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I was reading the guide on this page:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/i130guide1

and it says that after the I-130 approval by USCIS, "A few weeks after you have received your last Notice of Action indicating the approval and forwarding of your I-130 application to the NVC, the NVC will send your relative a packet of forms"

The problem that I might have here is that in the country where my wife lives, Saudi Arabia, the mail system dose not work, and it never worked. She cannot receive mail there unless it was sent to a PO box or via UPS, DHL, or FedEx. My question is this:

a) Will the NVC ask for a her mailing address

b) or will they just send this packet to the address in the I-130?

c) or will I get a copy of this packet to forward to her?

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USCIS IR1/CR-1 CSC

02-24-2010 - I-130 Sent: February 24th, 2010

06-17-2010 - NOA2

Your I-130 was APPROVED in 107 days from your NOA1 date.

06-24-2010 - NVC Case Number Assigned

08-24-2010 - Sign in Fail - Case COMPLETE in 60 days

10-27-2010 - INTERVIEW Riyadh

11-27-2010 - VISA issued

01-06-2011 - POE JFK

01-27-2011 - Welcome letter

01-28-2011 - Green came via Priority mail

01-06-2011 - GC Issue Date

02-05-2011 - GC Received

02-10-2011 - Applied for SSN at local office

02-19-2011 - SSN Received by mail

10-06-2012 (?) - GC Extend Date

01-06-2013 - GC Expires Date

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Check the embassy site: http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas.html

I dont know about Saudi Arabia, but in the Philippines they only send what is considered packet 4...the interview appointment letter and a DS-230.

go through that link..it has forms and information on what forms and documents are needed.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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We received all correspondence at the addresses on our I-130. However, everything we needed to submit to NVC was available for download and notifications were received via email. In addition once my husband (the USC) was designated as my choice of agent he received hard copies at his US address. Good luck.


USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

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Check the embassy site: http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas.html

I dont know about Saudi Arabia, but in the Philippines they only send what is considered packet 4...the interview appointment letter and a DS-230.

go through that link..it has forms and information on what forms and documents are needed.

So who gets the DS-230? If it's she, then it's a catch22 type situation, no?


USCIS IR1/CR-1 CSC

02-24-2010 - I-130 Sent: February 24th, 2010

06-17-2010 - NOA2

Your I-130 was APPROVED in 107 days from your NOA1 date.

06-24-2010 - NVC Case Number Assigned

08-24-2010 - Sign in Fail - Case COMPLETE in 60 days

10-27-2010 - INTERVIEW Riyadh

11-27-2010 - VISA issued

01-06-2011 - POE JFK

01-27-2011 - Welcome letter

01-28-2011 - Green came via Priority mail

01-06-2011 - GC Issue Date

02-05-2011 - GC Received

02-10-2011 - Applied for SSN at local office

02-19-2011 - SSN Received by mail

10-06-2012 (?) - GC Extend Date

01-06-2013 - GC Expires Date

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Check the embassy site: http://riyadh.usembassy.gov/immigrant_visas.html

I dont know about Saudi Arabia, but in the Philippines they only send what is considered packet 4...the interview appointment letter and a DS-230.

go through that link..it has forms and information on what forms and documents are needed.

Hi,

I just got my NOA2 on April 27th. What's the next step? Should I just wait for the package? When should I call NVC?

Btw, congrats! You will finally be with your maybahay again


Met August 8, 2007 through a common friend
Officially a couple October 2, 2007
Married November 2008
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USCIS
02/09/2010 - Receipt date on NOA1
02/16/2010 - Notice date (NOA1)
02/24/2010 - Received NOA1 in mail
04/20/2010 - Notice date (NOA2) APPROVED PETITION!
04/27/2010 - Received NOA2 in mail

NVC
04/28/2010 - AOS Bill generated
05/06/2010 - Received AOS Bill and DS-3032 in mail (New York)
05/20/2010 - Sent DS-3032 via email
05/21/2010 - Received DS-3032 form in mail (Philippines)
05/21/2010 - Paid AOS fee online
05/25/2010 - AOS fee shows PAID
05/25/2010 - NVC acknowledges DS-3032 email
05/26/2010 - IV fee generated
05/31/2010 - Paid IV fee
06/02/2010 - IV fee shows PAID
08/17/2010 - Sent AOS and DS-230 papers via 3-day air
08/25/2010 - NVC received the documents as per NVC IVR
09/18/2010 - Received checklist for I-864 forms
10/22/2010 - Sent RFE response
11/04/2010 - NVC received checklist response letter
11/14/2010 - SIF!!!! Yaaayyy!!
11/22/2010 - CC as per AVR
11/30/2010 - Received appointment letter
12/07/2010 - Medicals Day 1
12/08/2010 - Medicals Day 2 - PASSED!!!
01/04/2011 - Interview...APPROVED!!!
01/07/2011 - Received VISA
01/19/2011 - CFO Seminar
01/24/2011 - POE JFK =)

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So who gets the DS-230? If it's she, then it's a catch22 type situation, no?

