Monday, November 28, 2011

Cover Letter Sample for DS-230 Packet (CR1/IR1 - Spousal Visa)

NVC Case No: MNLxxxxxxxxxx
Petitioner's Name: Name of Petitioner
Category: CR1

National Visa Center
32 Rochester Avenue, Suite 100
Portsmouth, NH 03801-2914

Re: Submitting Application for (CR-1) Immigrant Visa DS-230 for NVC Case Number MNLxxxxxxxxxx

To whom it may concern:
My name is Name of Petitioner, and I am the petitioner and appointed agent for NVC case number MNL2011738015. My spouse, Name of Beneficiary is the beneficiary of this case. Our I-130 has been approved and is currently on file with the NVC.

Please find enclosed the following items comprising the DS-230 packet. I would kindly request that originals of pertinent documents be returned to my spouse at the time of the interview in US Embassy in Manila (my spouse can provide photocopies for your official records, if needed):

  • Cover Sheet from NVC
  • DS-230 Part 1 completed and signed by beneficiary
  • DS-230 Part 2 completed by beneficiary – unsigned, as of yet, per instructions
  •  Two (2) Passport Size Photographs of Beneficiary (NVC Case Number, beneficiary’s full name, and date of birth are written on back of both)
  • Photocopy of the Biographic Data Page of Beneficiary’s Passport
  •  Authenticated / Certified Birth Certificate of beneficiary (National Statistic Office) and a copy
  •  Authenticated / Certified Marriage Certificate  (National Statistic Office) and a copy
  • Original/Certified Police Clearance Certificate (National Bureau of Investigation) and a copy

Please do not hesitate to contact me if there are any concerns. My contact information is available below.
Thank you very much for your kind attention!
Sincerely yours,



  1. what a interesting post, This information is really good and well composed.

  2. hello,.i really thank you for your blog here,..i have also a wife in the philippines,..i know this question may not be able to be answered by you,.but im giving you a try, wife has a child,..what do i need to do in order for that child to come to usa with her?

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    2. Hi Dennis,
      Thank you for visiting my blog.
      You can do the I-130 petition and include the child. It will be CR-1 for your wife and CR-2 for the child, if you are less than 2 years married or IR1/IR2 if you are more 2 years married.

      Feel free to ask question. :)

      Have a blessed day.


  3. Good day! I just wanna ask some info regarding DS-260 and DS-230. My husband and I were confusing which one to fill-up,we are same category CR1. I already fill-up DS-230 but not yet mail it. I hope got some info and what would be next to do after mail this form?than'x and may god bless you. Hope got response from you.

  4. Hi sis,
    Pwede na DS-260 nalang i fill-up mo. Yan yung bago ngayon, electronic ang pagsubmit.. wag na yung DS-230. Tapos na ba kayo sa AOS? I need to know if saang stage na kayo, para I can give you the next step...

    God bless rin..

  5. AOS done and shows PAID already, i am confused because, as far as i know i should fill-up DS-260 but my husband said i should fill-up DS-230 because he says our case number is not initiated in form online.He says form online case number beginsAMM,ATH,BGH,LMA,MEP,or MTL so MNL not included there.I dont know which one is the right.

    1. Hi sis,

      I am not sure if ano ibig sabihin ng asawa mo. Kasi, binasa ko rin ang mge requirements sa USCIS. yung nga DS-230 na xa. By the way, i-inform rin kayo nyaan ng NVC sis, kung ano ang next step... Bayaran nyo muna ang IV fee, tapos magsubmit ka pa nyan ng Choice of Agent...

  6. Yes DS-260 and finally we got info from the NVC and we should pay IV fee payment first.Thank you for help

  7. The providing a full package of documents will allow us to conduct all necessary registration procedures and submit the formal requests. However, this takes some time.

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