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I recently sent in my supporting civil documents to the NVC which included the following:

  1. Immigrant Visa Alien Registration Application Confirmation (DS-260)
  2. Photocopy of valid Canadian passport biographic page
  3. Photocopy of valid South African passport biographic page
  4. Prints (qty 2) and photocopy of passport photo obtained at Costco
  5. Certified copy of birth certificate (unabridged) from South Africa
  6. Certified copy of marriage certificate from United States
  7. Photocopy of police certificate from Canada
  8. Photocopy of police certificate from United Kingdom
  9. Photocopy of police certificate from South Africa

As you can see, I did not send a set of 'copies' which at a minimum would be a copy of the marriage certificate and birth certificate. I am concerned that this is required. What shall I do? I tried calling the NVC and after 60 minutes of waiting, they hung up on me.

This was just sent to the NVC on October 15.

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As what I understand, Police clearances should be Original and not photocopy.


Sept 2011- Met Online

May 16, 2014 - Wedding Date

USCIS

July 13, 2014 - I-130 NOA1 receipt (Nebraska Service Center)

July 30, 2014 - I-130 approved-NOA2 (17 days from NOA1)

NVC

Sep 03, 2014- Case # & IIN received

Nov 13, 2014- Case Complete (9/14/14 & 10/14/14 ; AOS & IV scan date )

EMBASSY

Dec 03, 2014 - Received P4 letter ( interview on Jan 29, 2015 )

Feb 03, 2015 - Visa on hand ( Thank You Lord )

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Filed: Other Timeline

I did call the NVC. The police certificates can be photocopies. See the following link:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html

My question is about the 2nd set of photocopies of what is submitted. I did not submit the 2nd set.

Please advise.

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as per the link,

" In addition to the original civil documents, you must also provide a photocopy of each civil document."

Try to call NVC again. Hope it isn't a problem.

I just submitted my IV documents 2 weeks ago and I sent all the Originals with Photocopy of each. Just trying to be safe.


Sept 2011- Met Online

May 16, 2014 - Wedding Date

USCIS

July 13, 2014 - I-130 NOA1 receipt (Nebraska Service Center)

July 30, 2014 - I-130 approved-NOA2 (17 days from NOA1)

NVC

Sep 03, 2014- Case # & IIN received

Nov 13, 2014- Case Complete (9/14/14 & 10/14/14 ; AOS & IV scan date )

EMBASSY

Dec 03, 2014 - Received P4 letter ( interview on Jan 29, 2015 )

Feb 03, 2015 - Visa on hand ( Thank You Lord )

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I did call the NVC. The police certificates can be photocopies. See the following link:

http://travel.state.gov/content/visas/english/immigrate/immigrant-process/documents/Supporting_documents.html

My question is about the 2nd set of photocopies of what is submitted. I did not submit the 2nd set.

Please advise.

From what I've seen, the documents you submit with the IV package NEED to be original or certified copies - certified copies means that they are issued by the original issuing authority, not photocopies you make. What exactly did NVC tell you? On the link you shared, it says that they need to be original PLUS a photocopy - not just a photocopy.

If you didn't provide the originals, you are probably looking at receiving a checklist. I would send the originals immediately to NVC with a cover letter - you will get the originals back at the interview.

From other cases of people not submitting photocopies with the originals, some were able to bring the copies to the interview without any problems.


Spoiler

 

19 Jan 2014 Married

USCIS

11 Apr 2014 I-130 Sent

17 Apr 2014 NOA1

02 May 2014 NOA2

NVC

21 May 2014 NVC Received

06 June 2014 Case Number, INI, and BIN generated

06 June 2014 AOS bill / DS-261 generated

03 July 2014 Paid AOS bill

03 July 2014 DS-261 completed and sent electronically

07 Aug 2014 AOS package sent

12 Aug 2014 AOS Package received by NVC (scan)

20 Aug 2014 DS-261 accepted

20 Aug 2014 IV invoice generated

20 Aug 2014 IV invoice paid/printed cover sheet

21 Aug 2014 DS-260 completed and sent electronically

22 Aug 2014 IV package of supporting documents sent

27 Aug 2014 IV package received by NVC (scan)

07 Sep 2014 Realize error on AOS (AGI vs. Total Income)

09 Sep 2014 AOS I-864s (joint sponsors) resubmitted

11 Sep 2014 AOS Re-submit received by NVC (scan)

16 Sep 2014 60-day notice received (note: this is the first 60-day notice I have ever received)

20 Oct 2014 CASE COMPLETE! (AOS and IV)

Embassy

08 Dec 2014 Medical Appointment

22 Dec 2014 Interview and APPROVAL!

27 Dec 2014 Receive passport and paperwork from the embassy

POE/Post Entry

23 Feb 2015 POE at Houston - No problems on entry

01 Mar 2015 Received SSN via USPS

02 Apr 2015 Received physical green card

ROC

19 Dec 2016 Sent I-751 Packet

26 Dec 2016 NOA1 Received

12 Jan 2017 Biometrics Appointment

14 Feb 2018 Infopass Appointment (LA) for ADIT Stamp

15 May 2018 ROC APPROVED! (I-797 NOA received 5/21/18 - GC in production!)

 

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