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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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Hi,

I've been looking at one of the shortcuts, which is having a signed copy of the DS-3032 in hand before the NVC generates it. So I downloaded the form from the following link, http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/80023.pdf, filled it out for my wife and e-mailed it to her.

After she printed it and about to sign it she pointed out that I accidentally typed in our last name in the Country field a little more than halfway down the form after where we would check off that "I do not appoint an agent or attorney...".

I never remembered doing that so I looked at my version of the completed file and I indeed saw it. I tried to delete it, but then saw that the last name I put all the way at the top of the DS-3032, the last name of the beneficiary also got deleted. When I typed the last name at the top again, the same last name reappeared in the Country field more than halfway down the form.

It seems to me that there's a bug in their pdf whereas whatever you enter in Last Name at the top of the DS-3032 gets automatically typed in Country field halfway down the form. I can't find any easy way to get rid of this by editing the PDF.

Can someone point me to a downloadable DS-3032 that does not have this bug, or help me figure out how I could get rid of it? I could contact the state department about it but not sure how. I know I could fill the form out by hand as a last resort but would prefer completing it on the computer then printing it for her to sign.

Thanks


CR-1

I-130 NOA 1- 3/20/08

I-I30 touched- 3/26/08

I-130 APPROVED NOA2- 12/11/08

Assigned NVC Case Number- 12/15/08

Generate DS-3032- NA

Generate AOS Bill- 12/18/08

E-mail DS-3032- NA

Mail Hard Copy DS-3032- NA

NVC Accept DS-3032- NA

AOS Bill Marked 'Paid'- 12/31/08

Generate IV Bill- 12/18/08

IV Bill Marked "Paid"- 12/31/08

Send AOS Package- 12/31/08

Send IV Pacakge- 12/31/08

NVC Receive AOS Package- 1/2/09

NVC Receive IV Package- 1/2/09

NVC Case Complete- 1/22/09

Wife Completes Medical- 2/7/09

NVC Schedules CR-1 Case- 2/10/09

Wife Submits documents for K-3 Interview- 2/12/09

NVC Sends Case to Mumbai Consulate- 2/18/09

Case arrives in Mumbai- 2/23/09

Consulate confirms willingness to issue CR-1 on K-3 interview date- 2/23/09

Original K-3 interview, but APPROVED for CR-1 as file arrived in time!!- 2/26/09

Original CR-1 Interview, assumed to be cancelled as not necessary- 3/5/09

POE- New York- 3/7/09

K-3

I-129F NOA 1- 4/11/08

I-129F touched- 5/14/08

I-129F APPROVED NOA2- 12/11/08

I-129F Assigned NVC Case Number- 12/15/08

NVC Send Case to Mumbai Consulate- 12/17/08

Consulate Receives Case- 12/20/08

Consulate Send Packet 3- 12/22/08

Wife Send Packet 3 to Consulate- 12/25/08

Consulate Receive Packet 3- 1/2/09

Consulate Schedules Interview, sends Packet 4- 1/2/09

Wife Receives Packet 4, K-3 Leg Complete- 1/13/09

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It also happened for us, dont type anything there, just hand write it in and you'll be good.


04-12-08 Married

06-11-08 Mailed I-130 Package

06-18-08 NOA1

08-08-08 NOA2

10-22-08 Interview USEM

10-28-08 Visa Received

11-01-08 POE

That was fast!

Got to love the fact my wife was preggy and even with a RFE @ NVC she was still here in under 5 months!

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
Timeline

So type everything else in and just write the Last Name there by hand? Thanks!


CR-1

I-130 NOA 1- 3/20/08

I-I30 touched- 3/26/08

I-130 APPROVED NOA2- 12/11/08

Assigned NVC Case Number- 12/15/08

Generate DS-3032- NA

Generate AOS Bill- 12/18/08

E-mail DS-3032- NA

Mail Hard Copy DS-3032- NA

NVC Accept DS-3032- NA

AOS Bill Marked 'Paid'- 12/31/08

Generate IV Bill- 12/18/08

IV Bill Marked "Paid"- 12/31/08

Send AOS Package- 12/31/08

Send IV Pacakge- 12/31/08

NVC Receive AOS Package- 1/2/09

NVC Receive IV Package- 1/2/09

NVC Case Complete- 1/22/09

Wife Completes Medical- 2/7/09

NVC Schedules CR-1 Case- 2/10/09

Wife Submits documents for K-3 Interview- 2/12/09

NVC Sends Case to Mumbai Consulate- 2/18/09

Case arrives in Mumbai- 2/23/09

Consulate confirms willingness to issue CR-1 on K-3 interview date- 2/23/09

Original K-3 interview, but APPROVED for CR-1 as file arrived in time!!- 2/26/09

Original CR-1 Interview, assumed to be cancelled as not necessary- 3/5/09

POE- New York- 3/7/09

K-3

I-129F NOA 1- 4/11/08

I-129F touched- 5/14/08

I-129F APPROVED NOA2- 12/11/08

I-129F Assigned NVC Case Number- 12/15/08

NVC Send Case to Mumbai Consulate- 12/17/08

Consulate Receives Case- 12/20/08

Consulate Send Packet 3- 12/22/08

Wife Send Packet 3 to Consulate- 12/25/08

Consulate Receive Packet 3- 1/2/09

Consulate Schedules Interview, sends Packet 4- 1/2/09

Wife Receives Packet 4, K-3 Leg Complete- 1/13/09

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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hi there,

i would stronly suggest to re do it all over again..

