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Hi All,

Our interview date was 2/11/2011. I (petitioner) couldn't attend due to back injury from car accident.It is strongly recommended that petitioner attend. My fiance didn't have the documents proving my back injury and why I couldn't attend on the date of interview, so he was advised to reschedule. Do anyone know how to go about it. I am now able to travel there. Thanks in advance for all info.

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Hi All,

Our interview date was 2/11/2011. I (petitioner) couldn't attend due to back injury from car accident.It is strongly recommended that petitioner attend. My fiance didn't have the documents proving my back injury and why I couldn't attend on the date of interview, so he was advised to reschedule. Do anyone know how to go about it. I am now able to travel there. Thanks in advance for all info.

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from my understanding he (or perhaps you) have to call the embassy and ask them....our

interview is scheduled for march 1, but i will not be able to go due to work issues,

and my fiance will be calling tomorrow (they r closed today due to presidents day)to see if they can postpone it for a week or two...

if I know something more tomorrow, i will let you know...maybe someone else here will have more info too.

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from my understanding he (or perhaps you) have to call the embassy and ask them....our

interview is scheduled for march 1, but i will not be able to go due to work issues,

and my fiance will be calling tomorrow (they r closed today due to presidents day)to see if they can postpone it for a week or two...

if I know something more tomorrow, i will let you know...maybe someone else here will have more info too.

Thanks...I will call tomorrow also. Do you know the number? Does it cost $7 or $8 to call from US? Can we call the number in the US?

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Thanks...I will call tomorrow also. Do you know the number? Does it cost $7 or $8 to call from US? Can we call the number in the US?

this is the # to call from the US---1-877-804-5402...even though it's the toll free #, they will ask you to provide your credit card # to make the call....it's $8.00.

good luck...let me know how it goes.

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From the Embassy's website.

The best way to reach us is by dialing our Visa Information Center. Persons in the Dominican Republic must purchase a personal identification number (PIN) at any Banco Popular branch (either the equivalent of US$5.25 in Dominican pesos for five minutes, or the equivalent of US$16.00 in Dominican pesos for 15 minutes). The PIN will become active 24 hours after you purchase it. Then call 1-809-200-3232. Persons in the United States must call 1-877-804-5402, and the call will be charged to their credit card (Visa or MasterCard). The charge when calling from the United States is approximately US$8.00 per call, regardless of the duration of the call. The Center is staffed with operators Monday through Friday (including most American and Dominican holidays) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. local time.

If you wish to write to us, please read our mailing instructions. Keep in mind that we are unable to respond to letters requesting case status. To learn the status of your case, please contact our Visa Information Center, following the steps in the previous paragraph.

You may obtain general, recorded information free of charge by dialing 1-809-221-2171. Normal long distance charges apply when calling from outside the Santo Domingo area.


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my fiance just called.....they couldn't help him.....told him I have to come to the interview with some paper that I received...no clue what it is and they said that the interviews at the santo domingo embassy are set up by the US Embassy in the United States.....

Has anyone else called and got a different answer??? This is sooo frustrating....Do I go and jeopardize my job or do I not go and jeoparadize time and money spent in the event they deny him for lack of me being present & presenting evidence of our relationship....

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my fiance just called.....they couldn't help him.....told him I have to come to the interview with some paper that I received...no clue what it is and they said that the interviews at the santo domingo embassy are set up by the US Embassy in the United States.....

Has anyone else called and got a different answer??? This is sooo frustrating....Do I go and jeopardize my job or do I not go and jeoparadize time and money spent in the event they deny him for lack of me being present & presenting evidence of our relationship....

I encourage you to find some sort of way to make it. You have worked too hard not to show. Getting a Visa from the Dominican Republic is very difficult! People would do almost anything to obtain one. Ask yourself, do you really want to take the risk of refiling, waiting, spending more money all over again. I know there are some challenges that are in your way, but don't let them stop you now. I think it will be a bad idea not to go. Try to explain your situation to your employer or maybe you can just use a Sick Day and take off 2days. Fly in the day before the interview and fly home after the interview is complete.

From my knowledge, the Embassy only schedules interviews for people if they are sick. Below is from the Embassy's website

If you are not feeling well, do not come to your interview. You can call the Visa Information Center to reschedule your interview (see instructions below).

Do not come to the consulate if you have any combination of the following flu-like symptoms:

Sore throat, or

Cough, or

Vomiting, or

Diarrhea, or

Runny nose, or

Fever over 100°F (37.8°C)

If you have these symptoms, contact your medical provider. The United States Centers for Disease control advises that you take the following precautions if you have the flu:

Cover your mouth when you cough

Wash your hands frequently

Stay home if you have had a fever of 100° F [37.8° C] or greater in the past 24 hours

Closely monitor your health for 7 days for signs or symptoms of illness.

