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Any SDQ people that have gone through this recently feel free to offer tips.

My in-laws interview has been scheduled in Santo Domingo for January 4th. I am gonna have them do their medical soon. I am reading the P4 email and it says to bring a whole slew of paperwork and I want to know if its completely necessary.

1. ORIGINAL copies of all civil documents? Really? We have already sent this to NVC...is this really necessary?

2. It says bring ORIGINAL and PHOTOCOPIES of all financial and civil documents like I864 and marriage and birth certificates for EACH applicant. Honestly? Really? I need to fill out I864 along with tax returns again? This seems like overkill

Back in 2012 when my husband and I went to our interview at the same embassy, the consul had all of the original documents from NVC in their possession and I remember I had taken new originals for the interview and they didn't even ask for them...I don't want to do this again if i can avoid it as it is stressful to fill out all this paperwork again and it cost money to request more original copies.

ANY dominican republic applicants have any advice?


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.....took a break from process to delay interview....
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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)
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04/19/2012 - Medical
05/04/2012 - Interview (APPROVED)
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06/18/2012 - Picked up SSN at SSA office
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Any SDQ people that have gone through this recently feel free to offer tips.

My in-laws interview has been scheduled in Santo Domingo for January 4th. I am gonna have them do their medical soon. I am reading the P4 email and it says to bring a whole slew of paperwork and I want to know if its completely necessary.

1. ORIGINAL copies of all civil documents? Really? We have already sent this to NVC...is this really necessary?

2. It says bring ORIGINAL and PHOTOCOPIES of all financial and civil documents like I864 and marriage and birth certificates for EACH applicant. Honestly? Really? I need to fill out I864 along with tax returns again? This seems like overkill

Back in 2012 when my husband and I went to our interview at the same embassy, the consul had all of the original documents from NVC in their possession and I remember I had taken new originals for the interview and they didn't even ask for them...I don't want to do this again if i can avoid it as it is stressful to fill out all this paperwork again and it cost money to request more original copies.

ANY dominican republic applicants have any advice?

I will tell you that yes, you have to give them all originals to this point must things are copies or copies of originals. If you sent originals now you are betting that no human made an error and all the documents are present in the file. The truth is you are placing way too much faith in a system run by humans. The worse is yes you make extra steps to prep, but imagine, if you get there and things are in fact missing at no fault of your own. Bring the kitchen sink... I know it's a pain but remember this is your chance to get it down without having to get stuck in AP hell for weeks and weeks.

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Hello!

I see you already went through of what my husband is going through right now.

We just mailed out today all the documents asked for NVC. I see that it asked for the "civil documents". Did you include in the package a copy of your in laws cedula and passport? 

How long did it take for them to respond after you mailed it out? did you have to send any more paperwork?

thanks in advance. I am new here.

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