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Who must fill out the DS-260 application?

Who must fill out the DS-260 application at the time of the IV application process? Does each family member on my EB-5 application have to fill it out? On the IV login page, I see only my name as the applicant and a link to the DS-260 for me, but not for my family members.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each family member (each immigrant visa applicant) must complete the DS-260 form online, pay the immigrant visa fee, and submit all required documentation. If only your name is listed on the IV fee bill page, then you need to contact the National Visa Center (NVC) to request IV fee bills for your dependents. The NVC recently set up a designated EB-5 help desk with a special email address (NVCeb5@state.gov) for this purpose.

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    Salvatore Picataggio

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each family member files a separate DS-260, but they will all be connected in the principal applicant's file (the principal applicant being the investor). If you do not see your family's information, you or your attorney needs to contact the consulate to get invoices sent for each of them.

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    John J Downey

    Immigration Attorney
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    I would check with the U.S. consulate in your country. The DS form is from the Department of State and many consulates have their own rules for processing.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    Generally, the principal immigrant fills out the DS-260. Also, parents fill out form(s) for all younger members of the family who are under 14. For further procedural questions, consult an attorney before proceeding further to ensure all of your concerns are addressed.

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    Jimena G Cabrera

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each applicant should pay the immigrant visa fee, as well as submit the DS-260 application and supporting documents. Last month, the National Visa Center launched the EB-5 Investor Assistance Desk to take care, among other things, of these kind of issues (where only the principal immigrant is issued a fee bill). You should contact the Assistance Desk for help.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each family member must apply they do not know about your derivatives, so you need to advise the NVC.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    All the family members who will immigrate with you must file the DS-260 at the same time. The issuance of only the main investor's fee bill is a continuing problem with the NVC on EB-5 cases. Your lawyer should email the NVC with all family members' birth certificates, marriage certificate, etc., to add the family members to the NVC process so that all DS-260s can be done at the same time. Separating family members will create unnecessary delays and confusion later.

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    Raymond Lahoud

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each family member must have their own DS-260, including each child. There is no "family" application. You should contact the NVC to seek out each respective immigrant visa application number, to proceed to filing for each.

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    Ying Lu

    Immigration Attorney
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    Please ask your I-526 attorney if she/he submitted your family's information with the I-526 petition. If your attorney did not do so, you will need to contact the NVC to add your family members on the fee bill.

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    Anthony Korda

    Immigration Attorney
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    Each family member must complete the DS-260. There should be a separate DS-260 for each person. If only the investor's name is shown, you will need to contact the National Visa Center to request that immediate family members (spouse and unmarried children under 21) be added to the case.

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