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Greetings,

 

I am completely confused and could use some guidance here in the Dominican Republic.

My fiancé and I never received anything from the NVC, so after reading the advice on this site I called and got our case number and ID. We were then able to complete the DS 160 which in turn led me to the ustraveldocs site. We completed ustraveldocs application (immigrant visa, because k1 was listed there), paid the k1 visa fee, and when I returned the following day to schedule interview there were several dates and times listed for VAC appointment. Every one that I selected stated that the appointment was not available. When I called the only advice they gave me was to check my status on CEAC website. I did that. First it said NVC, two hours later it said “no status.”

When am I supposed to arrange the interview? Am I to wait for my status on CEAC to change? We haven’t gotten any emails or snail mail about it. We only received one email that said they received our fee money and we could select our appointment on the ustraveldocs. Should I be waiting for someone to contact me? Or just keep trying to book an appointment on ustraveldocs?

I am totally lost. Thanks for the help.

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4 minutes ago, Aliceinwonder said:

Greetings,

 

I am completely confused and could use some guidance here in the Dominican Republic.

My fiancé and I never received anything from the NVC, so after reading the advice on this site I called and got our case number and ID. We were then able to complete the DS 160 which in turn led me to the ustraveldocs site. We completed ustraveldocs application (immigrant visa, because k1 was listed there), paid the k1 visa fee, and when I returned the following day to schedule interview there were several dates and times listed for VAC appointment. Every one that I selected stated that the appointment was not available. When I called the only advice they gave me was to check my status on CEAC website. I did that. First it said NVC, two hours later it said “no status.”

When am I supposed to arrange the interview? Am I to wait for my status on CEAC to change? We haven’t gotten any emails or snail mail about it. We only received one email that said they received our fee money and we could select our appointment on the ustraveldocs. Should I be waiting for someone to contact me? Or just keep trying to book an appointment on ustraveldocs?

I am totally lost. Thanks for the help.

 

CEAC should state "Ready for interview" as that is when the embassy has received the petition from NVC. Just because they gave you a case number doesn't mean they have sent the petition off. Obviously can't make or have an appointment if embassy doesn't have the paperwork.


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06/30/2016 : I-129F Packet Sent

07/08/2016 : NOA 1 Received

08/25/2016 : NOA 2 Received (48 days)

11/08/2016 : Interview - APPROVED!

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02/24/2017 - AOS packet sent

06/01/2017 - EAD/AP Combo Card Received in mail

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10 minutes ago, Ben&Zian said:

 

CEAC should state "Ready for interview" as that is when the embassy has received the petition from NVC. Just because they gave you a case number doesn't mean they have sent the petition off. Obviously can't make or have an appointment if embassy doesn't have the paperwork.

That makes complete sense. I guess what tripped me up was the email saying they received the fee and we could book our interview and I was also confused when I checked the CEAC status and it directs me to contact the consulate if I have questions, not the NVC. This made me believe it had been forwarded.

Nonetheless. We will wait for a change in our CEAC status. Thanks.

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11 minutes ago, Aliceinwonder said:

That makes complete sense. I guess what tripped me up was the email saying they received the fee and we could book our interview and I was also confused when I checked the CEAC status and it directs me to contact the consulate if I have questions, not the NVC. This made me believe it had been forwarded.

Nonetheless. We will wait for a change in our CEAC status. Thanks.

Next status is "in transit " then "ready"


YMMV

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NVC scheduled our interview with the Embassy in the Dominican Republic, we were responsible for scheduling my husband's biometrics appointment and medical appointment after we received the email with our embassy interview date.  Hope this helps!  Good Luck :)

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4 minutes ago, IrelandLynne said:

NVC scheduled our interview with the Embassy in the Dominican Republic, we were responsible for scheduling my husband's biometrics appointment and medical appointment after we received the email with our embassy interview date.  Hope this helps!  Good Luck :)

OP is K1 not spousal,  two very different processes,  don't confuse the two 


YMMV

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I am pretty sure the NVC still makes the appointment whether it is k1 or IR-1/CR-1.  

