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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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anyone have their wifes/husband passport photos taken in colombia? i noticed that they are a bit smaller than the 2"X2" that is requiered, will this be a problem? anyone have any experience with this?

thanks

JK


USCIS (CR-1)

10/03/06 Sent Packet to Vermont Service Center

10/14/06 Received NOA1 (I-797C) in the mail

03/11/07 NOA2 I-797 Approved (I-130 approved in 5 months)

03/12/07 NOA2 Approval Notification received by email

03/15/07 NOA2 received in the mail (postmarked 03/13/07)

NVC

03/14/07 NVC received case/assigned number

03/27/07 AOS(Affidavit of Support) Fee Bill and DS-3032 generated

03/27/07 DS-3032 emailed from wifes email account

03/27/07 AOS Fee Bill mailed

03/30/07 NVC emails my wife acknowledging receipt of DS-3032

04/02/07 Immigrant Visa (IV) Bill generated

04/04/07 AOS Fee Bill entered into NVC system

04/09/07 I-864 Generated

04/12/07 (IV) Bill received/mailed to NVC

04/16/07 I-864 sent to NVC

04/19/07 (IV) Fee Bill and I-864 entered into NVC system

04/25/07 NVC mails Barcode and Instructions for DS-230

04/27/07 NVC completes review of I-864: Approved

05/02/07 Received Instructions for DS-230/Mailed DS-230 to NVC

05/04/07 NVC enters DS-230 into system

05/15/07 Case Complete

06/18/07 Interview date : July 09, 2007

06/20/07 NVC mails packet 4 to me and my wife

06/21/07 NVC mails case to bogota

06/23/07 Received packet 4

07/09/07 Interview/Visa Approved

07/11/07 Visa in hand!!

08/2007 arrival in the US

10/15/2007 applied for SS card at our local SS office

10/23/2007 received SS card in the mail

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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anyone have their wifes/husband passport photos taken in colombia? i noticed that they are a bit smaller than the 2"X2" that is requiered, will this be a problem? anyone have any experience with this?

thanks

JK

I don't know how is in her country, but here, i have brought a copy of the Guide where the detailed measurment of the picture is explained to the professional photograph and still made sure he get it, explaining him those requirements are very strict otherwise i'll have to come back...and it will make delays....Like in everything in this proceedure, all is about explaining a lot and requesting clearly what we want i suppose! Good luck to her!!!!


CR-1, VT- Canada

I-130:

25 Aug 06 - Sent I-130 (a Friday)

28 Aug 06 - NOA1 & Certif. receipt returned ( a Monday) Day 1

29 Aug 06 - USCIS cashes check

30 Aug 06 - check cleared & 1ST TOUCH.

01 Sept 06 - NOA1 recvd by Mail

09 Sept 06 - 2ND TOUCH (a Saturday)

09 Mai 07 - NOA2 (2 e-mails)

Note: were told the long delay due to huge backlog and internal changes in VT

NVC :

04-June-07 - NVC generates DS-3032 & AOS bill

12-June-07 - AOS Bill payment sent/ alien receives DS-3032 form (by mail, dated 4th June)

13-June-07 - Alien sends back completed DS-3032 (by mail)/ rcvd 19th of June approx.

To mid July-07 - I-864 form sent completed and IV fee bill

19-July-07 NVC rcv I-864 form; mail signature rcvd.

22-Aug-07 Ds-230 with documents sent to NVC.

20-Sep - 07 Alien sends NVC Missing document. NVC receives it the 25th.

05-Oct - 07 NVC completed.

16-Jan - 08 Interview, 3 questions asked, visa approved same day, received 1week later approx.

Note: delay due to internal delay, missing document (not rfe) and self procrastination of understanding some abstract terms. C Post not at all reliable (delivery duration, delivery with signature (did not deliver personnaly), and delivery of interview letter rcvd after the interview).

In USA:

01-03-08 POE Entry in USA

...-03-08 2 Welcome in America letters and green card received.

"What I know is that I know nothing"

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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My wife's fotos came from Foto Japon en Bogota and so far I haven't rec'd an RFE, not saying one isn't on the way soon. God, I hope not. My photo from Walgreens here was a bit smaller as well, if you really feel uncomfortable or think they are too small, have them retaken, for about $2 US and $26 to send them Fedex (4 days it took), it may be worth the peace of mind.

