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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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Hello everyone,

just like everyone else i have been reading a lot, trying to educate myself about the whole step process for an I-130 pettition for my wife in Belarus. My case was entered into NVC computer system on January 15th, and no forms have been generated yet. :( I have been waiting and waiting, calling the automated system everyday and nothing, starting to worry. It has been 13 days and no updates. I have noticed that almost everyone's ds-3032 and AOS fee bill was generated around after 13 days. Also, i have noticed that everyone has used James shortcuts, any trouble with the bar codes? any trouble at all?? I have these two forms ready to send, should i send them in the day after they are generated or should i wait, what do you think? I mean i would do anything to speed up this whole process, but could James chortcuts slow things down? Well any feedback would help me out a lot, so thank you for your time.


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USCIS

6-30-07, our wedding

7-21-07, I-130 sent

8-01-07, NOA1

1-03-08, Case Approved

1-08-08, NOA2 & Case Sent to NVC

NVC

1-15-08, Case Recieved & NVC Case # Assigned

2-04-08, DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill Sent Out

2-05-08, Sent DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill w/Overnight Delivery

2-06-08, NVC recieved DS-3032, allow 4-6 weeks..........

2-08-08, NVC has recieved DS-3032, will send further instructions in few weeks.......

2-11-08, IV Fee Bill Generated

2-13-08, AOS Fee Bill Processed

2-19-08, DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-20-08, IV Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-21-08, IV Fee Bill Sent

2-26-08, AOS Packet recieved in mail

2-27-08, Sent AOS Packet w/Overnight Delivery

2-28-08, IV Fee Bill Processed

3-03-08, DS-230 Generated

3-04-08, Sent DS-230 w/Overnight Delivery

3-06-08, AOS Packet Recieved by NVC

3-11-08, DS-230 Recieved by NVC

3-14-08, AOS Packet Procesesing Completed

3-13-08, NVC recieved corrected DS-230

3-24-08, NVC recieved original Marriage License & Birth Certificate

3-27-08, CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!! 72 Days Total Time @ NVC

4-15-08, Case Scheduled at Embassy......MAY 29th, 2008

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Hello everyone,

just like everyone else i have been reading a lot, trying to educate myself about the whole step process for an I-130 pettition for my wife in Belarus. My case was entered into NVC computer system on January 15th, and no forms have been generated yet. :( I have been waiting and waiting, calling the automated system everyday and nothing, starting to worry. It has been 13 days and no updates. I have noticed that almost everyone's ds-3032 and AOS fee bill was generated around after 13 days. Also, i have noticed that everyone has used James shortcuts, any trouble with the bar codes? any trouble at all?? I have these two forms ready to send, should i send them in the day after they are generated or should i wait, what do you think? I mean i would do anything to speed up this whole process, but could James chortcuts slow things down? Well any feedback would help me out a lot, so thank you for your time.

My case was entered into NVC system Jan 3rd and still nothing, Im hoping its gonna be some news these days. Be patient. :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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I used the shortcuts, and made it through NVC in just under 3 months, not bad time wise.

I put all the notes from the forum on the visajourney wiki, so you might check it out.

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Jame%27s_Shortcut

What I learned was that they didnt seem to care if the form I mailed in was perfect, so long as their readers could process it.

I really think the NVC people work hard, and try to help you when they can.

If I was you, as soon as I knew the forms were generated, I'd send them in as fast as possible.

It was a 2 week cycle for almost all my forms.

I'd mail them next day delivery, 2 weeks later the phone message would change

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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Are you using James shortcuts for your ds-3032 and the AOS fee bill?


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USCIS

6-30-07, our wedding

7-21-07, I-130 sent

8-01-07, NOA1

1-03-08, Case Approved

1-08-08, NOA2 & Case Sent to NVC

NVC

1-15-08, Case Recieved & NVC Case # Assigned

2-04-08, DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill Sent Out

2-05-08, Sent DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill w/Overnight Delivery

2-06-08, NVC recieved DS-3032, allow 4-6 weeks..........

