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Lost DOS Case ID Number

#1 sba.rsa

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:43 PM

We are trying to pay the $165 immigration fee on ELIS to get Greencard, but we cannot find DOS Case ID Number that is needed in order to create an account to pay the $165 immigration fee.

 

I tried entering the IV Case Number as DOS Case ID Number but all the digits do not fit

 

I called USCIS and they say that my Husband was supposed to receive paper from Embassy Interview and that has the DOS Case ID number. My Husband says he received a sealed envelope and paper stuck on top of it. He gave the entire thing to US customs when he arrived in USA. My Husband's reading and writing English is still not perfect :-)

 

USCIS does not know the DOS Case ID number, they say call the US Embassy in New Delhi. I called the US Embassy in New Delhi and they say that DOS Case ID Number is same as IV Case Number

 

BUT

 

the DOS Case ID Number that the person at the US Embassy gave is very similar to the IV Case Number. I thought they shortened it so it can fit in the field where it says DOS Case ID Number.

 

Now I came home from work and I am trying to register on ELIS website and I keep getting error "You have entered an invalid DOS Case ID. Please recheck your USCIS Immigrant Fee handout from the Department of State (DOS). The DOS Case ID should look like the following example: ABC1234567890"

 

 

 

Is there another way to pay the $165 fee without going through so many hoops?

 


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SANJOG - Marriage Made in Heaven
09/28/2012: Married the love of my life in a traditional Hindu ceremony - Saat Phere
10/01/2012: Court Marriage

USCIS
10/22/2012: Submitted I-130
10/24/2012: USCIS Notice of Action Received Date
10/24/2012: USCIS Notice of Action Priority Date
10/25/2012: I-797C, Notice of Action Notice Date
10/26/2012: USCIS texted/emailed me that they received I-130
02/25/2013: USCIS website says I-130 is approved

NVC
03/15/2013: Received NVC Case Number
03/15/2013: Received Affidavit of Support (AOS) Processing Fee Bill Invoice
03/29/2013: Mailed Choice of Address and Agent to NVC
03/29/2013: Made $88 AOS fee payment
04/11/2013: AOS fee status "PAID"
04/13/2013: Made $230 IV fee payment
04/14/2013: FedEX'd the AOS package
04/19/2013: IV fee status "PAID"

05/08/2013: FedEX'd the IV package (said lots of prayers while preparing the documentation!!!)

05/22/2013: NVC gave checklist to send Indian Police Certificate

06/23/2013: FedED'd the IV package with Indian Police Certificate and Updated Passport Page (I was added as Spouse)

07/25/2013: Case Complete

 

Embassy

07/31/2013: Received Interview Date for 09/19/2013

09/10/2013: Husband did Medical

09/19/2013: Interview Date for US Embassy in New Delhi - OM SAI RAM - ***APPROVED***

09/26/2013: Husband received Passport with US Visa in postal mail

 

***USA***

10/10/2013: Flight Departs New Delhi

10/11/2013: Flight Arrives USA

10/24/2013: Husband received Social Security Card

11/13/2013: Paid $165 Immigration Fee

12/09/2013: Husband received Green Card


#2 lost_at_sea

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:47 PM

The number you want is three letters plus some numbers. Sometimes the number isn't long enough, so you have to add a zero. Like mine had the pattern LND11111111 so I had to add a 0 like LND011111111 for it to work in ELIS.  I think it says about adding the 0 in on the right hand side of the signup somewhere, but it took me forever to notice so it's not very obvious. :/ 


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3rd May 2013     - Married in London
7th May 2013     - I-130 filed
14th May 2013    - NOA1
4th June 2013    - NOA2

20th June 2013   - Medical
16th July 2013   - Interview bullet_tick.png
30th July 2013   - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year Green card arrived

bullet_blue.pngRemoval of Conditions (RoC)
1st May 2015     - 90 day RoC window opens

 
bullet_green.pngRead DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide
bullet_green.pngCheck list of USCIS field offices (countries where DCF is available)
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#3 Darnell

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 06:55 PM

There was an Immigrant Data Summary sheet on the outside - he should have photocopied that, or scanned it and emailed it to himself.

errata/datapoints in my wife's Immigrant Data Summary (that you need) :
A-Number - reads like A123456789, printed in visa as registration number without the A, and to be used in ELIS, you morph it, adding a zero, so it reads A0123456789

CASE ID - That's the consular casefile number. My wife's number is a combo letters/digits, composed of 13 characters. However, in the VISA, there are 2 extra digits there, 01, to the right of the consular casefile number.

So, I think if you morph both numbers a bit, you'll have 'the right combo' to continue in ELIS.

