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Sure there are some RFEs that can't be avoided, but how about listing the simple ones that can be avoided.

This can't help us, but it can help those that come after us.

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IV Package

My stupid RFE was:

Forgot to send DS-230pt 2

What I learned:

Send DS-230pt 1 signed, AND DS-230pt 2 filled out, but not signed.

NEXT....

the common RFE i seen with NVC is on DS-230 where lot of people forget to put 'Present' in the address . i think question # 20...


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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the common RFE i seen with NVC is on DS-230 where lot of people forget to put 'Present' in the address . i think question # 20...

Hi Yoke,

thanks for your contribution.

To make it as useful as possible, can you use the format I started (Category, RFE, Lesson Learned) and confirm that it's question #20?

Thanks again :thumbs:


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Our Visa Journey

2006-11-01: Met online through common interest in music - NOT Dating Service

2007-01-28: Met in person in Paris

2007-10-02: Married in Tokyo

2008-07-05: I-130 Sent

2008-08-13: NOA2 I-130

2008-10-02: Case Complete at NVC

2008-11-04: Interview - CR-1 Visa APPROVED

2008-12-11: POE - Chicago

2009-01-12: GC and Welcome Letter

2010-09-01: Preparing I-751 Removal of Conditions

2011-03-22: Card Production Ordered

2011-03-30 10 Year Card Received DONE FOR 10 YEARS

Standard Disclaimer (may not be valid in Iowa or Kentucky, please check your local laws): Any information given should not be considered legal advice,

and is based on personal experience or personal knowledge. Sometimes there might not be any information at all in my posts. Sometimes it might just

be humor or chit-chat, or nonsense. Deal with it. If you can read this...you're too close. Step away from the LingLing

YES WE DID!

And it appears to have made very little difference.

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Well I got an RFE because they want two passport photos of me and everything retranslated into Enlgish here. I had everything translated from Chinese into English and notarized in China. But they did not like the translation. Once translated here it said everything they said go figure. I got the RFe on 9-16 and sent it all back to them yesterday om 9-24-08.


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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Well I got an RFE because they want two passport photos of me and everything retranslated into Enlgish here. I had everything translated from Chinese into English and notarized in China. But they did not like the translation. Once translated here it said everything they said go figure. I got the RFe on 9-16 and sent it all back to them yesterday om 9-24-08.

Thanks Phillip,

If you could put it into the format I started, it may be easier for people to understand and benefit from your experience.

Also, what was the actual difference in the translations? Was it simply the Translator's Certification Statement?

It sounds like the translations were identical. How can someone avoid this RFE?


LingChe NVC Guide

Using this guide may allow you to fly through NVC in as little as 11 days.

visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

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Our Visa Journey

2006-11-01: Met online through common interest in music - NOT Dating Service

2007-01-28: Met in person in Paris

2007-10-02: Married in Tokyo

2008-07-05: I-130 Sent

2008-08-13: NOA2 I-130

2008-10-02: Case Complete at NVC

2008-11-04: Interview - CR-1 Visa APPROVED

2008-12-11: POE - Chicago

2009-01-12: GC and Welcome Letter

2010-09-01: Preparing I-751 Removal of Conditions

2011-03-22: Card Production Ordered

2011-03-30 10 Year Card Received DONE FOR 10 YEARS

Standard Disclaimer (may not be valid in Iowa or Kentucky, please check your local laws): Any information given should not be considered legal advice,

and is based on personal experience or personal knowledge. Sometimes there might not be any information at all in my posts. Sometimes it might just

be humor or chit-chat, or nonsense. Deal with it. If you can read this...you're too close. Step away from the LingLing

YES WE DID!

And it appears to have made very little difference.

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Category:

I-864 (AOS package)

My stupid RFE was:

Did not fill in the income totals for the last 3 years on question #25

What I learned:

Not to assume that the person reviewing your AOS package will see those totals on the enclosed tax transcripts you provided...and when someone named Ling Ling suggests that you fill those in, LISTEN to him...

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Well I got an RFE because they want two passport photos of me and everything retranslated into Enlgish here. I had everything translated from Chinese into English and notarized in China. But they did not like the translation. Once translated here it said everything they said go figure. I got the RFe on 9-16 and sent it all back to them yesterday om 9-24-08.

Thanks Phillip,

If you could put it into the format I started, it may be easier for people to understand and benefit from your experience.

Also, what was the actual difference in the translations? Was it simply the Translator's Certification Statement?

It sounds like the translations were identical. How can someone avoid this RFE?

I am not sure because the lawyer got the RFE not me. I only had to supply more money LOL. From what I know there was not much difference.


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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Category:

IV Package

My stupid RFE was:

Name on the PCC did not include the alternate spelling listed on the DS-230

What I learned:

Insist that your PCC includes all alternate names, spellings, and aliases that were indicated on any other immigration form.


