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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hey all,

For question # 23:

1. Do they want every single school since 1st grade or since high school is OK?

2. What do you put in course of study for high school and also for degree or diploma column?

3. What do you put for bachelors degree in the degree column? B.S. or Bachelors? Does it matter?

For question # 22:

Do I need to put anything in the dates section if my wife has never been employed? I just put "Not Employed" in the Employer column.

For questions # 3:

can I just put N/A?

Thanks for all your responses!!


CR-1

10/29/2007 - Got married!

11/29/2007 - I-130 Sent

12/03/2007 - I-130 Received at Nebraska Service Center.

01/29/2008 - Check cashed.

01/31/2008 - Rec'd NOA1 Hard Copy. Case showed up online & transferred to CSC.

02/03/2008 - Last Updated Date online.

04/22/2008 - Touched.

04/23/2008 - NOA2 - Approval Notice sent on 4/22/2008

04/28/2008 - NOA2 - Hard Copy Received

05/03/2008 - AVR said NVC assigned case on 4/29/2008!!!!!

05/05/2008 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee bill Generated.

05/05/2008 - DS-3032 E-mailed.

05/05/2008 - Paid AOS Fee online. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

05/06/2008 - AOS Fee Payment Status: PAID. Printed coversheet with barcode.

05/06/2008 - AVR: NVC received AOS Fee bill on 05/06/2008. We will send further instructions within the next few weeks.

05/10/2008 - Mailed I-864EZ Packet.

05/13/2008 - DS-3032 Acceptance E-mail Rec'd. AVR wasn't updated yet. IV Fee Bill Not Invoiced yet.

05/14/2008 - I-864 Entered into NVC System.

05/15/2008 - Rec'd AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in mail.

05/18/2008 - IV Fee Bill Generated.

05/18/2008 - Paid IV Fee Bill. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

05/20/2008 - IV Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID. DS-230 Generated.

05/20/2008 - Waiting for wife to send DS-230 documents....

05/29/2008 - Received documents from wife

05/30/2008 - DS-230 Mailed(Express mail).

06/02/2008 - DS-230 Rec'd by NVC (11:01AM)

06/04/2008 - DS-230 Entered into NVC

06/06/2008 - CASE COMPLETE!

06/13/2008 - Case forwarded to consulate

07/14/2008 - INTERVIEW @ 7:30AM

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Hey all,

For question # 23:

1. Do they want every single school since 1st grade or since high school is OK? High School (age 16)

2. What do you put in course of study for high school and also for degree or diploma column? General

3. What do you put for bachelors degree in the degree column? B.S. or Bachelors? Does it matter?

For question # 22:

Do I need to put anything in the dates section if my wife has never been employed? I just put "Not Employed" in the Employer column.

For questions # 3:

can I just put N/A?

Thanks for all your responses!!

#23 1. High School should be fine since the background check goes back to age 16

2. Put General Studies for courses , If they graduated put High School Diploma

3. B.S. or Bachelors it doesnt matter

#22 Do not leave any gap for work history for last ten years, if unemployed indicate so with dates

make sure the full ten years is accounted for

#3 I put N/A on the petition and it was ok .


OurTimeline

11/18/2007--------I-129F Petition mailed to CSC

11/29/2007--------NOA1

04/02/2008 --------NOA2 Approved (On my B-Day)

05/08/2008---------Forwarded to ISL

05/12/2008---------Consulate Received

05/22/2008---------Packet 3.5 Received by my Fiance

06/06/2008---------Packet 3.5 Returned to Embassy

06/19/2008---------Recieved Packet 4

06/25/2008---------Medical

07/08/2008---------Interview

03/06/2009---------Visa in Hand

03/23/2009---------POE Chicago

03/24/2009---------Marriage

08/05/2009---------GC in Mail

09/13/2009---------First Job in US

Naturalization

01/28/15------------mailed packet to USIS

02/06/15-------------NOA

02/27/15-------------Biometrics Appt.

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Hey all,

For question # 23:

1. Do they want every single school since 1st grade or since high school is OK? High School (age 16)

2. What do you put in course of study for high school and also for degree or diploma column? General

3. What do you put for bachelors degree in the degree column? B.S. or Bachelors? Does it matter?

For question # 22:

Do I need to put anything in the dates section if my wife has never been employed? I just put "Not Employed" in the Employer column.

For questions # 3:

can I just put N/A?

Thanks for all your responses!!

#23 1. High School should be fine since the background check goes back to age 16

2. Put General Studies for courses , If they graduated put High School Diploma

3. B.S. or Bachelors it doesnt matter

#22 Do not leave any gap for work history for last ten years, if unemployed indicate so with dates

make sure the full ten years is accounted for

#3 I put N/A on the petition and it was ok .

