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Hey everyone! I started this thread to help everyone from Argentina who have their NVC case number or are about to have it. Sorry if there are some writing mistakes, english is my second lenguage.

 

FIRST if you have your case number, you can track it through the CEAC website https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx (chose the Inmigrant Visa option and the put your BNS number). When it is being transfer to the embassy, it will show 'IN TRANSIT' and when it arrives it will show 'READY'.

In other cases, NVC emails you and let you know the case is in the way to the embassy. Remember NVC shipments are every other Tuesday.

 

SECOND If you are waiting for your case number or waiting the READY status, you can start gathering the documents for Packet 3. You can see what is required in this link https://ar.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/K1-K3-Instructions-packet.pdf . You will have to send this packet to the embassy before the interview. Below I'll point out what you can start doing. (everything is copies, not originals)

  • Visa Photos. 5x5 with white background
  • Birth Certificate AKA Acta de Nacimiento. It is a faithful copy of the books where the birth is registered. It should have the City's Registro Civil Stamp where the person was born, and Copia Fiel Stamp and one more that says it follow the country law (this one changes according the province). If you don't have it, you can order it online (http://portaldetramites.cba.gov.ar/v/552 this is for Cordoba for example) or go to the Registro Civil of the town you or your fiance were born and request it.
  • Divorce Decree, I don't hae more information about it because neither me or my fiance were married before. If you have information on how to it should be, comment down bellow!
  • Evidence of Support. You need to proof your fiance can financially support you. Ffor more information https://myimmigrationattorney.com/k1-visa/evidence-of-financial-support/ . You will need from your fiance or your co-sponsor the following docuements

    A. W2 for the last 3 years till present, it can be signed digitally.

    B. 1040 Forms or IRS transcripts for the last 3 years till present

    C. Employment paystubs, 6 months at least

    D. Job letter, verification of employment. 

    E. Bank statements, at least 12 months

            F. Form I-134. make sure is signed on page 4 or 5. (if you have blanck spaces complete them with N/A)

  • Police Certificate You must obtain the nationally produced “Certificado de Antecedentes Penales” issued by the “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia”, it must say “con excepción al artículo 51 del Código Penal”. You can google RNR nearer you, it doesn't have to be made in Bs As like the instructions sayed. The certificate expires, you have 90 days of validation. It doesn't have to be expired when you add it to the P3 or when you get to US, please be aware of this so you don't have to do it twice. If you are from another province follow the next points

                          Go to www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar  and tried to do it online. If you can perfect, you are all done. But if you can´t is because they don't have your fingerprints and you need to do what is next.

                         In the same website click TRAMITES PARTICULARES, Certificado de Antecedentes Penales ----- INICIA TU TRÁMITE ------ TRAMITE PRESENCIAL

                         In the page that opens chose Argentina---Province----City----- and then chose the one nearer you.

                         Then you continue clicking in SIGUIENTE ----- then chose the option to pay $180 pesos to have it in 24 hs 

                          A new page will open where you will complete all your personal information. When you are done, print that form with a copy of your DNI because you will need it for the appointent

                         To pay the fee you can chose to pay through RAPIPAGO or PAGOMISCUENTAS (save the receipt to take it to the appointment)

                         You have to make an appointment to get it, if you are from Cordoba use CIUDADANO DIGITAL and TURNERO. I don´t know how it is in another provinces so if you know comment in this thread how you did it.

  • Evidence of Relationship, you should gather more photos, message record or videocall record. They should be different than the ones you sent on the I-129F packet.
  • IF YOU HAVE ALL OF THIS WHILE YOU ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE 'READY', WAIT AND KEEP READING

THIRD Once you see ´READY' you can email the embassy (BuenosAires-IV@state.gov) saying that you know the case is ready and you want to know next steps to take. They can answer the next day or take a couple days. When they do, they can tell you to wait a little bit because they are getting ready for your case or they can email you the INSTRUCTIONS PACKET. The instructions packet is what is mentioned SECOND paragraph with a couple more things like filling DS-160 and information about the medical exam.

When you receive the Instructions attached to the email, it means you can schedule your interview and medical exam.

