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I-130 Approved..Considering James Shortcuts

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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All, We have our I-130 approved ...so YAYYYYY! I just phoned the NVC's automated line and found that and NVC Case number has already been assigned to our case. Now to speed up the process I want to start using James Shortcuts, however I am a little bit nervous. If someone recently has used the James Shortcuts for the NVC process successfully, it would be very helpful to get thru this nervousness for me and for others who are in the same boat as I am. Anyone??

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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I used them and they have worked great for me (my timeframe is below). I would highly recommend them from personal experience.

Of course, you have to take into account how comfortable you are at generating the barcodes, letters and forms yourself. If you are computer literate, you should be ok. But if you're not, or feel like you're not doing it right, you can ask in this forum and we will try to help you through it.

But make the decision based on how comfortable you feel following the shortcuts after you read them completely.


USCIS

12/05/05 - Submitted I-130 as LPR

9/20/07 - Became USC

10/03/07 - Submitted I-129

3/4/08 - Sent CSC request to cancel my I-129

3/6/08 - I-130 Approved

NVC

3/14/08 - NVC Assigned Case Number

3/25/08 - DS-3032 & I-864 Bill Generated

3/25/08 - Sent DS-3032 & I-864 Bill (using James' Shortcuts)

3/31/08 - DS-3032 Received in System

3/31/08 - I-864 Generated

3/31/08 - Sent I-864

4/7/08 - I-864 Received in System

4/7/08 - IV Visa Bill Generated

4/12/08 - IV Visa Bill Received

4/15/08 - IV Visa Bill Paid Online!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I used them and they have worked great for me (my timeframe is below). I would highly recommend them from personal experience.

Of course, you have to take into account how comfortable you are at generating the barcodes, letters and forms yourself. If you are computer literate, you should be ok. But if you're not, or feel like you're not doing it right, you can ask in this forum and we will try to help you through it.

But make the decision based on how comfortable you feel following the shortcuts after you read them completely.

GREAT!!! Thanks for your prompt reply!!!

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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Try to read the threads regarding the shortcuts because there have been some small changes to the process. Such as including the name and DOB of the petitioner in the DS-3032 e-mail and also being able to pay the bills online.

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: India
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This is very common questions being asked in VJ Forum. I don't think that anyone is being rejected for using James's Shortcuts probably because NVC uses linear bar codes to scan your case numbers so barcodes scans very easily even if size is little off. :yes:

However, if you are considering sending e-mail to NVC as per James's Shortcut for DS-3032 then you need to be aware that today VJ member badspellor got rejected on E-mail http://www.visajourney.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=120746 :unsure: But Wiki template for e-mail is updated with new changes as per NVC's suggestions and DS-3032 :thumbs: . So Let's hope that we don't see anymore e-mail rejection for DS-3032 when using James's Shortcuts. :unsure:;)


USCIS

02/01/2008 : Mailed I-130 to Chicago Lock Box via Priority Mail

02/04/2008 : I-130 reached Chicago 2:18 AM

02/19/2008 : NOA1

02/20/2008 : $355 check cashed

02/25/2008 : Case available to view online

08/26/2008 : Email: Case will transfer to CSC

08/27/2008 : Notice Sent: Case will transfer to CSC

09/04/2008 : Email: Case arrived and pending at CSC

09/05/2008 : Touch

09/08/2008 : Touch

09/23/2008 : Approved !!! (217 days | 31 weeks) from NOA 1 (235 days | 33 weeks) from file

09/24/2008 : Touch

NVC

09/29/2008 : NVC received Case & Case # assigned

10/03/2008 : DS-3032 & I-864 Fee bill generated

10/04/2008 : E-mail for Choice of Agent sent

10/09/2008 : I-864 Fee bill instruction received in mail

10/09/2008 : I-864 Fee bill ($70) submitted online

10/10/2008 : I-864 Fee bill shows status "PAID"

10/14/2008 : I-864EZ Package sent via priority mail

10/16/2008 : I-864EZ Package reached NVC

10/16/2008 : E-mail for Choice of Agent accepted. (12 days)

