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Hello Everyone! It's my first time posting here and this site gave me a lot of encouragement when I was still waiting for some smoke signal of sign of progress from this journey of our K-! Visa. My fiance is from the Dominican Republic and I'm from Boston, Massachusetts. After 3 years of a long distance relationship, we realized it's time to settle down together! Filing for the K-1 Visa has been a trip of anxiety, frustration, and joy, waiting is NO FUN but thanks be to God that My prince is finally here!

June 5 2009- Met in Punta Cana, Dominican Rep

Skype, email and phone dating in between

December 16 2010- Second Visit to the DR

May 21 2011- He proposed!

June 6 2011- I 129-F received at Vermont Processing Center

September 20 2011- RFE 1 Received

September 23 2011- Resubmitted my signature to confirm that I have never committed a felony, I left that blank on the I 129 F by accident! LOL

November 2 2011- I 129F APPROVED!!!!! :)

December 5 2011- consulate package and appointment Received by my Fiance

Jan 19 2012- Interview for K-1 Visa at U.S Embassy in Santo Domingo

Jan 19 2012- VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!

Jan 27 2012- Visa and Port of Entry Document received by my fiance!

He'll be here this Saturday, Feb 5th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Congrats on closing the gap between the two of you : )


K1 process, October 2010 > POE, July 2011

I-129F approved in 180 days from NOA1 date. (195 days from filing to NOA2 in hand)

Interview took 224 days from I-129F NOA1 date. (241 days from filing petition until visa in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until POE: 285 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

AOS process, December 2011 > July 2012

EAD/AP Approval took 51 days from NOA1 date to email update. (77 days from filing until EAD/AP in hand)

AOS Approval took 206 days from NOA1 date to email update. (231 days from filing until greencard in hand)

From filing I-129F petition until greencard in hand: 655 days

Click timeline or "about me" for all details.

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CONGRATS!


K1 Visa Process -> 12/09-06/10 Married -> 09/10/10 AOS Process -> 09/10-12/10 Removal of Conditions-> 09/12-07/13

Next: Apply for U.S. Naturalization (2014)

***What To Do After NOA2 (The Dominican Way) Wiki Page:(updated monthly)

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2***

Guide for AOS for K1 Visa Holders (Send me a "pm" for information)
Countries Dominicans can visit "Visa Free". http://www.dr1.com/forums/visas/98513-countries-dominicans-may-enter-visa-free-more-info.html

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Hello Everyone! It's my first time posting here and this site gave me a lot of encouragement when I was still waiting for some smoke signal of sign of progress from this journey of our K-! Visa. My fiance is from the Dominican Republic and I'm from Boston, Massachusetts. After 3 years of a long distance relationship, we realized it's time to settle down together! Filing for the K-1 Visa has been a trip of anxiety, frustration, and joy, waiting is NO FUN but thanks be to God that My prince is finally here!

June 5 2009- Met in Punta Cana, Dominican Rep

Skype, email and phone dating in between

December 16 2010- Second Visit to the DR

May 21 2011- He proposed!

June 6 2011- I 129-F received at Vermont Processing Center

September 20 2011- RFE 1 Received

September 23 2011- Resubmitted my signature to confirm that I have never committed a felony, I left that blank on the I 129 F by accident! LOL

November 2 2011- I 129F APPROVED!!!!! :)

December 5 2011- consulate package and appointment Received by my Fiance

Jan 19 2012- Interview for K-1 Visa at U.S Embassy in Santo Domingo

Jan 19 2012- VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!

Jan 27 2012- Visa and Port of Entry Document received by my fiance!

He'll be here this Saturday, Feb 5th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congratulations!! This is very awesome!! Glad you two finally got to live together. Love is patient.

Kidist


EVERYTHING IS WITH THE HELP OF GOD. HE NEVER LET US DOWN. HAVE FAITH IN YOUR GOD!!!! I LOVE YOU BABY FROM THE BOTTOM OF MY HEART!!!


“Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud. It is not rude, it is not self-seeking, it is not easily angered, it keeps no record of wrongs. Love does not delight in evil but rejoices with the truth. It always protects, always trusts, always hopes, always perseveres.” - Corinthians

-October 12,2011 Petition sent to CSC
-October 19,2011 NOA1
-Feb.27,2012 NOA2 approval (131 days from NOA1)
-March 7,2012 The Petition Forwarded to Consulates:)
-March 23,2012 Packet 3 and 4 Received.
-April 3,2012 Visa Approved
-April 20,2012 VISA in my Hand.Yey. smile.pngsmile.png
-April 25,2012 My Flight and My POE is JFK
-August 03,2012 AOS filed
-August 28,2012 RFE
-September 05,2012 RFE sent and They received it on Sept.13th
-October 10,2012 EAD approved
-October 18,2012 EAD card in the mail.Yey

-September 6,2013 Green card APPROVED!!!!

