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I live in a country outside of the USA right now so all of my residential/mailing addresses during this process have been China, not the US. However on the DS230 it asks for mailing address in the USA if different from residential address in the US: which it is... Is it alright to place a PO Box for the mailing address in the US and the GC etc. will be sent there or should I put another house address even though it doesn't correspond with the residential address. I just don't want any problems receiving correspondences while back in the US.


MARRIED
Aug 11, 2012 in Nigeria

USCIS
Nov 20, 2012 - I-130 DCF at Beijing Embassy
Nov 20, 2012 - Fees paid same day in cash
Dec 31, 2012 - e-mail, NOA2 petition approval dated Dec. 21, 2012

onto Guangzhou.....

CONSULATE
Jan 24, 2013 - IV Info Packet 3 arrives via EMS
Feb 04, 2013 - Info Packet 3 sent to Guangzhou via EMS
Feb 26, 2013 - Appointment Packet 4 Arrives via e-mail
Feb 27, 2013 - Medical
Mar 11, 2013 - Intake
Mar 12, 2013 - Interview APPROVED!!!!

POE

April 12, 2013 - ORD was a breeze

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po box is perfectly fine.

you planning on interviewing in Guangzhou ?

NVC EP - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing


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po box is perfectly fine.

you planning on interviewing in Guangzhou ?

NVC EP - http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Electronic_Processing

Thanks Darnell!

Yes, waiting for NVC Guangzhou...hoping they will receive it soon!


MARRIED
Aug 11, 2012 in Nigeria

USCIS
Nov 20, 2012 - I-130 DCF at Beijing Embassy
Nov 20, 2012 - Fees paid same day in cash
Dec 31, 2012 - e-mail, NOA2 petition approval dated Dec. 21, 2012

onto Guangzhou.....

CONSULATE
Jan 24, 2013 - IV Info Packet 3 arrives via EMS
Feb 04, 2013 - Info Packet 3 sent to Guangzhou via EMS
Feb 26, 2013 - Appointment Packet 4 Arrives via e-mail
Feb 27, 2013 - Medical
Mar 11, 2013 - Intake
Mar 12, 2013 - Interview APPROVED!!!!

POE

April 12, 2013 - ORD was a breeze

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if you're using NVC Electronic Processing, here's some timeticks for you.

Time Ticks for Tracking - feel free to copy/paste this into yer profile/signature area/about me area:

NVC Received CaseFile *

NVC Casefile Number Issued *

Request DS-3032 Kit from NVC *

IIN received via email from NVC, as part of AOS Fee Bill EMAIL.

OPTIN EMAIL SENT TO NVC +

AOS FEE BILL PAID ONLINE &

AOS Fee Bill Marked Paid []

OPTIN ACCEPTED by NVC

AOS CoverSheets Generated &

IV Fee Bill Showing as 'Payable' []

IV FEE BILL PAID ONLINE &

IV Fee Bill marked as PAID []

IV CoverSheets Generated &

AOS email packet sent +

IV email packet sent +

NVC reports 'Case Completed' *

'Sign in Fail' at the Online Payment Portal &

Final Review Started at NVC *

Final Review Completed at NVC *

Interview Date Set *

Appointment Letter Received via Email

Interview Date

====

legend

* - USCitizen must call, inquire

+ - Your or foreign Spouse send off via email.

& - YOU do this.

[] - Online Payment Portal Status thingie - you log in, eyeball review it.

====

Things that go together -

OPT IN Accepted and IV Fee Bill Available to be Paid Online - almost the same date.

NVC Reports 'Case Complete' and 'Sign In Fail' - almost same day.

====

Things that make you go angly and aquiverish -

--Sign in Fail

--Final Review Complete (as Interview Date Set will occur within 6 days)

--Interview Date Set (time to get busy - you have between 20 to 45 days to wrap up yer relationship evidence)

====

A Note on Relationship Evidence for Guangzhou-bound petitions -

Please review this, send more if you must, during DS-230 submittal time -

http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/267559-usa-is-now-arizona/page__view__findpost__p__4100571


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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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Darnell thanks for the great info again...does nvc typically receive the entire i130 packet if dcf or should I just play safe and resend all Bona-fides again? I did front Lora quite a bit.


MARRIED
Aug 11, 2012 in Nigeria

USCIS
Nov 20, 2012 - I-130 DCF at Beijing Embassy
Nov 20, 2012 - Fees paid same day in cash
Dec 31, 2012 - e-mail, NOA2 petition approval dated Dec. 21, 2012

onto Guangzhou.....

CONSULATE
Jan 24, 2013 - IV Info Packet 3 arrives via EMS
Feb 04, 2013 - Info Packet 3 sent to Guangzhou via EMS
Feb 26, 2013 - Appointment Packet 4 Arrives via e-mail
Feb 27, 2013 - Medical
Mar 11, 2013 - Intake
Mar 12, 2013 - Interview APPROVED!!!!

POE

April 12, 2013 - ORD was a breeze

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whoa - wait a mo . I not twig that yer a DCF filer.

Now I do. Disregard, as NVC is not involved with DCF'd casefiles, for China.


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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whoa - wait a mo . I not twig that yer a DCF filer.

Now I do. Disregard, as NVC is not involved with DCF'd casefiles, for China.

So there's no NVC if DCF in China...what should I expect to come then? it's been difficult understanding it all because of the different situation we're in.

thanks again!


MARRIED
Aug 11, 2012 in Nigeria

USCIS
Nov 20, 2012 - I-130 DCF at Beijing Embassy
Nov 20, 2012 - Fees paid same day in cash
Dec 31, 2012 - e-mail, NOA2 petition approval dated Dec. 21, 2012

onto Guangzhou.....

CONSULATE
Jan 24, 2013 - IV Info Packet 3 arrives via EMS
Feb 04, 2013 - Info Packet 3 sent to Guangzhou via EMS
Feb 26, 2013 - Appointment Packet 4 Arrives via e-mail
Feb 27, 2013 - Medical
Mar 11, 2013 - Intake
Mar 12, 2013 - Interview APPROVED!!!!

POE

April 12, 2013 - ORD was a breeze

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to DCF Discussion; OP filed petition via DCF.


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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