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Hi everyone,

I have a unique situation, and hoping you can lend a helping hand. In order to obtain a PCC from Ahmedabad, I am required to present the hard copy of DS-230 part I coversheet received from the NVC. The officials here have seen this letter from NVC numerous times, and would not initiate the process without it.

I have two options:

1) Wait for the Packet 3 (Ds-230) to arrive by snail mail

2) Use James' shortcut to prepare one on my own.

Initially, we went along with option 1 hoping the packet would arrive soon. It has been almost 5 weeks, and the packet is not in my hands. I have called the NVC and requested a copy of this packet sent to my wife again. My wife is the beneficiary as well as the choice of agent.

Now, I am considering option 2 above to expedite the process. I found James' shortcut template for DS-230 Part I coversheet. Please see attached.

Would you please take a look at this template, and match it to the actual Packet 3 coversheet you received? Please let me know if the format of this template resembles what you received from the NVC. The officials are very much familiar to the exact format, and I do not want to take in something they would refuse to recognize. This will help us greatly to determine whether to wait for the packet 3 to arrive or move forward with James's shortcut. We thank you in advance for your help.

Kind Regards,

bir09.

DS230_Part_I_Cover_Sheet.doc

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Hi everyone,

I have a unique situation, and hoping you can lend a helping hand. In order to obtain a PCC from Ahmedabad, I am required to present the hard copy of DS-230 part I coversheet received from the NVC. The officials here have seen this letter from NVC numerous times, and would not initiate the process without it.

I have two options:

1) Wait for the Packet 3 (Ds-230) to arrive by snail mail

2) Use James' shortcut to prepare one on my own.

Initially, we went along with option 1 hoping the packet would arrive soon. It has been almost 5 weeks, and the packet is not in my hands. I have called the NVC and requested a copy of this packet sent to my wife again. My wife is the beneficiary as well as the choice of agent.

Now, I am considering option 2 above to expedite the process. I found James' shortcut template for DS-230 Part I coversheet. Please see attached.

Would you please take a look at this template, and match it to the actual Packet 3 coversheet you received? Please let me know if the format of this template resembles what you received from the NVC. The officials are very much familiar to the exact format, and I do not want to take in something they would refuse to recognize. This will help us greatly to determine whether to wait for the packet 3 to arrive or move forward with James's shortcut. We thank you in advance for your help.

Kind Regards,

bir09.

Bir09, this is the James' shortcut coversheet for DS-230.


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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That is correct.

Is the format similar to what you received from the NVC?

bir09.

More or less similar, new format is much simpler and there is NO long story like this...


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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Do you recommend taking this format to obtain PCC? I am not sure if they will accept it. If it is no major trouble, do you mind letting me know what difference are out there so it resembles the new one?

bir09.

I do not have a copy right now. Did you pay online already for IV fee ? If yes, you can take the barcode coversheet printout from that website. Otherwise, the format you specified from James shortcut is fine.


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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Thanks for your dedication to help. I appreciate it very much.

I did pay the IV fee bill online, and already presented the online barcode coversheet to the the Ahmedabad authorities. They have simply refused to recognize this and adamantly asked for the actual snail mail cover letter from the NVC. Apparently they are well aware of what the letter looks like. The red tape in Ahmadabad is just mind boggling. Nonetheless, I have to deal with it.

At your earliest convenience, do you mind sending me the differences? I hope I am not asking for too much.

Thanks,

bir09.

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bir09---my wife is in the same boat..the amd. passport employees are just an A$$@...i had my wife take the james coverletter and they just refused it. now they want a checklist and a Ds-230 copy...how can i get the checklist now?...

Edited by yoke

Married 2/14/2008

Back to U.S from India: 3/30/2008

I 130 Sent (normal mail) 3/31/2008

NOA1 4/08/2008

Touched 4/11/2008

Touched 6/10/2008

Touched 6/18/2008

Touched 7/08/2008

Approved 7/08/2008

Touched 7/09/2008

NOA2 IN HAND 7/14/2008

NVC Received : 7/17/2008

Emailed DS-3032: 7/18/2008

IIN # : 7/18/2008

Email DS3032: 7/18/2008 (no auto email again)

Email DS3032: 7/19/2008 ( auto email this time)

Paid online AOS fee: 7/21/2008

AOS fee and DS-3032 generated: 7/22/2008

NVC accepted the AOS fee bill: 7/25/2008 (printed out bar code for I864)

