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My wife has internet connectivity through work, and her Institute doesn't let her add software to her computer. She doesn't have adobe acrobat. (I'm not even sure a capable verison will run on her tiny Windows 95 box!) She's not particularly computer savvy, either.

So, she's asked me to fill out the DS-230 and DS-156 forms (Moscow tells me they don't require DS-156K for K3 applicants) and bring them to her.

Moscow now uses the electronic DS-156. ARe there any hidden pitfalls if I fill out this form here in the States? Is the IP address of the communicating computer encoded in the bar code? We aren't trying to do anything tricky here -- and I'm wondering wondering about the extent of the government's data collection activities.

The DS-230 form asks if the beneficiary had any assistance in filling out the form and, of course, we will say, "yes, my husband helped".

Does anyone see any issues with this path forward?


5-15-2002 Met, by chance, while I traveled on business

3-15-2005 I-129F
9-18-2005 Visa in hand
11-23-2005 She arrives in USA
1-18-2006 She returns to Russia, engaged but not married

11-10-2006 We got married!

2-12-2007 I-130 sent by Express mail to NSC
2-26-2007 I-129F sent by Express mail to Chicago lock box
6-25-2007 Both NOA2s in hand; notice date 6-15-2007
9-17-2007 K3 visa in hand
11-12-2007 POE Atlanta

8-14-2008 AOS packet sent
9-13-2008 biometrics
1-30-2009 AOS interview
2-12-2009 10-yr Green Card arrives in mail

2-11-2014 US Citizenship ceremony

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No hidden problems with the DS-156 online form, all the system does for you is take all the data entered and generates a unique barcode on page 3 that contains all the data entered on page 1 and 2, they prefer this form for the data barcode, all they do is scan the code to enter the data into the system at the consulate.

I would also do a DS-156K and have it along just in case they request it.

The assistance questions on the form are up to you, yes you can indicate that you helped, but these lines are more for a third party like a lawyer to fill in.


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Hi,

Do not worry about doing the DS156K. That is only for Fiance Visas. Also, do not worry about an IP address being recorded in the barcode. It is what YuandDan said.


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1/22/07: I-129F sent to CSC

1/23/07: I-129F packet received and signed for at 9:45A.M.!!

1/29/07: NOA1

4/27/07: NOA2

5/01/07: NOA2 Hardcopy received

5/10/07: Approval arrives at NVC

5/14/07: Leaves NVC

5/17/07: Arrives at Bogota, Colombia

5/18/07: Packet 3 faxed to Embassy

5/22/07: Packet 3 sent via courier

5/30/07: Wendy receives packet 3 (Good thing we used the shortcut)

6/04/07: Packet 4 received

7/03/07: Medical appt. scheduled

7/05/07: Interview!!!! VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!

7/09/07: Visa in hand!!!

7/11/07: Point of Entry at LAX, complete success!!!!!!!!!!

7/24/07: Married!!!

AOS & EAD

07/27/07: Filed for AOS & EAD

08/02/07: Arrives at Chicago

09/10/07: NOA1

09/11/07: Social Security card in hand

10/12/07: Biometrics appointment

10/25/07: EAD Approved

01/23/08: Interview = APPROVED

02/02/08: Green Card received...10 day turn around, not bad!!!

Removing Conditions

11/12/09: Mailed to CSC!

11/13/09: Arrives at CSC!

11/16/09: NOA1

11/18/09: Check Cashed!

12/14/09: Biometrics

01/07/10: Card Production Ordered (APPROVED)

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i was practicing with the forms for the interview, and i accidentally filled that one out all the way to the finish...i didnt know that it was any different from the other forms that i have practiced on many times before...is there any problem with this? can i just fill out a new one when the time comes and use that code instead?


Removal of Conditions NOA: 2/24/11

Biometrics Appt: 8/15/11

ROC Approval: 9/30/11

Card Production Ordered: 10/11/11

Card Received: 10/15/11

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i was practicing with the forms for the interview, and i accidentally filled that one out all the way to the finish...i didnt know that it was any different from the other forms that i have practiced on many times before...is there any problem with this? can i just fill out a new one when the time comes and use that code instead?
You can fill out a new one, again the system records nothing about what you entered, it just generates that unique code.

OUR TIME LINE Please do a timeline it helps us all, thanks.

Is now a US Citizen immigration completed Jan 12, 2012.

1428954228.1592.1755425389.png

CHIN0001_zps9c01d045.gifCHIN0100_zps02549215.gifTAIW0001_zps9a9075f1.gifVIET0001_zps0a49d4a7.gif

Look here: A Candle for Love and China Family Visa Forums for Chinese/American relationship,

Visa issues, and lots of info about the Guangzhou and Hong Kong consulate.

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i was practicing with the forms for the interview, and i accidentally filled that one out all the way to the finish...i didnt know that it was any different from the other forms that i have practiced on many times before...is there any problem with this? can i just fill out a new one when the time comes and use that code instead?
You can fill out a new one, again the system records nothing about what you entered, it just generates that unique code.

great, thanks.


Removal of Conditions NOA: 2/24/11

Biometrics Appt: 8/15/11

ROC Approval: 9/30/11

Card Production Ordered: 10/11/11

Card Received: 10/15/11

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