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DCF - i130 & g-325a

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A friend of mine is preparing the papers for DCF in London and just had a quick question. They are submitting i130 and g325a. Do they need all 4 pages of the g325a?

They are confused and so am i... The form has 4 pages(all the same) - the checklist states 'only send one form, do not send multiple copies of the biometric form'.

Could someone please let me know if i need to send all 4 or just one of these pages.


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hi. we did DCF so we had to pass ours in in person. they only took on of the G-325 forms one for the petitioner and one for the beneficiary. but maybe it depends on which embassy you will be filing the benefits from. Ours was from the US embassy Manila, Philippines. But to be sure you should just fill out all 4 of the forms. It won't hurt. good luck.

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Yes, they took all 4 for ours

DCF Timeline here

POE Timeline

08/24/2008 POE Seattle

08/29/2008 SSN assigned

09/08/2008 SSN (Card) received

09/29/2008 Green Card received

I-90 Timeline (USCIS error)

11/10/2008 Send I-90 to Texas service center

12/xx/2008 NOA1

01/07/2009 Card production ordered

01/14/2009 Card mailed

01/xx/2009 Card received

I-751 Timeline

06/02/2010 Send I-751 to California service center

06/04/2010 Received at CSC

06/07/2010 NOA1

06/09/2010 Check cashed

07/27/2010 Biometrics

07/28/2010 Touch

09/02/2010 Approved

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London has specific rules for the G-325a that do not seem to be the same as for other consulates. You need only send ONE page of the G-325a; the other three are not required. Both spouses must send the G-325a.

The document checklist (available at http://www.usembassy.org.uk/dhs/forms/i130-checklist_for_spouse.pdf ://http://www.usembassy.org.uk/dhs/for...for_spouse.pdf ) is very clear about this:

Only one form to be completed by the petitioner and one form by his/her spouse. Do not submit multiple copies (even though you might see instructions elsewhere to do so). If extra copies are submitted, they will be returned to you.

Worst case scenario, you do all four sheets and they return three to you. But why do them in the first place if you don't have to?


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Embassy in Seoul also needs you to file in person. We took all 4 g325a forms but they only took one each from both of us. The (harrassed-looking) official actually looked a little annoyed but what can I say? The instructions are so vague at that stage.

As a non-Korean, I thought getting a US tourist visa in Korea was a mission. This experience has been a whole other story. After being treated a bit like a social outcast at my B1/B2 visa interview in 2007, I'm hoping they go easy on me for my CR1 interview... details to follow.

DCF - South Korea

04/09/2008: File I-130 at US Embassy in Seoul

21/10/2008: Receive email confirming approval of I-130 and E-pkt 3

23/10/2008: Faxed DS-230 (part 1) to Embassy

01/11/2008: Sent online request for interview to embassy.

03/11/2008: Received email notification of interview date (Dec 15)

08/11/2008: St. Mary's Hospital Seoul for Medical check and vaccinations

14/11/2008: Back to St. Mary's to meet with panel physician and receive x-rays and envelope.

21/11/2008: Finally heard from RSA home affairs; birth certificate is ready (8 weeks of waiting).

28/11/2008: Police check and Birth certificate in the mail... Mom is a rock star

02/12/2008: Police check and Birth certificate package arrives

15/12/2008: Interview - US Embassy Seoul and VISA APPROVED!

17/12/2008: Visa in hand! wahoo!

03/04/2009: POE: New York JFK

20/04/2009: 2 welcome letters arrive

24/04/2009: Green card arrives! Hurray!

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