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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello there. I read on a wiki here that there is a size limit of 10mb for electronic processing through NVC but I don't see that number listed anywhere on their website... Is this a correct number or just best guess?

Our i864 packet is ready to send, however its about 24mb...

If it is 10mb limited, is there any way to shrink this pdf down? We use MacOS... Have Adobe but not Acrobat...

Thank you for your time.

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I don't know about NVC, but many email programs cannot send or receive anything in excess of 10 MB--if someone has the definitive answer for NVC, that would be great. But even if their limit is much higher, it's possible you still can't send it due to limitations on your end. Send it to your self right now and see if that works, and let us know.

If you can't then break it into pieces, and send them separately.

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It isn't the total size of the packet but the size of each individual attachment. If you are compiling everything in to one big pdf then that is not the best option. You will probably have trouble sending it through your email system regardless of any NVC limits. Have the I-864 as a pdf, each month's bank statements as pdf's, each years tax returns/transcripts as pdf's and so on. Depending on how you are creating the pdf's there is a lot of header info that increases the size dramatically. Look for a program to reduce the size of the pdf's to something more manageable. There are several out there and you can look on google for info on these. The individual pdf files should all be managabel as less than 1 mb. If they are bigger than this then you need to use one of the programs to "shrink" them.


Service Center : California Service Center
Consulate : Guangzhou, China
Marriage (if applicable): 2010-04-26
I-130 Sent : 2010-06-01
I-130 NOA1 : 2010-06-08
I-130 RFE : 2010-11-05
I-130 RFE Sent : 2010-11-06
I-130 Approved : 2010-11-10
NVC Received CaseFile: 2010-11-16
NVC Casefile Number Issued: 2010-11-22
Received DS-3032 / I-864 Bill : 2010-11-23
OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC: 2010-11-23
OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC: 2010-12-14
Pay I-864 Bill 2010-11-23
Receive I-864 Package : 2010-11-23
Return Completed I-864 : 2011-03-30
Return Completed DS-3032 : 2010-11-23
Receive IV Bill : 2010-12-17
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AOS CoverSheets Generated: 2010-11-27
IV Fee Bill marked as PAID: 2011-03-18
IV CoverSheets Generated: 2011-03-18
IV email packet sent: 2011-04-4
NVC reports 'Case Completed': 2011-5-2
'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal: 2011-5-2
Final Review Started at NVC: 2011-5-2
Final Review Completed at NVC: ????
Interview Date Set: 2011-5-5
Appointment Letter Received via Email: 2011-5-6
Interview Date: 2011-6-1
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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Gmail and hotmail have a 25MB limit.


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April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
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September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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Turn the resolution size on your scanner down a notch and see if that helps.

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I-130 NOA2 : 06-24-2011

NVC- (29 Days)
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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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10 megabytes was so so so 2009-ish, don't you agree? At least that was the case when I wrote the darn thing.

tis 2011, time for some edits, ya?

Edited by Darnell

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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Canada
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Hello everyone,

I just spoke to an NVC operator and was informed that there is no file size maximum on THEIR end. (so yeah, Darnell... hehe update away) :)

He did inform me however, that this does not mean that there is no maximum on the senders end! :)

Another thing worth noting is: I was under the impression that packets sent electronically needed to be in ONE .pdf file, however I was informed by the NVC representative that this is not the case. He told me that breaking down the files is no problem at all.

Edited by Kammo

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Hello everyone,

I just spoke to an NVC operator and was informed that there is no file size maximum on THEIR end. (so yeah, Darnell... hehe update away) :)

He did inform me however, that this does not mean that there is no maximum on the senders end! :)

Another thing worth noting is: I was under the impression that packets sent electronically needed to be in ONE .pdf file, however I was informed by the NVC representative that this is not the case. He told me that breaking down the files is no problem at all.

I think the bigger shocker, really (and truly) is that you actually got a Human that knew something about EP. That's mondo frickin rare. As rare as finding a poutine stall in Corsicana TX.


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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The NVC Representative Lied!

Our 24MB package was rejected by the US Government server for being too large. We just shrunk it down to 10MB and hit send... again.

Hopefully it works out this time.

Just thought everyone would want to know.

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hey - can post the error message on the bounce email? (redacted, of course)


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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hey - can post the error message on the bounce email? (redacted, of course)

Message:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at (our mail server XXX.com)

I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.

This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<NVCElectronic@state.gov>:

XXX.XXX.X.XXX (IP) failed after I sent the message.

Remote host said: 552

--- Enclosed are the original headers of the message.

From: (US) <XXX@XXXX.com>

Date: June 11, 2011 2:03:34 PM PDT

To: NVCElectronic@state.gov

Subject: MTLXXXXXXXXXX – I-864 Documents

(Body supressed)

My husband went to his email server prior to sending this email to check on size limits, if any. He said that his server has virtually no limits.

Our smaller packet sent just fine. We received the confirmation email 1 hour later.

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Thanks Kammo!


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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Message:

Hi. This is the qmail-send program at (our mail server XXX.com)

I'm afraid I wasn't able to deliver your message to the following addresses.

This is a permanent error; I've given up. Sorry it didn't work out.

<NVCElectronic@state.gov>:

XXX.XXX.X.XXX (IP) failed after I sent the message.

Remote host said: 552

--- Enclosed are the original headers of the message.

From: (US) <XXX@XXXX.com>

Date: June 11, 2011 2:03:34 PM PDT

To: NVCElectronic@state.gov

Subject: MTLXXXXXXXXXX – I-864 Documents

(Body supressed)

My husband went to his email server prior to sending this email to check on size limits, if any. He said that his server has virtually no limits.

Our smaller packet sent just fine. We received the confirmation email 1 hour later.

Hmmm. 552 is a size limit exceeded error. My I-864 packets sent yesterday came in at around 1.5MB for both the CR-1 and CR-2 filing. What resolution did you use?

Alex.

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Hmmm. 552 is a size limit exceeded error. My I-864 packets sent yesterday came in at around 1.5MB for both the CR-1 and CR-2 filing. What resolution did you use?

Alex.

OK. I'm going to scream! :bonk:

I first get an email saying I was enrolled.

Next I send my I-864 packet.

Then I get an email saying it's rejected because I wasn't enrolled.

I called them today and the lady on the phone said, "yes, you were enrolled 2 days before the date I sent the I-864 packet".

I normally try not to put down to malice what I can put to incompetence and this definitely seems like the latter.

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