download the new PDF and fill it up all over again..

that is the best way you can do it if you really prefer using computer and print it and send it to your wife...

that is my husband's suggestions too for we did have that kind of situation before while we are still proccessing my K1..

hope this suggestions, helps yah and clear yah mind out?!

--maje :)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Bulgaria
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hi there,

i would stronly suggest to re do it all over again..

download the new PDF and fill it up all over again..

that is the best way you can do it if you really prefer using computer and print it and send it to your wife...

that is my husband's suggestions too for we did have that kind of situation before while we are still proccessing my K1..

hope this suggestions, helps yah and clear yah mind out?!

--maje :)

It will not work. The same thing happened to me and the only way to go is to leave it empty and add it afterwords with a pen. I tried to solve this bug for a week before I gave up. I tried everithing even editing the document with adobe acrobat proffesional, but I couldn't do it because the file was encripted. And I couldn't find a version of it that is not bugged. So don't waste your time trying.


Helpful Links:

Loto's CR-1/IR-1 Guide

LingChe NVC ShortCut

Igor's List

Our Timeline:

09/26/2008 Became USC

10/13/2008 Got married

USCIS

10/20/2008 I-130 Sent to Chicago lock box

10/21/2008 I-130 Received at Chicago lock box

10/27/2008 I-130 NOA-1 Date

10/29/2008 I-130 Touched

02/09/2009 I-130 Touched

02/10/2009 I-130 Approved!!! YAHHH BABY!!!

Total: 105 Days after NOA1

NVC

02/13/2009 Case Number Assigned

02/18/2009 DS-3032 Generated

02/18/2009 DS-3032 Emailed and Mailed Overnight (generated bar code using Wiki Guide)

02/18/2009 AOS bill mailed from NVC

02/20/2009 DS-3032 Entered in NVC system

02/21/2009 Received AOS bill

02/21/2009 Paid AOS and IV bills online

02/24/2009 Sent AOS and IV packages to NVC

03/10/2009 Case COMPLETE at NVC Finally

Total: 25 Days after case # assigned

Interview Date: 05/13/2009

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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hi there,

i would stronly suggest to re do it all over again..

download the new PDF and fill it up all over again..

that is the best way you can do it if you really prefer using computer and print it and send it to your wife...

that is my husband's suggestions too for we did have that kind of situation before while we are still proccessing my K1..

hope this suggestions, helps yah and clear yah mind out?!

--maje :)

well, i guess for you it really doesn't work.. but for me and husband it did work.. :thumbs:

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Italy
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I also noticed it. I tried to fix it but could not find a way out.

I will print out a blank form and hand write it, then mail it to my husband to sign.


I-130 VSC

06-26-2008 - I-130 Sent

07-07-2008 - NOA1

07-11-2008 - Touched

12-17-2008 - Transferred to CSC

12-18-2008 - Touched

12-22-2008 - Touched

12-23-2008 - Touched

12-24-2008 - Touched

12-29-2008 - Touched

12-30-2008 - Touched

12-30-2008 - APPROVED NOA2

12-31-2008 - Touched

NVC Journey

01-05-2009 - NVC Received File and Case Number Assigned

01-07-2009 - DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill Generated

01-07-2009 - DS-3032 Emailed

01-08-2009 - DS-3032 Mailed

01-10-2009 - IIN Number (received by mail, they would not give it over the phone)

01-10-2009 - AOS Fee Bill Paid Online

01-12-2009 - DS-3032 Accepted

01-12-2009 - IV Bill Paid Online

01-13-2009 - AOS Bill Shows "PAID"& Cover Sheet Printed

01-13-2009 - IV Bill Shows "PAID" & Cover Sheet Printed

01-13-2009 - AOS Package Sent to NVC

01-13-2009 - DS-230 Sent to NVC

01-14-2009 - NVC Received AOS Package and DS-230

01-16-2009 - Case Completed

Case completed in 11 days at NVC

Naples, Italy Consulate

02-10-2009 - Interview Scheduled for 03-18-2009

02-12-2009 - Forward the case to Embassy in Naples, Italy

03-17-2009 - Medical Exam in Naples

03-18-2009 - Interview - VISA APPROVED - VISA IN HAND

POE

03-26-2009 - POE - Boston. Easy and no hassle

03-27-2009 - Applied for SSN in person

04-08-2009 - SSN Arrived

04-23-2009 - Green Card Arrived

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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: India
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Yea I give up. Just told my wife to fill it out completely and send it to me.

