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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Any body who has gone through the Chennai embassy plz let me know if the original interview letter is required and is it possible to get the visa that day? I would also like to know is it possible to have the medical done the day before interview? my husband has to travel from hyd to the interview.

thank you for any help you can give

06/11/2007 Married

07/23/2007 Sent I-130 (priority date)

08/02/2007 NOA-1

12/21/2007 Approval (checked online)Merry Christmas

12/26/2007 NAO-2 postmarked


01/07/2008 NVC received case number assigned

01/28/2008 NVC generates and mails DS-3032 and AOS bill

01/29/2008 (DS-3032 request emailed by husband and fee paid using James shortcuts)

02/01/2008 AOS fee bill received by NVC

02/05/2008 I-864 packet generated (called NVC for this information)

02/09/2008 mailed I-864 packet priority mail

02/11/2008 IV Fee bill generated and paid IV bill using experimental shortcut

02/19/2008 recieved IV fee bill

03/24/2008 DS-230 generated (NVC operator informed me)

04/21/2008 CASE COMPLETE/ interview date JUNE 6th

06/06/2008 AP

12/15/2008 case returned for further review



12/10/2009 2ND INTERVIEW rescheduled twice, now Feb. 12th 2010

02/19/2010 Passport with IR-1 visa recieved

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Its better to have medicals done alteast 2 days before the interview; if they need any more test to be done then you will have more time. I think chennai issues visa the next working day and not sure will they hand over by hand like mumbai.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India

Better to complete your medicals earlier. so, you can submit your medical report to VFS.

My spouse is having her interview on May 22nd. She got her medical done couple of weeks back. So earlier the better prepared you are!



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

09/20/2007 : NOA1

11/07/2007 : NOA2


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.


05/22/2008 : Interview

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

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

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India

I agree with the others, it is better to have the medical done at least a week or two before the interview, just in case. That said, I know of a few people who did get their medical done the day before the interview, with no problems. (My husband took the train from Hyd to Chennai for the medical; then again traveled to Chennai for the interview weeks later.)

The original interview letter is generally required. They want to see that before they let you into the Consulate on the day of the interview.

I have never heard of a case of the visa given the same day in Chennai. :no: A few people have gone to the VFS office the next day and got it in person. Otherwise, it is sent by courier and generally arrives within 3-4 days after the interview.

***Nagaraju & Eileen***
K1 (Fiance Visa)
Oct 18, 2006: NOA1
Feb 8, 2007: NOA2
April 13, 2007: INTERVIEW in Chennai -Approved
May 25, 2007: USA Arrival! EAD at JFK
June 15, 2007: Married
AOS (Adjustment of Status)
June 21, 2007: AOS/EAD Submitted
Sept 18, 2007: AOS Interview - APPROVED!!
ROC (Removing of Conditions)
June 23, 2009: Sent in I-751 packet
Sept 11, 2009: APPROVED!!
Sept 18, 2009: Received 10-year Green Card!

July 15, 2010: Sent N-400 packet
July 23, 2010: NOA Notice date
Oct 15, 2010: Citizenship Interview - Passed!
Nov 15, 2010: Oath Ceremony in Fresno, CA
Nov 24, 2010: Did SSN and Applied for Passport
Dec 6, 2010: Passport Arrives
Dec 7, 2010: Sent for Indian Passport Surrender Certificate
Dec 27, 2010: Surrender Certificate Arrives
Jan 3, 2011: Sent for Overseas Citizenship of India Card
March 1, 2011: Received OCI card!


Feb 2015:​ Found out he was cheating (prostitutes / escorts)

​May 2015: Divorce Final

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