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Filed: IR-5 Country: China
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hi,

We are about to submit? the I-864 affidavit of support for my Chinese mother-in-law,

my wife is the petitioner.

We are signed up for and have been receving NOAs, and payments via email with no problems.

Confused on this part...

Should I be submitting the I-864 along with the I-864A (No I-864ez) as an attachment with email or hardcopy paper mail to NVC?

If electronic (email) it seems like alot of supporting evidence to scan in and attach attach in an email.

any advice would be great.


Johns

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John (New York)

Huahua (Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi)

5-27-04...I-129f petition submitted

1-24-05....K1 visa granted

4-04-05....Submitted AOS

10-28-05...green card arrives

6-10-2010...became US citizen

IR-5..for Mom

1-28-12 submit i-130

3-27-12 NOA2 approved

5-7-12 paid both AOS & IV fees online

5-23-12 received approval for optin

5-29-12 submitted AOS via EP accepted!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Have you decided to do electronic processing? If so, have you sent the OPTIN email and been assigned a GZO number?

If you have a GZO number, then it's email only. If you still have a GUZ number, then it's paper only. It's all or nothing, there is no splitting between sending via email and mailing papers.

If you decide to submit electronically, find a computer that has the full version of Acrobat and use that program to reduce the file size.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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ya, whaddya want to do? unlike many others, you've a choice of track.

pick one or the other, soon.


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-5 Country: China
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thanks for replys. I should have read more carefully.

well, I am not sure if I chose correctly. Not realizing the guidelines for optin until now. I sent in the DS-3032 via paper mail and received receipt via email with GUZ case number

Since I didnot send in an email with pdf DS-3032 and state optin. Does anyone know if I can still opt in for electronic at this point?

For all the extra trouble to optin. is it worth it? any experiences.

My AOS I-864 is ready to be go now.

xie xie

johns

ya, whaddya want to do? unlike many others, you've a choice of track.

pick one or the other, soon.


Johns

水牛

John (New York)

Huahua (Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi)

5-27-04...I-129f petition submitted

1-24-05....K1 visa granted

4-04-05....Submitted AOS

10-28-05...green card arrives

6-10-2010...became US citizen

IR-5..for Mom

1-28-12 submit i-130

3-27-12 NOA2 approved

5-7-12 paid both AOS & IV fees online

5-23-12 received approval for optin

5-29-12 submitted AOS via EP accepted!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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thanks for replys. I should have read more carefully.

well, I am not sure if I chose correctly. Not realizing the guidelines for optin until now. I sent in the DS-3032 via paper mail and received receipt via email with GUZ case number

Since I didnot send in an email with pdf DS-3032 and state optin. Does anyone know if I can still opt in for electronic at this point?

For all the extra trouble to optin. is it worth it? any experiences.

My AOS I-864 is ready to be go now.

xie xie

johns

I would call the NVC and ask if it's too late. If you choose the paper route, you're in for a 3-4 month delay at Chinese customs.


We are the poster children for chain migration!

 

K-1 Visa

10/13/06 - NOA1

01/25/07 - NOA2

02/12/07 - NVC sent petition to Guangzhou consulate

04/27/07 - Packet 3 received

06/17/07 - Packet 4 received

07/05/07 - Interview - Passed!

07/07/07 - Received K-1 visa

03/20/08 - Received 2 year Green Card

02/21/10 - Received 10 Year Green Card

10/18/11 - Sent N-400

03/22/12 - Sworn in as USC

IR-5 for parents

03/23/12 - Sent I-130

03/29/12 - NOA1

06/29/12 - NOA2

07/23/12 - NVC Received

08/10/12 - Received NVC Case No. and IIN

08/21/12 - AOS Fee Bill Received

08/27/12 - AOS Fee Bill Paid

09/04/12 - GZO numbers received

09/04/12 - AOS E-Mailed

09/06/12 - IV Fee Paid

09/06/12 - DS-230 E-Mailed

09/18/12 - Case Complete

11/01/12 - Interview - Passed

11/08/12 - Received IR-5 visa

F2-B for Brother & Sister

08/28/13 - NOA1

12/24/13 - NOA2

01/15/19 - Welcome letter

02/28/19 - Case Complete

06/20/19 - Interview letter

07/17-18/19 - Interview - Passed

07/31/19 - Received F2-B visa

 

 

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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well, I am not sure if I chose correctly. Not realizing the guidelines for optin until now. I sent in the DS-3032 via paper mail and received receipt via email with GUZ case number

Since I didnot send in an email with pdf DS-3032 and state optin. Does anyone know if I can still opt in for electronic at this point?