 

FOURTH You will fill the DS-160 through this website https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx . You will need some necessary information

  • Your adress in the US
  • National identification number: is your DNI number not your passport
  • Application receipt number/ petition number: Is the one with EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE at the beggining, not the one with BNS
  • If you worked in the US, you will need your SSN number
  • Adresses in Argentina are written the argentinian way (number at last) and the US with number at the beggining
  • This were the more importants for me, comment down below if you have more recommendations

Once you are done, you will receive through email your confirmation number, print two copies of it and save the number somewhere because you will need it

 

FIFTH schedule your interview through this website

  •  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/ ----- inmigrant visa applicant ------ register ------- I have received a letter from the consular section with instructions to register or schedule a K visa appointment --------- sign up with your email 
  • Here you will need your BNS XXXX XXX XXX number, your DS-160 confirmation number and in which DHL you want the documents to be send. Next the website will give ou the payment option and you will chose the one you want (by credit/debit card the payment is instantly and by rapipago takes a at least two days to process the payment)
  • After this you will see all the dates available. If there isn't any date available, email the embassy saying this and asking for next steps and they will let you know when the open more spots. Right now, May 1st the next dates availables are for mid June. So have that in your mind if you are thinking on booking flights or wedding plans.

 

SIXTH Book your medical exam, the doctors information are in the Instructions Packet. If you are from another province, you can ask to be done nearer the interview date so you only have to travel once. The doctor will tell you what vaccines are obligatory (variccela, influenza, triple viral and triple bacteriana), she also will need your case number (BNS one) and she will inform you how much everything will be. Note: you can schedule your

 

SEVENTH Send packet 3 to the embassy, you can drop it yourself to Ave Colombia 4300 Bs As or you can send it through DHL or Correo Argentino if you are from another province. Check everything they ask in the instructions packet is there (if you forget something, you can present it the day of the interview so don't worry. You may not have the medical exam results but you can write a lettere saying you have scheduled the interview nearer the interview date and that will work). Save all the originals for the interview (RNR, Birth certificate, Divorce decree).

Send an email to the embassy asking if they can let you know when they receive the packet, so you don't have to worry if they have it or not

 

EIGHTH medical exam, I'll write down below my experience so you now what to expect but it can change if you do it with the other doctor.

I did it with Dr Grillo. I went to the Trinidad de Palermo hospital (Sinclair street).You go to the secretary desk at the first floor and announce yourself. They will check you in then make you go to another desk near by to pay for the blood test and x-ray $550 pesos. After that you wait until the doctor calls you. Once you are in the room with her, she will ask you for the passport photos, case number and your passport. She will give you the prescription for every test you have to take and you will pay her fee there $2000 pesos

You do all tests in the same hospital but the one that is around the corner (Cerviño street). Level -1. you do the line in laboratory and the secretary will tell you to go to another desk to pay the fee for the Tuberculosis test that is USD 175. Once you are back with the receipt, the secretary will give you a container to collect your urine. Next, you go to a waiting room and without so much waiting a nurse will call you to take out the blood. 

After that you go to the x-ray desk (is all in the same floor and is easy to know where everything is because there are signs everywhere) and you will wait until they call your name.  

Come back to the another building (Sinclair street) level 1, and if you have some vaccine missing you have to go to ‘vacunatorio’ that is on the right. You will pay whatever cost is for the vaccine you are missing and you will wait they call your name. The nurses will give the shots and then you are done.

I waited outside Dr Grillo office and after 20 minutes she called me. She completed some information in the computer and then she took my blood pressure, listen my heart, measured my height and weight and tested my visual. After that she told to come back at 4pm for the results. I went again at 4. The medical was approved. She gave me the closed envelope I have to take with me to the embassy. 

Total time spent: 2hours in the morning and then picking the results 15minutes 

Total cost: $10250 + vaccine cost

 

NINETH embassy interview. You don't have to do the tourist visa line, go to a window and say you are there for K1 visa

They will give you a green folder where you put all the originals (birth certificate, divorce decree, medical exam closed envelope, passport photos, more evidence of relationship if you want to add more, confirmation page). Do not make a copy of everything you sent on P3 because is a waste of money, paper and time. Just worry about the originals and what you missed in P3.

Once in, they will call you do deliver the green folder THAT IS NOT THE INTERVIEW.

The next time they call you it will be for the interview. They will make swear everything you presented and what you will say is the truth.

The questions can be: - how we met? - when and where we met? - what I was doing in US when we met? - when I came back from US the last time? - what he does for living? - what would I do for living? - where I will live? - how and when we got engaged? - when we will get marry?

The consul can be empathetic and nice, or it can be really serious. The interview can be in english or spanish and you can request it to be in one lenguage or the other.

