I130 Form: How to complete I130
Petition for Alien Relative
(CR1 Spouse Visa)
The first step is the file the I130.
More details are available from SpousalVisaSecrets.com
I130 forms may be obtained directly from USCIS or downloaded from our website.
form with supporting
documents will begin the Spousal
Please be careful to complete this form completely, legibly and honestly.
Type or print in black ink.
Write “None” in fields where appropriate.
Write “N/A” in fields where appropriate.
Supporting documents to be sent with I-130
Birth Certificates of both Spouse and Sponsor
Passport copies of both Spouse and Sponsor
2 passport type photos each for both Spouse and Sponsor
Proof of US citizen ship of Sponsor (birth certificate, current passport, etc)
Completed G-325A forms for both Spouse and Sponsor
Death certificates or Divorce decrees (as applicable)
Certified English Translations (as applicable)
Optional but highly recommended
Photos, documents etc providing “proof” of the relationship
from Sponsor attesting to the nature of
the relationship and confirming the marriage is genuine.
additional line by line
instructions on what answers are acceptable and expected, download a
copy of Spousal
For samples of cover letters, etc., download a copy of Spousal Visa Secrets.
By Fred Wahl