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I am a USC have filed for my mother's green card. The stage we are in is basically where the NVC has received the choice of agent form and we just paid the $404 fees. Now we are in the process of getting all the certificates from her country ( India) etc.

One thing I noticed is that ( which is my mistake) is that I put her middle name on the initial application when she really doesn't use her middle name at all. That middle name is NOT on her passport or her marriage certificate. What do I do? Please help as now we need to get forms made from India ( i.e the passport verification, birth certificate, police verification etc) and I'm not sure if these certificates should include or exclude her middle name.

Any help/thoughts would be appreciated.

Also any idea what is the usual wait period before we get an interview call at the stage we are in or application?



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I can't give you any definitive advice, but I can tell you about my own experience. My husband has a middle name, but he basically stopped using it on official documents when he was about 16. Of all relevant documents, his middle name is on his birth certificate only; it's not on his passport, police certificate, or our marriage certificate.

On the I-130 petition, I did not put down his middle name at all. Months later, when I realized his middle name was on his birth certificate and NVC would eventually see that, I panicked. I decided not to do anything though until it became an issue (if it ever did).

What I DID do going forward was to keep using his first and last name only, but if there was a line on the form for "Other names used" (which there is on the DS-230 but not on the I-864), I put down his full name with middle name. So far, this has not been a problem either at USCIS or NVC, and all we have left is the medical examination and the interview.

I don't know if this helps in your situation at all, but at least we have not faced any issues with having some inconsistencies in the beneficiary's middle name.

As for when you can hope to get an interview date, I would suggest doing a timeline search for your visa type and consulate (choose detailed results) to get an idea of how long it typically takes.

USCIS171 days
08.03.2010: Sent I-130 (Received at Chicago Lockbox on 08.05.2010 – Priority Date)
08.24.2010: NOA1 – Notice Date (Case transferred from CSC to TSC on 11.02.2010 and back to CSC on 02.07.2011)
02.11.2011: NOA2 – Approved! (hard copy received on 02.17.2011)

NVC46 days
02.26.2011: Got NVC case number from AVR (entered on 02.24.2011)
02.28.2011: Called operator to give email addresses and get IIN; emailed beneficiary's change of address and DS-3032; received instruction emails from NVC; AOS fee bill invoiced and paid
03.01.2011: AOS fee shown as "paid"
03.03.2011: DS-3032 accepted; beneficiary's address updated by NVC; IV fee bill invoiced and paid
03.07.2011: IV fee shown as "paid"; AOS and IV packets sent out together via USPS Priority Mail (delivered on 03.09.2011)
03.22.2011: AVR and operator tells us we will receive an RFE
03.26.2011: Received RFE checklist via email (asking for PCCs from China and Taiwan)
03.28.2011: Sent checklist response via USPS Priority Mail (explaining/demonstrating that PCC should not be required)
04.10.2011: AVR message says that checklist response was received on 04.08.2011; sign in failed
04.11.2011: Case completed at NVC!
04.13.2011: Interview date assigned, received Packet 4 via email
04.25.2011: NVC sent case to embassy in London

Embassy – London, United Kingdom
05.23.2011: Medical at Knightsbridge Doctors
05.31.2011: Interview - APPROVED! (301 days from filing)
06.02.2011: Visa in hand
06.07.2011: POE at SFO

Removal of Conditions

04.16.2013: Sent I-751 packet to Vermont Service Center

04.18.2013: I-751 packet received at VSC (check cleared on 05.03)

05.04.2013: Received NOA1 (dated 04.19)

05.11.2013: Received biometrics appointment notice for 06.05.2013 (notice dated 05.08)

05.13.2013: Completed biometrics as a walk-in (would have been out of town for scheduled appointment)

08.21.2013: APPROVED! (Received email update that USCIS has ordered production of new card)

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