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I'm a US Citizen and my fiance is in Dominican Republic. I received a letter last night from NVC saying that this week my case will be forwarded to the US Embassy in Santo Domingo. Just now my fiance calls me and says that he received a call from them stating that he has to buy a PIN and call the Embassy in Santo Domingo tomorrow to schedule an appointment for next week....He did not yet even receive a package with forms, which I was under the impression he needed to have received....Is anyone from Dominican Republic familiar with that? Any help would be appreciated....

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I'm a US Citizen and my fiance is in Dominican Republic. I received a letter last night from NVC saying that this week my case will be forwarded to the US Embassy in Santo Domingo. Just now my fiance calls me and says that he received a call from them stating that he has to buy a PIN and call the Embassy in Santo Domingo tomorrow to schedule an appointment for next week....He did not yet even receive a package with forms, which I was under the impression he needed to have received....Is anyone from Dominican Republic familiar with that? Any help would be appreciated....

You, the US citizen and petitioner, can call the Visa Specialist at the Department of State at 202-663-1225. They will ask you for your case number and will give you updates, if any. This call is free of charge and you can find out by calling if the packet has been mailed out to your fiance and if there is an interview scheduled.

Best wishes! (F)


August 23, 2010 - I-129 F package sent via USPS priority mail with delivery confirmation.

August 30, 2010 - Per Department of Homeland Security (DHS) e-mail, petition received and routed to California Service Center for processing. Check cashed. I-797C Notice of Action by mail (NOA 1) - Received date 08/25/2010. Notice date 08/27/2010.

After 150 days of imposed anxious patience...

January 24, 2011 - Per USCIS website, petition approved and notice mailed.

January 31, 2011 - Approval receipt notice (NOA 2) received by mail. Called NVC, given Santo Domingo case number, and informed that petition was sent same day to consulate.

Called Visa Specialist at the Department of State every day for a case update. Informed of interview date on February, 16 2011. Informed that packet was mailed to fiance on February, 15 2011.

February 21, 2011 - Fiance has not yet received packet. Called 1-877-804-5402 (Visa Information Center of the United States Embassy) to request a duplicate packet in person pick-up at the US consulate in Santo Domingo. Packet can be picked-up by fiance on 02/28.

March 1, 2011 - Medical exam completed at Consultorios de Visa in Santo Domingo.

March 9, 2011 at 6 AM - Interview, approved!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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I'm a US Citizen and my fiance is in Dominican Republic. I received a letter last night from NVC saying that this week my case will be forwarded to the US Embassy in Santo Domingo. Just now my fiance calls me and says that he received a call from them stating that he has to buy a PIN and call the Embassy in Santo Domingo tomorrow to schedule an appointment for next week....He did not yet even receive a package with forms, which I was under the impression he needed to have received....Is anyone from Dominican Republic familiar with that? Any help would be appreciated....

Congrats!!!

After your case gets to NVC and forwarded to the Embassy, you must begin gathering evidence for your case and the "required documents" needed from Interview.

The current wait time may be as long as 3 months.

The Embassy will send the beneficiary a list of instructions similar to this one:

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/k1-k2_instructions.html

Additionally, follow these steps here. Its a lot but, its worth it.

After you receive your NOA2 (approving your I-129f petition), you will receive a letter from the NVC telling you that they are processing your case and it will mailed to the appropriate Embassy. During this time your case is examined then repackaged and mailed to the Embassy handling your case.

To get valid information just wait 1-2 weeks and call (toll-free) the Visa Specialist (Department of State) in Washington D.C. Call 202 663 1225. Press Option 1 then Option 0 to speak to a visa specialist. (Do not waste your money calling the Embassy). They will tell you when your case was mailed and when your interview date is.

Also keep checking the Interview list (Currently they have February posted) to see when your interview is. Just type in the Case # that was printed on your NVC Notice (SDO2010...)

