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Can USC send DS-3032 and DS-230 Package As Agent for His Parent?

I've just recently started this process, and am still waiting for I-130 to get approved for my mother, who lives abroad. I am still figuring out all the steps involved, and just when I think I got it, something else confuses me!

Originally, I though my mom will have to file DS-230 with civil documents at the local embassy.

I kept reading the extensive guides here for the CR-1/IR-1 applicants. Then I learned about the DS-3032, and we decided that I'll be her agent and send all the papers from here. We felt it would be more reliable if I am sending documents directly here from the US.

But the guide for parents of USC is very limited and stops at filing the I-130. All it says is that after I-130 is approved, the "parent will be notified to go to the local U.S. consulate to complete his or her visa processing."

http://www.visajourney.com/content/immigration-parents

So, now I am super confused!

Can I, or can I not, act as mom's agent, and send DS-3032 (via email) after I-130 is approved, and DS-230 with civil documents after I-864 is paid and received?

Anyone here who filed those papers for their parents?

Or can only those filing for a spouse take advantage of acting as their agent?

Edited by WorldTravelers

USCIS (106 days) US Consulate/Medical

12/18/12- NOA1 08/22/13- Medical

04/03/13- NOA2 09/16/13- Interview (Approved!)

Transit (68 days) 09/19/13- Visa in hand

NVC (59 days) 09/19/13- USCIS Immigrant Fee paid, ELIS: Circle: Accepted, Status: Case Received

06/10/13- Case Received ELIS/GC Production (63 days)

06/19/13- Case # and IIN Received 12/14/13- POE Houston

06/19/13- DS-3032 emailed 12/23/13- SSN card arrived in the mail

06/21/13- AOS bill paid 02/06/14- ELIS: Circle: Optimized, Status: In Process

06/25/13- DS-3032 accepted 02/07/14- USCIS status: Initial Review

06/26/13- IV bill paid 02/10/14- USCIS status: Card Production

06/28/13- AOS and IV packages sent 02/13/14- ELIS Circle: Closed, Status: Card Produced

07/23/13- IV accepted 02/15/14- card arrived in the mail

07/26/13- AOS accepted

07/26/13- Case complete

07/30/13- Interview scheduled (for 09/16/13)

08/08/13- Case left NVC For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.

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It doesnot only apply to spouse. The petitioner can be the choice of agent in all instances.


Petitioner LPR upgraded to USC June 22, 2012
August 22, 2012: case complete
October 18, 2012: Interview (APPROVED)
October 26, 2012: Picked up visa from DHL (delay caused by Sandy)
December 15, 2012: POE Atlanta....................became USC July 2016!!!!

Mothers' Journey (My sister is the petitioner)

September 10, 2013: Sent I-130 (UPS next day service)

September 12, 2013: Received text to confirm delivery

September 16, 2013: Received NOA 1

March 22, 2014: Received NOA 2

April 8, 2014: File Received by NVC

May 26, 2015: Interview (approved)..........now LPR (delays caused by 2 RFE)

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If you have a signed DS-3032, you can send that in to NVC.

If you have a signed DS-230, you can send that in to NVC.

Check the NVC steps over at

Loto's Wiki Page - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/How_to_bring_your_foreign_spouse_to_live_in_the_US

as for parents, they mirror spousal stuff 100 percent.

Good Luck !

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I think the OP is asking if he can email the DS-3032 instead of his mom & assign himself as the choice of agent.

I would email from mom's email address, and put myself as choice of agent.

My question is, is US-based agent, in general, a valid option for IR-5 applications, regardless of how DS-3032 is sent (email or snail mail)?

This agent would later send DS-230 with original documents, instead of beneficiary having to bring those to the interview - like official government page says.

Any USCs here who filed for IR-5 for their parents?

Edited by WorldTravelers

USCIS (106 days) US Consulate/Medical

12/18/12- NOA1 08/22/13- Medical

04/03/13- NOA2 09/16/13- Interview (Approved!)