CSC
I-130

2008-03-12: NOA1 issued
2008-08-12: NOA2 issued
________________________________________________________________________
NVC
IR-1 Visa

2008-08-18: NVC Received
2008-09-30: Case Complete
2008-10-16: Interview date assigned

_________________________________________________________________________
CONSULATE
Montreal, Canada

2008-12-04: Interview
2008-12-08: Visa in hand

_________________________________________________________________________
HOME SWEET HOME
At long last...

2008-12-11: POE: Buffalo NY Land Border Crossing
2008-12-23: Applied for SSN at local office (no record despite checking box to apply on DS-230)
2008-12-30: Welcome to the United States letter received
2009-01-06: SSN Received
2009-01-06: Greencard Received
_________________________________________________________________________
NATURALIZATION
N-400

2014-01-23: Sent N-400 package via express delivery

2014-01-27: NOA-1
2014-02-07: Biometric appointment letter mailed
2014-02-19: Biometric appointment
2014-02-21: Placed in line for interview scheduling

2014-03-25: Interview

2014-07-25: Oath Ceremony

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This works best....easily searchable/scanable...if you follow the format I started.

Thanks to my family, Lars, CHD, and Nimche, for adding.

Come on...I know there's more stupid RFEs.


LingChe NVC Guide

Using this guide may allow you to fly through NVC in as little as 11 days.

visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

--------------------

Our Visa Journey

2006-11-01: Met online through common interest in music - NOT Dating Service

2007-01-28: Met in person in Paris

2007-10-02: Married in Tokyo

2008-07-05: I-130 Sent

2008-08-13: NOA2 I-130

2008-10-02: Case Complete at NVC

2008-11-04: Interview - CR-1 Visa APPROVED

2008-12-11: POE - Chicago

2009-01-12: GC and Welcome Letter

2010-09-01: Preparing I-751 Removal of Conditions

2011-03-22: Card Production Ordered

2011-03-30 10 Year Card Received DONE FOR 10 YEARS

Standard Disclaimer (may not be valid in Iowa or Kentucky, please check your local laws): Any information given should not be considered legal advice,

and is based on personal experience or personal knowledge. Sometimes there might not be any information at all in my posts. Sometimes it might just

be humor or chit-chat, or nonsense. Deal with it. If you can read this...you're too close. Step away from the LingLing

YES WE DID!

And it appears to have made very little difference.

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Well I got an RFE because they want two passport photos of me and everything retranslated into Enlgish here. I had everything translated from Chinese into English and notarized in China. But they did not like the translation. Once translated here it said everything they said go figure. I got the RFe on 9-16 and sent it all back to them yesterday om 9-24-08.

That makes no sense. I had everything translated by the notary in China and I didn't get an RFE. You must have got a crappy notary. :wacko:

I hope things go better for you in the next stage.

Lesson learned "Don't use a lawyer" you do better getting things done yourself. :innocent:

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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Category:

IV Package

My stupid RFE was:

I miscalculated the year I turned 16

What I learned:

Go over all the answers a lot of times and make sure that every entry is correct!

;)


Marriage: 2008-01-18

USCIS

I-130 Sent : 2008-03-03

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-03-14

I-130 Approved:2008-06-20

NVC

NVC Received : 2008-06-27

Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2008-07-05

Pay I-864 Bill: 2008-07-07

Emailed Completed DS-3032 : 2008-07-06

DS-3032 email accepted : 2008-07-18

DS-3032 hard copy received: 2008-07-20

IV Bill Received: 2008-07-26

IV Bill Paid: 2008-07-29

I-864 Packet Received: 2008-07-29

I-864 Mailed: 2008-08-04

Instruction Packet Received: 2008-08-19

DS-230 Express Mailed: 2008-08-21

DS-230 Received at NVC: 2008-08-25

NVC mailed RFE: 2008-09-03

Received RFE mail: 2008-09-08

Mailed DS230 part I: 2008-09-09

NVC Received DS230 (RFE): 2008-09-11

Case Complete: 2008-09-19

Medical Exam Date: 2008-10-29&30 PASSED!!

Interview Date: 2008-11-21 PASSED!!

Visa Received: 2008-11-29

US Entry: 2009-01-22

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lol good thread

Which RFE do you want

When completing Aff of Support make sure u list three years of tax returns - and back it up with transcripts - yep we get a check mark for that RFE

When sending Originals to either USCIS or NVC - make sure you ordered additional cause one or the other is bound to lose them. - yep we get a check mark for that RFE

When self employed make sure you look at bottom line of Schedule C - they are not crazy about gross but really sorta interested in net on that one. This happened at interview stage today - arrrrhhhh - had to do I864a to include hubbies assets even tho its on your original sent to NVC - arrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr :blush::blush: Major check mark

And toss the lawyers to the shark when you have a chance, all they do is fill out the paperwork, they do not call for you so for that little item, I give our lawyer AN RFE. Check - just put them in the crosshairs of the bow and fire at will

Cheers and again still chuffed about the lawyer issues. Soddy gits they are

Suz


When something goes wrong remember this saying "WHEN MAN PLANS, GOD LAUGHS"

www.orlando4obama.com

I-130 JOURNEY BEGINSSent August 28, 2007 to TSC for receipting in CSCReceived NOA1 from VSC December 21, 2007

