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did anyone have DS261 taken care on phone since website is not working?

I was told I would be emailed IV invoice within week, can this be true? also suggested me to send fees in mail cus they think its going worse

BTW - my case number was assigned on June18th, and lady took care of DS261 on June 19th, still waiting for AOS invoice and welcome letter in mail lol

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yes, they can do ds-261 if not right away they will do it in few days, keep retrying.

I called today and got answered right away but was told my case is locked and to call back at the end of week to see if any change. I will be able to select the agent then. The CSR also said because of the issues with the web site to just mail in the payment for AOS. I would feel better if I could do everything online. Sounds like more delays. :clock:


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I-130 Packet Recv'd:..............05/23/12
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I-130 Petition Recv'd At NVC:........................06/02/15
Case No. assigned Recv'd over phone: ....... 06/16/15
NVC Welcome letter Recv'd: .........................06/19/15
Agent assigned: .............................................07/06/15
AOS fee paid: .................................................07/06/15
AOS confirmed paid: ......................................07/08/15
IV Bill Recv'd by email:....................................07/21/15
IV Bill paid online:............................................08/01/15
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AOS & IV Packet sent:....................................08/11/15
Scanned Date:.................................................08/13/15
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Yes, I completed by DS-261 over the phone on June 19 and was e-mailed the IV fee bill on June 22. I'm still not able to login to the ceac website but, I'm just going to wait and not send it by mail. A lot of people on this forum say that it takes about 3-4 weeks to open up and I don't want to have to pay twice.

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