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What's the deal with NVC?

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I have been trying to get through for two days now with the NVC to get a question answered about my AOS I-864 payment fee bill. I filed two I-130 petitions for my wife and her child. Do I pay $70.00 X 2 or just $70.00 for the both of them? It's a little confusing in there instructions. I am really not sure on this one.

Also, I am kinda of holding off on this but the way that the processing is going it looks like it's speeding up and I might not be ready to have my wife and child come over yet due to my finances. I am trying to get a idea how long it takes from here on out before my wife gets a interview in Manila? Actually I need about another 9 months. But the way I have notice that some people are getting them as earlier as 5 months.

thanks,

martinbr

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I would say x2 since they both have separate case numbers. Did NVC assign you a separate case number for both of them? If NVC has assigned them separate case numbers then it is x2

JBhypno


IR-1 / CR-1

Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Guangzhou, China

Marriage : 2007-06-11

I-130 Received : 2008-02-14

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-21

I-130 Touched : 2008-02-29

I-130 Congressman agrees to file expedite request : 2008-08-04

I-130 Transfered to CSC : 2008-08-27

I-130 Touched : 2008-08-28

I-130 Touched : 2008-09-04 (File received and pending at 11:30 PM)

I-130 Touched : 2008-09-05

I-130 Touched : 2008-09-08

I-130 Touched : 2008-09-19

I-130 Approved : 2008-09-19

I-130 Touched : 2008-09-22 (I think they are partying too much)

I-130 NOA2 : 2008-09-26

NVC

2008-09-29 : Received case number from operator

2008-10-01 : DS-3032 and AOS bill mailed

2008-10-03 : Mailed DS-3032 Express Mail

2008-10-06 : Received DS-3032 and AOS bill

2008-10-06 : DS-3032 received at NVC

2008-10-07 : Paid AOS fee online

2008-10-09 : AOS bill shows paid online

2008-10-09 : Mailed I-864 package Express Mail

2008-10-09 : DS-3032 approved and IV bill available online

2008-10-10 : Paid IV fee online

2008-10-13 : IV bill shows paid online

2008-10-15 : DS-230 package mailed Express Mail

2008-10-23 : Case complete

CONSULATE

2008-10-27 : Visa package shipped DHL to Guangzhou

2008-10-30 : Visa package arrives at customs clearing center in Guangzhou (2-4 months for clearance)

2009-02-19 : Visa package released from customs and delivered (3 months & 20 days later)

2009-04-28 : Interview

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I would say x2 since they both have separate case numbers. Did NVC assign you a separate case number for both of them? If NVC has assigned them separate case numbers then it is x2

JBhypno

Yes, thank you. They did send to case #'s. So it has to be $70.00X2

martinbr

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Yes. You can also take your time sending them the payments and coversheets with documents needed. Just check with the NVC how long you have before the whole process expires. Also, keep in mind that your wife will have 6 months to use her visa after it has been approved, so that'll give extra time to get things ready here.

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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Yes. You can also take your time sending them the payments and coversheets with documents needed. Just check with the NVC how long you have before the whole process expires. Also, keep in mind that your wife will have 6 months to use her visa after it has been approved, so that'll give extra time to get things ready here.

Diana

The papers say that I have up to a year to pay this part of the process. I am just worried about when it gets down to paying for the Visa application. I believe it's around $400.00 per person. So I have two petitions in which one is my wife and her 11 yr old daughter which is going to be $800.00 there. And then the medical examinations. But the worst one will be the plane tickets. With the rising cost of fuel, who knows what it's going to be next year. :unsure:

Like I mentioned, my job is getting outsourced around in May 2008. So I will be getting a buyout from where I work. It's one of those things like with this uncertainty of my job status is that I really have to just take the gamble now and get my wife and daughter over here and pray that she can get a job right away. Because I might not even be working at the time this all comes down. But I do qualify now because of last years income. Kind of scary with the economy the way it is right now. I am hoping the economy is going to pick up it's pace next year and I am in better shape.

I have been looking everyday for a second job right now to make ends meet and to help pay for these extra expenses with this I-30 process, but have been very unsuccessful here in California. Everybody is hurting so bad with this Gas and Mortgage crisis.

martinbr

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Read the I-864 fee bill instruction carefully, you will find this:

Instruction: The affidavit of support (I-864) processing fee is $70.00 U.S. per case. *

* Exception: If you are a U.S citizen filing a separate Affidavit of Support (I-864) for your spouse and children to immigrate, you only need to submit one $70.00 fee, which will cover your spouse and children.

Leah


USCIS

03/15/08 Mailed I-130 package

07/17 I-130 package delivered to Chicago lockbox

03/26 NOA1 received (Priority date 03/24/08)

04/18 Touched

06/05 Expedite request on humanitarian ground (medical emergency)

06/16, 06/17, 06/18, 06/19, 06/20 Touched

06/28 Received RFE dated 06/23

06/30 mailed RFE express mail to CSC

07/02, 07/03 Touched

07/08 07/09 Touched. "RFE received & processing resumed"

07/11 Congress aide found out I-130 was approved on 07/09!!!

07/17 NOA2 hardcopy dated 07/09

07/21 Approval notice hardcopy dated 07/11 I-130 was approved in 116 days from filing date (expedited).

NVC

07/15 NVC received and assigned case #

07/16 Emailed expedite request & supporting documents

07/17 DS-3032 and AOS fee bill generated, Emailed DS-3032.

07/21 Received DS-3032 & AOS fee bill hardcopy.

07/24 NVC approved expedite request

US Consulate

07/31 Package arrived at US consulate

08/01 Was told to pick up packet 3 on 08/04

08/04 Req packet 3 send by mail.

08/09 Received packet 3

08/11 Returned packet 3

08/15 Picked up packet 4 & medical check up

08/28 Submitted civil docs & paid $400 IV fee. Visa Interview & approved !!!

08/29 Visa in hand

09/30 POE IR1 visa interview took 166 days from the I-130 filing date (expedited).

10/04 Applied for SSN in married name.

11/11 Welcome notice received (dated 11/04)

11/15 Received Green card.

11/21 2nd Welcome notice received (dated 11/13)

11/24 Received SS card in maiden name.

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Yeah it has been really hard to get to them these past couple of days. I usually am able to talk to them everyday and which I do but this week was really hard but I was able to get them today. Try Thursday I don't know if that makes any difference but Mondays and Fridays always seems really hard to get them. Good luck.


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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Try to call them early in the morning and late in the night. I personally had few problems getting in touch with the operator, I have been successful 85% of the time talking to them.

Thanks for the advice, I haven't gotten thru yet. I am going to try to call them late on my day off.

martinbr

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