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  1. Wondering if anyone has had any recent experiences with having their fiancé(e) join them for their K1 interview? When we called the contact number for the Mumbai Consulate, the agent couldn't understand why we were asking the question or why the petitioner would even want to join. The last thing she stated was, "A decision will be made real-time before the interview they can join or not." Seems a bit silly there's no information or planned procedures in place. Thanks in advance for the help!
  2. My interview was scheduled for 07:30 IST Jan 2018 at the Mumbai consulate for EB3 visa. Arrived at 06:50 IST and was asked to wait across the road, opposite the consulate. Immediately, all immigration visa applicants were called forward to the consulate to form the line irrespective of the time slot. We grouped into the queue as a family of 4 and were asked to keep the following documents ready for check: § P4 Letter § Passport Original § Visa Centre stamped DS-260 (received after biometrics) At 07:05 IST the line started to move forward and initial checked the DS-260 and passport and then into the building for security checks. No electronics gadgets such as Cellphones, Power Banks, SIM enabled watches, CDs are allowed. Place all the wallets, purses, documents, bags into the x-ray scanner trays. If you have kids, snacks and juices are allowed. Since there are also chances of long waits for any unforeseen reasons, you can carry books to read while waiting. After the security check, we will be directed to the next building where the Immigration counters available and the Counter Window #1 issues the token number which will be used throughout the process. Counter Windows 1 -16 will be available for Immigration visas. Counter #2-6 for Documentation Checks, Counter #7-16 for Immigration Officers. We got called to Counter Window 3 for setting our Documentation in order, ensuring whatever required for the Visa officer to study the case and interview. We are asked to produce copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, original Police clearance, 2 photos, offer letter. Once completed we were asked to wait at the lounge for our Token number to be called for the VO Interview. This waiting for us took at least 3 hours of waiting. Finally when our token number flashed, the VO greeted and introduced himself as the VO for our case. He then asked us lift our right hand up and swear whatever we say from this point is the truth and nothing but the truth. As the primary applicant, initial questions were directed to me and later my spouse. No queries were directed to the kids. Note that kids can really get restless at this point so ensure to occupy them with something so that they may not disturb the interview. The following are the questions raised by the VO: Primary Applicant 1) Who is calling you to the US? 2) How did you know about this agency? 3) Will the agency support your salary in case you loose a job or they are unable to find an opening? 4) What will you be working for the agency as? 5) Why is the reporting location different than the work site address? 6) Where did you do Master’s? What all subjects did you learn in your masters? What courses did you do apart from Masters? 7) How many years of experience you have in your profession? 8) Where were you born? Spouse/Dependent Applicant 1) Where were you born? 2) What is your current job? Explain the roles and responsibilities 3) Did you visit US before? What were the job roles in US? 4) What Team did you lead? 5) Who did you work for during the period of H1 and L1? ( ince he had already been in the US before on H1 and L1) The interview seemed very nerve wracking to me. But after 20 mins of questions and answers back and forth. The VO took some time of typing on his system and discussing with his colleague/Supervisor about this case. Once he completed that he paused for a while and told us that all 4 of our visas were approved and gave us 2 forms. We sighed with relief. One form explained how to pay the GC fees, the other form explained that our visa was approved – in bold letters and a tick mark against it (It also contained instructions what next after this interview). We thanked God and the officer for the approval. Overall the experience was different from what I had in mind. The officials and workers at the consulate were helpful. Special attention was given to senior citizens or differently abled applicants, helping them in arranging their documents in order, language support / translator in case applicant does not know English. After a week of getting our visa approved, we were intimated by email that our passport were ready for pickup. We got a large grey packet that had a sealed packet and our passports with visa on it. The yellow sealed packet is to be handed over to the Immigration Officer at the POE along with our X ray CD. This has been our visa interview journey. Thanks VJers for your constant support and help. God bless you all.
  3. We had our interview which went very well, 6 questions. As soon as we told the consul that we have been together since 2014 they gave us a 221g asking for more proof of relationship. Has anyone actually experienced this, and got approved after submission? How long did it take to get approved? Did you have to interview again? Thanks!
