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Hi folks,

am I correct in understanding that after the I-130 petition is sent to the NVC we have to appoint an agent to receive further documents? If my husband (the USC) has received all mail until then, who should we appoint as the agent? Would it make more sense to appoint me (the beneficiary) so that I receive all the mail?

Please clarify. Thank you :)

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Actually, let me rephrase my question (I couldn't edit the post for some reason):

I have read that most people appoint the USC as the agent because it's faster. However, does the USC then have to mail the documents to the foreign spouse? As in, after my husband (USC) is appointed as the agent and receives mail from NVC, does he have to send it to me to Germany, too? Wouldn't it make more sense in our case then that I am appointed as the agent since mailing between the US and Germany seems to be working well?

Hi folks,

am I correct in understanding that after the I-130 petition is sent to the NVC we have to appoint an agent to receive further documents? If my husband (the USC) has received all mail until then, who should we appoint as the agent? Would it make more sense to appoint me (the beneficiary) so that I receive all the mail?

Please clarify. Thank you :)

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Actually, let me rephrase my question (I couldn't edit the post for some reason):

I have read that most people appoint the USC as the agent because it's faster. However, does the USC then have to mail the documents to the foreign spouse? As in, after my husband (USC) is appointed as the agent and receives mail from NVC, does he have to send it to me to Germany, too? Wouldn't it make more sense in our case then that I am appointed as the agent since mailing between the US and Germany seems to be working well?

Hi folks,

am I correct in understanding that after the I-130 petition is sent to the NVC we have to appoint an agent to receive further documents? If my husband (the USC) has received all mail until then, who should we appoint as the agent? Would it make more sense to appoint me (the beneficiary) so that I receive all the mail?

Please clarify. Thank you :)

it's better if the USC will be the Agent...

He doesn't have to mail you any doc's, he'll be paying the bills as your agent..

and also will fill-up I-864 forms

and you as the beneficiary will fill-up the DS-230 w/c can be downloaded on the USCIS site, then you can forward it to him even before it has been generated... together w/ other required docs


zCR-1 TIMELINE

10/25/06 - NOA1

01/18/07 - NOA2

01/29/07 - NVC Recv'd

02/05/07 - Choice of agent sent thru email

02/07/07 - I-864 Bill Generated

02/08/07 - NVC accepted choice of agent

02/09/07 - I-864 Bill Rec'd via mail

02/12/07 - IV Bill Generated

02/14/07 - Pay I-864 Bill

02/23/07 - IV Bill Recv'd

02/24/07 - Pay IV Bill

03/05/07 - DS-230 Generated

03/07/07 - I-864 Forms Recv'd

03/15/07 - I-864 Sent

03/17/07 - DS-230 Recv'd

03/19/07 - DS-230 Sent

04/16/07 - Recv'd RFE

05/02/07 - Case Complete!

05/22/07 - Case Forwarded To Manila

06/26/07 - Medical Exam & Interview Schedule

06/29/07 - Visa Received!

07/06/07 - Flight to US

07/24/07 - Apply for SSN

07/30/07 - Recv'd SSN

08/03/07 - Recv'd Green Card

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I see.. So the USC emails NVC to appoint himself as the agent. Right?

Actually, let me rephrase my question (I couldn't edit the post for some reason):

I have read that most people appoint the USC as the agent because it's faster. However, does the USC then have to mail the documents to the foreign spouse? As in, after my husband (USC) is appointed as the agent and receives mail from NVC, does he have to send it to me to Germany, too? Wouldn't it make more sense in our case then that I am appointed as the agent since mailing between the US and Germany seems to be working well?

Hi folks,

am I correct in understanding that after the I-130 petition is sent to the NVC we have to appoint an agent to receive further documents? If my husband (the USC) has received all mail until then, who should we appoint as the agent? Would it make more sense to appoint me (the beneficiary) so that I receive all the mail?

Please clarify. Thank you :)

it's better if the USC will be the Agent...

