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DS-230 photo attachment

#1 LotofPatience

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:06 PM

Do we need to attach the beneficiary's photograph to DS-230 Part 1, before sending to NVC ?

Or just include 2 photographs in the envelope ?

Your answer is very well appreciated.
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#2 mhay stewart

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:27 PM

[yes u should send 2pictures size 2x2 on your ds 230 . to avoid RFE
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#3 LotofPatience

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:35 PM

QUOTE (mhay stewart @ May 4 2008, 12:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[yes u should send 2pictures size 2x2 on your ds 230 . to avoid RFE


Thanks to your answer. But my question is if we include 2 photos in the envelope or glue one of them on DS-230 form ???
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CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)
10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox
10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox
10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC
10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2
10/21/2011 - Received NOA1
03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC
04/19/2012 - NVC received
05/01/2012 - Case# generated
05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed
05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid
05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC
05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC
05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted
05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid
05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC
05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC
05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate
07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin
07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai
07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!
09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

#4 mhay stewart

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Posted 03 May 2008 - 11:59 PM

[just put them in enveloped. dont glue them.when we submit our ds 230 package i just put the pictures in a small envelope
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#5 indianheart

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:05 AM

mine were in a little clear plastic bag stapled to the ds-230...that way it wouldnt get lost. also dont forget to put name and case number on the back
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#6 EdgarVirginia

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:28 AM

I just put mine (2 photos sized 2x2") in a small envelope, wrote my name and case number on the back of the 2 photos.
There's no instruction on the guides saying that we should glue the photos on the form, so I understand that they are just included along with all the requested docs.
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#7 hunnyko

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:30 AM

QUOTE (lotofpatience @ May 3 2008, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (mhay stewart @ May 4 2008, 12:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[yes u should send 2pictures size 2x2 on your ds 230 . to avoid RFE


Thanks to your answer. But my question is if we include 2 photos in the envelope or glue one of them on DS-230 form ???



Thought you only need a copy of the passport photo for the ds-230, and 2x2 photo for interview? wacko.gif
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#8 N360

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:40 AM

QUOTE (lotofpatience @ May 3 2008, 09:06 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
Do we need to attach the beneficiary's photograph to DS-230 Part 1, before sending to NVC ?

Or just include 2 photographs in the envelope ?

Your answer is very well appreciated.



Yes you need to include 2X2 photos or you will get an RFE.

What I did was put the photos in a small envelope and attached it to my DS-230 application.
I wrote "Passport Photo" and the case number on the envelope.
I also wrote the case number on the back of the photos
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#9 EdgarVirginia

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 12:48 AM

QUOTE (DavidnMay @ May 4 2008, 02:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (lotofpatience @ May 3 2008, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (mhay stewart @ May 4 2008, 12:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[yes u should send 2pictures size 2x2 on your ds 230 . to avoid RFE


Thanks to your answer. But my question is if we include 2 photos in the envelope or glue one of them on DS-230 form ???



Thought you only need a copy of the passport photo for the ds-230, and 2x2 photo for interview? wacko.gif


DavidnMay,

First check if your local Embassy is what NVC calls "Appointment Post".
http://travel.state..../info_3734.html

If it is Appointment Post, please see the documents that have to be submited with the DS 230.
http://travel.state..../info_3176.html
Those documents are related to the beneficiary (the foreign spouse), the beneficiary must sign part I and leave part II to be signed at the interview, anyway both parts I and II should be sent to NVC. Send 1 original plus a photocopy of each requested document to NVC and keep one original of each document to be taken to the interview.

Hope it helps.
Good Luck!

Good Luck
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#10 hunnyko

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 01:53 AM

QUOTE (EdgarVirginia @ May 3 2008, 10:48 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (DavidnMay @ May 4 2008, 02:30 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (lotofpatience @ May 3 2008, 09:35 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (mhay stewart @ May 4 2008, 12:27 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
[yes u should send 2pictures size 2x2 on your ds 230 . to avoid RFE


Thanks to your answer. But my question is if we include 2 photos in the envelope or glue one of them on DS-230 form ???



Thought you only need a copy of the passport photo for the ds-230, and 2x2 photo for interview? wacko.gif


DavidnMay,

First check if your local Embassy is what NVC calls "Appointment Post".
http://travel.state..../info_3734.html

If it is Appointment Post, please see the documents that have to be submited with the DS 230.
http://travel.state..../info_3176.html
Those documents are related to the beneficiary (the foreign spouse), the beneficiary must sign part I and leave part II to be signed at the interview, anyway both parts I and II should be sent to NVC. Send 1 original plus a photocopy of each requested document to NVC and keep one original of each document to be taken to the interview.

Hope it helps.
Good Luck!

Good Luck


YES it helps thank you:-) We just read the required documents part and it just said passport photo copy lol.
But it looks like she needs to send the 2 2x2 photos to, im glad we found out now becuse her ds-230 just got generated, and I already recived her ds-230 from her with everything but the 2x2 photos.
She is in Philippines just like NoelnTintin.
So now she will get the photos taken tommarow and send LBC or FEDEX express so at least will get it soon:-) probably still before she gets the paper work from the NVC, we also read James Short cuts and there was no info aout 2x2 photos there:-(
But anyweay thanks for the help:-)
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#11 LotofPatience

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:01 AM

QUOTE (indianheart @ May 4 2008, 01:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mine were in a little clear plastic bag stapled to the ds-230...that way it wouldnt get lost. also dont forget to put name and case number on the back


Thanks Indianheart and all others for providing the help! Highly appreciated!
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CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)
10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox
10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox
10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC
10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2
10/21/2011 - Received NOA1
03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC
04/19/2012 - NVC received
05/01/2012 - Case# generated
05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed
05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid
05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC
05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC
05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted
05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid
05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC
05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC
05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate
07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin
07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai
07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!
09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

#12 LOSTGURL--SOPHIA

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Posted 04 May 2008 - 11:36 AM

QUOTE (lotofpatience @ May 4 2008, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (indianheart @ May 4 2008, 01:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mine were in a little clear plastic bag stapled to the ds-230...that way it wouldnt get lost. also dont forget to put name and case number on the back


Thanks Indianheart and all others for providing the help! Highly appreciated!

thats what happened to me and i dont want that to happen to you so make sure you follow nvc guidelines for the visa photos write ur beneficiary's full name, route (example: k1, cr1), and then the case no. star_smile.gif
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#13 LotofPatience

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Posted 05 May 2008 - 11:40 AM

QUOTE (lostGurl18 @ May 4 2008, 12:36 PM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (lotofpatience @ May 4 2008, 11:01 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
QUOTE (indianheart @ May 4 2008, 01:05 AM) <{POST_SNAPBACK}>
mine were in a little clear plastic bag stapled to the ds-230...that way it wouldnt get lost. also dont forget to put name and case number on the back


Thanks Indianheart and all others for providing the help! Highly appreciated!

thats what happened to me and i dont want that to happen to you so make sure you follow nvc guidelines for the visa photos write ur beneficiary's full name, route (example: k1, cr1), and then the case no. star_smile.gif


Thanks lostGurl18 ! Appreciated good.gif
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CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)
10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox
10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox
10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC
10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2
10/21/2011 - Received NOA1
03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC
04/19/2012 - NVC received
05/01/2012 - Case# generated
05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed
05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid
05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC
05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC
05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted
05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid
05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC
05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC
05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate
07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin
07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai
07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!
09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY



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