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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
Timeline

All -- For those of you with interviews after May 1, 2010 in India, please be advised that they have changed the Dollars-to-Rupees exchange rate: https://www.vfs-usa.co.in/USIndia/news.html

The news link says:

April 30, 2010

U.S. Embassy Adjusts Consular Exchange Rate

NEW DELHI - Effective Saturday, May 01, 2010, all United States Consular Sections in India will adjust the consular exchange rate from Rs. 48/- to the dollar to Rs. 46/- to the dollar.

This rate of change is effective for all rupee-denominated costs of applying for visas and passports, including the nonimmigrant visa application fee paid at HDFC bank branches prior to the scheduling of visa appointments. The new application fee for nonimmigrant visas is Rs 6026/- (equivalent to USD $131). Receipts issued by HDFC Bank prior to May 01, 2010 that reflect a payment of Rs. 6288/- will be honored.

Just tryin' to save people ~Rs. 250 :)

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7/10/2009 -- Proposed!

10/23/2009 -- Mailed I-129F to VSC

10/26/2009 -- VSC Received

10/27/2009 -- NOA1

10/29/2009 -- Check Cashed

03/04/2010 -- NOA2

03/11/2010 -- Left NVC

03/15/2010 -- Mumbai Consulate Received and Mailed Packet 3 (never received)

04/14/2010 -- Returned Packet 3 to Mumbai

04/22/2010 -- Mumbai Mailed Packet 4

05/01/2010 -- Received Packet 4 from Mumbai (why is it so outdated?!)

06/14/2010 -- Interview -- ***APPROVED!!!***

07/22/2010 -- POE @ Washington, DC

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: India
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All -- For those of you with interviews after May 1, 2010 in India, please be advised that they have changed the Dollars-to-Rupees exchange rate: https://www.vfs-usa.co.in/USIndia/news.html

The news link says:

April 30, 2010

U.S. Embassy Adjusts Consular Exchange Rate

NEW DELHI - Effective Saturday, May 01, 2010, all United States Consular Sections in India will adjust the consular exchange rate from Rs. 48/- to the dollar to Rs. 46/- to the dollar.

This rate of change is effective for all rupee-denominated costs of applying for visas and passports, including the nonimmigrant visa application fee paid at HDFC bank branches prior to the scheduling of visa appointments. The new application fee for nonimmigrant visas is Rs 6026/- (equivalent to USD $131). Receipts issued by HDFC Bank prior to May 01, 2010 that reflect a payment of Rs. 6288/- will be honored.

Just tryin' to save people ~Rs. 250 :)

Superb Information there :thumbs:

And thanks to my incessant checking of vj at work,I was able to avoid re-work and make just one draft for this amount.

Thanks again!


K-1 Visa

11/03/09:I-129F sent to VSC

11/06/09:NOA1

03/02/10:NOA2 !!!

05/24/10:Interview!!-Approved!

POE: 28th June

AOS

07/20/2010: AOS sent

07/21/2010: Received at Chicago Lockbox

07/27/2010:text and email notifications received,cheque cashed!

07/30/2010:NOA1 received for EAD

08/02/2010:NOA1s for AOS/AP received

08/11/2010: AP touched

08/18/2010:I-485 transferred to CSC

08/19/2010:I-485 touched, 08/24: I-485 physically in CSC now,08/25 :I-485 touched

08/27/2010:put in service request with USCIS for Biometrics letter

09/08/2010:AP approved and EAD touched

09/11/2010:AP and EAD touched

09/14/2010:Biometrics walk-in successful (10/01/2010:Original biometrics appt)

09/13/2010:AP last touched

09/14/2010:EAD card production ordered and AOS touched

09/15/2010:EAD and AOS touched

09/20/2010:Received AP in the mail

09/24/2010:EAD in mail

10/13/2010:GC card production ordered

10/14 and 10/15: AOS touched

10/20/2010: GC received- Done with USCIS till June,2012

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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And, yet, we seem to be the ones suffering the most out of this process: they are changing the rates back to $1 = Rs. 48. Argh!

There goes the visa fee from Rs. 6026 to Rs. 16800!

More and more, I think we should have gone the CR-1 route ... for a few more months of waiting, we could have save a few thousand dollars!

Just venting my frustration ... of how they keep gouging us more and more every day ... and we have no other choice ...

Hopefully, they don't raise the AOS on us this summer, after all this ...


7/10/2009 -- Proposed!

10/23/2009 -- Mailed I-129F to VSC

10/26/2009 -- VSC Received

10/27/2009 -- NOA1

10/29/2009 -- Check Cashed

03/04/2010 -- NOA2

03/11/2010 -- Left NVC

03/15/2010 -- Mumbai Consulate Received and Mailed Packet 3 (never received)

04/14/2010 -- Returned Packet 3 to Mumbai

04/22/2010 -- Mumbai Mailed Packet 4

05/01/2010 -- Received Packet 4 from Mumbai (why is it so outdated?!)

06/14/2010 -- Interview -- ***APPROVED!!!***

07/22/2010 -- POE @ Washington, DC

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