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I have a question, I have been scouring VJ for consulate interview experience. My wife and I sometimes start discussing times, places, people... and she usually ends the topic with, I'm not worried about it only fake arrangements get denied. I keep reiterating the fact that she can be a little air headed sometimes and say probably the same thing I say differently. At some point I read somewhere that she's the only one they'll interview and since all the information I find is from 2013 down for instance I found something today from 2011, Does anyone know the best way to prepare for this interview I'm not sure I can go through this process again there's one shot to get it right and this has been the hardest thing I have ever done (long distance relationship) is killing our marriage. We know that it's eventually going to take it's toll on us. Lifeline please, on how to make sure we are ready for the interview.

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06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I have a question, I have been scouring VJ for consulate interview experience. My wife and I sometimes start discussing times, places, people... and she usually ends the topic with, I'm not worried about it only fake arrangements get denied. I keep reiterating the fact that she can be a little air headed sometimes and say probably the same thing I say differently. At some point I read somewhere that she's the only one they'll interview and since all the information I find is from 2013 down for instance I found something today from 2011, Does anyone know the best way to prepare for this interview I'm not sure I can go through this process again there's one shot to get it right and this has been the hardest thing I have ever done (long distance relationship) is killing our marriage. We know that it's eventually going to take it's toll on us. Lifeline please, on how to make sure we are ready for the interview.

You're not going to be there with her? DR is the ONLY embassy that wants to see both petitioner and beneficiary. Not required but HIGHLY recommended.


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Oh I am going to be there. Just wondering about the interview n are they going to grill is both n stuff. I was a little confused because NVCs website states I do not need to be there and SD consul says I should be there like you said. Not mandatory but I should.

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Well, try to be preper with all posible questions.

Try to know everything about her and that she knows everythingvabout you.

Sometimes you get a good consular officer and the interview is very easy.

They askv the normal questions that a couple can answer.

Just pray that you dont get interview by a woman with the face like a angry dog and with a lot of black hair on her arms, she has black hair on her arms like a man, if you go with this bicth get preper for a bad and hard interview.

Good luck and no worry,

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Honesty is the way to go..Just be calm and truthful. YOU ARE NOT OBLIGATED TO ANSWER A QUESTION YOU DO NOT KNOW THE ANSWER TO. For example if they ask either one of you something to with before you guys got married or even dated, simply say "I don't know,we never spoke about that because it has something to do before we officially started dating". I totally agree with ilovemyman,it all depends who will interview you. You'll be fine, just leave it all in God's hands. Good luck!!!..btw when's your interview, if i may ask?


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Dominican Republic

Marriage (if applicable): 12/27/2013

I-130 Sent : 2014-05-26

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-09

I-130 Approved : 2014-11-07

NVC Received : 2014-12-30

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-16

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-20

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-01-16

Send AOS Package : 2015-03-19

Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-16

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Sent AOS/IV Package: 2015-03-19

Checklist: 2015-04-15

New Scan Date: 2015-04-17

CC: 2015-05-11

Interview: 2015-06-25

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My husband and I got our interview on march 25th. Most of the questions were directed to him and when she asked me something it would be in english and then asked the same thing to my husband but in spanish. We we asked how we met, when did i come to the US, for how long we've been together and if we had a relationship when I was in the DR, my phone #, i I get to work, how many times a day do we talk, how many times i've been to the DR ( we were asked this questions a couple o times).


USCIS

05/21/13: Priority Day

09/09/13: VSC to NSC

09/17/13: Processing at NSC

10/31/13: RFE

11/07/13: RFE Sent

11/13/13: RFE Received

11/20/13: NOA2

11/26/13: Case sent to NVC

NVC

12/18/13: Case Received

01/10/14: Case# and IIN

01/17/14: Completed DS-261

01/21/14: Paid AOS fee

01/25/14: Paid IV Fee

02/17/14: Completed DS-260

04/07/14: Sent IV and AOS

04/25/14: Case Complete

CONSULATE

03/25/15: Interview

03/27/15: Visa Issued

04/01/15: Visa Available to pick up
04/02/15: Picked up visa

04/02/15: Paid fee on ELIS

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My husband and I got our interview on march 25th. Most of the questions were directed to him and when she asked me something it would be in english and then asked the same thing to my husband but in spanish. We we asked how we met, when did i come to the US, for how long we've been together and if we had a relationship when I was in the DR, my phone #, i I get to work, how many times a day do we talk, how many times i've been to the DR ( we were asked this questions a couple o times).

So you and your husband were together in the same room?..I have heard of couples being split,husband to one room,wife to another room.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Dominican Republic

Marriage (if applicable): 12/27/2013

I-130 Sent : 2014-05-26

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-09

I-130 Approved : 2014-11-07

NVC Received : 2014-12-30

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-16

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-20

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-01-16

Send AOS Package : 2015-03-19

Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-16

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Sent AOS/IV Package: 2015-03-19

Checklist: 2015-04-15

New Scan Date: 2015-04-17

CC: 2015-05-11

Interview: 2015-06-25

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We were together, the interview took place at a window, that's the way they have it set up. There is like 26 of them and you get call to one of them to have your interview. I didnt see anybody going inside or too a room. I did see people getting called by name instead of a number but i dont know the reason why.