 

Fiance Visa: After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will work with us to schedule an interview appointment for you.

You can learn more about the interview process on usvisas.state.gov.

 

Sorry if I misunderstood the question, was not trying to be confusing, just trying to be helpful.

 

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28 minutes ago, IrelandLynne said:

I am pretty sure the NVC still makes the appointment whether it is k1 or IR-1/CR-1.  

 

Fiance Visa: After you have completed the steps on the Immigrant Visa Process on usvisas.state.gov, including paying the necessary fees and submitting the required immigrant visa application form (DS-260), Affidavit of Support, and supporting documents to the National Visa Center (NVC), they will review your file for completeness. Once your case becomes qualified for an interview, NVC will work with us to schedule an interview appointment for you.

You can learn more about the interview process on usvisas.state.gov.

 

Sorry if I misunderstood the question, was not trying to be confusing, just trying to be helpful.

 

The K-1 has a unique path that it follows. While the K-1 is adjudicated, it is treated as a "immigrant" visa. The K-1 has immigrant tendencies but it is afforded the opportunity to have a visa that allows them to enter the US for 90 days to get married which is much different then the CR-1/IR-1 visa. So the K-1 it's treated as a non-immigrant visa with immigration intent. The quote you addressed in your post is a pat answer and should not be followed by a K-1 because NVC doesn't issue,  process visas or schedule interviews for a K-1 visa type, only the embassy has this responsibility. The K-1 applicant will schedule their own interview per the instructions from their interviewing embassy.


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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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On 5/15/2019 at 7:30 AM, Greenbaum said:

The K-1 has a unique path that it follows. While the K-1 is adjudicated, it is treated as a "immigrant" visa. The K-1 has immigrant tendencies but it is afforded the opportunity to have a visa that allows them to enter the US for 90 days to get married which is much different then the CR-1/IR-1 visa. So the K-1 it's treated as a non-immigrant visa with immigration intent. The quote you addressed in your post is a pat answer and should not be followed by a K-1 because NVC doesn't issue,  process visas or schedule interviews for a K-1 visa type, only the embassy has this responsibility. The K-1 applicant will schedule their own interview per the instructions from their interviewing embassy.

Greetings,

 

I just wanted to thank everyone for their guidance and support. We ended up receiving an e-mail from the NVC that our case was sent to the embassy. The email also recommended that we fill out the DS-160 and pay our fee (which we already did). The following day, I checked my status on CEAC (just for the heck of it) and it still said "no status." I checked on the ustraveldocs site (just for the heck of it) and was able to schedule our VAC and consulate appointments. Had I not looked at the ustraveldocs site I might not have known that I actually could schedule the appointment. 

I guess the moral of the story is that you have to be both patient and vigilant at the same time. Thank you to all who commented and helped to keep us calm in the process. 

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2 hours ago, Aliceinwonder said:

Greetings,

 

I just wanted to thank everyone for their guidance and support. We ended up receiving an e-mail from the NVC that our case was sent to the embassy. The email also recommended that we fill out the DS-160 and pay our fee (which we already did). The following day, I checked my status on CEAC (just for the heck of it) and it still said "no status." I checked on the ustraveldocs site (just for the heck of it) and was able to schedule our VAC and consulate appointments. Had I not looked at the ustraveldocs site I might not have known that I actually could schedule the appointment. 

I guess the moral of the story is that you have to be both patient and vigilant at the same time. Thank you to all who commented and helped to keep us calm in the process. 

It also helps if you read through the P3 letter from your embassy as it states what you should do.

 

This is everything that is needed for DR

https://drive.google.com/file/d/13njvXEkaSwRbhZUM3QrOZzU5OV3UCaiZ/view?usp=sharing


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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