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So, we are ready to send in our 1-129f tomorrow and we had put it in a 3-ring binder with protective sheets before realizing it isnt prefered. I know the binder and sheets will just thrown out and reorganized how they like it, be we already spent the money and I have no use for it for other than this.


I know people have sent it in using binders and sheet (as seen from youtube videos and posts from a few years ago).


Do you think it will be fine if we just send it in the binder or should we just disassemble it and send it off with binder clips?

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if u look on the uscis website i129f "special instructions" under "do not include", it says pretty clearly "any non-paper materials".  The first step after cursory inspection is to digitally scan the submission, so its best if the instructions are followed.

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I sent mine in a 3-ring binder with a cover page like a table of contents which listed everything that was in the binder.  I also had everything including the check in protective sheets.  I understood all of that may get trashed but I wanted to be organized. I'm glad I did it that way because some posters have gotten RFEs for things they said they initially sent but somehow it was overlooked on the Lockbox or USCIS end.

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Although it won’t cause a denial to send it like this, despite the instructions emphatically requesting that you don’t, why do it? I’m pretty sure it irritates the USCIS lock box employees who receive hundreds of petitions every day. Make the job as easy as possible for them, not you. They will appreciate it. It’s a courtesy, like having your money or credit card ready at the register in a store, sorting your garbage into recyclables and non-recyclables and so on. It just makes the job of those providing a service to you so much easier. 

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Personally, I wouldn't send it in the binder.......It increases their time and effort......

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