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#1 Hailong

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:38 PM

Hello,
I decided to opt to the electronic process. Last Wednesday, I followed http://travel.state..../visa_4410.html and downloaded DS-3020 from this website, got it signed and scanned it as a PDF file, then attached it in the email, with applicant's information and petitioner's information, emailed to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, but I have NOT received new Case number starting with GZO...

So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

What should I do now? Thank you very much!

#2 whome?

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Posted 19 October 2009 - 09:49 PM

Hello,
I decided to opt to the electronic process. Last Wednesday, I followed http://travel.state..../visa_4410.html and downloaded DS-3020 from this website, got it signed and scanned it as a PDF file, then attached it in the email, with applicant's information and petitioner's information, emailed to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, but I have NOT received new Case number starting with GZO...

So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

What should I do now? Thank you very much!

The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.

#3 Hailong

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:51 AM


Hello,
I decided to opt to the electronic process. Last Wednesday, I followed http://travel.state..../visa_4410.html and downloaded DS-3020 from this website, got it signed and scanned it as a PDF file, then attached it in the email, with applicant's information and petitioner's information, emailed to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, but I have NOT received new Case number starting with GZO...

So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

What should I do now? Thank you very much!

The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.


Hello Whome,
I really appreciate your quick response!!! I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".

Here is my situation, last Wednesday, I sent an email to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov and requested to opt to the Electronic Processing, on the same day, I have paid the AOS fee $70.00 online before I got new case number.

Do you think I am still in Paper Processing since I already paid AOS fee without new case number assigned?

Do I need to wait for the new case number before I go further documents filing?

Thank you again!

#4 whome?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:08 AM



Hello,
I decided to opt to the electronic process. Last Wednesday, I followed http://travel.state..../visa_4410.html and downloaded DS-3020 from this website, got it signed and scanned it as a PDF file, then attached it in the email, with applicant's information and petitioner's information, emailed to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, but I have NOT received new Case number starting with GZO...

So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

What should I do now? Thank you very much!

The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.


Hello Whome,
I really appreciate your quick response!!! I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".

Here is my situation, last Wednesday, I sent an email to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov and requested to opt to the Electronic Processing, on the same day, I have paid the AOS fee $70.00 online before I got new case number.

Do you think I am still in Paper Processing since I already paid AOS fee without new case number assigned?

Do I need to wait for the new case number before I go further documents filing?

Thank you again!

You are ok with already paying the AOS fee. Once they give you the new electronic processing number they will switch everything over. However, if it was me, I would wait to do anything else until you get the new number. That being said others have gone ahead and been ok I think.

I got mine in 9 working days...

#5 Hailong

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 09:40 AM




Hello,
I decided to opt to the electronic process. Last Wednesday, I followed http://travel.state..../visa_4410.html and downloaded DS-3020 from this website, got it signed and scanned it as a PDF file, then attached it in the email, with applicant's information and petitioner's information, emailed to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, but I have NOT received new Case number starting with GZO...

So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

What should I do now? Thank you very much!

The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.


Hello Whome,
I really appreciate your quick response!!! I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".

Here is my situation, last Wednesday, I sent an email to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov and requested to opt to the Electronic Processing, on the same day, I have paid the AOS fee $70.00 online before I got new case number.

Do you think I am still in Paper Processing since I already paid AOS fee without new case number assigned?

Do I need to wait for the new case number before I go further documents filing?

Thank you again!

You are ok with already paying the AOS fee. Once they give you the new electronic processing number they will switch everything over. However, if it was me, I would wait to do anything else until you get the new number. That being said others have gone ahead and been ok I think.

I got mine in 9 working days...


Hello Whome,
Thank you so much!! I totally agree with you. I am waiting for the new GZO number then.....

Best wishes to your application!

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:23 AM

[quote name='Hailong' post='520708' date='Oct 20 2009, 10:40 AM']
[quote name='whome?' post='520698' date='Oct 20 2009, 09:08 AM']
[quote name='Hailong' post='520691' date='Oct 20 2009, 09:51 PM']
[quote name='whome?' post='520578' date='Oct 19 2009, 09:49 PM']
[quote name='Hailong' post='520575' date='Oct 20 2009, 10:38 AM']
Hello,
I decided to opt to the electronic process. Last Wednesday, I followed http://travel.state..../visa_4410.html and downloaded DS-3020 from this website, got it signed and scanned it as a PDF file, then attached it in the email, with applicant's information and petitioner's information, emailed to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, but I have NOT received new Case number starting with GZO...

So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

What should I do now? Thank you very much!
[/quote]
The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.
[/quote]

Hello Whome,
I really appreciate your quick response!!! I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".

