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Hey all,

 

We are about to mail everything off, and are feeling pretty good about our packet. We purchased a 1inch binder and some sheet protectors, plus tabs to separate evidence into "Exhibit a, exhibit b" etc. 

 

Some of our evidence is pages long, e.g. bank statements (just the front pages) from the past 2.5 years. How should we arrange this? Is it okay to file all 20+ pages into one sheet protector and label it? Should they be stapled or paper clipped together? It seems excessive to show all the pages using sheet protectors so imagine we can condense all bank stuff, our lease etc, so each lives in one plastic pocket?

 

Thank you so much in advance!


I-129F sent: 2016-04-27

NOA1 Email & Text: 2016-05-04

NOA1 Received in Mail: 2016-05-18

NOA2 Email & Text: 2016-07-06 (63 DAYS!)

NOA2 Received in Mail: 2016-07-18

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20 minutes ago, thrashunreal said:

Hey all,

 

We are about to mail everything off, and are feeling pretty good about our packet. We purchased a 1inch binder and some sheet protectors, plus tabs to separate evidence into "Exhibit a, exhibit b" etc. 

 

Some of our evidence is pages long, e.g. bank statements (just the front pages) from the past 2.5 years. How should we arrange this? Is it okay to file all 20+ pages into one sheet protector and label it? Should they be stapled or paper clipped together? It seems excessive to show all the pages using sheet protectors so imagine we can condense all bank stuff, our lease etc, so each lives in one plastic pocket?

 

Thank you so much in advance!

Paper clips is better than staples. You can condense it all for like Bill's, insurances, leases. 

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I did paperclips.

Each separate form of proof was in it's own paperclip.
 


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05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
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06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
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7 minutes ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

Paper clips is better than staples. You can condense it all for like Bill's, insurances, leases. 

Okay. What about for the actual I-751, best to lay it all out I feel?


I-129F sent: 2016-04-27

NOA1 Email & Text: 2016-05-04

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1 minute ago, thrashunreal said:

Okay. What about for the actual I-751, best to lay it all out I feel?

I had a cover page with the I751 right after the cover page then the actual supporting documentation then pictures. I pretty much used the same documentation for AOS except updated for the ROC. So different documentation in each sheet protector. So the cover page, I751, bank documentation, insurances, leases, the pictures all in separate protectors. 

 

Lease/property in one protector, insurances in one protector, bank documentation in one protector and so on.

 

Make it laid and easier for the person to see/review everything 

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1 minute ago, Cyberfx1024 said:

I had a cover page with the I751 right after the cover page then the actual supporting documentation then pictures. I pretty much used the same documentation for AOS except updated for the ROC. So different documentation in each sheet protector. So the cover page, I751, bank documentation, insurances, leases, the pictures all in separate protectors. 

 

Lease/property in one protector, insurances in one protector, bank documentation in one protector and so on.

 

Make it laid and easier for the person to see/review everything 

That makes a lot of sense. Do you think it is neccesaary to include ENTIRE lease? (ours is about 25 pages) -- was thinking to just include first page with names, new address, and lease dates on?


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NOA1 Received in Mail: 2016-05-18

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1 minute ago, thrashunreal said:

That makes a lot of sense. Do you think it is neccesaary to include ENTIRE lease? (ours is about 25 pages) -- was thinking to just include first page with names, new address, and lease dates on?


We did the front page that detailed who was on the lease, who lived at the house, and the date the lease covered, along with the final page that is basically the "I agree to everything in this packet and this is finalized".


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ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

02/27/19 - Biometrics waived 

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4 minutes ago, thrashunreal said:

That makes a lot of sense. Do you think it is neccesaary to include ENTIRE lease? (ours is about 25 pages) -- was thinking to just include first page with names, new address, and lease dates on?

Lord no, I only included the first 2 pages showing the lease and the time period involved. My lease in CA was like 25 pages as well and I just included the first 2 pages for AOS, then for ROC I showed the original lease of us on it and the renewal lease as well. 

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Just now, Ash.1101 said:


We did the front page that detailed who was on the lease, who lived at the house, and the date the lease covered, along with the final page that is basically the "I agree to everything in this packet and this is finalized".

That was the first 2-3 pages of our lease then it went on to the other stuff like earthquakes and fire liabilities. I left all that out and just did the pages like what you did.

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Just now, Cyberfx1024 said:

That was the first 2-3 pages of our lease then it went on to the other stuff like earthquakes and fire liabilities. I left all that out and just did the pages like what you did.


Yep! Some leasing groups have different forms and ways they do things. Our first page is basic details, and then the last page has a quicky over view with the part that says "YES THIS IS GOOD". Everything until the last page is initials, the last page is the full signature with the landlord.

I doubt USCIS cares about our agreement about pest control, bed bugs, and rules on the pools. LOL


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06/27/16 - I-485 Case changed to Approved! (Day 77)
06/30/16 - I-485 Case changed to "My Card has been mailed to me!"
07/05/16 - Green Card received in mail! 

 



ROC 

05/09/18 - Mailed out ROC to CSC

05/10/18 - CSC Signed and received ROC package
06/07/28 - NOA1 

06/11/18 - Check cashed

06/15/18 - NOA received in the mail
08/27/18 - 18 month extension received (Courtesy Copy)

09/18/18 - Request for official 18 month extension
10/22/18 - Official 18 month extension received 

02/27/19 - Biometrics waived 

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Last question -- we are sending in a black binder. Do we need to create a cover page to go on the outside of the binder? How did people package theirs?


I-129F sent: 2016-04-27

NOA1 Email & Text: 2016-05-04

NOA1 Received in Mail: 2016-05-18

NOA2 Email & Text: 2016-07-06 (63 DAYS!)

NOA2 Received in Mail: 2016-07-18

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I would seriously skip the sheet protectors and binder. It's all going to be discarded in the mail room and reorganized. The person who evaluates your case will never see it, not to mention the extra time it will take the contractors to take everything out of the sheet protectors. Use paperclips or those mini bulldog clips to group like things if you wish. 

 

The USCIS provides a whole page called Form Filing Tips to help you. 

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

 

Excerpt--

  • 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.

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