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Question about sending form I-130

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Hi everyone, I am about to send in all of the information for the I-130 application form.

We have a lot of evidence and need to send everything in a box so that it will all fit. Is it acceptable to send a box that weighs approximately 10 pounds or do they prefer a big envelope? This is a little silly, but I keep worrying that maybe the box won´t fit into their mail box, etc. Has anyone else sent a big box? Thanks in advance!

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I think a 10 lb box is over kill. Sometimes overkill is just as bad as not enough. What in the world are you sending that weighs that much? We only sent 10 photos and a handful of itinerary printouts from my trips to visit him. Are you from a high fraud country?


Married March 9, 2013
NOA1 I-130 April 12, 2013

Transferred to TSC Nov 27, 2013
APPROVED March 18, 2014 FINALLY ! ! ! !! 11 MONTHS & 6 LONG DAYS FOR MY NOA2
Case shipped from TSC to NVC March 21, 2014
Rec'd NOA2 hard copy March 22, 2014
Case rec'd & Case Number assigned April 1, 2014
AMAZING !!!
PAID IV and AOS fees online April 5, 2014
Fees show paid/DS 260 avail. /DS260 submitted/AOS&IV pkg sent April 9, 2014
FEDEX delivered @ NVC April 11, 2014
Revised AOS pkg delivered April 15, 2014
AOS & IV rec'd& scanned in @ NVC April 15, 2014
Revised AOS scanned April 18, 2014
AOS checklist for income and IV pkg April 30, 2014 (checklist expected due to Lawyers mistakes)
DS260 accepted April 30, 2014
Checklist for Birth cert/police cert May 1, 2014
AOS accepted May 5, 2014

Birth cert scanned MAY 8, 2014

CASE COMPLETE JUNE 4, 2014 CC letter received via email June 11, 2014

INTERVIEW JULY 15, 2014

Waiver finally FedEx'd to Phoenix Lockbox August 21, 2014

WAIVER APPROVED December 17, 2014

Received Instruction Letter via email December 23, 2014

Final Embassy Appointment January 5, 2015 YAY !

Visa ISSUED January 12, 2015

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Good Evening Kaczk125... when you say that you have all the information I would recommend to simply sticking with what they ask for initially.... We only sent one wedding picture of us.... and the rest of the checklist that was in the guide which was provided in here.. Good Luck to you..

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Thanks for the replies! We were planning to send in all of our gmail conversations (which is over 2,000 pages! lol). So this isn´t necessary (as long as we send pictures, affidavits, and our lease)? Thanks in advance!

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Sometimes too much does more harm than good, you don't want to overwhelm them with evidence. I agree, a box is overkill. You want to submit the required evidence, nothing more. For the bona fides, you include small amounts of different kinds of evidence throughout your relationship. For example, you don't send 100's of pages of call records, only several pages spanning across time.


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Thanks for the replies! We were planning to send in all of our gmail conversations (which is over 2,000 pages! lol). So this isn´t necessary (as long as we send pictures, affidavits, and our lease)? Thanks in advance!

woah that is a lot! you don't need to send all of it, you just have to pick certain conversations, like maybe just 3 conversations (different dates, I suggest first, mid and end of week) a month or even less. the advise I got was, quality over quantity.


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27
  • Interview: 2018-11-20
  • Approval Letter: 2018-11-26
  • Received Greencard2018-11-27

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: England
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Thank you so much for the replies! I think I will only send in a few of the convos then. But, if it is still necessary, is it ok to send everything in a box? Is it safer that way so that it won´t get damaged? What did you guys do? Thanks in advance!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nepal
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10 pound.. Lol thats overkill.. Send important onces like.. Few emails like 40 pages with different incident of u guys helping each other and supporting each other as couples

send some phn bill for few months... May be 8-10 months

send some chat..

Send some photos but make sure to name who is in photo with you guys.

Ignore receipts of gifts etc

send passport copies as ebidence of seeing each other.

Copies of boarding pass, may be some hotel bills or flights tkts etc which is in both of ur name.

We sent our docx on sept and it was around 200 pages

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Thank you so much for the replies! I think I will only send in a few of the convos then. But, if it is still necessary, is it ok to send everything in a box? Is it safer that way so that it won´t get damaged? What did you guys do? Thanks in advance!

I hope I got my message through hehe re-read my statement and it's quite confusing.. I sent fb messages from first, mid and end of week (so around 6-8 pages per month) showing that we talk almost everyday.

what I did with mine was I had them all paper clipped, and then used bulldog paperclip them all.. then placed it in an envelope. We used UPS to send it so they just promised to seal it nicely. Mine was just Around 200-250 pages only though.

Of course I am still waiting for my NOA2 so I don't know if I'm very credible. hehe. But that's what I saw from all the weeks of me researching about I-130 before we sent our packet in.


CR1

  • Consulate : Manila, Philippines
  • Marriage: 2014-10-01
  • I-130 Sent : 2014-10-16
  • I-130 NOA1 (Email) : 2014-10-22
  • I-130 NOA1 (Hardcopy) : 2014-10-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Email) : 2014-11-26
  • I-130 NOA2 (Hardcopy) : 2014-12-03
  • NVC Case Received : 2014-12-10
  • Case Number Received : 2015-01-15
  • Submitted DS-261 : 2015-01-20
  • NVC Received AOS and IV Packages : 2015-02-25
  • Case Completed at NVC: 2015-03-30
  • Interview Scheduled: 2015-04-18
  • Interview Date: 2015-05-27
  • Interview Result: Approved
  • Visa Received: 2015-06-05
  • POE: 2015-07-03 (JFK)
  • Received Greencard: 2015-08-15
  • Returned Greencard: 2015-08-23
  • Recieved Corrected Greencard: 2015-11-16 (JFK)

 

ROC

  • Sent I-751 Packet: 2017-05-19
  • VSC Received: 2017-05-22
  • Check Cashed: 2017-05-26
  • NOA1 Received2017-05-30
  • Biometrics Letter Received2017-06-16
  • Biometrics Appointment2017-06-27
  • Interview: 2018-11-20
  • Approval Letter: 2018-11-26
  • Received Greencard2018-11-27

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Honestly 10lbs is a lot of paperwork and really a lot of it will be unnecessary. Showing time spent in person is the best evidence after co-mingling of finances and joint leases. Affidavits are the lowest form of evidence as anyone can say anything and having them notarized only shows that the person who signed it showed ID proving it was them. In other countries obviously affidavits are more valuable as they are like sworn statements but in the USA, they're not. Photos can be printed 2-6 per regular sheet of paper which knocks down the weight of them greatly. I took several receipts and boarding passes and photocopied them onto a single sheet of paper, again, saving weight and space. If there is too much stuff the USCIS and eventual CO won't look at it. Quality over quantity. A few emails, a few chats, etc... doesn't hurt but you don't need 6 pages per month, maybe 1 or 2 at most.


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