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Tuberculosis and the K-1 Visa – Santo Domingo/Dominican Republic Embassy
Embassy specific but appears to apply to most Embassies as far as the process is concerned.
I've been asked about this and chimed in on a few times on other posts; so I decided to do a write up to share what I have learned so far.
When we first found out during the medical exam that my Fiance would be sent for TB Screening it was like our whole world crashed... I couldn't speak, words didn't make sense, I couldn't breathe... I felt like I was about to pass out... between his possible illness and what that meant for his health, was I exposed?? Had I exposed or infected my friends and loved ones??My Co-Workers?? My head was Spinning!! We didn't know what this meant for our upcoming interview and wondering what happens to our visa, we were distraught to say the least. We thought everything we worked and waited for was done. And worse I was too far away and have financial responsibilities here that I cannot easily abandon to go to him and care for and support him like I desperately wanted to... It was horrible.
But I am a nerd... and I don't take many things lying down... so I stood myself up (literally.. I was crouched down holding myself from getting to my knees in a parking lot, praying during a rainstorm) and took a deep breathe and put one foot in front of the other, grabbed my cell and started calling anyone who knew anything!
The answers were so spread out and no one could tell me clearly, what happens to our Visa! It took a lot of time, research, interrogating medical folks to gather and compile this information, at first so that we could get a grasp on what was happening and what our options are... and now to share what I've learned and we've experienced so far with anyone reading this; in the hopes that will make their process a bit easier and so they too can to be pretty well informed , hopefully in advance.
So here it goes....
If during the Medical Exam if the Doctor discover spots on the X-Ray or suspects the presence of TB Symptoms the Patient will be sent for Tuberculosis Screening.
First... Don't Panic!!
Many things can show up on the x-ray that can appear like TB but is NOT Tuberculosis. Many people each year are tested and found to be TB Negative when the results come back. Histoplasmosis (illness caused by breathing in a fungus found in dried/airborne chicken/bat feces), Smoking, a strong/long Flu or even pneumonia can scar the lungs. :D
Testing does not interfere with the Visa Interview. You will go to the Visa Interview as scheduled. :dance:
The Embassy does not know the Beneficiary is being tested for Tuberculosis, they only know they are missing the Medical Exam results and place your Case Status as "Administrative Processing" after the interview until they have the exam results.
If your loved one was not experiencing any symptoms he/she is most likely fine.
The most common symptoms of TB are:
Coughing for more than three weeks: Coughing up blood in phlegm/mucus
Weight loss: Slow at first, getting quicker as TB develops
Loss of appetite
High temperature or fever
Night sweats
Extreme tiredness or lack of energy
How is TB Spread?
When someone with active TB disease in the lungs or throat coughs, sings, sneezes or even speaks, TB bacteria can be released into the air. TB bacteria can stay in the air for hours. You can get TB either latent TB infection or active TB disease by breathing in TB bacteria that someone who is sick with TB disease has coughed into the air.
You cannot get TB by sharing food, shaking hands, using the same toilet, sleeping on the same bedding, kissing, sharing food or drinking after someone.
  • You need to spend many hours close to a person with infectious TB to breathe in enough bacteria to be at risk.
  • Most people's immune systems are strong enough to kill off TB bacteria when exposed.
The TB Screening takes three days to complete and the Beneficiary must go early in the morning without brushing their teeth, chewing gum, smoking, eating or drinking anything before the samples are taken.
There are two samples taken at each test - A Buccal Swab (mouth swab) and a Sputum Culture (coughing with force) .
On the Third day of testing they can tell the Beneficiary (and/or you) if the first two mouth swabs are positive or negative.
This tells you if the bacteria count is high enough in the lungs that it is leaving the body via the breath. This Buccal Swab can test Negative and yet the patient can still test Positive for TB bacteria in the lungs. This test just lets you know how "Contagious" the patient is or is not. If the mouth swab is negative, they will not easily pass the bacteria to others (everybody can now breathe a sigh of relief).
The Sputum Culture results take up to 9 weeks from the last test day to come back. The longer the beneficiary waits to receive the call; the less likely the results will come back as Positive for Tuberculosis but it can still happen.
If the Consultorio de Visa calls anytime before the 9th week, it will most likely be to inform you that the test results are Positive for Tuberculosis. It really takes about 8 weeks to fully clear the Sputum Culture as TB Negative and the last week is to receive, process the results and call the patient... So the longer you don't hear anything the better the chances are of being cleared... after week 7-8 you can most likely relax.
If after the 9 weeks, the Sputum results are Negative for TB bacteria, the Beneficiaries Medical Exam results will be sent to the Embassy to continue processing normally.
:dancing:Time to Celebrate!!! :dancing:
[We got our call a few days before week 6. Even though he was TB Negative for his Buccal Swab, he ended up being TB Positive in his lungs but blessedly with a very low bacteria count; meaning we caught it early and he was not contagious.]
If the beneficiary is TB positive DO NOT PANIC!!!!
It can be Active or Latent (Activo o Latente) the Consultorio will know this when they call the Beneficiary with the results.
It is VERY IMPORTANT right then to ASK the person calling with the results which type the beneficiary has. It is hard to get them on the phone again!
LATENT TB
Latent TB is not contagious. If the Beneficiary's TB is Positive but "Latent" they most likely will be allowed to travel to the USA with the Visa normally but the Heath Dept. in the USA will also most likely require them to get a nine month treatment when they are stateside as the US takes Tuberculosis VERY serious because Latent TB can become Active TB at any time.
ACTIVE TB
If the Beneficiary's TB is Active they will not be allowed to travel or finish processing the Visa Application until the Beneficiary has completed treatment and been retested. This will result in an additional delay of up to 8-9 months. (Now you can kinda freak out, it sucks I know.... but breathe and keep going it ain't over...)
This timeframe includes at least 6 months of Antibiotic treatment and at least Three Retests done at the Consultorio de Visa (see below).
The Beneficiary's Passport will be flagged; stopping them from traveling out of the country and most likely the Petitioner's (if considered "Actively Exposed") will probably be contacted by the Consultorio de Visa and possibly their local Health Dept in the USA. So if you think you can be considered "Actively Exposed" be proactive and call them first! Save yourself the headache. You will have to be tested as well if you have been spent extended amounts of time with the beneficiary/patient prior to diagnosis. Usually it takes more than a few days to be considered "exposed" depending upon how high the patient's buccal swab and/or bacteria count is.
If the Petitioner has to be tested you may have to be tested twice about 56 days apart as TB is slow growing. It depends on how long ago you saw the patient last and how much time you spent with them.
Course of Treatment Explained:
Phase One ~ 48 Doses Daily Monday thru Friday of Four (4) types of antibiotics,
then at next dose - immediately begin
Phase Two ~ 50 doses every other day M,W,F of Two (2) types antibiotics but more pills.
First Retest after One (1) month of antibiotics ~ 2 consecutive mornings
Second Retest after Two (2) Months of antibiotics ~ 2 consecutive mornings
These two later test are to determine how well the antibiotics are working to kill the bacteria OR if not working; this helps determine whether the patient has Medically Resistant (MDR-TB) or Extremely Medically Resistant strains (XDR-TB)
Third Retest (and hopefully final. if the meds are working) is given after the 50th dose of Phase Two is administered and signed off on by the hospital administering the drugs.
Wait the Nine (8-9) weeks for last test results to arrive at the Consultorio de Visa and get them shipped to the Embassy.
At Embassy it takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks for the Embassy to process and issue the Visa.
(All of the sudden those 8 month long AP cases in some countries starts to makes magical sense, Huh??)
But WAIT Enigma!!! This SUCKS!! Aren't there any loopholes?? Any way around this??
YES!! There are!! but the US Government is smarter than that!
The1st Loophole says - Three Negative Sputum Tests and you can apply for a waiver to finish treatment in the USA.
The Truth - The Embassy ONLY ACCEPTS test results from the Consultorio de Visa and the CDV ONLY ALLOWS the third test AFTER treatment is finished NO EXCEPTIONS! (Yes I tried! Especially hard because my Fiance tested TB Negative at his first month retest! It really didn't seem fair then!)
The 2nd Loophole says - If your petition is DENIED you can apply for the waiver to bring the Beneficiary for treatment.
The Truth: - This is why the Embassy places your case into "Administrative Processing" rather than deny you.... This way you CANNOT apply for the waiver. (I know I tried! See above.)
The only way to apply for the Waiver is to have your petition officially denied. (I believe it is a 601 Waiver but feel free to correct me.)
But once my Fiance or I am treated we're safe right? :huh:
Wrong. :(
Many people in the Dom. Rep. are told that once you are exposed to TB and receive treatment that you will not ever get it again. This is simply NOT TRUE!!
It saddens me to say in real life it can come back...The patient is only "protected" when they are actually on the medication. I don't know why people in the DR are not honest with patients and family!!
My understanding is the especially in the first two years after treatment has stopped they are MORE susceptible to reinfection not less. TB can and does recur if the patient is not careful. I even learned in my research and questioning TB Specialists of a smoker with TB who quit smoking during treatment but started back smoking again 5 years after treatment who got sick again with TB here in the USA! :wow: :bonk:
Dom Rep has a crisis of TB and are behind in TB research, knowledge, dissemination of information and definitely in the methods of testing, detection and worst of all in treatment. :angry:
The World Health Organization believes the DR to be ranked highest in all of the Americas based on known and suspected number of cases of TB per population and are slow and also behind in response, screening, treatment and eradication of the disease. Because the Gov't there only tests/screens and releases data for certain areas of the country... <_< que pena!
You can see the status here:
* * * * * Taking all of the medication as prescribed is critical to recovery and especially important in the DR because of the secondary types called Medically Resistant TB and Extremely Medically Resistant TB (MDR-TB and XDR-TB). That's a whole nother topic!
The Good News!!!
There have been several Medical Trials that show that 10,000 IU of Vitamin D daily will speed up the time-to-cure when combined with antibiotics!

