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Not for I-751, but we used a combination of:

 

1. Binder clips to hold the entire package together

2. Paperclips to hold each section together

3. A sticky note at the bottom (or side) of each section notating what that section was

 

I'd suggest making sure you go in the order of the guide. :)


 

 

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USIC's website provides some great tips on fasteners, binders etc. and how they prefer your package to be assembled.  In part it reads:

 

  • In preparing your packet, remember:
    • Do not use binders or folders that we cannot easily disassemble.
    • Use 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.
    • Sticky tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. For easy filing, place the tabs on the bottom of the page, not the side.
    • Do not use heavy-duty staples; instead use fasteners or heavy clips.
    • Do not submit originals unless specifically required. 
    • Do not submit oversized documentation unless it is necessary.
  • If you are sending more than one case in an envelope, clearly separate the cases by rubber band or fasteners.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips 

Edited by Going through

Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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33 minutes ago, Going through said:

USIC's website provides some great tips on fasteners, binders etc. and how they prefer your package to be assembled.  In part it reads:

 

  • In preparing your packet, remember:
    • Do not use binders or folders that we cannot easily disassemble.
    • Use 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.
    • Sticky tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. For easy filing, place the tabs on the bottom of the page, not the side.
    • Do not use heavy-duty staples; instead use fasteners or heavy clips.
    • Do not submit originals unless specifically required. 
    • Do not submit oversized documentation unless it is necessary.
  • If you are sending more than one case in an envelope, clearly separate the cases by rubber band or fasteners.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips 

Thanks for this.  I will be organizing my wife's ROC soon....:)


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9 minutes ago, missileman said:

Thanks for this.  I will be organizing my wife's ROC soon....:)

Ah....more fun times for you at USCIS-Land!!!!

 

Best of luck, I already know you two will be fine :) 


Applied for Naturalization based on 5-year Residency - 96 Days To Complete Citizenship!

July 14, 2017 (Day 00) -  Submitted N400 Application, filed online

July 21, 2017 (Day 07) -  NOA Receipt received in the mail

July 22, 2017 (Day 08) - Biometrics appointment scheduled online, letter mailed out

July 25, 2017 (Day 11) - Biometrics PDF posted online

July 28, 2017 (Day 14) - Biometrics letter received in the mail, appointment for 08/08/17

Aug 08, 2017 (Day 24) - Biometrics (fingerprinting) completed

Aug 14, 2017 (Day 30) - Online EGOV status shows "Interview Scheduled, will mail appointment letter"

Aug 16, 2017 (Day 32) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Interview Scheduled, read the letter we mailed you..."

Aug 17, 2017 (Day 33) - Interview Appointment Letter PDF posted online---GOT AN INTERVIEW DATE!!!

Aug 21, 2017 (Day 37) - Interview Appointment Letter received in the mail, appointment for 09/27/17

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Naturalization Interview--- read my experience here

Sep. 27, 2017 (Day 74) - Online MYUSCIS status shows "Oath Ceremony Notice mailed"

Sep. 28, 2017 (Day 75) - Oath Ceremony Letter PDF posted online--Ceremony for 10/19/17

Oct. 02, 2017 (Day 79) -  Oath Ceremony Letter received in the mail

Oct. 19, 2017 (Day 96) -  Oath Ceremony-- read my experience here

 

 

 

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I was excited to see that when my husband and I went in for his I 751/Naturalization Interview (they were together) all the documents still had the Post-It Tabs We had placed on the papers.  His file was at least 4-5 inches thick, and besides the size of our information, I was happy to see the Post-It Tabs.  The officer seemed to appreciate them too and even said it made it easier to find things she might need.

 

Additionally, the officer didn't ask for any further documentation (except for our Tax Receipts), and my husband's Oath Ceremony is September 26.  


