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This might be a silly question lol but once your interview and everything went well abroad how would i book my flight back to the us ? 

Would i book one way to my country and the once approved book my flight back to the US ? 

 

I have seen ppl say it takes about 4 hrs to get interviewed at the airport? 

 

ANYONE FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ?

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1 minute ago, GVANESSA233 said:

This might be a silly question lol but once your interview and everything went well abroad how would i book my flight back to the us ? 

Would i book one way to my country and the once approved book my flight back to the US ? 

 

I have seen ppl say it takes about 4 hrs to get interviewed at the airport? 

 

ANYONE FROM THE DOMINICAN REPUBLIC ?

You can come on a one way ticket yes.. or if a return is cheaper then you can book a return .. think about when you might want to head back for a visit, or be repaired to cancel the return sector

CBP processing for entry as an immigrant can take 5 minutes to several hours 

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I understand you are at the US , you can book everything now, you will be entering with an immigrant intent so you will not be required to have a "return flight to your country". 

 

The tricky part is knowing when will you have your passport in hand after the interview, it can take a couple of days, weeks or even more.


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1 minute ago, Daniela M_______ said:

I understand you are at the US , you can book everything now, you will be entering with an immigrant intent so you will not be required to have a "return flight to your country". 

 

The tricky part is knowing when will you have your passport in hand after the interview, it can take a couple of days, weeks or even more.

Oh wow i thought they give me everything right there lol 😩😩😩

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1 minute ago, Daniela M_______ said:

The tricky part is knowing when will you have your passport in hand after the interview, it can take a couple of days, weeks or even more.

^^^THIS^^ In your situation, I would probably just purchase a one way there.......wait until I had visa in hand...and purchase a one way back to the US......


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2 minutes ago, GVANESSA233 said:

Oh wow i thought they give me everything right there lol 😩😩😩

They NEVER give the passport back immediately after the interview......It could be weeks......but likely several days at the earliest.

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13 minutes ago, GVANESSA233 said:

Oh wow i thought they give me everything right there lol 😩😩😩

In most visa processes, the consulate keep your passport and it goes to an administrative area where they stamp the visa to then send it to you. Is not like the CO will stamp the visa himself right at the interview window lol

 

I recommend you to take some days off and stay there until you have your passport ON HAND to book the flight back. You will need to check everything is ok with the visa, not common but some people have bought tickets to then realize about a spelling mistake in their names on the visa.

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7 minutes ago, Daniela M_______ said:

In most visa processes, the consulate keep your passport and it goes to an administrative area where they stamp the visa to then send it to you. Is not like the CO will stamp the visa himself right at the interview window lol

 

I recommend you to take some days off and stay there until you have your passport ON HAND to book the flight back. You will need to check everything is ok with the visa, not common but some people have bought tickets to then realize about a spelling mistake in their names on the visa.

Wow omg so I’m gonna be there for at least 1 month🥴🥴🥴🥴 lordttt 

 

what about my spouse does he have to come with me to the interview? I was reading only kids and interpreters can come ... 

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2 minutes ago, GVANESSA233 said:

Wow omg so I’m gonna be there for at least 1 month🥴🥴🥴🥴 lordttt 

Hard to say......Maybe a day or so....maybe a week.....maybe months....it all depends upon how long your case is in administrative processing......I would hope for the best case scenario, but prepare for a worse case.......good luck.


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we mostly say allow 3 to 4 hours if the 1st airport (your POE) in the US is only a transfer

you need to go thru customs and immigration and then change planes

takes time to do the change

i allow at least 3 to change planes in any airport 

land on time

20 minutes to taxi in

at least 10 to unload

and then do all the other things like waiting for luggage to come in

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13 minutes ago, GVANESSA233 said:

what about my spouse does he have to come with me to the interview? I was reading only kids and interpreters can come ... 

I was lucky to be in Juarez when my wife interviewed.   We had a few red flags and my wife was asked a few questions that were hard for her to answer.   The CO had her come get me and we got everything resolved.


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1 minute ago, Paul & Mary said:

I was lucky to be in Juarez when my wife interviewed.   We had a few red flags and my wife was asked a few questions that were hard for her to answer.   The CO had her come get me and we got everything resolved.

Omg fareal.? Wow i know ppl be so nerviosa I’m like just getting prepared for this preocess 

glad everything went fine for y’all 

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Ditto about having a long connection time at the airport.    You may need to call the airline to get a longer time then one you see online.  Technically a connection is anything less than 24 hours.   


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I know Dominican Republic strongly request that the petitioner be there. But as others have said after interview if approved expect 10 to 14 business days to get Password back.

 

DO NOT make any reservations until you have Visa in hand. Things happen, Visa machines break, CO's change minds. Just wait.


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On 12/18/2018 at 3:18 PM, dwheels76 said:

I know Dominican Republic strongly request that the petitioner be there. But as others have said after interview if approved expect 10 to 14 business days to get Password back.

 

DO NOT make any reservations until you have Visa in hand. Things happen, Visa machines break, CO's change minds. Just wait.

The Petitioner can be there. it takes 4-5 days to receive your visa. Approved on December 14th, today I receive it.

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