Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
GandA5510

About the CR1

17 posts in this topic

Recommended Posts

Hello everyone!

I have a question about the Bonifide marriage section of this.

My fiance lives in Dominican Republic, and i live in the United states. We dont have any bonifide anything together, if that makes sense. We do want a child, and im currently in Dominican Republic, Could we get a something here to prove we own something together? Im not sure how to ask this sorry for the lame and long question.

Also, what other types of (Any other relevant documentation to establish that thereis an ongoing marital union.) could we use?

What would happen if we dont have anything with our names both on? (because he isnt in the united states)

(Heres what it says on the forum for this part if you need to read it )

Note: Evidence of a Bonifide Marriage

The USCIS now requires that when filing an I-130 for a spouse that you include evidence of a bonifide marriage. They list examples of acceptable evidence as:

1. Documentation showing joint ownership or property; or

2. A lease showing joint tenancy of a common residence; or

3. Documentation showing co-mingling of financialresources; or

4. Birth certificate(s) of child(ren) born to you, thepetitioner, and your spouse together; or

5. Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties havingpersonal knowledge of the bona fides of the maritalrelationship (Each affidavit must contain the full nameand address, date and place of birth of the person makingthe affidavit, his or her relationship to the petitioner ofbeneficiary, if any, and complete information and detailsexplaining how the person acquired his or herknowledge of your marriage); or

6. Any other relevant documentation to establish that thereis an ongoing marital union.

Edited by GandA5510

OUR JOURNEY
I-130
11.24.12: Sent I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox
11.30.12: Payment of $420.00 received.
11.30.12: Received e-notification sms/email
12.04.12: NOA1 received
01/18/13: NOA2 received (day approved 01.15.13)

Case Sent to Department of State National Visa Center (NVC)

NVC
01/21/13: NVC received our case
02/07/13: Assigned Case number
02/07/13: Emailed DS-3032
02/12/13: Paid AOS
02/14/13: AOS as PAID
02/21/13: Email Acceptance of DS-3032
02/22/13: Paid IV
02/25/13: IV as PAID
02/27/13: Sent AOS
03/05/13: Sent IV
03/13/13: NVC received AOS
03/14/13: Received Checklist
03/19/13: Sent in Checklist with all requested items.
04/05/13: NVC received IV
04/19/13: AOS accepted
04/05/13: IV accepted
04/20/13 Case complete
06/19/13 Interview Date!! <3 <3 <3
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
as1cHmp0g410020MDAwMTQwOGx8MDAwMTEwOGxkf
as1cJUZ0g410000MDA0NDZzfDAwMDE2NDRzfEVzd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Hello everyone!

I have a question about the Bonifide marriage section of this.

My fiance lives in Dominican Republic, and i live in the United states. We dont have any bonifide anything together, if that makes sense. We do want a child, and im currently in Dominican Republic, Could we get a something here to prove we own something together? Im not sure how to ask this sorry for the lame and long question.

Also, what other types of (Any other relevant documentation to establish that thereis an ongoing marital union.) could we use?

What would happen if we dont have anything with our names both on? (because he isnt in the united states)

(Heres what it says on the forum for this part if you need to read it )

Note: Evidence of a Bonifide Marriage

The USCIS now requires that when filing an I-130 for a spouse that you include evidence of a bonifide marriage. They list examples of acceptable evidence as:

1. Documentation showing joint ownership or property; or

2. A lease showing joint tenancy of a common residence; or

3. Documentation showing co-mingling of financialresources; or

4. Birth certificate(s) of child(ren) born to you, thepetitioner, and your spouse together; or

5. Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties havingpersonal knowledge of the bona fides of the maritalrelationship (Each affidavit must contain the full nameand address, date and place of birth of the person makingthe affidavit, his or her relationship to the petitioner ofbeneficiary, if any, and complete information and detailsexplaining how the person acquired his or herknowledge of your marriage); or

6. Any other relevant documentation to establish that thereis an ongoing marital union.

UPDATE I JUST FOUND OUT THAT WE CAN USE OUR MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE THANKS ANYWAYS!!


