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Are documents/pics/etc. submitted with the I-130 scanned? In other words, where are they stored (i.e. a storage area, electronically, or both)? Will copies be available online for when the case is ready for interview consulate reps can access? I included a good mix of items to prove an ongoing relationship, so was wondering.

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Liz

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Are documents/pics/etc. submitted with the I-130 scanned? In other words, where are they stored (i.e. a storage area, electronically, or both)? Will copies be available online for when the case is ready for interview consulate reps can access? I included a good mix of items to prove an ongoing relationship, so was wondering.

Thank you,

Liz

Everything submitted and collected will be in the file that the CO receives.

That being said, it is prudent to also bring a copy of everything submitted as well to the interview. Things gets lost/misplaced.


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Thank you catracha85 and Anh map. I gather from your responses that all the paperwork and proof submitted throughout the process gets electronically stored and doesn't just sit in a box here in the U.S., but can actually be retrieved by consulates abroad. Nonetheless, I made two copies of everything submitted with the I-130; therefore, my husband will definitely be in possession of one of them come time for his interview.

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Liz

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Thank you catracha85 and Anh map. I gather from your responses that all the paperwork and proof submitted throughout the process gets electronically stored and doesn't just sit in a box here in the U.S., but can actually be retrieved by consulates abroad. Nonetheless, I made two copies of everything submitted with the I-130; therefore, my husband will definitely be in possession of one of them come time for his interview.

Thanks again,

Liz

You gather incorrectly. The actual paper file will be sent to the Consulate except for those Consulate in the Pilot Program for electronic processing through NVC. Even then, the paper file is what is worked on at USCIS and it goes to NVC as well.


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Say you opt for EP or are required to do EP; who scans the relationship evidence documents to become part of the file? USCIS? NVC? Or maybe just put it all together a second time and email it to the NVC yourself (as Bleuawolf suggests in the post referenced by Darnell).


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Say you opt for EP or are required to do EP; who scans the relationship evidence documents to become part of the file? USCIS? NVC? Or maybe just put it all together a second time and email it to the NVC yourself (as Bleuawolf suggests in the post referenced by Darnell).

If you're doing EP, you can scan and email anything you want. Regardless, the paper file goes to NVC, and if EP is not part of the picture, the paper file goes to the Consulate. When, whether and what they ever scan as their own backup is or would be, well, backup.


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Say you opt for EP or are required to do EP; who scans the relationship evidence documents to become part of the file? USCIS? NVC? Or maybe just put it all together a second time and email it to the NVC yourself (as Bleuawolf suggests in the post referenced by Darnell).

USCIS has big scanning operation, you can see the scanner registration marks on the paperwork

IF

the casefile was returned for some reason, acceptance denied

(something not signed, check amount incorrect)

IMO, it's the first feed into SAFEFILE, but hey - what do I know ? ;)


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USCIS has big scanning operation, you can see the scanner registration marks on the paperwork

IF

the casefile was returned for some reason, acceptance denied

(something not signed, check amount incorrect)

IMO, it's the first feed into SAFEFILE, but hey - what do I know ? ;)

Yes, I'm sure they scan everything but except for EP Consulates, they still work with paper USCIS, to NVC to Consulate, to POE, to USCIS and (for K visas) on to local offices for interviews or to CSC for approval. The OP needs to expect paper to be dealt with, not scans. With noted exceptions, the whole process is still paper driven.


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