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Filed: K-3 Visa Country: China
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Fellow Migrators,

I am proceeding with I130.

Need some advice please.

Considering electronic filing with Guangzhou Embassy. Does anyone have experience with this??? Does it really save time? Any pitfalls???

If we decide against it what kind of time is added on to processing at NVC and Guangzhou??

Any further advice or insight is appreciated. Thanks to all who have helped so far.

Also the NVC shortcut here...

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/LingChe_NVC_ShortCut#Pre-NVC_.2F_Preparing_Documents_Before_NVC_Processing

has already been very helpful... anything negative or anything that may not apply to my interaction with Guangzhou???

Additionally, can one request an expedite from NVC (again based on pregnancy)?

How about expedite from Guangzhou???

Thanks to all again....

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Additionally, can one request an expedite from NVC (again based on pregnancy)?

I would like to know that one as well... anyone?


Oct 2008 - met in Tacoma, Wa

Jan 2009 - engaged

Nov 03, 2009 - got married in Croatia

Jan 2010 - I-130 filed

Jan 2010 - pregnant (expecting our first baby in Sep)

Jan 2010 - NOA1 received

Apr 2010 - NOA2 received - APPROVED

Apr 2010 - got NVC case number

Apr 2010 - DS3032 sent and accepted

May 2010 - AOS & IV Bills received

May 2010 - AOS & IV Bill paid

Jun 2010 - all documents sent to NVC

Jun 16, 2010 - NVC received all of our documents (according to the AVR)

Jun 28, 2010 - NVC sent us a RFE

Jun 30, 2010 - received the checklist from the NVC via email

Jul 01, 2010 - sent the corrected I-864 form back to NVC

Jul 12, 2010 - NVC has received the checklist letter response

Jul 21, 2010 - got SIF, case expedited cause of pregnancy, all the paperwork sent to the US embassy in Zagreb

Jul 26, 2010 - medical

Jul 27, 2010 - interview - APPROVED!

Aug 06, 2010 - POE - Seattle

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"I tell you good night with tears in my eyes,I wish I was there curled up by your side. Time passes, but not fast enough. I try to be strong, but I'm not that tough. When I feel your embrace it will be alright, but my heart aches for you on this lonely night."

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I would like to know that one as well... anyone?

If Going through Guangzhou China, YES Do Electronic Filing. Can shave off 5 months. Why 5 months you ask? We'll what will happen is the documents will sit in Chinese Cusomts until they are ready to release such documents to the US Consulate in Guangzhou. For instance, I did electronic filing, did the OPTIN for this around the 13th Of April, We proceeded via electronic filing through the NVC and on the 13th of May we recieved our interview date of 15 June, and passed .... Pitfalls? Be careful in reviewing all documentation. Ensure the I-864 is filled out in ALL Capital Letters per instructions. Front Load, some say do not.. I disagree. Just finished with our I-130 and I believe it was beneficial. Many Photos, for initial I-130, I sent in about 100. Proof of bona fide relationship is very big in Guangzhou, your finanicals are very important for US Consulate in Guangzhou. Remember your P3 Supplement form, many forget to email this with the DS-230 during the eletronic processing stages. ALL Documents need to be in PDF format, even the passport photos you send to the NVC..

So in a nut shell... I would Highly Recommend Electronic Filling at NVC.. Oh,, call many times a day as with electronic filing things can and do change from morning to night time.

Dan & Yonghua

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Here is some recent stuff, with a VJ member in a similar situation -

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/251451-uscis-nvc/


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.