OUR JOURNEY
I-130
11.24.12: Sent I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox
11.30.12: Payment of $420.00 received.
11.30.12: Received e-notification sms/email
12.04.12: NOA1 received
01/18/13: NOA2 received (day approved 01.15.13)

Case Sent to Department of State National Visa Center (NVC)

NVC
01/21/13: NVC received our case
02/07/13: Assigned Case number
02/07/13: Emailed DS-3032
02/12/13: Paid AOS
02/14/13: AOS as PAID
02/21/13: Email Acceptance of DS-3032
02/22/13: Paid IV
02/25/13: IV as PAID
02/27/13: Sent AOS
03/05/13: Sent IV
03/13/13: NVC received AOS
03/14/13: Received Checklist
03/19/13: Sent in Checklist with all requested items.
04/05/13: NVC received IV
04/19/13: AOS accepted
04/05/13: IV accepted
04/20/13 Case complete
06/19/13 Interview Date!! <3 <3 <3
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
as1cHmp0g410020MDAwMTQwOGx8MDAwMTEwOGxkf
as1cJUZ0g410000MDA0NDZzfDAwMDE2NDRzfEVzd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Along with your marriage certificate, you should submit other things like Affidavits sworn to or affirmed by third parties. I included a few pictures of my husband and I throughout our relationship as well as a years worth of phone records. Some people send LOADS of evidence like plane tickets, emails, wedding invitations, etc. It doesn't hurt to send as much information as possible, even if it's not included on the instruction sheet.

Just to add, my husband and I don't have anything in our names (ie bank accounts, leases, bills), so that's why we sent the other evidence. Not everyone has had the privilege of living with their significant other. You're not the first case they'll see like this :-)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can submit sworn and notarized affidavits from friends and family members who could speak about your relationship and commitment. Also, you should consider opening a joint bank account in the DR (maybe one that you could send some money to directly) and any other types of financial co-mingling of resources that would show that you have a legit marriage.


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

You can submit sworn and notarized affidavits from friends and family members who could speak about your relationship and commitment. Also, you should consider opening a joint bank account in the DR (maybe one that you could send some money to directly) and any other types of financial co-mingling of resources that would show that you have a legit marriage.

While marraige certficate is a must, it will alone be sufficient to convince continuing relationship.

I strongly suggest that you keep a log of you email / telephone/ online chat ready to be provided periodically such records at petition (I-130) time and then at DS-230 time and finally at Interview time. It is extremely helpful to provide sworn notarized affidavits from 2 - 4 relatives/ friends that attended your marraige.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definetely try to open a joint back account in DR. You don't want to send too much with your I-130. Save all the emails, loads of pictures, etc for the interview where more evidence is observed. The marriage certificate, a couple photos, joint account and maybe just one affidavit is more than enough. Some people send less and are approved without any problem.


01/01/2008 - Met
04/27/2010 - Engaged
08/23/2011 - Married
USCIS
10/03/2011 - I-130 Sent (USPS priority w/ delivery confirmation)
10/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
10/06/2011 - NOA1
11/09/2011 - NOA2 (no RFE's)
NVC
11/14/2011 - Petition received by NVC/ Received NOA2 by mail
11/21/2011 - NVC case # received by email/ Got AOS fee by email/ Called NVC to provide beneficiary email
11/27/2011 - Choice of agent (DS-3023) sent to NVC by email
.....took a break from process to delay interview....
01/26/2012 - Payed IV fee
01/27/2012 - IV fee status shown as PAID
02/07/2012 - Payed AOS fee
02/08/2012 - AOS fee status shown as PAID
02/09/ 2012 - DS-230 package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/06/2012 - AOS package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/12/2012 - Called NVC and found out about checklist. Sent revision to NVC that same day.
03/16/2012 - CASE COMPLETE!
04/11/2012 - Informed of interview via phone by DOS/ Got P4 email from NVC a few hours later that same day (May 4th)
SANTO DOMINGO CONSULATE
04/19/2012 - Medical
05/04/2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
05/10/2012 - Visa ready and picked up at domex
05/15/2012 - POE in Boston (together)
U. S. A
05/29/2012 - Went to SS office to apply for SS card
06/01/2012 - Welcome letter arrived (Received about 3 of these)
06/05/2012 - Green card arrived
06/15/2012- Back to SS office with green card to reapply and inquire about delay
06/18/2012 - Picked up SSN at SSA office
06/22/2012 - SS card arrived by mail

04/24/14 - Sent I-751 to remove conditions

06/09/14 - Biometrics

11/2014 - RFE from USCIS requesting more evidence before approval

Late Jan - Sent further evidence of marriage

03/05/2015 - Got letter of approval for removal of conditions

03/15/2015 - Permanent 10 yr green card received via mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Definetely try to open a joint back account in DR. You don't want to send too much with your I-130. Save all the emails, loads of pictures, etc for the interview where more evidence is observed. The marriage certificate, a couple photos, joint account and maybe just one affidavit is more than enough. Some people send less and are approved without any problem.

