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I sent my packet for my fiance off Monday. I live in Louisiana so I sent it to the Texas Service Center. He lives in the Dominican Republic. I know that he loves me but reading some of posts scare me and I am starting to second guess starting this process. Are there any success stories with true love and what should I expect?


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if there is true love then nothing should matter. Also, I am sure that this is something that you and your fiance have talked about for a long time before summiting the papers.

Second guessing yourself ...not really a good sign. Maybe you are just nervous about this process, which is very long and fustrating at times.

They are going to be good and bad stories about this process. Don't rely on the bad experiences of others unless you have a similar situation or see red flags on your own relationship. I am sure you have a wonderful fiance and a great relationship.

Wish you the best :thumbs:


K1 VISA PROCESS ROC PROCESS

12/06/11: I129F sent 05/01/15: ROC pack sent via Fedex
12/13/11: text received with receipt number 05/04/15: ROC delivered to VSC
12/16/11: NOA1 received
12/21/11: Touched!!!
06/06/12: NOA2 text and e-mail
06/18/12: NVC received our file (12 days since NOA2 e-mail)
06/19/12: file sent to the embassy in Lima
06/21/12: NOA2 hard copy. Finally!!! (15 days since approval e-mail)
06/21/12: Case at the embassy in Lima
07/09/12: Packet 4 received
07/23/12: Medical
08/08/12: Interview at the Embassy in Lima: APPROVED!!!!
08/15/12: Visa in hand
08/19/12: POE Atlanta (took 15 minutes)
08/20/12: Applied for marriage license
08/25/12: Official engagement party with my parents
08/28/12: MARRIAGE!!!

AOS PROCESS

09/04/12: SSN Application
09/11/12: SSN card received
09/14/12: AOS Combo pack sent via Fedex
09/17/12: AOS package received and signed by L. Martinez
09/19/12: E-mail notification with 3 receipt numbers of AOS Combo pack
09/24/12: NOA1 for GC,EAD,AP received
10/24/12: Biometrics appointment
11/28/12: EAD and AP card on production
12/07/12: EAD and AP card received

07/29/13: Green Card/document production (10 months and 12 days)


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Aaaaw thanks for the encouraging words, he really is the

sweetest person. :.)

if there is true love then nothing should matter. Also, I am sure that this is something that you and your fiance have talked about for a long time before summiting the papers.

Second guessing yourself ...not really a good sign. Maybe you are just nervous about this process, which is very long and fustrating at times.

They are going to be good and bad stories about this process. Don't rely on the bad experiences of others unless you have a similar situation or see red flags on your own relationship. I am sure you have a wonderful fiance and a great relationship.

Wish you the best :thumbs:


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How long have you known him? Be very careful, Dominicans are masters of sweet talking, and many are desperate for a visa. I guess it is a little too late to be second guessing yourself since you already submitted the paperwork. Keep making visits, perhaps a surprise visit and I wish you the best of luck. Remember we are all taking risks here even if we are super sure the love we have with someone is 100% real. Just be smart.

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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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I am 50% Dominican and I have heard many stories like the ones Stephainie is alluding to. Be very careful. I know that we, as women tend to be very romantic and want to get swept away, but if we are only lead by the heart and not the head as well...we are just setting ourselves up to be used. Good luck and I wish you the best.


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Thanks everyone,

I have known him 11 months, I just visited in December and met his parents. They were very nice. He also wants children right away. We have discusses these issues thoroughly and I told him that we need time alone before children. He seems accepting of it but we will see.


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Thanks everyone,

I have known him 11 months, I just visited in December and met his parents. They were very nice. He also wants children right away. We have discusses these issues thoroughly and I told him that we need time alone before children. He seems accepting of it but we will see.

There are risks everywhere. You could very well meet someone else in the U.S. that uses you. There are lessons to be learned in bad and good situations. Just take it easy and if its meant to be it will be. Good Luck.


