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Are Digital Photos Color Printed on Copy Paper Accepted by the USCIS?

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hey guys! so right now my fiance is currently printing out our photos , chat logs etc to be submitted with the i-129f.

I just wanna know if it's alright to color print our digital photos ( vacation, holiday photos) on COPY PAPER instead of the oh so expensive photo paper (frugality at it's finest). Chat logs will be on copy paper as well.

Reason being, yes it is hell of a lot cheaper than photo paper and you could actually put 4 photos in a single page. We are planning on doing that then indicating specific dates, places, people at the side of each photo. (2x2 or 4x4 grid type thing). Still am gonna paperclip and indicate specifics though.

Is this an actual valid thing to do? or do we really have to print each photo in photo paper individually?

Wish to hear your thoughts about it. Thank you as always!

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plain paper is fine.


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Thanks guys for your responses!

I didn't even use a color copier....I put 12 photos onto four power point slides...printed two slides per page on the black and white photocopier.

No problems.

plain paper is fine.

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we made a collage for each trip together (quite a few) and printed them on plain letter size paper. I figured they would fit better in a file too. It was perfectly fine.

Ohh that's our plan as well being it that we have quite a few photos and we thought printing them each one individually would not be that efficient at all. And a collage type thing would be perfect to consolidate those photos in one place. Thanks for your response it's a relief to hear it from someone who did the same thing.

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How many photos did you guys send with the i129f? fiance wants to front load the application with basically all 4 years worth of photos / logs/ imsgs and still feel like those are not enough. ...Yet we wouldn't wanna bust the USCIS' brains out with a folder full of cheesy photos and what nots. Just how many is too many?

Could you please specifically tell me the amount or number of pages for each (pics, logs, sms) . Can't seem to find any relevant info about this anywhere. *sigh*

This would help sooooooo much. In advance, thank you for your help. Thanks VJ!

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Plain paper is fine. You don't need to send a lot. Twelve photos will be fine.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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I printed our pictures on regular papers.


10-04-2013 We met online
11-21-2013 We met in person in Shanghai for 2 weeks

12-13-2013 I-129F packet sent via express

12-19-2013 USCIS NOA #1 (text and email) received

12-24-2013 USCIS assigns Alien Registration Number
12-31-2013 USCIS NOA #1 hard copy received
06-02-2014 USCIS web site shows NOA #2 approval
06-06-2014 USCIS web site shows case sent to NVC

06-xx-2014 Fiancee acquired birth, marriage, and police certificates from local police station (wrong)

06-16-2014 NVC creates case with GUZ### number

06-19-2014 NVC sends case sent to Guangzhou, China
06-24-2014 Received packet 3 express mail from embassy
06-25-2014 Completed DS-160 and paid K1 visa fee

06-26-2014 Mailed packet 3 response back to Embassy

06-26-2014 Requested police certificate from Russian embassy

07-08-2014 Received packet 4 email from Embassy

07-17-2014 Picked up Russian police certificate

07-25-2014 Fiancee medical exam (received MMR & Varicella, but they missed required TD shot)

07-31-2014 Picked up medical exam reports

08-01-2014 Request (correct) birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service (GongZhengChu)

08-06-2014 Picked up birth, marriage, and police certificates from Notarial Service

08-14-2014 Passed Interview Guangzhou embassy

09-01-2014 Received passport, visa, & sealed envelope

09-13-2014 POE

09-17-2014 Went to CBP office to get (US entry) I-94 updated correctly

09-18-2014 Applied for Social Security Card
09-19-2014 Applied for Marriage License (via online)
09-25-2014 Received Social Security Card
09-30-2014 Picked up Marriage License
10-09-2014 Marriage by Justice of Peace
10-09-2014 Got Certified Marriage Certificate Copies
10-17-2014 Received a letter from SS office that they need the marriage license
10-09-2014 Applied to change the social security card name
10-24-2014 Went back to SS office to provide the marriage certificate documents again!!!
12-09-2014 Submitted AOS, EAD, and AP
12-16-2014 Received 16 emails and 16 text NOA messages
01-05-2015 Received Biometrics appointment letter for (01-12-2015)
01-12-2015 Had Biometrics (fingerprint & picture) - Required Marriage Certificate!!!
02-17-2015 EAD and AP is approved
02-23-2015 Received AP is approval letter
02-25-2015 Received EAD/AP combo card (expires 02/16/2016)
02-27-2015 Applied for SS card name change (they took her SS card)
02-27-2015 Driver's learner permit test was denied since the SS card was given to SS office for name change
03-17-2015 Received SS card with married name
03-17-2015 Started to change all her accounts to married name
03-23-2015 Received potential interview waiver letter
03-27-2015 DMV rejects learner's permit due to "legal status=pending" and vision test failure
04-05-2015 Vision test for learner's permit
04-06-2015 DPS sent us letter that DHS cleared my wife's status to acquire driver's license.
04-10-2015 Passed Driver Learner's Permit
04-22-2015 Received Driver Learner's Permit ID card (expires 02/16/2016)
08-27-2015 Green Card approved
08-31-2015 Received Green Card "Welcome Notice Was Mailed" letter
09-05-2015 Received Green card
10-26-2015 Passed Driver's License Road Test (on 3rd attempt)
11-03-2015 Received Driver's License (expires 02/16/2022)
11-06-2015 Applied to remove conditional work remark on SS card
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I used plain paper and not photo paper, No problem.

I put two photos oin each piece of paper and used Office 2012 to do that.

Plain paper is fine. You don't need to send a lot. Twelve photos will be fine.

I printed our pictures on regular papers.

Yey! I guess we'll be doing that then! Thanks for your help guys! Fiance will be sending out the application this Friday. I'm excited and scared at the same time. *cringe*

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Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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How many photos did you guys send with the i129f? fiance wants to front load the application with basically all 4 years worth of photos / logs/ imsgs and still feel like those are not enough. ...Yet we wouldn't wanna bust the USCIS' brains out with a folder full of cheesy photos and what nots. Just how many is too many?

Could you please specifically tell me the amount or number of pages for each (pics, logs, sms) . Can't seem to find any relevant info about this anywhere. *sigh*

This would help sooooooo much. In advance, thank you for your help. Thanks VJ!

we included 2-4 photos from each meeting. I don't think USCIS officers like to have a very thick file, I know I came super prepared for the GC interview and she only took a few documents from me, telling me she wants to keep a decent size for the file :)

We only sent proof of having met in the last 2 years with the i129F, and I took the rest of relationship evidence at the embassy interview with me. what we got an RFE for was lack of plane tickets, passport copes etc (so, more evidence of having met, besides pictures). Make sure you include those.


 

 

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we included 2-4 photos from each meeting. I don't think USCIS officers like to have a very thick file, I know I came super prepared for the GC interview and she only took a few documents from me, telling me she wants to keep a decent size for the file :)

We only sent proof of having met in the last 2 years with the i129F, and I took the rest of relationship evidence at the embassy interview with me. what we got an RFE for was lack of plane tickets, passport copes etc (so, more evidence of having met, besides pictures). Make sure you include those.

More than twelve is overkill. Front loading your application does not sit favorable. Quality and neatness helps.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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