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Dear All,

I have my PCC dated 1st October 2013. My documents are still under review at NVC. I guess PCC is valid for six months as per the Indian passport office site (Though mumbai consulate website says 1 year). If I get a Feb/March 2014 interview and visa gets stamped before March 2014, will I have to make travel arrangements before April 2014?. Do they check the PCC validity for entering USA?

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I-130

2012-04-11: I-130 Sent

2012-04-16: Priority Date

2012-04-24: I-130 NOA1

2013-06-28: I-130 Approved

NVC

2013-10-16: DS-260 Submitted Online

2013-10-17: Confirmation page received of DS-260 via email

2013-10-17: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent

2013-11-26: Checklist received for AOS

2013-12-06: Response to Checklist sent

2014-01-06: Case complete : By Phone

2014-01-30: Interview Letter by Email

2014-02-04: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"

2014-02-05: CEAC status changed to "Ready"

2014-02-19: Medical at Mumbai

2014-03-03: Biometrics at VAC

2014-03-06: Interview at Mumbai Consulate

2014-03-06: Visa Approved as per CO

2014-03-06: CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing"

2014-03-06: CEAC status changed to "Issued" on same day :-)

2014-03-07: Passport Ready for pickup from VAC in Mumbai
2014-03-07: Picked up passport with VISA

2014-04-05: POE (POE was supposed to be 2014-04-04, but connecting flight in UK was cancelled and postponed for a day)

2014-04-16: SSN Received

2014-05-07: Green Card Produced

2014-05-08: 10 Year Green Card Received

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Dear All,

I have my PCC dated 1st October 2013. My documents are still under review at NVC. I guess PCC is valid for six months as per the Indian passport office site (Though mumbai consulate website says 1 year). If I get a Feb/March 2014 interview and visa gets stamped before March 2014, will I have to make travel arrangements before April 2014?. Do they check the PCC validity for entering USA?

AS I INQUIRED FROM POLICE COMMISSIONER OFFICER

WITHOUT LETTER YOU ARE NOT ABLE TO START THE PROCESS OF PCC

how you have taken pcc please advise me also

and i inquired from passport office also

its very hard now a days to get pcc from passport office as rules have been changed

they need the letter from us consulate that you need pcc then only they will issue

please advise me also how you getting the pcc ???

have you got pcc done with appoint letter

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No, I did not require any letter. You have to simply apply online by registering yourself on the passportindia.gov.in website. Following is the link on how to obtain PCC:

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/pccOnlineApp

After applying, paying requisite fees, you will get an appointment date where you have to go with the documents and passport as per the below link

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/docAdvisor/pccPassport

Hope this solves your query. This is the process for Mumbai. I don't know for other cities. I guess it should be the same.

Also you can see the PCC Faq's in the following link: (Q65 to Q71)

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqServicesAvailable

My PCC took 2 months (august and september 2013) since my file had gone from passport office to police station for police verification (because last year I had applied for change of name on passport on tatkaal basis and they had not done police verification at that time). So the passport office person told me that it has to go for police verification since I want the PCC in the new name.


I-130

2012-04-11: I-130 Sent

2012-04-16: Priority Date

2012-04-24: I-130 NOA1

2013-06-28: I-130 Approved

NVC

2013-10-16: DS-260 Submitted Online

2013-10-17: Confirmation page received of DS-260 via email

2013-10-17: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent

2013-11-26: Checklist received for AOS

2013-12-06: Response to Checklist sent

2014-01-06: Case complete : By Phone

2014-01-30: Interview Letter by Email

2014-02-04: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"

2014-02-05: CEAC status changed to "Ready"

2014-02-19: Medical at Mumbai

2014-03-03: Biometrics at VAC

2014-03-06: Interview at Mumbai Consulate

2014-03-06: Visa Approved as per CO

2014-03-06: CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing"

2014-03-06: CEAC status changed to "Issued" on same day :-)

