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Question: dates on the forms... too old?

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I don't know if anyone will remember me, but my fiance and I have been wanting to get him a K-1 visa for what feels like forever. I was sick for 7 months and every time I tried to get a job (I'm the American in the couple) SOMEthing would go wrong. I got sick again, I got injured, I made an idiot out of myself at the interview, whatever. We were all ready to file for the visa in January when some people here smacked some reality into me and convinced me that I needed a secure job before we applied for the visa, especially since we don't really have anyone that we can ask to be his co-sponsor.

It's a good thing people here convinced me of that, because now it's the end of July and I just finished my 3rd week of work. I don't think it pays enough for me to qualify as his sponsor ($16,300/year) and there are some MAJOR problems in the office, so I'm looking for a new job. It'll be easier this time around now that I'm back in good health and have been working full-time for nearly a month, so I'm back in the swing of things. We thought FINALLY, we can get the application ready now!

I pulled out the stuff that he sent me back in January and I was just looking at his G-325A and letter of intent. His letter of intent is dated 1/25/06, and his G-325A is dated 1/28/06. When I mail this out it'll be August... and those things will be dated 7 months before. :huh: Is that a problem? I'd really rather not have to wait for him to get out somewhere to re-print them and mail them to me across the ocean again... but as I've already learned, it's better to wait and do it right than to be too hasty and screw this up.


8/10/08:

---seperated---

K-1 highlights (more details in profile):

11/24/06: NOA1 (Day 3)

12/19/06: NOA2 (Day 28)

2/28/07: Interview: approved! (Day 99)

4/15/07: Married, in a noreaster (Day 146)

AOS highlights (more details in profile, too):

6/20/07: AOS, EAD, and AP mailed

6/26/07: NOA1 (Day 6)

7/14/07: Biometrics (Day 24)

7/23/07: Recieved AOS RFE (dated 7/17) for W-2s, mailed them out the next day (Day 33)

7/27/07: RFE response received, processing resumed (Day 37)

8/14/07: AOS transferred to CSC (Day 45)

8/21/07: CSC received/is processing AOS (Day 52)

8/29/07: Welcome notice mailed! (Day 60)

8/31/07: Card production ordered! (Day 62)

9/11/07: Greencard in hand! (Day 73)

Note to self: lifting of conditions: May 25th, 2009

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I'm afraid youd better get new ones, besides the passport photo to accompany the G-325 is supposed to be less than 30 days old so you'll need a new photo anyway, might as well get it all at once.

Good Luck


July 17 2006 Sent I-129F to TSC

July 19 2006 packet received by TSC

July 27 2006 case received at CSC

July 28 2006 touched (to process/send NOA1)

Aug 01 2006 check cashed

Aug 05 2006 NOA1 received in mail

Oct 03 2006 Touched (RFE sent)

Oct 10 2006 RFE received and responded to

Oct 17 2006 Touched (CSC reply to RFE response)

Nov 06 2006 NOA2

Nov 21 2006 NVC sent to Manila

Blah

Blur

Drone

March 27 2007 Interview

April 02 2007 Visa delivered

April 05 2007 Happiness delivered

April 06 2007 First day of the rest of our lives

"There they go! I must hurry and catch them, for I am their leader."

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I don't know that there is a policy against old forms of that nature for USCIS, but personally my opinion would be that it is a good idea to have him do those again. It may raise questions for the person who is reviewing your case and like you said, its better to wait and do things right.


Timeline:

11-15-2005: Sent in I-129F to VSC

11-21-2005: NOA1

11-29-2005: NOA2

12-05-2005: NVC recieved

12-17-2005: Packet 3 received from Dublin

1-11-2006: Sent packet 3 forms, etc. to Dublin

2-03-2006: Interview Date :)APPROVED!!!

2-05-2006: Flying to Logan Airport

2-11-2006: Wedding Date

3-14-2006: Filed AOS and EAD

3-22-2006: NOA1 (AOS and EAD)

4-07-2006: Biometrics

6-07-2006: EAD approved!!

