Jump to content

VisaJourney.com Logo
Gallery      Form Downloads      Example Forms      Processing Times      Embassy Info      Reviews: Embassy/USCIS & POE      Affiliates     Members


Latest VJ Member Visa Approvals - Congratulations!


blank avatarAmanda & Justin
K1 Visa
Canada
Emily & Friday
K1 Visa
Nigeria
blank avatared & jean
IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Dominican Republic
blank avatarR & S
IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Germany
Jim & Anita
K1 Visa
Argentina
blank avatarAnna & Taka
IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Japan
Samantha & Ciaran
K1 Visa
Ireland
Kevin & Yan
K1 Visa
Japan
J & M
IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Jordan
Brielle & Greg
K1 Visa
United Kingdom

Visa Interviews Today: Good Luck!!


Chris & Tessa
K1 Visa
Canada
blank avatarJ & M
K1 Visa
Philippines


  • Please log in to reply

AOS Processing Fee

#1 RitaMay

RitaMay

    Junior Member

  • PipPip

  • Group: Members
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2010
  • Country: China



Posted 26 April 2010 - 06:28 PM

Hello Group,
I received the packet for the AOS Fee.
I paid 70.00 on line. I printed out Cover Sheet.
I sent the Choice of Agent Form to China to have wife sign.
I will receive the Choice of Agent Form soon (DS-3032) signed from my wife.
I need help on what to send back. Is the Visa Center only wanting the cover sheet, copy of the receipt marked paid, and the Choice of Agent Form back now? Or is this the time to send the I-864 back also? If this is not the time to send the I-864 when will the time be?
Looking for some advice on what I am to do. I am so scared to make a mistake. The process intimidates me a great deal.
Thanks Group.
  • 0

#2 muskan4eva

muskan4eva

    Senior Member

  • PipPipPipPipPipPip


Posted 26 April 2010 - 07:06 PM

as far as i know the AOS cover sheet needs to be printed and attached to the AOS packet. the IV coversheet goes on top of the ds230 packet.
just so u know u can send in the email format of the ds3032 (choice of agent) instead of sending it in snail mail. u can do both but through email its much faster. saves time.
  • 0
IR-1 / CR-1 Visa
2010-04-19: approved online wohoooo
2010-04-24: NOA2 hardcopy received
2010-04-26: gave 2 email addresses and assigned case #
2010-04-27: received/sent ds3032, AOS bill
2010-05-01: IV bill became available online/paid
2010-05-06: sent in DS230 package via express mail 9:07am
2010-05-11: NVC acknowledges the receipt of AOS on 05/05
2010-05-13: operator told me that AOS sent to supervisor for review....
2010-05-14: AVR changes to received the checklist letter response on 5/13
2010-05-23: RFE for original birth cert. (i did sent original).......arghhh
2010-05-24: BC under review by some department
2010-06-02: sent in original BC again and previous BC is still under review
2010-06-10: NVC recognizes BC into their system
2010-06-15: BC under review
2010-06-21: SIF!!!!!omggggg soo happy 57 days in NVC process
2010-06-28: interview on Aug. 19, 8am.
2010-08-19: interview went fine but he's put into AP :(
2011-01-09: almost 5 months in AP "still pending"
2011-02-06: 5 and half months and still counting......when is this torture going to end....
2011-02-20: 6 months still no answer..........
2011-03-08: more than 200 days passed in AP..................(
2011-03-24: visa has been issued today. hurayyyyyyyyyy finally wait is overrrr.
2011-03-26: got the passport wohoooo


Posted Image

#3 Scott and Mhay

Scott and Mhay

    Diamond Member



Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:03 PM

Are you going to opt in for electronic processing? I think china is one of those countries. Darnell will be by in awhile most likely to answer questions on that if that is what you will be doing...that is much faster. I know you do need to have a signed copy of the 3032 to send in if you are going to do electronic processing.
  • 0
For our Full timeline

Posted Image


Removal of conditions Journey
16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.
29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.
30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.
10 April 2012 Check cashed
17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.
06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

#4 RitaMay

RitaMay

    Junior Member

  • PipPip

  • Group: Members
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2010
  • Country: China



Posted 26 April 2010 - 08:27 PM

I’m real scared on the electronic processing thing. I think it best for me to use snail mail. The computer skills on her end scare her. Because of the language barrier it is hard for me to give her technical directions. Her English is good, but not on a technical level. I looked at all the cut and paste of barcodes, and just don’t want to screw it up. I should be getting the Choose of Agent form back from her in the next few days.
I am just overwhelmed right now.
  • 0

#5 Darnell

Darnell

    Wuhan Rocks !



Posted 26 April 2010 - 09:18 PM

Ya, sometimes computer stuff can be overwhelming for people - but -

there is a copy shop within 4 km of her house - she can go there with the DS-230 and DS-3032, and GUZ P3 Supplemental Form, have them scan it in, convert to PDF. If you use the right pdf forms and CUTEPDF, of course, you can fill out all of the DS-3032, print to CUTEPDF pdf output file, same thing for the DS-230 - Just leave blank on each where to sign. She should be able to print out the pdf files there in China (with some work on the papersize reduction with A4, on actual print job output), sign them, then the copy shop staff handle the rest of it. The GUZ P3 Supplemental form is ugly, stupid, and can only be filled out with a pen, to be rescanned - no PDF input boxes on it anywhere.


