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I-751 Photocopying Documents (One Sided or Double Sided )

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Hi Guys !

 

Just want to create a new thread on photocopying documents that will accompany your I-751. My question is, should I make copies One Sided or Double Sided. Has anyone had issue with Double Sided. And what if some documents are One Sided and others Double Sided.

 

Another question is, should I make a copy of my foreign passport to include with other documents and also what of Social Security Card.

 

Thanks in anticipation for positive feedback .

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24 minutes ago, Sanctus1 said:

Just want to create a new thread on photocopying documents that will accompany your I-751. My question is, should I make copies One Sided or Double Sided. Has anyone had issue with Double Sided. And what if some documents are One Sided and others Double Sided.

USCIS does not have any specific guideline regarding submitting documents printed 1-sided or double-sided.

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

 

This is how we assembled our I-751 package (based on common sense/ best practices guidelines from other VJ members here):

1. USCIS forms (I-751, G-1145) were printed 1-sided. I have heard that the Lockbox scans all the forms, so double-sided may be ok.

2. Most documents submitted as evidence (including bank and credit card statement) were printed 1-sided. My rationale here was to make things easier for the USCIS adjudicator, since they need to go through the transactions in your statements. Imagine having 2~3 inch thick file and having to go through double-sided documents.

3. A few insurance documents & utility bills were printed double-sided since all the relevant information was on the 1st page.

 

24 minutes ago, Sanctus1 said:

Another question is, should I make a copy of my foreign passport to include with other documents and also what of Social Security Card.

We did not include copies of foreign passport or SS card. These are not required.

 

We do need to include copies of front & back of the conditional 2yr green card.


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3 minutes ago, H-M said:

We did not include copies of foreign passport or SS card. These are not required. 

Definitely do not send copies of your SS card, you don't want that floating around somewhere in the mail if it were to get lost (let's hope not but things happen!) As a person who has been through identity theft, trust me, you don't want that number to get into the wrong hands.


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Just a thought...

 

All of your documents are now scanned by USCIS.  This means, if you have double-sided documents, there is a good chance that the backs of some of your documents will NOT get through the scanner, since the person scanning has to turn every single document over.   Perhaps USCIS has fancy scanners that can flip a document over, but I'm betting not.

 

Make it easier on USCIS.  Send single-sided documents.  One of these days, we'll be able to send all of this stuff electronically, but until then, you have far less chance of USCIS "losing" a page if you do single-sided.

 

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