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Does the Mumbai Consulate give the visa and the "package" in your hands after the interview, or they will only mail it to your address?

I am currently waiting for my case to be completed at NVC but I am asking this question because I have to make future plans. And I understand that someone, probably, already asked this question somewhere but I couldn't find it; if someone can direct me then I will be thankful!

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Moved from IR-1/CR-1 Process & Procedures to India regional forum; procedures regarding the sending out of the visa package after the interview vary from country to country which makes the topic country specific.

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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They will not give the package or rather send it to the VAC from where you have to collect it.

Read this link for locations: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-loc-ofc.asp

Read this to know the procedure to pick passport with Visa: http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-loc-passportcollection.asp

F2A for my wife
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)
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!


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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