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K1 Visa Routing - Which embassy in India will receive?

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https://in.usembassy.gov/visas/immigrant-visas/

" The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and the U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai both process immigrant visa applications."

 

The K-1 is technically nonimmgrant but is processed by the immigrant visa unit, and follows the same process as above. So the case will either be sent to which of those 2 you chose on the I-129F, or if neither of them then NVC will typically pick whichever one is closer to her address as stated on the I-129F.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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4 hours ago, IndiaAnnie said:

 My fiance is from Tumkur (near Bangalore) and we are currently in K1 process. Which embassy will we be routed to for interview (Mumbai, Delhi, etc)?

It is generally the closest Embassy to beneficiary's home address, which in this case would be Mumbai. 

 

Best of luck...


 “Rivers know this: there is no hurry. We shall get there someday.” - WTP 

Spoiler

USCIS
09/07/16: I-130 mailed
09/12/16: NOA1 email
01/11/17: Received an RFE
02/20/17 RFE Response
03/01/17: NOA2 / I-130 Approved (letter)

 

NVC 

03/17/17: NVC received

03/21/17: Submitted DS-261 (Online Choice of Address and Agent)

03/22/17: Received DS-261+ AOS Bill
03/22/17: AOS Bill Paid
03/27/17: Received + Paid IV Bill

04/20/17: PCC + New Birth Certificate received (took 4+ weeks)
04/25/17: Sent AOS + IV Package
06/27/17: CC confirmed on the phone (NVC)
06/28/17: Interview date confirmed on the phone (NVC)
06/30/17: P4 Letter received (via email)
07/06/17: Second identical P4 email received
07/10/17: Our case left NVC
07/13/17: Case arrived at New Delhi Consulate

07/18/17: Email received from New Delhi Embassy about Biometrics/VAC

07/18/17: Email received from New Delhi Embassy (missing Marriage Certificate - must have lost it since we included this in the RFE during the USCIS stage + got approved!)

07/18/17: Biometrics scheduled via UStraveldocs site
07/21/17: Biometrics completed

07/25/17: Medical scheduled (Max in Lajpat)

07/26/17: Medical completed (will be ready to pick up in 3-4 days)
08/01/17: Medical papers ready for pickup

08/16/17: Interview Day

08/16/17: Visa Approved - Woohoo! 💕

08/17/17: Visa issued + passport ready for pickup

08/18/17: Passport and sealed envelops picked up

08/19/17: Immigration Fee ($220) paid via ELIS
08/25/17: Plane ticket purchased (POE on Sep) 😍
09/14/17: POE at Dulles 

 

Here is our Embassy review and interview details http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/view-dos-cis-reviews.php?entry=22377

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5 minutes ago, IndiaAnnie said:

 Thank you both for the reply! Do either of you know or recall how long from NOA2 until interview scheduled? I'm thinking we will get approval in mid - January so looking to plan a visit so I can attend with him and see the family.

Since you've filed in August you should be getting your NVC letter by October or November. Once you receive the letter from NVC that packet 3 has been received by the US Consulate/ Embassy you should be receiving packet 4 from US embassy to your home address and that will take anywhere between 2-3 weeks once the COnsulate receives packet 3. AM guessing that will happen by December because we sent in our I129F petition in August 2016 and got approved in October 2016, Delhi Embassy received packet 3 in November 2016 and packet 4 was sent to me in first week of December 2016....I was about to schedule my appointment in Jan 2017 but due to some issues I had to reschedule it for  March 2017 and got approved. We also received a RFE and so another 2 weeks of delay. If i didnt delayed i wouldve done my interview in Jan 2017 itself. Anyways am sure you should be having your interview in December 2017 or Jan 2018...When your fiancee petioned for I-129F there's a question regarding which US consulate/Embassy would your (the beneficiary) will apply the visa at. Did you ask him to write Mumbai ?  (Page 8..option 62.a & 62.b of I-129F form) K-1 visa are processed by only Mumbai and New Delhi.


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

_____________________________________________________________________________

05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

______________________________________________________________________________

 

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11 minutes ago, Aviinashh M said:

Since you've filed in August you should be getting your NVC letter by October or November. Once you receive the letter from NVC that packet 3 has been received by the US Consulate/ Embassy you should be receiving packet 4 from US embassy to your home address and that will take anywhere between 2-3 weeks once the COnsulate receives packet 3. AM guessing that will happen by December because we sent in our I129F petition in August 2016 and got approved in October 2016, Delhi Embassy received packet 3 in November 2016 and packet 4 was sent to me in first week of December 2016....I was about to schedule my appointment in Jan 2017 but due to some issues I had to reschedule it for  March 2017 and got approved. We also received a RFE and so another 2 weeks of delay. If i didnt delayed i wouldve done my interview in Jan 2017 itself. Anyways am sure you should be having your interview in December 2017 or Jan 2018...When your fiancee petioned for I-129F there's a question regarding which US consulate/Embassy would your (the beneficiary) will apply the visa at. Did you ask him to write Mumbai ?  (Page 8..option 62.a & 62.b of I-129F form) K-1 visa are processed by only Mumbai and New Delhi.

Thank you that is helpful! I think we wrote Chennai at the time not realizing only Mumbai or Delhi were appropriate. I am sure they will forward to Mumbai as its closest to Tumkur. I am hoping to book trip in advance and may just take my chances with hope that interview will fall into that timeframe of late Jan/Feb.

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1 minute ago, IndiaAnnie said:

Thank you that is helpful! I think we wrote Chennai at the time not realizing only Mumbai or Delhi were appropriate. I am sure they will forward to Mumbai as its closest to Tumkur. I am hoping to book trip in advance and may just take my chances with hope that interview will fall into that timeframe of late Jan/Feb.

You are welcome and I'd say wait for NOA2 and the mail from NVC and then book your tickets...that way you can actually be with her during the interview


19-APR-2017- K-1 Visa Granted

11-MAY-2017- Entered US

14-JUN-2017- Got married

_____________________________________________________________________________

05-AUG-2017- Sent AOS package to chicago lockbox

07-AUG-2017- AOS Package Reached Chicago lockbox

10-AUG-2017- Received E-Notifications for 3 forms at 12:30 in the night !!!

14-AUG-2017- Received NOA1 by mail

24-AUG-2017- Received letter for Biometrics

08-SEPT-2017-Biometrics done

13-DEC-2017- Received RFIE

31-JAN-2018- Response to RFIE Received by USCIS

01-FEB-2018- EAD Approved

08-FEB-2018- Received EAD Card

04-MAY-2018- AOS interview/ Approved on spot

10-MAY-2018- Received Approval letter & Green Card in mail

______________________________________________________________________________

 

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On 9/24/2017 at 2:48 PM, geowrian said:

... or if neither of them then NVC will typically pick whichever one is closer to her address as stated on the I-129F.

Can the petitioner request a change for which embassy the interview is conducted (for the beneficiary)?

Is there an official process?


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3 minutes ago, patientguyinlove said:

Can the petitioner request a change for which embassy the interview is conducted (for the beneficiary)?

Is there an official process?

If you can catch the petition at NVC, you can request for them to change it there. But it's only there for about a week or so, and getting somebody on the line that is willing to actually help change it there is difficult but possible.

If the case is sent to the embassy already, the beneficiary can request a transfer at the embassy. Contact the embassy where you want to interview and make the request there.

Edited by geowrian

Timelines:

Spoiler

AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

?/?/18: Approved (hopefully)

 

K-1:

Spoiler

I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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