  4. faithful12

    EB3 visa approval

    My interview was scheduled for 07:30 IST Jan 2018 at the Mumbai consulate for EB3 visa. Arrived at 06:50 IST and was asked to wait across the road, opposite the consulate. Immediately, all immigration visa applicants were called forward to the consulate to form the line irrespective of the time slot. We grouped into the queue as a family of 4 and were asked to keep the following documents ready for check: § P4 Letter § Passport Original § Visa Centre stamped DS-260 (received after biometrics) At 07:05 IST the line started to move forward and initial checked the DS-260 and passport and then into the building for security checks. No electronics gadgets such as Cellphones, Power Banks, SIM enabled watches, CDs are allowed. Place all the wallets, purses, documents, bags into the x-ray scanner trays. If you have kids, snacks and juices are allowed. Since there are also chances of long waits for any unforeseen reasons, you can carry books to read while waiting. After the security check, we will be directed to the next building where the Immigration counters available and the Counter Window #1 issues the token number which will be used throughout the process. Counter Windows 1 -16 will be available for Immigration visas. Counter #2-6 for Documentation Checks, Counter #7-16 for Immigration Officers. We got called to Counter Window 3 for setting our Documentation in order, ensuring whatever required for the Visa officer to study the case and interview. We are asked to produce copies of marriage certificate, birth certificate, original Police clearance, 2 photos, offer letter. Once completed we were asked to wait at the lounge for our Token number to be called for the VO Interview. This waiting for us took at least 3 hours of waiting. Finally when our token number flashed, the VO greeted and introduced himself as the VO for our case. He then asked us lift our right hand up and swear whatever we say from this point is the truth and nothing but the truth. As the primary applicant, initial questions were directed to me and later my spouse. No queries were directed to the kids. Note that kids can really get restless at this point so ensure to occupy them with something so that they may not disturb the interview. The following are the questions raised by the VO: Primary Applicant 1) Who is calling you to the US? 2) How did you know about this agency? 3) Will the agency support your salary in case you loose a job or they are unable to find an opening? 4) What will you be working for the agency as? 5) Why is the reporting location different than the work site address? 6) Where did you do Master’s? What all subjects did you learn in your masters? What courses did you do apart from Masters? 7) How many years of experience you have in your profession? 8) Where were you born? Spouse/Dependent Applicant 1) Where were you born? 2) What is your current job? Explain the roles and responsibilities 3) Did you visit US before? What were the job roles in US? 4) What Team did you lead? 5) Who did you work for during the period of H1 and L1? ( ince he had already been in the US before on H1 and L1) The interview seemed very nerve wracking to me. But after 20 mins of questions and answers back and forth. The VO took some time of typing on his system and discussing with his colleague/Supervisor about this case. Once he completed that he paused for a while and told us that all 4 of our visas were approved and gave us 2 forms. We sighed with relief. One form explained how to pay the GC fees, the other form explained that our visa was approved – in bold letters and a tick mark against it (It also contained instructions what next after this interview). We thanked God and the officer for the approval. Overall the experience was different from what I had in mind. The officials and workers at the consulate were helpful. Special attention was given to senior citizens or differently abled applicants, helping them in arranging their documents in order, language support / translator in case applicant does not know English. After a week of getting our visa approved, we were intimated by email that our passport were ready for pickup. We got a large grey packet that had a sealed packet and our passports with visa on it. The yellow sealed packet is to be handed over to the Immigration Officer at the POE along with our X ray CD. This has been our visa interview journey. Thanks VJers for your constant support and help. God bless you all.
  5. Ok, so long story short, due to some issue, I wasn't able to book the appointment-date for our k1 visa today but here's the thing, like 12 hours ago, I was seeing "First Available Appointment Is Friday February 1, 2019", & now, I'm seeing "First Available Appointment Is Friday February 22, 2019". Is this for real? I mean how is that all of those slots got filled so rapidly within hours? And, if this is how fast they typically get filled, then how in the world was I possibly able to see the date that I did earlier in the day? Can anybody clue me in on what's going on here? Is this "normal" somehow? At first, I was so happy that I was going to get a date about 3 weeks out but now, it's 6 weeks, & who knows what it will be when I actually get down to booking my appointment tomorrow.
