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ok thanks,

I was reading this link you sent.

http://www.visajourn...php/NVC_Process

it says

At the same time, you can give over both the petitioner's and beneficiary's email addresses. By doing this, ALL correspondence (initial information package, invoices, instructions, interview letter, checklists, etc) from NVC will be sent through email.

how do i give this email address ?, when i called nvc they said they do not do it :(.

I filled already ds-261 i put my email address but no where it asked for my wife email.

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The person on the phone when you call the NVC should have recorded both email addresses when you got your case number. I suggest calling again and talking to a different person. Just say you want to add your wife's email to the case file.


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marriedguy, I get the same. When I read the wiki instructions, it says wait for the AOS to be invoiced but when I log into CEAC it asks me as well if I want to pay the $120 AOS fee. So anyone know if can pay the fee straight away or if we need to wait to be invoiced?


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USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


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Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


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In the US


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April 14th 2016 - SSN received


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May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


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marriedguy, I get the same. When I read the wiki instructions, it says wait for the AOS to be invoiced but when I log into CEAC it asks me as well if I want to pay the $120 AOS fee. So anyone know if can pay the fee straight away or if we need to wait to be invoiced?

What you have now is the closest thing you'll ever get to an invoice and the sooner you pay it and fill in the DS-261 (if you haven't already) the sooner you'll be waiting for the DS-260 etc!!!

Edit - when you log into CEAC you have to enter two sets of information, your case number and your Invoice number

Edited by Devonian

08/08/2014 - Married
25/08/2014 - I-130 received by USCIS
27/08/2014 - Emailed (NOA1) received
28/08/2014 - Check for I-130 cashed
05/09/2014 - Mailed I-797c Received (NOA1)
18/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'I-130 Approved'
21/02/2015 - Mailed I-797 Received (NOA2)
26/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'Documents shipped to NVC (DoS)'
07/03/2015 - Case# and IID# assigned
14/03/2015 - Receive welcome package from NVC with Case# and IID#, submit DS-261 and paid AOS fee :)
17/03/2015 - Received email of DS-261 confirmation
17/03/2015 - AOS fee processed
19/03/2015 - NVC site shows AOS fee processed
24/04/2015 - Email from NVC, 'Choice of agent' form (DS-261) accepted
27/04/2015 - IV fee showing as available to pay on CEAC site and paid

10/05/2015 - DS-260 submitted

15/07/2015 - AOS and IV documents mailed to NVC

22/07/2015 - Email from NVC confirming document receipt on 17th July (Scan date?) and advising of 30 day period until case is reviewed.

05/08/2015 - Case complete

12/08/2015 - Email from NVC advising that an interview will be scheduled

26/08/2015 - P4 email from NVC, interview scheduled for 30th September

04/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to showing as 'In Transit'

10/09/2015 - Medical attended

11/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Ready'

30/09/2015 - Interview, Visa Approved :dancing:

02/10/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Issued'

06/10/2015 - Collected passport from courier and, later, paid $165 Green card processing fee

28/10/2015 - POE

09/11/2015 - SSN card arrives in mail

01/12/2015 - One nice shiny Green Card arrives in the mail :dancing:

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the day i get the case number and the invoice number

at first i paid the ios (120$)

after 30 min i paid the iv (325$)

and now i am waiting to file the ds-260

and also we have the same problem the web site didn't ask for my e mail hust asked for my husband email when we started to pay

my advice to u as i read and i will do at Monday i will call the nvc and ask to add my email

wish u all the best luck


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Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-24

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-25

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-09-09

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :2014-09-16

I-130 Approved : 27-2-2015 (168 days)

case was sent to nvc 9 march 2015 :clock:

case received at nvc 20 march 2015

case number by phone 23 march 2015

pay AOS bill : 25 march 2015

pay IV bill : 25 march 2015

Submit DS-26 : 25 march 2015

Submit DS-260: 8 April 2015

Send AOS Package : 10 April 2015

Send IV Package : 10 April 2015
package received and scan date : 17 April 2015 :clock::clock::clock:
case complete by phone 15 may 2015 (27 days) :idea::idea::idea::idea:
interview scheduled 11 September :jest::jest::jest:

medical exam 13 September :cry::cry::cry::cry:

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the day i get the case number and the invoice number

at first i paid the ios (120$)

after 30 min i paid the iv (325$)

and now i am waiting to file the ds-260

and also we have the same problem the web site didn't ask for my e mail hust asked for my husband email when we started to pay

my advice to u as i read and i will do at Monday i will call the nvc and ask to add my email

wish u all the best luck

What steps did you take to get the IV invoice page to open up so quickly after paying the AOS fee. When did you submit the DS-261, most of us are waiting quite a while before the IV fee is issued and would appreciate knowing if there is a trick to it? (You didn't go back into the AOS page and just pay 325$ did you? Otherwise you've just overpaid the AOS fee by 325$!!!)


