f2aforconsular's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: LPR
Beneficiary's Name: f2aforconsular
VJ Member: f2aforconsular
Country: India

Last Updated: 2014-02-10
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Immigration Checklist for LPR & f2aforconsular:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State F-2A Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

F-2A Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable):
I-130 Sent :
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-08-17
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-07-12
NVC Received : 2013-07-31
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill :
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-08-07
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill : 2013-08-07
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-10-31
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-01-24
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-01-30
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 329 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 525 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: F-2A Visa
Event Description
Review Date : February 13, 2014
Embassy Review : first round with an Indian - she took my passport and sealed medical report and then asked: who is calling you there (spouse), have you completed fingerprints, when did you meet petitioner last time, why did i have a notarized affidavit to support my birth certificate (answer: because my name could not be included on birth certificate due to a government regulation that name cannot be included on the birth certificate if the certificate is requested after 15 years of birth). she returned all my civil documents and took ds-260 confirmation copy and later gave the pamphlet about rights in the US and asked me to go through it later.

after that, waited for approx. 15 minutes when name was called out for the next round:

second round with an American - She asked which language would I like to be interviewed, then asked me to read out/take the oath. Then asked: who is calling you there, when did you get married, was it a love or arranged marriage, where did you go for your honeymoon, when did you meet petitioner last time, where does he work, with whom does he live there and then she said 'congrats, your visa is approved'. She then handed the page with instructions to pay $165 and said we should pay it before I land in the US.

very pleasant experience at the consulate. both officers were extremely polite throughout.
Rating : Very Good

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