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I was fortunate enough to receive my husband's interview date yesterday via phone and email, however, I'm a little bit confused as to what my husband will need in order to go get his medical exam done.

I've read that he just needs the letter with his interview date, which he will receive in the mail. I guess this would be packet 4? So now I'm wondering if the pdf I got via email yesterday would be considered packet 3 or packet 4? If this is packet 3, could that letter also be used to go get the exam done? I'll post the contents of the letter below.

June 10, 2011

NVC Case Number: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dear (Beneficiary's Name):

The enclosed information pertains to (beneficiary's name) interest in immigrating to the United States of America. The National Visa Center (NVC) has completed its processing of (beneficiary's name)'s petition, case number XXXXXXXXXXXXX; and forwarded it to the American Embassy/Consulate in SANTO DOMINGO.

An immigrant visa interview has been scheduled for the applicant at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in

SANTO DOMINGO on July 11, 2011 at 06:45 am.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read and follow all Interview Preparation Instructions located on the Department of State's web site at: www.ImmigrantVisas.state.gov, under the "Prepare for your visa interview abroad" link. Important information egarding the required medical appointment is listed on this site. Failure to read and promptly follow all nstructions provided on this site will result in your immigrant visa being refused at the initial interview.

Upon arrival at the Embassy/Consulate, the applicant should present this letter to the receptionist.

Those members of the applicant's family, listed on the attached page, must appear at the Embassy/Consulate on the above appointment date. The address is provided on the next page.

WHAT TO DO IF THE APPLICANT CANNOT KEEP THE APPOINTMENT:

Some Embassies/Consulates reschedule interview appointments themselves; others utilize an outside service provider to reschedule appointments. To determine the proper procedure for rescheduling the applicant's interview ppointment, please go to the Department of State's web site at: www.ImmigrantVisas.state.gov, click the "Prepare or your visa interview abroad" link, and read the US Embassy/Consulate information on page (4) entitled "Embassy/Consulate General-Specific Interview Guidelines." If the Embassy/Consulate does not have any specific interview guidelines listed, you should contact the Embassy/Consulate directly to reschedule the applicant's interview.

So what I would like to know is:

(1) Is this packet 3 or 4?

(2) If my husband takes this letter to the designated clinic, will they accept it and give him the medical exam?

Thanks for your help.


My Case Timeline (I-130)

03/19/07: We met

01/03/09: He proposed =D

07/17/10: Married, yay!

USCIS: VSC (188 days)

10/04/10: Sent I-130

10/12/10: NOA1 (Received text/email with receipt #)

10/14/10: "Touched"

10/16/10: NOA1 (Received hard copy I-797C)

04/18/11: NOA2 (Received text/email):D

04/22/11: NOA2 (Received hard copy I-797C)

NVC

04/25/11: NVC received my original petition

05/05/11: Received NVC Case # and IIN; gave them our emails

05/07/11: Sent DS 3032 email

05/07/11: AOS fee invoiced and paid

05/09/11: NVC accepts husband's DS-3032 email

05/10/11: AOS fee shows up as paid

05/10/11: IV fee invoiced and paid

05/11/11: Sent AOS package via overnight mail

05/12/11: IV fee shows up as paid

05/12/11: AOS package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/14/11: Sent IV package via overnight mail

05/16/11: IV package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/20/11: AOS package reviewed

05/25/11: IV package reviewed

05/26/11: SIF!!!

05/26/11: CC!!!

06/10/11: NVC schedules interview date

Consulate

06/27/11: Medical Exam

07/11/11: Interview: Approved!

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I believe that since you are filing cr1/ir1 this is the only confirmation you will get. Your husband can just print out the email and go to the consultorio with it. DR beneficiaries only receive packet 4 which has the interview letter and some people get the forms that need to be filled out. You should just download all the forms needed from the website and fill them out.


AOS Journey

6.25.2014 Sent off I-130 and I-485 (Day 0)

6.27.2014 Package Delivered to Chicago Lockbox (Day 02)

7.2.2014 Text Messages/Emails Received (Day 07)

7.7.2014 NOA1 Recv'd w/ June 30th Priority Date (Day 12)

7.12.2014 Recv'd Biometrics Appt Letter for 7.25.2014 (17)

7.14.2014 Early Biometrics Walk-In (Bronx ASC- gave us hard time and made us wait an hour and a half just to receive a number but we got it done) (Day 19)

7.29.2014 Status changed to "Testing and Interview" (no text or email notification) (Day 34)

8.28.2014 Received Text/Email "Card/Document Production" (Day 64 (Day 59 from Priority Date))

9.5.2014 Received Text/Email that EAD card has been mailed (Day 72 (Day 67 from PD))

9.8.2014 EAD Card received!! (Day 75 (Day 70 from PD))

9.12.2014 Applied for SSN (Day 79 (Day 74 from PD))

9.18.2014 Received SSN (Day 85 (Day 80 from PD))

10.08.2014 Received Interview Date for Nov 14th!! (Day 105 (Day 100 from PD))

11.14.2014 Interview Date!!! (Day 142 (Day 137 from PD))

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Hello everyone,

I was fortunate enough to receive my husband's interview date yesterday via phone and email, however, I'm a little bit confused as to what my husband will need in order to go get his medical exam done.

