Lic.Matos's US Immigration Timeline

blank avatar   Petitioner's Name: Susie
Beneficiary's Name: Willy
VJ Member: Lic.Matos
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2013-09-06
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Immigration Checklist for Susie & Willy:

USCIS I-129F Petition:      
Dept of State K1 Visa:    
USCIS I-485 Petition:  
USCIS I-765 Petition:      
USCIS I-131 Petition:      
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

K1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Dominican Republic
I-129F Sent : 2012-05-09
I-129F NOA1 : 2012-05-11
I-129F RFE(s) : None
RFE Reply(s) :
I-129F NOA2 : 2012-11-13
NVC Received : 2012-11-16
Date Case #, IIN, and BIN assigned :
NVC Left : 2012-11-20
Consulate Received : 2012-11-23
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2012-12-20
Interview Date : 2013-01-16
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2013-09-06
US Entry :
Marriage :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-129f was approved in 186 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 250 days from your I-129F NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: K1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : January 21, 2013
Embassy Review : Our interview was at 6:45am we arrived at 5:50am the line was already long. we got number 244, women and men were separated, I was in first and sat down on the infamous but now cushioned metal benches everyone talks about.. LOL. it was 7:03 by the time he was in, we were the 3rd couple called to window 22 where we handed in all forms (ds 230 part 1, ds 156, ds 157, police report, birth cert., photo, surprised that they only asked for one photo) they asked for the bank's receipt, he did not pay the $15, he was told by a teller that it wasn't necessary, I wanted to kill him but kept my cool, no worries she asked him to go pay it and bring the receipt to window 17, we waited on the benches a few to give the bank time to open at 8am, I stayed behind to wait for him, he called his brother who is the manager of the banco popular from one of the buscones cell phone (paid $50 pesos for 1 minute. there was a big line outside the bank, but they let him inside through the back door, thank to his brother (lucky) while I was waiting for him, we were called to window 14 for fingerprints, I got up and told them that he was sent to the bank, the nice asian lady said that there was no problem that she will put his file aside and to come back once he returns. by 8:15am I saw him being checked by the guards, this guy is so lucky, he knew one of the guards they happened to play basketball together. We handed in the receipt at window 17 and went for fingerprints to window 14. we sat back down and waited like 25 more minutes and around 8:48am we were called to window 22, a nice white lady greeted us, we were sworn in and the questioning began, my fiance was nervous, I held his hand.
she asked:
to him
where did we met? he answered
to me
how long we've been together?
we both answered
to him
What type of work she does? he answered
To me
what type of work he does? I answered
then she asked how many times I've had visited? we both answered
Then she asked to see pictures together
she looked through them and asked me questions of who was in the picture and I answered, she asked me if I know his parents and I answered.
then she asked how we communicate and we both answered, then she asked him what was my cell phone number? and he told her that he dials that number 10 times a day and he gave her the number.
She asked me the same question, I smiled and gave her the answer
I took a picture of the bedroom set I purchase for his son, and she asked me whose room that was, and I said for his son, and she asked me what's his name and I answered.
she said SU VISA A SIDO APROVADA.. he was like what and I said in spanish that you have been approved give me a kiss, she laughed and said congratulations and to remembered that we need to marry within the 90 days of entry, and to go pay Domex. We were out of there by 9:20am, short and sweet.

My advise to you is to relax, be honest and BE PREPARE, bring everything they ask for, eventhough, you read in these reviews that they don't ask for all, but you never know, every case is different. Good luck and god bless!
Rating : Very Good

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