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I am a US Citizen born in NY of Dominican parents. My husband who lives in the Dominican Republic, and I have been married three years in September and we have a 1 and 1/2 year old together. I petitioned for him four years ago (2012) with a fiancé visa and were rejected. We then married in September and filed for I-130 in April the next year (2013). After all kinds of fun (being sarcastic) delays we finally had our interview on May 26th, 2015 where, after 27 trips to the Dominican Republic for me and 6 for our son, his approval is pending DNA testing, but not just for him and our son, but also for me and our son. This is fine because there are no doubts. It's been over 8 weeks since we took the DNA test and each time I log into the CEAC website, it says the case is in "Administrative Processing". I've sent a letter to my congressman and they say they've put in an inquiry. Does anyone have any experience with this DNA testing? How long is this supposed to take?

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It comes up from time to time, but not that frequently. If there is a standard time line which I doubt I have never seen it mentioned.


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Hello I have a friend she took 3 months for Dna testing at santo Domingo, you need to call the clinic where you did your testing and have them confirm to you when the results have been sent to the Embassy. After it has been confirmed you have to email the embassy at support-dominicanrepublic@ustraveldocs.com put your case number with petitioner name beneficiary name and both dates of birth with a brief description of your inquiry. They will respond quick.

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I am a US Citizen born in NY of Dominican parents. My husband who lives in the Dominican Republic, and I have been married three years in September and we have a 1 and 1/2 year old together. I petitioned for him four years ago (2012) with a fiancé visa and were rejected. We then married in September and filed for I-130 in April the next year (2013). After all kinds of fun (being sarcastic) delays we finally had our interview on May 26th, 2015 where, after 27 trips to the Dominican Republic for me and 6 for our son, his approval is pending DNA testing, but not just for him and our son, but also for me and our son. This is fine because there are no doubts. It's been over 8 weeks since we took the DNA test and each time I log into the CEAC website, it says the case is in "Administrative Processing". I've sent a letter to my congressman and they say they've put in an inquiry. Does anyone have any experience with this DNA testing? How long is this supposed to take?

So did the embassy collect his passport? I know in our situation we were approved pending receipt of some medical reports. We were in Admin Processing from June 4 to June 26. It does seem like you've been waiting too long. Good call to bring in your congressional representative.

By the way, after reading your story and timeline, I think you deserve 5 stars for the amount of patience and grace you've shown through this process.


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*** Country-specific thread moved from CR-1 Process forum to the Caribbean regional subforum. ***


06-04-2007 = TSC stamps postal return-receipt for I-129f.

06-11-2007 = NOA1 date (unknown to me).

07-20-2007 = Phoned Immigration Officer; got WAC#; where's NOA1?

09-25-2007 = Touch (first-ever).

09-28-2007 = NOA1, 23 days after their 45-day promise to send it (grrrr).

10-20 & 11-14-2007 = Phoned ImmOffs; "still pending."

12-11-2007 = 180 days; file is "between workstations, may be early Jan."; touches 12/11 & 12/12.

12-18-2007 = Call; file is with Division 9 ofcr. (bckgrnd check); e-prompt to shake it; touch.

12-19-2007 = NOA2 by e-mail & web, dated 12-18-07 (187 days; 201 per VJ); in mail 12/24/07.

01-09-2008 = File from USCIS to NVC, 1-4-08; NVC creates file, 1/15/08; to consulate 1/16/08.

01-23-2008 = Consulate gets file; outdated Packet 4 mailed to fiancee 1/27/08; rec'd 3/3/08.

04-29-2008 = Fiancee's 4-min. consular interview, 8:30 a.m.; much evidence brought but not allowed to be presented (consul: "More proof! Second interview! Bring your fiance!").

05-05-2008 = Infuriating $12 call to non-English-speaking consulate appointment-setter.

05-06-2008 = Better $12 call to English-speaker; "joint" interview date 6/30/08 (my selection).

06-30-2008 = Stokes Interrogations w/Ecuadorian (not USC); "wait 2 weeks; we'll mail her."

07-2008 = Daily calls to DOS: "currently processing"; 8/05 = Phoned consulate, got Section Chief; wrote him.

08-07-08 = E-mail from consulate, promising to issue visa "as soon as we get her passport" (on 8/12, per DHL).

08-27-08 = Phoned consulate (they "couldn't find" our file); visa DHL'd 8/28; in hand 9/1; through POE on 10/9 with NO hassles(!).

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I am a US Citizen born in NY of Dominican parents. My husband who lives in the Dominican Republic, and I have been married three years in September and we have a 1 and 1/2 year old together. I petitioned for him four years ago (2012) with a fiancé visa and were rejected. We then married in September and filed for I-130 in April the next year (2013). After all kinds of fun (being sarcastic) delays we finally had our interview on May 26th, 2015 where, after 27 trips to the Dominican Republic for me and 6 for our son, his approval is pending DNA testing, but not just for him and our son, but also for me and our son. This is fine because there are no doubts. It's been over 8 weeks since we took the DNA test and each time I log into the CEAC website, it says the case is in "Administrative Processing". I've sent a letter to my congressman and they say they've put in an inquiry.h Does anyone have any experience with this DNA testing? How long is this supposed to take?

