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Hello again guys, i thought it would be fitting to ask it here since it was mentioned. If I send the AOS and IV packages after AOS fee is "paid", what are the chances the the IV would be invoiced and DS260 (visa application) be completed so I wont get a checklist by the time they start reading my papers? I read on the NVC filers april thread that 2 people got checklisted for IV fee and DS260. I guess I just have to get them to review the choice of agent? And how many weeks after doing the choice of agent should I call them to review it? thanks guys


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Marriage : July 2, 2014

March 7, 2015: I-130 Sent

March 17, 2015: I-130 NOA1 received in mail

March 17, 2015: I-129F Sent

March 28, 2015: I-129F NOA1 received in mail

April 3, 2015: I-130 updated on USCIS website to approved! awaiting hardcopy of NOA2

April 14, 2015: Case was sent to NVC

April 18, 2015: I-130 NOA2 hardcopy received in mail

April 22, 2015: Case was received by NVC

May 1, 2015: Case number assigned

May 4, 2015 : I-129F NOA2 received in mail

June 2, 2015 : Selected Agent Via Phone

June 16, 2015 : Paid AOS and IV Fees Via Mail

June 22, 2015 : Wife receives Appointment letter from Manila Embassy (I-129F)

*proceeding with K-3 Visa instead. Cannot wait for the NVC problems to resolve

June 23, 2015: Interview scheduled for July 30

July 9, 2015 : Medical Completed

July 30, 2015 : Interview Complete APPROVED!!

August 16, 2015 : Received Letter from NVC that I-130 is being expedited to Manila Embassy.

August 26, 2015 : Manila Embassy closes K3. Proceeding with CR1 again. New interview date September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 : Interview Complete APPROVED!! ISSUED on same day. :dance:

September 23, 2015 : Visa in hand
September 29, 2015 : POE

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They are starting to review the AOS and IV packets faster then they was before. Right now it seems to be taking them about 30 days, before it was taking about 60 days

1. you could send in your packets after your Aos fee is paid and just start calling NVC until they review DS-261 on the phone for you

2 you could wait a couple of weeks after your Aos fee is paid to have some extra time of course you still should call nvc and have them review your Ds-261 over the phone as that is quicker then just waiting on them.

Just to add I sent in my documents right after I paid the Aos fees it took them 38 days to review my Documents. I also call The NVC and got them to review my DS-261 over the phone. I did have to call several times before I got an agent to do it


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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They are starting to review the AOS and IV packets faster then they was before. Right now it seems to be taking them about 30 days, before it was taking about 60 days

1. you could send in your packets after your Aos fee is paid and just start calling NVC until they review DS-261 on the phone for you

2 you could wait a couple of weeks after your Aos fee is paid to have some extra time of course you still should call nvc and have them review your Ds-261 over the phone as that is quicker then just waiting on them.

Just to add I sent in my documents right after I paid the Aos fees it took them 38 days to review my Documents. I also call The NVC and got them to review my DS-261 over the phone. I did have to call several times before I got an agent to do it

thanks for the always helpful responses j&ana. By the way, did u start calling them for review the same week after u finished doing the ds261? i read on here that others did it after 2 weeks or so.


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Marriage : July 2, 2014

March 7, 2015: I-130 Sent

March 17, 2015: I-130 NOA1 received in mail

March 17, 2015: I-129F Sent

March 28, 2015: I-129F NOA1 received in mail

April 3, 2015: I-130 updated on USCIS website to approved! awaiting hardcopy of NOA2

April 14, 2015: Case was sent to NVC

April 18, 2015: I-130 NOA2 hardcopy received in mail

April 22, 2015: Case was received by NVC

May 1, 2015: Case number assigned

May 4, 2015 : I-129F NOA2 received in mail

June 2, 2015 : Selected Agent Via Phone

June 16, 2015 : Paid AOS and IV Fees Via Mail

June 22, 2015 : Wife receives Appointment letter from Manila Embassy (I-129F)

*proceeding with K-3 Visa instead. Cannot wait for the NVC problems to resolve

June 23, 2015: Interview scheduled for July 30

July 9, 2015 : Medical Completed

July 30, 2015 : Interview Complete APPROVED!!