Mailed I864 7/25/2008

Hard copy received DS-3032, AOS fee bill: 7/26/2008

Mailed DS-3032 7/28/2008...cant waste time waiting for the email

NVC received I864 7/28/2008 (per usps)

NVC received DS-3032 7/29/2008 (per usps)

DS-3032 Entered into the system 7/29/08

Paid IV bill fee 7/31/2008

Online payment status PAID 8/1/2008

AVR changed to IV fee bill generated: 8/1/2008

Received Hard copy IV fee bill 8/9/2008

Mailed DS-230 8/12/2008

NVC received DS-230 8/13/2008

DS-230 entered into system: 8/14/2008

Case Completed: 8/25/2008

Peace Out NVC: 09/16/2008

Hello...... Mumbai: 9/19/2008

VFS visit: 9/22/2008

Medical: 9/26/2008

Interview Date 10/01/2008 VISA GRANTED

POE (O'hare) 10/10/2008 :( there goes my freedom......new life begins :)

Applied for SSN: 10/14/2008

Received SSN: 10/23/2008

Got Ohio Permit: 10/31/08, Took the test, Failed. Retest 11/1/08 Failed, Retest 11/4/08 Passed, Got her license, no road test required in Ohio, she had international license!

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bir09 ...i have no idea what check list they are talking about...i talked to a local agent in india while my wife was @ the office and he said its a list that you get after u mail your ds-230 but i told him i need a PCC before i can send in the PCC...so apparently he didnt know what he was talking about either. and abt the actual visit to the ahmd office, the guy told my wife bring in an appointment letter, which i dont know what he's talking about either. but the bar code sheet sure didnt work. i did email the ahmd office and this is what i got.

" MEA MAIL

to me

show details Jul 10

Reply

no 4 passportissued in lastsix months no such pcc is issued

rpo

a,bad

This was what i originally emailed them

Dear Sis/Madam

My name is XXX XXX. I am citizen of the U.S. I have applied for my wife's immigrant visa for her to come and stay in the U.S using the USCIS from number I 130. The receipt number for that file is WAC08189XXXXX. This file was approved from USCIS on July 8th 2008. Now my question is for you guys is that she is required for a PCC in order for me to submit my DS-230 forms. Her passport was issued on 05-15-2008. From what i have researched it's telling me that my wife only needs to get the clearance from the passport issuing office because her passport is only 2 months old. Is this true? Also what documents does she need to bring to her PCC done at your office. I have the USCIS. approval notice as of now. Please let me know of this situation. My wife's information is below

Name: XXXX

Date of birth and place. XXXXX

Passport Number G84XXXX

Date of Issue: 15-5-2008


Married 2/14/2008

Back to U.S from India: 3/30/2008

I 130 Sent (normal mail) 3/31/2008

NOA1 4/08/2008

Touched 4/11/2008

Touched 6/10/2008

Touched 6/18/2008

Touched 7/08/2008

Approved 7/08/2008

Touched 7/09/2008

NOA2 IN HAND 7/14/2008

NVC Received : 7/17/2008

Emailed DS-3032: 7/18/2008

IIN # : 7/18/2008

Email DS3032: 7/18/2008 (no auto email again)

Email DS3032: 7/19/2008 ( auto email this time)

Paid online AOS fee: 7/21/2008

AOS fee and DS-3032 generated: 7/22/2008

NVC accepted the AOS fee bill: 7/25/2008 (printed out bar code for I864)

Mailed I864 7/25/2008

Hard copy received DS-3032, AOS fee bill: 7/26/2008

Mailed DS-3032 7/28/2008...cant waste time waiting for the email

NVC received I864 7/28/2008 (per usps)

NVC received DS-3032 7/29/2008 (per usps)

DS-3032 Entered into the system 7/29/08

Paid IV bill fee 7/31/2008

Online payment status PAID 8/1/2008

AVR changed to IV fee bill generated: 8/1/2008

Received Hard copy IV fee bill 8/9/2008

Mailed DS-230 8/12/2008

NVC received DS-230 8/13/2008

DS-230 entered into system: 8/14/2008

Case Completed: 8/25/2008

Peace Out NVC: 09/16/2008

Hello...... Mumbai: 9/19/2008

VFS visit: 9/22/2008

Medical: 9/26/2008

Interview Date 10/01/2008 VISA GRANTED

POE (O'hare) 10/10/2008 :( there goes my freedom......new life begins :)

Applied for SSN: 10/14/2008

Received SSN: 10/23/2008

Got Ohio Permit: 10/31/08, Took the test, Failed. Retest 11/1/08 Failed, Retest 11/4/08 Passed, Got her license, no road test required in Ohio, she had international license!