10/16/2008 : IV Fee bill ($400) submitted online

10/17/2008 : IV Fee bill accepted

11/13/2008 : DS-230 Package mailed to NVC (Had to wait for PCC)

11/18/2008 : DS-230 Package reached NVC

11/21/2008 : Case Complete (53 days | 7 Weeks) at NVC

Consulate

01/06/2009 : Medical

01/27/2009 : Interview (361 days | 51 weeks) from file

02/09/2009 : POE (Newark)

02/21/2009 : SSN Received

02/25/2009 : Welcome Letter Received

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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I used them and they have worked great for me (my timeframe is below). I would highly recommend them from personal experience.

Of course, you have to take into account how comfortable you are at generating the barcodes, letters and forms yourself. If you are computer literate, you should be ok. But if you're not, or feel like you're not doing it right, you can ask in this forum and we will try to help you through it.

But make the decision based on how comfortable you feel following the shortcuts after you read them completely.


USCIS

12/05/05 - Submitted I-130 as LPR

9/20/07 - Became USC

10/03/07 - Submitted I-129

3/4/08 - Sent CSC request to cancel my I-129

3/6/08 - I-130 Approved

NVC

3/14/08 - NVC Assigned Case Number

3/25/08 - DS-3032 & I-864 Bill Generated

3/25/08 - Sent DS-3032 & I-864 Bill (using James' Shortcuts)

3/31/08 - DS-3032 Received in System

3/31/08 - I-864 Generated

3/31/08 - Sent I-864

4/7/08 - I-864 Received in System

4/7/08 - IV Visa Bill Generated

4/12/08 - IV Visa Bill Received

4/15/08 - IV Visa Bill Paid Online!!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: Mexico
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Weird, it posted the same again...

Anyway, you should read up as much as you can so that you can feel comfortable following the shortcuts.


USCIS

12/05/05 - Submitted I-130 as LPR

9/20/07 - Became USC

10/03/07 - Submitted I-129

3/4/08 - Sent CSC request to cancel my I-129

3/6/08 - I-130 Approved

NVC

3/14/08 - NVC Assigned Case Number

3/25/08 - DS-3032 & I-864 Bill Generated

3/25/08 - Sent DS-3032 & I-864 Bill (using James' Shortcuts)

3/31/08 - DS-3032 Received in System

3/31/08 - I-864 Generated

3/31/08 - Sent I-864

4/7/08 - I-864 Received in System

4/7/08 - IV Visa Bill Generated

4/12/08 - IV Visa Bill Received

4/15/08 - IV Visa Bill Paid Online!!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Ethiopia
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Congrats on your approval

I know that if you read the instruction correctly it would definately expediate your case faster than waiting for NVC to send the documents. Good luck with the rest of your journey :thumbs:


USCIS Journey

03/15/08 Sent I-130

03/17/08 I-130 received (USPS) (Priority Date)

06/28/08 Received NOA2 hardcopy: NO RFE FROM USCIS:101 days

NVC Journey

07/01/08 NVC case# assigned

08/14/08 CASE COMPLETE: NO RFE FROM NVC:44 days

09/15/08 Interview date assigned

Embassy Journey

10/01/08 Case at embassy

10/08/08 Document verification and got interviewed (Approved)

10/09/08 Pick up visa (original interview date)

10/18/08 P.O.E ~ Seattle

Removing Conditions

07/23/2010 Mail off I-751(USCIS received on 07/26 via usps)

07/26/2010 NOA1 date (notice received 8/2/2010)

07/28/2010 Check cashed

08/20/2010 Biometrics appt.(notice received 8/7/2010)

08/20,21,23 touched

10/22/2010 Approved NO RFE(2 months and 3 weeks from filing date)

Citizenship

10/7/11 N-400 Submitted

10/13/11 NOA date

10/20/11 appt letter sent for biometrics

11/9/11 Biometrics appt

11/11/11 Email of interview scheduling received

11/14/11 Interview scheduled and mail sent

11/21/11 Interview letter received

12/19/11 Interview date

12/19/11 passed interview and oath Finally a citizen(2 months 1 week and 5 days from sending N-400)

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