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helpsmilie.gif HI everyone! Our I-130 was approved June 22 and we are still waiting the nvc case number. I want to make sure I understand the next steps at nvc! I get my case number, then call and give them my husband and my email addresses. Then file the DS-3032 by mail and email both? When they except the ds-3032 then I can pay first fee of $88 online and send the AOS by mail then the payment of $404 and send the Iv package? Is this correct steps or can I send both payments at one time and both I files at the same time? I think I am confusing myself I just want to do everything right the first time and the fastest way too! Thank's for all your help! smile.gif O and also when I do the AOS I have both my parent's in my house hold so they are doing an I-864a do they also have to do a I-864 or is it just me the petitioner that will do the I-864? I have the last 3 yrs of my tax papers but they only have the last 2 yrs will it be ok to just send the last 2 of their's and my last 3yrs? I also have check stub's of my dad's and a letter from his retirement plan of the last 3 yrs of annual salary. We will also have letter's of employment, will this be all the info we will need? I know the AOS is the most important step and want to make sure we have everything correct the first time. My dad's income alone is well over the proverty guidelines so the income is not a concern just don't want to leave something out because we know we are over the guidelines for income then end up they want more info... Thank's again for any advice! rose.gif Edited by mjlassi

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helpsmilie.gif HI everyone! Our I-130 was approved June 22 and we are still waiting the nvc case number. I want to make sure I understand the next steps at nvc! I get my case number, then call and give them my husband and my email addresses. Then file the DS-3032 by mail and email both? When they except the ds-3032 then I can pay first fee of $88 online and send the AOS by mail then the payment of $404 and send the Iv package? Is this correct steps or can I send both payments at one time and both I files at the same time? I think I am confusing myself I just want to do everything right the first time and the fastest way too! Thank's for all your help! smile.gif O and also when I do the AOS I have both my parent's in my house hold so they are doing an I-864a do they also have to do a I-864 or is it just me the petitioner that will do the I-864? I have the last 3 yrs of my tax papers but they only have the last 2 yrs will it be ok to just send the last 2 of their's and my last 3yrs? I also have check stub's of my dad's and a letter from his retirement plan of the last 3 yrs of annual salary. We will also have letter's of employment, will this be all the info we will need? I know the AOS is the most important step and want to make sure we have everything correct the first time. My dad's income alone is well over the proverty guidelines so the income is not a concern just don't want to leave something out because we know we are over the guidelines for income then end up they want more info... Thank's again for any advice! rose.gif

Grats on your I-130 approval!

Here's a quick summary of the NVC process:

-get case number and IIN

-send DS-3032*

-pay AOS bill once available

-once bill appears as PAID, you can send the AOS package

-pay IV bill (will only appear once the DS-3032 has been accepted)

-once bill appears as PAID, you can send the IV package

*It's much easier if you just email as NVC will receive and accept it within a few business days instead of taking much longer if mailed. Follow the template here: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Email_DS-3032_form

You mentioned that you can only pay the $88 fee once the DS-3032 has been accepted. That's wrong. The AOS bill isn't dependent on that form. It'll appear within a few days of getting your case number. The only thing that's dependent on the DS-3032 is the IV bill. It will NOT appear until the form has been accepted.

You can't pay the bills at the same time unless you don't pay the AOS when it first appears and wait until the IV one appears. Other than that, you can't pay them at the same time as the AOS bill will always appear first since the IV is dependent upon the acceptance of the DS-3032. This is untrue if you have a lawyer though. The lawyer is always automatically chosen as the choice of agent, so both the AOS and IV bills appear at the same time.

Now, you can send both packages at the same time if you wish to do so. Just don't send the AOS package once the AOS bill appears as PAID. Wait until the IV bill appears as PAID, and then you can put both packages in the same envelope and mail that. Just make sure it's clearly marked which package is which inside.

For the AOS, you have to file an I-864, and then both your parents file an I-864a.

For the tax papers, only the most recent tax year is required, so if you don't have all 3 years, it's ok as it's just optional.

Don't forget to include a birth certificate or US passport to prove your parents' legal status in the US. And I'm not sure, but you might also need their marriage certificate.

