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Hi, I am the applicant and filed both forms I-130 and I-129F for my wife (the beneficiary). Both forms were approved at the Nebraska center last week (hurray!) and my approval letter indicates that "The NVC will contact the person for whom you are petitioning (beneficiary) concerning further immigrant visa processing steps."

So now I have a basic question about this. My wife lives in Costa Rica and delivery of mail to an address is basically non-existent and does not take place. In addition, she has moved her residence and her place of employment since the two applications were submitted back in April of 2014. Also she has a different phone number.

It is our intent that I will be her "Agent" for the NVC process. My question is will I as the "Applicant" automatically be contacted by NVC and receive the NVC "case number" and other information to be able to proceed with NVC and pay the fees and file the appropriate forms? I am concerned that if NVC or the US Embassy in Nicaragua (we were married in Managua, Nicaragua) attempts to contact my wife using the contact information from April she will not receive the information.

Should I just proceed to contact NVC by email about this? Wait to see what happens?

Thanks in advance, any information and guidance is much appreciated.

Bill

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Once the NVC has both email addresses on record, communication will be exclusively done by email.


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Good to hear that it is possible that both I (as petitioner) and my spouse (as beneficiary and applicant) will both receive communications from NVC by email. Of course I have used my email with USCIS during the phase of the 1-130 and I-129F application process and that worked well. Does NVC pick up my email address from USCIS? I also note that I entered my email address on the I-129F application form. However my spouse's email address has never been entered on any form to USCIS. So, how do I ensure that NVC has both email addresses? Is it practical for me to just send an email to NVC at the NVCINQUIRY@state.gov address (while including the other appropriate information of names, dob, USCIS receipt numbers)? I have tried calling NVC and just receive the busy signal. Thanks again for any advice on this.

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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.

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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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Yes. They will email you your case number on the email address u provided on your i130 application once they generate case number for your application. After that you can call NVC and add beneficiary's email address. (When you call NVC, its normel to get busy signal due to high call volume.but you have to keep trying calling until you get through).

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