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I want to get some thoughts on those who recently had an interview or had one scheduled. Is it okay to email th embassy in Jamaica the ds-230 because I want to be able to minimize the amount of time fiance has to travel to Kingston right now. I had took him a copy of the ds-230 while I was in Jamaica and I told him to fill it out and mail it to me and I can scan it and send it to them through email. Do you all think that will be okay? His case is there in Jamaica but he has not received his packet 3 yet, so we are trying to get an head start on things. Also, I would like his interview be done before his b-day in july. It would even be better if he could enjoy DC's Carnival as well, but we will cross our fingers on that one, lol.

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Filed: Country: Jamaica
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It is worth a try...

At one point they were accepting scanned copies of the DS230 via e-mail... then it seemed a bunch of us tried it and they stopped accepting them... when I tried to e-mail the scanned copy they replied saying they were unable to open attachments. Because it was so close to our NAO2 expire date they gave me a fax number and told me to fax a copy of the DS230 to them...

I say send the e-mail and see what they say...

maybe they will accept a fax if not the scan... worse case scenario send it DHL...

Good luck :thumbs:

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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It is worth a try...

At one point they were accepting scanned copies of the DS230 via e-mail... then it seemed a bunch of us tried it and they stopped accepting them... when I tried to e-mail the scanned copy they replied saying they were unable to open attachments. Because it was so close to our NAO2 expire date they gave me a fax number and told me to fax a copy of the DS230 to them...

I say send the e-mail and see what they say...

maybe they will accept a fax if not the scan... worse case scenario send it DHL...

Good luck :thumbs:

Thanks I was thinking of having the attachment within the email without having a link to open it.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Jamaica
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Yup! That is what we did as well. Then, the interview was scheduled the same day the received it. I would also request that they send all correspondence to you via email. My fiance never received the packet 3 or packet 4 in the mail so thank God we took the initiative and had them email that information to us!


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K1 Timeline:

I-129F Sent to CSC: November 9, 2009

I-129F Received by CSC: November 10, 2009

NOA1: November 10, 2009

NOA2: March 19, 2010

NVC Received: March 26, 2010

Interview: May 11, 2010

VISA APPROVED!

Visa Received: May 21, 2010

POE: May 21, 2010

AOS Timeline:

Sent: August 12, 2010

RFE: August 21, 2010 (outdated 485-blah)

Re-sent: August 23, 2010

Received: August 24, 2010

NOA1: September 10, 2010

Biometric Appoint: October 12, 2010

Biometric Walk-in in Chicago (unsuccessful): September 24, 2010

EAD Touch: September 24, 2010

EAD Touch: September 27, 2010

485 RFE: September 30, 2010

EAD Touch: September 30, 2010

485 Touch: October 1, 2010

EAD Touch: October 1, 2010

RFE documents sent in: October 6, 2010

Biometrics Complete: October 12, 2010

485 Touch: October 13, 2010

EAD Touch: October 13, 2010

485 Transferred to CSC: October 13, 2010

485 Touch: October 15, 2010

485 Touch: October 21, 2010

EAD Card Production: October 22, 2010

485 Touch: October 26, 2010

485 Touch: October 27, 2010

EAD Received: November 1, 2010

Green Card Production: November 16, 2010

Green Card Received: November 22, 2010

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I want to get some thoughts on those who recently had an interview or had one scheduled. Is it okay to email th embassy in Jamaica the ds-230 because I want to be able to minimize the amount of time fiance has to travel to Kingston right now. I had took him a copy of the ds-230 while I was in Jamaica and I told him to fill it out and mail it to me and I can scan it and send it to them through email. Do you all think that will be okay? His case is there in Jamaica but he has not received his packet 3 yet, so we are trying to get an head start on things. Also, I would like his interview be done before his b-day in july. It would even be better if he could enjoy DC's Carnival as well, but we will cross our fingers on that one, lol.

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Yes email it to them. I think it will help to get things moving.

My fiance never received packet 3. Just had interview May 7th. I am in the DC area as well.

Good luck with everything. Make sure he has a police certificate and non-impediment form.

Also have your last 2 tax returns for the interview.

The back and forth to kingston is a bit much.

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Crazy how what the embassy will and will not accept changes :wacko:

Glad to hear they are accepting scans of the DS230 again.

See this thread from December where many other boardies were told the same, that they were not able to open attachments :bonk:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/227865-yardies-help/page__p__3531804__hl__ds230%20scanned__fromsearch__1entry3531804

So I'm not crazy smiley-taunt002.gif

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I think they just like to mess with us and try to make things as difficult as possible! :angry:


Timeline

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K1 Timeline:

I-129F Sent to CSC: November 9, 2009

I-129F Received by CSC: November 10, 2009

NOA1: November 10, 2009

NOA2: March 19, 2010

NVC Received: March 26, 2010

Interview: May 11, 2010

VISA APPROVED!

Visa Received: May 21, 2010

POE: May 21, 2010

AOS Timeline:

Sent: August 12, 2010

RFE: August 21, 2010 (outdated 485-blah)

Re-sent: August 23, 2010

Received: August 24, 2010

NOA1: September 10, 2010

Biometric Appoint: October 12, 2010

Biometric Walk-in in Chicago (unsuccessful): September 24, 2010

EAD Touch: September 24, 2010

EAD Touch: September 27, 2010

485 RFE: September 30, 2010

EAD Touch: September 30, 2010

485 Touch: October 1, 2010

EAD Touch: October 1, 2010

RFE documents sent in: October 6, 2010

Biometrics Complete: October 12, 2010

485 Touch: October 13, 2010

EAD Touch: October 13, 2010

485 Transferred to CSC: October 13, 2010

485 Touch: October 15, 2010

485 Touch: October 21, 2010

EAD Card Production: October 22, 2010

485 Touch: October 26, 2010

485 Touch: October 27, 2010

EAD Received: November 1, 2010

Green Card Production: November 16, 2010

Green Card Received: November 22, 2010

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I agree witht the others, send it in via e-mail. I sent mine in on May 3rd and recieved an interview date May 4th...Thanks again for the advice Sugarapple


09-21-2009 - Met for the first time

10-31-2009 - Visited for 5 days

12-30-2009 - visited for 11 days (informal engagement)

1-13-2010 - Mailed I129F Petition

1-15-2010 - Recieved NOA1

1-21-2010 - Touched

3-09-2010 - visiting for 6 days

3-12-2010 - Formal Engagement in Ochee

4-20-2010 - Recieved NOA2 (no previous touches)

4-22-2010 - NVC Recieved my Petition, Assigned New Case#

4-23-2010 - Case leaving NVC (have DHL tracking# so I can follow case to Kingston)

4-23-2010 - Recieved NOA2 (hard copy) in the mail

4-26-2010 - Kingston Embassy Recieved Petition (signed by Mr. Morgan)

4-25-2010 - visiting for 5 days

4-30-2010 - Kingston Embassy mailed out Packet# 3

5-3-2010 - E-Mailed Kingston Embassy DS-230

5-4-2010 - Embassy e-mailed interview date

5-26-2010 - Medical

6-6-2010 - Flying down for interview

6-8-2010 - INTERVIEW...APPROVED!!!!

6-23-2010 - VISA RECIEVED!!!

6-27-2010 - Flying down to Jamaica

06-30-2010 - POE (JFK)

09-25-2010 - WEDDING!!!

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Thanks you all for your help. I will email them again to ask them to send all correspondace to my email, because last week they said they will send out the instructions "soon". Its almost a week now and I am trying to get the ball rolling.

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