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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Lesotho


I am very excited because my fiance's visa packet finally arrived, BUT there is a small tear on the side from the rubberband that they used to hold the passport to it during shipment. Does anyone have experience or thoughts about what might happen at the POE with the immigration officer? When we book his flight (probably tomorrow) I will know the POE, and maybe I can call them to see if this is normal. But I'd like to know if anyone has had this problem, and if so, how did the immigration officer handle it. Thanks so much! :)

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Germany

we also got ours this week! (yesterday) and there was a corner of the envelope missing from ours im not sure if thats normal. but a small tear as you describe should be ok i think. Anyone else know?

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Portugal

The DO NOT OPEN mark on the envelope is there so that they can be sure that you didn't tamper with the paperwork inside. A torn envelope can be evidence that something was added/taken out. A small tear is not.

The K1 journey:                                                                                                                             The AOS journey:

11/09/2013 - I-129F Packet mailed to Dallas Lockbox                                                                                         06/22/2015 - AOS packet mailed to Chicago Lockbox

02/14/2014 - Case shipped to Embassy, where it waited for over a year at my request                                 11/07/2015 - AOS approved (EAD and AP had already been approved) - there was no interview

05/21/2015 - Interview - Approved

06/19/2015 - Wedding (L) 


The ROC journey:                                                                                                                         

10/12/2017 - ROC packet mailed to VSC

01/21/2019 - ROC Approved - there was no interview


The N-400 journey:

02/16/2020 - N-400 application filed online

02/21/2020 - Paper NOA received in the mail

03/13/2020 - Biometrics

02/02/2021 - Interview & test - Approved

02/05/2021 - Oath Ceremony




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