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So we are preparing my wife's ROC packet now and using the two-hole punching on top method recommended by the USCIS.

 

We do not want to get original documents (I-751, marriage certificate, official military memorandum, affidavits, etc) punched. I saw in one of old posts, it was mentioned that we can place the original documents "into a sheet protector and punched the sheet protector on top to avoid the originals getting punched":

 

https://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/604970-i-751-cover-letter-list-of-evidence-samples-and-reviews-megathread/?page=3

 

However, our questions is, if the sheet protector is in the same size as your document (e.g. letter size), it seems like there's no extra space to punch the top of sheet protector without affecting the document. I guess because they're in the same size, you may have to fold your document and then place it into the sheet protector in order to leave enough space on the top of sheet protector to get punched? Or we have to buy bigger size sheet protector? but then the USCIS says 'Do not submit oversized documentation unless it is necessary.'

 

Any suggestions or different methods would be greatly appreciated! Thank you very much!


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

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you really dont have to go through all that effort. place the documents in file folders, sorted by sections.

 

you dont win bonus points for approval because of hole punches.


5/7/2018 K1       Application mailed

5/9/2018             Application rec'd and signed for (sent via fedex)

5/14/2018          NOA1 Email notification

5/18/2018          NOA1 Paper copy rec'd (i797C)

11/5/2018          NOA2 ❤️ no RFE's

 

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Maybe it's been a while since I submitted my wife's ROC (March 2017), but I didn't think you needed to submit any of those original documents. Everything we submitted were copies of the original. 


5/1/2014: I-130 Sent (Nebraska Service Center)

5/23/2015: US Entry :jest:

3/1/2017: Filed i-751 (California Service Center,  transferred to National Benefits Center on 3/13/2018)

2/23/2018: Filed N-400 online at Chicago, IL
10/03/2018: i751-N400  combo interview successful

11/05/2018: Completed Oath Ceremony, Certificate of Naturalization in hand! :jest:

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1 minute ago, flash9153 said:

Maybe it's been a while since I submitted my wife's ROC (March 2017), but I didn't think you needed to submit any of those original documents. Everything we submitted were copies of the original. 

Thank you very much! So even for I-751 and affidavits, we can just send them a copy, not original?


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

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12 minutes ago, pcke2000 said:

Thank you very much! So even for I-751 and affidavits, we can just send them a copy, not original?

If you have an affidavit from a friend or family member vouching for your marriage, you should send the original and keep a copy for yourself. Other than that, for things like Passport, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Green Card, Tax Returns, Utility Bills, etc. you should only need to send a copy. But please don't quote me on that, you should certainly read through the instructions of your applications and make sure the requirements haven't changed. 

 

We recently had my wife's I751/N400 combo interview on 10/03, that's when we took all the originals with us. The interviewing officer made copies of some of the documents. 


5/1/2014: I-130 Sent (Nebraska Service Center)

5/23/2015: US Entry :jest:

3/1/2017: Filed i-751 (California Service Center,  transferred to National Benefits Center on 3/13/2018)

2/23/2018: Filed N-400 online at Chicago, IL
10/03/2018: i751-N400  combo interview successful

11/05/2018: Completed Oath Ceremony, Certificate of Naturalization in hand! :jest:

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11 minutes ago, flash9153 said:

If you have an affidavit from a friend or family member vouching for your marriage, you should send the original and keep a copy for yourself. Other than that, for things like Passport, Marriage Certificate, Birth Certificate, Green Card, Tax Returns, Utility Bills, etc. you should only need to send a copy. But please don't quote me on that, you should certainly read through the instructions of your applications and make sure the requirements haven't changed. 

 

We recently had my wife's I751/N400 combo interview on 10/03, that's when we took all the originals with us. The interviewing officer made copies of some of the documents. 

Thank you so much for the advice!


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

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DO NOT send original marriage certificate or birth certificates. Additionally make sure you make a copy of your entire packet prior to sending.


Michele & Schneithers K1 Journey

I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Packet 4 Received : never received ..does it even exist?

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17

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23 hours ago, Luckycuds said:

DO NOT send original marriage certificate or birth certificates. Additionally make sure you make a copy of your entire packet prior to sending.

thank you very much!


I-129F sent: 2016-01-09

NOA1: 2016-01-15

NOA2: 2016-03-04

Received by NVC: 2016-03-31

Case # assigned: 2016-04-01

Case sent to consulate: 2016-04-05

Case ready: 2016-04-06

AOS Packet sent: 2016-10-08

AOS Packet received: 2016-10-11

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Text messages): 2016-10-14

AOS NOA1 x 3 (Hardcopy mail): 2016-10-17

Biometrics Letter: 2016-10-28

Biometrics Walk-in: 2016-10-28

I-131 and I-765 approved: 2017-01-04 (Day 85)

I-485 approved: 2017-01-19 (Day 100)

EAD/AP Combo card received: 2017-01-20

Green Card received: 2017-01-25

ROC I-751 Packet sent: 2018-10-26

ROC I-751 Packet received: 2018-10-29

ROC I-751 NOA1 (Text message): 2018-11-02

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