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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hi Folks,

I will be receiving the Packet from NVC so I have all ( I think ) docs in place. Can I get some review and comments on the items I have ready for each 1) I-864 adn 2) DS-230

I-864 Process

Employer Letter

Pay Stubs (2 months)

IRS Transcripts (Original from IRS for 3 years)

W-2 Forms (3 Years)

Naturalization Certificate

DS-230 Process

DS-230 FORM (Signed Part I)

Marriage Certificate Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Parents / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Uncle / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Grandfather / Original

Police Certificate – Home City / Original

Police Certificate – Passport City (Lucknow, UP) / Original

Passport Copy of all Bio Pages – Each Page Notarized

Photos (2 with Name and Case Numbers on Back)

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I FORGOT SOMETHING! APPRECIATE ALL FEeDBACK IN ADVANCE!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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(a) you don't need to send your naturalization certificate(photocopy) for I864. Also, if you are going to show your employment as proof and sponsoring only one person. You could use I864EZ form instead of I864.

(B) I assume "Police Certificate – Passport City (Lucknow, UP) / Original" this is from regional passport office.

© Photos should be US passport size 2x2.

Good luck...cheers!

Hi Folks,

I will be receiving the Packet from NVC so I have all ( I think ) docs in place. Can I get some review and comments on the items I have ready for each 1) I-864 adn 2) DS-230

I-864 Process

Employer Letter

Pay Stubs (2 months)

IRS Transcripts (Original from IRS for 3 years)

W-2 Forms (3 Years)

Naturalization Certificate

DS-230 Process

DS-230 FORM (Signed Part I)

Marriage Certificate Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Parents / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Uncle / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Grandfather / Original

Police Certificate – Home City / Original

Police Certificate – Passport City (Lucknow, UP) / Original

Passport Copy of all Bio Pages – Each Page Notarized

Photos (2 with Name and Case Numbers on Back)

PLEASE LET ME KNOW IF I FORGOT SOMETHING! APPRECIATE ALL FEeDBACK IN ADVANCE!


I-130

07/27/2007 : Mailed I130 for spouse (VSC)

09/20/2007 : NOA1

11/07/2007 : NOA2

NVC

11/20/2007 : Case # Assigned

03/10/2008 : Case Completed!

03/20/2008 : Interview Scheduled & Interview letter mailed

03/25/2008 : Beneficiary received interview letter

03/25/2008 : Case forwarded to consulate. NVC message updated on 3/28/08.

Consulate

05/22/2008 : Interview

05/22/2008 : Visa granted and passport collected same day.

05/26/2008 : POE (Newark, NJ).

Our Timeline (more detailed events)

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DS-230 Process

DS-230 FORM (Signed Part I)

Marriage Certificate Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Parents / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Uncle / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Grandfather / Original

Police Certificate – Home City / Original

Police Certificate – Passport City (Lucknow, UP) / Original

Passport Copy of all Bio Pages – Each Page Notarized

Photos (2 with Name and Case Numbers on Back)

Do you have to send the original marriage certificate? Or is just a copy OK? Does it need to be notarized?

Do the passport copies need to be notarized too? Or you just did this to be double sure?


[color="#0000FF"]2002/06/13 - I became a permanent resident[/color]
[color="#8B0000"]2004/12/27 - We got married abroad
2005/05/20 - Filed I-130 for her
2005/05/25 - I-130 NOA 1[/color]
[color="#0000FF"]2007/03/13 - Applied for citizenship for myself
2008/02/12 - I became a citizen[/color]
[color="#8B0000"]2008/02/12 - Called CSC RFE line to upgrade I-130 to spouse of citizen
2008/02/22 - I-130 touched -- APPROVED
2008/02/27 - I-130 NOA 2[/color]
[color="#008000"]2008/03/05 - Case entered into NVC system
2008/03/17 - NVC mailed DS-3032 and AOS fee bill
2008/03/18 - Sent email with DS-3032 data to NVC
2008/03/20 - Sent AOS Fee payment to NVC [url="http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/James%27s_Shortcuts"](JSC)[/url]
2008/03/22 - Received AOS Fee bill
2008/03/25 - DS-3032 entered into NVC system
2008/04/07 - I-864 and IV Fee Bill generated
2008/04/11 - Sent I-864 form and documents to NVC (JSC)
2008/04/14 - Received IV Fee Bill
2008/04/14 - Sent IV Fee payment to NVC
2008/04/21 - Received I-864 packet
2008/05/02 - IV Fee status on online system changed to PAID
2008/05/05 - DS-230 generated
2008/05/06 - Sent DS-230 form and documents to NVC (JSC)
2008/05/08 - DS-230 entered into NVC system
2008/05/12 - RFE for an item I sent and an item that is not needed
2008/05/13 - Called NVC to explain why RFE is bogus and ask for re-review
2008/05/19 - NVC COMPLETE[/color]
[color="#A00080"]2008/05/28 - Interview scheduled for 7/13
2008/07/13 - Interview @ Embassy in Dhaka -- APPROVED
2008/07/14 - Picked up passport with IR1 visa valid until 2009/01/13
2008/12/19 - Planned POE@SFO
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DS-230 Process

DS-230 FORM (Signed Part I)

Marriage Certificate Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Parents / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Uncle / Original

Affidavit of Support in Lieu of Birth Certificate – Grandfather / Original

Police Certificate – Home City / Original

Police Certificate – Passport City (Lucknow, UP) / Original

Passport Copy of all Bio Pages – Each Page Notarized

Photos (2 with Name and Case Numbers on Back)

Do you have to send the original marriage certificate? Or is just a copy OK? Does it need to be notarized?

