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It appears from reading the instructions, that Packet 3 is merely a checklist of documents needed to bring to the interview. The overwhelming number ofcopies of these documents were submitted as part of the petition I filed on behalf of my wife and which were accepted along with the petition. She has a case number.

If I'm not correct, please advise me which additional documents she needs, which originals(e.g. are certified copies in lieu of originals acceptable, as they were in the petition)? And if I'm correct, can she just now get her police clearance certificate and medical exam and apply for an interview? I am really confused about so much and their imprecise  instructions aren't helping

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17 hours ago, SonofBaraka said:

It appears from reading the instructions, that Packet 3 is merely a checklist of documents needed to bring to the interview. The overwhelming number ofcopies of these documents were submitted as part of the petition I filed on behalf of my wife and which were accepted along with the petition. She has a case number.

If I'm not correct, please advise me which additional documents she needs, which originals(e.g. are certified copies in lieu of originals acceptable, as they were in the petition)? And if I'm correct, can she just now get her police clearance certificate and medical exam and apply for an interview? I am really confused about so much and their imprecise  instructions aren't helping

Unfortunately there are really no "DCF" instructions for Packet 3.   Include everything that would have been filed at the NVC.  This is what we took in to our interview at Juarez:

I-864 with 3 years tax transcripts, current year check stubs, investment records etc.

Police certificate.

Original of her birth certificate and our marriage certificate.

Original - Certified copies of prior divorce(s)

Her new passport with married name  (or any document that would have changed)

 

She had a copy of the I-130 petition just in case anything came up.  (better to be over prepared)

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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5 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

Unfortunately there are really no "DCF" instructions for Packet 3.   Include everything that would have been filed at the NVC.  This is what we took in to our interview at Juarez:

I-864 with 3 years tax transcripts, current year check stubs, investment records etc.

Police certificate.

Original of her birth certificate and our marriage certificate.

Original - Certified copies of prior divorce(s)

Her new passport with married name  (or any document that would have changed)

 

She had a copy of the I-130 petition just in case anything came up.  (better to be over prepared)

 

So just the Thai police certificate is enough? Is a registered/certified birth certificate in lieu of the original enough? Her new passport has  the same name as her marriage certificate.

 

Here are my questions:

You are correct. I got a blurred copy of the packet 3 and didn't examine everything. However, I still need clarification and help on the following points:

  1. When researching sample videos about DS-260, references are to pay affidavit of support and immigrant visa fees prior to filing of DS-0260. Is the former the $535 I paid when filing my I-13o petition? When do I pay the immigrant visa fee?

  2. When they say she needs to submit documents, is it by post, on-line or in-person?

  3. When they say submit originals, she cannot submit her original birth certificate.  Copies of these and other documents are all notarized and/or certified(and accepted in my petition).

  4. To prove my citizenship, I can provide copies of my last three IRS Form 1040 forms, my state drivers license, ownership of my u.s.condo, copy of my u.s. passport and my u.s.bank checking account with a substantial balance. Is that enough? What is a tax transcript and where can I get it?

  5. The Global Support Strategy Registration printout says to “mail it with other documents to the Embassy”. She cannot mail her original passport, marriage registration and other original documents by post. Is it possible for her to carry all documents to the Embassy instead?

 

 

 

 

 

 

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The documentation on their website looks to be current.

 

https://th.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/packets/

 

fir you other questions:

1) You don't pay the AOS fee since you didn't go thru NVC

2) the middle section "SUBMIT ORIGINALS OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS" is what is sent in.

3) Certified copies are essentially the same as originals.

4) your birth certificate or passport are citizenship documents.  In the instructions they say to provide tax transcripts and W-2s.  There is a link for tax transcripts on the Consulate website link above.

5) The Section "SUBMIT ORIGINALS AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS" is hand carried in.  Take copies of the documents too and ask for them back.  That will save you time and effort getting additional certified copies for later in your journey.

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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29 minutes ago, Paul & Mary said:

The documentation on their website looks to be current.

 

https://th.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/packets/

 

fir you other questions:

1) You don't pay the AOS fee since you didn't go thru NVC

2) the middle section "SUBMIT ORIGINALS OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS" is what is sent in.

3) Certified copies are essentially the same as originals.

4) your birth certificate or passport are citizenship documents.  In the instructions they say to provide tax transcripts and W-2s.  There is a link for tax transcripts on the Consulate website link above.

5) The Section "SUBMIT ORIGINALS AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS" is hand carried in.  Take copies of the documents too and ask for them back.  That will save you time and effort getting additional certified copies for later in your journey.

 

Great help, thanks!

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15 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

Great help, thanks!

By a process of subtraction, all other documents - DS-260, I-864, support letters/affidavits and other documents we think are relevant, can all be sent to the Consular Section, Immigrant Visa Unit, Bangkok, correct?

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27 minutes ago, SonofBaraka said:

By a process of subtraction, all other documents - DS-260, I-864, support letters/affidavits and other documents we think are relevant, can all be sent to the Consular Section, Immigrant Visa Unit, Bangkok, correct?

The DS-260 is filled in online.   You submit the "receipt".

 

Correct you send in everything else they are asking for.  Don't send things not on checklist.  It isn't on their checklist either.  Take anything "extra" to the interview.


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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3 hours ago, Paul & Mary said:

The documentation on their website looks to be current.

 

https://th.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/packets/

 

fir you other questions:

1) You don't pay the AOS fee since you didn't go thru NVC

2) the middle section "SUBMIT ORIGINALS OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS" is what is sent in.

3) Certified copies are essentially the same as originals.

4) your birth certificate or passport are citizenship documents.  In the instructions they say to provide tax transcripts and W-2s.  There is a link for tax transcripts on the Consulate website link above.

5) The Section "SUBMIT ORIGINALS AND PHOTOCOPIES OF THE FOLLOWING DOCUMENTS" is hand carried in.  Take copies of the documents too and ask for them back.  That will save you time and effort getting additional certified copies for later in your journey.

 

So, to review,

If she hand carries her DS-260, copies of her passport, birth certificate, marriage certificate,  freedom to marry document to the embassy, she should get any papers she needs to then go to the designated police department to expedite the clearance letter process. Besides her passport, do the police need anything else? She can mail the I-864 and other documents to the embassy, correct?

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The DS-260 is done online.  She takes a copy of the receipt / acknowledgement with her to the interview along with what she gets from the medical.   She will also need to pay the Visa fee at the consulate.

 

Have her take a copy of the I-130/I-130A and everything else you submitted for reference incase they have any questions she has a hard time answering.  

 

 


March 2, 2018  Married In Hong Kong

April 30, 2018  Mary moves from the Philippines to Mexico, Husband has MX Permanent Residency

June 13, 2018 Mary receives Mexican Residency Card

June 15, 2018  I-130 DCF Appointment in Juarez  -  June 18, 2018  Approval E-Mail

August 2, 2018 Case Complete At Consulate

September 25, 2018 Interview in CDJ and Approved!

October 7, 2018 In the USA

October 27, 2018 Green Card received 

October 29, 2018 Applied for Social Security Card - November 5, 2018 Social Security Card received

November 6th, 2018 State ID Card Received, Applied for Global Entry - Feb 8,2019 Approved.

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