The interview can be 5-20 minutes long and you can be at the embassy for an hour or more, it depends on how long they make you wait.

 

TENTH you can check also the status of yout visa here https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx noninmigrante visa -- buenos aires argentina -- the confirmation number of the DS-160. In there you will see if it is under Administrative Process or when it is Issued. After it is Issued, the embassy will send you an email with the tracking number. You will pick up you packet in a DHL office when is delivered.

 

I hope this post and thread helps, I did my best to gathered everything I went through.

if you have doubts or question don't hesitate on posting, we are a big community and we have to help eachother to be as soon as possible with our 'media naranja'

Cheers!

 

 

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16 minutes ago, andreaam said:

Hey everyone! I started this thread to help everyone from Argentina who have their NVC case number or are about to have it. Sorry if there are some writing mistakes, english is my second lenguage.

 

FIRST if you have your case number, you can track it through the CEAC website https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx (chose the Inmigrant Visa option and the put your BNS number). When it is being transfer to the embassy, it will show 'IN TRANSIT' and when it arrives it will show 'READY'.

In other cases, NVC emails you and let you know the case is in the way to the embassy. Remember NVC shipments are every other Tuesday.

 

SECOND If you are waiting for your case number or waiting the READY status, you can start gathering the documents for Packet 3. You can see what is required in this link https://ar.usembassy.gov/wp-content/uploads/sites/26/K1-K3-Instructions-packet.pdf . You will have to send this packet to the embassy before the interview. Below I'll point out what you can start doing. (everything is copies, not originals)

  • Visa Photos. 5x5 with white background
  • Birth Certificate AKA Acta de Nacimiento. It is a faithful copy of the books where the birth is registered. It should have the City's Registro Civil Stamp where the person was born, and Copia Fiel Stamp and one more that says it follow the country law (this one changes according the province). If you don't have it, you can order it online (http://portaldetramites.cba.gov.ar/v/552 this is for Cordoba for example) or go to the Registro Civil of the town you or your fiance were born and request it.
  • Divorce Decree, I don't hae more information about it because neither me or my fiance were married before. If you have information on how to it should be, comment down bellow!
  • Evidence of Support. You need to proof your fiance can financially support you. Ffor more information https://myimmigrationattorney.com/k1-visa/evidence-of-financial-support/ . You will need from your fiance or your co-sponsor the following docuements

    A. W2 for the last 3 years till present, it can be signed digitally.

    B. 1040 Forms or IRS transcripts for the last 3 years till present

    C. Employment paystubs, 6 months at least

    D. Job letter, verification of employment. 

    E. Bank statements, at least 12 months

            F. Form I-134. make sure is signed on page 4 or 5. (if you have blanck spaces complete them with N/A)

  • Police Certificate You must obtain the nationally produced “Certificado de Antecedentes Penales” issued by the “Registro Nacional de Reincidencia”, it must say “con excepción al artículo 51 del Código Penal”. You can google RNR nearer you, it doesn't have to be made in Bs As like the instructions sayed. The certificate expires, you have 90 days of validation. It doesn't have to be expired when you add it to the P3 or when you get to US, please be aware of this so you don't have to do it twice. If you are from another province follow the next points

                          Go to www.dnrec.jus.gov.ar  and tried to do it online. If you can perfect, you are all done. But if you can´t is because they don't have your fingerprints and you need to do what is next.

                         In the same website click TRAMITES PARTICULARES, Certificado de Antecedentes Penales ----- INICIA TU TRÁMITE ------ TRAMITE PRESENCIAL

                         In the page that opens chose Argentina---Province----City----- and then chose the one nearer you.

                         Then you continue clicking in SIGUIENTE ----- then chose the option to pay $180 pesos to have it in 24 hs 

                          A new page will open where you will complete all your personal information. When you are done, print that form with a copy of your DNI because you will need it for the appointent

                         To pay the fee you can chose to pay through RAPIPAGO or PAGOMISCUENTAS (save the receipt to take it to the appointment)

                         You have to make an appointment to get it, if you are from Cordoba use CIUDADANO DIGITAL and TURNERO. I don´t know how it is in another provinces so if you know comment in this thread how you did it.

