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Hello,

Yesterday my wife and I received an email from the NVC saying that they forwarded our case to the consulate. Right under that they have given us a interview date. The person at the NVC said we use this letter to take the medical examine and to enter the consulate. I thought there was a checklist we needed to fill and send to them before we would be given an interview date. Aside from the medical examine and gathering all the documents is there anything else that needs to be done? and the date they have given us, is that the date for the interview itself or the turn in date for the consulate in Guangzhou? Thank you.

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So, you used EP, right?

If so, that email is the official 'packet 4' - you two won't receive anything else. That's the only interview letter the two of you will receive - there isn't any paper.

that checklist you reference is for K-1 visa chasers, off the OF-169 form, which doesn't apply to you and yours.

Maybe it's a good time to study the forms section at GUZ IV, so you can get a great idea of the medical stuff. (disregard the rest, it doesn't apply) - see GUZ IV forms http://guangzhou.usembassy-china.org.cn/forms_and_packets.htm

re: the date - I know you know this already - that's the date for document intake. The actual interview is the next day.

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Nothing to send back.. that's it.. the date is set..

Get the medical exam done early to give time if problems. The medical exam place in Guangzhou do not do appointments, just show up in the morning and wait. They have all the forms when your wife gets there. Tell your wife to bring a friend to help with waiting in different lines.

That date in the e-mail for interview is actually the appointment to submit all the documents! They will not interview without having all the documents. The interview is next morning. You are looking at 2 days to get this done!

Bring everything on the checklist + extra for the appointment and they will ask for each item they want. Everything else they don't want, you will bring back to the interview.


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06/10/2011 - I-130 package sent USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation

06/14/2011 - NOA1

10/21/2011 - I-130 approved (NOA2)

11/19/2011 - NVC recevied case

11/21/2011 - Called NVC for AOS bill and DS-3032

11/21/2011 - Paid AOS Bill

11/21/2011 - EP request and DS-3032 to NVC

11/23/2011 - EP came and DS-3032 accepted

11/23/2011 - Submit I-864

11/28/2011 - Paid IV Bill

11/29/2011 - Submit DS-230

12/05/2011 - Case completed

12/08/2011 - Interview date set

12/11/2011 - Medical exam

01/11/2011 - Document intake day

01/12/2012 - Interview - Approved

03/09/2012 - POE - LAX

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ah - the document list (not really a checklist) in the appointment letter. duh. i was dense, sorry.

Everything you submitted into NVC, must bring originals to document day , then what they not take on document day, bring on interview day.


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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Hello,

Thanks for the replies. Just a couple questions. The first is about the originals, I called the NVC and asked several of the workers and asked them about the originals. Sine we used the EP I asked them if all my wife needed to do was print off the documents we sent to the NVC. They said, all of them, that is was fine except for the I-864 forms needed to be originals. I sent my wife the I-864's and she has printed everything else. I am asking to make sure that's fine and if there is anything else we need to do. My second question is will there be any fees that need to be paid at the consulate? We paid the AOS and DS-230 fees already but I don't need them to give her a bill when we were not expecting one. Thank you for the help.

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My second question is will there be any fees that need to be paid at the consulate? We paid the AOS and DS-230 fees already but I don't need them to give her a bill when we were not expecting one. Thank you for the help.

Fees related to the visa itself have been paid to the NVC.


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June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
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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)

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i say call into NVC again, and ask the questions 5 times over 2 days, recording the answers each time.

Something smells here.

Original docs or certified copies of docs at interview, because of EP usage. Stuff submitted into NVC via EP must be presented to the IV unit.

I'm sorry, is possible to dance with language on this - how big is your orchestra?

and

what is the difficulty? which documents are you having problems with?


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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Hello,

They said, for the AOS documents that all she needs are the I-864 forms. They said for the DS documents she needs them to be the originals, and she has all of them. The problem has been is mailing stuff to China only has about a 50% arrival rate for us. I would hate to send a package or letter with my dad's or my names, address, SSN, Maiden name, employment information, dates, and what our signatures look like.

For the I-864 forms I just sent her 12 originals of the last page. We used the computer to fill the document out so she can print the first seven. All it was, was just the last page, no names to go with them just signed, in case some got "lost" in the mail. She has only received 3 of the 12. I'll call the NVC again today. Thank you for the help.

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The problem has been is mailing stuff to China only has about a 50% arrival rate for us.

Have you sent all your items USPS Express? Things I sent to China via USPS Express was 100% arrival rate.


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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