2-08-08, NVC has recieved DS-3032, will send further instructions in few weeks.......

2-11-08, IV Fee Bill Generated

2-13-08, AOS Fee Bill Processed

2-19-08, DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-20-08, IV Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-21-08, IV Fee Bill Sent

2-26-08, AOS Packet recieved in mail

2-27-08, Sent AOS Packet w/Overnight Delivery

2-28-08, IV Fee Bill Processed

3-03-08, DS-230 Generated

3-04-08, Sent DS-230 w/Overnight Delivery

3-06-08, AOS Packet Recieved by NVC

3-11-08, DS-230 Recieved by NVC

3-14-08, AOS Packet Procesesing Completed

3-13-08, NVC recieved corrected DS-230

3-24-08, NVC recieved original Marriage License & Birth Certificate

3-27-08, CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!! 72 Days Total Time @ NVC

4-15-08, Case Scheduled at Embassy......MAY 29th, 2008

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Spain
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Are you using James shortcuts for your ds-3032 and the AOS fee bill?

I echo the thoughts of the OP. Has anybody run into problems when generating their own forms? Has anyone ever been advised as to the "legality" of it? KWIM?


CR-1 | I-130 Timeline

I-130 Filed: 10/5/2007

I-130 NOA1: 01/09/2008

I-130 NOA2: 03/19/2008

Package 4 Received: 06/12/08

Interview in Madrid: 07/09/08 !!!!!!!!!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Philippines
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that is correct the phone messages change every 2 weeks for the most part sometimes its every week it happened 2 times to me but soon as you hear they generated on such a date date it that date and mail it overnight or priority depends how fast you want case to move you can do this for all doc. except the IV bill which you have to wait to come i week for me in wisconsin good luck

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Peru
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Are you using James shortcuts for your ds-3032 and the AOS fee bill?

Yes I will use it. I just call NVC automated system and its said that DS3032/AOS has been sent to beneficiary/petitioner Jan 28th. :dance:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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Are you using James shortcuts for your ds-3032 and the AOS fee bill?

Yes I will use it. I just call NVC automated system and its said that DS3032/AOS has been sent to beneficiary/petitioner Jan 28th. :dance:

I would consider sending Choice of Agent by e-mail also. We didn't care sending AOS bill ealier. But we are ready with ds 230 and additionals documents, and translations, and coverletter :). Good luck with speeding your process.

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Are you using James shortcuts for your ds-3032 and the AOS fee bill?

Yes I will use it. I just call NVC automated system and its said that DS3032/AOS has been sent to beneficiary/petitioner Jan 28th. :dance:

I would consider sending Choice of Agent by e-mail also. We didn't care sending AOS bill ealier. But we are ready with ds 230 and additionals documents, and translations, and coverletter :). Good luck with speeding your process.

Yes, take care of the choice of agent (DS 3032) by email. In that case, you don't need to attach anything with the email.


I-130 Timeline with USCIS:

It took 92 days for I-130 to get approved from the filing date

NVC Process of I-130:

It took 78 days to complete the NVC process

Interview Process at The U.S. Embassy

Interview took 223 days from the I-130 filing date. Immigrant Visa was issued right after the interview

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Are you using James shortcuts for your ds-3032 and the AOS fee bill?

I echo the thoughts of the OP. Has anybody run into problems when generating their own forms? Has anyone ever been advised as to the "legality" of it? KWIM?

I used James' shortcuts while going through the process without a problem and so have others who were at the NVC with me. As long as you follow directions well and understand how to generate the forms you should be ok.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Poland
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There is no point calling nvc automated s. everyday. Any updates occurre only on Tuesdays morning. :)I know what you feel. It takes a lot of self discipline for me try to call only once a week to speak with an operator. (NVC put incorrectly my date of birth into the system and I hurry them to fix it)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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which documents do they require to go with the ds-230?