  • Evidence of Relationship, you should gather more photos, message record or videocall record. They should be different than the ones you sent on the I-129F packet.
  • IF YOU HAVE ALL OF THIS WHILE YOU ARE STILL WAITING FOR THE 'READY', WAIT AND KEEP READING

THIRD Once you see ´READY' you can email the embassy (BuenosAires-IV@state.gov) saying that you know the case is ready and you want to know next steps to take. They can answer the next day or take a couple days. When they do, they can tell you to wait a little bit because they are getting ready for your case or they can email you the INSTRUCTIONS PACKET. The instructions packet is what is mentioned SECOND paragraph with a couple more things like filling DS-160 and information about the medical exam.

When you receive the Instructions attached to the email, it means you can schedule your interview and medical exam.

 

FOURTH You will fill the DS-160 through this website https://ceac.state.gov/GenNIV/Default.aspx . You will need some necessary information

  • Your adress in the US
  • National identification number: is your DNI number not your passport
  • Application receipt number/ petition number: Is the one with EAC, WAC, LIN, SRC, NBC, MSC or IOE at the beggining, not the one with BNS
  • If you worked in the US, you will need your SSN number
  • Adresses in Argentina are written the argentinian way (number at last) and the US with number at the beggining
  • This were the more importants for me, comment down below if you have more recommendations

Once you are done, you will receive through email your confirmation number, print two copies of it and save the number somewhere because you will need it

 

FIFTH schedule your interview through this website

  •  https://ais.usvisa-info.com/ ----- inmigrant visa applicant ------ register ------- I have received a letter from the consular section with instructions to register or schedule a K visa appointment --------- sign up with your email 
  • Here you will need your BNS XXXX XXX XXX number, your DS-160 confirmation number and in which DHL you want the documents to be send. Next the website will give ou the payment option and you will chose the one you want (by credit/debit card the payment is instantly and by rapipago takes a at least two days to process the payment)
  • After this you will see all the dates available. If there isn't any date available, email the embassy saying this and asking for next steps and they will let you know when the open more spots. Right now, May 1st the next dates availables are for mid June. So have that in your mind if you are thinking on booking flights or wedding plans.

 

SIXTH Book your medical exam, the doctors information are in the Instructions Packet. If you are from another province, you can ask to be done nearer the interview date so you only have to travel once. The doctor will tell you what vaccines are obligatory (variccela, influenza, triple viral and triple bacteriana), she also will need your case number (BNS one) and she will inform you how much everything will be. Note: you can schedule your

 

SEVENTH Send packet 3 to the embassy, you can drop it yourself to Ave Colombia 4300 Bs As or you can send it through DHL or Correo Argentino if you are from another province. Check everything they ask in the instructions packet is there (if you forget something, you can present it the day of the interview so don't worry. You may not have the medical exam results but you can write a lettere saying you have scheduled the interview nearer the interview date and that will work). Save all the originals for the interview (RNR, Birth certificate, Divorce decree).

Send an email to the embassy asking if they can let you know when they receive the packet, so you don't have to worry if they have it or not

 

EIGHTH medical exam, I'll write down below my experience so you now what to expect but it can change if you do it with the other doctor.

I did it with Dr Grillo. I went to the Trinidad de Palermo hospital (Sinclair street).You go to the secretary desk at the first floor and announce yourself. They will check you in then make you go to another desk near by to pay for the blood test and x-ray $550 pesos. After that you wait until the doctor calls you. Once you are in the room with her, she will ask you for the passport photos, case number and your passport. She will give you the prescription for every test you have to take and you will pay her fee there $2000 pesos

You do all tests in the same hospital but the one that is around the corner (Cerviño street). Level -1. you do the line in laboratory and the secretary will tell you to go to another desk to pay the fee for the Tuberculosis test that is USD 175. Once you are back with the receipt, the secretary will give you a container to collect your urine. Next, you go to a waiting room and without so much waiting a nurse will call you to take out the blood. 

After that you go to the x-ray desk (is all in the same floor and is easy to know where everything is because there are signs everywhere) and you will wait until they call your name.  

Come back to the another building (Sinclair street) level 1, and if you have some vaccine missing you have to go to ‘vacunatorio’ that is on the right. You will pay whatever cost is for the vaccine you are missing and you will wait they call your name. The nurses will give the shots and then you are done.

I waited outside Dr Grillo office and after 20 minutes she called me. She completed some information in the computer and then she took my blood pressure, listen my heart, measured my height and weight and tested my visual. After that she told to come back at 4pm for the results. I went again at 4. The medical was approved. She gave me the closed envelope I have to take with me to the embassy. 