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Congratulations I got approved on June 23rd.. And I actually call NVC and ask for my case number and they gave it to me.. I don't know what is a IIN? If anyone knows please let me know But yeah hope we can help each other out :)


Sent I-130 *January 24, 2011*
Check Cashed *February 18, 2011*
NOA1 Receive *February 22, 2011*
NOA2 Receive *June 23, 2011*
Case Number/SDO# Receive *June 24, 2011*
NVC Email Receive *June 28, 2011*
IV & AOS payments made *June 29, 2011*
AOS & IV Payment show as PAID *June 30, 2011*
AOS & D-230 package SENT *July 08, 2011*
Packages receive @ *NVC - I got my return certify mail slip* *July 11, 2011*
Called NVC auto-machine missing documents *July 21, 2011*
E-mail from NVC "CheckList" -missing documents *July 26, 2011*
Missing Documents sent to NVC *July 27, 2011*
NVC Receive missing documents - I got my return certify mail slip* *July 29, 2011*
Case Complete smile.png *August 5, 2011*
Interview Date *September 21, 2011*

I-751 form - *August 2012*

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Armenia
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helpsmilie.gif HI everyone! Our I-130 was approved June 22 and we are still waiting the nvc case number. I want to make sure I understand the next steps at nvc! I get my case number, then call and give them my husband and my email addresses. Then file the DS-3032 by mail and email both? When they except the ds-3032 then I can pay first fee of $88 online and send the AOS by mail then the payment of $404 and send the Iv package? Is this correct steps or can I send both payments at one time and both I files at the same time? I think I am confusing myself I just want to do everything right the first time and the fastest way too! Thank's for all your help! smile.gif O and also when I do the AOS I have both my parent's in my house hold so they are doing an I-864a do they also have to do a I-864 or is it just me the petitioner that will do the I-864? I have the last 3 yrs of my tax papers but they only have the last 2 yrs will it be ok to just send the last 2 of their's and my last 3yrs? I also have check stub's of my dad's and a letter from his retirement plan of the last 3 yrs of annual salary. We will also have letter's of employment, will this be all the info we will need? I know the AOS is the most important step and want to make sure we have everything correct the first time. My dad's income alone is well over the proverty guidelines so the income is not a concern just don't want to leave something out because we know we are over the guidelines for income then end up they want more info... Thank's again for any advice! rose.gif

Hello There,

I have my I-130 Ok-ed on May 31st & I still don't have a case # @ NVC... the USCIS says that its in route from CSC....it's in sane....I hope yours reaches them sooner....

The steps you mentioned are correct, but they have to be done in turn. You can't submit both at the same time. As far as the sponsor papers - You need to file one for you (if you are the original petitioner) then another packet for the additional sponsor (whoever it may be)... Good Luck!

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Congratulations I got approved on June 23rd.. And I actually call NVC and ask for my case number and they gave it to me.. I don't know what is a IIN? If anyone knows please let me know But yeah hope we can help each other out :)

IIN = Invoice Identification Number

It's required to sign onto the payment portal to pay the AOS and IV bills and to print the barcoded cover sheets after they appear as PAID.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Congratulations I got approved on June 23rd.. And I actually call NVC and ask for my case number and they gave it to me.. I don't know what is a IIN? If anyone knows please let me know But yeah hope we can help each other out :)

Wow ! that was quick... I got approved on 16th June but no case# yet....


USCIS: (108 days)
Spouse's Journey (F2A) - USCIS
02/22/2011 - Filed I-130 as F2A
02/28/2011 - Notice of Action 1 (NOA1)
06/16/2011 - Notice of Action 2 (NOA2)

NOA2 to NVC (32 days to get Case number)
NVC: (28 days)
07/18/2011 - NVC Received and got NVC case#.
07/18/2011 - Send my Naturalization Certificate via mail and email for upgrading my case from F2A to CR1.
07/19/2011 - Gave both emails to NVC and received IIN#
07/21/2011 - Got confirmation email about changing my petition from F2A to CR1. Up-gradation took 4 business days.
07/29/2011 - AOS Fee Bill Received & Paid Online.
07/29/2011 - DS-3032 Email sent to NVC from beneficiary.
08/01/2011 - AOS package invoice shows "PAID" and Package mailed to NVC.
08/02/2011 - DS-3032 received by NVC.
08/03/2011 - IV Fee Bill Received & Paid Online.
08/04/2011 - IV Fee Bill invoice shows "PAID" and DS-230 package mailed to NVC.
08/16/2011 - SIF & Case Completed

08/29/2011 - Interview Email.
New Delhi Consulate:
10/06/2011 - Medical Done.
10/17/2011 - Interview Date and Visa Approved !
10/20/2011 - Passport with Visa picked up from local VFS office.
12/16/2011 - P.O.E.
01/19/2012 - Receive Green card in mail

2013-11-13 - Apply for Removal of Conditions.