There are people who front loaded with lot of evidence (I added 5 affidavits from relatives, copies of itinerary, 10 photos and an explanation letter of the relationship). It makes sense in that USCIS/ NVC and US Consulate gets to see those details before actual interview. There are additional evidences that can be aquired during the course (like logs of emails/ telephone calls/ regular mail/ ..) that keep getting aquired, which can be added at DS-230 time (I loaded additional evidence at DS-230 level (like copy of 401K beneficiary, lease with wife for the new apartment,....) and ( also taken for the interview (all the subsequent logs, copies of facebook pictures with comments of friends and relatives.....).

Sometimes the CO doesn't have time to check all your additional evidences during interview time. So be deligent but add sufficient evidence at each stage, which shows progress of relationship rather than adding all at one time.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

We opened a bank account at BanReservas--it was very easy, no problems. We also submitted two affidavits from friends/family, as well as evidence that he is the beneficiary on my life insurance policy. Plus pictures and photocopies of every page of my passport with stamps to the DR highlighted. There might have been a LITTLE more, but that was the gist of it.


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

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

There are people who front loaded with lot of evidence (I added 5 affidavits from relatives, copies of itinerary, 10 photos and an explanation letter of the relationship). It makes sense in that USCIS/ NVC and US Consulate gets to see those details before actual interview. There are additional evidences that can be aquired during the course (like logs of emails/ telephone calls/ regular mail/ ..) that keep getting aquired, which can be added at DS-230 time (I loaded additional evidence at DS-230 level (like copy of 401K beneficiary, lease with wife for the new apartment,....) and ( also taken for the interview (all the subsequent logs, copies of facebook pictures with comments of friends and relatives.....).

Sometimes the CO doesn't have time to check all your additional evidences during interview time. So be deligent but add sufficient evidence at each stage, which shows progress of relationship rather than adding all at one time.

Yes, but I think the ultimate goal is to be approved. So why send excessive information if not totally necessary to be approved. As if this process is not stressful enough don't burden yourself with making more work for yourself. :bonk:


01/01/2008 - Met
04/27/2010 - Engaged
08/23/2011 - Married
USCIS
10/03/2011 - I-130 Sent (USPS priority w/ delivery confirmation)
10/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
10/06/2011 - NOA1
11/09/2011 - NOA2 (no RFE's)
NVC
11/14/2011 - Petition received by NVC/ Received NOA2 by mail
11/21/2011 - NVC case # received by email/ Got AOS fee by email/ Called NVC to provide beneficiary email
11/27/2011 - Choice of agent (DS-3023) sent to NVC by email
.....took a break from process to delay interview....
01/26/2012 - Payed IV fee
01/27/2012 - IV fee status shown as PAID
02/07/2012 - Payed AOS fee
02/08/2012 - AOS fee status shown as PAID
02/09/ 2012 - DS-230 package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/06/2012 - AOS package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/12/2012 - Called NVC and found out about checklist. Sent revision to NVC that same day.
03/16/2012 - CASE COMPLETE!
04/11/2012 - Informed of interview via phone by DOS/ Got P4 email from NVC a few hours later that same day (May 4th)
SANTO DOMINGO CONSULATE
04/19/2012 - Medical
05/04/2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
05/10/2012 - Visa ready and picked up at domex
05/15/2012 - POE in Boston (together)
U. S. A
05/29/2012 - Went to SS office to apply for SS card
06/01/2012 - Welcome letter arrived (Received about 3 of these)
06/05/2012 - Green card arrived
06/15/2012- Back to SS office with green card to reapply and inquire about delay
06/18/2012 - Picked up SSN at SSA office
06/22/2012 - SS card arrived by mail

04/24/14 - Sent I-751 to remove conditions

06/09/14 - Biometrics

11/2014 - RFE from USCIS requesting more evidence before approval

Late Jan - Sent further evidence of marriage

03/05/2015 - Got letter of approval for removal of conditions

03/15/2015 - Permanent 10 yr green card received via mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, but I think the ultimate goal is to be approved. So why send excessive information if not totally necessary to be approved. As if this process is not stressful enough don't burden yourself with making more work for yourself. :bonk:

That depends on the Country and the Consulate in each country. The countries with high fraud rate needs to provide additional evidences of continuing relationship as the CO starts with the premise that every case is a fraud case - the onous is the applicants to proove otherwise. India is much better but the consulate I am going to (I understand) had one or two very recent questionable issues, so I am preparing well.

