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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Colombia
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Hello,

I have all the DS-230 documents gathered translated and in an envelope ready to send. All I am waiting on is the cover letter. I am going to create that using the short cuts but have a quick question about the barcode......

When making the barcode do you include the BGT with the case number or just the number by itself?

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Brad

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia
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You include the whole thing BGT2008123456.

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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A question of this topic. If you paid online, can you print out the cover letter? Also, with the online payment system, can the NVC process be done in 1.5 month? Am I understaing this correctly that you can pay IV fee bill, print out cover sheet, and email the DS230 package instead of the old process of waiting for IV visa fee bill to arrive, pay it, wait for the system to generate 230 package and then mail the ds 230 package?


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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A question of this topic. If you paid online, can you print out the cover letter? Also, with the online payment system, can the NVC process be done in 1.5 month? Am I understaing this correctly that you can pay IV fee bill, print out cover sheet, and email the DS230 package instead of the old process of waiting for IV visa fee bill to arrive, pay it, wait for the system to generate 230 package and then mail the ds 230 package?

If you pay the AOS fee bill and the IV fee bill online, you can print out the cover sheets for them online. If you do one via mail, then you can't print the cover sheet for that one online. It looks like with the online system that the time spent in NVC processing is significantly reduced. It's hard to tell exactly since no one has their case completed yet who has used the online system. I would say 2 months seems believable, maybe 1.5 if you're lucky!

You print off the cover sheet for the DS-230 after your IV bill payment is accepted. On the receipt screen in the online payment system is a link to instructions for the DS-230 where you can print the form and pull up embassy/consulate specific information which may apply to your case. You then mail the cover sheet, DS-230 and supporting documents to the NVC. That's it!

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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okay. thanks. I guess then the process is very simplified. I guess the biggest time gaps now at NVC is in getting the case number assigned and generating DS3032. Is the IV fee bill available immediately following acceptance of choice of agent form or is there still time delay between NVC accepting the form and generating the IV bill. It just looked like 1.5 might be possible based on rough estimate.

-2 weeks - case number assigned

-1 week - between case number assingment and ds3032/AOS bill generation

-1 week - choice agent email confirmation

-2 week - rough estimate to pay AOS fee, IV fee online and printout online coversheet, mail the package if you have everythig ready.


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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okay. thanks. I guess then the process is very simplified. I guess the biggest time gaps now at NVC is in getting the case number assigned and generating DS3032. Is the IV fee bill available immediately following acceptance of choice of agent form or is there still time delay between NVC accepting the form and generating the IV bill. It just looked like 1.5 might be possible based on rough estimate.

-2 weeks - case number assigned

-1 week - between case number assingment and ds3032/AOS bill generation

-1 week - choice agent email confirmation

-2 week - rough estimate to pay AOS fee, IV fee online and printout online coversheet, mail the package if you have everythig ready.

Don't forget after that you have to wait for them to review your I-864 and DS-230 which could take another week or so. Then the wait for case complete which I think has been running about 2 weeks after DS-230 has been entered. Then add on how ever much time it takes from case complete to send it to the embassy.

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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
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okay. thanks. I guess then the process is very simplified. I guess the biggest time gaps now at NVC is in getting the case number assigned and generating DS3032. Is the IV fee bill available immediately following acceptance of choice of agent form or is there still time delay between NVC accepting the form and generating the IV bill. It just looked like 1.5 might be possible based on rough estimate.

-2 weeks - case number assigned

-1 week - between case number assingment and ds3032/AOS bill generation

-1 week - choice agent email confirmation

-2 week - rough estimate to pay AOS fee, IV fee online and printout online coversheet, mail the package if you have everythig ready.

Don't forget after that you have to wait for them to review your I-864 and DS-230 which could take another week or so. Then the wait for case complete which I think has been running about 2 weeks after DS-230 has been entered. Then add on how ever much time it takes from case complete to send it to the embassy.

