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      JewelsC

      Newbie In need of some advice!

      Hey! My name is Jewels I am new to this forum. I've not really needed to ask for any help until now :)

      Basically i'm a UKC (currently residing in the UK) and my husband is USC (residing in Kentucky USA) we've done the I-130 and that has been approved and passed onto the NVC.
      The NVC contacted my husband by letter to request payment of $88 which he did (now showing up as paid) they then sent another letter requesting Affidavit Of Support + tax returns. This letter had a case number on it too.

      My question is this: Does my husband pay the IV fee now and do I fill in the IV forms and send them to NVC....OR....does he send off his AOS and T/returns and then the NVC send our case on to the US embassy in London and I fill out and pay for the IV there??

      I've been scrolling through the internet for days and i'm not finding any clarity! It's all very confusing, I'm also 8 months pregnant so i'm sure I have lost brain cells since starting the immigration process!

      Thank you in advance for any help and advice it will be greatly appreciated

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      Sorry I only know about Australian migration, but good luck and I hope you find the answers. Congratulations on the pregnancy.

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      Thank you for taking the time to reply :) No worries, I'm sure there is someone out there that will be able to clear my muddled brain!

      Thanks again!

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      Don't worry we all get muddled you should have seen us whilst we were waiting for our visa, I nearly went insane it was like an emotional roller coaster. How easy is the visa process for the States, is it a long wait?

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      Lol, I'm sure everybody has a moment like that during these processes! They don't make it easy that's for sure :)
      The process is pretty straightforward, so it's not a long wait if you are strict with it! It's just a lot of paperwork. we sent the I-130 on the 31st January, received NOA1 about 2 weeks later, end of May I received NOA2 email to say it has been approved and sent on to NVC, and that is as far as we've got.
      It all has to be done in a certain order and to get it wrong may add at least a couple of weeks to the finish time. So it has to be right first time.

      How long ago did you go through the process?
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      It took us 2 years and that was 10 years ago, but we got permanent residency rather than a temp visa, we are now citizens makes it easier x
      Hopefully you won't gave too much longer to wait, do you think you will be there before Christmas?

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      I was going to file for a fiancee visa but there would still be paperwork to fill in when I landed in the US, so we went this route. We would love for me and the baby to be there before christmas, but realistically I don't think we can get it all done in time. I have this process going on for me, and when our baby is born my husband has to come over and register him as a USC, so that he doesn't have the same process to go through. So we've now settled for we'll get there when we get there. We have our whole lives together :)