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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Hello VJ friends ~

My fiance and I are in angst over this. On our I-129F petition, our immigration attorney entered Mumbai as the embassy for my fiance's place of interview. However, his state (Bihar) is under the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Embassy. When I questioned the paralegal assisting us on this, she stated: "It does not matter where Sam goes for the interview. If they need to change the location, they will. If we try to transfer it, it could take several additional months. Let’s just see how it plays out. If they move it, then they move it." This statement worries us very much! I am asking everyone ~ does it make a difference? Will this information typed onto our petition cause a delay or worse, a denial??

My thinking (which I hope to God I am correct) is that the NVC will send it to the correct consulate and not even pay attention to what was typed on the petition. And when we receive our NOA2, it will state where he is to call/report for an interview. Is my line of thinking correct? If anyone has any insight into this or has experienced such an issue, we would love to know about it!

This site is awesome and such a great forum ~ thank you!


Our CR1 Journey

Met - 1/14/2010 // Engaged - 3/6/2011

K1 filed - 6/8/11 // Interview @ Mumbai Consulate - 1/5/2012: Denied // USCIS final decision - 3/15/2013; administratively closed and free to file again without prejudice

Married in Delhi - 1/30/2014

Sent I-130: 4/7/2014 NOA 1: 4/10/2014

NOA 2: 11/13/2014 (after 217 days)

NVC Received: 11/26/2014 (13 days from USCIS to the NVC)  // Case # & IIN # received - 12/29/2014 (via phone to NVC) Also sent email to get case transferred to New Delhi

NVC Welcome Letter received: 12/30/2014

Submit DS-261: 12/30/2014 // Paid AOS Bill: 1/2/2015  // Received IV Bill & Paid: 1/13/2015 (CEAC shows PAID 1/15/15) // DS-260 submitted: 1/17/2015

AOS & IV packages sent via FedEx: 1/19/2015  // AOS/IV packages received: 1/21/2015 @ 9:58 am (Signed for by: G. Waters) Scan date: 1/21/2015

60-Day Email from NVC: 1/24/2015 2nd 60-Day Email from NVC: 1/26/2015 (OK...I get it, it's taking 60 days.... sigh)

Reply from NVC re: Transfer to New Delhi : 2/16/2015 (Told to contact New Delhi...49 days wasted for no help at all!)

CASE COMPLETE!!: 3/12/2015 (50 days) // Case Complete Email Received: 3/19/2015 (7 days from CC date)

Interview Date Received via phone inquiry to NVC: 3/24/2015 // Packet 4 (Interview letter/Instructions) received: 3/25/2015

Medical Completed: 3/30/2015 // CEAC status: In transit to Mumbai and shows READY as of 4/1/2015

Biometrics Completed: 5/4/2015 // Received call from Embassy 5/11/2015 asking if we want to transfer to Delhi.....huh? One week prior to interview? Ummm.... no thanks!

INTERVIEW!! 5/18/2015 @ 7:30 am ~ Mumbai Consulate  RESULT: APPROVED!!!

Visa in hand: 05/20/2015 (Yay!) ELIS Fee ($165) paid this day as well

POE: 05/29/2015 Newark 

SSN card received: 6/8/2015 (processed on 6/2/2015) // ELIS shows "Optimized" since 5/30/2015  // ELIS changed to "In Process" 07/14/2015. (E-file received 06/25/15)

GREEN CARD RECEIVED!! 7/30/2015

ROC

Sent:  3/22/2017 | $680 Check cashed: 4/3/2017

NOA1: 3/30/2017 (Rcvd 4/3/2017)

Biometrics Appt letter received: 4/22/2017 - Biometrics date:  5/3/2017 - Done. Hubby said they were super friendly in the Pittsburgh field office! 

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: India
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Hello VJ friends ~

My fiance and I are in angst over this. On our I-129F petition, our immigration attorney entered Mumbai as the embassy for my fiance's place of interview. However, his state (Bihar) is under the jurisdiction of the New Delhi Embassy. When I questioned the paralegal assisting us on this, she stated: "It does not matter where Sam goes for the interview. If they need to change the location, they will. If we try to transfer it, it could take several additional months. Let’s just see how it plays out. If they move it, then they move it." This statement worries us very much! I am asking everyone ~ does it make a difference? Will this information typed onto our petition cause a delay or worse, a denial??