Now-a-days, to assign NVC case# takes 4 days only after the I-130 approval. This is the case of mine and one another guy :yes:


CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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loto, please keep us updated on how you go through NVC. Are you planning on using online payment system? If so, can you keep us posted with dates for everystep, how you handle the forms. thanks


USCIS -

File Mailed: 2-23-08

NOA1 : 3-3-08

NOA2 : 9-23-08

NVC -

Case # Assinged - 9-29-08

AOS/DS3032 Generated - 10-3-08

DS3032 Emailed - 10-3-08

DS3032 Snail Mailed - 10-6-08

AOS/DS3032 Received - 10-9-08

AOS Paid Online - 10-9-08

AOS Package mailed - 10-10-08

AOS received at NVC - 10-14-08

IV Fee Paid Online - 10-10-08

IV Package Sent - 10-17-08

IV Received at NVC - 10-20-08 about 11:30 AM

Case Complete - 10-27-08

Interview - 12/23/08

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Hi everyone, I've got another barcode question here about ds 230. Do you print out the barcode sheet and send it along with form ds 230? Or you just cut out the barcode (from the printed sheet) and paste it on the rectangular empty box on the top left of ds 230. This barcode thing is adding up to my confusion as NVC flowchart is already complicated as it is.


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You need to include the entire sheet with the bar code you dont cut and paste anything


2/13/2010: Met in Korea

1/21/2011: Married in Tacloban City

USCIS (135 days)

2/23/2011: sent I-130 and I-129f

3/6/2011: received NOA1 for I-130

3/16/2011: received NOA1 for I-129f

6/17/2011: received NOA2 for I-130 and I-129f

NVC(74 Days)

7/18/2011: NVC received and case number assigned

7/20/2011: NVC Administratively closes I-129f

7/30/2011: emailed DS-3032

8/24/2011: FINALLY received AOS Fee and PAID also sent DS-3032 for the third time (PAID on 8/25)

8/26/2011: Received DS-3032 Acceptance email

9/01/2011: Received IV fee and paid (PAID on 9/02)

9/07/2011: Delivered I-864 and DS-230 to NVC (mailed on 9/06/2011)

9/12/2011: RFE For using expired DS-230 found here on VJ

9/19/2011: Sent to NVC new DS-230 and Japanese police clearance

9/23/2011: Case Complete

Manila Consulate(39 days)

9/30/2011: Manila Consulate receives Case and Schedules interview

11/02/2011: Medical at St. Lukes Medical Extension Center 11/03/2011-Medical Finished and everything is GOOD!

11/08/2011: Interview scheduled at Manila Consulate-Approved

11/15/2011: Visa in Hand

11/19/2011: POE Atlanta

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You need to include the entire sheet with the bar code you dont cut and paste anything

Thanks alot Bahaynamin! I have another question please... and I hope you bear with me...

So while waiting for our petition to be approved and transferred to NVC (assuming the outcome is positive), will there be a problem if I fill out and sign the ds 230 and send it to him early on? Since he is the one paying the bills, he's the only one capable of acquiring the barcode coversheet. Am I understanding it right?

I was reading a lot of topics about this and I read somewhere that he's supposed to send me a document for me to sign. Will the document still be valid if it was only scanned and sent via email? I really want to make sure about this barcode thing because I am not confident doing the jame's barcode shortcuts.

Thanks for helping me out. I hope I was able to express my thoughts well...because I am confused enough.


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Thanks alot Bahaynamin! I have another question please... and I hope you bear with me...

So while waiting for our petition to be approved and transferred to NVC (assuming the outcome is positive), will there be a problem if I fill out and sign the ds 230 and send it to him early on? Since he is the one paying the bills, he's the only one capable of acquiring the barcode coversheet. Am I understanding it right?

I was reading a lot of topics about this and I read somewhere that he's supposed to send me a document for me to sign. Will the document still be valid if it was only scanned and sent via email? I really want to make sure about this barcode thing because I am not confident doing the jame's barcode shortcuts.

Thanks for helping me out. I hope I was able to express my thoughts well...because I am confused enough.

There is will be another step - sending DS-3032 before DS-230 can be sent. This DS-3032 is nominating your US spouse to receive the DS-230 correspondence (this is the one you are talking about and an email can be sent - see the link below) and act on behalf of you (foreign spouse).

Yes, it is good to send your USC a couple of blank and filled in DS-230s. Let him fill the date at the time of submission.

The cover page with bar code can be printed from the payment web site after fee payments are made during the process at NVC (after NVC Case number is received).

DS-3032 link - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Email_DS-3032_form


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

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