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Sending I-751 in One Week - Final Questions

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia

1. Has there ever been a consensus on notarizing or not notarizing the affidavits? As usual the USCIS couldn't be more vague in their instructions.

2. I read the USCIS suggestions for assembing the package (two-hole punch ACCO fasteners, etc.). It says to use tabs on the bottom to separate the attachments. Does anyone know what kind of tabs they are talking about? I'll be stopping by the office supply store next week and I want to pickup the fasteners and tabs.

3. Any suggestions for organizing photos? Place them in some plastic sleeves or just clip them together in a stack?


I-130 Timeline

08-15-06: Married in Barranquilla, Colombia

08-23-06: I-130 mailed to Texas Service Center

08-28-06: I-130 received by CSC

09-06-06: NOA 1

09-12-06: Touched

11-02-06: NOA 2 Approval E-mail (71 Days)!!


11-15-06: Case received by NVC and case # assigned

11-20-06: DS-3032 and AOS Bill Generated

11-21-06: E-Mailed Choice of Agent

11-24-06: AOS Bill Mailed to NVC

11-29-06: Received email acceptance of DS-3032

12-04-06: IV Fee Bill and I-864 Generated

12-11-06: Received IV Fee Bill and I-864

12-12-06: Mailed IV Fee Bill and I-864 to NVC (overnight)

12-18-06: IV Fee Bill entered into system by NVC

12-27-06: DS-230 Generated by NVC

12-27-06: Mailed DS-230 to NVC (overnight)

02-01-07: Case Completed by NVC!!

02-07-07: Case Sent to U.S. Embassy in Bogota

Embassy - Bogota

02-09-07: Case received by Embassy (estimated)

03-27-07: Interview Scheduled

03-29-07: Visa Issued!!

03-29-07: Arrival In USA

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada

I have heard people sending in both notarized and non-notarized affidavits. As we didn't send in any I can't help you there.

Regarding the tabs on the bottom of the application - I just used the coloured plastic tabs you stick on the page or the page divider between each section of related documents. I think whatever works is fine as long as they are on the bottom and acco-fastened at top.

I interspersed the photographs where they fit in best with documentary evidence - for example, family Christmas trips I included the photograph portrait with the travel documentation, etc. I either acco fastened them into the package or attached them to a page and acco-fastened the page.

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I had ours notarized.

I used tabs at the bottom on our original petition I-129F . Saw they had ripped them off and the papers were all ripped at the bottom when we did the AOS interview. Didn't do any tabs when we filed the I-751.

Printed out 9 photos per page with captions.

I used a 2 hole punch at the top with ACCOs thruout the immigration process.

K1 denied, K3/K4, CR-1/CR-2, AOS, ROC, Adoption, US citizenship and dual citizenship


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Notarize it. (An affidavit is a formal sworn statement of fact, signed by the declarant (who is called the affiant or deponent) and witnessed (as to the veracity of the affiant's signature) by a taker of oaths, such as a notary public)

Don’t do tabs. I printed cover sheet for every piece (category) of evidence I had and clipped all items together.

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