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In a bind... has anyone tried using a photo (instead of a photocopy) of their I-797 NOA2?

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We think we gave the embassy our original I-797 NOA2, or just lost it along the way. Shame on us, I know. Also, we do not have a photocopy. Believe me, this is embarassing. My question is, has anyone tried submitting a picture instead of a photocopy? We have a very good picture. Thank you in advance

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We had to do this with our NOA1 because we forgot to make a photocopy and couldn't find the original document.  We just submitted our AOS paperwork last month so we haven't gotten an RFE but it probably hasn't even been looked at.  Just wanted you to know that you are not alone!  

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10 minutes ago, K1visaHopeful said:

For?

K1 AOS I-485

Part 2 Question 1a.

 

8 minutes ago, Tatjana&Velemir said:

We had to do this with our NOA1 because we forgot to make a photocopy and couldn't find the original document.  We just submitted our AOS paperwork last month so we haven't gotten an RFE but it probably hasn't even been looked at.  Just wanted you to know that you are not alone!  

Interesting, thanks for the reply!  Why did you have to send in a copy of your NOA1? Isn't that just the notice of receipt of application that you get a few days after sending in the original I-129F?

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15 minutes ago, HerGhost said:

We think we gave the embassy our original I-797 NOA2, or just lost it along the way. Shame on us, I know. Also, we do not have a photocopy. Believe me, this is embarassing. My question is, has anyone tried submitting a picture instead of a photocopy? We have a very good picture. Thank you in advance

You should be fine if it is legible 


YMMV

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6 minutes ago, payxibka said:

You should be fine if it is legible 

It's very legible. Perfectly legible. In fact, I think it's higher resolution than a typical scanner. But, scanners may show the watermark/patterns on the paper a little better. 

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9 minutes ago, HerGhost said:

K1 AOS I-485

Part 2 Question 1a.

 

Interesting, thanks for the reply!  Why did you have to send in a copy of your NOA1? Isn't that just the notice of receipt of application that you get a few days after sending in the original I-129F?

I think we just did it for extra measure and then realized we didn't need to send the NOA1 later.

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2 hours ago, HerGhost said:

K1 AOS I-485

Thanks! Just clarifying that you meant for AOS and were not referring to the embassy interview.

2 hours ago, HerGhost said:

Uploading the photo. I had to reduce the resolution by about 20% just to fit within the forum's 1.46mB file size limit

I797 NOA2 - Copy2.jpg

That's fine.

You could also scan a copy of the actual approved I129F petition that may have (or not) been returned to you in packet 3 from your embassy.

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1 hour ago, K1visaHopeful said:

Thanks! Just clarifying that you meant for AOS and were not referring to the embassy interview.

That's fine.

You could also scan a copy of the actual approved I129F petition that may have (or not) been returned to you in packet 3 from your embassy.

Thanks for the feedback! What should be in packet 3? Is that the packet we received when they sent back her passport with the visa inside? 

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1 hour ago, little immigrant said:

I would send it. It's not like you have a choice anyways. 

In fact there are two choices:

Option 1) Print and send the photo of the I-797, and hope it flies and we never receive an RFE requiring option 2, or

Option 2) Submit an I-824 ($465) to request a duplicate I-797 approval notice

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56 minutes ago, HerGhost said:

Thanks for the feedback! What should be in packet 3? Is that the packet we received when they sent back her passport with the visa inside? 

Packet 3 is issued by some embassies only. It is the informational packet that allows the K1 beneficiary to proceed with scheduling the interview at their embassy. Some embassies will return a copy of the complete I129F petition with P3. On the front page of will be stamped approved. You could use a copy of that in lieu of the Noa2 approval notice.

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55 minutes ago, HerGhost said:

 

Option 2) Submit an I-824 ($465) to request a duplicate I-797 approval notice

I824 has a processing time of 8 to 13 months so that's not really a viable option if you need to file AOS within 90 days to continue to have authorized stay in the US.

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1 hour ago, HerGhost said:

In fact there are two choices:

Option 1) Print and send the photo of the I-797, and hope it flies and we never receive an RFE requiring option 2, or

Option 2) Submit an I-824 ($465) to request a duplicate I-797 approval notice

Or you can download the Dropbox app: https://help.dropbox.com/installs-integrations/mobile/document-scanning

An example of what can be done with your existing image:

1010117197_2019-09-1313_55.58_compress53.thumb.jpg.1606f7bfa6c909343e96a0c75241636e.jpg

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