2014-03-07: Passport Ready for pickup from VAC in Mumbai
2014-03-07: Picked up passport with VISA

2014-04-05: POE (POE was supposed to be 2014-04-04, but connecting flight in UK was cancelled and postponed for a day)

2014-04-16: SSN Received

2014-05-07: Green Card Produced

2014-05-08: 10 Year Green Card Received

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Dear All,

I have my PCC dated 1st October 2013. My documents are still under review at NVC. I guess PCC is valid for six months as per the Indian passport office site (Though mumbai consulate website says 1 year). If I get a Feb/March 2014 interview and visa gets stamped before March 2014, will I have to make travel arrangements before April 2014?. Do they check the PCC validity for entering USA?

I am not sure if they check PCC validity in POE. but being in safer side, as per the indian passport site, better u apply for another PCC after the existing ones expires (that is after 6 months). So that you can hold both the PCCs You can show them at POE if they ask for valid PCC no matter which one is.


I-130 USCIS

NOA1: 08/15/2013

NOA1 Hardcopy: 08/22/2013

Case transferred to CSC: 02/10/2014

Case transfer Hardcopy: 02/19/2014

NOA2: 03/05/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy: 03/10/2014

NVC:

Case arrived at NVC: 03/13/2014

Case number,IIN,BIN assigned and email id given: 04/14/2014

DS261 Available and Completed: 04/18/2014

DS261 accepted and received instruction: 04/21/2014

AOS fee paid and Payment status is "IN PROCESS": 04/21/2014

AOS Payment status shows PAID: 04/24/2014

AOS mailed to NVC: 04/24/2014

IV fee paid and payment status shows " IN PROCESS" : 04/25/2014

IV fee payment status shows PAID: 04/29/2014

Approved IV packet and DS260: 05/20/2014

Interview Date(Got from NVC by call on 05/30/2014): 07/15/2014

Received Interview Letter from NVC by email: 06/02/2014.

Biometrics done at VAC,Chennai: 06/16/2014

Medicals done at Apollo,Chennai: 06/17/2014

VISA APPROVED at Mumbai embassy: 07/15/2014

VISA Pick up at Chennai VFC: 07/18/2014

Port Of Entry: 9/4/2014

SSN Arrived: 10/6/2014

Green Card Arrived: 10/22/2014

Case Complete: 05/27/2014

 

Removal of Conditional - Joint Waiver/Divorced

 

Green Card Expired: 9/04/2016

NOA Date: 7/13/2016

Biometric Date: 8/2/2016

I-551 Samping: 7/7/2017 at Dallas Field Office

I-751 Approved: 10/07/2017 (USCIS status: New card is being produced)

New Green Card Received:  

 

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No, I did not require any letter. You have to simply apply online by registering yourself on the passportindia.gov.in website. Following is the link on how to obtain PCC:

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/pccOnlineApp

After applying, paying requisite fees, you will get an appointment date where you have to go with the documents and passport as per the below link

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/docAdvisor/pccPassport

Hope this solves your query. This is the process for Mumbai. I don't know for other cities. I guess it should be the same.

Also you can see the PCC Faq's in the following link: (Q65 to Q71)

http://passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/faqServicesAvailable

My PCC took 2 months (august and september 2013) since my file had gone from passport office to police station for police verification (because last year I had applied for change of name on passport on tatkaal basis and they had not done police verification at that time). So the passport office person told me that it has to go for police verification since I want the PCC in the new name.

Thanks Billions

I am not sure if they check PCC validity in POE. but being in safer side, as per the indian passport site, better u apply for another PCC after the existing ones expires (that is after 6 months). So that you can hold both the PCCs You can show them at POE if they ask for valid PCC no matter which one is.

Thanks Billions

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I am not sure if they check PCC validity in POE. but being in safer side, as per the indian passport site, better u apply for another PCC after the existing ones expires (that is after 6 months). So that you can hold both the PCCs You can show them at POE if they ask for valid PCC no matter which one is.

