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Can anyone recommend good Hotel Near US Consulate, Mumbai?


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USCIS

09-14-2011 - Sent I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 - NOA-1 Received

03-19-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

03-22-2012 - NOA-2 Received by mail

04-02-2012 - NVC received

NVC

04-17-2012 - Case Number Received

04-17-2012 - Rec'd IIN & provided e-mail address to operator

04-17-2012 - Emailed DS-3032

04-20-2012 - Received DS-3032 and C/N via e-mail

04-21-2012 - Rec'd AOS bill and paid the same

04-24-2012 - AOS fee reflecting PAID

04-25-2012 - AOS mailed

04-26-2012 - Checking to see if DS-3032 Accepted

04-26-2012 - DS-3032 accepted

04-30-2012 - AOS reviewed

04-30-2012 - IV bill via email

05-02-2012 - IV fee paid online

05-03-2012 - IV status: PAID

05-02-2012 - IV mailed

05-15-2012 - Case completed

06-01-2012 - Interview date assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE

xx/xx/2012----Medical at Mumbai, India

07/06/2012----Interview

xx/xx/2012----Visa Received/ In Hand!

xx/xx/2012----POE Houston

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Jubin, the new consulate is located in an area where you'll find only corporates. There are no hotel's out there. If your wife is new to Mumbai, then I'd advice you to stay near VFS and opt for their cab service. That way, she'll be taken to and from the consulate and also can store her bag, etc, at the VFS locker facility.


07/14/2011 Wedding

USCIS (187 days)

08/16/2011 I-130 filed

08/19/2011 NOA1
02/22/2012 NOA2

NVC (14 days)
03/08/2012 NVC case #, IIN, emailed DS-3032
03/13/2012 AOS invoiced & paid
03/14/2012 AOS package mailed
03/16/2012 DS-3032 acceptance
03/19/2012 IV bill invoiced and paid
03/20/2012 DS-230 package sent
03/22/2012 Case Complete
04/10/2012 Interview date assigned; packet IV received
MEDICALS/US CONSULATE/POE
05/02/2012 Medicals
05/09/2012 Interview APPROVED
05/11/2012 Visa in hand
05/24/2012 POE TORONTO
06/28/2012 Got SSN and Green Card

ROC

02/27/2014 Package sent

02/28/2014 NOA1

03/28/2014 Biometrics

06/20/2014 Approved

06/22/2014 Got the 10-yr GC
N-400

03/03/2015 Package sent

03/10/2015 Check encashed

03/13/2015 NOA

03/26/2015 Fingerprints

04/27/2015 In line

06/19/2015 Interview letter

07/23/2015 Interview

08/19/2015 Oath ceremony

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There are couple within wlaking distance ( 2min walk ) to Mumbai Consulate. Check out Sofitel or Trident ( about Rs. 8-10K Per Night )

There is one in 3Km range Khohinnor Elite ( Rs. 5K Average Price Per Night )


I-129F process (K-1 visa):

07-21-2011 Applied

07-26-2011 NOA1 receipt

01-05-2012 NOA2 received, approval I-129F

01-11-2012 NVC Received

01-12-2012 NVC Left

01-24-2012 Consulate Received

02-08-2012 Packet 3 Received

03-26-2012 Packet 3 Sent

03-27-2012 Packet 4 Received

05-07-2012 Interview Date, approved

05-16-2012 Received K-1Visa

05-29-2012 Arrived in U.S.

AOS/EAD/AP (Adjusting from K1 Visa):

05-31-2012: Wedding

06-07-2012: Filed AOS/EAD/AP

06-11-2012: AOS/EAD/AP NOA1

07-10-2012: Case Transferred to CSC

07-20-2012: Biometrics Appt/Case received by CSC

08-15-2012: EAD/AP Approved

08-23-2012: EAD/AP Combo Card Received

01-07-2013: 1st Service Request ( Outside Processing Time )

02-24-2013: 2nd Service Request ( Outside Processing Time )

03-22-2013: AOS Approval without Interview

03-27-2013: Greencard Received

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We stayed at the Keys Hotel Nestor in Andheri, East which is about a 30 minute drive from the Consulate and about 1.5 miles from the airport. The staff are very nice and the cost is about Rs 3900 with a decent buffet breakfast included. It's very clean and the room is huge!

Good Luck!


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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Jubin, the new consulate is located in an area where you'll find only corporates. There are no hotel's out there. If your wife is new to Mumbai, then I'd advice you to stay near VFS and opt for their cab service. That way, she'll be taken to and from the consulate and also can store her bag, etc, at the VFS locker facility.

Did they move VFS anywhere nearby US consulate(Bandra Kurla complex) from near Mahalaxmi temple? or is it still at near Mahalaxmi temple?


