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NVC Welcome Letter Received - Who does the next steps?

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So I filed the I-130 for my husband, who is currently living in England, and this got approved. The letter I got in the mail was that the case would be forwarded to the NVC and "The NVC will contact the person for whom you are petitioning (beneficiary) concerning further immigrant visa processing." All good. My husband hadn't received anything and then yesterday, I got in the mail the NVC welcome letter. It now says 'We will work with you to complete your relative's immigrant visa case and schedule their visa interview.' So now it's up to me to finish the process? When I look online, they still use wording regarding the steps need to be taken by the beneficiary.. for example "Your first step is to choose an agent.

Your agent will receive communication from the NVC about your case. You may act as your own agent or you may choose your petitioner, a family member, friend.."

This wording makes it sound like they are speaking to the beneficiary..

So my question is, who does the next steps? I thought that as the petitioner, I did the I-130 but now the beneficiary (my husband) needs to do the next steps like getting all the documents, actually filling out the immigrant visa form, etc. etc. Or do I need to do everything?

Thanks!

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In our case, my wife named herself as my agent, and she will be filling out all the paperwork as she has the American bank account, better connectivity to the internet, and is located in the USA. You can choose whoever you want to be your agent. You should read the NVC wiki. Good luck.

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Thanks! yeah I guess I was just confused because online it makes it seem like the next steps are done by the beneficiary but in the letter it made it seem like the next steps need to be done by the petitioner. But yeah i guess its going to be different for each couple, thanks for the help!

If he is his own agent then can I still pay for the visa considering my bank account is in the US, or does the agent have to pay the fees?

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Thanks! yeah I guess I was just confused because online it makes it seem like the next steps are done by the beneficiary but in the letter it made it seem like the next steps need to be done by the petitioner. But yeah i guess its going to be different for each couple, thanks for the help!

If he is his own agent then can I still pay for the visa considering my bank account is in the US, or does the agent have to pay the fees?

The agent does not have to pay the fees.


Month/Day/Year 09/24/2013 - Priority Date09/26/2013 - NOA112/18/2013 - NOA2 - Approved01/06/2014 - NVC Received my case02/13/2015 - Received email to pay AOS/ DS-261 WAIVED02/14/2015 - AOS & IV Fees Paid03/06/2015 - Financial Documents and Civil documents sent to NVC03/09/2015 - NVC Received03/09/2015 - NVC Scan Date03/09/2015 - Ds260 completed and submitted03/11/2015 - NVC sent confirmation via email04/04/2015 - AOS Checklist 04/06/2015 -Response to Checklist04/07/2015 - New Scan Date04/30/2015 - Case complete confirmation via phone05/07/2015 - Received case complete confirmation mail06/02/2015 - Interview Date ( 2nd July 2015) over the phone 06/08/2015 - Interview Letter arrived via Email 06/15/2015 - Medical Test Completed06/10/2015 - Case shows READY at CEAC portal<p>Visa Approved, waiting to pick up passport :)

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either the petitioner or the beneficiary can be choice of agent and either one can pay the fees as long as it from a us bank account for online payment.


ROC
Service Center : Nebraska Service Center
Consulate : Manila, Philippines
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-20
I-130 Sent : 2014-10-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-10-09
I-130 RFE for NSO copy of marriage certificate: 2014-11-03
I-130 RFE Sent : 2014-11-18
I-130 Approved : 2014-12-07
NVC Received : 2014-12-23
NVC case number: 2015-02-04
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-02-04
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-02-05
Submit DS-261 : 2015-02-05
Sent AOS Package : 2015-02-09
Sent IV Package : 2015-02-09
Scan date : 2015-02-10
Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-03
Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06
Submit DS-260: 2015-3-12
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-03-20
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter: 2015-3-27
Medical complete: 2015-04-08
Interview Date : 2015-05-08
Interview Result : Approved
Visa Received : 2015-05-13

Date of US Entry : 2015-06-09
 

Date of Social Security card receive : 06-2015

Date of Green Card received 07-2015

Date of ROC FILE 05-19-2017

 I-751 NOA Date 05-26-2017

   

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After choice of agent for communication is done, you or beneficiary pay two invoice fees. (like Moustafa/Crystal's comment).

1. AOS documents including I-864/I-864a will be submitted by petitioner.

2. IV (immigrant visa) documents will be submitted by beneficiary -- they can be submitted by petitioner along with AOS together. Photocopies are accepted. Beneficiary will be required to show all original documents at the time of the interview.

3. DS-260 will be filled out by beneficiary (visa applicant) -- there are lots of pages to fill out. Petitioner can help.

If the interview goes well and visa is issued, either petitioner or beneficiary can pay immigrant fee.

You can read the NVC wiki. Good luck on your next step!

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