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HELP! Interview next week and DS-156 expired 5/31/2011

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I'm flying out on Tuesday to Dominican Republic for out interview on Thursday. I have all the docs filled out but the DS-156 form that i have expired on 5/31/2011 and a revised one has not been uploaded yet. What do I do and how do I know that they will still accept this one?

Im so nervous and so is he! Im so scared I might forget something. Please help!


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You have the correct form. The expiration date is referring to some administrative thing that has nothing to do with immigration and need not concern you. All you must ensure is that you have the most recent form, and you do :-)

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I'm flying out on Tuesday to Dominican Republic for out interview on Thursday. I have all the docs filled out but the DS-156 form that i have expired on 5/31/2011 and a revised one has not been uploaded yet. What do I do and how do I know that they will still accept this one?

Im so nervous and so is he! Im so scared I might forget something. Please help!

I think that as long as you are downloading and completing the current forms loaded to the USCIS website, then you should be fine. Remember to take the printed forms with you, but also a USB drive with the forms to the DR (but do not take this USB drive to the Embassy itself, just to the country in case you need to print them again for some reason).

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!

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@CIN you're good to go..i was nervous about that date on the form too but figured it was the latest form shown and said i would argue my case if need be. Good luck and update us w/the good news!!

@Aztec..didn't think about taking a usb drive but thanks for the suggestion because its a great idea! you never know.....


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March 28,2010 Blessed day of Meeting

June 2010 Engaged

Jan. 7,2011 I-129F Sent

Jan. 10,2011 NOA1

March 8,2011 NOA2

March 16,2011 NVC Received

March 18,2011 NVC Sent to SDO

March 23,2011 Consulate Received

April 30,2011 Packet 4 Received

June 21,2011 Interview/Approved

July 8,2011 Visa Issued/Domex

July 23,2011 Point of Entry-Ft.Lauderdale Int'l

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@CIN you're good to go..i was nervous about that date on the form too but figured it was the latest form shown and said i would argue my case if need be. Good luck and update us w/the good news!!

@Aztec..didn't think about taking a usb drive but thanks for the suggestion because its a great idea! you never know.....

Here is a link to an updated DS-156 : http://www.state.gov/documents/organization/82063.pdf , but I'm confused about what this is?

I mean why would DOS put two different ones on their web site, and the official link point to the old one. But I haven't tried the other one so I don't know if it prints out the barcode or not.

If that confuses you, which it does me, I would fill them both out! Good luck!


NOA1 - 12/21/15

NOA2 - 04/18/16

NVC Receive - 04/29/16

NVC Welcome - 05/13/16

DS-261 - 05/14/16

AOS, IV PAID - 05/27/16

DS260 done - 06/10/16

Case Transferred to US Embassy in Riga Latvia at the end of October.

If you really want it, you'll find a way!

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I'm flying out on Tuesday to Dominican Republic for out interview on Thursday. I have all the docs filled out but the DS-156 form that i have expired on 5/31/2011 and a revised one has not been uploaded yet. What do I do and how do I know that they will still accept this one?

Im so nervous and so is he! Im so scared I might forget something. Please help!

Here is the link for the updated DS 156:---> DS156 Once this link takes you to the DS156 form you will see that at the top right hand corner the date of expiration still says 5/31/2011. But, once you fill it out and press continue (at the bottom of that page) it will then direct you to the next page and you will see the updated form filled out with your info and the barcode on it. Remember to print 2 copies. Good Luck!!


Check out my "About Me" tab on my profile to learn about my detailed timeline with the K-1 Visa and AOS process....

Live life, Laugh lots, Love forever.....

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now the link I gave you is not working anymore and is currently showing the older version :angry: Sorry! :blush:


Check out my "About Me" tab on my profile to learn about my detailed timeline with the K-1 Visa and AOS process....

Live life, Laugh lots, Love forever.....

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