Here is my situation, last Wednesday, I sent an email to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov and requested to opt to the Electronic Processing, on the same day, I have paid the AOS fee $70.00 online before I got new case number.

Do you think I am still in Paper Processing since I already paid AOS fee without new case number assigned?

Do I need to wait for the new case number before I go further documents filing?

Thank you again!
[/quote]
You are ok with already paying the AOS fee. Once they give you the new electronic processing number they will switch everything over. However, if it was me, I would wait to do anything else until you get the new number. That being said others have gone ahead and been ok I think.

I got mine in 9 working days...
[/quote]

Hello Whome,
Thank you so much!! I totally agree with you. I am waiting for the new GZO number then.....

Best wishes to your application!
[/quote]


Wait until you get that new GZO case number before you do anything else...that will keep things simple.

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So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.

The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.

I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".

So, this confirms the 'nice lady' is correct... yes?

email DS-2032 to: NVCInquiry@state.gov

Opt in by emailing to: NVCGuangzhou@state.gov

-----

Seems that the online instructions say to use the NVCGuangzhou for the DS-2032 but members (and the VJ email template) say to send to NCCInquiry... :blink:

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 11:40 AM

[quote name='DavidZixuan' post='520718' date='Oct 20 2009, 11:03 AM']
[quote name='Hailong' post='520691' date='Oct 20 2009, 09:51 AM']
[quote name='whome?' post='520578' date='Oct 19 2009, 09:49 PM']
[quote name='Hailong' post='520575' date='Oct 20 2009, 10:38 AM']
So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.
[/quote]
The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.
[/quote]
I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".[/quote]
So, this confirms the 'nice lady' is correct... yes?

email DS-2032 to: NVCInquiry@state.gov

Opt in by emailing to: NVCGuangzhou@state.gov

-----

Seems that the online instructions say to use the NVCGuangzhou for the DS-2032 but members (and the VJ email template) say to send to NCCInquiry... :blink:
[/quote]


The VJ email template is NOT for electronic processing - documents should be sent in pdf format, including a signature[quote]If you decide to participate, you must send an e-mail to the Post-specific Electronic Processing email address referenced in the Eligibility PDF you previously read. When completing the e-mail:

1. Enter the code OPTIN followed by your NVC Case Number in the Subject line of the e-mail, for example OPTIN XXX2009123123 (where XXX would be the processing consulate 3 digit code).
2. Refer to only ONE CASE per e-mail message.
3. The body of the e-mail must contain:
* All e-mail addresses at which you wish to receive electronic correspondence.
* For family-based petitions, the body of each message must include the applicant's name, e-mail address, and date of birth; the petitioner's name, e-mail address and date of birth; and the name, e-mail address, and address of the attorney of record, if applicable.
* For employment-based petitions, the body of each message must include the name and address of the sponsoring company/organization.
4. Complete a Choice of Address and Agent form DS-3032.
* Fill in the form online, save it on your computer as a PDF file, and then attach the completed DS-3032 to the e-mail message before you send it.
[/quote]

The eligibility pdf - http://travel.state....L-0003-0904.pdf

There is additional confusion with the electronic processing, since it is not available in most countries. The NVC will answer your questions as if you were NOT participating, unless you can convince them that you ARE.

Edited by Randy W, 20 October 2009 - 11:54 AM.


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Posted 20 October 2009 - 08:43 PM

[quote name='Randy W' post='520721' date='Oct 21 2009, 12:40 AM']
[quote name='DavidZixuan' post='520718' date='Oct 20 2009, 11:03 AM']
[quote name='Hailong' post='520691' date='Oct 20 2009, 09:51 AM']
[quote name='whome?' post='520578' date='Oct 19 2009, 09:49 PM']
[quote name='Hailong' post='520575' date='Oct 20 2009, 10:38 AM']
So I called NVC a few mnutes ago, a nice lady told me, I should have emailed DS-3020 to NVCINQUIRY@state.gov, and emailed applicant's information and petitioner's information to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov.
[/quote]
The nice lady is wrong. The instructions tell you to mail the DS-3032 and request optin to the electronic processing to the post-specific electronic processing email addresses. You did this.

You should have received an auto-response email from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov that said allow 7-10 working days for a reply. It will come soon if you sent it last Wednesday.
[/quote]
I double checked the auto-response from NVCGuangzhou@state.gov, it did mention:

"The NVC has received your e-mail. We are currently processing in the order of receipt. Please allow 10 business days for a response.
Thank you for your patience."

I do not know why I did not see the 10 business days.....

