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Rakhee
09-19-2008, 04:38 PM
Hi,
I paid AOS fee of $70 and mailed the receipt on sep.3. My mother mailed DS3032 on Sep.5 from India.
The fee receipt page said if i have paid the fees online, I will not get the I 864 instructions by mail. I will have to lookup in the NVC website and send appropriate forms. The NVC website says, not to mail I864 before getting confirmation from NVC.

Now my question is, WHEN CAN I FILE I-864? Will I get any mail from NVC?

I emailed NVC a week before, but NVC hasn't responded yet.
shall I go ahead and send the forms or contact NVC again?
Thanks

rsimm
09-27-2008, 05:41 AM
Rakhee:
I am in the same situation. Paid the AOS fee online (21st Sept) and saw the fee status changed to "paid" on 23rd. Am waiting for a letter from NVC to submit I-864.

The online instructions aren't clear. I hope some one will respond soon.

Rakhee
10-03-2008, 01:02 PM
Hi,
On sep.27,2008I got a mail from NVC to submit I 864. And on oct 2 i got another mail from NVC to pay IV fees of $400.
apparently, you can download the i 864s and keep it ready, but you have to send them only after NVC contacts you. It also included a barcoded sheet to include with I864 package and asked me to write the case number in ALL documents.
not following these directions, you guessed it, will cause delay in process.

annemjames
10-04-2008, 12:17 PM
Hi Rakhee,

I am also in the process of filing I-864 for my parents petition to come to the U.S. I'm the sponsor and I just paid the I-864 fee online. How long did it take for you to receive the next instructions on how to file the I-864? I have printed all the forms and gathered all the necessary documents to come along with it but I'm hesitant on sending it yet since I haven't received a letter from them to send it. Should I wait for that in the mail? the instructions online are not very clear whether I should send it already or not.

Thanks,
Anne James

Rakhee
10-05-2008, 12:36 PM
three weeks.
you should wait for the mail from NVC as you have to submit the documents along with the BARCODED SHEET they send you with.
sometimes they might give special instructions too.

Ola
10-05-2008, 10:12 PM
It looks like you all decided to go with the !-130. I applied for I-130 and
I-129f. Both were approved at the same time.I decided to go with the K-3 visa. This part is VERY, VERY confusing. NVC asked for $400 to proceed but the K-3 visa is supposed to go faster and we will adjust status when he gets to USA. So, I called NVC for clarity 1 (603) 334 0700, make sure you have your case number ready and I also called the Embassy in his country. I had to be persistent as they were trying to rush me off the phone but after telling the agent that my case was sent on August 23, 2008 from NVC. I mistakenly gave my name as the applicant, I guess that I am the petitioner. (Simple mistake to me but that simple mistake almost made me waste money on the call becuase she said "There is nothing here by that name". After I said excuse me Ma'am and kept asking questions THEN I got the appt. information. They doubled checked and gave me the date and time for the interview. Be patient but persistent. Keep your cool so that they will want to help you. Play the "game" with them, once you get the information you can called them whatever you like (as long as they cannot hear you)

hpreet19
10-06-2008, 04:29 PM
Hello Rakhee,

I am in the same situation. I have applied for my parents and also dealing with NVC now.

As just because I am one step ahead of you, thought will tell you my own experience. For 864, you are right, the instructions are not clear at all. I waited till I recieve the Bardcoded Sheet from NVC. And for DS-230, I sent in all the paperwork as soon as Online Payment System started showing the Status "PAID" for IV fee.

Hope it helps. Now I am just waiting for the RFE to be processed.

Thanks,
Harpreet

Rakhee
10-07-2008, 01:07 AM
thank you hpreet19,
I need another help from you. does the applicant need to take the medical tests only after getting interview letter?
somehow I remembered the medical tests are valid for one year, so the applicant can take it in advance. It would be helpful if you could tell me
1. if medical reports were to be sent with ds 230.
2. can we send proof of relationship documents along with ds 230, like my old indian passports, my school certificates etc.(these documents are asked by chennai consulate.)
any advice would be helpful. thank you.

hpreet19
10-07-2008, 01:09 PM
Rakhee,

AS my parents are going to interview in New Delhi Embassy.

