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IR1 DCF in Mumbai, India - Am I Missing A Step?

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September 2017 - The Wife filed an i-130 Petition for me in New Delhi

November 2017 - Received an email saying i-130 has been approved and I can apply for the IR-1 Visa (We've been married over 2 years).

I filled in the DS-260 and submitted it.

I then visited USA Travel Docs dot com and scheduled two appointments - one for Biometrics & one for the interview.

In the mean time, getting the PCC, Medical Tests and i864 + evidence in order.


My question is this: The US Embassy of India page mentions the following for the interview process - link


"After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will work with us to schedule an interview appointment for you."


I have not had an opportunity to pay any fees, nor submit any documents (other than the DS-260 I filled online) so far, yet I have an interview data. Am I missing some steps?

Any help is greatly appreciated!

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I don't think you need to pay any fees yet if you are doing direct consular processing -- you're bypassing the NVC. The letter you got from the U.S. embassy should direct you to a web page that has a link to the packet 4 instructions. Those say: 

If your appointment was not scheduled through NVC, bring a rupee bank draft drawn on a nationalized or foreign bank to your interview. The bank draft must be issued in the name of “U.S. Consulate General, Mumbai” and be payable in Mumbai.


The same goes for documents. If you're doing DCF, you bring your documents with you. 

Edited by Bombayy

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