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Good Afternoon,

I came on here to see others experience in this hard road and how they managed to hold a smile and continue on with life. I have been dating Leury for almost 2 years and we are looking at our options to be together here in Boston. We are looking at the Fiance Visa. I came on here for the support and advice from everyone.

Thank you for listening

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WELCOME TO VJ! Like the person said above, read the guides she what Visa is best for you.

http://www.visajourney.com/content/compare

Once you figure out the Visa you want, just read the steps to filing the petition, then how to apply for visa, and how to get ready for the interview. There is a ton of information here and plenty of people are here going through the same thing you are, so don't be afraid to ask questions. We'll guide you through the best way we can (especially in this portal).

Wish you the best on your journey.


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

U.S. Naturalization -> 7/8/20

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

https://www.visajourney.com/wiki/dominican_republic_after_receiving_the_noa2/***

 

 

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I read the Link! Thanx! :thumbs:

Is it best to have a lawyer help you out with it! (just because it does look for confusing :crying:

I just want have everything go smoothly!!!!!!!1

Hi Yoly! Welcome to the site, glad you found it! I am from Boston too :D , and recently finished the process and my husband is FINALLY here with me in Boston as of 8 days ago!!!! :dance: :dance:

A lawyer is NOT necessary and more than often useless for this process. At first, the process may seem confusing but if you can read and comprehend then you will do fine. You have a LARGE Dominican member community here on this site and we all help eachother out so read up and don't hesitate to ask any questions. :star:

Take a look at the difference between the fiance (K1) and spousal (CR-1) visa and see what the best option for you is. For me, it was CR-1 for many reasons, but for you it may be different. Anyway, read up, there are tons of guides on here and again tons of people to help you out.

Best of Luck!


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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Thank you!!!! I am glad to have met someone from Boston!

I am afraid of the REJECTION!!!! But I have faith in God!

By the way Stephanie CONGRATS!!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: Im so happy for you and your Husband!!!! I wish you the best of luck!!!

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Thank you!!!! I am glad to have met someone from Boston!

I am afraid of the REJECTION!!!! But I have faith in God!

By the way Stephanie CONGRATS!!!! :thumbs: :thumbs: :thumbs: Im so happy for you and your Husband!!!! I wish you the best of luck!!!

Thanks. One thing you can start doing is thinking if you and your fiance have any red flags that the CO (Consul) might wonder about during the interview. If you both prepare well, rejection should not be the case.


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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Hi...Yoly well this site will be a huge help for you and trust me you woould not need a lawyer...its just a waste of money...here we all help eachother like Steph said, and it makes it easier to fill out all the forms..when i started the process i didnt know about this site and i spend money on a lwayer that was useless so by almost the end of my process i founf out about this and it was of so much help :) i belive you should look up te differences between K1 and CR1...there are many diffrences and as well as advantages so you should compare and ask yourself which one fits best for you...i just finished my process just like Steph and hubby just came with me last saturday so any help you need feel free to ask :) and Welcome to our Dominican VJ Crew


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06/18/2008 Met

06/11/2011 Married

07/23/2011 I-130 filed and sent

07/26/2011 NOA1

08/05/2011 Last updated

02/09/2012 NOA2

02/22/2012 NVC received

02/27/2012 AOS Fee

02/29/2012 AOS Fee received in mail and paid

03/01/2012 AOS shows as PAID

03/05/2012 sent AOS and DS-3032(regular mail)

03/13/2012 iV bill invoiced

03/15/2012 IV bill paid

03/16/2012 IV bill shows as paid

03/19/2012 IV package sent(express mail)

03/20/2012 NVC Received package

03/22/2012 CASE COMPLETE!!!!!!!!

Interview Date!!!!! May 10th 2012 Thank God!!

Interview Approved!!

05/15/2012 Picked up Visa

05/19/2012 POE Miami

05/21/2012 Applied for SSN @ local office

06/01/2012 Received Welcome Letter

06/06/2012 Green Card Received

06/08/2012 Went to SS office to reapply for SSN

06/14/2012 Received SSN in the mail

VISA PROCESS OVER FINALLY!!!!

Removing of Conditions

03/08/2014 I-751 Package Sent

03/11/2014 I-751 Package Received

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AYYYYY, Gracias Mariel......Right now I am going to compare both visas and see what works for us! THank you guys for the support!!!!!!!!! Ahora en este momento cuando lo necesito mas!!!!!Once I get my hands on which visa I am going for I will most def need your input and help!!!!!!!! :thumbs::dance:

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Welcome! Welcome! Bienvenida!! As all the others have stated before me, The Lawyer is NOT necessary!! Read, Read and Read. This site has been very helpful for me thus far. My only advise will be just in case someone did not mention it before is Always prepare!! I try to have everything ready Well before hand just in case you hit some snags. The CR-1 for me WAS definately the best option, however the time spent away is the worst!! But in everything will fall into place. Anyways Good Luck on your Journey and please try to remember that this is a Marathon not a race!! Patience and Faith is Key!!

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Gracias Carino,

My question is, how do you track calls if you are calling with a phone card?

What i did was print a couple of call logs from my phone company and highlighted the # of the calling card. I also saved 1500 calling cards over 4 years and took them to the interview. But they didn't even look at any of that, they never really do. They care more about pictures and passport stamps showing the visits you made.


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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Welcome Yoly,

I am new to this site, but before I started my process all I did was read read and more reading and then found this website, and let me tell you I didn't have to ask any questions, everyone here has been very helpfull and some questions you might have are answer. You don't need a lawyer, if you know how to fill out a job application you could do this, just read and gather all the evidence to make your case stick. Phone bills, calling cards, pictures, any financial help you give him (sending money) text messages, what I did also was take sreen shot of facebook conversations, just in case. Also your flight itineraries and make copies of your stamp passport. Ask away and you will get the guidance you need. We are all facing similar situations here at VJ.

Bienvenida de nuevo y mucha suerte en tu decision!!! :thumbs:


1/2008 Met

11/2008 Became a couple

10/23/2010 Visited for the first time :)

12/31/2010 Proposed on New years Eve

4/8/2011 Visited for 2 weeks

12/22/2011 Our first Christmas together ♥

5/9/2012 I-129F mailed

5/11/2012 Received NOA1

5/15/2012 Visited again

11/13/2012 NOA2 text received

11/16/2012 NOA2 hard copy received

11/16/2012 NVC Received case

11/19/2012 NVC number assigned

11/20/2012 CASE forwarded to DR

11/30/2012 Cita (Interview) set for 1/16/2013

12/20/2012 package 4 received

12/28/2012 Medical Done

1/04/2013 Banco Popular paid

1/16/2013 Interview/Cita....APPROVED

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