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Filing I-130 - question re: passport style photos

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Hi everyone,

I am sending off our I-130 application tomorrow, and I'm reading a lot of conflicting advice about how many passport style photos to include.

The USCIS instructions state to include a passport style photo of both the beneficiary and petitioner with the I-130.

The guide on here states to attach a passport style photo for both the beneficiary and petitioner with the corresponding G-325a.

We are more than likely going to reduce the chance of them coming back for more photos by attaching two photos (one to each of the above) but it would be great to have clarification on that from someone who has been through the process.

I'll be starting my time line once this is in the post!

Thanks!


See my timeline for my expedited I-130 application due to military pcs

n-400

Expedited naturalization (under s 319(b) INA) due to military pcs

n-400 sent: 2013-02-02

NOA1: 2013-02-15

Biometrics date rec: 2013-02-15

Biometrics date: 2013-03-07 (EB walk in 2013-02-20)

Second biometrics: 2013-03-19 (First set unclassifiable)

Inline for interview: 2013-03-21

Testing/interview date: 2013-03-27

Oath ceremony: 2013-03-27

Moving to Germany! 2013-04-13

I'm A United States Citizen

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Better to put one on each, meaning a total of two of each person, can't get an RFE if you give too many pictures.......

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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Just on the safe side, just send total of 4 passport photos (2 each for petitioner and beneficiary) lightly print the name and Alien # if known on the back of each photograph using pencil or felt pen. Good luck!


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Great - thanks for confirming my assumption both of you!

:)


See my timeline for my expedited I-130 application due to military pcs

n-400

Expedited naturalization (under s 319(b) INA) due to military pcs

n-400 sent: 2013-02-02

NOA1: 2013-02-15

Biometrics date rec: 2013-02-15

Biometrics date: 2013-03-07 (EB walk in 2013-02-20)

Second biometrics: 2013-03-19 (First set unclassifiable)

Inline for interview: 2013-03-21

Testing/interview date: 2013-03-27

Oath ceremony: 2013-03-27

Moving to Germany! 2013-04-13

I'm A United States Citizen

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I sent out my packet recently and it was accepted and is under initial review at the moment. We just sent a passport photo for each of us attached to our g forms. So a total of two. I figure Ill save the others for later use if they need them or we can go get new ones.


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2004- Met online. Started a great friendship
2009- Decided our friendship had turned into something major
2009- First Official Visit and when we officially started dating
July 1st,2011- We got married!!!
USCIS
September 14,2012- Sent In I-130
September 20,2012- First NOA
September 25,2012- I-130 transferred to another office for processing because they now have jurisdiction over the case.
May 18, 2013- NOA2

NVC

February 21,2014- Case Complete

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When I look at this page: http://www.visajourn...tent/i130guide1

It says:

ONE passport photo of the petitioner - attached to their G-325a

ONE passport photo of the beneficiary - attached to their G-325a

Where is everyone seeing attach a picture of both people to both G-325a? I'm confused. :(

From the I-130 instructions: th_pics.jpg (clickable thumbnail)

Even from the USCIS.gov website:

Required Documentation

To complete the process, the petitioner must submit:

  • Form I-130 (signed with proper fee), with all required documentation, including:
    • Two completed and signed G-325A forms (one for you and one for your spouse)
    • A copy of your civil marriage certificate
    • A copy of all divorce decrees, death certificates, or annulment decrees that demonstrate that all previous marriages entered into by you and/or your spouse were terminated
    • Passport style photos of you and your spouse (see Form I-130 instructions for photo requirements)
    • Evidence of all legal name changes for you and/or your spouse (may include marriage certificates, divorce decrees, court judgment of name change, adoption decrees, etc.)

Because by the time my husband sends off the I-130 petition I'll have to send him another photo. /headdesk. So everything I read just says 1 photo?! But people are saying send two?! I'm not sure if the process is this confusing or if I've just been staring at it all for too long! wacko.gif ROFL!!!


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