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Filed: Country: India
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Hi, my wife's interview for CR-1 is scheduled for May 15 in Mumbai. I am planning of purchasing her airline ticket to arrive to the US on May 26. I just wanted to know, how long will it take to get a final visa stamp on her passport after the interview. Does she get it on the same day of the interview or is there a delay? thanks

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Pakistan
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I cannot speak for the Mumbai consulate, but the Islamabad consulate delivers the visa within 8 - 10 days if approved. This is the AVERAGE case , BUT...

I suggest you refrain from making any travel plans until you have the physical passport with the visa stamp in hand. You're setting yourself up for loss otherwise. You have no idea what will happen at the interview. I sincerely hope that your wife is approved and granted a visa, however, the possibility cannot be denied that she might be missing some document, or something else completely unrelated could happen that can possibly delay the visa. You never know. It is also possible that she will be approved....but the visa sometimes takes longer than expected to arrive due to unforeseen delays at the embassy after approval (work load etc...)

If you go to the US Consulate website, it clearly states NOT to make any kind of travel plans until and unless you have visa in hand.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: India
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One piece of advice, never purchase a plane ticket until the visa is in your wife's hand. If she is issued a 221g or placed into AP, it may delay your plans. These things are out of your control.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (pnd) Country: Egypt
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Yep 7-10 days, don't purchase tickets till the visa is in hand.

Agree with everyone. never get any plane ticket till visa in hand. u never know what is gonna happen in the interview.


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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to India regional forum; return of passport with visa after interview varies from country to county which makes this topic country specific.

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OP, you should follow the Consulate's advice and NOT purchase any tickets until the passport with the visa is in hand.


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I cannot speak for the Mumbai consulate, but the Islamabad consulate delivers the visa within 8 - 10 days if approved. This is the AVERAGE case , BUT...

I suggest you refrain from making any travel plans until you have the physical passport with the visa stamp in hand. You're setting yourself up for loss otherwise. You have no idea what will happen at the interview. I sincerely hope that your wife is approved and granted a visa, however, the possibility cannot be denied that she might be missing some document, or something else completely unrelated could happen that can possibly delay the visa. You never know. It is also possible that she will be approved....but the visa sometimes takes longer than expected to arrive due to unforeseen delays at the embassy after approval (work load etc...)

If you go to the US Consulate website, it clearly states NOT to make any kind of travel plans until and unless you have visa in hand.

hey .. my husband was interviewd and they told him the administrative processing is going to take about three months.. whats all taht about? u're saying it only takes seven to ten days?

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