Do the passport copies need to be notarized too? Or you just did this to be double sure?

Marriage certificate must be original or certified copy. Photo copies and notarized copies will not be accepted. Passport copies do not have to be notarized.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hello mgk,

Yes, Regional Office is Lucknow! I have already filled out the I-864 but you are absolutely right, I could have used the I-864EZ. I really do not want to go back and fill any more forms. This whole process is enough agony and me and my wife are at the EDGE so to speak! I just hope we can get an interview date in Mid June or so otherwise if it goes into July, I will miss my wife's b-day and 1st wedding anninversary! That will be a DOG of a summer :(

*Do you think mid June is possibility or it will drag out to July!!!

Cheers to ALL - Panki

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Another quick Q: The PDF file that lists the documents you need to submit with the DS-230 (here) says

The applicant and each family member who will accompany the applicant to the United States will need to submit the following original documents or certified copies of the documents listed in this section from an appropriate authority (the issuing entity). In addition to sending the original documents or certified copies of the documents to the NVC, the applicant and each accompanying family member must submit a photocopy of the original documents or certified copies of the documents.

It sounds like they are asking for originals AND photocopies of all documents, though I haven't seen anyone mention this before here nor on the James's Shortcuts. Can anyone confirm or disprove? Thanks :)


[color="#0000FF"]2002/06/13 - I became a permanent resident[/color]
[color="#8B0000"]2004/12/27 - We got married abroad
2005/05/20 - Filed I-130 for her
2005/05/25 - I-130 NOA 1[/color]
[color="#0000FF"]2007/03/13 - Applied for citizenship for myself
2008/02/12 - I became a citizen[/color]
[color="#8B0000"]2008/02/12 - Called CSC RFE line to upgrade I-130 to spouse of citizen
2008/02/22 - I-130 touched -- APPROVED
2008/02/27 - I-130 NOA 2[/color]
[color="#008000"]2008/03/05 - Case entered into NVC system
2008/03/17 - NVC mailed DS-3032 and AOS fee bill
2008/03/18 - Sent email with DS-3032 data to NVC
2008/03/20 - Sent AOS Fee payment to NVC [url="http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/James%27s_Shortcuts"](JSC)[/url]
2008/03/22 - Received AOS Fee bill
2008/03/25 - DS-3032 entered into NVC system
2008/04/07 - I-864 and IV Fee Bill generated
2008/04/11 - Sent I-864 form and documents to NVC (JSC)
2008/04/14 - Received IV Fee Bill
2008/04/14 - Sent IV Fee payment to NVC
2008/04/21 - Received I-864 packet
2008/05/02 - IV Fee status on online system changed to PAID
2008/05/05 - DS-230 generated
2008/05/06 - Sent DS-230 form and documents to NVC (JSC)
2008/05/08 - DS-230 entered into NVC system
2008/05/12 - RFE for an item I sent and an item that is not needed
2008/05/13 - Called NVC to explain why RFE is bogus and ask for re-review
2008/05/19 - NVC COMPLETE[/color]
[color="#A00080"]2008/05/28 - Interview scheduled for 7/13
2008/07/13 - Interview @ Embassy in Dhaka -- APPROVED
2008/07/14 - Picked up passport with IR1 visa valid until 2009/01/13
2008/12/19 - Planned POE@SFO
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Another quick Q: The PDF file that lists the documents you need to submit with the DS-230 (here) says

The applicant and each family member who will accompany the applicant to the United States will need to submit the following original documents or certified copies of the documents listed in this section from an appropriate authority (the issuing entity). In addition to sending the original documents or certified copies of the documents to the NVC, the applicant and each accompanying family member must submit a photocopy of the original documents or certified copies of the documents.

It sounds like they are asking for originals AND photocopies of all documents, though I haven't seen anyone mention this before here nor on the James's Shortcuts. Can anyone confirm or disprove? Thanks :)

Photocopies of original documents are not required but they are recommended.

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I covered all bases and sent a copy of all originals along with originals


06/11/2007 Married

07/23/2007 Sent I-130 (priority date)

08/02/2007 NOA-1

12/21/2007 Approval (checked online)Merry Christmas

12/26/2007 NAO-2 postmarked

NVC

01/07/2008 NVC received case number assigned

01/28/2008 NVC generates and mails DS-3032 and AOS bill

01/29/2008 (DS-3032 request emailed by husband and fee paid using James shortcuts)

02/01/2008 AOS fee bill received by NVC

02/05/2008 I-864 packet generated (called NVC for this information)

02/09/2008 mailed I-864 packet priority mail

02/11/2008 IV Fee bill generated and paid IV bill using experimental shortcut

02/19/2008 recieved IV fee bill

03/24/2008 DS-230 generated (NVC operator informed me)

04/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE/ interview date JUNE 6th

06/06/2008 AP

12/15/2008 case returned for further review

10/01/2009 USCIS REAFFIRMS APPROVAL CASE SENT TO DOS

11/09/2009 CASE BACK IN CHENNAI

12/10/2009 2ND INTERVIEW rescheduled twice, now Feb. 12th 2010

02/19/2010 Passport with IR-1 visa recieved

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