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i-130 edition date leeway?

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Hi All


not sure if there will be a definitive answer to this question


although im the beneficiary and in the uk , i am the one doing all of the work for our i-130 package ... i will then send it to hubby in the USA to sign and write the cheque and then mail into chicago


at present the uscis website says they will publish a new form 'soon'


so my question is - say i send off the current form to my husband on monday and they change the edition on tuesday - then it takes him another week to send it to chicago - - is there a likely cut off  time when the old form will no longer be accepted?


are they flexible?

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39 minutes ago, brandonflude1 said:

You should be fine. That message has been there forever on many forms. It’ll likely be accepted for a month or so after they change to the new form. 

Actually, the answer depends on whether the website indicates older versions will be accepted.  Usually it says the opposite.  Just email the forms (I-130a as well) to your husband with scans of any other documents needed.  Have him be prepared to act quickly.  If it is not quickly enough, re-do the forms, rinse and repeat.

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ok ive just had one of those smack my head moments

why why why did i forget emails and scans even existed? doh!!!!

( had seriously been pricing up how much it would cost me to print it all out - doing perhaps three copies of the whole package - and fed ex or dhl it all to him  - not even going to try and  type the words ive just called myself)

thanks pushbrk for waking my brain up!   

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