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Do we have to include copies in addition to all of the original documents when sending I-864 and IV to NVC?

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Hello everyone,

I have a question about sending the I-864 and the IV packet. I read the shortcuts and I remember it saying to send originals of the documents as well as an extra copy of all documents.

Do I really have to make and send copies of all the original documents that I will be already be including in these packets?

Did you guys send these packets with or without extra copies?

If I send extra copies, do I also have to send copies of the original filled forms as well(ex; a copy of the form I-864)?

thanks in advance

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Hello everyone,

I have a question about sending the I-864 and the IV packet. I read the shortcuts and I remember it saying to send originals of the documents as well as an extra copy of all documents.

Do I really have to make and send copies of all the original documents that I will be already be including in these packets?

Did you guys send these packets with or without extra copies?

If I send extra copies, do I also have to send copies of the original filled forms as well(ex; a copy of the form I-864)?

thanks in advance

Yes send copies along with the original documents. It won't hurt to follow the instructions. Good luck!

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You don't need to send a copy of the forms; just the civil documents for the DS-230 (IV)

Make a complete duplicate of everything you send just in case.


April 24, 2010: Married in Butuan City
May 23, 2010: Submitted I-130
May 28, 2010: NOA-1 Received
October 19, 2010: NOA-2 Received
October 26, 2010: Case Number Assigned
October 28, 2010: IIN Received
November 3, 2010: AOS paid
November 5, 2010: AOS status "PAID". Sent AOS packet
November 6, 2010: DS-3032 email received. Emailed DS-3032
November 8, 2010: IV paid, DS-3032 accepted
November 10, 2010: IV status "PAID". Sent IV packet
November 15, 2010: IV received at NVC
November 22, 2010: False Checklist for missing DS-230
November 29, 2010: AOS + IV entered into system
December 4, 2010: SIF, Case Completed
December 6, 2010: Interview Scheduled
December 27-28, 2010: Passed Physical
January 6, 2011: Interview @ 0830 Approved
January 14, 2011: Visa received
January 31, 2011: CFO seminar completed
February 11, 2011: POE- LAX

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January 8, 2013: Mailed I-751
January 10,2013: NOA1
February 6, 2013: Biometrics Appoint.

June 4, 2013: Received I-797 NOA removal of conditions
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I sent in photocopies of all of the documents submitted to the NVC and realized that the embassy kept copies I made for them and returned originals to me. This probably means that NVC folks will have to make photocopies themselves if you don't provide them. If they already have copies, they probably do not have spend time Xeroxing them. I am thinking if this is the case, your case will be completed faster. This is just my opinion, but it probably wouldn't hurt to make things easier for NVC folks to process your paperwork. I nil-clipped all related documents and attached a small tag. Nil-clips and tags can be removed easily.


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04/26/2010--Filed our marriage certificate in Seoul, S.Korea

04/30/2010--Wedding ceremony in Seoul, S.Korea

05/25/2010--NOA1

10/21/2010--Touched

10/22/2010--Touched (crossing fingers)

10/21/2010--NOA2 (not updated online didn't know about it until 10/26)

10/26/2010--Received a hard copy

NVC

10/28/2010--Case# assigned/Gave them both of our emails. Emailed DS3032

11/09/2010--AOS invoice generated online

11/09/2010--Paid AOS bill (processing)

11/09/2010--Sent DS3032 via email again

11/11/2010--AOS bill appeared PAID on line

11/12/2010--Received DS3032

11/15/2010--AOS arrived at NVC (according to USPS)

11/15/2010--Emailed DS3032 (this time with the scanned image)

11/17/2010--IV Bill invoice generated and paid. (in process now)

11/18/2010--IV bill showed PAID. awesome!

11/19/2010--Mailed DS230 (Priority mail because of the weekend)

11/22/2010--DS230 Delivered to NVC

12/03/2010--AOS & IV entered into system

12/08/2010--SIF

12/08/2010--Case Completed

Consulate

12/30/2010--Medical exam passed

01/14/2011--Interview - Approved!

01/17/2010--Visa delivered

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02/26/2010--POE

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ds-230 instructions clearly state to send in regular photocopies with originals.

DS-230 - http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html -- see page 3.

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