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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Hey everyone, we have decided to do the immigration process without a lawyer and have started to fill out the form on the USCIS Website. I read somewhere that after filling it out, I must mail my documents to the USCIS office. Is that true? The post was written in 2006 so I want to be up to date. 

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3 minutes ago, Nanna_lux said:

Hey everyone, we have decided to do the immigration process without a lawyer and have started to fill out the form on the USCIS Website. I read somewhere that after filling it out, I must mail my documents to the USCIS office. Is that true? The post was written in 2006 so I want to be up to date. 

Filing online started only a few months ago, so something from 2006 would not apply.  Only one of the forms you need can be filled out online.  There's another one you'll have to print and upload.  Make sure you read ALL the instructions before submitting anything.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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It's either/or; not both.

 

If submit electronically, there's nothing to mail.


Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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7 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

Filing online started only a few months ago, so something from 2006 would not apply.  Only one of the forms you need can be filled out online.  There's another one you'll have to print and upload.  Make sure you read ALL the instructions before submitting anything.

Would that form be the I-130 or the I-130A that I would have to upload. 

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8 minutes ago, ellie_spresser said:

What forms are you filing?

Some forms can be filed online (such as Form I-130) but some forms must be submitted via mail (paper copy).

 

Find which form you want to fill out and submit here, plus follow USCIS instructions:

https://self-lawyer.com/immigration-guides/

My husband is filling the I-130A and I saw that I have to fill the I-130

9 minutes ago, Ryan H said:

It's either/or; not both.

 

If submit electronically, there's nothing to mail.

Thank you

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4 minutes ago, Nanna_lux said:

Would that form be the I-130 or the I-130A that I would have to upload. 

I-130a will be uploaded as will your supporting documentation.  It does not matter who types or writes information in a form.  Just make sure the correct person's information is in the correct places.


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4 minutes ago, pushbrk said:

I-130a will be uploaded as will your supporting documentation.  It does not matter who types or writes information in a form.  Just make sure the correct person's information is in the correct places.

Thank you so much

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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11 hours ago, Nanna_lux said:

Hey everyone, we have decided to do the immigration process without a lawyer and have started to fill out the form on the USCIS Website. I read somewhere that after filling it out, I must mail my documents to the USCIS office. Is that true? The post was written in 2006 so I want to be up to date. 

Well how else would they get it?

You're reading a post from 2006, the current year is 2020, 14 years difference, 3 different presidents.

Online filing didn't even exist then, so you must be talking about the pdf form.

Any forms used back then are expired and have changed.

 

The best place to get instructions on what you need to do is the official instructions on the USCIS website.

It's the same place you get the form, then asking for clarification here if something is not understood is a good start.

 

I hope you haven't been putting your case together based on information from 14 years ago...

 

 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Germany
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Well it depends on your ability to understand and follow instructions to the point  . your should also be able to do some research work + you have the wealth of knowledge from fellow VJers to help you out if you decide to DIY...but if you not too sure well you can still pay a lawyer to do it for you but you still advised to know what is being done on your behalf.


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On 4/30/2020 at 5:06 AM, Ryan H said:

It's either/or; not both.

 

If submit electronically, there's nothing to mail.

Wouldn't OP have to mail the evidence of a bonafide marriage and all the other attachments? (passport copy, birth cert, etc.)?

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1 minute ago, emmewalle said:

Wouldn't OP have to mail the evidence of a bonafide marriage and all the other attachments? (passport copy, birth cert, etc.)?

Kinda defeats the purpose if you can upload electronically 


YMMV

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