The instructions did not mention anything about sending medical with DS-230. So i proceeded without Medical Reports. I guess it will be done once their case is completed and they are schdelued for the interviews.

Also, same thing for Proof of Relationship documents. I only sent the documents that were instructed on the NVC page. However, After sending the DS-230 forms with supporting docs, NVC generated the RFE(Request for Additional Evidence) - Petitioner's Original Birth Certificate and my original marriage certificate. I did sent it to them last week and they have recieved it on Sept 30. I am still waiting for either the case to be completed or if they need anything else. I know this wait time is killing but i think we r pretty close.

Please let me know if I can be of any other help to you.

Thanks,
Harpreet

frustrated_alot
10-07-2008, 03:30 PM
I just filed I-864 for my husband. I paid online and once it was reflected as paid, i simply downloaded the cover document with my package and mailed it in and it was accepted. I didnt' wait for any aditional paperwork from NVC.

rsimm
10-09-2008, 12:42 AM
Hi Rakhee:

Form I-693 says that

"The results of the medical examination are generally valid for only 12 months. Applicants should schedule the medical examination as close as possible to the time they file for adjustment of status."

I need some help with my mom's IV petition. She is in West Mambalam, Chennai. Where do I apply for Police clearance certificate? Do I apply at the local police station or is there a district office where one must apply. Also, is there a standard form that one has to fill in? How do we ask for the following details in the police clearance certificate?

" * Cover the entire period of the applicant’s residence in that area
* Be issued by the appropriate police authority
* Include all arrests, the reason for the arrest(s), and the
disposition of each case of which there is a record.
"

Any help is appreciated.

r simman

Rakhee
10-09-2008, 09:20 PM
Hi rsimm,
My mother first went to local police station. They instructed her to go to the head office. for her locality, the head office was at St. Thomas Mt. (might be differnt head office for West Mambalam, so start from local police station)
At that head office they asked for a letter requestion pcc then they asked her to submit the following

1. copy of voter I.D
2. copy of ration card
3. copy of passport
4. copy of case number sheet from NVC
5. and a form they issued
the form mostly consisted of passport details. she affixed a passport size photo on it.
in about two days a police came from local police station. he enquired about why she needs this document, where her children are, how long has she been living etc etc
then he asked for telephone bill, primary bank account front page.
then he asked two of our neighbours to give letter stating that she has been living there.
so, this is what happend so far.
you know, they only asked for details for the past 25 years and not entire life. so i'm a little nervous.
Hope it helps.

rsimm
10-10-2008, 12:21 AM
Hi Rakhee:
Thanks a lot for the detailed reply. In addition to the local PCC, do we need to provide PCC from the passport office as well? My mom's passport was re-issued more than a year ago.

Your mom's case seem to be proceeding well. Please do post your experience. All the best.

r simman

kkk_9
10-10-2008, 05:13 PM
Hello Hpreet19,

I have same case for my father who is supposed to go interview at New Delhi. I have a question regarding Ds 230 form-
1. what documents do we submit with DS 230 application here in NVC?
2. Do we have to submt DS 230 I and II parts both?
3. Do we have to submit original documents or their copies?

Please reply me, I would reall appreciate your help.

Thanks

hpreet19
10-11-2008, 04:03 PM
Hi KKK-9

I sent the DS230 Part I and Part II both. However, Part I was only suppose to be signed.

For supporting documents, i sent the original of followings:

1. Birth Certificate for both mom and dad.
2. Marriage Certificate of Parents
3. Police Clearance Certificates from both Passport Office and Police District Office.
4. Photocopy of their passports Biographic Data Page.
5. 2 Passport Size pictures of them.



However, they issued a RFE(Request for Additional documents) a week later asking me to send mine Original Birth Certificate and Original Marriage Certificate(even though they have my Divorce Decree on file with USCIS). I had sent them both originals since Sept 29 and they recieved it on Sept 30, so its still under review. I was hoping to have their interview in November. But now the chances are dim because based on the experiences of people, they only schedule interview until the second week of month for the following month. But I am crossing my fingers and waiting for their next step anxiuosly.

Hope it helps.

