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Can someone lead me to a post regarding how to put the K-1 packet together? I.e. I see the guide has an order it should be put in. Should I just put all 300+ sheets one behind the other, paperclipping certain items or did people use clamps etc.

Also, it says to put passport sized photo in a ziplock bag and attach to a sheet of paper and then put that sheet of paper behing G325a. Attach how to a sheet of paper.... with a stapler or paperclip?

1 passport photo each, correct?

Thanks


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 2011-04-27

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Can someone lead me to a post regarding how to put the K-1 packet together? I.e. I see the guide has an order it should be put in. Should I just put all 300+ sheets one behind the other, paperclipping certain items or did people use clamps etc.

Also, it says to put passport sized photo in a ziplock bag and attach to a sheet of paper and then put that sheet of paper behing G325a. Attach how to a sheet of paper.... with a stapler or paperclip?

1 passport photo each, correct?

Thanks

I sent mine using the ACCO fasteners. They are two hole punched at the top and they are approved by the USCIS.

They go through your file, and flip the pages up, not sideways.

I put the passport photos for myself and my fiancee in a separate ziploc bag. i attached them by stapling the ziploc bag (not the pics) to a sheet of paper and placed that paper behind each of our g325a forms, respectively.

hope it helps.

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300 pages is pretty major - be cautious sending too much as no adjudicator wants to flip through an encyclopedia.

Our petition was about 80 pages and including pictures and documentation spanning 3 years. We used one black clip at the top, nothing else. Approved with no RFE.

Remember, as soon as it arrives at USCIS your petition will be taken apart and put together how they want it. Don't sweat making it look pretty and organized - it won't be when they get their hands on it.

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mine was probably 50 pages or so. i paper clipped everything and also used the big clips for bigger piles. for photos i paper clipped the ziploc bag with passport photo to the G-325A. i put my photos (proof of relationship and having met) in photo sheets that you use in photo ablums. i wrote a small description under each photo as well as on the back. i put the papers in order of how i explained it on my cover letter. i did it simple and so they can take it apart easily. i labeled everything, signed, and dated everything.

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really? 800 pages? Mine was 45 pages. I just got NOA2 last week, so I know that's enough information. I used a giant binder clip to keep everything together. And any evidence that relate to one topic (such as Skype call history or photographs, I would staple or clip together). Last thing I wanted was for Vermont Service Center to open my package and everything falls on the floor and "accidently" gets trashed!

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Im just about ready to mail it and I only have 26 pages, hmmmmmm.

I have almost 30 photos in a collage on 3 pages.

All my passport pics are have been photocopied down to 8 pages - 2 per page double sided.

I also double sided my Birth certificate.

It all looks good to me.

Im guessing they will accept double sided photo copies. Any thoughts on that??

Im planning to send the package tomorrow.

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thanks for the responses. I will go tomorrow morning and look for an acco fastener. As for the pages... Divorce Decree is 40+ pages. I xeroxed every page of my passport (front and back... including front and back cover... 17 pages)

The grunt of the 300 pages is proof of each trip. Each of the 8 trips over the last 2 years I have kind of a cover page for each trip explaining where we met, I.e. city I flew into and city she flew into to meet me, then we stayed X nights in XYZ hotel, then we flew to X city, and stayed X nights at XYZ hotel, etc (sometimes we woould fly to 4 cities in a trip and stay in that city for a few days... sometimes we would change hotels). Then I listed all my flights, all her flights, and the proof that follows for the trip. Proof I provided... Every boarding pass for me, every boarding pass for her, my entry and exit passport stamp, every hotel invoice, 3 pictures for each trip... which in total are about 25 sheets of paper per trip. I put as many boarding passes per page as possible, I've taped 2 pictures per page onto plain white xerox paper (so there are 2 pages of pictures for each trip), 2 pages for my entry and exit stamp... I guess it's the hotel invoices that are so many pages. Perhaps it's too much, but I've read... better safe than sorry. I'd prefer they have it all as opposed to asking where did you stay on trip #6 etc, b/c no way could I or her remember that. We've done this for 5 years, so I know my memory at least wouldn't be able to recall it all. All I am providing is the stuff for the last 2 years.

I'm not going to send in call records over the last 2 years (proof of ongoing relationship) which is about 150 pages long. I'll take it with me to the interview.