My thinking (which I hope to God I am correct) is that the NVC will send it to the correct consulate and not even pay attention to what was typed on the petition. And when we receive our NOA2, it will state where he is to call/report for an interview. Is my line of thinking correct? If anyone has any insight into this or has experienced such an issue, we would love to know about it!

This site is awesome and such a great forum ~ thank you!

I had a very similar experience...my fiancee is from Kokata (East)..my attroney puts Mumabi.. I get furious and got it changed to New Delhi.. I got a very similar answer from my lawyer.... who is your lawyer BTW... I personal feeling you should have changed to Delhi.. but it is not too late.. speak to the VSC..

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I had a very similar experience...my fiancee is from Kokata (East)..my attroney puts Mumabi.. I get furious and got it changed to New Delhi.. I got a very similar answer from my lawyer.... who is your lawyer BTW... I personal feeling you should have changed to Delhi.. but it is not too late.. speak to the VSC..

Did it cause a delay for this to get changed and if so, for how long? Is it ok if we leave it and just "hope" it gets sent to the correct Embassy? How does an attorney's office that specializes in immigration get this wrong? So frustrating!! Our attorney is located in Pittsburgh, PA


Our CR1 Journey

Met - 1/14/2010 // Engaged - 3/6/2011

K1 filed - 6/8/11 // Interview @ Mumbai Consulate - 1/5/2012: Denied // USCIS final decision - 3/15/2013; administratively closed and free to file again without prejudice

Married in Delhi - 1/30/2014

Sent I-130: 4/7/2014 NOA 1: 4/10/2014

NOA 2: 11/13/2014 (after 217 days)

NVC Received: 11/26/2014 (13 days from USCIS to the NVC)  // Case # & IIN # received - 12/29/2014 (via phone to NVC) Also sent email to get case transferred to New Delhi

NVC Welcome Letter received: 12/30/2014

Submit DS-261: 12/30/2014 // Paid AOS Bill: 1/2/2015  // Received IV Bill & Paid: 1/13/2015 (CEAC shows PAID 1/15/15) // DS-260 submitted: 1/17/2015

AOS & IV packages sent via FedEx: 1/19/2015  // AOS/IV packages received: 1/21/2015 @ 9:58 am (Signed for by: G. Waters) Scan date: 1/21/2015

60-Day Email from NVC: 1/24/2015 2nd 60-Day Email from NVC: 1/26/2015 (OK...I get it, it's taking 60 days.... sigh)

Reply from NVC re: Transfer to New Delhi : 2/16/2015 (Told to contact New Delhi...49 days wasted for no help at all!)

CASE COMPLETE!!: 3/12/2015 (50 days) // Case Complete Email Received: 3/19/2015 (7 days from CC date)

Interview Date Received via phone inquiry to NVC: 3/24/2015 // Packet 4 (Interview letter/Instructions) received: 3/25/2015

Medical Completed: 3/30/2015 // CEAC status: In transit to Mumbai and shows READY as of 4/1/2015

Biometrics Completed: 5/4/2015 // Received call from Embassy 5/11/2015 asking if we want to transfer to Delhi.....huh? One week prior to interview? Ummm.... no thanks!

INTERVIEW!! 5/18/2015 @ 7:30 am ~ Mumbai Consulate  RESULT: APPROVED!!!

Visa in hand: 05/20/2015 (Yay!) ELIS Fee ($165) paid this day as well

POE: 05/29/2015 Newark 

SSN card received: 6/8/2015 (processed on 6/2/2015) // ELIS shows "Optimized" since 5/30/2015  // ELIS changed to "In Process" 07/14/2015. (E-file received 06/25/15)

GREEN CARD RECEIVED!! 7/30/2015

ROC

Sent:  3/22/2017 | $680 Check cashed: 4/3/2017

NOA1: 3/30/2017 (Rcvd 4/3/2017)

Biometrics Appt letter received: 4/22/2017 - Biometrics date:  5/3/2017 - Done. Hubby said they were super friendly in the Pittsburgh field office! 

