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NVC Filers - September 2013

#31 formywife

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:02 PM

That is correct.  It is the error you will receive right before they generate the AOS or IV bills. 

Thank you very much NLR, appreciate your response.


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Wife's CR1 Visa Journey:

 

Feb 17, 2012: Mailed I-130 Petition.

Feb 20, 2012: Received NOA 1 ( Priority Date Feb 18, 2012).

July 12, 2013: Requested USCIS to Upgrade petition from F2A to CR1.

July 27, 2013: USCIS sent confirmation email regarding upgrade.

July 29, 2013: I-130 Petition Approved dancin5hr.gif wow.gif dancin5hr.gif star_smile.gif smile.png

August 02, 2013: NOA 2 Received.

August 12, 2013: NVC Received the Petition

August 29, 2013: NVC Assigned the Case Number

September 4, 2013: AOS Bill Invoiced.

September 4, 2013: NVC requested to fill DS-261 via email. 

September 4, 2013: Filed DS-261 online. 

September 4, 2013: Paid AOS bill online.

September 6, 2013: NVC  Accepted AOS bill payment.

September 6, 2013: Mailed I-864Ez to NVC

September 11, 2013: NVC Entered AOS Documents into their system for Review ( NVC Says it may take 30 business days to review)

September 16, 2013: IV Bill Invoiced.

September 16, 2013: IV Bill Paid.

September 17, 2013: NVC Accepted IV Bill Payment.

September 19, 2013: Filed DS-260 Online

September 20, 2013: Mailed Civil Documents for IV application

September 23 ,2013 : NVC Entered Civil Documents into their system for Review ( NVC Says it may take 30 business days to review)

October 1, 2013 : NVC Accepted AOS. smile.png

October 17, 2013:  Case Complete smile.png

October 28, 2013: Interview Scheduled wow.gif dancin5hr.gif

December 11, 2013: Interview

December 26, 2013: Visa Received

January 4, 2014: POE, Chicago


#32 NLR

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:05 PM

Thank you very much NLR, appreciate your response.

 

I know the error is like OMFG #######!!!  lol!!  So to rest at ease, it really just means, we're gonna make you give us money.  Trust me, in your whole life you've probably never wanted to give someone money more! HAHArofl.gif


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#33 formywife

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 09:57 PM

 

I know the error is like OMFG #######!!!  lol!!  So to rest at ease, it really just means, we're gonna make you give us money.  Trust me, in your whole life you've probably never wanted to give someone money more! HAHArofl.gif

Thats right, as soon as I saw that sentence: 1st thing it came into my mind that they might have end the case without AOS and IV form and sent it to Embassy ? or they simply cancelled my application and now the whole 2 yrs we spent apart hoping we will be together soon just got destroyed for no reason.  Thank you very much NLR, appreciate your response. Now I can sleep tonight with peace.


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Wife's CR1 Visa Journey:

 

Feb 17, 2012: Mailed I-130 Petition.

Feb 20, 2012: Received NOA 1 ( Priority Date Feb 18, 2012).

July 12, 2013: Requested USCIS to Upgrade petition from F2A to CR1.

July 27, 2013: USCIS sent confirmation email regarding upgrade.

July 29, 2013: I-130 Petition Approved dancin5hr.gif wow.gif dancin5hr.gif star_smile.gif smile.png

August 02, 2013: NOA 2 Received.

August 12, 2013: NVC Received the Petition

August 29, 2013: NVC Assigned the Case Number

September 4, 2013: AOS Bill Invoiced.

September 4, 2013: NVC requested to fill DS-261 via email. 

September 4, 2013: Filed DS-261 online. 

September 4, 2013: Paid AOS bill online.

September 6, 2013: NVC  Accepted AOS bill payment.

September 6, 2013: Mailed I-864Ez to NVC

September 11, 2013: NVC Entered AOS Documents into their system for Review ( NVC Says it may take 30 business days to review)

September 16, 2013: IV Bill Invoiced.

September 16, 2013: IV Bill Paid.

September 17, 2013: NVC Accepted IV Bill Payment.

September 19, 2013: Filed DS-260 Online

September 20, 2013: Mailed Civil Documents for IV application

September 23 ,2013 : NVC Entered Civil Documents into their system for Review ( NVC Says it may take 30 business days to review)

October 1, 2013 : NVC Accepted AOS. smile.png

October 17, 2013:  Case Complete smile.png

October 28, 2013: Interview Scheduled wow.gif dancin5hr.gif

December 11, 2013: Interview

December 26, 2013: Visa Received

January 4, 2014: POE, Chicago


#34 vayne

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Posted 03 September 2013 - 10:00 PM

Ok, im checking in for september, ..Ha! Been hanging on NVC thread since June. Lol

Good luck to all of us!


we are on the same boat....still waiting and waiting and patiently waiting....... :P
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#35 onek

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 12:52 AM

OPT IN
NOT available for Pakistan.
email your ds3032 NOW even if your case does not show online yet... your case takes a day or three to finally show online.  ds-3032 takes 1-3 weeks to get accepted.. once accepted you can access the IV templates... the AOS templates will be available once you go live in the system.


