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How long can an Indian national expect to wait for an update on their EB-5 Petition?

What is the current waiting time for consulate interviews in Mumbai, India? We submitted the DS-260 and we have not had an update on our case since. It has been 30 days. Is there anything we can do to speed up this process or inquire about our waiting time?

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    BoBi Ahn

    Immigration Attorney
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    If you just filed/submitted DS-260 to NVC, 30 days is fairly recent. Usually, processing times can reach over 6 months. However, you can always follow up with the NVC if you feel there is some unreasonable delay.

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    Charles Foster

    Immigration Attorney
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    There is no prescribed or fixed waiting period for Indian nationals other than the time it takes for the appropriate American Consular Post to set an interview. 30 days is not long as it typically takes at least 60-90 days or longer before you would be scheduled, particularly in certain posts that are very busy with limited resources. Prior to your interview, you will also have to be scheduled for your medical examination.

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    Lynne Feldman

    Immigration Attorney
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    DS-260s are very slow these days; not sure what is happening at NVC because they tend to pass the buck to the consulates.

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    Fredrick W Voigtmann

    Immigration Attorney
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    If your immigrant visa case is at the NVC, you can email them at NVCeb5@state.gov to check on the status. If the case has been transmitted to the embassy/consulate, you should follow the steps at http://www.ustraveldocs.com/in/in-iv-visaapply.asp. If you have more questions, you can email support-india@ustraveldocs.com.

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    A Olusanjo Omoniyi

    Immigration Attorney
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    The waiting period varies according to each application. Also, the waiting period depends on whether additional information is needed and requested by the consulate. Bear in mind that a 30-day waiting period is not unusual. While you may be able to inquire, there are no expedited services for consular processing. Thanks.

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    Jinhee Wilde

    Immigration Attorney
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    Currently, NVC takes a minimum of 60 days to review the DS-260 and all the supporting documents before sending the file to the Embassies to request an interview date. It may take another 30-60 days before the Embassies will assign an interview date and notify you through NVC. Also, some Embassies have many people to processsuch as Mumbai or Guangzhouso it may take longer. If you submitted the DS-260 only 30 days ago, I would tell you to be patient. The whole immigration process is a test of patience as all these government agencies do not work as quickly as we want them to. Good luck.

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    Bernard P Wolfsdorf

    Immigration Attorney
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    It usually takes about 3-4 months to do background checks, although some cases could take longer so expect as much as 5-6 months. 30 days is definitely too little time for anything to happen.

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    Stephen Berman

    Immigration Attorney
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    Check ILW.COM for the processing times at the various U.S. consulates.

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