  6. Every month end, NVC schedules interviews for the cases completed in that month for interview dates in the next to next month. At least that has been the case with CR1 visas for Mumbai Consulate. But this time around, not everyone whose cases were completed in October 2018 were scheduled interviews. Lots of people are left. Is Mumbai getting too crowded? or is December a month with an expected aberration like this?
  7. Riya

    Mumbai consulate- K1 visa

    Hi, All the threads about Mumbai are really old and I could not find much information. My NVC status says Ready. Can someone please explain the process after that. I note on other forums that people usually start medical and schedule interview once the status is ready, but I checked on Rele clinic website and they asked to bring interview letter which I have not received. I have not received any packet 3 or 4 as well. Please advise the timeline for receiving interview letter and the visa process in Mumbai. Any information will be helpful. Thank you.
  8. Hi All, I am switching my husband's IR-1 interview from Montreal to Mumbai. I called NVC to ask them about how to do this. They told us you need to submit a request for the consulate transfer to the "Ask NVC" form, and include proof of eligibility to interview at the consulate you are requesting. If anyone has had any experience with this, is this all that one needs to do to change embassies? I have seen some threads where people said they had to contact the embassy they wanted to switch to as well, to make the transfer happen. How long did it take for the entire transfer to be completed (e.g. 2 weeks, one month, etc.)? Any information one has would be appreciated!
  9. Hey Guys Please help.I received an email from NVC today that "The National Visa Center(NVC) changed the US Embassy/Consulate General processing petition to the Embassy/Consultae General in Mumbai(Bombay)" Now i was reading this "Effective April 1, 2018, the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi will no longer process IR5, IR1, IR2, CR1, or CR2 visas. The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai will be your interview location if you are in process for an IR5 ( parent of a U.S. citizen), IR1/CR1 visa (spouse of a U.S. citizen) or IR2/CR2 visa (unmarried minor child of a U.S. citizen), AND your interview is scheduled on or after April 1, 2018. Your letter from the National Visa Center will specify the location of your interview, along with further details about interview preparation." But I am not into any of these categories(IR5, IR1, IR2, CR1, or CR2 visas) because my spouse is permanent resident.So I am really confused Why they sent the email?Should I call NVC to confirm? Is there any other person who faced this?
  10. we have f3 visa petition priority date 11th april,2006 case complete on 29th june 2018 case complete email received on 9th july 2018 now when to expect visa call or atleast visa interview email from nvc?? for mumbai visa consulate also there is news of retrogression of visa dates. if it retrogrress,our visa interview also delayed?
  11. Hi all.. my green card interview is in July . Just wanted to know your thoughts on taking my wife to the embassey (US petetioner with US passport), she will be in Mumbai with me. We have a 11 months baby also so it is possible for them to come along with me and stay in the embassey till my interview gets over ? Thank you for all the replies in advance.
  12. I would like to share my recent experience with mumbai (india) US embassy this the questions are asked Indian officer 1.what is your phone number ;Ans 2.where is wife now (state and city ) ;Ans Then Please wait i will call you ,after 2 Hrs they call me another counter american officer asked me the following quastions 1.who is calling;ans 2.last time u have seen u r wife ; ans 3.show me photos ;Ans 4.do u communicate with her : Ans 5.Have any proof for communication (showed facebook chat ,viber ,call logs,financial support) 6.what her mother do; Ans 7.What she do;Ans Then wait ........after 1 mint typing something....... then he said i will give you latter , printed it and hands its over me its say and the paper is section 221(g) visa refusal latter-white paper , please read the attachment latter,it dos not say anything. then I asked Sir the latter says nothing like bring this and that ,what did i tell my wife. He said take that latter when you are contacted present this latter and your passport any one of our 5 VAC document drop-off. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- here is My questions; 1.do u think they send my case to NVC 2.how long it will take in Mumbai for AP 3.anyone have similar problem Thank You for your Help and I so sorry for my bad English.
  13. Dear all, A super quick questions -- As far as I know, there are (hopefully at least) two places where I can get a Police Clearance Certificate from -- (i) https://pcs.mahaonline.gov.in/Forms/Home.aspx , and (ii) http://www.passportindia.gov.in/AppOnlineProject/online/pccOnlineApp . Where should I get the PCC from? I hope its not both but (ii), only. But I would like to know from other people's experience. Many thanks in advance.
