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Hi all, :blush:

I've been a lurker on the forum but I've just found out I made a mistake and I'm wondering if anyone can let me know what I can do to fix it.

In November we mailed in our I-130(including the G-325a) for my husband (UKC) to the London Embassy (we're doing a DCF).

I only had it brought to my attention today that we used the wrong size passport photos (we used English instead of US).

I didn't realize that they were supposed to be 2x2 and so they are the default UK size (which is smaller and not a square--its rectangular). I feel like a total moron. :wacko:

So Now we're both worrying what that means for us...does anyone know:

1) How strict they are on the photos being the exact size?

2) If there is a way I can send in replacements?

(*we haven't gotten our approval or a case # yet so I'm not sure how they'd know what it was for unless they do it by surname)

3) Any idea what this snag might mean in the terms of time for things to be processed?

Will we be put back at the beginning and wait another 3 months for it to be processed again?

(I wouldn't ask except that we're trying to figure how this affects our timeline for moving & shipping our things out of the country etc.)

I'd be very grateful for anyone else's experience and information.

E


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Nov-30-2011 Rec'd email confirmation

Feb-18-2012 Rec'd notice I-130 accepted

Mar-12-2012 Rec'd Case #

Mar-16-2012 Mailed DS-230s & DS-2001

Mar-21-2012 Medical Appointment

May -9-2012 Visa Interview...Approved! :)

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to DCF forum; OP filed petition at the USCIS field office in London.

My answers to your questions are in bold and italic.

**I do not know how strict USCIS is with the passport photo size when a petition is filed at an overseas field office, perhaps someone else will know.**

2) If there is a way I can send in replacements?[/b]

(*we haven't gotten our approval or a case # yet so I'm not sure how they'd know what it was for unless they do it by surname)

Contact the USCIS field office in London and explain what happened; they may instruct you on what to do next.

3) Any idea what this snag might mean in the terms of time for things to be processed?

Will we be put back at the beginning and wait another 3 months for it to be processed again?

(I wouldn't ask except that we're trying to figure how this affects our timeline for moving & shipping our things out of the country etc.)

While it may cause a small delay, it will not cause your file to go back to the start and cause you to wait.

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Hi all, :blush:

I've been a lurker on the forum but I've just found out I made a mistake and I'm wondering if anyone can let me know what I can do to fix it.

In November we mailed in our I-130(including the G-325a) for my husband (UKC) to the London Embassy (we're doing a DCF).

I only had it brought to my attention today that we used the wrong size passport photos (we used English instead of US).

I didn't realize that they were supposed to be 2x2 and so they are the default UK size (which is smaller and not a square--its rectangular). I feel like a total moron. :wacko:

So Now we're both worrying what that means for us...does anyone know:

1) How strict they are on the photos being the exact size?

2) If there is a way I can send in replacements?

(*we haven't gotten our approval or a case # yet so I'm not sure how they'd know what it was for unless they do it by surname)

3) Any idea what this snag might mean in the terms of time for things to be processed?

Will we be put back at the beginning and wait another 3 months for it to be processed again?

(I wouldn't ask except that we're trying to figure how this affects our timeline for moving & shipping our things out of the country etc.)

I'd be very grateful for anyone else's experience and information.

E

I'm not sure if there's a difference by doing DCF, but when my package was sent to USCIS, I also didn't realise at the time that my pictures weren't 2x2 (they were Canadian sizes). I only realised this afterwards, but hoped it wouldn't generate a RFE. And it didn't! I've seen other cases as well where the passport pictures were sent in, not 2x2, and were approved. I'd suggest calling the London embassy and asking. For the I-130, it might be okay. But I'd suggest for the other packages, definitely get your pictures done 2x2.

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I'm not sure if there's a difference by doing DCF, but when my package was sent to USCIS, I also didn't realise at the time that my pictures weren't 2x2 (they were Canadian sizes). I only realised this afterwards, but hoped it wouldn't generate a RFE. And it didn't! I've seen other cases as well where the passport pictures were sent in, not 2x2, and were approved. I'd suggest calling the London embassy and asking. For the I-130, it might be okay. But I'd suggest for the other packages, definitely get your pictures done 2x2.

Agreed. We arent doing DCF but when we mailed in the I-130 to USCIS my photo was UK standard not US standard and they didnt seem to have any issues either, but like it says above DCF may be different and your best to check with the Embassy and send in US standard photos for everything else.


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Hi all, :blush:

I've been a lurker on the forum but I've just found out I made a mistake and I'm wondering if anyone can let me know what I can do to fix it.

don't think there will be a problem. Just take the right size to the interview (2 of them). The medical people at Knightsbridge will accept either size.


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I would do nothing for now. You may get an RFE for it, but it is unlikely. Bring some extra correct size photos to the interview.


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Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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Thank you everyone. :thumbs: I appreciate you all taking the time to give me your thoughts on it.

SInce we don't have a case number yet I'm going to wait and see what happens and go from there.


IR-1 DCF@London

Nov-9-2011 Mailed I-130

Nov-23-2011 Charged for I-130

Nov-30-2011 Rec'd email confirmation

Feb-18-2012 Rec'd notice I-130 accepted

Mar-12-2012 Rec'd Case #

Mar-16-2012 Mailed DS-230s & DS-2001

Mar-21-2012 Medical Appointment

May -9-2012 Visa Interview...Approved! :)

June 18th ...Fly home~~

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