If suspected of TB or exposure please tell your Fiance (and yourself?) to start RIGHT NOW getting 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D EVERYDAY until the results come back!!! Research shows that daily doses of 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D has sped up the cure time from 36-39 days to a quick 23 days!!! Hopefully giving you a Negative First Month Retest!! If the bacteria count is not too high at the beginning of treatment.

And even a study in India showed that 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D daily completely cured TB in 9 months without ANY Antibiotics!!

It worked for us!!!

After I found the studies; my Fiance started immediately starting getting 30 mins to 1 hour of Sun a day B-) and taking Vitamin D3 supplements about 1 week before his first test results came back TB Positive in the lungs. When we got his results his beginning Bacteria count was already low because we caught it early but by the time my Fiance had his first test after JUST 1 month of meds.... the TB was gone!! He tested negative!!! :dance:

:innocent: Gracias a Dios por este información abajo!! :innocent:

:unsure: Okay so, he still has to finish his treatment and we still have to wait the 8 months :clock: but it's gone!! He's recovering wonderfully! :yes:

:idea: Here's the research: :idea:

Study on Vitamin D and D3 for TB patients.

http://articles.merc...hout-drugs.aspx

Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis and significantly speed recovery time

http://www.naturalne...very_time.html#

Another story supporting the use and that it helps speed up cure.

http://www.thetrutha...nly-way-cure-tb

Ways to speed up recovery time using a combination of options below:

In order Vitamin D benefit

Cod Liver oil (you'll need 100 grams to equal 10000 IU daily) I think you can take half the amount with 45 mins to 1 hour of Sun to equal that.

30 mins to 1 hour of mid-morning or mid-afternoon sun is nearly the equal to 5000 IU (depending upon skin type - darker skin produces less)

Fish Oil

Vitamin D3 pills

Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil (for adding to meals, rice, salads, etc. and for cooking at a lower temp, NOT for frying or sauteing)

Avocado Lots of it!

Multi-Vitamins help the immune system and body overall

High Calorie Protein shakes like Ensure - In addition to meals helps builds the body back to a healthy weight to help it fight.

B-Vitamin Supplements - helps with energy and general vitamin absorption.

List of foods with HIGH Vitamin D Content for the patient to eat:

http://www.healthali...min-D-foods.php
Edited by Enigma23

~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

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•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
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Wow!!! Great source of info. I may need to and a link of this to the NOA2 Wiki Page (Dom Rep). Thx.


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

Next: Apply for U.S. Naturalization (2014)

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

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2***

Guide for AOS for K1 Visa Holders (Send me a "pm" for information)
Countries Dominicans can visit "Visa Free". http://www.dr1.com/forums/visas/98513-countries-dominicans-may-enter-visa-free-more-info.html

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Posted 03 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

Ilovemyman

Ecellent post :).

Enigma23

Thank you! :D

The first few moments after we found out he had to go for TB testing... it was like a slow train wreck... trying to understand and grasp it all... and how if effects us overall. The information is so spread out and isn't specific to the Visa Process. And honestly many people still treat it like a very "taboo" topic... but I felt like after all this time and research and our good outcome so far.... I just had to share what I have learned in hopes that our story may help relieve others fears and offer some help... that brings me some peace while we wait... :yes:


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Wow!!! Great source of info. I may need to and a link of this to the NOA2 Wiki Page (Dom Rep). Thx.

Awww Thanks for saying so Tee!! That would be cool!

I am glad that it may help others... (L)


~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

****
•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•****
. . . ♥
•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•♥ . . .
***
•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
      
      
    
  

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wow!!!! this information is great.

so i have to assume right now that my fiance wont be here until the next 4 months even though he be negative? he will starting the 3 days test on the 9, 10 and 11.


TB test = April 9 /2014

April 10

April 11

INTERVIEW DATE April 21 /2014

Results back at CDV June 16

Medical Exam Results sent to Embassy June 17____

Passport sent to Embassy June 18

Medical Exam Received by Embassy June _20____

Passport Received by Embassy June _23___

Case Processing Resumed Confirmation June _24___

Case Status Updated June 17 CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _20__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _23__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _24_ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 26 - CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 27 - CEAC Status changed to READY

Case Status Updated June 30 - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (11am EST) - Visa type changed from Immigrant to Non-Immigrant - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (2pm EST) - CEAC Status changed to AP

Case Status Updated July _7__ CEAC Status = ISSUED

JULY 12 VISA ON HAND

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wow!!!! this information is great.

so i have to assume right now that my fiance wont be here until the next 4 months even though he be negative? he will starting the 3 days test on the 9, 10 and 11.

