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My fiancee was approved yesterday :dance: :dance: :dance::thumbs: . Thank GOD! I posted our experience in the Embassy Review section. Thanks to everyone who helped me through this journey and I wish the best for all of you!


K1 Visa Process -> 12/09-06/10 Married -> 09/10/10 AOS Process -> 09/10-12/10 Removal of Conditions-> 09/12-07/13

U.S. Naturalization -> 7/8/20

***What To Do After NOA2 (The Dominican Way) Wiki Page:

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Filed: AOS (apr) Country: Denmark
Timeline

Congratulations! :dance: :dance: :dance:


Before Journey:

Met online in 2002 as friends. Fell in love in 2005. Got engaged in 2010.

K-1 Journey, January 2010-July 2010:

NOA1: January 29. RFE: April 21. NOA2: June 4. Interview: July 15. Visa in hand: July 20. POE: July 22.

July 24, 2010: Married in front of 150 of our loved ones on a beautiful, sunny day. Living happily ever after and oh so thankful that 5 years of a long distance relationship and 7 months of a visa process is condensed into one line.

Wedding pictures! Because I'm shameless. http://s956.photobucket.com/albums/ae47/AmeriDaneWedding/

Adjustment of Status Journey, January 2011-March 2011:

January 25: NOA1 for AOS and EAD. Feb 5: Bio appointment received. Feb 7: RFE. Feb 11: Sent RFE response. Feb 23: AOS transfered to CSC. Feb 25: Biometrics. March 11: EAD approved! March 19: Received EAD. March 21: AOS approved! March 25: GC in hand!

And we'll live happily ever after.. for the next 2 years, anyway.

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Here's my experience:

We arrived at the U.S. Embassy at 5:25am. We stayed at Jardines Del Teatro (wonderful place and great hospitality) which is 1 block from the Embassy. As soon as got near the Embassy, buscones were calling to us asking us if we needed anything (we were well-prepared and its best to ignore them because many are scammers). There was several dozen people in line. We found our correct line to get in for residency visas. We got inside at 6:05am and went through security and sat down to wait for my fiancee's name to called. We got called to Window #16 and 7:50am and we turned her Visa documents. The CO (who was very serious, very professional but personable older man) asked her a few questions about our relationship and for her documents.

-Have you ever been married?

-Do you have any children?

-Does your US fiance have any children?

-Do you have children together?

He asked my fiancee these questions while I went to pay the rest of the Visa fee ($219 taxes included) and I returned to the window. He asked us more questions and told us to be prepared for \"any type of question\" because sometimes they can ask tough questions. He joked with us about Philadelphia and eating cheesesteaks and wished us the best and gave us ticket #833.

At 8:40 she was called to have her fingerprints done and we continued to wait until we were called for our interview. While waiting we ate something and got tired because of the heat. We were finally called at 11am to window 22. There was a young (maybe 30\'s) American guy who was very friendly and easy to talk to. He swore us both in and he asked us several questions.

-How did we met?

-When did you met?

-So you already have a travel?

-So you have been to USA to visit? (to fiancee)

-What dates?

-Have been to any other countries?

-Have you been in any trouble here or in the USA? (to fiancee)

-What are your plans for the wedding?

-Were you in Philly or Washington DC during the snowstorm?

-What place has the best cheesesteaks?

Then he said there is no problem in your paperwork, then my fiancee signed one of the Visa forms (DS-156k). WE WERE APPROVED

and she would get her visa in 1 week. The interview was no longer than 5 minutes. We paid the DOMEX fee ($16) and left.

Note: They never asked me for any of my financial forms (I had both my I-134 and I-184 completed with employment letters, paystubs, recent tax forms, etc).

-We had tons of evidence that was never asked for (50 photos, calling cards, travel documents, phone records, internet messaging records, receipts, etc)well kept in a plastic seal-able organized folder.

But it's best to be prepared because they look for organization and how well you interact with your partner (who must be there).

-There are cameras there (and I think they watch how you couples interact with each other) so be aware of that.

-Despite the many fans and water fountains, it gets hot in there and a bit uncomfortable. There is a cafeteria where you can buy food and drinks which is good.

-Dress appropriately...Suits for a K1 Visa are probably not necessary and you will be hot. I seen people who were very formal but I don't think its necessary. Business-casual is fine.

Congratulations! :dance: :dance: :dance:

THX


K1 Visa Process -> 12/09-06/10 Married -> 09/10/10 AOS Process -> 09/10-12/10 Removal of Conditions-> 09/12-07/13

U.S. Naturalization -> 7/8/20

***What To Do After NOA2 (The Dominican Way) Wiki Page:

https://www.visajourney.com/wiki/dominican_republic_after_receiving_the_noa2/***

 

 

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My fiancee was approved yesterday :dance: :dance: :dance::thumbs: . Thank GOD! I posted our experience in the Embassy Review section. Thanks to everyone who helped me through this journey and I wish the best for all of you!

Congratulations!!! :dance:


2005---We met by friend/Church member that was living in Nigeria

2006---We begin to talk about getting married

2007---I was going to met him face to face, but hurt my back couldn't walk..

2009---Was able to see each for the first time.. I got my engagement ring (WOW).. :wow:

2010-01-22 mailed I129f

2010-01-26 got NOA1

2010-05-12 called to see why no NOA2, I was told that our case is not being processed yet!!!!! No notes in the computer

other then the mailing of the NOA1!!!!!!! :angry:

2010-05-18 called SERVICE CENTER again to see what's going on with our case.. NOT BEING PROCESSED YET I WAS TOLD AGAIN!!!

