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I am following the "Standard NVC Processing" instructions ( http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3187.html ) to assembly DS-230 package.

I wonder if I need to send 2 passport photos along with DS-230 Part I to NVC. The NVC instruction does not even mention the photos. However, on James's Shortcuts ( http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Jame%27s_Shortcut ), he said that 'As of 1-1-2008 NVC is requesting 2 passport photos be returned with the DS-230'.

Anyone has experience on this?

Thanks a lot.

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I am following the "Standard NVC Processing" instructions ( http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3187.html ) to assembly DS-230 package.

I wonder if I need to send 2 passport photos along with DS-230 Part I to NVC. The NVC instruction does not even mention the photos. However, on James's Shortcuts ( http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Jame%27s_Shortcut ), he said that 'As of 1-1-2008 NVC is requesting 2 passport photos be returned with the DS-230'.

Anyone has experience on this?

Thanks a lot.

Yes, you do have to send 2 passport photos with 230.

NVC instructions are confusing sometimes, depending where you get them from, here is the link:

Appointment NVC Processing


Marriage : 2001-09-26

CSC:

I-130 Sent : 2008-03-01

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-12

I-130 Approved : 2008-07-24

NVC:

NVC Received: 2008-07-30

DS-3032 and AOS bill generated: 2008-08-04

DS-3032 e-mailed (with autoreply): 2008-08-05

AOS fee paid online: 2008-08-06

AOS fee received in AVR and online: 2008-08-07

DS-3032 accepted with e-mail notice: 2008-08-15

IV fee bill paid online: 2008-08-16

IV fee bill generated in AVR: 2008-08-18

IV fee bill Accepted (PAID online): 2008-08-19

I-864 Express Mailed: 2008-08-19

IV fee and 864 received at NVC, called to confirm: 2008-08-22

DS-230 Express Mailed to NVC: 2008-08-25

RFE issued (864): 2008-09-2, sent correction: 2008-09-03

RFE Checklist received: 2008-09-08

Case Complete: 2008-09-16

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Also on a side note you will need to make photocopies of every document you send to NVC. So if you are sending your original birth certificate, make sure you also make an extra photocopy of it and send it in the package.

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Yes, you do have to send 2 passport photos with 230.

NVC instructions are confusing sometimes, depending where you get them from, here is the link:

Appointment NVC Processing

Thanks, Fedup.

I am following "Standard NVC Processing" instruction because of Consulate in China. Yours I guess was the "Appointment NVC Processing". They are quite different.

However, in both "Standard NVC Processing" and "Appointment NVC Processing" instructions, I did not see any mention to where or when to send the passport photos. Really confused :wacko:. Will call NVC tomorrow to clarify.

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I am following the "Standard NVC Processing" instructions ( http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3187.html ) to assembly DS-230 package.

I wonder if I need to send 2 passport photos along with DS-230 Part I to NVC. The NVC instruction does not even mention the photos. However, on James's Shortcuts ( http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Jame%27s_Shortcut ), he said that 'As of 1-1-2008 NVC is requesting 2 passport photos be returned with the DS-230'.

Anyone has experience on this?

Thanks a lot.

I am from China, i went over your process. But i didn't see the instruction about sending 2 visa photo ID to NVC. Have you gotten the 3rd package yet? What i did in April 2008, i just finished form DS-230 PART 1 and OF 169 (mark the docs you will have for interview, but don't send any other docs to NVC otherwise they will destory them, then you will have to prepared again), and a empty EMS mail envelop with Addressed required.

Pls read the instruction very carefully.

Wish you good luck!

PS, i am in USA now!

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I am from China, i went over your process. But i didn't see the instruction about sending 2 visa photo ID to NVC. Have you gotten the 3rd package yet? What i did in April 2008, i just finished form DS-230 PART 1 and OF 169 (mark the docs you will have for interview, but don't send any other docs to NVC otherwise they will destory them, then you will have to prepared again), and a empty EMS mail envelop with Addressed required.

Pls read the instruction very carefully.

Wish you good luck!

PS, i am in USA now!

Thanks eileenho. Yes, I received Packet 3 from NVC asking me to submit DS-230. An OF-169 from Guangzhou is also included. The instruction from NVC does not list 2 passport photos at all. But on OF-169 the 2 passport photos are among the docs that need to be brought to interview by the beneficiary.

