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what is up with these 6am interview at the santo domingo embassy?

my fiance lives in la romana, which is 2 hours away from santo domingo....

how do they expect pple to come so early? i heard they want you to even be there 30 minutes prior to your interview time....

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what is up with these 6am interview at the santo domingo embassy?

my fiance lives in la romana, which is 2 hours away from santo domingo....

how do they expect pple to come so early? i heard they want you to even be there 30 minutes prior to your interview time....

People line up even before 4 am outside of the consulate. For most, this means staying at a nearby hotel in Santo Domingo. The hotel Jardines del Teatro is highly recommended and is only one block away. Be aware that even if you are expected to be there at 6 am (or actually before this time to wait outside in line) the interview might not take place for hours. Your fiance could be there until closing time if they choose to make him the last interview of the day. You should read the consulate reviews available here on VJ. Go to the upper link that says "Reviews" and read up on the process.


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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wow didn't know that.....i am trying to be there at the interview with him, since that gives us a better chance of

getting him approved....thanks for the heads up....if he gets an opportunity to change the interview for another date,

not too far away, i'd love to see if they can make it for a bit later then 6...do you know why they start so early and

what is the latest appointment that they make?

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wow didn't know that.....i am trying to be there at the interview with him, since that gives us a better chance of

getting him approved....thanks for the heads up....if he gets an opportunity to change the interview for another date,

not too far away, i'd love to see if they can make it for a bit later then 6...do you know why they start so early and

what is the latest appointment that they make?

If you look at the interview times posted on the monthly interviews at the Santo Domingo's US consulate website EVERYONE is told to come in early. As explained before, when the interview actually happens in that day is up to them. So, no, you will not be able to get an interview time that is later in the day. This not a convenient process at all, you better get used to it because your fiance has a long road ahead in his immigration journey...


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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Aztec & Taino pretty much told you exactly what I was going to say. You should read member's "Interview Accounts" to get a better idea of how things are.

Link:

http://www.visajourney.com/reviews/index.php?cnty=Dominican+Rep&cty=&dfilter=5

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Agreed with A&T and MrTee. You might as well dedicate two full days to the interview. Day 1--travel to the capital, pick up medical results, check into hotel. Day 2--show up early to the consulate, and plan to be there all day if necessary; if you're lucky, get out in time to check out of the hotel and travel back.

We just went last week. Here is a rough timeline of our experience:

02/15/2011

9am--leave Imbert for Santo Domingo

2pm--arrive in capital

2:30pm--pick up medical results

3pm--check into hotel

4pm--scope out the consulate, get some food for dinner/breakfast, etc.

8:30pm--go to bed!!!

02/16/2011

4:15am--wake up

5:15am--arrive at consulate (interview scheduled for 6:15am)

6am--they start allowing people into the consulate

6:30am--called for fingerprints

7:45am--called to submit documents, receive number in queue

...waaaaaaaaaiiiiiiiiiting...

1:45pm--called for interview

1:50pm--paid Domex and left consulate

2:30pm--checked out of hotel and left Santo Domingo

8:45pm--got home to Imbert

Like the other posters already said, the interview is by no means convenient, but obviously is very important. Treat it as such. We stayed at Jardines del Teatro. Not only was it VERY close to the consulate, but the management was accustomed to the process, and very kind and flexible with us regarding checkout times and such. As they also mentioned above, you'll see a lot of this information already posted by many VJ members if you just look at the consulate reviews for Santo Domingo.


IR-5

  • USCIS scan date - 11/07/2014
  • NVC scan date - 03/06/2015
  • NVC case complete - 08/01/2015
  • Interview scheduled - 09/14/2015
  • Interview - 10/08/2015

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This is the most important day of you two's life up to this point. [/b]

I'm only half-joking when I tell my husband that February 16th (our interview date) should be our new anniversary! :D


IR-5

  • USCIS scan date - 11/07/2014
  • NVC scan date - 03/06/2015
  • NVC case complete - 08/01/2015
  • Interview scheduled - 09/14/2015
  • Interview - 10/08/2015

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I'm only half-joking when I tell my husband that February 16th (our interview date) should be our new anniversary! :D

Definitely a day to remember, I bet! :D


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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