For all the extra trouble to optin. is it worth it? any experiences.

Since you have not send any of the packages to the NVC yet, you probably still have a chance to OPTIN. I believe it is totally worth it.

You can read my thread about my experiences with EP; I detailed everything I did.


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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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: China
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Does anyone know if I can still opt in for electronic at this point?

For all the extra trouble to optin. is it worth it? any experiences.

Yes, you can

and yes, it is worth it.

Say you stay on the paper track, for a moment. After the doc intake is finished at NVC, NVC sends the casefile to GUZ IV. It takes 2 to 5 months between 'NVC OUT' and 'GUZ IV open the casefile' . Then GUZ IV still has to schedule the interview, another 6 to 11 weeks from opening the casefile.

If you used EP, instead, you would know the interview date within 5 days of 'final review complete' timetick at NVC. That interview date would be set for 3 to 5 weeks past the scheduling event. No waiting on GUZ IV for anything else.

So, pick yer path. In this one particular instance, with EP, you CAN have it good, fast, and cheap. Paperfilers? alas, it's only 2 of the three.


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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Filed: IR-5 Country: China
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All, thanks for the tips.

We called NVC this morning and they claimed I can still optin.

Sending optin email tonight.

Thanks again everyone.

Yes, you can

and yes, it is worth it.

Say you stay on the paper track, for a moment. After the doc intake is finished at NVC, NVC sends the casefile to GUZ IV. It takes 2 to 5 months between 'NVC OUT' and 'GUZ IV open the casefile' . Then GUZ IV still has to schedule the interview, another 6 to 11 weeks from opening the casefile.

If you used EP, instead, you would know the interview date within 5 days of 'final review complete' timetick at NVC. That interview date would be set for 3 to 5 weeks past the scheduling event. No waiting on GUZ IV for anything else.

So, pick yer path. In this one particular instance, with EP, you CAN have it good, fast, and cheap. Paperfilers? alas, it's only 2 of the three.


Johns

水牛

John (New York)

Huahua (Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi)

5-27-04...I-129f petition submitted

1-24-05....K1 visa granted

4-04-05....Submitted AOS

10-28-05...green card arrives

6-10-2010...became US citizen

IR-5..for Mom

1-28-12 submit i-130

3-27-12 NOA2 approved

5-7-12 paid both AOS & IV fees online

5-23-12 received approval for optin

5-29-12 submitted AOS via EP accepted!

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I received a GZO number email within 2 days. Wow that was fast!!!

All, thanks for the tips.

We called NVC this morning and they claimed I can still optin.

Sending optin email tonight.

Thanks again everyone.


Johns

水牛

John (New York)

Huahua (Yangshuo Guilin Guangxi)

5-27-04...I-129f petition submitted

1-24-05....K1 visa granted

4-04-05....Submitted AOS

10-28-05...green card arrives

6-10-2010...became US citizen

IR-5..for Mom

1-28-12 submit i-130

3-27-12 NOA2 approved

5-7-12 paid both AOS & IV fees online

5-23-12 received approval for optin

5-29-12 submitted AOS via EP accepted!

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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I received a GZO number email within 2 days. Wow that was fast!!!

Congrats. You're moving along quite fast. Only 2 months from submission to NOA2. We should all be so lucky.


We are the poster children for chain migration!

 

K-1 Visa

10/13/06 - NOA1

01/25/07 - NOA2

02/12/07 - NVC sent petition to Guangzhou consulate

04/27/07 - Packet 3 received

06/17/07 - Packet 4 received

07/05/07 - Interview - Passed!

07/07/07 - Received K-1 visa

03/20/08 - Received 2 year Green Card

02/21/10 - Received 10 Year Green Card

10/18/11 - Sent N-400

03/22/12 - Sworn in as USC

IR-5 for parents

03/23/12 - Sent I-130

03/29/12 - NOA1

06/29/12 - NOA2

07/23/12 - NVC Received

08/10/12 - Received NVC Case No. and IIN

08/21/12 - AOS Fee Bill Received

08/27/12 - AOS Fee Bill Paid

09/04/12 - GZO numbers received

09/04/12 - AOS E-Mailed

09/06/12 - IV Fee Paid

09/06/12 - DS-230 E-Mailed

09/18/12 - Case Complete

11/01/12 - Interview - Passed

11/08/12 - Received IR-5 visa

F2-B for Brother & Sister

08/28/13 - NOA1

12/24/13 - NOA2

01/15/19 - Welcome letter

02/28/19 - Case Complete

06/20/19 - Interview letter

07/17-18/19 - Interview - Passed

07/31/19 - Received F2-B visa

 

 

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