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Blue or black ink ?

#1 A + M

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:31 PM

Blue ? Black ? Or it doesn' t really matter ?

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#2 Markieboy

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:32 PM

Either. I used black ink, though. :)
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NATURALIZATION
02/15/13 - Mailed N-400
02/19/13 - Received by Phoenix Lockbox (day 01)
02/21/13 - NOA1 issued (day 03)


REMOVAL OF CONDITIONS (WIFE)
02/18/12 - Eligible for Removal of Conditions on Residence
03/23/12 - Mailed I-751 to CSC
03/26/12 - Received by CSC (day 01)
03/31/12 - Received NOA1 (day 06)
05/02/12 - Biometrics done (day 38)
10/23/12 - Received approval email (day 212)
11/01/12 - Received green card (day 221)


IR-2 (STEPDAUGHTER)
06/01/10 - Mailed I-130 petition
06/03/10 - Package delivered to USCIS (day 01)
06/08/10 - NOA1 issued (day 06)
11/03/10 - Received approval email (day 154)
11/08/10 - Received approval notice in mail (day 159)


NATIONAL VISA CENTER (STEPDAUGHTER)
11/08/10 - NVC received case from USCIS
11/09/10 - NVC case # & IIN generated, email addresses given, DS-3032 sent via email & USPS (day 01)
11/16/10 - Received and paid AOS bill (day 08)
11/17/10 - AOS bill marked as PAID; AOS packet express mailed (day 09)
11/19/10 - Received and paid IV bill; DS-3032 accepted (day 11)
11/22/10 - IV bill marked as PAID; IV packet express mailed (day 14)
12/03/10 - Sign-in failed (day 25)
12/09/10 - INTERVIEW SCHEDULED FOR JANUARY 10, 2011 @ 6:45AM
12/28/10 - Medical exam done at SLEC Manila - PASSED! (day 40)
01/10/11 - Interview at USEM Manila - APPROVED! (day 53)
01/21/11 - Stepdaughter received passport with IR-2 visa! (day 64)


#3 Bernie C

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 12:38 PM

It shouldn't matter. I made it a point to sign all our forms, or have her sign them, in blue ink, only for the reason that I had read in a few instances where some were given the 3rd degree because the CO could not tell the difference between a photo copy and the original signature in black.

If you had the original and the photo copy the difference should be distinguishable (not sure if that is even a word :wacko: ) but in the event there is only one copy some CO who wants to make a bad day for someone could pull this trick.
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12/15/2009 Interview (HCMC, VN)
1/16/2010 POE Detroit
3/31/2010 MARRIED !!!
11/20/2010 Filed I-485
12/23/2010 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)
12/31/2010 I-485 Transfered to CSC
2/4/2011 Green Card received
1/7/2013 Mailed I-751 package
1/14/2013 I-751 NOA (VSC)
2/07/2013 Biometrics (Buffalo, NY)

#4 Audy_Rob

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:00 PM

I just finished putting together Packet 3 this weekend for my fiancee. (Although I need to go back and change some forms.)
It does not say blue or black anywhere in the Embassy web site, nor Packet 3, nor the forms themselves.
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ROC
03/07/2013 - Mailed I-751 package overnight expres
03/08/2013 - NOA1 Date

04/09/2013 - Biometrics

07/16/2013 - Approved ! Date of Decision

07/24/2013 - Received Green Card

Finished for quite some time...


#5 Florianns Man

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:04 PM

It shouldn't matter. I made it a point to sign all our forms, or have her sign them, in blue ink, only for the reason that I had read in a few instances where some were given the 3rd degree because the CO could not tell the difference between a photo copy and the original signature in black.

If you had the original and the photo copy the difference should be distinguishable (not sure if that is even a word :wacko: ) but in the event there is only one copy some CO who wants to make a bad day for someone could pull this trick.


this is why I chose a blue ink pen. I had both colors available to me so why take a chance on having an issue that could have easily been avoided. Even if it only happens to one out of a thousand couples I would hate to be the one.
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Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate :
I-129F Sent : 2010-03-09
I-129F Received : 2010-03-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2010-03-12 "touched"
[b]I-129F NOA2 : 2010-04-29 APPROVED!!!!
NOA2 Hard Copy : 2010-05-04
NOA2 Sent to Embassy 2010-05-10
NOA2 Received 2010-05-13 (I hope it is ours anyway)
Packet 3 : 2010-05-20 Received!!!
Packet 4 : 2010-06-29 Received!!!
Interview: 2010-07-20 - APPROVED
Visa On Hand : 2010-07-21 ( Yahoo!!!)
POE - August 20, 2010

AOS,EAD & AP
October 15,2010 Sent AOS,EAD & AP ( Chicago Lockbox)
October 25,2010 - Received Hard Copies of AOS,EAD & AP
October 25, 2010 - Touched
October 27, 2010 - Received Biometric Scheduled ( dated 19.Nov.2010)
November 19, 2010 - Biometric Schedule done
December 09,2011 - Interview Notice Received - schedule on January 20, 2011
December 22,2010 - EAD Approved
December 23,2010 - AP Approved
December 30,2010 - AP Received
December 31,2010 - EAD Card Received
January 20,2011 - interview - Approved - (Exactly my 5 months I landed in US)
January 29,2011 - Green Card Received - (Exactly 1 year that we got engaged)

#6 Tater&Bugger

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 01:48 PM

I have heard arguments both ways but... pro blue or black. I agree with using blue for the reason mentioned above... but we only had a black pen so used that!
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See profile for our K-1 Visa/AOS story from 2010-2011

 

Apparently we love USCIS so much we left and are doing it again! This time giving IR-1 a whirl. Rock on immigrators.

 

07/09/2014 sent in IR-1 packet to Chicago Lockbox

07/16/2014 NOA1

07/17/2014 check cashed by USCIS


#7 A + M

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 09:43 PM

Thank you all ! I' ll just go with blue ! :)
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#8 VanessaTony

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Posted 19 April 2010 - 10:04 PM

Out of interest, here is the USCIS info on signing: http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Here is something for H1B petitions that if you search for "blue ink" will show you they prefer blue ink for signing: http://www.uscis.gov...00045f3d6a1RCRD

Blue pen is the best idea in my opinion. Buying a blue pen if you don't have one is also smart. It seems silly to not sign in blue when you read that people have had their cases returned and/or RFE'd looking for "original signatures". Blue pens are cheap and totally worth the $1 or so they might cost. Hell I might even splurge on a nice $4 one!
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Aussie K1 process - http://www.visajourn...interview-date/
AOS, EAD & AP - the Aussie Way (including document list) - http://www.visajourn...-list-included/
ROC April 2012 - http://www.visajourn...il-2012-filers/ (includes document list)
N-400 April 2013 - http://www.visajourn...il-2013-filers/ (includes document list)

N-400 Interview review - http://www.visajourn...lers/?p=6381814

N-400 Oath Ceremony review - http://www.visajourn...lers/?p=6537699
Aussie Chat page continued - http://www.visajourn...ussie-oi-oi-oi/
Aussie Name Change on Passport Process - http://www.visajourn...change-process/
Travel on maiden name passport with married name GC, tickets in married name - http://www.visajourn...ost__p__4135806
Shipping Costs from Aus to US - http://www.visajourn...sts-aus-to-usa/

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