ROC

3.6.2017     Mailed I-751

3.7.2017     NOA sent

3.23.2017   Biometrics Appointment

2.26.2018   I-751 Transferred to Local Office

3.5.2018     I-751 Received in Local Office

5.1.2018     Case Transferred; Preliminary Review Done; transferred to NBC in Lee's Summit, MO

5.3.2018     Case Transferred

7.24.2018   Joint interview approved

7.30.2018   Green Card received

Naturalization

3.15.2018   Filed N 400 Online

3.15.2018   USCIS sent the receipt

3.16.2018   USCIS sent biometrics letter

6.14.2018   Interview Notice sent

7.24.2018   Naturalization Interview; approved

9.26.2018   Oath Ceremony Scheduled

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ROC Timeline

Service Center: California

90 Day Window Opened.....08/03/17

I-751 Packet Sent................08/04/17

NOA Dated...........................08/07/17

NOA Received......................08/09/17

Check Cashed......................08/09/17

Biometrics Letter Rcvd........08/26/17

Biometrics Appointment......09/07/17

Approval................................[Pending]

 

Naturalization Timeline

Field Office: Santa Ana, CA

90 Day Window Opened.......08/03/18

N-400 Filed (Online)..............08/03/18

Receipt Notice.......................08/03/18

Biometrics Letter Rcvd..........08/20/18

Biometrics Appointment.......09/07/18

Interview Letter Dated...........07/01/19

Interview Letter Rcvd............07/08/19

Interview................................08/05/19

Oath.......................................

 

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I used post-its, but I think it's also important to start with a "table of contents" and make sure everything in your file respects that order. It gives the officer a quick overall picture of what you included and helps them find any document they might be looking for. 


 

 

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We used ACCO Top Bounded Report  Cover  - to protect the package on its way to USCIS. 

 It comes as two pieces, joined by fastener.  One piece  we used as a bottom, another one - as a top. We just took out its "fastener"  because it's not long enough and used ACCO instead- works great together! And the package  looks so neat ! 

 

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2 minutes ago, Ksenia_O said:

We used ACCO Top Bounded Report  Cover  - to protect the package on its way to USCIS. 

 It comes as two pieces, joined by fastener.  One piece  we used as a bottom, another one - as a top. We just took out its "fastener"  because it's not long enough and used ACCO instead- works great together! And the package  looks so neat ! 

 

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based on what i've seen during my two interviews (AOS and ROC/N400), this is exactly how USCIS organizes our files too, so they must've appreciated it. 


 

 

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1 hour ago, Ksenia_O said:

We used ACCO Top Bounded Report  Cover  - to protect the package on its way to USCIS. 

 It comes as two pieces, joined by fastener.  One piece  we used as a bottom, another one - as a top. We just took out its "fastener"  because it's not long enough and used ACCO instead- works great together! And the package  looks so neat ! 

 

91DyZHYIOYL._SL1500_.jpg

 

This is how I intended to file my K1 but I couldn’t find that at the local office shop. This was based on other K1 sites that said to file it like that.

 

So being frustrated and wanting to file it, I simply put the entire packet in a folder with a table of contents on the front. No staples, paper clips, nothing to hold it together. Per the USCIS site ,they’re going to take apart your package anyway. Worked out fine for me.

 

But for the future, I’m obviously going to put more effort into finding something that actually holds the package together, for the sake of USCIS not losing any papers 

Edited by Rocko20

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18 minutes ago, Rocko20 said:

 

This is how I intended to file my K1 but I couldn’t find that at the local office shop. This was based on other K1 sites that said to file it like that.

 

So being frustrated and wanting to file it, I simply put the entire packet in a folder with a table of contents on the front. No staples, paper clips, nothing to hold it together. Per the USCIS site ,they’re going to take apart your package anyway. Worked out fine for me.

 

But for the future, I’m obviously going to put more effort into finding something that actually holds the package together, for the sake of USCIS not losing any papers 

As I've mentioned before - mostly we used the Covers to keep our package "safe" while it was traveling with USPS.

 

We also could not find them at any stores, so we ordered the Covers from Amazon

Here is the link

https://www.amazon.com/ACCO-PRESSTEX-Report-Centers-A7022272A/dp/B00006IERJ/ref=pd_sbs_229_1?_encoding=UTF8&pd_rd_i=B00006IERJ&pd_rd_r=JVEWRQ7Q7KGZ78GPHSG3&pd_rd_w=2VeZB&pd_rd_wg=TD7LY&psc=1&refRID=JVEWRQ7Q7KGZ78GPHSG3

 

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22 hours ago, LoveinUganda said:

How did you organize your I751? Folders/Binders/ Just paperclip fasteners?

 

This is what i'm struggling with most! 

I used paper clips only to hold it according to which documents it is. Arrange it according to the cover letter.

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