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Hello all, I hope you can help me answer a couple of questions.

 

I am currently in Shanghai, China, where we are in a very intense lockdown. As a result, we cannot mail anything out like normal. For this reason I have prepared all our materials and hope to e-mail them to family members in the US who will print them out and mail them in for us. 

 

My question is can we use an Apple Pencil to sign our names electronically and have them print this out without any issues? 

 

Another question I have is putting in Chinese phone numbers there is not enough digits on the form to enter it in correctly, how should I remedy this?

 

And lastly, I am currently in China but moving back to the US in July. Anyhow, as a result my mailing address and phone number are both not reliable (is it okay to use family members' address/number with their permission?). 

 

Thank you all for any help, we've completed everything just these small areas are confusing me and I'd like to confirm before I submit anything incorrectly. 

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13 minutes ago, andrewcycs said:

 My question is can we use an Apple Pencil to sign our names electronically and have them print this out without any issues?

I-129F needs to be signed with a wet signature by a human  petitioner.  You might luck out and the IO fails to notice that it is a machine printed signature  it might be a year though before the IO looks at the case and rejects the petition.  Not worth the risk. Find a way to get a single signed page to your family in the USA. 
 

13 minutes ago, andrewcycs said:

 

Another question I have is putting in Chinese phone numbers there is not enough digits on the form to enter it in correctly, how should I remedy this?

On a Macintosh computer  use Preview.  Add a text field over the place in the form where there is a phone number.  Reduce the font size until it fits. 
 

13 minutes ago, andrewcycs said:

 

And lastly, I am currently in China but moving back to the US in July. Anyhow, as a result my mailing address and phone number are both not reliable (is it okay to use family members' address/number with their permission?).

Yes that is fine. 
 

Any reason why you just don’t get married and go the CR-1 route?

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32 minutes ago, Mike E said:

I-129F needs to be signed with a wet signature by a human  petitioner.  You might luck out and the IO fails to notice that it is a machine printed signature  it might be a year though before the IO looks at the case and rejects the petition.  Not worth the risk. Find a way to get a single signed page to your family in the USA. 
 

On a Macintosh computer  use Preview.  Add a text field over the place in the form where there is a phone number.  Reduce the font size until it fits. 
 

Yes that is fine. 
 

Any reason why you just don’t get married and go the CR-1 route?

Wow, thank you so much for your super expedient response! Okay, I hate to hear it but I sort of had the expectation it might be that way. The problem is right now there's absolutely no way to get it out. I will have to wait for the lockdown to end (it's already been over 60 days and no end in sight). They won't even let us out of our complex to buy groceries, so mailing anything out is never going to happen. 

 

In China same-sex marriage is illegal, so we cannot get married here before coming. :(

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43 minutes ago, andrewcycs said:

In China same-sex marriage is illegal, so we cannot get married here before coming. :(

Yes but it is not illegal in the USA. And you can be married in the USA without actually being in the USA. 
 

https://www.utahcounty.gov/dept/clerkaud/PassMarr/RemoteAppearanceFAQ.asp
 

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26 minutes ago, Pleasework89 said:

Here is the uscis.gov link I found. https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-b-chapter-2

 

And a Screenshot of the passage I found. I hope this helps. 20220514_214525.thumb.jpg.7da76d4f0ecf2cf959e1e01f0f0650e2.jpg

I’ve no idea how to interpret that poorly written prose from USCIS. 

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2 hours ago, Pleasework89 said:

Here is the uscis.gov link I found. https://www.uscis.gov/policy-manual/volume-1-part-b-chapter-2

 

And a Screenshot of the passage I found. I hope this helps. 20220514_214525.thumb.jpg.7da76d4f0ecf2cf959e1e01f0f0650e2.jpg

Nice try, except that USCIS sometimes fails to follow its own rules and regulations 


From AOS to ROC (So far)

 

AOS😎

Filing date: 10.17.2019

Biometrics: 12.12.2019

RFE: 01.15.2020

RFE response: 01.22.2020

RFE response acknowledgment: 01.30.2020

READY TO BE SCHEDULED FOR AN INTERVIEW: 02.07.2020

INTERVIEW SCHEDULED: 02.07.2020

(hold on, this is where it gets interesting)

INTERVIEW DATE: 03.18.2020

The day before: rrrrriiiiiiing riiiiiiiing *my cell phone rings as we were loading the car to spend the night at a hotel prior to our interview. Interview cancelled because of COVID.🙄🙄😷🤒

READY TO BE SCHEDULED: 03.19.2020

RFE FROM THE FIELD OFFICE FOR US TO SEND THE EVIDENCE: Somewhere in early April.🙄

EVIDENCE SENT: 04.14.2020

CASE APPROVED: 04.29.2020.

GREEN CARD IN HAND: 05.01.2020🟩

 

ROC (so far).

PACKAGE RECEIVED AT PHOENIX LOCKBOX: 02.01.2022.

NOTIFICATION (TXT): 02.04.2022. LIN service center

BIOMETRICS: 03.28.2022 (USCIS Case tracker update Case Was Updated to Show Fingerprints Were Taken) and also email update *biometrics used from AOS*

 

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Thank guys for the replies. This site is so helpful, getting feedback on points of confusion does a lot to ease the stress. 

 

I think just to be on the safe side we are going to figure out a way to get our "wet" signatures on there, as Mike pointed out, it would be really terrible to wait all that time and be denied for such a silly reason. Not worth the risk.

7 hours ago, Mike E said:

Yes but it is not illegal in the USA. And you can be married in the USA without actually being in the USA. 
 

https://www.utahcounty.gov/dept/clerkaud/PassMarr/RemoteAppearanceFAQ.asp
 

Oh, hm, I hadn't thought about this possibility. Originally I didn't consider this route because I was worried about processing time, but apparently the K-1 has also slowed down dramatically. I'll have to look into this route more thoroughly. Thank you for the info and suggestions, very much appreciated. 

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9 minutes ago, andrewcycs said:

Thank guys for the replies. This site is so helpful, getting feedback on points of confusion does a lot to ease the stress. 

 

I think just to be on the safe side we are going to figure out a way to get our "wet" signatures on there, as Mike pointed out, it would be really terrible to wait all that time and be denied for such a silly reason. Not worth the risk.

Oh, hm, I hadn't thought about this possibility. Originally I didn't consider this route because I was worried about processing time, but apparently the K-1 has also slowed down dramatically. I'll have to look into this route more thoroughly. Thank you for the info and suggestions, very much appreciated. 

The K-1 no longer has a speed advantage over the CR-1 (it did years ago).  Also, processing times for work/travel auth and AOS are much longer than previously.

 

Utah route is definitely worth your consideration.

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