2010-06-16 Got notice that NOA2 was approved 141 days after NOA1. We got our approval on Ossy's Birthday.. Happy birthday honey, I love you!!!!

2010-06-21 got NOA2 in hand

2010-06-22 called NVC to see if papers was there, but was told that my DOB was not right in the system. Just mailed a letter along with a copy of my birth certificate asking to change my DOB.. Way to go VCS..

2010-06-22 NVC received the case

2010-06-23 Case sent to Embassy in Barbados

2010-06-28 Embassy received our case

2010-08-09 Interview Administrative Review

2010-11-15 Approved for Visa (I was on the mission to make sure the INTERVIEWER that we had never interviewed anyone else and I did it).. Know that you have right and don't let the interviewer cross the line..

2010-12-10 Visa and Passport in hand!!! Thank God!!!

2010-12-19 Ossy will enter the States!!

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Congratulations and have a safe trip to your love!


Immigration Process (DCF Japan)

08/06/2008 I-130 petition at Tokyo, Japan

08/13/2008 I-130 approved

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| Waited until we were ready to move back

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07/13/2009 IV interview at Tokyo, Japan

07/15/2009 IV(IR-1) in hand

Post-DCF

07/29/2009 POE at Las Vegas

08/17/2009 GC(10yrs) received

Click here for the detailed timeline.

Done with USCIS until

- naturalization in May 2012 or

- GC replacement in February 2019

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Colombia
Timeline

So happy for you...


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10-11-2008 Dan & Vanessa First Meet Online

01-15-2009 Dan's First Visit To Vanessa In Colombia

06-27-2009 We Are Engaged!

07-01-2009 Vanessa Asks Her Long Estranged Panamanian Ex For An Official Divorce

10-12-2009 Panama Approves Vanessa's Divorce But DOESN'T MAIL HER ANY NOTICE!!!

01-15-2010 We FINALLY Obtain A Div Cert From The Footdragging Idiots In Panama

02-25-2010 Our Completed I-129 Application Package Dropped Off With The Lawyer

03-01-2010 Lawyer Finds & Fixes Several Errors & Submits Package to VSC

03-10-2010 NOA-1

03-15-2010 Touched

06-01-2010 NOA-2

06-03-2010 NVC Received & New Case # Issued

06-15-2010 NVC Finally Sent File To Bogota Embassy

06-17-2010 DHL Delivers To Bogota Embassy (and disappears in the mail room for 4 days!)

06-22-2010 E-mailed Completed Packet 3 Forms To Embassy Requesting Interview Date

06-29-2010 DOS Confirms By Phone That We Have An Embassy Interview Date On 12 August!

08-12-2010 Interview Successful But Vanessa Must Return With Missing Paperwork For Final Approval

09-01-2010 Papers Now In Hand BUT Can't Get A New Appointment Until 12 Days After Calling PIN

09-13-2010 Vanessa is APPROVED At Follow-up Interview, Awaiting Visa Delivery In 8 - 10 Business Days

10-03-2010 Planned POE In Fort Lauderdale Florida

10-30-2010 Planned Wedding In Orlando Florida

Click On This Link To See Dan's Video Love Song To Vanessa

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THX everyone!


K1 Visa Process -> 12/09-06/10 Married -> 09/10/10 AOS Process -> 09/10-12/10 Removal of Conditions-> 09/12-07/13

U.S. Naturalization -> 7/8/20

***What To Do After NOA2 (The Dominican Way) Wiki Page:

https://www.visajourney.com/wiki/dominican_republic_after_receiving_the_noa2/***

 

 

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Filed: Timeline

Nice review.

Time for celebration!!!

Christina


Timeline for IR5 (mother)

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11/04/2009........... I-130 sent to Chicago Lockbox

11/08/2009........... USCIS received Petition

2/19/2010.............. Approved

3/2/2010................ NVC Case # assigned

3/3/2010................ Gave emails to NVC operator, Sent DS-3032 Via Email

3/5/2010................ NVC Confirmed DS-3032 has been received

3/8/2010................. IV and AOS bill generated

3/11/2010................ Pay IV and AOS bill online (At this point, NOA 2 Hardcopy still have not received yet...)

3/15/2010.................AOS and IV bill status: paid

3/16/2010.................Sent email to OPTIN for NVC Electronic Processing

3/19/2010................NOA Hardcopy

3/31/2010.................Response from NVC: OPTIN and got GZO Case Number

3/31/2010.................Scanned and Emailed AOS I-864 package

4/01/2010.................Scanned and Emailed DS230 package

4/01/2010.................I-864 package was received by NVC

4/02/2010.................DS 230 package was received by NVC

4/25/2010.................Signed In Failed

4/28/2010.................Email Notification: Case Completed

6/2/2010..................Mom passed the interview!

Timeline for my I-129F (Fiance)

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10/30/2009.......... I-129F sent to VSC

11/03/2009.......... NOA1

3/2/2010.............. Approved

3/8/2010.............. NOA2 hardcopy received by mail

3/9/2010.............. Call NVC, get NVC case #, forwarded to the US embassy in D R on 3/8

7/7/2010.............. Interview Date[/size]

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