Thank you for the information. DS-3032 has been emailed. Since EP isn't available, how would my processing be different? Do I have to mail AOS and IV? Do I pay the fees online?
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06/03/14: N-400 (319b) Mailed

06/05/14: N-400 Delivered

06/26/14: USCIS rejected asking to wait 3 years (USCIS' mistake)

07/02/14: Resubmitted the exact same packet

07/07/14: N-400  Delivered

07/09/14: N-400 Acceptance Confirmation via email

07/12/14: I-797 in the mail

07/15/14: Fingerprint notification via text

07/15/14: Fingerprint notification via email

07/18/14: Fingerprint Letter In the mail

08/05/14: Fingerprint Appointment Date

07/24/14: Walk-in Fingerprints completed

07/30/14: SMS and Email about in-line for interview

0T0day4: Still waiting for the interview notification  :(

 


#36 jayjaym

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:02 AM

We received checklists for a couple items that were already in the AOS packages - actually exact same checklist for both my wife and stepson's seperate AOS packages.  I called NVC and spoke to customer service.  They said if the items were in the original AOS package, they would mark the cases for "Supervisor Review" and it would take another 2 weeks before anyone would look at it again.  It isn't very nice to get a 2 week delay because someone couldn't take the time to properly review the documents. 

 

Has this happened to anyone else?  100% sure both items were in both packages and documented on both cover sheets.  I originally thought they might be false checklists, but there were specific items listed, so I figured they must be real checklists.


Edited by jayjaym, 04 September 2013 - 01:03 AM.

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#37 Ryan H

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 01:11 AM

Do I have to mail AOS and IV? Do I pay the fees online?

 

Yes and you can pay online if you wish to do so.


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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013:  Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014:  Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014:  New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


#38 GabbyBird

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:26 AM

We received checklists for a couple items that were already in the AOS packages - actually exact same checklist for both my wife and stepson's seperate AOS packages.  I called NVC and spoke to customer service.  They said if the items were in the original AOS package, they would mark the cases for "Supervisor Review" and it would take another 2 weeks before anyone would look at it again.  It isn't very nice to get a 2 week delay because someone couldn't take the time to properly review the documents. 

 

Has this happened to anyone else?  100% sure both items were in both packages and documented on both cover sheets.  I originally thought they might be false checklists, but there were specific items listed, so I figured they must be real checklists.

 

There is a whole new level of sloppy at the NVC. I have not personally seen the inside, but I envision stacks of lazily thrown papers on 2 desks with a big man and a whip. 

 

I really wish cases were assigned to an actual individual you could speak to and who personally opens and handles all mailings. I have a gut feeling that even my checklist, which had one simple correction (NVC actually said the value to put in the field) is going to be re-reviewed from scratch. In anticipation I re-supplied tax and paystub information.

 

In other news, over 3-business weeks and no word on our DS-230 yet. They really do take that 20-business-day thing seriously.


Edited by GabbyBird, 04 September 2013 - 07:28 AM.

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2012-11-20: Married in USA!

 

USCIS (5 Months, 17 Days)

2013-01-21: I-130 Sent

2013-01-29: NOA1

2013-03-25: NOA2

(USCIS misplaces I-130 and does not send to NVC)

2013-05-31: Rita returns to Russia

 

NVC (2 Months, 9 Days)

2013-07-08: Case Number Generated

2013-07-10: AoS and IV fees PAID

2013-07-29: AoS & DS-3032 Submitted

2013-08-12: DS-230 Submitted

2013-08-21: Medical exam in Moscow

2013-08-26: AoS checklist received. Minor error.

2013-08-27: Mailed AoS checklist overnight to NVC

2013-09-10: Attorney submitted an expedite request

2013-09-11: DS-230 from August triggered checklist requesting DS-260

2013-09-16: Submitted DS-260 (Just to avoid the likely "you have no choice" outcome)

2013-09-17: Expedite request accepted by NVC. Packet forwarded to Moscow embassy.

2013-09-17: CEAC status "In Transit"

 

Moscow Embassy to Green Card (1 Month, 20 Days)

2013-09-18: CEAC status "Ready"

2013-09-26: Embassy contacted Rita to schedule her interview. Scheduled for 2013-09-30!

2013-09-27: CEAC status "Administrative Processing"

2013-09-30: Interview in Moscow - APPROVED!!

2013-10-01: CEAC status "Issued"

2013-10-04: Passport & Visa Received!