Transit (68 days) 09/19/13- Visa in hand

NVC (59 days) 09/19/13- USCIS Immigrant Fee paid, ELIS: Circle: Accepted, Status: Case Received

06/10/13- Case Received ELIS/GC Production (63 days)

06/19/13- Case # and IIN Received 12/14/13- POE Houston

06/19/13- DS-3032 emailed 12/23/13- SSN card arrived in the mail

06/21/13- AOS bill paid 02/06/14- ELIS: Circle: Optimized, Status: In Process

06/25/13- DS-3032 accepted 02/07/14- USCIS status: Initial Review

06/26/13- IV bill paid 02/10/14- USCIS status: Card Production

06/28/13- AOS and IV packages sent 02/13/14- ELIS Circle: Closed, Status: Card Produced

07/23/13- IV accepted 02/15/14- card arrived in the mail

07/26/13- AOS accepted

07/26/13- Case complete

07/30/13- Interview scheduled (for 09/16/13)

08/08/13- Case left NVC For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.

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I would email from mom's email address, and put myself as choice of agent.

My question is, is US-based agent, in general, a valid option for IR-5 applications, regardless of how DS-3032 is sent (email or snail mail)?

This agent would later send DS-230 with original documents, instead of beneficiary having to bring those to the interview - like official government page says.

Any USCs here who filed for IR-5 for their parents?

It is a lot easier if the choice of agent is here in the states. Most of the members here in the forum chose their US-based sponsor/petitioner to be their agent.

Below is a quote from the NVC letter regarding the choice of agent.

"NVC strongly recommends choosing a person with email capability and a postal mailing address in the U.S.A. "

I am filing IR-5 for my parents. I am currently waiting for my mom's case number. My dad has case number already. My parents are gathering all their documents & will mail those to me. As soon as there is a case number assigned for my mom, that's when I will proceed with the assigning for choice of agent, paying the AOS fee ($88 for both), mailing the affidavit of support, pay the IV fee ($230) and mailing their DS-230 packet (civil documents).

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IR-5 does doc intake at NVC, never with the IV unit.

Just saying.


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Can USC send DS-3032 and DS-230 Package As Agent for His Parent?

I've just recently started this process, and am still waiting for I-130 to get approved for my mother, who lives abroad. I am still figuring out all the steps involved, and just when I think I got it, something else confuses me!

Originally, I though my mom will have to file DS-230 with civil documents at the local embassy.

I kept reading the extensive guides here for the CR-1/IR-1 applicants. Then I learned about the DS-3032, and we decided that I'll be her agent and send all the papers from here. We felt it would be more reliable if I am sending documents directly here from the US.

But the guide for parents of USC is very limited and stops at filing the I-130. All it says is that after I-130 is approved, the "parent will be notified to go to the local U.S. consulate to complete his or her visa processing."

http://www.visajourn...gration-parents

So, now I am super confused!

Can I, or can I not, act as mom's agent, and send DS-3032 (via email) after I-130 is approved, and DS-230 with civil documents after I-864 is paid and received?

Anyone here who filed those papers for their parents?

Or can only those filing for a spouse take advantage of acting as their agent?

i filed for my mom last year and I used my email to choose myself as her choice of agent. I didnt have any problem with NVC doing that.


GOD has been WONDERFUL!!!
CR-1 (for Husband):
09/15/2012: Got Married
09/26/2012: Mailed I-130 from Nigeria( delayed by customs)
USCIS stage ( 66 days)
10/12/2012: NOA 1
12/17/2012: NOA 2 (case was transferred to NYC office 11/27/12)
NVC stage ( 20 days)
01/08/2013: Case # and IIN assigned ( file arrived NVC mail room 12/20/12)
01/09/2013: AOS invoiced and paid, DS-3032 emailed and mailed.
01/16/2013: IV invoiced &paid. AOS & IV mailed in one package(arrived 01/18).

