BVP's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: MBP
Beneficiary's Name: BVP
VJ Member: BVP
Country: India

Last Updated: 2015-10-11
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Immigration Checklist for MBP & BVP:

USCIS DCF 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 : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2014-12-05
I-130 Sent : 2014-12-24
I-130 NOA1 : 2014-12-26
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2015-01-31
NVC Received : 2015-03-03
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-03-11
Pay AOS Bill : 2015-03-11
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2015-06-20
Submit DS-261 : 2015-03-11
Receive IV Bill : 2015-05-06
Pay IV Bill : 2015-05-14
Send IV Package : 2015-06-22
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2015-07-20
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2015-10-01
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2015-10-07
US Entry : 2015-10-22
Comments : "Thank you God"

My biometric interview was on September 30th at the VAC near the consulate. My appointment time was 11am.The documents that are required for the biometric are,

1. Passport
2. DS-260 confirmation page,
3. Biometric appointment letter
4. Two 2"x 2" white background photos

Once you are inside the building, your papers are checked and your interview time is verified by an Indian officer. Once you have cleared you will be sent to individual counters where you have to summit your documents and you get photographed and your 10 fingers fingerprint it. The officer might ask your name and once you're done he will stamp the biometric date on the DS 260 and your pictures stapled to the DS 260. That's it for the biometric interview.

Visa Interview Day,

My visa interview was on October 1st at 7:30 AM. I reached the consulate at 7:30 AM, we were made to stand outside the building for about 10 minutes. Two separate lines for the immigrant and the non-immigrant visa.I was sent to a waiting room and I got my token number from the counter. Meanwhile a Indian lady officer came and sorted my documents for the visa interview. Here is the list and the order that you have to arrange for the visa interview.

1. Stamped DS260 from the biometric interview
2. Passport and extra two copies of 2" x 2" photo
3. Original and a copy of BC and MC
4. Medical certificate
5. Police clearance certificate
6. I-864 with W2 and tax returns

When my token number was called on screen, I was greeted by an Indian counselor, she went away for a while to take my originals that were sent from NVC to consulate, after going through the document and she asked these questions,

1. Who is calling you
2. Where is she in United States,
3. What is your full name,
4. Have you ever been to any other countries,
5. How long you stayed in that country.

After that she gave me back the originals sent by nvc and a paper regarding the domestic violation and regulations and asked me to read it. She then asked me if I need a translator,I preferred English.

By 11 o'clock, my token number was called at the counter and I was greeted by a young and smiling American officer. The officer asked these questions,

1. Who is calling you,
2. What is she doing in United States,
3. When did she come for the marriage,
4. How many people attend the marriage,
5. How do you keep in touch with each other,
6. How did you guys meet,
7. Since how long you know each other

At the same time he was typing into the computer. And that's when he stopped he said your visa is APPROVED and your passport and a sealed packet will be sent to your pick up address in 3-5 days and he handed me a white paper( that's about the fee $165 for the green card that you should pay before travelling).

The whole interview took about 5 mins and I was really surprised.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 36 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 279 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : October 11, 2015
Embassy Review : Good
Rating : Very Good

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