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I just FedEx'd my I-129F last week and I am concerned after reading this site extensively.

Can anyone comment on -

1 - The passport photos that were included were not perfectly to the dimensions requested, they were alittle bigger if memory serves. They were actually taken in Manila.

2 - My G-325a was the new form and my Fiancee's was the old form (good through 10/1) which I just realized looking at my original packet. Anyone know if this will blow the brain circuits of some USCIS person?


03/03/06 - First met in Manila

05/23/06 - "First" visit for 1 week

07/02/06 - Second visit for 1 week

09/01/06 - Third visit for 1 week, engaged

09/22/06 - FedEx I-129F packet copy to CSC

09/25/06 - Received at CSC by N. Tan

09/27/06 - NOA 1 mailed

10/01/06 - Touched

10/04/06 - Received NOA 1

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I just FedEx'd my I-129F last week and I am concerned after reading this site extensively.

Can anyone comment on -

1 - The passport photos that were included were not perfectly to the dimensions requested, they were alittle bigger if memory serves. They were actually taken in Manila.

2 - My G-325a was the new form and my Fiancee's was the old form (good through 10/1) which I just realized looking at my original packet. Anyone know if this will blow the brain circuits of some USCIS person?

1. I went to a local mail box business to have my passport photos taken and when the owner cut them, I later came home to find them a different size than Jinky's so I carefully cut them to the same size. I honestly don't think they measure them with a stick.

2. As long as the old form hasn't expired (10/1), they should accept it.

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It is natural to be a little nervous after filing. All you can do is wait it out. If either of these turn out to be issues they will send you an RFE, and you can fix the problem. And of course, they may not be any problem at all.

Good luck on your journey! :thumbs:


B and J K-1 story

  • April 2004 met online
  • July 16, 2006 Met in person on her birthday in United Arab Emirates
  • August 4, 2006 sent certified mail I-129F packet Neb SC
  • August 9, 2006 NOA1
  • August 21, 2006 received NOA1 in mail
  • October 4, 5, 7, 13 & 17 2006 Touches! 50 day address change... Yes Judith is beautiful, quit staring at her passport photo and approve us!!! Shaming works! LOL
  • October 13, 2006 NOA2! November 2, 2006 NOA2? Huh? NVC already processed and sent us on to Abu Dhabi Consulate!
  • February 12, 2007 Abu Dhabi Interview SUCCESS!!! February 14 Visa in hand!
  • March 6, 2007 she is here!
  • MARCH 14, 2007 WE ARE MARRIED!!!
  • May 5, 2007 Sent AOS/EAD packet
  • May 11, 2007 NOA1 AOS/EAD
  • June 7, 2007 Biometrics appointment
  • June 8, 2007 first post biometrics touch, June 11, next touch...
  • August 1, 2007 AOS Interview! APPROVED!! EAD APPROVED TOO...
  • August 6, 2007 EAD card and Welcome Letter received!
  • August 13, 2007 GREEN CARD received!!! 375 days since mailing the I-129F!

    Remove Conditions:

  • May 1, 2009 first day to file
  • May 9, 2009 mailed I-751 to USCIS CS

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After I sent my application I started to freak out too about things - reading other couple's concerns made me question what I had done.

The first thing was that I had the wrong PO Box but my application was still delivered and I received my NOA1.

If you think you know what could be RFE'd then you could prepare it ahead of time, just in case.

Remember, they're people who look at our applications and they could miss something....or not feel that you needed to give more evidence.

As of now, you can only sit back and wait...

Good luck.


11/2004 - Met in Brazil

09/2006 - Apply for K1

03/2007 - K1 approved

04/2007 - Apply for AOS & EAD

07/2007 - EAD approved

01/2008 - Conditional Residency approved

11/2009 - Apply to remove conditions

02/2010 - Permanent Residency approved

11/2010 - Apply for Citizenship

03/2011 - Citizenship approved

07/2011 - Moved back to Brazil

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Thanks guys. I have extra passport photos for her so I can hopefully find someway to make adjustments.


03/03/06 - First met in Manila

05/23/06 - "First" visit for 1 week

07/02/06 - Second visit for 1 week

09/01/06 - Third visit for 1 week, engaged

09/22/06 - FedEx I-129F packet copy to CSC

09/25/06 - Received at CSC by N. Tan

09/27/06 - NOA 1 mailed

10/01/06 - Touched

10/04/06 - Received NOA 1

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I remember the photos I sent in where not exactly 2x2, or whatever they asked for. As long as you are close, you shouldn't have a problem. Since you have already sent the I-129f (I assume) then don't worry about it !!!! Of course, if you have a chance to make them perfect, do so.


K1 Visa Process long ago and far away...

02/09/06 - NOA1 date

12/17/06 - Married!

AOS Process a fading memory...

01/31/07 - Mailed AOS/EAD package for Olga and Anya

06/01/07 - Green card arrived in mail

Removing Conditions

03/02/09 - Mailed I-751 package (CSC)

03/06/09 - Check cashed

03/10/09 - Recieved Olga's NOA1

03/28/09 - Olga did biometrics

05/11/09 - Anya recieved NOA1 (took a call to USCIS to take care of it, oddly, they were helpful)

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I freaked out for a week, and as it turns out I freaked out over all the wrong things. In any case, re: photos, the only things specified on the I-129F form are passport-style (not specific dimensions) and an inch from chin to the top of the head, and you and your fiancé having your own separate pictures.