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USCIS

6-30-07, our wedding

7-21-07, I-130 sent

8-01-07, NOA1

1-03-08, Case Approved

1-08-08, NOA2 & Case Sent to NVC

NVC

1-15-08, Case Recieved & NVC Case # Assigned

2-04-08, DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill Sent Out

2-05-08, Sent DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill w/Overnight Delivery

2-06-08, NVC recieved DS-3032, allow 4-6 weeks..........

2-08-08, NVC has recieved DS-3032, will send further instructions in few weeks.......

2-11-08, IV Fee Bill Generated

2-13-08, AOS Fee Bill Processed

2-19-08, DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-20-08, IV Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-21-08, IV Fee Bill Sent

2-26-08, AOS Packet recieved in mail

2-27-08, Sent AOS Packet w/Overnight Delivery

2-28-08, IV Fee Bill Processed

3-03-08, DS-230 Generated

3-04-08, Sent DS-230 w/Overnight Delivery

3-06-08, AOS Packet Recieved by NVC

3-11-08, DS-230 Recieved by NVC

3-14-08, AOS Packet Procesesing Completed

3-13-08, NVC recieved corrected DS-230

3-24-08, NVC recieved original Marriage License & Birth Certificate

3-27-08, CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!! 72 Days Total Time @ NVC

4-15-08, Case Scheduled at Embassy......MAY 29th, 2008

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which documents do they require to go with the ds-230?

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3176.html

Here you can determine if you going by standart or appointment nvc processing. If standart only ds 230

if appointment download instructions from this page and you will find list of documents.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Belarus
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So another question for everyone that reads this......which way is it faster, emailing the ds-3032 or mailing it out with the next day deliver. The reason i ask is that i noticed that it takes about 10 days for NVC to enter the form into the system, does anyone know about how long it takes them if the form is mailed out w/overnight delivery? Again thanks for everyone's responses.


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USCIS

6-30-07, our wedding

7-21-07, I-130 sent

8-01-07, NOA1

1-03-08, Case Approved

1-08-08, NOA2 & Case Sent to NVC

NVC

1-15-08, Case Recieved & NVC Case # Assigned

2-04-08, DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill Sent Out

2-05-08, Sent DS-3032 Form & AOS Fee Bill w/Overnight Delivery

2-06-08, NVC recieved DS-3032, allow 4-6 weeks..........

2-08-08, NVC has recieved DS-3032, will send further instructions in few weeks.......

2-11-08, IV Fee Bill Generated

2-13-08, AOS Fee Bill Processed

2-19-08, DS-3032 & AOS Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-20-08, IV Fee Bill recieved in mail

2-21-08, IV Fee Bill Sent

2-26-08, AOS Packet recieved in mail

2-27-08, Sent AOS Packet w/Overnight Delivery

2-28-08, IV Fee Bill Processed

3-03-08, DS-230 Generated

3-04-08, Sent DS-230 w/Overnight Delivery

3-06-08, AOS Packet Recieved by NVC

3-11-08, DS-230 Recieved by NVC

3-14-08, AOS Packet Procesesing Completed

3-13-08, NVC recieved corrected DS-230

3-24-08, NVC recieved original Marriage License & Birth Certificate

3-27-08, CASE COMPLETED!!!!!!!!!! 72 Days Total Time @ NVC

4-15-08, Case Scheduled at Embassy......MAY 29th, 2008

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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The reason why most people e-mail the DS-3032 is because the paper copy needs a signature from the beneficiary and that would take a while to get from them. So e-mail is faster. But if you were clever enough (most of us weren't at the beginning of the process) and generated the DS-3032 yourself following James' shortcuts, had your spouse sign it and mail it to you before it was generated by the NVC, you'll be way ahead of the game and won't need to e-mail them at all.

Diana


CR-1

02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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