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The first portion of the post was written as my initial question. i needed to back track so my situation makes sense. On August 2018:

On March 2017 I got married in the Dominican Republic and started the cr1 process for my husband shortly after. Long story short we were a little more than half way through the process ( A case number was assigned and I got an email stating to start paying the fees to continue). We ended up breaking up and leaving the process alone ( so I didn’t respond to the email) and haven’t been in contact since. I am still married and I am currently looking into getting a Divorce. My family is from the Dominican Republic and we vacation there quite often. And you guessed it. I currently like someone else and we have been talking for quite sometime. This time I do not want to get married right away and again it seems like we really like eachother. I was wondering if my previous relationship/marriage will get in the way of my current boyfriend getting his visa if we go the fiancé route. ( trying to take my time). The reason being is he has already been denied when he petitioned for a vida and we feel in this is our best route. Will the fact that I started this process and never finished work against me or in my favor? I know no one is an expert but hoping someone can shed some light on this! Thanks. 



fast forward to current date and my new questions. Any advice is  

okay so I emailed the NVC on September and they responded back stating “ the application is under administrative review they will advise me if there is anything else they need from me. I have already started my divorce and luckily it has been smooth sailing. We aren’t in a rush and have just been enjoying each others company as we figure it all out. After visiting this August I went in October and will be going for New Years. We are currently opening a joint saving account in Dominican Republic for dates sake. What we would like to know is once this whole thing is over. Like I hear back from NVC and the cancelation and my divorce is finalized, how long should we take to start our process? We have nothing but proof to send out plane tickets dates pictures money transfers we just don’t know when it’s a good time and if the fiancé route is the way to go for us. Thanks!!



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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures

Our journey:


September 2007: Met online via social networking site (MySpace); began exchanging messages.
March 26, 2009: We become a couple!
September 10, 2009: Arrived for first meeting in-person!
June 17, 2010: Arrived for second in-person meeting and start of travel together to other areas of China!
June 21, 2010: Engaged!!!
September 1, 2010: Switched course from K1 to CR-1
December 8, 2010: Wedding date set; it will be on February 18, 2011!
February 9, 2011: Depart for China
February 11, 2011: Registered for marriage in Wuhan, officially married!!!
February 18, 2011: Wedding ceremony in Shiyan!!!
April 22, 2011: Mailed I-130 to Chicago
April 28, 2011: Received NOA1 via text/email, file routed to CSC (priority date April 25th)
April 29, 2011: Updated
May 3, 2011: Received NOA1 hardcopy in mail
July 26, 2011: Received NOA2 via text/email!!!
July 30, 2011: Received NOA2 hardcopy in mail
August 8, 2011: NVC received file
September 1, 2011: NVC case number assigned
September 2, 2011: AOS invoice received, OPTIN email for EP sent
September 7, 2011: Paid AOS bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 9, 2011)
September 8, 2011: OPTIN email accepted, GZO number assigned
September 10, 2011: Emailed AOS package
September 12, 2011: IV bill invoiced
September 13, 2011: Paid IV bill (payment portal showed PAID on September 14, 2011)
September 14, 2011: Emailed IV package
October 3, 2011: Emailed checklist response (checklist generated due to typo on Form DS-230)
October 6, 2011: Case complete at NVC
November 10, 2011: Interview - APPROVED!!!
December 7, 2011: POE - Sea-Tac Airport

September 17, 2013: Mailed I-751 to CSC

September 23, 2013: Received NOA1 in mail (receipt date September 19th)

October 16, 2013: Biometrics Appointment

January 28, 2014: Production of new Green Card ordered

February 3, 2014: New Green Card received; done with USCIS until fall of 2023*


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