Anyway, last night after called NVC, I emailed DS-2032 to NVCInquiry@state.gov, this morning, I received the following:

"The NVC has received the Agent of Choice selection. The Immigrant Visa Application (DS 230) processing fee bill will be sent to the designated agent on the case. The fee must be paid according to the instructions before the instruction packet will be sent".[/quote]
So, this confirms the 'nice lady' is correct... yes?

email DS-2032 to: NVCInquiry@state.gov

Opt in by emailing to: NVCGuangzhou@state.gov

-----

Seems that the online instructions say to use the NVCGuangzhou for the DS-2032 but members (and the VJ email template) say to send to NCCInquiry... ;)
[/quote]


The VJ email template is NOT for electronic processing - documents should be sent in pdf format, including a signature[quote]If you decide to participate, you must send an e-mail to the Post-specific Electronic Processing email address referenced in the Eligibility PDF you previously read. When completing the e-mail:

1. Enter the code OPTIN followed by your NVC Case Number in the Subject line of the e-mail, for example OPTIN XXX2009123123 (where XXX would be the processing consulate 3 digit code).
2. Refer to only ONE CASE per e-mail message.
3. The body of the e-mail must contain:
* All e-mail addresses at which you wish to receive electronic correspondence.
* For family-based petitions, the body of each message must include the applicant's name, e-mail address, and date of birth; the petitioner's name, e-mail address and date of birth; and the name, e-mail address, and address of the attorney of record, if applicable.
* For employment-based petitions, the body of each message must include the name and address of the sponsoring company/organization.
4. Complete a Choice of Address and Agent form DS-3032.
* Fill in the form online, save it on your computer as a PDF file, and then attach the completed DS-3032 to the e-mail message before you send it.
[/quote]

The eligibility pdf - http://travel.state....L-0003-0904.pdf

There is additional confusion with the electronic processing, since it is not available in most countries. The NVC will answer your questions as if you were NOT participating, unless you can convince them that you ARE.
[/quote]
Exactly!!

Another piece of information. If you have a lawyer then you cannot opt-in to the electronic processing because NVC will only communicate with your lawyer. To opt-in you have to remove your lawyer as your agent first.

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:42 PM

The VJ email template is NOT for electronic processing - documents should be sent in pdf format, including a signature

If you decide to participate, you must send an e-mail to the Post-specific Electronic Processing email address referenced in the Eligibility PDF you previously read. When completing the e-mail:

1. Enter the code OPTIN followed by your NVC Case Number in the Subject line of the e-mail, for example OPTIN XXX2009123123 (where XXX would be the processing consulate 3 digit code).
2. Refer to only ONE CASE per e-mail message.
3. The body of the e-mail must contain:
* All e-mail addresses at which you wish to receive electronic correspondence.
* For family-based petitions, the body of each message must include the applicant's name, e-mail address, and date of birth; the petitioner's name, e-mail address and date of birth; and the name, e-mail address, and address of the attorney of record, if applicable.
* For employment-based petitions, the body of each message must include the name and address of the sponsoring company/organization.
4. Complete a Choice of Address and Agent form DS-3032.
* Fill in the form online, save it on your computer as a PDF file, and then attach the completed DS-3032 to the e-mail message before you send it.


The eligibility pdf - http://travel.state....L-0003-0904.pdf

There is additional confusion with the electronic processing, since it is not available in most countries. The NVC will answer your questions as if you were NOT participating, unless you can convince them that you ARE.

OK...I get it... that is simply a method to get the DS-3032 to NVC by email.

-----

I see the instructions from Dan's link says to send to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov... and part of the steps explains to download the DS-3032 and attached to the email BEFORE YOU SEND.

BUT !! The DS-3032 has a barcode spot; Rick said he got the barcode once he paid the fee;

HOW CAN ONE PAY THE FEE IF YOU DIDN'T EVEN SEND THE OPT-IN EMAIL WHICH IS SUPPOSES TO INCLUDE THE BAR CODED DS-3032?

I hate to admit the time I spent today looking at these posts... and nobody seems to yet give a clear step by step on how they did anything. We're circling the CFL wagons around this electronic process...

So, which comes first: Paying for fees (to get the barcode) or opt-in email which expects the barcoded form?

And who sends the opt-in since it is supposed to include a DS-3032 historically signed and sent by the beneficiary?