08/08/2014 - Married
25/08/2014 - I-130 received by USCIS
27/08/2014 - Emailed (NOA1) received
28/08/2014 - Check for I-130 cashed
05/09/2014 - Mailed I-797c Received (NOA1)
18/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'I-130 Approved'
21/02/2015 - Mailed I-797 Received (NOA2)
26/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'Documents shipped to NVC (DoS)'
07/03/2015 - Case# and IID# assigned
14/03/2015 - Receive welcome package from NVC with Case# and IID#, submit DS-261 and paid AOS fee :)
17/03/2015 - Received email of DS-261 confirmation
17/03/2015 - AOS fee processed
19/03/2015 - NVC site shows AOS fee processed
24/04/2015 - Email from NVC, 'Choice of agent' form (DS-261) accepted
27/04/2015 - IV fee showing as available to pay on CEAC site and paid

10/05/2015 - DS-260 submitted

15/07/2015 - AOS and IV documents mailed to NVC

22/07/2015 - Email from NVC confirming document receipt on 17th July (Scan date?) and advising of 30 day period until case is reviewed.

05/08/2015 - Case complete

12/08/2015 - Email from NVC advising that an interview will be scheduled

26/08/2015 - P4 email from NVC, interview scheduled for 30th September

04/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to showing as 'In Transit'

10/09/2015 - Medical attended

11/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Ready'

30/09/2015 - Interview, Visa Approved :dancing:

02/10/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Issued'

06/10/2015 - Collected passport from courier and, later, paid $165 Green card processing fee

28/10/2015 - POE

09/11/2015 - SSN card arrives in mail

01/12/2015 - One nice shiny Green Card arrives in the mail :dancing:

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What you have now is the closest thing you'll ever get to an invoice and the sooner you pay it and fill in the DS-261 (if you haven't already) the sooner you'll be waiting for the DS-260 etc!!!

Edit - when you log into CEAC you have to enter two sets of information, your case number and your Invoice number

Thanks Devonian. Paid the AOS fee now too. How long does it take to get the IV fee ready for payment and to be able to start filling out the DS-260? We send the financial documents, AOS form and the supporting documents all together in one envelope, right? Can we send all this before we have even paid the IV fee and started filling out the DS-260?


Met online October 2010


Engaged December 31st 2011


heart.gifMarried May 14th 2013 heart.gif



USCIS Stage


September 8th 2014 - Filed I-130 with Nebraska Service Center


September 16th 2014 - NOA1 received


March 2nd 2015 - NOA2 received :dancing:



NVC Stage


March 28th 2015 - Choice of agent complete & AOS fee paid


April 17th 2015 - IV fee paid


May 1st 2015 - Sent in IV application


May 12th 2015 - Sent in AOS and IV documents


May 18th 2015 - Scan Date


June 18th 2015 - Checklist received


June 22nd 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC


June 25th 2015 - Put for Supervisor Review


Sept 15th 2015 - Request help from Texas US Senator Cornyn and his team


Sept 23rd 2015 - Our case is moved from supervisor review to NVC's team for dealing with Senator requests


Nov 4th 2015 - CASE COMPLETE!!!! :dancing:



Embassy Stage


Dec 16th 2015 - Medical exam


Dec 21st 2015 - Interview


Dec 21st 2015 - 221(g) issued at interview for updated forms


Jan 13th 2016 - Mailed our reply to the 221(g) to the US Embassy, received and CEAC updated the next morning


Jan 20th 2016 - Embassy require more in-depth info on asset for i-864


Feb 1st 2016 - Sent more in-depth info on assets as requested. Received the next morning


Feb 16th 2016 - Visa has been issued :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing: :dancing:



In the US


April 5th 2016 - POE Newark. No questions asked.


April 14th 2016 - SSN received


May 10th 2016 - First day at my new job :dancing:


May 27th 2016 - Green Card received


June 7th 2016 - Got my Texas driver's license

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Thanks Devonian. Paid the AOS fee now too. How long does it take to get the IV fee ready for payment and to be able to start filling out the DS-260? We send the financial documents, AOS form and the supporting documents all together in one envelope, right? Can we send all this before we have even paid the IV fee and started filling out the DS-260?

