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Hi.

Have two questions:

1. For the DS-230 Packet, can I (Petitioner/Husband) sign on behalf of my wife (in India) if she chooses me as her agent? Or is it better for her to sign it and send me the completed form?

2. DS-3032, is emailing this form to NVC a successful route as it can significantly cut down the time or should wife sign it and send it in mail?

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Your wife is suppose to sign the DS-230 herself. " "

And yes it is better if you email DS-3032. There are formats here you can use.


01/01/2008 - Met
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08/23/2011 - Married
USCIS
10/03/2011 - I-130 Sent (USPS priority w/ delivery confirmation)
10/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
10/06/2011 - NOA1
11/09/2011 - NOA2 (no RFE's)
NVC
11/14/2011 - Petition received by NVC/ Received NOA2 by mail
11/21/2011 - NVC case # received by email/ Got AOS fee by email/ Called NVC to provide beneficiary email
11/27/2011 - Choice of agent (DS-3023) sent to NVC by email
.....took a break from process to delay interview....
01/26/2012 - Payed IV fee
01/27/2012 - IV fee status shown as PAID
02/07/2012 - Payed AOS fee
02/08/2012 - AOS fee status shown as PAID
02/09/ 2012 - DS-230 package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/06/2012 - AOS package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/12/2012 - Called NVC and found out about checklist. Sent revision to NVC that same day.
03/16/2012 - CASE COMPLETE!
04/11/2012 - Informed of interview via phone by DOS/ Got P4 email from NVC a few hours later that same day (May 4th)
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05/29/2012 - Went to SS office to apply for SS card
06/01/2012 - Welcome letter arrived (Received about 3 of these)
06/05/2012 - Green card arrived
06/15/2012- Back to SS office with green card to reapply and inquire about delay
06/18/2012 - Picked up SSN at SSA office
06/22/2012 - SS card arrived by mail

04/24/14 - Sent I-751 to remove conditions

06/09/14 - Biometrics

11/2014 - RFE from USCIS requesting more evidence before approval

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1. Your wife have to sign DS230. Have her sign this form and mail it to you.

2. Call NVC and give them your and your wife's email id. Then tell your wife to send an email to NVC in following format.

DS3032 Email Sample

Emailing DS3230 is the fast and best solution...


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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.
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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.

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2014-03-27 - Approval.

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1. For the DS-230 Packet, can I (Petitioner/Husband) sign on behalf of my wife (in India) if she chooses me as her agent?

No

2. DS-3032, is emailing this form to NVC a successful route as it can significantly cut down the time or should wife sign it and send it in mail?

You wife can email it, the how-to has already been discussed.


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February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
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July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
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October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
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September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

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Hi friends,

Did you guys fill question number 3 in DS 230. (Full Name in Native Alphabet (If Roman letters not used))

Is it ok to fill N/A (Not applicable). I think in my I 130, we just put N/A.

I130 is different than DS230...

It is not recommended to put N/A on DS230 ( I have not done it), for DS230, please print it and try to write name in state language where beneficiary belong to

"For Punjab, we will enter the name in Punjabi and for Delhi, we will enter the name is hindi and so on...."

The 2 things can happen if you have submitted the DS230

1. You may get REF from NVC to submit new one with name written

2. You may be asked to put it in at the time of interview. :thumbs:

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I130 is different than DS230...

It is not recommended to put N/A on DS230 ( I have not done it), for DS230, please print it and try to write name in state language where beneficiary belong to

"For Punjab, we will enter the name in Punjabi and for Delhi, we will enter the name is hindi and so on...."

The 2 things can happen if you have submitted the DS230

1. You may get REF from NVC to submit new one with name written

2. You may be asked to put it in at the time of interview. :thumbs:

Thank you Deep230. i will write in malayalam.


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hi friends,

is it ok to print DS 230 front and back on single page? Or do we need to print four pages on four separate sheets?

Use separate pages.


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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