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Mumbai Consulate - Timeline of 2020 CR1 Spousal Visa


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August 7, 2022: Wife filed N-400 Online under 5 year rule.

November 10, 2022: Received "Interview is scheduled" letter.

December 12, 2022:  Received email from Dallas office informing me (spouse) to be there for combo interview.

December 14, 2022: Combo Interview for I-751 and N-400 Conducted.

January 26, 2023: Wife's Oath Ceremony completed at the Plano Event Center, Plano, Texas!!!😁

February 6, 2023: Wife's Passport Application submitted in Dallas, Texas.

March 21, 2023:   Wife's Passport Delivered!!!!

May 15, 2023 (about):  Naturalization Certificate returned from Passport agency!!


In summary, it took 13 months for approval of the CR-1.  It took 44 months for approval of the I-751.  It took 4 months for approval of the N-400.   It took 172 days from N-400 application to Oath Ceremony.   It took 6 weeks for Passport, then 7 additional weeks for return of wife's Naturalization Certificate.. 

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2 hours ago, T&K_US said:

Hey everyone,


   Any idea if the have started IR/CR1 visa interviews in the US Mumbai consulate now? 

Resumed processing of IV cases

The Immigrant Visa Unit has begun processing CR1/2 and IR1/2 (spouse and children of U.S Citizens) cases. Effective September 1, 2020, if you have received written notification from the Immigrant Visa Unit at the U.S. Consulate General Mumbai informing you to schedule an appointment for a visa interview, click here to complete the appointment scheduling process.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Cambodia

I think as of now DQ JAN-2020 is in process and all the rescheduled interviews are taking place.. No clue as to when they will start a new batch. I was wondering if CR1 will get faster in terms of getting an interview date sooner since all other immigration visa categories are not being processed until the end of 2020 for the time being-- but it doesn't seem so for now. What do you guys think?

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On 11/21/2020 at 9:19 PM, gurvinder kaur said:

im waiting to nvc to schedule an appointment with the embassy in Mumbai but someone told me it might take more than a half of a year. I am u.s Citizen and I filed my petition a year ago can someone tell me or guide me to where I might to able to check the time frame of Mumbai embassy?

This is the best time line I can find. May i ask when was your document qualified ? by NVC?? 

Our DQ was done in mid July 2020 and we still waiting for Mumbai Consulate to schedule something. There is no time line provided by NVC or Consulate which is killing us. Good Luck!

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23 hours ago, SukhiAAAAA said:

This is the best time line I can find. May i ask when was your document qualified ? by NVC?? 

Our DQ was done in mid July 2020 and we still waiting for Mumbai Consulate to schedule something. There is no time line provided by NVC or Consulate which is killing us. Good Luck!

r u a U.S. Citizen ? 

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