Regards,
Hpreet

Rakhee
10-11-2008, 09:30 PM
Hi hpreet19,
my mother's police clearance certificate came (well, with lot of mistakes) my main concern is, it particularly says the period "from 2000 till date".

this is how the whole pcc goes

certificate

This is to certify that mr. xxxxx w/o yyyy, Indian National, holder of Indian Passport No. 00000, dated---- issued at --------, and a resident of --------address-------,(from 2000 to till date) has not come to adverse notice in the local police station records in ----city---- during the period of her stay in the above address.
signed and sealed.

1. Is this certificate o.k? this doesn't say "for the entire period of life" it says "from 2000 to till date" Is this a complete certificate?
my mother lived over 30 years in that address. I just want to know, your parents have police clearance certificate, was it like this?
2. it says "MR" xxxx, and then "wife of"
3. the house number is 17, but they have typed as 7.
4. her name has a minor type o. not perfect, but minor.

what do I do? The police seemed to do excellent job, but when I saw the certificate, I was baffled.

Hope you can help me.
Rakhee.

patelk
10-16-2008, 08:27 PM
Hi,

If we send original birth certificate and marrage certificate to NVC with forms DS-230, what are my parents supposed to take with them at the visa interview in Mumbai. Even the mumbai consulate asks them to bring the originals and a certified photocoy of birth and marriage certificates. Also if they get their police clearance and passport clearance now and I send it to NVC, will they need to get another passport clearance and police clearance while they appear for the visa interview (the clearances are valid for 6 months from the date of issue). Please reply. Thanks in advance.

marquee
10-17-2008, 01:58 PM
On the question of when to sent I-864 - Could I send it once the AOS payment is in "PAID" status? At that point you can download the barcode anyway. As everyone noted, obviously, the instructions are terribly unclear.

I am also in the same/strange situation with DS-230 for my mother (the I-864 are for my in-laws). After I sent the I-864, I received an RFE that indicated that I did not pay the IV fee and that I should send DS-230! Since then I have paid the IV fee, now am waiting for all documents to send the DS-230.

My assumption is that once you pay the fee online, you can go ahead and send the forms with the barcode sheet.

kkk_9
10-17-2008, 03:10 PM
Hello Harpreet,

Thanks a lot for your response.

I am sorry to bothe ryou again.
Actually, I need more information regarding I 130 of my parents:

1. How long does it take to get approval letter from USCIS?

2 What documents do we need to send with I 864 form?
I know -tax returns and W2's , is there any other document too with I 864 form?

3. If you don't mind, can I ask time frame for your parents' I 130.

I would really appreciate your help. Thanks,

Gauri

rsimm
10-23-2008, 10:50 PM
Rakhee:
I am in the same situation. Paid the AOS fee online (21st Sept) and saw the fee status changed to "paid" on 23rd. Am waiting for a letter from NVC to submit I-864.

The online instructions aren't clear. I hope some one will respond soon.

No one did :-)

After making online payment of AOS fees, I didn't receive any correspondence from NVC. Since the cover letter with bar code is available at the NVC site after a few days of making online payment, I printed the cover letter and sent it with I-864.

Likewise, after receipt of DS-3032, IV fee invoice was visible online and I made the payment online.

2 weeks after submitting I-864, I received a letter from NVC stating that they received the I-864 and are waiting for DS-230 I.

I am awaiting Police Certificates, and birth certificate from India to submit the DS-230 form.

rsimman

rsimm
10-24-2008, 09:29 PM
See update below


On the question of when to sent I-864 - Could I send it once the AOS payment is in "PAID" status? At that point you can download the barcode anyway. As everyone noted, obviously, the instructions are terribly unclear.

I am also in the same/strange situation with DS-230 for my mother (the I-864 are for my in-laws). After I sent the I-864, I received an RFE that indicated that I did not pay the IV fee and that I should send DS-230! Since then I have paid the IV fee, now am waiting for all documents to send the DS-230.

My assumption is that once you pay the fee online, you can go ahead and send the forms with the barcode sheet.

