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Hello everyone,

Well I feel my heads about to explode with the amount of paperwork infront of me! I was thinking of putting everything in a binder and putting individual components (such as cover letter, photocopies of boarding cards, photocopies of e-tickets etc) in one clear plastic wallet so to keep everything similar together. This way, I can kind of assemble it like a school project?! Maybe but dividers? Does this sound logical? My evidence is growing every day - so far I've got copies of boarding cards, e-tickets, hotel confirmations, car hire confirmations, bank statements, credit card statements, my rosters from work to prove my whereabouts (I'm flight attendant), basketball tickets, MLS tickets, Rome colosseum tickets, Rome train tickets, a boarding card from Rome, passport stamp copies (in colour), a US departure record card (which I believe should have stayed in the states, oops) with a bright stamp from LAX on it, 10 screen shots of Skype conversations, numerous e-mails exchanged between us, bla, bla, bla....

Any suggestions for presentation? The binder would be a simple clip one which would be very easy to dissemble for the guys at USCIS...

Also, today I scanned in my boarding cards and printed them off in colour, very high resolution, but they've literally all come out A4 sized! So very easy to read but do they want actual size copies?! Anyone know if they even care about that?!

Thanks in advance everyone, you're all such a great help through this mind boggling process....

claire

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April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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Regardless of how you assemble it, it will be taken apart binder tossed before it will ver be seen by an adjudicator. They will have to dissemble and they do have to scan every piece of evidence you have. So plastic folders, pockets. Think f that poor clerk.

You do have alot. It all depends on your embassy (is it a tough or easy one. Do you have isues, red flags to address. Boarding passes really aren't that necessary if you are presenting your Visa stamps. You just need to show proof yu went and saw them is all. Evidence of an ongoing relationship and of course pics with friends and family is always a plus.

You have the travel to each other pretty covered. But did you spend alot of time together? I have a friend he traveled 5 times to see his love all together though 3 weeks visiting total and he was denied but it depends reaally. It's a ####### shoot at best.


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1-2 large bullclips ( paper cilps ) to hold the entire thing together. Cover page on front listing order of contents behind. Payment stapled to the cover.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

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so how would you seperate say I-129 form to the biographic form? Just don't want to hand them a big pile of paper... or do they prefer it in sort of a book format? Are staples permitted for multi-page items like my divorce decree?


April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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I grouped things together that belonged together in plastic sheet protectors. I've always guessed that caused my RFE. They asked for items that I knew were included that were put together that way. Our letter's of intent were one of the RFE flagged items which I was 100% positive were in the same clear sheet protector. I think they didn't bother to pull items out and look at them or didn't bother to pull them out and flag them as copies where originals were required. I can only guess on this, because I was asked for items I knew were already included and they didn't say why they wanted things, they just quoted verbatim what was on the original instructions in the sections they wanted in the RFE. To be sure, I resent everything plus much more on every topic they flagged. This time I just put them in order with a cover sheet with a table of contents, then a separator sheet for each section with its own table of contents. I then slipped the stack, which was bigger than the original I-129F package into a large manila envelope. We got our approval in less than a week after I replied to the RFE. This made me guess, can't be sure really, that they prefer the well organized unbound documents with cover sheets and dividers.


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Date Card Received : 2012-07-13
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Date Card Received : 2012-02-04

Sent ROC : 4-1-2014
Noa1 : 4-2-2014
Bio Complete : 4-18-2014
Approved : 6-24-2014

N-400 sent 2-13-2016
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so how would you seperate say I-129 form to the biographic form? Just don't want to hand them a big pile of paper... or do they prefer it in sort of a book format? Are staples permitted for multi-page items like my divorce decree?

Had staples in my guys divorce decree and the passport photo copy pages to keep them together. Stapled the Passport photos to the biographic pages ( photo was inside a plastic bag. )

No dividers, no binders, no tabs, no stickys just a HUGE paper clip and a cover letter listing the contents in order. No RFE, no issues.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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oK I'll make it my mission to find something suitable tommorow. Any UK members recommend a shop/product? I'm sure Staples will have something... so basically minimal accessories? I'm just overwhelmed the amount of paper I have and just felt it should be more seperated to avoid mixing up... any other suggestions? Thanks!


