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Braden E.'s US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Braden
Beneficiary's Name: Rahul
VJ Member: Braden E.
Country: India

Last Updated: 2024-01-03
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Immigration Checklist for Braden & Rahul:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : California Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Mumbai, India
I-129F Sent : 2022-07-11
I-129F NOA1 : 2022-07-12
I-129F RFE(s) : 2023-08-17
RFE Reply(s) : 2023-09-05
I-129F NOA2 : 2023-10-02
NVC Received : 2023-11-07
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned : 2023-11-07
NVC Left : 2023-11-07
Consulate Received : 2023-11-14
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2024-01-03 Submit Review
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received :
US Entry : 2024-01-13
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 447 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 540 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

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Timeline Comments: 8

blank avatar Xm_1000x on 2024-01-02 said:
Hey, how did you got the interview scheduled so quickly?
Braden E. on 2024-01-02 said:
The visa scheduling process is really difficult to navigate. A lot of problems with the website. What stage are you in your process?
blank avatar Xm_1000x on 2024-01-02 said:
My case has been received at the Consulate and status show its Ready. > A lot of problems with the website. What problems did you face? I'm about to start my struggle with scheduling interview.
Braden E. on 2024-01-03 said:
Make sure to schedule out enough time for you to get your medical exam done first (they will need your interview confirmation.) It will take 5-7 days to get your envelope from them after the exam. Do your medical right away after you scheduled your interview. Do not expect to reschedule to an earlier time, as the system locked us out of it due to error. You will schedule your biometrics appointment at the same time as your interview on the website. We checked the schedule once per hour for spots to open up. They will not tell you when they do and people online will claim there is a schedule or time to look. There’s not. Checking every hour or every couple hours is the best method. Do not check at all more than that or you can be locked out for over-activity for 24-72 hours (there’s no set amount.) Slots open due to cancellations all the time, and the consulate posts sets of slots randomly. Don’t make the same mistake we did by scheduling a last minute slot and not allowing enough time to have the medical done and medical packet picked up. My advice is to take an appointment no earlier than two weeks from the day you schedule for this reason (and that is assuming you go in for your medical immediately after getting your schedule confirmation.) We would love to help you as much as we can. We were just approved at his interview moments ago. Good luck!
blank avatar Xm_1000x on 2024-01-03 said:
Congratulations on the approval. Hope the next steps in the process goes smooth for you. And thank you so much for the info on appointment booking. I have another question and I'd really appreciate if you can answer :) Did you receive any physical mail / email / packet from NVC or embassy to the beneficiary's address or petitioner's address? I see in the forum people talking about packets, but all we received is the petition approval letter USCIS on the petitioners address in the US.
Braden E. on 2024-01-04 said:
So, that’s another thing. My fiancé never got his packet in the mail until we emailed them again and again. Finally after weeks, they sent us the letter from the packet. The packet came a week after in the mail. People will tell you that you need your physical letter to schedule your interview. This is not true. As long as you’ve completed your application process and scheduled your interview, you are good to go. Some medical facilities may ask you for this letter (called your P4,) so it will make the process easier to get it if you can. I would recommend sending them a message through the scheduling portal asking them to email you this letter right away if you haven’t gotten it yet (we kept asking for the physical letter and that was a mistake.) However, the medical facility in Delhi won’t ask for this letter, only your schedule confirmation. So we were able to move forward in the process without it. No worries! Ask all the questions you need. Thanks for the support.
Braden E. on 2024-01-04 said:
I should clarify that we initially got the letter from them in email before receiving it by mail a week later. And the email was in response to multiple requests via the portal. I will reiterate that you should send them a message through the portal right away asking for an *emailed* version of your P4. Good luck! :)
blank avatar Xm_1000x on 2024-01-04 said:
Thank you so much for the tips. I will start following up the Consulate right away :)
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