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Picking up visa the same day as the interview?

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Buy the plane tickets when and only when the visa is in hand

good luck


USCIS
August 12, 2008 - petition sent
August 16, 2008 - NOA-1
February 10, 2009 - NOA-2
178 DAYS FROM NOA-1


NVC
February 13, 2009 - NVC case number assigned
March 12, 2009 - Case Complete
25 DAY TRIP THROUGH NVC


Medical
May 4, 2009


Interview
May, 26, 2009


POE - June 20, 2009 Toronto - Atlanta, GA

Removal of Conditions
Filed - April 14, 2011
Biometrics - June 2, 2011 (early)
Approval - November 9, 2011
209 DAY TRIP TO REMOVE CONDITIONS

Citizenship

April 29, 2013 - NOA1 for petition received

September 10, 2013 Interview - decision could not be made.

April 15, 2014 APPROVED. Wait for oath ceremony

Waited...

September 29, 2015 - sent letter to senator.

October 16, 2015 - US Citizen

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is picking up the visa, if u get approved, an option at all if you pay extra?

let's say you get approved, how soon can you buythe plane tickets???

Have you taken a look at this information page specific to the Santo Domingo consulate?

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Dominican Republic&cty=Santo Domingo

It should answer many of your questions.

Have you taken a look at this information page specific to the Santo Domingo consulate?

http://www.visajourney.com/consulates/index.php?ctry=Dominican Republic&cty=Santo Domingo

It should answer many of your questions.

For some reason the link I pasted is not working. You can click on the link that reads "portals" and then click on "Santo Domingo consulate information" to get to the page I was referring you to.


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 agree with both of the above posts. However, in answer to your question, you can request to pick up your fiance's visa at the Domex office in Santo Domingo. You have to pay the regular SD delivery fee, but nothing extra beyond that. But you can't pick it up the same day; it will probably be at least a couple of business days before it's ready. The Domex receipt has a tracking number that you can track online, and you can also call them to check on it.

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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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