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My spouse is filling online form DS 260 , he is in ethiopia. My question how can he send civil documents to NVC? Should he scan and send by email?
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Read the instructions closely. Sometimes they request originals ... sometimes they don't.

He can send the documents to you, and you and you can forward them for him.

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It depends on whether the specific consulate accepts electronic processing or not. If electronic processing is an option you should be able to scan and submit the required documents to the NVC via email. If you do so, all future correspondence will be by email and not by paper or regular mail.

Not all consulates are eligible for electronic processing, and in that situation you will be required to submit the documents directly to the NVC by mail. Be very careful mailing original documents, you should always mail them by certified mail return receipt requested to ensure they were properly received by the NVC.

This answer should not prevent you from speaking to a lawyer and disclosing all facts about your case. Additionally, it should not prevent you from filing to see if you are eligible. Please seek an attorney for an initial consultation to review all the specific facts of your case.

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The form's instructions will tell you which, if any, documents can be sent electronically and which must be originals.

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