Hey Pazram...

That sounds like a reasonable estimation.. to be safer and kinder to both of your hearts... June 13 would be the 9th the week after testing.

It could be sooner but yes if you count up to 6 weeks to process and issue visa and if you elected at Interview to pickup Visa from DomEx (Saves about 2 weeks so I count) instead of letting them deliver it.

If the results come back negative (Which I pray they will be) then July 4th (Independence Day for USA .. A good sign maybe?? :dancing:) or July 25th is 6 weeks after results are back... I'd say that's a safe bet... and any date before then would be a gift!! A blessing really... I am seeing his test results coming back clear and a fast processing and issuing of the visa!!

Ojala!


~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

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•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•****
. . . ♥
•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•♥ . . .
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•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
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thanks so much Enigma23, you make feel much better but still i am really sad and i dont know if i explain to him this situation. i love him which all my heart and i dont know how he will take this. oh GOD!


TB test = April 9 /2014

April 10

April 11

INTERVIEW DATE April 21 /2014

Results back at CDV June 16

Medical Exam Results sent to Embassy June 17____

Passport sent to Embassy June 18

Medical Exam Received by Embassy June _20____

Passport Received by Embassy June _23___

Case Processing Resumed Confirmation June _24___

Case Status Updated June 17 CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _20__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _23__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _24_ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 26 - CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 27 - CEAC Status changed to READY

Case Status Updated June 30 - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (11am EST) - Visa type changed from Immigrant to Non-Immigrant - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (2pm EST) - CEAC Status changed to AP

Case Status Updated July _7__ CEAC Status = ISSUED

JULY 12 VISA ON HAND

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Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a wonderful job with this report about TB, its very conforting finding you here in VJ I was getting desperate with no answers and not knowing who to reach for this mannerd and so far everything you have said has go exactly the same as you know case stats AP.. ...When my fiance received his last mouth swabs,no one told him anything about the last 2 test results, is there any way we can contact them for this

