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Visa Photos?! Mine perfect from Walgreens... his... not so much

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
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ARGH I AM SO FRUSTRATED! After waiting in the mail for my fiance's visa photos from Costa Rica I got them and they look great... until I put his next to mine. Mine were taken from Walgreens with a perfect white background and nice glossy finish... his has more of an off-white background and DEFINITELY not glossy compared to mine. And the skin tones and just quality of colors like crappy. Do I need to have him re-do these somewhere else and wait all over in the mail for them? Size wise I think they are perfect and match with mine but the quality looks really bad in comparison. I do NOT want an RFE for a stupid reason, but honestly, this is what the stupid "visa photo center" gave him.

Attached is a photo opinions please on whether or not his need to be redone? Thanks. Trying to keep my head up...

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His Look fine in my opinion. I am sure they have seen worse. I would not stress on this. as long as they meet the size requirements. I don't think you have any issues.


 

 

Service Center : California Service Center on 2014-03-17Consulate : London, United KingdomI-129F Sent : 2014-03-10I-129F NOA1 : 2014-03-14I-129F NOA2 : 2014-04-07NVC Received :4/21/2014NVC Left :4/23/2014Consulate Received :2014-04-29Packet 3 Received :2014-05-01Packet 3 Sent :2014-05-01Medical Complete: 2014-05-07Packet 4 Received :2014-5-31Interview Date :2014-06-06Visa Issued: 2014-06-10Visa Package Received: 2014-06-13Arrival at POE Seattle: 2014-6-13

Married 07/07/2014

AOS Timeline
AOS package mailed 08/08/2014 (Chicago Lockbox)
NOA date 8/13/2014
Biometrics done 09/14/2014
INTERVIEW DATE!!!! 10/31/2014
Approval e-mail 10/31/2014
Card production e-mail 12/27/2011
GREEN CARD ARRIVED 11/08/201

Employment Authorization Document
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance : First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Bio. Appt. : 2014-09-04
Approved Date : 2014-09-25
Date Card Received : 2014-10-03

ADVANCED Parole
CIS Office : Chicago National Office
Filing Method : Mail
Filing Instance :First
Date Filed : 2014-08-04
NOA Date : 2014-08-13
RFE(s) :
Date Received : 2014-10-03


ROC Timeline
ROC package mailed to CSC 10/13/2016
NOA1 date 10/17/2016
Biometrics date 12/8/2016

Interview: None
Card production ordered: 03/27/2018
10-YEAR GREEN CARD ARRIVED

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ethiopia
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i took mine in my husbands country and thought I was going to get a rfe for them because I thought they looked horrible colors was off and it looked like they did something to our faces because how clean it looked lol . but nope it was the right size and nothing was said we got approved.


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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I agree, I don't think you will have a problem.


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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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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You're good, looks great to me. All they care about is size and that you write the name on the back.


K-1 Visa

Service Center: Texas Service Center

Transferred? No

Consulate: Mumbai, India

 

Met at University in UK: 2010

Engaged in India: 03/31/2014

I-129F Sent: 06/20/2014

NOA1: 06/25/2014

NOA2: 12/16/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy Received: 12/23/2014

Case Sent to NVC: 12/23/2014

NVC Case Number Assigned: 01/05/2015

Case Sent to Consulate: 01/08/2015

Case "Ready" at Consulate: 01/09/2015

Applied for PCC: 01/20/2015

PCC in hand: 02/23/2015

Medical: 01/23/2015

Completed DS-160 and paid visa fee: 02/20/2015

Interview: 03/13/2015 APPROVED :)--> Same day went into AP

Visa "issued" on CEAC webstie: 03/16/2015

:goofy: :goofy: Visa in hand! 03/18/2015 :goofy::goofy:

POE: 06/04/2015 :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:

AOS Journey

06.11.2015- City Hall Wedding

06.29.2015- Mailed AOS Package

07.01.2015 - Package Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

07.02.2015- Date Received as per USCIS

07.09.2015- NOA1 for EAD/AP

07.24.2015- RFE :ranting:

08.13.2015- USCIS accepted RFE response

09.08.2015- EAD received

Waiting for the interview :clock:

12.19.2015 WE GOT THE GREEN CARD IN THE MAIL!!!!! No interview :)

ROC

10.25.2017 ROC packet received by VT Service Center

11.02.2017- Received NOA dated 10.26.2017

11.29.17- Completed Biometrics

Waiting for the interview :clock:

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
Timeline

You're good, looks great to me. All they care about is size and that you write the name on the back.

Thanks guys I appreciate the feedback. Definitely feel better and will consider just using these. The only thing that maybe is a little off in size is that from his chin to the top of his hair it is about 1.5" not 1 3/8" like mine... so I guess if they take a ruler out and check this it is technically wrong, and his finish isn't "glossy" like mine.

