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I feel like vomiting, I literally just mailed our I129F packet two hours ago, and I was showing my sister the copies. A little back story, I’ve been waiting for the intent to marry letter and my fiancé’s Passport photo for 3 weeks to come in the mail. It finally came in the mail today, so I finished putting our packet together. Well my sister pointed out my fiancé dated the intent to marry letter 2019 instead of 2018. I am so disappointed because i tried to make sure to have a prepared packet so we wouldn’t have any RFEs. Do you guys think that it’ll cause an RFE? I’m so heartbroken right now :’(

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It very well could result in an RFE...or a rejection.........I would be shocked if it is processed with that 2019 date...but....have you mailed it yet????

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Letters of intent do NOT require a wet signature........I repeat.....letters of intent do NOT require a wet signature....

Edited by missileman

"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

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  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
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  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
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I'm sorry.  I guess I misread the first post......already mailed.....maybe they will miss the date....all you can do is wait and see.....


"Experience can be a tough teacher to those who fail to heed good advice"- Missileman, 12/6/18

 

First career- 20 year Retired E-8, USAF Missileer,

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  • Marriage: 7/30/2015
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  • Case received at NVC: 10/11/2016                               
  • Case # and IIN#: 10/24/2016
  • AOS Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • AOS Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • IV Fee Invoiced:10/24/2016  
  • IV Fee Paid:10/25/2016
  • DS-260 Completed: 10/28/16
  • Scan Date:11/9/2016
  • Supervisor review: 12/21/16 
  • Checklist: 1/13/17 
  • Case Complete: 4/10/17
  • Interview Date: 5/8/17 
  • Visa  "ISSUED": 5/10/17
  • Visa and Passport in hand/Flight to USA Booked!!!: 5/12/17  
  • POE Dallas DFW on June 22, 2017
  • SS Card received : 7/3/2017
  • 2-year Green Card received in mail: 7/15/17
 

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8 minutes ago, EmiAndIgli said:

I feel like vomiting, I literally just mailed our I129F packet two hours ago, and I was showing my sister the copies. A little back story, I’ve been waiting for the intent to marry letter and my fiancé’s Passport photo for 3 weeks to come in the mail. It finally came in the mail today, so I finished putting our packet together. Well my sister pointed out my fiancé dated the intent to marry letter 2019 instead of 2018. I am so disappointed because i tried to make sure to have a prepared packet so we wouldn’t have any RFEs. Do you guys think that it’ll cause an RFE? I’m so heartbroken right now :’(

I don't know why but they look closely for LOI and they do cause a certain about of angst for the applicants with RFE's. You could wait until such time as they send you the NOA1 and you can attempt to send them a corrected copy. Some have been successful at this attempt to correct a missing document. I would think that it could work for you.

 

If you realize that you forgot to include a piece of information on the initial I-129F filing then you can mail a letter to the USCIS (to the address that you can find in the lower left corner of the NOA1) stating that you omitted the information from the form at a prescribed location and identify the part (form #), item number and page number and then what the Information is to correct the issue at hand. You must provide the WAC#, DOB, names, then sign and date to insure this gets included with your case.  


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https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-updates-policy-guidance-certain-requests-evidence-and-notices-intent-deny

 

as the above USCIS site tells us,  RFE's are no longer issued and the packet should (if that date is noted) be returned as incomplete

 

as above said by missleman,  a wet signature is no longer needed so get your finance to email a new letter of intent and be ready to submit it if the packet is  returned 

 

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***Moved from Progress Reports to Process and Procedures.***

 

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6 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

RFE's are no longer issued and the packet should (if that date is noted) be returned as incomplete

 

The above statement is a gross mischaracterization of the USCIS policy memorandum.  To sum up what the actual policy memorandum says in a nutshell, an adjudicator has the discretion to deny a petition if it is incomplete rather than issue an RFE.  There’s nothing in there that says an incomplete packet must be returned as the above statement implies.

 

 

 

 


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6 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-updates-policy-guidance-certain-requests-evidence-and-notices-intent-deny

 

as the above USCIS site tells us,  RFE's are no longer issued and the packet should (if that date is noted) be returned as incomplete

 

as above said by missleman,  a wet signature is no longer needed so get your finance to email a new letter of intent and be ready to submit it if the packet is  returned 

 

RFEs are still issued, of course, when needed. The only difference is that they have "more rights" to deny a case that is clearly ineligible instead of spending time sending out RFEs for nothing. 

 

An incorrect letter of intent would likely result in an RFE, not a denial. The applicants are still eligible for all we know, an incorrect date on a letter of intent will most likely not result in a denial. An RFE really isn't the end of the world, just be ready to send a new letter if needed.


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AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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7 hours ago, Scandi said:

RFEs are still issued, of course, when needed. The only difference is that they have "more rights" to deny a case that is clearly ineligible instead of spending time sending out RFEs for nothing. 

 

An incorrect letter of intent would likely result in an RFE, not a denial. The applicants are still eligible for all we know, an incorrect date on a letter of intent will most likely not result in a denial. An RFE really isn't the end of the world, just be ready to send a new letter if needed.

this case (if the date is noted )  is one of the incomplete

 

For too long, our immigration system has been bogged down with frivolous or meritless claims that slow down processing for everyone, including legitimate petitioners. Through this long overdue policy change, USCIS is restoring full discretion to our immigration officers to deny incomplete and ineligible applications and petitions submitted for immigration benefits,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “Doing so will discourage frivolous filings and skeletal applications used to game the system, ensure our resources are not wasted, and ultimately improve our agency’s ability to efficiently and fairly adjudicate requests for immigration benefits in full accordance with our laws.” 