Tuberculosis and the K-1 Visa – Santo Domingo/Dominican Republic Embassy
Embassy specific but appears to apply to most Embassies as far as the process is concerned.
I've been asked about this and chimed in on a few times on other posts; so I decided to do a write up to share what I have learned so far.
When we first found out during the medical exam that my Fiance would be sent for TB Screening it was like our whole world crashed... I couldn't speak, words didn't make sense, I couldn't breathe... I felt like I was about to pass out... between his possible illness and what that meant for his health, was I exposed?? Had I exposed or infected my friends and loved ones??My Co-Workers?? My head was Spinning!! We didn't know what this meant for our upcoming interview and wondering what happens to our visa, we were distraught to say the least. We thought everything we worked and waited for was done. And worse I was too far away and have financial responsibilities here that I cannot easily abandon to go to him and care for and support him like I desperately wanted to... It was horrible.
But I am a nerd... and I don't take many things lying down... so I stood myself up (literally.. I was crouched down holding myself from getting to my knees in a parking lot, praying during a rainstorm) and took a deep breathe and put one foot in front of the other, grabbed my cell and started calling anyone who knew anything!
The answers were so spread out and no one could tell me clearly, what happens to our Visa! It took a lot of time, research, interrogating medical folks to gather and compile this information, at first so that we could get a grasp on what was happening and what our options are... and now to share what I've learned and we've experienced so far with anyone reading this; in the hopes that will make their process a bit easier and so they too can to be pretty well informed , hopefully in advance.
So here it goes....
If during the Medical Exam if the Doctor discover spots on the X-Ray or suspects the presence of TB Symptoms the Patient will be sent for Tuberculosis Screening.
First... Don't Panic!!
Many things can show up on the x-ray that can appear like TB but is NOT Tuberculosis. Many people each year are tested and found to be TB Negative when the results come back. Histoplasmosis (illness caused by breathing in a fungus found in dried/airborne chicken/bat feces), Smoking, a strong/long Flu or even pneumonia can scar the lungs. :D
Testing does not interfere with the Visa Interview. You will go to the Visa Interview as scheduled. :dance:
The Embassy does not know the Beneficiary is being tested for Tuberculosis, they only know they are missing the Medical Exam results and place your Case Status as "Administrative Processing" after the interview until they have the exam results.
If your loved one was not experiencing any symptoms he/she is most likely fine.
The most common symptoms of TB are:
Coughing for more than three weeks: Coughing up blood in phlegm/mucus
Weight loss: Slow at first, getting quicker as TB develops
Loss of appetite
High temperature or fever
Night sweats
Extreme tiredness or lack of energy
How is TB Spread?
When someone with active TB disease in the lungs or throat coughs, sings, sneezes or even speaks, TB bacteria can be released into the air. TB bacteria can stay in the air for hours. You can get TB either latent TB infection or active TB disease by breathing in TB bacteria that someone who is sick with TB disease has coughed into the air.
You cannot get TB by sharing food, shaking hands, using the same toilet, sleeping on the same bedding, kissing, sharing food or drinking after someone.
  • You need to spend many hours close to a person with infectious TB to breathe in enough bacteria to be at risk.
  • Most people's immune systems are strong enough to kill off TB bacteria when exposed.
The TB Screening takes three days to complete and the Beneficiary must go early in the morning without brushing their teeth, chewing gum, smoking, eating or drinking anything before the samples are taken.
There are two samples taken at each test - A Buccal Swab (mouth swab) and a Sputum Culture (coughing with force) .
On the Third day of testing they can tell the Beneficiary (and/or you) if the first two mouth swabs are positive or negative.
This tells you if the bacteria count is high enough in the lungs that it is leaving the body via the breath. This Buccal Swab can test Negative and yet the patient can still test Positive for TB bacteria in the lungs. This test just lets you know how "Contagious" the patient is or is not. If the mouth swab is negative, they will not easily pass the bacteria to others (everybody can now breathe a sigh of relief).
The Sputum Culture results take up to 9 weeks from the last test day to come back. The longer the beneficiary waits to receive the call; the less likely the results will come back as Positive for Tuberculosis but it can still happen.
If the Consultorio de Visa calls anytime before the 9th week, it will most likely be to inform you that the test results are Positive for Tuberculosis. It really takes about 8 weeks to fully clear the Sputum Culture as TB Negative and the last week is to receive, process the results and call the patient... So the longer you don't hear anything the better the chances are of being cleared... after week 7-8 you can most likely relax.
If after the 9 weeks, the Sputum results are Negative for TB bacteria, the Beneficiaries Medical Exam results will be sent to the Embassy to continue processing normally.
:dancing:Time to Celebrate!!! :dancing:
[We got our call a few days before week 6. Even though he was TB Negative for his Buccal Swab, he ended up being TB Positive in his lungs but blessedly with a very low bacteria count; meaning we caught it early and he was not contagious.]
If the beneficiary is TB positive DO NOT PANIC!!!!