7-24-2006: AOS Interview APPROVED!!!

7-27-2006: Received Welcome to America letter

8-03-2006: Green Card Received :)

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Thanks! His photos aren't dated and he hasn't changed his looks at all, so I'd think he wouldn't need those re-done, right?

I was looking through the forms and *sigh* he'd need to re-send them anyway. He put New York, New York instead of Bronx, New York on one of his previous addresses. Plus... including his middle names, he has 5 names, and in his signature I can only make 3 letters out of the scribble. And the scribble looks different on every form! :huh:

He's going out to re-print it now (he doesn't have a printer). I'm gonna go over all the info again to make sure he didn't make any other mistakes. And I told him he's gotta make his signature more legible. I mean, I doubt all 5 names could fit in that box, but at least Firstname A.B.C. LastName... and then all 5 names on his letter of intent, I guess.

:wacko:


8/10/08:

---seperated---

K-1 highlights (more details in profile):

11/24/06: NOA1 (Day 3)

12/19/06: NOA2 (Day 28)

2/28/07: Interview: approved! (Day 99)

4/15/07: Married, in a noreaster (Day 146)

AOS highlights (more details in profile, too):

6/20/07: AOS, EAD, and AP mailed

6/26/07: NOA1 (Day 6)

7/14/07: Biometrics (Day 24)

7/23/07: Recieved AOS RFE (dated 7/17) for W-2s, mailed them out the next day (Day 33)

7/27/07: RFE response received, processing resumed (Day 37)

8/14/07: AOS transferred to CSC (Day 45)

8/21/07: CSC received/is processing AOS (Day 52)

8/29/07: Welcome notice mailed! (Day 60)

8/31/07: Card production ordered! (Day 62)

9/11/07: Greencard in hand! (Day 73)

Note to self: lifting of conditions: May 25th, 2009

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I wouldn't worry about the pictures as long as the forms are updated. I think that requirement is to ensure the person still looks the same. However, if the forms were old, they would probably be able to deduce that the pictures were too!

Not to bug you about stuff you didn't ask advice for - but you mentioned that you didn't think your job would be enough to be his sponsor and that you couldn't get a co-sponsor... What are your plans with that? Just asking because it is another thing you might want to take care of before filing....


Timeline:

11-15-2005: Sent in I-129F to VSC

11-21-2005: NOA1

11-29-2005: NOA2

12-05-2005: NVC recieved

12-17-2005: Packet 3 received from Dublin

1-11-2006: Sent packet 3 forms, etc. to Dublin

2-03-2006: Interview Date :)APPROVED!!!

2-05-2006: Flying to Logan Airport

2-11-2006: Wedding Date

3-14-2006: Filed AOS and EAD

3-22-2006: NOA1 (AOS and EAD)

4-07-2006: Biometrics

6-07-2006: EAD approved!!

7-24-2006: AOS Interview APPROVED!!!

7-27-2006: Received Welcome to America letter

8-03-2006: Green Card Received :)

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Thanks! His photos aren't dated and he hasn't changed his looks at all, so I'd think he wouldn't need those re-done, right?

I was looking through the forms and *sigh* he'd need to re-send them anyway. He put New York, New York instead of Bronx, New York on one of his previous addresses. Plus... including his middle names, he has 5 names, and in his signature I can only make 3 letters out of the scribble. And the scribble looks different on every form! :huh:

He's going out to re-print it now (he doesn't have a printer). I'm gonna go over all the info again to make sure he didn't make any other mistakes. And I told him he's gotta make his signature more legible. I mean, I doubt all 5 names could fit in that box, but at least Firstname A.B.C. LastName... and then all 5 names on his letter of intent, I guess.

:wacko:

I think just for safetys sake I would get new photos as well, after all you've got to get the 325A so why not

but again you must proceed at your own judgement, Good Luck!


