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Hello friends,

My question is very specific to the DS230 process for members who are petitioning for relatives to immigrate from India (The consulate at Mumbai or Embassy at New Delhi) under the IR* category.

My spouse's I-130 has been approved and the file has been forwarded to the NVC. While we await on the acknowledgment from NVC, we wanted to get the paperwork in order for the next steps. In the DS3032 (Choice of Agent), I would like to receive all communications at my US address and would serve as the agent.

My questions are as follows-

1. Does DS230 part I and part II both need to be submitted at NVC?

I am sort of confused looking at some older posts wherein they state that Part I is submitted at the NVC while the Part II is submitted at the consular post/embassy in India. There are others that state that both Part I and Part II need to be submitted at the consular post/embassy in India.

2. What are the supporting documents that need to be submitted with DS230 Part I? and DS230 Part II? Assuming that they need to be sent separately.

I have already sent the following documents to USCIS while filing for I-130: copy of US passport, copy of naturalization certificate, copy of marriage certificate and three letters of affidavit of bonafide marriage.

3. Do I need to resend the documents mentioned above to the NVC along with others that you may suggest?

Thank you for your assistance, in advance!

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Hello!

As far as I know, DS-230 needs to be send whole to NVC (part I and II), but just part I signed by your spouse. Take a look at this very helpful thread, long though but you will find most answers here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/354975-nvc-filers-march-2012/page__p__5190672#entry5190672

Watch if India is available for electronic processing.

BTW, you need to call NVC after one week of your NOA2 and try to get a case #, after that wait till your spouse receives a DS-3032 through email so she can send an electronic choice of agent through email to NVC. I have been experiencing a bit of delay in my son's case due to an email I sent right after mine and my daughter to them, chosing my husband as our agent, I wasn't supposed to do that to my son because I haven't received his DS-3032 via email yet. So tell her to send the electronic choice of agent just after her DS-3032 is generated in their system.

Here is a sample that you can follow:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Email_DS-3032_form

Good luck!


Marriage: June 21, 2011

USCIS (179 days - 5 months and 27 days)

I-130 mailed: August 24, 2011

NOA1: September 1, 2011

Touched: September 6, 2011

NOA2: February 27, 2012

NVC - 30 days

NVC Received: March 05, 2012

NVC assigns case #: March 09, 2012

E-mailed choice of agent according to VJ's sample: March 13, 2012

Received AOS package and I-864 bill: March 14, 2012

Paid I-864 bill: March 15, 2012

I-864 bill status PAID: March 16, 2012

Mailed AOS package: March 19, 2012

NVC’s operator informed on the phone they accepted AOS package: March 23, 2012

Received checklist for the DS-3032: March 23, 2012 (the first electronic choice of agent didn’t get through…)

Resent electronic choice of agent to NVC: March 23, 2012

NVC accepts electronic choice of agent: March 26, 2012

IV bill invoiced: March 27, 2012

IV bill paid: March 28, 2012

IV bill status PAID: March 29, 2012

Mailed IV package: March 29, 2012

CASE COMPLETE: April 04, 2012

NVC left and interview scheduled: April 06, 2012

Interview date: May 30, 2012

Result: APPROVED!!!!

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Hello friends,

My question is very specific to the DS230 process for members who are petitioning for relatives to immigrate from India (The consulate at Mumbai or Embassy at New Delhi) under the IR* category.

My spouse's I-130 has been approved and the file has been forwarded to the NVC. While we await on the acknowledgment from NVC, we wanted to get the paperwork in order for the next steps. In the DS3032 (Choice of Agent), I would like to receive all communications at my US address and would serve as the agent.

Once NVC issues you a case number, the beneficiary can e-mail the DS-3032 stating the choice of agent.

My questions are as follows-

1. Does DS230 part I and part II both need to be submitted at NVC?

I am sort of confused looking at some older posts wherein they state that Part I is submitted at the NVC while the Part II is submitted at the consular post/embassy in India. There are others that state that both Part I and Part II need to be submitted at the consular post/embassy in India.

DS-230 Part I and II have to be submitted at NVC, with Part I signed.