Regarding the last comment about putting name and A# in top right corner of every page. We don't have an A# yet?

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Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 2011-04-27

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Just a thought... but if I were an adjudicator and I had all these stacks on my desk... I'd feel pretty good about getting a big stack off my desk... then it just seems like my workload is now much less. Assuming all the 30 page packets they receive have everything they need and all the 300 page packets they receive have everything they need, if everything is extremely nice and organized I wonder if there really is any luck behind being the chosen file for the day. I even considered making putting like a bright hot pink sheet of paper over my cover letter so after a few months pass the adjudicator will always see that hot pink sheet sticking out and hopefully either... 1) do the file with curiousity about the hot pink sheet of paper or 2) wonder to himself/herself... that file over there with the hot pink sheet of paper has been on my desk a long time... I need to do that file now. And of course, I should write a nice note on that hot pink sheet of paper like... "I appreciate your work and I hope you have a fantastic day!!!"

Has anyone ever heard of anyone trying something like this?

thanks for the responses. I will go tomorrow morning and look for an acco fastener. As for the pages... Divorce Decree is 40+ pages. I xeroxed every page of my passport (front and back... including front and back cover... 17 pages)

The grunt of the 300 pages is proof of each trip. Each of the 8 trips over the last 2 years I have kind of a cover page for each trip explaining where we met, I.e. city I flew into and city she flew into to meet me, then we stayed X nights in XYZ hotel, then we flew to X city, and stayed X nights at XYZ hotel, etc (sometimes we woould fly to 4 cities in a trip and stay in that city for a few days... sometimes we would change hotels). Then I listed all my flights, all her flights, and the proof that follows for the trip. Proof I provided... Every boarding pass for me, every boarding pass for her, my entry and exit passport stamp, every hotel invoice, 3 pictures for each trip... which in total are about 25 sheets of paper per trip. I put as many boarding passes per page as possible, I've taped 2 pictures per page onto plain white xerox paper (so there are 2 pages of pictures for each trip), 2 pages for my entry and exit stamp... I guess it's the hotel invoices that are so many pages. Perhaps it's too much, but I've read... better safe than sorry. I'd prefer they have it all as opposed to asking where did you stay on trip #6 etc, b/c no way could I or her remember that. We've done this for 5 years, so I know my memory at least wouldn't be able to recall it all. All I am providing is the stuff for the last 2 years.

I'm not going to send in call records over the last 2 years (proof of ongoing relationship) which is about 150 pages long. I'll take it with me to the interview.

Regarding the last comment about putting name and A# in top right corner of every page. We don't have an A# yet?

Thanks


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Bogota, Colombia

I-129F Sent : 2011-04-27

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I didn't count our pages, but I know it wasn't that many. I sent all forms, and statements. Translations and documents. I used a small plastic bag for the passport photo and attached it to the form with a paper clip and I used the heavy duty black clip attached to the top of my papers. Also I only included about 3 photos of us. We recently received our NOA2. Good luck!


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12-29-2010: Notice date on NOA1

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01-02-2011: NOA1 received via SMS & E-Mail

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2-17-2011:Touched

04/12/2011:NOA2!!!!!

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4-24-11: Received by the consulate in Abu Dhabi

4-27-11:Received both packet 3 & 4 via e-mail from Abu Dhabi

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9-10-11:Married!!!

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10-6-11:Received NOA1s via text and E-mail

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I even considered making putting like a bright hot pink sheet of paper over my cover letter so after a few months pass the adjudicator will always see that hot pink sheet sticking out and hopefully either... 1) do the file with curiousity about the hot pink sheet of paper or 2) wonder to himself/herself... that file over there with the hot pink sheet of paper has been on my desk a long time... I need to do that file now. And of course, I should write a nice note on that hot pink sheet of paper like... "I appreciate your work and I hope you have a fantastic day!!!"

Has anyone ever heard of anyone trying something like this?

If it's not asked for/needed, it's just more for them to have to mess with - which is why 300+ pages is likely to be excessive. Sure, it's better to have more than less, but don't go overboard.

Adjudicators have somewhat of a "quota" (key metrics) to hit with petitions - which I think is their incentive to get thru as many as possible. As cold as it might sound - they're not doing it for the incentive of customer appreciation. It's just a job.

See: http://www.visajourney.com/content/adjudicator-q-and-a

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