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I've read a couple threads about the Optin email but I can't seem to get it straight in my head.

After calling NVC, I received my case # and Invoice ID #. I emailed the DS-3032 to NVC (because I didn't read the wiki for canadians).

Do I still need to send an OPTIN email and the DS-261?

We did receive the confirmation email and IV email from NVC yesterday but I'm unsure. We haven't received anything by regular mail.

I'm sorry for the confusion and thank you in advance for the help!

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  • July 2003.........Met online on Everquest Adventures
  • July 14, 2005...Met in person in Colorado - Love at first sight!
  • Oct 17, 2010....He proposed in Vegas!
  • May 28, 2011...Married in Longmont, Colorado
  • Feb 22, 2012....My Birthday! Mailed CR1 package
  • Feb 24, 2012....Processed in Chicago-returned due to incomplete birth country ('blush')
  • Mar 21, 2012....Amended CR1 package mailed
  • Mar 23, 2012....NOA1
  • May 28, 2012...Our first anniversary
  • July 10, 2012....NOA2 by email
  • Aug 7, 2012......Received AOS bill by email
  • Aug 8, 2012......Called NVC for case # & id #
  • Aug 9, 2012......Sent DS-3032 by email (Should've done DS-230 but they accepted it)
  • Aug 13, 2012....Received IV bill by email
  • Nov 6, 2012......AOS & IV bills PAID
  • Dec 4, 2012......DS-260 submitted online
  • Dec 5, 2012......AOS package sent by email
  • Dec 5, 2012......DS-260 supporting pkg sent by email
  • Dec 25, 2012....NVC Case Complete Email at 4:04am Christmas morning!
  • Jan 10, 2013....Received Interview Letter
  • Feb 13, 2013....Medical at Medisys Montreal
  • Feb 19, 2013....Interview - Montreal Consulate - APPROVED!
  • Feb 28, 2013....Received Visa by Loomis Express biggrin.png
  • May 28, 2013...2nd Anniversary
  • May 30, 2013...POE - Port of Regway/Raymond - Saskatchewan/Montana

Your I-130 was approved in 109 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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IIRC, Canadiens do NOT use the OPT IN Email, no need to OPT IN via the OPT IN EMAIL w a Signed/Scanned DS-3032 .

You find Saylins Wiki Page , or no ?


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I did find it, thank you :) I also found another thread that said if they accepted the DS-3032, do not send in the DS-261.

Thank you for confirming the OptIn!


  • July 2003.........Met online on Everquest Adventures
  • July 14, 2005...Met in person in Colorado - Love at first sight!
  • Oct 17, 2010....He proposed in Vegas!
  • May 28, 2011...Married in Longmont, Colorado
  • Feb 22, 2012....My Birthday! Mailed CR1 package
  • Feb 24, 2012....Processed in Chicago-returned due to incomplete birth country ('blush')
  • Mar 21, 2012....Amended CR1 package mailed
  • Mar 23, 2012....NOA1
  • May 28, 2012...Our first anniversary
  • July 10, 2012....NOA2 by email
  • Aug 7, 2012......Received AOS bill by email
  • Aug 8, 2012......Called NVC for case # & id #
  • Aug 9, 2012......Sent DS-3032 by email (Should've done DS-230 but they accepted it)
  • Aug 13, 2012....Received IV bill by email
  • Nov 6, 2012......AOS & IV bills PAID
  • Dec 4, 2012......DS-260 submitted online
  • Dec 5, 2012......AOS package sent by email
  • Dec 5, 2012......DS-260 supporting pkg sent by email
  • Dec 25, 2012....NVC Case Complete Email at 4:04am Christmas morning!
  • Jan 10, 2013....Received Interview Letter
  • Feb 13, 2013....Medical at Medisys Montreal
  • Feb 19, 2013....Interview - Montreal Consulate - APPROVED!
  • Feb 28, 2013....Received Visa by Loomis Express biggrin.png
  • May 28, 2013...2nd Anniversary
  • May 30, 2013...POE - Port of Regway/Raymond - Saskatchewan/Montana

Your I-130 was approved in 109 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to Canada regional forum; topic is specific to procedures regarding Canada cases.


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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I've read a couple threads about the Optin email but I can't seem to get it straight in my head.

After calling NVC, I received my case # and Invoice ID #. I emailed the DS-3032 to NVC (because I didn't read the wiki for canadians).

Do I still need to send an OPTIN email and the DS-261?

We did receive the confirmation email and IV email from NVC yesterday but I'm unsure. We haven't received anything by regular mail.

I'm sorry for the confusion and thank you in advance for the help!

If you already sent the DS-3032, skip the DS-261 as it's the same form (just different methods of sending it).

If you want to do electronic processing (emailing packages), then yes, you have to send an optin email. Sounds like you've found my wiki, so just follow the optin instructions :)

IIRC, Canadiens do NOT use the OPT IN Email, no need to OPT IN via the OPT IN EMAIL w a Signed/Scanned DS-3032 .

You find Saylins Wiki Page , or no ?

The optin email is still necessary for Canadians as EP is still optional.

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If you already sent the DS-3032, skip the DS-261 as it's the same form (just different methods of sending it).

If you want to do electronic processing (emailing packages), then yes, you have to send an optin email. Sounds like you've found my wiki, so just follow the optin instructions :)

The optin email is still necessary for Canadians as EP is still optional.

I did find in your wiki that the optin email was still required so I emailed it yesterday. I can't believe I didn't find this sooner.

Thank you! :)


  • July 2003.........Met online on Everquest Adventures
  • July 14, 2005...Met in person in Colorado - Love at first sight!
  • Oct 17, 2010....He proposed in Vegas!
  • May 28, 2011...Married in Longmont, Colorado
  • Feb 22, 2012....My Birthday! Mailed CR1 package
  • Feb 24, 2012....Processed in Chicago-returned due to incomplete birth country ('blush')
  • Mar 21, 2012....Amended CR1 package mailed
  • Mar 23, 2012....NOA1
  • May 28, 2012...Our first anniversary
  • July 10, 2012....NOA2 by email
  • Aug 7, 2012......Received AOS bill by email
  • Aug 8, 2012......Called NVC for case # & id #
  • Aug 9, 2012......Sent DS-3032 by email (Should've done DS-230 but they accepted it)
  • Aug 13, 2012....Received IV bill by email
  • Nov 6, 2012......AOS & IV bills PAID
  • Dec 4, 2012......DS-260 submitted online
  • Dec 5, 2012......AOS package sent by email
  • Dec 5, 2012......DS-260 supporting pkg sent by email
  • Dec 25, 2012....NVC Case Complete Email at 4:04am Christmas morning!
  • Jan 10, 2013....Received Interview Letter
  • Feb 13, 2013....Medical at Medisys Montreal
  • Feb 19, 2013....Interview - Montreal Consulate - APPROVED!
  • Feb 28, 2013....Received Visa by Loomis Express biggrin.png
  • May 28, 2013...2nd Anniversary
  • May 30, 2013...POE - Port of Regway/Raymond - Saskatchewan/Montana

Your I-130 was approved in 109 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 333 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

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I did find in your wiki that the optin email was still required so I emailed it yesterday. I can't believe I didn't find this sooner.

Thank you! :)

At least you found it eventually ;)

If you ever have any questions about EP or online forms, just PM me; I'm more than happy to help :)

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