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Hi VJ members!!! this makes us nervous both of us, we were not careful to review my wife's passport (the beneficiary) before mailing the biographic photocopy along with DS-230 and the other needed civil documents which have arrived to NVC today.

The problme is this, where it should be the surname, is her first name, and where should be her give name, (first and middle), it is written her middle name followed by the surname.......... I really feel stupid not noticing that and request a new passport from the issuing agency in Burundi.

So, what will happen at NVC? Are they going to ask us a new passport with names arranged/ written correctly? (as far as for spelling, the names are spelled correctly and other info such as birthdate, etc are correct). What are the odds? Are they going to close the case, and forward to embassy, while asking us to get the passpost right? or they will wait until we fix with them before sending the file to the consulate?

As of now, my wife has already surrended the passport to the issuing agency, and next week we are going to get another one which is correct. When we get that can we go ahead and send it to NVC, with the explanation?

Then am debating whether to go ahead and write the email to NVC right now to explain what we found. Or should I just wait until they review the documents?

Any one with the answers please we would like to know, at least so we can get some sleep!!!! lol!!!


Nov 04, 2007 I met my fiancee in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Feb 20, 2010 We got married in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Oct 29, 2010 I mailed I-130

Oct 31, 2010 I-130 arrived at USCIS

Nov 02, 2010 NOA1 written

Nov 08, 2010 Received NOA1 hard copy "priority date 10/31/2010"

Mar 14, 2011 Touch

Mar 23, 2011 USCIS approves the petition

Mar 24, 2011 Touch

Mar 28, 2011 Received NOA2 hard copy "APPROVED" Many thanks to God!!!!

Mar 31, 2011 NVC received file from USCIS

Apr 02, 2011 Received forst e-mail from NVC with AOS bill included

Apr 03, 2011 Paid AOS bill

Apr 05, 2011 AOS fee status "PAID"

Apr 06, 2011 Received AOS package via e-mail and IV bill generated

Apr 08, 2011 IV bill paid

Apr 12, 2011 IV bill status "PAID"

Apr 14, 2011 AVR "IV package is being generated"

Apr 18, 2011 mailed AOS

Apr 29, 2011 asked NVC if AOS ahs been received, answer "wait till 20 days from mailing date"

May 02, 2011 E-mail form NVC RFE "needs to send DS-230"oooh!!!! Thank God am working on it!thought was something big!

May 11, 2011 I mailed DS-230 and supporting civil docs via USPS

May 16, 2011 called NVC to ask if they have received D-230. answer, same ####### "wait 20 business days from mailing date" uughhhhh!!!

May 20, 2011 Case closed at NVC

May 21, 2011 Log on NVC payment system and get SIF.... OMG!!! so nervous!!!

May 29, 2011 Received Email IV packet... Interview July 6th, 2011, nervous to death!!!

Jul 06, 2011 Interview**** APPROVED!!!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! and Thanks to God!!!!!

Jul 13, 2011 VISA picked up at the embassy

Jul 18, 2011 Entry to the US, POE JFK NYC

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oops!!! thought i could find a reply to my post!!! anyone with an idea how will this unfold?


Nov 04, 2007 I met my fiancee in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Feb 20, 2010 We got married in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Oct 29, 2010 I mailed I-130

Oct 31, 2010 I-130 arrived at USCIS

Nov 02, 2010 NOA1 written

Nov 08, 2010 Received NOA1 hard copy "priority date 10/31/2010"

Mar 14, 2011 Touch

Mar 23, 2011 USCIS approves the petition

Mar 24, 2011 Touch

Mar 28, 2011 Received NOA2 hard copy "APPROVED" Many thanks to God!!!!

Mar 31, 2011 NVC received file from USCIS

Apr 02, 2011 Received forst e-mail from NVC with AOS bill included

Apr 03, 2011 Paid AOS bill

Apr 05, 2011 AOS fee status "PAID"

Apr 06, 2011 Received AOS package via e-mail and IV bill generated

Apr 08, 2011 IV bill paid

Apr 12, 2011 IV bill status "PAID"

Apr 14, 2011 AVR "IV package is being generated"

Apr 18, 2011 mailed AOS

Apr 29, 2011 asked NVC if AOS ahs been received, answer "wait till 20 days from mailing date"

May 02, 2011 E-mail form NVC RFE "needs to send DS-230"oooh!!!! Thank God am working on it!thought was something big!

May 11, 2011 I mailed DS-230 and supporting civil docs via USPS

May 16, 2011 called NVC to ask if they have received D-230. answer, same ####### "wait 20 business days from mailing date" uughhhhh!!!