IF you want to, of course. Should be less than 200 RMB for all the pages to be scanned and emailed to you. She will also need to OPT IN - you can assist her with prepping that email, you betcha. I do remember you mentioning that she's a TEACHER, so whilst you think she might be 'computer-phobic' - she's lots of support staff around her who ARE NOT, and can help her.

If you want to 'go electronic' at NVC - it does shave off anywhere from 2 to 6 months of waiting, between 'NVC OUT to GUZ OPEN CASEFILE' time ticks.

NVC Electronic Processing Wiki Page -
http://www.visajourn...onic_Processing

General NVC INFO, from travel.state.gov -
DS-230 - http://travel.state..../info_3190.html
I-864 - http://travel.state..../info_3730.html
General NVC stuff - http://travel.state..../info_1335.html

Now - for 'what to do next', since you paid the 70 dollar AOS fee - (IF YOU WANT TO DO PAPER PROCESSING)

Take the AOS barcode cover sheet and AOS paid receipt notice, bundle up the I-864 form and the supporting documents,
and mail it in - suggest USPS Priority WITHOUT Delivery Confirmation (but with tracking stuff enabled), sent to the USPS address (not the courier address).

If you were to do NVC Electronic Processing - that next step is:
OPT IN. then
keep monitoring payment portal and yer emails -
when/if IV fee bill shows up, pay it online.
when OPT IN is successful, case # is converted to GZO #,
reprint coversheets and paid receipt notices (there is NEW Casefile #, must use it) to pdf files.
and then you start emailing in stuff.

Happy to answer any questions, here in yer topic, about NVC Electronic Processing, though.

I do note 2 recent OPT IN PPL for Guangzhou - have a read?

Mom - http://www.visajourn...he-ds-3032-kit/
and
Wife - http://www.visajourn...1451-uscis-nvc/


Good Luck, whatever you decide to do !

I’m real scared on the electronic processing thing. I think it best for me to use snail mail. The computer skills on her end scare her. Because of the language barrier it is hard for me to give her technical directions. Her English is good, but not on a technical level. I looked at all the cut and paste of barcodes, and just don’t want to screw it up. I should be getting the Choose of Agent form back from her in the next few days.
I am just overwhelmed right now.



FWIW, there is no 'cut and paste' of barcodes when ya go electronic @ NVC.

Edited by Darnell, 26 April 2010 - 11:10 PM.

  • 0

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly !  Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourn...php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif


#6 RitaMay

RitaMay

    Junior Member

  • PipPip

  • Group: Members
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2010
  • Country: China



Posted 28 April 2010 - 03:56 PM

Still waiting on my wife’s Choice of Address and Agent form. You pay 30.00 and wait a week and half from China. Oh well, It’s only money.
I am putting together the I-864 form now. I have been gathering documents for a few weeks.
I read in the Instructions: Under When Do I complete Form I-864
It says “Complete Form I-864 when it is mailed to you from the NVC…”
So far in my Journey, I received a muti paged letter with my wife’s case number and the Choice of Address and Agent Form (which has an expiration date of 12/31/2006!). I have mailed this form to my wife and should return any day now.)
I have paid the 70.00 , have the receipt that is paid, and the Cover Sheet.
This is where I am confused: The instructions from the Internet Site says that I can now down load the I-864 form.
When I mail my wife’s Choice of Agent Form, Receipt for 70.00, and Cover Sheet, can I also mail the I-864 form?
Or does the receiving of the Above, spark the next step (and Payment!) that allows me to send in the I-864 Form.
Just don’t want to put the cart before the horse…
Thanks
  • 0

#7 Darnell

Darnell

    Wuhan Rocks !



Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:06 PM

You can SEND IN the I-864 without waiting on the DS-3032.

You can SEND IN the I-864 when the AOS FEE BILL is marked 'paid' in the online payment portal. Be sure to include the coversheets from the payment portal and paid receipt notice.

Since you are still thinking about 'paper and postal' processing - have a read - these steps work -

http://www.visajourn...ost__p__3560467

Of course, if you were using NVC Electronic Processing @ NVC, my answer would be totally different.
  • 0

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly !  Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourn...php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif


#8 RitaMay

RitaMay

    Junior Member

  • PipPip

  • Group: Members
  • Joined: 09 Apr 2010
  • Country: China



Posted 28 April 2010 - 05:25 PM

Well her DS-3032 will be here shortly.
Might as save the postage and send out the I-864 form in the same envelope.
It is only the Wife and I, I make 35000 yearly base, can I use the I-864EZ?
  • 0

#9 Darnell

Darnell

    Wuhan Rocks !



Posted 07 May 2010 - 12:45 PM

Hey- any news?
  • 0

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly !  Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourn...php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif


#10 Darnell

Darnell

    Wuhan Rocks !



Posted 10 June 2010 - 06:41 PM

Don't forget that she needs to sign DS-230 Part I, fill out parts I and II, and fill out the GUZ I-130 P3 Supplemental form.

The GUZ I-130 P3 Supplemental form can be downloaded from the NVC EP wiki page - it's ugly, must be filled out by hand.


Any news on your side ?
  • 0

Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly !  Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourn...php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif




Back to Top ↑


0 user(s) are browsing this forum

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.