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Did it cause a delay for this to get changed and if so, for how long? Is it ok if we leave it and just "hope" it gets sent to the correct Embassy? How does an attorney's office that specializes in immigration get this wrong? So frustrating!! Our attorney is located in Pittsburgh, PA

I think you will be fine. The NVC will determine where it should be sent. Chances are it will go to Delhi.(BTW I grew up in Bihar!). It would be ideal for your fiance to go to Delhi for interview.

My lawyer was based in NYC. IT WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE THE APPLICATION AT ALL, REST ASSURED.

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I think you will be fine. The NVC will determine where it should be sent. Chances are it will go to Delhi.(BTW I grew up in Bihar!). It would be ideal for your fiance to go to Delhi for interview.

My lawyer was based in NYC. IT WOULD NOT JEOPARDIZE THE APPLICATION AT ALL, REST ASSURED.

Yes we should be as we did a 3 way call and I called both the USCIS and the NVC today to find out answers. We were both just too worried to "just let it play out" per the attorney. After calling USCIS first since we're still pending for NOA2, they referred us to the NVC since they are the ones that forward onto the Embassies. We spoke with Jean and she confirmed that it does not matter where Sam does his interview and if we wanted a specific Embassy, then we would have to write a letter and it could quite possibly be denied. We are both actually happy that it may go to Mumbai anyways since he's more familiar with Mumbai than Delhi and it's easier and less expensive for me to fly into Mumbai. Thanks so much for your replies. It's awesome that you grew up in Bihar too! What city/village?


Our CR1 Journey

Met - 1/14/2010 // Engaged - 3/6/2011

K1 filed - 6/8/11 // Interview @ Mumbai Consulate - 1/5/2012: Denied // USCIS final decision - 3/15/2013; administratively closed and free to file again without prejudice

Married in Delhi - 1/30/2014

Sent I-130: 4/7/2014 NOA 1: 4/10/2014

NOA 2: 11/13/2014 (after 217 days)

NVC Received: 11/26/2014 (13 days from USCIS to the NVC)  // Case # & IIN # received - 12/29/2014 (via phone to NVC) Also sent email to get case transferred to New Delhi

NVC Welcome Letter received: 12/30/2014

Submit DS-261: 12/30/2014 // Paid AOS Bill: 1/2/2015  // Received IV Bill & Paid: 1/13/2015 (CEAC shows PAID 1/15/15) // DS-260 submitted: 1/17/2015

AOS & IV packages sent via FedEx: 1/19/2015  // AOS/IV packages received: 1/21/2015 @ 9:58 am (Signed for by: G. Waters) Scan date: 1/21/2015

60-Day Email from NVC: 1/24/2015 2nd 60-Day Email from NVC: 1/26/2015 (OK...I get it, it's taking 60 days.... sigh)

Reply from NVC re: Transfer to New Delhi : 2/16/2015 (Told to contact New Delhi...49 days wasted for no help at all!)

CASE COMPLETE!!: 3/12/2015 (50 days) // Case Complete Email Received: 3/19/2015 (7 days from CC date)

Interview Date Received via phone inquiry to NVC: 3/24/2015 // Packet 4 (Interview letter/Instructions) received: 3/25/2015

Medical Completed: 3/30/2015 // CEAC status: In transit to Mumbai and shows READY as of 4/1/2015

Biometrics Completed: 5/4/2015 // Received call from Embassy 5/11/2015 asking if we want to transfer to Delhi.....huh? One week prior to interview? Ummm.... no thanks!

INTERVIEW!! 5/18/2015 @ 7:30 am ~ Mumbai Consulate  RESULT: APPROVED!!!

Visa in hand: 05/20/2015 (Yay!) ELIS Fee ($165) paid this day as well

POE: 05/29/2015 Newark 

SSN card received: 6/8/2015 (processed on 6/2/2015) // ELIS shows "Optimized" since 5/30/2015  // ELIS changed to "In Process" 07/14/2015. (E-file received 06/25/15)

GREEN CARD RECEIVED!! 7/30/2015

ROC

Sent:  3/22/2017 | $680 Check cashed: 4/3/2017

NOA1: 3/30/2017 (Rcvd 4/3/2017)

Biometrics Appt letter received: 4/22/2017 - Biometrics date:  5/3/2017 - Done. Hubby said they were super friendly in the Pittsburgh field office! 

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