May 20, 2011 Case closed at NVC

May 21, 2011 Log on NVC payment system and get SIF.... OMG!!! so nervous!!!

May 29, 2011 Received Email IV packet... Interview July 6th, 2011, nervous to death!!!

Jul 06, 2011 Interview**** APPROVED!!!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! and Thanks to God!!!!!

Jul 13, 2011 VISA picked up at the embassy

Jul 18, 2011 Entry to the US, POE JFK NYC

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It's not the same situation as yours but... My husband is from Mexico his passport had the wrong 'place of birth' they actually put the county instead of the town. We called the Consulate and they said we had to change it. Maybe they won't relize it. But if your worried I think you should call them asap


May 2005- Met my husband

June 2005- Became a couple

September 2006- 1st son born

July 2007- 2nd son born

June 2010- Married

September 2010-Hired our Lawyer

October 15th 2010- Petition Sent in

December 2010- 1st daughter born

February 7th 2011- Petition Approved

August 3rd 2011- recieved our appointment

September 1st 2011- 1st appointment- denied, but approved for a waiver

November 14th 2011- 2nd appointment, turned in waiver

_ _ _ _ _ - Visa Approved (still waiting as of February 18th 2012)

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It's not the same situation as yours but... My husband is from Mexico his passport had the wrong 'place of birth' they actually put the county instead of the town. We called the Consulate and they said we had to change it. Maybe they won't relize it. But if your worried I think you should call them asap

Thanks..... who should I call? The consulate? or email NVC to explain that we are going to use a different passport? or should I just wait until I hear from NVC? True, NVC may not realize it, but I strongly believe at the consulate when they see the actual passport, they will notice it and more likely to request another passport....... then will delay our process.... ooouugggghhhh!!!!!

So I understand that we need to request another passport, I think I should start next week by returning the passport to the issuing agency pointing out the error so that they can issue another one. Is this a good idea?


Nov 04, 2007 I met my fiancee in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Feb 20, 2010 We got married in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Oct 29, 2010 I mailed I-130

Oct 31, 2010 I-130 arrived at USCIS

Nov 02, 2010 NOA1 written

Nov 08, 2010 Received NOA1 hard copy "priority date 10/31/2010"

Mar 14, 2011 Touch

Mar 23, 2011 USCIS approves the petition

Mar 24, 2011 Touch

Mar 28, 2011 Received NOA2 hard copy "APPROVED" Many thanks to God!!!!

Mar 31, 2011 NVC received file from USCIS

Apr 02, 2011 Received forst e-mail from NVC with AOS bill included

Apr 03, 2011 Paid AOS bill

Apr 05, 2011 AOS fee status "PAID"

Apr 06, 2011 Received AOS package via e-mail and IV bill generated

Apr 08, 2011 IV bill paid

Apr 12, 2011 IV bill status "PAID"

Apr 14, 2011 AVR "IV package is being generated"

Apr 18, 2011 mailed AOS

Apr 29, 2011 asked NVC if AOS ahs been received, answer "wait till 20 days from mailing date"

May 02, 2011 E-mail form NVC RFE "needs to send DS-230"oooh!!!! Thank God am working on it!thought was something big!

May 11, 2011 I mailed DS-230 and supporting civil docs via USPS

May 16, 2011 called NVC to ask if they have received D-230. answer, same ####### "wait 20 business days from mailing date" uughhhhh!!!

May 20, 2011 Case closed at NVC

May 21, 2011 Log on NVC payment system and get SIF.... OMG!!! so nervous!!!

May 29, 2011 Received Email IV packet... Interview July 6th, 2011, nervous to death!!!

Jul 06, 2011 Interview**** APPROVED!!!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! and Thanks to God!!!!!

Jul 13, 2011 VISA picked up at the embassy

Jul 18, 2011 Entry to the US, POE JFK NYC

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this is what I would do if I was in your situation: If the NVC has the copies of the incorrect passport. I would call them to let them know. If you have the passport get ahold of the passport agency asap let them know about the error so they can fix it. Then when you get the new passport make copies and switch them if you have a waiver. ( I have a hardship waiver that has copies of my husbands passport). The NVC may want copies of the newly issued passport. (im a us citizen, the passport agency screw up on both my passport card and passport. After I received them back all the numbers were different.)


