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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thought I'd post a few ways that my experience with EP in NVC has been different from the guides and earlier posts about peoples' experiences (which have been really helpful). If others have things to add that would be great, too. Hope I'm not repeating anything.

1. My OPTIN email was processed and answered almost immediately, the same morning I sent it I received confirmation that I was enrolled in electronic processing and given my new number. Actually, I made a typo in my wife's birth date in the original email, and had to send it again. The second email was processed within an hour. Also, the non-fillable bar-coded DS-3032 that NVCinquiry sent worked fine, although I probably would have gone with the fill-able form in the EP guide if I'd been paying more attention because my hand-writing is atrocious.

2. The payment portal immediately recognized my new GZO number. I can also still log-in with the old GUZ number, but there is now a red box reminding me that the case number has changed.

3. Documents emailed to NVCelectronic are processed every weekday by a contractor (generally before 11 east coast time), and confirmation is sent that the attachments have been added to my file and flagged for review. The actual review seems to be taking about 5 days at this point (judging from the DS-3032 and the AOS). Every email to NVCelectronic is confirmed immediately by an auto-response, and then when the contractor processes the file they send confirmation that it's been accepted and will be reviewed.


Sept 9, 2011: NOA1

March 16, 2012: NOA2

April 10, 2012: NVC Case Number Assigned, AOS Invoice Received

April 11, 2012: OPTIN for EP with DS-3032 sent, AOS bill paid

April 12, 2012: AOS Package Sent

April 17, 2012: IV Bill invoiced, paid

April 19, 2012: IV package sent

April 20, 2012: Checklist for AOS asking for letter of employment, response sent

April 23, 2012: Letter approving DS-230, False checklist for AOS checklist

May 1, 2012: Appointment Letter Received (for May 23rd)

May 22, 2012: Interview canceled pending further medical tests

July 15, 2012: New Appointment letter Received

August 1, 2012: Interview, Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Oh, Fees are also different. $88 for the AOS and $230 for IV. No additional processing fee (so far).


Sept 9, 2011: NOA1

March 16, 2012: NOA2

April 10, 2012: NVC Case Number Assigned, AOS Invoice Received

April 11, 2012: OPTIN for EP with DS-3032 sent, AOS bill paid

April 12, 2012: AOS Package Sent

April 17, 2012: IV Bill invoiced, paid

April 19, 2012: IV package sent

April 20, 2012: Checklist for AOS asking for letter of employment, response sent

April 23, 2012: Letter approving DS-230, False checklist for AOS checklist

May 1, 2012: Appointment Letter Received (for May 23rd)

May 22, 2012: Interview canceled pending further medical tests

July 15, 2012: New Appointment letter Received

August 1, 2012: Interview, Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks ! I need to update it this weekend, it's been a loooong time.


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.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Thanks ! I need to update it this weekend, it's been a loooong time.

Your guide has been extremely helpful, thanks for putting it together!


Sept 9, 2011: NOA1

March 16, 2012: NOA2

April 10, 2012: NVC Case Number Assigned, AOS Invoice Received

April 11, 2012: OPTIN for EP with DS-3032 sent, AOS bill paid

April 12, 2012: AOS Package Sent

April 17, 2012: IV Bill invoiced, paid

April 19, 2012: IV package sent

April 20, 2012: Checklist for AOS asking for letter of employment, response sent

April 23, 2012: Letter approving DS-230, False checklist for AOS checklist

May 1, 2012: Appointment Letter Received (for May 23rd)

May 22, 2012: Interview canceled pending further medical tests

July 15, 2012: New Appointment letter Received

August 1, 2012: Interview, Approved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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ya, things change over time at NVC.. grr. sometimes for 'the better'..


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 !

 

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