April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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Thanks Inky, good response. So anything that belongs together I should pretty much staple. My e-tickets are all 2 page long too... Was your package quite thick when you mailed it? I've a feeling mine is going to be a novel. Any ideas on the boarding card photocopies? Should i down size them to actual size or do you think my huge A4 ones will do?!

Claire x


April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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Hello everyone,

Well I feel my heads about to explode with the amount of paperwork infront of me! I was thinking of putting everything in a binder and putting individual components (such as cover letter, photocopies of boarding cards, photocopies of e-tickets etc) in one clear plastic wallet so to keep everything similar together. This way, I can kind of assemble it like a school project?! Maybe but dividers? Does this sound logical? My evidence is growing every day - so far I've got copies of boarding cards, e-tickets, hotel confirmations, car hire confirmations, bank statements, credit card statements, my rosters from work to prove my whereabouts (I'm flight attendant), basketball tickets, MLS tickets, Rome colosseum tickets, Rome train tickets, a boarding card from Rome, passport stamp copies (in colour), a US departure record card (which I believe should have stayed in the states, oops) with a bright stamp from LAX on it, 10 screen shots of Skype conversations, numerous e-mails exchanged between us, bla, bla, bla....

Any suggestions for presentation? The binder would be a simple clip one which would be very easy to dissemble for the guys at USCIS...

Also, today I scanned in my boarding cards and printed them off in colour, very high resolution, but they've literally all come out A4 sized! So very easy to read but do they want actual size copies?! Anyone know if they even care about that?!

Thanks in advance everyone, you're all such a great help through this mind boggling process....

claire

Here is our list from the cover sheet :1) USCIS service fee for $340 11) divorce decree #2

2) Notice of Entry of Appearance for Attorney 12) Airline flight #1

3) Petition for fiance w/ supplemental statement 13) photos from 1st meeting

4) My Affidavit of how we met 14) Fiance's Affidavit of how we met

5) My G325 15) Photos from 2nd meeting

6) Fiance's G325 16) phone bills

7) My birth certificate 17) Airline flight #2

8) My passport

9) My drivers license

10) divorce decree #1

Hope this helps!


08/01/12-Married08/17/12-Applied for Social Security Card09/23/12-Husband received his Social Security card!09/27/12-Filed AOS09/28/12-AOS package received10/01/12-Text message from USCIS10/03/12-Check cashed10/09/12-NOA1 for I485,I765,I131 AND Biometrics Appointment Letter10/24/12-Biometrics Appointment12/11/12-EAD and AP Approved-75 days12/14/12-EAD/AP Card Production ordered12/21/12-EAD/AP Card came in the mail06/22/13-Green Card Approved06/27/13-Greed Card Production Ordered06/29/13-Green Card came in the mail<p>

04/09/15-Mailed ROC

04/10/2015-Package received

04/14/2015-Check cashed

06/02/2015-Called Service Center (still no NOA1) Service request found out wrong address on paperwork! :(

06/03/2015-Called to get address updated Ar11 online add change didnt work-got infopass for June 10th

06/10/2015-Went to info pass appt. Hubby got a 1yr. Extension stamp in his passport and biometrics done

08/12/2015-ROC Approved. Got letter in the mail.

08/29/2015-received new card in the mail.

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I didn't do K1 bit I still think you are probably sending way too much for a UK petition. You can bet your life they are not going to look at it all, so you might be better trying to rationalize it - send a range of different types of evidence that covers the period of your relationship rather than very single piece of evidence you have. Save some for the interview - even though London won't ask for it.

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01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Claire - Consider putting forth the important information, not just a mass of low-quality information. If you have a ton of boarding passes that show how much time you have spent in person (big plus!), the content of your emails or the fact that you went to the Rome colosseum together is going to pale in comparison.

They are going to undo whatever organization you do, so don't waste time with all sorts of tabs and sheet protectors and stuff. Make it neat with paperclips and that's it.


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8/17/10: INTERVIEW DAY (day 123) APPROVED!!

ROC:
5/23/12: Sent out package
2/06/13: APPROVED!

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Thanks for the advice. I might ditch some of the basketball tickets lol.