#23:

1. I put Elementary, Middle, High School and College on column for course of study.

2. For High school I did not specify any course. Here's what I put on both columns and it was OK: Course of study Degree or Diploma

Elementary School 1st to 5th

Middle School 6th to 8th

High School 1st to 3rd

College Comercio Exterior

3. For bachelor degree I believe you may use both B.S. or Bachelors, as long as it is understandable

#22: I believe "N/A" would be the most appropriate term for someone that has never been employed.

#3: N/A is fine and that's what I've used.

Hope it helps.

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Hey all,

For question # 23:

1. Do they want every single school since 1st grade or since high school is OK? High School (age 16)

2. What do you put in course of study for high school and also for degree or diploma column? General

3. What do you put for bachelors degree in the degree column? B.S. or Bachelors? Does it matter?

For question # 22:

Do I need to put anything in the dates section if my wife has never been employed? I just put "Not Employed" in the Employer column.

For questions # 3:

can I just put N/A?

Thanks for all your responses!!

#23 1. High School should be fine since the background check goes back to age 16

2. Put General Studies for courses , If they graduated put High School Diploma

3. B.S. or Bachelors it doesnt matter

#22 Do not leave any gap for work history for last ten years, if unemployed indicate so with dates

make sure the full ten years is accounted for

#3 I put N/A on the petition and it was ok .

#23:

1. I put Elementary, Middle, High School and College on column for course of study.

2. For High school I did not specify any course. Here's what I put on both columns and it was OK: Course of study Degree or Diploma

Elementary School 1st to 5th

Middle School 6th to 8th

High School 1st to 3rd

College Comercio Exterior

3. For bachelor degree I believe you may use both B.S. or Bachelors, as long as it is understandable

#22: I believe "N/A" would be the most appropriate term for someone that has never been employed.

#3: N/A is fine and that's what I've used.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for your help!

Now, just one more question(for now :) ) if you guys paid the IV fee bill online, did you also create the DS-230 coverletter using james shortcut or did you guys just use the coversheet that you can print once you pay the bill online.

Thanks!


CR-1

10/29/2007 - Got married!

11/29/2007 - I-130 Sent

12/03/2007 - I-130 Received at Nebraska Service Center.

01/29/2008 - Check cashed.

01/31/2008 - Rec'd NOA1 Hard Copy. Case showed up online & transferred to CSC.

02/03/2008 - Last Updated Date online.

04/22/2008 - Touched.

04/23/2008 - NOA2 - Approval Notice sent on 4/22/2008

04/28/2008 - NOA2 - Hard Copy Received

05/03/2008 - AVR said NVC assigned case on 4/29/2008!!!!!

05/05/2008 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee bill Generated.

05/05/2008 - DS-3032 E-mailed.

05/05/2008 - Paid AOS Fee online. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

05/06/2008 - AOS Fee Payment Status: PAID. Printed coversheet with barcode.

05/06/2008 - AVR: NVC received AOS Fee bill on 05/06/2008. We will send further instructions within the next few weeks.

05/10/2008 - Mailed I-864EZ Packet.

05/13/2008 - DS-3032 Acceptance E-mail Rec'd. AVR wasn't updated yet. IV Fee Bill Not Invoiced yet.

05/14/2008 - I-864 Entered into NVC System.

05/15/2008 - Rec'd AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in mail.

05/18/2008 - IV Fee Bill Generated.

05/18/2008 - Paid IV Fee Bill. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

05/20/2008 - IV Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID. DS-230 Generated.

05/20/2008 - Waiting for wife to send DS-230 documents....

05/29/2008 - Received documents from wife

05/30/2008 - DS-230 Mailed(Express mail).

06/02/2008 - DS-230 Rec'd by NVC (11:01AM)

06/04/2008 - DS-230 Entered into NVC

06/06/2008 - CASE COMPLETE!

06/13/2008 - Case forwarded to consulate

07/14/2008 - INTERVIEW @ 7:30AM

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

you can print Coversheet with barcode from online payment system and to assemble and to mention contents of your package you can use cover letter describing contents from JSC.


My Timeline

- - - - -

USCIS Process

Nov 7th, 2007 Petition I-130 to NSC

Jan 22nd, 2008 recieved by CSC

Jan 28th, 2008 received NOA1

Apr 2nd, 2008 received NOA2

NVC Process

Apr 22th, 2008 recevied Case number(generated and sent on april 14th)

Apr 22th, 2008 recevied DS-3032/AOS Bill

Apr 24th, 2008 Sent AOS Bill to NVC

Apr 24th, 2008 emailed NVC for Choice of Agent.

