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Hi all,

Wife and I are filling out DS-230.

RE: question 31a, should we put me (US citizen/petitioner)?

The question asks: 'persons named in 14 and 29 that will accompany you to the United States now'.

I am currently living abroad and I will travel back to the US with my wife. I was named in question 14, however I am a US citizen and thus don't need a visa.

So should I put myself? I think I should according to the 'instructions'. But I also saw some posts saying that 31a only asks about people IMMIGRATING to the US on a visa. However, there is nothing in the form or elsewhere from the department of state that says this.

Advice/experience appreciated.

Thanks.


USCIS - CSC

7/30/12: I-130 sent to Chicago lockbox

8/01/12: NOA1

8/13/12: NOA2! (USC living abroad)

NVC

8/28/12: Case # issued

8/31/12: DS-3032 email sent

9/11/12: DS-3032 email rejected, re-sent

9/13/12: AOS invoice received, paid

9/19/12: AOS package sent

9/21/12: AOS package delivered

9/21/12: DS-3032 email accepted

9/24/12: IV Invoice received, paid

9/25/12: IV Package sent from Thailand

9/27/12: IV package delivered

9/28/12: RFE by phone for employment letter

9/29/12: RFE information sent from Thailand

10/2/12: RFE info delivered

10/9/12: NVC case complete!

10/12/12: Interview scheduled (Nov 16th)

10/16/12: Case left NVC via DHL

US Embassy - Bangkok

10/19/12: Case arrived

10/30/12: Medical at Bumrungrad hospital

11/16/12: Interview - APPROVED

11/20/12: Passport arrives in mail

POE: Slated for 1/31/12 at LAX

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Never mind-- I read further :bonk: my mistake sorry :bonk:

No worries.

Update: Asked NVC over the phone and they said that is INDEED only for immigrants - not USCs.


USCIS - CSC

7/30/12: I-130 sent to Chicago lockbox

8/01/12: NOA1

8/13/12: NOA2! (USC living abroad)

NVC

8/28/12: Case # issued

8/31/12: DS-3032 email sent

9/11/12: DS-3032 email rejected, re-sent

9/13/12: AOS invoice received, paid

9/19/12: AOS package sent

9/21/12: AOS package delivered

9/21/12: DS-3032 email accepted

9/24/12: IV Invoice received, paid

9/25/12: IV Package sent from Thailand

9/27/12: IV package delivered

9/28/12: RFE by phone for employment letter

9/29/12: RFE information sent from Thailand

10/2/12: RFE info delivered

10/9/12: NVC case complete!

10/12/12: Interview scheduled (Nov 16th)

10/16/12: Case left NVC via DHL

US Embassy - Bangkok

10/19/12: Case arrived

10/30/12: Medical at Bumrungrad hospital

11/16/12: Interview - APPROVED

11/20/12: Passport arrives in mail

POE: Slated for 1/31/12 at LAX

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