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  1. We also have a Chase Freedom card and both of our names are on all the statements. I'm not sure if you need to update the contact/ mailing address information at Chase for that to happen (it's so long since we took out our Chase Account). However, if you have the same account number on both of your cards, you can include copies of both cards with the statements showing that your two names are linked to the same account. Mention this in the cover letter just for extra clarity.
  2. I used a hole punch that I had at home. I adjusted it to have 2.75" spacing between holes (it has adjustable hole spacing and can also punch three holes if required). I don't believe you need to put your papers in any folders as the USCIS will disassemble the package and use their own filing system. That's why they request that stick on tabs are put at the bottom for ease of filing. It might help to have them in folders to protect them during transit though, depending on how well it is packaged.
  3. Yes. As long as the holes don't go through any of the information on the evidence/ forms, that is fine.
  4. The USCIS has some guidelines for assembling a package. Do not three hole punch the evidence, the USCIS requests that you two hole punch at the top of the page. "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. https://www.uscis.gov/forms-filing-tips I also wouldn't use clear protector sheets, it's not necessary. They need to be able to easily disassemble and read the package, and use their own filing methods. I two hole punched the top of my package and used 1" fasteners. I included hole punched dividers to separate the evidence and marked them "Exhibit A", "Exhibit B" etc. on the bottom tabs. I also added stick on tabs marked "Exhibit A", "Exhibit B" etc. on to the first sheet of each piece of evidence. See pics below.
  5. Jason, check this thread out. It looks like you should put "N/A" in the box after all, though if you are using a PDF reader to input the information you may have an issue typing "/" depending on what PDF reader you are using. I found a way round this by using Foxit Reader for inputting "N/A". See thread for details.
  6. I did a search and this question has come up before: I had the same issue as one of the posters in that thread, in that I was using Adobe Reader to complete my I-751. Adobe Reader DOES NOT allow you to type an "/", only letters or numbers. Therefore, it wasn't possible to type "N/A", which is what the USCIS instructions required. I got round this issue by completing all the other parts of the form using Adobe Reader, saving it as a PDF, and then opening it with FOXIT Reader. Foxit Reader has a text type option that allows you type any character you want anywhere on the page. I used Foxit to add all the "N/A" needed throughout the document. That's what worked for me, hopefully it will work for others too in this same situation.
  7. It is, though as mentioned, it appears to contradict the VJ example form. I also found a similar example form on another website that also didn't put "NA" into any of the blank boxes. Hence me asking for clarity.
  8. I've been using the example forms on VJ to complete my I-751. However, in the example form, many of the boxes are left blank. I assume that these are "N/A" boxes, thus when I completed mine I too left these boxes blank as they don't apply to me, i.e. I don't have any children, therefore I left those boxes blank. http://www.visajourney.com/examples/INS-Form-I-751.pdf However, according the USCIS instructions, it states the following: 3. Answer all questions fully and accurately. If a question does not apply to you (for example, if you have never been married and the question asks “Provide the name of your current spouse”), type or print “N/A,” unless otherwise directed. If your answer to a question which requires a numeric response is zero or none (for example, “How many children do you have” or “How many times have you departed the United States”), type or print “None,” unless otherwise directed. https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-751instr.pdf So what is the correct way to fill in the I-751 boxes that don't apply? Leave them blank, or put "N/A" in them?
  9. Are people sending their I-751 forms in with the G-1145 E-Notice form too? G-1145 gives electronic notification when the submitted petition is accepted. However, according to the USCIS website, it states: Special Instructions This service is only available for forms filed at our three Lockbox facilities located in Lewisville, Texas; Chicago, Illinois; and Phoenix, Arizona. https://www.uscis.gov/g-1145 So going by the above, any of the other Lockboxes won't be able to accept G-1145?
  10. Here's another guide that I found. It still doesn't really shed any light on your situation unfortunately. https://www.nolo.com/legal-encyclopedia/free-books/fiance-marriage-visa-book/chapter16-17.html
  11. Here's an example of how a completed form should look: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/INS-Form-I-751.pdf However, I've just looked at the USCIS guideline for completing the form: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-751instr.pdf On page three, no.3, it states: "3. Answer all questions fully and accurately. If a question does not apply to you (for example, if you have never been married and the question asks “Provide the name of your current spouse”), type or print “N/A,” unless otherwise directed. If your answer to a question which requires a numeric response is zero or none (for example, “How many children do you have” or “How many times have you departed the United States”), type or print “None,” unless otherwise directed." Now I'm not sure what you should put. According to the above, you might have to state "N/A", even though it's technically not a question that they are asking. Perhaps someone else can shed further light on this?
  12. I would almost be certain that you would leave it blank. I checked through the example form on VJ and it had lots of blank spaces (i.e. names and details of children if it doesn't apply in your case). If you fill in "NA" for middle name, then they will likely use "NA" as your middle name! Also, I opened the downloaded I-751 PDF using Adobe Reader, and Adobe Reader auto-filled some of the sections after I input the data in earlier parts of the form. I don't know if other PDF readers would do the same.
  13. Oh, yes, same applies with affidavits. We have three, and of those, two of the people have known my partner for decades, and of those two one of them met me the same day that I first met my partner! And the third became friends with us shortly after we married and moved to Bradenton and have been close friends ever since. They were all more than happy to submit affidavits confirming our marriage and relationship being strong and committed. Easy enough to include them, so we might as well!
  14. I believe the key is not the quantity of evidence, it's more the quality of the evidence that's submitted. As you correctly stated above, "critical evidence" is the most important. I'm including wedding invites and cards simply because I have them to hand, and I guess the more evidence supplied then the better. That does contradict what I just wrote above! Hopefully though, with a combination of quality evidence along with the more superficial items such as cards, photos, invites etc., that should in theory reduce the risk of RFE's and may possibly reduce the chances of being called in for interview. Time will tell!
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