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My wife's CR-1 Visa was approved today at the embassy in Santo Domingo. I would like to thank everyone for their input and support. This site made DIY very easy.

Good Luck to the rest of you on your journeys!!! :dancing::dancing::dancing:


October 2011 - Met Online :D
November 2011 - First trip to Dominican Republic :dancing:

Jan 25 2014 - Married in Dominican Republic

May 14, 2014 - I-130 sent Phoenix Lockbox

May 16, 2014 - PD from USCIS Website

May 21, 2014 - NOA-1 hard copy received, Nebraska Service Center

Oct 17, 2014 - RFE notification by txt.

Oct 25, 2014 - RFE hard copy received

Oct 27, 2014 - RFE response sent

Oct 28, 2014 - RFE response received and signed for NSC

Nov 04, 2014 - NOA 2 received by txt message

Nov 21, 2014 - NVC received

Apr 06, 2015 - Checklist received from NVC by email

Apr 07, 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC

Apr 08, 2015 - Checklist response received and scanned at NVC

May 01, 2015 - Case Complete :dancing:

May 13, 2015 - Received interview letter

June 10, 2015 - CR-1 Approved :dance: :dance: :dance:

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Congratulations on your approval!!!!!!!!!!


 

 

K-1: Texas Service Center

Consulate: HAITI

(L)(L)(L) Met 2/8/2014: In Punta Cana, Dominican Republic (L)(L) (L)

Second Visit: 8 Days: (April 28, 2014--May 5, 2014)

Third Visit: 11 Days: (Sept. 14, 2014--Sept. 24, 2014)

Fourth Visit: 9 Days: (Oct. 28, 2014--Nov. 5, 2014)

Fifth Visit: 4 Days: ( Jan. 19, 2015--Jan. 23, 2015)

Sixth Visit: 9 Days: (May 26, 2015--June 3, 2015)

Seventh Visit: 10 Days: August 23, 2015---September 1, 2015) Birthday Celebration: My fiancé (Aug 24) and mine is (Aug 30)

K-1 Visa Process Started

  • Petitioner
  • I-129F Sent On: 11/17/2014
  • USPS Notice of Delivery: 11/19/2014
  • Received N01 Text Message and Email from USCIS: 11/24/2014 @1204pm CST
  • Hardcopy In Mail: 11/28/2014
  •  No Request for Evidence (RFE
  • Received N02 Email Received Only from USCIS: 05/21/2015 @842pm CST (183 Days Counting Weekends and Holidays Included in Total)
  • Received N02 Hardcopy In Mail: 05/28/2015
  • Received Email Petition was sent to NVC/DOS on: 06/04/2015 @642pm CST(9 Business Days/ No Weekends/Holidays are Included in Total)
  • Received By NVC: 06/12/2015 (6 Business Days/No Weekends/Holidays are Included in Total)
  • Left NVC: 06/15/2015
  • Consulate Received Case: 06/24/2015 (9 Days including Weekends )
  • Sent Email to Consulate for (Package 3) : 07/01/2015 @0115am CST (Package 3 for K-1/K-2 Fiancé Visa in Haiti:(Includes the Welcome Letter, and Instructions for K-1/K-2 Fiancé Visas)
  • Received Email from Consulate with (Package 3 info): 07/02/2015 @1210pm CST
  • DS 160: 06/25/2015
  • Received Letter from NVC and Port-Au-Prince Consulate Welcome Letter and Instructions(Package 3) on: 07/20/2015 (26 Days including Weekends and Holidays)
  • VISA Fee Paid: $265.00 (Once the Embassy has confirmed payment they will send you a email to schedule appointment) Received email on 07/22/2015 @ 3am CST
  • Medical: 07/21/2015 (No Appointment needed for Medical Exam: You will need to have the Visa Fee Payment Confirmation Page (Showing Scheduled Interview Date), or Package 3 for K-1 Visa, Passport ,and Exam Fee)
  • Interview Date: 08/25/2015 @7AM "Your fiancé will need the following items": Appointment Letter, (2) Passport Photos, DS-160 Confirmation Page, Receipt from Sogexpress showing payment of visa fees, Original Copy of Extrait d'Acte de Naissance-Extract of Certificate of Birth (No Translation Needed for interview), Police Certificate (from the Dominican Republic no translation needed), (2) Passport Bio Page, Sealed Medical Exam with Vaccinations/CD and Divorce Decree from both Petitioner and Beneficiary . (Didn't ask for any additional information during the interview like: I-134, Letter of Employment, Tax Returns, Pay Stubs, Photos, and/or Trip Itineraries)
  • :dancing: Approval: YES :dancing:
  • CEAC Web Status Update: "Ready" Case Creation Date: Case Updated September 1, 2015 (Non-Immigrant Visa Application)
  • CEAC Web Status Update: "Issued" Case Updated September 3, 2015
  • According to passportstatus@ustraveldocs.com on September 8, 2015 @604pm CST "Current passport status is in Origination Scan".
  • According to ustraveldocs on September 8, 2015 @ 0705pm " Passport has been received from the consular section, and is currently being processed for delivery ".
  • Received Email from ustraveldocs on September 9, 2015 @0609am CST. "Passport is Ready For Pickup".
  • :dancing: Visa Received: 09/09/2015 :dancing: "My fiancé picked up Passport @10am, from DHL International PAP'. 11 Business Days (Your fiancé will need a copy of the email in order to pickup passport and appointment letter). The Email state(s): "Your document(s) have been collected from the US Embassy/Consulate, The passport number#, You have chosen to have your documents delivered to the following location: DHL International "
  • U.S. Entry: 11/08/2015 (POE ATLANTA)
  • Applied for SSN in Memphis, TN : 11/23/2015
  • Received SSN: 11/30/2015
  • Date of Marriage: 12/31/2015
  • Applied for TN ID: 01/07/2016 (Needed Marriage License, Passport, Social Security Card(His), TN DL (Mine), and Voter Registration Card(Mine) that has my current address).