It can be Active or Latent (Activo o Latente) the Consultorio will know this when they call the Beneficiary with the results.
It is VERY IMPORTANT right then to ASK the person calling with the results which type the beneficiary has. It is hard to get them on the phone again!
LATENT TB
Latent TB is not contagious. If the Beneficiary's TB is Positive but "Latent" they most likely will be allowed to travel to the USA with the Visa normally but the Heath Dept. in the USA will also most likely require them to get a nine month treatment when they are stateside as the US takes Tuberculosis VERY serious because Latent TB can become Active TB at any time.
ACTIVE TB
If the Beneficiary's TB is Active they will not be allowed to travel or finish processing the Visa Application until the Beneficiary has completed treatment and been retested. This will result in an additional delay of up to 8-9 months. (Now you can kinda freak out, it sucks I know.... but breathe and keep going it ain't over...)
This timeframe includes at least 6 months of Antibiotic treatment and at least Three Retests done at the Consultorio de Visa (see below).
The Beneficiary's Passport will be flagged; stopping them from traveling out of the country and most likely the Petitioner's (if considered "Actively Exposed") will probably be contacted by the Consultorio de Visa and possibly their local Health Dept in the USA. So if you think you can be considered "Actively Exposed" be proactive and call them first! Save yourself the headache. You will have to be tested as well if you have been spent extended amounts of time with the beneficiary/patient prior to diagnosis. Usually it takes more than a few days to be considered "exposed" depending upon how high the patient's buccal swab and/or bacteria count is.
If the Petitioner has to be tested you may have to be tested twice about 56 days apart as TB is slow growing. It depends on how long ago you saw the patient last and how much time you spent with them.
Course of Treatment Explained:
Phase One ~ 48 Doses Daily Monday thru Friday of Four (4) types of antibiotics,
then at next dose - immediately begin
Phase Two ~ 50 doses every other day M,W,F of Two (2) types antibiotics but more pills.
First Retest after One (1) month of antibiotics ~ 2 consecutive mornings
Second Retest after Two (2) Months of antibiotics ~ 2 consecutive mornings
These two later test are to determine how well the antibiotics are working to kill the bacteria OR if not working; this helps determine whether the patient has Medically Resistant (MDR-TB) or Extremely Medically Resistant strains (XDR-TB)
Third Retest (and hopefully final. if the meds are working) is given after the 50th dose of Phase Two is administered and signed off on by the hospital administering the drugs.
Wait the Nine (8-9) weeks for last test results to arrive at the Consultorio de Visa and get them shipped to the Embassy.
At Embassy it takes anywhere from 2-6 weeks for the Embassy to process and issue the Visa.
(All of the sudden those 8 month long AP cases in some countries starts to makes magical sense, Huh??)
But WAIT Enigma!!! This SUCKS!! Aren't there any loopholes?? Any way around this??
YES!! There are!! but the US Government is smarter than that!
The1st Loophole says - Three Negative Sputum Tests and you can apply for a waiver to finish treatment in the USA.
The Truth - The Embassy ONLY ACCEPTS test results from the Consultorio de Visa and the CDV ONLY ALLOWS the third test AFTER treatment is finished NO EXCEPTIONS! (Yes I tried! Especially hard because my Fiance tested TB Negative at his first month retest! It really didn't seem fair then!)
The 2nd Loophole says - If your petition is DENIED you can apply for the waiver to bring the Beneficiary for treatment.
The Truth: - This is why the Embassy places your case into "Administrative Processing" rather than deny you.... This way you CANNOT apply for the waiver. (I know I tried! See above.)
The only way to apply for the Waiver is to have your petition officially denied. (I believe it is a 601 Waiver but feel free to correct me.)
But once my Fiance or I am treated we're safe right? :huh:
Wrong. :(
Many people in the Dom. Rep. are told that once you are exposed to TB and receive treatment that you will not ever get it again. This is simply NOT TRUE!!
It saddens me to say in real life it can come back...The patient is only "protected" when they are actually on the medication. I don't know why people in the DR are not honest with patients and family!!
My understanding is the especially in the first two years after treatment has stopped they are MORE susceptible to reinfection not less. TB can and does recur if the patient is not careful. I even learned in my research and questioning TB Specialists of a smoker with TB who quit smoking during treatment but started back smoking again 5 years after treatment who got sick again with TB here in the USA! :wow: :bonk:
Dom Rep has a crisis of TB and are behind in TB research, knowledge, dissemination of information and definitely in the methods of testing, detection and worst of all in treatment. :angry:
The World Health Organization believes the DR to be ranked highest in all of the Americas based on known and suspected number of cases of TB per population and are slow and also behind in response, screening, treatment and eradication of the disease. Because the Gov't there only tests/screens and releases data for certain areas of the country... <_< que pena!
You can see the status here:
* * * * * Taking all of the medication as prescribed is critical to recovery and especially important in the DR because of the secondary types called Medically Resistant TB and Extremely Medically Resistant TB (MDR-TB and XDR-TB). That's a whole nother topic!
The Good News!!!
There have been several Medical Trials that show that 10,000 IU of Vitamin D daily will speed up the time-to-cure when combined with antibiotics!