She is supposed to get it, fill it out, and send it to you with the first part signed and then you send it directly to the NVC. We never received ANYTHING from the NVC by snail mail. As soon as I gave them our e-mails, they just e-mailed it to us. The payment portal has instruction links with links to where you download the forms, fill them out, and send them back to them with the barcoded coversheet. SO, if you want to get a head start on everything, download the DS-230 from site and e-mail it to your wife...have her fill it out, print it, sign part 1 and send it back to you with all the required documents.


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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Hi,

I just got my NOA2 on April 27th. What's the next step? Should I just wait for the package? When should I call NVC?

Btw, congrats! You will finally be with your maybahay again

Call the NVC and put your receipt number in the automated system and see if you have a MNL case number. I think it took about 4 days from the time I got the e-mail/text until the MNL case number was available


For our Full timeline

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Removal of conditions Journey

16 March 2012 Sent I-751 package from Aviano AB, Italy.

29 March 2012 Received everything back...wrong fee. thought we didn't have to pay biometrics since we were sending fingerprint cards and passport photos.

30 March 2012 Sent everything out again from Aviano AB, Italy.

10 April 2012 Check cashed

17 April 2012 Received NOA1 dated 6 April.

06 Dec 2012 Received 10 yr green card. Letter said it was approved 28 November 2012.

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Join the May 2010 NVC thread, ya? :thumbs:


03/27/2009: Engaged in Ithaca, New York.
08/17/2009: Wedding in Calcutta, India.
09/29/2009: I-130 NOA1
01/25/2010: I-130 NOA2
03/23/2010: Case completed.
05/12/2010: CR-1 interview at Mumbai, India.
05/20/2010: US Entry, Chicago.
03/01/2012: ROC NOA1.
03/26/2012: Biometrics completed.
12/07/2012: 10 year card production ordered.

09/25/2013: N-400 NOA1

10/16/2013: Biometrics completed

12/03/2013: Interview

12/20/2013: Oath ceremony

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whoa .

I suggest never to 'wait on forms to be sent' after NOA-2.

Never.

Most ppl want speed at NVC, so they study and prep with LingChe's NVC Shortcuts, at

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut

This shortcut is GREAT, but you might want to learn/understand more about NVC processing, as well, so review

DS-230 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html

I-864 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3730.html

General NVC stuff - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_1335.html

If you take advantage of the online payment portal - here's another How-To -

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/221785-ds-3032-slowdown/page__view__findpost__p__3560467

Repeat - DO NOT WAIT ON NVC to send you or yer foreign spouse, ANYTHING via postal.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

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Well, my interview is already set up and a couple days ago I received a snail mail in Brazil from NVC dated March 1st. It says they had received my papers from USCIS and that I should send them the I-864 and DS230.

So, about your question. NO, NEVER wait for them to mail you. Read the shortcut Darnell posted and you will be golden!


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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whoa .

I suggest never to 'wait on forms to be sent' after NOA-2.

Never.

Repeat - DO NOT WAIT ON NVC to send you or yer foreign spouse, ANYTHING via postal.

My wife is Japanese and we've tried getting the police certificate already. They refuse to provide it without a letter from the NVC or the US Embassy/Consulate, said it's Hiroshima Prefecture law.

Seriously, they refused.

I called the NVC to ask them about that, they told me "don't worry, your wife will get a letter". So it's not always cut and dried as that and though you'd appreciate this friendly head's up.

Hope this helps!

Mike


Relationship Timeline:

07/19/2003 - Met here in the US and just clicked

05/2004 through 08/2009 - many trips back and forth by both of us, phone calls, care packages, etc.

02/14/2008 - Engaged (she was here in the US for Valentines Day so I figured make it official :))

11/21/2009 - Married with a few friends and some family in attendence.

CR1 Timeline:

01/12/2010 - I-130 Packet Sent

<interviening stuff deleted as signature is finite in length>

08/30/2010 - Interview completed, visa granted.

08/31/2010 - Visa in hand!

09/07/2010 - Arriving Seattle.

09/17/2010 - Received SSN.

10/01/2010 - Received green card.

