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About IndiaAnnie

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  1. I can't replicate your view because we are already scheduled in our account. When you log in and create your account at: https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/ You will provide their visa info from the confirmation and interview letter and then schedule the VAC appointment from the options provided.
  2. Honestly I can't recall where it was part of the notification other than the visa steps for the United States posted on the Mumbai embassy page here: https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/Supplements/Supplements_by_Post/BMB-Mumbai.html I just know that it's required or you'll get a 221g until it's completed. Sorry, can't answer your question specifically (it's a good one). You might call NVC and ask them where is published in the notification to beneficiary.
  3. Positive. We've been through the full process once before on our K1 and now again for CR1. You can schedule the VAC appointment online at a center near their home (or arrange during their trip to Mumbai just before the interview). It's a small fee (100rs or something) and they attend at the appointment time with their DS-260 confirmation page, passport and copy. It takes about an hour and they'll receive same day. Just to clear up confusion....they do take fingerprint again at interview to confirm a match with the Biometric submitted through the VAC center. Example: My husband's native is near Bangalore so he did medical in Chennai and then will complete biometric in Mumbai the day before his interview. https://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-niv-offsitecollectionservices.asp
  4. Congrats. You can schedule at any time between now and day before the interview. We did medical in Chennai 10-days before interview (rcvd sealed envelope next afternoon) and will do Biometric the day before interview in Mumbai. https://cgifederal.secure.force.com/SiteRegister?country=India&language=en_US
  5. Thank you so much. I've entered my updated for the spreadsheet.
  6. Yes, can't figure out how to update the VJ spreadsheet. Received 10/23 for interview on 11/22. Husband picked up current PCC last week and will go for biometric in Chennai on Nov 11th.
  7. We did our K1 medical in April 2018 (India) about four days in advance...which is not recommended. They were great and prioritized people's packets based on interview date and then had us return the next day by 3pm for pickup. I wouldn't stress about it one bit and just tell them your interview was scheduled quickly. They will probably let you pickup next day or at worst a few days later. Have a great interview!!
  8. Yes, you must add spouse to work insurance, during open enrollment or buy a one year policy...and have proof at the interview after Nov 3rd.
  9. The WhatsApp group has 17ppl for July (all but 4-5 now have IL for late November). There are about 14ppl in group for August (no IL yet) and so on with people getting DQ now for September forward on submissions. Could get a nice surprise with the rest of July covered with IL tonight!! 😁
  10. They stopped IL assignment last night around July 22nd. I think all of us up until that date received IL (mine was DQ July 11th with interview Nov 22nd for example).
  11. The wait is so frustrating but no news yet. I did receive an email from my senators office yesterday that said the liaison checked our case, which was not yet scheduled, and stated they are NOT done yet with November and we should expect an update by next week. We are DQ on July 11th for Mumbai. We have a really great relationship with our senators office and they send me updates after calling NVC every few weeks to check our case. Let's hope and pray for news tonight...
  12. Mumbai wait for interview is 3-4mths from DQ and each embassy runs different so expect an interview letter within 90-days (hopefully sooner). You'll have to find other people on VJ from Jakarta to get a better idea of how long people are waiting.
  13. I think just some late May folks that were missed last month were assigned early Nov dates. We're anxiously awaiting!!!
  14. No one at NVC is using the term. People in the groups are using it interchangeably. The email says: The National Visa Center (NVC) received all of the fees, forms, and documents that are required prior to attending an immigrant visa interview at a U.S. Embassy/Consulate General overseas. NVC will work with the U.S. Embassy/Consulate General in MUMBAI (BOMBAY), IND to schedule an interview appointment for you. Once we have confirmed an interview date, we will send a notice to you, your petitioner and attorney (if applicable). The process may state specifically that once your documents are qualified then you receive notice that your case is complete (can't remember exactly but likely why they're being used interchangeably). DQ = CC (and vice versa) on VJ, FB and Whatsapp groups
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