01/28/2013: Case complete!!!
04/19/2013: Interview; APPROVED!!!!!
05/13/2013: POE; JFK


N-400: (3 months and 12 days)
Filed N-400 : 2011-06-17
Interview: 2011-09-27
Oath Ceremony: 2011-09-30

IR-5 for Mom Entire process took 5 months exactly
USCIS (22days)

mailed I-130 : 2011-09-30
NOA 1: 2011-10-03 (text & email)
NOA 2: 2011-10-25 (text and email)
NVC: (19 days)
Case entered and # assigned: 2011-11-18
NVC Case COMPLETED: 2011-12-07 ( 43 days from NOA 2 and 65 days from NOA 1)
Interview Date(Lagos): 2012-01- 23
Mom was late for interview
New Interview date: 2012-02-29 : VISA APPROVED

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You can have your parents signed the DS-3032 forms and selected you as agent. Another quick way is to send the Email format of DS-3032 from the beneficiaries (parents) email to the NVC. Once it's approved, you will receive instructions to proceed with their DS-230 package.

Can USC send DS-3032 and DS-230 Package As Agent for His Parent?

I've just recently started this process, and am still waiting for I-130 to get approved for my mother, who lives abroad. I am still figuring out all the steps involved, and just when I think I got it, something else confuses me!

Originally, I though my mom will have to file DS-230 with civil documents at the local embassy.

I kept reading the extensive guides here for the CR-1/IR-1 applicants. Then I learned about the DS-3032, and we decided that I'll be her agent and send all the papers from here. We felt it would be more reliable if I am sending documents directly here from the US.

But the guide for parents of USC is very limited and stops at filing the I-130. All it says is that after I-130 is approved, the "parent will be notified to go to the local U.S. consulate to complete his or her visa processing."

http://www.visajourn...gration-parents

So, now I am super confused!

Can I, or can I not, act as mom's agent, and send DS-3032 (via email) after I-130 is approved, and DS-230 with civil documents after I-864 is paid and received?

Anyone here who filed those papers for their parents?

Or can only those filing for a spouse take advantage of acting as their agent?


USCIS: I-130 Petition (Mother)
- 03/21/12: I-130 Sent via FedExpress
- 03/30/12: NOA1 Recv'd via mail
- 11/21/12: APPROVED (NOA2 mailed)
- 11/27/12: NOA2 Recv'd.

NVC (Mother)
- 11/27/12: NVC Recv'd file
- 11/29/12: NVC Case no. & IIN assigned.
- 11/30/12: AOS Bill PAID/DS 3032 emailed
- 12/04/12: AOS Package sent
- 12/07/12: DS-3032 Accepted, IV Bill PAID
- 12/11/12: IV Bill online status: "PAID".
- 12/15/12: IV Package sent.
- 12/17/12: IV Package delivered.
- 02/19/13: Missing civil documents sent
- 02/28/13: Case Complete
- 03/05/13: Per Email, Int.Date 04/10/13

U.S. EMBASSY (Mother)

- 04/02/13: Medical done & PASSED 4/8/13

- 04/10/13: Interview (AP - 221g blue: Missing docs & Medical Report

- 05/09/13: VISA ISSUED
- 06/26/13: POE - JFK NYC

USCIS: I-130 Petition (Father)
- 10/10/12: I-130 Sent-USPS Express
- 10/11/12: I-130 Delivered
- 10/16/12: Rec'd email (NOA1 mailed & File routed to NBC)
- 12/12/12: Per ISO, File routed to the Local Office (Nov 28)

- 02/07/13: RFE Letter was mailed to me this date, requesting proof of father/son relationship. (Unfortunately, I DID NOT RECEIVE A RFE LETTER)

- 03/28/13: Received NOID (Notice of Intent to Deny)

- 04/02/13: Made appointment to speak with the IO at my local office.
- 04/03/13: APPROVED (NOA2 mailed)

NVC (Father)
- 04/12/13: NVC recvd file
- 04/22/13: NVC Case no.& IIN Assigned

- 04/26/13: AOS Bill Invoced & Paid /AOS Package Sent / DS-3032 Email-Format sent

- 05/08/13: DS-3032 Accepted & IV fee Billed & Invoice Paid.