If suspected of TB or exposure please tell your Fiance (and yourself?) to start RIGHT NOW getting 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D EVERYDAY until the results come back!!! Research shows that daily doses of 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D has sped up the cure time from 36-39 days to a quick 23 days!!! Hopefully giving you a Negative First Month Retest!! If the bacteria count is not too high at the beginning of treatment.

And even a study in India showed that 10,000 IU's of Vitamin D daily completely cured TB in 9 months without ANY Antibiotics!!

It worked for us!!!

After I found the studies; my Fiance started immediately starting getting 30 mins to 1 hour of Sun a day B-) and taking Vitamin D3 supplements about 1 week before his first test results came back TB Positive in the lungs. When we got his results his beginning Bacteria count was already low because we caught it early but by the time my Fiance had his first test after JUST 1 month of meds.... the TB was gone!! He tested negative!!! :dance:

:innocent: Gracias a Dios por este información abajo!! :innocent:

:unsure: Okay so, he still has to finish his treatment and we still have to wait the 8 months :clock: but it's gone!! He's recovering wonderfully! :yes:

:idea: Here's the research: :idea:

Study on Vitamin D and D3 for TB patients.

http://articles.merc...hout-drugs.aspx

Vitamin D scientifically shown to treat tuberculosis and significantly speed recovery time

http://www.naturalne...very_time.html#

Another story supporting the use and that it helps speed up cure.

http://www.thetrutha...nly-way-cure-tb

Ways to speed up recovery time using a combination of options below:

In order Vitamin D benefit

Cod Liver oil (you'll need 100 grams to equal 10000 IU daily) I think you can take half the amount with 45 mins to 1 hour of Sun to equal that.

30 mins to 1 hour of mid-morning or mid-afternoon sun is nearly the equal to 5000 IU (depending upon skin type - darker skin produces less)

Fish Oil

Vitamin D3 pills

Extra Virgin Cold Pressed Olive Oil (for adding to meals, rice, salads, etc. and for cooking at a lower temp, NOT for frying or sauteing)

Avocado Lots of it!

Multi-Vitamins help the immune system and body overall

High Calorie Protein shakes like Ensure - In addition to meals helps builds the body back to a healthy weight to help it fight.

B-Vitamin Supplements - helps with energy and general vitamin absorption.

