I am a currently foreign spouse ( in Ireland ) , my U . S . wife is going to submit the i - 130 immigration form , and I am sending her everything that I need to meet the requirements at my end . Do I need to send 3 , 4 . . . 5 copies of everything ? I currently have 3 copies of all items , ( U . S . size ) Passport photos , G - 325A , I have only one official birth certificate at the moment , will a photocopy of this do ? Because when I photocopy it the word " invalid " appears as a watermark in the copy .