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hi,

I just noticed from the Mumbai DS-230 Processing Page website after a VJ friend asked me which docs to submit with DS-230.

I have just noticed that Mumbai embassy has changed from Standard processing to Appointment Processing. I would like other VJ friends to pay a visit to the site and confirm me the same. Seems Mumbai embassy wants more and more proof from us and want it to scrutinise them in USA NVC offices.

Regards

Jigi

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Feb 1,2007 - I-130 Reached USCIS.

Feb 4,2007 - I-130 accepted > Get USCIS case Number NOA1.

May 8 ,2007- GET NVC Case Number > NOA2.

June 16 ,2007- Get Order from NVC to pay 70$.

July 2 ,2007- Get DS-3032 in India.

July 7,2007 - DS-3032 choice of address agent entered in NVC.

July 14 ,2007- Get I-864.

July 18 ,2007- I-864 Enters NVC.

July 29 ,2007- Get Order to Pay 380$ fee.

Aug 3 ,2007- 380$ Fee Reached St Louis.

Aug 25,2007 - NVC & St Louis People receive photocopy of my payment with USPS receipt.

After WAITING for 37 days.

Sept 10,2007 - 380$ fee encashed.

Sept 24,2007 - Receive DS-230 in Mail.

Sept 25,2007 - DS-230 despatched.

Sept 26,2007- DS-230 Delivered.

Oct 1,2007 - NVC has DS-230.

Oct 12, 2007 - DS-230 Reviewed. Case Complete

Oct 16, 2007 - Case at Embassy.

Oct 25, 2007- Interview Letter Despatched from Embassy.

Nov 3, 2007 - Recieved Interview Letter.

Dec 1, 2007 - Medical Exam .

I GOT IT

Jan 16 - I am in USA

April 15 2008 - Get my Drivers License.

I-751 Lifting Conditions at California Service Center

November 12, 2009 - I-751 Sent via USPS Express Mail

November 13, 2009 - Receipt of I-1751 Fee

November 20, 2009 - Arrested on Domestic Battery(Had argument with wife)

December 18, 2009 - Biometrics Completed at 9 am.

January 13, 2010 - Receive I-797E Notice for more evidence

February 16, 2010 - Mail reaches Californa Service Center( Next day of Preseidents Day)

February 19, 2010 - Card Production Ordered. Status now IR1

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I am so upset today. I have sent my DS230 part 1 and passport biographic copy to my hubby so that he can send it to NVC the moment he receives our DS230 forms. Now I hear about the whole process changing to appointment NVC processing. I can't understand if it is good or bad.......


USCIS Process

15th May 07 - Mailed the I-130 package

16th May 07 - Recvd by NSC

04th Jun 07 - Recvd by CSC

06th Jun 07 - Cheque Cashed

24th Aug 07 - Finally received NOA1

31st Aug 07 - Touched looks like finally things are on a move :)

18th Sep 07 - Touched again

19th Sep 07 - Case Approval (NOA2) sent on 18th sep (just received an email update) :)

NVC Process

02nd Oct 07 - NVC Received and assigned case number

08th Oct 07 - DS-3032 and AOS bill generated

22nd Oct 07 - Received DS-3032 and AOS bill

23rd Oct 07- AOS bill sent

29th Oct 07- DS-3032 sent

31st Oct 07- DS-3032 entered into the system

05th Nov 07- IV bill generated

20th Nov 07- IV bill received

21st Nov 07- IV bill money order sent

26th Nov 07- IV bill processed

27th Nov 07- I-864 received

03rd Dec 07- I-864 sent

03rd Dec 07- DS230 generated

19th Dec 07- DS230 received

31st Dec 07- DS230 sent

03rd Jan 08- NVC received

18th Jan 08- Case complete :)

26th Feb 08- Finally case forwarded to Embassy, got the interview date Yoo Hoo

Chennai Embassy

20th Mar 08 - Medicals completed

1st Apr 08 - Interview done I got the visa..... yoo hooooo

13th Apr 08 - arrived in USA

24th Apr 08 - SS card arrived in mail

09th May 08 - Greencard arrived in mail

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I have just noticed that Mumbai embassy has changed from Standard processing to Appointment Processing. I would

I don't understand what this change means?

Does this only apply to Immigrant visas? It looks that way, correct me if am wrong.

Does appointment processing mean all the documents are processed at the NVC level instead of at the consulate level?


Mom sponsoring for her son(my brother)

06/15/2010 : I-130 for son
06/23/2010 : Check Cashed
06/26/2010 : Received NOA
03/20/2012 : Received RFE(I-797E)
05/23/2012: Application approved after RFE response
06/29/2012: Received letter from NVC

06/03/2015: Change petition from F1 to F3 category


Checklist :
1. I-751(ROC)
2. Parents AOS
3. I-130(Son)
4. N-400(Spouse)

5. N-400(Parents)

6. K-1 & AOS & ROC TimeLine

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Jigi means NVC has requirements to process DS230 and its changing now for particular for India. Before, one had to send only photocopy of applicant's passport. But recently have included a list of documents that needs to sent example police clearance certificate, etc. (certified/notarized photocopies)

Hope this helps...otherwise consulate appointment process hasn't changed. You still get to go through VFS.

