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I tried to search on this site to see if anyone sent in a binder with their docs. Is it ok to send a binder or the documents has to be in a file folder?.

 

I am filing for my husband in Jamaica and we have a lot of evidence (not too overwhelming) for our case but I put everything in a binder and the papers  are in sheet Protectors.

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1 minute ago, TheFostersJourney said:

I tried to search on this site to see if anyone sent in a binder with their docs. Is it ok to send a binder or the documents has to be in a file folder?.

 

I am filing for my husband in Jamaica and we have a lot of evidence (not too overwhelming) for our case but I put everything in a binder and the papers  are in sheet Protectors.

If you want to make USCIS staff hate you, send it in a binder with page protectors, so that the first thing they have to do is disassemble all that before building their own file.  The only requirement is an "envelope".  A single binder clip would be nice but the papers are not going to shuffle themselves in a Priority Mail envelope free from the Post Office.  

 

As for your evidence, I advise you to pair it down.  Concentrate on EXAMPLES of how and how frequently you communicate.  Nobody has time to read a novel as part of the petition adjudication or visa application processes.  As you pare down and disassemble what's in your binder, just keep in mind how somebody else would feel having to deal with all that. 


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^Beat me to it.

 

Will they accept it? Sure. Will the poor low-level worker that has to take it in, scan it, etc., regret his life choices as a result? Maybe.

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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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24 minutes ago, TheFostersJourney said:

I tried to search on this site to see if anyone sent in a binder with their docs. Is it ok to send a binder or the documents has to be in a file folder?.

 

I am filing for my husband in Jamaica and we have a lot of evidence (not too overwhelming) for our case but I put everything in a binder and the papers  are in sheet Protectors.

I would keep them in the sheet protectors and ditch the binders.

 

Also, in case you haven't done so, you need to copy all of your documentation.  I also recommend scanning it all and keeping it for your electronic records. 

 

 


K1 Timeline

5/17/2017: I-129F sent to USCIS Lewisville, Texas via FedEx Ground Shipping

5/22/2017: Received by USCIS

5/26/2017: Check was cashed; Received text (but no email) from USCIS; case being transferred to CSC
11/17/2017: NOA2 Hard Copy Received 
01/03/2018: NVC Received I-129F 
01/03/2018: Case Number Received

01/23/2018: Embassy Received
01/30/2018: Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC
02/09/2018: Medical
03/19/2018: Interview 
03/19/2018: APPROVED!
03/21/2018: Visa in Hand

06/16/2018: POE (San Francisco) 

08/04/2018:  MARRIED!

 

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AOS Timeline

08/29/2018: AOS/EAD/AP sent to USCIS Chicago Lockbox via FedEx

08/31/2018: Received by USCIS 

09/04/2018: Received 3 texts from USCIS with 3 case numbers 

09/05/2018: Check was cashed

09/12/2018: Received our NOA1 hard copy via mail

09/24/2018: Biometrics Appointment

10/11/2018: Case Status updated to Ready to Schedule Interview

xx/xx/xxxx: EAD/AP combo card approved

xx/xx/xxxx: EAD/AP combo received

xx/xx/xxxx: Interview

xx/xx/xxxx: GREEN CARD ISSUED!!!

xx/xx/xxxx: GREEN CARD IN HAND!!!

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keep it simple.

 

really simple.

 

they have to scan in each and every page. SO whatever you do to organize or make it pretty, is not pleasing them, it is annoying them.

 

I sent mine in plain file folders and organized based on what it was (forms, relationship evidence, copies of original documents, proof of meeting/travel evidence, etc). nothing fancy or pretty at all.


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

11/19/2018        NVC Received file

 

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