Cathy - I have been following advice from a friend who used a lawyer for this petition last year, she encouraged me to send as much as I can, lol. I was kinda thinking it's too much! I'll get everything I have together and just pick out the best. Do you think the Skype chats are neccessary? I have about 10 sheets....

x


April 30th 2011 Met in Las Vegas, NV at Paris Resort and Casino

June 4th 2012 Mailed I-129F from Salt Lake City, UT to Dallas, TX

June 6th 2012 Received in Dallas

June 11th 2012 Text/E-mail of NOA1

June 14th 2012 Received hardcopy of NOA1

August 16th 2012 Received text/e-mail of NOA2

August 27th 2012 NVC received petition

Sep 3rd 2012 Received Packet 3 from London Embassy

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Do you think the Skype chats are neccessary? I have about 10 sheets....

Probably not but there's no harm in sending - but again, just a selection that covers a period of time - not the lot! I know that I did a different process, but all we sent with the original petition apart from the required civil documents was three affidavits. I had a lot more ready for the interview but didn't even get to take it out of my bag.


01/27/2011 - Trevor's N400 submitted
02/18/2011 - Married
04/02/2011 - NOA1 hard copy received - priority date 03/30/2011
07/08/2011 - Trevor is now a USC - called USCIS to request upgrade of the petition.
08/02/2011 - NOA2
09/08/2011 - LND case number received, medical booked
09/26/2011 - Case complete at NVC
09/30/2011 - Interview date assigned
11/08/2011 - Interview - approved!!
11/10/2011 - Visa in hand
12/04/2011 - POE in Atlanta
12/12/2011 - SSN number received in mail
12/12/2011 - Welcome notice received
01/06/2012 - Green card received
09/06/2013 - File for Removal of Conditions
10/01/2013 - Biometrics for ROC
02/03/2014 - Card production email received

02/17/2014 - 2nd card production email received

02/28/2014 - 10 year Green card received

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Thanks Inky, good response. So anything that belongs together I should pretty much staple. My e-tickets are all 2 page long too... Was your package quite thick when you mailed it? I've a feeling mine is going to be a novel. Any ideas on the boarding card photocopies? Should i down size them to actual size or do you think my huge A4 ones will do?!

Claire x

cost about 30 $ to mail it via USPS because it was 3 inches thick lol Used 2 bullclips to hold it together one on top and bottom.


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Your I-129f was approved in 5 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 67 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

AOS was approved in 2 months and 8 days without interview.

ROC was approved in 3 months and 2 days without interview.

I am a Citizen of the United States of America. 04/16/13

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Claire you are going to be going through the UK embassy. It's really not necessary or required you loading up every piece of evidence. Your embassy is a bit more lenient on th evidence. Now if you were going through Nigeria like we are than heck yeah bring it on.

Also with eaxch piece of evidence I had a cover letter explaining with a brief what they are looking at. For email logs I had stated November 2010 we stopped using Facebook to ciommunicate. Or network was down week of xx/xx/xx so they know thats why no communications there.

I submitted from 7/7/2009 through 10/10/2010 our Facebook log and choose like 2 emails that would covered one page each.

The coverletters I believe will be helpful. I did submit 219 pages (2.11 lbs). Not massive but enough I pray to satisfy Lagos.

Hope this helps.


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From now on your VJ Member name will be verified. If the name you put on form to be added to spreadsheet comes up not found, you will not be added to the spreadsheet. If you don't have a timeline you will not be added to the spreadsheet.

Please Please put your VJ member name only. Not nicknames or real names whatever your VJ name is. It's below your profile picture!!

 

Come join the current Interview thread: 

Case-Complete-DQ-to-Interview-December-2020/

Case Complete to Interview Form

Case Complete to Interview Spreadsheet
NVC Filers Wiki Process

 

 

ROC I751
5/21/2018: Filed i751 ROC
6/12/2018: NOA1 Date
3/5/2019: Biometrics Appt
12/28/2019: 18 month Extension has expired
1/9/2020: InfoPass Appt to get stamp in Passport
2/27/2020: Combo Interview (ROC and Citizenship)
3/31/2020: submitted service request for being pass normal processing time
4/7/2020: Card being produced
4/8/2020: Approved
4/10/2020: Card mailed
4/15/2020: 10 year green card received
 
 
N400
5/21/2019: Filed Online
5/21/2019: NOA1 Date
6/13/2019: Biometrics Appt
2/27/2020: Citizenship Interview
4/7/2020: In queue for Oath Ceremony to be scheduled
6/19/2020: Notice Oath Ceremony scheduled
7/8/2020: Oath Ceremony (Houston)

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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