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Qq - I recently noticed that I am missing an old (not current) i-797 approval notice. I have the scanned (soft) copy but not the original notice. Do we need older notices for any future filings (e.g. green card, AOS filing, naturalization etc.)? Wondering if I should order a copy or not needed.

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Yes you need the approval notice demonstrate maintenance of lawful status. Your green card application should include a photocopy. You’re unlikely to be interviewed for an EB green card but if you happen to be, then simply explain the original was misplaced. If you really want a replacement, you can file an I-824 ($465) but it might not be necessary.

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Don’t sweat it. I retained only the notice numbers for everything except 485. I am a naturalized citizen now.

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