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No, you can download DS-230 and fill it out now, you can also work on getting your police certificate and birth certificate (if needed)

Also, look at the link to LingChe's shortcuts to familiarize youself with the next steps at NVC

Good luck

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


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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No, you can download DS-230 and fill it out now, you can also work on getting your police certificate and birth certificate (if needed)

Also, look at the link to LingChe's shortcuts to familiarize youself with the next steps at NVC

Good luck

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

so basically the only thing i can fill out now is the ds-230? where do i download it?

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You can google "form ds-230"

http://www.state.gov/m/a/dir/forms/

Look at the link I provided you, there is a whole "Pre NVC - Preparing Documents before NVC" section that will tell you what you need to be doing right now

Good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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you can download the ds-230 no need of waitin

you can gather some of the documents you needed too

have you been in abroad??? if yes you need to get a police clearance from what country you have been coz it takes time to get it...

NSO birth certificate

NSO marriage certificate

picture

NBI

Is there anything I can do while im waiting to get the NOA2(like fill out paper work) someone said you can fill out your ds-230 packages but i thought you had to wait to get those mailed to you


IR1 IR2

04/10/2008 WEDDING DAY!!!!!!!!!''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''05/19/2014 Form I-130 send to USCIS Chicago Lockbox
04/27/2009 Send the I-130''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''05/24/2014 USCIS checks cashed
11/24/2009 I-130 Approved''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''05/2610/2014 USCIS acceptance confirmation via email and text
03/27/2010 AOS sent case forwarded at Nebraska Service Center
04/07/2010 NVC request to send Applicants documents'''''''''''''''''''''''''''05/28/2014 NOA1 Hardcopy
04/09/2010 send the leter requesting to change CR1 to IR1'''''''''''''''''''''''05/29/2014 Alien Registration Number changed

04/12/2010 send email to NVC requesting to change CR1 to IR1'''''''06/20/2014 I-130 Approved (NOA2)

04/15/2010 nvc received 1-864''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''' 06/30/2014 I-130 forward to NVC
04/17/2010 received RFE from NVC''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''07/11/2014 NVC received our case

04/21/2010 CR1 to IR1 approved''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''07/18/2014 case # and Innvoice # received

04/30/2010 Send DS230 through EMS express Mail w/o PCC''''''''''08/06/2014 DS-261

05/04/2010 Request for PCC in Japan Embassy'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''08/08/2014 AOS Invoice received thru email
05/06/2010 DS-230 Delivered, May 06, 2010, 11:55 am''''''''''''''''''''''''''''08/08/2014 sent AOS packet

05/12/2010 DS-230 recceived by NVC'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''08/11/2014 AOS shows "PAID" and packet delivered
05/26/2010 RFE checklist received'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''08/13/2014 AOS scanned
05/31/2010 RFE checklist response send thru fedex''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''08/26/2014 IV invoice received thru mail
06/01/2010 RFE for AOS send'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''08/27/2014 IV shows "PAID", DS-260 filed and IV packet send
06/02/2010 NVC received RFE on DS230 signed by J.Desmond 10:25am'''''''''08/29/2014 IV package scanned
06/10/2010 Japan police clearance ready for pick up (36 days)'''''''''''''''''''10/14/2014 Case Complete
06/24/2010 SIGN IN FAILED ''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''10/21/2014 CEAC "IN TRANSIT"
06/24/2010 CASE COMPLETE as of june 23, 2010"'"""""""""'''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''''10/22/2014 CEAC "READY"
06/29/2010 Interview date received.............................................................................10/27/2014 Medical
07/21-22/2010 Medical......................................................................................................11/07/2014 Interview
07/22/2010 NVC forwarded our case to USEM.........................................................11/18/2014 visa received
08/05/2010 Interview 6:30 AM BLUE SLIP
11/08/2010 submit paystub
11/16/2010 submit passport
11/25/2010 VISA RECEIVED
01/16/2011 POE detroit

N-400 Naturalization

11/22/13 Form N-400 sent

11/27/13 USCIS Case Accepted

03/06/14 Interview

03/21/14 Oath Taking

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For the 3rd time, read the link I gave you. It outlines each step you and your wife need to do

The Ds-3032 is sent in first.

