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Original docs at interview or mail with DS-230?

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Dear Fellow VJ'ers:

While reading through LingChe's shortcut guide it states the original docs are mailed by the petitioner to the NVC. The CR1/IR1 guide says that the beneficiary must bring the original docs with them to their interview (Guangzhou, in my case). Which is correct?

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You send the original documents (or CERTIFIED copies) with your DS-230. These documents will be returned to the Embassy by the NVC. You do not need to bring them with you again, as the Embassy will have them at the interview. If there are any documents listed that you need for the interview that you DON'T have to submit with the DS-230, bring them to the interview.


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2-02-10: USCIS initiates processing

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It kinda depends on what yer doing.

If you are handling NVC via 'postal/paper process' then you absolutely not need to give the original documents again on interview day - as they travel with the casefile from NVC to Guangzhou IV.

If you are doing NVC Processing via 'Electronic Processing' - then she absolutely must present original I-864, DS-230, civil documents, on interview day.

The Guide Here mentions to do it again, in case something is lost from NVC to the Consulate/Embassy, and that's it. The Guide also recommends to have a complete copy of the casefile on interview day, as well, in case something got lost or tossed between USCIS/NVC/Guangzhou

some light reading -

DS-230 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html

and SINCE that casefile is going to Guangzhou IV, it qualifies for NVC Electronic Processing - have a read? --> http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

Hey ! Please update yer timeline over at http://www.visajourney.com/timeline/profile.php?id=89060 ??

Good Luck !

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.

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If filing a CR1, then it would be wise to do electronic filing. I did this in April, in and out of NVC in 26 days.. So it would be a good idea to do this. Electronic processing is not too painful, just be sure ALL documents are pdf formatted, even her passport photo. When I sent in our DS-230, I also emailed a bunch of other documents not required by the NVC, BUT... ALL Documents were forwarded to the US Consulate, for instance I even emailed yet another updated EOR..

Dan

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Ling - final question -

did you mail the I-130 to the Chicago Lockbox

or

did you file the I-130 at a US Embassy/Consulate in China ?


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 !

2mzcunl.gif

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