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HI

My question is that if my husband HAS to be present with me at the interview. I am from Dominican Republic, we had been married since 2004 and we have 2 kids together, I moved 2 times to USA but due to personal reasons didnt stay for more than 3 months, I have Tourist visa and I travel with the kids frequently or he comes to DR. Until now we decided to start my residency papers :blush: :blush:

My point is that my husband doesnt like to travel, also working and going to college, plus money issues.

Knowing that we have so many years married and having 2 kids, do you think is mandatory to be present at the interview?????

Thanks


06/07/2004 Married

USCIS

01/07/2012 I-130 Sent

01/11/2012 NOA1

05/15/2012 NOA2 (No RFE)

NVC

06/19/2012 NVC Case # received by email

06/26/2012 Choice of Agent (DS-3032) sent to NVC by email

07/05/2012 Choice of Agent confirmed

06/19/2012 AOS fee bill invoice

06/27/2012 Payed AOS fee

06/28/2012 AOS fee Status shown as PAID

07/06/2012 IV fee invoice

07/23/2012 Payed IV Fee

07/25/2012 IV fee status shown as PAID

07/31/2012 DS 230 sent by FEDEX from Dominican Republic

08/01/2012 Package received in NVC

08/07/2012 Check list received by email (Financial Evidence missing)

08/17/2012 2nd Check list, information missing

09/11/2012 3rd Check list, proof of relationship between petitioner and householder member missing

09/20/2012 Case Complete

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:yes:yes its mandatory :yes::yes:

I am so mad, because he was told by few dominicans in USA that he doesnt have to be present because we have so many years married and kids together, that only when the consulate has doubts about a bonne fide marriage request that the american citizen has to be present.


06/07/2004 Married

USCIS

01/07/2012 I-130 Sent

01/11/2012 NOA1

05/15/2012 NOA2 (No RFE)

NVC

06/19/2012 NVC Case # received by email

06/26/2012 Choice of Agent (DS-3032) sent to NVC by email

07/05/2012 Choice of Agent confirmed

06/19/2012 AOS fee bill invoice

06/27/2012 Payed AOS fee

06/28/2012 AOS fee Status shown as PAID

07/06/2012 IV fee invoice

07/23/2012 Payed IV Fee

07/25/2012 IV fee status shown as PAID

07/31/2012 DS 230 sent by FEDEX from Dominican Republic

08/01/2012 Package received in NVC

08/07/2012 Check list received by email (Financial Evidence missing)

08/17/2012 2nd Check list, information missing

09/11/2012 3rd Check list, proof of relationship between petitioner and householder member missing

09/20/2012 Case Complete

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Yea - he def has to be there. And its true...some Dominicans say you dont have to be there but its not true. They will want to know why a man with 2 kids and a wife did not make the effort to travel to this important interview - believe 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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Yea - he def has to be there. And its true...some Dominicans say you dont have to be there but its not true. They will want to know why a man with 2 kids and a wife did not make the effort to travel to this important interview - believe me

Hi Sam:

Well the truth is that he had a minor had attack 2 years ago, and he had to travel before with pills to calm down, now with this heart attack he is even more nervous. He works and going to College right now, anyway, I understand your point I guess he is too confindent because he thinks that they are going to approve due to the fact that we have so many years married.

Let's see what happens and after reading all the posts here, he changes his mind.


06/07/2004 Married

USCIS

01/07/2012 I-130 Sent

01/11/2012 NOA1

05/15/2012 NOA2 (No RFE)

NVC

06/19/2012 NVC Case # received by email

06/26/2012 Choice of Agent (DS-3032) sent to NVC by email

07/05/2012 Choice of Agent confirmed

06/19/2012 AOS fee bill invoice

06/27/2012 Payed AOS fee

06/28/2012 AOS fee Status shown as PAID

07/06/2012 IV fee invoice

07/23/2012 Payed IV Fee

07/25/2012 IV fee status shown as PAID

07/31/2012 DS 230 sent by FEDEX from Dominican Republic

08/01/2012 Package received in NVC

08/07/2012 Check list received by email (Financial Evidence missing)

08/17/2012 2nd Check list, information missing

09/11/2012 3rd Check list, proof of relationship between petitioner and householder member missing

09/20/2012 Case Complete

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Honestly, he should be be there.