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bir09 and yoke,

The checklist they are referring is basically HARD copies (request for your DS-230 package) mailed by NVC for you to send DS-230 package back to NVC. In that checklist, they'll ask PCC too. Junk Ahamdabad police authority needs that hard copy. That's all! So, you have to wait the snail mail from NVC. Normally it should come in 2 to 4 weeks time.


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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bir09

Hi

u paid your iv fee bill online so u can print yr receipt of iv fee payment . on that there's applicants name and all the information they need. try to take that with u . also i m providing one link with the check list letter. include that too.

http://travel.state.gov/pdf/not_applying_in.pdf

also u must have received yr ds-3032 with applicant name on it right? include copy of that letter too with it.

my husband manage to get the passport clearance with all those copy so give it a try . i hope u will succeed.

Good Luck .


05/03/2004 - I-130 Sent to Texas Service Center

05/19/2004 - Rec'd NOA1 Hard Copy.

03/20/2006 - case sent to California Service Center.

06/09/2006 - NOA2 - Approval Notice received.

05/28/2008 - Became a U.S Citizen. mailed them copy of certificate of citizenship and request to upgrade category from F2A to IR1 .i got a category changed to IR1 confirmation mail RECEIVED on 06/16/2008.

05/19/2008 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee bill Generated.

05/28/2008 - DS-3032 E-mailed.

05/27/2008 - Paid AOS Fee by Mail.

06/09/2008 - AOS Fee received and wait for further instruction(NVC AVR message)

06/21/2008 - Received I-864 In mail

06/23/2008 - Return Completed I-864 (Express mail)

06/06/2008 - DS-3032 Acceptance E-mail Rec'd.

06/24/2008 - I-864 Entered into NVC System.

06/09/2008 - IV Fee Bill Generated.

06/09/2008 - Paid IV Fee Bill. Payment Status: IN PROCESS

06/10/2008 - IV Fee Bill Payment Status: PAID. DS-230 Generated.

06/27/2008 - Received documents from Husband.

06/28/2008 - DS-230 Mailed(Express mail).

06/30/2008 - DS-230 Rec'd by NVC (11:25AM)

07/01/2008 - DS-230 Entered into NVC AVR.

07/07/2008 - AOS Accepted.

07/09/2008 - CASE COMPLETE!

??/??/2008 - Case forwarded to consulate

07/14/2008 - I received interview letter

08/26/2008 - Interview Date 7:30 A.M.

08/26/2008 - Visa Approved.

09/03/2008 - POE at Newark

10/16/2008 - received Green card.

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Hi everyone,

I have a unique situation, and hoping you can lend a helping hand. In order to obtain a PCC from Ahmedabad, I am required to present the hard copy of DS-230 part I coversheet received from the NVC. The officials here have seen this letter from NVC numerous times, and would not initiate the process without it.

I have two options:

1) Wait for the Packet 3 (Ds-230) to arrive by snail mail

2) Use James' shortcut to prepare one on my own.

Initially, we went along with option 1 hoping the packet would arrive soon. It has been almost 5 weeks, and the packet is not in my hands. I have called the NVC and requested a copy of this packet sent to my wife again. My wife is the beneficiary as well as the choice of agent.

Now, I am considering option 2 above to expedite the process. I found James' shortcut template for DS-230 Part I coversheet. Please see attached.

Would you please take a look at this template, and match it to the actual Packet 3 coversheet you received? Please let me know if the format of this template resembles what you received from the NVC. The officials are very much familiar to the exact format, and I do not want to take in something they would refuse to recognize. This will help us greatly to determine whether to wait for the packet 3 to arrive or move forward with James's shortcut. We thank you in advance for your help.

Kind Regards,

bir09.

Bir09,

i replied to you via e-mail.. Check your msgs..


CR-1 Timeline

12/06/2007: I-130 petition sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/30/2008: Received NOA 1.

04/25/2008: I-130 APPROVED.

06/04/2008: Came to know about Visa Journey.com.

07/02/2008: CASE COMPLETED.

07/14/2008: Case transferred to Mumbai.

08/27/2008: Interview - Visa Approved

09/03/2008: POE-Chicago

09/04/2008: Applied for SSN

09/11/2008: Received SSN

10/27/2008: Received "Welcome Letter"

11/04/2008: USCIS mailed the approval notice

11/06/2008: Green Card Received !!!

