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Time frame for receiving Form I-864 and DS-230

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Hi,

I've filed for an immigrant visa for my wife. We both live in Pakistan at the moment. We received The emails for the Affidavit of Support fee (88 dollars) and also the email for assigning an agent. The AOS fee was paid on March 27, 2012. And the Choice of Agent Form was also mailed back to the NVC. Subsequently, on April 25 2012, we received the email for paying the Immigrant visa fee. And on April 26, 2012 it was paid. Both these fees (AOS and IV fee) were paid online through an American bank account. The payment status for both is "PAID".

Now, coming to my question. I was wondering how long it should take to generate/receive the form I-864 Package, since it has been over a month since the AOS fee was paid, and I have not heard anything from the NVC. Similarly, I was wondering what the time frame is like to receive the DS-230 package (since it has only been 12 days since this has been paid i know this wont be received for a while) .

Should I email the NVC and ask the status of the form I-864 or is this amount of time normal for receiving it?

Thanks,

Raheelc

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Now, coming to my question. I was wondering how long it should take to generate/receive the form I-864 Package, since it has been over a month since the AOS fee was paid, and I have not heard anything from the NVC. Similarly, I was wondering what the time frame is like to receive the DS-230 package (since it has only been 12 days since this has been paid i know this wont be received for a while) .

Should I email the NVC and ask the status of the form I-864 or is this amount of time normal for receiving it?

You have needlessly been waiting and have wasted a month. You can obtain the forms (I-864 and DS-230) online, fill them out, print them, and send them to the NVC along with the required documentation.

Edited by Ryan H

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Timeline

I know the forms are available online and I've actually already filled them out and they're ready to be mailed out. The only reason I wasn't mailing them because when everywhere I read on the AOS instructions it says not to mail them out until the NVC contacts you to do so. So I didn't want to send them in at the wrong time and cause a delay. So its ok to send them in without receiving a notification or anything?

Also, can I send the I-864 and ds-230 in one package or they need to be sent out in two different packages?

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So its ok to send them in without receiving a notification or anything?

Emphatic yes. I and others have posted many times before and I will post again, if you wait for the NVC to contact you, you will be waiting for a very long time and you will have been waiting for nothing.

Also, can I send the I-864 and ds-230 in one package or they need to be sent out in two different packages?

You can send them in one package; I would suggest putting them in separate envelopes so documents do not get mixed up.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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