SINCE THE BEGINNING OF 2015 THE CONSULATE IN HAITI STOPPED USING HAITI MESSENGER; THEY NOW USE DHL INTERNATIONAL THERE ARE (4) LOCATIONS: PORT-AU-PRINCE, CARREFOUR, PETION-VILLE, AND CAP-HAITIEN. THE ADDRESS AND HOURS OF OPERATION ARE LOCATED IN MY PROFILE ABOUT ME.

  •  We stayed 6 days at the Kemael Hotel Tabarre 58, Rue C. Sylvain #4 Tabarre Haiti $80.00USD per night. It is off Boulevard 15 Octobre
  •  Or you can stay at the Le Monte Cristo Hotel & Suites Tabarre 60, Boulevard 15 Octobre, Tabarre Haiti $90.00USD per night

 

 

 

AOS: Memphis, TN

  • Married New Year's Eve 2015 (12/31/2015)
  • New Medical Exam Done On: 03/11/2016 (No Vaccinations Given In Haiti with Medical Exam 07/2015)
  • Received Results On: 03/15/2016
  • Sent by FedEx on: 03/17/2016; I-485, I-131, I-765
  • Email From FedEx Package Received on 03/18/2016 @1015am
  • Received (3) Text Messages on: 03/22/2016 @ 1119pm CST With Receipt Number MSC*****
  • Received NO1 For All Three for I-485, I-765, and I-131 by Mail on March 28, 2016 @4pm
  • Received Biometrics Appointment Date on April 19, 2016 Memphis, TN: Date of Notice April 2,2016; Mailed April 6, 2016: Received Appointment Letter April 10, 2016.
  • Biometrics Appointment 15 minutes and done.
  • Received Text/Email:EAD/AP Approved May 11, 2016
  • Received Approval NO2 for I-765, and I-131 in Mail on May 16, 2016
  • Received EAD/AP Combo Card in Mail on May 18, 2016
  • Received Text/Email: RFE for I-485 on August 31, 2016 we have to respond by September 30,2016
  • Placed on Request online for RFE hardcopy to be sent by mail on September 14, 2016
  • As of October 4, 2016 Still waiting for RFE hardcopy to come in the mail, called USCIS on September 30, 2016 no help.
  • As of November 3, 2016 We received an email in regards to not receiving in the mail the Request for Evidence (RFE) , come to find out they really didn't need any additional information. So now the have to wait another 120 more days before we can get an interview or approval. This is some BS.
  • As of February 7, 2017, We received in the mail Interview Date for AOS on March 20, 2017

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Congratulation! How was your interview? Easy? I hope to have mine someday there too!

The interview was easy and short only five questions. The wait was the boring part. We sat down around 9:30am and we did not finish until after 12:00pm.


October 2011 - Met Online :D
November 2011 - First trip to Dominican Republic :dancing:

Jan 25 2014 - Married in Dominican Republic

May 14, 2014 - I-130 sent Phoenix Lockbox

May 16, 2014 - PD from USCIS Website

May 21, 2014 - NOA-1 hard copy received, Nebraska Service Center

Oct 17, 2014 - RFE notification by txt.

Oct 25, 2014 - RFE hard copy received

Oct 27, 2014 - RFE response sent

Oct 28, 2014 - RFE response received and signed for NSC

Nov 04, 2014 - NOA 2 received by txt message

Nov 21, 2014 - NVC received

Apr 06, 2015 - Checklist received from NVC by email

Apr 07, 2015 - Checklist response sent to NVC

Apr 08, 2015 - Checklist response received and scanned at NVC

May 01, 2015 - Case Complete :dancing:

May 13, 2015 - Received interview letter

June 10, 2015 - CR-1 Approved :dance: :dance: :dance:

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My wife's CR-1 Visa was approved today at the embassy in Santo Domingo. I would like to thank everyone for their input and support. This site made DIY very easy.

Good Luck to the rest of you on your journeys!!! :dancing::dancing::dancing:

Congrats!

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