August 16, 2015 : Received Letter from NVC that I-130 is being expedited to Manila Embassy.

August 26, 2015 : Manila Embassy closes K3. Proceeding with CR1 again. New interview date September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 : Interview Complete APPROVED!! ISSUED on same day. :dance:

September 23, 2015 : Visa in hand
September 29, 2015 : POE

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Getting a checklist for the IV fee and DS-260 isn't a big deal. It's just a reminder that they don't have it and doesn't waste any time at all. It's getting the checklist for the AOS documentation or missing civil docs that you already sent that you want to avoid.


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Posts split into separate thread as poster is asking their own question and not replying to the OP of the other thread. Please start your own thread with your own questions instead of hijacking threads started by other members.

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September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
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thanks for the always helpful responses j&ana. By the way, did u start calling them for review the same week after u finished doing the ds261? i read on here that others did it after 2 weeks or so.

Try calling after 12 days or so because the case might still be locked. I called exactly 14 days after i filled my 261, got billed after 1 business day. Good luck!


   

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woops sorry Ryan H, i got carried away XD

and thanks guys! just getting everything prepared while waiting for case number and IIN. Good luck to us all!


Service Center : Nebraska Service Center

Marriage : July 2, 2014

March 7, 2015: I-130 Sent

March 17, 2015: I-130 NOA1 received in mail

March 17, 2015: I-129F Sent

March 28, 2015: I-129F NOA1 received in mail

April 3, 2015: I-130 updated on USCIS website to approved! awaiting hardcopy of NOA2

April 14, 2015: Case was sent to NVC

April 18, 2015: I-130 NOA2 hardcopy received in mail

April 22, 2015: Case was received by NVC

May 1, 2015: Case number assigned

May 4, 2015 : I-129F NOA2 received in mail

June 2, 2015 : Selected Agent Via Phone

June 16, 2015 : Paid AOS and IV Fees Via Mail

June 22, 2015 : Wife receives Appointment letter from Manila Embassy (I-129F)

*proceeding with K-3 Visa instead. Cannot wait for the NVC problems to resolve

June 23, 2015: Interview scheduled for July 30

July 9, 2015 : Medical Completed

July 30, 2015 : Interview Complete APPROVED!!

August 16, 2015 : Received Letter from NVC that I-130 is being expedited to Manila Embassy.

August 26, 2015 : Manila Embassy closes K3. Proceeding with CR1 again. New interview date September 16, 2015

September 16, 2015 : Interview Complete APPROVED!! ISSUED on same day. :dance:

September 23, 2015 : Visa in hand
September 29, 2015 : POE

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Getting a checklist for the IV fee and DS-260 isn't a big deal. It's just a reminder that they don't have it and doesn't waste any time at all. It's getting the checklist for the AOS documentation or missing civil docs that you already sent that you want to avoid.

Your message was the one that i was looking for keep it calm until i get my case completed.

On April 10th I received a checklist from NVC asking me for the IV Fee that i haven't paid on that date. Right now, I paid the fee and

filled/sent the form DS260 on April 16th, and i'm just waiting for the final decision. Hope that happen soon, right now

I'm on the 44 day of 60. Maybe i have to count the days from the date that i received the checklist, or doesn't matter because,

like you said, it was just a remainder for make the payment.

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Before it did not matter to if you send in the packets earlier as it was taking up to 60 days or more to review documents

and my advice would of been to mail them in before the IV fee is paid. now that the NVC has speed up the process for reviewing Documents but not for reviewing DS-261. My advice will be to wait a couple of weeks before sending in documents or if you want to send documents right away to start calling NVC everyday to have them review the DS-261


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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Our DS-261 (Choice of Agent) now shows "COMPLETED" only a couple days after filling it. Does that mean it has been reviewed already?

