pgupta's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: PG
Beneficiary's Name: MS
VJ Member: pgupta
Country: India

Last Updated: 2013-01-18
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Immigration Checklist for PG & MS:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-03-24
I-130 Sent : 2012-04-03
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-04-09
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-07-11
NVC Received : 2012-07-23
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-07-23
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-07-23
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2012-07-23
Pay IV Bill : 2012-07-23
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-09-14
NVC Left : 2012-10-03
Consulate Received : 2012-10-07
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-10-02
Interview Date : 2012-11-26
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-01-18
US Entry :
Comments : Finally got visa in hand, it took 48 days from document submission.

we got 221g for passport lamination peeling. submitting new one tomorrow.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 93 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 231 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : December 3, 2012
Embassy Review : Nov 26th
My Wife and Son reached consulate at 6:30 am on Nov 26th. There was no line, all applicants were standing infarct of the consulate, at 7:00 am two officers from consulate came out and asked to form 2 lines one for immigrants and second for non-immigrants. Then the officers checked our appointment letters.

we started going for security check at 7:15 am and at 7:30 we reached at window to take token. Then they issue token and then they said to wait. At 8:00am our token was flashed on screen and we was called at window 6.
My Wife and Son went to that window and said good morning to the Indian officer. he asked for our passports and appointment letter
and then returned our original papers and said to wait for the interview with American interviewer. at 10:30am we went to window 11 where the interview starts:

1) to Son: what is your age?
2) to Wife: who is petitioning you.
3) to Wife: who many peoples attended your marriage.
4) to Wife: why your husband divorced.
5) to Wife: why you are divorced.
6) to Son: do you attend your mom's marriage.
7) to Son: what your father do.
8) to Son: how many children your father have.
9) to Son: does your mom talks to your dad.
10) to Wife: please show me the photos of your marriage.
11) to Wife: show the seven pheras.

ok, everything is alright your visa is approved but we cannot print visa on this because there is a small peal in your passport so please fix this and then send both the passports to us we will print the visa. They gave 221g White for New Passport

Nov 27th
My Wife went to Bhopal Passport Office, they refused to reissue the passport as per them this was minor but agreed to re-laminate
the passport. they gave re-laminated passport same day back. also told if US Consulate still ask for new Passport they will issue under Tatkal but
it will take 10 days.

Nov 28th
My wife went to Mumbai Drop Box Location, now these people refused to accept it as it was not new. she explained them
and they accepted it with letter of explanation. Now Passports are with Mumbai Consulate, awaiting results.
Rating : Good

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