2013-11-23 - NOA Date

2014-03-27 - Approval.

2014-04-01 - Green Card received.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Tunisia
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I have called nvc probably five times and still no case number when I called them today they said u have to give us at least 15 buisness day's.. I said I got the I-797 (approval notice) saying that my I-130 was approved and the package was sent to nvc so how do I get my nvc case number and the iin number she said u can call back in 15 day's and if we still don't have it we will find out what is going on with it then.. you are very lucky to have gotten your case number so fast!! congrat's

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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ya, you are 'circling nvc', trying to 'get in'

call once a day, till you get the #. Suggest 10 PM EST, M-F.


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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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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My husband and I got our NOA2 on June 9 but still haven't heard from the NVC yet. Glad to hear we aren't the only ones (well not glad, wish we all were already set with case numbers). Thanks for all the info on what to expect; something to do in the waiting time!


2/06 - Met online

12/30/06 - Met in person in Sydney, Australia

6/08 - Anne finishes school, heads to Sydney to be with Tom

7/3/10 - Proposal, SHE SAYS YES!!!

2/12/11 - Got married near the Sydney Opera House

USCIS

2/23/11 - Packet Sent to USCIS

2/28/11 - NOA1 received, packet sent to CSC

6/9/11 - NOA2

NVC

7/5/11 - NVC Received

7/11/11 - DS-3032/AOS Bill Received

7/11/11 - AOS Bill Paid

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Filed: Country: India
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I have called nvc probably five times and still no case number when I called them today they said u have to give us at least 15 buisness day's.. I said I got the I-797 (approval notice) saying that my I-130 was approved and the package was sent to nvc so how do I get my nvc case number and the iin number she said u can call back in 15 day's and if we still don't have it we will find out what is going on with it then.. you are very lucky to have gotten your case number so fast!! congrat's

my I130 approved on june 15th. i call them today they said samething to me and she said i can call them after 1st july.

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USCIS
02-23-2011- I-130 Application Mailed to Chicago Lockbox
06-15-2011- NOA2 Status Update(Priority Date)
Your I-130 was approved in 104 days from your NOA1 date.
NVC - 08-01-2011- NVC Received (After 48 Days)
08-19-2011- NVC Case# & IIN Received by email from NVC & E-mails Exchanged (After66 Days)
10-04-2011- Case Completed 10-07-2011- Called NVC and Received Interview Letter by email
NOV-2011- Interview (AP)
06-05-2012- Visited at Embassy Second Time
06-08-2012- Received Message from VFS Collected on 11th asking for New Medical
06-12-2012- Medical Done Send Back on 14th
06-25-2012- Received Message From VFS Collected on 26th asking for New Passport Clearance gone be Expire on 28th.
07-10-2012- Send Back New Passport & Passport Clearance
07-16-2012- Received Message Collected on 17th July He Got His Visa.(less then 8 months)

07-31-2012- POE

08-08-2012- Green Card Received for 2 years

05-12-2014- Apply for I751 at California

05-23-2014- Received letter said tht apply for I90 (incorrect card because of uscis error)

06-10-2014- Send I90

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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I got NOA2 on 6/21 and have been calling them once a day but the message is still "The case number you entered is wrong or your case has not yet benn received from USCIS...". I think the average is 11 - 15 business days - hopefully I will get a NVC Case Number by July 1st else will have to wait till July 6th due to long week-end. All the best to all who are waiting for the NVC Case Numbers.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

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I got NOA2 on 6/21 and have been calling them once a day but the message is still "The case number you entered is wrong or your case has not yet benn received from USCIS...". I think the average is 11 - 15 business days - hopefully I will get a NVC Case Number by July 1st else will have to wait till July 6th due to long week-end. All the best to all who are waiting for the NVC Case Numbers.

Have you been calling an operator? The AVR is slow to update and it could be a case number has already been assigned. I'd suggest calling an operator at least twice a day to see if a case number has been assigned. Never rely solely on the AVR as you could waste a few days.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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I was only calling the automated number. Thank you very much for your prompt advise, I will talk to an operator right now.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

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I was only calling the automated number. Thank you very much for your prompt advise, I will talk to an operator right now.

No problem. I was able to get my case number within 7 days from my NOA2 by speaking with an operator. But the AVR only updated 2 or 3 days later about my case number. So operator is always better than relying on the AVR as they'll know sooner than the AVR as I noticed throughout my NVC process that the AVR always took 1-3 days to reflect things.

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