How to contact the Visa Information Center

Persons in the Dominican Republic should call 1-809-200-3232. Persons in the United States must call 1-877-804-5402. THERE IS NO ADDITIONAL COST TO THE APPLICANT. The Center is staffed with operators Monday through Friday (including most American and Dominican holidays) from 7:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m. Santo Domingo time. You will be able to leave a message that you are ill and unable to keep your appointment. Someone from our call center will be contacting the applicant via telephone to reschedule the appointment. Please expect a call in approximately a week.

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/atc-091123.html

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my fiance just called.....they couldn't help him.....told him I have to come to the interview with some paper that I received...no clue what it is and they said that the interviews at the santo domingo embassy are set up by the US Embassy in the United States.....

Has anyone else called and got a different answer??? This is sooo frustrating....Do I go and jeopardize my job or do I not go and jeoparadize time and money spent in the event they deny him for lack of me being present & presenting evidence of our relationship....

It would be certain that if you (USC petitioner) don't go to the interview your fiance WILL be denied. At best, maybe they would give him an open appointment (cita abierta), but they may just flat-out deny him. I have read LOTS of interview accounts from Santo Domingo and I have NEVER read of a K1 or CR1 visa being approved without the petitioner being present. Never. As Mr.Tee suggested, you would really take off 2 to 3 days from work. Explain the situation to your boss. It is crucial that you attend if you want to have a fighting chance for the visa to be approved. Call the 1-877 number yourself (you will have to pay for the call with a credit card) and see if they can schedule it for you.


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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It would be certain that if you (USC petitioner) don't go to the interview your fiance WILL be denied. At best, maybe they would give him an open appointment (cita abierta), but they may just flat-out deny him. I have read LOTS of interview accounts from Santo Domingo and I have NEVER read of a K1 or CR1 visa being approved without the petitioner being present. Never. As Mr.Tee suggested, you would really take off 2 to 3 days from work. Explain the situation to your boss. It is crucial that you attend if you want to have a fighting chance for the visa to be approved. Call the 1-877 number yourself (you will have to pay for the call with a credit card) and see if they can schedule it for you.

thank you everyone!! i will go. i spoke to the us embassy in the united states and was told that my fiance can go pick up the packet on Friday....(tuesday is the interview). But i also called that place where he has to get the medical exam and they said he can go to the embassy tomorrow at 7am casilla 26 or 27 and they may give him the appointment letter with which he can go to do the medical exam. if he goes tomorrow, they said his medical results will be ready the day before the interview.....With God's help!!!!

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thank you everyone!! i will go. i spoke to the us embassy in the united states and was told that my fiance can go pick up the packet on Friday....(tuesday is the interview). But i also called that place where he has to get the medical exam and they said he can go to the embassy tomorrow at 7am casilla 26 or 27 and they may give him the appointment letter with which he can go to do the medical exam. if he goes tomorrow, they said his medical results will be ready the day before the interview.....With God's help!!!!

I am glad you've decided to go. It really IS crucial to attend and bring lots of proof. Unfortunately, since our loved ones live in a high fraud country, we (petitioners) are required to go and face the possibility of a REALLY difficult, invasive, and even embarrasing interview. Let us hope that we are successful! (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.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

-Henry David Thoreau

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I am glad you've decided to go. It really IS crucial to attend and bring lots of proof. Unfortunately, since our loved ones live in a high fraud country, we (petitioners) are required to go and face the possibility of a REALLY difficult, invasive, and even embarrasing interview. Let us hope that we are successful! (F)

he got the letter of appointment confirmation this morning from the embassy, but did not make it in time to go do the medical, so he will have to return tomorrow....i'm completing all the forms from the packet (got them from the embassy's website) and hopefully everything will work out just fine....i'm flying out sunday morning and coming back Tuesday night...i'm feeling a bit better that at least we are progressing and hopefully will have everyting done before the interview :-)

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he got the letter of appointment confirmation this morning from the embassy, but did not make it in time to go do the medical, so he will have to return tomorrow....i'm completing all the forms from the packet (got them from the embassy's website) and hopefully everything will work out just fine....i'm flying out sunday morning and coming back Tuesday night...i'm feeling a bit better that at least we are progressing and hopefully will have everyting done before the interview :-)

How exciting! Best wishes to you and your fiance during the interview. Please let us know how things went as soon as you can! (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.

Go confidently in the direction of your dreams. Live the life you have imagined.

-Henry David Thoreau

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