Total time spent: 2hours in the morning and then picking the results 15minutes 

Total cost: $10250 + vaccine cost

 

NINETH embassy interview. You don't have to do the tourist visa line, go to a window and say you are there for K1 visa

They will give you a green folder where you put all the originals (birth certificate, divorce decree, medical exam closed envelope, passport photos, more evidence of relationship if you want to add more, confirmation page). Do not make a copy of everything you sent on P3 because is a waste of money, paper and time. Just worry about the originals and what you missed in P3.

Once in, they will call you do deliver the green folder THAT IS NOT THE INTERVIEW.

The next time they call you it will be for the interview. They will make swear everything you presented and what you will say is the truth.

The questions can be: - how we met? - when and where we met? - what I was doing in US when we met? - when I came back from US the last time? - what he does for living? - what would I do for living? - where I will live? - how and when we got engaged? - when we will get marry?

The consul can be empathetic and nice, or it can be really serious. The interview can be in english or spanish and you can request it to be in one lenguage or the other.

The interview can be 5-20 minutes long and you can be at the embassy for an hour or more, it depends on how long they make you wait.

 

TENTH you can check also the status of yout visa here https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx noninmigrante visa -- buenos aires argentina -- the confirmation number of the DS-160. In there you will see if it is under Administrative Process or when it is Issued. After it is Issued, the embassy will send you an email with the tracking number. You will pick up you packet in a DHL office when is delivered.

 

I hope this post and thread helps, I did my best to gathered everything I went through.

if you have doubts or question don't hesitate on posting, we are a big community and we have to help eachother to be as soon as possible with our 'media naranja'

Cheers!

 

 

This is perfection.  Thank you so much!

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1 hour ago, Andrea + Gaston said:

@andreaam Ahhhhh this is so amazing. Thanks for putting this together! 🤩

 

Once I get NOA2 I’ll add info about what people need for the divorce decree. 

I'm happy to help in whatever I can!

 

Please do! Someone can need that information in the future!

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Quesiton:  for the "Acta" or "Partida" my fiancee ordered it again (he has the original but we wanted to get another one) through the "Tramites a Distancia Buenos Aires Provincia".  We just got it and it looks like a digital version of what he has.  Can we still print it off and use it?  Or do we need to do something else?

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2 hours ago, Fe.Ta said:

Quesiton:  for the "Acta" or "Partida" my fiancee ordered it again (he has the original but we wanted to get another one) through the "Tramites a Distancia Buenos Aires Provincia".  We just got it and it looks like a digital version of what he has.  Can we still print it off and use it?  Or do we need to do something else?

I'm wondering this too. Maybe it's best to email the Embassy and ask about digitized documents? In the most recent P3 (dated March 2019) it mentions:

 

5. BIRTH ENTRY for each visa applicant. Date and place of birth as well as parents’ name must be included in
the birth entry.
*If born in Argentina, please submit the Birth Entry (Acta de Nacimiento) issued by the Civil Registry (not the
Birth Certificate [Certificado de Nacimiento]). If it is a digitalized signed birth entry, please forward us the
original email sent by the Civil Registry including the PDF file of the digitalized Birth Entry.

*If born in the U.S., Certificates of Birth MUST be original certified long-form copies from the Office of Vital
Records from the state where the birth took place. No other birth certificate will be accepted as proof of birth
in the U.S.
*If you or any children were adopted, you must submit a certified copy of the final adoption decree.

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12 minutes ago, Andrea + Gaston said:

I'm wondering this too. Maybe it's best to email the Embassy and ask about digitized documents? In the most recent P3 (dated March 2019) it mentions:

 

5. BIRTH ENTRY for each visa applicant. Date and place of birth as well as parents’ name must be included in
the birth entry.
*If born in Argentina, please submit the Birth Entry (Acta de Nacimiento) issued by the Civil Registry (not the
Birth Certificate [Certificado de Nacimiento]). If it is a digitalized signed birth entry, please forward us the
original email sent by the Civil Registry including the PDF file of the digitalized Birth Entry.

*If born in the U.S., Certificates of Birth MUST be original certified long-form copies from the Office of Vital
Records from the state where the birth took place. No other birth certificate will be accepted as proof of birth
in the U.S.
*If you or any children were adopted, you must submit a certified copy of the final adoption decree.

Thank you!  I guess to be safe, it is better to make a copy of the original birth certificate for the P3 and email the digital file.  Then, just take the original physical copy to the interview.  I don't want to give them originals, even though I know they return them.  I'd rather bring all originals to the interview but not include them in the packets for the sake of safety.

