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About Ilio&DF

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  • Birthday March 17
  • Member # 280584

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    My family is my number one priority.

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  • Immigration Status
    IR-1/CR-1 Visa
  • Place benefits filed at
    Nebraska Service Center
  • Local Office
    Miami FL
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  • Our Story
    YAY!!!! My husband and I are together already this is a long process but finally it came to an end.

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  1. Good morning you can book your flight with any company that flights to Guyana. I did it with Copa Airline but there are others. It all depends of your preferences, price and dates that you will travel to Guyana. You can fly from Guyana to Miami once you get your visa approval. (I don't know if there is a flight directly from G to M all the airlines I checked had to stop in another country before landing in Miami). We took U.S. currency to Guyana and pay many things with it without needed to exchange it. There are some restaurants and/or other places that requires to pay with Guyana's currency however we were able to exchange it at the hotel with the front desk. About the evidence, of course you will need to gather as much as you can to prove your relationship. I took emails, Cubamessanger chats, Imo chats, photos of both of you , statements of calls you did and you received from his/her number, the statements of Webster Union and or Recargas to Nauta if you ever did one to help the beneficiary in Cuba, also you should take your Cuban passport that has all the stamps of how many times you had visited Cuba while on this process or if you have all the tickets summary like I have ( I always travel to Cuba with American Airlines and I have an account on their website so I printed out a summary of all my trips to Cuba ). The interviewer did not check my evidences while on the interview however she checked my passport stamps to see how many times I visited Cuba. I do not recall to be asked about military records for my husband what they asked for was for criminal records which is ( antecedentes penales ). I hope this can help you. Have a nice day.....
  2. Good Morning Just sharing my experience. My husband already had his interview in Guyana on September. I know you may have many questions however everything was good. If you follow all the steps that you receive from NVC on the interview's letter you will be fine. About Guyana, we went to a hotel, you should be prepared, everything you will need is expensive (Food and hotel ) transportation is not expensive. We went to a hotel that I booked online. People are nice they do not speak a lot you will need to approach them if you need something. The food is veryyyyy spicy you need to make sure that you order everything ( Original ) and not spicy. The taxis are cheap you can ask the hotel front desk to arrange them for you at any time needed. We got the food from a hostal ( Cuban people who sale food ). You need to buy bottles of water because it is not potable. Before landing fill a immigration form for each person who is traveling even if you are a family, they do not accept immigration form per family, it should be filled personally even if you travel with children which I found really weird because children had to sign them. An important advise for the medical exam is to be there as earlier as possible the same for the interview, they do not follow the hours schedule for them, they attend people on the same order they reach the place. For the interview you will see a long line but you don't have to wait on this line, this line is for local people , just go with the officer in the entrance door and show her your interview letter and your passport. Last advise is that you should be relaxed, our interview was nice and most of the people there said that it was nice to them too , just answer clearly everything they ask for, they know you are nervous so you don't have to hide that lol . Good luck for everyone who is still waiting.
  3. My husband already had the interview in Guyana. It was on September (visa CR-1 )and it was approved. It took 9 months since the process was approved from NVC to get a date for an interview. I believe the waiting time could be shorter for other people because our process was delay first because the waiting time for them to decide where to open a location for Cubans to get their interview done first was in Colombia then 2 more months waiting for the change to Guyana. I hope you all get your interview's date soon, good luck and be positive this process has and end and you will soon reunite with your love ones . 😊
  4. My husband had his interview on September (in Guyana ) and we met several couples that were there with a visa-K-1 for an interview. I don't really know how it works for them however they were approved too.
  5. Good morning, I'm sorry you had to go through this. I already knew about this situation of the tickets for Cubans traveling to Guyana it is mandatory to pay round trip ( this only related to Cuban government )and they have to show the confirmation of the purchase of the ticket in the airport customs because otherwise they will not allow the person traveling to get on the plane . My husband has an interview in September and I bought the plane ticket through the COPA airlines and after that the way out is paid for Cuba you have to change the destination to return to the US that costs $ 150 with the COPA.
  6. Hi I saw your profile and it seems you are in a process of claiming your brother/sister? Is this correct? I am just looking for someone on the same situation I am. I claimed my sister since 2013, she is in Cuba and I  received the NOA-1 approval since April of 2014 and nothing else is being done since then. My sister case was also processed in California Center. Do you have any update for your case? I do not what else to do. Is this process that long? Thank you 

