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Hi VJers!

This might seem such a silly question, but I believe this would benefit everybody especially those who want everything NEAT and TIDY! Almost everyone of you have already passed the stage of gathering documents (heaps of documents) needed for the petitions and I know that it won't stop there as you still need heaps of docs when you reach the US and file for whatever it is before you could be considered a USC. :)

1. Do you prefer the use of clearbooks for document organization?

2. Which is better? Separate folders?

3. If you could share your images with your organizing tips, that would be fantastic! :)

Help us out please! :)


K1:

May 12, 2015: I-129F Sent via USPS Overnight Mail

May 19, 2015: NOA1

June 23, 2015: NOA2

July 21, 2015: NVC Case Number Received

July 23, 2015: Consulate Received / CEAC "Ready" Status

August 17, 2015: Packet 3 Received

September 9 & 10, 2015: SLEC Medical Examination (Passed)

September 22, 2015: Interview (Approved)

October 3, 2015: Visa On Hand

February 26, 2016: CFO Seminar

March 2, 2016: POE (Las Vegas McCarran)

May 18, 2016: Marriage

AOS:

June 3, 2016: AOS Sent via USPS Express Mail

June 15, 2016: Text Messages with Receipt Numbers

June 22, 2016: NOA 1 Hardcopy

June 28, 2016: Biometrics Notice

July 5, 2016: Biometrics

August 19, 2016: EAD/AP Approved

August 24, 2016: EAD/AP Card Mailed & Receipt of NOA 2 Hardcopy

January 12, 2017: Service Request

April 4, 2017: AOS Interview

  • RFE: DS-3025 not transcribed to I-693
  • April 17, 2017: RFE Submitted

April 25, 2017: AOS Approved

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I have put everything into a giant three ring binder use the plastic page protectors. Then I keep a copy or two with the original in the same plastic page protector. I have tabs labeling the various documents and sections.

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I have a file folder that I keep all the relevant information that is needed for anything. That means birth certificates, rent & bank info, and anything to do with my wife's immigration paperwork.

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I think you missed the basis of her request. She is asking what do or did others keep their documents, forms and notes organized. What was their system.


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Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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Hi VJers!

This might seem such a silly question, but I believe this would benefit everybody especially those who want everything NEAT and TIDY! Almost everyone of you have already passed the stage of gathering documents (heaps of documents) needed for the petitions and I know that it won't stop there as you still need heaps of docs when you reach the US and file for whatever it is before you could be considered a USC. :)

1. Do you prefer the use of clearbooks for document organization?

2. Which is better? Separate folders?

3. If you could share your images with your organizing tips, that would be fantastic! :)

Help us out please! :)

For the I-129F petition process at USCIS, simply stack all your documents together then use one of those industrial size clips to hold them all together. Don't bother with binders, sleeves or anything else as USCIS will pull everything apart and place the documents in their folder in the order they want it arranged.

For the interview at USEM the clear plastic sleeves are handy to organize everything, but make sure you can easily remove the documents from the sleeve for passing through the small opening in the window.


Hank

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Did you all staple the corresponding pages of the forms (i.e. I-129F with attachment) together?

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ROC:

7/2/18 - ROC packet (I-751) sent

7/5/18 - USCIS CSC received

7/13/18 - NOA (I-797) notice date

7/17/18 - $680 check cashed

7/20/18 - NOA (I-797) received

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Did you all staple the corresponding pages of the forms (i.e. I-129F with attachment) together?

NO staples, paper clips only.


Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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NO staples, paper clips only.

Thanks Hank!

NO staples, paper clips only.

Thanks Hank!


ROC:

7/2/18 - ROC packet (I-751) sent

7/5/18 - USCIS CSC received

7/13/18 - NOA (I-797) notice date

7/17/18 - $680 check cashed

7/20/18 - NOA (I-797) received

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THere is no specific requrement for neat and tidy, but nobody has said anything to convince me that throwing a sloppy mess at them, despite being perfectly legal, is a good idea.

One thing they definitely do not want is holes punched in the papers, os buy the binder that does not require them.

I used tabs to divide the documents into categories and added a cover letter on top.

From what I uinderstand, USCIS is going to toss your binder and organize the documents into their own binder. But why make it hard for them? To save $5? Send it pre-organized, and that will make it easier for them and less likely they will make mistakes.

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This page from USCIS outlines what they are looking for in assembling your documents for submittal.

http://www.uscis.gov/forms/forms-and-fees/general-tips-assembling-applications-mailing

My wife used a legal size binder with clear plastic pages. She organized in such a way that she could quickly get to those documents that were used frequently.


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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