Go Get Em, and Good Luck !
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#4 lost_at_sea

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 07:07 PM

Oh, yeah. The A number makes more sense. Still needs the 0. Thank god for Darnell. ;)

 

(I have a cold. I may have taken some amount of nyquil)


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bullet_blue.pngI-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London:
3rd May 2013     - Married in London
7th May 2013     - I-130 filed
14th May 2013    - NOA1
4th June 2013    - NOA2

20th June 2013   - Medical
16th July 2013   - Interview bullet_tick.png
30th July 2013   - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year Green card arrived

bullet_blue.pngRemoval of Conditions (RoC)
1st May 2015     - 90 day RoC window opens

 
bullet_green.pngRead DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide
bullet_green.pngCheck list of USCIS field offices (countries where DCF is available)
bullet_green.pngVisit VJ UK regional forum and DCF forum 

 

I'm working on a GLOSSARY of VJ terms on the wiki. Please help!


#5 NLR

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Posted 13 November 2013 - 08:23 PM

Not A0123456789 because it needs to be 9 digits in total.  More like A012345678

 

DOS number is the NVC number.  You may add zeros before a number to make it work, the A# or the DOS#, but do not add zeros after. 


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#6 sba.rsa

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 08:45 AM

The number you want is three letters plus some numbers. Sometimes the number isn't long enough, so you have to add a zero. Like mine had the pattern LND11111111 so I had to add a 0 like LND011111111 for it to work in ELIS.  I think it says about adding the 0 in on the right hand side of the signup somewhere, but it took me forever to notice so it's not very obvious. :/ 

 

 

BINGO!!! This works.

 

When I called US Embassy they did not mention the 0 in LND011111111, but now that I tried it, I was able to create an account and pay the $165.

 

Thanks once again, you guys are grrrrrrrreat!!!!!!!!!


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szds5u62r.png

SANJOG - Marriage Made in Heaven
09/28/2012: Married the love of my life in a traditional Hindu ceremony - Saat Phere
10/01/2012: Court Marriage

USCIS
10/22/2012: Submitted I-130
10/24/2012: USCIS Notice of Action Received Date
10/24/2012: USCIS Notice of Action Priority Date
10/25/2012: I-797C, Notice of Action Notice Date
10/26/2012: USCIS texted/emailed me that they received I-130
02/25/2013: USCIS website says I-130 is approved

NVC
03/15/2013: Received NVC Case Number
03/15/2013: Received Affidavit of Support (AOS) Processing Fee Bill Invoice
03/29/2013: Mailed Choice of Address and Agent to NVC
03/29/2013: Made $88 AOS fee payment
04/11/2013: AOS fee status "PAID"
04/13/2013: Made $230 IV fee payment
04/14/2013: FedEX'd the AOS package
04/19/2013: IV fee status "PAID"

05/08/2013: FedEX'd the IV package (said lots of prayers while preparing the documentation!!!)

05/22/2013: NVC gave checklist to send Indian Police Certificate

06/23/2013: FedED'd the IV package with Indian Police Certificate and Updated Passport Page (I was added as Spouse)

07/25/2013: Case Complete

 

Embassy

07/31/2013: Received Interview Date for 09/19/2013

09/10/2013: Husband did Medical

09/19/2013: Interview Date for US Embassy in New Delhi - OM SAI RAM - ***APPROVED***

09/26/2013: Husband received Passport with US Visa in postal mail

 

***USA***

10/10/2013: Flight Departs New Delhi

10/11/2013: Flight Arrives USA

10/24/2013: Husband received Social Security Card

11/13/2013: Paid $165 Immigration Fee

12/09/2013: Husband received Green Card


#7 lost_at_sea

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Posted 14 November 2013 - 09:04 AM

 
 
BINGO!!! This works.
 
When I called US Embassy they did not mention the 0 in LND011111111, but now that I tried it, I was able to create an account and pay the $165.
 
Thanks once again, you guys are grrrrrrrreat!!!!!!!!!


Great!
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bullet_blue.pngI-130/CR-1 visa by Direct Consular Filing in London:
3rd May 2013     - Married in London
7th May 2013     - I-130 filed
14th May 2013    - NOA1
4th June 2013    - NOA2

20th June 2013   - Medical
16th July 2013   - Interview bullet_tick.png
30th July 2013   - POE San Francisco
29th August 2013 - 2 year Green card arrived

bullet_blue.pngRemoval of Conditions (RoC)
1st May 2015     - 90 day RoC window opens

 
bullet_green.pngRead DCF London I-130 for CR1/IR1 Spouse Guide
bullet_green.pngCheck list of USCIS field offices (countries where DCF is available)
bullet_green.pngVisit VJ UK regional forum and DCF forum 

 

I'm working on a GLOSSARY of VJ terms on the wiki. Please help!


#8 mwaqas

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 03:28 PM

Hey thnx for the info about DOS case ID number but how did u find A-card number, I will really appreciate the help thnx


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#9 NLR

NLR

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 07:33 PM

The A# is the registration number on the visa. 


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#10 mwaqas

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Posted 28 May 2014 - 08:09 PM

Thank u so much for the quick reply. really appreciate it


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