I've read that he just needs the letter with his interview date, which he will receive in the mail. I guess this would be packet 4? So now I'm wondering if the pdf I got via email yesterday would be considered packet 3 or packet 4? If this is packet 3, could that letter also be used to go get the exam done? I'll post the contents of the letter below.

June 10, 2011

NVC Case Number: XXXXXXXXXXXXX

Dear (Beneficiary's Name):

The enclosed information pertains to (beneficiary's name) interest in immigrating to the United States of America. The National Visa Center (NVC) has completed its processing of (beneficiary's name)'s petition, case number XXXXXXXXXXXXX; and forwarded it to the American Embassy/Consulate in SANTO DOMINGO.

An immigrant visa interview has been scheduled for the applicant at the U.S. Embassy/Consulate in

SANTO DOMINGO on July 11, 2011 at 06:45 am.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION

Please read and follow all Interview Preparation Instructions located on the Department of State's web site at: www.ImmigrantVisas.state.gov, under the "Prepare for your visa interview abroad" link. Important information egarding the required medical appointment is listed on this site. Failure to read and promptly follow all nstructions provided on this site will result in your immigrant visa being refused at the initial interview.

Upon arrival at the Embassy/Consulate, the applicant should present this letter to the receptionist.

Those members of the applicant's family, listed on the attached page, must appear at the Embassy/Consulate on the above appointment date. The address is provided on the next page.

WHAT TO DO IF THE APPLICANT CANNOT KEEP THE APPOINTMENT:

Some Embassies/Consulates reschedule interview appointments themselves; others utilize an outside service provider to reschedule appointments. To determine the proper procedure for rescheduling the applicant's interview ppointment, please go to the Department of State's web site at: www.ImmigrantVisas.state.gov, click the "Prepare or your visa interview abroad" link, and read the US Embassy/Consulate information on page (4) entitled "Embassy/Consulate General-Specific Interview Guidelines." If the Embassy/Consulate does not have any specific interview guidelines listed, you should contact the Embassy/Consulate directly to reschedule the applicant's interview.

So what I would like to know is:

(1) Is this packet 3 or 4?

(2) If my husband takes this letter to the designated clinic, will they accept it and give him the medical exam?

Thanks for your help.

Congratulations on receiving an interview date! :thumbs:

Your husband could contact the Consulutorios de Visa directly and ask them if this letter would be enough to get his medical completed or if he needs to wait for his packet from the Embassy. I contacted the Consultorios de Visa via e-mail and, to my surprise, they replied the following day. So, he might save some time in going there if he e-mails or calls first. I believe CR-1 beneficiaries also get a packet, yet there is only one packet at Santo Domingo and not two like in some other Embassies.

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!

March 18, 2011 - POE together. JFK and O'Hare airports. Legal wedding: May 16, 2011.

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I believe that since you are filing cr1/ir1 this is the only confirmation you will get. Your husband can just print out the email and go to the consultorio with it. DR beneficiaries only receive packet 4 which has the interview letter and some people get the forms that need to be filled out. You should just download all the forms needed from the website and fill them out.

Thanks. The VJ timeline always confuses me because they ask when you received packet 3 or 4 but I never really knew what each packet is supposed to contain so I can't even tell whether I received it or not.

I had the gut feeling that he could use this letter though. Thanks again.


My Case Timeline (I-130)

03/19/07: We met

01/03/09: He proposed =D

07/17/10: Married, yay!

USCIS: VSC (188 days)

10/04/10: Sent I-130

10/12/10: NOA1 (Received text/email with receipt #)

10/14/10: "Touched"

10/16/10: NOA1 (Received hard copy I-797C)

04/18/11: NOA2 (Received text/email):D

04/22/11: NOA2 (Received hard copy I-797C)

NVC

04/25/11: NVC received my original petition

05/05/11: Received NVC Case # and IIN; gave them our emails

05/07/11: Sent DS 3032 email

05/07/11: AOS fee invoiced and paid

05/09/11: NVC accepts husband's DS-3032 email

05/10/11: AOS fee shows up as paid

05/10/11: IV fee invoiced and paid

05/11/11: Sent AOS package via overnight mail

05/12/11: IV fee shows up as paid

05/12/11: AOS package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/14/11: Sent IV package via overnight mail

05/16/11: IV package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/20/11: AOS package reviewed

05/25/11: IV package reviewed

05/26/11: SIF!!!