Then the Ds-230 but only part 1 is signed. Part 2 is signed at the interview after the oath - also giving you a chance to updat the form if necessary

Good luck

Edited by canadian_wife

USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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so basically the only thing i can fill out now is the ds-230? where do i download it?

Please go back to post #2, and CLICK the link - it'll open up another page here at VJ, and that link is safe, trust me, is no malware installed on yer computer.

If you can't click a link to open a page, well, sorry, that's a problem you'll have to solve on yer 'puter.

Once you've clicked that link, sit down with some big greenbar paper and a green crayon, take copious notes on 'what to do and when'.

LingChe is a great resource, absolutely - but it's 'content rich' and ya gotta read it, with emphasis on 'reading'. Will take several days to assimmilate all, using osmosis-technique to learn all that's there. But - once you've assimilated this info, you then become an NVC Warrior and can sling stuff into NVC with the utmost confidence.

Alas, reading is important, here - PPL went to great lengths to WRITE this information for others, in the hope that others would not only READ IT, but use this information to successfully rip through NVC in the shortest period of time.

It's up to you, really, to click something, and read.

If yer unable to click something, let us know?


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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Hi Everyone,

I'm in the same boat, so rather than starting a new thread maybe I can just tack onto this one. I've read LingChe's Guide and have it "favorited" on my browser and will print out out. I received my NOA1 a few weeks ago and am also working to prepare for NOA2, and am hoping to be invited to "opt-in" for electronic processing. I have been trying to figure out, what is the difference between the police certificate and biometrics? I thought the police certificate was part of the biometrics.

I am the USC and doing the research for my hubby, so I have to relay the info to him as to what he needs to do in the meantime to ensure there's not a lot of lag time. If the biometrics are police certificate are not the same thing, should I see about him getting his certificate? I couldn't find anywhere how long it's good for, but I'm guessing about 6 months.

Thanks in advance for your help :star:


USCIS

07/06/10: Package Sent to Chicago Lockbox

07/07/10: Package Received

07/17/10: NOA1

07/26/10: Touched

11/03/10: Case Transferred to TSC

11/30/10: Touched! FINALLY

12/01/10: Touched, AGAIN!

12/02/10: Touched, YET AGAIN!

12/03/10: TOUCHED!

02/14/11:I-130 Approved Happy Valentines Day!

Case was approved in 212 days

NVC

02/18/11: Received NVC Case number

02/20/11: Optin email sent

02/22/11:Submitted DS-261 (Choice of Agent)

02/23/11: AOS invoiced and paid

02/25/11: AOS I-864 Emailed to NVC

03/02/11: IV Bill generated & Paid!

03/08/11: Optin Accepted

03/17/11: DS-260 completed

03/24/11: DS-260 Supporting Documents emailed

03/24/11: Emailed my I-864 AGAIN because NVC is saying they did not receive it.

04/08/11: NVC robot says they are "Awaiting my Biographic Data" which I assume means they reviewed my I-864

04/11/11: NVC is saying I am missing info, that I did not send in all my documents.

04.14.11: NVC is saying i never emailed anything. I contacted my senate office, who is getting things handled for me at NVC.

05.12.11: OMG SIF!

07.11.11-INTERVIEW DATE!

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you will not be 'invited' to OPT IN for EP - you must 'opt in', instead. See http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

Edited by Darnell

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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Hi Everyone,

I'm in the same boat, so rather than starting a new thread maybe I can just tack onto this one. I've read LingChe's Guide and have it "favorited" on my browser and will print out out. I received my NOA1 a few weeks ago and am also working to prepare for NOA2, and am hoping to be invited to "opt-in" for electronic processing. I have been trying to figure out, what is the difference between the police certificate and biometrics? I thought the police certificate was part of the biometrics.

I am the USC and doing the research for my hubby, so I have to relay the info to him as to what he needs to do in the meantime to ensure there's not a lot of lag time. If the biometrics are police certificate are not the same thing, should I see about him getting his certificate? I couldn't find anywhere how long it's good for, but I'm guessing about 6 months.

Thanks in advance for your help :star:

Biometrics generally refers to fingerprints which will be taken at your husband's interview in Montreal, so nothing for him to do ahead of time. (Very occasionally they are requested of the US petitioner as an additional security check but this is not the norm.)

