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  • Documents must be in black ink on white paper and must be legible and capable of being reproduced photographically
  • Paper size at least 8 1/2" x 11", but no larger than 8 1/2" x 14"
  • Documents must have at least a 1/2" margin along sides
  • The right-hand 5" of the top 2 1/2" of the first page is for recording information
  • The left-hand 3 1/2" of the top 2 1/2" of the first page is for the n