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Hi guys!

After reviewing the copy I've made of the package I sent out, I found out that we didn't put the TOTAL number for household size in I-864...

My husband and I double checked the original forms but somehow we BOTH missed it.... :oops:

My question is, would this cause rejection of the entire package? or would USCIS just do RFE?

Thank you so much in advance!


2/25/2015 I-130 and I-485 sent out using express mail to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)

2/26/2015 Package delivered to Chicago (Day 1)

3/3/2015 Check cashed (Day 6)

3/3/2015 Text/email notification received; case routed to USCIS National Benefits Center (Day 6)

3/9/2015 Hardcopy NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-765 received, dated 3/2/2015 (Day 12)

3/13/2015 Biometrics appointment received. Dated on 3/25/2015 (Day 16)

3/17/2015 Early walk-in biometrics successful at Jacksonville ASC office (Day 20)

3/17/2015 Email/text notification of RFE for I-485 received (Day 20)

3/23/2015 Hard copy RFE received (Day 26)

3/23/2015 RFE response mailed out (Day 26)

3/25/2015 Case status changed to RFE review (Day 28)

5/12/2015 EAD card ordered (Day 76)

5/18/2015 EAD card mailed (Day 82)

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6/4/2015 Local office changed to Newark, NJ (Day 99)

10/20/2015 Interview scheduled on Nov. 24 (Day 237)

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2. How flexible is USCIS in accepting petitions submitted with an incomplete field on the forms or petitions as long as they have the basic information required to receipt a case, correct signatures and the correct fee?

The Lockbox facilities accept applications with information that is deemed critical to acceptance of the application. This information is critical because it is used to process our business rules, such as reasons for filing or eligibility categories, and/or it is required by USCIS case management systems. In FY 2011, the Lockbox facilities processed over 4.6 million applications and rejected about 9 percent of the applications received. The most common rejection reasons are that the applications were not signed or the correct fees were not enclosed.

Just found this on USCIS website. It's a little vague, but it seems that as long as you signed the forms and pay the correct fees, you should be good...

Hi,

It will not cause a rejection of the I-864. At worst, you will get an RFE to fix the mistake.

Thanks for your reply!


2/25/2015 I-130 and I-485 sent out using express mail to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)

2/26/2015 Package delivered to Chicago (Day 1)

3/3/2015 Check cashed (Day 6)

3/3/2015 Text/email notification received; case routed to USCIS National Benefits Center (Day 6)

3/9/2015 Hardcopy NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-765 received, dated 3/2/2015 (Day 12)

3/13/2015 Biometrics appointment received. Dated on 3/25/2015 (Day 16)

3/17/2015 Early walk-in biometrics successful at Jacksonville ASC office (Day 20)

3/17/2015 Email/text notification of RFE for I-485 received (Day 20)

3/23/2015 Hard copy RFE received (Day 26)

3/23/2015 RFE response mailed out (Day 26)

3/25/2015 Case status changed to RFE review (Day 28)

5/12/2015 EAD card ordered (Day 76)

5/18/2015 EAD card mailed (Day 82)

5/19/2015 EAD card received in mail (Day 83)

6/4/2015 Local office changed to Newark, NJ (Day 99)

10/20/2015 Interview scheduled on Nov. 24 (Day 237)

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You will MOST certainly get an RFE. I just got one for the same exact thing. Send another one in right away. Don't wait for it. Fix the paperwork and send it.

Questions:

1. Does my sponsor (who lives 6 hours away from us) need to redo I-864 all over again or just that page where you fill out the household size? What about I-864A and tax return stuff? Do these need to be resent too?

2. Where do I mail to corrected paperwork? The Chicago Lockbox, Texas service center or field office?


2/25/2015 I-130 and I-485 sent out using express mail to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)

2/26/2015 Package delivered to Chicago (Day 1)

3/3/2015 Check cashed (Day 6)

3/3/2015 Text/email notification received; case routed to USCIS National Benefits Center (Day 6)

3/9/2015 Hardcopy NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-765 received, dated 3/2/2015 (Day 12)

3/13/2015 Biometrics appointment received. Dated on 3/25/2015 (Day 16)

3/17/2015 Early walk-in biometrics successful at Jacksonville ASC office (Day 20)

3/17/2015 Email/text notification of RFE for I-485 received (Day 20)

3/23/2015 Hard copy RFE received (Day 26)

3/23/2015 RFE response mailed out (Day 26)

3/25/2015 Case status changed to RFE review (Day 28)

5/12/2015 EAD card ordered (Day 76)

5/18/2015 EAD card mailed (Day 82)

5/19/2015 EAD card received in mail (Day 83)

6/4/2015 Local office changed to Newark, NJ (Day 99)

10/20/2015 Interview scheduled on Nov. 24 (Day 237)

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That would cause rejection. You might get RFE, or they may be able to add up the numbers...


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Questions:

1. Does my sponsor (who lives 6 hours away from us) need to redo I-864 all over again or just that page where you fill out the household size? What about I-864A and tax return stuff? Do these need to be resent too?

2. Where do I mail to corrected paperwork? The Chicago Lockbox, Texas service center or field office?

Answers:

  1. If their paperwork is correct, then it will not need to be redone. If any part of a form is incorrect, then the entire form will need to be resubmitted.
  2. Trying to mail corrected paperwork at this point may be nothing more than an exercise in futility. The odds of it getting matched to the file are less than 50/50. Some have been successful doing this, many others tried to do this and still received RFE's.

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Not a good idea. This could create confusion. Wait for the RFE.

Answers:

  1. If their paperwork is correct, then it will not need to be redone. If any part of a form is incorrect, then the entire form will need to be resubmitted.
  2. Trying to mail corrected paperwork at this point may be nothing more than an exercise in futility. The odds of it getting matched to the file are less than 50/50. Some have been successful doing this, many others tried to do this and still received RFE's.

Yeah, I would probably wait since it seems that you need to also include the actual RFE's letter along with any additional/corrected paperwork.

Thanks guys!


2/25/2015 I-130 and I-485 sent out using express mail to Chicago Lockbox (Day 0)

2/26/2015 Package delivered to Chicago (Day 1)

3/3/2015 Check cashed (Day 6)

3/3/2015 Text/email notification received; case routed to USCIS National Benefits Center (Day 6)

3/9/2015 Hardcopy NOA for I-130, I-485 and I-765 received, dated 3/2/2015 (Day 12)

3/13/2015 Biometrics appointment received. Dated on 3/25/2015 (Day 16)

3/17/2015 Early walk-in biometrics successful at Jacksonville ASC office (Day 20)

3/17/2015 Email/text notification of RFE for I-485 received (Day 20)

3/23/2015 Hard copy RFE received (Day 26)

3/23/2015 RFE response mailed out (Day 26)

3/25/2015 Case status changed to RFE review (Day 28)

5/12/2015 EAD card ordered (Day 76)

5/18/2015 EAD card mailed (Day 82)

5/19/2015 EAD card received in mail (Day 83)

6/4/2015 Local office changed to Newark, NJ (Day 99)

10/20/2015 Interview scheduled on Nov. 24 (Day 237)

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