I130: How to complete the I130 Petition
I130 Form: How to complete I130
Petition for Alien Relative
I130 forms may be obtained directly from USCIS
This form with supporting documents will begin the Spousal visa process.
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)
Death certificates or Divorce decrees (as applicable)
Certified English Translations (as applicable)
Optional but highly recommended
Photos, documents etc providing “proof” of the relationship
Letters from Sponsor attesting to the nature of the relationship and confirming the marriage is genuine..
By Fred Wahl