AOS

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Filed: 8/1/07

NOA1:9/7/07

Biometrics: 9/28/07

EAD/AP: 10/17/07

EAD card ordered again (who knows, maybe we got the two-fer deal): 10/23/-7

Transferred to CSC: 10/26/07

Approved: 11/21/07

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My passport pics were as specified, but my fiance's pics were smaller than specified.

Our petition WAS approved by CSC with no problems. But, from what I understand, my fiance's consulate will ask him to go down the street (during the day of the interview) to get new passport pics that ARE the correct size.

So, no worries for now ...... if they ask for larger pics at the time of the interview we will simply get larger pics ;)


6/29 - NEW I-129 mailed to CSC

7/21 - NOA1 issued

9/21 - finally ... my first touch!!

9/21 - NOA2 issued

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I just FedEx'd my I-129F last week and I am concerned after reading this site extensively.

Can anyone comment on -

1 - The passport photos that were included were not perfectly to the dimensions requested, they were alittle bigger if memory serves. They were actually taken in Manila.

2 - My G-325a was the new form and my Fiancee's was the old form (good through 10/1) which I just realized looking at my original packet. Anyone know if this will blow the brain circuits of some USCIS person?

Regarding Question #1, yes it does matter. You can't have photos of any size. There is a specific measurement requirement for passport photos, but of course there is a little leaway. So no one can determine for you on here with your "alittle bigger" is too definitely above the leaway cutoff. The only thing you can do is wait it out and see if you get a RFE. There is nothing you can do about it now anyway.

Regarding Question #2, as the expiration date is 10/1, they should accept it. If not, you'll get a RFE for new ones. Either way, there is nothing you can do now. You just have to wait it out.


AOS I-485

07/10/07 - Sent I-485 via USPS Priority Mail to Chicago Lockbox

07/23/07 - Received NOA1 in my home mailbox

08/13/07 - Received ASC Biometrics Appointment Letter in my home mailbox

08/31/07 - USCIS mailed out Appointment letter with Postmark Date 8/31/07

09/04/07 - Received actual Appointment Letter (Interivew Date 10/30/07)

09/06/07 - Completed Biometrics Appointment at local ASC

10/30/07 - Scheduled AOS Interview Appointment - Approved

I-751

08/13/09 - Sent I-751 to CSC

08/17/09 - Receipt date of NOA

09/16/09 - Biometrics

09/17/09 - "Touched"

12/15/09 - Card production ordered

12/17/09 - Approval notice sent

12/21/09 - Received 10-Year GC and Welcome Letter

N-400

08/16/10 - Sent N-400 to AZ Lockbox via USPS First Class Mail with Delivery Confirmation

08/18/10 - USPS Confirms delivery: August 18, 2010, 9:57 am, PHOENIX, AZ 85036

08/24/10 - Check #501 for $675 cleared my account @ 11:20 pm EDT

08/27/10 - Received NOA dated 8/23/10 with a Priority date of 8/18/10

09/07/10 - Received Biometric RFE dated 9/3/10 -- Fingerprint apt. schedule 10/1/10

10/01/10 - Fingerprint Appointment-- Completed

10/09/10 - Received Interview Appointment Letter dated 10/6/10 for scheduled interview on 11/09/10

11/09/10 - Interview Passed

11/18/10 - Oath Ceremony

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I just FedEx'd my I-129F last week and I am concerned after reading this site extensively.

Can anyone comment on -

1 - The passport photos that were included were not perfectly to the dimensions requested, they were alittle bigger if memory serves. They were actually taken in Manila.

2 - My G-325a was the new form and my Fiancee's was the old form (good through 10/1) which I just realized looking at my original packet. Anyone know if this will blow the brain circuits of some USCIS person?

1. I went to a local mail box business to have my passport photos taken and when the owner cut them, I later came home to find them a different size than Jinky's so I carefully cut them to the same size. I honestly don't think they measure them with a stick.

2. As long as the old form hasn't expired (10/1), they should accept it.

What are the differences between the old and new forms? I'm in the same situation with my fiance. Also I think at the bottom at says the old forms can be used until the end of the year...


10/20/2006 Sent I-129F!!!

10/24/2006 NOA1

10/26/2006 Check Cashed

10/28/2006 Touched

01/18/2007 Touched

01/18/2007 NOA2!!!

01/22/2007 Recieved NOA2 by mail

02/08/2007 Petition arrived at Rio consulate

02/15/2007 Received packet 3

02/17/2007 Consulate receives packet 3

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Thanks again guys for everything and the support.

The photos are just a tad big I think and the faces are a tad bigger. They aren't like totally way off.

On the USCIS website it clearly says that the old forms are good until 10/1 and since my FedEx should be there first thing Monday morning I'm hoping that I'm ok and I think I should be.


03/03/06 - First met in Manila

05/23/06 - "First" visit for 1 week

07/02/06 - Second visit for 1 week

09/01/06 - Third visit for 1 week, engaged

09/22/06 - FedEx I-129F packet copy to CSC

09/25/06 - Received at CSC by N. Tan

09/27/06 - NOA 1 mailed

10/01/06 - Touched

10/04/06 - Received NOA 1

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What are the differences between the old and new forms? I'm in the same situation with my fiance. Also I think at the bottom at says the old forms can be used until the end of the year...

The difference is the addition of the IMBRA questions. If the IMBRA questions are not on your form, then you will receive and RFE to submit answers to those few additional questions.

And regarding the expiration date ..... if I recall correctly, the initial "draft" version of the new form was given a October expiration date (which I believe was accepted as the finalized new form).


6/29 - NEW I-129 mailed to CSC

7/21 - NOA1 issued

9/21 - finally ... my first touch!!

9/21 - NOA2 issued

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