Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
Mr. H

Required documents from the Beneficiary for DS-230 Immigrant Visa (IV) Package

5 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hi,

I did went through James's Shortcuts and have some questions on DS-230 package 4.

I have seen people on this forum are very active, so please help me out. thanks in advance

Photocopy of the beneficiary's passport biographic data page Do I need to notary the photocopy of the beneficiary's passport data page?

Original/certified copy of beneficiary’s birth certificate <-- Do I need to send original and certified copy both or either of them?

Original/certified copy of beneficiary’s and petitioner’s marriage certificate <-- Do I need to send original and certified copy both or either of them?

Original police certificate(s) of the beneficiary

Original/certified copy of military record, if applicable <-- Do I need to send original and certified copy both or either of them?

Original/certified copy of divorce decree, death certificate, etc. of previous marriage, if applicable

For any photo copy of the document do I need to notarize it or do something else where it says certified?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The biographic data page of the passport should be notarized.

All other documentation that you have listed above is either original OR certified copy, not both. However, I STRONGLY recommend you send in everything original. I have heard first-hand from many applicants that applied from Pakistan/India which sent certified copies and later received an RFE from NVC asking for originals. This caused unnecessary delays in their application.

Since there is always a risk involved whenever you mail anything "original" it is recommended to always keep at least one certified copy of everything original you send out for your own records.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

ya, unsure if James' shortcuts have kept up with the current NVC instructions, which are over at:

http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_3190.html

[read all pages, one of the pages covers civil documents for the ds-230]

and Good Luck !


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 !

2mzcunl.gif

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hi,

I did went through James's Shortcuts and have some questions on DS-230 package 4.

I have seen people on this forum are very active, so please help me out. thanks in advance

Photocopy of the beneficiary's passport biographic data page Do I need to notary the photocopy of the beneficiary's passport data page?

No

Original/certified copy of beneficiary's birth certificate <-- Do I need to send original and certified copy both or either of them?

Either the original or a certified copy plus a photocopy

Original/certified copy of beneficiary's and petitioner's marriage certificate <-- Do I need to send original and certified copy both or either of them?

Same as above

Original police certificate(s) of the beneficiary

Yes

Original/certified copy of military record, if applicable <-- Do I need to send original and certified copy both or either of them?

Original/certified copy of divorce decree, death certificate, etc. of previous marriage, if applicable

For any photo copy of the document do I need to notarize it or do something else where it says certified?

No notarization, whatsoever


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×