OMG! I am freaking out after reading your post.. I can't believe that you have to go through all of that. I have been married for a little over two years now, and I have only visited my husband three times since we got married. You have traveled there 27 times, and also have a child with him, and they are making it so hard for you!!! I feel completely hopeless now.. Good luck, and I hope your situation gets taken care of ?.

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Thanks everyone for your responses.

Yes, they did take his passport.

I attempted to call the lab and they wouldn't even try to look into our file and said if we took the tests there, they would have sent them within ten business days. We actually took the test on May 27th.

I looked back and realized that I did put in an inquiry at support-dominicanrepublic@ustraveldocs.com on June 17th and they said I needed to check on the https://ceac.state.gov/CEAC/ website under “Immigrant”, click “Check My Visa Application Status” for case status. Every time I go in there it says it's under "Administrative Processing".

I guess we'll have to be patient and wait some more.

...the saga continues... :clock:

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My fiance had to take a dna test. You can look at my signature for a an idea of how long it took.


USCIS


11-13-2013: Sent I-129F petition


11-18-2013: USCIS receives petition


11-21-2013: Received e-mail and text NOA1 our petition is being process at TSC


11-26-2013: Received hard copy of NOA1


12-09-2013: Alien Registration Number was change


02-27-2014: NOA2 text (101 days)


03-04-2014: Received hard copy of NOA2


03-04-2014: Case sent to NVC



NVC


03-12-2014: Arrived at NVC case # assigned


03-17-2014: In transit to embassy



Santo Domingo Embassy


03-21-2014: Case arrived at embassy- CEAC status changed to "ready"


04-02-2014: Interview is on 4/10/2014 @ 6:45AM ( Called NVC for interview date; was SHOCKED to find out interview is next week! Super fast since embassy received our case less then 2 weeks ago, packet 4 not received! Called Embassy and told to pick up packet on 4/7/2014 at window 28 or 29)



DNA Administrative Processing


04-10-2014: Our case was put on AP pending results of fiance and our sons' DNA test.


04-14-2014: Fiance had DNA sample taken in Santo Domingo.


04-15-2014: Embassy contacted me to make appt. for our son to have DNA test. Appt. made for April 17 in Brooklyn, NY.


04-17-2014: Our son had DNA sample taken in Brooklyn, NY



05-19-2014: Embassy received DNA results


06-04-2014: Visa approved! Letter sent to fiance to send his passport to the Embassy. (Letter never received)


06-18-2014: Sent passport and pictures to consulate via DomEx Santiago.


06-27-2014: Received letter in U.S. from Embassy telling us to send in the passport, letter was dated June 5, 2014.


07-07-2014: Status changed to READY!!


07-08-2014: Date changed status still "ready"


07-08-2014: Creation and status dates both changed. Also, changed from "Immigrant Visa" to "NonImmigrant Visa" status changed to AP


07-09-2014: Date changed status still "AP"



07-16-2014: Visa Issued


07-28-2014: Passport in hand :content:


07-30-2014: Fiance arrived at JFK! :dancing:



09/26/2014: Wedding day!

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My fiance had to take a dna test. You can look at my signature for a an idea of how long it took.

Hello there, thanks for the heads up. I'm glad you are reunited with your husband. :D

I went to the interview with my husband and the baby and the very next day we took the DNA tests. We're still waiting and haven't had any kind of response. The CEAC website says the same thing, that it's under "Administrative Processing", only the status updated date is July 17th.

Every day that passes and I awake I'm hoping today is going to be the day....It's got to be closer than ever before. We'll keep waiting... :unsure:

Thanks again!

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Embassy at santo Domingo is very irresponsible, you send the documents required and they dont care, they dont look on your file, they touch the cases lasting a lot to do it.

So best way you get your case touch , it is contacting your senator office.

Explain them what happened and tell to the senator ofice that they hace the dna test but they havent answered, tell them that you want that they contact the embassy and get answers from them.

Senator office get quick reponses.

Hello there, thanks for the heads up. I'm glad you are reunited with your husband. :D

I went to the interview with my husband and the baby and the very next day we took the DNA tests. We're still waiting and haven't had any kind of response. The CEAC website says the same thing, that it's under "Administrative Processing", only the status updated date is July 17th.

Every day that passes and I awake I'm hoping today is going to be the day....It's got to be closer than ever before. We'll keep waiting... :unsure:

Thanks again!

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Hello Everyone,
Visa category F2A
Consular officer suggests for DNA test I'm not considering for an immigration visa interview, but the mom's request to the consular officer my child was under 21 years. Officer say call your son. Child protector act I'm eligible for immigration officer said.
Today I received DNA test report DNA has matched and he is biological parents. They still not releases my mom's passport.
What are the next processes??
When they start my case they will give visa together.
Please Suggest me.

Hello Everyone,
Visa category F2A
Consular officer suggests for DNA test I'm not considering for an immigration visa interview, but the mom's request to the consular officer my child was under 21 years. Officer say call your son. Child protector act I'm eligible for immigration officer said.
Today I received DNA test report DNA has matched and he is biological parents. They still not releases my mom's passport.
What are the next processes??
When they start my case they will give visa together.
Please Suggest me.

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