Married---03/16/2010

USCIS

08/02/2011-----I-130 Sent

03/27/2012-----NOA2 APPROVED (Thank GOD)

NVC

4/16/2012------Case received at NVC

4/27/2012------Case number received, IIN, both petitionner and benificiary email given

4/27/2012------DS 3032 ( choice of agent ) emailed to NVC

5/02/2012------AOS fee billed and paid in-process

5/03/2012------AOS fee shows paid

5/03/2012------AOS package sent via USPS

5/04/2012------AOS package delivered to NVC

5/08/2012------AOS package Reviewed and accepted

5/04/2012------DS 3032 accepted

5/09/2012------IV fee bill invoiced

5/10/2012------IV fee bill shows " PAID"

5/03/2012------IV package sent via USPS

5/04/2012------AOS package delivered to NVC

5/10/2012------IV package reviewed and accepted

5/10/2012------Case Complete

7/02/2012------Interview

7/15/2012------POE Chicago

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Did they move VFS anywhere nearby US consulate(Bandra Kurla complex) from near Mahalaxmi temple? or is it still at near Mahalaxmi temple?

I'm also trying to find out above. VFS should move closer to US Consulate.


VJ India Thread

USCIS

09-14-2011 - Sent I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 - NOA-1 Received

03-19-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

03-22-2012 - NOA-2 Received by mail

04-02-2012 - NVC received

NVC

04-17-2012 - Case Number Received

04-17-2012 - Rec'd IIN & provided e-mail address to operator

04-17-2012 - Emailed DS-3032

04-20-2012 - Received DS-3032 and C/N via e-mail

04-21-2012 - Rec'd AOS bill and paid the same

04-24-2012 - AOS fee reflecting PAID

04-25-2012 - AOS mailed

04-26-2012 - Checking to see if DS-3032 Accepted

04-26-2012 - DS-3032 accepted

04-30-2012 - AOS reviewed

04-30-2012 - IV bill via email

05-02-2012 - IV fee paid online

05-03-2012 - IV status: PAID

05-02-2012 - IV mailed

05-15-2012 - Case completed

06-01-2012 - Interview date assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE

xx/xx/2012----Medical at Mumbai, India

07/06/2012----Interview

xx/xx/2012----Visa Received/ In Hand!

xx/xx/2012----POE Houston

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VFS Location : I dont know the location but remember was around 5-6 kms and 25 minutes cab drive when i had to go and submit the documents in first week of may


I-129F process (K-1 visa):

07-21-2011 Applied

07-26-2011 NOA1 receipt

01-05-2012 NOA2 received, approval I-129F

01-11-2012 NVC Received

01-12-2012 NVC Left

01-24-2012 Consulate Received

02-08-2012 Packet 3 Received

03-26-2012 Packet 3 Sent

03-27-2012 Packet 4 Received

05-07-2012 Interview Date, approved

05-16-2012 Received K-1Visa

05-29-2012 Arrived in U.S.

AOS/EAD/AP (Adjusting from K1 Visa):

05-31-2012: Wedding

06-07-2012: Filed AOS/EAD/AP

06-11-2012: AOS/EAD/AP NOA1

07-10-2012: Case Transferred to CSC

07-20-2012: Biometrics Appt/Case received by CSC

08-15-2012: EAD/AP Approved

08-23-2012: EAD/AP Combo Card Received

01-07-2013: 1st Service Request ( Outside Processing Time )

02-24-2013: 2nd Service Request ( Outside Processing Time )

03-22-2013: AOS Approval without Interview

03-27-2013: Greencard Received

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I have an interview scheduled on July 2, 2012. I still didn't received my interview appointment letter. Anyone there in same situation? How to get medical done without appointment letter?

Thanks


Married---03/16/2010

USCIS

08/02/2011-----I-130 Sent

03/27/2012-----NOA2 APPROVED (Thank GOD)

NVC

4/16/2012------Case received at NVC

4/27/2012------Case number received, IIN, both petitionner and benificiary email given

4/27/2012------DS 3032 ( choice of agent ) emailed to NVC

5/02/2012------AOS fee billed and paid in-process

5/03/2012------AOS fee shows paid

5/03/2012------AOS package sent via USPS

5/04/2012------AOS package delivered to NVC

5/08/2012------AOS package Reviewed and accepted

5/04/2012------DS 3032 accepted

5/09/2012------IV fee bill invoiced

5/10/2012------IV fee bill shows " PAID"

5/03/2012------IV package sent via USPS

5/04/2012------AOS package delivered to NVC

5/10/2012------IV package reviewed and accepted

5/10/2012------Case Complete

7/02/2012------Interview

7/15/2012------POE Chicago

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You can call or email to get the medical appointment but you need the Interview letter at the time of Medical. I only received the interview letter 2 days ago. Seems the beginning of this month when interview dates were assigned Interview letter emails didn't go out well. You have to call NVC and ask the operator to send a message to the supervisor to resend the interview letter. You should get it the next day.

