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Never heard of this happening before. I'm curious on how your wife was scheduled to go to another location for a Visa interview. They are held in Santo Domingo. I thought the office in Puerto Plata handled passports, emergencies, and notaries only.

If you don't mind, can you let me know how you were notified of this. Letter, email, ?

Thx


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They called her actually one day after I flew back to Florida in September, to come in the US consulate office in Puerto Plata the next day. That has been now 1 month ago and nothing else happened since then. The questions they asked her are pretty much the same ones I know, they ask in Santo Domingo. Some of them were very private.

We are still NOA 1.

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They called her actually one day after I flew back to Florida in September, to come in the US consulate office in Puerto Plata the next day. That has been now 1 month ago and nothing else happened since then. The questions they asked her are pretty much the same ones I know, they ask in Santo Domingo. Some of them were very private.

We are still NOA 1.

I was unaware that they called to make appointments. That does not sound right. And if you have only received NOA1 how is the consulate even involved yet? If don't mind explaining what actually did your wife say happened and they requested from her in the interview?

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Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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They asked her how and when we met, what my profession is, my birthday date, where the wedding was, the names and birthday of my kids, if she wants to be with me for x-mas or later in January, if I paid for her braces and jewelry, wanted to see photos of us on her cell phone, and more strange and very private stuff.

We do not know if that is maybe a part of new procedures or if it is that I send pretty much all documents (including ds-230, fee, translations, etc,)when sending I-130.

Does nobody know what happened to us?

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Oh wow! They called and you haven't even had gotten your hardcopy NOA2 yet. Sounds fishy! You need to contact the Embassy immediately to verify everything.

I hope you didn't give them any private information.

Also, contact the Fraud Prevention Unit

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/fpu-contact-e.html

Scam Alert

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/scam_alert.html

Not to scare you, but I've never heard of the Embassy contacting anyone for an interview at the Consulate in Puerto Plata. Did she actually go to the office in Puerto Plata? Or do you think someone got hold of you guys info and are trying to get private info? Contact Embassu and the Consulate office.

Puerto Plata Consular Office Info

http://santodomingo.usembassy.gov/ca_pp-e.html

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

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They asked her how and when we met, what my profession is, my birthday date, where the wedding was, the names and birthday of my kids, if she wants to be with me for x-mas or later in January, if I paid for her braces and jewelry, wanted to see photos of us on her cell phone, and more strange and very private stuff.

We do not know if that is maybe a part of new procedures or if it is that I send pretty much all documents (including ds-230, fee, translations, etc,)when sending I-130.

Does nobody know what happened to us?

Ok, I agree with MRTEE12. This sounds like a scam. For one you can not take electronics into the Consulate!!! I had to leave my daughters toy that had batteries in it outside and I was only at the consulate to get a paper notarized. And why would they ask if she wanted to be with you for x-mas or later in January. You have sooo many more steps to go have you even paid your bill online for processing the AOS? This is no new procedure I have ever heard of. I know they can and do ask some private questions from what I have read of others interviews like when is the last time you had sex. I know for a fact you can not even go to the Consulate in POP for an interview to get your child that was born aboard US citizenship you have to go to SD I know someone that just did this. Is your wife sure she was at the Consular Agency in POP. Here is what can be done there per the website.

The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Plata provides emergency services to American Citizens residing in or visiting the area around Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic. The Consular Agency also does notarials and receives applications for U.S. passports. Passport applications are forwarded to the U.S. Consular Section in Santo Domingo (the Consular Agency's supervisory post) for processing.

Hours of Operation

The U.S. Consular Agency in Puerto Plata is open to the public Monday through Friday, from 8:30am to 12:30pm, and from 2:00pm to 5:00pm except for U.S. and Dominican holidays. For after-hours emergencies, please call the Duty Officer at the U.S. Consular Section in Santo Domingo, at (809) 221-2171, dial cero (0) and request to speak to the Duty Officer.

Services

Emergency Services

Passports

Notarials


Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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Yes, they asked when it was last time we had sex. Nobody else had her house phone number, but they were of course stated in the immigration documents.

The guy who interviewed my wife had copies from the I-130.

Nobody else had those documents in the hand, other then the California immigration department.

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May I ask what kind of information is in the NOA2?

The NOA2 comes from USCIS and it tells you that your I-130 has been approved and then from there your case is sent to NVC which is still located in the US so this is why it is a shock that the Consulate here was even able to have your information. Did they tell her that she needed to bring with her the visa fee to be paid at the Consulate? Did she get the name of the person that called her or who she spoke with once she got there? This information will be helpful so you can report any scams that maybe going on at that location.


Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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Our impression was not, that this was the the final interview. More like a pre-screening.

To my knowledge they do not do pre-screening. It sounds like someone is fishing for what not sure. You and your wife need to be very careful. They have all of her information for here. Make sure first thing in the morning you call the Consular in POP and ask what that was all about. If they can't give an appropriate answer send an email to the Consulate in SD. NO ONE should be contacting you yet if you have not even gotten your NOA2, because your case has not even been approved so what is there to interview. Here are the numbers for POP (809) 586-8017, (809) 586-4204, (809) 586-8023. And number for SD Telephone: (809) 221-2171. The number in SD will only give you general info if you want something case specific you will have to call this number and pay for it. 1-877-804-5402. Don't let this go make sure you call around even to USCIS (800-375-5283) and the NVC(603-334-0700) office if you need, so that you can ease your mind and know what is going on because this is not the norm for this process. Best of luck to you both.


Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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This does sound pretty fishy but then again you stated "i send pretty much all documents (including ds-230, fee, translations, etc,)when sending I-130"

When you file your I-130 you are NOT suppose to send in a DS-230? Did you ever received a "RFE" Request for Evidence?

Typically the only things asked for when submitting I-130 are the following

  • Proof of citizenship if your are the USC ()Birth certificated, copy of biographical page of passport)

  • Proof or marriage (marriage certificated translated; which you mention you sent in)

  • And optional picture.

My question to you is when you filled out the I-130 there was a part in the petition that asked to provide a # for your wife did you give them her house #?

Where you present the day of the interview? Have you tried logging on to USCIS to see if they have updated the status of your petition to Post decision Active????

You also mention this was about 1 month ago and you have hear nothing? When you say you have not heard nothing at this "pre-screen" interview did they say if your guys where approved or denied? Did they take her passport and tell you to go pay for the delivery of the visa? Do you recall if she ever got her medicals done ? when did you submit your I-130?

I suggest you look into this matter a little bit more by calling USCIS and starting from there to see you even received a NOA2, and then work your way to the puerto plata embassy....

Good luck!

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Even with everything that he sent in they absolutely DO NOT do interviews in the Puerto Plata location. Not for anything. You have to go to Santo Domingo.


Our Journey
6/13/2012 Sent I-129F package
6/14/2012 NOA1 --> California Service Center
9/25/2012 NOA2
10/01/2012 NOA2 Hardcopy received
10/01/2012 NVC Received
10/19/2012 Left NVC
11/30/2012 Picked-up Packet from Local Post Office
01/16/2013 Medical
01/23/2013 Interview - In AP

09/24/2013 Visa picked-up from DOMEX
10/10/2013 POE Ft. Lauderdale

10/28/2013 Applied for Social Security Number

01/01/2014 WEDDING IN LAS VEGAS


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