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I have literally never done anything remotely close to this before. My fiancé has been living in Puerto Plata, DR for 12 + years but he has a Haitian passport. Can someone please tell me if it is better for him to fill out his physical address as where he currently resides in DR, or should he go back to Haiti and take residency there? I’ve googled this question and it led me to this website, but it seems like not many people have answers as far as what to do. I just don’t want to make a mistake on the i29f form thus risking his visa being denied to enter the US. I’ve read the visa timelines, guidelines, & tips and I am so confused. I just don’t want to fill anything out wrong and be the reason he is not eligible to enter my country. Please help any and all advice is appreciated.

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Filed: K-1 Visa Country: Wales
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As long as he is in DR legally not a problem.


“If you know the enemy and know yourself, you need not fear the result of a hundred battles. If you know yourself but not the enemy, for every victory gained you will also suffer a defeat. If you know neither the enemy nor yourself, you will succumb in every battle.”

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Filed: F-2A Visa Country: Nepal
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Not sure if it is searchable for such posts but there are so many posts in this forum where people usually get interviewed in the country they are residing in at present and not in the country of their citizenship.


Spouse:

2015-06-16: I-130 Sent

2015-08-17: I-130 approved

2015-09-23: NVC received file

2015-10-05: NVC assigned Case number, Invoice ID & Beneficiary ID

2016-06-30: DS-261 completed, AOS Fee Paid, WL received

2016-07-05: Received IV invoice, IV Fee Paid

2016-07-06: DS-260 Submitted

2016-07-07: AOS and IV Package mailed

2016-07-08: NVC Scan

2016-08-08: Case Complete

2017-06-30: Interview, approved

2017-07-04: Visa in hand

2017-08-01: Entry to US

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Myself:

2016-05-10: N-400 Sent

2016-05-16: N-400 NOA1

2016-05-26: Biometrics

2017-01-30: Interview

2017-03-02: Oath Ceremony

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13 minutes ago, arken said:

Not sure if it is searchable for such posts but there are so many posts in this forum where people usually get interviewed in the country they are residing in at present and not in the country of their citizenship.

Thank you!! I was unsure because I only know about DR & Haiti from what I hear from US news (which is typically inaccurate)

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Filed: Citizen (pnd) Country: Haiti
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23 minutes ago, Vanessa89 said:

Thank you!! I was unsure because I only know about DR & Haiti from what I hear from US news (which is typically inaccurate)

Just to clarify you guys have met in person before correct? 
You can definitely complete the I-129f on your own with the help of this website as long as you don’t have anything too difficult.


Our K1 Journey    I-129f

Service Center : Texas Service Center   Transferred? California Service Center on 8/11/14

Consulate : Port au Prince, Haiti             I-129F Sent : 4/14/2014

I-129F NOA1 : 4/24/14                            I-129F NOA2 : 9/10/14

NVC Received : 9/24/14                          NVC Left : 9/26/14

Consulate Received : 10/6/14 CEAC status changed to ready

Packet 3 Received : 10/27/14 packet received by petitioner in USA ( beneficiary never received packet 3)

Medical: 10/30/14 Dr. Buteau                  Medical picked up: 11/3/14

Packet 3 Sent : 11/10/13.. Had to schedule interview appointment and attach confirmation receipt to packet

Interview Date : 12/1/14                           Interview Result : Approved !

Visa Received : 12/10/14 picked up at Jacmel location

US Entry : 12/15/14 Fort Lauderdale, Florida

Apply for Social Security Card: 12/30/14 Connecticut

Marriage: 1/26/15

 

Adjustment of Status

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Biometrics : 4/15/15

Approved: 8/31/15                                     Received: 9/8/15

 

EAD

CIS Office : Hartford                                  Filed : 3/18/15

NOA : 3/25/15                                            Approved: 6/12/15

Received: 6/20/15

 

Removal of Conditions I-751

Filed: 8/14/17 at VSC                                 NOA: 8/15/17 Received 8/21 by mail

Biometrics: Dated: 8/25/17   Received 9/2/17   Appointment 9/11/17 

Approved: 10/23/18 -no interview

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40 minutes ago, Luckycuds said:

Just to clarify you guys have met in person before correct? 
You can definitely complete the I-129f on your own with the help of this website as long as you don’t have anything too difficult.

