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Im wondering if it is possble to share the documents you need without compromising privacy and security.

I am a bit concerned about the fact that in the chain of custody of my information via postal services etc I've shared a copy of my birth certificate, tax info (including my social security number) my home address bank account and asset information etc. they have copies of my passport pages and photo you name it.

I am not concern about my fiance having these documents but what about if mail is "reviewed" in country before it is delivered to him or if it "disappears" in route etc.

Is there a way to share appropriate documents and de-identifying some of this info example: having my address but deleting the home address and keeping the city name, state, adding SSI but only the last four numbers..

Some countries respect a level of privacy some countries/people would love to have acces to this information.

Is anyone esle concerned about this? Does anyone know if this is possible

Thanks for any help!!!

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Short answer is no. Redacted forms aren't acceptable.

Use FedEx, UPS, etc. if you want. It hasn't been an issue that I've seen in my years walking the VisaJourney halls.


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wow very interesting, its like crickets here. Thanks for your reply but I can't be the only person here that is concerned about this.

Very very weird. I guess yet another reason to say that the US govt does not care about its citizens going thru this process. With all the data breeches we are just giving it away for free.

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Your mail goes through customs but it isn't going to be opened. There isn't any way around it except hand delivering it.


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You can get tamper-evident envelopes and material + put them in another envelope. Nothing is 100% guaranteed, but at least you will know it has been opened. We have a system at work, where shipments are weighted, listed, packaged in box #1, repackaged in box#2, and locked with a different tamper-evident products - similar to some of those options:
http://tydenbrooks.com/seals-by-industry/transportation-cargo


It takes forever, but we can track what gets delivered, what is missing... what was seen.

Most large courier companies also offer a secure service; you will pay $$$ though. On the other end, many diamond merchants send their diamonds uninsured, so that they are not flagged as valuable and stolen.

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OP, you are definately not being weird bcuz my co-sponsor was concerned about the same issue. But after all, the documents i wanted was sent Via Fedex and everything was safe. Only time your package may go through inspection, that is if, there are products in it, once its just papers no one will check to see what it is.


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If you put "documents" on the customs deceleration they won't open it. Use a trusted shipping company like UPS or FedEx instead of normal mail.

I think a lot of people are concerned but since it's a requirement that they have all this info we don't really have a choice. Only other option is for you to fly to your fiance and bring the documents unfortunately.






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If you put "documents" on the customs deceleration they won't open it. Use a trusted shipping company like UPS or FedEx instead of normal mail.

I think a lot of people are concerned but since it's a requirement that they have all this info we don't really have a choice. Only other option is for you to fly to your fiance and bring the documents unfortunately.

Yep. Use FedEx. If the cost is a factor, then you really shouldn't be engaging in international relationships and immigration to the US.

It's very costly.

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Barron:
Im not concerned (overly) about cost. And I really sincerely hope that a question about privacy and security and if I wanted to enter an international relationship given these issues. We live in a SMALL world I didn't go to a service or something, I happen to be a citizen of this small world and fell in love it didn't occur to me that I'd have to think about in of this. These issue are not mutually exclusive and honestly if you love someone that does not mean you completely loose your mind and throw alllllllll caution to the wind in the process. Please take better care of what you say in questioning a relationship because one could make similar comments back at you.

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If you put "documents" on the customs deceleration they won't open it. Use a trusted shipping company like UPS or FedEx instead of normal mail.

I think a lot of people are concerned but since it's a requirement that they have all this info we don't really have a choice. Only other option is for you to fly to your fiance and bring the documents unfortunately.

Incorrect

I have had more than one Fed Ex opened up by US Customs and Immigration via Fed Ex on documents sent to me via Fed Ex

They actually leave you a note (Customs/Immigration) that your package was opened and searched

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Incorrect

I have had more than one Fed Ex opened up by US Customs and Immigration via Fed Ex on documents sent to me via Fed Ex

They actually leave you a note (Customs/Immigration) that your package was opened and searched

Yes, if they feel your package is suspicious then of course they will open it. Many people try to smuggle in stuff all the time, they need to check things.






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Yes, if they feel your package is suspicious then of course they will open it. Many people try to smuggle in stuff all the time, they need to check things.

Mine was only paperwork, I was a little shocked and pissed they opened it....

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Mine was only paperwork, I was a little shocked and pissed they opened it....

Well like I said, if they feel it's suspicious then yes they will check it. People even manage to smuggle stuff in with documents. It's their right to protect their country and what comes in.






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