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We've hear that we should bring the original NOA letters (approval, etc.) to the interview in Kiev.

This means I need to send them to my fiancee via FedEx, and they theoretically could get lost.

Is this a good idea?

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Don't think you need them at all; but copies would be fine... they don't have any seals/stamps or anything on them so...

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I think its a good idea to send the documents any express mail that includes tracking.

Make sure you are able to track it so yiu can follow it. Tracking is a bit more expensive, but its worth it.

Make copies of all documents you send as well, just to be safe.

Best of luck on your interview!

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I think its a good idea to send the documents any express mail that includes tracking.

Make sure you are able to track it so yiu can follow it. Tracking is a bit more expensive, but its worth it.

Make copies of all documents you send as well, just to be safe.

Best of luck on your interview!

Of course, I plan to send everything with tracking... but are you suggesting sending the originals of the NOA letters?

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Of course, I plan to send everything with tracking... but are you suggesting sending the originals of the NOA letters?

The "originals" of the NOA1, NOA2, and even the NVC letter don't have stamps or any special crimping, so just send copies of them.

I myself did that in my packet I sent to Manila with the I-134 and such. They never asked for any of it in Manila; but each embassy is different so doesn't hurt to send them.

I kept the "originals" i received in the mail at home in the original envelopes just out of me OCD for keeping paperwork neat.

Again just make copies of everything.

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Oh im sorry I wasnt clear about that in my post!

I would suggest sending originals. If you want to know if copies are ok, this site has contact info for every embassy.

I would contact the embassy directly to see what they would like.

When it came to our interview, I sent originals. But then again, they requested originals when they sent the interview packet to us.

I hope this is more clear.

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Do not send the original NOA2 notice. Photocopies are fine. Please keep the original.

Your profile is not complete and you did not fill out a timeline so I don't know what kind of visa your filing for. If you are filing for the K-1 visa you may need the original for the AOS interview once she reaches USA. Please only send photocopies of the NOA2. It's doubtful it will even be asked for.

Edited by LionessDeon

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Just know that in theory they can request any original document pertaining to the case, at the interview.

https://www.uscis.gov/forms/file-my-application-online-e-filing/how-do-i-know-if-i-need-original-documents

As said, doubtful you'll need it but it's good to know this also for the future process.

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Any original document can be requested at any time but the actuality of this happening is probably 5%. You'll need the NOA2 later for AOS, so just sent the copies. Good luck!

"probably 5%"

My Uni professor would have a field day with that statement.... :P

Probably (meaning more likely than not) 5% (very specific...based on what exactly?)

...that said, very small? yes... wanna risk it? to each their own :) I just know I wouldn't, which is why I like to give this information when I can.

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Sorry I'm southern and some of the things I say are more of a statement than an actual fact. My point being that there's a very small chance you'll be asked for the original NOA documents.

Edited by Meg&Andrew

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Sorry I'm southern and some of the things I say are more of a statement than an actual fact. My point being that there's a very small chance you'll be asked for the original NOA documents.

I got your point, in this case it was pretty clear and I was just having a bit of fun with you, hope i didn't offend :)

...that small chance is also why I had written "in theory" ;)

It could be not the best place to post factual statements that aren't fact here on VJ though, maybe as a tip, since the facts are so critical.

OP has the information to make a decision now, that's what matters :)

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