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7 hours ago, Ryan H said:

***Moved from Progress Reports to Process and Procedures.***

 

**Moderator hat off**

 

 

The above statement is a gross mischaracterization of the USCIS policy memorandum.  To sum up what the actual policy memorandum says in a nutshell, an adjudicator has the discretion to deny a petition if it is incomplete rather than issue an RFE.  There’s nothing in there that says an incomplete packet must be returned as the above statement implies.

 

 

 

 

For too long, our immigration system has been bogged down with frivolous or meritless claims that slow down processing for everyone, including legitimate petitioners. Through this long overdue policy change, USCIS is restoring full discretion to our immigration officers to deny incomplete and ineligible applications and petitions submitted for immigration benefits,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “Doing so will discourage frivolous filings and skeletal applications used to game the system, ensure our resources are not wasted, and ultimately improve our agency’s ability to efficiently and fairly adjudicate requests for immigration benefits in full accordance with our laws.” 

 

hers is incomplete as the date is wrong

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16 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

https://www.uscis.gov/news/news-releases/uscis-updates-policy-guidance-certain-requests-evidence-and-notices-intent-deny

 

as the above USCIS site tells us,  RFE's are no longer issued and the packet should (if that date is noted) be returned as incomplete

 

as above said by missleman,  a wet signature is no longer needed so get your finance to email a new letter of intent and be ready to submit it if the packet is  returned 

 

Stop fear mongering. They do not intend to deny people for simple mistakes.

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9 hours ago, Scandi said:

RFEs are still issued, of course, when needed. The only difference is that they have "more rights" to deny a case that is clearly ineligible instead of spending time sending out RFEs for nothing. 

 

An incorrect letter of intent would likely result in an RFE, not a denial. The applicants are still eligible for all we know, an incorrect date on a letter of intent will most likely not result in a denial. An RFE really isn't the end of the world, just be ready to send a new letter if needed.

We got a RFE in 2014 because we forgot to put 'within 90 days of arrival'. However, in your case, it is different. Could you add to the documents by using the ID number on the NOA1? Photocopy the NOA1 and send with the letter of Intent and an explanation

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2 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

For too long, our immigration system has been bogged down with frivolous or meritless claims that slow down processing for everyone, including legitimate petitioners. Through this long overdue policy change, USCIS is restoring full discretion to our immigration officers to deny incomplete and ineligible applications and petitions submitted for immigration benefits,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “Doing so will discourage frivolous filings and skeletal applications used to game the system, ensure our resources are not wasted, and ultimately improve our agency’s ability to efficiently and fairly adjudicate requests for immigration benefits in full accordance with our laws.” 

 

hers is incomplete as the date is wrong

They mean people who send in applications just to save time, meaning they send the application itself and skip important documents as they know they have the right to stay in the US for as long as the application is pending. Those are people who are often ineligible anyway, and try to "game the system", just like USCIS wrote in the statement you quoted.

 

Writing the wrong date on an intent to marry letter does not result in a denial, that's not "gaming the system". It can, in worst case, result in an RFE. And that's really no big deal.

Edited by Scandi

K-1: 12-22-2015 - 09-07-2016 (260 days)

AP: 12-20-2016 - 04-07-2017 (108 days)

EAD: 01-18-2017 - 05-30-2017 (132 days)

AOS: 12-20-2016 - 07-26-2017 (217 days)

 

ROC: 04-19-2019 earliest filing date

 

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3 hours ago, adil-rafa said:

this case (if the date is noted )  is one of the incomplete

 

For too long, our immigration system has been bogged down with frivolous or meritless claims that slow down processing for everyone, including legitimate petitioners. Through this long overdue policy change, USCIS is restoring full discretion to our immigration officers to deny incomplete and ineligible applications and petitions submitted for immigration benefits,” said USCIS Director L. Francis Cissna. “Doing so will discourage frivolous filings and skeletal applications used to game the system, ensure our resources are not wasted, and ultimately improve our agency’s ability to efficiently and fairly adjudicate requests for immigration benefits in full accordance with our laws.” 

This means, take your time, read read read. Do not listen to anyone without verifying. My I-129 took 3 months to get together. 

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My packet itself was put together beautifully I’ve spent the last month putting it together.  I front loaded the petition. Now I sent my fiancé the letter of intent in the mail and he mailed it back right away along with his passport picture. I guess I was freaking out because his passport photo was the wrong size. And it took 3 weeks for it to come to me. I was able to go to Walgreens and fix the photo so it’s 2x2. The same day the mail came I just put in the letter of intent that I was waiting on everything else was ready and his photo. Then after I mailed the petition I told my sister I mailed the packet! And of course I scan everything so I have a copy. So I showed her the intent to marry letter and she’s like you know it’s dated 2019 literally 1 hour after I mailed the I129f. I was like NO!!!! Like I said the rest of my packet is flawless the only thing is the date on the intent to marry for my fiancé is dated 2019 I myself signed it 2018. Fingers crossed I hope it’ll go smoothly 

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