I haven't heard of PCC being checked or asked at POE. As far as i know PCC is needed for NVC and then for the interview at the consulate. Why would they need PCC at POE?

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F2A for my wife
I-130
2013-08-23: Married
2013-08-30 : I-130 Sent
2013-09-03: I-130 Received
2013-09-05: NOA-1
2013-09-11: NOA1 (Hard copy)
2013-09-27: NOA2 approved (SMS and email from USCIS)
2013-10-02: NOA2 (Hardcopy)
NVC
2013-10-15: NVC received the case.
2013-10-21: Received Case number, IIN, Beneficiary number
2013-10-24: Received AOS and IV visa fee invoice email and paid both.
2013-10-26: AOS Fee status changed to PAID.
2013-10-28: IV Fee status changed to PAID. DS-260 is available.
2013-11-06: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent/DS-260 Submitted Online.
2013-11-07: NVC received the docs in the morning(Based on Fedex tracking).
2013-11-08: NVC confirmed that they received the docs.
2013-12:05: Case complete : By Phone
2013-12-12 : Case complete email from NVC
2013-12-27: Called DOS for Interview date. Set for Feb3rd,2014.
2013-12-27 Afternoon: Interview Letter by email.
2014-01-12: Finished fingerprinting and Photograph at VAC
2014-01-13: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"
2014-01-15/16: Medical
2014-02-03: Interview at Mumbai consulate. Approved.
2014-02-18: Received passport.
2014-04-10: POE at SFO.

2014-05-21: GC received but expires in 10yrs. It should be two years and run around with USCIS starts again!

I-90

2014-07-14: Mailed form I-90 with the erroneous Green card.

2014-07-30: Received text and email with receipt number.

2014-08-15: Temporary I-551 Stamp in the passport valid until August 2015.

2014-08-25: Biometrics

2014-09-17: Called USCIS to check on the case and rep filed an Expedite because of USCIS error in the card.

2014-09-24: Email from USCIS (TSC) asking to fax the copy of GC with error. (Totally confused at this point)

2014-11-17: Text message and email from USCIS indicating Card Production.

2014-11-26: Received correct card and info looks correct on the card.

I751 (ROC for wife)

2016-01-20: Sent I-751 application (Removal of Conditions).

2016-01-25: Received NOA1 Hard Copy by mail. Receipt Date: 2016-01-21.

2016-02-19: Biometrics

2016-08-12: Filed Service Request online using receipt number from NOA1. Don't use one from Biometrics.

2016-08-13:SMS and email notification with status changed to "Card Production"

2016-08-17: Status changed to "Card Mailed"

2016-08-18: Status changed to "Card was picked up by USPS and tracking number provided"

2016-08-19: Received NOA2 (approval letter)

2016-08-20: Received Green Card

US passport and card for my daughter ( 5 months old)

2016-09-28: Applied at Los Altos, CA Post office. Walk in (only on Wednesday) at 10AM and total time taken was 10 mins.

2016-09-30: Check Cashed.

2016-10-03: Passport Application was Trackable online.

2016-10-07: Received Passport. Expires in 2021.

2016-10-09: Received Passport Card

2016-10-09: Received Birth Certificate

 

N-400 US Citizenship for myself (Don't know what Republicans and Trump will do to GC holders so decided to file now) 

2017-11-15: Applied online at uscis.gov and paid $725 fees

2017-11-15: Hit in my credit card account.

2017-11-16:  NOA1 available online. Estimated Completion date on Case is 13 months and Field office is San francisco. 

2017-11-17: USCIS account shows status change. Biometrics scheduled but no sign of Biometrics letter in "Documents" tab.

2017-11-20: Biometrics document now available and set for 12/07/17 at Oakland, CA.

2017-12-08: Case status changed to "We reviewed your biometrics, You do not need to do anything at this time"

2018-10-10: Email from USCIS indicating change in case status.

