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I am a USC petitioning my stepdaughter in the Philippines.

On August 24, 2012, USCIS mailed me a notice that they approved the I130.

On October 02, 2012, I called NVC, 202-663-1225. They said an email was sent to me on September 18, 2012 and that I needed to pay the Visa fess and provide an Affidavit of Support. I mentioned that I did not recieve the email or possibly deleted it by accident. They told me to call NVC at 603-334-0700.

I started working on the Affidavit of Support and kept calling the NVC. Phone number was always busy. Finally got through on October 05, 2012. I was told another invoice would be emailed to me shortly requesting me to pay the Visa fees, and that once they were paid, they would send another email requesting the Affidavit of Support. I was also told what my NVC case # is.

How long should I wait for the email before calling the NVC again?

Should I contact the NVC through email, NVCINQUIRY@state.gov or NVCElectronic@state.gov, instead?

Do I need to OPTIN to electronic processing first before I can recieve any emails from NVC?

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=== STANDALONE I-130 STEPCHILD PETITION PHILIPPINES ===

-USCIS-

06/2012: Mailed I130 to Arizona Lockbox

06/2012: USCIS sent Text Msg/Email

08/2012: USCIS mailed Notice of Approval for I130

-NVC-

09/2012: NVC Processed USCIS Package

09/2012: Case Number/IIN Issued

10/2012: AOS Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

10/2012: AOS Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: DS-3032 Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: IV Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

12/2012: IV Package Delivered to NVC by UPS

-US Embassy Manila-

02/2013: Interview Complete

02/2013: Visa in hand

02/2013: USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

-USA Arrival-

03/2013: Arrived

03/2013: Social Security Card Recieved

03/2013: Green Card Recieved

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
Timeline

Should I contact the NVC through email, NVCINQUIRY@state.gov or NVCElectronic@state.gov, instead?

Do I need to OPTIN to electronic processing first before I can recieve any emails from NVC?

Electronic processing is not available for cases in the Philippines. You will only be using the NVCINQUIRY@state.gov to contact the NVC (and they in turn will be replying to you from that address).

You mentioned the NVC provided you with a case number, did they also provide you with an Invoice Identification Number (IIN)? If not, call them on Tuesday (tomorrow is a Federal Government holiday, they are not likely to be open) and get the IIN from them. Once you have the IIN, you can use it and the case number to access the payment portal. If a bill is ready to be paid, the payment portal will so indicate.


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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

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: China
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If you know what your NVC case no. and your IIN, you can log into the website and pay on line. No additional e-mail from NVC is necessary.

https://ceac.state.gov/CTRAC/Invoice/signon.aspx


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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

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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

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11/08/12 - Received IR-5 visa

F2-B for Brother & Sister

08/28/13 - NOA1

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Filed: Timeline

Appreciate the responses. I will call and email on Tuesday.


=== STANDALONE I-130 STEPCHILD PETITION PHILIPPINES ===

-USCIS-

06/2012: Mailed I130 to Arizona Lockbox

06/2012: USCIS sent Text Msg/Email

08/2012: USCIS mailed Notice of Approval for I130

-NVC-

09/2012: NVC Processed USCIS Package

09/2012: Case Number/IIN Issued

10/2012: AOS Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

10/2012: AOS Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: DS-3032 Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: IV Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

12/2012: IV Package Delivered to NVC by UPS

-US Embassy Manila-

02/2013: Interview Complete

02/2013: Visa in hand

02/2013: USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

-USA Arrival-

03/2013: Arrived

03/2013: Social Security Card Recieved

03/2013: Green Card Recieved

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Filed: Timeline

I got through on the phone this morning to the NVC and got the IIN.

When I logged in to Immigrant Visa Invoice Payment Center, I received the following message: "You cannot make online payments for your case at this time. Please contact the NVC if you have questions or need further information."

A sent NVC an email about this and received an AUTO RESPONSE, and I have been calling them on the phone again, but it is busy.