Yes we’ve met in person. I’ve been down there twice spent a total of 3 weeks there. I started the form online, but I couldn’t get past his physical address because I was unsure if I should put him under Haiti where his passport was issued or under DR where he has been living for several years.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Haiti
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10 hours ago, Vanessa89 said:

Yes we’ve met in person. I’ve been down there twice spent a total of 3 weeks there. I started the form online, but I couldn’t get past his physical address because I was unsure if I should put him under Haiti where his passport was issued or under DR where he has been living for several years.

You need to be sure that he has the cedula ( domican id) Haitians can live in the DR for years on visa but that doesn't mean you legal.

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Haiti
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I am in the same situation as you are. My wife is in the Dominican Republic. She has a DR tourists visa, she does not have permanent legal residence there. Therefore, she must have her interview done in Haiti. Make sure your fiance has legal permanent residence in the DR. If and when he does you will be able to have the interview done at the Dominican embassy in Santo Domingo.

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On 2/24/2020 at 11:03 PM, MrsA27 said:

You need to be sure that he has the cedula ( domican id) Haitians can live in the DR for years on visa but that doesn't mean you legal.

I’m not sure if he does. He’s on a tourist visa

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2 hours ago, Jacques'son said:

I am in the same situation as you are. My wife is in the Dominican Republic. She has a DR tourists visa, she does not have permanent legal residence there. Therefore, she must have her interview done in Haiti. Make sure your fiance has legal permanent residence in the DR. If and when he does you will be able to have the interview done at the Dominican embassy in Santo Domingo.

He’s also on a tourist visa which he has to send to Haiti every month to get certified again. Will he have to move to Haiti or only interview there?

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Filed: IR-1/CR-1 Visa Country: Haiti
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As long as he has a tourists visa he can stay in Dominican Republic. My wife will go to Haiti after she is approved at the NVC (2nd stage of the spousal visa process) stage of the process. She will wait for her interview in Haiti towards the end of the process. With the condition of Haiti it might be best for your fiance to stay in Dominican Republic until he gets an interview date. After that he should go to Haiti. I have a question; is it legally necessary for your fiance to check in and out of Haiti every month? My wife does not do it every month. However, she has to pay a fee for staying in the Dominican Republic for over a month. For example she overstayed by six months and had to pay almost $100 dollars. Basically what I'm asking is it that big of a deal if she does not check in and out? All they do is make her pay a fee for not doing it.

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54 minutes ago, Jacques'son said:

As long as he has a tourists visa he can stay in Dominican Republic. My wife will go to Haiti after she is approved at the NVC (2nd stage of the spousal visa process) stage of the process. She will wait for her interview in Haiti towards the end of the process. With the condition of Haiti it might be best for your fiance to stay in Dominican Republic until he gets an interview date. After that he should go to Haiti. I have a question; is it legally necessary for your fiance to check in and out of Haiti every month? My wife does not do it every month. However, she has to pay a fee for staying in the Dominican Republic for over a month. For example she overstayed by six months and had to pay almost $100 dollars. Basically what I'm asking is it that big of a deal if she does not check in and out? All they do is make her pay a fee for not doing it.

My fiancé says it’s more important to get the passport checked In every month and to pay $20 USD (Dominican border) plus $250 Haitian money= $3 USD (Haitian border). if she applies to go to any other country they may think that she won’t follow the rules there properly. He suggest that she give her passport to a friend she trust who is going to the border or to Haiti & Also give them the money to check it in. Or if she would like she can go there herself.

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Filed: Lift. Cond. (apr) Country: China
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Moved from Progress Reports to Process & Procedures.


Our journey:

Spoiler

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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