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Hi,

My fiance is in India. We are trying to get a K1 to bring her here to the US. Unfortunately our relationship is not welcomed by her parents, so there are a couple of things I am wondering:

1) She lives in Kolkata. She is not able to make the trip to the Embassy Mumbai or New Delhi for the interview. She does not driver there, and it is too far. Is there any way so she can interview at the consulate in Kolkata? I'm sure we are not the first couple asking this.

2) Because she lives at home with her parents, how much paperwork will be delivered to her home? If a lot, can she have it sent elsewhere? Maybe a PO Box or something?

Please advise, and many thanks.

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I don't know if this is 100% correct but it relates to another thread I saw with a situation like yours, it would cost a lot for that person to get to the embassy but they have no choice.

Only certain embassy's process interviews for a k1.

She may have no choice.

If they process k1s then maybe, my research states they do but it may be wrong or outdated.

Can she not call and enquire?

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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Looks like they don't accept calls about visas.

Use this to contact them to enquire.

http://ustraveldocs.com/in/in-main-contactus.asp

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V, Q and K Visas

Please email support-india@ustraveldocs.com before you apply for these visa categories.

Questions? Other Visa Categories?

Please email: support-india@ustraveldocs.com or visit the U.S. Department of State website for a complete list of visas available to the United States.

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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**** Moving from K1 to India forum for country specific answers *****


Bye: Penguin

Me: Irish/ Swiss citizen, and now naturalised US citizen. Husband: USC; twin babies born Feb 08 in Ireland and a daughter in Feb 2010 in Arkansas who are all joint Irish/ USC. Did DCF (IR1) in 6 weeks via the Dublin, Ireland embassy and now living in Arkansas.

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1) K visas are classified as Immigrant visas. You fiance will apply with the Mumbai consulate since Calcutta consulate does not process immigrant visas. I thought it'd be Delhi, but apparently Mumbai process all Calcutta consular district immigrant petitions. Most processing is online, but she'll have to travel to Mumbai for the actual interview.

2) She can give a neighbor\friend\relative's address where notifications can be delivered.

Email support-india@ustraveldocs.com with questions. They're pretty good with responding back within a reasonable time.

Good luck


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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1) K visas are classified as Immigrant visas. You fiance will apply with the Mumbai consulate since Calcutta consulate does not process immigrant visas. I thought it'd be Delhi, but apparently Mumbai process all Calcutta consular district immigrant petitions. Most processing is online, but she'll have to travel to Mumbai for the actual interview.

2) She can give a neighbor\friend\relative's address where notifications can be delivered.

Email support-india@ustraveldocs.com with questions. They're pretty good with responding back within a reasonable time.

Good luck

Just a little correction.

A k1 is classified as a non immigrant visa, with immigrant intent.

So usually a k1 on embassy websites fall under non immigrant.


My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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Just a little correction.

A k1 is classified as a non immigrant visa, with immigrant intent.

So usually a k1 on embassy websites fall under non immigrant.

Yes and sort of no... Yes, it is classified as a non immigrant visa with immigrant intent. No, not all embassy websites put it under non immigrant. The US embassy in Sweden puts it under immigrant visa so apparently they do it differently all over.






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Yes and sort of no... Yes, it is classified as a non immigrant visa with immigrant intent. No, not all embassy websites put it under non immigrant. The US embassy in Sweden puts it under immigrant visa so apparently they do it differently all over.

Didn't say all embassy's did, I said usually, ie- most or some of them.

So what I said was correct.

Also, London is the same, it lists under immigrant. I was just stating that some do both which is exactly what you said so the reason to question what I said baffles me.

But any who.... Toodles.

Edited by Cody and Daisy

My Name is Daisy, I am British, I say things bluntly and to the point.
London K1, A complete guide -- >http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/474161-london-k1-a-complete-guide/
I am Daisy the Beneficiary, These are my views!
U.K. k1 visa, approved 2014.

NOA1: 20/03/2014

NOA2: 11/04/2014 (22 days)

Interview: 09/07/2014 (111 days)

D.O.E 29/07/2014

Married 29/08/2014

AOS from K1/K3 Guide -->http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1k3aos

AOS/EAD/AP Sent: 12/11/2014

Delivered at Chicago LB:15/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3): 17/11/2014

NOA1 (all 3) hardcopy: 24/11/2014(Notice date 20th)

Bio-metrics App letter: 28/11/2014(Notice date 21st)

Bio-metrics App Cleveland Ohio: 10/12/2014

EAD/AP:Approved/production 31/01/2015(update 2/2/1015) (80 days)

Combo Card: Mailed 5/2/2015

Combo Card: Delivered 6/2/2015AP

NOA: Approval Notice received 7/2/2015

Interview waiver letter: received 23/2/15 dated: 18/2/2015

Green Card: APPROVED 31/07/2015

(Remember, all my dates are British layout.. the proper layout!)

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:ot2:

OP's fiance is in India.

On the US embassy in India's website, a Fiance K-visa applicant is classified as an immigrant; AND

K-visa issues are denoted under the Visas > Immigrant Visas tab; AND

Only Delhi and Mumbai consular posts issue immigrant visas, hence K-visa applicants are only interviewed at either of thsse two posts.


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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Just a little correction.

A k1 is classified as a non immigrant visa, with immigrant intent.

So usually a k1 on embassy websites fall under non immigrant.