He doesn't have to mail you any doc's, he'll be paying the bills as your agent..

and also will fill-up I-864 forms

and you as the beneficiary will fill-up the DS-230 w/c can be downloaded on the USCIS site, then you can forward it to him even before it has been generated... together w/ other required docs

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And another question:

Jame's shortcuts (generating the bar code) is in regard to appointing the Agent of Choice, right? So if we email NVC about appointing our Agent of Choice, we don't have to generate the bar code and can pretty much neglect the actual DS-3032, right?

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And another question:

Jame's shortcuts (generating the bar code) is in regard to appointing the Agent of Choice, right? So if we email NVC about appointing our Agent of Choice, we don't have to generate the bar code and can pretty much neglect the actual DS-3032, right?

you don't have to generate any barcode for DS-3032...

and yes you can disregard the actual DS3032 if you already e-mailed your choice of agent.

generating barcodes is for the I-864 and DS-230,

but for us we didn't do that, my husband just wait for the mails,

and as for DS230 i fill it up and mailed it to him as soon as the IV bill has been generated,

he will send it to NVC when he got the forms in the mail.

Edited by frdmrk2

zCR-1 TIMELINE

10/25/06 - NOA1

01/18/07 - NOA2

01/29/07 - NVC Recv'd

02/05/07 - Choice of agent sent thru email

02/07/07 - I-864 Bill Generated

02/08/07 - NVC accepted choice of agent

02/09/07 - I-864 Bill Rec'd via mail

02/12/07 - IV Bill Generated

02/14/07 - Pay I-864 Bill

02/23/07 - IV Bill Recv'd

02/24/07 - Pay IV Bill

03/05/07 - DS-230 Generated

03/07/07 - I-864 Forms Recv'd

03/15/07 - I-864 Sent

03/17/07 - DS-230 Recv'd

03/19/07 - DS-230 Sent

04/16/07 - Recv'd RFE

05/02/07 - Case Complete!

05/22/07 - Case Forwarded To Manila

06/26/07 - Medical Exam & Interview Schedule

06/29/07 - Visa Received!

07/06/07 - Flight to US

07/24/07 - Apply for SSN

07/30/07 - Recv'd SSN

08/03/07 - Recv'd Green Card

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Thank you! I can't find the DS-230 anywhere online. Any suggestions?

And another question:

Jame's shortcuts (generating the bar code) is in regard to appointing the Agent of Choice, right? So if we email NVC about appointing our Agent of Choice, we don't have to generate the bar code and can pretty much neglect the actual DS-3032, right?

you don't have to generate any barcode for DS-3032...

and yes you can disregard the actual DS3032 if you already e-mailed your choice of agent.

generating barcodes is for the I-864 and DS-230,

but for us we didn't do that, my husband just wait for the mails,

and as for DS230 i fill it up and mailed it to him as soon as the IV bill has been generated,

he will send it to NVC when he got the forms in the mail.

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zCR-1 TIMELINE

10/25/06 - NOA1

01/18/07 - NOA2

01/29/07 - NVC Recv'd

02/05/07 - Choice of agent sent thru email

02/07/07 - I-864 Bill Generated

02/08/07 - NVC accepted choice of agent

02/09/07 - I-864 Bill Rec'd via mail

02/12/07 - IV Bill Generated

02/14/07 - Pay I-864 Bill

02/23/07 - IV Bill Recv'd

02/24/07 - Pay IV Bill

03/05/07 - DS-230 Generated

03/07/07 - I-864 Forms Recv'd

03/15/07 - I-864 Sent

03/17/07 - DS-230 Recv'd

03/19/07 - DS-230 Sent

04/16/07 - Recv'd RFE

05/02/07 - Case Complete!

05/22/07 - Case Forwarded To Manila

06/26/07 - Medical Exam & Interview Schedule

06/29/07 - Visa Received!

07/06/07 - Flight to US

07/24/07 - Apply for SSN

07/30/07 - Recv'd SSN

08/03/07 - Recv'd Green Card

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Hi folks,

am I correct in understanding that after the I-130 petition is sent to the NVC we have to appoint an agent to receive further documents? If my husband (the USC) has received all mail until then, who should we appoint as the agent? Would it make more sense to appoint me (the beneficiary) so that I receive all the mail?

Please clarify. Thank you :)

i think your husband usc should be the agent of choice

but at this point of time jasmin i am very confused with the names and downloads of the newer forms ..