AOS
2013-04-16 Sent AOS Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2013-04-17 Delivered at Chicago IL
2013-04-24 Emailed Received @11:52 pm.
2013-04-24 Check Cashed
2013-04-24 NOA1 Date
2013-04-29 NOA1 Receipt in Mail
2013-05-03 Receipt of BIO Appt. for 05/23/13
2013-06-14 EA/AP Approved Email Receipt and Card Production
2013-06-19 EA Card Production (2nd Email)
2013-06-21 Receive Email that EA was mailed
2013-06-21 Received Email with Tracking number for Post Office for EA
2013-06-24 Received Combo Card
2013-08-02 Received Possible Interview Waiver Letter
2013-11-21 Service Request Requested local office working on May 2,2013
2013-11-26 Received Email GC Production
2013-12-02 Received Email Mailed GC to address on file
2013-12-02 Received Email with Tracking Number & Welcome Letter
2013-12-04 Received GC Yayyyyyyyy
LIFTING CONDITIONS
2015-08-05 Received Letter to File to Remove Conditions
2015-08-28 Mail i751 Package VIA EXPRESS MAIL
2015-08-29 Received at VERMONT SERVICE CENTER
2015-09-02 Check Cashed
2015-09-17 Received Bio Appt. for 09/28/15 Letter dated 09/12/15
2016-06-03 Received Letter that case was Approved dated 05/27/16

2016-06-03 Card Production Text

2016-06-08 Card Mailed Out Text and Email

2016-06-09 Card Delivered Text and Email (Nothing in Mail)

2016-06-09 Called USPS Open investigation on Missing Mail

2016-06-10 Card in Hand YAYYYYY

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Thanks everyone,

I have known him 11 months, I just visited in December and met his parents. They were very nice. He also wants children right away. We have discusses these issues thoroughly and I told him that we need time alone before children. He seems accepting of it but we will see.

Just be very smart. We are all adults here so don't ignore anything that seems "weird" or fishy" because you are blinded by love. I have seen and read my fare share of horror stories, some from our very own vj members. Don't be discouraged just be cognizant.

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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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I sent my packet for my fiance off Monday. I live in Louisiana so I sent it to the Texas Service Center. He lives in the Dominican Republic. I know that he loves me but reading some of posts scare me and I am starting to second guess starting this process. Are there any success stories with true love and what should I expect?

Oh honey.........I wish there was a way to know exactly what was real /fake.....but unfortunately this is impossible. I hope you have known or been with him for a decent amount of time. And even then, we really never know a person until they are living with us. Every story on here is different - some great and some are very sad. It's a huge chance and I emphasize the word HUGE!!!

If you ever want to talk or need advice feel free to message me.


Married: 6/17/11

I-130 Sent: 7/9/11

NOA1 : 7/14/11

I-129F Sent: 7/21/11

NOA1: 7/21/11

NOA2: 8/22/11

NVC Received: 8/24/11

NVC Left: 8/26/11

Consulate Received: 9/5/11

Packet 4 Received: 10/4/11

Medical Done: 11/7/11

Interview: 11/23/11

Approved: 11/23/11

Changed to CR1: 12/16/11

Medical Re-Done: 1/5/12

Waiting for Issuance of Visa.........

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Thanks Sam,

I read your post and that's what made me start to think back to see if he is genuine. I'm sorry that happened to you.

Thanks hun - its ok......not everyone is the same though but everyone needs to be extremely careful when doing this process. What I will say is - if there are ANY red flags in your relationship, if you feel like he isn't treating you like you deserve, if he is asking for money too often, if he is secretive, if his family is always asking about the residency and specifics about his green card......those are alllllll things that should make you think twice before you continue any further. And if you decide not to go through with it - so, you lost $420.....or however much to file the petition. Believe me, that's chump change compared to what you could go through in the future ...... telling you this from experience.

Don't follow your heart - follow your mind.


Married: 6/17/11

I-130 Sent: 7/9/11

NOA1 : 7/14/11

I-129F Sent: 7/21/11

NOA1: 7/21/11

NOA2: 8/22/11

NVC Received: 8/24/11

NVC Left: 8/26/11

Consulate Received: 9/5/11

Packet 4 Received: 10/4/11

Medical Done: 11/7/11

Interview: 11/23/11

Approved: 11/23/11

Changed to CR1: 12/16/11

Medical Re-Done: 1/5/12

Waiting for Issuance of Visa.........

