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I have to update the timelines later today. So far I have submitted my I-129 to USCIS, I got the notification that it was received, approved, and sent to the consulate. I received emails from the NVC that we can start the visa process. I followed the instructions and filled out the DS-160 online. When I go to the traveldocs website to make our first appointment I keep getting errors and it won’t give me an appointment. Has anyone else had this problem? Also do I have to be present for the visa interview or can my fiancé go alone? Please help!!

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12 minutes ago, Vidizzle said:

Hi guys!

 

I have to update the timelines later today. So far I have submitted my I-129 to USCIS, I got the notification that it was received, approved, and sent to the consulate. I received emails from the NVC that we can start the visa process. I followed the instructions and filled out the DS-160 online. When I go to the traveldocs website to make our first appointment I keep getting errors and it won’t give me an appointment. Has anyone else had this problem? Also do I have to be present for the visa interview or can my fiancé go alone? Please help!!

For immigrate visa you have to wait till NVC assign a appointment for the interview. 

 

Only Non-immigrate visa could go to consulate website to choose an available appointment.

 

You don't have to be present at the consulate, they will not let you in.

But lots for K1 petitioner choose to be in the country and have their fiancé to bring their US passport to show to the CO.

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I have read that you do have to be present for interviews in the DR. I have also read that you do schedule your own appointment for the interview via the website. 

 

There is is so much conflicting information. In the past I have called them directly to ask questions. 🙂

I believe you can also schedule your appointment by calling the embassy. 


K1

I-129F Form Sent: 11/16/18

CSC Received: 11/19/18

NOA1: 11/23/18

NOA2:  3/28/19

NVC Received: 4/18/19

 

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12 hours ago, Vidizzle said:

Hi guys!

 

I have to update the timelines later today. So far I have submitted my I-129 to USCIS, I got the notification that it was received, approved, and sent to the consulate. I received emails from the NVC that we can start the visa process. I followed the instructions and filled out the DS-160 online. When I go to the traveldocs website to make our first appointment I keep getting errors and it won’t give me an appointment. Has anyone else had this problem? Also do I have to be present for the visa interview or can my fiancé go alone? Please help!!

Here is information with links to what is needed to complete your interview at the DR embassy. Included is someone else's experience with "heads up" notations.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13njvXEkaSwRbhZUM3QrOZzU5OV3UCaiZ/view

 

35 minutes ago, msrodriguez said:

I have read that you do have to be present for interviews in the DR. I have also read that you do schedule your own appointment for the interview via the website. 

 

There is is so much conflicting information. In the past I have called them directly to ask questions. 🙂

I believe you can also schedule your appointment by calling the embassy. 

According to the P3 instructions the petitioner is not required to be at the interview. Here is the requirement for accompanying individuals from the P3 letter. If you have different information I would like to be brought up to speed with your source, then I can be accurate with others who come behind you.

 

Accompanying persons

The following persons may accompany a visa applicant to their interview:

Interpreter: Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they do not speak English or Spanish well enough to participate in an interview.

Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring ONE person to help if they are elderly, disabled, or a child under age 18.

Attorneys are not permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview.

 

Completing your appointment

The first step in the process is to register your embassy appointment online. Registration is free. Additionally, you must schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Center (VAC) located at the Galeria 360 mall in Santo Domingo to take place before your embassy visa interview. At the VAC, you will provide fingerprints and take photos. If you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will be able to do so after the free registration of your appointment. Click the "Register" button below.

 

 

9 minutes ago, jeanita68 said:

DR is one of the very few embassy that like and allow the fiance/spouse to attend. I don't think it's mandatory for you to attend but I heard they do like it for you to be there. 

It is not mandatory that they attend. Those who may are listed above. If you want the petitioner to attend I would verify through the embassy by submitting an email with your question.

 

 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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1 hour ago, Greenbaum said:

Here is information with links to what is needed to complete your interview at the DR embassy. Included is someone else's experience with "heads up" notations.

 

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13njvXEkaSwRbhZUM3QrOZzU5OV3UCaiZ/view

 

According to the P3 instructions the petitioner is not required to be at the interview. Here is the requirement for accompanying individuals from the P3 letter. If you have different information I would like to be brought up to speed with your source, then I can be accurate with others who come behind you.

 

Accompanying persons

The following persons may accompany a visa applicant to their interview:

Interpreter: Applicants may bring ONE interpreter if they do not speak English or Spanish well enough to participate in an interview.

Special Needs Visitors: Applicants may bring ONE person to help if they are elderly, disabled, or a child under age 18.

Attorneys are not permitted to accompany clients into the waiting room or to their interview.

 

Completing your appointment

The first step in the process is to register your embassy appointment online. Registration is free. Additionally, you must schedule an appointment at the Visa Application Center (VAC) located at the Galeria 360 mall in Santo Domingo to take place before your embassy visa interview. At the VAC, you will provide fingerprints and take photos. If you want to cancel or reschedule your appointment, you will be able to do so after the free registration of your appointment. Click the "Register" button below.

 

 

It is not mandatory that they attend. Those who may are listed above. If you want the petitioner to attend I would verify through the embassy by submitting an email with your question.

 

 

I would have to find my sources again, but I am quite sure you are much more knowledable about this stuff than I am lol. 😊


K1

I-129F Form Sent: 11/16/18

CSC Received: 11/19/18

NOA1: 11/23/18

NOA2:  3/28/19

NVC Received: 4/18/19

 

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1 hour ago, msrodriguez said:

I would have to find my sources again, but I am quite sure you are much more knowledable about this stuff than I am lol. 😊

Linking  the source I think that it serves two purposes.  One you tie back your post to a credible source so the poster and or others reading the answers can do further reading. Two the only reason I'm more knowledgeable (your words not mine) is because I seek out the answer and not depend on "I heard" from those who opine on these topics. This process is ever evolving and I for one would like to parlay the correct answer so I'm constantly learning from everyone. I don't have all the answers and some have help point out where I am wrong. Usually with links to what they know on the topic. I wish you the best. 


Spoiler

Adjustment of Status

AOS March 5, 2014 Submitted AOS with EAD/AP package to Chicago USICS

Delivered March 8, 2014 AOS packaged delivered to USCIS drop box

Accepted March 19, 2014 Text message with receipt numbers

Biometrics April 16, 2014 Biometrics completed

EAD May 23, 2014 Employment Authorization Document approved and went to card production

TD May 23, 2014 Travel Document approved and went for card production

Receipt EAD/AP May 30, 2014 Received combo card EAD/AP

Green Card Approved July 11, 2014 Approved, no interview. Went to card production.

Green Card received July 17, 2014 GC received without interview

Removal of Conditions

Mailed I-751 Dec 16, 2015 Submitted ROC (removal of conditions)

Received Dec 18, 2015 USPS notification of successful delivery

Check Cashed Dec 21, 2015 Check was cashed

NOA-1 Issued Dec 21, 2015 NOA-1 for ROC issued

NOA-1 Issued Dec 26, 2015 NOA-1 Received

Biometrics Appt. Jan 29, 2016 Biometrics Appointment Scheduled [Completed]

 

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5 hours ago, jeanita68 said:

DR is one of the very few embassy that like and allow the fiance/spouse to attend. I don't think it's mandatory for you to attend but I heard they do like it for you to be there. 

Did you schedule your own appointment or did they assign you an appointment??

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