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Hey Everyone,

My DS261 and AOS fee were recorded as submitted and paid by the Department of State on May 17th. I got an email notification about both. On the CEAC website, the DS261 is listed as COMPLETED and the AOS fee is listed as PAID.

I am getting my AOS and IV packages together. The IV fee and DS260 have still not been enabled for me on the CEAC website. If I have my papers ready in the next few days, and the IV fee and DS260 are still not enabled, should I send them anyway? How long after filling out the DS261 should it take until the IV fee and DS260 are enabled? When should I start calling the NVC to ask questions?

Thanks!

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Hey Everyone,

My DS261 and AOS fee were recorded as submitted and paid by the Department of State on May 17th. I got an email notification about both. On the CEAC website, the DS261 is listed as COMPLETED and the AOS fee is listed as PAID.

I am getting my AOS and IV packages together. The IV fee and DS260 have still not been enabled for me on the CEAC website. If I have my papers ready in the next few days, and the IV fee and DS260 are still not enabled, should I send them anyway? How long after filling out the DS261 should it take until the IV fee and DS260 are enabled? When should I start calling the NVC to ask questions?

Thanks!

as long as you have paid the AOS fee , you can send both Documents (AOS & IV ) just make sure to put the bar code on the top of your packages

good luck


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  • Receive I-864 Package : 2015-05-14
  • Submit DS-261 : 2015-05-28 ( The website was down for almost 3 weeks , no one was able to log in )
  • Send IV Package : 2015-05-27
  • Checklist: 26 June 2015 [ Non-submission of DS 260] i was not able to submit it due to the website issue ]
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You should call now, dont wait.

It doesnt mean that it has been reviewed even it listed AOS paid and DS261 completed online. Mine, IV fee and DS 260 not enabled was like that since last month and half.

I just called the NVC couple days ago, and DS261 once again reviewed over the phone by the Rep. Now I can assure it completed. The Rep told me IV fee and DS260 will be avail in 7days. Lets hope it will be avail soon

I also just sent in my AOS and IV packages today


USCIS

6/3/2014 - I-130 Sent

6/10/2014 - Received NOA1

7/10/2014 - Received NOA2

11/10/2014 - Called USCIS for status.

12/10/2014 - Result back with case pending due to Security Check

1/10/2015 - Called USCIS for status.

2/10/2015 - Result back with case pending adjudication further review

3/31/2015 - Case approved by USCIS and forwarded to NVC

NVC

4/10/215 - NVC assigned with receipt case #

4/28/2015 - Completed DS261 Choice of Agent online

5/4/2015 - Called NVC to complete review DS261 by phone

5/7/2015 - Received AOS fee and Paid AOS fee

6/4/2015 - Sent both AOS and IV packages to NVC

6/8/2015 - Received IV fee

6/9/2015 - Paid IV fee

6/24/2015 - Received checklist for missing Data Passport Page

6/28/2015 - Mailed in checklist request

7/6/2015 - Completed IV application (DS260) online

7/8/2015 - Received checklist for missing Data Passport Page again and DS260 because NVC lost the package

7/10/2015 - Mailed in checklist request again

8/10/2015 - Case completed on phone with NVC

8/17/2015 - Received email confirmation for case completed

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9/29/2015 - CEAC visa status show " Issued "

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10/12/2015 - POE Los Angeles, California

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7/17/2017 - Received NOA Letter

7/21/2017 - Received Appointment notice for Biometrics

8/7/2017   - Biometrics taken and stamp at local office

3/5/2018   - Case moved to local office

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The website has some alternative numbers and contacts you should call to have their IT department work on your case specifically to get those item active for you. I know they are working on the website because I called in and the next hour it all was open.

Good Luck

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The website has some alternative numbers and contacts you should call to have their IT department work on your case specifically to get those item active for you. I know they are working on the website because I called in and the next hour it all was open.

Good Luck

which number did you call? I called 603 334 0888 Its always busy and calls ended automaticlly everytime ??

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So I called the NVC last week to inquire about the DS-261 approval, and yesterday an email arrived registering me as my wife's agent. But the IV fee is still not showing up on the CEAC website. Is there a delay between receiving that email and that fee being invoiced in the portal?

I also sent in my AOS and IV packages on Tuesday, hoping they arrive today or tomorrow.

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The website has some alternative numbers and contacts you should call to have their IT department work on your case specifically to get those item active for you. I know they are working on the website because I called in and the next hour it all was open.

Good Luck

did you get access to DS 260 or IV payment ?!!


PD 02/ OCT 2013

NVC

25/march 2015 Welcome letter received with bar-code letter
05/April 2015 DS 261 Completed
01/April 2015 AOS Fee Paid
10/May 2015 Received letter from NVC for approved my DS 261
18/May 2015 AOS and IV sent....

21 May 2015 Scan date .....received email form NVC on 29 of May

29/May 2015 Sent money order by mail for IV fee

04 june 2015 IV Fee Paid (email from NVC on 10 of June )

22 june 2015 received check list letter from NVC For not filling of ds260 !!!!

25 june 2015 scan date for AOS (check list )

26 june 2015 IV paid

29 july CC

interview by 24 sep email received by 31 of august

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The website has some alternative numbers and contacts you should call to have their IT department work on your case specifically to get those item active for you. I know they are working on the website because I called in and the next hour it all was open.

Good Luck

could you please me What number did you call to get through the IT dept.? i'm stuck at DS-260 almost one and half months now. called 'em several times no ETA either..getting frustrated.


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