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I seem to have read a post a couple of weeks ago with a message from USCIS telling applicants not to use folders with 2-hole Acco fasteners - is this right? :unsure: I guess it's just as well since I was not able to find them on my last foray to Office Depot. What are current applicants using instead? I am thinking of using one of those folders with a clamp at the top which does not actually require punching a hole in the paper - any other ideas?



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I seem to have read a post a couple of weeks ago with a message from USCIS telling applicants not to use folders with 2-hole Acco fasteners - is this right? :unsure: I guess it's just as well since I was not able to find them on my last foray to Office Depot. What are current applicants using instead? I am thinking of using one of those folders with a clamp at the top which does not actually require punching a hole in the paper - any other ideas?

A folder is not required. Big paperclips or paper clamps work quite well.


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No folders needed my friend.

I mailed mine with a big paperclip and that worked like a charm.


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That is a crop of #######, the ACCO is the standard operating equipment for the USCIS and when my petition was rejected, they didn't send back the beautiful way it put it together, they sent it back using ACCO fasteners. Better recheck your sources :angry:


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hmmm My folder must have passed inspection and it was all according to ACCO!!! Shishhhh I hope nuttin changed... I just sent my I-129F off this week!!!! I can't imagine something so organized and file friendly would be rejected.... I agree with jasman0717!!! Other wise I am gonna be one POed perfectionist :devil: AND mabey a new Argentine citizen... :PI just can't see how a worker is allowed in the US faster than a married couple..... hmmmmm Mabey we should band together and start a new lobby group!!! Mabey suggest to John Walsh that the workers comming to the US are comming just to make money.... naaaaa He would take it wrong... :lol:

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For the record, this is where I read not to use ACCO fasteners, will go and check the USCIS site because it seems that is where Married my love(the VJer who posted) got their info - it was in Ewok's K-3 General guides and info thread.

"Might be something to post here, that I just noticed on the instructions from USCIS website for assembly for things going to the Lockbox (I129f goes there) they state:

Please refrain from using “ACCO” style fasteners and/or staples (However, it is ok to staple the fee to the top of the primary application package.)"

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...ic=301&st=0



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For the record, this is where I read not to use ACCO fasteners, will go and check the USCIS site because it seems that is where Married my love(the VJer who posted) got their info - it was in Ewok's K-3 General guides and info thread.

"Might be something to post here, that I just noticed on the instructions from USCIS website for assembly for things going to the Lockbox (I129f goes there) they state:

Please refrain from using “ACCO” style fasteners and/or staples (However, it is ok to staple the fee to the top of the primary application package.)"

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...ic=301&st=0

I dont know where this mis-information came from...The USCIS site sez the folowing....

In preparing your packet, please take note of the following:

Do not use binders or folders that cannot be easily disassembled.

Use ACCO fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated.

The use of tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. The tabs should be placed on the bottom and not the side for ease in filing.

Avoid using heavy-duty staples; instead use ACCO fasteners or heavy clips.

Avoid submitting originals unless specifically required. Avoid blah, blah.........blah


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Thanks - you're right, I don't know where they got their info from - it seems like everyone has used ACCO fasteners with no problem, but USCIS seems to have been changing rules at the drop of a hat lately so I figured I should just check to see what the rules are now and what people are doing. If I can find ACCO fasteners without going to Outer Siberia then I will use them, otherwise I will use a binder clip since that seems to be OK too.

For the record, this is where I read not to use ACCO fasteners, will go and check the USCIS site because it seems that is where Married my love(the VJer who posted) got their info - it was in Ewok's K-3 General guides and info thread.

"Might be something to post here, that I just noticed on the instructions from USCIS website for assembly for things going to the Lockbox (I129f goes there) they state:

Please refrain from using “ACCO” style fasteners and/or staples (However, it is ok to staple the fee to the top of the primary application package.)"

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...ic=301&st=0

I dont know where this mis-information came from...The USCIS site sez the folowing....

In preparing your packet, please take note of the following:

Do not use binders or folders that cannot be easily disassembled.

Use ACCO fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated.