I-751 Timeline

07/02/2010: I-751 mailed to CSC

07/06/2010: CSC received I-751 application

07/06/2010: Check cashed

07/09/2010: CSC mailed the NOA1. Dated: 07/06/2010

07/13/2010: NOA1 Notice received

07/28/2010: Biometrics Appointment Letter received. Dated: 07/20/2010

08/17/2010: Biometrics appointment--- Done

10/07/2010: Approved- Green card production ordered

10/08/2010: Touched

10/15/2010: Green Card Received

N-400 Timeline

06/06/2011: N-400 mailed to AZ Lockbox

06/08/2011: AZ Lockbox received N-400 application

06/13/2011: Check cashed

06/13/2011: NOA1 Notice mailed & received the text

06/23/2011: Biometrics Appointment Letter Mailed

06/27/2011: Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

07/06/2011: Biometrics Appointment-Done

07/08/2011: Placed in line for Interview

08/29/2011: Interview Letter received

10/04/2011: Interview

11/15/2011: Placed in line for Oath Ceremony

06/01/2012: Oath Ceremony.. Finally...

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Thanks everyone.

Just a clarificatrion: I am the petitioner, and my wife in India is the beneficiary.

I will try getting PCC once again using the following. Please let me know if you have any other recommendation.

1) NOA2 Approval letter

2) DS-3032 Choice of Agent I received

3) James' Shortcut Cover Letter

4) IV Fee Bill Receipt, and barcode cover sheet

5) Copy of the U.S. Passport of the Petitioner

6) DS-230 Instructions, and Checklists

Am I leaving anything out?

PatientPaidOff, or anyone else reading this post, I would appreciate it very much if you can provide me with any difference between the new format of the DS-230 cover letter and James' Shortcut. Please help!

Thanks,

Biren.

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Thanks everyone.

Just a clarificatrion: I am the petitioner, and my wife in India is the beneficiary.

I will try getting PCC once again using the following. Please let me know if you have any other recommendation.

1) NOA2 Approval letter

2) DS-3032 Choice of Agent I received

3) James' Shortcut Cover Letter

4) IV Fee Bill Receipt, and barcode cover sheet

5) Copy of the U.S. Passport of the Petitioner

6) DS-230 Instructions, and Checklists

Am I leaving anything out?

PatientPaidOff, or anyone else reading this post, I would appreciate it very much if you can provide me with any difference between the new format of the DS-230 cover letter and James' Shortcut. Please help!

Thanks,

Biren.

Biren,

Why your wife has not pick you as choice of agent ?? It would be much easier in doing the correspondance with NVC regarding the mail and other clarifications.. Just curious..

Bani :star:


CR-1 Timeline

12/06/2007: I-130 petition sent to Chicago Lockbox.

01/30/2008: Received NOA 1.

04/25/2008: I-130 APPROVED.

06/04/2008: Came to know about Visa Journey.com.

07/02/2008: CASE COMPLETED.

07/14/2008: Case transferred to Mumbai.

08/27/2008: Interview - Visa Approved

09/03/2008: POE-Chicago

09/04/2008: Applied for SSN

09/11/2008: Received SSN

10/27/2008: Received "Welcome Letter"

11/04/2008: USCIS mailed the approval notice

11/06/2008: Green Card Received !!!

I-751 Timeline

07/02/2010: I-751 mailed to CSC

07/06/2010: CSC received I-751 application

07/06/2010: Check cashed

07/09/2010: CSC mailed the NOA1. Dated: 07/06/2010

07/13/2010: NOA1 Notice received

07/28/2010: Biometrics Appointment Letter received. Dated: 07/20/2010

08/17/2010: Biometrics appointment--- Done

10/07/2010: Approved- Green card production ordered

10/08/2010: Touched

10/15/2010: Green Card Received

N-400 Timeline

06/06/2011: N-400 mailed to AZ Lockbox

06/08/2011: AZ Lockbox received N-400 application

06/13/2011: Check cashed

06/13/2011: NOA1 Notice mailed & received the text

06/23/2011: Biometrics Appointment Letter Mailed

06/27/2011: Biometrics Appointment Letter Received

07/06/2011: Biometrics Appointment-Done

07/08/2011: Placed in line for Interview

08/29/2011: Interview Letter received

10/04/2011: Interview

11/15/2011: Placed in line for Oath Ceremony

06/01/2012: Oath Ceremony.. Finally...

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