So based on your experience, please confirm that I ONLY need to send the following docs to send to NVC along with DS-230:

1. Completed DS-230, Part I

2. Copy of biographic data page from beneficiary's passport

3. EMS label from China Post Office

4. Packet 3 Supplemental Information Sheet ( http://travel.state.gov/pdf/std_pk3_supple...3-0001-0801.pdf ).

#4 maybe the new requirement from Guangzhou. And we need to collect all docs listed on OF-169 for the interview.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

- Chapu

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Include the OF-169 form itsself in what you send to NVC.

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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Include the OF-169 form itsself in what you send to NVC.

JBHypno

So, the OF 169 needs to be sent to NVC with DS 230 part 1 and not Guangzhou with part 2?


I married my love on 12/24/07

I filed for the I 130 on 1/23/08

Receipt number recevied 2/13/08

Paperwork sent to Guangzhou on 1/23/09

Interview 5/21/09 PASSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visa 5/23/09

POE 6/2/09

Home 6/3/09

FILED I-751

SENT PAPERWORK 3/8/11

NOA-1 3/10/11

BIOMETERICS 4/29/11

WAITING APPROVAL

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Yes. It say on it to send it with DS-230 Part I.

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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Yes. It say on it to send it with DS-230 Part I.

JBHypno

Thanks this is starting to stress me out all over again


I married my love on 12/24/07

I filed for the I 130 on 1/23/08

Receipt number recevied 2/13/08

Paperwork sent to Guangzhou on 1/23/09

Interview 5/21/09 PASSED !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Visa 5/23/09

POE 6/2/09

Home 6/3/09

FILED I-751

SENT PAPERWORK 3/8/11

NOA-1 3/10/11

BIOMETERICS 4/29/11

WAITING APPROVAL

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Thanks eileenho. Yes, I received Packet 3 from NVC asking me to submit DS-230. An OF-169 from Guangzhou is also included. The instruction from NVC does not list 2 passport photos at all. But on OF-169 the 2 passport photos are among the docs that need to be brought to interview by the beneficiary.

So based on your experience, please confirm that I ONLY need to send the following docs to send to NVC along with DS-230:

1. Completed DS-230, Part I

2. Copy of biographic data page from beneficiary's passport

3. EMS label from China Post Office

4. Packet 3 Supplemental Information Sheet ( http://travel.state.gov/pdf/std_pk3_supple...3-0001-0801.pdf ).

#4 maybe the new requirement from Guangzhou. And we need to collect all docs listed on OF-169 for the interview.

Your help is greatly appreciated.

- Chapu

Mine is K1 visa, what i sent to NVC regarding package 3 are as below.

1, Completed DS-230, Part I

2, Completed OF-169

3, EMS label

Regarding your #2, i don't know. your #4, i think it is new request; because i didn't see it in my package.

Wish you good luck!

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Mine is K1 visa, what i sent to NVC regarding package 3 are as below.

1, Completed DS-230, Part I

2, Completed OF-169

3, EMS label

Regarding your #2, i don't know. your #4, i think it is new request; because i didn't see it in my package.

Wish you good luck!

Eileenho, what do you mean by "Completed OF-169"? As I know OF-169 is just an instruction or checklist, not a form. Did you just send the OF-169 itself with docs marked? Or you were required to send in all actual docs listed on OF-169?

Really appreciate your replies!

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Just the OF-169 and the EMS label is needed to be sent in at this time. The other items on the checklist are sent in later.

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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Eileenho, what do you mean by "Completed OF-169"? As I know OF-169 is just an instruction or checklist, not a form. Did you just send the OF-169 itself with docs marked? Or you were required to send in all actual docs listed on OF-169?

Really appreciate your replies!

My meaning is you also have to send OF 169 froms to NVC.

you have to mark what docs you will have to interview. You can see there is a blank box for you to mark in the front of every item. And as i remebered OF 169, one copy is english version, another version is Chinese version. You have to mark on both of them, and on the last package it requests you to put CASE NUMBER, PASSPORT NUMBER, DATE OF BIRTH, SIGNAUTRE etc info.

pls remeber, don't send any actual docs you marked on OF 169, otherwise NVC will destory them.

for you visa photo ID, no need to send.

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