Yes, the NVC online instructions are unclear. However, it is OK to send the documents along with the cover sheet from the Receipt page of NVC, once the invoice status changes to PAID.

since I waited about 2 weeks to hear from NVC after paying AOS fees.

rsimm

22 June 2008: I-130 petition
04 Sept 2008: I-130 Approval from CSC
09 Sept 2008: NVC Entered Date
16 Sept 2008: AOS Fee Bill received
21 Sept 2008: AOS Fee paid online
01 Oct 2008: DS-3032 recd
01 Oct 2008: DS-3032 submitted via email
07 Oct 2008: IV Fee Bill generated online
08 Oct 2008: IV Fee Paid online
11 Oct 2008: I-864 submitted using cover sheet from NVC site
23 Oct 2008: NVC sent notice of receipt of I-864 and reminded me to submit DS-230
10 Nov 2008: RFE -- petitioner's birth and marriage certificate; submitted; waiting for PCC
26 Dec 2008: submitted PCC from passport office
06 Jan 2009: "Case Completed"
13 Feb 2009: Interview. Approved!
17 Feb 2009: collected passport and sealed envelope
21 Feb 2009: PoE: San Francisco - Passport stamped. Awaiting GC
04 Mar 2009: Welcome letter received
06 Mar 2009: SS Card received
10 Mar 2009: GC received

patelk
10-29-2008, 11:31 AM
Hi rsimm,

I have submitted the AOS and IV fees for my parents. I did not recieve any information from NVC until 3 weeks after I paid the AOS fees online and in the meantime they asked me to pay the IV fees. I paid that online too. When I contacted NVC via phone, they asked me to just submit I-864 with the barcoded document cover sheet. They did not send any instructions via post mail how to submit I-864. I assume that was because I paid the fee online. Will they be sending me any instructions via post mail when to submit DS-230 because my parents will require some kind of information to take to the police station to obtain the police clearance certificate. I hope you have some answer to the question as I see that you have paid the fees online too.


Yes, the NVC online instructions are unclear. However, it is OK to send the documents along with the cover sheet from the Receipt page of NVC, once the invoice status changes to PAID.

since I waited about 2 weeks to hear from NVC after paying AOS fees.

rsimm

22 June 2008: I-130 petition
04 Sept 2008: I-130 Approval from CSC
09 Sept 2008: NVC Entered Date
16 Sept 2008: AOS Fee Bill received
21 Sept 2008: AOS Fee paid online
01 Oct 2008: DS-3032 recd
01 Oct 2008: DS-3032 submitted via email
07 Oct 2008: IV Fee Bill generated online
08 Oct 2008: IV Fee Paid online
11 Oct 2008: I-864 submitted using cover sheet from NVC site
23 Oct 2008: NVC sent notice of receipt of I-864 and reminded me to submit DS-230

waiting for police and birth certificates.

rsimm
10-29-2008, 10:29 PM
Hi rsimm,

I have submitted the AOS and IV fees for my parents. I did not recieve any information from NVC until 3 weeks after I paid the AOS fees online and in the meantime they asked me to pay the IV fees. I paid that online too. When I contacted NVC via phone, they asked me to just submit I-864 with the barcoded document cover sheet. They did not send any instructions via post mail how to submit I-864. I assume that was because I paid the fee online. Will they be sending me any instructions via post mail when to submit DS-230 because my parents will require some kind of information to take to the police station to obtain the police clearance certificate. I hope you have some answer to the question as I see that you have paid the fees online too.

1. I didn't receive any instructions from NVC to send I-864 after online payment. I waited for about 2 weeks and then submitted I-864 along with the coversheet from online receipt page.

2. I didn't receive any instructions from NVC to send in DS-230. I was waiting for instructions, after online payment and then I got a reminder saying that NVS received I-864 but DS-230 was missing and that I should send it!! Obviously, they were expecting DS-230 after IV fees payment.

So, it seems that after AOS and IV payments online, one should wait
for 2/3 days for the invoice status to change to "PAID", access the
online coversheet, print it and send it along with appropriate docs
(I-864 or DS-230).

Ask your parents to take the filled our DS-230 or DS-3032 (Choice of Agent form) along with the letter from NVC asking them to fill out
DS-3032 as proof of the need for police certificate. That is what I did and the Police Commissioner's office accepted it.

I just submitted DS-230 today via express mail. I hope I don't get any RFE. I submitted photocopy of birth certificate (difficult to get original if lost) and original Police certificate (difficult to get another but not impossible :-).


hope this helps.

rsimm

avatar1
01-27-2010, 12:26 AM
Paid the AOS fee online on 1/21 and saw the fee status changed to "paid" on 23rd. I have finished the I-864 form. Do you know where to file it?