Good luck

Doug


I-130

2006 09 06 Mailed I-130

2006 09 07 Rec'd at CA Center

2006 09 13 I-130 NOA1 receipt date

2006 11 22 NOA2, approved

2007 02 15 Case complete at NVC

2007 02 21 Case forwarded to Bogota Embassy

2007 02 23 Case received at Embassy

2007 04 12 Interview,VISA GRANTED

I-751- Removing Conditions

2009 04 08 Overnight Application

2009 04 09 Rec'd Application at CSC

2009 04 17 Rec'd NOA

2009 05 10 Called CSC - No Biometrix letter, 45 day Inquiry starts

2009 05 18 Made Info Pass appointment for June 2

2009 05 26 Rec'd response and copy of Bio Appt letter dated May 14, Appt on May 28

2009 05 27 Biometrix-walked in a day early and completed appointment

2009 06 01 Approved Conditions Removed (rec'd Congratulations letter on June 9)

2009 06 12 Touched but nothing changed on USCIS website

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anyone have their wifes/husband passport photos taken in colombia? i noticed that they are a bit smaller than the 2"X2" that is requiered, will this be a problem? anyone have any experience with this?

thanks

JK

If the photosize difference is clearly noticeable, then you are better off getting the new picture with right measurements.

Edited by simple_male

I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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I think they are just going to deny your visa, sorry.

hahahaha...just kidding buddy....did you get my email? Nice to meet you, and like I said...it is probably all good but I had the same problem and made him retake them immediately, for free, and I took the sheet home and cut them myself. Of course, I'm not good with numbers so I would have been better off with the first set I'm sure...lol

Where'd you get them? We used the Foto Japon just off Calle 72 next to the courtyard restaurants and little casino.


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You can visit us at: www.BradAndVicky.com

CR-1 Process (I-130)

06/02/06 - I-130 received @ USCIS Texas Service Center

06/26/06 - NOA1 received, Dated 6/22 & check cashed

08/29/06 - Approved by email - 91 DAYS!!!

09/05/06 - NOA2 received by mail

09/20/06 - NVC assigned Case #

10/02/06 - DS3032 & AOS Fee Bill Generated

10/04/06 - DS3032 Shortcut Emailed & AOS Fee Bill Shortcut Sent

10/06/06 - Received email acceptance of DS3032

10/18/06 - Received & Returned IV Fee Bill

10/20/06 - I-864 Package Generated, Shorcut Sent

11/01/06 - DS-230 Package Generated, Shortcut Sent

12/01/06 - Case Complete!!!

12/07/06 - Case sent to US Embassy, Bogota

01/15/07 - Received packet from Bogota!

01/30/07 - Bogota Interview - Approved! (visa received same day)

02/08/07 - Welcome to the E.U. mi Amor!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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hey brad, yes got your email, thanks. i just sent it out as is and will wait and see. we got the pics done at...i think its called foto impression across from blockbuster video. anyway, i'll let you know how things go. thanks and take care

JK


USCIS (CR-1)

10/03/06 Sent Packet to Vermont Service Center

10/14/06 Received NOA1 (I-797C) in the mail

03/11/07 NOA2 I-797 Approved (I-130 approved in 5 months)

03/12/07 NOA2 Approval Notification received by email

03/15/07 NOA2 received in the mail (postmarked 03/13/07)

NVC

03/14/07 NVC received case/assigned number

03/27/07 AOS(Affidavit of Support) Fee Bill and DS-3032 generated

03/27/07 DS-3032 emailed from wifes email account

03/27/07 AOS Fee Bill mailed

03/30/07 NVC emails my wife acknowledging receipt of DS-3032

04/02/07 Immigrant Visa (IV) Bill generated

04/04/07 AOS Fee Bill entered into NVC system

04/09/07 I-864 Generated

04/12/07 (IV) Bill received/mailed to NVC

04/16/07 I-864 sent to NVC

04/19/07 (IV) Fee Bill and I-864 entered into NVC system

04/25/07 NVC mails Barcode and Instructions for DS-230

04/27/07 NVC completes review of I-864: Approved

05/02/07 Received Instructions for DS-230/Mailed DS-230 to NVC

05/04/07 NVC enters DS-230 into system

05/15/07 Case Complete

06/18/07 Interview date : July 09, 2007

06/20/07 NVC mails packet 4 to me and my wife

06/21/07 NVC mails case to bogota

06/23/07 Received packet 4

07/09/07 Interview/Visa Approved

07/11/07 Visa in hand!!

