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I just found out today that the operator can provide you with your NVC # even if it's not in the automated phone-answering system yet!

Of course, this doesn't mean that it's been forwarded to the embassy yet or that a DS-3032 has been generated, etc., but at least you can know whether it has been received as opposed to still sitting somewhere in the USCIS service center.

Speaking to the operator today, she said they were just entering it into the system as she was speaking (when I asked about the DS-3032) and stated that I should expect to receive it in 3-4 weeks! I guess she was referring to the long mail delivery time to the Philippines if we were to wait for the paper version?

Does anyone know whether I can ask my spouse to mail her DS-3032 already now that she already has prepared waiting for NVC????? I mean the DS-3032 must be imminent right?

My cases were approved on July 14 and received at NVC this week.

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No she can't. Well she can, but she shouldn't. Never send anything to the NVC unless they say it has been generated or unless they request it.



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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You should have her email them which is faster or you can have her mail it to you asap and then once it is generated you can mail it to NVC. 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


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)


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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ds2032 easy way is email NVC without waiting for them to to mail the actual letter to you.

it cut your waiting time short by 1 month

Marriage : 2006-05-17

USCIS Process
I-130 Sent : 2007-06-12
I-130 Approved : 2007-12-05
Status: Take 179 days to complete, because of notarize marriage certificate(RFE).

NVC Process
NVC Received : 2007-12-06
Case Completed at NVC : 2008-03-13 Case Complete Forward to Embassy
Case Left NVC : 2008-03-18
Status: Take 97 days to complete, because of the tax return and w2 (RFE),

Consulate Process
Consulate Received : 5/12/2008 Eligible for interview, waiting for notice (Per DOS)
Packet 4 Received : 6/11/2008
Interview Date : 7/10/2008 interview at 7:15am (Per DOS)
Blue - Required Overcome. Overcome send 7/24
8/19/2008 Going back to GUZ to get visa stamp
Visa Received : 8/22/2008
US Entry : 10/17/2008 JFK Port of Entry

Citizenship Process

N-400 Filed: 11/25/2012

Interview Date: 1/2013 (Passed)

Ceremony: 03/2013

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i never heard the AVR telling me that anything has been generated. After a couple of days of hearing the #######, i decided to call and get my IIN. big mistake calling in the afternoon EST. they wouldn't give it to me. well, the lady didn't even probably know what that was. anyway, i waited again to call around 11 pm EST and this really nice lady just told me to hold on while she looks, then asked if this is for the AOS bill, then gave me the number right away, no problem!

so then i logged into the payment website, saw that the AOS fee bill status showed INVOICED, i went ahead and paid it. it is now IN PROCESS as i type this.

4 hours later i checked NVC's AVR, it finally changed to "we have received the AOS fee bill July 30, please wait blah blah blah weeks.."

BUT, i tried emailing the DS-3032 for my husband and i can't get an automated response.

did i jump too far ahead with this one since i didn't wait for them to generate the DS-3032??

Dear Lord, please grant me patience NOW! :bonk:

I-130 Timeline:

5/13 : NOA1

7/21 : NOA2 - APPROVED!!!

NVC Timeline:

7/25 : Case # assigned

9/30 : Case completed!!!! (THANK YOU, LORD!!!)

10/03: Interview date assigned

US Embassy in Manila:

10/30 : Paid Document Verification (just to be on the safe side)

11/12 - 11/13 : Medical at SLEC


11/20 : Visa in hand! (that was fast!)

11/30 : Flight to USA!

Life in America:

11/30 : POE:LAX

12/04 : SSN issued - 12/13: card received in the mail

12/04 : "Green Card" issued - 12/13: card received in the mail

NOVEMBER 30, 2010 : CR1 expires

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Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Nicaragua

Marriage : 2008-02-21

I-130 Sent : 2008-03-27

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-04-01

I-130 Approved : 2008-07-10

NVC Received : 2008-07-11

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-07-21

Pay I-864 Bill AND Return Completed DS-3032 : 2008-07-22

IV Payment Online: 2008-07-30

Sent Completed I-864 and DS230: 2008-08-01

DS230 and I864 entered to the system:2008-08-06

Case Completed at NVC : 2008-08-14 //// 35 days! /// Not bad!

Medical Exam: 2008-09-18

Interview Date : 2008-10-08

Visa Received : 2008-10-16

US Entry : 2008-10-18 POE: Houston

Lifting Conditions

CIS Office : California Service Center

Date Filed : 2010-07-16

NOA Date : 2010-07-20

Biometrics Taken: 2010-07-29

RFE 2010/10/12

RFE Respond 2010/11/05

Aproverd: 2010/11/23

Card Received: 2010/11/27

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