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Hello everyone

I have decided to post this because i find it very disturbing and important in our journey through the visa process. Yesterday something funny happened to my husband and i, he had someone contact him on behalf of the Consultorio de visas telling him that he needed to send "them" some money so that he could pay for his medical appointment for the interview. But the problem is i have not put in no type of paper work since i still have not received our marriage certificate, so as soon as i started listening to this person talking i knew it was a fraud since no one from the medical center is supposed to contact you or ask you for money via western union; is all done in person at the medical center. I have no idea how this person got his house phone number, and knowledge of any kind of visa process. This is a big scam that i think a lot of people that don't know about the entire visa/medical process might be falling for in the DR. If someone calls you from this number 8093220247 do not by any means give them no type of info or send money to them, or even if they contact you asking for it. Is sad how people are trying to make money out of others with this calling scam.


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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That is so crazy!! :blink:

I am glad you were aware and knew that this was some sort of a scam and that all things are done in person with consultorios de visa. I also wonder how they got a hold of his number. I am wondering if it is someone from his town, or someone he knows that somehow found out you guys are in the visa process and is trying to "hacerla una maldad". Be very careful, there are some very hateful and jealous people capable of doing a lot of harm. This is why I think this process should be kept hidden until the very end and you have the visa in hand. I wish you both the best of luck and hope no more weird scams arise!

Take Care! :star:


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 agree Stephanie, that's why his family has no idea where in the process we are! LOL I am trying to figure out how we can have him do his medical and even go to the interview without them knowing...but I know its going to be tough! LOL

Thanks for the heads up Martha&Alex...I will advise the hubby just in case...


5/22/2009 - Met

8/12/2011 - Married

USCIS

9/13/2011 - Mailed I-30

9/15/2011 - NOA1

3/19/2012 - NOA2

NVC

4/02/2012 - NVC received case

4/13/2012 - Case # assigned

4/15/2012 - Emailed DS-3032---->received auto response

4/17/2012 - AOS bill received & paid

4/18/2012 - AOS shows as PAID

4/19/2012 - AOS package mailed

4/20/2012 - AOS package delivered to NVC

4/23/2012 - AOS package accepted

4/23/2012 - Checklist received for DS-3032

4/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed again---->received auto response

4/30/2012 - DS-3032 hard copy mailed

5/01/2012 - Received response about DS-3032 emailed on 4/23/2012, but not an actual acceptance...WTH?

5/01/2012 - DS-3032 delivered to NVC

5/08/2012 - DS-3032 emailed yet again!----> received auto response

5/14/2012 - DS-3032 FINALLY accepted

5/14/2012 - IV bill received & paid

5/14/2012 - IV package sent

5/15/2012 - IV bill shows as PAID

5/15/2012 - IV package delivered to NVC

5/23/2012 - Case complete

6/01/2012 - Interview date assigned for ----> July 23rd

7/09/2012 - Medical

7/23/2012 - Interview -----> Approved

7/25/2012 - Passport Received

7/27/2012 - POE (JFK)

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Thank you, but i really dont think is someone close to him since it was an old man talking and he doesnt talk to his friends about things happening in our relationship, and not even our parents know if we started the process or not so it is very crazy. And im sooo glad that i know about the process and didnt fail for it, as its all because visajourney :-)


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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@jolusa, i know how u can get him to go do medical and interview without his family knowing, its easy just have him say he sleeping oversome1s house or that he has to do something for you to another city and that he has to leave early. Just like i did with my mom when i had to do kedical to enter the military i sadly told her i was going in a school trip and at 5 am i was out the door n my recruiter was waiting for me to take me to the medical center.


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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Thanks Martha&Alex. Yeah, that sounds like an idea.

I wish it wasn't that way, but once his family knows, they start talking with the neighbors, who start talking to random people "ohh tu sabe que le llego la cita a fulano" and so on. Then we have crazy old dudes calling on the phone trying to scam money!

Luckily, VJ has us very well informed!


5/22/2009 - Met

8/12/2011 - Married

USCIS

9/13/2011 - Mailed I-30

9/15/2011 - NOA1

3/19/2012 - NOA2

NVC

4/02/2012 - NVC received case

4/13/2012 - Case # assigned

4/15/2012 - Emailed DS-3032---->received auto response

4/17/2012 - AOS bill received & paid

4/18/2012 - AOS shows as PAID

4/19/2012 - AOS package mailed

4/20/2012 - AOS package delivered to NVC

4/23/2012 - AOS package accepted

4/23/2012 - Checklist received for DS-3032

4/23/2012 - DS-3032 emailed again---->received auto response

4/30/2012 - DS-3032 hard copy mailed

5/01/2012 - Received response about DS-3032 emailed on 4/23/2012, but not an actual acceptance...WTH?

