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Hello, 

In the I-130 instructions it states the following: 

 

"You must submit two identical color passport-style photographs of yourself and your spouse (if he or she is in the United States) taken within 30 days of filing this petition."

 

What is the requirement for passport photos if neither the petitioner nor beneficiary live in the US?

 

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Petitioner photos are required.  2x2 us style.

 

Literal reading of instructions.


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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

Petitioner photos are required.  2x2 us style.

 

Literal reading of instructions.

I think after a few hours of research you can forget how literal some instructions can be. I appreciate another set of eyes on this haha.

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12 hours ago, santoki said:

Hello, 

In the I-130 instructions it states the following: 

 

"You must submit two identical color passport-style photographs of yourself and your spouse (if he or she is in the United States) taken within 30 days of filing this petition."

 

What is the requirement for passport photos if neither the petitioner nor beneficiary live in the US?

 

All passport size photograph in all u.s embassies. No matter where or what  you are applying for are the same dimension.

I applied for non immigrant visa years ago same 2 by 2

I applied for dv lottery same 2 by 2

I applied for i130 at all stages before and after approval same 2 by 2 size photo. So the requirement at the instruction packet is same regardless if where you are even in u.s

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7 hours ago, Mr Genuis said:

All passport size photograph in all u.s embassies. No matter where or what  you are applying for are the same dimension.

I applied for non immigrant visa years ago same 2 by 2

I applied for dv lottery same 2 by 2

I applied for i130 at all stages before and after approval same 2 by 2 size photo. So the requirement at the instruction packet is same regardless if where you are even in u.s

This answer does not address the OP's question.  It's not a size question.  Petitioner photos are required in all cases.  Beneficiary photos are required with the petition, only if the Beneficiary is in the US at the time of filing.


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3 hours ago, pushbrk said:

This answer does not address the OP's question.  It's not a size question.  Petitioner photos are required in all cases.  Beneficiary photos are required with the petition, only if the Beneficiary is in the US at the time of filing.

But in my case beneficiary photos goes along with petitioner. My wife is here with me in korea. When we filed initialy we submitted 2 photos of my wife and 2 photos of me as required on the check list. After approval just the passport size of the beneficiary is needed during interview. I understood his question and even before i posted, his question was answered correctly by another brother.i just added more into it to clearify another reader in same situation. Perhaps in the future.

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13 minutes ago, Mr Genuis said:

But in my case beneficiary photos goes along with petitioner. My wife is here with me in korea. When we filed initialy we submitted 2 photos of my wife and 2 photos of me as required on the check list. After approval just the passport size of the beneficiary is needed during interview. I understood his question and even before i posted, his question was answered correctly by another brother.i just added more into it to clearify another reader in same situation. Perhaps in the future.

What you did, and what is required are two different things.  In your case, the photos of the beneficiary were not needed with the petition either, UNLESS you filed BEFORE the I-130a existed.


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10 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

What you did, and what is required are two different things.  In your case, the photos of the beneficiary were not needed with the petition either, UNLESS you filed BEFORE the I-130a existed.

i filed on December 10th  2018. And i strictly followed the checklist. What you might not know is that, when you do direct consulate filling...you go directly to the consulate to deposit your application. This consulate have their own checklist. So he was requesting document from us and we handed to them accordingly per their request. He requested for 2 photos for both my wife and i. we handed to them. After they have asked for all the required document they then ask., do you have any other supporting document to support your aoplication? we gave all we had. Ones that were not needed like the social media conversation between us wwhere handed back to us infact the refused to take it say its too personal( any document you submit when going for direct consulate filing which is not needed they give it back to you instantly) passport styl for both of us were major requirement and the asked or it before we gave them.

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3 minutes ago, Mr Genuis said:

i filed on December 10th  2018. And i strictly followed the checklist. What you might not know is that, when you do direct consulate filling...you go directly to the consulate to deposit your application. This consulate have their own checklist. So the were requesting document for us and we handed to them accordingly per their request. The requested for photos 2 each for both me and my wife we handed to them. After they have asked for aall the required document they then ask., do you have any other supporting document to support your aoplication we gave all we had. Ones that were not needed like the social media conversation between us wwhere handed back to us infact the refused to take it say its too personal( any document you submit when going for direct consulate filing which is not needed they give it back to you instantly) passport styl for both of us were major requirement and the asked or it before we gave them.

I see.  Then your experience is in an entirely different and non-applicable context, as it relates to the OP.  Confusing issues doesn't help people.


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2 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

I see.  Then your experience is in an entirely different and non-applicable context, as it relates to the OP.  Confusing issues doesn't help people.

I will drop my case here. You call it confuse but the is someone here who needs it. And will not go with a false idear that they dont need photos for both of them. That will only slow down their process. 

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1 hour ago, Mr Genuis said:

I will drop my case here. You call it confuse but the is someone here who needs it. And will not go with a false idear that they dont need photos for both of them. That will only slow down their process. 

I think his main point is that it has nothing to do with the OPs case, in which the beneficiary is not in the US at the time of filing and therefore passport photos of the beneficiary are not required when mailing the petition

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2 hours ago, LilyJohansen said:

I think his main point is that it has nothing to do with the OPs case, in which the beneficiary is not in the US at the time of filing and therefore passport photos of the beneficiary are not required when mailing the petition

Absolutely correct.  A passport photo of the beneficiary will be needed for NVC and some more for the medical and interview.  Just not NOW.  


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