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Thanks for the advice. None of those flags are coming up but I have been very cautious and will continue to be. We talk like 5 times a day. He's in college for marketing and wants to continue his education here but the only problem is that his English isn't very strong. I think that he knows not to play with me bc I am a boxer. Lol


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Thanks for the advice. None of those flags are coming up but I have been very cautious and will continue to be. We talk like 5 times a day. He's in college for marketing and wants to continue his education here but the only problem is that his English isn't very strong. I think that he knows not to play with me bc I am a boxer. Lol

Well, I really wish you the best of luck....and just like everyone said... just be mindful!!

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I sent my packet for my fiance off Monday. I live in Louisiana so I sent it to the Texas Service Center. He lives in the Dominican Republic. I know that he loves me but reading some of posts scare me and I am starting to second guess starting this process. Are there any success stories with true love and what should I expect?

Why did you send it to the Texas Service Center? The latest I-129F form shows that ALL applications are to be sent to the Lewisville TX lockbox, no matter where you live. At least I thought so....


K1
VSC NOA1 --- March 8, 2012
NOA2 --- October 11, 2012
Visa Approved --- December 17, 2012
POE --- December 22, 2012

AOS
AOS/EAD/AP NOA1 --- March 4, 2013
Biometrics --- April 3, 2013

EAD/AP received --- May 16, 2013

AOS Interview --- August 9, 2013

GC in production --- August 9, 2013

GC received --- August 17, 2013

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I sent my packet for my fiance off Monday. I live in Louisiana so I sent it to the Texas Service Center. He lives in the Dominican Republic. I know that he loves me but reading some of posts scare me and I am starting to second guess starting this process. Are there any success stories with true love and what should I expect?

Hi,

There are thousands of success stories with true love and there are some horror stories as well. We tend to let the horror stories overshadow the success stories. What you have to do is search your heart and listen to the voice inside of you. You know what you want and how you want to be treated. If you have questions or doubts voice them to your fiance. Listen to his responses and then use your MIND to determine if this is something you want or need. Saying that, all relationship involve risks. Even if he were right there in your town doesn't guarantee he won't hurt you. Just don't let your love for him blind you of any red flags.

Good luck!



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01/23/2012-Express Mailed I-129F
01/24/2012-Received @ Dallas Lockbox
01/28/2012-E-mail/Text for NOA1, hardcopy 02/02/2012
01/29/2012-Touched(file updated)
01/30/2012-Touched(file updated)
02/08/2012-E-mail/Text RFE, hardcopy 02/10/2012
02/22/2012-Mailed RFE response
02/24/2012-Touched(file updated), RFE Response Review
02/29/2012-NOA2 Approved E-mail/Text, hardcopy 03/20/2012
03/02/2012-Received at NVC
03/07/2012-Sent to Santo Domingo Embassy, Received notice 03/12/2012
04/12/2012-Picked up Packet 4 at SDO Embassy(Ugh!)
04/12/2012-Medical Done(Results to be sent to Embassy)
05/03/2012-Interview! APPROVED!
10/18/2012-Medical done AGAIN!!
11/17/2012-VISA FINALLY RECEIVED!
12/14/2012-Arrived in U.S., POE: Atlanta, Destination: California
01/01/2013-Became Mr&Mrs in Las Vegas!!!
02/04/2013-Express Mailed AOS/EAD/Travel Parole Applications to Chicago Lockbox
02/05/2013-Received @ Chicago Lockbox
02/11/2013- 3 E-mails/texts that applications were accepted and EAD/AP in Initial Review!!! Hardcopies received 02/20/2013. Biometrics 03/11/2013, done
03/19/2013-Text/E-mail that we are inline for interview!
03/22/2013-Text/E-mail that interview 04/26/2013, hardcopy 03/25/2013
04/01/2013-Text/E-mail EAD in production, AP name updated
04/04/2013-Another Text/E-mail EAD in production, mailed 04/05/2013, received 04/08/2013
04/26/2013-AOS interview....APPROVED...e-mails notifying card ordered, status of PR registered!!!!!

05/01/2013-E-mail card ordered in production, mailed 05/02/2013

05/07/2013-Received Green Card!!!!

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