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Can I go ahead and pay the AOS fees which is showing as $88 if I have the Invoice Identification Number and the Case Number even though I haven't received email from the NVC?

Well, technically, there was an email but it was an email in response to my inquiry of the case number which I got ahead of time from the operator before this email arrived today and answered me of the case number along with this message.

Does this mean, I can now email the DS-3032 through my father's (beneficiary) email? I though they will send me like a form or something? Although I will choose to follow the shortcut from the visajourney.com website. But is this a go signal, you think? I just wanna make sure I follow through the process...

Can I also go ahead and pay the AOS since I got the Invoice Identification # from the operator today and also have the case number already or should I wait until they email me the bill? It's just confusing because from their email it suggested or sounded to me that I can now pay if I have the IIN and the case number? But there's no email sent or anything yet sent to me or to my father. If I may, I checked the invoice page and it showed there the amount I need to pay and posted NOT PAID. Again, as I said this email was a response after I inquired for the case number and they added this message. Kindly guide me please.Thank you.

Below is the NVC message in response to my inquiry:

"Dear Sir/Madam:

Your inquiry has been received at the National Visa Center (NVC).

To continue processing your immigrant visa case, you will need to designate an agent by completing form DS-3032 (Choice of Address and Agent). Upon receipt of the Ds-3032, we will send instructions for paying the immigrant visa application fee. All future correspondence will be sent to the agent at the address selected on the DS-3032.

If the principal applicant is under the age of sixteen, the principal applicant's parent or guardian may sign the form DS-3032.

Please email the completed form DS-3032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, or you may also submit the form by mail to the address below:

National Visa Center

ATTN: ACL

31 Rochester Avenue, Suite 200

Portsmouth NH 03801-2915

For more information regarding the immigrant visa application fee, or for answers to frequently asked questions, or to obtain form DS-3032, please visit the following website:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_5167.html

A packet containing the Affidavit of Support (I-864) Processing Fee Invoice has been sent to the petitioner or attorney of record. The payment due amount listed on the invoice must be paid according to the instructions.

You must visit the Department of State's website: www.ImmigrantVisas.State.Gov

, Fee Collection, to pay the required processing fees on-line. You will need your case number and invoice ID number to properly pay your fee.

Payers who are unable to pay online must follow the alternate payment instructions. Go to the above website and click the Collection" link, then the "Alternative Payment Method" link, and follow the directions displayed.

Once the payment is received and processed, you will be given instructions on how to download the instruction packets and the appropriate forms on-line. The instruction packets and forms will not be sent to you by the NVC if your payment is made on-line. You will need to mail the appropriate forms to the NVC in order to complete your immigrant visa processing. Please follow the instructions provided to you by the website.

If a period of one year passes from the last date of contact with the NVC (by email, telephone or mail), all submitted fees and documents will expire. In that case, your fees will need to be repaid and documents will need to be resubmitted in order to continue the immigration process."

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who made the phone call into NVC ?

seriously - that day - is the timetick 'to wait' - as

NVC will email out the 'ds-3032 kit' to you, the petitioner.

pls review http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/221785-ds-3032-slowdown/page__view__findpost__p__3560467

again, I think you might have missed something. Great thinking so far, but you should wait on an email 'kit' from 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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FWIW - many things run in parallel at NVC -

DS-3032 'stuff' and AOS fee bill payment are 2 things that run in parallel - so - ya, you CAN pay it online, if it is available to you, to BE paid.


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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Can I go ahead and pay the AOS fees which is showing as $88 if I have the Invoice Identification Number and the Case Number even though I haven't received email from the NVC? - YES

Does this mean, I can now email the DS-3032 through my father's (beneficiary) email? - YES

You will get an email soon but since you have IIN you can go ahead and pay the fee and email DS-3032.

When NVC sends you an email, you can create a hard copy DS-3032 and mail it as well. Just to make sure.

Good luck!


2010-10-04: I-130 Sent for both parents via Express mail in one envelope.

2010-10-08: NOA1 email and text notification received. Both checks cashed.

2010-10-08: Case numbers assigned: both cases sent to California Service Center. Cases available online.

2010-10-15: NOA1 hardcopy received by mail.

2010-10-18: Both cases "Touched" online.

2011-01-21: NOA2 email received. Cases approved in 3.5 months.

2011-01-27: NVC entered both cases in the system. Auto update by phone.

2011-01-28: Called NVC to update my email address.

2011-01-29: NOA2 hardcopy received by mail.

2011-01-31: NVC sent me emails about AOS fee and Choice of Agent forms. Paid AOS fee of $88.

2011-02-01: Sent Choice of Agent forms to NVC via regular mail.

2011-02-02: AOS fee status online: PAID. Printed Document Cover Sheet.

2011-02-03: Mailed 2 forms (for both parents) I-864EZ, Affidavit Of Support to NVC.

2011-02-04: Called NVC: Choice of Agent forms received on Feb 3, 2011

2011-02-07: Called NVC: IV Bill fee is ready to be paid. $404x2 paid for both parents online.

2011-02-08: IV Bill fee status online: PAID. Printed Document Cover Sheet.

2011-02-09: Received email from NVC asking to complete an Application for Immigrant Visa.

2011-02-12: Mailed DS-230 packets for both parents to NVC via express mail.

2011-02-14: Recieved USPS confirmation that DS-230 packets were delivered to NVC on FEB 14, 2011.

2011-03-01: Called NVC: they received DS-230 and biographic data on FEB 28, 2011.

2011-03-11: Both cases completed!

2011-03-26: Received email from NVC: interview for parents scheduled for May 9, 2011 in Warsaw, Poland.

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