July 17 2006 Sent I-129F to TSC

July 19 2006 packet received by TSC

July 27 2006 case received at CSC

July 28 2006 touched (to process/send NOA1)

Aug 01 2006 check cashed

Aug 05 2006 NOA1 received in mail

Oct 03 2006 Touched (RFE sent)

Oct 10 2006 RFE received and responded to

Oct 17 2006 Touched (CSC reply to RFE response)

Nov 06 2006 NOA2

Nov 21 2006 NVC sent to Manila

Blah

Blur

Drone

March 27 2007 Interview

April 02 2007 Visa delivered

April 05 2007 Happiness delivered

April 06 2007 First day of the rest of our lives

"There they go! I must hurry and catch them, for I am their leader."

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I'm looking for a better job. ;) The big problem last time I went job hunting was that my health was shot, I'd never worked full-time before, and I'd never had an office job before. Now my health is better, and my current job is an office and it's 35 hours/week. So now I've got office experience on my resume and I've got the health and energy to get a 40 hour/week job in a busier office.

I'm gonna pull out the yellow pages and give some of the veterinary offices in my area a call. I figure it'll still be a fun atmosphere, since I love animals, but it's an office job that should still pay a reasonable salary.

By the time his new stuff gets over the ocean to me I'll, hopefully, know how things are going in that area.

I think just for safetys sake I would get new photos as well, after all you've got to get the 325A so why not

The pictures gave him a huge hassle last time. The passport photos are a different size than ours in his country so he had to find a photo place willing to do them for the required size, which was difficult. Then they were expensive (25 euros!), and he's having huge financial troubles over there. (The only job he could get can't support the only apartment he could get, so I'm the only one pulling in money here.) So more time waiting and more money spent... I'd rather not unless it's necessary.

How could they tell, if the forms have current dates, that the photos are more than 30 days old? Is there a way they could figure it out? There's no dates on the photos anywhere, and he still looks the same.


8/10/08:

---seperated---

K-1 highlights (more details in profile):

11/24/06: NOA1 (Day 3)

12/19/06: NOA2 (Day 28)

2/28/07: Interview: approved! (Day 99)

4/15/07: Married, in a noreaster (Day 146)

AOS highlights (more details in profile, too):

6/20/07: AOS, EAD, and AP mailed

6/26/07: NOA1 (Day 6)

7/14/07: Biometrics (Day 24)

7/23/07: Recieved AOS RFE (dated 7/17) for W-2s, mailed them out the next day (Day 33)

7/27/07: RFE response received, processing resumed (Day 37)

8/14/07: AOS transferred to CSC (Day 45)

8/21/07: CSC received/is processing AOS (Day 52)

8/29/07: Welcome notice mailed! (Day 60)

8/31/07: Card production ordered! (Day 62)

9/11/07: Greencard in hand! (Day 73)

Note to self: lifting of conditions: May 25th, 2009

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Our photos were a little older then 30 days AND I'm pretty sure we had that same problem with the wrong size. I just took the photos he could get, brought them to CVS and used their photo machine to enlarge and print new ones that were the correct size. No one at VSC seemed to notice! Then I think he had to bring more photos to his interview in Dublin and by then he had found a place that would do it right for him. Basically, what I'm saying is I wouldn't stress the photos. As long as they don't look worn or old, I would use 'em!

Edited to say: Good luck on the new job hunt!

Edited by j&js

Timeline:

11-15-2005: Sent in I-129F to VSC

11-21-2005: NOA1

11-29-2005: NOA2

12-05-2005: NVC recieved

12-17-2005: Packet 3 received from Dublin

1-11-2006: Sent packet 3 forms, etc. to Dublin

2-03-2006: Interview Date :)APPROVED!!!

2-05-2006: Flying to Logan Airport

2-11-2006: Wedding Date

3-14-2006: Filed AOS and EAD

3-22-2006: NOA1 (AOS and EAD)

4-07-2006: Biometrics

6-07-2006: EAD approved!!

7-24-2006: AOS Interview APPROVED!!!