I have an interview scheduled on July 2, 2012. I still didn't received my interview appointment letter. Anyone there in same situation? How to get medical done without appointment letter?

Thanks


VJ India Thread

USCIS

09-14-2011 - Sent I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 - NOA-1 Received

03-19-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

03-22-2012 - NOA-2 Received by mail

04-02-2012 - NVC received

NVC

04-17-2012 - Case Number Received

04-17-2012 - Rec'd IIN & provided e-mail address to operator

04-17-2012 - Emailed DS-3032

04-20-2012 - Received DS-3032 and C/N via e-mail

04-21-2012 - Rec'd AOS bill and paid the same

04-24-2012 - AOS fee reflecting PAID

04-25-2012 - AOS mailed

04-26-2012 - Checking to see if DS-3032 Accepted

04-26-2012 - DS-3032 accepted

04-30-2012 - AOS reviewed

04-30-2012 - IV bill via email

05-02-2012 - IV fee paid online

05-03-2012 - IV status: PAID

05-02-2012 - IV mailed

05-15-2012 - Case completed

06-01-2012 - Interview date assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE

xx/xx/2012----Medical at Mumbai, India

07/06/2012----Interview

xx/xx/2012----Visa Received/ In Hand!

xx/xx/2012----POE Houston

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I'd definitely recommend the Sofitel Mumbai BKC if you can afford it. It's a very short walking distance to the consulate and a relatively quick autorickshaw ride to Lilavati Hospital for the medicals. It's an Accor hotel so if you're a member of Le 'Club (formerly A Club) you can book with points. It was also available for us to pay for using american airlines miles. ;)

Thanks and Enjoy,

Erik

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At VFS do you submit all documents at once or someone asks you for each document one by one.


VJ India Thread

USCIS

09-14-2011 - Sent I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 - NOA-1 Received

03-19-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

03-22-2012 - NOA-2 Received by mail

04-02-2012 - NVC received

NVC

04-17-2012 - Case Number Received

04-17-2012 - Rec'd IIN & provided e-mail address to operator

04-17-2012 - Emailed DS-3032

04-20-2012 - Received DS-3032 and C/N via e-mail

04-21-2012 - Rec'd AOS bill and paid the same

04-24-2012 - AOS fee reflecting PAID

04-25-2012 - AOS mailed

04-26-2012 - Checking to see if DS-3032 Accepted

04-26-2012 - DS-3032 accepted

04-30-2012 - AOS reviewed

04-30-2012 - IV bill via email

05-02-2012 - IV fee paid online

05-03-2012 - IV status: PAID

05-02-2012 - IV mailed

05-15-2012 - Case completed

06-01-2012 - Interview date assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE

xx/xx/2012----Medical at Mumbai, India

07/06/2012----Interview

xx/xx/2012----Visa Received/ In Hand!

xx/xx/2012----POE Houston

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At VFS do you submit all documents at once or someone asks you for each document one by one.

For us they apparently went through and took the required forms and would have taken the medical results if we'd had them ready. They did not take the evidence of relationship or the i-134 and told my fiance to bring them with her to the interview.

Thanks and Enjoy,

Erik

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For us they apparently went through and took the required forms and would have taken the medical results if we'd had them ready. They did not take the evidence of relationship or the i-134 and told my fiance to bring them with her to the interview.

Thanks and Enjoy,

Erik

how is the place like meaning is it kind of like a passport office type office with multiple counters and a waiting area inside or?


VJ India Thread

USCIS

09-14-2011 - Sent I-130 to Chicago Lockbox

09-16-2011 - NOA-1 Received

03-19-2012 - NOA-2 Email Received

03-22-2012 - NOA-2 Received by mail

04-02-2012 - NVC received

NVC

04-17-2012 - Case Number Received

04-17-2012 - Rec'd IIN & provided e-mail address to operator

04-17-2012 - Emailed DS-3032

04-20-2012 - Received DS-3032 and C/N via e-mail

04-21-2012 - Rec'd AOS bill and paid the same

04-24-2012 - AOS fee reflecting PAID

04-25-2012 - AOS mailed

04-26-2012 - Checking to see if DS-3032 Accepted

04-26-2012 - DS-3032 accepted

04-30-2012 - AOS reviewed

04-30-2012 - IV bill via email

05-02-2012 - IV fee paid online

05-03-2012 - IV status: PAID

05-02-2012 - IV mailed

05-15-2012 - Case completed

06-01-2012 - Interview date assigned

Medical/US Consulate/POE

xx/xx/2012----Medical at Mumbai, India

07/06/2012----Interview

xx/xx/2012----Visa Received/ In Hand!

xx/xx/2012----POE Houston

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