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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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I would like to share my recent exeperience with mumbia (india) US embassy.

I petition file for my wife when i was on greencard. once i got my US citizenship i upgrade my file status from F2A visa to CR1.

my wife had scheduled interview this month and she attand it on time.

Officer and translator ask lots of questions to her and she is feel like tourched!

questions like; few example...

why you didnt go on honeymoon?

why your husband had divorce and what was reason?

why after marriege your husband never come to see you?

how your husband send you money?

what do you talk on phone with your husband?

name your husband's friends at US.

Do your husband and his x-wife still talks and/or meets?

how do you communicates with your husband?

How often you communicates with your husband?

after lots of questions and wait they gave my wife a letter called section 221(g) visa refusal latter. she is too upset.....why not?

she presented all the documents in interview which is required by law; even marriege album which shows more than 1000 people attanding.

BUT still officer and translator not satisfied that we are real married.... more likely transalator is #### hole...

they gave my wife a form which is called Section 221(g) indicated that following documents needed.

1). Photocopies of all passports (husband's) and all pages even its blank.

2). Pictures of you and your husband togather except marriage.

3). Proof of money transfered to you from your husband.

4). Proof of joint ownership (like joint bank account and property if any)

5). Correspondence between you and your husband.

6). Letter envelops that your husband ever sent you.

7). Proof of phone calls that you or your husband had.

I do hardwork and sent most of all documents by email. only i dont have is proof of money transfer and letter envelops bcoz i never sent her money and i never write a single letter.

she submitted following day of interview at VFS office mumbai along with additional fees.

after 6 days she recieved courier at her home town and it was passport with visa stamp and sealed envelop along with all documents that she submitted at VFS office.

I couldnt able to sleep at all in between visa refusal and received.

so if you guys had something like this... dont worry as long as your marriege are real. so what you didnt had honeymoon?

now i am gonna purchase air ticket today......

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Nigeria
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Congrats :thumbs:


Our CR1 Timeline

04/19/11: I-130 package sent to Chicago Lockbox

04/21/11: Package delivered

04/25/11: NOA1 via text and email; petition routed to VSC

04/27/11: Touched

6/23/11: NOA2 via text and email

6/27/11: NOA2 rec'd in mail

6/29/11: NVC case # assigned

7/1/11: Rec'd I-864 bill via e-mail

7/1/11: Rec'd request for DS-3032 via e-mail

7/2/11: E-mailed DS-3032 to NVC

7/8/11: Rec IV bill via e-mail

7/15/11: Paid I-864 bill

7/30/11: Mailed I-864 package

7/30/11: Paid IV bill

8/2/11: IV bill shows "paid"

8/10/11: Per operator I-864 rec'd and accepted and processed with no RFE

8/12/11: Rec'd packet 3 (DS-230 cover sheet/check list)

10/5/11: Mailed DS-230

10/7/11: DS-230 rec'd by NVC per tracking

10/12/11: Case complete per live operator (just waiting for interview apt now)

12/6/11: Medical complete and in hand...yay

12/12/11: Interview-APPROVED

12/20/11: Visa in hand

5/3/2012: POE

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Whts the point of the post?

CO is doing his job, if your wife was not able to give satisfactory answer nor provide enough proof of bona fide marriage.

CO will give a 221g and ask for more evidence.

Harsh.

you dont like it, it doesnt mean no one need this, people who thru this process its really helpfull.

my wife provided all required documents at interview. even that they ask few more......which is not make sense.

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Pulseps, thanks for sharing your experience. We are in the processes and can learn and take care, where applicable, from your experience - that is how I see it. Congrats.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

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my wife provided all required documents at interview. even that they ask few more......which is not make sense.

Actually it does make sense.

The CO felt your originally submitted evidence of ongoing relationship was weak.

You stated yourself that you had not returned to India since you married her. How long was that?

You never sent her a letter/card or any money in that time also.

These are things called Red Flags, they indicate there may be reason for the CO to look a little deeper into your case.

That's what he did and he determined the additional evidence was enough to overcome the original doubts.

In short the process worked for you...

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Filed: Country: India
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I would like to share my recent exeperience with mumbia (india) US embassy.

I petition file for my wife when i was on greencard. once i got my US citizenship i upgrade my file status from F2A visa to CR1.

my wife had scheduled interview this month and she attand it on time.