  7. Here is the information that one of my friends gave me, who already did the interview in Guyana on June 26, 2018. There is this Cuban company in Guyana that can help you in transportation to move around Guyana without the need to use taxis and they will pick you up at the airport and take you back. They will also take you and bring you to the interview, to collect the visa passport, to the medical check-up and to collect the results of the medical check-up. The company is called toma 1 travel the email is toma1oferta@gmail.com and its website is www.toma1oferta.com. The contact number to reach them is + 592-680-8487 and you can reach them in WhatsApp also. The medical check you do in a day and depending on whether you are a single person or a family will be the delay in returning the result for a single person the results is usually returned the next day however for families sometimes it takes two or three days. The limit cost is $ 250 but some people find it cheaper because they are already vaccinated with vaccines that make the total value a little bit higher for example in the case of my friends she (beneficiary) was already vaccinated with the yellow fever and it cost her $ 180. The total price $250 for the medical check covers both the blood test for $ 10 and Chest X-ray for $ 15. Remember that you have to carry the vaccination card from Cuba so you do not have to pay for all vaccines again. Their interview was for 8:00 am but they arrived at 7:15 in the morning and they made the number 20 in the queue. According to my friends, everything was very fast and organized. First, they go to an area where they check the papers that they are going to take to the window where they do the interview, then the interview and then they tell you if you are approved or not and also that it takes 7 days to have the visa passport ready however hers was already ready the next day. The visa passport is collected in another place that is also close to the embassy. The ticket to travel is recommended to buy it back and forth the same for the person traveling from Cuba to Guyana as for the person traveling from the United States to Guyana. Later on in the return you can change the destiny of the person who was going to return to Cuba changing that passage back to the United States to make that change to them specifically cost them $ 538. The value of these changes depends on the airline company with which you decide to travel. They traveled through the Copa Airlines but there are two other companies that fly to Guyana (Caribbean Airlines and Suriname). My friends say that there is little entertainment outside the hotel so he recommend you to take something that you can connect to the TV like the Apple TV box ( that is what he did). I know that Walmart has a device that is like a flash memory used to connect to the TV ( I think it is call streaming box and it comes with different names ) and you could watch Netflix and YouTube and other things on the Internet so you do not get bored. When they arrived in the United States they were given a form to fill it out and apply online for the residence and it is paid online also it costs $ 220 and you will receive the residence to the same address that you put in the form that you filled DS-260. He also told me that on that day there were people doing an interview that had been pending since July 2017 and that they had an interview when U.S.A closed the embassy in Cuba since Tropical Storm Irma, so we only have to wait patiently and see when our interview comes. If you do not speak English or do not understand English you can copy all this note and translate it into Google translate. Unfortunately I can not write in Spanish in this topic. You can also contact me through the private message of Visa Journey. I usually do not go to Visa Journey because it is very difficult for me from my cell phone because for some reason I cannot explain I always get a lot of pop-ups and restrictions when checking VJ post/ topics from my cell and it does not have an App either. But even once a week I check VJ almost always on Sundays. I hope this help and clarify most of you. I wish you good vibes......
  8. Good Morning. This is the last info I got from some friends that already got their interview completed in USA embassy in Guyana. They got their interview done on last June 26, 2018. They are 3 couples with CR-1 Visa. What I believe is most important for all of us following this process is the TIME that it will take to get completed. All of them have their cases completed by NVC on DECEMBER 2017 all of them have different priority dates on their processes in USCIS what makes me think that NVC completed case date is the one that counts for an interview date to be given to each of us. These all couples got the same date for their interview JUNE 26 of 2018 and for some reason I think NVC is only assigning only one day of the month for all the CR-1 visas. I called NVC yesterday and the agent told me they are already scheduling August interviews and I believe that those interviews assigned will be for those people that got their processes completed on January 2018. So make your own math and get an estimate date for your interviews. It could be that some months have less cases completed than others and probably it will help to move the list further. I hope this help you. I am waiting for my friends, as soon as they return I will post everything about how was the full process ( so far I know the interview was really fast, well organized and short ( 4 question or so only )). Feliz dia
  9. Hi Visa Journey Community I am inquiring about the new change for Cubans (National Cubans getting an interview to get a Visa to enter USA) outside Cuba. Many of you probably already know that these interviews will take place in Georgetown, Guyana. I want to open this thread to have all of the people from Cuba that are on the same situation we are just updating and sharing their info if possible about this matter. The last update I got from NVC was via e-mail which explains the change imposed to Cubans to travel outside Cuba in this case to Guyana to get their visa to enter USA. My case was updated at the beginning of March 2018 and I am still waiting for them to give us any new update about it. Last time I called NVC was like around two weeks ago and the agent who took my call told me to call every week to check on our case since many times they already assigned an interview's date for a case and the petitioner/ and or beneficiary does not get the email about it until 2 weeks later or so. Please anyone that knows or has an interview's date already please let us now just to have an idea of what dates/cases they are processing now, or at the moment you let us know. Please share, share, share .............................. Thank you all Let's praying to have our loved ones with us as soon as possible .
  10. Good morning I am in the same situation waiting for an interview's date for my husband. I think NVC is still working on this huge change. They are organizing the interview's date for Cubans and our processes were be delayed 2 or 3 more months. Our case was ready for an interview in Bogota however it was seat at NVC waiting for an available interview's date and this situation of the change of embassy came up in the middle of it. I would advice you to write an email to NVC by June 1st which is the date they supposed to start the interviews in Guyana. I think the process will be quite faster than it was in Colombia and also this U.S embassy in Guyana does not have the demand of visas to be processed and cases to be attended as the Colombia one has. Just crossed our fingers to get our interview soon. Good luck
  11. Hello VJ members Is there any Cuban member of VJ that has already gotten an interview in Bogota for a visa (CR-1) ? I already got info from two couples that were already through the interview process in Bogota however they were K1- visa fiancee and they will get married here in U.S. I am looking for someone like me that got married in Cuba and is bringing his/her spouse to U.S with a CR-1 Visa. I would like to know their experiences during their interviews. Thank you for sharing
  12. Thank you for your answer I had checked and I do not need it. Have a very good week.
  13. Thank you so much for the info Yes I will finish everything before sending the IV pack any ways they can not move forward in the process if they do not have the fee payments as PAID and the DS260 completed Have a very good week Thank you
  14. Thank you appreciate the info Do you sent the papers before ending the payments of AOS and IV and the DS260 because I got all the documents from the cover sheet however I don’t know if I have to wait to finish all the online payments and application to send also a confirmation of them with the package or if I can send it already thank you
  15. Well if the visa is for someone else you do not need to go they can go and the process may take 3 to 4 days to be completed since they have to go twice to a bank to pay fees requested by Colombia's consulate for this visa process. My sister told me that people start to get in a line in the morning around 4:00 am to get in. This consulate does not work like the US embassy, the person who needs the visa has to go there personally and wait on line until he/she can speak to a staff from the consulate that assist them for the visa request. Good Luck
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