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So, asking for opinions/input.  You stated that there should be at least 12 bank statements.  But, I also found on the USCIS that you could get a letter from the bank stating the following:

  • A signed statement from an officer of the bank or other financial institution that states when you opened an account, the total amount deposited for the past year, and the present balance of such account

My question is:

Instead of doing the 12 bank statements, since I have other proof for the affidavit of support (i.e. investments, owning a house, letter from employer, taxes for the last 3 years, pay stubs), would the letter from the bank be sufficient enough?  Or would it be best to just get 12 bank statements?  The reason why I am asking is that I have different bank accounts at different banks, so it could be convoluted to try to get 12 statements for each when I could get a letter for each bank with the pertinent information.

 

Thanks!

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16 hours ago, Fe.Ta said:

Thank you!  I guess to be safe, it is better to make a copy of the original birth certificate for the P3 and email the digital file.  Then, just take the original physical copy to the interview.  I don't want to give them originals, even though I know they return them.  I'd rather bring all originals to the interview but not include them in the packets for the sake of safety.

Don’t include any original in the Packet3. Bring it with you to the interview. They will ask for it to take a look but then they’ll give you back. 

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2 hours ago, Fe.Ta said:

Instead of doing the 12 bank statements, since I have other proof for the affidavit of support (i.e. investments, owning a house, letter from employer, taxes for the last 3 years, pay stubs), would the letter from the bank be sufficient enough?  Or would it be best to just get 12 bank statements?  The reason why I am asking is that I have different bank accounts at different banks, so it could be convoluted to try to get 12 statements for each when I could get a letter for each bank with the pertinent information.

We presented the 12 statements but if you chose to do the bank letter it will be okay. Remember that what they want to check with the Evidence of Support is that the Petitioner can support the Beneficiary financially. Do your best to prove that with all the documents you can. 

In fact, we presented a lot of information and then they only kept the last w2, form I-134 and the employment letter. They gave me back the bank statements, pay stubs, investments, etc because they didn’t need it. 

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1 hour ago, andreaam said:

We presented the 12 statements but if you chose to do the bank letter it will be okay. Remember that what they want to check with the Evidence of Support is that the Petitioner can support the Beneficiary financially. Do your best to prove that with all the documents you can. 

In fact, we presented a lot of information and then they only kept the last w2, form I-134 and the employment letter. They gave me back the bank statements, pay stubs, investments, etc because they didn’t need it. 

Cool, good to know,  Maybe I will just have 12 for one account and a letter for the other.  I just know that we have enough evidence that too many statements could be redundant.  Thank you for your input!

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For those who need their birth certificates from CABA, here is the info I found:

 

FIRST

To obtain your Acta (if you don't have the original): https://www.buenosaires.gob.ar/tramites/solicitud-de-partidas and select "Partidas pagas" so you get a certified copy. They will email you a PDF or you can pick it up at your closest civil registry. Cost: $315 pesos

 

SECOND

Once you have the Acta, you must legalize it with the Ministry of the Interior (Av. Leandro N. Alem 150): https://legalizaciones.mininterior.gob.ar/public/controller/index.php Enter your info and then select a date and time to appear in person to have it legalized. Cost: free

 

THIRD

To use your Acta in the U.S. (for AOS/EAD/AP, etc.), it must be apostilled with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs (Esmeralda 1214): https://www.argentina.gob.ar/legalizar-o-apostillar-un-documento Same as above, enter your info and select a date and time to appear in person to have it apostilled. Cost: $300 pesos 

 

FOURTH

Translate everything (including apostille) into English using a certified translator. We used https://www.daytranslations.com/ for other documents we're submitting. We scanned everything, uploaded it, and had the full translation/certification in 24 hours. 

 

For the interview, you really only need step 1. But we're doing everything else in advance since it's easier and faster while still in Argentina. :) 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Edited by Andrea + Gaston

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36 minutes ago, Fla&Mark said:

@andreaam This is gold! thank you so much! 

I'll be going through this process very soon because I'm waiting on my NVC number so.. I'll keep this updated with my experience.

Thanks again! 

You are welcome!

Keep us updated and welcome to the argerntinians group! 

You can post here for any question you might have we will try to answer it!

Congrats on your NOA2 btw!

The average time to get the NVC case number is between 2-6 weeks. Shipments are every other Tuesday. Next one will be May 14th I think. They can let you know the package left through an email or you can call them and they will give you all the information you want after a long waiting on the line. 

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