  14. We had our interview this morning, April 13th, at Mumbai embassy. I flew abroad from Oregon to attend. We have a solid relationship, history and madly in love but have children to consider and bills to pay so the K-1 was the fastest (at the time) option to be together and get settled. My fiance was questioned about how we met, the timing of his divorce (failed arranged message from 12yrs prior and divorced a month before we applied). The officer looked at a few photos, questioned him again about his divorce date and issued 221g with no additional information. He did not ask about our children, life plans, etc. After we left (heartbroken) they called him back to embassy for fingerprints and took his passport. We now must wait for contact regarding next steps and no input on what or how to prepare. One thing we noted during document review was that he took local PCC rather than regional PCC from passport office. Questions: 1. They now have his passport so if we order proper PCC online will get accept copy of passport to pick up PCC? 2. Where can we submit new PCC against our case in AP before they call on us to submit? MOST IMPORTANTLY, has anyone else been through similar and have a timeline or experience to share (with focus on divorce - two for me and one recent for him- or PCC issues or similar officer behavior at interview)??? Thank you, Annie & Prasad
  15. This post explains our experience at Rele Clinic, Mumbai. Documents and other things required: Orig passport and 1 copy of the same Interview letter US visa photo - per person 8 photos Immunization record original and 1 copy Reading glasses if any. I called up Rele Clinic as soon as I got my P4 and set an appointment over the phone. Our appointment was set for 8.30 am. We reached there around 8.25am, the place was already packed. We went ahead and got a token and waited for our turn to be called. (If you are going with kids, carry a sweater or jacket; its really cold inside) Once the token no was called. We were asked to fill docs and submit all the documents as per requirement. (as mentioned above) Soon, they called each on of us for Eye test, Blood draw, urine testing, Chest Xray (no chest xray was done for our kids). Mantoux test was done for kids and we were asked to return after 48 hrs to get it read. Once all the examination was done, We had complete head to toe physical examination (Except UG everything was asked to be removed and a gown was given). The attending doctor went on like a bullet train with a set of questions. I answered NO to all of them. (Female Dr for Females and Male Dr for Males). Once that was done she explained the need of 3 vaccines that were mandatory for immigration. (I carried my vaccine records). I had to take all 3 of them in one shot. (Carry all the vaccine records possible. My husband did not have any records so he was required to take 4 vaccines. It is advisable you get the vaccines from your local physician and carry a note from him that you were vaccinated). Kids got more vaccines (4 to 5 in one shot). With the completion of all examination and vaccination, we were asked to pay the total bill towards it (came close to INR 48,000 for 4 of us). We were asked to come after 3 days to collect the report (Carry the payment receipt and passport copy). The report was kept in a sealed pack - this has to be carried to the consulate. A CD was also given - this needs to be taken along to POE not consulate. Another sheet having the summary of vaccines were also given - this is for our personal use. After the tiring day , we headed to B Merwan in Grant Road and had amazing Irani food.
  16. My fiance and I have applied and interviewed now for the K1 Visa at the Mumbai Consulate. The interview went great and she told us we were approved, BUT in order to get the visa, she is requiring my fiance to get a new passport as she has said his looks to be to damaged. Once he gets a new passport, he can then get the visa. The issue we are having, is that he currently works for the Punjab National Bank (govt job), so it's required that he gets forms signed by them in order to apply for new passport. We know the laws have been changed so he can either get a NOC (no-objection certificate) or now he can get a Prior Intimation letter, but we don't know how to go about this. We have asked others who work at the bank, but they have never applied for a passport while working for the government, so they do not know who we should even ask for the forms. If anyone has applied for an Indian Passport while working for the govt, can you please tell us what to expect. We would like to get this done ASAP. Thanks
  17. Hi All, I have already sent the supporting and other documents in one package to the NVC for my wife who is India. I also completed DS260 and DS261 online. Today (3/23) - NVC told me that they have received all of my documents as of 3/22. They told me that it might take up to 11 weeks before they sent out the next email for next steps. Let's say if my chance is good - they sent an email in only 6 weeks from now - lets say 3rd May. Now in that very letter will they already have sent a future US Consulate interview date? like 4 weeks after 3rd May? If anyone has gone though the process, please indicate the approx timeline in weeks/months between the time you get the first review letter of NVC (after DS260,261 submission + all documents received by NVC) and your US consulate interview. Knowing this critical information will help us get ready for many other things tHank you
  18. nehallakhani

    Mumbai Embassy

    Hello , Do any one have recent experience with Mumbai counsulate / embassy for rescheduling immigrant visa interview ? ( Namely IR1/CR1) Wanted to know few things like how much time they take for reverting back . On an average it's after how many days that they give rescheduled date for interview . I emailed them for rescheduling and when I contact them for status , customer care representative tells me that my case was " escalated to post " not sure what it means .
