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So, I filed DCF in Guangzhou last month for my wife, and got the P3 packet from the embassy with the normal forms, and a form letter with her case number, name and what seems to be her birthday. However, her birthday had her month and day of birth written correctly, but the year said 2012. Is this a mistake? I've tried to contact them (they have no way to contact via phone, despite the letter saying you can) via the form on their website, and they keep replying with an automatically generated response saying to contact NVC because they can't find my case number, which is stupid because I never filed in America. The letter says to inform them if there is a mistake with the case number (or perhaps her birthday), but I can't inform them without a case number! What should I do? Would it work if I wrote them a simple letter describing the error with a copy of the letter they sent me?

Thanks for any help.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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maybe you can make a appointment with the embassy to explain to someone with your situation?

that is my best bet.


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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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write to the GUZ IV email web portal thingie,

1. mention that it's a DCF casefile, no USCIS or NVC Casefile #.

2. Are you sure you not have some # that starts with GUZ already? double check, just to be certain.

3. in that email, list your bio info and her bio info (name, date of birth, passport #s)

4. in that email, ask that the birthdate get corrected.

Sometimes they are responsive, sometimes they are NOT - so do keep at it, every 2 or 3 days, till you get a response (and then send a nice thank you email after they change it)

Ultimately, SHE can change it on either document intake day or on interview day

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that birthdate will maybe get changed when you submit the DS-230, if'n you ask for it inside the cover letter, include a copy of the notice you have with the wrong birthdate.

These folk are sloppy, alas.. I attribute it to the high volume of casefiles they see, with little time to review properly.

Good Luck !


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