08/2007 arrival in the US

10/15/2007 applied for SS card at our local SS office

10/23/2007 received SS card in the mail

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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hey brad, yes got your email, thanks. i just sent it out as is and will wait and see. we got the pics done at...i think its called foto impression across from blockbuster video. anyway, i'll let you know how things go. thanks and take care

JK

Absolutely man...keep in touch...and keep an eye on my signature - if you are in town for one of my upcoming visits we should get together, and the first round(s) are on me!


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You can visit us at: www.BradAndVicky.com

CR-1 Process (I-130)

06/02/06 - I-130 received @ USCIS Texas Service Center

06/26/06 - NOA1 received, Dated 6/22 & check cashed

08/29/06 - Approved by email - 91 DAYS!!!

09/05/06 - NOA2 received by mail

09/20/06 - NVC assigned Case #

10/02/06 - DS3032 & AOS Fee Bill Generated

10/04/06 - DS3032 Shortcut Emailed & AOS Fee Bill Shortcut Sent

10/06/06 - Received email acceptance of DS3032

10/18/06 - Received & Returned IV Fee Bill

10/20/06 - I-864 Package Generated, Shorcut Sent

11/01/06 - DS-230 Package Generated, Shortcut Sent

12/01/06 - Case Complete!!!

12/07/06 - Case sent to US Embassy, Bogota

01/15/07 - Received packet from Bogota!

01/30/07 - Bogota Interview - Approved! (visa received same day)

02/08/07 - Welcome to the E.U. mi Amor!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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My husband's photo, taken in the UK, was also smaller than the standard US 2x2. The instructions on the form said it had to be "passport style" but the description that followed referenced only the white background, the glossy finish, and the dimensions for the subject's head. As the photo Richard sent me fit these requirements, we thought it would be okay.

I was under the impression that the only time the 2x2 was absolutely required was for the visa itself, which comes later. Am I wrong? Now I'm a bit worried, but I don't want to send another photo if it isn't required and will only confuse things. I sent a smaller photo for the I-129F as well.

So I guess these are my questions: who else here used a smaller photo that met the other requirements and has already moved through to the NVC? Anyone here had an RFE for a small photo? Once the I-130 moves onwards, could the photo still present a problem (ie, the NVC has a problem with it but USCIS didn't mind)?

I really thought I had sent a perfect packet. *sigh*

JenM


For CR-1 Process:

CIS

08.17.06 - I-130 mailed to TSC

08.29.06 - NOA-1 generated

09.04.06 - NOA-1 received in the mail from CSC

09.11.06 - *Touch*

09.15.06 - *Touch*

11.01.06 - APPROVED!! [76 days]

NVC

11.20.06 - Case number assigned

11.21.06 - E-mailed Choice of Agent and mailed AOS Bill using James' Shortcuts

11.28.06 - Choice of Agent in NVC system

12.04.06 - IV Bill and I-864 Packet generated

12.06.06 - I-864 mailed using James' Shortcuts

12.12.06 - IV Bill rec'd via USPS and payment sent back to NVC same day

12.21.06 - I-864 in NVC system

12.26.06 - DS-230 generated

12.29.06 - DS-230 mailed using James' Shortcuts

01.08.07 - All paperwork in NVC system.

02.07.07 - Case complete [80 days]. NVC reports our file has left for London

*** Saved total of 29 days using James' Shortcuts***

London Embassy

03.06.07 - Packet arrives with interview date & instructions

04.03.07 - Medical in London - went smoothly

04.12.07 - 10.30 AM Interview at London Embassy - in and out in half an hour!

04.13.07 - Visa arrives at Hubby's home in York, 1.30 PM. WOW!

04.29.07 - Husband arrives in US via Newark. :)

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