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USCIS website offers some helpful advice around this:

 

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In preparing your packet, remember:

  • Do not use binders or folders that we cannot easily disassemble.
  • Use fasteners to hold together thick or bulky applications or petitions. Two-hole punching the top of the material for easy placement in the file is appreciated.
  • Sticky tabs assist in locating items listed as attachments. For easy filing, place the tabs on the bottom of the page, not the side.
  • Do not use heavy-duty staples; instead use fasteners or heavy clips.
  • Do not submit originals unless specifically required. 
  • Do not submit oversized documentation unless it is necessary.

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips


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21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Embassy
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – middle name is cut off 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (2019-???) 📝

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28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

??-???-2019: TBA...

 

 

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8 hours ago, millefleur said:

USCIS website offers some helpful advice around this:

 

https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips

Double sided copies acceptable or single side only?


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10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

 

AOS

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03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

 

ROC

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04/02/19 - I-751 mailed to TX

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

 

 

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40 minutes ago, Dmitry07 said:

Double sided copies acceptable or single side only?

For the form I-751 definitely use single sided.

For the evidence, it is better to use single sided. However, i have read a person using double sided as well. 

 

The idea is to make it as easy as possible for them to scan your application. There would be less chances of something going amiss..

 

 


01/09/2019  Mailed ROC package via FEDEX to Lewisville,Texas

 01/11/2019  Package delivered to USCIS office

01/16/2019  Received text message with service center as SRC

01/17/2019  Status on https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ as accepted. Check submitted electronically to my bank. Not cashed yet.

01/18/2019  Check cashed electronically. 

02/07/2019  Called USCIS regarding non delivery of receipt . They asked me to call back after 30 days have expired since delivery

02/11/2019  Called USCIS again regarding non delivery of receipt. Mentioned that license will expire along with greencard on 02/28.

                        The lady filed a request on my behalf so i could schedule infopass.

                        I separately also filed e-request(https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayNDNForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=ndn

                        by choosing I-751 and other option , before calling USCIS just in case.

02/13/2019 Got callback from USCIS that infopass cannot be scheduled,but they will mail

                       a duplicate notice.

 

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10 hours ago, Sanctus1 said:

Hi Everyone !

Just being curious.  Must I send my I-751 application/ document with any envelope like from Staples or just only the post office ones (Usps, Ups, Fedex etc).

So if you are going to use USPS/Fedex/UPS , they offer flat rate boxes and envelopes which can be used.

Most people in forum tend to use those.


01/09/2019  Mailed ROC package via FEDEX to Lewisville,Texas

 01/11/2019  Package delivered to USCIS office

01/16/2019  Received text message with service center as SRC

01/17/2019  Status on https://myaccount.uscis.dhs.gov/ as accepted. Check submitted electronically to my bank. Not cashed yet.

01/18/2019  Check cashed electronically. 

02/07/2019  Called USCIS regarding non delivery of receipt . They asked me to call back after 30 days have expired since delivery

02/11/2019  Called USCIS again regarding non delivery of receipt. Mentioned that license will expire along with greencard on 02/28.

                        The lady filed a request on my behalf so i could schedule infopass.

                        I separately also filed e-request(https://egov.uscis.gov/e-request/displayNDNForm.do?entryPoint=init&sroPageType=ndn

                        by choosing I-751 and other option , before calling USCIS just in case.

02/13/2019 Got callback from USCIS that infopass cannot be scheduled,but they will mail

                       a duplicate notice.

 

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13 minutes ago, Springleaf said:

For the form I-751 definitely use single sided.

For the evidence, it is better to use single sided. However, i have read a person using double sided as well. 

 

The idea is to make it as easy as possible for them to scan your application. There would be less chances of something going amiss..

 

 

gotta love two sides bank statements.. gonna be fun 1-siding them all....


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10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

 

AOS

Spoiler

 

03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

 

ROC

Spoiler

 

04/02/19 - I-751 mailed to TX

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Dmitry07 said:

gotta love two sides bank statements.. gonna be fun 1-siding them all....

If you have online banking, you should be able to download PDFs of bank statements. Everywhere I've ever banked has offered that, would seem easier than scanning or copying a double sided statement.


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26-Jul-2016: Married abroad 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Embassy
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – middle name is cut off 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sept-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions (2019-???) 📝

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

??-???-2019: TBA...

 

 

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No one has ever said that you need to send it single sided.  I've sent double-sided tax returns and had some double-sided docs/evidence in the I-130 package, no problems.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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28 minutes ago, AstroCanada said:

No one has ever said that you need to send it single sided.  I've sent double-sided tax returns and had some double-sided docs/evidence in the I-130 package, no problems.