2. What are the supporting documents that need to be submitted with DS230 Part I? and DS230 Part II? Assuming that they need to be sent separately.

I have already sent the following documents to USCIS while filing for I-130: copy of US passport, copy of naturalization certificate, copy of marriage certificate and three letters of affidavit of bonafide marriage.

1. Original/Certified Copy of Marriage Certificate

2. Beneficiary's Original/Certified Copy of Birth Certificate

3. Beneficiary's Police Clearance Certificate from the local Passport office ONLY

4. Beneficiary's Divorce Decree Original (if applicable)

5. Copy of biographic page of beneficiary's passport

6. Two passport photographs of the beneficiary.

Make sure also to include a copy of each of these documents.

3. Do I need to resend the documents mentioned above to the NVC along with others that you may suggest?

No, you do not need to resend any of the documents you've mentioned to the NVC.

Thank you for your assistance, in advance!

Edited by Divs

07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Hello!

As far as I know, DS-230 needs to be send whole to NVC (part I and II), but just part I signed by your spouse. Take a look at this very helpful thread, long though but you will find most answers here:

http://www.visajourn...72#entry5190672

Watch if India is available for electronic processing.

India is not available for electronic processing.

BTW, you need to call NVC after one week of your NOA2 and try to get a case #, after that wait till your spouse receives a DS-3032 through email so she can send an electronic choice of agent through email to NVC. I have been experiencing a bit of delay in my son's case due to an email I sent right after mine and my daughter to them, chosing my husband as our agent, I wasn't supposed to do that to my son because I haven't received his DS-3032 via email yet. So tell her to send the electronic choice of agent just after her DS-3032 is generated in their system.

Here is a sample that you can follow:

http://www.visajourn...il_DS-3032_form

Good luck!


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Hello friends,

My question is very specific to the DS230 process for members who are petitioning for relatives to immigrate from India (The consulate at Mumbai or Embassy at New Delhi) under the IR* category.

My spouse's I-130 has been approved and the file has been forwarded to the NVC. While we await on the acknowledgment from NVC, we wanted to get the paperwork in order for the next steps. In the DS3032 (Choice of Agent), I would like to receive all communications at my US address and would serve as the agent.

My questions are as follows-

1. Does DS230 part I and part II both need to be submitted at NVC?

I am sort of confused looking at some older posts wherein they state that Part I is submitted at the NVC while the Part II is submitted at the consular post/embassy in India. There are others that state that both Part I and Part II need to be submitted at the consular post/embassy in India.

2. What are the supporting documents that need to be submitted with DS230 Part I? and DS230 Part II? Assuming that they need to be sent separately.

I have already sent the following documents to USCIS while filing for I-130: copy of US passport, copy of naturalization certificate, copy of marriage certificate and three letters of affidavit of bonafide marriage.

3. Do I need to resend the documents mentioned above to the NVC along with others that you may suggest?

Thank you for your assistance, in advance!

By the way, I see on your timeline that your consulate was supposed to be Chennai. From Jan of 2012, all immigration visa interviews that used to be assigned to the Chennai consulate have been moved to the Mumbai consulate. Please change that on your timeline.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Thank you for your quick response.

No, electronic immigrant visa processing is not currently available in India from what I read.

Per your note, I will call the NVC next Friday to get the case number. Is it then where I can provide the NVC customer service representative with our email addresses to enter into their system for future email communications?

Thanks once again! And good luck to you and your family with the immigration journey...

Hello!

As far as I know, DS-230 needs to be send whole to NVC (part I and II), but just part I signed by your spouse. Take a look at this very helpful thread, long though but you will find most answers here:

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/354975-nvc-filers-march-2012/page__p__5190672#entry5190672

Watch if India is available for electronic processing.

BTW, you need to call NVC after one week of your NOA2 and try to get a case #, after that wait till your spouse receives a DS-3032 through email so she can send an electronic choice of agent through email to NVC. I have been experiencing a bit of delay in my son's case due to an email I sent right after mine and my daughter to them, chosing my husband as our agent, I wasn't supposed to do that to my son because I haven't received his DS-3032 via email yet. So tell her to send the electronic choice of agent just after her DS-3032 is generated in their system.