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NVC:

03/14/2007-NVC ASSIGNS CASE NUMBER

03/29/2007-AOS FEE BILL AND DS-3032 GENERATED

03/29/2007-AOS FEE BILL FEES MAILED AND DS-3032 MAILED

04/03/2007-NVC ACKNOWLEDGES CHOICE OF AGENT

04/10/2007-I.V FEE BILL GENERATED

04/18/2007-I-864 GENERATED

04/20/2007-I.V. BILL RECEIVED & MAILED TO N.V.C

04/23/2007-I-864 SENT TO NVC

04/26/2007-I.V. FEE BILL & I-864 ENTERED INTO THE NVC SYSTEM

04/30/2007-NVC BARCODE & INSTRUCTIONS FOR DS-230

05/09/2007-DS-230 SENT

05/23/2007-CASE COMPLETED

VISA APPROVED .

05/XX/2007-FLIGHT To JFK POE

another step of I-751 coming near :)

p.s. My opinion is only what i read research and get advices from experienced people.I aint any

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Namastey !

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Thank you!!

I am somewhat confused about the order we'll receive things. The Agent of Choice (my USC husband) will receive the DS-230 by the NVC and would have to send it to me to fill it out, right? But, I could also fill it out online, print it, and send it to him, right? Or do I have to keep it? Ahhh, confused :P

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Thank you!!

I am somewhat confused about the order we'll receive things. The Agent of Choice (my USC husband) will receive the DS-230 by the NVC and would have to send it to me to fill it out, right? But, I could also fill it out online, print it, and send it to him, right? Or do I have to keep it? Ahhh, confused :P

yeahh i also was confused bout this jasmin

hope someone replies to us soon :innocent:


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NVC:

03/14/2007-NVC ASSIGNS CASE NUMBER

03/29/2007-AOS FEE BILL AND DS-3032 GENERATED

03/29/2007-AOS FEE BILL FEES MAILED AND DS-3032 MAILED

04/03/2007-NVC ACKNOWLEDGES CHOICE OF AGENT

04/10/2007-I.V FEE BILL GENERATED

04/18/2007-I-864 GENERATED

04/20/2007-I.V. BILL RECEIVED & MAILED TO N.V.C

04/23/2007-I-864 SENT TO NVC

04/26/2007-I.V. FEE BILL & I-864 ENTERED INTO THE NVC SYSTEM

04/30/2007-NVC BARCODE & INSTRUCTIONS FOR DS-230

05/09/2007-DS-230 SENT

05/23/2007-CASE COMPLETED

VISA APPROVED .

05/XX/2007-FLIGHT To JFK POE

another step of I-751 coming near :)

p.s. My opinion is only what i read research and get advices from experienced people.I aint any

lawyer .

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Namastey !

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Thank you!!

I am somewhat confused about the order we'll receive things. The Agent of Choice (my USC husband) will receive the DS-230 by the NVC and would have to send it to me to fill it out, right? But, I could also fill it out online, print it, and send it to him, right? Or do I have to keep it? Ahhh, confused :P

your husband as your agent will receive the DS230 forms together with the coversheet and instruction,

you as the beneficiary can now fill-up the DS230 forms online and print it out,

you can gather the other requirements now w/c you need to send together w/ the DS230,

and you will send this to your husband, as for me i send it as soon as the IV bill has been generated

so when the agent received the forms in the mail, he can send it right away..

the coversheet should be needed to sent w/ it

some generate their own...(james shortcut)


zCR-1 TIMELINE

10/25/06 - NOA1

01/18/07 - NOA2

01/29/07 - NVC Recv'd

02/05/07 - Choice of agent sent thru email

02/07/07 - I-864 Bill Generated

02/08/07 - NVC accepted choice of agent

02/09/07 - I-864 Bill Rec'd via mail

02/12/07 - IV Bill Generated

02/14/07 - Pay I-864 Bill

02/23/07 - IV Bill Recv'd

02/24/07 - Pay IV Bill

03/05/07 - DS-230 Generated

03/07/07 - I-864 Forms Recv'd

03/15/07 - I-864 Sent

03/17/07 - DS-230 Recv'd

03/19/07 - DS-230 Sent

04/16/07 - Recv'd RFE

05/02/07 - Case Complete!

