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Hi Every one,

I 'm in need of small help. Please help me. My husband is an Indian born American citizen. Could you please let me know that, can he accompany me to the interview(i mean can we both go inside the US consulate and give the interview). If so, should we take any appointment for him separately and should we take any documents with us. Consider that, my interview date is 5 June 2015 at Bombay.

Thanks,

Anusha R

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*** Country-specific thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the India regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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U.S. Consulate in Mumbai doesn't allow US citizen spouse to enter the consulate with you. Make sure to carry photo album, affadivait of support along with financial evidences, evidences that are submitted with 130, police clearance, medical report, birth certificate, confirmation page, marriage certificate, passport photos, etc. make sure to bring original if you already submitted copies to the nvc. Practice answering questions. That's all. Hope this helps.

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http://www.visajourney.com/forums/topic/208474-interview-experience-at-mumbai-consulate/

Hi Every one,

I 'm in need of small help. Please help me. My husband is an Indian born American citizen. Could you please let me know that, can he accompany me to the interview(i mean can we both go inside the US consulate and give the interview). If so, should we take any appointment for him separately and should we take any documents with us. Consider that, my interview date is 5 June 2015 at Bombay.

Thanks,

Anusha R

Edited by spousewaitingvisa

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My wife had her interview at Mumbai consulate and i flew down from U.S even though i knew much beforehand i will not be let inside. My arrival and being next to her before she went in did calm her down and the interviewer asked her about me and in fact he was impressed that i flew down to Mumbai just for her interview. That sealed the VISA approval.

So they do give value/brownie points when they hear that the spouse is standing right outside the consulate and they came down just for this.

Goodluck.


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. 

2018-11-14: Attended Interview at SFO Field office. Total time taken 45 mins. Scheduled for special Oath Ceremony at Hayward City Hall on Dec 14th. 

 

 

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