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I'm getting all my stuff together to send in my AOS forms through my husband and I was wondering if the copies that need to be sent alongside all the forms need to be in color or is it ok to send them in black and white? Reason I ask is because I went to get my birth certificate translated and the person who did it for me made me a copy in color so just want to be sure black and white will be fine. Thanks.

Edit: I just remembered another question I had. Since I came here on a visitor visa back in 1998 when I was only 8yrs old my passport expired so I went to the Mexican consulate and got a new one that's obviously unexpired. I know I have to make copies of every single page of my passport but do I send in every single page for both passports? Or just the old one or just the new one? Thanks again.

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August 8, 1998 - Arrived in the USA with a B-2 Visitor Visa at the age of 8

Jan. or Feb. 2004 - Met my husband in front of the high school's cafeteria

May 2006 - My husband and I graduated high school and lost touch

September 2008 - Reconnected with my husband and began an on and off relationship.

June 8, 2012 - Moved in together

December 27, 2013 - Had our son

October 21, 2014 - Finally got married after putting it off for too long

June 2, 2015 - Sent AOS package

June 4, 2015 - Package received by USCIS

June 9, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 10, 2015 - Received Text that the package was received

June 16, 2015 - NOA1 Received

June 20, 2015 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 22, 2015 - AOS Form I-485 Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Done

August 7, 2015 - EAD/AP Approved and EAD status changed to Card Being Produced

August 17, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Was Mailed

August 20, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Received :dancing:

August 25, 2015 - Applied for SSN

September 1, 2015 - Got SSN from Mailbox might've been delivered earlier

September 3, 2015 - Applied for TX ID

September 16, 2015 - Received TX ID in mail

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Black and white is fine. Just remember if you print your photos for the interview best to have them in color.

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Welcome to the forum.

The only mention in the instructions is "a legible photocopy may be submitted." The underlined word is likely paramount, color or B/W is likely a non-issue.

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Thank you! I was not looking forward to the .69 cents per color copy! I think I'll just do copy for at least my husband's and son's birth certificates and photo page of the passports.


August 8, 1998 - Arrived in the USA with a B-2 Visitor Visa at the age of 8

Jan. or Feb. 2004 - Met my husband in front of the high school's cafeteria

May 2006 - My husband and I graduated high school and lost touch

September 2008 - Reconnected with my husband and began an on and off relationship.

June 8, 2012 - Moved in together

December 27, 2013 - Had our son

October 21, 2014 - Finally got married after putting it off for too long

June 2, 2015 - Sent AOS package

June 4, 2015 - Package received by USCIS

June 9, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 10, 2015 - Received Text that the package was received

June 16, 2015 - NOA1 Received

June 20, 2015 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 22, 2015 - AOS Form I-485 Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Done

August 7, 2015 - EAD/AP Approved and EAD status changed to Card Being Produced

August 17, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Was Mailed

August 20, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Received :dancing:

August 25, 2015 - Applied for SSN

September 1, 2015 - Got SSN from Mailbox might've been delivered earlier

September 3, 2015 - Applied for TX ID

September 16, 2015 - Received TX ID in mail

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Does anyone know on the passports if I send both or just one?


August 8, 1998 - Arrived in the USA with a B-2 Visitor Visa at the age of 8

Jan. or Feb. 2004 - Met my husband in front of the high school's cafeteria

May 2006 - My husband and I graduated high school and lost touch

September 2008 - Reconnected with my husband and began an on and off relationship.

June 8, 2012 - Moved in together

December 27, 2013 - Had our son

October 21, 2014 - Finally got married after putting it off for too long

June 2, 2015 - Sent AOS package

June 4, 2015 - Package received by USCIS

June 9, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 10, 2015 - Received Text that the package was received

June 16, 2015 - NOA1 Received

June 20, 2015 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 22, 2015 - AOS Form I-485 Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Done

August 7, 2015 - EAD/AP Approved and EAD status changed to Card Being Produced

August 17, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Was Mailed

August 20, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Received :dancing:

August 25, 2015 - Applied for SSN

September 1, 2015 - Got SSN from Mailbox might've been delivered earlier

September 3, 2015 - Applied for TX ID

September 16, 2015 - Received TX ID in mail

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Does anyone know on the passports if I send both or just one?

Both, photocopy the migrant's biographical page and entry stamps page. Also photocopy the US citizen's biographical page on their passport.

Good Luck!


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You don't need to send every page of your passport. As the adjustment applicant send a copy of your original I-94 and the visa on your old expired passport you used to enter the U.S. That's enough to be used to prove you were lawfully inspected and admitted by an immigration official. Take both passports to your interview when you go months down the road.


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I'm getting all my stuff together to send in my AOS forms through my husband and I was wondering if the copies that need to be sent alongside all the forms need to be in color or is it ok to send them in black and white? Reason I ask is because I went to get my birth certificate translated and the person who did it for me made me a copy in color so just want to be sure black and white will be fine. Thanks.

Edit: I just remembered another question I had. Since I came here on a visitor visa back in 1998 when I was only 8yrs old my passport expired so I went to the Mexican consulate and got a new one that's obviously unexpired. I know I have to make copies of every single page of my passport but do I send in every single page for both passports? Or just the old one or just the new one? Thanks again.

Black and white is perfectly fine.

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Thank you! Was hoping to send it tomorrow but was told my husband's birth certificate won't be accepted because it's the short version so we're gonna have to drive an hour away on Monday to go get the long version ?


August 8, 1998 - Arrived in the USA with a B-2 Visitor Visa at the age of 8

Jan. or Feb. 2004 - Met my husband in front of the high school's cafeteria

May 2006 - My husband and I graduated high school and lost touch

September 2008 - Reconnected with my husband and began an on and off relationship.

June 8, 2012 - Moved in together

December 27, 2013 - Had our son

October 21, 2014 - Finally got married after putting it off for too long

June 2, 2015 - Sent AOS package

June 4, 2015 - Package received by USCIS

June 9, 2015 - Biometrics Fee Accepted

June 10, 2015 - Received Text that the package was received

June 16, 2015 - NOA1 Received

June 20, 2015 - EAD Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 22, 2015 - AOS Form I-485 Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

June 30, 2015 - Biometrics Done

August 7, 2015 - EAD/AP Approved and EAD status changed to Card Being Produced

August 17, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Was Mailed

August 20, 2015 - EAD/AP Card Received :dancing:

August 25, 2015 - Applied for SSN

September 1, 2015 - Got SSN from Mailbox might've been delivered earlier

September 3, 2015 - Applied for TX ID

September 16, 2015 - Received TX ID in mail

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