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Can someone provide more information on this? I have searched google and come up with only a few very similar articles (all from March and April of this year) saying the same thing: uscis offices are planned to close. There is a buzzfeed article that even provides projected dates for some of the int’l offices. These articles are all very vague and use vocabulary like “the plans are yet to be finalized” “the offices could close”

 

Is this a surefire thing? I’m in the Dominican Republic planning on petitioning for my foreign husband.

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13 minutes ago, Rpizarro said:

Can someone provide more information on this? I have searched google and come up with only a few very similar articles (all from March and April of this year) saying the same thing: uscis offices are planned to close. There is a buzzfeed article that even provides projected dates for some of the int’l offices. These articles are all very vague and use vocabulary like “the plans are yet to be finalized” “the offices could close”

 

Is this a surefire thing? I’m in the Dominican Republic planning on petitioning for my foreign husband.

Cuba and Moscow have already closed. All are slated to be closed by 2020.. there does not seem to be any public information on a schedule for closing the rest . 

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59 minutes ago, Lil bear said:

Cuba and Moscow have already closed. All are slated to be closed by 2020.. there does not seem to be any public information on a schedule for closing the rest . 

Manila has already stopped taking applications as well.

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Nothing is confirmed still, but at this point the expectation at this point is they will be closing international USCIS offices.

 

Manila stopped accepting new petitions at right about the 60 day mark prior to the reported closing day, and noted that they will be closing.


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AOS (I-485 + I-131 + I-765):

9/25/17: sent forms to Chicago

9/27/17: received by USCIS

10/4/17: NOA1 electronic notification received

10/10/17: NOA1 hard copy received. Social Security card being issued in married name (3rd attempt!)

10/14/17: Biometrics appointment notice received

10/25/17: Biometrics

1/2/18: EAD + AP approved (no website update)

1/5/18: EAD + AP mailed

1/8/18: EAD + AP approval notice hardcopies received

1/10/18: EAD + AP received

9/5/18: Interview scheduled notice

10/17/18: Interview

10/24/18: Green card produced notice

10/25/18: Formal approval

10/31/18: Green card received

 

K-1:

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I-129F

12/1/17: sent

12/14/17: NOA1 hard copy received

3/10/17: RFE (IMB verification)

3/22/17: RFE response received

3/24/17: Approved!

3/30/17: NOA2 hard copy received

 

NVC

4/6/2017: Received

4/12/2017: Sent to Riyadh embassy

4/16/2017: Case received at Riyadh embassy

4/21/2017: Request case transfer to Manila, approved 4/24/2017

 

K-1

5/1/2017: Case received by Manila (1 week embassy transfer??? Lucky~)

7/13/2017: Interview: APPROVED!!!

7/19/2017: Visa in hand

8/15/2017: POE

 

 

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Thanks for all the replies. I guess I just need a more direct answer as far as when the USCIS in the DR will close their doors. I will visit them tomorrow and see if they can provide an answer. I’ll report back what they say!

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10 minutes ago, Rpizarro said:

Thanks for all the replies. I guess I just need a more direct answer as far as when the USCIS in the DR will close their doors. I will visit them tomorrow and see if they can provide an answer. I’ll report back what they say!

It's still available. So your husband also is a resident of the DR with you and meets all requirements as a resident?

 

Apr 17, 2019 - Residents of Dominican Republic filing with USCIS Santo Domingo may submit the petition and supporting evidence in person or by mail. Evidence of residency must be submitted with the petition. The evidence you submit must support a determination that you are a resident in the Dominican Republic.


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5 hours ago, dwheels76 said:

It's still available. So your husband also is a resident of the DR with you and meets all requirements as a resident?

 

Apr 17, 2019 - Residents of Dominican Republic filing with USCIS Santo Domingo may submit the petition and supporting evidence in person or by mail. Evidence of residency must be submitted with the petition. The evidence you submit must support a determination that you are a resident in the Dominican Republic.

Thanks, I wrote the office and explained our situation. I asked them to clarify who has to be the resident, and they replied with this email:

 

This office will gladly receive the I-130 Petition for Alien Relative from the petitioner if he/she resides in Dominican Republic and meets the requirements listed below.

 

However, if you do not meet the all of the requirements then your petition must be filed in the United States.

 

In order to file Form I-130, petitioner must meet the following requirements:

 

1.- Petitioner must be a U.S. Citizen, at least 18 years of age.

 

2.- Have a current U.S. Passport with validity of 10 years.

 

3.- Have U.S. Birth Certificate, or Certificate of Naturalization, or Consular Report of Birth Abroad (CRBA).