  19. Hey everyone, Is anyone here from Mumbai got interview date for april??? Idk if they started scheduling for april yet! My cc was 31/1/2018.
  20. Since people here have been so helpful, I'm posting this in case others find it helpful: My husband is applying for an IR-1 via DCF in Mumbai. We did not expect Rele Clinic in Mumbai to refer him for further TB testing after identifying what they said was a dark spot on his lung X-ray, but after eight weeks, which ended Feb. 16, the TB sputum test was negative, as we had expected. Rele said it sent the medical report to the consulate on Monday, which happened to be a U.S. government holiday. I inquired on Tuesday if the consulate had received it, but it had not, and whoever responded to my email said the consulate would automatically get in touch after it received the medical report. We weren't sure how to proceed with the rescheduling of the interview, and the appointment calendar online showed nothing open in the next three months. But early this morning the consulate emailed my husband to see if he could come in for an interview TOMORROW at 7:30 a.m. -- probably a last-minute cancellation. Someone later called to confirm whether my husband could make that appointment, saying that Monday was also a possibility but that he had to confirm a cancellation first. We went ahead and went with the Friday appointment. Fingers crossed!
  21. Hey everyone! Is the below letter is case complete letter???? *BMB*********** 07-FEB-18 Dear Sir/Madam, The National Visa Center (NVC) received all the requested documentation for this immigrant visa case. The applicant is now in the queue awaiting an interview appointment overseas, where a consular officer will adjudicate the applicants visa application. NVC schedules appointments one month in advance. The U.S. Embassy tells us what dates they are holding interviews, and NVC fills these appointments as they become documentarily qualified. Most appointments are set within three months of NVCs receipt of all requested documentation. However, before applicants in a numerically limited (preference) visa category can receive an appointment, their priority date must also be current. This can delay receipt of an appointment. You can track your priority date using the Visa Bulletin on travel.state.gov. When an appointment is available, we will notify the applicant, petitioner and attorney (if applicable). The applicant can prepare now by reading about the embassys interview requirements online at nvc.state.gov/interview. Thank you for your patience. The embassy may require additional documents at the interview. For example, if the following three items are all true, the applicant must bring a new police certificate to the visa interview: He or she is more than 16 years old; The police certificate submitted to NVC was obtained more than one year ago; and He or she still lives in the country that issued the certificate. The applicant should not make any travel arrangements, sell property, or give up employment until the embassy has issued a visa. Sincerely, National Visa Center Case Number: BMB********** Beneficiary's Name: @@@@@@@@@@@ Preference Category: CR1 Priority Date: 09-DEC-16
  22. Anyone here have case complete email??? Can you please tell me how it's look like the cc email. Please send the format of attach file. Thank you
  23. Hey all. Is anyone here that have completed there visa interview in Mumbai ?? I am cr1 visa. I need information about Mumbai us consulate. In the interview I know the phone is not allowed. But I am coming for interview with cab. So I need mobile to book cabs. So in security check do they take our mobile and place somewhere safe and give token to it?
  24. My fiance is from Tumkur (near Bangalore) and we are currently in K1 process. Which embassy will we be routed to for interview (Mumbai, Delhi, etc)?
  25. Hi All - Can anyone share recent experience with medical exam at Rele Clinic in Mumbai? We are doing GC for my dad - he is 75 years old and we would like to give him as much info. as possible (just to relieve some of the anxiety, you know). A step by step would be really appreciated. There is one thread on this forum but it is at least a couple of years old. What forms do they make you fill in? What about medical history - are there forms for that or does the doctor simply ask you about it during examination? Thanks in advance. Adar24
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