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Filed: IR-5 Country: India
Timeline

My wife filed my I 130, which was received by the USCIS on April 26, 2010. Should we have received a biometrics letter?

Do you mean fingerprinting?

If yes, NO. This will be done at the interview time in the Consulate.

Fingerprint is for the beneficiary. And the beneficiary is NOT in the U.S.

Also, there is a second fingerprint at Port of Entry (POE), just to make sure the same person who got the immigrant visa has landed here.

Loto

PS:- I read in VJ thread sometime back that a person at interview time had long hair. At POE, he had cut it short. Then posted here, will that be an issue? That's not an issue. But cosmetic surgery on the palms will be an issue.

Edited by LotOfPatience

CSC - I-130 for Parents (IR5)

10/11/2011 - Sent to Chicago Lockbox

10/13/2011 - Delivered at Chicago Lockbox

10/17/2011 - Email received with Receipt#, Routed to CSC

10/18/2011 - Cleared the checks $420*2

10/21/2011 - Received NOA1

03/30/2012 - Received NOA2

NVC

04/19/2012 - NVC received

05/01/2012 - Case# generated

05/02/2012 - DS-3032 COA emailed

05/02/2012 - I-864 AOS Fee $88 paid

05/05/2012 - I-864 AOS package mailed to NVC

05/07/2012 - I-864 AOS package received by NVC

05/07/2012 - DS-3032 COA accepted

05/08/2012 - DS-230 IV Fee $230*2 paid

05/09/2012 - DS-230 IV package mailed to NVC

05/11/2012 - DS-230 IV package received by NVC

05/17/2012 - Case Completed

Consulate

07/02/2012 - VFS visit in Cochin

07/04/2012 - Medical in Chennai

07/12/2012 - Interview in Mumbai - Success!

09/08/2012 - POE at JFK, NY

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Do you mean fingerprinting?

If yes, NO. This will be done at the interview time in the Consulate.

Fingerprint is for the beneficiary. And the beneficiary is NOT in the U.S.

Also, there is a second fingerprint at Port of Entry (POE), just to make sure the same person who got the immigrant visa has landed here.

Loto

PS:- I read in VJ thread sometime back that a person at interview time had long hair. At POE, he had cut it short. Then posted here, will that be an issue? That's not an issue. But cosmetic surgery on the palms will be an issue.

Yeah I meant finger printing.... thanks. So from the application was received by CSC, the next time we'll get notified from them is whether its approved or not (granted there are no document requests)????

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: Canada
Timeline

Yeah I meant finger printing.... thanks. So from the application was received by CSC, the next time we'll get notified from them is whether its approved or not (granted there are no document requests)????

Very occasionally fingerprints can be requested at the USCIS stage ( Additional Security Checks) but it is not typical.

Barring any RFEs the next correspondence you receive will be your NOA2. Good luck!

Edited by OBX

USCIS

NOA1 08/19/08

NOA2 01/20/09

NVC

Received 01/26/09

Completed 02/13/09 (19 Days)

Interview Assigned 03/27/09 (6 weeks after NVC completion)

Medical

04/14/09 (Toronto)

Interview

Montreal 05/12/09 (88 days after NVC completion) **APPROVED**

POE

06/16/09 Buffalo

07/02/09 Welcome Letter Received

07/07/09 Applied for SSN

07/10/09 "Card production ordered" email received

07/13/09 SSN received

07/14/09 "Approval notice sent" email received

07/17/09 GREEN CARD received

Removal of Conditions

03/21/11 I-751 mailed to VSC

03/23/11 I-751 received at VSC

03/29/11 Cheque Cashed

03/30/11 NOA1 received (3/24/11)

04/11/11 Biometrics appointment notice received

05/05/11 Biometric appointment

12/13/11 **Approval date** (5 days short of 9 months!)

12/19/11 Approval letter and green card received

Naturalization

05/16/2019 Filed online (estimated completion February 2020)

05/18/2019 Biometrics scheduled

05/21/2019 Receipt notice and biometrics notices posted to online account.05/23/2019 Hard copy of NOA1 received

05/24/2019 Hard copy of biometrics appointment received

06/07/2019 Biometrics appointment (estimated completion January 2020)

12/31/2019 Email received "Interview scheduled"

01/01/2020 Interview date notice posted to online account (02/19/2020)

01/05/2019 Hard copy of interview appointment received

02/19/2020 Interview (**Approved**) and same day Oath Ceremony. 

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