 

4.- Provide Proof of Residency of the U.S. Citizen Petitioner in Dominican Republic. Please log into to our website www.uscis.gov/santo-domingo to view the list of accepted documents for proof of residency. If you don’t have proof of residency you may send your application to the appropriate USCIS Lockbox as per the I-130 instructions.”

(Quote ends here)

 

From that,  I understand that I am the petitioner and I am the one that meets the requirements. My husband has lived here for years on a work visa every year and has some forms of  paperwork supporting that (utility bills, purchases, etc)

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The Buzzfeed article has been accurate thus far.  The local USCIS offices are unfortunately not forthcoming with future dates, so it's really up in the air when ones not mentioned in the Buzzfeed article will close.  All I can say is don't hesitate to get the ball rolling now, before the end of the year for sure all or most, if not all will be done taking DCF.

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Just now, givionte said:

The Buzzfeed article has been accurate thus far.  The local USCIS offices are unfortunately not forthcoming with future dates, so it's really up in the air when ones not mentioned in the Buzzfeed article will close.  All I can say is don't hesitate to get the ball rolling now, before the end of the year for sure all or most, if not all will be done taking DCF.

If the previous office closings set precedence,  the office will stop accepting petitions around 60 days before they close up


YMMV

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Thanks, my concern is due to the fact we are in the process of legalizing documents from Haiti. This will take a least a month or two. I’ve pretty much given up hope everything will be ready in time. 

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DCF is in the process of being phased out entirely it seems. It's going one by one as each office is slowly shutting doors and giving deadlines for last applications.

 

17 hours ago, Rpizarro said:

Thanks, my concern is due to the fact we are in the process of legalizing documents from Haiti. This will take a least a month or two. I’ve pretty much given up hope everything will be ready in time. 

Contact the local USCIS office and ask about it. They should be able to answer your questions. I had no problems contacting the USICS field office in Moscow when I did DCF.


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 🇷🇺  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow* (2016-2017) 🇺🇸 Info about my DCF experience here and here.

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

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28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office  

??-???-2019: TBA...

30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens! 🇺🇸

 

 

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 🇷🇺  CR-1 via DCF in Moscow* (2016-2017) 🇺🇸 Info about my DCF experience here and here.

Spoiler

26-Jul-2016: Married abroad (USC + Russian husband) 👩‍❤️‍👨
21-Dec-2016: I-130 filed at Moscow USCIS field office*
29-Dec-2016: I-130 approved! Yay! 🎊 

17-Jan-2017: Case number received

21-Mar-2017: Medical Exam completed

24-Mar-2017: Interview at Embassy - approved! 🎉

29-Mar-2017: CR-1 Visa received (via mail)

02-Apr-2017: USCIS Immigrant (GC) Fee paid

28-Jun-2017: Port of Entry @ PDX 🛩️

21-Jul-2017: No SSN after three weeks; applied in person at the SSA

22-Jul-2017: GC arrived in the mail 📬

31-Jul-2017: SSN arrived via mail, hurrah!

 

*NOTE: The USCIS Field Office in Moscow is now CLOSED.

 

I-90 GC Replacment (for Erroneous GC)

22-Jul-2017: GC arrives in the mail – error in middle name 😕

01-Aug-2017: Sent in I-90 online via website

05-Aug-2017: Biometrics scheduled

23-Aug-2017: Biometrics done @ USCIS office; told to keep GC!

16-Jul-2018: RFE for original card!! 🤬

31-Jul-2018: USCIS Appointment at local field office..

22-Aug-2018: Mailed GC back to USCIS in response to RFE

29-Aug-2018: GC received by USCIS

17-Sep-2018: Received CORRECTED GC in the mail! Finally!! 😂

 

📑 I-751 Removal of Conditions - NBC (Apr-2019-???) 📝 MSC I-751 filers: Track your case here!

Spoiler

28-Jun-2019: Conditional GC expires

30-Mar-2019: Eligible to apply for ROC

01-Apr-2019: ROC in the mail to Phoenix AZ lockbox! 📫

03-Apr-2019: ROC packet delivered to lockbox

09-Apr-2019: USCIS cashed check

09-Apr-2019: Case number received via text - MSC 📲

12-Apr-2019: Extension letter arrives via mail

19-Apr-2019: Biometrics letter arrives via mail

30-Apr-2019: Biometrics appointment at local office  

??-???-2019: TBA...

30-Mar-2020: N-400 early filing window opens! 🇺🇸

 

 

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