threej642's US Immigration Timeline

  Petitioner's Name: Ana
Beneficiary's Name: Hector
VJ Member: threej642
Country: Dominican Republic

Last Updated: 2014-02-24
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Immigration Checklist for Ana & Hector:

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): 2011-07-29
I-130 Sent : 2012-06-21
I-130 NOA1 :
I-130 RFE :
I-130 RFE Sent :
I-130 Approved : 2013-05-28
NVC Received : 2013-06-18
Received DS-261 / AOS Bill : 2013-05-28
Pay AOS Bill : 2013-05-28
Receive I-864 Package : 2013-06-28
Send AOS Package : 2013-07-03
Submit DS-261 : 2013-06-26
Receive IV Bill : 2013-06-18
Pay IV Bill : 2013-06-18
Send IV Package :
Receive Instruction and Interview appointment letter :
Case Completed at NVC : 2013-10-29
NVC Left :
Consulate Received :
Packet 3 Received :
Packet 3 Sent :
Packet 4 Received :
Interview Date : 2014-01-31
Interview Result : Approved
Second Interview
(If Required):
Second Interview Result:
Visa Received : 2014-02-11
US Entry : 2014-02-16
Comments : My I-130 took long to approved due to name changes differences between arrival into USA and Naturalization
Estimates/Stats :

Port of Entry Review
Event Date
Port of Entry : JFK
POE Date : 2014-02-16
Got EAD Stamp :
Biometrics Taken :
Harassment Level :
Comments : It only took 30 minutes for my husband to be processed in Immigration

Member Reviews:

Consulate Review: Dominican Republic
Review Topic: General Review
Event Description
Review Date : February 24, 2014
Embassy Review : We arrive in Santo Domingo the night before the interview, we stayed on Jardines del Teatro as recommended on this site very friendly staff and room are clean and inexpensive. Woke up at 4:30am, arrived at consulate at 5:15am there was a line of about 40 people already no bucones thank God. Around 6:15am the line started to move, in the building by 6:50am. we were called to the first window 24 by 7:10am, were told that we needed to fix our DS260 since it did not show my husband middle name (system error, since I had a print out of my submission) the very nice lady told us to go out to an internet center and fix it and comeback to window 16. We walk to a center around the corner and had a little problem login into my husband case, immigration system was not recognizing server. We solved the problem and paid RD 400.00 pesos. Went back to the consulate and enter with no problem, at window 16 a Stuck up lady was trying to give us a hard time until the previous lady came and told her that she told us to come to that window. She verified our correction online and told us to sit until called. about 20 minutes later we were called to window 15 for finger printing. We sat down again, and 30 minutes later were called to window 19 a very friendly American was there and he swore us in, I didn't realize that it was the beginning of our interview. He started with me in English he drill me for about 10 minutes asking me the Following:

CO How did you two meet?
Me Internet
CO Really What attracted you to him?
ME He was age appropriate
CO he laugh at this, and said good answer
CO What was his profile name?
ME his name
CO It wasn't Sexy so and so or Papi lindo?
Me laughing Noooooo
CO How long did you know each other before marrying?
Me We spoke for a year, before meeting, marry two years later
CO Does he have family in USA?
Me No
CO Do you have any family in DR?
ME Yes distance cousins and aunts
CO Did any one pay you to marry this man?
Me laughing Noooooo
CO You make a bunch of money what do you do for a leaving?
Me Government Contract Compliance
CO So you know what I'm doing here and why I'm asking these questions
Me Yes
CO Who does he live with?
Me Mother and Brother
CO How many children does he have?
ME Two
CO Do you have pictures of your live together?
Me Yes our wedding pictures
he look at every single one asking who was the person in the pictures
CO Do you have any more pictures?
ME Yes our engagement pictures
He look at our engagement pictures
CO Your engagement was much larger than you wedding
We laugh

Questions to my husband

CO Cual es su nombre
Husband Hector
CO Con quien vive
husband Mi madre y mi hermano

CO Conoce sus derecho de immigrantes y la violencia domestica
Husband no entiendo
Me El pampleto que te dieron
Husband oh oh si
he was sooooo nervous at this point he though that we blew the interview
CO Felicidades su visa esta aprobada. Favor pagar a Domex para envio

we hug and kiss and laughing like teenagers. We were out of the consulate at 9:30am

On Wednesday CEAC was saying our visa was Issued, but it did no arrived at Domex until the the following Monday. it took 7 days from interview to visa printed and we pick up on the following day.

Good luck to all

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