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/scheduled_appointments.html

Your packet will be mailed by the mail service in Dominican Republic (Inposdom). Which may take forever. Just keep calling and checking the interview list. So people never receive it, so be proactive. If you have not received anything around 2 weeks before your interview, call the Embassy and schedule a day to pick it up before your interview. The medical cannot be done if you do not receive your appointment letter that comes inside of Packet 4. Also, there is no way to track your case online at this point. So keep calling and checking the interview list is your best options.

Financial Docs:

Once your NOA2 arrives, you need to complete the affidavit and get a letter from your current employer (stating you have a job with them and you make $$$ a year), also you need a letter from your bank (stating how much money you deposited in the past year), and also your 3 months of recent pay stubs and 3 years of tax returns.

There are 2 affidavits (I-134 and I-864). The I-134 is very easy to complete and is usually needed for the K1 interview. The I-864 takes longer to complete and more evidence and its usually only needed for AOS but sometimes asked for during the K1 interview.

To be safe just do them both and prepare. When your fiance(e) gets her Interview Packet, it will tell you what form you need to bring. For now I would just complete them both and wait until 2 weeks before the interview date to get a letters from your employer and bank.

Also, your Dominican born fiance/fiancee needs to begin completing the forms (you can practice at this point and finalize later; they are available online), get their birth certificate (long version), passport photos, etc.

My fiancee and I did all of these things while waiting. Try not to drive yourself crazy. Just use this to prepare. Also gather all the evidence you will need for your interview (phone records, email, pics, travel documents, etc). The last thing my fiancee and I did was update our forms. She got her police report (30 days within interview date), reprinted visa forms, and I updated my income/employment documents.

I had everything done 2 months before the interview but had to get new letters (dates closer to the interview).

Medical Exam info:

http://www.consultoriosdevisa.com/english.html

K1 Flowchart:

http://www.visajourney.com/content/k1flow

If you have anymore questions, feel free to ask. Best wishes on your journey!


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

Next: Apply for U.S. Naturalization (2014)

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

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2***

Guide for AOS for K1 Visa Holders (Send me a "pm" for information)
Countries Dominicans can visit "Visa Free". http://www.dr1.com/forums/visas/98513-countries-dominicans-may-enter-visa-free-more-info.html

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first congratulations on your interview..

and mrtee like the way you explain.

made me feel more at easeeeeeeeeee :blush:


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K1 Process

11/04/2010 | NOA1 Received

11/15/2010 | Touched

02/24/2011 | Flyiin to be with my love

03/05/2011 | Back to waiting,back to US .lol

04/04/2011 | 150th Day Mark.arghh

04/25/2011 | NOA2..yayyy

NVC

05/03/2011 | NVC Received SDO# ASSIGNED

05/05/2011 | Case En route to Santo Domingo

05/07/2011 | Received NVC letter date 5/3/2011

05/11/2011 | Santo Domingo Received Case

05/17/2011 | Interview scheduled

06/01/2011 | Pkt.4 Received

07/06/2011 | Medical Done

07/17/2011 | Leaving to DR

07/19/2011 | INTERVIEW AT 6:45AM APPROVED

08/03/2011 | VISA Printed

08/08/2011 | Visa Received

08/09/2011 | POE @ JFK

09/23/2011 | MARRIED

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Hi RussianGoddess,

I'm still not clear why the embassy called your fiance. That sounds more like the procedure for a tourist visa. Maybe it was just a mistake on their part. Will you keep us posted in case the procedure has changed in some way? Thanks!


06/11/2008 Met

10/25/2010 NOA 1

04/14/2011 NOA 2

04/19/2011 NVC Received

05/09/2011 Left NVC

07/06/2011 Interview at Embassy, Approved

07/15/2011 Visa Issued

07/22/2011 POE Miami

10/22/2011 Married

12/05/2011 I 485, I-131 and EAD application recevied

12/27/2011 Transfered to CSP

01/29/2012 Received EAD/AP card

06/29/2012 Called and told DC field office is working on applications from 9/16/2011

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moving thread to:

US Embassy and Consulate Discussion

This is the place to post your experiences or questions related to this last step before moving to the US. Topics relating to I-134's, packets sent from consulate and medical & police certificates should be posted here.


YMMV

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