2018-10-11: Interview letter available in Documents tab in myuscis. Interview scheduled for Nov 14th, 2018. 

 

 

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Thank you for your replies. I thought they need PCC at POE since they stamp the passport with the date when PCC was issued apart from giving a certificate. I am also confused regarding this. I agree with CresentMoon that it is better to take a fresh PCC post March 2014 incase they check at the airports (or maybe we can call at the passport office helpline/consulate helplines?). Anybody who has travelled to USA after PCC has expired??


I-130

2012-04-11: I-130 Sent

2012-04-16: Priority Date

2012-04-24: I-130 NOA1

2013-06-28: I-130 Approved

NVC

2013-10-16: DS-260 Submitted Online

2013-10-17: Confirmation page received of DS-260 via email

2013-10-17: AOS Docs sent/IV Docs sent

2013-11-26: Checklist received for AOS

2013-12-06: Response to Checklist sent

2014-01-06: Case complete : By Phone

2014-01-30: Interview Letter by Email

2014-02-04: CEAC status changed to "In Transit"

2014-02-05: CEAC status changed to "Ready"

2014-02-19: Medical at Mumbai

2014-03-03: Biometrics at VAC

2014-03-06: Interview at Mumbai Consulate

2014-03-06: Visa Approved as per CO

2014-03-06: CEAC status changed to "Administrative Processing"

2014-03-06: CEAC status changed to "Issued" on same day :-)

2014-03-07: Passport Ready for pickup from VAC in Mumbai
2014-03-07: Picked up passport with VISA

2014-04-05: POE (POE was supposed to be 2014-04-04, but connecting flight in UK was cancelled and postponed for a day)

2014-04-16: SSN Received

2014-05-07: Green Card Produced

2014-05-08: 10 Year Green Card Received

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Thank you for your replies. I thought they need PCC at POE since they stamp the passport with the date when PCC was issued apart from giving a certificate. I am also confused regarding this. I agree with CresentMoon that it is better to take a fresh PCC post March 2014 incase they check at the airports (or maybe we can call at the passport office helpline/consulate helplines?). Anybody who has travelled to USA after PCC has expired??

Yeah Avoid seeking anyones help and face intricated situation at POE. You better do as i say.


I-130 USCIS

NOA1: 08/15/2013

NOA1 Hardcopy: 08/22/2013

Case transferred to CSC: 02/10/2014

Case transfer Hardcopy: 02/19/2014

NOA2: 03/05/2014

NOA2 Hardcopy: 03/10/2014

NVC:

Case arrived at NVC: 03/13/2014

Case number,IIN,BIN assigned and email id given: 04/14/2014

DS261 Available and Completed: 04/18/2014

DS261 accepted and received instruction: 04/21/2014

AOS fee paid and Payment status is "IN PROCESS": 04/21/2014

AOS Payment status shows PAID: 04/24/2014

AOS mailed to NVC: 04/24/2014

IV fee paid and payment status shows " IN PROCESS" : 04/25/2014

IV fee payment status shows PAID: 04/29/2014

Approved IV packet and DS260: 05/20/2014

Interview Date(Got from NVC by call on 05/30/2014): 07/15/2014

Received Interview Letter from NVC by email: 06/02/2014.

Biometrics done at VAC,Chennai: 06/16/2014

Medicals done at Apollo,Chennai: 06/17/2014

VISA APPROVED at Mumbai embassy: 07/15/2014

VISA Pick up at Chennai VFC: 07/18/2014

Port Of Entry: 9/4/2014

SSN Arrived: 10/6/2014

Green Card Arrived: 10/22/2014

Case Complete: 05/27/2014

 

Removal of Conditional - Joint Waiver/Divorced

 

Green Card Expired: 9/04/2016

NOA Date: 7/13/2016

Biometric Date: 8/2/2016

I-551 Samping: 7/7/2017 at Dallas Field Office

I-751 Approved: 10/07/2017 (USCIS status: New card is being produced)

New Green Card Received:  

 

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