MECHO&HENRY's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Henry
Beneficiary's Name: Mercedes
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2014-10-29
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Immigration Checklist for Henry & Mercedes:

USCIS I-130 Petition:      
Dept of State IR-1/CR-1 Visa:    
USCIS I-751 Petition:  
USCIS N-400 Petition:  

IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Date
Service Center : Vermont Service Center
Transferred? No
Consulate : Dominican Republic
Marriage (if applicable): 2012-01-19
I-130 Sent : 2012-02-06
I-130 NOA1 : 2012-02-14
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2012-06-28
NVC Received : 2012-07-05
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2012-07-21
Pay AOS Bill : 2012-07-22
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package : 2012-07-25
Submit DS-261 : 2012-07-25
Receive IV Bill : 2012-08-01
Pay IV Bill : 2012-08-03
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2012-08-01
Case Completed at NVC : 2012-08-24
NVC Left : 2012-09-13
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2012-10-30
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2012-11-07
US Entry : 2012-11-09
Comments : 10-29-14 enviamos la aplicacion I-751 de Visa Permanente hace 1 mes y gracias a Dios ya recibimos la carta de notificacion de accion I-797 lo cual le da la posibilidad a mi esposa de poder viajar ahora es un proceso extenso de investigacion que es mas estresante que la primera vez.
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 135 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 259 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : October 31, 2012
Embassy Review : So here is our experience at the U.S. Consulate I\'m gonna make this as short as possible. We get to la Capital 2 days before our interview since I wanted to scope out the area and make sure we had time to get all our stuff together, we ended up stayin at the Jardines del Teatro Hotel which was a great recomendation I got from here at $60US a night it was a bargain and they are very friendly, we felt like we had our own place with a small kitchen and laundry service. The day of the interview we get there like at 7:15am since we had a 8:30 interview, Women seperated from the Men and they kept saying no cell phones, memory chips or any electronic device constantly,(I dont get how a memory chip can be used by itself... anyway) we got in at around 7:35 and we got lucky #93 I wasn´t expecting any AC and the fans weren´t helping at all but they did have cold water available atleast, at around 8:20 we get called to window #26 and my Wife was asked for her passport, police record, banco popular receipt and cedula, the lady asked if we had any kids together (we don´t) then asked me if I was the petitioner she checked the folder and told her to go to window #15 for fingerprints, that took about 20min then we sat down again, (seats were somewhat comfortable with decent cushioning) we waited until 9:30 and were wondering what was happening since a couple ahead of us had already finished with their interview and everything then at around 9:50 we were called back to window #26 and the lady said we had made a mistake on our application (I put my parent's names instead of hers which wasnt very specific on the application) luckily I had noticed my mistake and brought the same application corrected just in case I gave it to the lady after she asked me if I had another one(my wife was happy I did and she told me I was too smart jejeje) then we sat down again and waited what seemed like an eternity and like around 11:20 we started to worry and I assured my wife it was because of the mistake and that they probably put us at the end of the pile not to worry, then at around 12:10 we saw that most wanted #93 (finally) but we were called to window #27 I found that odd since everyone was going to the enclosed windows 20 thru 25 and most of them came out with the green slip, I was worried cause I thought something else was wrong, here we go again I thought... we get there and we find a GRINGO, I thought we were in trouble lol but he just said hello and asked us what language was better for us (we said spanish of course) then he told us the raise both of our right hands, ( what a relief) then it started:
To Both: what is your full name?
To wife: how and when did we meet?
To Me: were you ever married before? (I said yes)
To Me: what was her name, date of birth and where was she born? (Never seen that question before) I got nervous cause I never expected these questions.
(I remembered luckily)
To Both: do you have kids together? (Again)
To wife: have you ever traveled to the U.S.?
To wife: have you ever filed for any type of visa before?
To me: how many times have you traveled since you first met? (4 times) he asked for my passport and looked it over, I told him I had the old one with my other trips he said no it was ok...
To wife: do you have family in the U.S.?
To me: do you have proof of your relationship together? We both said yes and she took out our wedding album (which was heavy) and he said not the wedding pictures only ones of us together... I Carried it for nothing lol Very wierd so then I took out our album with pics from my visits with her and he asked me to show him every page.. My arms were hurting jajajaja then he just kept sayin "sigue" lol he was really just overlooking them and then said good and turned over the folder and we saw the famous GREEN SLIP and we realized our approval was their all along then he said ´´SU VISA A SIDO APROVADA´´ Then She just jumped into my arms and gave me a kiss and started crying, he stopped and just looked at us with the slip in his hand then he said now you can go to DOMEX and pay to have your documents sent. That was crazy how it all happened so quick especially after reading how so many couples were seperated and asked a million questions but i guess we were blessed from the beginning. Thank you Jesus. I hope this helps and I wish all of you the best of luck,just remember to always be prepared, trust me it counts you have to be ready for anything. GOD BLESS.

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