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K-1 Letter of Intent and G325A - to scan, or not to scan?

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Hello everyone!

I have been searching a lot on these forums for the answer to this question and I keep getting conflicting evidence. I am crunched on time to send in the I-129. I will be leaving the US in one month to visit my fiancé (who lives in Ecuador) for 2 months this summer, and I want to file the I-129 before then. I thought I could just have him sign, scan and email me his letter of intent to marry and the G-325A and then I would send them in the packet, but some people have been saying original copies are necessary.

What is the consensus here? Should I use scanned copies, or original copies? Also, if people do recommend original copies, how long does mailing take? I have only 1 month until I leave....anyone know a good quick mailing service in Quito, Ecuador? Also, one of my friends suggested that he send his signed scanned copies and then I just trace over his signature with ink so that it will have the ink mark. any thoughts?

Thank you for all of your help!

- Jenni

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Has to be a wet original signature they wont accept scan copies of that, i have seen plenty of people get a rfe for that. I do not know about the mail service in Ecuador but if they have a fed ex somewhere its typically no more then a week, i used fed ex here in jordan and it got to the us in 3 days and thats the normal no special services. Do not do the trace thing they are not stupid, you are risking trying to fake the signature in a way, the mail can get to you in time just look to see if your fiance knows of any fed ex or postal service and get it out quick. If i can get it to the us from the middle east in 3 days you should be alright with time. Good luck.

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FedEx or any sort of agencies like that although it is a costly. And they do offer like 3 to 5 days of shipping documents

True but it's going to be expensive no matter what route of mailing they end up probably, nothing international or fast is ever cheap . Lol

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I did scanned copies off all documents my fiance needed to sign because it is about $100 to send the original. I have not had my case adjudicated yet, so I cannot confirm that I will not have any RFE's but I have heard that they can let it slide as long as you can produce the originals at the interview. It really depends on who adjudicates your case, I'm assuming. I've heard of those that are approved with scanned copies. If you CAN get them easily, then I would say it's better safe than sorry!


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Varies. Been a while since any RFE for wet signatures.

Can get away with scanned.

I believe a signature should always be wet as that's the point of a signature... But it's up to you if you want to take the risk with a possible RFE.


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