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Hi I already paid my AOS and it said PAID when I signed in to check on it at the nvc website

I have all my AOS information already

But I am still waiting on all my husband information for Ds230, I wont get all of the paperwork until next Wednesday and I most likely wont mail it in at being that i am getting it toward the end of the week I want to mail everything off during the beginning of the week during working business hours..

So do you guys think I should wait and send in both AOS and Ds230 together or should I just go ahead and send in my AOS since it is paid and ready to go??

I read on here most ppl send them both in together I am wondering why?

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Hi I already paid my AOS and it said PAID when I signed in to check on it at the nvc website

I have all my AOS information already

But I am still waiting on all my husband information for Ds230, I wont get all of the paperwork until next Wednesday and I most likely wont mail it in at being that i am getting it toward the end of the week I want to mail everything off during the beginning of the week during working business hours..

So do you guys think I should wait and send in both AOS and Ds230 together or should I just go ahead and send in my AOS since it is paid and ready to go??

I read on here most ppl send them both in together I am wondering why?

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Hi I already paid my AOS and it said PAID when I signed in to check on it at the nvc website

I have all my AOS information already

But I am still waiting on all my husband information for Ds230, I wont get all of the paperwork until next Wednesday and I most likely wont mail it in at being that i am getting it toward the end of the week I want to mail everything off during the beginning of the week during working business hours..

So do you guys think I should wait and send in both AOS and Ds230 together or should I just go ahead and send in my AOS since it is paid and ready to go??

I read on here most ppl send them both in together I am wondering why?

Some people say it's better to send them together, others say it doesn't matter.

I sent both together because it saves money on postage, you only have one package to worry about, and it won't lose you any time (your case won't be completed until they've reviewed both packages anyway). The only situation I can think of in which it might be good to send in the AOS earlier is if you suspect that you're likely to get an RFE for it... if that happened, you would have more time to respond to it while you're waiting on the DS-230 to be processed.

If you do send them together, make sure the packets are clearly separated. I used a big binder clip to keep each packet together with the appropriate barcoded cover sheet on top. I then put them both in a flat rate USPS Priority Mail envelope ($4.95 with free delivery confirmation if you pay online – got there in 2 business days) and sent them off to the address given on the Immigrant Visa Application cover sheet. I had no problems doing it that way.


USCIS171 days
08.03.2010: Sent I-130 (Received at Chicago Lockbox on 08.05.2010 – Priority Date)
08.24.2010: NOA1 – Notice Date (Case transferred from CSC to TSC on 11.02.2010 and back to CSC on 02.07.2011)
02.11.2011: NOA2 – Approved! (hard copy received on 02.17.2011)

NVC46 days
02.26.2011: Got NVC case number from AVR (entered on 02.24.2011)
02.28.2011: Called operator to give email addresses and get IIN; emailed beneficiary's change of address and DS-3032; received instruction emails from NVC; AOS fee bill invoiced and paid
03.01.2011: AOS fee shown as "paid"
03.03.2011: DS-3032 accepted; beneficiary's address updated by NVC; IV fee bill invoiced and paid
03.07.2011: IV fee shown as "paid"; AOS and IV packets sent out together via USPS Priority Mail (delivered on 03.09.2011)
03.22.2011: AVR and operator tells us we will receive an RFE
03.26.2011: Received RFE checklist via email (asking for PCCs from China and Taiwan)
03.28.2011: Sent checklist response via USPS Priority Mail (explaining/demonstrating that PCC should not be required)
04.10.2011: AVR message says that checklist response was received on 04.08.2011; sign in failed
04.11.2011: Case completed at NVC!
04.13.2011: Interview date assigned, received Packet 4 via email
04.25.2011: NVC sent case to embassy in London

Embassy – London, United Kingdom
05.23.2011: Medical at Knightsbridge Doctors
05.31.2011: Interview - APPROVED! (301 days from filing)
06.02.2011: Visa in hand
06.07.2011: POE at SFO

Removal of Conditions

04.16.2013: Sent I-751 packet to Vermont Service Center

04.18.2013: I-751 packet received at VSC (check cleared on 05.03)

05.04.2013: Received NOA1 (dated 04.19)

05.11.2013: Received biometrics appointment notice for 06.05.2013 (notice dated 05.08)

05.13.2013: Completed biometrics as a walk-in (would have been out of town for scheduled appointment)

08.21.2013: APPROVED! (Received email update that USCIS has ordered production of new card)

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Let me give u my example , i did send both AOS and DS 230 together for my wife and it worked in 2009. I did the same thing for my dad now but i got checklist or RFE this time .So GOOD luck .

I got an RFE as well, but it had nothing to do with the packets being sent together.


USCIS171 days
08.03.2010: Sent I-130 (Received at Chicago Lockbox on 08.05.2010 – Priority Date)
08.24.2010: NOA1 – Notice Date (Case transferred from CSC to TSC on 11.02.2010 and back to CSC on 02.07.2011)
02.11.2011: NOA2 – Approved! (hard copy received on 02.17.2011)

NVC46 days
02.26.2011: Got NVC case number from AVR (entered on 02.24.2011)
02.28.2011: Called operator to give email addresses and get IIN; emailed beneficiary's change of address and DS-3032; received instruction emails from NVC; AOS fee bill invoiced and paid
03.01.2011: AOS fee shown as "paid"
03.03.2011: DS-3032 accepted; beneficiary's address updated by NVC; IV fee bill invoiced and paid
03.07.2011: IV fee shown as "paid"; AOS and IV packets sent out together via USPS Priority Mail (delivered on 03.09.2011)
03.22.2011: AVR and operator tells us we will receive an RFE
03.26.2011: Received RFE checklist via email (asking for PCCs from China and Taiwan)
03.28.2011: Sent checklist response via USPS Priority Mail (explaining/demonstrating that PCC should not be required)
04.10.2011: AVR message says that checklist response was received on 04.08.2011; sign in failed
04.11.2011: Case completed at NVC!
04.13.2011: Interview date assigned, received Packet 4 via email
04.25.2011: NVC sent case to embassy in London

Embassy – London, United Kingdom
05.23.2011: Medical at Knightsbridge Doctors
05.31.2011: Interview - APPROVED! (301 days from filing)
06.02.2011: Visa in hand
06.07.2011: POE at SFO

Removal of Conditions

04.16.2013: Sent I-751 packet to Vermont Service Center

04.18.2013: I-751 packet received at VSC (check cleared on 05.03)

05.04.2013: Received NOA1 (dated 04.19)

05.11.2013: Received biometrics appointment notice for 06.05.2013 (notice dated 05.08)

05.13.2013: Completed biometrics as a walk-in (would have been out of town for scheduled appointment)

08.21.2013: APPROVED! (Received email update that USCIS has ordered production of new card)

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