2013-10-04: Paid USCIS Immigrant Fee

2013-10-10: P.O.E. JFK Int'l

2013-11-06: Green card in hand!

 

Total Journey: 9 Months, 16 Days


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 07:33 AM

Hello all, 

 

Today I signed into CEAC website to check whether NVC generated AOS bill or not, surprisingly I got the message "This case is in the process of termination. Fee payments and online forms can no longer be accepted. If you believe you have received this message in error, or to resume processing of the case, pleasecontact the NVC immediately." 

 

I immediately Called NVC and the operator told me that they are on the process of generating AOS bill for the case, so I am getting this message. I really dont trust these customer service people, is it right? or they terminated my case for different reason? 

 

Please let us know if you guys know whats going on with our case. 

 

Thank you

 

Don't worry, that message got it yesterday, but now i can see AOS invoice page smile.png

We both got case number on the same day, hope you will be able to pay today.


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Posted 04 September 2013 - 09:27 AM

On the invoice page, i selected AOS fees to pay, then clicked on "Pay Selected Fees", then the page was loading and i got the same invoice page!!

The link in the address bar contained this: "error_msg=-10&error_details_text=ORA-28000%3A+the+account+is+locked+-+GetSetupFields"

But i properly paid now and payment status is 'IN PROCESS'.

 

I have a question please, after we pay IV fees, can we send IV package before sending AOS package? because my wife has a problem with her AOS package (she need a joint sponsor and we're searching for him)


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#41 Lowetide1

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 10:54 AM

Well checking in to September. So its been July, August and September heres to hoping none of us are here for October!

 

Anyone recently got their IV or AOS accepted in less tha 20 business days? Had an RFE for my AOS and 20 bdays is SEPT 15 those are so deflating, you think your on your way and then you get t hrown right back to the wolves and have to wait another 20 b days. So frustrating.

 

Good luck everyone.


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#42 stevie b

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

On the invoice page, i selected AOS fees to pay, then clicked on "Pay Selected Fees", then the page was loading and i got the same invoice page!!

The link in the address bar contained this: "error_msg=-10&error_details_text=ORA-28000%3A+the+account+is+locked+-+GetSetupFields"

But i properly paid now and payment status is 'IN PROCESS'.

 

I have a question please, after we pay IV fees, can we send IV package before sending AOS package? because my wife has a problem with her AOS package (she need a joint sponsor and we're searching for him)

some folks wait until it goes paid, some send it right away

both aos and IV are separate tracks and can be filed separately without hindering your process


Well checking in to September. So its been July, August and September heres to hoping none of us are here for October!

 

Anyone recently got their IV or AOS accepted in less tha 20 business days? Had an RFE for my AOS and 20 bdays is SEPT 15 those are so deflating, you think your on your way and then you get t hrown right back to the wolves and have to wait another 20 b days. So frustrating.

 

Good luck everyone.

 

it is taking around 3 weeks now

my checklist was reviewed in 3 weeks + 1 day

my original packages were just shy of 3 weeks

checklists if announced by phone take up to 3 days to receive via email


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#43 NLR

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:17 AM

Stevie B is right.  We paid the AOS bill but sent it out almost a week after I sent the IV package.  (Paid AOS on March 22 I think and sent it April 4th... ) Took my hubs that long to get his stuff.  LOL /facepalm


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#44 stevie b

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:21 AM

A question for the AOS experts here.....

I am qualifying on assets only since I am unemployed.  I am well above the 3Xpoverty level and also well above 3X1.25poverty level (by 40% on this one)

 

As I read the guidelines, as long as I have met this requirement, the Consular Officer is obligated to accept my AOS for my spouse.

 

Is this correct??? Saylin?? anyone??


 Took my hubs that long to get his stuff.  LOL /facepalm

 

HMMM how many times have you said this lol... poor dude


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#45 Saylin

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Posted 04 September 2013 - 11:24 AM

A question for the AOS experts here.....

I am qualifying on assets only since I am unemployed.  I am well above the 3Xpoverty level and also well above 3X1.25poverty level (by 40% on this one)

 

As I read the guidelines, as long as I have met this requirement, the Consular Officer is obligated to accept my AOS for my spouse.

 

Is this correct??? Saylin?? anyone??

[...]

 

As long as you're above 3 times the poverty level with assets, NVC should accept your AOS papers. You may get a false checklist saying they've accepted it, but you may need a co-sponsor for the interview.

 

Consular Officers are not obligated to accept anything. They pretty much have their own rules and can do what they want. Sad, but true. Should they accept it? Yes. Will they? Who knows. Only time will tell.

 

My advice: have a co-sponsor lined up with all the necessary papers and bring that to the interview. If for whatever reason the CO doesn't like your AOS paperwork, you can then present the co-sponsor paperwork without any delays.


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