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My husband has not paid the $400 for each of his parents, but we will be doing this in the next two weeks. The reason we are asking on what original documents need to be submitted with the DS-230, is we have a family member that is coming to the US on vacation at the end of the month and will be able to bring this information with him, to avoid having my in-laws send this info via fedex or ups. Any info would be greatly appreciated.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

You'll find them in the Department of State web site:




02/05/07 - I-130 sent to NSC

05/03/07 - NOA2

05/10/07 - NVC receives petition, case # assigned

08/08/07 - Case Complete

09/27/07 - Interview, visa granted

10/02/07 - POE

11/16/07 - Received green card and Welcome to America letter in the mail

Removing Conditions

07/06/09 - I-751 sent to CSC

08/14/09 - Biometrics

09/27/09 - Approved

10/01/09 - Received 10 year green card

U.S. Citizenship

03/30/11 - N-400 sent via Priority Mail w/ delivery confirmation

05/12/11 - Biometrics

07/20/11 - Interview - passed

07/20/11 - Oath ceremony - same day as interview

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Colombia

I do not see where it asks for passport size photos are these not needed? Do they bring to the interview??

Edited by NArocks

Why is it that the only one who can stop the crying is the one who started it in the first place?

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My Saga includes 2 step sons
USC Married 4/2007 Colombian on overstay since 2001 of B1/B2 visa
Applied 5/2007 Approved GC in Hand 10/2007
I-751 mailed 6/30/09 aapproved 11/7/09 The BOYS I-751 Mailed 12/29/09 3/23/10 Email approval for 17 CR 3/27/10
4/14/10 Email approval for 13 yr Old CR 4/23/10

Oldest son now 21 I-130 filed by LPR dad ( as per NVC CSPA is applying here )
I-130 approved 2/24
Priority date 12/6/2007
4/6/2010 letter from NVC arrives to son dated 3/4/2010
5/4/10 received AOS and DS3032 via email
9/22/10 Interview BOG Passed
10/3/10 POE JFK all went well
11/11/10 GC Received smile.png

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Filed: Timeline

This is what I sent along with the DS-230 for my mom's case:

• Two Passport Size Photographs of Beneficiary (NVC Case Number, beneficiary’s full name, and date of birth are written on back of both)

• DS-230 Part 1 completed and signed by beneficiary

• DS-230 Part 2 completed by beneficiary – unsigned, as of yet, per instructions

• Photocopy of the biographical data page of beneficiary’s passport

• Original birth certificate of beneficiary and photocopy

• Original marriage certificate of beneficiary and photocopy

• Original divorce certificate of beneficiary and photocopy

• Original police certificates of beneficiary and photocopy

• Original birth certificate of Petitioner and photocopy

I didn't have to translate any documents since they were in the official language

of the country in which the interview will take place (Bolivia).

Also, it's a good idea to write down the case number in every document you send.

I forgot to do it but luckily didn't have any problems.

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Filed: Other Country: Philippines

dang, people are just too lazy to read the requirements in the State Department's website. sigh :(

11/05/09 - Sent I-130 for mother via snail mail

11/13/09 - Received NOA1

03/05/10 - Received NOA2

03/11/10 - Case entered into NVC system, MNL case # assigned

03/18/10 - Sent DS3032 via E-mail

03/24/10 - DS3032 entered into NVC system

03/25/10 - Received IV Fee bill by E-mail, PAID both IV and AOS Fees on-line

03/26/10 - AOS Bill showed as PAID (still waiting for 2009 Tax Transcript from IRS)

03/29/10 - IV Bill showed as PAID (still waiting for mother's documents from the Philippines)

04/09/10 - Sent AOS Package by snail mail

04/12/10 - NVC received AOS package

04/19/10 - Sent IV Package by snail mail

04/21/10 - NVC received IV package

04/28/10 - AOS accepted (received checklist re:IV package even if NVC received it already)

05/03/10 - Sign In FAILED!!!!!!!!!!!

05/05/10 - AVR message: "CASE COMPLETED ON 05/04/10"

05/12/10 - Received interview letter via e-mail

05/17-18/10 - Medical Exam

06/16/10 - Interview Appointment @ the Embassy (Canceled because of sputum and culture test, 2 months waiting)

08/05/10 - New Interview Appointment

08/07/10 - Visa delivered 2 days after interview

08/27/10 - LAX P.O.E.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada

I do not see where it asks for passport size photos are these not needed? Do they bring to the interview??

That is on the first page, rather than the one Diana linked:


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