Here is a sample that you can follow:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Email_DS-3032_form

Good luck!

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Thanks for all your feedback, Divs!

By the way, I see on your timeline that your consulate was supposed to be Chennai. From Jan of 2012, all immigration visa interviews that used to be assigned to the Chennai consulate have been moved to the Mumbai consulate. Please change that on your timeline.

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Thank you for your quick response.

No, electronic immigrant visa processing is not currently available in India from what I read.

Per your note, I will call the NVC next Friday to get the case number. Is it then where I can provide the NVC customer service representative with our email addresses to enter into their system for future email communications?

Thanks once again! And good luck to you and your family with the immigration journey...

Yes, once you receive your case number and the invoice identification number, you'll be asked to provide the petitioner as well as beneficiary's email addresses.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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Thank you for your quick response.

No, electronic immigrant visa processing is not currently available in India from what I read.

Per your note, I will call the NVC next Friday to get the case number. Is it then where I can provide the NVC customer service representative with our email addresses to enter into their system for future email communications?

Thanks once again! And good luck to you and your family with the immigration journey...

Yeah I saw just now that India is not into the EP, that's why I said WATCH IF...

Anyways, after one week of your NOA2 date, you can either call them and ask them for the case # and give them her email to be input into their system or she can write them an email (following the samples, she will write her USCIS receipt number, assuming she does not have a case # yet, her full name and her date of birth in the subject line) take a look at this guideline:

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/National_Visa_Center#NVC_E-mail_Guideline

So she will receive an automated message from NVC and you can give it a few days and start calling to check if her case was input and she can have a case #, it took me 5 days to get mine after they receive my files from USCIS.

Thank you, and if you have more doubts let me know, I will certainly do my best to answer! :yes:

Edited by ISIS AND TROY

Marriage: June 21, 2011

USCIS (179 days - 5 months and 27 days)

I-130 mailed: August 24, 2011

NOA1: September 1, 2011

Touched: September 6, 2011

NOA2: February 27, 2012

NVC - 30 days

NVC Received: March 05, 2012

NVC assigns case #: March 09, 2012

E-mailed choice of agent according to VJ's sample: March 13, 2012

Received AOS package and I-864 bill: March 14, 2012

Paid I-864 bill: March 15, 2012

I-864 bill status PAID: March 16, 2012

Mailed AOS package: March 19, 2012

NVC’s operator informed on the phone they accepted AOS package: March 23, 2012

Received checklist for the DS-3032: March 23, 2012 (the first electronic choice of agent didn’t get through…)

Resent electronic choice of agent to NVC: March 23, 2012

NVC accepts electronic choice of agent: March 26, 2012

IV bill invoiced: March 27, 2012

IV bill paid: March 28, 2012

IV bill status PAID: March 29, 2012

Mailed IV package: March 29, 2012

CASE COMPLETE: April 04, 2012

NVC left and interview scheduled: April 06, 2012

Interview date: May 30, 2012

Result: APPROVED!!!!

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One quick question- How did you or your spouse manage to get a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from the passport office so soon?

My wife is a resident of Hyderabad, and from what I understand, you need to present the paperwork from the US Consulate/Embassy to even request for a PCC.

What has your (or your spouse's) experience been with this?

Thank you once again!

Yes, once you receive your case number and the invoice identification number, you'll be asked to provide the petitioner as well as beneficiary's email addresses.

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One quick question- How did you or your spouse manage to get a Police Clearance Certificate (PCC) from the passport office so soon?

My wife is a resident of Hyderabad, and from what I understand, you need to present the paperwork from the US Consulate/Embassy to even request for a PCC.

What has your (or your spouse's) experience been with this?

Thank you once again!

It's quite simple really. Hyderabad is one of the many cities in India that has a passport seva kendra.

Check this portal : http://www.passporti...ect/welcomeLink

Ask your wife to register there and apply for a PCC with the necessary documents, and then go and pick it up. You DO NOT need any sort of paperwork from the consulate.

Check this link for the various PSKs available in Hyderabad. Ask her to pick the nearest. http://www.passporti...SK/locatePFCInp

Edited by Divs

07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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