BinChin's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Bin
Beneficiary's Name: Chin
VJ Member: BinChin
Country: India

Last Updated: 2023-01-24
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Immigration Checklist for Bin & Chin:

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 : Nebraska Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
Marriage (if applicable): 2021-04-17
I-130 Sent : 2021-04-23
I-130 NOA1 : 2021-04-23
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2021-06-22
NVC Received : 2021-06-25
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2021-06-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2021-06-30
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 : 2021-07-19
Receive IV Bill :
Pay IV Bill :
Send IV Package : 2021-07-19
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2022-11-18
Case Completed at NVC : 2022-01-05
NVC Left : 2022-11-18
Consulate Received : 2022-11-18
Packet 3 Received : 2022-11-18
Packet 3 Sent : 2022-11-18
Packet 4 Received : 2022-11-18
Interview Date : 2023-01-19
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 60 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 636 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Mumbai, India
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 24, 2023
Embassy Review : Had Our CR1 & IR2 interview at Mumbai Embassy on 19th Jan 2023.

Status: Approved

( Biometric appointment: December first week @ Delhi, Medical is on 5th January @ Max Delhi)

Interview experience:

The interview time was at 8:30 am, reached there at 07:40 am and were allowed to be in the queue and go inside. We were alone, and if you have any family members accompanying can wait across the street. You need to have the interview appointment email printed and your passport to go inside. Then comes a long queue and a place where you can submit your phones or earphones/pen drives etc. there, I had my phone, and they charged me Rs.50/- for one phone. Then the security check, it's just like the airport security check. Then they let us go inside, again you have to wait in seats, then finally inside the interview place.

You go to the first counter and take the tokens

Then wait until your token number shows up on the screen. Here you can select the language if not English.

We were called after waiting for almost 45 mins.

Indian officer:

Who is calling you?

Have you ever been to the US or any other country?

Collected original documents for me( Passport, Marriage certificate, PCC, birth certificate, divorce decree, custody documents)

Collected original documents for my daughter( passport, birth certificate)

Asked me to keep the latest tax transcripts handy so I can hand them over to the American officer when asked.

No passport-size photographs or photocopies of documents were asked.

Then waited for another 15-20 minutes and were called by the American officer. The interview language was English. They make us raise our right hand and take the oath.


Who is the petitioner?

Have you ever been to the US?

Is this your first marriage?

How did you meet?

When did you separate and divorce?

When did your husband got legally separated and divorced?

What does your husband do for a living?

What do you do?

How old is your stepdaughter?

When did you last meet your husband?

Where did you go when you met last time?

How old is your daughter?

How old are you? (asked my daughter)

How often do you talk to your husband?

Where did your stepdaughter was born?

When did your husband immigrate to the US?

Where does your husband live and with whom?

Where was your marriage conducted?

How many people attended?

Why did only 30 people were invited to attend?

Do you have any wedding photographs?

After a few minutes, my daughter was allowed to go and sit, and then he asked me questions regarding divorce/separation etc.

Didn't ask for any other proof like chats/calls/emails/ money transfers/ hotel or flight tickets etc. Didn't even ask for the latest tax transcript.

After about 30 minutes of the interview, he said your visa is approved and handed over some printouts of visa approval, green card payment, etc. Returned all other documents except passports.

Just be honest. Even if you don't remember specific dates or timelines correctly, it's okay. They are just trying to make sure that your relationship and marriage are real.

Visa ready for pick up on 23 January 2023. Location @ Cochin
Rating : Good

Timeline Comments: 28

blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-06-29 said:
Which USCIS service center your application went to? Nebraska?
BinChin on 2021-06-29 said:
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-06-29 said:
Yours approved pretty quick. Good luck for the reminder of the process and update the status so that other can know the timeline.
blank avatar VTD on 2021-07-02 said:
Wow! Did you guys expedite it? How did it go through so fast?
BinChin on 2021-07-02 said:
No, we believe it was a miracle from God
blank avatar VTD on 2021-07-07 said:
Aww...praise be to God.
blank avatar Nikmak on 2021-09-04 said:
Congrats on quick approval! Did you submit I129F as well? I am hearing that speeds up the I130 process. I am wondering if that's what helped you?
BinChin on 2021-09-04 said:
No, i129F is for Fiance visa is my understand and that form doesn't apply in our case.
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-09-28 said:
Did you get your DQ?
BinChin on 2021-09-28 said:
Not yet. Have you received it?
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-09-28 said:
No mine was submitted Aug 27. some are getting it quick and i kind of figured their logic. If you submit all the document at once at the same time, DS 260, Civil docs and so forth, they will review quick. but i didn't do all at the same time. I summited DS 260 first and then two week later Civil Docs. and now i am waiting for DQ.
BinChin on 2021-09-28 said: You can check this link every Monday or Tuesday for NVC time frames, they update it once a week. As of 20th September, they are reviewing the paperwork submitted to them on 8th July. Ours was submitted on 19th July, so hopefully they will check it in the next two weeks.
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-09-28 said:
yup. taking an average of 8-10 weeks. Do you have any idea on mumbai visa interview date for IR1 category? just trying to get an idea of how long are we waiting after DQ for interview.
BinChin on 2021-09-28 said:
IR1 Category waiting time is not mentioned specifically. So no idea.
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-09-28 said:
i am hearing from peoples its long wait , at least 6-8 month. :(
BinChin on 2021-09-28 said:
Oh no.
blank avatar Mandr1199 on 2021-10-08 said:
According to NVC timeline as of oct 4th they have completed cases received on July 18. Did you get anything completion or notifications from them ?
BinChin on 2021-10-08 said:
Ours was checked on 30th of September, one week early. We had to submit one more paper. Now waiting for the update on the resubmitted document.
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-10-08 said:
What did they ask you to resubmit ? Or which additional document did they ask you to resubmit ?
BinChin on 2021-10-08 said:
I 864EZ, they thought we submitted the form digitally signed, which was not actually, seems like they misunderstood, and asked us to resubmit a hand signed form.
blank avatar Ashish Tailor on 2021-10-08 said:
Ok that is interesting. You should tell them it’s not digitally signed. Becoz if you resubmit it, your clock reset and you are again waiting 10 week for review.
blank avatar Jay2022 on 2022-11-27 said:
Any updates? My wife’s CR1 visa was DQ’d Feb 2022 (priority date Mar 2021), any idea when we can expect an interview?
BinChin on 2022-11-27 said:
Our interview is on 19th January 2023. Seems like they are covering the skipped January and February 2022 DQed cases, in that case you too should be getting the IL soon, may be for Feb 2023.
blank avatar Jay2022 on 2022-11-29 said:
Thanks! Fingers crossed.
Guri Virk on 2023-01-09 said:
Wait I’m kinda confused So when did you get your NVC approved or got DQ form NVC? And how long you had to wait after your DQ form NVC?
BinChin on 2023-01-09 said:
NVC Complete/DQ January 5th 2022. Still waiting :) Interview is 19th.
Guri Virk on 2023-01-24 said:
I see you have pass your interview and I just wanted to know. Was the interview easy and how long was interview?
BinChin on 2023-01-24 said:
Have posted a detailed review. Pls refer.
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