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Is it acceptable by USCIS if any forms submitted to them are stapled together as well as evidentiary documents? I have alot of evidentiary documents that I will be submitting with the I-129F which has 6 pages and I want to staple some of the documents together as well as the I-129F (separately stapled) because I want to prevent any of my paperwork from getting lost.

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I have heard that USCIS does not like for the forms to be staples. You can use paper clips that is what i used. Smaller ones to group items together then a bigger one to keep it together


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Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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I have heard that USCIS does not like for the forms to be staples. You can use paper clips that is what i used. Smaller ones to group items together then a bigger one to keep it togeth

thanks for responding! what about evidentiary documents can it be stapled together? What will happen if USCIS receives an I-129F that is stapled together, are they going to send a notice to the petitioner saying to re-submit another completed form? Just curious..

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I do not know but i heard staples make it harder to take forms out you should use paper clips i did with no problems my petition was approved


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

http://jerryjja.wix.com/filipinasaswa?_ga=1.194674661.91538870.1441656248

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There is advice on assembling the package here: http://www.visajourney.com/content/assembly(See Note 6)

It states:

"In preparing your packet, please take note of the following:

a. Do not use binders or folders that cannot be easily disassembled.
b. Use ACCO fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated. Exception: Petitions filed at the Chicago lockbox should use paperclips when attaching supporting personal documents to forms instead of “ACCO” fasteners; staples are acceptable when attaching fees.
c. The use of tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. The tabs should be placed on the bottom and not the side for ease in filing.
d. Avoid using heavy-duty staples; instead use ACCO fasteners or heavy clips.
e. Avoid submitting originals unless specifically required (Forms I-94, Labor certifications, etc). Avoid submitting oversized documentation when possible."


Hope this helps :)


Immigration Timeline

 

June 2013: Met whilst working at a summer camp in Michigan 

K1

November 1st 2014: I-129f submitted for K1 visa

February 24th 2015: Visa in hand!

February 26th 2015: POE at Las Vegas airport, then onwards to Oregon! 

March 6th 2015: Marriage (with a "real" wedding to follow next year on 7/6/2016)

March 9th 2015: AOS, EAD & AP submitted

September 22nd 2015: Interview

January 14th 2016: Two year Green card received -phew!

ROC

August 8th 2017: 90 day window begins! ROC time!

September 28th 2017: Biometric Appointment in Portland, OR

March 5th 2018: Case received by local office

August 18th 2018: 18 month extension letter mailed

N400

August 8th 2018: Window opens to submit naturalization application

August 13th 2018: N400 Application submitted online :dance:

August 14th 2018: NOA1

September 6th 2018: Biometrics

 

I am the Beneficiary

 

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There is advice on assembling the package here: http://www.visajourney.com/content/assembly(See Note 6)

It states:

"In preparing your packet, please take note of the following:

a. Do not use binders or folders that cannot be easily disassembled.

b. Use ACCO fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated. Exception: Petitions filed at the Chicago lockbox should use paperclips when attaching supporting personal documents to forms instead of “ACCO” fasteners; staples are acceptable when attaching fees.

c. The use of tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. The tabs should be placed on the bottom and not the side for ease in filing.

d. Avoid using heavy-duty staples; instead use ACCO fasteners or heavy clips.

e. Avoid submitting originals unless specifically required (Forms I-94, Labor certifications, etc). Avoid submitting oversized documentation when possible."

Hope this helps :)

thanks

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Is it acceptable by USCIS if any forms submitted to them are stapled together as well as evidentiary documents? I have alot of evidentiary documents that I will be submitting with the I-129F which has 6 pages and I want to staple some of the documents together as well as the I-129F (separately stapled) because I want to prevent any of my paperwork from getting lost.

Grab one of those big black mega paper clips, but no staples.


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Are those the type of clips whereas you have to punch two holes center-top of the documents using a two-hole puncher?

No, this is just a single clip, make of black metal. Here's a link for a version: http://www.staples.com/Acco-72020-Binder-Clip-5-16-inch-Capacity-Black-Silver-12-PK/product_650963

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Are those the type of clips whereas you have to punch two holes center-top of the documents using a two-hole puncher?

Those are fine. That the ones I always use when I file K1 visas.

Always approved fast, I doubt it matter how you bound them just as long you keep in order. I have stapled in the past also with acco binders and it just don't matter to USCIS.

Once you get to interview stage at US embassy in Manila they will have that same package there. MIne was about 1" wide, I saw one package that had to be be 7" wide.

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Is it acceptable by USCIS if any forms submitted to them are stapled together as well as evidentiary documents? I have alot of evidentiary documents that I will be submitting with the I-129F which has 6 pages and I want to staple some of the documents together as well as the I-129F (separately stapled) because I want to prevent any of my paperwork from getting lost.

Paper clips and binder clips, only.


Phil (Lockport, near Chicago) and Alla (Lobnya, near Moscow)

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