I have just noticed that Mumbai embassy has changed from Standard processing to Appointment Processing. I would

I don't understand what this change means?

Does this only apply to Immigrant visas? It looks that way, correct me if am wrong.

Does appointment processing mean all the documents are processed at the NVC level instead of at the consulate level?


I-130

07/27/2007 : Mailed I130 for spouse (VSC)

09/20/2007 : NOA1

11/07/2007 : NOA2

NVC

11/20/2007 : Case # Assigned

03/10/2008 : Case Completed!

03/20/2008 : Interview Scheduled & Interview letter mailed

03/25/2008 : Beneficiary received interview letter

03/25/2008 : Case forwarded to consulate. NVC message updated on 3/28/08.

Consulate

05/22/2008 : Interview

05/22/2008 : Visa granted and passport collected same day.

05/26/2008 : POE (Newark, NJ).

Our Timeline (more detailed events)

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Good news folks!

I called up NVC today and asked them about required documents for DS-230 form.

NVC needs only photocopy of applicant's passport biographic. Rest of the documents would be collected as usual by Mumbai consulate.

Cheers


I-130

07/27/2007 : Mailed I130 for spouse (VSC)

09/20/2007 : NOA1

11/07/2007 : NOA2

NVC

11/20/2007 : Case # Assigned

03/10/2008 : Case Completed!

03/20/2008 : Interview Scheduled & Interview letter mailed

03/25/2008 : Beneficiary received interview letter

03/25/2008 : Case forwarded to consulate. NVC message updated on 3/28/08.

Consulate

05/22/2008 : Interview

05/22/2008 : Visa granted and passport collected same day.

05/26/2008 : POE (Newark, NJ).

Our Timeline (more detailed events)

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hi mgk,

good to know NVC is saying soo. god bless you... what i noticed just brought to everyones attention... seeems NVC has updated their website to early and are yet to implement it... any ways... goood luck ahead

God Bless you

Jigi


Feb 1,2007 - I-130 Reached USCIS.

Feb 4,2007 - I-130 accepted > Get USCIS case Number NOA1.

May 8 ,2007- GET NVC Case Number > NOA2.

June 16 ,2007- Get Order from NVC to pay 70$.

July 2 ,2007- Get DS-3032 in India.

July 7,2007 - DS-3032 choice of address agent entered in NVC.

July 14 ,2007- Get I-864.

July 18 ,2007- I-864 Enters NVC.

July 29 ,2007- Get Order to Pay 380$ fee.

Aug 3 ,2007- 380$ Fee Reached St Louis.

Aug 25,2007 - NVC & St Louis People receive photocopy of my payment with USPS receipt.

After WAITING for 37 days.

Sept 10,2007 - 380$ fee encashed.

Sept 24,2007 - Receive DS-230 in Mail.

Sept 25,2007 - DS-230 despatched.

Sept 26,2007- DS-230 Delivered.

Oct 1,2007 - NVC has DS-230.

Oct 12, 2007 - DS-230 Reviewed. Case Complete

Oct 16, 2007 - Case at Embassy.

Oct 25, 2007- Interview Letter Despatched from Embassy.

Nov 3, 2007 - Recieved Interview Letter.

Dec 1, 2007 - Medical Exam .

I GOT IT

Jan 16 - I am in USA

April 15 2008 - Get my Drivers License.

I-751 Lifting Conditions at California Service Center

November 12, 2009 - I-751 Sent via USPS Express Mail

November 13, 2009 - Receipt of I-1751 Fee

November 20, 2009 - Arrested on Domestic Battery(Had argument with wife)

December 18, 2009 - Biometrics Completed at 9 am.

January 13, 2010 - Receive I-797E Notice for more evidence

February 16, 2010 - Mail reaches Californa Service Center( Next day of Preseidents Day)

February 19, 2010 - Card Production Ordered. Status now IR1

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Thanks Jigi! I specifically asked the person at NVC about the website mentioning different set of supporting documents for DS-230. She replied that "consulate would be collecting them and you just have to send passport biographic page as supporting document". (Whole conversation was with respect to my case).

Like you said lets hope all works out OK! ;-)

hi mgk,

good to know NVC is saying soo. god bless you... what i noticed just brought to everyones attention... seeems NVC has updated their website to early and are yet to implement it... any ways... goood luck ahead

God Bless you

Jigi


I-130

07/27/2007 : Mailed I130 for spouse (VSC)

09/20/2007 : NOA1

11/07/2007 : NOA2

NVC

11/20/2007 : Case # Assigned

03/10/2008 : Case Completed!

03/20/2008 : Interview Scheduled & Interview letter mailed

03/25/2008 : Beneficiary received interview letter

03/25/2008 : Case forwarded to consulate. NVC message updated on 3/28/08.

Consulate

05/22/2008 : Interview

05/22/2008 : Visa granted and passport collected same day.

05/26/2008 : POE (Newark, NJ).

Our Timeline (more detailed events)

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