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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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Salvatore Picataggio

Salvatore Picataggio

Immigration Attorneys
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It often takes more than 30 days. The consulate will reach out to you or your attorney with an appointment.

Ed Beshara

Ed Beshara

Immigration Attorneys
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U.S. Consulate processing for conditional permanent residency may take a few months. Once you obtain approval you can travel to the U.S. with an immigrant visa. You can make inquiries with the NVC.

Julia Roussinova

Julia Roussinova

Immigration Attorneys
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These days, it takes about 60 days for NVC to process your case. If it has been past 60 days, ask your attorney to inquire or inquire directly with NVC. They usually will respond within 1-2 weeks to update you on the case assuming you have submitted all documents required for consular processing.

BoBi Ahn

BoBi Ahn

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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.

Charles Foster

Charles Foster

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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.

Lynne Feldman

Lynne Feldman

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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.

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Fredrick W Voigtmann

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

A Olusanjo Omoniyi

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Jinhee Wilde

Jinhee Wilde

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Bernard P Wolfsdorf

Immigration Attorneys
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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.

Stephen Berman

Stephen Berman

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

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