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  1. Sorry, I meant to type the Dominican Republican based US Embassy. I called USCIS today cos it turned out they didn't put our unit number on the address either. All these errors. Anyway, we have been told by USCIS to make an infopass appointment to get everything corrected at immigration level. Hope that will fix all our issues caused by their mistakes.
  2. One of my husband's last names was slightly misspelled on his visa. He noticed the error as soon as he got his passort back and notified the embassy right away. They corrected the visa and issued him the one with the correct spelling and canceled the visa with wrong spelling. Before he came to the USA, I noticed on his online profile that it had the wrong spelling still. He told the embassy but whoever he spoke to told him it's not a big deal as the name has been corrected. 3 weeks after arriving in the States, we didn't receive his Social security card as it was supposed to be automatically sent to us. We went to the Social security office today and had to apply for a new card as immigration didn't do it. Sadly, the Social security Administration have his wrong name in the system as it apparently hasn't been corrected on there. It was only corrected on the visa and not in the system. I'm not even sure how the Dominican Republic embassy mispells a popular name, Luciano to Luiciano. Because of that error we may have to wait another 4 to 5 weeks to get the social security card as they have to verify his correct name. Now we are afraid that the same wrong name might be printed on his actual greencard. Question: who do we call in the USA to ensure that this wrong name is corrected in their system. The misspelling happened at the visa issuance stage only.
  3. Ok. Do you think they just give that answer as to not seem "prejudice". Almost like an insider secret. My friend who ended up at Nebraska was denied a K-1 visa and ended filing again after they got married. So do you think it mostly depends on the type/ease/simplicity of case as you mentioned above?
  4. I just read something about this and my response is below. But I ha e been wondering and therefore I'm curious to know if there's a formula for petition and Service Center assignment. Do you guys really think they assign cases randomly to any center? I don't believe the Service Centers are based on the State where a person lives. Me and my other two friends filed around the same time. We are both USA citizens and our husbands are Dominican. I went to Potomac and my petition was approved in 6 months. One of my friends went to Texas, the other went to Nebraska. My two friends haven't gotten their petitions approved yet and it will be a year for them this coming May since then got the NOA1. We both live in the Washington, DC area. So not sure how they decide to assign cases to centers. I heard California is mostly assigned to GreenCard holder's marriage petitions. Is that correct? One of my friend who is a permanent resident was sent to California.
  5. I don't believe the Service Centers are based on the State where a person lives. Me and my other two friends filed around the same time. We are both USA citizens and our husbands are Dominican. I went to Potomac and my petition was approved in 6 months. One of my friends went to Texas, the other went to Nebraska. My two friends haven't gotten their petitions approved yet and it will be a year for them this coming May since then got the NOA1. We both live in the Washington, DC area. So not sure how they decide to assign cases to centers.
  6. VALU

    Medical Exam - Dominican Republic

    I read about missing medical results that delayedapprovals. My husband went to the doctor office to pick them up and make sure all is well and they told him that they already sent everything to embassy. So I encourageeveryone to always follow up before the interview to see if their results were sent. We got our interview and approval at the DR embassy on Jan. 9th, 2019.
  7. USA Immigration officers can/are allowed to give such advice? I hope it works out for you guys.
  8. They told us at interview that visa will be ready in 2 weeks. It was issued 3 business days later after interview.
  9. They told my husband at the interview that and there was a letter saying the same when he got his passport back because ours was also an online case, that he won't get an envelope as it's all online. Too bad they didn't tell you that at interview or when you got the passport back.
  10. Thanks we had the interview this past Wednesday and got approved.
  11. Thank you. I was referring to something else that has one of my greencard holder friend freaking out. So thanks, this is helpful: At a minimum, a U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services (USCIS) officer must consider the following factors when making a public charge determination: Age Health Family status Assets Resources Financial status Education and skills
  12. I heard and read A LOT about that public charge proposal but it hasn't passed yet, has it? Is it in effect? I thought it was still just being discussed but not set in stone yet, as in no ruling has passed on it yet.
  13. Another FOLLOW UP question: is the embassy less likely to think "public charge" when the beneficiary is male, and young, because men don't usually apply for public assistance. My husband (the beneficiary) is 28, strong and has a good work record, and he has no kids. I'm the one with a son.
  14. Good point about area where one lives. I live in quite an expensive area, the DMV. I think my income is ok for the area and my income last year was ok too but I really can't afford to have any delays. I will try for your option 2 - to try and have a joint sponsor just in case they ask during interview. I will ask my cousin (only person I am comfortable asking) to complete one before the interview so I can go with it. If she agrees to do it, then all good. If she doesn't agree, I will just hope that they won't ask for a joint sponsor. Thanks again.
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