May 2nd, 2008 email accepted for Choice of Agent

May 5th, 2008 Immigrant Visa Fee bill generated

May 8th, 2008 Got IIN and paid Immigrant visa bill Online

May 9th, 2008 packet of information generated

May 12th, 2008 AOS package sent to NVC

June 12th,2008 DS-230 received by NVC

June 16th,2008 DS-230 entered into system

June 19th,2008 Case complete..I am happy.

July 14th.2008 found out my interview date.....which is 5th august.

July 15th,2008 Case forwarded to New Delhi embassy.

July 22nd,2008 Medical Done.

July 25th,2008 VFS fee paid.

Aug 5th,2008 Visa Approved.

Aug 17th, 2008 expected POE.

Aug 27th, 2008 Social Security Number received.

Sep 7th, 2008 Green Card received.

______________________________________________

May 22th, 2010 Filed i-751 to remove conditions.

May 30th, 2010 Received Notice of action

July 30th, 2010 Received Appointment letter for Biometrics

Sep 23th, 2010 Application Approved

Sep 28th, 2010 Green Card Received

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Hey all,

For question # 23:

1. Do they want every single school since 1st grade or since high school is OK? High School (age 16)

2. What do you put in course of study for high school and also for degree or diploma column? General

3. What do you put for bachelors degree in the degree column? B.S. or Bachelors? Does it matter?

For question # 22:

Do I need to put anything in the dates section if my wife has never been employed? I just put "Not Employed" in the Employer column.

For questions # 3:

can I just put N/A?

Thanks for all your responses!!

#23 1. High School should be fine since the background check goes back to age 16

2. Put General Studies for courses , If they graduated put High School Diploma

3. B.S. or Bachelors it doesnt matter

#22 Do not leave any gap for work history for last ten years, if unemployed indicate so with dates

make sure the full ten years is accounted for

#3 I put N/A on the petition and it was ok .

#23:

1. I put Elementary, Middle, High School and College on column for course of study.

2. For High school I did not specify any course. Here's what I put on both columns and it was OK: Course of study Degree or Diploma

Elementary School 1st to 5th

Middle School 6th to 8th

High School 1st to 3rd

College Comercio Exterior

3. For bachelor degree I believe you may use both B.S. or Bachelors, as long as it is understandable

#22: I believe "N/A" would be the most appropriate term for someone that has never been employed.

#3: N/A is fine and that's what I've used.

Hope it helps.

Thanks for your help!

Now, just one more question(for now :) ) if you guys paid the IV fee bill online, did you also create the DS-230 coverletter using james shortcut or did you guys just use the coversheet that you can print once you pay the bill online.

Thanks!

i used the online cover sheet from my payment when it cleared, and sent it to nvc


10-12-07 -mailed i130 to VSC

10-16-07- received by VSC

1-11-08- i130 NOA1

2-24-08-view case online

4-19-08- i130 NOA2

4-24-08- NOA2 hardcopy received

4-24-08- NVC CASE #ASSIGNED MDR

5-04-08- EMAILED CHOICE OF AGENT TO NVC

5-05-08- DS3032 AND AOS fee bill was generated today

5-05-08- paid AOS fee bill $70 online

5-07-08- AOS FEE now says PAID online, can print cover sht.

5-07-08*cald NVC and msg says AOS $recvd

5-12-08-DS3032 EMAIL Accepted

5-13-08*cald NVC and msg now says DS3032 choice of agent has been received.

5-13-08-mailed AOS i864 packet w/printed cover sheet from online payment (certified mail- priority)

5-15-08-AOS packet received by NVC

5-18-08 iv FEE bill invoiced

5-18-08 iv fee $400 paid online

5-20-08-iv fee cleared, able to print covr shet online

5-21-08-mailed DS230 packet to NVC via priority mail

5-29-08 aos ACCEPTED

5-29-08- DS 230 entered in system

6-3-08-cse cmplte.

6-11-08 case left NVC to chennai via DHL

6-16-08 case reached chennai

7-2-08 appt letter received by beneficiary

7-4-08 medical done in chennai

7-28-08 interview- AP for 4-6 weeks (awaiting name chk clearance-told by chenai operator)

8-20-08 chennai forwarded file to DOS- according to inquiry from congressmans office

(also confirmed by DOS)

8-28-08 file reached DOS- told by operator

9-2-08- last update to case,told by DOS

12-12-08 emailed chennai embassy asking status of our case, and got email to send passport..

12-15-08 submitted passport to vfs

12-19-08 VISA ISSUED! in hand!

12-25-08 hubbys arrival! smooth POE!

1-16-09 green card arrives

1-27-09 SSN card in mail

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you can print Coversheet with barcode from online payment system and to assemble and to mention contents of your package you can use cover letter describing contents from JSC.