List of foods with HIGH Vitamin D Content for the patient to eat:

http://www.healthali...min-D-foods.php

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Thank you so much for taking the time to do such a wonderful job with this report about TB, its very conforting finding you here in VJ I was getting desperate with no answers and not knowing who to reach for this mannerd and so far everything you have said has go exactly the same as you know case stats AP.. ...When my fiance received his last mouth swabs,no one told him anything about the last 2 test results, is there any way we can contact them for this

Trust me I am very glad and actually honored to give back!!

I completely understand what you are saying.. that's exactly how we felt too! Ima very glad to bring you comfort and answers... (L)

Everything I wrote is what we have gone through and/or what I could confirm from at least one or two sources DIRECTLY from them about the process and procedures in the Dominican Republic... I really wanted to be sure that I would not mis-inform anyone of what to expect in such a scary time. It does seem to be the normal process though for many TB Affected countries/Embassies... Philippines Etc.

I'm not sure if the nuber I gave in the other post can give you Buccal Swab results but I guess we'll know shortly... after you call.. jajajaja

But generally when the 8-9 weeks later Sputum Test results are ready they will call you.


~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

****
•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•****
. . . ♥
•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•♥ . . .
***
•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
      
      
    
  

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That's good to hear!! Hang in there chica!! You are almost home free!!! Then we will see how fast they receive your medical exam at la embabjada and how fast they will process your visa!! I'm excited for you both!! Your visa is coming soon!!! Meanwhile I have schedule another trip.. I'll be going in June to spend 10 days!!!


~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
Make it a great day…
Be a Blessing to someone!!!!

****
•*¨`*•. (¯`v´¯) (¯`v´¯) .•*¨`*•****
. . . ♥
•*¨`*•.¸(¯`v´¯)¸.•´*¨`*•♥ . . .
***
•*¨`*•. ….♥ •.¸.•´♥… .•*¨`*•***
………..•*¨`*•. .•*¨`*•………….
      
      
    
  

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im now on week 3 so, i have long time to continue waiting :clock:


TB test = April 9 /2014

April 10

April 11

INTERVIEW DATE April 21 /2014

Results back at CDV June 16

Medical Exam Results sent to Embassy June 17____

Passport sent to Embassy June 18

Medical Exam Received by Embassy June _20____

Passport Received by Embassy June _23___

Case Processing Resumed Confirmation June _24___

Case Status Updated June 17 CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _20__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _23__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _24_ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 26 - CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 27 - CEAC Status changed to READY

Case Status Updated June 30 - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (11am EST) - Visa type changed from Immigrant to Non-Immigrant - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (2pm EST) - CEAC Status changed to AP

Case Status Updated July _7__ CEAC Status = ISSUED

JULY 12 VISA ON HAND

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im now on week 3 so, i have long time to continue waiting :clock:

You work right?? Do you work M-F? Just do what I did/still do.. Only count the weekends... lol

M-F I just focus on my work and talking to my baby and laughing with him about daily stuff... and everyday I just count down to the weekend... Okay 4 more days.. okay 3 more days.. then on the weekends... I go do stuff... Craigslist is a great place to find stuff to buy and fix up or repair.. to redecorate... I watch for sales during the week and go buy little things... flowers, hanging pots, etc.

I just refinished a dining room table that took me both weekends to finish and I still have to seal it with a clear top layer... I didn't know how to do it.. I googled... lol read up on the subject, watched a video or two and borrowed the tools.... bought the paint and rollers and tomorrow I will most probably put the shiny sealant on it!! That ought to get me to Wednesday!! Which only leaves 2 more days til Saturday!! jajajaaja And by next Sunday it will be one month til our next visit!!

Then Sunday comes.. I relax in the evening, watch all my shows for the week :pop: and then... Oh! MYyyyy Look at the time!! One LESS Weeek to count!! :content::thumbs:

I don't let myself count until August.... Just the next Milestone...

So for your case... countdown to week 6!! Week six without a phone call is REALLY good sign... Week 7 and no phone call is even better... Next thing you know week 8 will drift by and week 9 will be arriving with a wonderful call that your Honey is TB Free and they are going to resume processing your visa!! :star::dance:

Edited by Enigma23

~ Jan ??,2013 ~ Service Center ~ Vermont I-129F Packet sent

NOTE: Actual sent date unknown due to lawyer negligence - I delivered ALLForms and PAID Lawyer on Nov 7, 2012 - Lawyer kept saying he sent the packet and USCIS must have lost it. When in reality he failed to send the package and only a new copy to USCIS after I made a legal written demand giving him 10 days to perform or return ALL monies paid to him, due to "non-performance".

(IMO it's better to save your money for visits to or from your Fiancé and just fill it out yourself using the K-1 Guide on VJ and Senior Members... They Rock!!!)