Notes - earned USCIS skymiles for sure - postmarked from Chicago Lockbox

online finally 2/24/08

touchy feely 2/25/08

touched 2/27/2008 - great RFE requested - just wonderful news to see in your inbox early in the am

3/13 - RFE letter FINALLY received - and document that we sent NOW resent back to VSC grrrrowling

3/19 case resumed processing

3/20 touched

3./21 touched

3/23 Easter bunny touched again

4/01 - APPROVED I-130

4/02 - touched

4/07 - received hard copy approval

NVC JOURNEY BEGINS

4/07 NV Case number assigned

4/08 AOS, DS and all fees paid online

6/09 tax transcript for 2007 just became available -whoot

6/20 NVC receives everything nothing more to give them now just close eyes and pray

6/23 NVC enters into system

6/26 NVC - RFE uggh - wants all three years of Federal tax return listed and they lost originals or so they say - DING DING ROUND TWO

7/25 NVC Case completed whooottttttttt

8/7 Case forward to US EMBASSY LONDON OH YEAHHHHHHHH -

Embassy - case out for delivery to embassy via DHL sneaky us lol

08/10Received

08/19 Medical Exam completed - healthy oh yeah!!!!!!!!

9/26 @8am -Interview - approved VISA IN HAND OMG WHOOT!!! HELLO AMERICA MY LUV

POE- Atlanta then MCO - October 15th with the cat "GIT" on board lol - POE SUPER SWEET

Husband home finally - god what a journey....but after 400+ days we made it

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HEY....who hijacked this thread??? :devil:

Some of you are adding and debating complex RFEs.

I was hoping this would be a quick list of SIMPLE STUPID RFEs that can easily be avoided.

Thanks to all who've contributed so far.


LingChe NVC Guide

Using this guide may allow you to fly through NVC in as little as 11 days.

visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

--------------------

Our Visa Journey

2006-11-01: Met online through common interest in music - NOT Dating Service

2007-01-28: Met in person in Paris

2007-10-02: Married in Tokyo

2008-07-05: I-130 Sent

2008-08-13: NOA2 I-130

2008-10-02: Case Complete at NVC

2008-11-04: Interview - CR-1 Visa APPROVED

2008-12-11: POE - Chicago

2009-01-12: GC and Welcome Letter

2010-09-01: Preparing I-751 Removal of Conditions

2011-03-22: Card Production Ordered

2011-03-30 10 Year Card Received DONE FOR 10 YEARS

Standard Disclaimer (may not be valid in Iowa or Kentucky, please check your local laws): Any information given should not be considered legal advice,

and is based on personal experience or personal knowledge. Sometimes there might not be any information at all in my posts. Sometimes it might just

be humor or chit-chat, or nonsense. Deal with it. If you can read this...you're too close. Step away from the LingLing

YES WE DID!

And it appears to have made very little difference.

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Got an RFE from DS-230 #20 & #2. My daughter's case CR2 was completed on 19th of June, While me, CR1 got RFE. Though NVC still rocks they really work fast completing cases. Good luck everyone. Wishing for the speedy approval and case complete to all of you.

Edited by Filiricans

Our CR1 & CR2 Visa Timeline

USCIS

12/04/2007 : I-130 Sent to USCIS

01/29/2008 : NOA1

05/07/2008 : NOA2 (Approved)

NVC

05/14/2008 : NVC assigned MNL Case No.

05/26/2008 : NVC Generates AOS & IV Bill

06/02/2008 : Online Payment AOS & IV Bill

06/04/2008 : Printed I-864; DS-230 & Barcoded coversheet

06/12/2008 : Sent I-864 & DS-230 Packets to NVC via USPS (overnight)

06/13/2008 : NVC received the Packets

06/16/2008 : NVC entered the I-864 & DS-230 into the system

06/19/2008 : CR2 Case Completed while CR1 got RFE DS-230 #2 & #20

06/26/2008 : Sent the corrected RFE DS-230 to NVC via USPS (overnight)

06/27/2008 : NVC received the RFE DS-230 corrections

07/03/2008 : CASE COMPLETED!!!

USEM

08/13/2008 : Medical Exam PASSED!!! (Aug. 13, 14 & 15)

08/14/2008 : Received the hardcopy of the NVC Appointment Date

09/10/2008 : Interview PASSED! (Pink & White Slip due to DV)

09/26/2008 : Visa Received

10/12/2008 : Arrived to USA!!!

USA

10/12/2008 : POE Detroit

10/20/2008 : Received SSN

11/14/2008 : Received The Welcome Notice from Homeland (USCIS)

11/19/2008 : Received Green Card (11/30 got from old address mailbox)

ROC

09/03/2010 : Packet sent to USCIS

09/03/2010 : Received by USCIS

Matthew 6:34

"Therefore do not worry about tomorrow, for tomorrow will worry about itself. Each day has enough trouble of its own"

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