May 2005- Met my husband

June 2005- Became a couple

September 2006- 1st son born

July 2007- 2nd son born

June 2010- Married

September 2010-Hired our Lawyer

October 15th 2010- Petition Sent in

December 2010- 1st daughter born

February 7th 2011- Petition Approved

August 3rd 2011- recieved our appointment

September 1st 2011- 1st appointment- denied, but approved for a waiver

November 14th 2011- 2nd appointment, turned in waiver

_ _ _ _ _ - Visa Approved (still waiting as of February 18th 2012)

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If you wait and see if they'll over look the error, then they actually find it. It could dely your whole process, I would let them know and get everything changed ASAP.


May 2005- Met my husband

June 2005- Became a couple

September 2006- 1st son born

July 2007- 2nd son born

June 2010- Married

September 2010-Hired our Lawyer

October 15th 2010- Petition Sent in

December 2010- 1st daughter born

February 7th 2011- Petition Approved

August 3rd 2011- recieved our appointment

September 1st 2011- 1st appointment- denied, but approved for a waiver

November 14th 2011- 2nd appointment, turned in waiver

_ _ _ _ _ - Visa Approved (still waiting as of February 18th 2012)

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this is what I would do if I was in your situation: If the NVC has the copies of the incorrect passport. I would call them to let them know. If you have the passport get ahold of the passport agency asap let them know about the error so they can fix it. Then when you get the new passport make copies and switch them if you have a waiver. ( I have a hardship waiver that has copies of my husbands passport). The NVC may want copies of the newly issued passport. (im a us citizen, the passport agency screw up on both my passport card and passport. After I received them back all the numbers were different.)

If you wait and see if they'll over look the error, then they actually find it. It could dely your whole process, I would let them know and get everything changed ASAP.

Great and thanks a lot for help.... I will email NVC ASAP, I have been advised not to change the passport until NVC/consulate tells me to do so, but I can let them know of the situation. What waiver are you talking about? I didn't get that.... the waiver to switch the passport? Again thanks for your input.


Nov 04, 2007 I met my fiancee in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Feb 20, 2010 We got married in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Oct 29, 2010 I mailed I-130

Oct 31, 2010 I-130 arrived at USCIS

Nov 02, 2010 NOA1 written

Nov 08, 2010 Received NOA1 hard copy "priority date 10/31/2010"

Mar 14, 2011 Touch

Mar 23, 2011 USCIS approves the petition

Mar 24, 2011 Touch

Mar 28, 2011 Received NOA2 hard copy "APPROVED" Many thanks to God!!!!

Mar 31, 2011 NVC received file from USCIS

Apr 02, 2011 Received forst e-mail from NVC with AOS bill included

Apr 03, 2011 Paid AOS bill

Apr 05, 2011 AOS fee status "PAID"

Apr 06, 2011 Received AOS package via e-mail and IV bill generated

Apr 08, 2011 IV bill paid

Apr 12, 2011 IV bill status "PAID"

Apr 14, 2011 AVR "IV package is being generated"

Apr 18, 2011 mailed AOS

Apr 29, 2011 asked NVC if AOS ahs been received, answer "wait till 20 days from mailing date"

May 02, 2011 E-mail form NVC RFE "needs to send DS-230"oooh!!!! Thank God am working on it!thought was something big!

May 11, 2011 I mailed DS-230 and supporting civil docs via USPS

May 16, 2011 called NVC to ask if they have received D-230. answer, same ####### "wait 20 business days from mailing date" uughhhhh!!!

May 20, 2011 Case closed at NVC

May 21, 2011 Log on NVC payment system and get SIF.... OMG!!! so nervous!!!

May 29, 2011 Received Email IV packet... Interview July 6th, 2011, nervous to death!!!

Jul 06, 2011 Interview**** APPROVED!!!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! and Thanks to God!!!!!

Jul 13, 2011 VISA picked up at the embassy

Jul 18, 2011 Entry to the US, POE JFK NYC

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My husband has to apply for a visa with a waiver. If you don't know about a waiver, then don't worry about it. You have to apply for a visa with a waiver when the benaficuary is in the United states illegally.


May 2005- Met my husband

June 2005- Became a couple

September 2006- 1st son born

July 2007- 2nd son born

June 2010- Married

September 2010-Hired our Lawyer

October 15th 2010- Petition Sent in

December 2010- 1st daughter born

February 7th 2011- Petition Approved

August 3rd 2011- recieved our appointment

September 1st 2011- 1st appointment- denied, but approved for a waiver

November 14th 2011- 2nd appointment, turned in waiver

_ _ _ _ _ - Visa Approved (still waiting as of February 18th 2012)

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My husband has to apply for a visa with a waiver. If you don't know about a waiver, then don't worry about it. You have to apply for a visa with a waiver when the benaficuary is in the United states illegally.

oh ok I see.