Any ideas what might be going on?


=== STANDALONE I-130 STEPCHILD PETITION PHILIPPINES ===

-USCIS-

06/2012: Mailed I130 to Arizona Lockbox

06/2012: USCIS sent Text Msg/Email

08/2012: USCIS mailed Notice of Approval for I130

-NVC-

09/2012: NVC Processed USCIS Package

09/2012: Case Number/IIN Issued

10/2012: AOS Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

10/2012: AOS Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: DS-3032 Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: IV Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

12/2012: IV Package Delivered to NVC by UPS

-US Embassy Manila-

02/2013: Interview Complete

02/2013: Visa in hand

02/2013: USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

-USA Arrival-

03/2013: Arrived

03/2013: Social Security Card Recieved

03/2013: Green Card Recieved

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Filed: Timeline

I received some documents from NVC by email. Appears to be a fast reply to my emails, not sure.

Anyway, got in to the system this time to make payment. I was unable to make payment this time because the payment button did not work. I think this might be because I used Firefox. I am going to try later with Internet Explorer.

Thanks for all the help.


=== STANDALONE I-130 STEPCHILD PETITION PHILIPPINES ===

-USCIS-

06/2012: Mailed I130 to Arizona Lockbox

06/2012: USCIS sent Text Msg/Email

08/2012: USCIS mailed Notice of Approval for I130

-NVC-

09/2012: NVC Processed USCIS Package

09/2012: Case Number/IIN Issued

10/2012: AOS Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

10/2012: AOS Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: DS-3032 Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: IV Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

12/2012: IV Package Delivered to NVC by UPS

-US Embassy Manila-

02/2013: Interview Complete

02/2013: Visa in hand

02/2013: USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

-USA Arrival-

03/2013: Arrived

03/2013: Social Security Card Recieved

03/2013: Green Card Recieved

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Filed: Timeline

I was able to make payment using Internet Explorer 8.


=== STANDALONE I-130 STEPCHILD PETITION PHILIPPINES ===

-USCIS-

06/2012: Mailed I130 to Arizona Lockbox

06/2012: USCIS sent Text Msg/Email

08/2012: USCIS mailed Notice of Approval for I130

-NVC-

09/2012: NVC Processed USCIS Package

09/2012: Case Number/IIN Issued

10/2012: AOS Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

10/2012: AOS Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: DS-3032 Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: IV Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

12/2012: IV Package Delivered to NVC by UPS

-US Embassy Manila-

02/2013: Interview Complete

02/2013: Visa in hand

02/2013: USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

-USA Arrival-

03/2013: Arrived

03/2013: Social Security Card Recieved

03/2013: Green Card Recieved

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Filed: Timeline

This NVC webpage: http://travel.state.gov/visa/immigrants/info/info_5165.html

Says: "To establish e-mail communication, an applicant, agent, or petitioner can simply send a request by e-mail to nvcinquiry@state.gov"

From this, it appears I needed to send an email first to get the ball rolling.

Once again, thanks for all the help.


=== STANDALONE I-130 STEPCHILD PETITION PHILIPPINES ===

-USCIS-

06/2012: Mailed I130 to Arizona Lockbox

06/2012: USCIS sent Text Msg/Email

08/2012: USCIS mailed Notice of Approval for I130

-NVC-

09/2012: NVC Processed USCIS Package

09/2012: Case Number/IIN Issued

10/2012: AOS Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

10/2012: AOS Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: DS-3032 Delivered to NVC by UPS

11/2012: IV Invoice Marked PAID by NVC

12/2012: IV Package Delivered to NVC by UPS

-US Embassy Manila-

02/2013: Interview Complete

02/2013: Visa in hand

02/2013: USCIS Immigrant Fee Paid

-USA Arrival-

03/2013: Arrived

03/2013: Social Security Card Recieved

03/2013: Green Card Recieved

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