But also I have to be honest with you, I have personally seen cases where couples are either 1. given an open cita to attend with their spouse at a later date or simply 2. approved because they have a couple of kids and good evidence. So I really can't say. If he decides he really can't make it, take all the evidence you have, most importantly those two birth certfiicates from both your kids and all the proof that you have lived together in the states for a short period of time etc.

My sister in law has an interview next week if I am not mistaken and she is Dominican and will be the one immigrating. Her husband, the USC does not plan to be present at the interview. They have two kids, so I will let you know how that goes and whether she is approved or not.

Also! If your husband absolutely cannot make it for health concerns you can get a doctor's letter and present it to the embassy. I have also seen cases where they waive a visit due to SEVERE health issues.

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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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Honestly, he should be be there.

But also I have to be honest with you, I have personally seen cases where couples are either 1. given an open cita to attend with their spouse at a later date or simply 2. approved because they have a couple of kids and good evidence. So I really can't say. If he decides he really can't make it, take all the evidence you have, most importantly those two birth certfiicates from both your kids and all the proof that you have lived together in the states for a short period of time etc.

My sister in law has an interview next week if I am not mistaken and she is Dominican and will be the one immigrating. Her husband, the USC does not plan to be present at the interview. They have two kids, so I will let you know how that goes and whether she is approved or not.

Also! If your husband absolutely cannot make it for health concerns you can get a doctor's letter and present it to the embassy. I have also seen cases where they waive a visit due to SEVERE health issues.

Yes thanks Stephanie, let me know what happened with your sister in law.

I also told him to get a letter from his doctor.

Thanks for your comment !! and good luck to your sister in law


06/07/2004 Married

USCIS

01/07/2012 I-130 Sent

01/11/2012 NOA1

05/15/2012 NOA2 (No RFE)

NVC

06/19/2012 NVC Case # received by email

06/26/2012 Choice of Agent (DS-3032) sent to NVC by email

07/05/2012 Choice of Agent confirmed

06/19/2012 AOS fee bill invoice

06/27/2012 Payed AOS fee

06/28/2012 AOS fee Status shown as PAID

07/06/2012 IV fee invoice

07/23/2012 Payed IV Fee

07/25/2012 IV fee status shown as PAID

07/31/2012 DS 230 sent by FEDEX from Dominican Republic

08/01/2012 Package received in NVC

08/07/2012 Check list received by email (Financial Evidence missing)

08/17/2012 2nd Check list, information missing

09/11/2012 3rd Check list, proof of relationship between petitioner and householder member missing

09/20/2012 Case Complete

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Yes thanks Stephanie, let me know what happened with your sister in law.

I also told him to get a letter from his doctor.

Thanks for your comment !! and good luck to your sister in law

Hey my husband just called me. My sister in law's visa has been approved. Her husband did not go.


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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Hey my husband just called me. My sister in law's visa has been approved. Her husband did not go.

I lied he arrived late last night and he went to the cita with her and they took the kids too. Sorry about that.


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 lied he arrived late last night and he went to the cita with her and they took the kids too. Sorry about that.

Wow GREAT !!! I am so happy to hear that, I feel relieved

Also happy for your brother and sister in law

Thanks for your help......


06/07/2004 Married

USCIS

01/07/2012 I-130 Sent

01/11/2012 NOA1

05/15/2012 NOA2 (No RFE)

NVC

06/19/2012 NVC Case # received by email

06/26/2012 Choice of Agent (DS-3032) sent to NVC by email

07/05/2012 Choice of Agent confirmed

06/19/2012 AOS fee bill invoice

06/27/2012 Payed AOS fee

06/28/2012 AOS fee Status shown as PAID

07/06/2012 IV fee invoice

07/23/2012 Payed IV Fee

07/25/2012 IV fee status shown as PAID

07/31/2012 DS 230 sent by FEDEX from Dominican Republic

08/01/2012 Package received in NVC

08/07/2012 Check list received by email (Financial Evidence missing)

08/17/2012 2nd Check list, information missing

09/11/2012 3rd Check list, proof of relationship between petitioner and householder member missing

09/20/2012 Case Complete

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I agree that having kids and a long marriage should make a difference. And if he has a medical condition that is definitely good enough reason to not have him there. I think you should be all set.


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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