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My husband received his packet today, however it's a white envelope that says do not open. How does he get his passport if he cannot open the packet?

Here is a picture of it.. http://i61.tinypic.com/1zq7gol.jpg


Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Married 2013-07-29
I-130 Sent : 2014-01-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-01-10
I-130 Approved : 2014-05-30
NVC Received : 2014-06-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-07-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-07-25
Send AOS Package : 2014-07-28
Submit DS-261 : 2014-07-22
Receive IV Bill : 2014-09-19
Pay IV Bill : 2014-09-22
Send IV Package : 2014-12-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-01-16
Interview Scheduled: 2014-01-30
Interview: 2015-03-17 APPROVED!!!
Received Visa Packet: ??
POE: ??

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My husband is on the phone with embassy on hold right now. Just worries us as the warning is on the outside of the package!


Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Married 2013-07-29
I-130 Sent : 2014-01-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-01-10
I-130 Approved : 2014-05-30
NVC Received : 2014-06-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-07-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-07-25
Send AOS Package : 2014-07-28
Submit DS-261 : 2014-07-22
Receive IV Bill : 2014-09-19
Pay IV Bill : 2014-09-22
Send IV Package : 2014-12-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-01-16
Interview Scheduled: 2014-01-30
Interview: 2015-03-17 APPROVED!!!
Received Visa Packet: ??
POE: ??

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boxcutter, razorblade, or scissors.

there should be an immigrant summary sheet attached to the outside - make a scan of that, email it to the two of you - it has data you'll need later, and it picked up at the POE.


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The papers that were attached just told us how to make the payments for the Greencard.. and for him to bring his xray disk and to apply for his green card at POE.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Married 2013-07-29
I-130 Sent : 2014-01-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-01-10
I-130 Approved : 2014-05-30
NVC Received : 2014-06-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-07-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-07-25
Send AOS Package : 2014-07-28
Submit DS-261 : 2014-07-22
Receive IV Bill : 2014-09-19
Pay IV Bill : 2014-09-22
Send IV Package : 2014-12-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-01-16
Interview Scheduled: 2014-01-30
Interview: 2015-03-17 APPROVED!!!
Received Visa Packet: ??
POE: ??

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na - look again - should be instructions with a URL for ELIS there. no one pays at the POE to receive the greencard - it's all done online. don't sweat it, you've a year past POE date to pay the fee for the green card and even then - the stamp given at the POE turns the VISA FOIL into a 1 year temporary I-551 document, a type of green card.


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.

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Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

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

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My husband received his packet today, however it's a white envelope that says do not open. How does he get his passport if he cannot open the packet?

Here is a picture of it.. http://i61.tinypic.com/1zq7gol.jpg

Was there an outer clear plastic courier wrapper? Usually that outer wrap holds the passport and sealed envelope. The passport wouldn't be inside the sealed envelope. Edited by Nich-Nick

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He should've got the passport handed back separately with the Visa in it. Don't open the sealed envelope with the warning on.

no. No handing done.

all comes together in a courier pack. Passport wrapped to inner envelope, all inside courier pack.

yer answer is wrong, sorry.


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.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

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

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The photo in the op really does look very strict about not opening that envelope. I think the op should call the embassy.


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In the United Kingdom the visa is not handed back separately. The DX Secure courier hands you ONE plastic package which has the delivery address on it. You open it and find a passport and a Do Not Open white envelope.inside. The OP either threw away the passport in the wrapper or the courier forgot to package it up.

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The embassy told us to open the white envelope to get the passport, and the visa packet should also be inside and that's the part that should not be opened.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Consulate : London, United Kingdom
Married 2013-07-29
I-130 Sent : 2014-01-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-01-10
I-130 Approved : 2014-05-30
NVC Received : 2014-06-30
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2014-07-22
Pay AOS Bill : 2014-07-25
Send AOS Package : 2014-07-28
Submit DS-261 : 2014-07-22
Receive IV Bill : 2014-09-19
Pay IV Bill : 2014-09-22
Send IV Package : 2014-12-04
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-01-16
Interview Scheduled: 2014-01-30
Interview: 2015-03-17 APPROVED!!!
Received Visa Packet: ??
POE: ??

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