Yes and sort of no... Yes, it is classified as a non immigrant visa with immigrant intent. No, not all embassy websites put it under non immigrant. The US embassy in Sweden puts it under immigrant visa so apparently they do it differently all over.

Btw, thank you. Your points are valid, and noted!


USCIS

January 16, 2015 I-130 Mailed, Chi lockbox January 20, 2015 Priority Date, January 21, 2015 NOA1 notice date, Assigned VSC, January 23, 2015 Check Cashed, electronically March 5, 2015 NOA2

NVC

March 27, 2015 NVC received April 6, 2015 Case#, IIN# assigned April 8, 2015 Paid AOS + IV fee Invoices May 5, 2015 AOS + IV package submitted May 11, 2015 Scan Date

June 11, 2015 DS-260 submitted June 25, 2015 False checklist (for ds260).. hello? June 30, 2015 Answered checklist Aug 5, 2015 Escalated to Supervisor review Aug 13, 2015 Case Complete

Consular

Sept 10, 2015 Interview Scheduled Sept 11, 2015 P4 Letter received Sept 21, 2015 file In transit from NVC Sept 23, 2015 file at Embassy

Sept 28, 2015 Medical Oct 14, 2015 Biometrics Oct 15, 2015 Interview (Approved) Oct 19, 2015 IV visa Issued Oct 23, 2015 Passport Pickup

POE

Nov 2, 2015 Entered the US Nov 16, 2015 Applied for SSN, walk-in Nov 20, 2015 Social Security Card recd Jan 15, 2016 GC received

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1. NO only U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai and U.S. Embassy, New Delhi do K-1 visa interviews so she will have to travel to Mumbai or Delhi, whichever place suits her. If Delhi suits more than Mumbai and if your case is transferred to the Mumbai Consulate by the NVC then you can always call the Consulate and ask for a case transfer to Delhi Embassy and visa versa if she prefers Mumbai Consulate and the case is transferred to Delhi Embassy. Mind you, the transfer could take a few days to a month, substantially delaying your visa process so it be better if she go to the allotted Consulate/Embassy for the interview.

2. I'm not through with the process yet but I was mailed my Packet-3 over my home address. Packet-3 contains information about steps to be followed before scheduling the interview and how to schedule the interview upon completion of those steps. But I read that after paying the visa fee and scheduling the interview at the allotted Consulate/Embassy, they also send you an appointment letter by post. Like I said I'm not there yet so I don't know if the appointment letter is mailed to the alien fiance's place or if they are supposed to take a print of an online appointment letter after scheduling the interview. So if the appointment letter is indeed mailed to the alien fiance's address then a total of two documents, the Packet-3 and the appointment letter, are mailed. If not then only the Packet-3 is mailed to them.

If her visa gets approved she could either be asked to come back later to the Consulate/Embassy and collect her passport or her passport would be mailed to the U.S. Consulate/Embassy's pick-up location in Kolkata. If the Conular Officer requires any additional documents to approve her visa she will have to submit the documents at a local drop-box (details be given at the interview).

But if travelling to Mumbai or Delhi is so difficult for her then I wonder how she is going to manage the medical examination because that needs to be done at least a week before the interview date and needs to be done from U.S. Consulate approved panel physicians only. To my knowledge there are no such approved panel physicians at Kolkata, i.e. she will have to travel to Mumbai to Delhi (whichever is allotted to you guys) and stay there at least for a week to complete the medical, biometric and the interview. So my advice would be to get things straight with her parents. Also the PO thing is not too big in India and mostly only companies (not individuals) have a PO address so she will either have to have the documents mailed to her place or a friend's/relative's or work place.
Hope that helps. Good luck!


March 24, 2015: K1 petition mailed to Lewisville, TX via UPS

March 27, 2015: UPS tracking shows USCIS has received the petition

March 31, 2015: NOA1 notification received in email and text with USCIS receipt number (7 days after submitting the petition)

April 24, 2015: Case approved by USCIS (24 days after receiving NOA1)

May 1, 2015: NOA2 received in mail

May 14, 2015: Case getting processed at NVC

May 19, 2015: NVC processing done

May 24, 2015: Letter from NVC received (31 days after receiving NOA2) (case forwarded to consulate, interview location allotted)

May 25, 2015: I receive Packet 3 from United States Consulate General, Mumbai

May 28, 2015: Filled DS-160 form online, confirmation received and printed

June 1, 2015: Visa fees paid. Consular interview and OFC scheduled for 10 July, 2015

June 15, 2015: Medical examination at CMM, Hyderabad

July 10, 2015: Visa interview at Mumbai Consulate. Visa approved!!

July 11, 13, 15, 2015: Case status on caec changed to 'Ready' on each mentioned date and case creation dates updated on each mentioned date
July 16, 2015: Case creation date updated, case status changed to 'Administrative Processing'
July 17, 2015: Case status updated to 'Issued' passport dispatched through BlueDart, DHL

July 20, 2015: Received passport with my visa on it and a sealed yellow envelope

September 2, 2015: POE Orlando, Florida

September 17, 2015: Courthouse marriage. We're married!

October 8, 2015: AOS, EAD and AP application submitted via UPS

October 19, 2015: NOA1 for AOS, EAD and AP received in mail

October 24, 2015: Civil marriage with families present. We're married, again!

October 27, 2015: Biometric notice received in mail

November 2, 2015: Biometrics done (walk-in at Orlando center) and RFE received in email for GC appliaction

January 7, 2016: EAD, AP approved (91 days after submitting the AOS application)

March 11, 2016: GC approved

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