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hi everyone,

on the i-864 form can the page where the sponsor signs their name have a different barcode than

the rest of the application form or does the whole form have to have the same barcode?

does it matter?

The form will be printed and taken to the embassy interview.

thanks

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It has to be the same barcode.

If you made changes to one of the pages, re-print the entire form.


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online

 

 

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It has to be the same barcode.

If you made changes to one of the pages, re-print the entire form.

ok thanks,

i was trying to help my wife (the sponsor) by filling out the i-864 form and just have her sending me the signature page. Also if the joint sponsor makes a mistake, i wanted to fill it out again and just use his signature page.

But i guess that's not possible, as you said all the pages must have the same barcode

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My wife and I are waiting for her to receive her NVC case number. While we were waiting I figured I would fill out the I-864 and send it to her so it's ready. I printed it off the USCIS government website (https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864.pdf)

It has no barcode. How do you get a barcode on it and is it required? If it is required then why do they offer the form online?

EDIT: I used the EZ because I qualify, but either way the offer a copy of the pdf form online to print off, so I printed one off, filled it out and mailed it to my wife. There is no barcode when you print it off though.

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It has no barcode. How do you get a barcode on it and is it required? If it is required then why do they offer the form online?

When you open it with Acrobat reader to fill it out electronically, the barcode appears.


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online

 

 

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When you open it with Acrobat reader to fill it out electronically, the barcode appears.

I printed it and filled it out in pen, so no barcode appears. It didn't say it had to be filled out electronically, in fact in the instructions it says fill it out in black ink. Is this an issue? It's already in the mail with my signature to my wife.

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I printed it and filled it out in pen, so no barcode appears. It didn't say it had to be filled out electronically, in fact in the instructions it says fill it out in black ink. Is this an issue? It's already in the mail with my signature to my wife.

yeah! this is what i'm trying to find out too.

If the i-864 form doesn't have a barcode, will it be rejected.

Isn't the info more important than the barcode?

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The barcode is just so USCIS is able to extract your information from your form electronically.

If you just fill it out using regular pen, USCIS will process it manually.


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online

 

 

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Interesting. Where do you even get the option to fill online? Is that something you get from the NVC? I only see the PDF to be printed. I would guess that electronic filing would be quicker but I don't see any mention of it.

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Interesting. Where do you even get the option to fill online? Is that something you get from the NVC? I only see the PDF to be printed. I would guess that electronic filing would be quicker but I don't see any mention of it.

In the instructions to the form here: https://www.uscis.gov/sites/default/files/files/form/i-864instr.pdf it's under "General instructions", 1st paragraph.

If you use Acrobat Reader to open a .pdf file, it will give you an option to fill in the blanks.

Edited by .yana

Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online

 

 

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The barcode is just so USCIS is able to extract your information from your form electronically.

If you just fill it out using regular pen, USCIS will process it manually.

So why in your first answer you said all pages have to have the same barcode?

if i'm going to print the form out and take it with me to the embassy, then if the signature page has a different

barcode than the others. it shouldn't matter then, if they are going to process it manually

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So why in your first answer you said all pages have to have the same barcode?

if i'm going to print the form out and take it with me to the embassy, then if the signature page has a different

barcode than the others. it shouldn't matter then, if they are going to process it manually

If you do fill out the form electronically - the barcode has to be the same.

If you fill out the form without barcode manually - there's no barcode => nothing to worry about.


Timeline:

Spoiler

 

08/19/2016 - I-485, I-130, I-765 sent to USCIS office in Chicago.

08/22/2016 - day 0 - package received and signed by CHYBA.

08/23/2016 - day 1 - priority date.

08/31/2016 - day 9 - electronic NOAs received via text and email, check is cashed.

09/06/2016 - day 15 - hard copies of NOAs received in the mail.

09/08/2016 - day 17 - biometrics appointment notice received in the mail (appointment date 09/19/2016).

09/13/2016 - day 22 - early biometrics walk in.

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "New Card Is Being Produced".

10/28/2016 - day 67 - EAD status changed to "Case Was Approved".

10/31/2016 - day 70 - received EAD approval letter in mail.

11/10/2016 - day 81 - EAD status changed to "Card Was Mailed".

11/16/2016 - day 87 - EAD card received in mail.

02/10/2017 - day 173 - Submitted Change of Address request.

02/17/2017 - day 180 - Submitted a Service Request.

04/27/2017 - day 218 - online account said that response to service request has been sent, however no response received (to this day).

06/20/2017 - day 302 - At infopass appointment found out that my case was supposedly scheduled for interview in October, but because home country took forever to respond to security check request, it was postponed; case was in security check until 06/19/2017 & was returned a day before my infopass appointment.

06/27/2017 - day 309 - contacted the congressman office.

07/18/2017 - day 330 - heard back from congressman office; submitted Release of Information forms for both myself and my husband.

07/28/2017 - day 340 - finally received an interview appointment in mail (online status has not changed).

08/31/2017 - day 374 - Interview; I-485 status changed to 'New Card Is Being Produced'

09/05/2017 - day 379 - I-485 status changed to 'Card Was Mailed To Me'; received approval letters in mail for I-485 and I-130

09/08/2017 - day 382 - Greencard received in mail

06/20/2019 - day 1036 - ROC packet mailed

06/21/2019 - day 1037 - ROC packet received

06/29/2019 - day 1045 - NOA/Extension letter received in the mail (new GC expiration date is 2/28/2021)

01/17/2020 - day 1256 - biometrics appointment

06/03/2020 - day 1382 - N400 filed online

 

 

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When your case goes to NVC and you get a bill for the payment for processing the I 864 and the DS 260, (and payment is processed), you get the option of filling out the forms online for automatic processing and there will be a barcode

you will have to do these forms for NVC unless they have changed the process since 2015

i hope you kept copy of the I 864 so that when you fill out online, it is the same as the one you sent to your wife

but as NVC needs it, it is not required to take to interview unless they mark on the checklist sheet

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When your case goes to NVC and you get a bill for the payment for processing the I 864 and the DS 260, (and payment is processed), you get the option of filling out the forms online for automatic processing and there will be a barcode

you will have to do these forms for NVC unless they have changed the process since 2015

i hope you kept copy of the I 864 so that when you fill out online, it is the same as the one you sent to your wife

but as NVC needs it, it is not required to take to interview unless they mark on the checklist sheet

i'm way past the NVC stage, i was told to bring an up to date i-864 to the embassy interview

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