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Posted 20 October 2009 - 10:52 PM


The VJ email template is NOT for electronic processing - documents should be sent in pdf format, including a signature

If you decide to participate, you must send an e-mail to the Post-specific Electronic Processing email address referenced in the Eligibility PDF you previously read. When completing the e-mail:

1. Enter the code OPTIN followed by your NVC Case Number in the Subject line of the e-mail, for example OPTIN XXX2009123123 (where XXX would be the processing consulate 3 digit code).
2. Refer to only ONE CASE per e-mail message.
3. The body of the e-mail must contain:
* All e-mail addresses at which you wish to receive electronic correspondence.
* For family-based petitions, the body of each message must include the applicant's name, e-mail address, and date of birth; the petitioner's name, e-mail address and date of birth; and the name, e-mail address, and address of the attorney of record, if applicable.
* For employment-based petitions, the body of each message must include the name and address of the sponsoring company/organization.
4. Complete a Choice of Address and Agent form DS-3032.
* Fill in the form online, save it on your computer as a PDF file, and then attach the completed DS-3032 to the e-mail message before you send it.


The eligibility pdf - http://travel.state....L-0003-0904.pdf

There is additional confusion with the electronic processing, since it is not available in most countries. The NVC will answer your questions as if you were NOT participating, unless you can convince them that you ARE.

OK...I get it... that is simply a method to get the DS-3032 to NVC by email.

-----

I see the instructions from Dan's link says to send to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov... and part of the steps explains to download the DS-3032 and attached to the email BEFORE YOU SEND.

BUT !! The DS-3032 has a barcode spot; Rick said he got the barcode once he paid the fee;

HOW CAN ONE PAY THE FEE IF YOU DIDN'T EVEN SEND THE OPT-IN EMAIL WHICH IS SUPPOSES TO INCLUDE THE BAR CODED DS-3032?

I hate to admit the time I spent today looking at these posts... and nobody seems to yet give a clear step by step on how they did anything. We're circling the CFL wagons around this electronic process...

So, which comes first: Paying for fees (to get the barcode) or opt-in email which expects the barcoded form?

And who sends the opt-in since it is supposed to include a DS-3032 historically signed and sent by the beneficiary?



All emails are supposed to be from the beneficiary

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 12:18 AM



The VJ email template is NOT for electronic processing - documents should be sent in pdf format, including a signature

If you decide to participate, you must send an e-mail to the Post-specific Electronic Processing email address referenced in the Eligibility PDF you previously read. When completing the e-mail:

1. Enter the code OPTIN followed by your NVC Case Number in the Subject line of the e-mail, for example OPTIN XXX2009123123 (where XXX would be the processing consulate 3 digit code).
2. Refer to only ONE CASE per e-mail message.
3. The body of the e-mail must contain:
* All e-mail addresses at which you wish to receive electronic correspondence.
* For family-based petitions, the body of each message must include the applicant's name, e-mail address, and date of birth; the petitioner's name, e-mail address and date of birth; and the name, e-mail address, and address of the attorney of record, if applicable.
* For employment-based petitions, the body of each message must include the name and address of the sponsoring company/organization.
4. Complete a Choice of Address and Agent form DS-3032.
* Fill in the form online, save it on your computer as a PDF file, and then attach the completed DS-3032 to the e-mail message before you send it.


The eligibility pdf - http://travel.state....L-0003-0904.pdf

There is additional confusion with the electronic processing, since it is not available in most countries. The NVC will answer your questions as if you were NOT participating, unless you can convince them that you ARE.

OK...I get it... that is simply a method to get the DS-3032 to NVC by email.

-----

I see the instructions from Dan's link says to send to NVCGuangzhou@state.gov... and part of the steps explains to download the DS-3032 and attached to the email BEFORE YOU SEND.

BUT !! The DS-3032 has a barcode spot; Rick said he got the barcode once he paid the fee;

HOW CAN ONE PAY THE FEE IF YOU DIDN'T EVEN SEND THE OPT-IN EMAIL WHICH IS SUPPOSES TO INCLUDE THE BAR CODED DS-3032?

I hate to admit the time I spent today looking at these posts... and nobody seems to yet give a clear step by step on how they did anything. We're circling the CFL wagons around this electronic process...

So, which comes first: Paying for fees (to get the barcode) or opt-in email which expects the barcoded form?

And who sends the opt-in since it is supposed to include a DS-3032 historically signed and sent by the beneficiary?



All emails are supposed to be from the beneficiary

This is why I cant explain to David how it works. I am going through the process now but it seems that "anything goes". Here is my process so far:

(1) Once I got the GUZ NVC case number I wrote the opt-in email per the instructions and provided my email and my wife's email address. I filled out the DS-3032 and signed it (for my wife). I did not attach a barcode because I did not have one (and still am unclear on where/how you get one). No where do the instructions say the emails have to come from the beneficiary but since the old system required the DS-3032 to come from the beneficiary I assume the same is true. I am also sure many people did not follow this requirement.

