provided with the latest version of Form I-130A and Form I-130. Additionally, consider consulting with an immigration attorney for personalized guidance based on your specific situation.

Cost to Petition a Relative, I-130 Form

The filing fee for Form I-130, Petition for Alien Relative, is $535. This fee is subject to change, and it’s important to check the most recent USCIS fee schedule on the official U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) website.

The filing fee covers the cost of processing the petition and is typically paid by the U.S. citizen or permanent resident petitioner. Payment can be made by check or money order payable to the “U.S. Department of Homeland Security.” Alternatively, some USCIS forms allow for payment by credit card using Form G-1450.

It’s crucial to check for any updates to the filing fee and payment methods on the USCIS website or by contacting USCIS directly. Additionally, keep in mind that there may be additional costs associated with the immigration process, such as fees for medical examinations, supporting document translations, travel expenses, and any legal assistance you may choose to seek.

For the most accurate and up-to-date information, please refer to the USCIS website or consult with an immigration attorney.

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