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Bonao2013's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Oscar
Beneficiary's Name: Melissa
VJ Member: Bonao2013
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2024-03-20
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Immigration Checklist for Oscar & Melissa:

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 : National Benefits Center
Transferred? Texas Service Center
Consulate : Dominican Republic
Marriage (if applicable): 2021-1-7
I-130 Sent : 2022-3-15
I-130 NOA1 : 2022-3-28
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2023-3-24
NVC Received : 2023-3-28
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2023-3-30
Pay AOS Bill : 2023-04-13
Receive I-864 Package :
Send AOS Package :
Submit DS-261 :
Receive IV Bill : 2023-3-30
Pay IV Bill : 2023-4-8
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter : 2024-1-24
Case Completed at NVC : 2023-07-31
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received : 2024-1-24
Interview Date : 2024-03-07
Interview Result : Administrative Review
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2024-03-20
US Entry :
Comments :
Estimates/Stats :
Your I-130 was approved in 361 days from your NOA1 date.

Your interview took 710 days from your I-130 NOA1 date.

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: IR-1/CR-1 Visa
Event Description
Review Date : March 20, 2024
Embassy Review : First of all the staff there is super friendly, and helpful

My interview was March 7th 2024. I got there really early but they don’t let anyone in more than 30 minutes before the interview.

The officer that we got was very focused not nice or mad he looked at my paperwork and asked if this was a second marriage for any of us, i told him that this was my second marriage and he asked if i had petitioned my first wife i siad yes and then he asked if she had been approved or denied, i answered she was denied but i didnt remember the reason (it as in 2014) this made him very upset and siad if it was due to fraud, i siad no and then he was visibly upset and started asking questions first together then separated. He siad he needed alot more evidence than normal because he already doubted anything i siad. I was absolutely scared to say the least

We handed in photos, wedding album, money transfers, flight confirmation, whatsapp chats, doctors note (i went to a urologist to get checked because we want to have kids), and a bank book (with withdrawls and deposits) it was a total of about 50 pages of stuff

How did we meet?
When we met im person for the first time?
When did we get married?

Then he separated us and asked these same questioms

Who picked up your husband at the airport?
Why did your father need to take a friend to pick u up?
Does your spouse have any tattoos or any birthmarks?
How long does he stay when he comes visit you?
When was the last time you were intimate? (yes he actually asked this)
What are your spouses siblings names?

After that he really calmed down and said “Listen, to me your marriage is real, but due to the fact the first marriage was deemed fraud (this shocked me) im gonna need more evidence” And handed me a 221g

He kept my wife's passport and said im gonna keep this please upload these specific evidence (we did the same day)

I uploaded them the same day but didn't finalize it until a week later (i realized this late)

Two days after this my case went from refused to Ready the same day after that it went to AP, and today it Finally siad ISSUED!!

All i can say is please honest if your marrige is really everything will go smoothly the interview is very quick and to the point, also to much evidence doesn't exist lol

(updated on March 20, 2024)
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