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Filed: Other Country: Germany
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Hi everyone,

I was looking up some DS-260 sample forms and they are really confusing. my lawyer is getting me confused!

  • petitioner, the petitioner on the DS-260 is the same one that filed the I-130? right? the US citizen?
  • I am also very confused regarding the address, so we put the address of my wife's mom on the I-130, but we really want to live in Seattle, I have a job offer there and my employer will book me an accommodation for 3 months until we find a house (unfortunately the address of the accommodation is not known yet) what should we fill in for the address you intend to live in (US address)? also the address where the mail the green card, what should we do? I am so confused.
  • so now our IV and AOS were invoiced, but we see only AOS as payable only and we paid it, how long do you think the case will take to be completed (NVC phase). we are assigned to the consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.

we are really excited and happy and grateful for your advise folks! you are really doing us a huge favor :)

thanks!

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Yes, the petitioner is the same person that petitioned during the I-130 phase. In terms of your address, if I was in your circumstances I'd keep it at your mother-in-law's as your green card will get mailed there. If you put it as your temporary accommodation in Seattle (when known), there's a slight risk that it could get lost or fall into the wrong hands.

Did you complete your DS-261 yet?


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Yes, the petitioner is the same person that petitioned during the I-130 phase. In terms of your address, if I was in your circumstances I'd keep it at your mother-in-law's as your green card will get mailed there. If you put it as your temporary accommodation in Seattle (when known), there's a slight risk that it could get lost or fall into the wrong hands.

Did you complete your DS-261 yet?

thanks for your reply. I did not fill out the DS-260 yet, but I was worried because my lawyer is a huge idiot and thinks that the petitioner on the DS-260 is someone else. I think I should fill the DS-260 by myself. do you have any idea how long it would take for the green card to be shipped?

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Hi everyone,

I was looking up some DS-260 sample forms and they are really confusing. my lawyer is getting me confused!

  • petitioner, the petitioner on the DS-260 is the same one that filed the I-130? right? the US citizen?
  • I am also very confused regarding the address, so we put the address of my wife's mom on the I-130, but we really want to live in Seattle, I have a job offer there and my employer will book me an accommodation for 3 months until we find a house (unfortunately the address of the accommodation is not known yet) what should we fill in for the address you intend to live in (US address)? also the address where the mail the green card, what should we do? I am so confused.
  • so now our IV and AOS were invoiced, but we see only AOS as payable only and we paid it, how long do you think the case will take to be completed (NVC phase). we are assigned to the consulate in Frankfurt, Germany.

we are really excited and happy and grateful for your advise folks! you are really doing us a huge favor :)

thanks!

1) yes the petitioner is always the same person.

2) but the address of your mother if that is a safe place to do so. The beneficiary can change it at interview or at the POE, or after entering the USA (online at the USCIS website) and finding a permanent home. Anytime the beneficiary moves in the USA they must notify the USCIS within 10 days of relocating and can do so via AR-11 or online. The USC must notify the USCIS with an I-865 within 30 days.

3) The IV is tied to the DS-261. Please spend some time reading this: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process


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1) yes the petitioner is always the same person.

2) but the address of your mother if that is a safe place to do so. The beneficiary can change it at interview or at the POE, or after entering the USA (online at the USCIS website) and finding a permanent home. Anytime the beneficiary moves in the USA they must notify the USCIS within 10 days of relocating and can do so via AR-11 or online. The USC must notify the USCIS with an I-865 within 30 days.

3) The IV is tied to the DS-261. Please spend some time reading this: http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/NVC_Process

thanks! :)

I did not need a DS-261 as we have a lawyer attached to the case

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Then the IV and the AOS invoice should have happened at the same time.

they did happen at the same time, but only AOS is seen as payable online. I called and they said that it is a glitch in the system and it should be there in a couple of days.

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thanks for your reply. I did not fill out the DS-260 yet, but I was worried because my lawyer is a huge idiot and thinks that the petitioner on the DS-260 is someone else. I think I should fill the DS-260 by myself. do you have any idea how long it would take for the green card to be shipped?

if your lawyer is a "huge idiot" then why are you still using him/her? You are wasting your money, you can easily finish the process on your own just by doing a little research. 99% of the people on this site, including myself, have gone through the process form start to finish without the help of any attorney. As long as your case is straightforward there is no need to employ a lawyer.



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if your lawyer is a "huge idiot" then why are you still using him/her? You are wasting your money, you can easily finish the process on your own just by doing a little research. 99% of the people on this site, including myself, have gone through the process form start to finish without the help of any attorney. As long as your case is straightforward there is no need to employ a lawyer.

likely to get the AOS and IV invoiced at the same time. Some people employ them just for that reason.


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likely to get the AOS and IV invoiced at the same time. Some people employ them just for that reason.

not to be mean or anything, but please don't start jumping into conclusions if you do not know the circumstances, we did not even know that if you have a lawyer you would get your AOS and IV invoiced at the same time :)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Slovenia
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She is speaking generally:)


N-400 Timeline
04/02/19 N-400 Submitted online
04/22/19 Biometrics
11/05/19 Interview (Approved)


ROC Timeline

Service Center: California

08/11/17 I-751 Packet delivered to USCIS

09/18/17 Biometrics Appointment

08/17/18 2nd extension letter (additional 6 months)

11/02/18 New card is being  produced (Approved)

 

NVC
11-04-2014 NVC case receive

05-20-2015 Visa received

10-06-2015 Time to kick back and let it fly

 

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She is speaking generally:)

That I was. ;)

Could have used the word "possibly" instead of "likely" and it likely would have caused less offense though. My bad!


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Slovenia
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Ups...was:)


N-400 Timeline
04/02/19 N-400 Submitted online
04/22/19 Biometrics
11/05/19 Interview (Approved)


ROC Timeline

Service Center: California

08/11/17 I-751 Packet delivered to USCIS

09/18/17 Biometrics Appointment

08/17/18 2nd extension letter (additional 6 months)

11/02/18 New card is being  produced (Approved)

 

NVC
11-04-2014 NVC case receive

05-20-2015 Visa received

10-06-2015 Time to kick back and let it fly

 

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no worries ;)

you really have no idea what it means to be stuck with a lawyer who you know more stuff than he/she does. the paralegal wanted to put my future US employer as my petitioner on the DS-260! she thinks it's an employment based petition :ranting:

I had to write them a very long wended email yesterday that the NVC does not require a letter from my current employer stating position, salary, #of working hours per week, etc., I also had to explain to them that the NVC does not need a scanned copy of every single page of my passport, and that the NVC does not require translations of the docs issued from the country where your interview will be taking place, that is not fun at all!

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