Consular Processing

An alternative to obtaining the last step in the green card through the consulates outside USA. This is an alternative to adjustment of status.

Consular Proceesing Interview in Canada

My wife recently had her interview on June 6. the process was pain free except for one minor issue. she had become canadian citizen few days before and didnt have her canadian passport on her at the time of interview. Verbally the visa was approved but on the sheet handed to us, it said visa rejected due to Canadian Passport. We mailed the passport to the consulate the very next day and it was received by the consulate the next day. We are still awaiting a reply from the consulate and have been unable to contact the consulate via phone/email.

Consular processing Interview at Montreal

Hi, I would like to share my experience of our interview in US consular in Montreal. Our appointment was schedule on June 20th 2011 at 8h30am. We arrived at the US consular at 8h00am and we got our interview only at 11h00am as there was a lot of peoples waiting in front of us. The interview went well. The typical questions are: How long have you been working? When did you apply for the visa? Confirmed the country of birth? How long have you been leaving in Canada? Confirmed your current address?

CP interview in Delhi (India) - tips and recommendations

CP interview in Delhi (India) - tips and recommendations

went for my CP interview in Delhi and am writing my recommendations here. These were written for Delhi specifically, but general principles are same for all places. Add ur suggestions to make it complete.

going for CP interview involves:
1. Pre-travel arrangements
2. travel from US to India
3. Pre-interview work (on landing in India)
4. Interview
5. Post interview/travel back to US/port of entry

1. Pre-travel arrangements:

Green Card through Consular Processing with Approved I-140

Question details

Question 1. I have done MS from US and worked on H-1 for 5 years. Started GC process, I-140 approved with Priority date May 2011. Came to India for H-1 stamping and it was denied twice. If I apply for my H-1 and if I don't get H-1, then can my employer continue processing my GC through Consular Processing when I am in India. Also is there any law stating that my employer can not keep the I-140 when my H-1 has been expired & if it so then for how long can my employer keep my I-140 active?

Question 2. If my employer revoke my I-140 & if I come to US on any other visa, then Can I process my GC and port the PD ?

Answer 1. As long as the job offer exists and the employer is capable of paying the wages, the green card process can go on, even though you are not in USA. You should discuss this matter in detail with your lawyers to better understand the implications. Also, I-140's do not expire.

Answer 2. PD can be ported even if the 140 is revoked by employer. I have a video on this issue 

State Dept. Final Rule Repealing Regulations on Consular Role in Marriages

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 209 (Monday, October 29, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 65477-65478]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-26554]



22 CFR Part 52

[Public Notice 8074]

RIN 1400-AD27

Repeal of Regulations on Marriages

AGENCY: Department of State.

ACTION: Final rule.


DOS Publishes Notice On Schedule Of Fees For Consular Services

[Federal Register Volume 77, Number 61 (Thursday, March 29, 2012)]
[Rules and Regulations]
[Pages 18907-18914]
From the Federal Register Online via the Government Printing Office []
[FR Doc No: 2012-7569]

Federal Register / Vol. 77, No. 61 / Thursday, March 29, 2012 / Rules
and Regulations

[[Page 18907]]



22 CFR Parts 22 and 42

[Public Notice 7835]
RIN 1400-AD06

DOS Publishes Advanced Copy Of Final Rule On Schedule of Fees for Consular Services

This rule adopts as final the interim final rule published in the Federal Register on June 28, 2010 (Public Notice 7068). Specifically, the rule made changes to the Schedule of Fees for Consular Services (Schedule) for a number of different fees. This rulemaking adopts as final the changes to these fees.

Please check the attachment to see the consular fees.

U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa

General Information

Important Announcement: The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa petitions as of January 1, 2012.  

The U.S. Consulate General in Chennai will no longer process Immigrant Visa petitions as of January 1, 2012.  The U.S. Embassy in New Delhi and U.S. Consulate in Mumbai will become the only acceptance centers in India for Immigrant Visas.  The Immigrant Visa allows an individual to live and work in the United States on a permanent basis, as well as provides the immigrant the opportunity to work towards U.S. citizenship.