Nov 04, 2007 I met my fiancee in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Feb 20, 2010 We got married in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Oct 29, 2010 I mailed I-130

Oct 31, 2010 I-130 arrived at USCIS

Nov 02, 2010 NOA1 written

Nov 08, 2010 Received NOA1 hard copy "priority date 10/31/2010"

Mar 14, 2011 Touch

Mar 23, 2011 USCIS approves the petition

Mar 24, 2011 Touch

Mar 28, 2011 Received NOA2 hard copy "APPROVED" Many thanks to God!!!!

Mar 31, 2011 NVC received file from USCIS

Apr 02, 2011 Received forst e-mail from NVC with AOS bill included

Apr 03, 2011 Paid AOS bill

Apr 05, 2011 AOS fee status "PAID"

Apr 06, 2011 Received AOS package via e-mail and IV bill generated

Apr 08, 2011 IV bill paid

Apr 12, 2011 IV bill status "PAID"

Apr 14, 2011 AVR "IV package is being generated"

Apr 18, 2011 mailed AOS

Apr 29, 2011 asked NVC if AOS ahs been received, answer "wait till 20 days from mailing date"

May 02, 2011 E-mail form NVC RFE "needs to send DS-230"oooh!!!! Thank God am working on it!thought was something big!

May 11, 2011 I mailed DS-230 and supporting civil docs via USPS

May 16, 2011 called NVC to ask if they have received D-230. answer, same ####### "wait 20 business days from mailing date" uughhhhh!!!

May 20, 2011 Case closed at NVC

May 21, 2011 Log on NVC payment system and get SIF.... OMG!!! so nervous!!!

May 29, 2011 Received Email IV packet... Interview July 6th, 2011, nervous to death!!!

Jul 06, 2011 Interview**** APPROVED!!!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! and Thanks to God!!!!!

Jul 13, 2011 VISA picked up at the embassy

Jul 18, 2011 Entry to the US, POE JFK NYC

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I did write the email to NVC, they replied last Friday that they haven't received the DS 230 package yet, and further instructions will be given to me once the package will be received and reviewed, now I check the NVC AVR it says that the case has been completed at NVC, to sit and wait for further instructions within eight weeks. Are they going to include the need to change the passport too?? I'm anxious, asking myself a thousand questions... what if... what if.....


Nov 04, 2007 I met my fiancee in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Feb 20, 2010 We got married in Dar-es-salaam, Tanzania

Oct 29, 2010 I mailed I-130

Oct 31, 2010 I-130 arrived at USCIS

Nov 02, 2010 NOA1 written

Nov 08, 2010 Received NOA1 hard copy "priority date 10/31/2010"

Mar 14, 2011 Touch

Mar 23, 2011 USCIS approves the petition

Mar 24, 2011 Touch

Mar 28, 2011 Received NOA2 hard copy "APPROVED" Many thanks to God!!!!

Mar 31, 2011 NVC received file from USCIS

Apr 02, 2011 Received forst e-mail from NVC with AOS bill included

Apr 03, 2011 Paid AOS bill

Apr 05, 2011 AOS fee status "PAID"

Apr 06, 2011 Received AOS package via e-mail and IV bill generated

Apr 08, 2011 IV bill paid

Apr 12, 2011 IV bill status "PAID"

Apr 14, 2011 AVR "IV package is being generated"

Apr 18, 2011 mailed AOS

Apr 29, 2011 asked NVC if AOS ahs been received, answer "wait till 20 days from mailing date"

May 02, 2011 E-mail form NVC RFE "needs to send DS-230"oooh!!!! Thank God am working on it!thought was something big!

May 11, 2011 I mailed DS-230 and supporting civil docs via USPS

May 16, 2011 called NVC to ask if they have received D-230. answer, same ####### "wait 20 business days from mailing date" uughhhhh!!!

May 20, 2011 Case closed at NVC

May 21, 2011 Log on NVC payment system and get SIF.... OMG!!! so nervous!!!

May 29, 2011 Received Email IV packet... Interview July 6th, 2011, nervous to death!!!

Jul 06, 2011 Interview**** APPROVED!!!!! YEEHAWWWW!!!! and Thanks to God!!!!!

Jul 13, 2011 VISA picked up at the embassy

Jul 18, 2011 Entry to the US, POE JFK NYC

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