Officer and translator ask lots of questions to her and she is feel like tourched!

questions like; few example...

why you didnt go on honeymoon?

why your husband had divorce and what was reason?

why after marriege your husband never come to see you?

how your husband send you money?

what do you talk on phone with your husband?

name your husband's friends at US.

Do your husband and his x-wife still talks and/or meets?

how do you communicates with your husband?

How often you communicates with your husband?

after lots of questions and wait they gave my wife a letter called section 221(g) visa refusal latter. she is too upset.....why not?

she presented all the documents in interview which is required by law; even marriege album which shows more than 1000 people attanding.

BUT still officer and translator not satisfied that we are real married.... more likely transalator is #### hole...

they gave my wife a form which is called Section 221(g) indicated that following documents needed.

1). Photocopies of all passports (husband's) and all pages even its blank.

2). Pictures of you and your husband togather except marriage.

3). Proof of money transfered to you from your husband.

4). Proof of joint ownership (like joint bank account and property if any)

5). Correspondence between you and your husband.

6). Letter envelops that your husband ever sent you.

7). Proof of phone calls that you or your husband had.

I do hardwork and sent most of all documents by email. only i dont have is proof of money transfer and letter envelops bcoz i never sent her money and i never write a single letter.

she submitted following day of interview at VFS office mumbai along with additional fees.

after 6 days she recieved courier at her home town and it was passport with visa stamp and sealed envelop along with all documents that she submitted at VFS office.

I couldnt able to sleep at all in between visa refusal and received.

so if you guys had something like this... dont worry as long as your marriege are real. so what you didnt had honeymoon?

now i am gonna purchase air ticket today......

Congrats to you and your wife!

As far as what the point of this post is, don't listen to ***holes on this forum- there are many of us who appreciate success stories being shared :thumbs:


USCIS - 203 days

08/09/2010: NOA1 (I-130) Received text & email with case number

02/28/2011: Received NOA2 hard copies of approval for I130 and I129F

NVC

03/02/2011: NVC Case Number Assigned, received IIN #

06/06/2011: AOS and IV received at NVC

06/21/2011: NVC Case Complete

08/24/2011: Embassy Interview

09/14/2011: Visa granted

09/18/2011: POE Houston!!!

Total time from beginning to end: 406 days (1 year, 1 month, 10 days)

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Thanks you for sharing your experiences - it is so nice of you. Your experiences helps us prepare well for our interviews.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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Sometimes the CO asks for things very unexpected. I sent the info regarding my court ordered child support from my divorce years ago and it was the actual court document showing what I receive as well as my bank statements and child support copies. The Co asked us for a letter clarifying this. I went to an attorney the night of our interview and he got us a letter after reviewing our court documents saying exactly what the document says but in very straight forward words. That I receive child support and don't pay any child support.

Even tho they had the document they still wanted a clear structured letter regarding this. Even tho they had bank statements, child support documents, court ordered child support papers this was a requirement for us.

Other than this.. we had all the documents necessary....so sometimes they do ask for something that you provided or isn't required per the information as to what to bring to the interview or send with the NVC packets.

We are at the mercy of the CO and what they ask is what we get for them. If we want our spouses/SO here...that's what you do... provide what they ask for. Even if it doesn't make sense or if you provided it already.

All posts regarding interviews are exceptionally necessary as it does help members going thru the process after us.


10/02/2010 Nikah/Marriage in Karachi
USCIS JOURNEY
11/10/2010 -Sent
03/24/2011 i 130 approved!!!
NVC JOURNEY
03/30/2011 NVC received case-04/07/2011 NVC Case Number Assigned
05/03/2011 CASE COMPLETE- In Que for INTERVIEW!!-05/17/2011 Received interview letter and info via email
EMBASSY JOURNEY
05/20/2011 Medical Appt/passed
06/15/2011 Interview result AP
06/21/2011 Submitted requested docs..under review
07/25/2011 CO called did phone interview result: PENDING MANDATORY AP/CO told us they have to do namechecks

03/07/2013 Case returned to USCIS waiting for NOIR/reaffirmation

04/18/2013 USCIS received case for review

08/19/2013 Received NOIR to respond by 9/18/2013

9/9/2013 Responded to NOIR/USCIS received documents awaiting response

9/20/2013 USCIS reaffirmed sent to embassy

1/04/14 Case opened for review

8/31/15 Interview- no questions visa approved on the spot

9/8/15 visa status issued

9/10/15 visa received

9/19/15 POE Charlotte

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