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I just wanted to share how I arranged my husband I-130 packet and the process of gathering all our documents together. While visiting back home in Jamaica June-September for our wedding (married in August) ,we both work and put together proof of our relationship and to show evidence of our bono fide Marriage. Upon sending off packet I tried to research how other members sent their packets but was still clueless. A few days prior I made a post asking if I could send binder because at the time that was what I had all our documents in but with all the feedback I switch to something more simpler (clear evelope file bags from Doller Tree). I am so happy I listen and went with something simple because it made things easier so thanks to everyone who gave me feedback. 89658DC8-3B28-43A3-A032-C527DCA06FEE.thumb.jpeg.9878550d132ef4033a0f5c19ae4aac10.jpeg

 

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FWIW, you didn't even need the clear bags; USCIS personnel will take the items out and discard the bags. All that was necessary is binder clips.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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2 minutes ago, Ryan H said:

FWIW, you didn't even need the clear bags; USCIS personnel will take the items out and discard the bags. All that was necessary is binder clips.

Totally understand but that’s what I chose to do, I spoke with a USCIS representative and she said I could either use binder clips or the clear envelope bags.

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