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So after i got the RFE after sending it what seemed to me (and many others here) enough evidence, Im now a little paranoid about making sure everything is organized very well and spelled out plainly for them to see. I have a question (might be not important at all) but, when putting together my pictures, boarding passes, bank statements, and passport stamps, should I organize them according to each trip, or just put all the pictures together, all boarding passes together, etc. First time around i just put them all pics together, all passes together, etc. but im wondering if i organize them by trip if thats better. Also, did you guys number the pages and then reference those in your letter? ie went to NZ in April 2010, see pictures on page 4-6. I just want to make sure that everything is easy and understandable for them this time. any input appreciated. Thanks! Oh p.s. Does the RFE have to go back in the envelope they sent?


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Service Center : California Service Center

I-129F Sent : 2011-08-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-08-22

I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-01-26

RFE Reply(s) : 2012-02-06

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-13

Packet received: 2012-02-27

Interview Date :2012-05-01

Interview Result :Approved

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When we got our RFE asking for more evidence, we sent them pictures in little zip lock bag (to be sure they are safe) organized from oldest to newest, and then other evidence or copies of them put together with paper clips. I don´t thin it matters much, as long as they get what they want. Our lawyer also advised us to highlight the important facts with color pens. So I highlighted the dates from our boarding passes and passport stamp copies etc.

I did not put page numbers but I did have a cover letter telling the info of our RFE and what is included in our letter.

We could not make all the papers fit into that tiny envelope they sent but the instructions on their web site clearly say it must be used (I think because of the bar code they have in it), so we used bigger envelope but we taped the small one on top of it as a address label. Few days after mailing it we got a response that they got it and our petition was approved few weeks later.. so I guess what we did was not considered wrong.

Good luck!

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We could not make all the papers fit into that tiny envelope they sent but the instructions on their web site clearly say it must be used (I think because of the bar code they have in it), so we used bigger envelope but we taped the small one on top of it as a address label.

This is exactly what we did too. Took less than a month to get an approval.

We didn't organize things according to trips but according to evidence, on the coverletter we put the intervals of my visits including dates and which year(primary evidence of having met was first).

I would like to add that the RFE wasn't for proof of having met but being free to marry - USCIS apparently thought my husband(the USC) had been married before(he hasn't) despite having everything ticked right and letter of intent.


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

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AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

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Thanks so much Pabe and Moomin!! Really appreciate the help :) Great idea about taping the envelope to the top of a bigger one


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Service Center : California Service Center

I-129F Sent : 2011-08-15

I-129F NOA1 : 2011-08-22

I-129F RFE(s) : 2012-01-26

RFE Reply(s) : 2012-02-06

I-129F NOA2 : 2012-02-13

Packet received: 2012-02-27

Interview Date :2012-05-01

Interview Result :Approved

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Thanks so much Pabe and Moomin!! Really appreciate the help :) Great idea about taping the envelope to the top of a bigger one

Always good to know the shortcuts. I watched(i.e. laughed) on skype as my husband tried to stuff that tiny envelope with papers. "It's gotta fit!.. Somehow" as he kept squeezing papers in there. I guess USCIS wanted to not waste paper with bigger envelopes :)


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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