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I was printing off the cover sheet and making sure that I have all of the documents ready. (I thought I did) Now I am thinking that I have to have my wife sign page 1 of the DS-230 and then Fedex it back to me? Because I can't have a scanned copy that she has signed. Is this true? I hope not. Thanks Vj'ers.

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I was printing off the cover sheet and making sure that I have all of the documents ready. (I thought I did) Now I am thinking that I have to have my wife sign page 1 of the DS-230 and then Fedex it back to me? Because I can't have a scanned copy that she has signed. Is this true? I hope not. Thanks Vj'ers.

Close. She signs "Part ONE" on page 2. You need to submit the document with her original signature. Scan does not = original for this or any other document at the NVC stage. Same goes for birth, marriage and police certificates and divorce decrees, if applicable. A scanned and emailed copy of the passport is fine.


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I called NVC when I was doing this step and they said that part one of DS-230 needed to be an original signature (no copies). Call them up an confirm maybe they will be understanding. Fill the application up for your wife and send it to her via email. Have her FEDEX back ASAP. This will save you time and money.

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Yes she has to sign part I, original signature not copy

They wont be understanding, they ask for original that is what you send

I know we all are in a rush to be with our loved one, it took my husband 2 weeks

to send me the originals.

DO send her original signature otherwise they will ask for it later

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USCIS

09/19/2011:Sent I-130 Packet

09/22/2011:NOA1 Priority Date

03/13/2012:NOA2 Approved

03/17/2012:NOA2 Received hard copy in mail

NVC

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04/10/2012:NVC Case Number, BIN & IIN Assigned

04/12/2012:Received e-mail with DS-3032 Kit and AOS Bill instructions

04/12/2012:Paid $88.00 AOS Fee

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04/25/2012:IV Bill Appears as Paid

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I called NVC when I was doing this step and they said that part one of DS-230 needed to be an original signature (no copies). Call them up an confirm maybe they will be understanding. Fill the application up for your wife and send it to her via email. Have her FEDEX back ASAP. This will save you time and money.

No amount of "understanding" will change the "requirements". When they say original, they mean ORIGINAL.


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For the DS230, there is a question that asks if anyone assisted you in preparing this form. If I am completing this form and sending to my husband to sign, do I need to say that I assisted in preparing it? Or do they simply mean if a 3rd party, such as an atty assisted?

Thanks!

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For the DS230, there is a question that asks if anyone assisted you in preparing this form. If I am completing this form and sending to my husband to sign, do I need to say that I assisted in preparing it? Or do they simply mean if a 3rd party, such as an atty assisted?

Thanks!

They mean if you had help. In this case you helping yourself do not count.


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2011/09/06 Mailed I-130 - 2011/09/16 Received NOA1 in mail - 2011/09/08 Priority date on letter - 2012/03/08 RFE Mailed
2012/04/18 USCIS received RFE responce - 2012/05/21 NOA2 APPROVED

NVC
2012/06/21 Case number and IV number received - 2102/07/06 DS3032 sent via postal mail - 2012/07/06 AOS 1-864 Bill $88 paid online
2012/07/11 AOS 1-864 bill show PAID online - 2012/07/13 AOS packet mail out - 2012/07/21 DS3032 accepted - 2012/07/21 Receive IV Bill DS-230 - 2012/07/23 Pay IV Bill DS-230 - 2012/07/24 IV Bill DS-230 show PAID online - 2012/07/24 IV packet mail out - 2012/08/03 Case  completed at NVC - 2012/09/28 Interview date. Received by email(2012/08/03)

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2012/09/14 Medical Appointment - 2012/09/26 Interview / Need Co Sponsor - 2012/12/06 Acquired Co Sponsor and all relevant documents
2012/12/11 2nd Interview/ Required to submit Co.S documents along with my passport - 2012/12/11 Interview outcome APPROVED
2012/12/13 Visa in hand - 2013/01/16 POE..Miami International airport

2013/01/28 Received SS card in mail
2013/02/07 Received 2 year Green card in mail

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For the DS230, there is a question that asks if anyone assisted you in preparing this form. If I am completing this form and sending to my husband to sign, do I need to say that I assisted in preparing it? Or do they simply mean if a 3rd party, such as an atty assisted?

Thanks!

Sure, if the US Citizen assists the foreign spouse, they can indicate that or not. Doesn't really matter.


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For the DS230, there is a question that asks if anyone assisted you in preparing this form. If I am completing this form and sending to my husband to sign, do I need to say that I assisted in preparing it? Or do they simply mean if a 3rd party, such as an atty assisted?

Thanks!

I assisted my wife with that form and I indicated that I did so, no issues.


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I assisted my wife with that form and I indicated that I did so, no issues.

Leaving it blank would have been just as free of issues. I don't know anybody who ever indicated they were assisted by Pushbrk at Visa Journey but you can bet your britches they number in the hundreds. This is not a make or break question.


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