05/26/11: CC!!!

06/10/11: NVC schedules interview date

Consulate

06/27/11: Medical Exam

07/11/11: Interview: Approved!

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Congratulations on receiving an interview date! :thumbs:

Your husband could contact the Consulutorios de Visa directly and ask them if this letter would be enough to get his medical completed or if he needs to wait for his packet from the Embassy. I contacted the Consultorios de Visa via e-mail and, to my surprise, they replied the following day. So, he might save some time in going there if he e-mails or calls first. I believe CR-1 beneficiaries also get a packet, yet there is only one packet at Santo Domingo and not two like in some other Embassies.

Best wishes! (F)

Thanks! I feel like it has been years already and everyone else had been done with this process while my husband and I have been stuck waiting. So happy it will soon be over.

My husband wants me to call and confirm with the NVC but I'll tell him to call the clinic instead just in case.


My Case Timeline (I-130)

03/19/07: We met

01/03/09: He proposed =D

07/17/10: Married, yay!

USCIS: VSC (188 days)

10/04/10: Sent I-130

10/12/10: NOA1 (Received text/email with receipt #)

10/14/10: "Touched"

10/16/10: NOA1 (Received hard copy I-797C)

04/18/11: NOA2 (Received text/email):D

04/22/11: NOA2 (Received hard copy I-797C)

NVC

04/25/11: NVC received my original petition

05/05/11: Received NVC Case # and IIN; gave them our emails

05/07/11: Sent DS 3032 email

05/07/11: AOS fee invoiced and paid

05/09/11: NVC accepts husband's DS-3032 email

05/10/11: AOS fee shows up as paid

05/10/11: IV fee invoiced and paid

05/11/11: Sent AOS package via overnight mail

05/12/11: IV fee shows up as paid

05/12/11: AOS package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/14/11: Sent IV package via overnight mail

05/16/11: IV package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/20/11: AOS package reviewed

05/25/11: IV package reviewed

05/26/11: SIF!!!

05/26/11: CC!!!

06/10/11: NVC schedules interview date

Consulate

06/27/11: Medical Exam

07/11/11: Interview: Approved!

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What they email you is enough to go get your medical done just print out all the info, best of luck!!


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you've received the interview letter, which is part of packet 4.

Many Embassies are not sending out postal mail with other forms, instead posting the forms online.

Specifically for the medical forms, usually the Approved Medical Examination Facility has the forms, but

now'd be a good time to check in with the Embassy IV Unit Web Site, see what they have for download.

With the interview letter, and the medical forms, can go to medical exam.


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you've received the interview letter, which is part of packet 4.

Many Embassies are not sending out postal mail with other forms, instead posting the forms online.

Specifically for the medical forms, usually the Approved Medical Examination Facility has the forms, but

now'd be a good time to check in with the Embassy IV Unit Web Site, see what they have for download.

With the interview letter, and the medical forms, can go to medical exam.

Thanks for that clarification :star:


My Case Timeline (I-130)

03/19/07: We met

01/03/09: He proposed =D

07/17/10: Married, yay!

USCIS: VSC (188 days)

10/04/10: Sent I-130

10/12/10: NOA1 (Received text/email with receipt #)

10/14/10: "Touched"

10/16/10: NOA1 (Received hard copy I-797C)

04/18/11: NOA2 (Received text/email):D

04/22/11: NOA2 (Received hard copy I-797C)

NVC

04/25/11: NVC received my original petition

05/05/11: Received NVC Case # and IIN; gave them our emails

05/07/11: Sent DS 3032 email

05/07/11: AOS fee invoiced and paid

05/09/11: NVC accepts husband's DS-3032 email

05/10/11: AOS fee shows up as paid

05/10/11: IV fee invoiced and paid

05/11/11: Sent AOS package via overnight mail

05/12/11: IV fee shows up as paid

05/12/11: AOS package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/14/11: Sent IV package via overnight mail

05/16/11: IV package delivered (per usps tracking website)

05/20/11: AOS package reviewed

05/25/11: IV package reviewed

05/26/11: SIF!!!

05/26/11: CC!!!

06/10/11: NVC schedules interview date

Consulate

06/27/11: Medical Exam

07/11/11: Interview: Approved!

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