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Congratulations, si man! :)


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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Hello Everyone! It's my first time posting here and this site gave me a lot of encouragement when I was still waiting for some smoke signal of sign of progress from this journey of our K-! Visa. My fiance is from the Dominican Republic and I'm from Boston, Massachusetts. After 3 years of a long distance relationship, we realized it's time to settle down together! Filing for the K-1 Visa has been a trip of anxiety, frustration, and joy, waiting is NO FUN but thanks be to God that My prince is finally here!

June 5 2009- Met in Punta Cana, Dominican Rep

Skype, email and phone dating in between

December 16 2010- Second Visit to the DR

May 21 2011- He proposed!

June 6 2011- I 129-F received at Vermont Processing Center

September 20 2011- RFE 1 Received

September 23 2011- Resubmitted my signature to confirm that I have never committed a felony, I left that blank on the I 129 F by accident! LOL

November 2 2011- I 129F APPROVED!!!!! :)

December 5 2011- consulate package and appointment Received by my Fiance

Jan 19 2012- Interview for K-1 Visa at U.S Embassy in Santo Domingo

Jan 19 2012- VISA APPROVED!!!!!!!

Jan 27 2012- Visa and Port of Entry Document received by my fiance!

He'll be here this Saturday, Feb 4th!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Congrats!! :dance: :dance:

Opps!!!! Let me fix that!! Saturday is the 4th :thumbs:

Edited by Hank_Amy

Hank

"Chance Favors The Prepared Mind"

 

      HandArrow.gif.adeb854ba620933849ae921ca0b44a0c.gif  Link to the Visa Process for Manila Embassy once you have your NOA2 : Click Here

 

Contact Hank: HERE

K-1 visa approved 21 March 2012

...Citizenship... complete!

 

 

 

 

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I am from Boston too. Congrats on your approval and best of luck for what is ahead. By the way feb 5th is a sunday, I would know it's my bday! Suerte!


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

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Congratulations. :)


July 29, 2010 - Met online as penpals

September 15, 2010 - Began relationship

August 25th, 2011 - Met in person

September 20, 2011 - I-129F sent

September 26, 2011 - NOA1

February 13, 2012 - NOA2

June 18, 2012 - Interview - Approved!

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Congratulations !... another happy ending (F)


Mar 2011 - After 5mths denied for lost docs - Attempts to follow up failed. Mar 18 2012 - I-129F sent - No sign of NOA1 but they have banked the check...Jul 24 - Update - USCIS has located our file
Infopass Apt - they sorted through everything - our 2011 and 2012 file keep getting mixed up - getting us a Case# (still waiting) Dec- Infopass Appt- expecting to get a case # in about a week ..Still no Case number

Mar 2013 Infopass - advised file was in a box somewhere,and it would be quicker for us to refile. Life gets in the way... New petition submitted July 2014 .
I-129F Sent : Jul 28 2014
TSC received: Aug 04 2014
I-129F NOA1 : Aug 06 2014
I-129F NOA2 : Feb 25 2015 (NOA2 copy rcd: Mar 02)

Sent to NVC: Mar 09 / Left NVC Apr 1 / Arr Embassy Apr 7 / Pkt 3 Rcd Apr 15 / Medical Apr 17 / Pkt 3 sent May 1 / Interview May 12

Left NZ May 15

Married Aug 10

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Congratulations... May this be the beginning of a great life together!


Happily Married ** January 8, 2011 **

** CR-1 JOURNEY **

Sent I-130 ** July 27, 2011**

Chicago Lock box Received ** July 31, 2011**

Priority Date ** August 1, 2011**

NOA1 Received ** August 2, 2011**

NOA2 ** February 21, 2012 **

NO RFES!!! THANKS GOD!

NOA2 Hard Copy ** February 26, 2012 **

AOS fee Paid ** March 5, 2012 **

Paid IV Bill ** April 4, 2012 **

Case Complete ** May 2, 2012 **

Interview date received ** May 10, 2012 **

Interview date ** June 15, 2012 **

Interview Results ** APPROVED!!!! **

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