- 06/27/13: IV package sent

- 07/23/13: Case complete

- 09/09/13: Interview Date

- 11/08/13: Visa Issued

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Thank you guys!

It seems it's safe to say we can proceed with our plan; me keeping the doc originals, mom having a copy (for just in case) for the interview, me emailing DS-3032 and DS-230 (I have signed versions of both), and mom just waiting for the interview scheduled call and go do the medical.

I was just confused because some folks were saying she should send the ds-230 with doc originals, and even one, probably old, page from our local embassy said that she should not send the documents with ds-230, but bring them to the interview.


USCIS (106 days) US Consulate/Medical

12/18/12- NOA1 08/22/13- Medical

04/03/13- NOA2 09/16/13- Interview (Approved!)

Transit (68 days) 09/19/13- Visa in hand

NVC (59 days) 09/19/13- USCIS Immigrant Fee paid, ELIS: Circle: Accepted, Status: Case Received

06/10/13- Case Received ELIS/GC Production (63 days)

06/19/13- Case # and IIN Received 12/14/13- POE Houston

06/19/13- DS-3032 emailed 12/23/13- SSN card arrived in the mail

06/21/13- AOS bill paid 02/06/14- ELIS: Circle: Optimized, Status: In Process

06/25/13- DS-3032 accepted 02/07/14- USCIS status: Initial Review

06/26/13- IV bill paid 02/10/14- USCIS status: Card Production

06/28/13- AOS and IV packages sent 02/13/14- ELIS Circle: Closed, Status: Card Produced

07/23/13- IV accepted 02/15/14- card arrived in the mail

07/26/13- AOS accepted

07/26/13- Case complete

07/30/13- Interview scheduled (for 09/16/13)

08/08/13- Case left NVC For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.

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jc_colin, I see that you talked to an ISO to find out that your case was transferred to a local office on Nov 28. How did you get CSR to transfer you to ISO? When I called and said I want to see if and when my case was transferred, she said that was not reason enough to transfer and that ISO would not accept to take that call. I said to at least try and see if they accept, and she said she can't do that.

She, of course, knew nothing about I130s being routinely transferred, that online status doesn't reflect that, and that local office doesn't notify us of the transfer nor report processing times.

Should I just keep saying "I know you have to transfer me if I request an escalation?"


USCIS (106 days) US Consulate/Medical

12/18/12- NOA1 08/22/13- Medical

04/03/13- NOA2 09/16/13- Interview (Approved!)

Transit (68 days) 09/19/13- Visa in hand

NVC (59 days) 09/19/13- USCIS Immigrant Fee paid, ELIS: Circle: Accepted, Status: Case Received

06/10/13- Case Received ELIS/GC Production (63 days)

06/19/13- Case # and IIN Received 12/14/13- POE Houston

06/19/13- DS-3032 emailed 12/23/13- SSN card arrived in the mail

06/21/13- AOS bill paid 02/06/14- ELIS: Circle: Optimized, Status: In Process

06/25/13- DS-3032 accepted 02/07/14- USCIS status: Initial Review

06/26/13- IV bill paid 02/10/14- USCIS status: Card Production

06/28/13- AOS and IV packages sent 02/13/14- ELIS Circle: Closed, Status: Card Produced

07/23/13- IV accepted 02/15/14- card arrived in the mail

07/26/13- AOS accepted

07/26/13- Case complete

07/30/13- Interview scheduled (for 09/16/13)

08/08/13- Case left NVC For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.

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you have msc#? this is easy - say..

YOU CANNOT SEE MY CASEFILE STATUS - BUT AN ISO CAN. TRANSFER ME TO AN ISO, THANKS!


