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Generally a good idea to explain discrepancies?

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Every application is unique. In the interested of not receiving an RFE for my CR-1 application, what is the general opinoin with including some kind of cover letter that explains things that I might *guess* could be a problem? Things like explaining why my tax return has a different address than the address I used elsewhere.

Is it generally considered a good idea to point out these things and try to explain them? Or is pointing them out just increasing the chance that they will notice the problems, so best to just let it be?

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I'd let them find any problems. And often the things you may think are problems/red flags are things that they don't even care about. Fill out everything honestly and accurately and let it ride!


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I think you are over estimating how closely they are looking at your application. If they are going through your paper work that carefully, you have much bigger problems. If they ask, provide an explanation.

In my opinion, the most important part of the AOS is that you can show you have an ongoing income 125% above the poverty level and that you put all the numbers in the right spot.

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USCIS are not known for employing big thinkers. I'd say let the chips fall where they may, and head off each problem as it occurs rather than trying to put out a dozen small fires that may be absolutely nothing.


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