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Hey guys,

I wanted to know the visa photo requirements. I followed the 2”x2” ( 51 x 51 mm). With a white background. But I left my hair down. I was wondering what are your experiences regarding this? Thanks.

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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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just go to a drugstore and get a passport photo. its $15 well spent for the lack of aggravation. they know the requirements and you dont have to fuss with it. boom. done.


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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It may be fine. There have been a handful of RFEs noted on VJ for this over the years as well. I would just get the photo done properly and not worry.


Timelines:

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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/17/18: Approved

10/24/18: Green card produced

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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2 hours ago, debbiedoo said:

just go to a drugstore and get a passport photo. its $15 well spent for the lack of aggravation. they know the requirements and you dont have to fuss with it. boom. done.

If you have Costco membership, passport photos are about $5. Walmart is about $8. Do not pay rip off prices. https://photos3.walmart.com/category/83-passport-photos#203-passport-photos|fuji.themepack:51x51mm_x4_icao9303.passport|standard.fullphoto

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48 minutes ago, Shiran said:

If you have Costco membership, passport photos are about $5. Walmart is about $8. Do not pay rip off prices. https://photos3.walmart.com/category/83-passport-photos#203-passport-photos|fuji.themepack:51x51mm_x4_icao9303.passport|standard.fullphoto

well in my case there is no costco and id rather pay $15 than go to walmart, which is 40 minutes away anyways lol

 

regardless, $15 is not a lot of money but if some place close to you can do it cheaper, by all means, go there.


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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