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IR-5 Interview experience at Mumbai Consulate

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Filed: EB-2 Visa Country: India
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Hi Everyone,

We had applied for my mother's immigrant Visa last year October 2012 and after all the RFEs atlast received case complete letter on Dec 10th 2013 (Mom didn't have birth certificate etc). Now, we are waiting for interview date from Mumbai Consulate. I would like to know about any experience, reviews about the IR-5 interview for parent's immigrant visa at the mumbai consulate. Are they easy going on parents ? What kind of questions do they ask at the interview. My mom is 72 yrs old. Understands english very well but not sure about understanding american accent. I'm not the petitioner, my brother is. Will I be allowed to go with her as translator. I'm going to travel to India to take her to the interview. what kind of documents are we expected to take with us ? We already provided all the originals (birth certificate, marriage certificate, affidavits, police verification certifciate etc to the NVC).

I know this is a lot of questions and I really appreciate any input on any of them. Thanks much !

regards

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The consulate has their own translator so don't worry about it. She will be asked if she prefer English or her native language.

Questions are very personal like,who is the petitioner,DOB and address of the petitioner, where does he work,etc

F2a Son of LPR (brother)

1-20-12-- Priority Date

6-11-13-Approval Date

09-06-13-Case Complete

09-07-13- Expedite Request @ NVC (approved)

09-30-13-Case left NVC building (per CSR)

10-02-13- Case "In Transit" (CEAC)

10-08-13-Case " Ready"-Embassy received files

10-14-13- Called Embassy to set-up Interview. email confirmation same day

10-16-13-Medical Done (1day)

10-29-13- Interview Date -APPROVED

10-29-13- VISA ISSUED( CEAC)

11-04-03- VISA ON HAND

xx-xx-xx- POE

Im the USC. Petioned Mom on 10/2010

Mom's POE- 11/2011

Mom petitioned my brother (F2a) and sister (F2b)-Jan2012
Next is Dad (IR5).~ Journey Never Ends~

K1-2005

AOS-2006

ROC-2008

Naturalization-2009-2010

IR5-2010-2011

F2a-(brother) 2012-2013

F2b-(sister) PD 1/2012

F4- (sister)

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Can you please tell what did you do about not having birth certificate for your mom? I can relate to your situation and will be very helpful if you can respond..

My father also does not have a birth certificate but he has his leaving certificate and passport birthday and other documents showing his date of birth.

CR-1 -- California Service Center -- Mumbai Consulate, India

16th March 2010: I130 sent
25th March 2010: NOA1 Received
23rd July 2010: I130 Approved
Your I-130 was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

30th July 2010: NVC Received
14th Sept 2010: Case complete at NVC
22nd Oct 2010: Interview date assigned
19th Nov 2010: Interview at 7:30 A.M IST APPROVED

Passport with visa in hand on the same day.

N400 Sent: 31st Oct 2013

NOA1: Nov 4th 2013

Letter for Biometrics recievied with Appt on 12/09/2013: Nov 18th 2013

Biometrics done: Nov 22nd 2013

In line for Interview: Dec 27th 2013

Interview letter received: May 24th 2014

Interview Date: June 26th 2014

Oath Date: November 23rd (After numerous calls and Info pass inquiries to USCIS)

US Passport received: December 12th 2014

Filed for Parents - IR5

NOA1: April 2nd 2015

NOA2: August 19th 2015

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Thank you so much for your reply. Should these affidavits be necessarily from mother's side of the family? Because my father's parents are not alive and his brothers and sisters would be too young during his birth. Can this be taken from a friend and would it be alright if its not from anyone in the family?

Thanks.

CR-1 -- California Service Center -- Mumbai Consulate, India

16th March 2010: I130 sent
25th March 2010: NOA1 Received
23rd July 2010: I130 Approved
Your I-130 was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

30th July 2010: NVC Received
14th Sept 2010: Case complete at NVC
22nd Oct 2010: Interview date assigned
19th Nov 2010: Interview at 7:30 A.M IST APPROVED

Passport with visa in hand on the same day.

N400 Sent: 31st Oct 2013

NOA1: Nov 4th 2013

Letter for Biometrics recievied with Appt on 12/09/2013: Nov 18th 2013

Biometrics done: Nov 22nd 2013

In line for Interview: Dec 27th 2013

Interview letter received: May 24th 2014

Interview Date: June 26th 2014

Oath Date: November 23rd (After numerous calls and Info pass inquiries to USCIS)

US Passport received: December 12th 2014

Filed for Parents - IR5

NOA1: April 2nd 2015

NOA2: August 19th 2015

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Filed: EB-2 Visa Country: India
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Thank you so much for your reply. Should these affidavits be necessarily from mother's side of the family? Because my father's parents are not alive and his brothers and sisters would be too young during his birth. Can this be taken from a friend and would it be alright if its not from anyone in the family?

Thanks.

Hi ak205,

Sorry didn't see this email earlier. Yes, you can send affidavit from family friends. Make sure that their birthdate is before your father's birthdate. I also had similar issue with my mom. Her birthdate is in 1941, I got affidavit from a family friend born in 1938.

Hope this helps.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: India
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Thank you!

Hi ak205,

Sorry didn't see this email earlier. Yes, you can send affidavit from family friends. Make sure that their birthdate is before your father's birthdate. I also had similar issue with my mom. Her birthdate is in 1941, I got affidavit from a family friend born in 1938.

