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TonyK

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  1. Thanks a ton! My spouse's visa has been approved. It is a non-issue. And they didn't even check our wedding album and the actual interview lasted just 10 mins.
  2. So my mother in law has her maiden name and her name after marriage. By south Indian tradition ... we list our parent or husbands first name as our last name. So for example... Jaya John ... just means Jaya wife of John (there is no concept of family name here in this format). So the interesting thing is both my in laws fathers have the same name. So as an example my FIL is John Ravi And my MIL's birth name is Jaya Ravi. Both of their fathers have the same first name = Ravi. My spouse's birth certificate and passport lists her Mother as Jaya Ravi. And I included this in DS 260 as well. This is her birth name. (From US perpective ... this could be confused to marriage name) My MIL's name after marriage is Jaya John. And this name was listed on our marriage certificate. Our interview is in a couple of days ... how much of a problem can this create at the interview? In India,they offer a One and the Same form... to show both are the same person... would that be a good evidence?
  3. technically me and my spouse have mutual relatives/friends between us. And I was born like a hour away from her hometown. But we initially met through an Indian Christian matrimony site. We talked for a few months before our first face 2 face encounter. and we almost had a year's time to talk and get to know each before the wedding. So for the "How did you guys meet?' question at the interview... is it OK to mention the name of this matrimonial site as the answer? Or could mentioning the website create any sort of suspicions?
  4. My spouse got the Biometrics done last week at Chennai even tho the interview is at Mumbai in 3 weeks. Her fingerprints were taken. She got her passport stamped. And her DS 260 confirmation page was stamped. Is that all that's done there? As many online reviews have stated they get the DS 260 confirmation stamped and ppl had their photos attached. But my wife didn't take any passports size photos to the biometrics appointment. Did we do something wrong here in this step??
  5. I've read many of these interview experience/reviews....at the US consulate in Mumbai. And a repeat question that comes up is when the CO first asks Who is calling you? Like what does that mean? And it is awfully confusing to be honest. Do they just want to know the name of the spouse?
  6. Ok nice. My joint sponsor's I-864 has no need for an update. But I just changed the date on it to October and had my joint sponsor sign again. Is that fine? Or am I supposed to have the exact date as was on the AoS mailed out to NVC.
  7. Should the AoS taken to the interview have the same date as the AoS that was mailed out? So 2 months back, when I mailed out my AoS... I had an Aug date in it along with my signature. At that time I was unemployed. Now I started a new job... so I have to update my employment and income on the AoS. I'm giving my spouse this updated AoS. We send a joint sponsor AoS back in August as well. I haven't updated anything on the AoS for the joint sponsor. But I updated the date on the document to October (instead of the Aug in the one mailed out to NVC).... is that OK? Or will it be a problem? In terms of the financial docs that my spouse is carrying.... we have the following... is the following good to go? Sponsor AoS 2017 Tax return transcript 2 paystubs (new job) Employment letter Joint sponsor AoS 2017 Tax return transcript 10 or so paystubs (5-6 months) Certificate of naturalization
  8. That makes sense... The hospital that did the test for my spouse says the following on their official website: "If the reports are abnormal additional tests will be required which will delay the duration of stay. Abnormal reports will be sent to the Mumbai consulate once cleared by the panel physician."
  9. the doc determines that for u based on ur age and medical history. Most ppl I know in their 20s and 30s get like 3-4 vaccinations (determination made by doc). Do not necessarily need a vaccination record. Anyway I called NVC up... and they said if something is wrong w the medical exam..."they would let you know ".
  10. Not really. The rules are set by CDC I guess. Gonorrhea is a communicable disease of public health significance and applicants with gonorrhea are ineligible for a visa to the United States under Section 212(a)(1)(A)(i) of the Immigration and Nationality Act.
  11. My spouse got her medical report by 4:30 pm at the hospital. Along with others who came to do their medical exam test the previous day. I know we are not supposed to open the envelope. But how do we know if we passed it? (I mean in the case say we got positive for the gonorrhea naat test) Does the consulate only get the results when we hand them over this envelope?
  12. Initially when I filed the affidavit of support - due to my unemployment - I used a joint sponsor who is my close relative. (just submitted all my docs last week) I will be starting my new job next week... so what should my spouse bring to the interview? in terms of me and my new job. is a new affidavit of support from me required? or how about an employment letter? with recent pay-stubs - should my spouse bring both mine and the joint sponsors?
  13. This is just for my spouse: my timeline of things so far: Oct 05 2017 - I-130 Send Oct 10 2017 - They received it and "priority date" Oct 16 2017 - NAO 1 Feb 11 2018 - NAO 2 April 13 2018 - Approved April 25 2018 - Case send over to NVC July 02 2018 - Received Case # and other details July 03 2018 - submitted DS 261 July 08 2018 - paid AOS fees CEAC website was down end of July August 01 2018 - paid IV fees August 09 2018 - submitted DS 260 August 30 2018 - send other civil and financial docs through FedEx September 04 2018 - NVC received the docs as per FedEx
  14. As per Fedex, my docs arrived at the NVC location in Portmouth NH on Tuesday (9/4) morning at 9am. And I submitted the DS-260 online one month ago. how long from now could it take till the interview date? (Bombay consulate) and I read somewhere it could take up to 3 weeks for them to review these docs... so is it best to expect something from them by the end of this month or Oct first week? my timeline of things so far: Oct 05 2017 - I-130 Send Oct 10 2017 - They received it and "priority date" Oct 16 2017 - NAO 1 Feb 11 2018 - NAO 2 April 13 2018 - Approved April 25 2018 - Case send over to NVC July 02 2018 - Received Case # and other details July 03 2018 - submitted DS 261 July 08 2018 - paid AOS fees CEAC website was down end of July August 01 2018 - paid IV fees August 09 2018 - submitted DS 260 August 30 2018 - send other civil and financial docs through FedEx September 04 2018 - NVC received the docs as per FedEx
  15. TonyK

    Long shot - USC w/ India Visa & Name Change

    your US passport name is in the maiden name and the visa is under the maiden name correct? so they are both under the same name. I don't see any issues here. you have no problem going to India.
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