There is big difference between additional evidence and unnecessary details - one has to use common sense and also take advise based on past experience (else I wouldn't have been on this forum). The bottom line is to to take preventive steps than to repent later and loose precious time and sleep.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, but I think the ultimate goal is to be approved. So why send excessive information if not totally necessary to be approved. As if this process is not stressful enough don't burden yourself with making more work for yourself. :bonk:

Good point but that extra stress in the begining pays for itself later.. I sent in fairly minimal evidence.. A few printed pages of wedding photos, a timeline of the relationship with pictures, and logs of SMS/Email/Chat/Phone conversations. At the time I was only thinking of what i needed to get through USCIS and figured I would build a nicer porfolio for the interview.. Now I am seeing that they probably make a base decision off of the original USCIS package... So if they have a gut feeling your secondary evidence that you bring in has an uphill battle because they already have an opinion.. Having to do it over I think I would have been a bit more diligent in front loading..

Edited by OnMyWayID

I don't believe it.. Prove it to me and I still won't believe it. -Ford Prefect

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yes, but I think the ultimate goal is to be approved. So why send excessive information if not totally necessary to be approved. As if this process is not stressful enough don't burden yourself with making more work for yourself. :bonk:

Anything submitted with the initial filing of the I-130 becomes part of the file that will be seen prior to the interview by a CO.

IMO, the interview is not the time to submit evidence that could have been submitted with the I-130 simply because it may never be viewed by a CO; it either will not be asked for by a CO or passed back without so much as a fleeting glance by a CO if an interviewee passes it to a CO unsolicited.

No one should be dissuaded from frontloading if they wish to do so, regardless if they are interviewing in London or Lagos.


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*

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

what type of information needs to be in the oath that the Affidavits must right? just how they knew about my relationship?


OUR JOURNEY
I-130
11.24.12: Sent I-130 to Phoenix Lockbox
11.30.12: Payment of $420.00 received.
11.30.12: Received e-notification sms/email
12.04.12: NOA1 received
01/18/13: NOA2 received (day approved 01.15.13)

Case Sent to Department of State National Visa Center (NVC)

NVC
01/21/13: NVC received our case
02/07/13: Assigned Case number
02/07/13: Emailed DS-3032
02/12/13: Paid AOS
02/14/13: AOS as PAID
02/21/13: Email Acceptance of DS-3032
02/22/13: Paid IV
02/25/13: IV as PAID
02/27/13: Sent AOS
03/05/13: Sent IV
03/13/13: NVC received AOS
03/14/13: Received Checklist
03/19/13: Sent in Checklist with all requested items.
04/05/13: NVC received IV
04/19/13: AOS accepted
04/05/13: IV accepted
04/20/13 Case complete
06/19/13 Interview Date!! <3 <3 <3
♥♥♥♥♥♥♥
as1cHmp0g410020MDAwMTQwOGx8MDAwMTEwOGxkf
as1cJUZ0g410000MDA0NDZzfDAwMDE2NDRzfEVzd

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My point was not to be discouraging. He/she can send as much evidence as they want. My point is being efficient. If people are approved all the time by sending 5 papers instead of sending 25+ then why go all crazy. For DR petitioners, from the tons of info I've read, the interview is the most feared part of the process. This is where you really get roughed up since DR is a high fraud country. Ultimately, the CO at that interview has the decision to your case. It's all up to that one person to decide whether or not your SO will come to the USA. Good luck. There is nothing to lose when you send a ton of evidence for the inital part. My point is people are approved everyday without overloading the I-130.


