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Dear VJ community,

 

I have learned so much from all of you. I am applying for my father's green card.  The I-130 was approved last month and his NVC case number was just emailed to me. Here is my understanding of the steps to take, and I also have some questions for these steps:

1. Pay AOS fee and IV fee. I just did.

2. Submit I864, I864A with financial documents, and DS260 online.

3. Submit other civil documents online including notarized marriage certificate, notarized birth certificate of me and my dad, and notarized non-criminal report. The non-criminal report is called in Chinese 无犯罪记录, correct?

4. Wait for NVC to process my case. On USCIS website, that normally takes 45 days. Is that true?

5. Wait for NVC to transfer the case to Guangzhou. Does it take a few days, or several months?

6. Wait for P3 at home. What if my dad is not home? Can anyone in the same household with the same last name to accept the mail?

7. Fill out DS-160, pay fees at CITIC or at CEAC website, and mail all the documents to Guangzhou through CITIC.

8. Wait for P4.  Is the wait time around 3-4 weeks?

9. Schedule interview and go to Guangzhou for medical checkup. Can he do it in Shanghai? We do not live far away from the medical checkup place. 

10. Interview. After interview, wait a few days for the passport and an envelop to mail back to home. I heard if he got unlucky, that may take a few weeks.

 

Am I right in the above steps and average wait time? Thank you so much!

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1 hour ago, kgkg said:

4. Wait for NVC to process my case. On USCIS website, that normally takes 45 days. Is that true?

It can take longer - every case if different.

1 hour ago, kgkg said:

5. Wait for NVC to transfer the case to Guangzhou. Does it take a few days, or several months?

Depends on when an appointment is available.  then expect a few weeks to ship to the consulate.

 

1 hour ago, kgkg said:

. Wait for P3 at home. What if my dad is not home? Can anyone in the same household with the same last name to accept the mail?

anyone can accept the mail.

1 hour ago, kgkg said:

7. Fill out DS-160, pay fees at CITIC or at CEAC website, and mail all the documents to Guangzhou through CITIC.

Should be DS-260 for immigrant visa.

 

BTW you are filing for his VISA, not green card.


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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