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In preparation for our I-130 approval, what are some things that my wife and I can have prepared beforehand? I read LingChe NVC ShortCut but am confused about this...

Try to have all documents below in the hands of the Petitioner, before the NVC process begins. This should be done BEFORE your I-130 petition is approved

Does this mean that my wife, the beneficiary, should complete all these documents, then mail them to me (petitioner)? And then I submit them to NVC?

Thank you in advance for your help,

Burebista


USCIS JOURNEY

11/04/2010: Sent I-130 packet.

11/07/2010: NOA1, Priority Date

11/09/2010: Touched

11/16/2010: I-797C, Notice of Action received

03/15/2011: Touched

04/10/2011: Sent email to my Democrat congressman

04/15/2011: Sent email to my Republican senator

04/26/2011: NOA2 - Approved

04/30/2011: NOA2 - Received in mail

NVC JOURNEY

05/06/2011: NVC received case from USCIS

05/06/2011: NVC case number assigned

05/09/2011: Received IIN and Beneficiary ID number via email

05/09/2011: Emailed DS-3032 and optin email

05/09/2011: AOS bill invoiced and paid

05/10/2011: AOS bill shows PAID

05/10/2011: NVC accepted wife's DS-3032 email

05/11/2011: Mailed AOS package to NVC

05/11/2011: IV bill invoiced and paid

05/12/2011: AOS package shows as delivered to NVC

05/13/2011: IV bill shows PAID

05/19/2011: Wife sent DS-260 & supporting documents via DHL to me

05/23/2011: I received DS-260 documents from wife

05/24/2011: IV package mailed

05/26/2011: IV package received by NVC

06/07/2011: NVC Case Completed

06/09/2011: Interview scheduled

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

06/14/2011: Consulate received case from NVC

06/27/2011: Medical examination

07/19/2011: I fly to Bucharest to be with my wife for interview

07/26/2011: Interview (Approved)

07/26/2011: Visa received

07/28/2011: I fly back to USA

09/06/2011: POE

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In preparation for our I-130 approval, what are some things that my wife and I can have prepared beforehand? I read LingChe NVC ShortCut but am confused about this...

Try to have all documents below in the hands of the Petitioner, before the NVC process begins. This should be done BEFORE your I-130 petition is approved

Does this mean that my wife, the beneficiary, should complete all these documents, then mail them to me (petitioner)? And then I submit them to NVC?

Thank you in advance for your help,

Burebista

i can just tell you what ive been doing while waiting on the I-130 approvel.............pulling my hair out.. :rofl:

NO REALLY:.....beside going nuts.....i went ahead and finished my I-864 all 3 copys, she's worked on her DS-230 parts 1&2, gotten

all her nessary paperwork out of the way, make sure her passport is right with the right name, read timelines and short cuts make a game plan then get you a beer and ride this slow mule to the finish line.good luck :thumbs:


12/22/2010...married my soulmate,in tagaytay city.


USCIS...
01/28/2011...mailed I-130 to chicago Lockbox.....The journey begins
01/31/2011...receive I-130
02/05/2011...get a e-mail notice of NOA-1...states case transferred to CSC
02/08/2011...check clears my bank
02/10/2011... rec. hardcopy NOA-1 in mail...priority date..01/31/2011.....sit back relax and ride this slow mule!!
02/14/2011... touched ( it must have fallen on the floor )..hehe
05/12/2011...NOA-2 OMG...98days u kidding me!!!!!!!

NVC......

05/26/2011... finally got NVC case number...
05/28/2011... receive DS-3032 in e-mail/e-mailed the DS-3032 back
05/28/2011... receive AOS fee bill/ and paid online.
06/01/2011... AOS fee bill shows paid.
06/02/2011... DS-3032 accepted
06/03/2011... IV-bill generated and sented by e-mail
06/04/2011... Paid IV fee bill/ in progress
06/07/2011... IV fee bill showed paid/ downloaded cover sheet
06/08/2011... Express mail both the I-864(AOS) and DS-230
06/09/2011... Confirmed del at 11:10am signed by N visa center.
06/21/2011... SIF...yea!!! called NVC..yes case complete but no interview dates until aug..rats!!
06/28/2011... issured interview date set for 08/08/2011 At 6:30am.
07/12&13/2011... medical
YEA SHE PASSED MEDICAL

08/08/2011... interview approved!!!
08/19/2011...usa/arkansas.....

ROC

05/23/2013... mailed I-751 to Vermont

05/25/2013...delivery confirm received

05/30/2013...check cleared bank

06/01/2013...rec. NOA1 (receipt date 05/28/2013)

06/24/2013... biometrics appointment

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James's Shortcuts Here is another "shortcut" link that helped me kind of put it together. That and reading and researching some links. There will be an affidavit of support bill posted on the nvc website and then a few days later they generate the 3032 (choice of agent) for being the contact person with the NVC. Where the documents come from in the world it doesn't matter. I'm the agent for my wife and she sent in her 230 packet directly. Saved time and money. After a good skype video call going over the packet , we sent it. Now we're waiting.

If you send in the info, don't forget to download and print the packet cover pages from the NVC, it helps all (barcoded for quicker processing). My wife has an all in one printer( most useful gift I ever gave her!) she scans in her docs and sends me the copies. I took it with me on one of my visits.

