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AOS question + "instruction packet" not used anymore?

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Hi All,

My wife in the USA paid the two bills at NVC and now we are not sure what to do next.

I assume we are supposed to be sent an 'instruction packet' but when I spoke to the woman at NVC she said that we just need to download the relevant forms from NVC.

Also, at no point has anyone asked us to fill out an AOS. We have been married 5 years, but still think we should be doing one. My wife lives with her mother who is the main income earner. My wife had to give up her job due to chronic back pain a few weeks ago - so how on earth would we go about filling in the AOS - would it be a case of my wife filing all her tax records and saying 'no current job' and then her mum making up the difference?

Very confused at the moment.

-Mike

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Once your payment is received you should be able to print a barcoded sheet which you will submit with your forms/documents.

Have a look at this guide in the VJ Wiki, in particular starting at item 9 - Paying AOS Fee Bill Online

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut#9._Paying_AOS_Fee_Bill_Online.

You can have a look at this page for the official instructions from DOS:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3183.html

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It's interesting, yes? If there is no activity at NVC after 3 months, the USC will be 'sent something' via postal mail.

If yer USC spouse is paying online, though - here's a mini how-to to send stuff in (and when) :

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

Maybe is good time for review, as well?

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

Good Luck !

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That VJ Wiki was very helpful - my wife did get the barcoded thing, so now we know she has to send the AOS. So next question - should I submit by form with all the docs (the DS2032 one) or should I wait until AOS has been approved by my wife and her mother (co-sponsors)?

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Also, at no point has anyone asked us to fill out an AOS. We have been married 5 years, but still think we should be doing one. My wife lives with her mother who is the main income earner. My wife had to give up her job due to chronic back pain a few weeks ago - so how on earth would we go about filling in the AOS - would it be a case of my wife filing all her tax records and saying 'no current job' and then her mum making up the difference?

In answer to your question about the I-864, affidavit of support. As Darnell mentioned, it would be a very good idea to read or re-read the instructions for that form.

Yes, your wife will need, at least, a copy of her 2009 return with slips OR an IRS transcript for that year (if she is getting transcripts she may as well order them for 2007 and 2008 as well, she can send those in with the AOS, or at least send them to you to take with you to the interview, they may ask to see them). There is a place to mark, on the form, that she is unemployed and to give a date when her unemployment started.

Yes, you can have a joint sponsor, she will fill out the I-864A (because she is your wife's household member, otherwise she would fill out the I-864) She will need to send the same proof/documents with the I-864 as your wife will.

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That VJ Wiki was very helpful - my wife did get the barcoded thing, so now we know she has to send the AOS. So next question - should I submit by form with all the docs (the DS2032 one) or should I wait until AOS has been approved by my wife and her mother (co-sponsors)?

Do you mean the DS-230?

If so, they are two completely separate things, so handle them separately, no need to wait for something to be done about the I-864 - send the DS-230 when you are ready to.

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