01/01/2008 - Met
04/27/2010 - Engaged
08/23/2011 - Married
USCIS
10/03/2011 - I-130 Sent (USPS priority w/ delivery confirmation)
10/05/2011 - Package arrived at chicago lockbox
10/06/2011 - NOA1
11/09/2011 - NOA2 (no RFE's)
NVC
11/14/2011 - Petition received by NVC/ Received NOA2 by mail
11/21/2011 - NVC case # received by email/ Got AOS fee by email/ Called NVC to provide beneficiary email
11/27/2011 - Choice of agent (DS-3023) sent to NVC by email
.....took a break from process to delay interview....
01/26/2012 - Payed IV fee
01/27/2012 - IV fee status shown as PAID
02/07/2012 - Payed AOS fee
02/08/2012 - AOS fee status shown as PAID
02/09/ 2012 - DS-230 package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/06/2012 - AOS package sent to NVC (priority mail)
03/12/2012 - Called NVC and found out about checklist. Sent revision to NVC that same day.
03/16/2012 - CASE COMPLETE!
04/11/2012 - Informed of interview via phone by DOS/ Got P4 email from NVC a few hours later that same day (May 4th)
SANTO DOMINGO CONSULATE
04/19/2012 - Medical
05/04/2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
05/10/2012 - Visa ready and picked up at domex
05/15/2012 - POE in Boston (together)
U. S. A
05/29/2012 - Went to SS office to apply for SS card
06/01/2012 - Welcome letter arrived (Received about 3 of these)
06/05/2012 - Green card arrived
06/15/2012- Back to SS office with green card to reapply and inquire about delay
06/18/2012 - Picked up SSN at SSA office
06/22/2012 - SS card arrived by mail

04/24/14 - Sent I-751 to remove conditions

06/09/14 - Biometrics

11/2014 - RFE from USCIS requesting more evidence before approval

Late Jan - Sent further evidence of marriage

03/05/2015 - Got letter of approval for removal of conditions

03/15/2015 - Permanent 10 yr green card received via mail

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

My point was not to be discouraging. He/she can send as much evidence as they want. My point is being efficient. If people are approved all the time by sending 5 papers instead of sending 25+ then why go all crazy. For DR petitioners, from the tons of info I've read, the interview is the most feared part of the process. This is where you really get roughed up since DR is a high fraud country. Ultimately, the CO at that interview has the decision to your case. It's all up to that one person to decide whether or not your SO will come to the USA. Good luck. There is nothing to lose when you send a ton of evidence for the inital part. My point is people are approved everyday without overloading the I-130.

Agreed, we are saying the same thing - it is only the style that is different. Let's leave this as it is, so that others are not confused in the process.


USA

01/08/13 - Approved and GC is order for production on 1/8/14

09/12/13 - Case transferred to CSC. NOA2 received on 09/18/13

08/30/13 - Biometrics Done - No walk ins allowed at this LSC (received on 8/16/13).

08/05/13 - NOA1 (received on 08/10/13)

08/01/13 - Mailed I-751 (received on 8/2/13 - check cashed on 8/5/13)

12/28/11 - Received SSN (applied on 12/20/11, as we didn't get based on DS-230 options)
11/28/11 - Received Green Card (Expires on 10/30/13) - Welcome Letter on 11/17/11
10/30/11 - POE - Houston, TX

Chennai Consulate (40 days)
10/28/11 - Received Visa papers and Passport at VFS
10/25/11 - Interview Cleared Successfully (Spouse was not allowed in)

NVC: (90 days from NOA2 to Consulate)
08/31/11 - Case Completed (Interview 10/25/11) - Received at Chennai on 09/19/11
07/22/11 - NVC Case Number

USCIS: (92 days)

6/21/11 - NOA2 (NOA1 on 3/25/11) - took a month to get to NVC
3/21/11 - I-130 sent to USCIS Lockbox, Chicago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
 
Didn't find the answer you were looking for? Ask our VJ Immigration Lawyers.

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  
- Back to Top -


Important Disclaimer: Please read carefully the Visajourney.com Terms of Service. If you do not agree to the Terms of Service you should not access or view any page (including this page) on VisaJourney.com. Answers and comments provided on Visajourney.com Forums are general information, and are not intended to substitute for informed professional medical, psychiatric, psychological, tax, legal, investment, accounting, or other professional advice. Visajourney.com does not endorse, and expressly disclaims liability for any product, manufacturer, distributor, service or service provider mentioned or any opinion expressed in answers or comments. VisaJourney.com does not condone immigration fraud in any way, shape or manner. VisaJourney.com recommends that if any member or user knows directly of someone involved in fraudulent or illegal activity, that they report such activity directly to the Department of Homeland Security, Immigration and Customs Enforcement. You can contact ICE via email at Immigration.Reply@dhs.gov or you can telephone ICE at 1-866-347-2423. All reported threads/posts containing reference to immigration fraud or illegal activities will be removed from this board. If you feel that you have found inappropriate content, please let us know by contacting us here with a url link to that content. Thank you.
×