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  1. Hi All, I am a US Citizen and married an Indian national in Feb 2019. We got our I-130 filing via DCF for CR-1 Visa approved in July (applied in May) and went for the consulate interview in September 2019. The interview part went well but we got the Section 221(g) slip for missing the original birth certificate (I know, silly mistake). It was my dad who was named as the joint sponsor, so brought in his tax forms and his I-864 but found out at the interview that I should also give in my 1-864 and tax papers though I never worked in the US before as I have been working in India only. So the Section 221(g) slip was issued to us mentioning that these documents had to supplied along with my husband's passport at any of the dropboxes around the country. But the thing here is that, my husband works in Europe and travels back and forth - and if he gives in his passport without information of how long this processing takes - we would be in a chaotic mess Don't understand how to proceed as my husband left to Europe right after the interview and we would be stuck if we send in the passport to the US Consulate as they don't have a timeline set as well. Anyone in our shoes? What to do?
  2. Thank you so much Kuneesa! You're our savior! We just submitted our DS-260 (this is the only form to be filled and submitted right?) and got the following reply: " Your Immigrant Visa and Alien Registration Application (Form DS-260) was sent to the National Visa Center (NVC) for review. However, NVC will not review your Form DS-260 until they have received the required financial and civil documents that you must also submit. If you have not sent NVC those items, please do so now. Visit http://nvc.state.gov (English) or http://nvc.state.gov/espanol (Spanish) and review Steps 4-6 for instructions. NVC will review your DS-260 IV application, financial, and civil documents upon receipt of all documents. If the documents you submitted are insufficient or incomplete, NVC will send instructions on how to correct your submission. NVC cannot schedule your visa interview until your supporting documentation is complete." My doubt is - I already have my biometrics and interview booked and will be paying the DD (as you mentioned in the previous post) at the consulate itself. Am I missing out anything serious here? Got our DS-260 submitted, Affidavit documents in place, booked the appointments for biometrics, medical and interview and will have the DD done right at the time of interview. Hope I'm not missing anything major here. Please help!
  3. And how much do we note for the DD for to give at the US Consulate? That's the only TIME place where we pay again right (after I-130)? We have our Biometrics (this includes fingerprints too?) on Sept 22 and medical appointment on Sept 23 and interview on Sept 26th. Hopefully this is enough spacing between the appointments. I read this "Fees should not be paid to the NVC or paid at the U.S. Embassy or Consulate where you have your visa interview unless specifically requested. Applicants will be provided with instructions by the NVC on where and when to pay the appropriate fees. Do not send payments to the NVC’s address in Portsmouth, New Hampshire." at https://travel.state.gov/content/travel/en/us-visas/immigrate/family-immigration/immigrant-visa-for-spouse.html#6 and am slightly confused on where to pay what. Also I read "After you submit the DS-261, there may be a slight delay before the CEAC system allows you to proceed to the next step, which is to pay the $120 affidavit of support fee (2019 figure), if necessary, and the visa application fee ($325 for family" -- so really confused on how and when and where to make what payments. Could anyone please help? Would really appreciate whatever info I can get.
  4. You are truly so helpful! I just want to make sure I'm doing the right thing. 1. Get PCC 2. Submit DS-260 3. Take care of the Affidavit I-864 3. Book appointments for Medical and Biometrics 4. Book Interview Appointment Am I missing anything here?
  5. So we can book the biometrics and medical exam at Hyderabad and the interview would need to be in Mumbai right? I tried to look at the available appointments but I keep getting "There are currently no appointments available". Is this normal or am I only getting this?
  6. Hi! We got our 1-130 approved after 7 weeks - much later than expected. Now next is the interview at the Consulate at Mumbai. How long is the ideal time to stay in Mumbai to finish all the processings? And how long does it take for the passport to be given back once taken after interview? Will it be posted to our address or we have to stay in Mumbai and pick it up once the visa is attached to the passport?
  7. Coming to showing proof of domicile and I haven't worked in the US - what should I do? I did my Bachelors and Masters in India and doing my first job here and my father is currently in the US and would be the joint sponsor. We planned to move to the US and look for jobs once the visa is approved and stay with my dad until then. Could we show proofs of my dad's residence there or is that even needed? You mentioned that the interviewer didn't need any proof of domicile - is that normal or you were just lucky?
  8. I have filed for I-130 Petition for my husband on May 1st and submitted the requested documents. The lady was Indian and she seemed nice and asked me for additional marriage proof, luckily for me, I had extra supporting documents. She did ask a few questions here and there to both of us and we responded accordingly and it was a pleasant, smooth discussion among the 3 of us. The lady took all the documents and the DD and said those are all that was needed from our end as of now. My husband flew from Europe (on there for work) especially for this I1-30 filing and has traveled back. Now what are the next steps? How will we be informed on the status/progress? Any idea on approximate wait times? Will my husband have to come back to Mumbai for next step or he can proceed at the embassy at his place at Europe?
  9. Thank you! And about EPF? Is that needed? Or any employer proof would work? I have proof that I am employed with a company here at India and the salary slips.
  10. Hey! Could you please tell me the exact steps for getting the DD for the I-130 filing for $535? I have my appointment booked from Infopass for May 1st - I am the petitioner and my husband is the beneficiary. Do I have to book an appointment via ustraveldocs.com/in as well? I have my appointment booked, all the documents that you mentioned in your checklist, my spouse with me - anything else that I would need? (DD pending based on your response) Greatly appreciate your help!
  11. Can we use 10th class certificate for date of birth reference?
  12. Hi! If my appointment for I-130 filing (DCF) is at 12 PM, when should my husband and I be at the USCIS office by?
  13. Are there any specification for the passport size photos (US template) or just normal passport size photos are required? Also- what if my husband and I never lived together since marriage (married in Feb ending and had to leave the country for work immediately)?
  14. Congratulations! One question I had was I've been hearing that they are planning to shut off the New Delhi USCIS Unit soon - is that true? Did you hear anything on those lines while processing for your spouse's US VISA?
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