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So my husband and I finally have our interview date. We are just curious...well, and kinda worried that we will do everything right and make sure we have everything together. Hid interview is mid July in India at the Mumbai embassy. His medical is being done 2 weeks prior in another city by an approved doctor. As far as documentation what does he need to take along? We have no accounts together because we live countries apart. We have an album of pictures of us together from my 4 visits and both our Christian and our Hindu weddings. Also me and my family are flying in the week following His interview so we have those tickets to show that we are coming back in hopes he can return with us. What else? Any suggestions???? Also what is the time line he will have to leave India to come to the US once his visa is approved? I mean we have done everything right so far....can they still deny us? Am I worrying in vain? What else should we do or not do to prepare for this.....I feel like this is the biggest major life event of my life and stress is taking its toll big time. Thanks in advance!!!!!

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i have Indian who owns store here just returned in May with his new wife. He says they can get very personal in interview and even ask things like what marks are on spouse's body that only show with no clothes on / they asked this of his wife and then he had to come in and show them HIs other cousin had only a few quesitons and had to show 4 photos / a quick interview for one and many questions for the other

He says Be honest

Be confident and answer questions directly

Do not give more information than needed

Some are asked many questions / some people seem to be a few

Follow the guides for your embassy for documents to bring

you can travel as soon as you have visa in hand but must come to USA within 6 months of the doctor exam

do not buy tickets till you have the visa

Do not stress / be more calm / you will do fine

good luck

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So my husband and I finally have our interview date. We are just curious...well, and kinda worried that we will do everything right and make sure we have everything together. Hid interview is mid July in India at the Mumbai embassy. His medical is being done 2 weeks prior in another city by an approved doctor. As far as documentation what does he need to take along? We have no accounts together because we live countries apart. We have an album of pictures of us together from my 4 visits and both our Christian and our Hindu weddings. Also me and my family are flying in the week following His interview so we have those tickets to show that we are coming back in hopes he can return with us. What else? Any suggestions???? Also what is the time line he will have to leave India to come to the US once his visa is approved? I mean we have done everything right so far....can they still deny us? Am I worrying in vain? What else should we do or not do to prepare for this.....I feel like this is the biggest major life event of my life and stress is taking its toll big time. Thanks in advance!!!!!

You can go directly to the Mumbai embassy website and start reading over Packet 4 and the Medical information (right hand side). Packet 4 has all the information you will need. the first page (step 3) also tells you where and how to do fingerprinting, which is the same website you'll go to choose your visa pick up location.

http://mumbai.usconsulate.gov/immigrant_visas.html

Regarding proof of relationship, take as much as you can. They may or may not ask to see it. Take Chat logs, phone call logs, any money wire transfers of high amounts (they won't care about small amounts), emails, cards, trips together, etc....

Mumbai is fast with issuing visas. If all goes smooth, you should have your visa 2-3 business days after approval.

Don't worry. unless you have something to hide, you should be fine. just answer the questions honestly and directly as possible. be confident in your answers. that's the exact advice previous VJ members that finished their interviews have told me so I pass that along to you.

Edited by LinJoe

ROC process:

Mailed I-751 petition package: 4/6/2018

USPS delivered I-751: 4/9/2018

Check cashed: 5/24/2018

NOA received: 5/26/2018

Biometric letter received: 3/1/2019; Biometric Appt: 3/11/2019

Case Transfer letter received: 3/11/2019

 

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I-130 Petition Process:

FedEx overnight I-130: July 15, 2015

NOA1 hardcopy received: July 24, 2015 (PD July 16, 2015);  NOA2 hard copy received: January 16, 2016

Petition sent to NVC text & email: January 25, 2016

NVC Process:

NVC Received Petition: February 1, 2016 :dance:

Case Complete: April 27, 2016 :dance:(286 days from NOA1)

Received Interview Date: May 9, 2016 :dancing:  Received Interview/Appointment Letter via email: May 10, 2016

Embassy Process:

Medical Exam: May 24, 2016;  Fingerprinting: June 16, 2016

Interview: June 17, 2016 (337 days from NOA1) - APPROVED!!!!! :dancing: :dance: :yes: :lol: B-)

Notification of Passport/Visa ready for pick up: June 21, 2016;  Visa in hand: June 22, 2016

POE (DFW): July 4, 2016; SS Card received: July 14, 2016; Green Card received: September 8, 2016

Applied for corrected GC: October 7, 2016; Corrected GC approved: December 16, 2017;  Corrected GC Received: December 22, 2017

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Welcome to the forum, and good luck.


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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Welcome to the forum.


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> Almost 2 years of our lives involved with the USCIS/DOS "shuffle" & worth every second of it ! <

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So my husband and I finally have our interview date. We are just curious...well, and kinda worried that we will do everything right and make sure we have everything together. Hid interview is mid July in India at the Mumbai embassy. His medical is being done 2 weeks prior in another city by an approved doctor. As far as documentation what does he need to take along? We have no accounts together because we live countries apart. We have an album of pictures of us together from my 4 visits and both our Christian and our Hindu weddings. Also me and my family are flying in the week following His interview so we have those tickets to show that we are coming back in hopes he can return with us. What else? Any suggestions???? Also what is the time line he will have to leave India to come to the US once his visa is approved? I mean we have done everything right so far....can they still deny us? Am I worrying in vain? What else should we do or not do to prepare for this.....I feel like this is the biggest major life event of my life and stress is taking its toll big time. Thanks in advance!!!!!

Just want to wish you good Luck!! But I do have a question for you once you were approved with NVC how long did it take until you got your interview schedule and did they email you or send a letter via post office??? We are in the process of waiting to get approved from NVC and was just wondering how long it would take after they approve if that is you do not get a checklist..

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I wish I could get answers. I ask and it seems I never get a reply. I just wanted to know once approved how long did it take to get interview. But we will probably have New Delhi embassy. Just wondering. Waiting for our cases to be closed. Since June.

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