It is recommended that you send all your documents in one package - but put your AOS documentation in one envelope and your IV documentation in another then put both envelopes in another and send as one. You'll need a cover sheet with each pack, both my wife and I received paperwork from NVC which has a cover sheet in it. (My wife, the USC, received her package about two weeks before mine arrived).

We are not sending our documents in until later because I'm headed back out to the States for two months and don't want an interview date to be given whilst I'm away visiting! VJers are recommending that you send in your documents as soon as possible, before paying the IV fee as it is taking approximately 60 days for NVC to process it.

IV fee invoice is apparently taking about 42 days to be issued after filing the DS-261 (choice of agent) although some VJers are getting a faster time if they call NVC and ask for the DS-261 to be reviewed over the phone. Again not something that is an issue for us as we won't be sending any paperwork until the first or second week of June.


08/08/2014 - Married
25/08/2014 - I-130 received by USCIS
27/08/2014 - Emailed (NOA1) received
28/08/2014 - Check for I-130 cashed
05/09/2014 - Mailed I-797c Received (NOA1)
18/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'I-130 Approved'
21/02/2015 - Mailed I-797 Received (NOA2)
26/02/2015 - USCIS case status shows 'Documents shipped to NVC (DoS)'
07/03/2015 - Case# and IID# assigned
14/03/2015 - Receive welcome package from NVC with Case# and IID#, submit DS-261 and paid AOS fee :)
17/03/2015 - Received email of DS-261 confirmation
17/03/2015 - AOS fee processed
19/03/2015 - NVC site shows AOS fee processed
24/04/2015 - Email from NVC, 'Choice of agent' form (DS-261) accepted
27/04/2015 - IV fee showing as available to pay on CEAC site and paid

10/05/2015 - DS-260 submitted

15/07/2015 - AOS and IV documents mailed to NVC

22/07/2015 - Email from NVC confirming document receipt on 17th July (Scan date?) and advising of 30 day period until case is reviewed.

05/08/2015 - Case complete

12/08/2015 - Email from NVC advising that an interview will be scheduled

26/08/2015 - P4 email from NVC, interview scheduled for 30th September

04/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to showing as 'In Transit'

10/09/2015 - Medical attended

11/09/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Ready'

30/09/2015 - Interview, Visa Approved :dancing:

02/10/2015 - CEAC visa status changed to 'Issued'

06/10/2015 - Collected passport from courier and, later, paid $165 Green card processing fee

28/10/2015 - POE

09/11/2015 - SSN card arrives in mail

01/12/2015 - One nice shiny Green Card arrives in the mail :dancing:

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I paid my aos 5 days back so far no IV fees, curious how you got to pay AOS in 30 mins ?. you work in the immigration department ?

the day i get the case number and the invoice number

at first i paid the ios (120$)

after 30 min i paid the iv (325$)

and now i am waiting to file the ds-260

and also we have the same problem the web site didn't ask for my e mail hust asked for my husband email when we started to pay

my advice to u as i read and i will do at Monday i will call the nvc and ask to add my email

wish u all the best luck

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really i don't know how we did it (but it seams that's good for me am i right or what ??)

at first i asked here witch one i should pay first

and all of members tolled me to pay the ios (120$)

and i did then i back again after 30 min to c if its in a process or not

and i get it (in process ) and the other one iv (pay now)

i clicked on it and paid for it

after a few min i get the second mail to confirm that i did

so i will finish the ds-260 today and submit it


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

Marriage (if applicable): 2014-05-24

I-130 Sent : 2014-08-25

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-09-09

I-130 RFE :

I-130 RFE Sent :2014-09-16

I-130 Approved : 27-2-2015 (168 days)

case was sent to nvc 9 march 2015 :clock:

case received at nvc 20 march 2015

case number by phone 23 march 2015

pay AOS bill : 25 march 2015

pay IV bill : 25 march 2015

Submit DS-26 : 25 march 2015

Submit DS-260: 8 April 2015

Send AOS Package : 10 April 2015

Send IV Package : 10 April 2015
package received and scan date : 17 April 2015 :clock::clock::clock:
case complete by phone 15 may 2015 (27 days) :idea::idea::idea::idea:
interview scheduled 11 September :jest::jest::jest:

medical exam 13 September :cry::cry::cry::cry:

interview date October 22 (approved alhamdolellha ) :idea::idea::dancing::dancing:

visa in hand October 27

Date of US Entry : october 30

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