We paid the AOS fee a couple days ago. It shows "IN PROCESS". We didn't get a barcoded sheet for the AOS, will that become available once the status changes do "PAID"?

We have our IV and AOS packages ready, just waiting for the barcoded sheet. Read instructions to place both packages on separate manila envelopes (writing on them the case number, IV or AOS and names) and mail them inside another envelope to the NVC. Is this correct?

After we find out they received it, what should we call them for? To invoice the IV fee so we can fill the DS-260?

Thanks!


I-130 for Spouse

USCIS

10/14/2014 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago Lockbox

10/22/2014 - NOA1 (Nebraska Service Center)

04/01/2015 - NOA2 (161 days)

NVC

04/16/2015 - NVC Received

04/23/2015 - Case # assigned / DS-261 completed

04/24/2015 - AOS fee invoiced and paid

04/30/2015 - AOS+IV packages mailed

05/04/2015 - AOS+IV packages received (scan date)

05/15/2015 - IV fee money order payment confirmed

06/03/2015 - Checklist received: missing DS-260 form

06/19/2015 - DS-260 available online and submitted

07/31/2015 - Case Complete (107 days from arriving @NVC or 89 days from scan date)

Embassy

08/25/2015 - Scheduled interview

09/21/2015 - Interview, approved!

10/02/2015 - Passport received

10/04/2015 - POE! (348 days from NOA1)

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Showing complete for the Ds-261 is not the same. That just means you fill out the form. The NVC still need to review the ds-261 so that you can paid the IV fee. you will need to call them if you want to speed up the process. you will probably have to call them more then onc

Yes you will be able print an Aos document cover sheet letter soon but you can also use the bar coded cover sheet from the NVC welcome letter. Either one will work as the NVC just need your case number which is on the barcoded cover sheets they all have your case number

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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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Showing complete for the Ds-261 is not the same. That just means you fill out the form. The NVC still need to review the ds-261 so that you can paid the IV fee. you will need to call them if you want to speed up the process. you will probably have to call them more then onc

Yes you will be able print an Aos document cover sheet letter soon but you can also use the bar coded cover sheet from the NVC welcome letter. Either one will work as the NVC just need your case number which is on the barcoded cover sheets they all have your case number

Thanks j&ana! Should we start calling now to get that DS-261 reviewed then? We would hate to get a checklist just because the IV fee wasn't paid in time because it wasn't invoiced.

We haven't received any physical mail from the NVC with the barcode, so more waiting there then.

Want to get things done as soon as possible with the NVC. Our embassy usually schedules interviews 2 months ahead, less waiting the better.


I-130 for Spouse

USCIS

10/14/2014 - I-130 Mailed to Chicago Lockbox

10/22/2014 - NOA1 (Nebraska Service Center)

04/01/2015 - NOA2 (161 days)

NVC

04/16/2015 - NVC Received

04/23/2015 - Case # assigned / DS-261 completed

04/24/2015 - AOS fee invoiced and paid

04/30/2015 - AOS+IV packages mailed

05/04/2015 - AOS+IV packages received (scan date)

05/15/2015 - IV fee money order payment confirmed

06/03/2015 - Checklist received: missing DS-260 form

06/19/2015 - DS-260 available online and submitted

07/31/2015 - Case Complete (107 days from arriving @NVC or 89 days from scan date)

Embassy

08/25/2015 - Scheduled interview

09/21/2015 - Interview, approved!

10/02/2015 - Passport received

10/04/2015 - POE! (348 days from NOA1)

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I will call every time I can, all it cost is some time on the phone. The NVC is reviewing documents faster now so really will want to pay your iv fee and fill out the ds-260 before they have finish reviewing your documents


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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while reading some of you guys replies i am also looking at you guys timeline, WHAT IS THAT SCAN DATES MEAN? did you guys email it aside from sending the package by mail?

The scan date is the date the Nvc receive your documents, That is the date the Nvc will start to review your documents

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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

   

http://jerryjja.wix.com/filipinasaswa?_ga=1.194674661.91538870.1441656248

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