 

Jan 11, 2013 ~ I-129F Packet Rec'd by USCIS aka NOA 1

Feb 13, 2013 ~ Alien Number Changed/Assigned

May 24, 2013 ~ Case Transferred from Vermont to Texas Service Center (3 E~Notices May 24, 25 and 29 Only one via U.S. Mail)

July 2, 2013 ~ RFE Notification Email and Text Rec'd

July 8, 2013 ~ RFE Hardcopy Rec'd (Requesting Signed/Original "Intent to Marry within 90 days of Arrival" letter from both parties.)

Fiance Letter of Intent template can be downloaded here: http://www.visajourney.com/examples/Fiance_Letter_of_Intent.doc

July 11, 2013 ~ Requested Evidence sent via Priority Mail to TSC

July 13, 2013 ~ USPS Notification ~ Package Delivered (a Saturday)

July 15, 2013 ~ RFE Response Rec'd by USCIS

July 18, 2013 ~ NOA2 - Petition Approved ~ No Text ~ No Email ~ Just showed up in the mail on July 22nd

Aug 6, 2013 ~ Sent to NVC

Aug 8, 2013 ~ Rec'd at NVC & Embassy specific Case Number Assigned (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)

Aug 12, 2013 ~ "In Transit" Status DOS Site ~ Sent Electronically Check Here: https://ceac.state.gov/CEACStatTracker/Status.aspx?

Aug 14, 2013 ~ "Ready" Status on DOS site (meaning Rec'd by Consulate/Embassy)
Sep 3, 2013 ~ Interview Date rec'd (for 2+ months later) by (Call Visa Specialist at 202-485-7600 (Press 1 then 0)
Sep 21, 2013 ~ Packet 4 Hardcopy rec'd via US Mail - Fiancee didn't receive his had to pick up a reprint at Embassy.
Nov 7, 2013 ~ Interview Date - Visa Approved!!!!
 

What to Do After Receiving NOA2 - Dominican Style!

http://www.visajourney.com/wiki/index.php/Dominican_Republic:_After_Receiving_the_NOA2

 

 

AOS Timeline

 
Sept 17, 2014 - NOA 1 for Adjustment of Status
         Oct. 13 - Job Offer received
         Oct. 14 - EAD Expedite requested
         Oct. 16 - Biometrics Taken
         Oct. 17 - Evidence/Offer letter sent
         Oct. 22 - Expedite Approved - Status changed to Card Production
         Oct. 28 - Card Mailed w/Tracking number
         Oct. 30 - EAD/AP Combo Card Rec'd!!! - Our Thanks to God!! Gracias a Dios!
 
Feb 24, 2015 - Received Notice of Potential Interview Waiver dated Feb 18,2015. - Trusting God for a super fast GC Approval!
 
June 3, 2015 - Put in a Service Request regarding EAD upcoming expiration/potential renewal.
 
June 6, 2015 - Rec'd letter stating our case was being transferred to Los Angeles Field office.
 
June 15, 2015 - AOS Approved!! No text - No email - Online Case Status still on Fingerprint Fee Rec'd
June 19, 2015 - Received "Welcome Letter" via U.S Mail <3 Gracias a Papa Dios!!!! Thank you, God!!
June 22, 2015 - Email and Text update that Cond. Perm. Res. Card had been picked up by USPS
 
June 23, 2015 - Conditional Permanent Residence Card Delivered by USPS Priority Mail - Can't wait to see Hubby's face when he checks the mailbox!!
 
 
Removal of Conditions on Status
 
March 23, 2017- Packet Overnighted Packet
March 24, 2017- Packet Delivered to USCIS
 

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oh my friend! you are spectacular :dancing: im not working yet...still looking for job :reading:but the idea you are giving me are great! :idea: but my fiance says he doesn't want to make any plan until he has passport on hands. because we know we paid DOMEX he wants to be sure everything will be fine because he know me and how sensible i am...

so your fiance will come in august?

that is the month we are planing also mine will be here. June 6 will be 8 weeks :clock: we don't know what was more stressful if the waiting for the interview or this waiting...the RESULT OF TB :unsure:

by the way you are doing very good and your decoration is beautiful...i love it


TB test = April 9 /2014

April 10

April 11

INTERVIEW DATE April 21 /2014

Results back at CDV June 16

Medical Exam Results sent to Embassy June 17____

Passport sent to Embassy June 18

Medical Exam Received by Embassy June _20____

Passport Received by Embassy June _23___

Case Processing Resumed Confirmation June _24___

Case Status Updated June 17 CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _20__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _23__ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June _24_ CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 26 - CEAC Status = AP

Case Status Updated June 27 - CEAC Status changed to READY

Case Status Updated June 30 - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (11am EST) - Visa type changed from Immigrant to Non-Immigrant - CEAC Status = READY

Case Status Updated July 1 (2pm EST) - CEAC Status changed to AP

Case Status Updated July _7__ CEAC Status = ISSUED

JULY 12 VISA ON HAND

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