7-27-2006: Received Welcome to America letter

8-03-2006: Green Card Received :)

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I'm looking for a better job. ;) The big problem last time I went job hunting was that my health was shot, I'd never worked full-time before, and I'd never had an office job before. Now my health is better, and my current job is an office and it's 35 hours/week. So now I've got office experience on my resume and I've got the health and energy to get a 40 hour/week job in a busier office.

I'm gonna pull out the yellow pages and give some of the veterinary offices in my area a call. I figure it'll still be a fun atmosphere, since I love animals, but it's an office job that should still pay a reasonable salary.

By the time his new stuff gets over the ocean to me I'll, hopefully, know how things are going in that area.

I think just for safetys sake I would get new photos as well, after all you've got to get the 325A so why not

The pictures gave him a huge hassle last time. The passport photos are a different size than ours in his country so he had to find a photo place willing to do them for the required size, which was difficult. Then they were expensive (25 euros!), and he's having huge financial troubles over there. (The only job he could get can't support the only apartment he could get, so I'm the only one pulling in money here.) So more time waiting and more money spent... I'd rather not unless it's necessary.

How could they tell, if the forms have current dates, that the photos are more than 30 days old? Is there a way they could figure it out? There's no dates on the photos anywhere, and he still looks the same.

If you feel ok with the photos then dont sweat it, thats the "own judgement" thing....Good luck!


July 17 2006 Sent I-129F to TSC

July 19 2006 packet received by TSC

July 27 2006 case received at CSC

July 28 2006 touched (to process/send NOA1)

Aug 01 2006 check cashed

Aug 05 2006 NOA1 received in mail

Oct 03 2006 Touched (RFE sent)

Oct 10 2006 RFE received and responded to

Oct 17 2006 Touched (CSC reply to RFE response)

Nov 06 2006 NOA2

Nov 21 2006 NVC sent to Manila

Blah

Blur

Drone

March 27 2007 Interview

April 02 2007 Visa delivered

April 05 2007 Happiness delivered

April 06 2007 First day of the rest of our lives

"There they go! I must hurry and catch them, for I am their leader."

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Our photos were a little older then 30 days AND I'm pretty sure we had that same problem with the wrong size. I just took the photos he could get, brought them to CVS and used their photo machine to enlarge and print new ones that were the correct size. No one at VSC seemed to notice!

Oooh, that's a good idea! Wish we would've thought of that back then lol.

Thanks for the luck on my job hunt! It should go much smoother this time... at least, I hope. We're going on 8 months since we've seen each other and we can't afford to bring him here for a visit, since all my money's going in the bank towards getting us an apartment... so... *sigh*

If you feel ok with the photos then dont sweat it, thats the "own judgement" thing....Good luck!

Thanks! I figure the people here know more than I do, and I don't want to screw up the process with something easily fixable. The photos are in good condition with no date on them anywhere, so if we can get away with using them, I'd like to. But if they could somehow catch the fact that they're more than 30 days old, I'd rather get them re-done.


8/10/08:

---seperated---

K-1 highlights (more details in profile):

11/24/06: NOA1 (Day 3)

12/19/06: NOA2 (Day 28)

2/28/07: Interview: approved! (Day 99)

4/15/07: Married, in a noreaster (Day 146)

AOS highlights (more details in profile, too):

6/20/07: AOS, EAD, and AP mailed

6/26/07: NOA1 (Day 6)

7/14/07: Biometrics (Day 24)

7/23/07: Recieved AOS RFE (dated 7/17) for W-2s, mailed them out the next day (Day 33)

7/27/07: RFE response received, processing resumed (Day 37)

8/14/07: AOS transferred to CSC (Day 45)

8/21/07: CSC received/is processing AOS (Day 52)

8/29/07: Welcome notice mailed! (Day 60)

8/31/07: Card production ordered! (Day 62)

9/11/07: Greencard in hand! (Day 73)

Note to self: lifting of conditions: May 25th, 2009

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