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Hello all,

I am assisting my mom who has petitioned her brother and sister in-law to come to the states. Her petition has been approved and is at the stage of getting the DS-230 form and accompanying civil documents to the NVC. I've heard that my mom as the petitioner can sign on the behalf of her brother and sister in law on the DS-230 form. Is this so and if this is the case, how should she word it when signing? e.g., her signature followed by a statement such as, "on behalf of ...."

thx.

p.s. her brother and sister in law is in the Philippines

Edited by bangus delight

Aug 1, 2006 Submit I-129F petition
Aug 4 - Cali Service Center received
Aug 15 - NOA1
Aug 22 - Touched
Oct 3 - Touched
Oct 4 - Touched
Oct 5 - NOA2..Yey
Oct 7 - Touched
Oct 19 - NVC received petition
Oct 20 - Manila Embassy received..Yey
Feb 16, 2007 - Interview
Feb 24 - VISA in hand
Mar 10 - POE at Honolulu Int. Airport
Mar 20 - Civil Wedding
Mar 23 - Marriage Certificate Ready for Pickup
March 30 - Pick up Marriage Certificate & Filed SSN
April 02 - Mailed AOS & EAD
April 08 - AOS & EAD received by USCIS
April 12- SSN Card (indicating married name) arrives at mail
April 13 - NOA1 (AOS & EAD)
April 17 - Checks cashed (AOS & EAD)
May 5 - Biometrics Appointment
June 19 – AOS Interview
June 21 - Card in production. AOS approved
July 2 - Received AOS/EAD (white card)
Aug 18 - Beach Wedding (formal ceremony)

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Are they still physically able to sign? If so, then the sister and brother-in-law should sign the papers and send them to your mom.


IR-5 Petition for Mother:

12-31-10 - Sent Form I-130

01-04-11 - NOA 1

01-10-11 - Check cashed

05-09-11 - NOA 2

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05-18-11 - Case Number, IIN, E-mailed DS-3032

05-19-11 - Paid AOS Fee $88.00

05-23-11 - AOS shows "PAID"

05-24-11 - Paid IV Fee $404.00

05-26-11 - IV Fee shows "PAID"

05-28-11 - Mailed I-864

06-13-11 - I-864 accepted

06-20-11 - Mailed DS-230

07-07-11 - SIF and Case Complete

07-19-11 - Passed the two-day medical

09-06-11 - Visa Approved

09-08-11 - Visa On-Hand

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They can sign it. Just asking if my mom can sign on their behalf.


Aug 1, 2006 Submit I-129F petition
Aug 4 - Cali Service Center received
Aug 15 - NOA1
Aug 22 - Touched
Oct 3 - Touched
Oct 4 - Touched
Oct 5 - NOA2..Yey
Oct 7 - Touched
Oct 19 - NVC received petition
Oct 20 - Manila Embassy received..Yey
Feb 16, 2007 - Interview
Feb 24 - VISA in hand
Mar 10 - POE at Honolulu Int. Airport
Mar 20 - Civil Wedding
Mar 23 - Marriage Certificate Ready for Pickup
March 30 - Pick up Marriage Certificate & Filed SSN
April 02 - Mailed AOS & EAD
April 08 - AOS & EAD received by USCIS
April 12- SSN Card (indicating married name) arrives at mail
April 13 - NOA1 (AOS & EAD)
April 17 - Checks cashed (AOS & EAD)
May 5 - Biometrics Appointment
June 19 – AOS Interview
June 21 - Card in production. AOS approved
July 2 - Received AOS/EAD (white card)
Aug 18 - Beach Wedding (formal ceremony)

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I would like to know this answer also. My wife in bringing her parents from the Philippines. She will be the agent. Can she sign? Can we have them sign in advance and sen it to us to save time?

First, to answer your question. The agent cannot sign required documents meant only for the beneficiary/s (parents), but can assist in the fee payments and in the document collection. The parents can send it to the agent or representative, which as you mentioned, will be your wife. However, in order for your wife to be officially the authorized agent and all correspondence to be sent to your address while in process with the NVC. The beneficiary/s must sign the DS-3032, which is a simple form where they sign the form and basically tells the NVC where and who will receive/send all the communication, fee payments, and added documents upon request, until transferred to the US embassy in Manila. DS-3032 are sent in conjunction with the Form DS-230 and form DS-2001, which is application for readiness of which they also must be signed upon completion for submission of all required documents. Note, that your in laws must only sign part one of DS-230.

Form DS-3032

Of course, this is also to answer the OP's original question. The form DS-3032 link above shows shows how to be the official agent of the relatives, but again, cannot sign any of the document form meant for the beneficiary only, like the DS-230 and others.

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They can sign it. Just asking if my mom can sign on their behalf.

No. Your mom can't sign the document in their behalf.


IR-5 Petition for Mother:

12-31-10 - Sent Form I-130

01-04-11 - NOA 1

01-10-11 - Check cashed

05-09-11 - NOA 2

----------

05-18-11 - Case Number, IIN, E-mailed DS-3032

05-19-11 - Paid AOS Fee $88.00

05-23-11 - AOS shows "PAID"

05-24-11 - Paid IV Fee $404.00

05-26-11 - IV Fee shows "PAID"

05-28-11 - Mailed I-864

06-13-11 - I-864 accepted

06-20-11 - Mailed DS-230

07-07-11 - SIF and Case Complete

07-19-11 - Passed the two-day medical

09-06-11 - Visa Approved

09-08-11 - Visa On-Hand

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