If your husband does not have a criminal record a fingerprint check is not required as part of his police certificate. See this link and scroll down to "Police Records." Police Records - Canada

Generally NVC will accept police records that have been issued within a year but IMO it is better to wait until you have your NOA2 before getting the certificate. If you husband only requires a certificate from Canada (and not a fingerprint check) they are available fairly quickly. That will ensure it is as up to date as possible by the time you need to submit it. 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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Ok I think I'm following now, thanks everyone! Good, hubby has no record.

I thought that once I received NOA2 it would say that EP is an option and I could opt-in. But I guess either way I have to wait until my case gets transferred to NVC so I can get the NVC case number then file/email the 3032.

I think I'm going to be spending a LOT of time on here. :hehe:


USCIS

07/06/10: Package Sent to Chicago Lockbox

07/07/10: Package Received

07/17/10: NOA1

07/26/10: Touched

11/03/10: Case Transferred to TSC

11/30/10: Touched! FINALLY

12/01/10: Touched, AGAIN!

12/02/10: Touched, YET AGAIN!

12/03/10: TOUCHED!

02/14/11:I-130 Approved Happy Valentines Day!

Case was approved in 212 days

NVC

02/18/11: Received NVC Case number

02/20/11: Optin email sent

02/22/11:Submitted DS-261 (Choice of Agent)

02/23/11: AOS invoiced and paid

02/25/11: AOS I-864 Emailed to NVC

03/02/11: IV Bill generated & Paid!

03/08/11: Optin Accepted

03/17/11: DS-260 completed

03/24/11: DS-260 Supporting Documents emailed

03/24/11: Emailed my I-864 AGAIN because NVC is saying they did not receive it.

04/08/11: NVC robot says they are "Awaiting my Biographic Data" which I assume means they reviewed my I-864

04/11/11: NVC is saying I am missing info, that I did not send in all my documents.

04.14.11: NVC is saying i never emailed anything. I contacted my senate office, who is getting things handled for me at NVC.

05.12.11: OMG SIF!

07.11.11-INTERVIEW DATE!

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Ok I think I'm following now, thanks everyone! Good, hubby has no record.

I thought that once I received NOA2 it would say that EP is an option and I could opt-in. But I guess either way I have to wait until my case gets transferred to NVC so I can get the NVC case number then file/email the 3032.

I think I'm going to be spending a LOT of time on here. :hehe:

Good luck with everything!

You will find Darnell an excellent resource regarding electronic processing. :thumbs:


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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I know, Darnell is awesome! :thumbs:


USCIS

07/06/10: Package Sent to Chicago Lockbox

07/07/10: Package Received

07/17/10: NOA1

07/26/10: Touched

11/03/10: Case Transferred to TSC

11/30/10: Touched! FINALLY

12/01/10: Touched, AGAIN!

12/02/10: Touched, YET AGAIN!

12/03/10: TOUCHED!

02/14/11:I-130 Approved Happy Valentines Day!

Case was approved in 212 days

NVC

02/18/11: Received NVC Case number

02/20/11: Optin email sent

02/22/11:Submitted DS-261 (Choice of Agent)

02/23/11: AOS invoiced and paid

02/25/11: AOS I-864 Emailed to NVC

03/02/11: IV Bill generated & Paid!

03/08/11: Optin Accepted

03/17/11: DS-260 completed

03/24/11: DS-260 Supporting Documents emailed

03/24/11: Emailed my I-864 AGAIN because NVC is saying they did not receive it.

04/08/11: NVC robot says they are "Awaiting my Biographic Data" which I assume means they reviewed my I-864

04/11/11: NVC is saying I am missing info, that I did not send in all my documents.

04.14.11: NVC is saying i never emailed anything. I contacted my senate office, who is getting things handled for me at NVC.

05.12.11: OMG SIF!

07.11.11-INTERVIEW DATE!

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Is there anything I can do while im waiting to get the NOA2(like fill out paper work) someone said you can fill out your ds-230 packages but i thought you had to wait to get those mailed to you

get all of your original civil documents in your hands. Make sure the beneficiry's passport is not about to expire. In other words, u should get the ds-230 ready to be mailed.

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