Did you send double sides for ROC as well? (if you had any)


K-1 VISA

Spoiler

 

10/11/16 - I-129F mailed to Lewisville, TX
10/17/16 - Delivered to Lewisville, TX

10/17/16 - NOA1 Date on Hard Copy notice (receipt date on NOA1)
10/19/16 - NOA1 Text and Email. Case sent to CSC (notice date on NOA1)

10/24/16 - Online tracking available

10/24/16 - NOA1 Hard Copy received

11/03/16 - NOA2 Approval on website (no text/email)

11/07/16 - NOA2 Hard Copy received

11/28/16 - Medical

11/28/16 - NVC Received I-129F

11/30/16 - NVC Case number assigned

12/06/16 - Embassy Received. Case status set as "Ready"
12/06/16 - Received NVC letter hard copy from NVC

12/19/16 - Interview
12/23/16 - Visa in hand

 

AOS

Spoiler

 

03/13/17 - I-129F mailed to Chicago, IL
03/15/17 - Delivered to Chicago, IL

03/27/17 - Check Cashed
03/28/17 - NOA1 Text

04/01/17 - Biometrics letter

04/20/17 - Biometrics Complete

05/22/17 - Interview letter received

06/29/17 - Interview (approved)

07/14/17 - GC Received

 

ROC

Spoiler

 

04/02/19 - I-751 mailed to TX

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

xx/xx/xx -

 

 

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3 minutes ago, Dmitry07 said:

Did you send double sides for ROC as well? (if you had any)

I'm almost certain we sent the form itself double-sided.  Most of the evidence was single-sided, but we probably sent some original statements (like car loan) that were double-sided.  I didn't mind sending in the original because I have PDF copies as well.  

 

My guess (and here I'm speculating) is that they pass all the forms through an industrial scanner that does double-sided scanning automatically.


I-130

May 14, 2016: Sent I-130 Package to Chicago Lockbox

May 18, 2016: Chicago Lockbox received package.

May 20, 2016: NOA1 Notice Date with priority date of May 18. Sent to Nebraska Service Center

May 23, 2016: NOA1 E-mail

Oct 21, 2016: NOA2 Notice by App

Nov 2, 2016: USCIS sent to NVC

 

NVC

Nov 8, 2016: NVC Received

Nov 16, 2016: Case Number Assigned

Nov 18, 2016: DS-261 submitted and AOS fee paid

Nov 23, 2016: IV Fee Invoiced and paid

Nov 30, 2016: IV and AOS Packages Sent (EP)

Dec 4, 2016: DS-260 Submitted

Dec 5, 2016: NVC Scan Date

Dec 6, 2016: NVC 3 N/A and Case Complete on Phone [1 day later!]

Dec 13, 2016: NVC CC e-mail

Dec 15, 2016: Found out interview date by phone

Jan 23, 2017: Interview...Approved!

 

Jan 30, 2017: POE Toronto Pearson Airport

 

Removing Conditions

Nov 2, 2018: Sent I-751 to Arizona Lockbox

Nov 7, 2018: Apparent receipt date (SMS notification on 11/9)

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Agree with comments above, double sided is fine (I had joint bank statements double sided and it went in just fine). When you are ready to ship it, put it in priority mail envelope/box (depending on how much you have) available at post office. :)


AOS i-130, i-485 & i-765 in New York (Queens field office)

12/29/2014 - Priority Date; receipt number starting with MSC

1/2/2015 - Fingerprint fee accepted

1/26/2015 - Case suspended - RFE sent out

2/3/2015 - Fingerprint done at Jamaica Center, Queens

2/11/2015 - RFE received - Case resumed

3/2/2015 - EAD ordered

3/13/2015- EAD card mailed out -- received it 3 days later

7/8/2015 - AOS interview ready to be scheduled for an interview

9/27/2015 - AOS Interview scheduled for Nov 3

11/3/2015 - AOS interview

12/11/2015 - APPROVED!!!

ROC (Vermont Service Center)

10/3/2017 - Sent out ROC package to VSC

10/6/2017 - Date on NOA (Received NOA on 10/16/2017)

11/6/2017 - Biometrics done

8/15/2018 - Extension letter for 18 months received

12/28/2018 - APPROVED! 🤸‍♀️

1/7/2019 - GC delivered

N-400 (Queens field office)

1/22/2019 - N400 delivered to Dallas, TX.

1/25/2019 - Check cashed

2/12/2019 - Biometrics appt

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