5/01/2012 - DS-3032 delivered to NVC

5/08/2012 - DS-3032 emailed yet again!----> received auto response

5/14/2012 - DS-3032 FINALLY accepted

5/14/2012 - IV bill received & paid

5/14/2012 - IV package sent

5/15/2012 - IV bill shows as PAID

5/15/2012 - IV package delivered to NVC

5/23/2012 - Case complete

6/01/2012 - Interview date assigned for ----> July 23rd

7/09/2012 - Medical

7/23/2012 - Interview -----> Approved

7/25/2012 - Passport Received

7/27/2012 - POE (JFK)

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Wow thats crazy...but be careful because it can be someone that knows you and knows your process...no se puede creer en nadie :blush:


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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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Me knowing that this happend i will not by all means let anyone know if we in the process or not except here since i will always have a question. And josula i will do exactly like you want to do get him to do medical and interview without anyone knowing. I leave to DR on sat i will be going to go get the mc and be with him for a while n when i come back i will beggin this journey.


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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Jo, our plan was to keep the interview a secret too. I told a couple people in my family and he told his mom and all of a sudden everywhere knew. :blink::angry:

Even after we told the people to not tell anybody. It was hard to keep it a secret from people like his mom and my aunts, so we trusted them and told them. Good thing everything went well at the cita and after or else we would have had to tell EVERYONE we were denied. :blink:


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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Lol @ stephanie it is going to be hard but we going to be forced to do it like that cus look at what happened and we havent started the process imagine what else can happen, i rather keep it quiet, and then when we approved tell everyone the good news. Im not planning on doing the joint sponsor with no type of family members since my family likes to throw things in ur face so i will ask one of my coworkers or even friends back from home. So i dont think keeping it a secret within his friends and family would b a problem.


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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Lol @ stephanie it is going to be hard but we going to be forced to do it like that cus look at what happened and we havent started the process imagine what else can happen, i rather keep it quiet, and then when we approved tell everyone the good news. Im not planning on doing the joint sponsor with no type of family members since my family likes to throw things in ur face so i will ask one of my coworkers or even friends back from home. So i dont think keeping it a secret within his friends and family would b a problem.

Yeah few people knew about it while the petition was with uscis and nvc. But once we got the cita date it blew up! Keep it a secret, it's best that way.


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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Steph la emocion detapo el secreto lol. But i will try to keep it on the low untill the very end and more because about 6 yrs ago he got denied for a visitors visa. And i would not like for another denial to happen and have everyone know about it. We took our time and i guess now is the time to get everything started and keep it quiet. Y con la bendicion de dios que todo salga bien y nos una como ya estas tu y tu esposo.


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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Steph la emocion detapo el secreto lol. But i will try to keep it on the low untill the very end and more because about 6 yrs ago he got denied for a visitors visa. And i would not like for another denial to happen and have everyone know about it. We took our time and i guess now is the time to get everything started and keep it quiet. Y con la bendicion de dios que todo salga bien y nos una como ya estas tu y tu esposo.

Si Dios quiere asi sera!! Be prepared to be asked about the denial for the visitor's visa. They will most definitely ask about this. :star:


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 think that as soon as they realize that una "Americana" is in a relationship with someone down there they assume that we are petitioning for them. It makes sense I mean i would assume it too that if you get married that would be the plan. So even if you dont tell anyone people will always assume... lol we are screwed regardless hahaha


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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I think that as soon as they realize that una "Americana" is in a relationship with someone down there they assume that we are petitioning for them. It makes sense I mean i would assume it too that if you get married that would be the plan. So even if you dont tell anyone people will always assume... lol we are screwed regardless hahaha

Yes we really are, i didnt think about it like this but this call actually came in almost at the 2 months mark from the day we got married. Is like they were waiting to make this call. Im not falling for none of those scams i know things are done via the consultorio and the things before that pay by check with the first application after that online n so on.


Our Timeline

03/30/2012: Married

USCIS

07/18/2012: I-130 Sent

07/19/2012: USPS Delivery Confirmation

07/23/2012: NOA1 Text

07/24/2012: Check Cashed

07/30/2012: NOA1 Hard Copy

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