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I know this might sound really daft, but the VJ instructions say to attach the photo to a sheet of paper using a clear plastic bag, I have no Idea what this means, I dont have any clear plastic bags, and I have no idea where I would get any from either. Hmmm. How did all you guys attach yours? Am I missing something really simple and obvious?

Also, just out of curiosity, I spoke to an attorney recently and I asked about the affidavits of support for the I-130 and if they needed to be notorized or not, and she explained to me that I didnt need to send evidence of a 'bona fide' marriage just yet and that I should bring all that stuff to my interview as it would give me more time to collect it and that when I have SSN we would be able to open a joint bank account, is this right? I just wonder why an attorney would tell me this if it weren't true, but she explained that this information wouldnt be used until the interview anyways.

Anyway, take care everyone x

AOS Timeline

11/26/08 - Entered US on I-94

Fell Stupidly in love =)

01/14/09 - Wedding

01/21/09 - Medical - Need to return after having HPV vaccine. *tuts*

02/11/09 - HPV vaccine - BLAH

02/13/09 - Collected completed medical - FINALLY!

02/20/09 - Completed packed mailed to chicago lockbox (I-130, I-485, I-765)

03/03/09 - NOA1's received (I-130, I-485, I-765) Notice date: 03/27/09

03/12/09 - Biometics appointment letter recieved.

03/24/09 - Biometrics appointment Columbus, OH, 9am

04/14/09 - Interview notice received - May 26, Cincinnati (Date set for 95 days since first filed)

04/17/09 - EAD card production ordered

04/25/09 - EAD card received

05/26/09 - Interview Cincinnati OH 12:30

05/26/09 - Permanent Resident Card production ordered

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Netherlands

We just put them in a ziplog back and attached that with a paperclip to a blank paper. So no fingerprints on the pics and they stayed nice together.

Lol hope this answers ur photo question :thumbs:


Timeline K1 visa so far...

I129F package send - October 28th, 2008

NOA1 received - November 4th, 2008

NOA2 approval - February 25th, 2009

April 1, 2009 - Medical Examination + X-Ray!

April 16, 2009 - Interview at the Amsterdam Consulate!! Approved!

May 22, 2009 - Entry through Newark Liberty Airport

July 31, 2009 - Wedding!! GREAT DAY!!

August 4th, 2009 - Applied for AOS, AP and Employment

August 12, 2009 - NOA's for all 3 applications

September 10, 2009 - AP Approved!!

September 11, 2009 - AOS case transfered to CSC??

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i placed the pics inside a legal size envelope (couldn't find a smaller one in the house) and labed the envelope my name and under that, PICTURES. same goes for husband's pics (for the G325 i think)

as for the evidences, i've read here that you don't have to send them with the AOS package.. although i did send a joint bank statement,affidavit and 2 pictures i think (just to cover my bases) when i sent my aos package

good luck!


Sent N-400 Application....................................... Dec  5 2016

NOA1.................................................................. Dec 13 2016

Biometrics @ St Louis  ...................................... Jan 11 2017

Received Interview Letter .................................. Jun 10 2017 

Interview Scheduled in Chicago, IL ................... Jul 11 2017

Oath Ceremony in Peoria, IL .............................. Sep 20 2017




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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: New Zealand

i would use either those small clear lunch bags you can find at the supermarket, or a clear file page (the kind that go in ringbinders).

07-10-2008 entered US on J-1 visa

01-01-2009 officially engaged

04-06-2009 married

04-25-2009 filed AOS

05-22-2009 biometrics appointment

06-05-2009 EAD received

06-17-2009 NOA2 received

07-30-2009 interview- recommended for approval! GC expected in 1-2 months

10-21-2009 received NOA for the I-130: "your petition is approved but... the applicant for whom you are petitioning is not eligible to file for an adjustment of status at this time". still no GC :(

11-18-2009 welcome letter received!

12-01-2009 green card received!

september 2011 filed for removal of conditions

october 2011 biometrics appointment

december 2011 RFE received

january 2011 sent in RFE packet

february 2011 conditions lifted, 10 year green card received

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Wales

We put the pics in a plastic ziplock bag, stapled bag to a plain sheet of paper and wrote at the top 'Photographs of .... for form ....'.

As for evidence, if you are adjusting from VWP and so submitting an I-130 as well as the I-485 etc, you do need to send evidence now. If you check out the instructions for the I-130, they require not only proof that you are married (marriage cert, divorce certs if necessary) but also proof that you are bona fide, and they list things like joint leases, birth certs of children, evidence of comingled finances as possibilities of things you could use to show this. It's true that you will need (more) evidence at the interview, but the I-130 does require you to send evidence now. If you aren't adjusting from a K1, USCIS hasn't seen evidence of your relationship before the AOS stage. We just got me added to our apartment lease and sent that and a joint bank account - our bank didn't require an SSN for us to have a joint account.

Removing conditions:

10/9/10 - Package sent to Vermont

10/13/10 - NOA1 date, received 10/18

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India

You can follow the guidelines of the above posters by using ziploc bags...but if you want you can go to any office products store and they do sell small ziploc bags that are just big enough to fit passport photos.

AOS/ROC/Citizenship Timeline

DO - Baltimore


Day 0 - Nov. 29: I-751(ROC) Package Sent

Day 1 - Nov. 30: I-751(ROC) Package Delivered @ VSC

Day 4 - Dec. 03: I-751(ROC) Check Cashed

Day 34 - Jan. 13-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Appointment Letter for 1/31/11

Day 46 - Jan. 31-2011: I-751(ROC) Biometrics Completed

Day 138 - Jun. 09-2011: I-751(ROC) Approval Letter Received


Day 0 - Oct. 26 '11: N400 Package Sent

Day 1 - Oct. 27 '11: N400 Package Delivered @ Lewisville, TX

Day 5 - Oct. 31 '11: N400 NOA-1

Day 34 - Nov. 28 '11: Email: Placed in line for interview

Day 57 - Dec. 22 '11: Received yellow letter

Day 144 - Mar. 17 '12: Received fingerprinting letter

Day 147 - Mar. 20 '12: Biometrics completed

Day 156 - Mar. 29 '12: Email: Interview scheduled, letter in mail

Day 190 - May. 02 '12: Interview Completed, Passed, Oath same day

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