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Filed: Country: Dominican Republic
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Hello! I'm new to this forum but I'm hoping that someone has any information on this process? There's not much information online and I've been periodically contacting the US Consulate's office in Santo Domingo but have been getting conflicting information on what I need to file. I'm a US citizen living (legally) in the DR and I have made the appointment for my husband to get his 1st interview by the end of this month (we are going for a K3 Visa). So far, what the consular office has told me to bring is the following:

From Me:

US Passport (copy of front page only)

Certificate of Naturalization (as I was born in a different country)

Dominican Issued Cedula/ID

Document of Entry/Exit *this is what has confused me so far...I've been told twice that I need it, and once that I don't*

For my husband:

Dominican Passport (copy of front page only)

Marraige Certificate (lengthy regional version) plus translated version

Birth Certificate (certified plus a translation)

I130 Form

420 USD

G-325 (both him and I need one)

2 of each 2x2 photos Passport type photos (1 profile)

proof of relationship - emails, pictures, bills, etc...

I'll be going to his interview with him, but just curious if anyone has gone through this process and could share some tips!

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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(we are going for a K3 Visa).

The K visa category isn't available via DCF. You would be petitioning for an IR-1/CR-1 visa (IR-1 is when you and your husband have been married for 2 or more years).


Our journey:

Spoiler

September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*

 

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Filed: Country: Dominican Republic
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The K visa category isn't available via DCF. You would be petitioning for an IR-1/CR-1 visa (IR-1 is when you and your husband have been married for 2 or more years).

Thanks for the clarification. In that case yes, we have been together for 10 years, living together for several years and married for 3.

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