Hope this experience helps some, my fingers are crossed for all of us!!!

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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James's Shortcuts Here is another "shortcut" link that helped me kind of put it together. That and reading and researching some links. There will be an affidavit of support bill posted on the nvc website and then a few days later they generate the 3032 (choice of agent) for being the contact person with the NVC. Where the documents come from in the world it doesn't matter. I'm the agent for my wife and she sent in her 230 packet directly. Saved time and money. After a good skype video call going over the packet , we sent it. Now we're waiting.

If you send in the info, don't forget to download and print the packet cover pages from the NVC, it helps all (barcoded for quicker processing). My wife has an all in one printer( most useful gift I ever gave her!) she scans in her docs and sends me the copies. I took it with me on one of my visits.

Hope this experience helps some, my fingers are crossed for all of us!!!

Bob

Thank you for the feedback. I had found James's Shortcuts also, and wondered about his Step Zero. It seemed he felt that if the beneficiary signed the DS-3032 and mailed it to the U.S. petitioner, it was supposed to save time. He also advices that the spouse should do the same with DS-230. Sounds like your spouse is sending her documents in from her location. Is the fact that it takes longer for foreign mail to arrive at NVC the idea behind James's time saving ideas?


USCIS JOURNEY

11/04/2010: Sent I-130 packet.

11/07/2010: NOA1, Priority Date

11/09/2010: Touched

11/16/2010: I-797C, Notice of Action received

03/15/2011: Touched

04/10/2011: Sent email to my Democrat congressman

04/15/2011: Sent email to my Republican senator

04/26/2011: NOA2 - Approved

04/30/2011: NOA2 - Received in mail

NVC JOURNEY

05/06/2011: NVC received case from USCIS

05/06/2011: NVC case number assigned

05/09/2011: Received IIN and Beneficiary ID number via email

05/09/2011: Emailed DS-3032 and optin email

05/09/2011: AOS bill invoiced and paid

05/10/2011: AOS bill shows PAID

05/10/2011: NVC accepted wife's DS-3032 email

05/11/2011: Mailed AOS package to NVC

05/11/2011: IV bill invoiced and paid

05/12/2011: AOS package shows as delivered to NVC

05/13/2011: IV bill shows PAID

05/19/2011: Wife sent DS-260 & supporting documents via DHL to me

05/23/2011: I received DS-260 documents from wife

05/24/2011: IV package mailed

05/26/2011: IV package received by NVC

06/07/2011: NVC Case Completed

06/09/2011: Interview scheduled

Medical / US Consulate / POE:

06/14/2011: Consulate received case from NVC

06/27/2011: Medical examination

07/19/2011: I fly to Bucharest to be with my wife for interview

07/26/2011: Interview (Approved)

07/26/2011: Visa received

07/28/2011: I fly back to USA

09/06/2011: POE

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I think it depends on who the agent is for receiving the RFE's and or other mailed things from the NVC. The USC would be best IMO since it doesn't have to go through foreign mail. As for sending things where it originates doesn't matter to the NVC, as long as it's in the format (bar coded cover sheets) they prefer. One reason we were not exactly on the shortcuts page is the police or NBI clearance took 1 week to process since her name had changed to mine and the IV bill got paid the same time we obtained clearance.

So we sent it directly after a call to the NVC in which they told us it was ok for the beneficiary to send it, even though I'm the agent. Hope this makes some sense. As for it being quicker, we just lost 1 day by doing it this way (3 day holiday weekend) in which the DHL still moved packages on the weekend! :dance: It should arrive on Tuesday, mailed last Wednesday night.

BTW, James shortcuts is a bit outdated I fear. It is a general overview and not to be followed strictly in my opinion. The NVC will generate the ds3032 with barcode on it and can be downloaded, signed, and pdf'd back to NVC. We used the email template 3 different times and no response over 3-5 days. Nothing....then I called and the gentleman said they're generating the barcoded ones on line post AOS payment for us and to use it. We did and everything broke loose for us. They eventually did respond to the other emails, I speculate they were just backed up on processing emails is all.

Bottom line, as soon as you get the barcoded sheets, slap it on the package and send it to NVC no matter where in the world it originates.

Bob


  • Married in Manila: 08/20/2010
  • I-130 Sent to lockbox: 10/01/2010
  • I-130 Received: 10/03/2010
  • NOA-1 Received: 10/04/2010
  • NOA-2 Received: 02/01/2011
  • Received NVC: 02/08/2011
  • AOS Bill Generated: 02/10/2011
  • AOS Bill Paid: 02/10/2011
  • DS 3032 Emailed: 02/10/2011
  • IV Bill Generated: 02/14/2011
  • IV Bill Paid: 02/14/2011
  • IV Packet Received @ NVC:02/22/2011
  • NVC Completed 03/08/2011
  • Interview Date Post Sputum results May 17
  • Results negative, Interview scheduled 6/13
  • Placed in A/R 06/13/2011
  • I-601 required 07/18/2011
  • I-601 filed 11/9/2011
  • I-601 approved 11/29/11
  • 2nd Sputum test ordered 12/21/11
  • 2nd Sputum Test passed 02/21/12
  • Visa Approved!! 03/15/2012
  • Visa In Hand 03/17/2012
  • POE SFO 03/24/2012

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