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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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I already have my NVC case number and want to OPTIN for the email process. I am pretty sure this has to be done when the DS-3032 is sent in. Do I put "OPTIN" in the subject line or do I send it to a different email address ? Or am I wrong about how this is done ?

Any help given is muchly appreciated !!


Met online May 2004

Met in person October 2004

Married February 16, 2010

Submitted I-130 February 22, 2010

NOA 1 March 3, 2010

Touched March 8, 2010

Touched June, 28,2010

RFE June 30, 2010

RFE sent in July 16,2010

RFE received in California July 19, 2010

NOA 2 July 28, 2010

NVC received case file August 3, 2010

NVC case number August 4, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Called NVC to give email addys August 6, 2010

Optin Accepted August 6, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Received AOS bill August 12, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-230 September 24, 2010

Emailed I-864 October 2, 2010

NVC SIF & Approval October 13, 2010

Medical Toronto January 24, 2011

Interview February 14, 2011

P.O.E. Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, February 24, 2011

Biometrics Appointment ?? March 22, 2011

Went to Social Security to find out about card to find out nonexistant March 23,2011

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I sent the DS3032 as an attachment on my OPTIN email.


Removal of Conditions: 12/09/2011

ROC check cashed 12/15/11

NOA1 12/13/11

Biometrics 1/6/12 Complete

RFE 9/13/12

RFE package sent back 10/17/12

Card Production Ordered 12/04/12

10 year card arrived in mail 12/10/12

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Hi. We used the template from http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing. The wiki page is messed up at the top (for me, anyway), but scroll down until you see OPTIN. The wiki has good info, that might help you. Good luck!


Married: 01/02/09

I-130 filed: 11/06/09

NOA1: 11/13/09

NOA2: 02/11/10

NVC received: 02/18/10

Case complete @ NVC: 04/14/10

Interview @ Montreal: 07/13/10 - Approved

POE: Sweetgrass, MT, 08/07/10

Filed for ROC: 07/20/12

Biometrics appt: 08/24/12

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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This is what I did (and was taken from the wiki mentioned in the link above). I sent the following email to NVCElectronic@state.gov with the subject line of "OPTIN MTL2010XXXXXX" (using of course your own case number instead) with my completed DS-3032 attached:

Petitioner's Email Address: myname@yahoo.com

Beneficiary's Email Address: hisname@yahoo.com

Petitioner's name: My Name

Beneficiary's name: His Name

Petitioner's Date of Birth: 01/12/1959

Beneficiary's Date of Birth: 04/11/1962

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Thanks for all of the help and advice !! I emailed everything in tonight. I found there was 2 different email addy's suggested to send in to, so I sent a copy to each one. Hopefully this was not overkill !!


Met online May 2004

Met in person October 2004

Married February 16, 2010

Submitted I-130 February 22, 2010

NOA 1 March 3, 2010

Touched March 8, 2010

Touched June, 28,2010

RFE June 30, 2010

RFE sent in July 16,2010

RFE received in California July 19, 2010

NOA 2 July 28, 2010

NVC received case file August 3, 2010

NVC case number August 4, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Called NVC to give email addys August 6, 2010

Optin Accepted August 6, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Received AOS bill August 12, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-230 September 24, 2010

Emailed I-864 October 2, 2010

NVC SIF & Approval October 13, 2010

Medical Toronto January 24, 2011

Interview February 14, 2011

P.O.E. Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, February 24, 2011

Biometrics Appointment ?? March 22, 2011

Went to Social Security to find out about card to find out nonexistant March 23,2011

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Also is there a way to check the status of your case online, like how we were able to at the USCIS ?


Met online May 2004

Met in person October 2004

Married February 16, 2010

Submitted I-130 February 22, 2010

NOA 1 March 3, 2010

Touched March 8, 2010

Touched June, 28,2010

RFE June 30, 2010

RFE sent in July 16,2010

RFE received in California July 19, 2010

NOA 2 July 28, 2010

NVC received case file August 3, 2010

NVC case number August 4, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Called NVC to give email addys August 6, 2010

Optin Accepted August 6, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-3032 and opted in for Email filing August 5, 2010

Received AOS bill August 12, 2010

Paid AOS bill August 12, 2010

Emailed DS-230 September 24, 2010

Emailed I-864 October 2, 2010

NVC SIF & Approval October 13, 2010

Medical Toronto January 24, 2011

Interview February 14, 2011

P.O.E. Ambassador Bridge, Detroit, February 24, 2011

Biometrics Appointment ?? March 22, 2011

Went to Social Security to find out about card to find out nonexistant March 23,2011

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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The NVCElectronic is the right one, but hopefully by sending it to both it will still be fine. Technically, there isn't a way to check your status online but once you have access to the online payment portal, there's a trick to knowing when your case has been completed at NVC. Basically, you will use the portal to pay your AOS and IV bills, and then afterward you should sign in regularly until you get the "sign-in fail": a red box that pops up and says you can't sign in any more. That usually means your case is complete. Other than that, though, the only way to check the status is by calling in and using the automated voice system or speaking directly to one of their operators.

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