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because its easier to get a passport photo taken then try to get it within the VERY SPECIFIC photo guidelines (which ARE passport photo guidelines) yourself. passport photos are cheap.


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36 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

because its easier to get a passport photo taken then try to get it within the VERY SPECIFIC photo guidelines (which ARE passport photo guidelines) yourself. passport photos are cheap.

Didnt see passport size photos listed on  nv document coversheet..but will send them to be on the safe side

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5 hours ago, JC&BS said:

Please see attachment. 

 

Why are people sending in passport photos for overseas beneficiary? Are people getring rfes for something that's not even needed? 

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It was previously required.  Habits are hard to break


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Maybe I should clarify what I meant. It says to send in passport styled photos for beneficiary(if he/she is living in the US). Most of our spouses are living overseas so why are people sending in passport photos for beneficiary? And why are people getting RFEs over this if it actually isnt required?

3 minutes ago, payxibka said:

It was previously required.  Habits are hard to break

Oooh ok. I see. Thank you!

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45 minutes ago, JC&BS said:

Maybe I should clarify what I meant. It says to send in passport styled photos for beneficiary(if he/she is living in the US). Most of our spouses are living overseas so why are people sending in passport photos for beneficiary? And why are people getting RFEs over this if it actually isnt required?

Oooh ok. I see. Thank you!

you know, ive never understood it really, either. i suppose the passport could be old and (obviously) an old pic.

 

the one for the petitioner also kinda confuses me too, but ... whatever.

 

we're in their playground, we play by their rules lol


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1 hour ago, debbiedoo said:

you know, ive never understood it really, either. i suppose the passport could be old and (obviously) an old pic.

 

the one for the petitioner also kinda confuses me too, but ... whatever.

 

we're in their playground, we play by their rules lol

Passport photo does not mean photo of passport.


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13 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Passport photo does not mean photo of passport.

didnt say it did


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9 hours ago, debbiedoo said:

didnt say it did

You said, "...i suppose the passport could be old and (obviously) an old pic."  The passport photo in question is not....IN...any passport.


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6 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

You said, "...i suppose the passport could be old and (obviously) an old pic."  The passport photo in question is not....IN...any passport.

If the gov't wanted a NEW passport (Style) photo to compare to the OLD. for photo verification of the person.


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22 minutes ago, debbiedoo said:

If the gov't wanted a NEW passport (Style) photo to compare to the OLD. for photo verification of the person.

They don't and I have no idea how one would determine you meant that.  USCIS generally does not have ANY passport photo from the beneficiary because there is no requirement for a copy of their passport OR passport photo when filing an I-130 petition for a spouse living overseas.  For any other relative, that's true no matter where they live.


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On 6/7/2018 at 7:30 PM, pushbrk said:

They don't and I have no idea how one would determine you meant that.  USCIS generally does not have ANY passport photo from the beneficiary because there is no requirement for a copy of their passport OR passport photo when filing an I-130 petition for a spouse living overseas.  For any other relative, that's true no matter where they live.

USCIS REQUIRES  PASSPORT PICTURES OF  PETITIONAL FILLING FOR SPOUSE AS WELL AS THE BENEFICIARIES PASSPORT PICTURES WITH SPECIFIC SIZE.

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1 minute ago, nadler Howard said:

USCIS REQUIRES  PASSPORT PICTURES OF  PETITIONAL FILLING FOR SPOUSE AS WELL AS THE BENEFICIARIES PASSPORT PICTURES WITH SPECIFIC SIZE.

Actually no they don't.

 

Sometimes, however, if a file makes it to a local office, who is using an old adjudication manual, they will RFE for these. 


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2 minutes ago, nadler Howard said:

USCIS REQUIRES  PASSPORT PICTURES OF  PETITION FILLING FOR SPOUSE AS WELL AS THE BENEFICIARIES PASSPORT PICTURES WITH SPECIFIC SIZE.

No photos of the passport are required from either individual. The petitioner can provide a copy of their passport bio page as evidence of being a USC (in lieu of other forms of evidence of being a USC).

 

If the beneficiary spouse is living abroad, no passport-style photo is necessary for the beneficiary. This is stated in the instructions (and screenshot above in the thread).

This went into effect last year, however it's always possible an IO isn't aware of the change yet.


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2 minutes ago, geowrian said:

No photos of the passport are required from either individual. The petitioner can provide a copy of their passport bio page as evidence of being a USC (in lieu of other forms of evidence of being a USC).

 

If the beneficiary spouse is living abroad, no passport-style photo is necessary for the beneficiary. This is stated in the instructions (and screenshot above in the thread).

This went into effect last year, however it's always possible an IO isn't aware of the change yet.

Or vj members who aren’t aware either


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