The use of tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. The tabs should be placed on the bottom and not the side for ease in filing.

Avoid using heavy-duty staples; instead use ACCO fasteners or heavy clips.

Avoid submitting originals unless specifically required. Avoid blah, blah.........blah



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They just take the papers out of the folder and throw the folder away.

No folder necessary.

I seem to have read a post a couple of weeks ago with a message from USCIS telling applicants not to use folders with 2-hole Acco fasteners - is this right? :unsure: I guess it's just as well since I was not able to find them on my last foray to Office Depot. What are current applicants using instead? I am thinking of using one of those folders with a clamp at the top which does not actually require punching a hole in the paper - any other ideas?

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Hey I have a house in Siberia, Indiana and I found ACCO clips easy.

Careful.

Thanks - you're right, I don't know where they got their info from - it seems like everyone has used ACCO fasteners with no problem, but USCIS seems to have been changing rules at the drop of a hat lately so I figured I should just check to see what the rules are now and what people are doing. If I can find ACCO fasteners without going to Outer Siberia then I will use them, otherwise I will use a binder clip since that seems to be OK too.

For the record, this is where I read not to use ACCO fasteners, will go and check the USCIS site because it seems that is where Married my love(the VJer who posted) got their info - it was in Ewok's K-3 General guides and info thread.

"Might be something to post here, that I just noticed on the instructions from USCIS website for assembly for things going to the Lockbox (I129f goes there) they state:

Please refrain from using “ACCO” style fasteners and/or staples (However, it is ok to staple the fee to the top of the primary application package.)"

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...ic=301&st=0

I dont know where this mis-information came from...The USCIS site sez the folowing....

In preparing your packet, please take note of the following:

Do not use binders or folders that cannot be easily disassembled.

Use ACCO fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated.

The use of tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. The tabs should be placed on the bottom and not the side for ease in filing.

Avoid using heavy-duty staples; instead use ACCO fasteners or heavy clips.

Avoid submitting originals unless specifically required. Avoid blah, blah.........blah

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Hey I have a house in Siberia, Indiana and I found ACCO clips easy.

Careful.

Thanks - you're right, I don't know where they got their info from - it seems like everyone has used ACCO fasteners with no problem, but USCIS seems to have been changing rules at the drop of a hat lately so I figured I should just check to see what the rules are now and what people are doing. If I can find ACCO fasteners without going to Outer Siberia then I will use them, otherwise I will use a binder clip since that seems to be OK too.

For the record, this is where I read not to use ACCO fasteners, will go and check the USCIS site because it seems that is where Married my love(the VJer who posted) got their info - it was in Ewok's K-3 General guides and info thread.

"Might be something to post here, that I just noticed on the instructions from USCIS website for assembly for things going to the Lockbox (I129f goes there) they state:

Please refrain from using “ACCO” style fasteners and/or staples (However, it is ok to staple the fee to the top of the primary application package.)"

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.ph...ic=301&st=0

I dont know where this mis-information came from...The USCIS site sez the folowing....

In preparing your packet, please take note of the following:

Do not use binders or folders that cannot be easily disassembled.

Use ACCO fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated.

The use of tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. The tabs should be placed on the bottom and not the side for ease in filing.

Avoid using heavy-duty staples; instead use ACCO fasteners or heavy clips.

Avoid submitting originals unless specifically required. Avoid blah, blah.........blah

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Whatever you use, just make sure that they can take it apart easy. I used binder clips for my petitions made by ACCO. By "ACCO Fasteners" I take it we are discussing the ACCO Prong Fasteners. They are not needed. USCIS has enough office supplies, they can fasten your petition to their folder using their own prong fastener instead of the one you conveniently supply. Two hole punch the top to make using the prong fastener easier (I did that to make it less likely that they will lose of damage a doc while punching it). Just use an Acco or office depot paper clip, binder clip, etc. Just something that allows relevant documents to stay attached. I am not a perfectionist, I put everything together that was needed, didn't go to Indiana to get any office supplies, and got approved. Don't sweat the fastener.


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