That's what I want to know. Do we need this cover letter that's mentioned in JSC if we print the barcode worksheet online? The coverletter also has a barcode so one would have to generate that to create that cover letter.

hyd617,

Did your DS-230 enter into NVC system yet?


CR-1

10/29/2007 - Got married!

11/29/2007 - I-130 Sent

12/03/2007 - I-130 Received at Nebraska Service Center.

01/29/2008 - Check cashed.

01/31/2008 - Rec'd NOA1 Hard Copy. Case showed up online & transferred to CSC.

02/03/2008 - Last Updated Date online.

04/22/2008 - Touched.

04/23/2008 - NOA2 - Approval Notice sent on 4/22/2008

04/28/2008 - NOA2 - Hard Copy Received

05/03/2008 - AVR said NVC assigned case on 4/29/2008!!!!!

05/05/2008 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee bill Generated.

05/05/2008 - DS-3032 E-mailed.

05/05/2008 - Paid AOS Fee online. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

05/06/2008 - AOS Fee Payment Status: PAID. Printed coversheet with barcode.

05/06/2008 - AVR: NVC received AOS Fee bill on 05/06/2008. We will send further instructions within the next few weeks.

05/10/2008 - Mailed I-864EZ Packet.

05/13/2008 - DS-3032 Acceptance E-mail Rec'd. AVR wasn't updated yet. IV Fee Bill Not Invoiced yet.

05/14/2008 - I-864 Entered into NVC System.

05/15/2008 - Rec'd AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 in mail.

05/18/2008 - IV Fee Bill Generated.

05/18/2008 - Paid IV Fee Bill. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

05/20/2008 - IV Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID. DS-230 Generated.

05/20/2008 - Waiting for wife to send DS-230 documents....

05/29/2008 - Received documents from wife

05/30/2008 - DS-230 Mailed(Express mail).

06/02/2008 - DS-230 Rec'd by NVC (11:01AM)

06/04/2008 - DS-230 Entered into NVC

06/06/2008 - CASE COMPLETE!

06/13/2008 - Case forwarded to consulate

07/14/2008 - INTERVIEW @ 7:30AM

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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you can print Coversheet with barcode from online payment system and to assemble and to mention contents of your package you can use cover letter describing contents from JSC.

That's what I want to know. Do we need this cover letter that's mentioned in JSC if we print the barcode worksheet online? The coverletter also has a barcode so one would have to generate that to create that cover letter.

hyd617,

Did your DS-230 enter into NVC system yet?

u can just print cover sheet from ur online payment, that is what u need to do.. and my ds 230 did not enter in system yet.. i caled AVR this morniing, still says waiting on bio forms from petitioner...

i gues due to holiday, but we should hear something sooon this week i hope


10-12-07 -mailed i130 to VSC

10-16-07- received by VSC

1-11-08- i130 NOA1

2-24-08-view case online

4-19-08- i130 NOA2

4-24-08- NOA2 hardcopy received

4-24-08- NVC CASE #ASSIGNED MDR

5-04-08- EMAILED CHOICE OF AGENT TO NVC

5-05-08- DS3032 AND AOS fee bill was generated today

5-05-08- paid AOS fee bill $70 online

5-07-08- AOS FEE now says PAID online, can print cover sht.

5-07-08*cald NVC and msg says AOS $recvd

5-12-08-DS3032 EMAIL Accepted

5-13-08*cald NVC and msg now says DS3032 choice of agent has been received.

5-13-08-mailed AOS i864 packet w/printed cover sheet from online payment (certified mail- priority)

5-15-08-AOS packet received by NVC

5-18-08 iv FEE bill invoiced

5-18-08 iv fee $400 paid online

5-20-08-iv fee cleared, able to print covr shet online

5-21-08-mailed DS230 packet to NVC via priority mail

5-29-08 aos ACCEPTED

5-29-08- DS 230 entered in system

6-3-08-cse cmplte.

6-11-08 case left NVC to chennai via DHL

6-16-08 case reached chennai

7-2-08 appt letter received by beneficiary

7-4-08 medical done in chennai

7-28-08 interview- AP for 4-6 weeks (awaiting name chk clearance-told by chenai operator)

8-20-08 chennai forwarded file to DOS- according to inquiry from congressmans office

(also confirmed by DOS)

8-28-08 file reached DOS- told by operator

9-2-08- last update to case,told by DOS

12-12-08 emailed chennai embassy asking status of our case, and got email to send passport..

12-15-08 submitted passport to vfs

12-19-08 VISA ISSUED! in hand!

12-25-08 hubbys arrival! smooth POE!

1-16-09 green card arrives

1-27-09 SSN card in mail

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