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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paper DS3032 may stall your case unless u r not in any hurry then thats fine.


GOD has been WONDERFUL!!!
CR-1 (for Husband):
09/15/2012: Got Married
09/26/2012: Mailed I-130 from Nigeria( delayed by customs)
USCIS stage ( 66 days)
10/12/2012: NOA 1
12/17/2012: NOA 2 (case was transferred to NYC office 11/27/12)
NVC stage ( 20 days)
01/08/2013: Case # and IIN assigned ( file arrived NVC mail room 12/20/12)
01/09/2013: AOS invoiced and paid, DS-3032 emailed and mailed.
01/16/2013: IV invoiced &paid. AOS & IV mailed in one package(arrived 01/18).

01/28/2013: Case complete!!!
04/19/2013: Interview; APPROVED!!!!!
05/13/2013: POE; JFK


N-400: (3 months and 12 days)
Filed N-400 : 2011-06-17
Interview: 2011-09-27
Oath Ceremony: 2011-09-30

IR-5 for Mom Entire process took 5 months exactly
USCIS (22days)

mailed I-130 : 2011-09-30
NOA 1: 2011-10-03 (text & email)
NOA 2: 2011-10-25 (text and email)
NVC: (19 days)
Case entered and # assigned: 2011-11-18
NVC Case COMPLETED: 2011-12-07 ( 43 days from NOA 2 and 65 days from NOA 1)
Interview Date(Lagos): 2012-01- 23
Mom was late for interview
New Interview date: 2012-02-29 : VISA APPROVED

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you have msc#? this is easy - say..

YOU CANNOT SEE MY CASEFILE STATUS - BUT AN ISO CAN. TRANSFER ME TO AN ISO, THANKS!

Thank you! That did the trick. :)

She was still annoyed when I interrupted her little spiel of all the ways (email, leave a message...) I can contact them, and said "I'll wait" after she said "or you can wait on hold until they answer". She asked me to let her finish her sentence!

After a 40 min wait, I was able to speak to a very pleasant officer who was in no rush to explain things. Unfortunately, unlike their website, he said 6-8 months is the expected approval time - although I think he is just being on the lets-give-the-max-time-so-they-get-pleased-with-us-when-it's-less side. And that's for any immediate family based petitions.

He also said that no all cases are transferred from NBC to a field office, that they do send out courtesy notice if it is transferred, but that the online system doesn't always reflect the "touch" date or transfer (they are working on it).

I didn't expect much out of this call for our case, anyways. I know it's too early, even for a transfer, which he confirmed, and said if it does get transferred, it will be close to 3-4 months (again on the conservative side, I think). I'll give them a call in couple of months again. At least now I have the experience of how to get through!


USCIS (106 days) US Consulate/Medical

12/18/12- NOA1 08/22/13- Medical

04/03/13- NOA2 09/16/13- Interview (Approved!)

Transit (68 days) 09/19/13- Visa in hand

NVC (59 days) 09/19/13- USCIS Immigrant Fee paid, ELIS: Circle: Accepted, Status: Case Received

06/10/13- Case Received ELIS/GC Production (63 days)

06/19/13- Case # and IIN Received 12/14/13- POE Houston

06/19/13- DS-3032 emailed 12/23/13- SSN card arrived in the mail

06/21/13- AOS bill paid 02/06/14- ELIS: Circle: Optimized, Status: In Process

06/25/13- DS-3032 accepted 02/07/14- USCIS status: Initial Review

06/26/13- IV bill paid 02/10/14- USCIS status: Card Production

06/28/13- AOS and IV packages sent 02/13/14- ELIS Circle: Closed, Status: Card Produced

07/23/13- IV accepted 02/15/14- card arrived in the mail

07/26/13- AOS accepted

07/26/13- Case complete

07/30/13- Interview scheduled (for 09/16/13)

08/08/13- Case left NVC For my FULL timeline, see my "About Me" page.

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