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If Going through Guangzhou China, YES Do Electronic Filing. Can shave off 5 months. Why 5 months you ask? We'll what will happen is the documents will sit in Chinese Cusomts until they are ready to release such documents to the US Consulate in Guangzhou. For instance, I did electronic filing, did the OPTIN for this around the 13th Of April, We proceeded via electronic filing through the NVC and on the 13th of May we recieved our interview date of 15 June, and passed .... Pitfalls? Be careful in reviewing all documentation. Ensure the I-864 is filled out in ALL Capital Letters per instructions. Front Load, some say do not.. I disagree. Just finished with our I-130 and I believe it was beneficial. Many Photos, for initial I-130, I sent in about 100. Proof of bona fide relationship is very big in Guangzhou, your finanicals are very important for US Consulate in Guangzhou. Remember your P3 Supplement form, many forget to email this with the DS-230 during the eletronic processing stages. ALL Documents need to be in PDF format, even the passport photos you send to the NVC..

So in a nut shell... I would Highly Recommend Electronic Filling at NVC.. Oh,, call many times a day as with electronic filing things can and do change from morning to night time.

Dan & Yonghua

Dan,

Thanks for the info - some more specific questions.

With electronic filing - whats the process? I would like to begin to create PDFs now - any reason not to do this? Is special formatting or sequencing of the Application forms and supporting docs required for submittal?

Something else, the I864 asks for an Alien Registration Number (if one was given). The NOA2's that I received from USCIS had A - numbers in the same box as the Beneficiaries name. Is this the A#? Did your spouse have the same thing?

Also, we submitted marriage certification and translation at the I130 level, however, these translations did not have the seemingly required quote "Translations are accurate. Translator is competent to translate." outlined on the NVC website for this stage - these documents are part of the supporting evidence for this stage. Did your marriage translations have this quote????

Any help appreciated as always.

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Use a Winders PC ? See http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

I THINK DAN USED A MAC, not certain. Software / process is different - wiki is PC specific.

there will be 3 email submittals -

1. opt in with DS-3032

2. I-864 with tax data

3. DS-230 with 'white books' , photos, and the stupid GUZ P3 supplemental form.

1 and payment for 2 are done almost immediately - 3 must wait for conversion to GZO #, accepted for EP. There is online payment portal to use, is best way to track what's going on. Send in 2 and 3 when you have GZO # in hand.

re: translations - if you have 'white books' there is a red stamp on the attestation page. GUZ IV knows about the white books, accepts them. If you don't have white books, you'll need to translator attestation page.

Any original documents you submitted with I-130, NVC wants new, fresh set, and for EP, you'll be emailing all in. Assumption that NVC will somehow 'use them' - is WRONG.

Prolly a good time to review NVC stuff - see

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

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE GUZ P3 supplemental form. Ppl get dinged for this.

Check yer issuance date on the police certificate, as well - try to figure out if it expires prior to interiew day, or not.

even if it does, can still send in to NVC, bring fresh set to GUZ IV on interview day.

Good Luck !

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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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Use a Winders PC ? See http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

I THINK DAN USED A MAC, not certain. Software / process is different - wiki is PC specific.

there will be 3 email submittals -

1. opt in with DS-3032

2. I-864 with tax data

3. DS-230 with 'white books' , photos, and the stupid GUZ P3 supplemental form.

1 and payment for 2 are done almost immediately - 3 must wait for conversion to GZO #, accepted for EP. There is online payment portal to use, is best way to track what's going on. Send in 2 and 3 when you have GZO # in hand.

re: translations - if you have 'white books' there is a red stamp on the attestation page. GUZ IV knows about the white books, accepts them. If you don't have white books, you'll need to translator attestation page.

Any original documents you submitted with I-130, NVC wants new, fresh set, and for EP, you'll be emailing all in. Assumption that NVC will somehow 'use them' - is WRONG.

Prolly a good time to review NVC stuff - see

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

DO NOT FORGET ABOUT THE GUZ P3 supplemental form. Ppl get dinged for this.

Check yer issuance date on the police certificate, as well - try to figure out if it expires prior to interiew day, or not.

even if it does, can still send in to NVC, bring fresh set to GUZ IV on interview day.

Good Luck !

Help me out here... "white book"?

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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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