Going to figure out how I could tell the state Dept


CR-1

I-130 NOA 1- 3/20/08

I-I30 touched- 3/26/08

I-130 APPROVED NOA2- 12/11/08

Assigned NVC Case Number- 12/15/08

Generate DS-3032- NA

Generate AOS Bill- 12/18/08

E-mail DS-3032- NA

Mail Hard Copy DS-3032- NA

NVC Accept DS-3032- NA

AOS Bill Marked 'Paid'- 12/31/08

Generate IV Bill- 12/18/08

IV Bill Marked "Paid"- 12/31/08

Send AOS Package- 12/31/08

Send IV Pacakge- 12/31/08

NVC Receive AOS Package- 1/2/09

NVC Receive IV Package- 1/2/09

NVC Case Complete- 1/22/09

Wife Completes Medical- 2/7/09

NVC Schedules CR-1 Case- 2/10/09

Wife Submits documents for K-3 Interview- 2/12/09

NVC Sends Case to Mumbai Consulate- 2/18/09

Case arrives in Mumbai- 2/23/09

Consulate confirms willingness to issue CR-1 on K-3 interview date- 2/23/09

Original K-3 interview, but APPROVED for CR-1 as file arrived in time!!- 2/26/09

Original CR-1 Interview, assumed to be cancelled as not necessary- 3/5/09

POE- New York- 3/7/09

K-3

I-129F NOA 1- 4/11/08

I-129F touched- 5/14/08

I-129F APPROVED NOA2- 12/11/08

I-129F Assigned NVC Case Number- 12/15/08

NVC Send Case to Mumbai Consulate- 12/17/08

Consulate Receives Case- 12/20/08

Consulate Send Packet 3- 12/22/08

Wife Send Packet 3 to Consulate- 12/25/08

Consulate Receive Packet 3- 1/2/09

Consulate Schedules Interview, sends Packet 4- 1/2/09

Wife Receives Packet 4, K-3 Leg Complete- 1/13/09

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Mexico
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we filled it out with the extra words and then whited out that part and photo copied it and had my husband sign the bottom of the photocopy... it worked for us..


I-130 Timeline:

12-11-2007- Married my Love

02-08-2008- CSC receives I-130

02-11-2008- Received Hardcopy NOA1

08-14-2008- Approved!!! 216 days...

08-21-2008- NOA2 Hardcopy received

08-27-2008- NVC Receives file, NVC Case Number issued

09-05-2008- AOS Fee Bill and DS-3032 Generated

09-06-2008- E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

09-11-2008- Received Hardcopy of DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill

09-15-2008- Mailed Hardcopy of DS-3032

09-16-2008- Paid $70 AOS fee online

09-17-2008- Received E-mail confirming the DS-3032 Agent

09-17-2008- Printed Coversheet for AOS paperwork

09-17-2008- IV Bill Invoiced

12-16-2008- Sent I-864 EZ to NVC

NOW: Debating on current situation...

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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we filled it out with the extra words and then whited out that part and photo copied it and had my husband sign the bottom of the photocopy... it worked for us..

Whiting out is a bad idea. They don't know if whiting out was before or after the signature so in general don't white out unless the beneficiary initials. For us, we filled out the entire form excluding that field. We wrote those fields in by hand. They accepted it from us no problem.


Service Center : California Service Center

Consulate : Islamabad, Pakistan

Marriage : 2007-11-24

I-130 Sent : 2008-01-17

I-130 NOA1 : 2008-02-12

Expedite Request Approved - 2008-04-17

NOA2: 2008-04-22

National Visa Center

Case Number Assigned: 2008-04-25

DS-3032 and AOS Fee Bill Generated: 2008-05-05

AOS Fee Bill Paid: 2008-05-03

DS-3032 Accepted: 2008-05-07

I-864 Hard Copy Mailed: 2008-05-07

IV Fee Bill Paid - 2008-08-04

DS230 Mailed - 2008-08-06

Case Completed - 2008-08-13

Interview - 2008-10-07 - Put on AP

Passport Requested - 2008-12-14

Passport Received - 2008-12-26

POE - 2008-12-29

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Filed: AOS (pnd) Country: Philippines
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we filled it out with the extra words and then whited out that part and photo copied it and had my husband sign the bottom of the photocopy... it worked for us..

yeah! whiting out is a bad idea for it gives the reciever or i would say the USCIS personnel a bad thought that the docs is being falsified!!

if it PDF doesn't really work on your end guys, just print it and hand write it, it would be much safe and worry free!! :thumbs:

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