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USCIS

05/21/13: Priority Day

09/09/13: VSC to NSC

09/17/13: Processing at NSC

10/31/13: RFE

11/07/13: RFE Sent

11/13/13: RFE Received

11/20/13: NOA2

11/26/13: Case sent to NVC

NVC

12/18/13: Case Received

01/10/14: Case# and IIN

01/17/14: Completed DS-261

01/21/14: Paid AOS fee

01/25/14: Paid IV Fee

02/17/14: Completed DS-260

04/07/14: Sent IV and AOS

04/25/14: Case Complete

CONSULATE

03/25/15: Interview

03/27/15: Visa Issued

04/01/15: Visa Available to pick up
04/02/15: Picked up visa

04/02/15: Paid fee on ELIS

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We we together, the interview took place at a window, that's the way they have it set up. There is like 26 of them and you get call to one of them to have your interview. I didnt see anybody going inside or too a room. I did see people getting call by name instead of a number but i dont know the reason why.

Thank you so much for the information and clarification.


Service Center : Vermont Service Center

Consulate : Dominican Republic

Marriage (if applicable): 12/27/2013

I-130 Sent : 2014-05-26

I-130 NOA1 : 2014-06-09

I-130 Approved : 2014-11-07

NVC Received : 2014-12-30

Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2015-01-16

Pay AOS Bill : 2015-01-20

Receive I-864 Package : 2015-01-16

Send AOS Package : 2015-03-19

Submit DS-261 : 2015-01-16

Receive IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Pay IV Bill : 2015-03-06

Sent AOS/IV Package: 2015-03-19

Checklist: 2015-04-15

New Scan Date: 2015-04-17

CC: 2015-05-11

Interview: 2015-06-25

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Yes, the interviews are usually standing in front of a window, if there is a something wrong with the case, or the answers, it would be up to the CO to separate them...it all depends. You may get a CO who is already bored and annoyed, or get a real nice CO who happens to be a girl in her 20s, During the day of my interview, everyone had theirs in front of the windows, didn't see any couple being separated.

I found so many possible questions on line which I reviewed with my spouse before the interview. There are basic information that the couple should know about each other, like place of birth, if you have met her/his family, what kind of job both have, if any of you have each other family, if other relationships or marriages. Other questions how you met, (I met my spouse on line and we were asked which website; I read one experience, not in the DR, that the woman was asked why she had to go to a website to find a husband and why a husband from the US and not from her country?),. . It certainly depends on the case most of the times...in my case, I have family in the US and I was asked if I was petitioned before, same question for the AOS.

The most important thing is to be honest..if you check this link http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Dominican+Rep&cty=&dfilter=5 you can read the reviews of the embassy and interviews from Vjs users.

Good luck!

Edited by abby12

10/08/2014 - AOS/EAD/AP filed

10/16/2014 - NOAs:

11/18/2014 - Bio. Appointment

11/25/2014 - AOS Update (Ready for Interview)

12/30/2014 - EAD Approved (Card in production)

12/30/2014 - AP Approved

01/06/2015 - EAD/AP Card Mailed

01/07/2015 - EAD/AP Card Received

01/14/2015 - AOS Update (Interview scheduled)

02/18/2015 - AOS Interview (Approved!)

02/18/2015 - AOS Updated (Card is being produced)

02/19/2015 - Welcome Notice Mailed

02/24/2015 - Welcome Notice Received

02/24/2015 - Card mailed

02/27/2015 - GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

**

12/27/2016 - ROC filed (California Service Center)

12/28/2016 - NOA

01/08/2017 - Bio. Appointment Notice received

01/25/2017 - Bio. Appointment done.

12/12/2017 - I-551 Stamp on passport

06/12/2017 - "Approval Notice" DHS website (notice mailed)

06/12/2018 - Card in production

06/16/2018 - Approval Notice/Notice of Action received in the mail.

06/19/2018 GREEN CARD RECEIVED!

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Well, try to be preper with all posible questions.

Try to know everything about her and that she knows everythingvabout you.

Sometimes you get a good consular officer and the interview is very easy.

They askv the normal questions that a couple can answer.

Just pray that you dont get interview by a woman with the face like a angry dog and with a lot of black hair on her arms, she has black hair on her arms like a man, if you go with this bicth get preper for a bad and hard interview.

Good luck and no worry,

Dude, I am trying to sleep. LOL....black hair on her arms lol!


I-129F: Sent 9/5/2014
I-129F: Arrived at Lewisville 9/8/2014
I-129F: NOA1 Text message/mail 9/11/2014
I-129F: Alien Registration Number Changed 9/16/2014
I-129F: Request to correct on document or notice assigned to an officer for response 10/25/2014
I-129F: Name Change request made 10/31/2014
I-129F: NOA 2 Text message/mail 4/6/2015

I-129F: NOA 2 Hardcopy 4/9/2015

I-129F: Sent to NVC 4/13/2015

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Dude, I am trying to sleep. LOL....black hair on her arms lol!

This lady is white but has hair on her arm like a man, belive me her arms are full of black hair, maybe she want look like a man who knows, nowaday people want change what God did.

The thing is that this woman is a budog, or ogre

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