Removal of Conditions:

06/06/2012 - Mailed I-751

06/12/2012 - Got back I-751 as "too early"

06/13/2012 - Re-mailed I-751

06/18/2012 - NOA1

07/13/2012 - Biometrics Appointment letter received (scheduled for 08/06/2012)

08/06/2012 - Biometrics completed.

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But you do get a letter, by email asking for the I-864 and the DS230.

They wouldn't accept any of it at the police station?

Also, at least at the Embassy in BR, they have the letter requesting the police certificates on the website. You just have to add your name and print it out.


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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But you do get a letter, by email asking for the I-864 and the DS230.

They wouldn't accept any of it at the police station?

Also, at least at the Embassy in BR, they have the letter requesting the police certificates on the website. You just have to add your name and print it out.

Japan's a bit more fickle about it.

From the US Embassy website in Japan:

To request a police certificate, Japanese applicants will need:

  • Passport(valid; no photo copy acceptable)
  • Either of the following documents
    1. An official copy of your Resident Card/ "Juminhyo"(issued within the last six months)
    2. A document issued by the government or other official offices that shows your name and address(e.g. Alien Registration Certificate, Resident Register Card /"Jumin Kihondaicho Card" and etc.)

    [*]U.S. Embassy dated "Immigrant Visa Instructions" or request for a police certificate. If you filed an I-130 with NVC in the U.S. and received DS-3032(Choice of Address and Agent), NVC will send an applicant or agent the instruction package. Please follow the instruction by NVC.

Waiting on the letter that actually says "police certificate" to arrive. However, when I called NVC, they said the letter would be coming to Seiko, so it should be arriving reasonably soon and everything else is done.

I paid the IV bill yesterday online, the simple fact that it was there yesterday I take as a good sign.

Thanks!

Mike

Edited by road417king

Relationship Timeline:

07/19/2003 - Met here in the US and just clicked

05/2004 through 08/2009 - many trips back and forth by both of us, phone calls, care packages, etc.

02/14/2008 - Engaged (she was here in the US for Valentines Day so I figured make it official :))

11/21/2009 - Married with a few friends and some family in attendence.

CR1 Timeline:

01/12/2010 - I-130 Packet Sent

<interviening stuff deleted as signature is finite in length>

08/30/2010 - Interview completed, visa granted.

08/31/2010 - Visa in hand!

09/07/2010 - Arriving Seattle.

09/17/2010 - Received SSN.

10/01/2010 - Received green card.

Removal of Conditions:

06/06/2012 - Mailed I-751

06/12/2012 - Got back I-751 as "too early"

06/13/2012 - Re-mailed I-751

06/18/2012 - NOA1

07/13/2012 - Biometrics Appointment letter received (scheduled for 08/06/2012)

08/06/2012 - Biometrics completed.

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Hm I see... Hopefully it will come soon! Good luck :)


CR-1 Journey - California Service Center

I-130 timeline:
I-130 NOA1 - 05th Nov, 2009
I-130 NOA2 - 10th February, 2010 Yay!!!!
"Your I-130 was approved in 97 days from your NOA1 date."


NVC Journey:
02-16-2010: NVC Case # Assigned
03-31-2010: Case Complete!!
04-12-2010: Interview date assigned by NVC.
05-11-2010: Medical appointment in Rio

05-13-2010: Interview in Rio - APPROVED!!!

06-02-2010: POE in Washington DC - Finally home!

July 30, 2010 - Received the Green Card after receiving 4 welcome letters! USCIS see ya later!

2 YEARS LATER......

03-02-2012: Elegible to lift conditions
06-02-2012: Temporary GC expires

12-20-2012: Permanent GC received

6 MONTHS LATER......

06/03/2013: n400 Filled

10/22/2013: Citizenship test and oath ceremony

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My wife is Japanese and we've tried getting the police certificate already. They refuse to provide it without a letter from the NVC or the US Embassy/Consulate, said it's Hiroshima Prefecture law.

Seriously, they refused.

I called the NVC to ask them about that, they told me "don't worry, your wife will get a letter". So it's not always cut and dried as that and though you'd appreciate this friendly head's up.

Hope this helps!

Mike

Ya - Japanese Clearances are one unrighteous PITA. There's a coupla folk here who have 'run that dog' with success. If it's still an issue for ya, let me know, I'll dig up the references.


Sometimes my language usage seems confusing - please feel free to 'read it twice', just in case !
Ya know, you can find the answer to your question with the advanced search tool, when using a PC? Ditch the handphone, come back later on a PC, and try again.

-=-=-=-=-=R E A D ! ! !=-=-=-=-=-

Whoa Nelly ! Want NVC Info? see http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

Congratulations on your approval ! We All Applaud your accomplishment with Most Wonderful Kissies !

2mzcunl.gif

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