The instructions on i-129F say: "Submit a passport style color photograph of yourself and a passport style color photograph of your beneficiary, with both photos taken within 30 days of filing this petition. The photos must have a white background, and be glossy, un-retouched, and be unmounted. The dimension of the full-frontal facial image should be about one inch from the chin up to the top of your hair. Using a pencil or pen, lightly print the name on the back of each photograph."

Perhaps being a but over-the-top perfectionist (lol) but just don't want to risk any problems! I guess I'll just have to take a leap of faith.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
Timeline

i took mine in my husbands country and thought I was going to get a rfe for them because I thought they looked horrible colors was off and it looked like they did something to our faces because how clean it looked lol . but nope it was the right size and nothing was said we got approved.

And its GonnaBeWorthIt congrats on your recent approval!!! So exciting!!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ethiopia
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And its GonnaBeWorthIt congrats on your recent approval!!! So exciting!!!

Thanks! have a good journey!!


USCIS : 7 months
Marriage : March 21, 2014
I-130 Sent : April 18, 2014
I-130 NOA1 : April 22, 2014
I-130 Approved: November 14, 2014 
after two service request

NVC6 months
Received : December 1, 2014
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : January 1, 2015
Pay AOS Bill : January 9, 2015
Submit DS-261 : January 7, 2015
Receive IV Bill : January 15, 2015 
called after AOS showed paid, they released it overnight)
Pay IV Bill : January 23, 2015
Send IV and AOS: January 29, 2015
Scan date: February 3, 2015
Checklist: March 19, 2015
 (only need to send south Africa police report)
Case Complete: June 3, 2015 

EMBASSY: 10 months
Interview appointment letter : December 4, 2015
Interview Date : January 21, 2016 
medical wasn't complete
Second interview date: April 4th 2016
Interview Result :APPROVED!!!

Visa Received : 4/13/2016 ( they sent us a email stating our visa was ready for pick up)

USA LIFE
US Entry :4/29/2016 
Social Security : 5/10/2016 (filed from the actual office)
State ID: 5/14/2016
Started working!!: 5/25/2016
Finally paid green card fee: 6/24/2016 ( note said we will receive it within 60 days)
Green card in hand: 7/5/2016 10 year green card we done!! 

1st king born: 6/30/2016

April 2017 update: Marriage still going strong, baby boy getting bigger. Life is good 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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His photo looks fine. My fiance and I had our photos taken at the same place in Manila, but his has a whiter background than mine, and both are not very good quality when printed....but we used them and our petition was approved with no RFE.


06/26/2014 Met Online and Fell In Love

09/08/2014 Met In Person and Got Engaged

10/01/2014 Sent I-129F Packet to Dallas Lockbox

10/06/2014 NOA1

10/08/2014 Alien Registration Number Changed

10/10/2014 Hardcopy NOA1 Received

11/10/014 NOA2

11/15/2014 Hardcopy NOA2 Received

11/21/2014 USCIS Sent to NVC

12/03/2014 NVC Received Case

12/04/2014 Case Number Assigned

12/05/2014 Paid K-1 Visa Fee at BPI

12/08/2014 CEAC Status IN TRANSIT

12/10/2014 CEAC Status READY FOR INTERVIEW

12/15/2014 SLEC Medical Exam PASSED

12/16/2014 SLEC Immunizations

12/21/2014 Hardcopy NVC Letter Received (letter dated 12/10/2014)

01/05/2015 Embassy Interview PASSED

01/05/2015 CEAC Status READY OPEN CASE

01/09/2015 CEAC Status ADMINISTRATIVE PROCESSING

01/12/2015 CEAC Status ISSUED

01/15/2015 Visa delivered by 2GO

01/21/2015 CFO completed successfully

02/04/2014 POE San Francisco, CA

03/12/2015 Married in Syracuse NY

04/02/2015 Sent AOS packet to Chicago Lockbox

04/09/2015 AOS, EAD and AP NOA1

04/29/2015 Biometrics at USCIS office in Syracuse NY

06/20/2015 EAD and AP RFE

07/07/2015 EAD and AP approval

07/15/2015 EAD and AP combo card received

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I had the exact same worry, I took my photos in the UK and he took his in Japan (he's moving back to the US soon!). I was a bit concerned since his had this weird grey background, so very similar to your situation, but like everyone has said - it's fine. I got my I-129f approved :)


Citizenship Process Timeline: 

 

03.22.2020 - N400 sent (online)

03.22.2020 - NOA1 Received (online)

03.27.2020 - NOA1 Received (mail)

09.05.2020 - Biometrics appointment scheduled (online)

09.24.2020 - Biometrics appointment

 

I am the beneficiary

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I agree with all the others who replied to your post that your fiancee's photo looks fine. In the unlikely event that he does need to have another photo taken, keep in mind that he can ask for a digital copy and email it to you. You can send digital copies off to Walgreens and pick up the prints within hours, thus avoiding the inherent delays in mailing them from Costa Rica.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Costa Rica
Timeline

Thank you everyone for your responses! I really appreciate it and especially those who have gone through similar situations and got approved, its just very reassuring. I'm going to go with the jury on this one that his photos are fine. :)

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