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I just got our nvc welcome letter with instructions and aos invoice. I just want to ask what does it mean by choose are agent first? And do we need to pick an agent first before i pay the fees? Im just a little bit confused. Thanks in advance for all your help.

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I just got our nvc welcome letter with instructions and aos invoice. I just want to ask what does it mean by choose are agent first? And do we need to pick an agent first before i pay the fees? Im just a little bit confused. Thanks in advance for all your help.

You need to log on to the CEAC website and fill out form DS-261 it's the choice of agent form. The agent can be the petitioner or the beneficiary and yes you have to fill that out before you can do anything else.


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Can we put our attorney as choice of agent? I was confused coz our atty said i need to pay the fees now and she can take care of the rest. Now i just paid it last night after we talk does it make a difference that i already paid before choosing an agent. I have a gut feeling that's why i went in here and asked. Thank you

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read the guides. If you have an attorney likely you do not have to pick an agent, that's automatic.


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I dont need to wait to pick an agent? I mean does my atty will do that part?. If that is the case, i just need to make payments for the fees or do i need to wait before i pay?. She said to pay the fees that is why i paid the aos but how about the IV can i pay that as well now or still need to wait?

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I dont need to wait to pick an agent? I mean does my atty will do that part?. If that is the case, i just need to make payments for the fees or do i need to wait before i pay?. She said to pay the fees that is why i paid the aos but how about the IV can i pay that as well now or still need to wait?

Because you have a lawyer the ds-261 does not apply to your case. If you can pay thr IV fee, which you should be able to, do it.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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The agent can be the petitioner (the person who files on other's behalf) or the beneficiary/applicant or an attorney if you have any. I am petitioning for my husband. I chose myself as an agent since I live in the US and it is easier for me to have contact with the USCIS/NVC.


I read somewhere, the medical exam can be around $200. But it also depends on the country, I guess.

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Our journey:

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September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
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)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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I just got our nvc welcome letter with instructions and aos invoice. I just want to ask what does it mean by choose are agent first? And do we need to pick an agent first before i pay the fees? Im just a little bit confused. Thanks in advance for all your help.

It's preferred that DS-261 choice of Agent to be the Petitioner (The US Citizen) , for many reasons first because the petitioner who is living in USA will get any Mail letter or phone call directly from NVC and you can't trust to use an agent from outside US to receive the mail due to mail delivery problems in some countries.


IR-1/CR-1 Visa

Service Center : Potomac Service Center

Consulate : Egypt

Marriage (if applicable): 2016-05-24

I-130 Sent : 2016-07-21

I-130 NOA1 : 2016-07-25

I-130 NOA2 Approved : 2016-08-26

NVC Received : 2016-09-07

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2016-09-20
Submit DS-261 : 2016-09-20
Pay AOS Bill : 2016-09-20
Receive IV Bill : 2016-09-23
Pay IV Bill : 2016-09-24
Send AOS Package : 2016-09-26
Send IV Package : 2016-09-26
ٍSubmit DS-260: 2016-09-27
Scan Date: 2016-09-28

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Is there a time when you pay your aos and you iv bill? Do you need to wait for your iv bill before you can pay it online. I tried logging in today and i only see th aos fee that i paid which is still in processing. I was going to pay the iv bill but its not available yet

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It's preferred that DS-261 choice of Agent to be the Petitioner (The US Citizen) , for many reasons first because the petitioner who is living in USA will get any Mail letter or phone call directly from NVC and you can't trust to use an agent from outside US to receive the mail due to mail delivery problems in some countries.

OP has an attorney and the attorney will be automatically designated.

NVC communicates exclusively by email if they have email address for the petitioner and beneficiary so most of what you posted is a moot point.


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
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)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Is there a time when you pay your aos and you iv bill? Do you need to wait for your iv bill before you can pay it online. I tried logging in today and i only see th aos fee that i paid which is still in processing. I was going to pay the iv bill but its not available yet

The AOS has to process first before you are allowed to pay the IV. Keep checking back to see when the AOS is processed though NVC usually sends an email to let you know when you are allowed to pay it


Cateogory: CR1

  • NOA1/Notice of receipt: Sept. 15, 2015
  • NOA2/I130 Approved: February 8, 2016 (NO RFE) :)
  • Process slowed down by us
  • Sent documents to NVC: April 11, 2016
  • Scan date: April 14/ May 7th (NVC said both I dont know why)
  • Case Complete: May 31, 2016 (No checklist) :dancing:

August 17, 2016: Visa Approved!!!! :dancing:

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The AOS has to process first before you are allowed to pay the IV. Keep checking back to see when the AOS is processed though NVC usually sends an email to let you know when you are allowed to pay it

No the AOS does not have to be processed first. They are independent of each other.


You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose.  - Dr. Seuss

 

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