Hope this helps.

CR-1 -- California Service Center -- Mumbai Consulate, India

16th March 2010: I130 sent
25th March 2010: NOA1 Received
23rd July 2010: I130 Approved
Your I-130 was approved in 120 days from your NOA1 date.

30th July 2010: NVC Received
14th Sept 2010: Case complete at NVC
22nd Oct 2010: Interview date assigned
19th Nov 2010: Interview at 7:30 A.M IST APPROVED

Passport with visa in hand on the same day.

N400 Sent: 31st Oct 2013

NOA1: Nov 4th 2013

Letter for Biometrics recievied with Appt on 12/09/2013: Nov 18th 2013

Biometrics done: Nov 22nd 2013

In line for Interview: Dec 27th 2013

Interview letter received: May 24th 2014

Interview Date: June 26th 2014

Oath Date: November 23rd (After numerous calls and Info pass inquiries to USCIS)

US Passport received: December 12th 2014

Filed for Parents - IR5

NOA1: April 2nd 2015

NOA2: August 19th 2015

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Canada
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Hi Shivani_raj,

All the best for your mother's interview. We are parents of USC. My wife and I were both born in India. We are now Canadian citizens. Our birth certificates were not available and we have 'birth certificate not available' letter from the concerned departments in India. You mentioned an affidavit if the birth certificate is missing. Do you have a sample draft for this affidavit that you can share? Can we get this certificate from friends in Canada? Does it need to be notarized? Kindly help and provide this information.

Jag

NOA1 29th July 2013

NOA2 29th Jan 2014

Recd by NVC 17th March 2014

NVC Received : 2014-03-17

Received I-864 2014-03-19

Pay I-864 Bill 2014-03-19

Receive I-864 Package : 2014-03-25

Completed I-864 : 2014-03-28

Receive IV Bill : 2014-03-27

Pay IV Bill : 2014-03-27

Emailed IV docs: April 03 2014

Resent AOS and IV: 11 April 2014

Check list AOS: 2014 -04 - 30

Response Checklist: 2014.04-30

Case Complete for one application: June 04, 2014

Checklist for 2nd applicant: June 04, 2014 - NVC lost the email sent on April 30th. After 3 supervisors conversation asked to resend the same email sent earlier.

Checklist response sent: June 10, 2014

Checklist response received at NVC: June 11, 2014

Case complete for 2nd applicant:July 31, 2014

Interview scheduled on: August 15, 2014

Medical: August 29, 2014

Interview date: September 17, 2014

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Filed: EB-2 Visa Country: India
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Hi Shivani_raj,

All the best for your mother's interview. We are parents of USC. My wife and I were both born in India. We are now Canadian citizens. Our birth certificates were not available and we have 'birth certificate not available' letter from the concerned departments in India. You mentioned an affidavit if the birth certificate is missing. Do you have a sample draft for this affidavit that you can share? Can we get this certificate from friends in Canada? Does it need to be notarized? Kindly help and provide this information.

Jag

Hi Jag,

Please find the sample birth affidavit, attached.

thanks.

Sample Birth Affidavit.doc

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Filed: IR-5 Country: Canada
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Hi Shivani_Raj,

Thanks a lot for providing the draft for an affidavit. I sincerely appreciate this.

All my best!

Jag

NOA1 29th July 2013

NOA2 29th Jan 2014

Recd by NVC 17th March 2014

NVC Received : 2014-03-17

Received I-864 2014-03-19

Pay I-864 Bill 2014-03-19

Receive I-864 Package : 2014-03-25

Completed I-864 : 2014-03-28

Receive IV Bill : 2014-03-27

Pay IV Bill : 2014-03-27

Emailed IV docs: April 03 2014

Resent AOS and IV: 11 April 2014

Check list AOS: 2014 -04 - 30

Response Checklist: 2014.04-30

Case Complete for one application: June 04, 2014

Checklist for 2nd applicant: June 04, 2014 - NVC lost the email sent on April 30th. After 3 supervisors conversation asked to resend the same email sent earlier.

Checklist response sent: June 10, 2014

Checklist response received at NVC: June 11, 2014

Case complete for 2nd applicant:July 31, 2014

Interview scheduled on: August 15, 2014

Medical: August 29, 2014

Interview date: September 17, 2014

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Filed: IR-4 Timeline

Hi Shivani,

Hope your mother's interview went well and she got her GC. Could you please post the status?

I have a question about birth certificate. My dad was born in 1933 and the municipality would not even give a NABC without proof of residence at the time of his birth. So I am not able to obtain a NABC for him and there are no relatives older than him who could certify his birth. Has anyone had any experience appearing for the interview in a similar situation. I would greatly appreciate any tips. My parents have their interview scheduled for Apr 23.

Best Regards,

VJHA

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Filed: Citizen (apr) Country: India
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Good Morning Everyone,

I know this an old post But I am hoping someone can help me. I am in the same situation. I filled for my parents GC. Everything was quick but then I received a letter from NVC stating that they need my Mother’s Birth Certificate. I wrote a letter and reiterated what was in their NVC Website, that in India, anyone born before 1970 cannot get NABC as well. I send the letter three times and every time they misplaced it. I don’t know what to do. I am calling them every day and they say we don’t have anything on record.

Please can anyone help me out by sharing your experience in this case.

Thank you.

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