05/22/07 - Case Forwarded To Manila

06/26/07 - Medical Exam & Interview Schedule

06/29/07 - Visa Received!

07/06/07 - Flight to US

07/24/07 - Apply for SSN

07/30/07 - Recv'd SSN

08/03/07 - Recv'd Green Card

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I also wonder who the agent should be. I am new to the forum and I do not know what a USC is.

My fiancé and I will marry in Japan in April. Once I have filed the I-130 for her immigration would it not be best to have me as the agent?

Thanks!


June 2006 Met Online

many emails and Skype sessions

November 2006 Met in the US

Many emails and Skype sessions

April 16th 2007 Married in Japan

June 11th 2007 USCIS posted case Online

June 12th 2007 Check Cashed

June Received NOA-1 dated June 29th 2007

June to September Wife visits me in the US (3 month visit)

October 17th 2007 Touched

October 17th Approved

October 29th NVC Received documents from USICS

October 31st NVC assigns Case number

November 5th 3032 and AOS bill sent out

November 22nd Wife receives 3032 in Japan

November 24th Wife mails 3032 back to NVC

November 26th I receive AOS bill and send it back to NVC (same day)

November 28th 3032 entered into NVC system

November 30th AOS bill entered into the system

December 3rd IV Bill Generated

December 11th Received I-864 packet

December 12th sent I-864 to NVC

December 14th Received the IV bill

December 14th Completed Medical Exam

December 15th Sent back IV bill

December 20th IV Bill input into the NVC system

December 26th DS-230 mailed

January 28th CASE COMPLETE!!!

February 08th Case at Embassy

March 04th Police Certificate

March 31st INTERVIEW!!!!

April 20th Date of Entery !!!

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I also wonder who the agent should be. I am new to the forum and I do not know what a USC is.

My fiancé and I will marry in Japan in April. Once I have filed the I-130 for her immigration would it not be best to have me as the agent?

Thanks!

USC stands for Unite States Citizen, it would be wiser to choose the USC to be the agent.

Choosing an agent is when your I-130 has been forwarded to NVC, after the approval at USCIS

Edited by frdmrk2

zCR-1 TIMELINE

10/25/06 - NOA1

01/18/07 - NOA2

01/29/07 - NVC Recv'd

02/05/07 - Choice of agent sent thru email

02/07/07 - I-864 Bill Generated

02/08/07 - NVC accepted choice of agent

02/09/07 - I-864 Bill Rec'd via mail

02/12/07 - IV Bill Generated

02/14/07 - Pay I-864 Bill

02/23/07 - IV Bill Recv'd

02/24/07 - Pay IV Bill

03/05/07 - DS-230 Generated

03/07/07 - I-864 Forms Recv'd

03/15/07 - I-864 Sent

03/17/07 - DS-230 Recv'd

03/19/07 - DS-230 Sent

04/16/07 - Recv'd RFE

05/02/07 - Case Complete!

05/22/07 - Case Forwarded To Manila

06/26/07 - Medical Exam & Interview Schedule

06/29/07 - Visa Received!

07/06/07 - Flight to US

07/24/07 - Apply for SSN

07/30/07 - Recv'd SSN

08/03/07 - Recv'd Green Card

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Thank you!!

I am somewhat confused about the order we'll receive things. The Agent of Choice (my USC husband) will receive the DS-230 by the NVC and would have to send it to me to fill it out, right? But, I could also fill it out online, print it, and send it to him, right? Or do I have to keep it? Ahhh, confused :P

You can view a Flowchart for the NVC here

It shows two paths but they are interwined. One path is what is completed by the beneficiary (now applicant), the other is completed by the USC spouse.

If you are wanting to use James Shortcuts you will need to send your USC husband a completed signed copy of the DS-230. If you are required to submit both parts I & II do not sign part II as this is signed at the interview. If you are generating the barcode sheet you will need to send that to him as well.


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An overview of Security Name Checks And Administrative Review at Service Center, NVC & Consulate levels.

Detailed Review USCIS Alien Security Checks

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I am but a wench not a lawyer. My advice and opinion is just that. I read, I research, I learn.

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