(2) NVCGuz replied back that I had an attorney on record and neither I nor my wife were authorized to correspond with them.

(3) My attorney said if they applied for electronic processing then they would have to scan all the forms, blah blah...so I wrote NVCInquiry an email and removed the attorney from my CR-1 case

(4) A week later I got back the email from NVCGuz with the new NVC GZO number and telling me to direct all correspondence to the NVCGuz email address. It confirmed I was now in electronic processing and told me an AOS Invoice and IV Invoice had already been mailed out.

(5) Got copies of the invoices from my attorney and then went on-line to make the payments.

This is as far as I got. For most people 2/3 should not be needed. After confirmation of Opt-In one should get the AOS/IV invoice mailed to them.

Hope this helps David.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 05:25 AM

thanks!

Hopefully others will give their steps, even if different. I want to get this all sorted out and written up for step by step FAQ... it's more like an episode of Twilight Zone so far !

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:05 AM

Once I got the GUZ case number I went online and paid the AOS and IV fees. Then, I wrote the DS-3032 email for my wife and sent it to her, where she simply 'forwarded' it to the NVC requesting that we be allowed to OPTIN to the electronic processing.

Once the AOS and IV fees were showing as PAID I printed copies of the payment notices with the barcodes, and also scanned them into my computer as PDF files. I then started calling the NVC to see if we were assigned the new GZO number.

After about a week I called again and the operator gave me the new GZO number over the phone. She then must have authorized the email notification from the NVC because I then received the GZO email notice in my email about 15 minutes after I spoke with her.

Once I had the GZO number, I went to the State Dept website that specifies which documents get sent to the NVC for the AOS package and also which civil documents are sent. There are 2 different catagories.

I had to convert all the document files from JPEG to PDF, which I did and then emailed them as compressed files to the NVC this past weekend. Now, I am waiting for an email confirmation from them saying that all the files were received and if there is anything else they need me to send to them.

I didn't have any problems with them accepting our email request to OPTIN to the electronic processing or giving us the GZO number, even though we have an attorney on record. And as far as I know at this moment, I didn't have any issues with them accepting the documents that I emailed to them even though there is an attorney on record.

One thing though, when I first started calling the NVC to get the GUZ number, on my first call the operator verified our contact info including email. I did NOT tell her that we had an attorney of record involved in the case-another CFL member who also went through the electronic process told me that IF you tell the NVC operator there is an attorney on record and give their contact info, then they will NOT accept anything unless it is emailed from the attorney, unless you remove the attorney from your case.

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Posted 21 October 2009 - 11:54 AM

This is why I cant explain to David how it works. I am going through the process now but it seems that "anything goes". Here is my process so far:

(1) Once I got the GUZ NVC case number I wrote the opt-in email per the instructions and provided my email and my wife's email address. I filled out the DS-3032 and signed it (for my wife). I did not attach a barcode because I did not have one (and still am unclear on where/how you get one). No where do the instructions say the emails have to come from the beneficiary but since the old system required the DS-3032 to come from the beneficiary I assume the same is true. I am also sure many people did not follow this requirement.

(2) NVCGuz replied back that I had an attorney on record and neither I nor my wife were authorized to correspond with them.

(3) My attorney said if they applied for electronic processing then they would have to scan all the forms, blah blah...so I wrote NVCInquiry an email and removed the attorney from my CR-1 case

(4) A week later I got back the email from NVCGuz with the new NVC GZO number and telling me to direct all correspondence to the NVCGuz email address. It confirmed I was now in electronic processing and told me an AOS Invoice and IV Invoice had already been mailed out.

(5) Got copies of the invoices from my attorney and then went on-line to make the payments.

This is as far as I got. For most people 2/3 should not be needed. After confirmation of Opt-In one should get the AOS/IV invoice mailed to them.

Hope this helps David.



Yes - they seem to be pretty loose with the sequence of events, and the "from the beneficiary" idea, which has been somewhat reliably confirmed.

The only hint they give to this is when they talk about the DS-3032 as being something that "you" attach to the OPT-IN email

What I've heard is that once you have been OPT'ed IN to the electronic processing, you will receive an email containing your GZO number and directions about what to do next. Each step will then get a response telling you what to do next.

The kicker is waiting for the response, and not getting accurate information from the operators, who make the assumption that you are a paper customer.

The GZO number is different from the original GUZ number (the numbers are different, not just the prefix)

Edited by Randy W, 21 October 2009 - 11:55 AM.



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